Posts in Art Talk
Stop Romanticizing Mental Illness in Art | Vincent Van Gogh

The myth of the tortured artist has been a common one through out the life of art history and art in popular culture. At some point in time, we decided to put artists with mental illnesses on a pedestal and not look deeper into the actual issues they struggled with. Today I would like to dive a little bit into the artist, Vincent Van Gogh, who has been deemed by our society as a “tortured artist” but was unfortunately actually in need of some serious help during his life time.

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Art That Questions Society

Let us not stand idle and let society's laws rule us when they exhibit oppression against our fellow humans.  Part of being a cognicent being is having the ability to question the world around us.  I want to believe that we create art in order to seek out reason and purpose. The artists that I will be talking about below feel the same way in their own art profession. By producing art, they have found a way to comment on the injustices and prejudices of society that have bound many individuals to tunnel vision thoughts.

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Would A Work By Any Other Name Mean As Much?

I don’t particularly think that leaving a work untitled diminishes the message or beauty behind it, but sometimes I wonder what could have been.  It never really dawned on me the power behind a title until I came across one specific piece by Damien Hirst, and fell in love.

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What Is Art? | Consulting Tolstoy

I am currently finishing up my academic career (scary right?) and am enrolled in a philosophy course this semester. While it is not my major, I do find some interesting ideas that can relate to my studies of art history. Today, we were covering Tolstoy’s Defense of the Arts.

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Jean Michel-Basquiat Taught Me How to Let Go and Just Paint

This is going to sound like a cliche, but I have been making art ever since I can remember. With this being said, I only recently got over my fear of colors. I know that sounds weird and I am not necessarily saying I was actually afraid of colors, but I could never get myself to use them in my art.

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