“…things are beautiful when they work. Art is function.”
“One of the functions of art is to offer a more desirable reality – a model, as it were, of another style of existence with its own pace and its own cultural reference.”
Artists are concerned primarily with three functions.
1. Complete visual perception, internal, external, spatial, front, back and sides of an object.
2. Movement and the capturing of movement. From the the earliest cave paintings to the present day, artists have at various times studied the problem of showing movement on a two dimensional surface. Movement has always been there and it has been analysed in various fashions without really solving it.
3. An analysis of the whole, and the inter-relationships of the parts.
“The painter’s function, generally speaking, is to explore and demonstrate in their work the interdependency of forms.”
“Trying to capture the beauty of movement is a lofty and elusive endeavour…”
Image Credit © Tassili-n-Ajjer, Nigeria, Section of rock-wall painting, ca. 5000-2000 B.C.E.
Image Credit © Nebamun Hunting in the Marshes, c. 1350 BCE
Image Credit © The Aldobrandini Wedding, c. 27 BCE – 14 BCE
Image Credit © Masaccio, The Tribute money, c. 1425-28
Image Credit © Antoine Watteau, The Embarkation for Cythera, 1717 CE
Image Credit © Hokusai,The Underwave off Kanagawa, 1829-1833
Image Credit © Giacomo Balla, Dynamism Of A Dog On Leash, 1912
Source Credit https://www.artsology.com/motion_in_art.php