Category Archives: Art philosophy

Art, Culture and Relevance

There are some who say art has no relevance today. That it should not be taught or studied because it doesn’t not directly correlate to a job in a competitive market. For these individuals art is nothing more than decoration … Continue reading

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When fame replaces art.

An interesting article about from John Seed. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-seed/damien-hirst-art_b_1250175.html Every Friday morning I teach a community college painting class of about 25 students. The classroom is quite full, and the beginning students paint on folding easels set on heavy formica topped … Continue reading

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George Gallo interview

An interview with George Gallo, the writer and director of Local Color.

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Local Color

*SPOILER ALERT*       I finally have gotten around to watching Local Color. It is loosely based on the  story of the writer and director George Gallo who apprenticed under George Cherepov, a celebrated Russian painter living in New York. Local … Continue reading

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The Banishment of Beauty part 2

Here is part 2 of Scott’s film.  

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The Banishment of Beauty

An interesting film by Scott Burdick.  

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What makes you itch

This has been passed around Facebook for several weeks. It is still a great lecture from the philosopher Alan Watts.

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The cure for the distracted mind.

An interesting study. Sustained attention can improve the brain. So go stare at a painting!! http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/daily-dose/2013/05/24/cure-for-distracted-mind-stare-painting-for-three-hours/XfQgNgfj7cAkIaOukJxhkK/blog.html

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Howard Pyle’s School

I have been thinking about Howard Pyle’s studio and his classes. What an amazing experience it must have been for NC Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, George Schoonover and countless others! Pyle encouraged his students to become deeply immersed in their subjects … Continue reading

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Tracing: A seductive trap.

In art, there is a dirty little secret that many of us know and more than a few disdain but rarely discuss publicly. This is the use of mechanical tracing, using a projector as a means to create art. Many … Continue reading

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