Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Brilliant! My hat is definitely off to the man! If that video is the truth and all the research he put into it is really his, then, I can't praise him enough. I'm not going to say I'm disappointed, or sad, it really doesn't affect my view of the artists anyhow. I don't care for many of the artists, so it may not cause the emotional stress it does on others. I feel the artists still hold much of their right as excellent painters and I think the methods they used were an example of The Renaissance styles coming about. They used the resources available to them to create great paintings. I see how in modern society this might be considered 'tracing' but in reality the only thing they traced was God's work. In some ways I see my use of computer programs to supplement my artwork as 'cheating' and feel I should be able to do everything by hand. To me, it's all the same, and only people like Michelangelo hold any special place in my mind, creating awe-inspiring sculptures and colosal works of art. All in all I guess I could say that as I was watching it, I was intrigued with the research and history parts as opposed being crushed that the artwork was aided by a mirror or lens.