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Making Art


Herbert Pryke

By: Herbert Pryke

Opinions about art keep changing; not only today, but throughout history. The History of Taste – which is part of the History of Art – is a continuous process of discarding established values and inventing new ones. It is impossible to measure the merits of works of art as a scientist measures distances.

Art is imagination and has no boundaries. Art is the creative process of our imagination and our attempt to give it form. The hand tries to carry out the commands of the imagination and puts down a brushstroke. The result may not be quite what had been expected from the mind; partly because the image in the artist ʼs mind is constantly shifting and changing, so that the commands of the imagination cannot be precise.

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