American Folk Art @ Cooperstown

Purpose of this Blog is to become a tool and a place where artist that collect and paint flat figures can find interesting links and news about flats, painting techniques, history and various related articles.English speaking related sites are very few but hopefully this blog will provide the collector and the painter with interesting and valuable information about the Art of the Flat Figure and everything related to it. Being creatively inspired and motivated each day is one of the greatest things about working in the same environment with other artists I’m lucky enough to work with people who love collaborating and energizing the rest of the group by initiating fun personal projects that are a nice break from our daily duties.articles about artarticles about artarticles about art

Art therapy gives the family an opportunity to circumvent old perceptions of how the family should” behave and provides new ways for family members to relate to each …

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Camille Paglia On Forsaken American Sculptural Rock Art

The various visual arts exist within a continuum that ranges from purely aesthetic purposes at one end to purely utilitarian purposes at the other. The two foundational texts are L. Nochlin, ‘Why have there been no great women artists?’, in Art and Sexual Politics, ed. T. B. Hess and E. C. Barker (New York, 1973), pp. 1-39; and G. Pollock and R. Parker, Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology (London, 1981).articles about artarticles about art

In Byzantine and Medieval art of the Western Middle Ages, much art focused on the expression of subjects about Biblical and religious culture, and used styles that showed the higher glory of a heavenly world, such as the use of gold in the background of paintings, or glass in mosaics or windows, which also presented figures in idealized, patterned (flat) forms.

One of the latter is Georges de la Tour – and the exhibition is worth going to if …

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