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Mental illness may be profoundly responsible for the creation and enduring popularity of Expressionism. Van Gogh's well-documented mental instability, and Edvard Munch's traumatic childhood and enduring neuroses helped to churn out some of the Expressionists' most important works.

In 1961 Georges Braque was the first living artist to have his work exhibited in the Louvre.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented high heels.

Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.

English artist Andy Brown, created a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain by stitching together 1,000 used tea bags.

Art Quotes

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"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
--Cesar Cruz

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
--Edgar Degas

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart is an artist."
--Saint Francis of Assisi

"The artist is a receptacle for all emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."
--Pablo Picasso


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.

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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


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MirroredHearts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lovely work 
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hope see you on :) (Smile)
Again Nice work.
HansNomad Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thanks (yes, I don't talk much), but I appreciate your praise.
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.
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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