Art and how we understand it may be divided into two main areas, cognitive and psychoanalytical. Within the confines of this thesis, the discussion of cognitive concerns will focus on the origins and functions of artistic forms, and on media as complex channels within cognitive realms. The psychoanalytical concerns will be focussed on the process of creation, transcendence of self and artistic merit. The term an art in this study is referring to a narrow class of media – painting.
If I think about my methodology in studio practice and I am expected to explain that I am supposed to start with basic principles and methods, which define my own pattern of thinking.