Global warming and art

There’s something to be said about global warming – like ‘it’s real!!!!’ – when even art museums are changing the way they choose and store art because of it.  I found this article very interesting.  Maybe art that is destroyed when it becomes too wet is going to be ‘ephemeral art’ in the not too distant future.  Perhaps I should start sculpting in stone…..

The oldest studio

I always figured that the oldest known art work was the paintings on the caves at Lascaux, but it appears there is another category in the ancient art world – the studio!  Or perhaps it is best described as the paint manufacturer.  I think many people forget how much chemistry there is in art – here’s an article about some of the pigments that they worked with about 42,000 years ago.

It seems though that they hadn’t gotten into being muralists at that time, likely just body painting.  So that classifies it as time-based art.  Or beauty products…..

Who was Vincent?

Vincent van Gogh's wheatfield

Was it a dead end, or just a curve in the road?????

I thought This was a very interesting article about Vincent van Gogh – one of my favorite painters.  Maybe he was who we thought he was, maybe not!  Ah, now there’s something we can’t do these days – trade places with our twin, start afresh, stand at the crossroads and decide to disappear around the bend.  At least not in the technologically linked world – too much verification of ID. Not quite sure if I’d want to be anyone else anyway….

 

Destruction of art

So sad – a recent Artnet post outlining the (known) destruction of timeless art that has been lost not just to the countries where this war is, but to all humanity that appreciates it.

Art and science.

John Constable is known for painting realistic skies during a time when meteorological knowledge was not what it is today.  Yet he used a lot of science in trying to get it right – and a bit of artistic license where necessary, too.  A long but very interesting article from The Cloud Appreciation Society.  I loved the quote:

” I am led to this having been very busy with rainbows –”

John Constable’s rainbow.

 

History of Acrylic Paints

I thought I would share this interesting article from my LinkedIn friend Lakshmi Mohanbabu on the History of Acrylics.

Here’s one of my acrylic experiments that made an interesting stretch of boundaries – wet in wet acrylic with acrylic flow release on unprimed canvas.  Hmmm……

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Art vs. Politics.

It’s ok to read – totally non-partisan!

Skyscapes for the Soul Monthly Newsletter, November 2016