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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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Legit Thinking is not Second-Guessing Your Profound Observations

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Legit Thinking is not Second-Guessing Your Profound Observations

Legit Thinking is not Second-Guessing Your Profound Observations: In the classic movie Gone With the Wind. The principal character, Scarlett O'Hara, repeated her now-famous quote, “ I’ll think about it tomorrow.“ I've always thought of that comment as being a profound and legitimate thought. In our lives, we often spend way too much time worrying. Stressing us out! And ultimately robbing us of feeling happy and content within our own mind and soul. Instead of creating anxiety with compulsive, repetitive, obsessive thinking, and of course, racing thoughts. Wouldn't it be wonderful to stop all that mental draining madness? And simply...

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The Images We See

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The Images We See

The Images We See: The eye is a camera that records all that's before us. It's the Viewmaster of our thinking vitality. The mind's eye processes moving pictures into still frames for further examination. All this seeing is cataloged in your brain. Billions of images are stored, but only a small percentage is actually retained in the conscious mind. Most are hidden from daily view in the subconscious, to be brought back into the reality of the conscious mind when needed. Those images require thinking and visual stimulation. Your mind needs reminders to pull up relevant and associated forgotten images....

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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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My Imagination Has a Mind of its Own. Does Yours?

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My Imagination Has a Mind of its Own. Does Yours?

My Imagination Has a Mind of its Own. Does Yours? I make it a practice to never corral my thoughts when my creative imagination wants to frolic. Inventing and abstract artwork, when left to its own use of imagination, is at its frolicking best. . This oil painting entitled: Perspicacious has acute mental vision. Like virtually most works of abstract art, they often require a non-judgmental mind. Freedom to explore without preconceived notions that can clutter the visual experience. . Judgment in any form, stifles and diminishes creative expression. Stop, look, and listen to that still small voice within, let that...

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