Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Four Tribes of Art



Got the link to this article from C Dale. I have seen this formulation before, and I think it is a fascinating way to look at things. I think I would place myself somewhere in the upper right quadrant: tradition, content, life, truth -- somewhere in there. Where would you place yourself?

4 comments:

Collin said...

Probably in the lower right somewhere.

Joannie said...

I think I'm also in the upper right. But I like the way looking at the chart makes me ask myself more questions.

Peter said...

C, J: I like how this way of looking at it doesn't make one mode preferred or subservient to the other; instead, they are just different ends of a continuum: art vs life, tradition vs revolution (makeing it new), content vs truth, truth vs style, etc.

verylikeawhale said...

Hm. Not sure. But fascinating to think about -- thanks for the link.