- Producer27/01/2017Better artwork = Art = A Happy Painter?Picasso, I am sure, was filled with love and happiness when he sketched and painted his children. Those depictions communicate both these emotions and his talent for intense yet subtle lines, shapes and form. Yet, his hand did not rely solely on...
- 09/02/2017How important is art talk to you? Do you need a lot of other people to network, connect and share with? Do you crave for talking with other artists or have you ever tried your best to get into circles that would do so?
Comments17/02/2017 #3 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali#1 artist talk used to be the essence of my life. Now days I live and work in a remote location so it's very rare for me to meet colleagues. I kind of miss it, but don't know if I should be looking for people in my network to start over the conversations once lost.
Sorry for the loss of your friends, Chas.09/02/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ WyattI am not exactly sure how to respond to your questions. I had a friend who was a mural painter who passed away in 2012. We use to talk at length about art (among other things) and its place in the world. I do miss those conversations. We also had a group of us who would meet for informal figure drawing sessions; I miss those, as well. I will leave you with this quote about art; "Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail." ~Theodore Dreiser, Life, Art, and America, 1917.
- 27/01/2017Rone "the artist who loved women"RONE “The Artist who loved Women”streetart360.net Rone is by far one of my favourite artists. Tyrone Wright “Rone” is an Australian street artist from Melbourne. Born in Geelong, Victoria and later moved to Melbourne. He is renowned...
Comments27/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThat was a sumptuous introduction of an Artist that would never have entered my consciousness otherwise - and another hat-tip to the diversity emerging in Australia - because the identity of any nation is not the fools that live there, but the human beings who emerged out of that country with a touch of brilliance, or bravado or beautiful spirit. I will ponder on Tyrone Wright “Rone” for than just a share - fantastic work on his part.
- 20/01/2017Un museo al aire libre que reproduce a escala gigante obras de artistas visua...plus.google.com Un museo al aire libre que reproduce a escala gigante obras de artistas visuales en medianeras de edificios, para deleite de los paseantes. - Luisina Egidi -...
- Producer11/01/2017Starving Artist to Thriving Artist - Making $$$ with your TalentsShow me the MONEY!There are thousands if not millions of Potters, Weavers, Glass Blowers, Tattoo Artists, Make-up/FX Artists, Muralists, Portrait Artists, Face Painters, Artistic Photographers, Animators, Illustrators and other Fine Artists ... just...
Comments11/01/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 HelfrichChadical! This buzz scores! This is SUCH a wise approach; "So I wrote down a list of questions. A LOT of questions. That would be my starting point. Now came the research to answer them. The results would be my finished plan, my strategy, and my mission."
Way to not get daunted by resistance or succumb to obstacles. Simply by understanding this was part of the process, and venting accordingly, you set yourself up for moving forward.
@Chad Carroll, I am with you. I love seeing and meeting people who are doing something meaningful to them, while paying the bills. It is part of a life well-lived.
- Producer11/01/2017You Are The Artist Of Your Own Life. Make It Beautiful.“Nobody else gets to live your life. You are the artist. Paint your picture. Dream your own masterpiece into being."- Anna TaylorYou have one life. You are the artist. Don’t just make life work, you make it a masterpiece. When you are the...
Comments14/01/2017 #7 Preston Vander VenGreat Write. To make our lives beautiful like art, we need to think outside the box of society. The culture today wants to limit us to be like drones or mindless sheep and follow the herd. There is no beauty there. I find the some of the greatest minds of those who still have their hearts of a child. Note: I did not say a mind of a child. The heart of a heart is limitless, with no borders. A child's imagination can solve any situation in the world. Yet, while growing up, society tells us to stop using this great gift and think in only one direction.
Creativity is experimenting. Some people view it as failure. No, we just found another way that didn't work for us. "Try, Fail, Adjust, Try, Fail, Adjust,....., Succeed."11/01/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.so true!!!
- Producer05/01/2017A KICK ASS ARTIST NAMED LYON BRAVE Jessica Alba: I used to draw to pay my bills. I don't know why i stopped doing that. I was so much happier.This was one of my favorites. So much cooler in person. (SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION LOL)Really fast self...
Comments07/01/2017 #5 Roy DaggsThis shit kick ass for real. I dig your art girl, but fuck all this politic talk on your page, why don't you just focus on art and music. You black. We don't give a fuck about Donal trump. You know what niggers like. Make nigger things. That's my advice to you to stop being broke yo.05/01/2017 #1 Dean OwenForgive me but Holy Sheesh Kebabs you are good! And I am not being complimentary for compliments sake. Totally unique. If I saw that first painting in a gallery, I'd probably want to snap it up even if budget doesn't permit! Way more talented than Alexandra Nechita, and as unique as Jean-Michel Basquiat.
- Producer20/12/2016Money and artIt's obvious to buy art one must be rather wealthy. But to produce it, the creative person at least should have a source of money that is paying the rent and bills.How to achieve this? I have no idea. I have been blessed to be born in a family with...
Comments30/01/2017 #24 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali#20 I absolutely agree on your views of choosing carefully if you are going to be an artist. Of course, many in the creative industry say that money, numbers and figures are easily confused by the less corporate type in the art world, working more on the creative side of things on itself.
thank you for your inspiring story of collecting art. Maybe you would be interested in checking out the www.taiko.fi website offering Finnish contemporary art online for affordable pricing.24/12/2016 #21 Bernard PoulinSimply a clarification : all of what we produce in our lifetimes as creatives is "artwork" not "art". Artwork is the "thing" that we work on and produce as a product which can be purchased. Whether "art" emerges from that product is another matter all together. Painters, sculptors, dancers, writers all want to produce, one day, that humungously important work that reaches out beyond our navels and touches and moves others to the point where they are transfixed by the power emanating from that creation we have made. That's all we can hope for - that some of what we have made becomes motre than it appears to be in the beginning. Basically, money is never associated with "art"since art is un-buyable. As it is an enigma, a wondrous non-thing which is spiritual rather than physical, it cannot be bought. It is free to whomever looks upon it and is moved. Yes, we can buy the thing that holds the art (for example : the painting of the Mona Lisa belongs to the Louvre museum in Paris, but Mona Lisa "herself" belongs to the world - free and gratis. This is what “may” one day make our artwork valuable - i.e. : when it lives and breathes within others and beyond its physical self. Only then is there art. Only then are we "artists".21/12/2016 #20 Phil FriedmanIt's necessary for would-be artists to face a couple of truths. Foremost, that not everyone who aspires to produce worthwhile art can do so. Yes, "beauty" (read artistic value) is in the eye of the beholder, but if it is only in your eye, consider taking up auto mechanics or some other trade, if for no other reason than to support yourself. Second, consider pricing your are so that it is affordable for ordinary people to own. My wife and I buy and display only original art in our home. We once bought a beautifully framed fairly large piece that we absolutely from the Miami artist Jeff Laibson for $800. We would not consider selling it, so have never had it valued, but I think it must be worth more than 10 times what we paid for it. Could not afford one now, but became big Laibson promoters because we could buy one then. IMO.21/12/2016 #19 Paul KemnerIt's tragic, but most university arts programs set their students up for failure. It's time the arts establishment got over the Salon de Paris, and put the narrative of the Starving Artist aside as a toxic product of 19th century Romanticism.
When making art for *any* audience is construed as selling out, it's time to reject that worldview. The barriers to finding an audience for your art/music/whatever have never been lower.
Educating the public that art or craft is worth paying for is a separate issue, and one that's particularly bad in the USA.21/12/2016 #17 Max🐝 J. Carter#10 It's cool that some paces are already doing something similar. I am thinking big I am talking a place big enough that if everyone chips in there is plenty of time to do everything else.
Many of the homeless artists I know would be glad to work the land to never have to do commercial art or worry about it being profitable.
The process you described is what has killed art in my opinion and is killing artists who are starving to death because they don't do it according to that system which is exclusionary by design.
We can see homeless street artists the world over. Their art every bit as moving and often more so and every bit as relevant to the world as a hole for having artists who still have the drive to create art for arts sake no matter what.
.21/12/2016 #12 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali#6 You have a very romantic idea of artists. Many, who are cold hearted and yet passionate, professional and strict about it, might not want to compare vital bodily functions to the importance of work. But nevertheless, a good reply and nice that you wish me so well. Thank you!21/12/2016 #11 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali#8 Sometimes it's all about matreial, and what the audience/buyers want. It's difficult to say is it against the principles of creating an authentic piece of art or moreso leaning towards commission based work. At least, like many artists, the guy you write about created an innovation - even if he didn't financially profit of it.21/12/2016 #10 Eeva Maria Al-KhazaaliMany of those "homeless artists" #9 might be only discovered after their passing. Sadly, so. But the professional art world demands are quite different: you need to promote, go get, market, exhibit, be there, be a somebody. Not a sack of clothes laying in their bones down the street. The art world works in the terms of capitalism give and take, alike all other markets.
You are making a good point on the 300 years of rich people. This trend has passed though, for the most part, since the rich people are nowdays making their own creative projects: music videos, tunes and other commercial whatnot.
Your dream is quite beautiful as an ideal thought. I wish you good luck with it and all that goes with. I hear in Barcelona, Spain there are lot of communities you describe in your reply. Also Berlin, Germany might have something similar going on. Especially the Friedrichschein district once a center of underground art. But yet again, this dream only serves certain kind of artists. It seems to be for people who, including their creative processes, are willing to lead towards ecological living and self-sustaintable lifestyle. Very much good idea for hippie artists looking to save the world, not only sell their art and work as a professional artist. Living in a community like that takes all your time. Carrots don't grow themselves. So, if you'd like a job title fine artist/gardener, the community would be the best grounds for that.20/12/2016 #9 Max🐝 J. CarterI see a lot of homeless artists on our streets who keep finding a way to create anyway because nothing else will do.
The renaissance happened because for 300 years rich people threw money at artists to create art for arts sake.
My favorite daydream is rich people investing in self sustaining arts communities that includes the artists growing their food and bringing in in ever kind of artist. I detail it in one of my buzzes.
I call it the Independent Arts Community and the dream is to build a bunch of them and create an art network20/12/2016 #8 Dean OwenI told a brilliant but invisible artist from a wealthy family that he needs a story or a theme. It could be doing Warholesque silk screens of Kim Jong Un, doing time as a political activist, suicide art, painting a sunset from the same location 365 days in a row, or whatever. He was too clean. Nothing interesting about his background. He started painting Buddhas and using gold leaf. Great stuff, but a dime a dozen these days in Asia. He still struggles.
- Producer10/12/2016No Limits, No Edges, No RestToday’s perspective creativity and creative process comes from Jon-Pat Myers. Jon-Pat is a South African born sculptor with an international reputation and more than one arrow in his quiver.Jon-Pat’s creative career began in the early 80’s when he...
Comments11/12/2016 #8 Mohammed Sultan#7 Thank you David..I wish your journey within different creative domains will eliminate the blockage in the pipelines of ideas.This will be a test for our future.When you thrive to uncover creative people in technology,education,entrepreneurship and venture management..etc you will encourage talent to release their potentials in cultures receptive to their ideas.The more you expand the span of your journey and interviews,the more you will discover that creativity is not a singular activity that needs to be put in a formal framework.Creativity is one of the components of the engine of value creation together with innovation and analytics.10/12/2016 #6 Mohammed SultanToday,our world is so rich in color,its rainbow of colors is defined by our creative domains and imagination,and is also is reflected in our own paths.Creativity always start with a proper and unique idea associated with the nature of its contexts in arts and science ,and also in business.The challenge is how to generate it ,develop it and apply it to the fullest extent.Creativity is an emotional activity and self-satisfying innovative process which has no limit.The only limit is in our imagination of how to insure a healthy level of our personal balance.People who find a balance between the depth of their skills and the challenges they face are more likely to expand their creative domain and become highly productive.Thank you @David Chislett for sharing the colors of your rainbow.
- 02/12/2016Fantastic French street artist. Jef Aerosol "This World Is Your World" New Street Art - Bordeaux, France
- Producer25/11/2016The Patron and The MuseThe Renaissance era was paid for by the patron and inspired by the muse.In today’s culture we have made art an industry with a formula to success. We no longer have patrons we have artistic business developers looking to wrap a business model around...
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