Art and Thereness

Some art is meant to be very lifelike. Some of it is quite good, but some goes past that point to where I feel as if I am there. I call that quality “thereness”.

I first ran into this phenomenon when looking at a model railroad layout that had a module where the track ran past a road that led up to a ghosttown. The perspective, the colour, the proportions, everything were all spot on, and it felt as if I was there.

I find art with thereness to be fascinating.

If you find some, you are in for a treat!