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Are You A Romantic? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

Are you a Romantic? Here’s a quick quiz! Tot up how many of these you answer ‘true’ for.

1. Do you gnash your teeth at night worrying about things you really shouldn’t worry about, like the implications of the fact that in 2 billion years we’re going to collide with another galaxy? 577 more words

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Week 6: Discussion

Artist of the Week – Nikki S. Lee

This week’s artist of the week was Nikki S. Lee. She is a photographer, and is in all her pictures, rather than taking them. 368 more words

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Home Made Paintings: a Witnessed Peter Doig Lecture

On 20 June 2014, Kate Sterchi and I were very lucky to slip into a Peter Doig talk at the Fondation Beyeler, in Basel, Switzerland. 497 more words

Repository 144: Happy Bday Courbet | The Premier Artist as Rebel

“…in our so very civilized society it is necessary for me to live the life of a savage. I must be free even of governments. The people have my sympathies, I must address myself to them directly.”

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Karen Rand Anderson reblogged this on cleaning up the studio and commented:

A happy 195th birthday to Gustave Courbet, "one of the best, most audacious artists in his time, and a major player in the 19th century art revolution in France that moved the focus of art from institution to individual." Reposting here, with thanks to Catherine Haley-Epstein for this great post. She notes: "Before Courbet, an artist was simply that – no fanfare, simply an artist/artisan. Remember it wasn’t until Impressionism that people started to marvel at the persona of the artists (i.e. Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin)…. Courbet paved the way for new perceptions of art and artists given his [insistence] on mixing personal politics with painting." Read on, and don't miss the last image in the post....!!

Repository 144: Happy Bday Courbet | The Premier Artist as Rebel

“…in our so very civilized society it is necessary for me to live the life of a savage. I must be free even of governments. The people have my sympathies, I must address myself to them directly.”

567 more words
Perspective