Art isn’t meant to be perfect. Perfection is unattainable and striving for it can be to your detriment. Some of the world’s greatest pieces of art are actually riddled with mistakes. At least to the artist, that is. To everyone else, behold a masterpiece. Perfection isn’t a human trait so art created by an imperfect human would also be imperfect, right?
Lobster Telephone (1936) by Salvador Dali © Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2019
“The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.”
The Agony in the Garden (1861) by Eugene Delacroix
The Boulevard Montmartre on a Winter Morning, 1897 by Camille Pissarro