“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
~ Edgar Degas (source)
Garnet, Montana—Moment of the Past
Art and design… Both have design principles at play. Both allow others to see the world differently. Both focus on a potential target audience. Both communicate. Both are dependent on culture. Both have an aesthetic but each have different purposes.
Fine art is a mode of self-expression. Some would say self-flagellation. Every artist is a poet of sorts…
Design has a different function, here the artist/designer is consumed with purpose of communication and is focused to some extent on the principles of marketing. Most notably on the 4 Ps: Product, Price, Place, and Promotion as they relate to the target audience that exists within an environment. The environment is defined by culture, place, time, and the communities mores and beliefs.