Monthly Archives: December 2012

I collect Lego but I keep it all in my garage…

A good friend of mine today pointed me to an article in today’s Daily Mail which further opened my eyes to the world of Lego ‘art’. The question I am asking now though is, is this art? Or is this … Continue reading

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I collect Lego…

Today I’ve been thinking about Lego. And thinking about Lego made me wonder whether there are any Lego artists in the world and google introduced me to Nathan Sawaya. Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates large-scale sculptures using … Continue reading

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I collect Are They Real or Are They Paintings driving licence photographs

I’ve been browsing the BBC News website again, and this time I stumbled across (or someone stumbled me over I should say), an article about Swedish artist Fredrik Saker who decided to try and fake the photograph of himself he … Continue reading

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Tutorial Notes on Outsider Art

After talking further about Outsider Art in our tutorial I came up with some observations about what a lot of this so-called ‘outsider’ artwork has in common: Paintings tend to lack any sense of negative space (i.e. they are often … Continue reading

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The cat who paints men

We have a book somewhere in this house which is all about cats who paint. Starting with a review of the history of feline art, the book explains how cats become artists, and how their gifts can be developed. It … Continue reading

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Outsider Art – what is it?

Definition – Outsider Art The term outsider art was coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for Art Brut, or ‘raw art’: art devoid of expectations, prior conceptions and influence from the modern art world. … Continue reading

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The man who painted cats

Continuing on my theme of the connection between art and madness my ears pricked up at the mention of ‘the man who painted cats’ in today’s tutorial (in which we were discussing the Turner Prize and artists’ eccentricity and / … Continue reading

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