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Gothic was originally a term of criticism among the Italian Renaissance artists who coined it. The term implied that, compared to superior classical buildings, the Gothic medieval cathedrals were so crude that only a Goth could produce them.

In ancient times, it was believed that certain colors could combat the evil spirits that lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were clothed in that color, boys then being considered the most valuable resource to parents.

People have been painting for the past 20,000 years, but it wasn't until 1880 that you could purchase ready mixed paints.

The term Art Nouveau was taken from the name of a shop that opened in Paris in 1895. In France, Art Nouveau is referred to as 'Modern Style'.

Genghis Khan forever impacted Eastern porcelain by introducing the Chinese to cobalt blue, which he carried from Iran.

Art Quotes

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"A great artist shows only the details you'll remember."
--Unknown

"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
--Paul Cezanne

"What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
--Eugene Delacroix

"Every good painter paints what he is."
--Jackson Pollock

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Journal Entry: Thu Jun 9, 2011, 1:58 PM
The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images) is a painting by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe", French for "This is not a pipe." The painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe, which was Magritte's point.

In art—perfection is treachery.  Humanity is imperfect, so as an audience we do not feel a natural connection to things we do not perceive to be like us.  In any visual medium, I want to see unevenness, asymmetry and randomness because there's uniqueness and beauty in imperfection. 

So beware of the treachery of images.


Arieh Kainan by HansNomad The Underground by HansNomad Extremes by HansNomad Tatooine by HansNomad
Sundown by HansNomad Shadow of the Vampire by HansNomad Road to Grandmother's House by HansNomad Long-Term Storage by HansNomad
Darkness by HansNomad Paranormal Investigator by HansNomad Rorschach by HansNomad The Stolen Djinn by HansNomad
Trouble on Ward 9 by HansNomad The Founder by HansNomad Bill the Butcher by HansNomad Dark Side Leia by HansNomad
Homecoming by HansNomad Map, Fire, Knife, Key by HansNomad Dangerous Liaison by HansNomad Hellboy Smile by HansNomad
The Summoning Pool by HansNomad Dead Loch by HansNomad Fallout v02 by HansNomad Butterfly by HansNomad
Aftermath 02 by HansNomad Aftermath 03 by HansNomad Ready to Deploy by HansNomad Guard Duty by HansNomad
Relic Hunter by HansNomad Forced Evolution by HansNomad Clone Inspection by HansNomad The Source by HansNomad
The Apparition by HansNomad The White Wizard by HansNomad Remembrance by HansNomad Shieldwall by HansNomad
William Munny by HansNomad The Comedian by HansNomad Angel of Death by HansNomad The Duke by HansNomad
Princess of Mars by HansNomad Tracker by HansNomad All That You Love Will Be Carried Away by HansNomad The Rose by HansNomad
The Last Defender by HansNomad Afghan Girl by HansNomad Farseer by HansNomad Defiance by HansNomad
Royal Bodyguard by HansNomad Time Traveler by HansNomad Treacherous Elf by HansNomad Vengeance by HansNomad
X Men by HansNomad We Have Eternity to Know Your Flesh by HansNomad Maya by HansNomad Danger Girl by HansNomad
Aftermath 01 by HansNomad Dracula by HansNomad In the Company of Madness by HansNomad Blade Runner by HansNomad
Nosferatu by S. Schoellhammer by HansNomad Sun Up by HansNomad The Return by HansNomad The Soul Collector by HansNomad
Son of Cronus by HansNomad

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HansNomad Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thanks (yes, I don't talk much), but I appreciate your praise.
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ExDraw Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i know you don't talk much but i think your work is really legit, and you deserve more page view.
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Nickkat1985 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I am very happy you won the Odyssey 2 prologue art! That way I discovered your artistic world! Thanks for the inspiration!
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