Friday, March 17, 2017

sociology and artistic style


Sociology
1. The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.
2. Analysis of a social institution or societal segment as a self contained entity or in relation to society as a whole.

Lately I've been thinking about the artist alone in their studio claiming their style is unique. I know you are a person composed of individual experiences, DNA, desires, and personality but almost all these things can be shared or related to another person. Don't get me wrong, This was me in the past I use to believe my artistic style was one of a kind. I would've claimed my ability to look inward for inspiration but at the time I was ignoring society's affect on my mind. Every object, set of rules, story, tradition, word, or sound that I didn't create were influencing me. I didn't find these products of society on my own they were given to me or shown to me by other people. Which is why now it's so hard for me to believe you can step outside of society in today's world. You can't just turn off the Instagram, your computer, refuse to read books or watch movies. Influences are all around you as long as you are apart of the world. I'm not sure why artists are so hung up with creating a "unique style" and then denying the creations of society around them.

Type in "How to create your artistic style" in youtube for example there's lots of videos about artists talking about style. Generally they tell you to look outward, examine what interests you to create a style. Practice-Observing-Learning is also advice given to create style. Style can also be ignorance too or inability to draw.

I believe that artistic style just a product of the artists likes, experiences, influences, and also what the artist does not know.

That's another thing what artist has the same style from start to finish?

Is "artist's style" really a disguise for experimentation? or a learning process?

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Why do artists strive to create their own style? And then defend their style so fiercely? 

Is it truly their own style? OR Is it the style of our SOCIETY?

Does artistic style belong to something bigger rather than the individual? 

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You could reply well like anything artistic style it's just a term/word/sound we use to label an idea

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