“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”
“The pictures come to me in my mind, and if to me it is a worthwhile picture I paint it I do over the picture several times in my mind and when I am ready to paint it I have all the details I need.”
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
If you’re an artist, at what point did you start calling yourself an ‘artist’? If you’re not an artist, at what point do you call another person an ‘artist’?
“[Art says] everything that one can say about man and the world. Besides, they make us understand that there is something that one cannot know.” (Rodin: Sculpture & Drawings by Catherine Lampert)
“People bring their own skills at reading language to reading language, skills at understanding poetry– meter, rhythm, imagery. If you’re not skilled you read it on one level, if you’re more skilled you begin to read it on another. and generally we are illiterate visually, which is one issue that I’m trying to address, and […]
“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”
What do you think about looking at art through virtual reality technology? Do you think this technology would make more people interested in art? Do you think virtual reality could ‘replace’ a visit to a museum?
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Are infographics (graphs, charts, signs, diagrams) art? Are artists better at making infrographics than other people, such as scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians?
“We’re getting closer and closer to being able to create at the speed of creative thought. I want there to be no such thing as reality or fantasy; I want it all to just be.”
What is your opinion of art galleries being placed in working-class neighborhoods? Are they a sign of gentrification?
“There are many great women artists. And we shouldn’t still be talking about why there are no great women artists. If there are no great, celebrated women artists, that’s because the powers that be have not been celebrating them, but not because they are not there.”
How do you decorate for the holiday season? What holiday decorations do you love and hate to see?
Which children’s book has your favorite illustrations?
What your favorite artwork in your house? Take a picture and post it in the comments below.
“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
What are some interesting album covers? Post album art in the comments below.
“I am my own muse.” Photo Credit: Damijan Fric (website)
“…animation is not a genre. It is a method of storytelling. People are constantly analyzing it and misanalysing it as if it is a genre. It isn’t a genre. It can do horror films, it can do adult comedies if it wanted to, it could do fairy tales, it could do science fiction, it could do musicals, […]
Is fluid art, paint pouring, or acrylic pouring a type of Abstract Expressionism?
What is the difference between a selfie and a self portrait? Image Credit: Nathaniel Hornsby (Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
To artists: how do you handle criticism?
“It seems like the faster people are able to post images online, the less they think about the images they’re posting.”
If a person made a robot that makes art, would the artist be the robot or the person who made the robot?
Have you ever taken a docent tour at an art museum? Did you like it?
“Design is the application of intent. Graphic design targets the eye, and ultimately the mind’s eye, of both the individual beholder and the broader audience. Strategy, concept, message, and visual vocabulary connect sender and receiver by means of graphic acuity and attraction… you see?”
Where did Inktober come from? How did it start? Image Credit: Dan Vazco (Instagram)
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”
Is it easy to transition from drawing with pens and pencils in a sketchbook, to using a tablet with a touch screen?
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.”
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
Do you prefer animated or live action television shows and movies? Which shows/movies? Does it depend on the genre? What types of animation?
Do you ever confuse two artists who have similar looking artworks? Which artists?