Hand Blown Paint Revisited

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Like me, as a child you may have blown ink puddles with a straw directing spidery ink strings.  And, you may have experimented with other blowing effects. From the cave paintings at Lascaux to traditional Chinese painting blowing the paint … Continued

Angling For Infinity

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A big question in art has been how to build the illusion of space on a flat two dimensional surface. The answers are many and have unfolded differently in different cultures and times.  There are also many shared and overlapping … Continued

In The Immediate Vicinity

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Toward the end of the 18th century northern European artists began painting carefully observed landscapes studies. They served to help create a greater feeling of natural credibility in their larger studio works. They were prompted by new interests in geology, … Continued

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

Orientation and Depth

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Among designers’ criteria are the Gestalt principles like Common Fate, Figure Ground, Closure, Similarity, Continuity, and Proximity. This post illustrates a synthesis of these principles through diagrams, photos and paintings. I begin with “Common Fate” because this principle determines an … Continued