Life Through Tonal Contrasts

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The tonal relationship of color is a powerful tool. Understanding those relationships can allow an animator to visually describe complex human emotions.

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Color: Serious, Sacred and Divine (Comedy)

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I take color very seriously, to me it is sacred. As sacred as the Marx Brothers. Deserving of a permanent place in the hallowed halls no matter which way the pendulum of fashion swings.

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Expanding the Palette

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Artists capture light in the spur of the moment with a constantly changing light source.

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Pictures of the Floating World

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Because color is about perception, there is beauty and poetry in how one person perceives it and how it can be used in visual forms.

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Finding Colors that Stop You in Your Tracks

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Ohio artist Cyrus Fire on how color can ensnare the eye of the viewer and compel them to close the distance.

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Staying in the Moment: Capturing my Vision of Nature

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My Paradise on Earth is a combination of immediacy and ink.

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An Endless Tradition

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By putting aside our artistic circumstances as well as our cultural, political and religious differences, we all belong to the same creative community.

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Following the Cult of the Artist

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Stories are important, and what gets left out is sometimes quite telling.

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The Outer Reaches of Inner Space (with apologies to Joseph Campbell)

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Des Moines artist and professor Benjamin Gardner on using space in art.

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Mistaken for Gods

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Des Moines artist and professor Benjamin Gardner on encounters that lead to Othering.

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Building a Better Encounter

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Social practice artist Alicia Marie Rencountre- Da Silva on the encounters of the past and encounters of the future.

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Lost Spiritual Messages in Ancient Art

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Whatever its actual meaning, I believe Lion Man embodies mankind's first attempts at depicting and expressing an inner yearning for more.

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Finding Your Tribe

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Ohio artist Cyrus Fire on how music helps direct the flow of emotions that go into that piece.

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Examining Culturally Imposed Aesthetics

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Larissa Boiwka, professional artist and corsetière, on how we deliberately manipulate beauty, body, and form to control perception and desirability.

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Artistic Traditions, Handed Down Generations

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For me this episode lays bare the fact that we have no idea where this drive to create comes from, or when or why our ancestors developed this quality that differentiates us from other species.

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