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Artist peter wellington


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For all its that its worth art may not fully gain its value by representing reality with visual accuracy. But art is truth. Art can represent the horrors of war or the beauty of love. Yet this view of art is not yet widely held:  
“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” ― Pablo Picasso
In seeing truth, we must draw from many wells but our own well is equally important. As an artist I seek to draw truth as I see it to be at any particular moment for in the morning I too may see it differently. However, the viewer has his own wells from which draw his own perspective and see his own truth in what is represented by the artist. I do not see my role as interpreter of art for the viewer. The viewer to draw their own conclusions.
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For all its that its worth art may not fully gain its value by representing reality with visual accuracy. But art is truth. Art can represent the horrors of war or the beauty of love. Yet this view of art is not yet widely held: 
“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” [...]

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