Mayhem # 148140
Heres a passage from Burne Hogarth book Dynamic Anatomy (the guys a genius)
To be "art" It should be made responsible for the communication of its idea and concept: It should reflect the life and times of the artist, his integrity, his ethics, his democratic ideals in the progress of man; it should show his developed skill and judgement in projecting significant, expressive form; it should reveal invention and originality in transmitting the aesthetic experience ; and above all, it should arise out of the environment, the social human-scientific culture-base as the controlling factor in its creation.
This does not mean that strictures or rigid convention must be place on the artist; nor does it say that experimentation or freedom in personal expression should be curtailed or abrogated; nor that it proposed that there is only one way of seeing the world around us, one outlook, one style or method of approach. It does not ask the artist to obey or subservient to any fixed rule, regulation, dogma, or tradition. it does not set up absolutes of authority, nor imposed conditioned reflexes of conformism. However it ask the artist to respect and rely on the positive norms, values, traditions which still operate and still function in the study in the preparation of the artist, which still apply in the cultural background of modern art creation. These should be seen as the educative resource, the imperative preconditioned. for the survival and growth of art.