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What Is - Index

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 01/08/2010 - 1:28 PM

I am placing this on the FAQ so that people can just find immediately any they would like to read when they want to read them. Also it means I dont have to keep trying to find every thread to update the list of 'What Is' threads.

Thanks for understanding the need for this post.

Please feel free to add below the name of something you would like me to add to it and I will have a look to see what I can do.

Ok... So far we have up......


'What is' ART posts;

WHAT IS - Alla Prima
WHAT IS - Bioart
WHAT IS - Contemporary Art
WHAT IS - Colour Field Painting
WHAT IS - Colourist Painting
WHAT IS - Dada
WHAT IS - En Plein Air
WHAT IS - Expressionism
WHAT IS - Fauvism
WHAT IS - Figurative Art
WHAT IS - Genre Painting
WHAT IS - Impressionism
WHAT IS - Italian Renaissance
WHAT IS - Landscape Art
WHAT IS - Orotone
WHAT IS - Outsider Art
WHAT IS - Pop Art
WHAT IS - Still Life
WHAT IS - Stuckism
WHAT IS - Surrealism
WHAT IS - Naive Art



WHAT IS - Affiliation
WHAT IS - Hotlinking
WHAT IS - IP address
WHAT IS - Swift & Iban
WHAT IS - Derivative Works
What Is - Transformative Works Purpose And Use


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Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 01/08/2010 - 4:38 PM

So far so good, Beth and thanks for organising these subjects, wish I could add one, shall give it some thought. Vivian Of course you could touch on all the 'isms and have an endless list: how about Fauve? A strange 'ism for sure .


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 01/08/2010 - 5:38 PM


Posted by: TerryAnne Groehler on 01/08/2010 - 8:08 PM

is this index art?


Posted by: Anne Duke on 02/26/2010 - 10:26 PM

Could you tell me where "what is stumbleupon?" can be found. Did I miss it on stickies?


Posted by: Maria Gilbert on 02/26/2010 - 11:34 PM

Hi Beth. Yes please. Can you do one on (cap C) Colourists, (as in Scottish, Peploe et al) cos I've noticed (not here) that there is often confusion surrounding the proper use of that one in the UK. Cheers.

Yours pedantically


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/27/2010 - 7:01 AM

Anne, try this post This Stumbleupon Thing..?? Is There A How To For Dummies?? Lol

Yes Maria, will do that next for you.


Posted by: Michael TMAD Finney on 02/27/2010 - 7:53 AM

to bad you couldnt add emotionism to the index


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/27/2010 - 8:15 AM

If I do a 'what is' on it then it will be added :)


Posted by: Charles Peck on 02/27/2010 - 8:20 AM

I suppose adding "Art History" to "what is" might scare off folks not used thinking of history as a love story..........


Posted by: Michael TMAD Finney on 02/27/2010 - 8:25 AM

if you need explanation and videos just let me know.. i have also invited a couple of artists from other sites i have met and have joined the emotionist movement to join FAA.. they are really good.. moom from poland and anjana from, a place i can not let me know


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 02/27/2010 - 8:35 AM

Thanks Michael I should be ok. :)

Charles I was going to add History to it but, as you said, I actually thought it may scare some people off and so stuck with 'What is' :)


Posted by: Maria Gilbert on 02/27/2010 - 8:44 AM

A piece on art history might clarify whether one can or cannot be a member of an artistic movement that has been defunct for (say) more than a hundred years, which had a specific agenda pertinent to its members or to the age, ie. can one actually be a Fauve or can one only paint in a Fauve-like manner?.


Posted by: Charles Peck on 02/27/2010 - 9:04 AM

Maria, even the Fauvists had variation in their particular manners of painting and could easily be recognized one from another. I personally see no reason one can't adopt the "program" with enough research to further the studies of a particular way of seeing and painting...but take the case of Impressionism. Creating a painting that has the appearance of Impressionism while sitting in one's comfortable, dial-a-temperature, cozy studio with fake sunlight bulbs looking at a photograph (and then of some place one has never been - even worse) is not being an "Impressionist" by any stretch of the imagination. It is an carnival act creating bogus goods that only look like Impressionism to the unsophisticated eye.

Impressionism is done outside in real life looking at real things in real time in real weather looking deeply at the color games as sunlight interacts with various substances.


Posted by: Paul Anderson on 02/27/2010 - 10:07 AM

Beth, if you are looking for is one of my favored... What is Outsider Art? :)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 04/27/2013 - 6:18 PM

I only just remembered this outsider art. I AM SO SORRY!!!

Doing a thread now if I find enough detail


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/08/2013 - 6:46 AM


Posted by: LA Beaulieu on 07/05/2013 - 11:44 AM

I have a question about stumble......... how do you use it with your art work since it says no commercial posting without paying for an account? Do you have a commercial account or is there a way to still post your artwork?

How do i find other FAA people to connect with?


Posted by: Fran Riley on 07/05/2013 - 12:01 PM

OH YAY! I am happy you posted this! So interesting - thanks!


Posted by: Gary Heller on 07/05/2013 - 12:04 PM

Good idea, Abbie.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 07/05/2013 - 12:04 PM

stumble is a random search that will send random people to your site and it's hard to say if it will result in sales. they don't like commerical and they don't like it when it comes from the same link. you can place your things there, but you'll also have to mix it up with other pages. but that's hard to do since everyone does that now. i got tired of trying to please them and gave up pretty fast.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Laura Dion on 09/12/2013 - 4:30 PM

Can you suggest a site where I can get information? I found a Raphael Soyer Litho p 2518 Waiting on the audition... looks very old and I'm at a loss of where to start.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 09/12/2013 - 4:43 PM

i would go to a museum and ask a curator or maybe a gallery. or just google. if you can take a picture and upload that picture to their image search you might be able to narrow it down.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Mary Bedy on 09/12/2013 - 4:54 PM

Art Deco
Art Nouveau



Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 09/12/2013 - 5:19 PM

Absolutely Mary problem :)


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 09/12/2013 - 5:49 PM

I'm waiting for "what is Abstract"


Posted by: Mike Savad on 09/12/2013 - 5:53 PM

what is abstract?

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Laura Dion on 09/15/2013 - 9:02 AM

Thank you Mike ! It is in the Museum and there are NO lithographs out there.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 11/23/2013 - 6:50 AM

What next? Abstract ?


Posted by: Mike Savad on 11/23/2013 - 8:25 AM

what is hip?

---Mike Savad


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