I love art.
I just love art.
I seriously love art.
I really love art.
Meaning of love here is curious as love, the feeling, an act, a state of mind, is something where we deem ourselves good, worthy and humane. What does it mean when you love art, is that you want what is best for art? What is best for art is objectivity and knowledge over art. It takes a lot to be connoisseur and yes it takes heart which as I have seen seems to be lacking. Cynicism is the ultimate tool in art, so I wonder where is the love. What does it take to love selflessly, unconditionally. Is that possible within the business? I doubt that. Impressions are more important than understanding what is truly progress and good. To embrace the individual, the maker of art is part of this loving. It can take strange paths to embrace the hero artist whose art is so much loved. Or is it the art which is loved?
Love, the emotion, being impressed, moved, overwhelmed so much so that you want to sink into it, make it a profession. What is love here for other than making oneself important, you truly know what you are doing having chosen a side of civil and know what to protect, what is good and let everybody know how much feeling you have for it all? Art traditionally is a field where self-importance is cherished, love for the self and getting ahead as that loving caring person with feeling. How much rationality goes with this one wonders. When you are so much in love what do, do you think then or do you go blind? What could you be thinking when feelings dictate you?
In business emotions get in the way and they fool you. To sell something as healing and good as art oftentimes is plays a part. Emotional outlook on art makes you defensive and place of critique is to flatter, not to hurt those precious feelings as you are in depth in this thing. This is also why fine art makes such slow progress. It is an industry of emotions and those emotions get hurt so easily, such sentimentality is against change, in way of constructive criticism. Emotionally based defensiveness can get so interesting that it reveals the soft spots, how good is that. To critique the person when you critique the art is a very wrong kind of way to see and make critique. It easily becomes a love and hate battle, you know and critics become too careful.
When it really is a question of unprofessional conducting of the business, incompetence, arrogance, greed, it is nice mix. When the answer continuously to not having your way is it is the fault of those who object, could you please for fuck’s sake take a look in the fucking mirror in a way that you truly see yourselves? Money being the measure of worth, all kinds of players there.