Markus Ray’s “Art Look”

… an art lover’s companion.

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A PAINTER’S LIFE : HANDS

A PAINTER’S LIFE : HANDS Hands communicate a lot. Almost more than a face, sometimes. Do you love your hands? Imagine yourself without them and I think you know what I mean. They are essential. They are your contact with the world. Outside of sight itself, hands are probably the most [...]

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A PAINTER’S LIFE; OUT ON THE EDGE

A PAINTER’S LIFE; OUT ON THE EDGE OF NEW DISCOVERY One who is out on the edge of new discovery is often facing the fine line between sanity and insanity. This would have to be so. Conventional thought is often the standard of measuring sanity, and that can be more often than we would like [...]

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THE PAINTER’S POWER

THE POWER OF COLOR Painters are to the window of the pictorial world as God is to the great Void of the Cosmos. They wield color like God spins worlds and galaxies into play. There is a notion of unlimited possibilities to be conjured upon the canvas just as there are massive constellations [...]

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ON THIS RESURRECTION DAY

ON THIS RESURRECTION DAY It is Paradise we want here. Joy is it. We ask for well-being beyond belief, nothing short of Heaven on Earth. Art is only that, even if it is gathering up all the rambunctious elements of materials and life and drama and some kind of tumultuous outpouring of beauty, or [...]

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THE ART OF JOY

The Art of Joy There is a JOY that comes from painting something. Anything. For me, just making marks of color on a surface is something of the ecstatic. Perhaps it derives from memories of doing this so many times in other lives before this one. Perhaps it is from my family’s tendency to [...]

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ARSHILE GORKY

AN ARMENIAN GENIUS Arshile Gorky immigrated to the USA in 1920, aged 16, after the attempted genocide of the Armenians by the Turks, and after his mother died of starvation in 1919. He had a propensity for painting. He followed it through to become one of the most influential painters of the [...]

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E PLURIBUS UNUM

One Out Of The Many Some of you “spiritual folks” commented that the last two posts on Sex were “from the ego” and implied that Sex “divides us,” therefore does not promote wholeness―Oneness you called it. I am not defending anything here other than to say [...]

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