Let There be Light?

Form is a visual element that has been  powerful at all stages of the progression of  fine art, but today in contemporary art it is an element that is dismissed.

Conceptual art of intellect alone, for myself, being a game or a trick of the senses’   is the reason why art has strayed from aesthetic value.  Do we still arrive at a sense of beauty?  and content?  What or where is the value of form?  (as in Duchamp’s Fountain?)

There is form content even in Arabic,  Moor , and primitive art of beautiful geometric mosaics.  I will add even  within  Marc Rothko’s color fields….

There is a fine line between  space and form.  I don’t mean to dismiss  or stress any  content or expression such as; representation, and realism….There can be found plenty of examples of form before the Italian thirteenth and fourteenth century of the age of humanism.       Can you find an example of form in conceptual, minimal, or performance art?  MBV 5/18/17  4:34p

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Ask How, Not Why

Ask How Not Why
Ask How Not Why

A delightful ‘free-style’ painting , or Dada style. Figuration of juveniles show a literal story. The figures are offered something from a playful monster.

The patterns and colors are not realistic but playful and the scheme is a child-like game played by cartoon figures

You decide for yourself what the characters are saying or doing, and how the friendly monster is involved. The meaning of the title eloquently and philosophically tells the characters that in life there are more answers to questions that ask “HOW” instead of questions that ask “WHY”.

Adolescence

Adolescence

“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
― Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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