Guyana Women Artists Association: Exhibition 2012

What is art?  It is an expression, an illusion, a love.  It is the revealing of the thoughts in one’s mind, yet it is the sacred thing of the soul.

Art is the humour we sometimes forget and the severity we often avoid. It is the history we have never known and that which evolves from what we actually experience.

Art is weird, it is a whole. It is familiar and yet unknown.  It is what some run from and the factors that others run to. Art is the eye, the ear, the mouth, the hands and the body we often exaggerate.  It is the beauty, the ugly, the weak and the strong. 

Are you and I art? Art is everything.  Is art everything?  Yet with all its magnanimous descriptions,we cannot begin to fathom nor describe, by no means available, what art is.

Christina Richardson (Art Student, UG)

This attempt to define and understand art by a university student studying the discipline and its theoretical underpinnings suggests the unfathomable, yet the expressive, the startling and the familiar. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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