Monday, February 21, 2011

What is Art?

"Photography is not an art. Neither is painting, nor sculpture, literature or music. They are only different media for the individual to express his aesthetic feelings… You do not have to be a painter or a sculptor to be an artist. You may be a shoemaker. You may be creative as such. And, if so, you are a greater artist than the majority of the painters whose work is shown in the art galleries of today." -- Alfred Stieglitz

There happens to be a nice exhibition of Stieglitz's photographs on display in Metropolitan Museum of Art right now.



I am presently a mature art student who returned to art school at the age of 56. I am primarily a painter with a passion for photography also. My interest in photography has lead me to finding out about Stieglitz. His statement about art summarizes much of what I believe about "What is Art". I am glad to have found your blog. I am going to NYC at the first of November and will be looking for Alfred Stieglitz photography!!!

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