Project LV One – Day 154 – Variations on what is ‘real’

SP 006 - Variations

yesterday I had an interesting conversation on what is real in art – specifically when does one art work morph into another.  This was brought about when we were discussing the validity of images made from old slides and neg’s of art works created years previously and are no longer in our possession.  Of course this is the type of conversations that can spark off when under taking a long car journey and in truth there really is no answer.

This image illustrates the discussion.  It is a digital image of a painting that no longer exists – I destroyed it the other day.  Yet whilst the  ‘real’ image no longer exists here is a digital image of the same which i have changed.  So does this make it a new image?  Actually having now thought about this whilst writing it down it really is a pointless, “how many angels on the head of a pin head?’ kind of question.  But a bit a pedent it is the short of question I love to think about.  I really need to get out more

I really want to rock with…


About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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