Speaking On Art #3
|A Carnival for the Arts||Oct. 2013|
Welcome to this edition of Speaking on Art. Thank you to our splendid contributors.
Taking nothing from previous issues, this may well be my favorite carnival to date. Here we have beauty and wisdom combined; I imagine this is what heaven is like.
It has been said that we can learn more about an artist’s work straight from his own mouth than we can from the critics. I would agree. In this issue we have highlighted artist’s work and included a statement from each.
This carnival edition got me thinking about where the line is drawn between “fine” and “commercial” art. In art school it was rather distinct–the border between the two. Myself being a C.A. graduate, I always found my side of the art building much cleaner than the painting and sculpting side. Maybe, instead of “Artists”, we should all call ourselves “Creatives”. Work, well done, is Art to me. One thing for sure, you will be inspired by Very Sarie’s, Gently Shake The World–her words are as “fine” as they come.
The paintings are all about spaces of line, colour and light rather than direct landscape. I combine the changing luminous qualities near the sea with hints of the physical structures of coastal geology – cliffs, bedding and eroded rock formations – to create ethereal arrangements aspiring to the Sublime. To create a impression of something familiar yet out of reach, landscape with overwhelming sensations of light or space.”
In This Issue
• Tina Mammoser leaves things out
• James Thatcher seizes the night
• Bianca Severijns delights in paper
• Sonia Ben Achoura searches for God
• DS Art exposes the cheater
• Very Sarie shakes things up, gently
• LivingLifePassionately on Monet
• Street-Side convos inspires rest
Artist’s Work (click on images to enlarge)
Tina Mammoser presents How to see in a modern way? Art as instance; “How contemporary artists can see objects and landscape to create abstract art.”
Street-Side convos presents Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? How doing nothing can win you a Nobel Prize; “Same thing with gaining inspiration or learning a new skill or being creative. Rest is a very crucial phase for inspiration to happen.”
James Thatcher Arts presents Taking It When It Happens; “Feeling like an artist again—not because of the hour (well, maybe…), not because of the results (possibly…) but because of seeing what to do and doing it.”
Bianca Severijns presents Rogan Brown’s Paper Sculptures; “I hereby share with you some of my favorite photos of Rogan Brown’s paper sculptures, as well as the personal story behind “Kermel”, his latest work, which embraces the fascinating artistic use of paper. It will hopefully leave you, as it did me, in awe.”
“I’m a Dutch born, Israeli based paper artist. My art is centered on hand-craftsmanship, and my current artworks are comprised of snippets of hand-torn paper, covered with acrylic paints and reconstructed by hand. My focal points of interest have been female images in various stages of life.
The chosen subject matter, multi-layering technique, innovative color-play and rich pattern design generate a uniquely complete universe of rich textures and harmonious complexity.
Amazed by the unexpected ways of paper I started a blog “Paper Art View” about the creative delights of paper artists. And with my blog supporting the recognition for paper art in our art world!”
Living Life Passionately presents Analysis of Monet’s Water Lilies; “By making his painting life size, Monet engulfs the viewer in his art and physically puts him in this work. This painting was done in oil paints but because Monet used so little paint, it looks almost like watercolors.”
Sonia Ben Achoura presents God Within; “Whilst for some, these spiritual ‘hotspots’ in the brain generate these experiences, for others, the pinpointing of these specific areas only shows that God speaks to humans…”
DS Art presents Cheater; “Now and again someone would step forward to make a predictable point, indicating to the others present that this artist was cheating, abandoning the ways of the true craftsman…”
Very Sarie presents Gently Shake The World; “Sometimes I think it’s hard for designers and artists to know that what they are creating has value or makes the world a better place. But I’ve come to realize that I gently shake the world by adding beauty.”
The next Edition of Speaking Of Art is scheduled for November 1, 2013. The submission deadline is October 20th.
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