What makes art memorable

Art memories

Everything is recorded, nothing is remembered.

A very sobering time of life.

I want to make a painting that remembers better than I can.

Josephine Halvorson

In order to start making art, one needs a theory that explains what art is. And such a theory gives an artist the possibility to universalize their art. A recourse to theory liberates artists from the danger that their art would be perceived only as a local curiosity. Theory opens a perspective for art to become universal.

Boris Groys, Under the gaze of theory millions have this creepy problem.

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Whimsy makes us all happy anyway, being silly does not need special knowledge, insanity often works for us. With that in mind, we hold that abstraction and images are two authentic paths to artistic truth.

Each simple image is a narrative that tells a story full of absurdity and uncertainty.

What media, techniques, and compositional methods?

The comfort zone is nasty for your brain. Feed it the same images over and over because it's safe and routine, and your art-coded neurons literally stop noticing it.

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Fear makes strong memory. Neuronal art wake up sleepers.

What is it about certain paintings that make them memorable?

They are programmed to pay attention to what's new and worth noticing.

Mark Twain

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Do the arts still measure the gap between what is shown and what is meant? Memories reveal time’s slipperiness.

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What makes cool paintings memorable?

Abuse of insipid images in contemporary art practice draw amygdala activation, and amygdala activation in response to threat-related artistic facial expressions draws affective arousal.

The surface meaning and the underlying meaning of poetically capturing spiders are not the same. Visual expression is a matter of life and death because memorable paintings are fearful.

What makes art memorable

Where did all those years go? Lizard brain makes strong memory and good art.

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What makes certain paintings memorable on the internet?

If it’s unexpected, it tends to stick in the memory.

These little dingbats that matter represent a bygone era and ideals that are rooted in nostalgia for a simpler time.

What makes art memorable? Strong memory for good art holding contradictory truths.

Today culture remains capable of endless production, but it’s far less capable of change.

Jason Farago

Art does not require an explanation. It prefers to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, and then restore memory again at the moment when it was needed.

Time flies, doesn't it?

This is an excellent thing to remember since we must enjoy each day.

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Smizing art memory.

The ghosts of our past will always light up our future.

Change can be slow but also very quick. The end was written a long long time ago. It got straightened out.

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