OCAD: Based on “Girl”, By Jamaica Kincaid

Wash your brushes immediately and put them to dry hanging upside down; wash the acrylic ones separately and never mix them with oils; don’t leave your paintings to dry in the hot sun; they’ll cook and crack; wash your palettes as soon as you’re done using them; when buying yourself an apron, be sure thatContinue reading “OCAD: Based on “Girl”, By Jamaica Kincaid”

A Perfected Reflection of Imperfection

Tanizaki Jun’ichiro, in his book, In Praise of Shadows, mentions a preference, an obsession, for fair skin in Japan, using terms like “limpid glow”, “pure” and “unadulterated” to describe whiteness, and  ‘cloudy’ and ‘grimy’ to describe his own Japanese skin (32). While Asians bleach their brown skins white, Westerners tan their white skins brown, provingContinue reading “A Perfected Reflection of Imperfection”

Is it art? A response to a class discussion on the documentary, “My Kid Could Paint That”

One thing that all art has in common, whether that be Western or Eastern art, traditional or contemporary art, is its ability to teach. The paintings in the documentary, My Kid Could Paint That by director Amir Bar-Lev, do everything that any art should. Even though the strong messages these paintings send out to theirContinue reading “Is it art? A response to a class discussion on the documentary, “My Kid Could Paint That””