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What Is Art? © 2012 Shunyo Mahom



Art is a thing, Zen Art is a process. Art is technical, Zen Art is personal. Art is doing, Zen Art is a happening.



Have you ever had an original insight when the solution to a problem you’ve been struggling with came from out of nowhere after you stopped looking for it?



We all have had creative moments after which we could only wonder, “Where did that come from?”



Somehow we know that our original insight or expression did not come from our past knowledge,…

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Added by Shunyo Mahom on August 15, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments

What is Art? by Shunyo Mahom

WHAT IS ART?

© 2012 Shunyo Mahom



Art is a thing, Zen Art is a process. Art is technical, Zen Art is personal. Art is doing, Zen Art is a happening.



Have you ever had an original insight when the solution to a problem you’ve been struggling with came from out of nowhere after you stopped looking for it?



We all have had creative moments after which we could only wonder, “Where did that come from?”



Somehow we know that our original insight or…

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Added by Shunyo Mahom on August 15, 2012 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Artist’s Statement

My new artwork is an examination of life cycles, of old and new, of memory and creation. Using my photographs as the “memory” I work with pastels to create new landscapes that both intrigue and excite me.  The materials provide endless options for exploration into the theme of memory and creation.

 

Combining these materials has created an opportunity to go deeper into my subject matter.  I used to paint trees or rocks as part of a larger landscape; now I look at the bark of…

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Added by Nira Chorev on August 8, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Butterflies No. 1

Butterflies No. 1

Acrylic on stretched canvas - 9" x 12"

This painting from 2011 is the final painting of my submissions to the American Art Awards...

Added by R. Huiskens on July 30, 2012 at 9:09am — No Comments

More Odd

http://webartacademy.com/odd-nerdrum-an-interview

The Importance of Being Odd: Nerdrum’s Challenge to Modernism By Paul A. Cantor.

Added by Gary Bruce Smith on July 29, 2012 at 4:25am — No Comments

Odd Nerdum

I Find the works by this artist fascinating from both a technical and symbolic perspective. A short piece on his methods can be found at http://webartacademy.com/odd-nerdrums-painting-method

 

Added by Gary Bruce Smith on July 28, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments

Hornet Moth No. 2

Hornet Moth No. 2"

Acrylic on stretched canvas - 18" x 20"

I have entered three paintings in The American Art Awards. One was the painting in my previous post here, …

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Added by R. Huiskens on July 27, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Clockwork Butterflies No. 6

Clockwork Butterflies No. 6

Acrylic on stretched canvas - 24" x 36"

For my first entry on the Artists2artists blog, I would like to feature a painting that was completed over many months. The earlier paintings in this series were more realistic in the interpretation of the clock gears, but ended up being somewhat monochromatic. I purposefully decided to forgo the…

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Added by R. Huiskens on July 9, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Apex Art Franchise Program 2012-13 Results

New York, NY - Apex Art Franchise Program 2012-13 Results



Apex Art announces the winners of it's 2012-13 Franchise Program. We received 182 eligible proposals from over 50 countries, which were voted on by an international panel of 100 jurors. Members of the jury were asked to read 50 anonymous proposals and nearly 3,200 votes were cast to determine the winning…

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Added by A2a Editor on July 7, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Well do you Perceive Color?

TAKE THE TEST

 - - Did you now that one out of 255 women suffer from mild color blindness, and an incredible one in 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency! Take this…

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Added by A2a Editor on July 2, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Antiquities and More

I just completed my "Antiquities" dipditch.  It is an abstraction of an ancient city on a hillside.  This painting is done in oils because I wanted to work with earth tones and blends and I do that best in oils. 

 

I am a retired engineer and quite truthfully, I don't have a big imagination.  I see things very realisticly and have a very difficult time abstracting…

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Added by Jeanne de Campos-Rousseau on June 18, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

My Bio

My Bio

As far back as I can remember, all I ever wanted to be was an artist. From the age of 5, if my mother wanted to keep me occupied and out of mischief, all she had to do was give me a pencil and paper, and I would draw for hours.

When I was 14 I had an accident while riding my bike, and broke my leg. It was serious enough that I had to be put in a body cast which landed me in bed for almost 8 months. During that time the Board of Ed sent me home tutors so that I wouldn't miss…

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Added by Stephen Shub on June 9, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

My Artwork Featured on A2a

I am new to the site and just  had a email to say I am featured with the Crosby statue abstract painting, the Crosby statue's have inspired me to do many landscape paintings of them and am going to paint another very soon with all of them on, which will be my final one in that series, I am very honored to get featured for my work, Thank you.…

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Added by Jennifer Blenkinsopp on May 18, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Moon Dance

Nearly Completed Moon Dance which is an aluminum forged sculpture 3/16 Thk. Material all welded with a David Smith finish. Now after over 400 hrs. Since Aug. 2011, I need to find a home for it and maybe myself as my wife has been extremely understanding. Planning a photo shoot then?????

Keep you posted!……

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Added by DENNIS A. DEZMAIN on May 8, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Web Site

I have more works posted at www.shelleyhull.com

Added by Shelley Hull on April 26, 2012 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Artist Statement

I have always had a creative mind when I draw a certain type of object. My inspiration comes from books I have read,mystery movies, dreams, and the dark creative side of my brain. I like the idea of using graphite when I draw, and the major use of contrasting. I am also inspired by a famous artist, Samuel Gammell. 

Added by Olivia Rhiannon Compton on April 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Beware of Art Scams

Iguaçu is the painting that supposedly "caught the eye" of an art scammer who goes by the name Michael Silverberg. His email to me informed me that he would like to purchase this painting for his new apartment in California. He said he is about to move in within the month and would like the painting as soon as…

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Added by Trixie Pitts on April 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Paint out

With a group of artists we go out every week for painting on the beautiful island Curacao. And every week we find a nice spot which gets us inspired!!!

Added by mimi van bindsbergen on April 3, 2012 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

Artist Statement Update

Men don't cry. Men don't show emotion. Men handle their own problems…

I grew up in rural New York, near the St. Lawrence River. My family used wood stoves as our main source of heat, within a 150 year old uninsulated farm house. My little brother and I used a chainsaw to cut-up logs, blocked wood with a 12 lb. steel splitting maul, and hauled it into the house—all part of a normal winter. My Dad exemplifies the rugged man—a bridge construction worker, welder, mechanic, hunter,…

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Added by Andy York on March 15, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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