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Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Art Therapy and Healing Expressive Art

Did you know that both viewing and creating expressive art can do healthful things for your mind, body, and soul? It’s called art therapy. It’s true, and it’s part of the reason that everyone should be enjoying expressive art. It’s the reason for art museums, art in school, and adult art classes. It’s the reason … Read more

African American Art Time Machines

The difference between African American art and time machines used to be that one requires a participant to go back in time, but Hank Willis Thomas has changed all that. Survivors of Bloody Sunday have a palpable memory of that violent day in Black history. They have explosive emotions in response to the terror that … Read more

Barbara Kruger Feminist Art and American Identity

Feminist art by Barbara Kruger advocates that human identity used to be predetermined. How would Donald Trump respond to a note from a women reading, “We don’t need another hero?” (There’s one very interesting and ambiguous word in that sentence: we.) Would he see it as a message from “the people?” Or would he see it … Read more

White Marble Possibly Initiated Contemporary Art

Beautiful white marble in the 17th Century may have inspired the marble sculpture and many other forms of sculpture in contemporary times. Sometimes the picture plane seems more like a large impenetrable door to a bank vault rather than a delicate transparent window. The surface of a work of art can either be inviting or … Read more

Collage Painting and Photorealism Need Flesh and Blood

Vakseen is master collage painting maker, a genius of Photorealism, and a commander of laughter, tears, and even a few puzzled facial expressions. Surely many are sad to see The Mona Lisa behind bullet-proof glass in the Louvre. But perhaps its more exciting than people credit it for. Perhaps visitors to the museum are actually … Read more

Contemporary Sculpture Materials for Dessert

Are there such things as Contemporary sculpture materials and other art materials that you can digest? Janine Antoni knows that there are many more interesting contemporary sculpture materials than hard, boring marble. Obviously one can’t happily sink their teeth into Michelangelo’s famous marble sculptures from the High Renaissance. A series of sculptures by Janine Antoni … Read more

Types of Islamic Art that are not Muslim Art

Common types of Islamic Art have nothing to do with Muslim art, but what does Islamic art say about the intricate complex culture that surrounds it? The West might have much to learn about the types of Islamic Art. Of course, The West might be ignorant of many things including this multifaceted art form. It’s Mr. … Read more

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