There is no doubt to the fact that art and design have never failed to tempt the world of the artists and the designers, and have always been a matter of debate. It is a culture that the author tends to put forward the main conclusion at the end of the debate, but here, I would like to make a shift from the so called normal conventions that rules the world of writing.
I have heard and read a lot about the two, and this topic has provoked me to recall the lines I had read somewhere. “To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number, to the specialist of an enlightened matter, to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.”
And art as “the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” This forms the basis of my take on the topic.
Every act is accompanied by a reason and wherein the work of the designers and the artists is concerned, it ought to involve a deep and a defined sense of coming up with answers.
The two words if taken separately as the work of two different identities, art surpass all the set conventions and do not adhere itself to any rules and regulations. Art has always an upper hand, and lacks a satisfactory definition to itself. According to me, art can be called the product of human creativity, and is random. Its all about creating a piece that is the result composition of emotion, be it— love, pain, strength, simplicity, or complexities and the idea to present it in the form of a divine communication between the artist and the audience. It is one of the best way that the artist is able to convey the message and emotions.
“Art gives voice to that which has not been spoken.”
An artist is a freebie that follows no line of control. Colours, lines, strokes, pattern, theme, and the style— all that incorporates the work of an artist is free from the intriguing complexities of what the audiences demand.
“Every artist clips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
The another facet that is, the design of the web designers in particular is actually the culmination of art in the design in such a way that it does not create new and unfamiliar tricky words and pictures, but putting together the familiar into new relationships. A designer always tries and work upon every project with a pre-conceived notion that is most of the times, the result of a market research, and the subjective and an objective method of coming up with an idea, and coming up with an efficient and proficient idea that is able to cater to needs of the audience.
“Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.”
At the conscious part of the mind, a designer undergoes the process of analysing, interpreting, translating, and then, coordinating with the ideas, pictures and a set framework to be able to come up with a solution.
“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.”
In a nut shell, I would again like to share a quote
“Designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures.”
whereas, a work of art may or may not create chaos. It is the product of what goes in mind, can portray the unique, chaotic, complexities or may be the simplicities if the innermost selves of a human being. It is purely drawn out of human emotions.
Now, that I have provided a detailed discussion taking the two— art and the design, artist and the designer as the two individual identities incorporating the difference between the two, I would also like to mention the point that there is a need to create a right balance between the two. Websites and their designs, are no more the so called traditional works wherein the sole motto was to grab visitors. In the today’s world, where the web industry is flooded with websites, what would set your design stand apart from the others. It has been mentioned somewhere that
“Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can’t invent a design. You recognize it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and your bones, as well as with your eyes.”
Carrying forward the same idea, and not adhering to any priorities and fixed conventions, I would like to make an attempt to create a balance between the two so that a blend of revolution and evolution can be witnessed in the approach of our web designers whose work has become an indispensable par of our lives—
The modern art and the websites if we talk about, lay emphasis on the fact that “ if it is not creative, it doesn’t sell.”
And, therefore, this has developed a need to create that balance between the two. Gone are the days when it was only the form and the content together. In the modern era, a design can be called as an art, aesthetics, or putting together the simplest form, yet so complicated. Mike Davidson has put it rightly when he says,“I didn’t get into design to be an artist. To me, an artist creates things to evoke emotion. Being a designer goes a step further than that, not only trying to evoke emotion but trying to make a reaction. It is very objective-driven, and that’s what makes it interesting.”
This does not mean that we have deviated from the path and instead of creating a balance, I am trying to create some difference and provide the designer with an upper hand. My idea is to showcase that each and every individual in a different line has his/her own purpose(s). The idea is to use talent of the artist and the inner creativity keeping in mind the objective approach of the web design.
There is no denying to the fact that art and design are two separate arenas and share no common objective but a combination of the both would help evolve the web design industry, and reaching to new heights of communication.
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