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This image grabbed my attention and I felt the need to congratulate the artist on a well-executed work, that is, unfortunately, loaded with relevance regarding the state of our political world and yet bears witness to the humanity behind the news headline.
José´s painting remarkably depicts desolation using only a scene of gentleness - the struggling effort of the girl supporting her anxious younger brother and the approaching hand of assistance (presumably their mother). The barren plain and pink mountain range only add to the effect of silence and isolation. The courage enforced and driven by their desperate flight from the threat of death - when instead it should be just a simple painting of laughing children playing.
It´s also a large picture that I´m sure is visually very striking in real life. I hope it´s hung in a very public place now for I firmly believe we need to be reminded again and again of the message contained in this work concerning our deep responsibility to our fellow man.
Good job José... [Goto..]
You´re obviously much smarter than I David. Just trying to learn the meaning of the terminology used in graphics programs has me rolling my eyes and squirming in paroxysms of ¨oh no too much hard work..¨, never mind actually getting to the point of using them when I can NEVER have them do just what I want. It is much too difficult. Haha ... give me the pencil and dirty hands any day!
Still, all forms of image making are legitimate to my mind - even ones that do demand the intelligence of a rocket scientist. In the end, the job of an artist is to make an image for her/his age, and it´s probably then more advantageous if s/he uses the tools of the time.
Your ´plan for an artwork´ artwork is a cool and mysterious idea. Never committed, remaining suspended, unsullied, replete with possibility. Do you think now that it´s exactly that which is the art of the piece? Would trying to create it in real life diminish the magic for you?
Two responses come immediately to mind:
1) Art as just an idea.
2) Fear of making art.
Maybe they´re both sides to the same coin? What exactly is the challenge for we artists of today? and are we ready to take it on? Can we still make an image that has meaning, or is it only possible to provide indications?
Good topics to start a bar-room brawl in the artist´s hangout.
Paul is doing a great job building the interview application nere on Artprocess, I think it will attract much attention if enough people get to know about it.
By the way your work is great. I'm watching the series Westworld at the moment about a playtown filled with humanoid simulacrums that guests get to abuse in any way they please. Whats interesting about it from a visual perspective is the emphasis on the human form and your paintings reminded me of similar preoccupations. There is something disturbingly intimate yet distant about them, I like the tension.
Please, please, please make me one of the selected artists that you want to sell, I need the pocket money :)
On a more serious note I think it would do no harm to put a donate button on artprocess. I noticed this morning while reading about the demise of Stephen Hawking that even The Guardian Newspaper online has a donate button!
“I foollishly think that such things as the Faith, the Hope, the Love in the life are far more important than being any significant social figure, like an artist for instance.”
Art is indicative of faith in something useful.
Where there is art there is hope.
“Love in the life” ………….. isn’t art an expression of love.
Creative practice be it profound or trite is a fun activity, that’s why people do it, presumably.
And to hell with it, if fame is on your desire list, then go for [GOTO..]
I don't think an artists should be removed from the site .I think the artist should have images that they remove from their page as the add more . They should be showing that they have a greater understanding of their own work by removing images. They should demonstrate that they have moved beyond some of their imagers , as they grow in their art process.
The craft of the work is what makes it great . Each dialogue with the world is always personal to the artist . The viewer will come [GOTO..]
Of course my enthusiasm for Anthroposophy is based on practical experience of Steiner's ideas and new impulses.
I studied Art and Art Therapy in the UK at a Steiner college. I also lived in a village called Forest Row, which has put many of Steiner's ideas into practice. Forest Row has quite a few initiatives, some of which are: 2 biodynamic farms, the first waldorf school in the UK called Michael Hall and Organic architecture, to name just a few...
Having studied Art and Ther [GOTO..]
Haha Flavius... nobody's come to this forum in the last 500 years! You risk awakening some old ghosts, like myself :o)
Yes I've heard of RS, but personally I tend to avoid any form of collective ideology, however exceptional it may be. Notwithstanding, the few followers of Steiner I've met were likeable, interesting, and smart young people. Two brilliant computer programmers I knew were Steiner advocates.
Rudolf himself probably has had many interesting things to say on Art, [GOTO..]
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If you read my response well you'll obviously see that not everything I make sells, because I indicated that I often take old works which have been leaning up against one of those walls you mention, and rework them. Yes, when I do exhibit I have been fortunate enough to sell enough of the work to move on down the road a piece, but I didn't do any one man shows for nearly fifteen years, and sold exclusively out of my studio so I know all about long dry spells without steady incom [GoTo]
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