• katiemcgowan

What is Art?

Lots of people see works by Rothko, or Mondrian or countless other Artists and say ‘I could do that’. And the truth is some people could do it..

But your exact replica of something that’s already been made won’t be Art, and it definitely won’t be outstanding. Because it’s not anything new.

I could rewrite the whole of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and publish it on Amazon under my name. But it’s not my work. I didn’t have any original thoughts. I would just be pressing Ctrl C + Ctrl V on something someone else has done. And anyone who’s worked a corporate job knows that copy/paste is not a special skill to put on your CV, anyone can do it.

It’s the same with Art. To me, Art is creating something that’s not been done before.

A much more difficult task.

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