The Art Of Exploring Your Imagination

The Art Of Exploring Your Imagination

Dreams and the subconscious mind have been long used to create surreal art. Surrealism was first discovered in the 1920s. It began as a cultural movement and included arts, sculpture, films and philosophy. You can easily relate to surrealism as a sandbox of human subconscious mind. The word surrealism was first invented by the writer Guillaume Apollinaire in the year 1917. According to him, the word means “truth beyond realism”. When the harsh reality struck the people after the first world war, a group of people became interested in dreams, hallucinations and artwork. They started creating paintings and artwork because they wanted to reform the world in their own way. Although there is a long and wide list of techniques used to create surrealism, something that taps right into the subconscious mind. Andre Breton was a student of psychology and the findings of Freud always was something which Breton wanted to dig further. One study conducted by Freud fascinated him was “the interpretation of dreams.” In this findings, Freud stated that our deepest desires are hidden deep in our subconscious mind.

The Art Of Exploring Your Imagination

Best Art Result Comes From Great Imagination

And one way to unlock them is by dream analysis. And this method is what Breton adopted to and thus, surreal art was created. This method was also first discovered by Breton and this theory was invented by Freud. This technique is simple. The first thing that fills the mind of the artist is what is painted on the canvas. This type of art is also called spontaneous art. And what is the result? Since this art does not require any thinking and is spontaneous, the result would be the deepest desires of the subconscious mind. This helps in revealing the inner desires. This technique was first used by Max-Ernest in his Dadist paintings and artwork. With this technique, different images are combined to make a patchwork of artwork. The “Golden Age of Surrealism” is there all because of Andre Masson, Max Ernst, Joan Miro and Salvador Mali. Adopting to the technique of dream interpretations and automatism, most of the surreal artists did what Freud did for dreams. Like him the surreal artists did not see the dreams and the slip of the tongues as meaningless, instead they paid closer attention to them and used them to create the magic of art. Try your hands on the timeless magic of surreal art to turn the boring spaces into vivid and enchanting ones.

My body feels as if it is too small for my heart which has suddenly grown four sizes bigger. Half an hour ago I was was present when Andrew Moran sang a Schubert song to an audience member of the MCA. I was not the person sung to but despite that, this single song touched me in a way one is seldom touched. It is true, I weep when I hear Liebestod at the end of Tristan and Isolde, but that is to be expected after four hours going through an emotional wringer. The Schubert song was only a couple of minutes long, but sung in a way that reached right past any defenses I might have had and left me breathless and weeping. Now I am sitting quietly in a corner with a consolatory beer, trying to get a grip on myself before I go to the ACO/ Giovanni Sollima concert. Will the concert make my malady worse? Now it is evening. As I returned home on the train I thought about this extraordinary day that has been almost impossible to describe. Ex PM Paul Keating struggles to explain the effect of Mahler’s music has on him; Wagnerians join societies to search for words to describe their feelings; I write a blogpost in an effort of describe a Schubert Lied. We all fail because there are no words.

This site is a treasure mine. I own “Responsive drawing” and “Art of watercolor” and wow the information and awareness that you gain from the re-reads truly makes you a better artist. And Harold speeds practice of drawing teaches you about rhythm and analyzing compositions. What I am wondering is if you can make a list for art history books. Here are some that changed my life and revived me from boredom. HH Arnason’s Modern Art History 5th edition(Beautifully written survey with short descriptions that cover formal analysis and social prominence of so many artists.Painting and Sculpture sections are the best, Architecture section taught me so much as well. A concise history of modern painting By Herbert Read:(even to this day more artists both obscure and well known mentioned than any other book I own. Artists range from late 19th century to mid 20th century. Modern European Art: Impressionism to Abstract Art (World of Art) by Alan Bowness (Gets butchered reviews from the internet but truly one of the greater gems that made me fall in love with modern painting. It focuses on fewer artists than Arnason’s Survey but of the ones it cover give you an expansive and thorough reading of the works structure and significance.

Wall hanging quilts are masterly creations in cloth that require lot of finery and dedication. These creations are distinctive and reflect the genius of certain communities. Wall hanging quilts are an expression of the finest artwork in cloth. Made from the finest yarns these intricately woven or knitted hangings are kept as decorative pieces. Of different sizes and in amazing designs, these hanging quilts have been used for centuries. This traditional art form is maintained with great care by certain communities and in definite geographical territories. The art of quilt making is not a widespread phenomenon but restricted to certain communities who have mastered this trade over generations.

Quilts have multiple uses and the wall hanging variety is used for decorative purpose primarily. Being decorative in purpose these quilts are created with great care and attention. One distinguishing feature of these hanging quilts is that these are comparatively lighter than bed spread varieties.

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