Slow Painting

Author: Helen Westgeest

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501353086

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The abundance of images in our everyday lives-and the speed at which they are consumed-seems to have left us unable to critique them. To rectify this situation, artists such as Daniel Richter, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Artur Zmijewski have demonstrated that painting is brilliantly equipped to produce 'slow images' that enable, encourage and reward reflection. In this book, Helen Westgeest attempts to understand how various forms of slow painting can be used as tools to interrogate the visual mediations we encounter daily. Painting was expected to disappear in the digital age but, through interactive painting performances and painting-like manipulated photographs and videos, Westgeest shows how photography, video and new media art have themselves developed the visual strategies that painting had already mastered. Moreover, the fleeting nature of digital mass media appears to have unlocked a desire for more physically stable and enduring pictures, like paintings. Slow Painting charts how, in a world where the constant quest for speed can leave us exhausted, the appeal of this 'slower medium' has only grown.

Slow Art

Slow Art

Author: Arden Reed

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520285507

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Introduction : marking time -- What is slow art? (when images swell into events and events condense into images) -- Living pictures -- Before slow art -- Slow art emerges in modernity I : secularization from Diderot to Wilde -- Slow art emerges in modernity II : the great age of speed -- Slow fiction, film, video, performance, 1960 to 2010 -- Slow photography, painting, installation art, sculpture, 1960 to 2010 -- Angel and devil of slow art
Applied Ontology

Author: Katherine Munn

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110324860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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Ontology is the philosophical discipline which aims to understand how things in the world are divided into categories and how these categories are related together. This is exactly what information scientists aim for in creating structured, automated representations, called ‘ontologies,’ for managing information in fields such as science, government, industry, and healthcare. Currently, these systems are designed in a variety of different ways, so they cannot share data with one another. They are often idiosyncratically structured, accessible only to those who created them, and unable to serve as inputs for automated reasoning. This volume shows, in a non-technical way and using examples from medicine and biology, how the rigorous application of theories and insights from philosophical ontology can improve the ontologies upon which information management depends.
Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery

Author: Veronique M. Foti

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438478043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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A study of the significance of the visual arts in Merleau-Ponty's aesthetics in relation to the work of five artists not known or discussed by him. Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological ontology engages deeply with visual art, and this aspect of his work remains significant not only to philosophers, but also to artists, art theorists, and critics. Until recently, scholarly attention has been focused on the artists he himself was inspired by and wrote about, chiefly Cézanne, Klee, Matisse, and Rodin. Merleau-Ponty at the Gallery expands and shifts the focus to address a range of artists (Giorgio Morandi, Kiki Smith, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, and Ellsworth Kelly) whose work came to prominence in the second half of the twentieth century and thus primarily after the philosopher's death. Véronique M. Fóti does not confine her analyses to Merleau-Ponty's texts (which now importantly include his late lecture courses), but also engages directly with the art. Of particular concern to her is the art's ethical bearing, especially as related to animal and vegetal life. The book's concluding chapter addresses the still-widespread rejection of beauty as an aesthetic value. Véronique M. Fóti is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of several books, including Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and Ontology and Epochal Discordance: Hölderlin's Philosophy of Tragedy, also published by SUNY Press.
User Interfaces in C#

Author: Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430208372

Category: Computers

Page: 614

View: 266

MacDonald goes beyond most other .NET books and shows how to design state-of-the-art application interfaces, concentrating on the C# language.
Photoshop CS at Your Fingertips

Author: Jason Cranford Teague

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782150902

Category: Computers

Page: 621

View: 838

Fast Answers at Your Fingertips Photoshop CS at Your Fingertips is the first ever task-based reference to Photoshop. Every page of this critically acclaimed guide is focused on giving you immediate access to the information you need to get your work done. Inside you'll find: Complete coverage of every aspect of Photoshop CS, from image correction and manipulation to printing to web design An intuitive organization that lets you search according to what you want to do Clear, step-by-step instructions At-a-glance shortcuts and time-saving tips A visual reference to the Photoshop CS interface This groundbreaking book was written by expert authors who share inside knowledge accumulated over years of intensive Photoshop use. Whatever your field or level of experience, you've found the Photoshop reference you've been waiting for.
Mandala for Inner Self-Discovery

Author: Anneke Huyser

Publisher: Binkey Kok, Holland

ISBN: 9074597564

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

View: 429

Personal mandalas protect and adorn, express your subconscious, and bring you back to your center. The theme of the mandala -- the square within the circle, containment within the infinite -- can be found in nature as well as throughout history in cultures all over the world.
2006 National Painting Cost Estimator

Author: Dennis D. Gleason

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 1572181621

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

View: 462

This is the most complete, authoritative and reliable unit cost guide ever made available to paint estimators. No matter what types of work you estimate, no matter what your costs are, this book will help you produce consistently reliable painting estimates in dollars and cents.
Movement Discovery: Physical Education for Children

Author: Andrea Boucher

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449636128

Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 684

5 Stars! Doody's Book Review Creative, challenging, and interesting physical education lessons in pre-schools and elementary schools are essential. Movement Discovery: Physical Education for Children is designed to change traditional thinking in physical education and bring a breath of fresh air to movement lessons. Written to help early childhood and elementary school teachers value simple, strenuous, and enjoyable activity, this text provides the foundation they'll need to give such experiences to young children. This text includes: background information to provide an understanding of why programs are as they are information about child development and skill development to give guidance to teachers material to start an on-going Movement Discovery program that capitalizes on the innate human urge to discover ones' physical capacities and enjoy them Movement Discovery encourages teachers to provide challenging yet gratifying physical education lessons. If students can derive satisfaction in their increase in skill, and if these skills have a link with their future education and the world in which they live, there is a good possibility that activity will continue throughout life.
Realism in the Age of Impressionism

Author: Marnin Young

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300208320

Category: Art

Page: 273

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The late 1870s and early 1880s were watershed years in the history of French painting. As outgoing economic and social structures were being replaced by a capitalist, measured time, Impressionist artists sought to create works that could be perceived in an instant, capturing the sensations of rapidly transforming modern life. Yet a generation of artists pushed back against these changes, spearheading a short-lived revival of the Realist practices that had dominated at mid-century and advocating slowness in practice, subject matter, and beholding. In this illuminating book, Marnin Young looks closely at five works by Jules Bastien-Lepage, Gustave Caillebotte, Alfred-Philippe Roll, Jean-Franocois Raffaeelli, and James Ensor, artists who shared a concern with painting and temporality that is all but forgotten today, having been eclipsed by the ideals of Impressionism. Young's highly original study situates later Realism for the first time within the larger social, political, and economic framework and argues for its centrality in understanding the development of modern art.