Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Guest Blogger Owen Brown: Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression

Transmission, Interpretation, Transgression Thirty three years ago, the semiotician Umberto Eco wrote: “A text, once written, no longer has anyone behind it; it has, on the contrary, when it survives, and for as long as it survives, thousands of interpreters ahead of it. Their reading of it generates other texts, which can be paraphrase, commentary, […]

Fine Art for $1.00 Per Day

Fine Art for $1.00 Per Day

“Fine Art for $1.00 per day” – The New SmartArt Subscription Program to be Launched by Art Force   “Fine art for $1 dollar per day” is the new tagline for Art Force’s SmartArt Subscription Program. The program originally came about several years ago after realizing that many of the organizations we at Art Force […]

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art (Owen Brown)

Autobiography in Art, Part II of Owen Brown’s Guest Blog. (Part One) Not the obvious, then. That is, Velasquez peeking coyly from Las Meninas, or Rembrandt’s absolutely gorgeous self-portraits, from youth through age. Or even Picasso. Or Van Gogh. Frida Kahlo. Durer, Auerbach, Freud, Hockney. It is easy enough to put pencil and chalk to […]

Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Art History, Fine Art, Philosophy
Depth in Painting (Owen Brown)

What we mean is not, clearly, a third physical dimension.  Nor, necessarily, the pleasant falsities of perspective.  Instead, depth in painting, in any form of art, is expressed along the measure of emotion. Which we should not be ashamed to acknowledge.  Rather, we should wander at the fact that op artists like Bridget Riley  and […]

The World’s Smallest Art

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Famous Artists, Fine Art
The World’s Smallest  Art

While much of the most famous works of art catch our attention due to their grandiosity, Willard Wigan, Jonty Hurwitz, and Slinkache are here to paint a different picture– one that may require a microscope to see.   Willard Wigan An English sculptor, Willard Wigan creates art that is so tiny, it fits in the […]

World Records of Art: Part I

World Records of Art: Part I

There is a world record for everything, even if we don’t know it for sure. At one time or another, something happened that had never happened before and that made it the first – the very first – the undisputed champ of creation. Here we’re not talking about “most plates balanced on someone’s chin” or […]

Famous Commissioned Art for the Ages

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Commissioned Art, Famous Artists, Fine Art
Famous Commissioned Art for the Ages

Commissioned art has been prevalent in human culture as far back as history goes. Many of the famous and iconic symbols of our world were only created because they were commissioned. The first on our list is possibly one of the most famous of them all. Let’s take a journey back through time, looking at […]

Art of Love: 5 Art Inspired Valentines

Art of Love: 5 Art Inspired Valentines

Art and love have one thing very much in common – passion. That’s not all they have in common, of course. But to spend countless hours pouring your heart and soul into a work of art, it inevitably becomes a part of you. Like love, it stays with you forever. Some loves are greater than others just […]