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Theory - Flatness. Introduction to Flatness Since humankind first began using tools to depict figurative forms in an artistic medium, the greatest challenge has been dealing with the two-dimensional surface.

Theory - Flatness

From cave drawings forward, artists have continuously experimented with new ways to create a sense of visual depth and three-dimensionality on something that is naturally flat. In times predating the Impressionists, the ultimate goal for artists was to achieve a visual balance of perspective, volume and three-dimensionality. This began to change when Edouard Manet and other artists challenged such painterly conventions. Comparison of Abstract vs. Figurative Art by TheArtStory. The idea of abstract art was present to some degree throughout the art of the late nineteenth century, from Post-Impressionism to Symbolism.

Comparison of Abstract vs. Figurative Art by TheArtStory

But pure abstraction was finally achieved around 1913 - those most often said to have created the first abstract paintings are Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian and Robert Delaunay. Some consider Cubism to be an abstract style, yet Picasso was opposed to pure abstraction, and actually changed course when he felt his work was verging on pure abstraction. Experiments in abstract art throughout the century have always aimed at disrupting the traditional understandings of easel painting, and this disruption has tended towards two logical conclusions, the grid and the monochrome. The grid - typically seen in Cubism, and in Piet Mondrian - is hostile to narrative, and also confuses the conventional oppositions between line and color, figure and ground, motif and frame. PREVIEW: Robert Mangold in Season 6 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century"

Robert Mangold

Art for Art's Sake - Modern Art Terms and Concepts. Synopsis The phrase 'art for art's sake' condenses the notion that art has its own value and should be judged apart from any themes which it might touch on, such as morality, religion, history, or politics.

Art for Art's Sake - Modern Art Terms and Concepts

It teaches that judgements of aesthetic value should not be confused with those proper to other spheres of life. The idea has ancient roots, but the phrase first emerged as a rallying cry in 19th century France, and subsequently became central to the British Aesthetic movement. Mike Kelley by John Miller. Mike Kelley, Empathy Displacement...#7, 1990, acrylic on panel, found doll, painted wood box.

Mike Kelley by John Miller

Part 1: 24 × 19 inches. Part 2: 4 × 7⅞ × 9⅛ inches. Courtesy of Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles. This interview is excerpted from the book Mike Kelley, © 1992 A.R.T Press. Los Angeles, March 21, 1991. Mike kelley. Exhibition The MIKE KELLEY retrospective—the first international exhibition in the reopened Stedelijk Museum—has attracted more than 200,000 visitors since it opened in mid-December.

mike kelley

The exhibition will be on view for another two weeks, with the final day on Monday, April 1. Read more... Interview with artist: Tom Deininger - Interactive Blend. I feel like I always knew that I wanted to make things.

Interview with artist: Tom Deininger - Interactive Blend

I did not enjoy playing with toys as a kid but instead used them as a catalyst for a creative endeavor like building jumps for cars and motorcycles, forts for GI Joe figures and stuff like that. First of all we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide Interactive Blend with this interview. +1 ::: Please tell us more about your art and design background and when did you first realize you are an artist? Interview with artist: Tom Deininger - Interactive Blend. Mark Bornowski: Painting a balanced composition. This is how to paint a balance composition.

Mark Bornowski: Painting a balanced composition

You can’t make yourself do anything. You can however let yourself be. William Schneider - Blog. In addition to the challenge of accurately seeing colors we have the problem of mixing what we see.

William Schneider - Blog

What if I told you that there is a sure-fire shortcut to learning how to mix those hues? Well, there is. But somehow many artists just don’t want to do it. (It’s kind of like my attitude toward losing weight: I’m willing to do anything …except for diet and exercise). How to Create Mood Using Color and Value. 3 Ways to Add Abstract Elements to a Realistic Painting.

To abstract something means to “take from” or to “separate out from something else.”

3 Ways to Add Abstract Elements to a Realistic Painting

It can also mean to “summarize” or “minimalize.” In truth, we abstract each time we capture an image, whether or not we intend to leave something out or change it or exaggerate its characteristics. But the word “abstraction” has a lot of controversial baggage attached to it, and here’s why: there was a time in the 20th century when the artists who dared to use realistic images in their paintings were alienated by mainstream art circles. During that period, abstraction was the guiding force in most art schools—instructors did not teach students drawing skills or observational techniques; instead, they taught them to extract designs and patterns from within images, and to invent artwork independently of any objective subject.

Over the past couple of decades, though, a revived interest in realism has caused many artists to return to the practice of painting what their eyes actually see. 1. Releases - Folie à Deux. HIGHLIGHTS ARTE – OUTSIDER AND CONTEMPORARY ART. Francesco Maria Bibesco - Diari. Francesco Maria Bibesco – “Diari” (“Diaries”) Saturday 26th September 2015 at 18,30 at MM Gallery A Menesini, Via Perosi 13C – 16145 Genova (GE), Italy will open Bibesco’ solo exhibition, that will be on view through 30th September 2015.

Francesco Maria Bibesco - Diari

Will be exhibited: 7 collages from the cycle “in tempore”, “diario di inverno 2014”, cm 200 x 200 and “diario di estate 2015”, cm 200 x 300. The exhibition takes into account Bibesco’s cycles, that are articulated through a system of musics, signs and images. The connection with the memory, which is a container of the past from which to draw with a mental prosthesis, mnemonic systems to be fixed in the present.

Homepage. Invitational returns. The Arkansas Arts Center's finances may have been anemic of late, but its drawing collection is meaty. The Arts Center recognizes that this spring with the welcome return after seven years of an exhibition of its own creation — the Drawing Invitational. This "11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings," April 20-Sept. 9, will feature work by 10 emerging Brooklyn artists in an exhibition curated by Charlotta Kotik. Kotik, the former chairman of the Department of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, is the first outside curator for the exhibition, created in 1986 by former director Townsend Wolfe to introduce contemporary artists whose work is either in or would be a good fit in the Arts Center's permanent collection.

Art Projects International   212.343.2599. IL LEE: New Prints May 01, 2015Art in Print Art Projects International's current exhibition IL LEE: New Prints is listed in the "Exhibitions of Note" Section in the May-June 2015 issue of Art in Print, the global journal of prints and ideas. A Review of ‘Extreme Drawing,’ at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Photo While drawing once served an auxiliary function — that is, as studies for paintings, sculpture and architecture — over the last century it became a stand-alone medium. And like other art media in this age of cultural and technological flux and innovation, its definition is often pushed to the limits.

You can sense this just from the title of “Extreme Drawing” at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn. “Extreme Drawing” is not a single exhibition. A Review of ‘Extreme Drawing,’ at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Art Projects International   212.343.2599. IL LEE is best known for his pioneering work with ballpoint pen that he began more than 30 years ago and continues today. In Lee's recent acrylic and oil works on canvas, Il Lee offers a counterpoint to his well-known ballpoint pen work and continues his early investigations of materials and process that began decades ago.

Lee’s oeuvre offers a great breadth of approaches and media as he investigates drawing, the negative and its positive, line and form and of what is rendered and what is there but not rendered. Lee’s monolithic focus has created a universe at once cohesive and yet still expanding in all directions. Art Projects International   212.343.2599. CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IL LEE’S PEN ART. New York City based Korean American artist Il Lee is is known for his ability to create abstract artworks using a ballpoint pen. For over 30 years, Lee has spent countless hours creating each of these contemporary works of art.

His work has been featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and was the subject of a critically acclaimed retrospective Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstractions at the San Jose Museum of Art. Check out Il Lee’s artwork below, and as always, let us know what you think? Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstractions by Il Lee. Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstractions by Il Lee. Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstractions. Conversation with Il Lee « Asia Art Archive in America. Il Lee: Ballpoint Drawings - Art - Review. The attraction for artists of the ballpoint pen has grown over the years, particularly in affectedly informal contemporary drawing. Vik Muniz - 2013 AP MHS Research Papers. Vik Muniz was born in São Paolo, Brazil, in 1961 to a working class family (“Ben Brown Fine Arts” par. 3).

Shirin Nashat - 2013 AP MHS Research Papers. Cindy Sherman - 2013 AP MHS Research Papers. Marina Abramović - 2013 AP MHS Research Papers. Visual Arts Resources. Trip Out on Art with Estela Cuadro’s Hallucinogenic Paintings « Art Installations « Mayhem & Muse. Mark Bornowski: Sfumato. Anish Kapoor. Dennis Scholl. Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz. Ausstellung - Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus.