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Charming Paintings of Contemplative Girls Doing Crafts

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Pablo Picasso’s atelier – Cannes, France

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Dorset, Dorchester, Max Gate - home of the late Thomas Hardy,  by the time of his death in 1928 was England's most renowned writer - old photo early 1930's

Max Gate was where Thomas Hardy lived after the age of 34.

 

Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage is in the beautiful Lake District of England, and is where William Wordsworth lived with his sister Dorothy and wrote much of his famous poetry in the early 19th century.

Georgia O’Keefe’s studio – Abiquiu, New Mexico

Georgia O’Keefe’s studio – Abiquiu, New Mexico

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The shake

Embrace the shake

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An artist discovered he could no longer make pointillistic work: instead of nice dots he drew strokes, like those violent, elongated raindrops that strike and hurt your face. When he found his hand trembling he’d used more and more force and the result was a neurological condition called a tremor. He went to see a neurologist and was told he had permanent nerve damage. That hurt. He only ever wanted to become an artist and now he couldn’t draw a straight line or a round dot.

What should he do? Try and learn to draw with his other hand? Get medication to numb the effect? Start all over again and study something different? The neurologist had some advice:

“Embrace the shake.”

You can find the whole story on TED, illustrated with drawings and other works of art. I’d like to look at the advice to embrace his condition…

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The Art School Post

 

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Two of early 20th century art/dance schools in India, Santiniketan/Viswa Bharati and Kalakshetra were not just involved with a revival of Indian dance and art traditions but were also responsible for a new kind of aesthetic.  Khadi, so intregal to the freedom movement, was homespun cloth worn by India’s poor – a symbol of spartan simplicity and an eschewing of luxury. The art schools on the other hand were involved with the revival or reinterpretation of textile traditions, even as they discarded western dress and goods and embraced swadeshi. Both schools were responsible for certain sari styles. Kalakshetra lent its name to saris that were based on existing textile traditions in South India though some of the patterns were new.  On the other hand batik (possibly introduced in India due to the South East Asian influence) and kaantha (a type of stitch that had hinterto been used…

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25 Best Oil Paintings by Raja Ravi Varma – 18th Century Indian Traditional Paintings

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Art Critic — Norman Rockwell

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Fredo (real name Wladimir Inostroza ) is an incredible artist and illustrator from Santiago, Chile. The Sifter previously featured Fredo’s 3D anamorphic drawings back in 2010 but below you will find an updated gallery of his more recent artworks. Fredo’s drawings are anamorphic because they have to be viewed at a specific angle to achieve the 3D effect. If you were to view his work from an alternate angle, elements would appear elongated and distorted.

In an interview with My Modern Met, Fredo says he’s been drawing his entire life, but got more serious about it in 2005 when he was a young teenager. He lists Beksinski, Arcimboldo, Rembrandt, Alex Grey, and M.C. Escher as artists that inspire him.

Fredo has an impressive following online, be sure to keep up with the latest at the links below.

 

 

 

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Art Quotes

“Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.”

Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Art is made by those who consider themselves to have failed at whatever isn’t art. And of course it is loved as consolation, or a call to arms, by those who feel the same. One of the reasons there seem to be fewer readers for literature today than there were yesterday is that the concept of failure has been outlawed. If we are all beautiful, all clever, all happy, all successes in our way, what do we want with the language of the dispossessed? But the nature of failure ensures that writers will go on writing no matter how many readers they have.You have to master the embarrassments and ignominies of life.”

In his beautiful meditation on failure, writer Howard Jacobson adds to history’s finest definitions of art. (via explore-blog)

   explore-blog:In his fantastic SVA commencement address on the false division between “high” and “low” culture, critic Greil Marcus adds to history’s finest definitions of art.