Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Directly above the center of the earth.
Back in the early 90's when I walked away from the art business. It was a different world then. If a person wanted to look at artwork you could 1 go to the library or book stores and get books, that would only expose you to the masters. 2 go to college or fair art shows and exhibitions but they were far and few between 3 you could go to galleries and museums and there was also magazines. The art community was a pretty closed community. It seemed mysterious and distant. Most people didn't know where to look even if they wanted to view art When I started to get back involved with art about 3 years ago the internet opened a whole new world of art sharing. It was wonderful. I've had a chance to discus art with artists all over the world and I didn't have to travel to do it.
Now in the old days if you wanted to learn art and didn't trust enough in your own talent you had to go to school. It was the only place to get instruction, techniques, source material a nude model. The only other place for that was a porn magazine or a nudest colony, I wasn't ready for that.
Now there is again the internet, with it's wealth of knowledge and source material. It's absolutely amazing. For those of you that this is all you've known. Don't take it for granted, Embrace it, use it.
Now as for the value. Priceless. As far as critiques go. I'll discuss that in my next post.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?-Vincent Van Gogh