my student’s collages

I teach a class on abstract art at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, IN. One of the lessons we do is to create a collage from existing paintings on paper that we have earlier created during the session. /*! elementor – v3.16.0 – 20-09-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image …

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over-the-top technique

Jean Dubuffet butterfly wings, ink, gouache and paper collage in this week’s Focus On Abstraction meeting (thursdays, 11am CST), as requested by one of the member of the group, we will be discussing extreme uses of technique when creating a painting. Albert Oehlen “More Fire and Ice” (2001), a mixed-media work …

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abstracting tradition

some artists are born within cultures that have specific visual art histories, based on traditions handed down over centuries. asian and Arab artists are particularly notable, since both may employ calligraphy (an honored tradition in both cultures) in work that otherwise feels very abstract. i think the path into abstraction …

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