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Classicism, neo-classicism, impressionism, surrealism or realism...where do you cast your lot?


Images say a great deal, and as a visual artist, finding where the statement is made most effectively is very important to me to determine what my audience needs to achieve an "aesthetic experience." Share your thoughts on these monumental eras in art, and make a clear statement as to what genre you feel represents the human condition most provocatively.

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Silver Poet says

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    Brandon Heath Tart (Brandon Tart) 4 years ago

    A good form is Imp. Like opening the eyes for a split second, and then painting what you saw, remember seeing and then filling in the blanks. Surrealism is by far my favorite, especially surreal sculpture. Any favorite imp//RTsts or surL/RTsts?

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Peter Rogers (Radical Rog) says

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    Rod Marsden 4 years ago

    Radical Rog does have a point here.


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    Brandon Heath Tart (Brandon Tart) 4 years ago

    Merit in your remarks! Life as we see it is often surreal, and maybe we just have to show it how it is, just like you said. Good points. Dreams are "real things" as far as the mind can tell. Often surreal, but still fantasy when we awake to the real.

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    Rod Marsden 4 years ago

    Norman Rockwell dis set a standard in American art and in his time standardized the look of Santa Claus for the American people.


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    Brandon Heath Tart (Brandon Tart) 4 years ago

    Great response and insightfully administered. Big fan of sRLism myself - in it is real, impression, expression, pure abstraction and more.. it covers a lot of ground. Good point on Carroll...I think that I why I write about him so often. Surreal!

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