Re: realistic art

Rosemary Gianno (rgianno@KEENE.EDU)
Tue, 1 Aug 1995 09:54:42 -0500

This has been a really interesting discussion. Is it possible that a
difference between "realistic" and "nonrealistic" art has to do with
intentionality? That some artists are simply trying to describe what's out
there as objectively as possible while others are trying to be expressive
of their subjective reactions, feelings? I realize that this distinction
is fraught with cultural assumptions as well -- the difference between
natural and supernatural, subjective vs. objective, etc. But it just seems
as if some art really is more "realistic" than other art and not because of
the skill level of the artist.

Rosemary Gianno