A TRICK OF THE EYE: ART & AESTHETICS

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A TRICK OF THE EYE: ART & AESTHETICS

Explorations into the past, present, and future of art and aesthetics.

Members: 45
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2012

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Art separates us from the animals, defines us as human beings, and distinguishes one class, one group, one culture, one place, and one time from another. It is little more than abstraction—an ersatz reality that reveals what we think of ourselves and the world around us, while shaping how we think of ourselves and the world around us, too. It is cause and effect. It is necessity and extravagance. It reveals and obscures. It is truth and artifice. It is uniquely ours, and it is a trick of the eye.

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You can post anything here related to any kind of visual, multi-media, or performance art. Topics can be about a specific piece, artist, movement, or methodology. Posts on human perception, psychology, and social evolution as they relate to art would also be greatly welcomed.

When posting, remember that comprehensive is good, but brevity is better. There is a lot of information on the web, and a lot of activity on A|N—basically, there are a lot of things competing for our attention. You will get more mileage out of your posts if you remain succinct and focused.

Discussion Forum

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Jun 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Odilon Redon

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Steph S. May 13, 2012. 3 Replies

Illusion and Surrealism by Tang Yau Hoong

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Paper sculpture

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by michele ricketts Oct 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Animated gifs accelerate

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Dec 15, 2011. 2 Replies

Van Gogh: The Life

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by michele ricketts Oct 13, 2012. 1 Reply

The Criminal Genius of Caravaggio

Started by A Former Member Oct 5, 2011. 0 Replies

A nightmare named Zdzislaw Beksinski

Started by A Former Member Jun 22, 2011. 0 Replies

Light art

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 20, 2011. 0 Replies

Favorite Museums

Started by Shawn Anonymous. Last reply by A Former Member Jul 8, 2010. 1 Reply

A Quiz for the Eye

Started by Jaume. Last reply by Jean Jacques Sep 25, 2010. 284 Replies

Starring Mark Rothko

Started by A Former Member Mar 30, 2010. 0 Replies

New York woman falls, rips Picasso painting

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Howard S. Dunn Mar 29, 2010. 1 Reply

The boy who paints like an old master

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Kellesta Jones Jun 15, 2010. 4 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on July 1, 2010 at 1:08pm


Eugene Boudin: The Man Who Inspired Monet

In Normandy, the small and charming port town of Honfleur has everything: an iconic old bell tower that provides an excited peal for weddings; an ancient wooden church across the street, where the organist does better than "Here Comes the Bride" to mark the occasion; and — along the little cobblestone streets, hurdy-gurdy players providing more secular music for the hordes of camera-toting tourists.
Comment by A Former Member on June 12, 2010 at 6:47pm
Neat video Orange.
Comment by sacha on April 28, 2010 at 11:25pm
I just had to add a few more pictures and another link. Be sure to read about his piece entitled Dead Dad


Comment by sacha on April 28, 2010 at 11:07pm
Comment by A Former Member on April 12, 2010 at 10:22am
Love 'em, Jaume. Glad they survived the xtians. They usually destroyed stuff like this when they found it. Effin' xtians.
Comment by Jaume on April 12, 2010 at 10:18am
Mochica ceramics.


Comment by A Former Member on January 3, 2010 at 6:03pm
Beautiful sacha. Looks like something they might use in a Marilyn Manson video.
Comment by sacha on January 3, 2010 at 3:15pm

Comment by sacha on December 17, 2009 at 4:57pm
I'm not sure why I love this, but it's just so creative:

Best ever Santa outfit modification:

Desaturated Santa

Comment by A Former Member on November 17, 2009 at 10:27am
Newshour | Monuments Men
Jeffrey Brown talks to the author of "Monuments Men," which documents the findings of thousands of cultural artifacts after World War II.

Can't embed, but click on link and scroll down to the download link and you'll be able to listen online. Here is the book they are discussing. - DG
 

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