mottling - The appearance of spots or blotches of color in paint or on paper.
Written stimuli to creativity, for painting classes; some in D'Amico's hand
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Their motivation, to once again relate art to the church and state and their own budding interest in the effect of art on the public, made the artists of this circle a good match for King Ludwig I and his recruitment; ...
One of the prime motivations of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), when - along with Georges Braque (1882-1963) - he 'invented' Cubism, was to rediscover the value and importance of form in modern art.
Their motivation for doing so was largely educational: investing in the persuasive power of the senses and imagination, the Jesuits used art in their educational establishments to encourage the militancy of their pupils, ...
" For Morris, the motivation to rebel came from his anger at the harmful effects of the Industrial Revolution on people's lives.
The motivation for these was less an interest in uniting art and technology than in breaking with the conventions of the traditional static artwork.
In his terse, serviceable letter, there is absolutely no mention of the painting's meaning or of the motivation behind its commission.
For centuries material determinists have insisted on the deadness, the essential lack of internal spontaneous process, of self-awareness and self-motivation, in the fundamental matter of the universe.
In short, unlike easel work, where the artist is free to follow personal motivations, murals require a sense of decorum -- of appropriateness to their site.
However: the imagery and the motivation for the Holocaust Series is not entirely about the victimization of the Jews. It is my hope that the tragic moral and political messages in these works will connect with viewers whether or not they are Jews.
He proposed that motivation be understood in terms of a general creative life energy--the libido--capable of being invested in different directions and assuming a variety of different forms.
In other words, an artist's prime motivation need not be the pursuit of the aesthetic. Also, art often depicts terrible images made for social, moral, or thought-provoking reasons.
it is helpful to call attention, as Alpers has done, to the fact that one of the main motivations of this kind of painting is a curiosity of the world, which is expressed in visual terms and is accessible through sight.
Boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest and motivation, resulting in lack of effort.
sometimes referred to as the "French Raphael," and Rubens was a Fleming who had been expelled from France when it was suspected that he was spying for the Spanish Netherlands, there was a strong nationalistic stake in the Poussinists' motivation.
The manifestos issued by various individual artists or groups of artists, in the first half of the twentieth century served to reveal their motivations and raisons d‚etre and stimulated support for or reactions against them.
Moreover, it is important to distinguish between the motivation behind the selection and the time when it was made: the reservation of works for his own collection served Klee's interests at the time; the concept of an estate collection, ...
It is a very interesting process to watch, and I think is another example of how some contemporary art tries to enlist the participation of the public in the art-making process, or at the very least to familiarize the public with artistic motivations.
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