The Holy Grail of Art Education

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‘Visual Literacy’ as a term or concept is not grasped my enough people in the educational arena. Art class unfortunately is viewed as a very narrow field of study and in many cases not even worthy of being part of a curriculum at all. It should, however, be viewed and an essential part of every […]

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Barnstone YouTube Interview – The Journey

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Myron Barnstone had a major influence on many artistic careers including mine. He taught for thirty-five years at his studio school ‘The Barnstone Studios’ where he helped mentor many notable talents including Juliette Aristides and Dan Thompson. Myron was a true ‘cognoscente’ of classical design using the golden section and root rectangles.

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Barnstone – Golden Section

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Myron Barnstone with a brief explanation of the use of Golden Section ratios in design for the artisan.

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Art Encyclopedia

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This is an outstanding resource to art things art. With thousands of images and links to almost anything one could image.  www.visual-arts-cork.com

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Lessons From Diebenkorn

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http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/what-diebenkorn-and-matisse-taught-me-about-the-hard-work-of-making-art/

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Munsell, a Color Matching System for type (A) Painters

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Match Made in Heaven If you want to know what local color you see in nature, and want a scientific method to match that color, then the Munsell Color System may be just what you are looking for.  This is a near perfect, color matching, solution for those that seek out a recipe and follow […]

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Architectonic Form

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In the basic Renaissance Tradition, a point is a line on end, a line is the edge of a plane, and the plane is the skin on a form. In this system there is no such thing as shapes only planes which are always part of a form unit. We first visualize the form units […]

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Our Library

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The Venerable Society of Fine Arts and Artists maintains one of the most extensive libraries of books on and about art in the western world. Resource number one: Amazon Resource number two: Yale’s Compilation of Resources Resource number three: Yale Resource number four: The Smithsonian Resource number five: Stanford Resource number six: My Modern Met […]

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The Barnstone Banter

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Myron Barnstone taught in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania for over 35 years. He single-handedly keep Classical drawing traditions alive and well for many hundreds of students.  The following link will take you to a few of Myron’s very insightful newsletters: Barnstone Newsletters

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Brain Food

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Unlike a camera the draugthsman has a brain. We see with are brain via our eyes.

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