+  2022-12-26 19:21

“Since my youth — I was 19 when I left #Russia — my political creed has remained as bleak and changeless as an old gray rock. It is classical to the point of triteness. #Freedom of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of #art.

The social or economic structure of the ideal state is of little concern to me. My desires are modest. Portraits of the head of the government should not exceed a postage stamp in size. No torture and no executions.”

Vladimir #Nabokov in 1964

 +  2022-10-12 10:29

The #novice goes astray and blames: “The art failed me.”

The #master goes astray and regrets: “I failed my #art.”

 +  2022-09-11 19:48

Dana Schwartz… an LA writer of TV, books, comics, and podcasts. #1 New York Times bestselling #author with 203 000 followers on Twitter and a blue checkmark. 🤦🏻‍♂️

And no, it’s not about #comics.

A person told me recently, “Oh I know, that’s the music from ‘Ghost in the Shell’, the one with Scarlett Johansson…”

And that’s very, very recent history of #art. Less than 50 years. So what do you expect, people read #Kerouac or Lermontov? #Dante who?

 +  2022-03-01 10:26

You know what’s “special” about “an operation”? It’s when it CREATES something new.

A piece of #art: a film, a book, a soundtrack. A scientific discovery. A technological breakthrough. A medical procedure that allows us to walk hours after appendectomy.

A business that transforms us and our planet for the better.

There’s nothing special about DESTROYING other people’s work and lives.

Ломать — не строить.

 +  2022-01-16 12:42

When bored by your present, you’re primed for addiction. Any #addiction. Social media, food, #shopping, tourism, #art galleries and drugs (alcohol, #opioids…)

Environmental enrichment decreases intravenous self-administration of amphetamine in rats:

 +  2021-12-21 22:09

US Navy SEALs have hell week when they test the recruits’ capacity to function #sleep-deprived.

I just had a similar test with a random Amazon guy waking me up from sleep (I have #DSPD) googling me up and asking “What makes a #film a piece of #art?” while handing me a package.🥴

 +  2021-11-19 19:51

Investments in the #art market, obsolete Windows computers… the same color palettes and… oh, the #women are just, er, no, not objects, they are, erm… well, yes, we knew your current #gender self-ID of the evening, before showing you these #ads, so…

2 unrelated campaigns. 2 languages. 2-minute interval. And we’re still talking about female, what?! 🤷🏻‍♂️

Oh, I know. #WomenInTech™! 😍

 +  2021-07-21 15:11

– When I was young, all I thought about was #art and music.
– Now I’m 36, and all I think about is #money.

 +  2021-07-06 20:10

Art is about the conscious disagreement with the way the universe works. 🎨

If you love everything and everyone unconditionally… if you feel content and at peace… or, cynically, agree (collaborate) with reality for personal gain… you can’t (and don’t want to) make #art.

 +  2021-06-23 21:51

So… as you might have noticed, we, the #creative types, have this tendency to… become really unhinged and kill ourselves. For good reasons. Bad reasons. Hard-to-understand-for-normal-people reasons. 😕


And it happens really fast. If you’re around us, the creative unhinged types, you have 5 minutes to talk us out of a #suicide.

An American #psychiatrist @HealthyGamerGG on YouTube does an amazing job of explaining what are the risk factors and what to watch for. Adopt the process, and maybe you’ll save someone whose #art work (and life) you’d like to see continue.…

 +  2021-06-02 10:28

Philosopher James Carse uses the terms “finite games” and “infinite games” to describe the 2 main ways we live and play.

Finite games are just that—finite. They have a finite number of options and players, clearly defined winners and losers, and an established set of rules.

Examples: chess, 9-to-5 automatable jobs, politics, sports, and war.

Infinite games are the opposite. They have no clear winners or losers, no established time frame for play, and no fixed rules. In infinite games, the field of play is mutable, the number of participants keeps changing, and the only goal is to keep on playing.

Examples: #art and #science.

Which game do you want to play?

 +  2021-05-05 13:50

In my opinion, the difference between #art and #design is that one serves a practical purpose to achieve a business goal. The other fills intellectual voids to create an #illusion.

 +  2020-10-08 02:59

#Art is pointless. Get an actual job and make a living. You can’t just let the rest of your life be a joke, a #failure.


Follow your art and contribute to #society by inspiring people instead of wasting time.


 +  2020-10-05 19:04

As in neolib economic theory, where max information makes markets more efficient, press releases offered to #art gallery visitors in which artworks are “translated” into text as propositions about their meaning, make any art easy and quick to #consume.…

 +  2020-06-29 03:29

“#Art should comfort the disturbed and #disturb the comfortable.”
― Cesar A. Cruz

 +  2019-08-31 13:46

People who claim that an #art form is defined by its consumption method continue to amaze me.

Next time you buy a #painting to hang on your wall, remember that outside a #museum, it won’t be a piece of art anymore.

Just a decor element.

And a feature #film on Netflix? A video.

 +  2016-03-07 14:38

Symbolic #art helped us outcompete every other hominin species on #Earth:… — by @BBCEarth’s @melissasuzanneh

 +  2015-07-13 12:24

Deep #MachineLearning results in computers better than humans at everything:… — Maybe except #art and #science?

 +  2015-06-08 12:05

Why the general public feels more confortable to comment on #film? Never got as much feedback on #photography. #Cinema = #art of the masses?

 +  2015-05-21 10:20

Most important for exquisite #cinematography in #film? As in any #art: personal experience. Advice by Roger Deakins:…

 +  2015-03-23 15:20

Are #humans just another #primate? Mostly, yes! Except for a few things like #science and #art:

 +  2014-06-13 08:32

What makes #cinema complicated? It’s an expensive technical medium used for both money-making #entertainment and money-loosing #art.

 +  2014-03-28 08:59

Deeply disturbing unanswered core dilemmas of my #life & work. Must-read if you care about #art or people who make it…

 +  2014-02-11 04:30

“If it is #art, it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art.” – Do you disagree with Arnold Schoenberg? Elitism vs universalism?

 +  2014-01-31 05:25

My revelation: #art was invented by pre-agricultural #humans as a way to do something with all the spare time. #Life was easy back then.

 +  2014-01-16 08:25

#Cinema is the only #art where you can say “My #film sucks because we had a tiny budget, if only I had more…” Can’t say so for a #painting.

 +  2013-09-17 03:35

The Death of #Imagination. A thought-provoking text by @DavePollard on #creativity, #innovation, #art and consumerism…

 +  2013-08-13 03:47

A must-watch for those wondering why people rarely tackle big problems (#climate_change, peak #oil, #art, #science…):…

 +  2013-05-13 02:47

“#Art is working on something till you like it, then leaving it that way” – Fred Babb

 +  2013-04-19 01:02

“The more the opinions of the author remain hidden, the better for the work of #art” – Friedrich Engels

 +  2013-02-08 20:23

A yogi’s opinion: “#Photography means #Art. Art means Supreme stage:…

 +  2011-01-25 10:15

Signs of #professionalism in #art and #design: 5) sharing best practices, #processes and #pricing with competition to improve the industry.

 +  2010-12-27 03:33

Signs of #professionalism in #art and #design: 4) constant extraction and reuse of client’s knowledge of their industry for project #success

 +  2010-12-20 11:22

Signs of #professionalism in #art and #design: 3) a habit to quickly admit and apologize for mistakes, errors, delays and misunderstandings

 +  2010-12-06 03:44

Signs of #professionalism in #art and #design: 2) ability to explain your choices to a client without any background in art and design.

 +  2010-11-30 09:22

Can good taste in #art, #design or #music be learnt without #talent and innate sensitivity?

 +  2010-11-26 11:26

As an #artist, be an optimist (some will like your #art), a pessimist (some will hate it), and a realist (some will ignore it).

 +  2010-11-25 08:10

Signs of #professionalism in #art and #design: 1) ability to create on demand, regardless of your mood or #inspiration status.


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