Rate It: How Important To You Is Beauty In Your Work?

Is beauty, however you may define it, important to what you want to accomplish in your work? Are there other, more important, considerations that come before making something beautiful?

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Featured Image: Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh (detail)

MT McClanahan

An artist and perpetual thinker, MT McClanahan finds inspiration through connecting ideas across a broad range of topics. He especially enjoys philosophy and how art and life interconnect. He is the founder of TPT and his paintings can be seen at mtmcclanahan.com.

8 Responses

  1. oldswimmer says:

    Beauty can be found in the perfect expression of anything, even dirt in a gutter! The artist is in charge of the nature of the expression.

    • MTMcClanahan says:

      Does beauty trump feeling? I would probably put feeling first if pressed, even though I’m consciously looking for harmony –my short definition for beauty.

  2. Lilith Ohan says:

    That of course depends on what you mean by beauty…..There is beauty in everything, even in ugly…

  3. Values and expression are determined by the viewer not necessarily the artist.

    • That’s an interesting thought–how do our “values” determine what we see as beauty. But there must be some universally seen beauty, just like we all can see red, but maybe not exactly the same.

  4. Lilith Ohan says:

    Maybe harmony would be a better word….words are limiting.

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