Nature and the non-objective : an essay concerning fifteen paintings

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

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to discuss briefly the creative process in relation to the writer's thesis paintings. These nonobjective paintings are the artist's expression of the way he feels about life. If art is considered a continuation of nature, then the artist may be seen as the link between nature and art; thus, the content of the paintings becomes an extension of the life process. The development of the paintings is discussed in relation to source, form, and style. The source of painting is nature as it is the source of all art. As a work of art is a measure of space, so is it form; and as organized relationships between shaped areas in space it makes its own order: form. This order demands a tangible structure, renouncing objective thinking, embracing intuitive feeling. Style is considered in its variable sense, rather than as an absolute; it defines the quality of growth and change in the artist's work.

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Language: English
Date: 1953

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