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Acerbic Diatribes (of a Painter with a Laptop)
     

Acerbic Diatribes (of a Painter with a Laptop)

by John Stillmunks
 
The art fair and festival scene is a romantic notion of expensive paintings and non-stop fun for some fair-goers as well as artists. For others it is a universe of frustration, angst, and a business that requires the wearing of many hats, not just a beret. This collection of essays began as an exercise on some internet forums for artists, graduated to some blog posts,

Overview

The art fair and festival scene is a romantic notion of expensive paintings and non-stop fun for some fair-goers as well as artists. For others it is a universe of frustration, angst, and a business that requires the wearing of many hats, not just a beret. This collection of essays began as an exercise on some internet forums for artists, graduated to some blog posts, and then a rather successful foray into self-publishing. This e-book version adds 5 writings not available on the paperback version that featured 15 essays with illustrations.

Some of the essays move into non-art related issues in the strictest context, but since the author insists most of life itself is art - these little ventures are into the human experience are as logical in the written word as they are in the paintings themselves.

The tone ranges from sarcastic to admonishment to calling out the ridiculous. They are meant to encourage dialogue and debate by virtue of the passion of the words on the page equalled only by the passion of the brush on the canvas.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013966475
Publisher:
Independent Thought Industrial Pressworks, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
69
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Raised by a kindly vegetable buyer who found him wayyy back in 1961 within a carload of potatoes in the Omaha rail-yards, John Stillmunks has been splattering perfectly good canvases with paint for well over 10 years,

Throughout the last decade he has been seen wandering rather aimlessly throughout the country to galleries & art fairs while sharing his work with knowledgeable, recognized, & extremely
good-looking patrons.

When he's not painting, he's either observing the human condition, rattling some cages, or just banging on an old laptop because an idea just won't go away . . .

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