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The Masters

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

What makes a "master"? Is it the breadth and scope of the artist's body of work? Is it the execution? The ability to speak volumes in a single panel? Probably all of these, and more.

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Inspiration

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

This got me thinking about the idea of inspiration. Where does it come from? Why are artists excited about one thing, and not another? Is it the "muse" that excites us

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Jazz, Abstract Art, and the Nature of Creating in the Moment, By Mike Briggs, Web Designer, Smithsonian Museum of African Art

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

I asked a friend of mine to guest-blog on this site because I admire his overall knowledge of the arts. Below is his entry.

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Discouragement

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

I'm a big Jerry Saltz fan. For those of you who don't know, Jerry Saltz is a very well known Pulitzer Prize winning art critic. It may seem strange to those of you who know me that I would be a fan of an art critic. I generally abhor critics of all kinds. I refer to them as "goalies" who stop true creativity in its tracks with withering, high-brow, elitist negative reviews of art, film, music, etc. It's only an opinion, after all, no matter what background you may or may not have. I am pretty darn certain that if he were to walk into a room filled with my art, he would either wretch or smirk, maybe both.

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The Artist and the Internet: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Gregory Johnson on

One of the banes to an artist's on-line existence is the con man. Someone  who preys on the hopes and dreams of sometimes desperate artists, who are just trying to do the thing they love the most.

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