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Why Make Art?

Izabela Oldak replied:

"..Art has the power to cause a revolution, to change minds. It is for me a communication aimed at the search for truth, in life, in reality. Art has an immense philosophical potential, it is a form of freedom to express thoughts, emotions, observations and ‘conclusions’ on the world around us. In my art I combine craftsmanship with conceptual and spiritual aspects. I am trying to find the legacy of mythology, folklore, tradition and old believes. I am getting back to the roots, when human life was connected to the natural environment and when the arts were considered spiritual, magical, a secret language used in many rituals and rites. I make my artworks manually, with the preciseness of a craftsman, because I think that these skills are important and are coming from mankind’s talent. I use a lot of symbolical and conceptual aspects, because the brain is an enormous force and I like to challenge it. I refer to mythology, legends and folklore, because I see it as the most incredible set of knowledge which indicate universal truths, behaviorism and spirituality. "

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What do you do after setting up your own website and posting those images for the world to discover your talent?  While waiting for that enlightened day, figure out the true art of the web - the art of communication.  Then strike up a dialogue with the only person who'll ever really understand what you do - another artist.
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En el metro  by karen kruse

Well! At least I got you here again! That is something! And I’m glad for it. Un abrazo desde aquí, amigo mio. (I also prefer this one..: ).. [Goto..]

En el metro  by karen kruse

Bravo ... Me siento honrado por su dedicación (I hope Google Translate has improved their service). Karen your new paintings are very good, they are definitely you, your painting style and measure but looser and more confident. I like this one best... it's a beauty.
Hello to all my friends, I hope you're all well. AP is still my preferred art site and I'm sorry for my lack of activity... [Goto..]

Aracne  by vincenzo cignozzi

Haha!!! Please forgive my absolute ignorance of Ovid, but when I saw this painting I thought man that's exactly it - you get lured in and bam! you're trapped in her web... and it'll take 25 years or more to escape, even if you do manage to muster the strength after all those years.
It's too good this painting - I'd never have had the balls pull a work like this off (quite indicative surely).
Thank goodness however, for Vincenzo and the classics... [Goto..]

En el metro II  by karen kruse

I think the woman's head is tilted back in order to relax her neck muscles so that she can "cat nap" without the jolt of her head falling forward, and thus disturbing her quiet space. Try as I did, I still don't see that her eyes are open. I see that the three figures are unified two ways. Their eyes shut, and they are all wearing the color blue. I see no sexist judgements here. .. [Goto..]

En el metro II  by karen kruse

Well Gigi, it seems to me that actually the woman's eyes (only one is visible to the viewer) are open, and that she's focussing up at some objective in the distance, whereas, as you say, it's blatantly obvious that the men are completely blind to whatever it is that's going on around them.
Maybe it's exactly this, Karen's point?
Might you know if Jung had something to say about men opting out, and women who take on the role of communal visionary/leader?

I'm curious to understand if (we) men are being given a particularly negative judgement in this painting, and if so, are we deserving of the depiction? (actually maybe that very last query I should leave out, as it's only likely to garner responses of well-honed and long-prepared invective...)

Nevertheless it would be interesting to hear a woman's opinion the male role - always in respect to Karen's painting, of course.

Furthermore, I'm curious about your remark on the predominance of the colour blue, and I'd like to invite your opinion, if I may, of this painting in relation to Karen's previous work LINK, which to me exerts a very different ethos, especially in terms of colour and human character.

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Studio Logs

Do you wanna build a snowman   Kristina Lycke

The title lesson. One shouldn’t give a title to the painting until it’s finished unless the name can be very long or neverending, like : “do you wanna build a snowman? I’m not really convinced I wanna as it’s turning into a snowman-saurus and more, but do I have to stick with it until the very end? . . . . ” and so on . . . .  [GoTo..]

Do you wanna build a snowman   Kristina Lycke

Do you wanna build a snowman   Kristina Lycke

Do you wanna build a snowman   Kristina Lycke

Do you wanna build a snowman   Kristina Lycke

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Do you wanna build a snowman   Kristina Lycke


bouncing   Maria Xagorari

You can have a look at this, Gigi. [GoTo..]

bouncing   Maria Xagorari

I'm glad you are still around! I find the story behind this intriguing. Would it be too much trouble to describe the disaster and the resultant mess? [GoTo..]

Mah..   Maria Xagorari

I see her as comfortably dissociated. She's almost grounded (look at her feet and their distance from eachother) but it is as though she is lingering between two expectant moments versus, perhaps, where she'd prefer to be. I like this one very much. [GoTo..]

she   Kristina Lycke

Dear Jp: the she is of course a he now and i didn't manage to leave him out. He walked into the painting without announcing it. I will see if i can find space for "she" somewhere, in the coming days. I didn't manage to listen to what i can leave out. Sorry Miles.  [GoTo..]

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Donne in Jazz
a cura di Giorgia Cassini
6 dicembre 2014 – 6 gennaio 2015
Spazio espositivo “Vinceremo” Piazzale F.T.Marinetti Albisola Capo

ALBISOLA CAPO – Si aprirà il prossimo 6 dicembre la personale d’arte contemporanea “Donne in Jazz” del maestro ceramista savonese Gian Genta presso lo spazio espositivo “Vinceremo” nella piazza ex stazione fronte mare sede IAT di Albisola Capo.
Un evento culturale di alto livello curato dal celebre critico d’arte Giorg  [GOTO..]

Paolo Anselmo ,Graziano Cecchini e Gian Genta
tris d’assi alla
1° Biennale d’arte del Principato di Monaco

Una terna formidabile di artisti di conclamata fama internazionale, campeggia nella programmazione della 1° Biennale d’arte del Principato di Monaco che si terrà nelle sale Bosio e Beaumarchais dell’Hotel de Paris dal 27 febbraio al 3 marzo 2014.
Paolo Anselmo ,Graziano Cecchini e Gian Genta scendono in campo per l’occasione con tre proposte diverse di arte contemp  [GOTO..]

British Armed Forces Veteran  [GOTO..]

nice story, i we like to learn more on this issue please any body   [GOTO..]

There are not many places to exhibit, in this local area without having to join a art group. There are two but I decline to join as they do selection on the art work and no guarantee you will get your work in exhibition. It costs a lot to frame your work, and also the amount of hours spent on the work. There was a census for a gallery to be opened in the area, said it was not viable.

There was a group, the main problem is getting people to help with the exhibition. Peopl  [GOTO..]

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Random Forum Entry:

I agree with Hanjo. Just a mention of the exhibition/competition would suffice - with a link. This other stuff is not the function of the forum.

Sheila [GoTo]

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