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Cezanne: Our Apples, Ourselves - June 25, 2014

Cezanne: Our Apples, Ourselves - June 25, 2014 | Painting | Scoop.it
Cézanne set out to astonish Paris with an apple. In a new exhibition of his still lifes at the Barnes Foundation, we see that he was also grasping for the infinite.
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I would not draw parallels between Cezanne's art and Baudelaire's poetry - nevertheless an interesting piece (on an artist I hugely admire) and how he broke away from the conventions of the Academy of Art.

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Edwin Land's "Retinex Theory of Color Vision"

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This 1977 article by founder of Polariod and colour scientist Edwin Land article published in Scientific American will take general readers some time to properly understand but is eye-opening. If you're curious to know how we perceive colour it is well worth persevering with.

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This Is Color : The Study Of Light - 1950s Educational Documentary by the Interchemical Corporation

The Interchemical Corporation explain the basic properties of light, including different colors of light, the behavior of light when it reflects & refracts, ...
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An excellent introduction to additive and subtractive colour, transparency and opacity of inks and paints. Includes a brief discussion of optical colour mixing.

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Rethinking the Colour Wheel (and the Munsell colour system)

Rethinking the Colour Wheel (and the Munsell colour system) | Painting | Scoop.it

Extracts from Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter

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This is included for its clear discussion of different approaches to the colour wheel and an introduction to the Munsell colour system and notation (page 74 onwards).

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Critique of Albers' classic "Interaction of Color"

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This brutal critique by Alan Lee back in 1981 is ruthless in its critique of most of the core ideas behind the artist Josef Albers' widely influential book - most fundamentally Albers' central claim that one is always being deceived in the perception of colour.

 

Lee ends by suggesting that the Retinex Theory of Colour Vision of Edwin H. Land is a more powerful alternative available to painters.

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How long can the art market boom last? - FT.com

How long can the art market boom last? - FT.com | Painting | Scoop.it
New York, May 13 2014: as afternoon turned into evening, limousines lined up outside Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza headquarters. Elegantly dressed visitors made their way past Marc Quinn’s eye-catching sculpture of supermodel Kate Moss twisted into a
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This very interesting and well-written piece canters through the key players in today's art market and with good historical context discusses some of the highlights of last months' record breaking contemporary New York sale, concluding that though "trees can't grow to reach the sky" there are fundamental drivers behind the boom that show no sign of abating.

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The curious tale of the economist and the Cezanne in the hedge

The curious tale of the economist and the Cezanne in the hedge | Painting | Scoop.it
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A delightful story of how John Maynard Keynes combined his two great passions, money and art, and at the same time started the National Gallery's Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection.

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