Art is the gap
In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions. […] The result of this struggle is a difference between the intention and its realization, a difference which the artist is not aware of. This gap, representing the inability of the artist to express fully his intention, this difference between what he intended to realize and did realize, is the personal ‘art coefficient’ contained in the work. Marcel Duchamp, “The Creative Act” (1957)
Was there any artistic intention in conceiving this boat, the”Ariadne”, which is anchored in the Piraeus harbour of Athens? I don’t know, but there is a deep gap between the picture composition and the message the photographer wanted to communicate.
The concrete walls of these hotel ruins in Aliko live again through this murale. The gap is between the identity of this female head and the drawing style: is she a goddess? A muse? Or a manga heroine?
The village behind the photographer reflects itself in the window, which is in between the camera and the subject. The urban landscape blends into the natural one. The gap might be deep.
Natural creation and divine inspiration blend in this double crossed picture. Here is a shallow gap
A Ancient-greek statue of a jockey racing with his horse, recovered from a shipwreck. Together with white marble statues. Plus a modern time woman. Sizes are the gap.
1. On the footsteps of Ariadne
2. Think Big, Think Greece
4. Six feet underwater