“I shut my eyes in order to see.”
To painters: Whats the difference between painting on linen versus canvas?
Do you think in images or words?
What are you favorite websites for art world news?
What is a good title for this painting? 48”x62” oil on canvas artist:Robert Tokley http://www.roberttokley.com
What do you think of this? (tempera and gold on wood) http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/458967?sortBy=Relevance&ft=cars&offset=60&rpp=20&pos=75
“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”
“Men have escaped the criticism, and it’s high time they came under the microscope as well. Elected officials need to get with the semiotics of fashion, because the clothes we wear send a message about how we’re perceived, and they have constituents they’re serving.”
The blue man, is a drawing from Mark Pol. www.markpol.nl. He was thinking about the Humankind. He can’t deny that the Humankind is in the blue period. The world is quite cold, not cool, slowly it will turn to red maybe. There is a rage going around. The people are angry, why? We do not […]
Who is your favorite Impressionist or Post-Impressionist?
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”
Do you like to take corny family photos? What do you think of them?
Do you doodle in the margins of your notebooks? What do you doodle? Why do you doodle? Is it something that keeps your hands busy, helps you concentrate, capture artistic inspiration, or another reason?
Whats a funny caption for this artwork?
“‘I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like,’ really means, ‘I don’t know anything about art, but I like what I know.’”
“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”
What first got you interested in art? A friend or family member, art class at school, a specific artist or artwork, a visit to a museum… how did it all start for you?
“Artists teach critics what to think. Critics repeat what the artists teach them.”
“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.”
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Do you think a studio art class or an art history class should be required of college students? What about high school students? What kind of art class should be mandatory?
I know a lot of times that when people display art in their homes, they might not need a high quality label like in an art museum, if they decide to use a label at all. But what I don’t understand completely is why public works are often missing labels. Is there a reason for […]
“Genius is only childhood recovered willfully.”
“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
How do you advertise your artwork online? What advice do you have for artists looking to make a website, Facebook page, or Instagram account?
Who are some artists to follow on Instagram?
“Good design is good business.”
“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.”
“It’s the viewer that makes the work.”
“All art is infected by other art.”
How do you approach abstract art? What advice do you have for those who don’t “get it” or don’t like it?
I came across this painting while reading about Post-Soul Aesthetics, Black art after the Civil Rights movement. It’s interesting how the white paint borders, but sometimes overlaps the black paint in this painting. It begs the question: is the black figure forming itself, or is the black figure being formed by the white paint around […]
“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.”
“This Neo-Dada, which they call New Realism, Pop Art, Assemblage, etc., is an easy way out, and lives on what Dada did. When I discovered the Readymades I sought to discourage aesthetics. In Neo-Dada they have taken my Readymades and found aesthetic beauty in them, I threw the bottle-rack and the urinal into their faces […]