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HELP: self-referentiality of abstract expressionism

I will soon be doing an academic paper on the self-referentiality of abstract expressionism, focusing on the Cold War era and Clement Greenberg's critical theory.

Do you have any literature to suggest on the self-referentiality of abstract expressionist artworks? It is very important to me.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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2024/04/25
21:03 UTC

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What is it called when one painted color is affected by another color near by?

The brain's processing of colors is affected by colors near it, even subtly, and when painting, sometimes this is accounted for.

I've found some great articles on the illusion of this, but I swear a year or two ago someone had a name for it. I recently overheard someone else call it "tone crushing," but that's not at all what I"m looking for.

Thank you

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2024/04/20
17:53 UTC

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The over all options on art mediums as they came to be, is AI art a medium or a fad?

So i recently have found myself in a decision on the legitimacies of an AI Artists, someone who strictly uses Ai to make there art, and tearing down all notions on the effects on art as a whole in a copyright infringement way. the other person claims artist are gatekeep art from ai artists. and it made me wonder has any other form of medium cause this controversy? when digital programs come to be like krita or coral draw did those cause an split in art over physicals and digital, photoshop?
and speaking on a term of AI as a medium, if we could quell all notion of it ruining art in a mass media. could we come to respect it as a movement or another medium. when you get down to it AI is a its simplest a tool that takes data and a prompt to generate an idea. which in some form takes creativity. personally i think using Machine learning with summited reference work used to teach people about perspective by taking there drawing cross referencing them and show what and how they can be improved would be an amazing use of AI art and i do believe it can have its positive uses. seeing family member use it to get there personal ideas out of there heads into some visual form is really cool, long as people actually use artist for the finished products. at the end of the day it will never be perfected 100% and i think as long as people fight it in media like movies' and tv by boycotting those things people who can use ai to express themselves with a program that is properly sourced which can only help art as a whole. id like to hear from other people as well. those who study art or partake in it as well, any medium

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2024/04/15
08:24 UTC

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Experiencing contemporary art in NYC

Hi, I've been seeing a lot of art in NYC and wanted to capture my experience and thoughts, so I started a semi-silent vlog. Each episode is centered on an exhibition or artist, but it's also about going to see art and what a private art life might look like in New York. Some armchair theories, but more random thoughts. If you're interested, here's a link to the first few episodes!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTWqpnTrAPaC5nwz0VRfxRjaXexgWXMZ8

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2024/03/24
18:18 UTC

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Mona Lisa’s smile

Are we sure the Mona Lisa wasn’t a self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci as a woman? And THAT’s the reason for the smile?

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2024/03/16
20:30 UTC

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Alternatives to theme-based categorization of contemporary art?

My observation is that it has become common practice to categorize and critique contemporary works based on themes, e.g. ecology, labor, colonialism, gender, etc. Although that seems to work fine, I sometimes think that this way of looking foregrounds the narrative aspect whereas material aspects, processes, abstractions or methodologies become secondary. Are there any theorists that suggest alternative ways in recent years or decades?

By alternative ways I don't mean going back to old-fashioned medium-based taxonomies such as painting/sculpture/drawing (adding newer media doesn't change much, it's still the same 19th century medium-based taxonomy), but something that is more suitable to represent contemporary or what you might call post-conceptual art. Are we stuck between the medium-based and theme-based perspectives?

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2024/03/06
12:23 UTC

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"What is Art?" by Leo Tolstoy, on the value & moral status of art — An online reading group discussion on Thursday March 7, open to everyone

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2024/03/05
02:15 UTC

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What is the difference between meaning and message

Hello everyone!

I'm wondering if there's someone who tried to explain the difference between these two concepts and what is your personal opinion.

Thank in advance!

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2024/02/27
16:34 UTC

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Dive into self-exploration through dance & Share your art story

Hello everyone! I’m doing research into the way art influences our lives.

I invite you to explore the transformative power of dance in this article, "Dance as a Form of Self-Exploration," and see whether it resonates with you. But the journey doesn't stop there — we want to hear from you!

Have you recently had an impactful art experience, perhaps a visit to a gallery, a day of creative expression, or an exploration into art therapy? Join us for a 30-minute chat to share your story. It's an informal, stress-free conversation aimed at celebrating how art influences and transforms us.

Interested? Reach out and let's inspire together through the beauty of art.

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2024/02/21
09:19 UTC

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Does anyone have good resources on the philosophy of anarchist art?

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2024/02/15
08:02 UTC

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I have a theory.

So basically, the race you're usually around has an effect on your art style. What I mean by that is if you're usually around lighter skin coloured people, you're characters might be more on the light skin tone as opposed to darker skin coloured people. Same with darker skin coloured people. I know it's a bit rude but it makes sense to me. Delete it if you want, I don't mind.

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2024/02/14
16:01 UTC

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Masculinity Study

Friends, I’m conducting a study (IRB approved) on masculinity. Check it out!

What’s it like being a man today? How did the phrase “toxic masculinity” find its way into that? What does it mean to be a man in today’s society? If you are interested in sharing your thoughts on these questions, follow the link below to participate in a research project. All who identify as a man are welcome to participate…

https://lcu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV\_e4Ywq7ea4ZRZ0H4

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2024/01/31
16:01 UTC

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A DAO for the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna – MAK DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)

Elmirabear founding member of The MAK DAO has opened a discussion forum on a decentralized social media platform. Anyone from all over the world can join the discussion there. I will not post any links because I never know if it is allowed or not.
Instead, search this term: "A DAO for Applied Arts on Hive"

A passage of Elmirabear's article on hive.blog

If you don't want to leave a comment underneath the post you can also share your thoughts here. I will share the comments in our first discussion round for the MAK DAO.

For more information on the MAK DAO visit the official MAK homepage.

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2024/01/26
07:56 UTC

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How can the idea of method acting be applied to other forms of art?

Acting is a form of visual and audio art involving the use of the body. Method actors like Johnny Depp or Vincent D'Onofrio are said to live in character to better inhabit the role and clearly the end product is consistently truly amazing. I'm trying to think of ways to apply this same level of immersion to other forms of art like painting, writing, or any other.

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2024/01/20
15:25 UTC

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Reading recs on community-based art projects

Hello everyone, I am currently undertaking a major curatorial residency focused on working with community members surrounding a large park in Chicago. My task is to build relationships within the community leading up to a final presentation/exhibition later this year. This project is highly relational, and I'm seeking recommendations for readings that can help me navigate this residency effectively. My goal is to create experiences that alleviate the allostatic load of everyday life for the park neighbors, addressing the chronic cycle of stresses. Given the urban setting, which includes environmental racism, over-policing, disinvestment, and a large immigrant population, any leads on relevant readings would be immensely appreciated!

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2024/01/15
05:28 UTC

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Looking for Essay: Curating/Curatorial

Hello! I know this is a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone has access to this article from an out of print book- Irit Rogoff and Beatrice von Bismarck, “Curating/Curatorial,” in Cultures of the Curatorial, ed. Beatrice von Bismarck, Jörn Schafaff, and Thomas Weski (Sternberg Press, 2012)

I have been on the hunt and can't seem to locate. Thanks!

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2024/01/03
15:47 UTC

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Perception of Reality and Art

I have been thinking of how my bad eyesight affects my art. in a way I am the only person who can see my eye art the way I see it and yet it is really nice to be able to share art and enjoy other folk's art. what are some other examples in which who we are uniquely impacts the lens though which we percieve art? kind of like it is different for everyone. I think this could be inspiring to experiment more in the ways we create art

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2023/12/27
07:25 UTC

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Why do artists hate what I make, but non-artists think it's good?

I always get the same type of answers from artists. I have had art teachers tell me to my face I am unteachable, and I have zero artistic talent. Art students told me I should just give up. I don't understand their art either, they just throw a bucket of paint on a canvas and it sells for $500k. I don't get it. I assume the goal is to make art out of spite, but when I make art out of spite everyone says it is terrible.

But on the other hand, random people on the internet say my work is surprisingly good. I mainly do digital edits, trying to create glitchy, eldritch horrors. I don't really follow any art rules, I just sort of mess around with things until I get something demented enough where it looks good. I made those types of edits for YouTube thumbnails, channel banners, things like that. And despite this artists would tell me it is just crap.

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2023/12/27
03:49 UTC

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Die Venus - Ein Bild, das aus dem Kopf entsteht.

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2023/12/24
19:24 UTC

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Die Venus - Ein Bild, das aus dem Kopf entsteht.

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2023/12/24
19:24 UTC

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Friedrich Schiller's Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man (1795) — An online discussion group on Wednesday December 20 & 27, open to everyone

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2023/12/20
19:15 UTC

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Why is a certain type of art beautiful? Make me see the world through that type of art. Thank you!

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2023/12/16
19:32 UTC

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Conducting R&D in Art space. Requesting you all to Participate

Hey everyone!

I hope you're doing well. I'm Abhi, and I'm passionate about art. Over the past two months, I've been exploring the world of art and have noticed some challenges, especially for aspiring artists.

I've started a subreddit community where I want to bring together art enthusiasts, aspiring artists, and anyone interested in supporting the arts. The goal is to understand the challenges artists face, especially regarding recognition, opportunities, and fair compensation.

If you're an artist, art lover, or just curious about the art scene, I'd love for you to join our community! Let's discuss, share experiences, and work towards creating a positive impact in the art world.

Here's the link to our subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtvibesCommunity/

Looking forward to connecting with all of you and conducting some meaningful research and development together.

Best Regards,

Abhi (Admin)

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2023/12/16
05:19 UTC

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