In a discussion on the Painting Forum
about the purpose of painting, Starrpoint
has, I believe, summed it up rather eloquently:
The purpose of painting what would depend on the artist. There are as many different answers as there are artists. For some it is about expressing their inner soul, bearing it all for the public, but for others is it about Sunday afternoons, and the pleasure of mixing paint, smearing it on a canvas and seeing the results. For some it is the sheer joy of creating something when their workday lives are so sterile and void of pleasure, others struggle through each painting as if it were a minefield ready to blow them up. And for others it is somewhere in between.
believe the purpose of painting "is to capture a moment in time, to express emotions about a certain thing, or just for the joy of creating something that I know someone else will enjoy." What do you think is the purpose of painting? Post a comment here or join the discussion in the Painting Forum...