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.
It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.
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.
A Guide to Writing Systems
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.