"Every work of art requires a frame." - Alan Watts

When art touches a nerve, brain lights up

Five Ways to Steal Like an Artist

Internet Archive: 2,000+ Architecture & Art Books

Artists May Have More Grey Matter Than the Rest of Us

How Artistic Brains Differ

Chinese charater for art

"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth."

Pablo Picasso

Blade Runner - The Aquarelle Edition

"Artist, you are an adept:

Art is the great mystery and,

if your effort results in a masterpiece,

a ray of the divine will descend as on an altar.

Artist, you are a king:

Art is the true empire,

if your hand draws a perfect line,

the Cherubim themselves will descend to revel in their reflection.

Spiritual design, a line of the soul, form of understanding,

you make our dreams incarnate.

Artist, you are a mage:

Art is the great mystery,

it only proves our immortality."

Joséphin Péladan

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

"Every work of art is an uncommitted crime."

Theodor Adorno

Art reflects the creative immortality of the individual.

33,000 BC

Abstract visual imagery is being painted on rocks, skins, faces and clothes.


Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci make technical breakthroughs in perspective.

"Perspective painting records objects as they look, at a moment in time, thereby implicitly subordinating reality to the human observer and affirming the fundamental dualism of separation of self from the natural world.

The ambition was to make representation real, the same ambition that lives on in the latest version of the trap for immortality: the software simulation of consciousness in a virtual reality world. We now live almost wholly in a manufactured reality, a world of images, but nothing has actually changed." - Charles Eisenstein

cherry orchard

Santana Abraxas

Five Ways to Steal Like an Artist

"Dictatorships did not succeed in frightening artists to death, nor has democracy done them in altogether, although some observers consider democracy to be by far the greater threat."

Saul Bellow

driftwood horses

wild horses

intro to the blues

Blue Through the Centuries: Sacred and Sought After

Peruvians dyeing textiles with indigo long before Egyptians

The Accidental Color That Redirected Human Expression

"Genius has been the servant of tyranny and art has advertised the merits of the local cult.

Time, as it passes, separates the good art from the bad metaphysics.

Can we learn to make this separation, not after the event, but while it is actually taking place?

That is the question." - Aldous Huxley

Art defined herein:

human creativity

aesthetic reenactment of nature

superior skill attained by study, practice and observation

the conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty in an attempt to lift the human spirit into ascension.

Modern art was CIA 'weapon'

"In art as in politics the minority rules, but it can rule only by going out to meet the public on its own ground, by understanding the anatomy of public opinion and utilizing it." - Edward Bernays, Propaganda

MoMA, The Bomb and the Abstract Expressionists

CIA Spent Secret Millions Turning Modern Art Into a Cold War Arsenal

How the CIA Secretly Funded Abstract Expressionism During the Cold War

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