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55 Tips for the Emerging Artist

What tips do you have for aspiring artists?   Always use spell check.   Volunteer for organizations because you care about their mission.   Remember this quote “Professionals have professional habits”.   Remember this quote too “Paint with Paint”.   Avoid politically correct people.   Never explain yourself.   If you create something that requires […]

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How to Ship Your Art

This is not a paid post, I’m sharing my knowledge based off of my personal experiences shipping art all over the world. So you’ve sold a painting and you should be proud because selling artwork is almost as hard as creating the artwork itself. The easiest and most effective way to ship your artwork is to purchase […]

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On Rationality

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle Thought is not black and white, it’s circular. What I see in the world is a bunch of people all doing what they think is the right thing to do or the good thing to […]

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How to become a better artist.

1. Youtube it There are countless tutorials on Youtube. I learned how to paint water from watching videos that I found on Youtube. Youtube has an endless library of techniques, along with step by step tutorials, and reviews for products and services. For example, just by Youtubing “xyelene transfers”, I ran into this helpful video which […]

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Katy Perry, Banksy, and Postmodernism.

Postmodernism is the technical and theoretical rejection of traditional norms and genres. A pop musician focuses on the performance and rejects the idea of utilizing instruments to create music in the same way that a performance artist isn’t creating a tangible object. Theoretically, a postmodernist rejects the ideology behind a larger movement. Katy Perry’s “I kissed a girl and I […]

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l’bizarre pour l’bizarre – Art for Quirks Sake

Modernism arrived when Manet painted his “Olympia.” He critiqued representational art and the aristocracy’s way of life. He used the very same nudes that he was critiquing to present his case.[1] With Duchamp’s Urinal, he playfully challenged the significance of art at its core. If one were to simply put a urinal into an art gallery, does […]

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Is Jurassic Park a Feminist Film?

Is Jurassic Park a Feminist Film?

First off: Jurassic Park is a wonderfully entertaining series, I’ve watched it many times. Now while most movies have a tendency to portray females in a misogynist way, that does not necessarily negate the other aspects of a film. Film is a reflection of culture, and culture is largely patriarchal. Lars Von Trier makes fantastic films, he’s even […]

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Orientalism: Film and Culture

Orientalism: Film and Culture. Orientalists are famous for their scholarly portrayals of the non-west. According to the Guardian, “Jean-Léon Gérôme‘s painting The Snake Charmer is a sleazy imperialist vision of the east. A group of men sit on the ground watching a nude snake charmer, draped with a slithering phallic python, in front of glittering Islamic tiles […]

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