Category: Essays

Conceptions vs Perceptions

We have to unlearn how we THINK we see to learn to SEE. Our biggest battle is own conceptions vs our perceptions.

Posted in: Essays, Learning

Art or Porn?

(Photo Credit: "Michelangelo's David, 1501-1504, Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence)" Jörg Bittner Unna - Own work, CC BY 3.0)

Art or porn? Many media networks and social media networks seem to have a hard time deciding, because they are pandering to a culturally conservative, or more tersely put, stunted, segment of society.

Posted in: Art Establishment, Essays, Galleries Museums Tagged with: , ,

The Value of Your Tone

Pieta - William Bouguereau (1876)

Via Chet Zar on Twitter I read a very illuminating and insightful article, “Grey Matter” by Matthew Innis, on managing tonal values in your paintings.

Posted in: Essays, Painting, Technique Tagged with: , , , ,

Otto Rapp’s Essay on the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism

Otto Rapp has writing an essay about, “The Vienna School of Fantastic Realism”. This is by far the most succinct and informative writing I have read yet on the Vienna School.

Posted in: Artist, Essays, Research Tagged with: , , ,

Pussy Cat Pussy Cat Where Have You Been

From Amsterdam, I made the jump to Berlin. After hearing that it was good for artists I caught the overnight bus.

Posted in: Essays, Travel Tagged with: , , , ,

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