Non! J’Ai, Dit Non!

Landscapes 14 - Non, j'ai dit Non!

Musings of the Artists Mind

The title is “Non! Jai sit Non!” It’s all about the attitude of the figure. The body language says it all: Anger, insult, indignation, and rejection. 

Or is it outright denial about the coming winter?

It would be difficult to pinpoint the inspiration for this figure, as I have met many such figures in my life, and undoubtedly projected this attitude upon others. Perhaps, we all feel this way, from time to time.  

Help Keep Me In Marshmallows Design your world with The Artist’s Stuff: Prints, Fashion, and uniquely awesome Decor ideas!

What inspires an artist? 

“All they see” is the first and most literal answer. 

For me, that is literally hundreds of gallery & museum exhibits, thousands of books, and tens of thousands of images online.  

Books that Inspired and Influenced my Experimentation:

When asked where to start a book collections, I almost always recommend these art bibles: Janson’s “History of ArtOR Phaidon’s “The Art BookBoth give a nice overview with good pictures. Once you’ve discovered what you are attracted to there most, you can then dig deeper into that area.

These are perhaps the most accessible influences, but the truth is that my influences run deep through thousands of books and works I’ve seen & read. If you have the time, you are free to visit my GoodReads library to see a fraction of the books I’ve read. These are the ones I remember, that is. Or you can visit the ever growing collection on my Pinterest account. 

PLEASE DONATE TO CREATIVITY & THE ARTS!!! 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.