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Art Values

Art isn’t necessarily just about originality and some cultures do not value that at all. In fact, in the past even Europeans rejected art that was too much of a departure from conventional expectations. Being different is not always the key to being included in the art history books. Originality (as I am using it […]

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Art Preferences

I agree with the old saying that art is in the eye of the beholder. In fact, most of the power of the work lies with the viewer. The artist has a concept and uses the materials to express it, but the viewer brings his or her temperament, experience, mood, and expectations to the reading […]

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Media Adds Meaning

This week, my son sent me a news story he had come across about a Chinese artist who uses cut paper for cutting edge (pun intended) artworks. It made me think about how artists choose and use materials for expressive purposes. Cut paper is a traditional media in native cultures on both hemispheres and above […]

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Assessment Criteria

When we look at an artwork we decide whether it is good or not. We do that based on what we know and how we feel. There is a big difference between “that looks good to me” and “that’s good”. When you say that something is good you need to explain what criteria you are […]

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