I was talking briefly with a friend about fine art, applied arts and sciences, and the reasoning behind them. The questions that struck me during the discussion is this “Why is there fine art, Whats the point?, I don’t get it.” As the questions were asked i quickly searched my brain for the answers in the most thought out way that i could in under minute or so. Heres my answer:
There may or may not be a point to fine art, but i feel it does serve the purpose: to explore certain ideas that wouldn’t normally be applied in everyday uses. Why thou? I shifted my argument to some examples of editing and the directing of photography (controlling look of a film) in movies, such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, “30 Days of Night”, and the TV show “The Walking Dead.” The show and the two movies have a similar grittiness (most likely caused by the use of high speed film or a similar digital effect, that i personally adore. I have seen both fine art and other applied art utilize a similar effect, and my point revolves around the idea that fine art is a source for the applications of a given artistic effect or notion used in entertainment media.