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Artists, this includes writers and musicians, create their piece art out of emotion, experience and the need to release. No one chooses to be an artist; they are born unto it like a math genius. Each artist’s experience imprints on their soul and mind in a way that drives them to create through prose, lyrics, canvas or music. Check out biographies on artists on http://www.directstartv.com. It’s this desire that wakes the artist at all hours. Psychologists and Doctors have studied art as therapy and many incorporate this into providing help to trauma victims. This is especially useful for children and individuals who do not wish to or cannot speak. Psychologists and self help gurus always talk about keeping a journal and schools use music to promote learning and education. Artists have always known that in creativity lies genius. Sometimes, it lies in madness. Artists of any genre have a higher rate of mental related illnesses. But you always know what an artist is feeling; it flows through his body, into his hands and onto the paper or canvas. It pours out of his fingers across the ivory keys of the piano and sits squarely on his sleeve echoing every raw emotion that plays across his heart.

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The original Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci dramatically advanced the role that art played in society and increased the number of techniques which artists had at their disposal for creation. Additionally, he made significant contributions to mathematics, engineering, and the life sciences. This artist was integral in laying the foundation that would later drive the height of the Renaissance that spread throughout Europe.

Da Vinci’s notebooks and journals included the first known sketches that explored the human anatomy in detail. Prior to his observations, there was Read the rest of this entry »

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Perhaps the most well known, most visited and most talked about artwork in the World is none other than Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Presently housed in the famed Musee du Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa is thought to be the portrait of the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, Lisa Gherardini.

This painting continues to draw in the most number of curious and eager visitors from around the World than any other artwork. What is it that is so fascinating and enthralling about this acclaimed masterpiece? While it has been the subject of thousands of parodies, Read the rest of this entry »

::In 2012 by admin

Jackson Pollock is often regarded with disrespect and disdain for his artwork. People see the splatters, drippings and sprayings and say “I could do that”. The truth is that there is more to Pollock’s work than splattering paint on a canvas. Pollock used his entire being to create his paintings. His work was a release from his own mental anguish. He believed (just as the Native Americans did) that art held spiritual powers.

One of Pollock’s art pieces titled “Guardians of the Secret” has a Native American theme.Additional information can be found Read the rest of this entry »

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Vincent Van Gogh is perhaps one of the best known artists of all time. Though he is so widely known among the masses, little is known about his final years as he fell into a deep depression and what some call, the depth of insanity. Through his career Van Gogh was always an outsider looking in, during his brief life he sold only one painting, Red Vineyard at Arles. Though this is not one of his best known paintings, it is certainly a testament to his Read the rest of this entry »

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Understanding the emotion and the feeling of an artist as they paint their masterpiece has long been the topic of obsession for the art community. Though it is not necessarily the goal of the artist to unload their emotional baggage or be understood by those around them, often times members of the art world and those around them struggle to interpret the true meanings behind the masterpieces. Cubism is one such genre that people have been quarreling about for decades.

Though Picasso or Braque worked to bring this new, avant-garde style into the Read the rest of this entry »

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Hearing in color while seeing black and white may seem quite odd and intriguing to the mind of newbie hearers or readers. However, such occurrence is not as uncommon as you may perceive it to be. A means of shedding light to viewers regarding this unusual instance is with one word – Synesthesia. No it isn’t the medication doctors give to numb you or the practice in which it is right to kill someone.

Synesthesia is somewhat the puzzled trick of particular brains that makes one hear in color while Read the rest of this entry »

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Artists, this includes writers and musicians, create their piece art out of emotion, experience and the need to release. No one chooses to be an artist; they are born unto it like a math genius. Each artist’s experience imprints on their soul and mind in a way that drives them to create through prose, lyrics, canvas or music. It’s this desire that wakes the artist at all hours.

Psychologists and Doctors have studied art as therapy and many incorporate this into providing help to trauma victims. This is especially useful for children Read the rest of this entry »