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

Lessons From Rembrandt

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This past week brought me to a variety of Edinburgh’s  national museums and galleries where I twice visited a retrospective of Rembrandt’s work. He explored landscapes in addition to his portraits. The Dutch 17th century was century of landscape innovation … Continued