Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The Differences

"Art is educating, provocative, and enlightening even when first not understood . . . creative confusion stimulates curiosity and growth, leading to trust and tolerance. . . . It was not until I realized that it is the celebration of the differences between things that I became an artist who could see." ~ Robert Rauschenberg (1984)
Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, November 28, 2014. Link here. Runs through January 11, 2015. Click, click, click . . .
Mesmerized at the Greek Festival, Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Worth, Texas, November 9, 2014. 

Everything we need to "see" is all around us. 

Today's Rune: Signals. 


Charles Gramlich said...

Seems that art could be confusing or perhaps could seem almost too simple but with underlying layers.

Adorably Dead said...

I like the redone Mona Lisa, but as with a good portion of art, I don't know precisely why I do. I just do.

But then again, I think I just iterated the first part of what the quote said. So there it is. :p

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love the outrage that public art can sometimes generate (usually of the "my kid could draw this" variety). At least it generates discussion?

jodi said...

Erik, I love religious iconery in art!