This big picture

We use to view websites on computer screens only. We use to view art as prints. We’ve come a long way and gotten a lot smaller. The quickest and easiest way to view a portfolio is honestly Instagram. The website is second now to either Instagram or Facebook. Thats to say if you are viewing artist online. Its so easy really, to just pick up your phone and simply see a whole artist life work in seconds. I love it. Its made the way for artist that would otherwise go unknown to be seen by millions in seconds. There are so many pros to this new way, but of course they do not come without the cons. Artist know the cons and know them well but for those who do not let me explain. Artwork always looks different in person then on a screen. It looks like its suppose to look. Its viewed as the artist wants it to be viewed. Photographs, paintings, prints, sculptures , etc,  hold more weight the larger they are. An art piece shapes its own surroundings. Any given space can become in itself a body of the artwork it holds. All of these help to create an experience instead of just a viewing. They express their true meanings or hidden meanings. They provoke emotional experiences. This is hard to say about viewing the same piece on a small screen. Often you will pass up a photograph online not giving it much time or thought. You see the same photograph on a wall, huge, overwhelmingly in your face. The color or hue swallows your gaze and pulls you up and down the piece. You don’t take your eyes off it even when your across the room. It follows you and you follow it. Speaking, obviously, to that one piece of art you to this day remember and probably will never forget. I bet that piece was seen in person. Some cases it may be small but most paintings are big for a reason. I must say I’ve been quite draw to the exact opposite before as well. The smallest detailed painting i’ve ever seen. For the rest they have been huge. With this being said, so badly do I want to print out these fine art photos of mine really big. I have the art, its ready to go. I have the spirit and the drive, those are also ready to go. I know just what I want, I’m ready to go. I’ll be patient for a promise but if I don’t hear a promise i’ll blaze this place up and take it for myself! ready?

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