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 Glenn Sogge on October 17, 2009 at 7:14pm
If you are interested in really modern (i.e., avant garde) art, check out UbuWeb. It is kind of the de facto repository of a large amount of sound, poetry, film, text, or whatever from the 60s on.
Comment by A Former Member on October 3, 2009 at 3:30pm
Thanks for that link Jaume. I wish they were identified better. However, I knows those overtly sexual ones are not in the US. Americans would be up in arms over that kind of stuff.
Comment by Jaume on October 3, 2009 at 7:09am
Comment by A Former Member on September 28, 2009 at 8:37am
Thanks Sydni. I haven't really promoted this group too much yet. The discussions are set to dsiplay 20, I think. There just aren't that many discussions posted yet.
 

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