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Art & Philosophy

June 26, 2016

This article was published in 2014, on the Art Renewal Center website, and although is long, I think it's quite an interesting discussion in this topic of Modern Art vs. Classical Art. Ultimately, I don't believe that the two forms can not co-exist, but often I get I find myself engaged in this argumentation, since we are still investigation, as a society, what to do with those differences, which form to applaud, and which to...

February 2, 2016

Throughout the twentieth century, prominent artistic movements drew out the attention from the precise observation of the material world and the goal of acquiring great technical skills (which are the basics of the classical art) to a point where the common artistic thinking became extremely fragmented by the need of individual expression (which is one of the foundations of modern art). In modern schools, universities and art...

January 1, 2016

What is Traditional Art?

           

Traditional art is art that is part of a culture of a certain group of people, with skills and knowledge passed down through generations from masters to apprentices. But on my “art world”, the academic environment, when we speak of Traditional Art, we are often referring to what we call Classical Art: the ideas that emerged from the Renaissanc...

December 15, 2015

Note: Originally, this article was published in December of 2014, but I decided to republish it in order to change the order of the topics published here, to make it easier to read them, in a more fluid order.

I try, with these articles, to talk about art, in general, its concepts and meanings, as well as its importance to society. But among all that exists in the art world, among all existing styles and techniques, I chose to...

December 13, 2015

A few months ago I read an article (or rather, a post) on the blog of the illustrator James Gurney, written by him, that talked about Nicolas Chernyshevsky’s Philosophy on Art. Nicolas Chernyshevsky was a Russian painter who lived in the 19th century, who wrote an important essay called “The Aesthetic Relations of Art to Reality”, which influenced many artists during that time. Basically, this essay was a kind of manifesto for...

November 10, 2013

Art comes from the Latin ars, artis - way to be or act, conduct, skill, science, talent, craft. And Arts refers to the arts of drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture.

But the art is usually understood as human activities linked to aesthetic or communicative manifestations, made from the perception of emotions and ideas, with the goal of stimulating these instances of consciousness and giving a unique and d...

November 3, 2013

Hi! I would like to leave here an introduction to myself and to what I intend to do with this space.

I love traditional/classical art, and there is a lot I would like to do, but so far I've been just focused on learning oil painting. I graduated in June of 2012 from The Florence Academy of Art (FAA), an American University in Italy, where I was training to be a classical painter. I was awarded then with a full scholarship prize...

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