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October 2014

29.10.14 - The Golden Art Epoch of 2015

We are now facing a golden epoch age of art as the art market corrects itself, through the exuberance of female art gets  underway. Within this correction a large scale repercussion of wonderful alterations of art is happening as the female art scene expands to become more prominent. This positive correction in the current art market is evident as female work populates more art sales and museum solo shows. As more and more investors buy female art we see a trend of balancing the male dominated art market. A shift in awareness of the social structure in the art market is taking hold as more collectors and museums back up woman’s art. If female art was a stock they are moving into blue chip territory.

At the Moma 2015 looks like this.

“MoMA’s 4th and 5th floors of chronologically organized modern and contemporary works will be completely changed out to highlight the Museum’s collection of women artists, which represents about 13% of their painting and sculpture departments. “Finding a way to tell the history of art through only women artists is a formidable exercise,” Temkin remarked.

What will the art world become now that the other half of humanity is being represented in its entirety?

The Brooklyn Museum

Another institute is changing its view as the Brooklyn Museum has Judy Chicago as a permanent exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, which has its own wing dedicated to the Art by Woman.

 

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18.10.14 - Of all the arts

“Of all the arts,”

said Wassily Kandinsky, “abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for color, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.” In other words, the painting must have the fundamental components of good design.

David Hockneyximages

“All painting, no matter what you are painting, is abstract in that it’s got to be organized,” said David Hockney. Balance, vibration, weighting, form and eye control, mastery of colour, areas of visual excitement and areas of paucity, grey to rest the eye and gradations: These design elements, when intuitively understood, can create a stand-alone magic.

These quotes are amazing because expressing the essence of abstract painting is hard because it is so abstract! Yet these men did a fine job of providing an explanation.

13.10.14 - Illegal visit to Hans Hofmann’s drawing school

x1Illegal visit to Hans Hofman’s drawing school

Hans Hofmann is considered by many critics to have been the greatest and most influential teacher of art in America in this century. Hans taught his Push and Pull theory in Providence, Mass at the Hawthorne school. Hofmann’s influence as an abstract teacher touched all artist who were part of the New York Expressionism movement.

The barn

In 1979 the barn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is on Miller Hill Road, has an impressive view of town.The location of this relic  you didn’t hear from me, but is worth the visit. The property is now privately owned.

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