The Exquisite Beauty of Painting

         Painting is an element of self-expression that forms a path for revealing the interior of one’s mind, body, and spirit. Bernard Berenson, an American art critic and writer stated, “Not what man knows but what man feels, concerns art. All else is science.” (Mim, M.Y. “The Difference Between Great and AdequateContinue reading “The Exquisite Beauty of Painting”

“The Photographic Message”

         Roland Barthes’ semiotic theory focuses on a structured system of signs, specifically photographs, as social phenomena. His theory emphasizes how these signs are codes of cultural knowledge and ideologies. In order to fully comprehend all of the implied meanings in an image, one must understand the cultural background that is revealed toContinue reading ““The Photographic Message””

Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis: Two Documentary Photographers

Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis: Two Documentary Photographers       Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis, two 20th century documentary photographers, captured photographs of the living conditions and everyday life struggles of immigrants and lower class families in New York City. Living in New York, they became fascinated with the everyday lifestyles of people around them, bothContinue reading “Helen Levitt and Jacob Riis: Two Documentary Photographers”

Response on Truth and Photography

“…but their complete success in aligning so much precise observation with such a wide and intellectually appropriate range of critical thought makes them unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it.” – Jerry L. Thompson    In response to the article, “Truth and Photography”, I believeContinue reading “Response on Truth and Photography”

The Question of Privacy: Sally Mann Response

“I tend to agree with the theory that if you want to keep a memory pristine, you must not call upon it too often, for each time it is revisited, you alter it irrevocably, remembering not the original impression left by experience but the last time you recalled it.” – Sally Mann I’m quite sureContinue reading “The Question of Privacy: Sally Mann Response”

Welcome to the Art Prodigy Blog!

Hello readers! Welcome to my blog, thanks for stopping by. All is appreciated! So, after many years of practicing fine and visual arts, putting much time, money, and energy into a 4 year bachelor’s degree, switching from job to job to find that “right” job to make my aspirations come true, doing random projects onContinue reading “Welcome to the Art Prodigy Blog!”