Through our life experience, we create some kind of ''solid'' views in our mind (Do not ask me why this is how I experience it). This experience could come from everywhere and could be anything but I will name a few : school and further education, church as institution, work environment, parents, relationships and socialising. I feel that these pieces of solid views create a kind of ''frame'' which is then embedeed into our mind and/or soul.
When we go to see a piece of art, and for example, we see a black square on canvas (Rothko), those ''frames'' are challenged from every ''corner'', thus
- We might say to ourselves: I can do that! (However, it was the artist who did this black square first and not you or me),
- We might wonder what is so unique in a painting of Rothko or Miro?
If we read the history of the painter then we start understand more about his way of understanding and thinking and then method of painting,
- Although, I consider myself as capable of drawing a few sketches successfully or in other words If I show my sketches to people they will understand clearly what I am trying to draw, however when I tried to draw by copying some other more complicated sketches from famous painters I failed miserably. That made think and understood that even simple drawing is a skill, a so unique skill, so are other forms of creating art.
- ''This is shocking'' , we might utter for a painting of Picasso or black/white photo showing some exposed flesh of human body.
All theses thoughts might disturb our ''frames'' and can create some serious provoking thinking, something which makes us humans.
Let's go out and visit London again, see its buildings and galleries, its streets and sculptures. Let's discuss with our friends what we saw and learn something more today.