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Wednesday, October 29, 2003
  The Centre of Attention

The Centre of Attention gallery, London based not-for-profit contemporary art. See also the International Art Blog. 
  Art & Freedom

I am still trying to find out what painting is, and the only way to do that is to be alone. The loneliness has to do with what you do.
~Estaban Vicente

It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
~Henri Matisse

The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business.
~John Berryman, b October 25, 1914

Art is still the only place in the world where you can do exactly what you want if you pay the price, which is having no one else want it.
~Grace Hartigan 
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
  A Guide to Writing Systems

Omniglot.com has a fount of material on such subjects as What is Writing, Alphabetic Writing Systems and Undeciphered Writing Systems. For artists who use text in their work, this whole site should prove fascinating, but for those particularly interested in shapes and forms created primarily for functional purposes but which stand on their own as aesthetic objects, the section on Alternative writing systems should provide a lot of source material. Check, for instance, the Enochian and Theban characters. 
Art information from the publishers of studioNOTES, the journal for working artists of all styles, media and geographic locations. Includes practical stuff like art opportunities, marketing and promotion for artists, as well as "deeper" stuff like the role of art, the worth of art history, and the use or non-use of mind-altering techniques and substances. Some humor, quotes, oddities and other material for your mental collage.

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