The Gender Divide in Art

More on a Gender Divide in Art.

In my recent blog post I questioned whether women artists were taking over. That was a rhetorical question based on a personal observation that there...
Abstract painting

ABSTRACT ART IS LIKE CLASSICAL MUSIC

ABSTRACT ART AND NON-SUBJECTIVE ART The subject of abstract art and non-subjective art came up again the other day as I was updating some descriptions...
CR printing on Epson

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE …

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD I wrote a blog post about giclee printing a couple of years ago. It claimed that giclee is...

Nature or Nurture the biological determinism debate.

NATURE v NURTURE or BIOLOGICAL DETERMINISM ‘Biological determinism versus cultural determinism’ is a bit of a mouthful. It is the same thing as ‘nature versus...

Six theories about art

'Six theories about ART' by Colin Ruffell ‘What it means and what to do about it’ This blog post, concerning six possible theories about art, is based on...
Lasceaux cave painting

Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Lascaux Cave Paintings.  Lasceaux is in the Dordogne region in southwest France. In 1940 a teenager named Marcel Ravidat, hunting for a lost dog with...
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Japanese Ink Painting.

Talia LeHavi on Japanese Ink Painting. A fellow artist at Skylark Galleries in London is Talia LeHavi who has been working with traditional Japanese ink...
colour-wheel

Colour theory. CMYK and RGB

Colour theory. As an artist I think about colour using an established colour model. The primary colours are Blue Red Yellow, . With these three...
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MEMES and SCHEMES

MEMES and SCHEMES Memes and schemes are the lifeblood of a creative lifestyle.  Someone, a beloved person very close to me, told me recently that I...
African carving

AFRICAN ART INFLUENCE

AFRICAN ART INFLUENCE ‘Sub-Saharan African art has had a major influence on European art for the last 100 years.’ This has been a claim made by...

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The emperor’s new clothes idiom. This ‘Emperors New Clothes’ subject follows on from my previous blog post about Arty Farty Bol**cks. In that post I...

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS Sorry about the inferred swear words. But this a term that is widely used to describe something quite interesting.     Arty Farty B’s refers to...

ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS

MY ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS Art college ‘pros and cons’ is a subject that I have been mulling over for the last 54 years. That...

An Artists Manifesto

ARTISTS MANIFESTO One of the interesting things about being an artist is that some of us have produced and published a manifesto. I reckon that...