QUESTION TEXT: Surrealist: Many artists mistakenly think that models…
QUESTION TYPE: Main Point
CONCLUSION: An artist should not only use models from outside the psyche.
REASONING: We can make external objects beautiful but it would be a waste to preserve only objects that would exist even without artists.
ANALYSIS: This question is hard to understand. When you come across a hard question you should break it down into parts until it makes sense.
Your psyche is your mind. Objects external to your psyche are objects that exist outside of your mind. So that would mean any object in the real world such as a chair, a person, etc.
The artist is saying we shouldn’t paint only those things. A chair exists whether or not we paint it. But no one can see what is inside of our minds (our psyche) unless we paint it.
So it’s important to paint the stuff inside our mind, too. Otherwise it will disappear forever.
- CORRECT. We should paint the stuff inside our heads too.
- The surrealist argues that we should use representation to paint non-objects (stuff inside our heads) too.
- Not quite. When we draw stuff from inside our mind we are representing it.
- This is true but it isn’t the main point. The main point is that we should also confer beauty on our internal visions.
- Actually the artist says that art is usually based on objects from outside the psyche. He thinks that should change.
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