What’s In Motion?

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Maybe this has happened to you. You’re sitting in a train looking out the window at an adjacent train on an adjacent track.  It’s very close to you. One of the two trains slowly starts to move.  Is your train … Continued

Anticipation

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 Da Vinci was one of the earliest artists to observe that we scan from one focal point to another searching for confirming information,  that we connect  a path of focus points into a stream which both constructs and anticipates information. … Continued

Underpainting?

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(example 1, the underpainting).  Underpaintings are often referred to as the early stage in which an artist loosely blocks in the values, shapes and some texture information.  Later color will be  added opaquely or as a glaze tint  to the underpainting … Continued

Overlapping Visual Fields = More Volume

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 This is the first single exposure.   This is another single exposure which is sharper than the first. I overlay these two images in PhotoElements to create the third  image. After this double exposure I will add another layer to create a triple … Continued

Sequential Motion

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                 Eadward Muybridge set out to prove that a running horse will have all his legs off the ground at one point. By setting up a series of exposures in 1878 he confirmed it.  Not long after Muybridge,in … Continued

Origins of Modernism and Cubism

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      At the close of the 19th century Cezanne wanders about his neighborhood in Aix-En-Provence and occasionally as far as the coast at l’Estaque.  He is trying out new ideas. First, he wants to take the formal compositions of … Continued