Interview/article in Stigmart10 Video Focus Publication
04/12/2013 § Leave a comment
Interview with Trisha McCrae
Hello Trisha and welcome to Stigmart: to start this interview I would ask you what in your opinion defines a work of art.
The term ‘art’ certainly has a big remit but it’s the underlying aspects that make good art stand out, whether it is a piece of music, a film, a poem, a performance or a painting. For me, a work of art has to initially grab me with some sort of aesthetic emotion, a visceral reaction that says stay a bit longer and in these moments of waiting my imagination and understanding go off into free play. I‘m allowed into the piece. I like to think this happens when the intensity of the artist’s passion comes through and I appreciate work that is fresh, memorable and of its time.
I also suggest a work of art has to have a coherency, an over all sense of what it’s “about”, an inner logic in the Focillon sense, even if it is an abstract form, it must have underlying signs that link to a thematic content or harmony. Lastly I think a work of art has to have a reason to be, it has to have meaning. I appreciate art as craft and art for arts sake, but for me great art has underlying meaning read more