Isn’t it the height of pretentiousness when a visual artist throws way visual perception and expects the audience, who have mastered visual perception, to contemplate their mind-numbing, nonsensical works?!
True Lies: Warp Negative Space by Michael Newberry “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” Picasso With this tutorial I will show how to shape negative space by warping it, thereby creating a believable 3-D image on a 2-D surface. Painting is made up of positive forms and negative spaces. Think of …
Understanding the makeup of light and shadow is a fundamental art tool. Indeed, you cannot create forms without it. Three-Quarters Classic Light A 3/4’s light is falling on this egg form. This means that 3/4’s of the object is directly lit and the rest of it is in shadow. Four Key Elements Just looking at …
“I find beauty in observing and in furthering my knowledge about light, the identity of plants and trees, and even such things as the nature of the formation of rocks and land masses.”
By seeing everything outside and inside of us, and connecting the dots we become magnificently alive and fearlessly free to explore existence, and turn those experiences into treasures of creativity.
Michael Newberry’s website and blog, Aesthetic Evolution. In Heart, Theory, and Practice the Very Best Visual Art Alternative to Postmodernism.
Perhaps the most difficult part is the introspective sorting of the emotions that lead and add up to a celebration of love. And to eliminate the cynical voices that have zero to contribute. And to be sensitive enough to have the “ah ha” moment when I see its manifestation in the models’ poses.
As a neo-romantic artist/painter I felt terribly alone and disgusted by Duchamp’s art world. Yet, these wonderful recordings and hundreds more kept me motivated, sane, happy, and ready to take on the greatest challenge to an artist: to celebrate personal and human evolution. Thank you.
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It is interesting to contrast Hefferlin with Picasso (he is one of my favorite artists). He created some of the best compositions of all time, but he frequently distorted the subjects – like the woman’s face, body, and other objects – to make very clever compositional arrangements. But in distorting reality so much he threw the baby out with the bathwater. He was visually saying that reality is a chaos of distorted perspectives that are not true to real life. What is exceptional about Melissa is her ability to tweak these pattern motifs while keeping a realistic perspective, a feat of integration that Picasso doesn’t match up to.