The #fwmoa studio isn't afraid to admit that they're obsessed with Liz Whitney Quisgard's dazzle, pattern, color, and bling. So much so that her work, currently on display in the museum, has inspired yet another studio session!
The usual rectangular or square canvas won't do for these artists! Instead, they create on a circular-shaped canvas called a tondo. Learn the art historical significance behind the tondo and see how contemporary artists are pushing it even further in this blog post.
When an artist wants that extra "something" to add to their artwork, they often emboss or embellish it with gemstones, beads, lace, or string. Learn the difference between the terms, and see how artists utilize them in different media, in this #arttermtuesday!
Terminology is tricky; one wrong word and you can accidentally mislabel or offend. In the visual arts, language constantly changes to reflect the transformative nature of artistic style and movement. We explore this change in terms in artisan v. artist.
How do we define "real art"? For hundreds of years, it was defined by an art world that placed precedence on sculpture and painting. Today, the art world is becoming less stringent, seen through its welcoming of craft art.
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.
Circles, circles, everywhere! We got inspired by some of the newest acquisitions at #FWMoA, particularly our much-loved Liz Whitney Quisgard's textile work of 32 circles "Lots of Circles", to make our own circular weavings!
So many spots! Or are they dots? Today, we're focusing only on the visual, decorative aspects of our work as we create our own pseudo-pointillist painting inspired by Liz Whitney Quisgard.