My eyeballs are already popping out of my head and it’s not even January 1st yet!
In the effort of attempting to be structured and organized for this huge endeavor, I’ve been compiling a list of artists and also categorizing their various art styles/movements/periods…not all and not in that order. I’m trying my hardest to mix up the periods and styles as much as possible. For example, I don’t want to accidentally group five minimalist artists in a row!
I am certain at this point that I am going to be learning a lot about art history on top of merely painting. Just today I learned about Tingatinga paintings…colorful artwork based on the artist Edward Tingatinga from Tanzania. I’m going to have tons of fun that day!
I’ve also been researching Art Brut/Outsider Art, wondering how I actually feel about the concept of how artists such as Henry Darger Jr. and others are viewed with a mixture of fascination and condescension. It’s called Outsider Art…you get my point. Well, my point is that I’ll be honoring a bunch of those artists with only admiration.
My brain is about to burst reading about the differences between Neo-Expressionism and Neo-Impressionism. Did you know that Andre Derain and Henri Matisse were the co-founders of the Fauvism Movement? I didn’t until today! Movements, Styles and Periods…OH MY!
It’s going to be one crazy year and I hope you follow me through it. I’m going to need lots of encouragement…and paint.
Can I somehow get an honorary art history degree by the end of the year? Maybe!
Only a couple more days to go until the paints come out…wish me luck!