As Ernst Gombrich successfully noted, Art with a capital letter And it became for us a kind of fetish. You can criticize the artist, telling him that his work is not “Art”, but something else. Or, for example, to say that the robot is not bad in its own way, but this is not “Art” at all. Easy to criticize, hard to create.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with the fact that we like some particular sculpture or painting. Someone loves landscapes, because, for example, they remind of native places where this person grew up. Someone likes the portrait, as he reminds him of a friend or a loved one. Continue reading
At the end of 2016, the population of mainland China alone was 1,382,494,824 inhabitants. And all these people, from small to large, plus a large diaspora, know and selflessly love one person – Dong Hao (Chinese: 浩; pinyin: Dǒng Hào). We in our West would compare Mr. Hao with the “Titan of the Renaissance,” so many talents he has alone, and so vividly they appear. But the “dao” of Dong is, nevertheless, purely Chinese: even his biography itself, it seems, can serve as an illustration of the cultural canon of Celestial. Continue reading
Ivan Marchuk is an artist whose motto could well be biblical lines about “a stranger in a foreign country.” At whatever time and in which country (USSR, USA, Australia, Canada, independent Ukraine) the gloomy Ukrainian genius lives – he stubbornly “does not fit into the framework” of systems and circumstances. Not because the eternal revolutionary in the literal sense of the word. Just so it turns out. Marchuk is different, “other”, he is a little “not from here”. Continue reading
What makes some artists more successful than others? Talent, luck and hard work certainly play their part, but there are also specific habits that, as it turns out, are of great importance. We asked 11 artists to tell how they structure their lives — and thus explore together how everyday rituals, large and small, make them “the most-most”. Below are 12 habits that help these artists create the best work.
1. Live in airplane mode Continue reading
In order to realistically assess your creativity, you need to understand how the art business works, and according to which scheme collectors buy works of art. You should also objectively evaluate the significance and quality of your work in connection with the huge amount and variety of art available for sale both online and in galleries. The most important part of this process is the assessment of one’s achievements in the world art and positioning oneself on the art market. Continue reading