One last post on Work of Art and then I promise I’ll stop talking about it for a week: Bravo launched blogs this afternoon for Bill Powers, Jeanne Greenberg Rohtayn and Simon De Pury. A few interesting tidbits that didn’t make it into the show:
Jeanne Greenberg Rohtayn tells us Trong Nguyen‘s convinced Erik Johnson to display his clown portrait on a palette! If there are points to be deducted for poor sportsmanship Nguyen needs to pay them! NOT COOL.
Rohtayn generally adds thoughtful commentary, but I find this sentiment a very narrow line of thinking, “But if the portraiture’s main goal is to represent a recognizable person, then her decorative portrait of Jaime Lynn was hopeless.”
A valuable observation from Simon de Pury, “Overall most of the artists were too literal in their approach to making a portrait, however most of the artists were technically very skillful. Mastering a technique in itself does not yet necessarily make you produce a great work of art.”
Bill Powers seems to think the greatest success of Miles Mendenhall’s piece was making Nao Bustamante beautiful.