Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Shape of Time
In George Kubler's, The Shape of Time, Kubler discusses artists' biographies and how they are limited in that they are unable to completely depict how an artist's life is related to his or her artwork. A biography simply focuses on that one single artist's life, making him or her the main unit of study. The problem with this is that an artists work goes beyond just the artist, but the events and experiences that have surrounded and shaped the artist as well. Kubler also discusses talent and how one's talent cannot be measured by degree of talent but rather on the kind of talent. He also discusses various conditions which reinforce talent such as physical energy, durable health, and powers of concentration.