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October 11, 2004

The IT factor

A comment people often make when they see art is: “it doesn’t do it for me”.

This of course is not unreasonable, art is largely subjective. But is suggests there is an IT that pictures can possess. This IT might well be a criteria of “Art”.

I believe you only get the IT factor when you are doing what you want to do. Pictures don’t have IT if they are done for reasons other than a personal passion [money mainly it has to be said].

Sadly in this soap-opera-driven society the IT-less pictures sell, not because they are art but because most people don’t know their arts from their elbow.

So what ever it is that you do, do it because you want to, not because someone else wants you to. That is the only true path to art.

Posted by john at October 11, 2004 04:53 PM

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