I thought This Article about Edward Munch’s color theory was really interesting. Red is interpreted more quickly by the brain than blue because the wavelengths are slower!
And the quote “Quantum mechanics has been very well correlated with the emergence of non-representational art.” – Bober – shows you just how much science there is in art. So if you want to be an artist, don’t skip chemistry or subatomic physics in school.
“The Vatican Museums have to be the most beautiful place and the most hospitable. It must throw open its doors to the world,” wrote the Pope in his book, noting that based on the teaching of the Bible, the poor’s inability to pay should not prevent them from seeing the church’s impressive art collection.
The book, co-written with Tiziana Lupi is also now a documentary, apparently available on youtube. The book doesn’t seem to be available (bummer).
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…..
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…..
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….
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 –”