Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Pendulum for the New Year

Aesthetic theories are popular among art critics and artists. Theories allow people to categorize art, take sides, and make arguments. But they are mostly pointless for those who wish to create good art. They create confines and false laws to follow. An artist should stand apart and recognize no law but the law that allows him to be himself.
- The Arts, Hendrik Willem Van Loon, 1937.

Continuing the pendulum series as the year 2013 arrives; it seems appropriate...

The Pendulum III, 27" x 35.5", oil on canvas, 2012:


The Pendulum II, 34" x 49", oil on canvas, 2012:


Thank you for reading about the paintings, sculptures, drawings, works in progress, reviews, Doodle of the Day, and other art by Los Angeles artist Lucas Aardvark Novak. To see older blog posts and other doodles, click HERE :)