art theory

art theory · 07. March 2022
A painting is not just a painting. Even if it is not absolutely necessary, a painting can be, or become, a work of art. In order to become a work of art, it must not miss the meeting with the public, and this happens more often than we like to admit. Usually, what we see is a larger or smaller part of the process that physical instantiation crowns. Most of the time, as viewers, we declare ourselves delighted or disappointed with the aesthetic aspect of the work and pass over in silence, or we...

Homer Waiting For The Wave
art theory · 09. February 2022
There is no beauty without shadows. I was not the first to have this idea, but I had it on my own, much of it as a result of contemplation. We have epiphanies every day, we are just too busy to consider them. Probably this is the reason why a small epiphany does not turn so often into a big epiphany, or even into That Epiphany.

art theory · 04. October 2021
A second entry under the same name would be enough for some to prove that I might not know what I am doing. While it might be true in some respects, in others it certainly is not. I do know, most of the time, what I am doing. Yet, there are moments, when I allow myself to be surprised by what stands in front of me, even if it certainly stems from my own creativity, be it called mind, or hand skillfulness. The reason I am mesmerised by my own work might, as a matter of fact, not be the same as...

art theory · 04. October 2021
Unaware When I named one of my last works The Fall, I did it bearing in mind that it was both about Autumn and the fall of man. Yes, I was sure it was about the fall of our civilization, due to a broken relationship with nature, due to the scarcity of natural resources. I tried to ilustrate those ideas in my painting, an the name of the work came to me naturally. Yet, at the moment I decided that The Fall would remain the name of the work, I was still unaware of some details I had put in the...

art theory · 30. September 2021
...Problema este că acest discurs igienist al selecției naturale capătă aspecte cel puțin ciudate într-o lume în care natura nu poate fi altfel decât antropizată, în care exotismul există doar ca subcategorie a fantasticului și ca mereu neîmplinită promisiune științifică a cuceririi altor teritorii din spațiul extraterestru.

Are Painted Portraits Relevant Anymore?
art theory · 23. July 2021
Are painted portraits still relevant? With handy smartphones, multiple cameras, advanced shooting modes, lots of pixels, stunning filters and great resolution ... you can't beat that, especially when the portrait you make is not intended to be anything else, to convey any message, save nature, or dolphins

Une Paire De Lunettes De Soleil Ou De Vue
art theory · 29. June 2021
On peut se trouver dans la situation de reconnaître comme œuvre d’art une paire de lunettes de soleil ou de vue, une paire de casques audio ou une prothèse auditive, une quantité quelconque de vanille ou toute pièce de vêtements.

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