1.Exposure as a child in NYC For me the academic replaced old world guild or pa tron system. 2.
Metropollitan Museum of Art, Rembrandt, Da VInci, decorative arts, furntiure 3. MOMA children's classes 4. Carnegie Hall 5. Old Met, City Center 6. Design, Costume, Advertising 10. Old movies on television 11. before computers, limited photography, mostly human touch of piano,poetry,pa int 12. Venetian,Dutch,French,German,Hungarian,VIennese,American, 13. Then Japanese,Chinese led to hands on, heuristic, teaching,making art, making music,studying science 14.Global ,international, bi coastal for cities of Chicago,Houstan,Dallas, LA,Sa n Francisco,Minnesota,Boston,Rochester,Santa Fe, Seattle,Washington D.C.,Philade lphia. Lived in Phila and then NYC and then Tokyo and then back here to ..raise kids, t each, Isabel, MOMA, ASL, Docent at MOMA for Matisse blockbuster, Art Ed for Blind. ASL awards Whitney Dir ector's Council...Medicine Show, La Mamma, Looked at Gorky, De Kooning,Pollack,Klee,Klimt,Ernst, techniques of modern art i nfluenced me as each artist like Titian/Tintoretto/Rubens, Cezanne/Matisse. Matisse's major still life's from this period may be described as flat patterned fields of saturated color in which the conventional Western spatial relationshi ps of wall to table depth to surface vertical to horizontal plane are only subli minally cued. One might there fore suggest that Matisse's personal solution for transgressing the inherited traditions of Western art coalesced from an understa nding not only of Cezanne's perceptual vision of reality and his techniques for capturing its fluctuating instablility but also of the flat rhythmic patterns of the decorative arts. .Cezanne, contradictions in his oevre. Although presumably what he sought was to captre the solidity and stablilty of nature through his very attentiveness to n ature he discovered that nothing there is stable or still so that his vision and articulation of the pictorial field elided matter,color and form into a uniform and transparent film of reality,connoting an elusive instablility. The shiftin g relationships of his objects within the shimmering fabric of a shallow or flat tened space offered future generations endless alternatives to the inherited con ventions of the still life tradition. More encouragement, more teaching,more awards. Community Art led to private art exhibitis led to studios, Influenced by Virginia Woolf, Baudrillard,White Column s, Edgar Allen Poe led to Thomas Wolfe led to Japanese led to German, led to non fi ction, T.S.Eliot, Yeats,Mallarme,Rimbaud,Baudillard, Warhol,Malanga, Ivy,Ultra NJ City U led to international works , Patti Smith, lyrics and music. The events of 9/11,and 2011 have taken me over ten years to resolve with satisf action and creativity continued as I worked for Allison's memory and her legacy. Tolstoy, War and Peace, Juilliard Whitney , Dance sets and non professional enthusiasm for creation through music and dance and video. Digital made access possible for internet sales and publicity. Sound Cloud..... You Tube
The function of art in relation to this environment has by necessity changed dra matically. Art was once designed to address the bourgeoisie whether by pleasing it and promoting its values or by provoking and scandalizing it by what ever mea ns. The effect was a dialogue or exchange but today's perceptions and ideologie s although superficially continuous with the past are from the point of view of the artist somewhat and sometimes altogether different. It follows that the art ist's objectives and their formulation often appear to have little to do with th e visual and philosophical premises that were previously assumed to govern artis tic activity. I still value fine art and particularly oil paint through disciplines and medium s but have advanced from mixed media to multimedia. Max Anderson 1.Original in approach\ 2. Crafted with technical skill 3.Confidence in its theme 4. Coherent in composition 5. Memorable for the viewer. So great art can make it out of its intended argon,function and still have logo, gravity. HEgel.....How to perceive more imortant than renaissance typologies naturalism,perspective,shadow led to flat and back to Byzantine. Baudillard said beauty in how to dress, fashion, guestures let to Warhol and the artist has een work of art ,Nietsche led to Cindy Sherman..political and personal ... Finding quality on compositional dissonance, technology. Expression Narrative Story Interpretation Psychological ,Scientific, internal and external, religious led to spiritual Plasticity,composition,color,contrast,harmony incongruity,variety, collaboration s Guilds led to Schools and labels. Wars dominated but art sustained. Emotion,physicality, process, sense,logic, arbitrary ,monochrome, light,taught t hrough every day and history,,,,,Yenawayne, Storrs, Anderson, Question of what is reality, what is perception art Nouveau,Freud, Gombrch, Reig l, New methods led to Hirst, Coombs, Burton, Gober Anthony D'Offay Matthew Barney Bill Viola led to Nauman Julie Mehretu,Maya Lin, Doris Salcedo, Laurie Anderson led to David Gatten My personal art led to cooperation and collaborations replicated online and proj ected in Museums Without Walls and with Walls. Therapeutic for the viewer and t he artist by expressing and communicating my "truth" . The message can be explo red as time continues.
The philosopher Jean Baudrillard has argued that the Western notion of reality, physicalsensory,relational and spatiotemporal is rapidly dissolving into a demat erialized network or a flickering unfocused screen. Her further proposes the th e virtual reality of today in which all aspects of existence may be filmed and d igitized irreversibly destroying the whole sphrere of private experience includi ng pleasure and desire as it translates it into smooth,stereotyped,synthetic ima ges in the reality of the future. We approah these artifacts with a longing for a traditonal art experience. The function of art in relation to this environment has by necessity changed dra matically. Art was once designed to address the bourgeoisie whether by pleasing it and promoting its values or by provoking and scandalizing it by what ever mea ns. The effect was a dialogue or exchange but today's perceptions and ideologie s although superficially continuous with the past are from the point of view of the artist somewhat and sometimes altogether different. It follows that the art ist's objectives and their formulation often appear to have little to do with th e visual and philosophical premises that were previously assumed to govern artis tic activity. The Still Life Objects of Desire , MOMA Margit Rowell.1997.