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What is it?

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 9, 2019, 4:25 AM
There is a curious similarity I’ve noticed sometimes, between artwork made by the working class and work that is sanctioned for use by the state that you see in totalitarian dictatorships.

It seems to be an ingrained cultural insistence that artwork must strive to be as close to photographic in its representation as possible, and easily summarized, in order to be considered valuable, legitimate, or “useful” culturally.

Rather than recognizing an artwork for what it truly is - a new contribution to reality, there exists a self-imposed type of “entartete kunst” mindset, where any thought of doing something else has been quietly purged generation after generation, often beginning in the childhood of an artist, by the asking of the seemingly innocent question, “what is it?”.

David Senecal, 2019


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Loulin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't usually fall for the more abstract type of painting but I did find your artwork rather mesmerizing to look at. The sometimes added circle is a peculiar but interesting element. A tiny bit of symmetry to balance the surrounding chaos sort of thing. Or not. What do I know?
Anyway... keep up the great work. :D :thumbsup:
cogwurx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2019  Professional Interface Designer
Congrats on the DD!
photographiclady Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer

These works have certainly originated in the Garden of Eden! 
danielramosruiz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent!!! .... I like all his work ... a pleasure to greet him
simplylehman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Student Writer
Hello there. Please feel free to like and comment on my deviations. :)
987tails Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
hey, thought I could make a description of you focused on the printmaking side of your career. I hope it doesn't bother you, its a class thing. respond if you have anything to say.
Senecal Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, if you have specific questions feel free to send me a Note. Thanks for the interest.
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

ggMattB Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
^Agree with this!
Aijoku Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think I've fainted. Heart 
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