A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to meet a really lovely couple that had purchased several of my original paintings. The husband went to art school for ceramics.
He told me that in art school, it was "drilled in his brain" that putting
words on artwork make it not real art.
He said, that for years he would completely overlook any art that had words written on it. He was taught that art should speak for itself and not need words to portray meaning.
I am a self-taught artist. I know little about what it is like to go to art school, but I do know that I reject conversations about "real" vs "not real" art. The creative spirit that is within each one of us is personal and unique and very real to each individual.
This couple decided to question this long held belief about what defines real art and now purchase art that speaks to their hearts.
They buy art that they love.