Hand Blown with Bright Edges

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Air blown pigment is at least 17,000 years old.  Anthropologists and art historians think that Paleolithic Lascaux cave painting would have been made by blowing a solution of pigment through a physiological nozzle with our cupped hands.. 3400 years ago … Continued

Windswept

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I recently discussed the role of “Common Fate” as one of our innate categories of visual organization. Building a field of unified motion has been an artist’s tool for attracting the viewer’s attention. A unified field of motion keeps the … Continued

Water Garden For A Blue Heron

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A visit to China 1000 years ago will find you in the Sung Dynasty, a period of unequalled landscape painting. The emperor had established an academy for artists. Painting and calligraphy were deeply connected. Gestures of the brush revealed energy, … Continued