Panman on Oct. 29, 2017
At the beginning of the twentieth century photography was becoming increasingly available to the common man and artists began questioning their purpose in the modern world. What good is a portrait painter when a camera is cheaper, quicker, and more accurate?
Some artists swore off representational art altogether. Art is about truth, they said. Representation is a lie. These are not hats. These are paper, pencil, and Conté pretending to be hats. Nay, they are digital pixels and light pretending to be paper, pencil, and Conté pretending to be hats.