Reach Deep Inside and Touch Their Humanity

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“You have to reach deep inside them and touch their instincts, their humanity, for them to appreciate the paintings.”

Richard Davies, Wichita artist

This quote if from an article last week in the Wichita Eagle about area artists.  Mr. Davies is describing that connection between the artist and the audience of the art he produces.  Art is about so much more than a skillful replication of the subject matter.  To be successful, the artist has to touch on something within the viewer, what Mr. Davies refers to as their humanity.  How would you describe what it is that “good art” manages to connect to?

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