Monthly Archives: December 2011

Steep, Steeping, Steeped

One of our generations’ great abstract painters, Helen Frankenthaler just died at the age of 83. She is quoted as sharing a common mantra at ArtHouse 23: “There are no rules. Let the picture lead you where it must go.” … Continue reading

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Christmastime Creative Collaboration

Creativity– the ability to use the imagination to develop new and original ideas or things, especially in an artistic context. “An idea is more than a single thing. On the most elemental level an idea is a network. Inside your … Continue reading

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Pondering

“Art must do something more than give pleasure.  It should relate to our own life so as to increase our energy of spirit.”  Written by Sir Kenneth Clark in a series of articles entitled Looking at Pictures in the London … Continue reading

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Every Picture Tells A Story

On wall after wall in museums and galleries hang story after evolving story.  Until the Realism of the mid to late 19th   century and the Modernist painting of the 20th century most visual art in Western culture was designed to … Continue reading

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