Eye On Art

The Spark
11:47 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Eye on Art : Why Is Art So Pricy?

Terry Ward explains art prices from Van Gogh and big city galleries to regional art events like the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, Staunton Art In The Park, and Waynesboro Fall Foliage Art Show.

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The Spark
11:57 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Eye on Art : Town-Coolness and Real Public Art

The Flower Pot in Staunton

Terry Ward's essay on public art and what impression it can make on visitors --and what constitutes "real" public art.  (Virginia's fiberglass apples don't count.)

The Spark
11:24 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Eye on Art : Camera Angle and "Like"

Students posing in the photo-op project. On the left, the "candidate" who got good camera treatment (and won the election). The bad angles candidate is on the right.

Terry Ward recalls teaching an art class about how camera angles and other visual techniques can make  viewers like or dislike the people pictured --whether actors or politicians.

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The Spark
12:08 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Eye on Art : A Gender-Bendy Exhibit

Terry Ward appreciates a show of Aaron McIntosh art and is pleasantly surprised to find it in Harrisonburg. 

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The Spark
3:58 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Eye on Art : Realistic Art IS Abstract

ANIMATE THE IMAGE with a click. Raphael's Sistine Madonna (1513-14) and how Terry's dad might have marked it up to show the abstract structure.

Terry Ward recalls a childhood lesson from his dad about the abstract structure underpinning realism.

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