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* Art refers to a diverse range of human activities and artifacts, and may be used to cover all or any of the arts, including music, literature and other forms. It is most often used to refer specifically to the visual arts, including mediums such as painting, sculpture, and printmaking. However it can also be applied to forms of art that stimulate the other senses, such as music, an auditory art. Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which considers ART.

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Okay that is just for to make quick note for art. And sure we must have this thread because of fun and sharing our crafts, skills, anything what we want to share from the art field

So have fun and enjoyable time in this ART section 😉

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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Hello Alek 😄 (and everyone 😄 ),

I wanted to share a recent experience I had which relates to art, but first, some background ...

I am often partially inspired to write poems by music and visual arts. It's not the art alone which inspires me, rather the music, drawings, and paintings augment the mood I am in when I write my poems.

Awhile back, I bought a greeting card which, on its face, had an image of an oil painting by an artist named Marieluise Hutchinson. The painting was called "Knee Deep." This image partially inspired me to write a poem. I have since put the poem on the list of works to be revised, but I will share the original version. But first ... click HERE for an image of "Knee Deep."

Now, here's my poem --

January

Minus eleven,
drifts of snow aglow.
Your house --

quiet, lit, and occupied.
I'm under the maple
remembering your laughter

your gentle conversation,
and I miss you.
A windless chill.

The smoke from your
hearth hangs still
in the purple sky.

I liked "Knee Deep" so much I went online and sought out more images of works by this artist. I found the following link where more of her works can be seen: THE MANCHESTER VERMONT FINE ART GALLERY. My favorites on this page are "Evening Comes Softly," "More Snow Likely," "Stillness of Winter," and "Twilight." I also found a wonderful interview with the artist at the following link: ART TALKS.

Now that the background information is out of the way, here's what happened ...

Recently, I decided to find out whether a signed and numbered print of "Knee Deep" was available. Such limited edition prints of fine art are often available, and, as Alek's post above pointed out, PRINTMAKING is an art in itself: "It (art) is most often used to refer specifically to the visual arts, including mediums such as painting, sculpture, and printmaking."

I called the gallery that features the artist's work (link above) and inquired about the availability of such print. The kind person there said she didn't know, but she promised to look into it and to call me back. Two hours later I got a call from the artist, Ms. Hutchinson, herself! She told me that she doesn't have prints of her works, but she would send me something anyway. I was excited by that, but here's the best part -- I got to have a delightful conversation with her about her work and my own hopes of becoming a literary artist.

From the interview, it can be seen that she is self-taught, and that she was not always a full-time artist, and from our conversation, I gathered that she was kind and down-to-earth. I told her that I could see from the interview that she is prolific, and I asked whether she works on one painting at a time or on several. She replied that she works on one at a time, finishing each before starting the next. I also asked how long it takes her to complete a painting, and she said that, depending on the size, it usually takes three or four days to complete one. I must have sounded like a reporter :D, but I told her that the things she was telling me would be useful to me, as I examine my own habits as an artist.

I mentioned to Ms. Hutchinson, that I noticed how in the interview it said she is concerned that some of the people who supported her when she started might not be able to afford her work now. She replied that, while this is true, her work is also a lot better now, and the materials she uses are better, too. (By the way, can you guess which painting in the linked interview is my favorite? :rolleyes: Okay ... I'll tell you: it's "Come Wintertime." 😄 )

Not long after I spoke with Ms. Hutchinson, I received in the mail a host of other greeting cards which featured her work and a delightful chapbook of her father's poetry. I was thrilled about this, but as I said before, the best part was being fortunate enough to speak with an artist whose work I love, and whom I admire. Maybe someday I'll even venture up to the gallery which showcases her work and treat myself to an original Marieluise. After all, art is an investment that one can enjoy every day.

Tony 🙂

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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goldenlangur

Hi Tony,

Excellent idea - sharing your poem inspired by the painting. One can fully appreciate how it felt to talk to the painter. I hope you've told her of your paint.

Looking through the paintings - she has extraordinary sense of colour contrasts and one is reminded of Derek Jarman's films - something surreal in the way the buildings and the landscape are set as in in a dream scape!

These details from you poem are superb!:

"drifts of snow aglow. A windless chill."

"The smoke from your
hearth hangs still
in the purple sky."

Thank you very much for introducing another great idea and experience 🙂 And of course gratitude to Aleksandra for starting this thread.

goldenlangur

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Hi Golden,

 

I hope you've told her of your paint.

 

I told her about January and how "Knee Deep" inspired me to write it, but I didn't send her the poem; I think I should revise it. I sent her a couple of others instead.

 

Looking through the paintings - she has extraordinary sense of colour contrasts and one is reminded of Derek Jarman's films - something surreal in the way the buildings and the landscape are set as in in a dream scape!

 

Very interesting remark about the surreality. I like her works partly because of something the interview points out: "She didn’t paint traditional landscapes. She didn’t paint still life or marine art. Hardly ever is there a human figure to be seen in her work ..." (emphasis mine). I would add that, though there is a human presence (lights within windows, footprints in the snow, etc), there is an overwhelming sense of solitude, a feeling of being on the outside looking in, which appeals to me a lot. At least that's what many of the snowy night scenes evoke for me ...

 

Thank you, as always, for your kind words about my poem; I, too, especially like the lines you picked out. And I agree, Aleksandra is indeed a treasure.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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  • 4 years later...

Creating art inspired by another art form goes back to the ancient Greeks, ekphrastic or ecphrastic is the technical term depending on which dictionary or encyclopedia you use.

I think it was a good idea Tony to create two sub forums within the Art Forum to allow for various discussions as well as for an art gallery of our member's drawing, paintings and photos.

I pinned this discussion thread since it is an intro to all other discussions here. Hope that is OK. And Tony I created a link on your archive page to your very nice poem buried in this thread. (now that I have discovered how to create a link from a reply within the thread. I also added  your poem from the Ekphrastic page in Exploring the Craft of Writing.)

~~Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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