Alternative Art Surfaces: Mixed-Media Techniques for by Sandra Duran Wilson

By Sandra Duran Wilson

Mixed-media powerhouse duo Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, authors of the best-selling books snapshot move Workshop, floor remedy Workshop and combined Media Revolution, blaze new inventive territory with greater than a hundred ideas for engaged on greater than 35 specific surfaces during this, their jam-packed fourth book!

You'll locate anything new and fascinating on each page:
More than 35 replacement surfaces, together with galvanized tin, mica, rawhide, nylon, unsanded grout, slate, spray foam and more
More than a hundred thoughts for portray, sculpting, developing textures, encasing, carving, printing, moving and more
More than one hundred twenty five guidance for troubleshooting, getting ready your surfaces, completing and mounting your artwork, and taking your paintings to the subsequent level
More than 50 inspiring entire items of paintings showcasing the surfaces and methods

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After all, theories of art may be informative in several different ways. Why put weight on handling the hard cases? The hypothesis is that, as a matter of historical fact, the hard cases spurred interest in theories of art. Philosophers have sought a theory of art, rather than a theory of the arts or theories of the various individual arts, specifically because it is thought that only a work-oriented theory of art can contend with the hard cases. The Objection from History To focus the question, here is an objection to the hypothesis.

After all, what makes the concept of art empirically descriptive or normative? Many ordinary concepts are probably closed—for example, mother-in-law, New York Subway token, and toupee; also fraud, gas guzzler, and good umbrella. Presumably these are closed without remainder—stipulating their uses does not limit their uses in the wild. By contrast, what makes the concept of art empirically descriptive or normative is that it is only closed with remainder. Stipulating its uses for some ‘special’ purposes inevitably leaves out other purposes.

The hypothesis is that, as a matter of historical fact, the hard cases spurred interest in theories of art. Philosophers have sought a theory of art, rather than a theory of the arts or theories of the various individual arts, specifically because it is thought that only a work-oriented theory of art can contend with the hard cases. The Objection from History To focus the question, here is an objection to the hypothesis. Theories of art antedate the arrival of the hard cases in the early twentieth century.

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