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 […]

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 […]

A World Without Art

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in education, Ethics, Philosophy
A World Without Art

Ready to wax philosophical? Let’s step into another world. This world is fraught with peril. Its corridors are long and empty and the only sounds you will hear are natural. No music. No paintings. No poetry. Just people milling about their affairs. This is a world without art. What does it look like to you? […]