The conditions of a fine work of art_Timeship(EP.1)
There is not an only formula in mathematics. There is also a formula for art investment. But does memorizing the recipe make the test score better? Complex application problems should be called "accidents," They should be solved continuously and can be solved by substituting them into the formula no matter what issues arise.
Can I do art collecting like that?
Yes, you can do art collecting like that. It's possible if you know the formula. From now on, I will tell you the recipe one by one. It is important to note that memorizing formulas is not the only thing to do. It should be remembered that art investment is always about solving application problems. So when you're confused and confused, let's remember one fact. There are times when a man can't do it, but there are times when he can't. The bad guy looks like he's going to make it, but he's going to fall.
The conditions of a fine work of art
There is a formula for masterpieces that remain excellent works across the ages. It's workability, timeliness, and representation. Workability can be judged by dividing it into content and form. The generality will be easily distinguished if you consider it separately into individuals and society. Representation is the most expansive area that can be acquired only when it is recognized by experts, the public, and the market. Finally, the last gateway is the most challenging but difficult to achieve for an artist because it is not an area within the work. Then, from now on, we will look at how to find results that meet these three conditions one by one.
An artistic, periodical, representative
In this episode, we will learn about the times. The first episode produced on YouTube <Artist TV-To be the super Rich> was about the times. When I visited the Gagosian Gallery, I noticed Urs Fisher's work, so I thought it would be easy to understand if I took this artist as an example. Speaking of the times, something feels very macroscopic and challenging. However, since periodicity reflects an era, a work that contains periodicity in a masterpiece of the past is a work that captures the situation, thoughts, and philosophy of the time. Contemporary art is our story that reflects the current status and the history of individual joys and sorrows. So then, how can we read the times in the work? The timeliness in work can be found in personal experiences or stories from the heart, or it can be expressed with macroscopic contents such as scientific technology, ideas, international situations, and political issues that represent the times.
First, let's look at the times in works containing individual daily life or thoughts. This applies equally not only to art but also to literary works and other works of art, such as novels and poems. Do you know the book, "Kim Jiyoung Born in 1982"? As you can see from the title, it is the story of a woman born in 1982. The novel became a big hit as a bestseller in Korea and was later made into a movie. The keyword of this work is 'sympathy' of the times. Although the story of this protagonist is a very ordinary and extraordinary life story experienced by anyone, such as family, employment, and love, it shows the unequal social structure of this era that is difficult to overcome no matter how hard you try. In this story, the reader overlaps their situation and experience. It can be seen as a work that implies the generality of the times if an artist can relate to the common problems or concerns of the times in the community, a country, or the world while maintaining an individual's daily life or experience. Alex Katz's painting is an example of an individual's everyday life representing the times in artworks. He draws people around him. Even though he was criticized for not having the depth of his work as a young man, he did not stop working. The painting captures the nature of the person you love, the person you met, your close friends or acquaintances, and your experiences. The artist's work, which is nothing special except that the artist's style of painting is unique, is now the most famous in the world. The artist has risen to become a representative contemporary artist in the United States. He has been treated as a B-class artist in the flower bed but has grown to an A-class artist since he was over 80 years old, and his work has been consistent. For about 90 years, the history of his life was captured in paintings, and the people and environment around him shared the history. It's not just an individual's history, it's American history, and it's like a record representing the most American people. That's why people are anxious to have a work with someone else's face on it, not their own. What would have happened if Alex Katz stopped drawing people he met in other people's criticisms?
The best-selling author in the world now, Alex Katz, would not have existed. Not long ago, I received an email. It was an inquiry about the purchase of a work by a person with the ID Vicki Turbeckille, and he wanted to purchase a piece called 'Pas de Deux IV.' According to the story, the main character in this work is herself, her ex-husband (Former husband), or her late husband. Looking at the email address, it matched the name of the main character mentioned in work. It's an edition published in 1993, so it looked like them about 30 years ago. The main character in my work contacted me. And he wants to own a piece of work? I felt strange, as if I were experiencing a chapter in history. Perhaps the model Viki in this work was not known at the time. The fact that Alex, who lived in a neighborhood where you could always contact him, will be able to get 150 prints, not even original ones, and that he will be able to get them only if he pays a lot of money, and that he will make a page of history. This work is no longer a personal story of the model work. Alex Katz, who has an entirely different meaning and value from the pictures taken by her and her husband at the time, is an artist's work of art and is also a story and history of viewers who appreciate the work. We can learn from this story that even an individual's trivial daily life can become a universal history representing an era through the artist's filter. Therefore, let's put aside the illusion that we can have a period only when we contain a great social story at work.
As you live in an era, the spirit of the times, the political environment, new science and technology, and ideas fit that era. Francis de Goya is an example of an artist who contains the times in his work. The theme of the work is war and guns, which dramatically captures the cruelty and horror of humans who have lost their humanity due to the emergence of new weapons in a unique painting style. Next, let's look at the impressionists who are still popular. At that time, with the advent of a new technology called the camera, the role of painting portraits or "recording" to painters disappeared. Impressionist painters took tube paints and went out of the studio to observe light, draw a landscape seasonally, and observe changes in nature. Claude Monet's most famous work, "Suryun," is also on display at the Monet Museum in France and has recently appeared in the "Lee Kun-hee Collection." There are so many works called "Training" because the artist stayed in one place and continuously observed and studied nature and light. This is a characteristic of the times that almost all Impressionist painters, Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, and Auguste Renoir. The work mentioned above by Francis de Goya expresses the timeliness in the content of the work, and the formal timeliness is revealed in impressionist painters. It is easy to read the times if you subdivide it once more in this way in content and form. Then, shall we read the times in complex modern art? Let's look at the work of Urs Fischer below. The artist is melting a piece of work into the fire. The parts are melting away like candles are burning out. Usually, sculptures are rugged and sturdy, so they can be installed outdoors and permanently preserved, but why are they used for statues with paraffin that is so weak and melts away? At the 2007 Kevin Browns Enterprise Gallery exhibition, the gallery's floor was dug up and turned into ruins. The title is 'You'. Can you feel the message? The sculpture embodies the artist himself and the installation work that dug up the gallery's ground and made it into ruins are all expressions of you and me. I am the weak one who looks fine but melts away even in a feeble fire like a candle. I'm pretending to be okay on the outside, but I feel hot because I think I've been caught having this kind of ruins inside. In the meantime, he said that the artist expresses something that is invisible but exists as a work. It is a work that represents the concept of quantum mechanics, the icon of science and philosophy of this era.
In summary, there are two main ways to see the times in the work. Individuals and society! It can be found by dividing it into content and form to subdivide it further. But you'll have this question again. These works, which seem to have a huge message at first glance, are not difficult to read, but they are just pretty and pleasant, but how do you distinguish between works like wall decorations and good results with cute and lovely messages of the times?
It continues in the following story.