How do you view art? | INFJ Forum

How do you view art?

Discussion in 'Art, Entertainment, and Media' started by goldfinch, Aug 13, 2009.

Share This Page

More threads by goldfinch
  1. goldfinch

    goldfinch Community Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Threads:
    9
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    I'm taking a class, and during a break a bunch of us were standing in the hall looking at a piece of artwork on the wall. It was a textured background in shades of dark green and brown, kind of swirly. In the middle were glued pieces of broken mirror.

    I looked at it for a while and said it looked like a person whose head was exploding because they were lost in the rainforest.

    One of the other students said, "You remind me of my mom. She always finds things in artwork. I just look at it and feel the emotion."

    How do you view art?
     
  2. Orion

    Orion Strength through understanding
    Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    Threads:
    30
    Messages:
    2,107
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    246
    Trophy Points:
    622
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    1w2
    It is a way to express yourself. It is the communication of an idea, thought or emotion through a creative medium. I come across a lot of people who don't view art as a reasonable or worthy career. I don't like when people limit the term "artist" to only those who paint and sculpt or create stuff to put in white walled galleries. I don't like the way people think that you have to get paid before you can be considered an artist. I have a strong dislike for people who think it is useless and that only the literal and concrete should matter.

    I wouldn't say art is essential. I would say it is inherent in all humans though. It's not pure either. It can be twisted and warped into other things, that hide under the pretence of art but are really hollow shells of a lie. I wouldn't presume to say that art changes peoples lives, it just allows people to open up for change that they themselves can initiate.

    It can help people relate and deal. It can make you feel better or worse.

    Well those are just my ramblings...
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. AUM

    AUM The Romantic Scientist

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Threads:
    132
    Messages:
    2,838
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1,990
    Trophy Points:
    802
    MBTI:
    Enneagram:
    4w5
    I usually can't make out anything out of paintings when I'm looking at them. I prefer landscapes because I can imagine myself being in those places but overall I get bored looking at paintings. Writing is a kind of an art, so I prefer those kind of creative expressions.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. Indie.J

    Indie.J Community Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2009
    Threads:
    8
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    infj
    I love art. I tend to view each artwork in different ways. I don't necessarily have to find pictures in artworks but most of the time I find emotion. I like to think about what the meaning or emotion behind the artwork could be. Like was it spontaneous or deliberately thought out from the beginning? I view art as a way somebody has expressed themselves and so try to imagine the life of the artist. All creativity to me is art and I view the medium an artist has used to express themselves as an expression of their personality, likes/dislikes and experiences from the beginning. The medium is a part of the art. A painting is not just a painting and a song is not just a song. They are decisions the artist as made from the start on how to express themselves.
     
  5. the

    the Si master race.
    Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Threads:
    479
    Messages:
    14,392
    Featured Threads:
    9
    Likes Received:
    8,781
    Trophy Points:
    1,112
    MBTI:
    ISTJ
    Enneagram:
    9w1
    I like pretty pictures and statues. I dont look for meaning in them, I just enjoy them in the background.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. BickByro

    BickByro Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Threads:
    4
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    It's definitely not about emotion for me, but it's not about precision technique either. I think I like cool colors and cool shapes. :m172:
     
  7. acd

    acd Well-known member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Threads:
    143
    Messages:
    15,267
    Featured Threads:
    11
    Likes Received:
    34,280
    Trophy Points:
    1,387
    MBTI:
    infp
    Enneagram:
    9w8 sp/sx
    I usually view art as social commentary, or self expression as felt by the artist in the context of their culture.

    It doesn't have to be pretty and pleasing to me, and I don't need to be impressed by technique or what have you..

    For example, my friend Mike and I journeyed up to the art museum in the city just to stand and stare at John McCracken's Red Plank (1969):
    [​IMG]

    He argued it was not art, that it was red plexiglass rectangle signifying nothing. There was no merit of talent involved in it's creation whatsoever.

    But to me, it was too simple to just be a red plank. Something that mundane couldn't possibly be all that it appears.

    I said it was an apt depiction of the alienation experienced by individuals within an industrialized society. Just looking at it, I felt alienated. It reminded me of part of the lettering on the sign of a supermarket or fast food chain or a K-Mart. Something like that-- only it wasn't attached to anything. It was cheap and detached looking to me.

    Maybe it depicts the soul of an artist struggling against being beaten in submission by a bland systematic unnatural way of life. All art is human, something of the mind or soul seeps out into a concrete form. That's how I view it.
     
    #7 acd, Aug 15, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2009
  8. AUM

    AUM The Romantic Scientist

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Threads:
    132
    Messages:
    2,838
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1,990
    Trophy Points:
    802
    MBTI:
    Enneagram:
    4w5
    To me that red plank represents self awareness. I've never liked red because it's to notorious as if people would look at me if I'm wearing such color. It's uncomfortable to look at it to tell you the truth. It's like a bully and standing next to it makes feel as if I'm nothing. LOL wow, it's a weird emotion.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. acd

    acd Well-known member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Threads:
    143
    Messages:
    15,267
    Featured Threads:
    11
    Likes Received:
    34,280
    Trophy Points:
    1,387
    MBTI:
    infp
    Enneagram:
    9w8 sp/sx
    You don't like attention drawn to yourself, and red is an attention seeking color. The bold presence of it gives you feelings of inferiority.. That's interesting.

    Do you see the plank as representing dominance or assertiveness as well?
     
  10. AUM

    AUM The Romantic Scientist

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Threads:
    132
    Messages:
    2,838
    Featured Threads:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1,990
    Trophy Points:
    802
    MBTI:
    Enneagram:
    4w5
    Dominance. If the plank was blue I would've felt more at home. It's a soothing color with a quiet strenght. This on the other hand was too much, overwhelming if I had seen it in real life.

    Indeed, it's a simple picture but with lots of interpretations.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. Appoggiatura

    Appoggiatura Community Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Threads:
    7
    Messages:
    196
    Featured Threads:
    1
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    I don't know
    I adore art ^-^. I love admiring art, and I love creating art.
    Art, to me, is a creative, physical expression of the human soul that can serve purposes as varied as advertising a product [billboards and runway fashions], molding an atmosphere [architecture and landscaping and interior design], opening eyes [war photography and the like], inspiring people [music and painting and everything in between].
    I admire the conscientious thought the artist has to put into his/her work and the overall composition, which includes design and color and innovation. To me, a complex Gothic cathedral is a masterpiece just as much as a [seemingly] simplistic charcoal doodle is.
    I look at art for its aesthetics and emotional values. I tend to tear up a lot ;( when I view a particularly awing piece or listen to a touching song because i just feel so brimming-over with emotion.
     
  12. Lady_Ai

    Lady_Ai Regular Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Threads:
    0
    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    I have to admit I never really looked/or really thought much into art until I studied AP art history. Now I'm a art fanatic.

    We studied the history around the time art was being made, the techniques used, authors descriptions, media, and how to do interpretations.

    After a year and the course was over the class and I went over to seattle's art museum(my first time). I was breathe taken away by everything from the grandiose monuments to the simplist pieces. When you think about the amount of love and dedication into the piece you feel you make that connection with the artist and what they were trying to convey.

    Now there is a misinterpretation about art that you have to look too deep ' all the time which turns off something people. That's fine.But if you get something out of it thats great.

    Art is a great way to express self, giving live to simplist imagination, sharing it with others.
     
  13. slant

    slant Ruboobie

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Threads:
    334
    Messages:
    10,371
    Featured Threads:
    40
    Likes Received:
    16,818
    Trophy Points:
    1,901
    Gender:
    Female
    MBTI:
    ENFP
    Enneagram:
    6-4-9
    Writing is cool in my book.

    But no poems.

    I only appreciate art if my friend drew it and I got to watch them do it. This being, still arts and such of their surroundings. Portraits, I think they are called.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  14. CycleBreaker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Threads:
    0
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    intj
    When I look at art, I try to learn everything I can from it. My mind starts making connections, not only within the art piece itself, but with my memories and experiences.

    And alt ctrl del... I agree with your friend Mike. That's not art. :p I put more thought into the designs I make in my mashed potatoes.
     
  15. daydreamer

    daydreamer Permanent Fixture

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2009
    Threads:
    59
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    65
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    ENFP
    Enneagram:
    I forget
    I used to think it's a painting and that's it. Now I look at the symbolism and what is going on in the picture.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page