Art Quote of the Day

Martin Luther King Day- would he be happy with our progress in Civil Rights?

Inauguration Day – with President Obama being sworn in I think he would be , but still a long way to go!

Here in Wisconsin it is  minus 25 degrees !!  With a windchill added in it’s going to be even colder. This is the kind of winter day I had in mind when I made the short little video (home page,video section) of my back yard after a summer’s rain… I’m going to look at that frequently in the coming days and DREAM of warmer times!

“Every element that you add to a piece has an effect on every other element already in place.  As you work, try to see both the big picture of the overall design and the details that define its elements.  How could this new element best be added to the composition? Does this new element’s placement leave room for others yet to come? Should this item dominate or support certain others?  Should it dominate/support through size, position, color or something else?  Does it enforce the meaning and the message of the piece?  Do other elements need to be altered, repositioned, added or eliminated?

Add to the composition only those items which agreee with other elements thematically and add to the message and/or informational value.  Be prepared and willing to restructure existing elements every time a new one is added. EXPERIMENT, EXPLORE, EVALUATE.

Creative Sparks – Jim Krause

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2 thoughts on “Art Quote of the Day

  1. Hi Jane – I thought I’d prove that I’m actually reading your blog 🙂 Leon Battista Alberti offered us this definition of Beauty in Florence ca. 1440 – “That to which nothing can be added or subtracted except for the worse.”

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