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Wonderful article Linda. Congratulations!!


On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 11:49 PM, Barry K. MacKay <[log in to unmask]>
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> Fun works!
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> And in fact,  I’ve enjoyed painting the odd non-representational painting,
> literally just for the fun of mixing and blending various colours, forms,
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> *From:* SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Will Smith
> *Sent:* August-18-15 7:45 PM
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> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [SCIART] In the News! Linda Feltner
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> I spent some time this week creating a life size cut out painted Triffid
> this week. Not sure what category that fits into but it was fun.
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> Will Smith
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> *From:* SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
> Of *Barry K. MacKay
> *Sent:* Wednesday, 19 August 2015 9:24 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [SCIART] In the News! Linda Feltner
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> You may be getting that impression, but it’s not what anyone said, that I
> know of.  What is “worthy” or “unworthy” in art is subjective; a matter of
> opinion based on a multitude of factors.
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> There was once a Dutchman who tried to be an artist, but failed.  He could
> not produce art.  No one liked it.   His name was Vincent van Gogh.  The
> garbage that he produced is no longer garbage, it is great art.  The
> painting didn’t change, public values, attitudes and so on did.
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> There are things I like and things I don’t like, but that’s just me.   I
> don’t speak for GNSI or anyone else, but since you brought it up, a list
> serving artists is, really by definition, serving iconoclasts,
> individualists, and so you are likely to find a unified opinion.
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> The people who decide what is “art” or what is “good” vs “bad” art, tend
> to be art dealers, gallery directors, art museum curators, art critics, art
> agents, art editors, popular media and, above all I would argue, art
> buyers.   There is no “science” to it.
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> What one person like or does not like and the will be viewed differently
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> One thing I do agree with what you say, though, is that the language is
> somewhat limited in discussing this topic.   I, too, would like to see more
> nuance in how art is described without denigrating one or the other type or
> school, BUT, I still believe that we should have, and be able to exercise,
> personal opinion.   It’s probably not unusual that in a field where an
> ability to realistically portray something that many (not all) of us would
> have a taste for more representational art.
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> If you read this little gem (to me) of a book by Thomas Wolfe (
> http://www.amazon.ca/The-Painted-Word-Tom-Wolfe/dp/0312427581) you’ll see
> how he skewers those people I call art snobs, but not because of what they
> like, but because of what they don’t like, the “snob” part of their
> attitude.
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> *From:* SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
> Of *Will Smith
> *Sent:* August-18-15 6:45 PM
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> *Subject:* Re: [SCIART] In the News! Linda Feltner
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> I appreciate Linda’s work. I am getting the impression from this
> discussion though that if a work is not a representation of something else
> it is somehow unworthy. This cuts out a lot of C20 and C21 Art. Is that
> what people are implying? I believe the work the GNSI does in promoting the
> field of illustration is most worthy. I am proud of my work as a botanical
> illustrator but would like to have a term for my other work which values it
> without denigrating illustration.
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> Will Smith
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> Queensland Herbarium
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> *From:* SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
> Of *Barry K. MacKay
> *Sent:* Tuesday, 18 August 2015 10:41 AM
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> It isn’t.  What annoys me is not people who appreciate or find value in
> “main stream Fine Art”, but art snobs defined as people who do that while
> excluding or degrading other kinds of art requiring equal or greater skill,
> talent, passion or commitment.
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> If they don’t, they aren’t snobs.
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> You’re not a snob if you appreciate the wonderful ability of Linda,
> regardless of what else you may  or may not like.
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> *From:* SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
> Of *Will Smith
> *Sent:* August-17-15 7:02 PM
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> I didn’t think offending art snobs was part of the role of the GNSI.
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> Will Smith ( Lover of main stream Fine Art or “Art snob”) as well as
> scientific illustrator
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> Will Smith
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> *From:* SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [
> mailto:[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>] *On Behalf
> Of *Barry K. MacKay
> *Sent:* Monday, 17 August 2015 11:59 PM
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> This is great and do I every wish we saw a few more articles on the
> subject written this well.
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> The art-snobs too often refuse to acknowledge animals or plants as fit
> subjects unless incidental to something else, and as for scientific
> illustration, it’s often looked on, if at all, with disdain, and yet I
> believe (and you demonstrate) that some of the best contemporary art is
> being done by the so-called “illustrators” and “wildlife artists”, not the
> guys who paint white canvases or glue black urinals to boards.   It is not
> that I care about people valuing such stuff if they want, but can’t the
> tent be large enough to include talent, skill and dedication such as we see
> from members of this list.
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> Anyway, very well done; you know I’m your fan.
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> Of *Bruce Bartrug
> *Sent:* August-17-15 9:18 AM
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> Very nice, Linda.  The mural looks great!
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> On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 10:26 PM, Gretchen Halpert <
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> Congratulations, Linda! Very nice article. We're happy to have you as our
> next president!
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> Best,
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> Gretchen
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> On Aug 16, 2015, at 7:49 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Hi All:
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> This article came out today.
> Capturing every detail of nature’s beauty
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> http://www.svherald.com/news/capturing-every-detail-of-nature-s-beauty/article_b4c806ea-43df-11e5-a737-6fd3d1050ac7.html
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> Cheers,
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