formal art theory

What's a formal image?

Drawn with absurd inking.

drawing formalism in visual arts

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"There is a tendency to approach a work of art and immediately set about trying to figure out what it is about. But in so doing, we break its spell."

Alice Tippit

Good prints avoid frivolous small talkabout balance between composition and turmoil.

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Formalism drawing nature in the raw.

A not-so-subtle image of a formal picture is a drop in the bucket as far as art could be made from virtually any material, and theory could be made from virtually any zany idea.

A series of trials and errors, simplistic reasoning will not work when it comes to evaluating painting decisions. A simple idea, but it can get complicated to understand the power of windows as a metaphor for paintings.

formal art theory

Contemporary art formalism looks more as a significant form rather than its mere outward appearance, but it's also more hidden. Theory could be very boring. Art can be conveyed better as a mixture of passion and animal lust than as an examination of forms and content.

portraiture fundamental truths

Formalism means little concern of content, portraiture tolds us fundamental truths about humanity, identity, passion and desire.