The Future of Art …Is Science

“Artists are in some sense neurologist, studying the brain with techniques unique to them.” Semir Zeki* One writer sees the future of science as the incorporation of the arts into science. Jonathan Lehrer wrote an article titled, The Future of Science..is Art, detailing the many ways science and the process of discovery has come about… Continue reading The Future of Art …Is Science

Colorful Fridays–Two Carl, Keep Calm Purple

“But, luckily, he kept his wits and his purple crayon.” From Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955) (from Sensationalcolor.com) If you want to know more about this deep rich clear purple, look to the artists. Only the artists have an appreciation for this purest purple. Dioxazine Purple is a mainstay for today’s flower and nature… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–Two Carl, Keep Calm Purple

Rat Party Messes

“The day is coming where a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” Paul Cezanne (from The Painter’s Keys) A look at another story on the sad state of the financial situations of art museums brings on more speculation as to how they have gotten into this position. Today’s story is on the… Continue reading Rat Party Messes

Colorful Fridays–Basically Black

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the cat is going somewhere.”  Groucho Marx Artists are divided on the use of black in painting.  Many artists prefer to mix black from complementary colors believing this mix to have more depth than actual black from a tube.  Some artists use no black at all.  Rembrandt… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–Basically Black

Colorful Fridays–Blow Out Blue

“If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.”  Paul Gauguin (from Sensational Color) Phthalo Blue is anything but a soft, peaceful calming blue.  Phthalo Blue will knock the socks off of any mix it comes in contact with.  Phthalo Blue is not for the feeble hearted.  Generally blues are thought to be… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–Blow Out Blue