Monday, August 30, 2010
I painted this-- SEE! Photograph Manipulation Passed off as a Painting
I have been seeing a lot of this going around. It is a photograph-- and it has been painted on. No big deal right? Not unless the artist claims to have painted it...
Photography is naturally a valid form or art, painting on a photograph has been done for years. Even back in the day artists used the camera obscura as a means of transferring images to canvas. What bites my ass is when artists employ these techniques and then say they painted by hand-- not referring to any of the tools they used. I feel it is in some way fraudulent, not true. Why the heck not say you painted over a print... I mean -- we know you did it!
What do you think about it?