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  • Notation, Language & Painting

    Notation, Language Painting

    Cracked (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Robert Nelson’s (2010: 167; 169) treatise on The Visual Language of Painting dwells on an analogy between paintin... Read more

    Posted on 22 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Taking Over Again

    Taking Over Again

    It’s taking over everything © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) In other exciting news, this little guy is still charming people, and has just landed in... Read more

    Posted on 18 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Questions

    Questions

    The decision (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) In his eminently readable paper, ‘How I see philosophy’ (collected in the book of the same name), Friedrich... Read more

    Posted on 07 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Borrowed Spaces

    Borrowed Spaces

    An exhibition! I have a collection of still lives and interiors from the collection of homes I’ve had in the past year or two. Read more

    Posted on 03 November 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Between Dimensions

    Between Dimensions

    Ordnung (c) 2016 Ruprecht von Kaufmann (oil on linoleum on canvas) Berlin painter Ruprecht von Kaufmann recently exhibited in several art fairs across the world... Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • The World Or the Picture

    World Picture

    In Languages of Art, Nelson Goodman undertakes an analytical investigation into precisely what qualifies as aesthetic. His search leads him on a rather arduous... Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • An Unlikely Protagonist

    Unlikely Protagonist

    Aschersleben (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) In Painting as an Art, Richard Wollheim (1987: 85; 101; 183) assigns himself the seemingly insurmountable... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Sight & Touch

    Sight Touch

    Tea and sympathy (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) The eighteenth-century German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder penned some truly delightful thoughts... Read more

    Posted on 22 August 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • On Meaning

    Meaning

    Das Bett / The bed (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Richard Wollheim’s meticulous and absorbing book Painting as an Art stands, all three hundred and fift... Read more

    Posted on 16 July 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • The Work of Art

    Work

    Der Brief / The letter (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Paul Ziff casts a penetrating eye over the term ‘work of art.’ Rather than trying to define it,... Read more

    Posted on 29 June 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Scholars & Painters

    Scholars Painters

    At last I begin to pull the threads of my life together—to pare back the things that distract me, to braid my core pursuits together into one strong cord. Read more

    Posted on 17 June 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Painter Virtues

    Painter Virtues

    Selbstbildnis als Philosophin / Self portrait as philosopher (c) Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Painter virtues stray a little from those of ordinary people. Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Eloquence and Drawing

    Eloquence Drawing

    Russian plant © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Language, woven of conventions, adapts and evolves, but Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s account of its progression... Read more

    Posted on 23 May 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • In the Air

    Site © Ryan Daffurn (Oil on linen) Daffurn and Sagrera hold their breath in the space that widens in their paintings. Daffurn’s paintings mutate and multiply... Read more

    Posted on 14 May 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • The Gentle Ones

    Gentle Ones

    Für Oma / For Oma © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) We reserve our respect for the tough people, and the gentle ones often get pushed aside. But maybe the... Read more

    Posted on 29 April 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Ortsbindung

    Ortsbindung

    Die Ecke / The corner © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Stability is not my main requirement to work, though painting is such a material career, and too... Read more

    Posted on 26 April 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Going Underground

    Going Underground

    © Beniamin Urbanek Vienna is a guarded, secretive city, where people go about their business privately, and very often, quite literally, turn underground. Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Secrets

    Secrets

    Balthus I peered into the disquieting world of Balthus last week. A collection of his works is gathered in Vienna, which seems particularly fitting to me,... Read more

    Posted on 26 March 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Disrespect

    Disrespect

    Philosophy demands a certain arrogance. Clear and deep thinking requires a solid grounding in and familiarity with the thought of our forebears, as intelligent... Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Gemütliche Gesellschaft

    Gemütliche Gesellschaft

    Diana (oil on linen) Our peripheral community of artists in Vienna is steadily growing. Our fluid group moves between two locations: Mikes Werkstatt in the thir... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE