All Blog Posts Tagged 'Art' (242)

Monumental Sculpture

For a certain ambitious artist, a large work in a public space is the test of their artistic chops.

An example of one such artist is Richard Serra, whose work changed how we view art in public spaces. Still, some of his works are claustrophobic (which is my problem, not his). And in one famous work, Tilted Arc, he miscalculated the public's reaction. He thought that he was making folks really see space - but he forgot that workers in a busy city feel a great ownership of the public…

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Added by Terry McKenna on February 21, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Timing and Illusion

You can relax.  This isn't about politics.

Several recent pieces on Our Salon have talked about the fact that art is illusion.  “that angry Buddha guy” had an article that specifically dealt with that and others like rosigami have alluded to it as well. 

There are many tricks used to create the illusions. I’m not qualified to discuss all of them and it could be boring to do so, so, we’ll just look at a few.

Some colors seem to recede next to others.  I…

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Added by Rodney Roe on January 15, 2017 at 9:16am — 13 Comments

It is Art

Lots of words have been wasted on whether photography is art. It is unanswerable. But that’s ok. It is similarly impossible to explain what converts a faithful portrait or an accurate bronze sculpture from being just an image to having the elevated status of art.

Of course, most art takes a lot more time and effort than what it take to snap a single picture. But in the end, art remains elusive.

Thus it was that I decided to take a detour on the trip home after our Sunday dog…

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Added by Terry McKenna on December 19, 2016 at 5:30pm — 15 Comments

Veteran's Day - in pictures

The pictures tell the story. The parade is popular again. In the 1970s it was ignored. Yes Fifth Ave was closed but the streets were empty. I can't say when the parade again began to have an audience, but the first Gulf War and September 11, both played a part.

Nowadays, the crowds are lively,and the marchers diverse.

I used the Sony Rx10 to photograph the parade. It is this camera or others of its special niche that I recommend as the single camera to buy for an…

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Added by Terry McKenna on November 12, 2016 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

Leonard Cohen just died

Leonard Cohen's death was announced a few hours ago. No cause was given. He was 82 and had recently stated in an interview that he was ready to die. "That's about it for me."

I am not familiar enough with his body of work to write a detailed post. If a serious follower of his would, that would be appreciated.

I seem to be the main voice here announcing the deaths of famous musicians, so I'm continuing the trend.

Added by koshersalaami on November 10, 2016 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Are Photographs Art

If you have read me and my comments on others blogs, you may know my suspicion of discourses on art.  They may be interesting about the past, but for that artist (the maker) they constipate.  They inhibit.  (And please don’t read into this any suggestion that you should read the rest of my blog posts — and if you tell me you pay attention to my comments, well then I apologize.)…

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Added by Terry McKenna on October 8, 2016 at 5:30am — 15 Comments

Sweet Song!

Added by Sheila Reep on September 2, 2016 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

Art/Grafitti/Art - Is it in the Eye of the Beholder or on the Wall Where it is Beheld?

Over the past few days Terry McKenna and I have had an interesting exchange in the comment string of his recent post Is Graffiti Art?  In today's exchange he issued a challenge and wrote this, "Maybe you look at too much.  You may have seen Cezanne et al..  but if you were in my class, i would throw you out and tell you to…

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Added by JMac1949 Today on August 7, 2016 at 7:30pm — 12 Comments

Damage

With trauma, time ceased

It's fabric tattered and torn…

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Added by M. C. Sears on July 23, 2016 at 2:35pm — 10 Comments

Winter's Fading Breath

No sky

No ground…

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Added by M. C. Sears on March 6, 2016 at 11:45am — 7 Comments

Autumn Splendor

The majesty of autumn

meadows and groves

all…

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Added by M. C. Sears on October 31, 2015 at 7:42am — 13 Comments

Prelude to a Downward Spiral

I stand under a starless sky

and feel the weight of the world…

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Added by M. C. Sears on September 27, 2015 at 10:19am — 10 Comments

Studio Hours #4

Many colours in her blonde hair

pale skin

every…

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Added by M. C. Sears on September 13, 2015 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Challenging Moments

My mind is restless

and my heart cannot…

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Added by M. C. Sears on August 27, 2015 at 12:59pm — 8 Comments

Past and Present

Somewhere deep inside me

I draw upon childhood memories…

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Added by M. C. Sears on August 21, 2015 at 12:32pm — 10 Comments

Hardship

A silent room

and with each moment…

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Added by M. C. Sears on August 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

July Afternoon

Afternoon summer heat

too lazy to really work…

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Added by M. C. Sears on July 26, 2015 at 12:17pm — 6 Comments

Lament

Can’t you see

from where you are…

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Added by M. C. Sears on July 23, 2015 at 4:28pm — 8 Comments

Summer Snapshot

Sunrise, cool light

all glistens with dew…

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Added by M. C. Sears on July 10, 2015 at 8:50pm — 6 Comments

Time and the Wanderer

This long journey

through a life always…

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Added by M. C. Sears on July 3, 2015 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

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