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Reveille in Art

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Reveille in Art

Reveille in Art: There is the purest of innocence in the creation of art. Then there are the agenda-driven, manipulative aspects of the art world. Why do we humans make art? Is it the mother of all inventions? It's definitely ingrained in all of us, whether we will admit it or face it. If Darwin was right, and I don't think he was. Did the compulsion to create art start in the primordial ooze, some 3.9 billion years ago? Did it work its way into our DNA from that point on? What we do know. Men and women are very...

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Entranced By Arts Bewitching

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Entranced By Arts Bewitching

Entranced By Arts Bewitching: Powerfully seductively attractive. Is art, or for that matter, all creativity alluring? Is it always in the eyes of the beholder? The makers of such works never truly understand the power they possess. Think about what resonates with you. Are you being visually seduced by its allure, drawn in to be taken on a journey? Art thrives on imagination. It starts with its creation, and it generally ends with the viewer. The images can find comfort or discomfort in our thoughts. Leaving us "entranced by arts bewitching." . It's nearly impossible to understand certain works of...

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Translating Your Images Into Words

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Translating Your Images Into Words

Translating Your Images Into Words: . Turning your words and your images into your own, paraphrasing each. What's in an image? It's filled with descriptive words. What's in words? They describe an image. . Both words and images create a conversation between the two. When we see, we visualize images. Those images instruct us to create words and start the dialogue between the two. If you have a rich or prodigious vocabulary to describe those images, you're giving those images of life way beyond their visual intent. . The conversation begins. We see; and we are compelled to say, even...

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Idea Fountains Hiding in Your Thoughts

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Idea Fountains Hiding in Your Thoughts

Idea Fountains Hiding in Your Thoughts: Every work of art tells a story, outwardly and inwardly. The interpretations of this painting, although seemingly to be purely abstract; actually tells a story. The viewer of this work of art, or for that matter any work of art, has the profound opportunity to bring about their own explanation of what they are actually seeing. As simple as it may be described in just a few words, there are many opportunities to fashion a descriptive story in their own thoughts. . As the artist of this work, here's what it actually describes to...

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Stirring the Emotionalism in Art

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Stirring the Emotionalism in Art

Stirring the Emotionalism in Art: What makes you emotional? Sadness brings it on. Happiness brings it on. Seeing brings it on. Hearing brings it on. A work of art can do many things to your emotions. Looking at a painting or touching a sculpture invariably causes a welling up of emotions, from happy and inspired to angry and repulsed. . Art is magic. It possesses the ability to stir up an emotional response. You may like it, or you may hate it. It's amazingly objective and not too subtle in doing its intended stirring. Art invokes attention and shows no...

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