Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDe Meij, Diana Buckleyen
dc.description.abstractI believe that the particular forms art takes are the products of individual sensibilities in various times and places. I do not believe that art progresses, only that it changes. Consequently, I don't concern myself with any ideas about what I should be doing, but only with making something that will excite me and give me pleasure, feeling that if I can keep the thing alive for myself, the work will both find and deserve a larger audience. I do this by expanding the painting's significance through purposeful ambiguity, making references to subjects people care about (people, places, sex, objects, etc.), overloading content to confuse preconceptions, by using art historical techniques and themes, and occasional borrowing from the masters and conventions from the past and present. Finally, I seek to reconcile both form and content in an aesthetically 'complete' but slightly absurd way. ThusIy, the psychological tension is set up. My work is my work. It contains no moral lessons nor is it the expression of a specific artistic creed. I do not try to be either tasteful or tasteless, but rather attempt to make art that alters existence, however slightly, instead of being an already overly familiar and redundant backdrop to it.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.titlePost modern anti-reductionismen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 1978 by Diana Buckley De Meijen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

MSU uses DSpace software, copyright © 2002-2017  Duraspace. For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.