It is not important that I agree with an Artist when I look at their work. Their work is representative of their “world view”… so I am given a glimpse into that Artist’s “world view” through their work.
I have said frequently that I reserve the broadest range of human experience as the basis for what I create. The photos I take are a form of “sketchbook” for visual things that interest me. It is not important whether or not they “look like Art” they are merely a record of MY visual experiences.
Giorgio Morandi, Natura Morta, 1962, Bildgröße 31 x 36 cm, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2007, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
In my youth I thought of Morandi as an artist of no value… but as I’ve grown I see his work in a different light. His work makes no attempt to compete with the drama of other artist’s work… today I see his work as a persistent study of forms and subtle colors. I don’t have to believe the world is as he paints it… just accept that Morandi has his view.
The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1503-1504, Hieronymus Bosch [c. 1450 – 1516, Oil-on-wood triptych, 220 × 389 cm, 87 × 153 in, Museo del Prado, Madrid
When going to the museum one sees art that is that is from a totally different way of thinking. Hieronymus Bosch had a world view that matches only the most conservative religious points of view… but that doesn’t keep one from enjoying the artistry of the work.
I don’t have to agree with the racism of Richard Wagner to be moved by “The Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walkure the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland as conducted by Edo De Waart.