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Being an MFA candidate does not mean that you are simply a student  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

As artist we are always learning something. Whether it is new ways to do something, new materials to use, or new ways to promote and market our work, we are always on a journey to find something new in our art. This has been part of being an artist for as long as we have had fine art. There was a time in art, when emerging and established artists were not just required to improve, but also expected to study beyond just what they have learned before. During the Enlightenment artist like Diego Vel... [more]

The failure of the Enlightenment  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Probably one of the most important movements in art, the enlightenment encompasses some of the greatest changes not just in art but how we view art and society as a whole. As we explore the ideas of the enlightenment and the art of the time we will find parallels as well as distinctions in philosophical ideas of the time and the work being produced. These similarities and distinctions are formed due to social, political and religious thinking of the times and areas surrounding the artists and th... [more]

The failure of the Enlightenment  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Probably one of the most important movements in art, the enlightenment encompasses some of the greatest changes not just in art but how we view art and society as a whole. As we explore the ideas of the enlightenment and the art of the time we will find parallels as well as distinctions in philosophical ideas of the time and the work being produced. These similarities and distinctions are formed due to social, political and religious thinking of the times and areas surrounding the artists and th... [more]

Rococo and the Enlightenment  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

The late Baroque known as Rococo can be seen as the final stage or gathering of the ideas of Enlightenment into the art of the time. Though the Rococo period is known for its loose style in its works it would not be until the end of the Rococo movement that we can see the true nature of art. To understand this movement of art from the strict guides of Baroque to the more natural movement of the Rococo I will focus on the works of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88). Much of Rococo work is said to be a... [more]

Rococo and the Enlightenment  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

The late Baroque known as Rococo can be seen as the final stage or gathering of the ideas of Enlightenment into the art of the time. Though the Rococo period is known for its loose style in its works it would not be until the end of the Rococo movement that we can see the true nature of art. To understand this movement of art from the strict guides of Baroque to the more natural movement of the Rococo I will focus on the works of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88). Much of Rococo work is said to be a... [more]

Philosophy during the Baroque period  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Baroque art during the seventeenth and eighteenth century was meant to depict the religious tensions during the time (www.visual-arts-cork.com), the same could be said of the philosophy of the time. Three of the great philosophers of the time; Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz would have as many similarities and differences as we find in the ideas of Baroque art during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. By first reviewing the ideas of these thinkers we will be able to than compare and contrast th... [more]

Philosophy during the Baroque period  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Baroque art during the seventeenth and eighteenth century was meant to depict the religious tensions during the time (www.visual-arts-cork.com), the same could be said of the philosophy of the time. Three of the great philosophers of the time; Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz would have as many similarities and differences as we find in the ideas of Baroque art during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. By first reviewing the ideas of these thinkers we will be able to than compare and contrast th... [more]

Baroque Art  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

The term Baroque which encompasses art from the sixteenth to eighteenth century may have similar ideas as to the dynamic movement and religious aspect of the time has different artistic styles that can be found in the different regions the art is created. These various changes were the reflection not just of the area the art was created, but also the result of the religious practices in the area, the rulers of that area, and the peoples view of art at the time. Baroque art was dominant in Italy, Sp... [more]

Philosophy of seventeenth and eighteenth century art in Europe  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Seventeenth and eighteenth century art in Europe underwent significant changes as a result of shifts in economy, ideas about the function of the arts and the artists, and taste in art. While the changes were significant, as we examine the different social, economic, and aesthetic roles of the arts during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, we find that the changes in Fine Arts and the idea of the artist as more than creating to serve a function will not be fully recognized until the nineteenth ce... [more]

Philosophy of seventeenth and eighteenth century art in Europe  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Seventeenth and eighteenth century art in Europe underwent significant changes as a result of shifts in economy, ideas about the function of the arts and the artists, and taste in art. While the changes were significant, as we examine the different social, economic, and aesthetic roles of the arts during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, we find that the changes in Fine Arts and the idea of the artist as more than creating to serve a function will not be fully recognized until the nineteenth ce... [more]

Understanding Art: A look at isms’, Movements, and concepts through time  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

What is art? When we look at art what is it that we see? What do we look at? And how do we know if something is really art? All of these questions are as old as the word art. From time to time we find ourselves reexamining what makes art, art. Sir Roger Penrose, one of the foremost scientists of our time, when faced with a similar problem with regard to the definition of quite something else, viz. (即), consciousness (知觉), states in his The Emperor’s New Mind: “I do not think that it... [more]

Deconstructing Art Manifesto  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Our great visionaries have gone away, while our teachers have led us to stray. Logic, Reason, and even Surrealism have gone, what we are left with is copied, reproduction, massiveness of nothingness which we call modernism or contemporary-ism. The imagination is reduced to rules and techniques until all we have are a vast number of poseurs, attempting to be the next van Gogh, da Vinci or Picasso, by reproducing that which has already been done. Instead of moving to the future artists have been dr... [more]

Deconstructing Art Manifesto  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Our great visionaries have gone away, while our teachers have led us to stray. Logic, Reason, and even Surrealism have gone, what we are left with is copied, reproduction, massiveness of nothingness which we call modernism or contemporary-ism. The imagination is reduced to rules and techniques until all we have are a vast number of poseurs, attempting to be the next van Gogh, da Vinci or Picasso, by reproducing that which has already been done. Instead of moving to the future artists have been dr... [more]

THE UNREALISM  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Black paint can be the death of a work of art, the black hole in a painting or the third-rail as some put it. It is something that you should not touch or you can get burned, and for two current exhibits in Chelsea, Richards Phillips at Gagosian, and Aaron Nagel at Lyons Wier Gallery, it was just that, a death, or at least a disappointing distraction in the works. As usual there is the idea you get about the works while looking at them on-line, through the invite or in a magazine, and the disap... [more]

THE UNREALISM  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

Black paint can be the death of a work of art, the black hole in a painting or the third-rail as some put it. It is something that you should not touch or you can get burned, and for two current exhibits in Chelsea, Richards Phillips at Gagosian, and Aaron Nagel at Lyons Wier Gallery, it was just that, a death, or at least a disappointing distraction in the works. As usual there is the idea you get about the works while looking at them on-line, through the invite or in a magazine, and the disap... [more]

10 steps for emerging artist to follow to get into galleries.  
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1/18/15 Posted 1/18/15

There are a couple of ways to go about it, but it all depends on the strength of your work.1.you could cold call galleries (I don’t recommend this). You send your portfolio to galleries hoping someone likes your work. The problem is many galleries get hundreds if not thousands of these a year. They rarely look at them and if they do it is rarely the curator unless one of the assistants like what they see.2. Go to artist friends openings and hope that they will introduce you to the gallery... [more]


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