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  • 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
  • Lernen & Lehren

    Lernen Lehren

    Morgens / Mornings © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) I have begun to teach drawing. It’s a dizzying experience: a job for which I have full... Read more

    Posted on 07 March 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • A Dialogue

    Dialogue

    Erdbergstraße © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) I find the metaphor of language to be very illuminating when talking about painting. Read more

    Posted on 20 February 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Stille

    Stille

    Pflaumen © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) There have always been things too profound to express, and humanity has always sought ways to grapple with these... Read more

    Posted on 05 February 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Habit and Curiosity

    Habit Curiosity

    Steffi (2.5 hour oil sketch) There is an inherent tension between a painter’s sensory encounters with the world and her own habits. Read more

    Posted on 20 January 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • Little by Little People Began to Come to the Rue De Fleurus

    Little People Began Come Fleurus

    Anfang © Samantha Groenestyn (oil on linen) Paintings, as we’ve discussed before, are to be seen. The painting, the work itself, is an object, not merely an... Read more

    Posted on 10 January 2016 ART & DESIGN, CULTURE