III. Art Words- Art, Inwardness, and Processes and Procedures

What is Art? Opening In class, with its speech, gestures, charcoal, oil paint, oil pastel, flowers, naked bodies and paintings, one can leave implicit much that in writing should be “spelled out.” Some of the concepts and terms here have long complex interdisciplinary histories. Yet our only concern is to clarify art teaching. If we […]

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Living Art- III. Art Words- Prisms of Language

Visual Meaning and Prisms of Language 1. Painting directly explores visual meaning. We live directly in our senses. Yet we do not exist in isolation, cut off, in a vacuum. No one creates the world anew out of nothing. All personal experience is a variation on human universal themes. Each person’s experienced worl­d is inexhaustible. […]

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