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.

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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 Shawn Anonymous on November 2, 2010 at 7:02pm
Hello Friends,

I've been away from AN for a bit, so its been a while since some of us have talked. I hope all is well. I wanted to tell you all about my new article on the Black Skeptics Blogspot, its called "Humanity's Child". If you get a chance, I hope you'll read it and post a comment on the page. If you like it, or simply find it interesting, I hope you'll forward it to your friends and/or groups across the net. You can find a link to the article below. Thanks in guys!

Best,
Shawn


PS- For those of you who are interested, you can also find my previous article entitled "What If" by searching that title on the Black Skeptics Group at Blogspot or RichardDawkins.net


http://blackskeptics.blogspot.com/2010/11/humanitys-child.html
Comment by Ann on August 25, 2010 at 2:21pm
That Darth-art is awesome. Thanks, DG.
Comment by A Former Member on August 19, 2010 at 1:51pm
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Comment by A Former Member on July 7, 2010 at 10:11am
I haven't had a chance to listen to this yet. Podcasts are posted online for only about 2 weeks, so listen soon if you're interested. - DG

How a Con Man & a Forger Rewrote Modern Art History
Is the artwork in your local museum or personal collection genuine? Can you be sure? We'll talk this hour with investigative journalist Laney Salisbury, co author of "Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art" (Penguin Paperback, 2010).
Comment by A Former Member on July 7, 2010 at 9:56am


Long Lost Michelangelo Sculpture Found?

A sandstone sculpture of a kneeling man sharpening a knife could be a long forgotten work by Michelangelo, according to an Italian scholar who has rediscovered the statue in a private collection.
Comment by sacha on July 7, 2010 at 2:42am
hello hello Shawn Shawn
Comment by Shawn Anonymous on July 7, 2010 at 12:31am
Hi guys. New to the group and wanted to say hello.
Comment by Shawn Anonymous on July 7, 2010 at 12:29am
Hi guys. I'm new to the group and wanted to say hello.
 

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