Thoughtful Thursday ~ Art is Serendipitous

I reblogged this because the Import from another site apparently did not email its existance to my email followers or post it to other sites.

Onyonet photo studios

Monochrome Sea“Monochrome Sea”

This is the photo “Nephrite Jade – Alien Sea” converted to a monochrome photo. The monochrome brings out the subtle tones. You can almost feel the greens of the jade. The actual distance across this photo is about half an inch.
I read an “artist’s” statement in a book where he talks about art and serendipity. He mentions without controlling the process, without making the process of creating art consistent and predictable, art is merely serendipitous. The comment made it sound as if being serendipitous was being lucky and was a bad thing.

Serendipity was coined by Horace Walpole (1717-97). He said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale “The Three Princes of Serendip”, the heroes of which ‘were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.’ Sagacity is an important part of serendipity and is defined as: acuteness of…

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