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Check out my new treasury, Drawing with Pastel Crayons



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Art in Motion

“The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.” – Jackson Pollock

“It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.”  – Andrew Wyeth

A collection of paintings, photographs, and a few installations that have a sense of movement:

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Wandering in Silence and Solitude, Pt 2

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Wandering in Silence and Solitude

I’ve started a new category on the blog- “Art by Theme”. Very similar to my “Art by Color” posts, only much more subjective since I will be featuring art that evokes certain feelings, adjectives, nouns, things… I have no idea if the artists who created the work would agree with my chosen themes, but as I said, it’s subjective!

This week’s theme? Silence and Solitude- featuring faceless, silent figures, lonely landscapes, solitary sculptures, etc.

“I have never found a companion that is so companionable as solitude”

Henry David Thoreau

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Drawings, Etchings, Linocuts.

Part 1

The above images do not belong to me- check the captions for the artists’ information. Find more black and white art here: http://www.pinterest.com/jennabdecker/black-white-grays/

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Book Sculptures + Photography, by Cara Barer

Cara Barer describes her work: “I realized I owned many books that were no longer of use to me, or for that matter, anyone else. Would I ever need “Windows 95?” After soaking it in the bathtub for a few hours, it had a new shape and purpose… Each book tells me how to begin according to its size, type of paper, and sometimes contents.”

Be sure to check out Barer’s website, http://www.carabarer.com/, as well as her blogs.

Also check out this awesome post by Julie’s Borrowed Books which features more works by Barer and other amazing examples of book art: http://juliesborrowedbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/books-arent-just-for-reading/

I don’t have a Pinterest board devoted to book art to send you to, but Julie’s Borrowed Books does! Find it here: http://www.pinterest.com/juliesbooks/book-art/

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Artist Portraits & Self-Portraits

There is even more black and white photography to be found here: http://www.pinterest.com/jennabdecker/black-white-grays/

And artist portraits and their studios here: http://www.pinterest.com/jennabdecker/studio-inspiration/

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