But is it art ?!
latest addition to the Jaywalker. "But Is It Art?!" will accept
submissions of black and white images which examine the question "What is
We hope to generate discussion
surrounding this enduring and often emotional subject, which was perhaps most
fiercely debated in our country when the National Gallery of Canada acquired the
abstract painting "Voice of Fire". The famous piece, by American
artist Barnett Newman, was purchased for a princely 1.8 million dollars as
Canada was entering a recession.
Is Voice of Fire artwork because it is it fetched a high sum on the market? Or is it art because Voice of Fire flamed the passions of realists? Is an artist's intent important to art? Must art be beautiful? Should we value beauty over meaning, or vice versa? So much to discuss...!