Sunday, 20 May 2012

Resolution



It is often mistakenly assumed that resolution and refinement are the same thing. However, just because something is well presented or precisely executed, it doesn’t follow that it is resolved. In order for artwork to be resolved there has to be an indication of the issue that the artist is trying to get to the bottom of. The viewer needs to be able to identify what is at stake in order to fully appreciate how the imagination or ingenuity of the artist has allowed them to overcome the difficulties and challenges which are presented by the subject or media that have been tackled. If there are no obstacles to be overcome then there is unlikely to be anything to be resolved.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this explanation

Anonymous said...

This really helped with my preparations for my HSC Visual Arts Exam, here in Sydney, Australia. Thank you xx

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