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via VLOG: Lunch at La Paz

Another great day of painting with Plein Air group “Painting Buds”!

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Hunter Farm, Weddington, NC

Duke Mansion. Charlotte, NC

Today I was lucky enough to paint with a group of Charlotte artists Plein Air Buds. I hope to continue painting with this group as much as I can! It was a wonderful day. The Duke Mansion was in the process of being redecorated, it was interesting to watch. Not much painting was done since I just met many people for the first time and there were conversations and introductions. Hope to be more accomplished the next time I go to paint outside!16195052_10100815174646910_2271659526649153987_n16195386_10100815174317570_1959280178862776418_n16388290_10100815174357490_2443768686008959549_n

I started with a small sketch (above) and then a bigger sketch (below). 16195136_10100815174432340_8842136982458500817_nScratched out the trees that were light on a dark background with the intention to “finish later”. I have a pile of such “finish later” paintings at home… 15966138_10100815174592020_6479656567394046652_n

It is not the result that matters! It’s the process! Like and share if you agree 🙂

 

With what is going on the political scene right now it is especially important to hear voices of such artists as Deborah Rockman. Her drawings “refer to a cultural linguistic practice that objectifies and dehumanizes women by selectively positioning them in the animal realm, over which man considers himself to have authority. Women are reduced to isolated fragments of the self and filtered through a misogynistic male gaze. Women are critiqued, labeled and deemed sexually desirable or not based on their body type, their genitalia, their facial proportions, their scent, their leg length, their passivity or assertiveness, all of which are crudely paralleled, through language, with animals.”

See Deborah Rockman’s website here.

This article just appeared on Artsy.net and I would like to share. It is an interesting collection of facts, including a note by John Baldessari that “conceptual art wasn’t about art that had a concept, but about interrogating the concept of art”. Apparently that is what J.B. does himself – interrogates the concept of art. Here is the article link: If-you-don-t-understand-conceptual-art-it-s-not-your-fault.

Isaac Kaplan is the author of this article. I do not quite understand why he says: “Conceptual art—…—emerged in the 1960s as a reaction to Clement Greenberg’s militant commitment to formalism”. In my opinion, Conceptual art emerged with Marcel Duchamp’s concepts and ideas and his urinal “The Fountain” in 1917. Not necessarily my favorite type of art, but I just like more certainty with dates and facts, probably the result of my first career path in history.

I am personally bored when I see that type of art in museums… But, anyway, it is worth putting a bookmark on this article and reading it later, especially if you are trying to figure out what is wrong with our Art World.

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Joseph Vodlan

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It’s always great to meet and get to know new artists, especially if their art is interesting to you! Here is the link to his website: http://www.vodlanstudios.com
A very interesting and versatile artist, he had an Open Studio today. Originally from Slovenia, he moved to USA … a long time ago… First to New York, but now he lives in Waxhaw, NC. It was a wonderful studio visit, great and inspiring art! Thank you, Joseph for inviting into your space!joseph_vodlan

 

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