The Wonderland of Swedish Wooden Toys
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Lovers Lane Studios
All that is, seems, and is visible to us because we perceive it by the reflected light of semblance. Nothing else is visible. (Gerhard Richter)
I think in general when people say "I know," they don't know, they believe. I believe that art is the only form of activity in which man as man shows himself to be a true individual. Only in art is he capable of going beyond the animal state, because art is an outlet toward regions which are not ruled by time and space. To live is to believe; that's my belief, at any rate.
-- Marcel Duchamp, interviewed by James Johnson Sweeney for NBC at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1956 (more)
How do the online courses work?
These 10-week classes can be accessed at times that are convenient for you; there is no set time when participants are required to log in. Each week, starting with the first week of class and continuing for nine subsequent weeks, students participate in lively discussion forums with one another and the instructor. The courses provide unique videos, slide shows, and readings.
|Image: Carol's Classroom|
What appeared to be a question of object/non-object has turned out to be a question of seeing and not seeing, of how it is we actually perceive or fail to perceive “things” in their real contexts. Now we are presented and challenged with the infinite, everyday richness of “phenomenal” perception (and the potential for a corresponding “phenomenal art,” with none of the customary abstract limitations as to form, place, materials and so forth) – one which seeks to discover and value the potential for experiencing beauty in everything.
-- Robert Irwin, Being and Circumstance: Notes Toward a Confidential Art