Friday Chatter by cedarwolfsinger
Good day, my fiery friends. Happy Friday! The month is half over, however did that happen? Our topic for the month is Reality. There are so many ways to interpret both the word and the concept it defines. Of course, that is what we are hoping will be explored with delightful results in the writings for the month.
For me, one of the most interesting ways reality is interpreted can be found in art. I have always been fond of the Impressionists, Monet being my favorite.
I was poking at the Internet for a description of the style and found this which, I think, fits our monthly topic directly.
“Impressionism was a style of representational art that did not necessarily rely on realistic depictions. Scientific thought at the time was beginning to recognize that what the eye perceived and what the brain understood were two different things.” (http://www.theartstory.org/movement-impressionism.htm)
Perception does not equal understanding. I think one of the reasons the art world was so affronted by the work of these painters is that they challenged the accepted agreed-upon reality in art. (The sky is blue because we have all agreed that it is so.) I wonder if one of the reasons I *love* this style is because I have a much more fluid understanding of reality than the art world at the time the Impressionist movement began.
Is there any style of art you admire which you think particularly challenged reality? Please share with us!
I hope you are hard at work on writing about What is Reality?, #gowrite.
Stay tuned for a new sprint coming Friday evening. Hopefully you found the weekend sprints useful, check them out here and here. We will have a flamestorming session this weekend (Sunday), possibly on Google Hangouts. Check back with us on Friday evening for more details.
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