Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Burnin’ up the Floor

Burnin' up the Floor

We need your input. Which design best catches your attention while maintaining the spirit of the event. The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Foundation is hosting a benefit concert on behalf of the Firehouse Arts Center currently under construction in Downtown Pleasanton. The event’s main attraction is a BIG BAND music ensemble consisting of between 12-25 musicians. […]

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Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

As discussed in the “What is Landscape” survey posted to Facebook, there are many interpretations of the term “landscape.” However abstract the term becomes, they all seem to reference the vast open space of our land. During the process of assembling these thoughts on “landscape” and what the terms convey, the following artist’s work comes […]

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What is Landscape

What is Landscape

landscape |ˈlan(d)ˌskāp| noun 1 all the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal : the giant cacti that dominate this landscape | a bleak urban landscape. a picture representing an area of countryside : [as adj. ] a landscape painter. What is landscape? This may […]

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A Celebration of Irony

A Celebration of Irony
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Linguistics, War and Authorship

Linguistics, War and Authorship

In response to Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s play Richelieu 1839 True, This! — Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the […]

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The Third Mind – Burroughs and Gysin

The Third Mind - Burroughs and Gysin

In a movement defined by William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin known as the cut-up, a group of writers set out to bring writing up to speed with the rest of the pictorial arts. In the words of Gysin, writing was fifty years behind painting and the cut-up served as a means of bringing writing […]

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Creative Exploration and the Generation of Ideas

Creative Exploration and the Generation of Ideas

In terms of new ideas and working projects, artists experience both green pastures, flowing with milk and honey and vast desert landscapes, dry as far as the eye can see. When the former prevails, a great peace envelopes the mind of the artist as he or she works through the ideas that lead to the […]

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Dis-Contiguous

Dis-Contiguous

Our recent economic state, bipartisanship and ever nagging decrees of church and state have led to an examination of the war that is waged within. This is my response.

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Walter de Maria – More than an Earthworks Artist

Walter de Maria - More than an Earthworks Artist

Walter De Maria was born on October 1, 1935 in Albany California. He studied history and art history at University California, Berkeley. In 1960 he moved to New York. In 1969 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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What draws us to a particular image?

What draws us to a particular image?

Once you have mastered the machine, the camera, you are left with understanding the emotional components we are capable of relating to. Think about the images you are drawn to. Why do these images come to mind? Often times we are drawn to images that we ourselves are capable of making within our limited understanding. […]

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Style vs. Subject

Style vs. Subject

The subject of flowers does not represent a style. It is how you photograph these flowers and turn them into a visual display that represents your style. If, for example, one’s pictures are black and white, color, up close, tightly cropped and or pulled back and centered, i.e. shot in various ways using no single […]

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