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...

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SEXISM and the GREENWICH MERIDIAN One reason that we might want to sort art and artists into groups is so that we can understand more. There...
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GICLEE PRINTS. The best thing since sliced bread.

GICLEE PRINTS. The best thing since sliced bread. Giclee is the best thing since sliced bread, or is it? Some artists will already have shut...
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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...
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Animals in Art

ANIMALS AS AN ART SUBJECT. Many artists have depicted animals in their art. Myself included. In my case I have painted our black cat many,...
The artists role in the art industry.

The artists role in the art industry.

The artists role in the art industry. The less obvious middle ranks of the art business world have a multitude of everyday uses for images...
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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...

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...
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ABSTRACT ART IS LIKE FROZEN MUSIC

ABSTRACT ART IS LIKE FROZEN MUSIC The idea of claiming that abstract art is like frozen music came about because some otherwise very worthy people just...
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Artist’s acrylic paint

Artist’s acrylic paint. In the late 50’s we saw these strange words describing some of the latest art from the USA, ‘acrylic on masonite’. What...

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