And as Shlonski said in his wisdom: “Do not argue on taste & smell”.
One’s taste is different than other’s and as Shlonski said in his wisdom: “Do no argue on taste and smell” (meaning, taste and color have no partners). The art has adopted the word “taste” as well (including the practical art), and an aesthetic approach regarding each piece also includes the “taste” of the person who observes it. Thus, what is good taste? Can “good taste” be developed?
It is difficult to define “good taste” and maybe on the basis of the definition for “bad taste” we can reach an idea on “good taste”. Some claim that developing good taste, meaning, awareness to aesthetics, must be integral part of education for life. Our world is surrounded with objects and creations, and for their owner’s profit the public is exposed to expensive marketing aiming to convince us to purchase them. The consumers’ taste will determine the number of purchases; therefore marketing teams invest greatly while trying to magnify the beauty and quality of their products, even when they are fake products. How much are we aware to that?
The following question is asked: what will happen if we would be invited to an exhibition that presents side by side tasteless pieces and objects and some other tasteful pieces? Could we distinguish the difference? Will the eye know to choose the quality of a well-made product with perfect finish?
It is important to notice the fact that a quality product is not necessarily made of an expensive material. We can find products that are made of simple materials and consider as good taste and aesthetic, so beauty and quality don’t always stem from cost.
Another issue that should be considered regarding quality product compared to a cheap one that is a fake, is the attempts of turning one material to another, and giving it splendor that doesn’t belong to it. For example, a jeweler box made out of plaster and colored with polish that gives it a bronze shade or a leg of a table lamp made of iron and coated with silver or gold. Can we define these objects as having artistic value? Our world is flooded with these kinds of objects, fakes of beauty and aesthetic. Share your opinion about this issue…