Reverberations through Touch

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In 1888-89 Van Gogh experimented with color contrasts applied in a pattern of touches (example 1) versus large continuous blended areas that had been the tradition in landscape painting. He was not alone. In Italy since the 1860s Macchiaioli landscape … Continued

Abstract Nature

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Many of our ideas for abstracting nature evolved from our efforts to redesign and perfect it. We build Edens, Paradises, and gardens of perfection through distillation and reduction. Long ago Japanese gardeners worked to rebalance and redesign nature to create … Continued

Ultramarine Blue

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The Romans traded for lapis lazuli which was mined in Afghanistan as it still is today.  They named the stone after its long journey from the east across the Mediterranean “Ultramarine blue” not because it looked like the blue of … Continued