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Trompe L’oeil and the Conquest of The Senses

The practice of art was preceded by the art of language which communicates in symbols representing real or imagined things and ideas. The first artists drew symbolic images of animals imbued with the idea and behavior of the real thing, … Continue reading

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Zen Art

An Artist Revisits “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” While stumbling around in the art world, I finally tackled Pirsig’s rambling autobiography that includes a review of classical Greek philosophy, and more importantly, tries to reduce and unify all … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART

We’ve heard a lot about how the advent of photography impacted the world of painters. Now 150 years after the invention of the film camera I think we have adapted to the camera to the point that many artists use … Continue reading

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Evolution and Art

The basic principle of evolution is change.  And if you’ve studied enough art history, or any history, you’ll agree that culture, politics, media, subjects , techniques and styles have constantly changed. The question is — Do these changes evidence a … Continue reading

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Spiritual Art

Plato claimed that we are drawn to some higher reality of which we see only darkly, and St Augustine spoke of the god-shaped void in man.  In my pursuit of art I have gradually realized that some inner urge or … Continue reading

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A SONG FOR YOU – From Song to Picture

One day I had the bright idea of combining my two loves – music and art.  A number of famous artists have expressed musical themes in art, Kandinsky for example; however his “visual music” leaves me puzzled.  At one time … Continue reading

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Quotations About Art

“Art happens – no hovel is safe from it, no prince can depend on it, the greatest intelligence cannot bring it about.”  JAM Whistler ” The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a … Continue reading

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