Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Rules Of Art

Rules of Art
Rules of art 2 I'm wearing:

1. Biker leather jacket in black, from H&M.
2. T-shirt in burgundy, from Zara.
3. Super skinny jeans in black, from Criminal Damage.
4. Leather lace-up boots in black, from Asos.
5. Rabbit necklace, from titiMadam.
You have to do this, you have to say it like that. Art is a tricky subject, people say "oh no, there are no rules in art", others think: "there should be rules, at least some basic form of them", it all depends on the person, on the movement, style and time period. There's a duality in art that comes in the simplest (perhaps even pointless) of debates: Is it art, is it not? I think that the only rule, the golden rule, about art is that it has to work. It has to make you feel something, generate a reaction.

But why am I talking about this? It's because the backdrop for this set of photos revolves around a piece created by Jeff Koons, you know, the guy that turns balloon animals into sculptures. And maybe I'm not his biggest fan, I don't really love his work, but I think this setting worked as a good scenario for an outfit post. And that brings me to this idea: you may or may not like something but you still have to recognise the value of it.

Let's translate this into blogging: there are no specific rules for bloggers, anyone can do it but not everyone becomes successful at it. I think it's because you have to appeal to a certain audience, you have to tell stories that people want to read, see, hear, you name it. Although some knowledge in journalism, marketing and the main subject of your blog won't hurt you, you know? At the end of the day, the same principle of art reigns over bloggers: you have to make it work.

// Tienes que hacer esto, tienes que decirlo así. El arte es un campo truculento, la gente dice "oh no, no hay reglas en arte", otros piensan: "deberían existir reglas, al menos una forma básica de éstas", todo depende de la persona, de la corriente, el estilo y el momento histórico. Hay una dualidad en el arte que viene en el más simple (quizá hasta irrelevante) de los debates: ¿Es arte o no lo es? Creo que la única regla, la regla de oro, sobre arte es que debe de funcionar. Tiene que causar una reacción, hacer sentir algo.

Pero, ¿por qué hablo de esto? Porque el fondo de estas fotos gira en torno a una pieza creada por Jeff Koons, ya saben, el señor que esculturas inspirado en globos de animales. Y quizá yo no soy fu mayor fan, no me encanta su trabajo, pero creo que este escenario funcionó bien para un post de atuendo. Y eso me lleva a esta idea: puede o no gustarte algo pero aún así debes reconocer el valor que posee.

Traduzcamos esto a blogs: no hay reglas específicas para bloggers, todo mundo puede hacer pero no todos logran encontrar éxito en esto. Creo que es porque un blog debe ser atractivo para cierta audiencia, tienes que contar historias que la gente quiera leer, ver, escuchar, como lo quieran llamar. Sin embargo, un poco de conocimiento en periodismo, marketing y el tema principal de tu blog no te lastimarán, ¿sabes? Al final del día, el mismo principio de arte reina sobre los bloggers: tiene que funcionar.
Rules of Art 4 Rules of Art 6 Rules of Art 3 Rules of Art 7 Love always,
Henry.

Photographer: Alex, from MexAlex.

Currently listening: Exo - Lucky One.

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