Look, look and look again… – Art, Artists and Paintings an article by Goff James

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.”

Joan Miro

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© Joan Miró, Women and Bird in the Moonlight, 1949

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“Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Automobile Leonardo da Vinci

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© Leonardo da Vinci, The Automobile, Sketch -1478

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“I wanted to start a revolution, using art to build the sort of society I myself envisioned.”

Yayoi Kusama

yayoi kusama studio infinity mirrored room - filled with the brilliance of life 2011

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© Yayoi Kusama, Studio Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life, 2011

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Through analysis, comparison, symbolism and emphasizing of the visual elemental composition of form, art enables man to possess the essential mechanisms of perceiving, comprehending, understanding and interpreting. The relevant extracted data is then set out in terms of measured quantities and the found order is expressed in the individual’s analysis of the differing relationships of the inherent structures of that particular artistic form. Whether through communicating using semantic, syntactic or pragmatic processes.

“Humans see what they want to see.”

Rick Riordan


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© Remedios VaroPapilla Estelar, 1958

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“All that can fall within the compass of human understanding, being either, first, the nature of things, as they are in themselves, their relations, and their manner of operation: or, secondly, that which man himself ought to do, as a rational and voluntary agent, for the attainment of any end, especially happiness: or, thirdly, the ways and means whereby the knowledge of both the one and the other of these is attained and communicated;…”

John Locke

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Julie Mehretu, Untitled 2, 1999

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“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”

James Baldwin

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© Jackson Pollock, Birth, c.1941

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“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what [they] is.”

Jackson Pollock

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