Answer the questions, question the answers

I am in the process of starting an art career and subsequently I am applying for various programs to help with that objective. But I inevitably find myself a bit stymied by the program applications which include questions such as: ‘How does your artwork reflect your world view?’ or ‘How does art impact your life?’ It is a little like asking how breathing helps you … Continue reading Answer the questions, question the answers

The Art Spirit Book Review

I recently read The Art Spirit by Robert Henri an American artist who, until I heard about the previously mentioned book, I didn’t even know existed. He was a representational but avant-garde (his subjects were less subdued and genteel and he rendered them with bold brush strokes) painter who became eclipsed by even more radical styles such as Cubism and Fauvism. His work hangs in several … Continue reading The Art Spirit Book Review