Analysis Of Clive Bell Art And Significant Form

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Clive Bell “Art and Significant Form”
Clive Bell is one of the most famous art critics, mostly well known for his piece on significant forms that play a very important role in visual art. In his critique, Clive Bell talks about visual art and what factors make the art piece so beautiful and unique. Bell says that the two most important factors of visual art are lines and colours, and then later goes on to mention that space is also important. These are aspects that Bells feels makes an art piece significant and aesthetically pleasing. Bell also mentions representations and the meaning of art pieces, as he understands that it more than to the eye, art also deals with emotion. Bell believes that art should not represent anything at all. If art
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One of Jackson Pollock’s most famous art work is No. 5 (Number 5). Jackson Pollock was heavily critiqued because of his unusual style of art which did not represent anything. As he started creating art work so different from the art work commonly seen, it was obvious that some people did not agree with the new style of art that Jackson Pollock was trying to introduce. However, after some time, Jackson Pollock’s work started to get recognized for how beautiful it was and not only for the representation of it. That is when Bell started to get very famous for his art work and started took abstract art to a different level. Clive Bell, one of the most famous critiques, would consider Jackson Pollocks work a piece of art and he would like the work. As mentioned prior, Bell felt that lines, colour, and also space are very important parts of an art work, and Jackson Pollock did a very good job showcasing those aspects into his own art work. No. 5. Jackson Pollocks work is all lines and different colours and he uses all the space in the art, not just in this art piece but for most of his art pieces. Jackson Pollock was also known for having art work because of how beautiful it was and not because of the different things that it could represent. In a similar form Bell also felt that an art work should not represent anything, and the experience that the viewer gets from the art work

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