Author: montethompson

J.M.W. Turner, Ulysses deriding Polyphemus, 1829

When thinking of color, too often ideas about the “local color” interfere.  We think too much about color as a rigid construct.  The sky...

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The Feeling of Color

A primary problem in drawing and painting is solved in the division of space.  Over the centuries artists have solved this problem in their own way a...

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Thomas Moran and the Triad

“. . . the poem may be said to have its beginning — at the end, where all works of art should begin . . .” Edgar Allan Poe, The Philosophy of Co...

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