Paul Cézanne was a post-impressionist painter born January 19th 1839 in France. Cézanne felt that art should go hand in hand with nature. In a letter to one of his pupils, Emile Zola, he says, ” But you know all the pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as the things done outside.” He felt that an artist should see nature in a way that no one has seen it before. That they must make a vision for themselves. Not in an extremely cryptic way, but by being fully conscious of their own sensations. Of both feelings and visual sensations in unison. And then, using intelligence, organize it into their work.
I really like that he says we must make visions for ourselves. I think at this point it’s so easy for people to say “everything’s been done” but I don’t think everything’s been done. If we take things that have already been done and mingle it with our own beliefs and experiences I truly believe we could create something that’s never been done. However if we get too caught up on trying to create the thing that hasn’t been done, we miss out on the act of creating. And that’s where the connection, or the uniqueness, lies. I don’t think creating something that hasn’t been created yet is as important as creating something that truly reflects who you are. And to create something that truly reflects who you are requires a consciousness of yourself, your feelings, your experiences, and the world through your eyes.
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Information from, Theories Of Modern Art by Herschel B Chipp
Pictures from, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_C%C3%A9zanne
I need to know about the artist not the art. The art is great, but I prefer to learn the artist because for me that’s what makes the art. Please bare with me while I try and find a new book on the lives of artists and their art that I enjoy enough to write and learn more about.
In Asian art, jade is considered to be the most powerful and mystical material. Particularly in China, jade is associated with imperial authority, heaven and immortality. The Chinese have a saying: ‘One can put a price on gold, but Jade is priceless.’ Some of the finest pieces of jade out price diamonds and are desired all over the world.
Book “The Arts Of Asia Materials Techniques Styles,” Meher McArthur
Whistlers early and consistent use of musical titles ‘nocturnes’, ‘symphonies’ and ‘arrangements’, helped to confirm the impression that the visual arts ought to aspire towards the condition of music; and his decorative ideas- such as the use of a peacock- feather pattern in the room which he painted for his patron F.R. Leyland- were extensively plagiarized.
According to Edward Lucie-Smith in his book titled Symbolist Art, “There is some current disposition to underrate Whistler and write him off as an essentially isolated artist. To do this is to distort the history of the art of his time, in which he was, and remained an influential, even central, figure.” I think very often we as artists forget how much effort it takes to stay in solitude to complete a piece. Outside of the art world they may never understand the amount of copious hours we spend hacking away at our projects. If you’re all in, it’s a constant battle to stay focused and build your piece into something you can be proud of. Even here with Whistler people are ready to write him off as an isolated artist, but how we work on our art is how we inspire others and help other creators of our time. This is being part of something. So those of you who are struggling to focus because people say you’re spending too much isolated time on your masterpiece, you’re part of the crowd and you are not alone.
You can check out where I got the pics from here:
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The many ways women fight oppression
Breaking men’s hearts
Ridding themselves of all things beauty
Working their asses off to prove they can do what men can
Staying home and doing what they love
Embracing all things beauty
being confident in their body
Learning self defense
Creating a workplace the supports women’s needs
Picking up male mannerisms
Letting men help around the house
Being the breadwinner
Being a mom
Eating healthy and going to gym
Voicing their opinions
Yelling and screaming
Hiring more women in the workplace
Teaching more women
Supporting more women emotionally spiritually and financially
Shake Shakin what they mama gave em…
The list infinite… And I’m open to hearing more
Good Morning thinkers,
I’m doing a Collection/Project on morality and I need your help. If you could just tell me your opinion of what you feel is Morally Right vs Morally Wrong or Morally Good vs Morally Evil I will add you into my collection/project. There are no right or wrong answers here. It’s pure opinion and perspective. I will take ALL the answers and add them in. Quotes, Essays, lists, pictures, book suggestions, poetry, short stories under 7000 words are all acceptable. Thanks in advance for supporting my endeavors.
Sidenote: If you disagree with someone’s ideas on morality this isn’t the place to debate them. No refutes, telling someone they are wrong, or small minded in their beliefs.
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