New Sunflowers & Why Art is Expensive

There are 4 new additions to my Sunflower Series.  All are 16″ x 16″ x 1.5″, oil on wood panels.

Red Sun IV

Red Sun IV

Sunspot

Sunspot

Floristan

Floristan

Ring of Fire II

Ring of Fire II

Some close-up details:

Red Sun IV Detail

Sunspot Detail

Floristan Detail

Ring of Fire II Detail 1

Ring of Fire II Detail 2

I have not forgotten that I promised to answer some common questions about art.  So, why is art so expensive anyway?  Click here to read my answer!

Another thing I commonly hear from people is something along the lines of: “Isn’t art supposed to be deep and meaningful?”  “I don’t get it.”  “I don’t understand art, but I know what I like.”  These statements really apply to abstract art, but they apply to my work as well.  So next time I will attempt to answer another doozy: “What is the meaning of art?”  (And more specifically, my art, because that I can talk about.)

2 thoughts on “New Sunflowers & Why Art is Expensive

  1. jafabrit

    My question is why is one supposed to understand it or get it? Maybe the point is just to enjoy it for what it is ๐Ÿ™‚ I liked your breakdown on why art is expensive.

    I voted, YEA! I voted!

  2. Cedar

    I tend to agree with you–but you are an artist yourself, so you may have a deeper understanding of how to enjoy it for what it is.

    Sometimes the artist has an intended meaning in mind, sometimes not–I think some non-artist viewers are content to know what appeals to them and leave it at that, but many people I’ve talked to are concerned with a need to understand the “meaning” of the art they are looking at. Which is obviously quite subjective and depends a lot on the art in question–but still, I’ll take a crack at talking about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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