Category Archives: definition of art

Pick(s) of the Litter: Photorealists

Welcome back to Scumbling Up Art. Sorry for taking so long to put up a new post, guys. My computer is old and burns out easily, I have close to a dozen new posts and projects I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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Be an artist: make a mess!

“Be an artist: make a mess!” This is not a derogatory statement, it’s the anthem of Creatives (many of whom may be self-deprecating, but that’s another story). Here’s the rule of thumb when creating something: it’s never bad, it just … Continue reading

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Scary talented: the story behind the story behind the art

Warning: Here’s a cautionary tale about an artist with exquisite talent and endless potential. This is a true story. He was a charismatic man. But he would only allow HIS voice to be heard, HIS story to be history. According to … Continue reading

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Graffiti: defacing the streets or making art with a beat?

Graffiti: noun, “(used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood’s decline.” –Dictionary.com What’s … Continue reading

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Today’s Pick of the Litter Hates His Art Piece!

What does it mean when one critic loves a work of art but another loathes it? Is the piece successful because it produces an adrenaline rush of emotion regardless of the viewer’s opinion? No doubt the stakes are raised when … Continue reading

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