Thoughts from the “Olive Grove” A Continuing Dialogue On The Nature and Essence of Works of Fine Art

Authenticity Rather than Originality as the Goal of the Progressive Artist

Sitting in a Florence cafĂ©, drinking Italian coffee, with an unnoticed clammier of comers and goers all around. Across the square I watch the street artists plying their trade; suddenly struck with the notion of originality. Originality or any of its many synonyms; innovation, cutting edge, unique, which have become the sacred cry of contemporary…


Re-envisioning the Academy

  Re-envisioning the Academy At present there are no, or few opportunities, for artists who have completed either a Bachelor of Fine Art degree and or a Master of Fine Arts degree to further their inquiries into the nature and essence of their personal artistic practices. Opportunities that are not structured within the format of the…


Where We Stand

Posted: January 13, 2016 Where We Stand. Writing in The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy, Peter Burk observes, every society erects obstacles to the expression of the creativity of some groups . . . Within the fields of contemporary art, art criticism, art education and aesthetics, an obstacle has arisen over the past…


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