01 November, 2012

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Here are some new boards that I have started.  The Simplicity board is very new, and it is curated to show art that is irreducible.  Well, most of the time:  it is a hard board to judge, but very revealing and much fun.
























8 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

excellent! You take this pinterest stuff seriously! I love all your categories. Well done!

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Celeste! The trouble with me is I'm always thinking. But, I really enjoy this simplicity one - I think it informs the art ideas.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer said...

Casey, what to you is simplicity in art? It is about the process of the making/creating, the theme or the instant appreciation by the viewer?
I have enjoyed your simplicity board very much, but it raised this question for me.

Casey Klahn said...

I have the same questions, Paula!

This board about simplicity is on my mind when I go to the easel daily. The first test for me is: is this design and composition irreducible? That means, among probably many things: can I take something away and have the same statement?

John F. Carlson did say, (loose quote) I don't believe a painting has ever failed by being too simple.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer said...

So, simplicity, to you, has to do with the mind of the maker. You inspire to do a post on the question what simplicity means to artists.

Your use of autumn-colours is outstanding!

Casey Klahn said...

I look forward to that post, Paula. Many thanks. I really wanted to work the seasonal theme, and wondered if I could - I appreciate the comments!

Paula Kuitenbrouwer said...

I hope one day you will do a blogpost on the meaning of simplicity in art too. Maybe more artist could do that. It would be interesting to read what others think and feel about this theme.

Casey Klahn said...

I am writing the lesson for my blog, Pastel Workshop, on simplicity right now. It may take a few days to complete, though. I am in the studio painting daily, and time is also a dear treasure.

Thanks for following here and I am very happy you share the same interest in simplicity, Paula. As a matter of fact, I have some artworks in the studio that are about complexity, and I have to put them aside because I am also driven right now by simplicity - trying to do better at it. Weird problem!

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