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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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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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Art Speaks Through Your Eyes

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Art Speaks Through Your Eyes

Art Speaks Through Your Eyes: Art really does connect to your brain through what you see. Your ears can betray you. Verbal influences, packed with opinions and analysis can take your visual experience on a dogmatical ride. . Seeing for yourself: The art you view in silence provides the opportunity to connect on a genuine emotional and perhaps a philosophical level. When you first cast your eyes on a painting that you have never seen before, your demeanor and even your facial expressions reveal the initial chaotic thoughts brewing inside your mind. Then something magical happens. . Memories and analysis: Your mind...

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What Will Your Imagination Say to You?

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What Will Your Imagination Say to You?

What Will Your Imagination Say to You? Is it metaphysically unearthly? An undiscovered species? Or is it just an imaginative painting? There are hundreds of brushstrokes on this work made up of oil paint. There are intricate and minute details that can only be seen and appreciated when standing in front of this painting. . When viewing this painting, it profoundly begs out, for a story to be told. The brawn is revealed when the viewer is forced into an imaginative state of thoughts. There's no escape, its seductive nature-like characters, force the imagination to say something to all those...

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