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Yes, I stood there a long time, too, contemplating so many thoughts and silence...thank you Richard Long...

Yes, I stood there a long time, too, contemplating so many thoughts and silence...thank you Richard Long...

Oh, the years that have passed.  If only you knew how.  Speak the treasures of times past.  What secrets told 'neath your boughs.

Oh, the years that have passed. If only you knew how. Speak the treasures of times past. What secrets told 'neath your boughs.

Jean Alexander Frater.    Stacked Dots, 2012. Acrylic paint on canvas.    Hole, 2010. Acrylic paint on canvas.    From the series of dot paintings, begun in 2003.

Jean Alexander Frater. Stacked Dots, 2012. Acrylic paint on canvas. Hole, 2010. Acrylic paint on canvas. From the series of dot paintings, begun in 2003.

I love how the rings and cracks in this tree stump lead your eye in lots of different directions.

I love how the rings and cracks in this tree stump lead your eye in lots of different directions.

Goethe's Color Wheel - 1809 - One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source - the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published 'Theory of Colors', his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists.

Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion

Goethe's Color Wheel - 1809 - One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source - the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published 'Theory of Colors', his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists.

The first full color wheel, 1766. From "100 Diagrams That Changed the World".

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

The first full color wheel, 1766. From "100 Diagrams That Changed the World".

there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki (originality),  jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end), yugen (mysterious), geido (discipline and ethics,) enso (the void),  kawaii (cute.)   pinned from Leslie Miller/Ruby Serben.

there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki (originality), jo-ha-kyu (slow, accelerate, end), yugen (mysterious), geido (discipline and ethics,) enso (the void), kawaii (cute.) pinned from Leslie Miller/Ruby Serben.

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