Spatial Articulation: Vision in Motion, L. Moholy-Nagy

Vision in motion is seeing while moving. Vision in motion is seeing moving objects either in reality or in forms of visual representation as in cubism and futurism. In the latter case of the spectator, stimulated by specific means of rendering, re-creates mentally and emotionally the original motion.Vision in motion is simultaneous grasp. Simultaneous grasp …

Clothing in Action: Constructivism and Avant-Garde Fashion

"The material formation of the object is to be substituted for its aesthetic combination. The object is to be treated as a whole and thus will be of no discernible ‘style’ but simply a product of an industrial order like a car, an aeroplane and such like. Constructivism is a purely technical mastery and organisation …

Art as Therapy: Rebalancing

Few of us are entirely well balanced. Our psychological histories, relationships and working routines mean that our emotions can incline grievously in one direction or another. We may, for example, have a tendency to be too complacent, or too insecure; too trusting, or too suspicious; too serious; or too light-hearted. Art can put us in …

Art as Therapy: Sorrow

According to Alain de Botton and John Armstrong, there are Seven Functions of Art: RememberingHopeSorrowRebalancingSelf UnderstandingGrowthAppreciation Art can teach us how to suffer more successfully. Consider Richard Serra's Fernando Pessoa. It is encouraging a profound engagement with sadness. The outward chatter of society is typically cheerful and upbeat - confess a problem to someone and …

Living by the Word

“Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in …