And now for something completely different

Although I’m not a professional artist, I don’t consider my painting a hobby. What is a hobby for me is building scale models, mostly tanks. To show off their work, many model builders will create dioramas, scenes that usually include landscape elements, including ruined buildings. As a result, there is a cottage industry of pre-built,Continue reading “And now for something completely different”

James Elkins on painting

“Recently, some art historians have become more interested in what paint can say. They suggest that since art history and criticism are so adept at thinking about what paint represents (that is, the stories and subjects, and the artists and their patrons), then it should also be possible to write something about the paint itself.Continue reading “James Elkins on painting”

Jung on art

Every great work of art is objective and impersonal, and yet profoundly moving. The personal life of the artist is at most a help or a hindrance, but is never essential to his creative task. His personal career may be interesting & inevitable, but it does not explain his art. Carl Jung