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Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media.
Art has been characterized in terms of mimesis, expression, communication of emotion, or other values. During the Romantic period, art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Though the definition of what constitutes art is disputed and has changed over time, general descriptions mention an idea of human agency and creation through imaginative or technical skill.
The nature of art, and related concepts such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.
Wikipedia source of definition
Some of my now favorite aesthetics of the moment:
Recycled and reused custom art in typography, summer is in swing!
Leslie Rowlands Interiors
Kevin Sloan art, which is whimsical and exotic subject matter
Reminds me of another favorite of mine;
the book is a must pancha tantra
A a little modern art.......
Photo: An actual "fly in the ointment" (pictured below) is just one of the fascinating discoveries from MoMA's Jackson Pollock Conservation Project. http://bit.ly/100rr97
Who cannot help but think of Jackson Pollack when the term modern art comes to mind?
Here is a close up of an actual fly in the ointment in one of his larger than life original paintings.
The translucent gold-amber substance is cured, concentrated medium
Photo: "No artist cooked up a tastier version of the primal Pop recipe than Claes Oldenburg did in New York in the late 1950s and early ’60s." The New York Times reviews our two Claes Oldenburg exhibitions, opening tomorrow: http://nyti.ms/16ULGv9

[Photo: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times]
Claes Oldenburg
"No artist cooked up a tastier version of the primal Pop recipe than Claes Oldenburg did in New York in the late 1950s and early ’60s."
Isn't this exactly how you feel some days when the telemarketers continue to call even though you are on the no call list?


Karen Albert said...

Excellent post Leslie!! I am so fascinated by Walton Ford's works of art!

I miss your visits!
Art by Karena

La Maison Fou said...

Thanks Karen!
I will have to stop by... soon :)