Waves and Distant Shores

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In the 17th Century the Dutch enjoyed a golden age in commerce and art. Rembrandt  contributed importantly to this period.  He explored new ideas in painting and printmaking.  Among his experiments were new compositions for landscapes such as example 1. … Continued

Challenge Your Skills

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NPR recently reported on studies in creativity as presented in recent TED talks. One interesting discovery was that artists (musicians, painters etc) can fall into comfortable repeated patterns relying on unchallenged skills for success.  But, by challenging those patterns and … Continued

Analytical Painting

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In “Thinking Fast and Slow”, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman considers how we make decisions, fast and slow. Fast decisions are easy, quick and driven by habit and convention. Slow thinking requires mental work and the brain prefers the easier path.  … Continued