A long time ago (on Tue 14 Sep, 2004 01:00 am, A2K time, precisely!
) I started a thread called Choose one painting for your wall ...
The idea was that you could choose only
one painting (an agonizing decision!) that you could could actually have on your wall, one that you could happily live with and experience, indefinitely ... & to explain the reasons for your choice. The "explaining why" was meant to be the interesting part, of course.
Choose one painting for your wall ...:
That was #2 of the same thread which had had an earlier run on Abuzz
. Which of course was, sadly, history by 2004.
OK so here goes #3!
Question: if you could choose just one art work (be it a painting, sculpture, photograph, whatever...) that you could have in your personal presence indefinitely, what would you choose?
And what reasons would you give for that choice?
Obviously none, or very few of us anyway, are in any position to own the art we most admire, but let's not let reality get in the way here!
The point of this exercise is simply an excuse for us to talk about the art we admire, appreciate, or love. And our reasons for our preferences.
If you like, I'm asking the opposite question to that which the tsar asked, on his thread a while ago:
Art You Hate: Which famous artist DON'T you get? Which artists whose work you utterly hate?:
Actually, I'm just looking for a good excuse for us to talk about art.
Compare our preferences & have a good discussion about what we value in art.
I hope you'll join in.