Illuminating the “Dark Matter” of the Art World

This is brilliant:

There are many parallels between the “physics of aesthetics” and the world of regular physics.  For example, astrophysicists tell us that within our own universe ninety percent of the material out there emits no light, and is therefore called “dark matter.”  Yet because of the huge amount of this “dark matter” it obviously produces the bulk of forces which though invisible, nevertheless shapes and influences the nature and destiny of our cosmos.

Likewise in our art universe most of the artists and their production are invisible to the broadest sections of society.

 

Read the rest of Loren Munk’s article here and have a look at his work.

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A fine piece on Clyfford Still

I just found this when trawling the web and had to share it with you.

 

The flurry of jagged forms across this mural-sized painting seems to flutter and mesh at the same time.  With its massive scale and brutal fracture of blacks and reds and tiny flames of yellow and magenta at the periphery, the canvas appears formed more by the forces of nature than by pictorial logic.

Read the rest of the article by James Kalm here.

How to collect art: a guide

Dream Desert by M.K. Hajdin

Dream Desert by M.K. Hajdin

 

 

Well, I was going to write a blog about how to collect art, but Marianna Stark beat me to it.   Check out her guide here.  My favorite bit of advice?  “No rude noises.”