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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Not Getting Things Done

I have noticed that I have a resistance to completing things. For awhile now I have been working on some projects, including cleaning out closets and drawers and throwing things away, and I get to a point where it is about 95% complete and that's when I just want to stop. I imagine that the reason is that if it isn't "finished" than I am "Leaving room for improvement" or keeping it open, somehow. However, I also suspect that there must be something else going on under the surface, some other factor.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Science of Vision

I was researching peripheral vision and found this really neat website,
Color, Vision, and Art.

This web exhibit discusses and explains many optical phenomena in art and allows the viewer to alter the luminence and hue of paintings to see the effects.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Culver City Art Group Holiday Show

This coming Saturday is the 10th Annual Holiday Art Exhibit
Original artwork by members of the Culver City A.R.T. Group
Saturday, November 12, noon to 6:00 pm

Artists' Reception
Meet the artists
Saturday, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Veterans Memorial Building,
Rotunda Room
4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City
(Culver Blvd. and Overland Ave.)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

MAX LIEBERMANN

I knew almost nothing about this artist when I went recently to The Skirball Cultural Center. He was a prolific artist who's work covered a range encompassing realism to impressionism. His later works painted from his garden at Wannsee allow areas of thick paint so that it appears that the brush laid down and swirled impromptu patterns of light and color to evoke flower beds.

I was fortunate to be there for a curatorial walk through led by Barbara Gilbert who eloquently and humorously shared her knowledge and connection to the seventy or so works of art currently on display. The exhibition will be up through January 29th, 2006.