I Erase A Lot ... Art & Creative Musings by Barb Toland Art

When creativity is looking for a dance partner & you're it! 😎💃🎩👠

Barb Toland

When creativity is looking for a dance partner & you're it! 😎💃🎩👠

So we've talked about fear before, and how it can get in the way of our creative dreams & goals. Today I'm going to chat some more about it, using this quote by the English landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner as a jumping off point ...

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Rodin's The Thinker -- Things are not always as they appear

Barb Toland

Rodin's The Thinker -- Things are not always as they appear

While doing research for my blog post on Auguste Rodin earlier this month, I became more curious about how his sculptures were actually made, particularly the bronze ones...

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Let's "think" on it ... all about the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Barb Toland

Let's "think" on it ... all about the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin was born in a working class neighborhood of Paris in 1840. His father was a clerk at the police department, and his mother was what we would call a housewife, for lack of a better term. He had an older sister Maria, who was born 2 years before him...

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A new painting! ...Picasso's Palette

Barb Toland

A new painting! ...Picasso's Palette

So this is all about a chair that lives in a plexiglass case in the Musée Picasso in Paris. It's not just any chair, it's the one Picasso used to hold various pots & containers of paint when he was working in his studio. I was totally floored when I saw it, knowing it was actually THE palette Picasso used...

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Inspiration Corner: Rodin says ... stop & smell the roses :-)

Barb Toland

Inspiration Corner: Rodin says ... stop & smell the roses :-)

We're shifting our attention to a new artist beginning with this week, and I thought I'd shine the spotlight on an artist who was not a painter as we normally talk about, but a sculptor. We'll be looking into the life & work of one of the top sculptors for all time, Auguste Rodin. First up is one of his quotes...

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