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The Eccentric Artwork of Rebecca Horn

But the truth is that Horn isn’t really viewed as a cult artist at all. Artist Inspiration - Artists Inspire Artists. The Gravity Defying Paintings of Jacek Yerka. I’m a big fan of the surreal art of Hieronymus Bosch (for me, Bosch was the first surrealist before surrealism was even a thing), and Polish surrealist Jacek Yerka says Bosch was one of the reasons he decided to throw himself full pelt into art, after seriously considering a career in astronomy.

The Gravity Defying Paintings of Jacek Yerka

You can actually see his love of both astronomy and Bosch in his wonderfully odd paintings that defy gravity; bedrooms are turned upside down, 15th century Flemish towns are uprooted from the ground by giant stony heads, whilst libraries suspend reservoirs. It’s all delightfully playful, hints at mystery and myths, whilst pooling dreams for subject matter and Dutch renaissance art for technical inspiration. Think Dali meets Van Eyck and you’ve got it. Profile: Michael Bierut: Statement I grew up in Ohio in the 60s in a suburban milieu where design was seldom seen and never discussed.

Profile: Michael Bierut:

My parents encouraged my interest in art, which was in my pimply junior high school days a first a hobby, then an obsession, and finally a refuge. My earliest clients were my classmates who needed decorative lettering for the fall sports banquet, posters for the senior play, and convincing simulations of R. Crumb for their notebook covers. I still remember the thrill of discovering that this method of servicing the varied worlds of jocks, drama nerds and stoners wasn’t just fun but actually had a name: graphic design. It was curiosity that led me to join Jessica Helfand, Rick Poynor, and the late Bill Drenttel in creating Design Observer. Design Observer was conceived in the world without Twitter or Facebook. Steampunk Art, custom metal art decoration like indoor lamps, clocks, bowls and outdoor garden lights etc. The Stories That Only Artists Can Tell  Here is a pitch for artists to write their own stories, their autobiographies, because there aren't many fine artists who have done so.

The Stories That Only Artists Can Tell 

A handful have -- including Thomas Hart Benton, Man Ray, James Rosenquist, Leroy Neiman, Larry Rivers, Margaret Bourke-White, Eric Fischl, Anne Truitt (if you count her published diary entries), Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali (neither of whose books were intended to be revealing, so they hardly count at all) -- and occasionally some artists have written essays for catalogues (usually about their art). However, the most important artists of the past century or so have been content to let others write about them. Why does that matter? A couple of reasons: First, it seems to me that artists talk about different things when describing themselves than do their biographers and commentators.

Biographers focus almost exclusively on the artwork, who taught and influenced the artist, changes in the artist's work, an estimation of the artist's work. Farnam Street - The Buffett Formula. “The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” — Charlie Munger “Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.” — Charlie Munger Most people go though life not really getting any smarter.

The Buffett Formula

Why? They simply won’t do the work required. It’s easy to come home, sit on the couch, watch TV and zone out until bed time rolls around. Sure you can go into the office the next day and discuss the details of last night’s episode of Mad Men or Game of Thrones. But you can acquire knowledge if you want it. In fact there is a simple formula, which if followed is almost certain to make you smarter over time.

It involves a lot of hard work. SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists. Now we're at the halfway point of our architectural debate over at my main blog 'Not PC,' here's a brief meditation on what architecture is all about.

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

In five words or less: giving meaning to our lives. To quote the late Claude Megson, "If it doesn't have meaning, then you're just wanking. " SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists. What is Objectivism?

SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists

Let its founder speak first. Asked to specify Objectivism's essentials standing on one foot, Ayn Rand, standing on one foot, said: Objectivism v. Existentialism - Chewing on Ideas - Objectivist Living. Dr.

Objectivism v. Existentialism - Chewing on Ideas - Objectivist Living

Hazel E. Barnes, Ph.D is best known for translating Jean-Paul Sartre's "Being and Nothingness. " She also wrote several books about him and existentialism. In one of her books, "An Existentialist Ethics," published in 1969, she has a chapter called "Egoistic Humanism: Ayn Rand's Objectivism," which compares Sartre's existentialism with Rand's Objectivism. Although the chapter is much too long to copy word for word and post here, I will try to paraphrase the gist of that article in my own words and then respond with my own views: Sartre's existentialism would seem the very opposite of Ayn Rand's Objectivism.

To Rand, man's potential is a path already forged. Rand is a systematic philosopher in the tradition of Plato and Aristotle. Blog » Jason Cochran. Architectural Association School of Architecture Projects Review 2014. The Architectural Review. Design Observer.

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