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Ifat Glassman

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  1. And these, which didn't make it through on the last post. These are all details from the same painting. It's nude, so I'll include it as a link and not a picture: Link.
  2. Here's an idea: I believe that modern art is an attempt to make art "un-human" and "scientific" and "objective", by trying to reduce art into principles of composition and visual design rather than meaningful content. Those same principles of design were present in past generations of art. Things like repeating rhythms throughout a piece. so modern art tried to make it as if the narrative, emotions, people etc' were not a real part of the meaning of a painting, but the shapes and colors are. They started going into this messed up view that really, the only thing that truly exists is the
  3. And these, which didn't make it through on the last post. These are all details from the same painting. It's nude, so I'll include it as a link and not a picture: Link.
  4. Hi, Been such a long time since I've posted here. Stumbled upon a post from this forum tonight and decided to check my old thread. I've recently finished a few paintings. I'll post a couple that do not have nudity and one detail shot from the painting with the nude so that the picture doesn't catch anyone at work off guard. I'd appreciate it if anyone is interested and wants to follow me if you visit either my blog &subscribe or my Facebook page and 'Like' it. I post a lot of sketches, pictures of work in progress and various thoughts about art philosophy on both. I also w
  5. I'm in the mood to share this drawing I created. 8''X11'' Graphite, the drawing was done from imagination. I named it 'Dancing through Fire'. (I post a lot of artwork and studies on my Art page on Facebook, if anyone is interested, visit and 'Like'. )
  6. Thanks James and Greg. I very much enjoyed doing that portrait of Ayn Rand... I didn't remember or think that the file name was going to be visible once I posted these. It is actually the name I gave it for my own sake to distinguish between the different pictures. The name of the painting is 'Observing', which is the closest name I could think of for that. 'Even light' was to distinguish it from the other pictures I had of it where the lights had greater contrast. OK take care, all.
  7. Hi JASKN. Nice to see you here again after so many years... Some of my paintings take over a year as I take a long time to figure things out, some of them take several weeks and some are just a few minutes. The ones I posted here are: 2 weeks, 3 hours a day for the glass bottle still life, 3 days for the woman in the forest portrait, about 10 hours for the forest trail one, The portrait of a Chinese woman took 2 weeks, 3 hours every day and I was working from life and the last sketch took about 20 minutes or so and was drawn from imagination. I have a couple of long projects that I'
  8. Hello. It's been almost two years since my last post, but I thought I'd stop by and update this thread. I post frequently to my Art page on Facebook; a lot of studies, sketches, imaginary drawings as well as paintings and major projects. You're welcome to visit and 'Like' it to see the content Here or you can also subscribe to my website at: ifatart.com for the more philosophical content (I write about the philosophy of art and my thoughts about my own work and other artists' work). So here are a few highlights from the last 2 years (and the last one is a tiny sketch from imagination
  9. Prints are available for the current cover of The Objective Standard which I drew. Please visit This Link for details. The prints are of the drawing itself: see the drawing Here. Cheers, Ifat
  10. If I remember correctly, you were rather insulting to me when I posted here several years ago. So no, no "thank you". Please don't turn this thread featuring my art into a personal discussion. Some neat new stuff: I'm currently working on anatomy at my school. We draw models and then draw their skeleton and muscles based on our knowledge of anatomy and what we see. Here are some sketches:
  11. Hello Peeps! I have some news. One is the cover of TOS which I see someone posted about above. Another is about my blog, ifatart.com It has a significant amount of posts about the philosophy of art. You might find it interesting. You can subscribe via email or via Facebook. I normally post once a week, so I consider it a mild amount, not a flood-your-inbox type. On my Facebook page I also load images of all sorts of sketches and paint studies I make. This is my third year at Georgetown Atelier which means I will be doing mostly color paintings (full palette) this year. My blog is basical
  12. A 4-week portrait painting in Oil. If anyone is interested this painting is offered for sale as well as the rest of my student work. I will be using these greatly needed funds for my tuition and art supplies. You have all the info on my blog: Link.
  13. My early paintings and drawings were from imagination, I wasn't using references at all so yeah... they were very much off in a lot of ways. An experienced artist would make far better imaginative figure. I definitely appreciate my atelier training and life drawing practice and realize now how valuable they are. You have an atelier, that's great! Link please? Also, what is your name or website so I may view your work?
  14. Hi again. I haven't posted in a while. Here are some drawing from last year and some new paintings from this year. I'm studying at a small private art-school called Georgetown Atelier, these are all my student works. Enjoy, and if you like it you can visit my website/blog and subscribe at ifatart.com. I update my work and thoughts about art there. Thanks! And lastly -
  15. I have some new work to show. This is my work as a student at Georgetown Atelier (Link if you are interested in knowing more about this school), a small art school in Seattle, from my first year. Enjoy. Here is a link to the gallery that cycles through the drawings: http://ifatart.com/drawings/ Careful, these involve nudity and may not be suitable for viewing at work. I'll update more later on.
  16. Here's another drawing I did for fun: That's it for now. I'll update it later with some more works.
  17. Alrighty... time to display some of my new stuff. I've started studying full time at an art school that offers classical training: Georgetown Atelier. It's been a while since I posted here so I have a lot to show. I'll start with the works I've been doing at my Atelier. A 3 hour drawing (so not a finished work): This one took 3 weeks. My first rendering project (meaning, using full value range and not just blocking-in the figure/object). Another 3 weeks project (though this is not the latest picture): Now to the ones I made before the Atelier. The one I'm most prou
  18. I am thoroughly disgusted. But, putting that aside, I'll only say that I think you're a kind of a sophisticated troll, a 2.0 version troll. It's unfortunate that when someone enters this thread hoping to read some good discussion on what is non-objective art and what makes art a field open to objective evaluation, most of what they'll find here is your posts. But I have no time to tilt the scales nor motivation to waste my time replying to every point you make. You are obviously not an Objectivist and so I don't know what it is you are doing in Objectivism Online. You don't seem to acc
  19. This just shows that you don't have an idea what Ayn Rand wrote about art. She never said every detail in a painting needs to be like a photo. She said that the aesthetic value of a work of art is measured by how well the rendering and all elements in the painting serve to illustrate its theme. For example, in The Fountainhead, Howard Roark never goes to the restroom, even though a normal person does. This is intentional because that detail has nothing to do with the theme (which is Individualism). The same goes for visual art. Blurring out unimportant parts can serve the aesthetic value of th
  20. This just shows that you don't have an idea what Ayn Rand wrote about art. She never said every detail in a painting needs to be like a photo. She said that the aesthetic value of a work of art is measured by how well the rendering and all elements in the painting serve to illustrate its theme. For example, in The Fountainhead, Howard Roark never goes to the restroom, even though a normal person does. This is intentional because that detail has nothing to do with the theme (which is Individualism). The same goes for visual art. Blurring out unimportant parts can serve the aesthetic value of th
  21. What I said was one step remote from directly quoting Ayn Rand. It is practically what SHE said. If you want to say that Ayn Rand psychologized people, I suggest you don't do it in an Objectivist forum. Just in case someone has a doubt - read the chapter from which I quoted. She explains, with examples, why the style reveals a man's psycho-epistemology. She wrote a whole lot illustrating and supporting her analysis. It's not out of the blue "if you like this, you are that". Mixed, I suppose (I didn't see your artwork). See now, THAT, however, is psychologizing. It i
  22. Ifat Glassman

    Focus

    Focus (or thinking) is subject to automatization, so you may not feel like you have control on whether or not you think, but you do - both in an indirect way and a direct way. So if you trained your mind to keep analyzing things, and your subconscious is already convinced of its benefit, it may be harder to reverse the proecess, but possible. Suppose something happens to you such that learning the truth is painful - it creates an opportunity, a temptation to reverse that method, to tell yourself to unfocus in that instance, and it gravitates to other fields. So it's possible to reverse it (the
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