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I’ve been nominated for my poem in the international category. Please vote and thank you.

Mujeres artistas, la serie/Women Artists Series: Emma Amos

(Foto/Photo – The New York Times)

La foto es de la artista junto a su obra de 2006 titulada “Head First.” («De cabeza»). Emma Amos, Afro-Americana, fue pintora, escritora y activista feminista. Reconoció desde que inició su carrera profesional, que el arte estaba dominado por hombres, bien sean blancos o negros y por eso supo que para ella era inevitable ser activista. El arte y el activismo tenían que estar inseparablemente unidos. Por esto y por la belleza y alta calidad de su obra, hay que conocer a esta gran mujer artista.

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The above photograph is of the artist and her 2006 work titled «Head First». Emma Amos, African-American painter, was also a writer and a feminist activist. She realised quite early in her career that art was male dominated, whether they be White or Black, so she knew that for her being an activist was inevitable. Art and activism had to be inseparably united. Because of this and also for the beauty and high quality of her work, this woman artist must be known to all.

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#artvideo, Michaelina Wautier (Serie «Mujeres artistas»/»Women Artists Series»)

Olvidada a través de mucha de la historia del arte, claro, por ser una mujer artista. Ahora ha vuelto a ser conocida y reconocida por su trabajo, pero no como se merece. Hay que darle el merecido reconocimiento a las tantas mujeres artistas de todas las épocas. Para eso también estoy presente. El feminismo no es pararse en una tribuna a acusar y a menospreciar a los hombres, sino que es destacar a la mujer como es debido. La igualdad es eso, no es imponer, sino reclamar y si tienes la oportunidad, no importa en que medio sea, destaca a una mujer artista que por muy conocidas que algunas sean, no tienen el mismo lugar que los hombres ni sus cuadros son cotizados de igual manera.

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She was forgotten through most of Art History, of course because she was a woman artist. Now she has regained some of the recognition that had previously been denied but not as much as she truly deserves. And she, as well as so many other women artists throughout the different eras of history, must be duly recognised. Feminism does not mean standing in front of an audience to accuse men or belittle masculinity. It is the process of enhancing the work of women and the work done by women. That is what equality is. It is not imposing one gender upon another one but it is claiming and demanding al equal playing field. If you have a means to reach out, no matter what it is, you can help by promoting, by informing about women artists. Although some are now well known, they are still not equal to their male counterparts and their paintings do not generate the same amount of value.

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#artvideo, Edgar Degas

(«Singer With the Glove» 1878 – Edgar Degas – The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202., Dominio público, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=150056)

Edgar Degas is one of my favourite artists not just because of his mastery of drawing and of creating fluid motion, but because of his theories of art. He rejected all ideas of inspiration, temperament and spontaneity, in other words intuitive painting. He stressed that art was contrived, a process resulting from research and investigation. In his case he usually studied the great past masters. That to me is the most important thing about art. Art is created, it does not flow spontaneous. Just like an actor has to rehearse, practice, fine tune his voice and body, an artist has to do the same to paint. In any event, Degas is one of the great masters now and an important figure in Art History. Although he is regarded as an Impressionist, he did not like that term, as he preferred to refer to his work as realist art. Here is a little more…

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El Mediterráneo

(Foto propiedad de FBC/ OmniaCaelumStudiosValència/Derechos Reservados)

Este es mi mar, gracias a Dios que lo tengo tab cerca.

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#art, Cosas misteriosas que ocurren en la historia del arte – Mysterious Things that Occur in Art History

(Joan Miró, 1978 en su estudio, foto de Jean Marie del Moral- El País – Joan Miró in his studio, 1978, photo by Jean Marie del Moral – El País)

Para mi la cosa mas increíble y misteriosa de la historia del arte se llama Joan Miró. No hablo de su persona, pues no lo conocí y tengo que suponer que era una bella persona. Hablo de su obra que para mí es la obra mas aburrida, mas mala y menos pensada de todas las que he visto. Si su propia familia no hubiera hecho la fundación donde se alberga su «arte», creo que sus cuadros estarían en el trastero… Pero bueno, para gusto los colores así que aquí os dejo algo sobre este «gran» artista catalán.

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For me the most incredible and mysterious thing in Art History has a proper name: Joan Miró. And I am not referring to his person or to his personality. I never met him so I must assume that he was a wonderful chap. I am talking about his works of «art». It is the most boring, bad and least thought out body of work I have ever seen. If his family had not started his foundation, where his paintings are housed, I think they would have ended up in the storage shed…. But, there is something for everybody in art. So here I leave you with some of the «art» of this «great» Catalan painter.

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Serie de mujeres artistas – Women Artists Series: Diane Arbus, fotógrafa/ Photographer

(Foto/Photo: Historia-Arte.com)

Siempre me ha fascinado la fotografía. A veces pienso que la cámara es un instrumento mágico que logra captar la realidad, pero no la realidad que percibimos con los ojos, sino la realidad secreta, la que pasa desapercibida y muy, pero muy rápido. Algo así como la que existe en ese micro-segundo en un pestañar… Diane Arbus creo que se ha convertido en una de mis favoritos fotógrafos por la manera en que logró captar esos momentos efímeros y elusivos del ser humano. Es una mujer artista que hay que conocer.

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I have always been fascinated with photography. I’ve come to look at the camera as a magical instrument capable of capturing a different reality, than that one we perceive it with our eyes. The unseen/unnoticed reality like the micro-gesture that exists within the briefest of moments, like in a wink of an eye… Diane Arbus, I think she has become one of my favourite photographers. She captures that ephemeral and elusive part of a human being. She is a woman artist that must be known and recognised.

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#art, Lo que opino de la inspiración, el temperamento y la espontaneidad – What I think About Inspiration, Temperament and Spontaneity

(«En Alaska» fotografía de FBC/Derechos Reservados – «In Alaska» photography by FBC/All Rights Reserved)

La fotografía es lo que utilizo para documentar las cosas que veo, las cosas que hago y la gente que me encuentro en los rincones del mundo por donde busco arte y por donde me gusta andar. La cámara fotográfica en un instrumento fenomenal y casi mágico a través del cual uno puede descubrir tantas cosas que el ojo humano a veces ignora…

Pero bueno, a responder a las cuestiones que anteriormente se plantearon anteriormente.

Primero: No creo en la espontaneidad en el arte. El proceso artístico es un proceso plasmado en la metodología, y requiere mucha planificación, investigación y mucha búsqueda. El arte no es una representación idéntica de la realidad, ni de los sentimientos, las emociones o el lenguaje, sino una interpretación artística. Digamos que tiene que pasar por un proceso similar al de un actor cuando se prepara para entrar en personaje. El actor no es ese que representa, ni sufre ni goza igual que ese personaje supuestamente lo hace, sino que te lo hace creer a través de su arte. Así también es la pintura…

Segundo: El temperamento artístico. Esas son excentricidades de algunos que quieren impresionar a la ciudadanía. No creo que exista. El arte se aprende y se desarrolla y el talento hay que sacarlo y nutrirlo currándoselo bien. Nada de temperamento tampoco.

Tercero: La inspiración es algo que dicen que hay que tener para crear. Algo que traen las musas. Si uno fuera esperar por la inspiración se pasaría la vida sentado con el pincel o la pluma o la guitarra en la mano toda la vida. La inspiración no existe. Lo que existe es la curiosidad, el deseo de buscar y el artista que busca encuentra. En fin, el artista no es un ser extraño lleno de inspiración, temperamento y espontaneidad. Es un tío, o una tía, como otro cualquiera que le gusta la expresión artística, la persigue, la estudia y la desarrolla, como lo hace un medico, un arquitecto o un soldado.

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Photography is what I use to document the things that I see, the things I do and the people that I find in the corners of the world that I like to visit and where I search for art. The camera is a phenomenal instrument, almost magical and through its lens I can discover many things that the eye at times ignores

But now let me get to responding to the questions posed in the article posted on 23 JAN 2023 at 1800 hours:

First: No, I don’t believe in the spontaneity of art. The process of art is a methodical one and it requires much planning, investigating and researching. Art is not an identical representation of life, or of feelings or emotions. It is their artistic (contrived) representation. Let us say that art has to go through a process similar to that of an actor as he prepares his role and builds his character. The actor does not really feel the pain or the joy of that character, but he makes you believe he does through his art. Painting is like that as well

Second: Reference artistic temperament. I think those are eccentricities that some put on to impress civilians. I do not believe it really exists. It is part of the show. Art is learned and developed and talent is gained only through hard work. No, I pass on temperament too

Third: Inspiration is something that «they» say one needs to create. A gift from the Muses. If one were to wait for inspiration one would sit with brush, pen or guitar in hand forever. Inspiration does not exist. What does exist is curiosity, the desire to learn, to discover, to search and the artist that searches finds. In the end, an artist is not some strange being full of inspiration, temperament and spontaneity. An artist is an ordinary human being that likes and wants to express him/herself artistically. He pursues the career, studies, learns and develops his/her art, just like a doctor, an architect or a soldier.

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Dejadme saber vuestras opiniones y así podremos conversar de arte.

Let me know your opinions and that way we can converse about art.

Gracias…

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