Tuesday, September 05, 2006

On Nuance:

A thought from Robert Genn:

"Nuances are those subtle and seldom noticed differences occurring in nature that many artists need to bring into their work. Nuanced work depends on observation, understanding and application. Nuance is often the difference between ordinary art and great art. The tenacious artist takes the time to get it right. Good enough is not good enough."

I would also add that the ability to communicate true emotion (not propaganda, shock value, current fad or sappy manipulation) often makes the difference between ordinary and great art. Maybe that emotional content cannot be effectively expressed without nuance, however. I like the above thought....

1 comment:

Naturegirl said...

Thank you for this lesson! I do see the variation in the deeper green at root base very moss like. I shall look at photos of nature with a closer eye for these subtle variations of color!