Recently I’ve discussed the differences between realistic and realism and creating your own reality. I’d like to build on those by talking about how the real/physical world interacts with the reality you’ve created on your canvas. Because all works of art illicit some type of response, it is important to understand how to shape the thoughts of your viewers and guide them to the responses you desire. I doing so, the play between the canvas and the viewer’s mind can create a “third reality” (the first two being the viewer and the artwork).
|Rene Magreiit, The Treachery of Images, 1928-29|