Gallery Tour Step 7: It Just Got PERSONAL
Updated: Nov 23, 2020
OPINION: A GOOD or a BAD Message?
Now it's time for you to get personal. Here are some brainstorming ideas to help clarify your personal values and preferences:
What do you like and dislike about the piece you are studying and why? is it the technique or the message that you like or dislike?
Does the message that the artist conveys to coincide or collide with your own core values and beliefs on what is right or wrong?
Might there be any value to owning this piece, even if it conflicts with your own beliefs? Why or why not?
Can ugly be done in a beautiful way or beauty made in an ugly way?
Do you think all good art needs to have a positive theme?
Do you think negative images means it is bad art and has no redeeming value?
Is portraying nakedness wrong or right? Always? Never? Why or why not?
Is a "bad message" showing something you consider as immoral or something you believe is untrue?
Might a message be considered "good" if it is "honest" or posing as a warning to society?
What makes this piece of art valuable or trash to you?
Now that you have reflected on what good and bad means to you...must choose ONE of these statements below:
1. Well made with a "good message"?
2. Well made with a "bad message"?
3. Poorly made art with a "good message"?
4. Poorly made art with a "bad message"?
NOTE: always support your decisions with back up arguments,
answering "because why?" (to quote a wise toddler I once knew)