Speaking On Art #2
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Welcome to this 2nd edition of Speaking of Art. Thank you to all of our contributors–we seem to be growing!
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I N T H I S I S S U E
• 3 Pipe Problem delves deep into Raphael’s “Madonna of the Goldfinch” • All Art Licensing on starting an art licensing business • Art Smart Talk and Rag & Koan debunk “Outsider” and “Pretentious” labels, respectively • Carole Guthrie muses on Kandinsky • Ellen Elizabeth Stone discusses John Berger , weighs Public Art and looks deeper at Cindy Sherman • James Thatcher Arts advises on Crowdfunding • Pa Ul opines on online galleries • Sex Will Save Us intrigues with “Art” • Speaking Tree introduces artist Sujan Biswas • The Mobius Strip piques our paranoia with the subliminal • The Way of the Flower teaches us a good lesson • We Travel & Blog finds beauty in the mushroom
Carole Guthrie presents Musing on Kandinsky’s Point and Line to Plane ; “Kandinsky influenced me through his art and his writings. “Concerning the Spiritual in Art” was an inspiration to me as a painter.”
Ellen Elizabeth Stone presents
The Sad Sex Object: Cindy Sherman’s Photographic Response to the “Playboy” Centrefold ; “Sherman’s work is a clear reaction and criticism of the way popular culture objectifies and, in many ways, violates women. By deconstructing the nature of the centrefold she makes an attack on what feminist writer Marylin French calls ‘rape with [male] eyes’”
Speaking Tree presents Symbol Of Life; “Artist Sujan Biswas has made the world of Nature the leitmotif of his art creations. In his works one can almost breathe the freshness of trees, their close relationship with the people who inhabit his canvas, not as individuals but as a part of the arboreal world…”
Art Smart Talk presents Outsider Art: Outside What? ; “Does the labeling of art as ‘Outsider’ say more about the artist or the labeler? This post explores ideas about perception and meaning, and creativity and
Sex Will Save Us presents Art ; “The daily blurbs of a girl living in the new found world of LA. I struggle with our societies obsession with sex and how it translates into every aspect of our lives. I strive to create awareness through visual art, music and writings.
The Mobius Strip presents Subliminal Messages: Beautiful/Ugly and Quit/Start Smoking ; “This is my attempt to make artwork containing conflicting subliminal messages.”
The Way of the Flower presents Oh Damn! Columbine: Lessons of a Beginner’s mind ; “Columbines! Spikey, angular, and oddly shaped, I looked glumly and in the space of a moment or two the thought arose: “I hate Columbines…I laughed as I perceived the judging mind at work throwing up impossible conditions and expectations that if believed, would make it impossible to appreciate much less have any fun photographing Columbines.
We Travel & Blog presents The World of Mushrooms – Photo Essay ; “I love photographing nature, but when you look at it by simply standing, you get the perspective of nature that everyone else sees. Lay down on the floor to photograph your subject and you get submersed into the life of your subject.”
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3 Pipe Problem presents
“A complete case study of Raphael’s famous “Madonna of the Goldfinch” – a painting which has been broken into 17 pieces in a 1547 landslide and now is the central work in the Uffizi’s collection of works by Raphael. The case study outlines the works complete history and provenance, as well as iconographical nuances not previously included in existing scholarly literature.”
All Art Licensing presents 20 Rules For Starting Your Art Licensing Business ; “The business of art and how to create income from your talents is an ongoing, and incredibly important topic. I wrote a very informative blog series titled ’20 Rules for Starting Your Art Licensing Business.’ For anyone considering licensing their art, fine art, graphics, photography, cartoons and more…I highly suggest reading all the posts. It will save you a lot of time and money.”
James Thatcher Arts presents Tips for Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign at Artsy Shark; Crowd Funding will work for you!
Pa Ul presents Artists Must Join Online Galleries ; “One of the simplest ways to be famous is through online galleries. In order to gain fame, an artist should give.”
Ellen Elizabeth Stone presents Creator, Context, Community: Negotiating Meaning in Public Art ; “Public artworks are complex and difficult texts to read. Their values and purposes being so specific to the person viewing them and yet inherently communal and social due to the visibility of the works, their meaning is a constant flux.”
Rag & Koan presents Art and The Pretense of Pretense : 5 Views ; “I have a secret for all viewers of art out there: the artist is not smarter than you! If you can deeply believe that (and you should) then you can approach any artwork openly and ready to experience what it has to offer. Enter art through who you are and what you know and you will find a shared humanity.”
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