"It is surprising to me to see how many people separate
the objective from the abstract. Objective painting is not good
painting unless it is good in the abstract sense. A hill or a
tree cannot make a good painting just because it is a hill or
a tree. It is line and colors put together so that they say something."
-- Georgia O'Keeffe
2. Word for the week:
BEAUTY: I'm not going to try to include the whole multi-part
definition here. here's one definition relating to the arts:
In the arts, symmetry of parts; harmony; justness of composition.
- American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828
That quality or aggregate of qualities in a thing which gives
pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit;
physical, moral or spiritual lovliness. - Webster's New Collegiate
3. Practice: "Learning bears fruit when it is applied."
Try a painting or drawing where you aim to juxtapose opposites:
rough and smooth textures, transparent and opaque passages, lights
and darks, warm and cool colors -- yet maintaining a harmony or
integrity. (This is a challenge)
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