Eye Foolery

“Those things which are most real are the illusions I create in my paintings.” Eugene Delacroix CBS Sunday Morning featured the fabulous mural art of Richard Haas. The wonderful illusions created by tompe l’oeil or “trick the eye” techniques have always fascinated people. Seeing Haas’ work is a reminder of how skillful an artist mustContinue reading “Eye Foolery”

Experimenting Experimenters

“Let us see how high we can fly before the sun melts the wax in our wings.”         Edward O. Wilson (from The Painters Keys) Many artists are experimenters who constantly search for new ways to express themselves through their art.  They look for new techniques.  They try different media.  Some even comeContinue reading “Experimenting Experimenters”

Picturing a Paradigm Shift

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred Stieglitz The UK’s Daily Mail (here) has an article on Kodak and the first camera for use by the general public.  Photography changed from the posed portraits of the times to capturing moments in the everyday lives of people. Continue reading “Picturing a Paradigm Shift”