A line is just a...line, right? Not at all! Today, we look at the multiple roles that the line plays in art, both starring and supporting. One of the seven visual elements of art, the line is where every artist starts.
Another "ism"?? Yes! This "ism", Pointillism, attempted to provide more rigor to the practice of painting by fusing it with the science of optics. Though a short-lived movement, its effects continue to be felt in the works of today.
Let's get dizzy! This week in the Studio we experiment with Optical art and explore the effects of illusion using color theory and mixing.
It's a small world! John Hrehov, an artist in our permanent collection and professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, speaks about his work and his relationship with former teacher Julian Stanczak in this "Treasure from the Vault".
Paint is paint, right? Apparently, not so much. For years, I’ve read labels next to artwork citing the medium, or material, as “acrylic on canvas”, “tempera on canvas”, or “oil on canvas” without truly distinguishing between them. In this Art Term Tuesday, we dive into the particulars of paint, and why it matters to the artist's message.
Coming soon to FWMoA: Optical Illusions! Soon, four of our seven galleries will be showcasing Optical art by Julian Stanczak, though he preferred to call it Perceptual art, or art that plays with the viewers perceptions. Learn how artists boggle our mind and our eyes in this Art Term Tuesday by Kaitlin Binkley!