The use of symbolic line as a means to composition

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ruth Abbott Clarke (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gregory Ivy

Abstract: To the artist, a painting is the result of an act of creation: to the observer, a painting is the source of a visual experience. To the latter, it provides a sensory stimulation: to the former, it is the result of stimuli, visual, emotional, or intellectual. The painting, then, exists as a third entity between the creator and the observer, a receiver from the one and a giver to the other. The artist, however, is primarily concerned with the painting, not with the observer nor with communication. His concern is how to express through visual means the stimulation, the inner impulse, of which he is aware. He seeks to translate the intangible sense impression, or emotion, or idea into a tangible form which is both apprehended and realized through the vision. Thus, a painting comes into being, conditioned by all the variables present in the personality of the artist, his experience, and his means of expression.

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Language: English
Date: 1954

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