Life is Art – Art is Life

heather carr painting acrylic artists people walkingThis is my favorite painting from 2013.  It is acrylic and pastel on canvas that I mounted on wood. I’m so happy to finally be sharing it. (I am really behind on posts!)

This painting is a conversation between two artists. They are speaking in Russian. It says: жизнь – это искусство, life – this is art. I see it as a circular conversation, saying that life is art, and art is life. They are one in the same.

 

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Artists of the World, Unite! An Art Propaganda Poster by XE3EP

Heather Carr propaganda poster communist artists XE3EPIn high school and college I studied Russian, and lived in Russia as an exchange student multiple times.  Those experiences have stayed with me and influenced me in many ways. I even sign my paintings with my name in Russian: XE3EP, pronounced “heh – zher” as there is no “th” sound in Russian.  I love communist propaganda posters.  After I finished this pencil sketch, I attempted to color it using my rudimentary digital art skills…. I’m pretty happy with the results.  Instead of “Workers of the World, Unite!” it’s “Artists of the World, Unite” which we all should, I think! 🙂