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Changing Images

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Introduction and Tools

One of the most important ideas in art (other than the ideas OF art), are the tools that we use to create art. If we think back to the Lacaux (luh scoh) caves in France, those early artist didn't have "acid free paper", or "gallery quality canvases", or gesso, paint brushes or even a single skeptch book. They were (as my old Photography prof David Newman would remind us) the ONLY original painters - everything else since (yes, Virginia even the Mona Lisa by Leonardo and the Cistine Chappel ceiling by Lodoviccio (Michaelangelo to most) -- were COPYING and NON-original). So, let's not dwell on "nothing new under the sun" (from Eclesiateces in the Old Testament (Torrah).... Another part of our journey in particpating *actively* in the 50_000 old conversation called "art" - is learning that HISTORY. Oh, don't worry it's worse than bore-ing! But, art history is the LANGUAGE that all artists speak. A point in case was a workshop that was held and one of the visiting artists from Japan ??name?? when he was working (as it turns out with David Newman again) on a lithographic print (literally on STONE tablets) and neither spoke the other's language very well at all (if not at all!) - but because, they both spoke the same language and were familiar with the same materials (oils, inks, paper, etc) - they were able to work on 3 different projects together without the need of a translator. And that language of art history is a very personal one. Everytime i gaze at one of Mary Cassat's drawings of children it wrenches to my heart how much she wanted children, but never could. Everytime i look at other paintings and drawings, and even buildings - i go back to how many people were nay-saying things and *yet* the artist went ahead. We live at a pivotal point in the history of the human race: With technology, we now need fewer and fewer people to do the work - from raising the crops, to making the objects. As such, futurists (such as Jeremy Rifkin) warn us that we will be having to under-go major changes in what we think of ourselves as this process continues. In almost any social situation, one of the first things we ask is "What do you do?" - and by this we mean what WORK do you do; hence We tend to think of ourselves as what our job is. I'm a chemist. Oh, i'm just a housewife. I just happen to be THE CEO of Blonkowitz Windshield Wipers! And so on. -[]-