Tag Archives: Art philosophy

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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Local Color

The trailer for Local Color. It is loosely based on the journey of the writer and director George Gallo.

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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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Vermeer coming to Atlanta

Vermeer’s painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring will be at the High this summer! It opens June 23.   https://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/Mauritshuis-Collection.aspx Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665 Canvas, 44.5 x 39 cm, inv. no. 670   Location: Wieland … Continue reading

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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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The Art of Travel

    Reading Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting the other day and I came across a passage where he describes the tourist painter. “Do not be a tourist-painter” John Carlson says. He encourages the beginning painter to eschew the bizarre or … Continue reading

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Get a real job!

“Get a real job!” How many times have artists heard that one? I am sure too many times.  I was fortunate growing up because my mom and the rest of my family were supportive and indulged my artistic pursuits. After … Continue reading

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Can Art Be Taught?

      I was speaking with a friend tonight about art and creativity when she made a comment about talent. What exactly does talent mean? According to Webster’s Dictionary and you have to go to the third definition, talent is: the … Continue reading

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