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Art Thread - The Tradition Endures Anonymous 02/11/2020 (Tue) 04:48:03 Id:6324ab No. 64
Why learn how to draw, design, carve, paint, or otherwise create? Why should we go out of our way to bend over a desk with pencil in hand for uncountable hours when masterpieces of fine art are only ever a click away? Does the layman, the farmer, the engineer have any use for pictures, sculpts, or song? That he would even trouble himself to go so far as to create them? Too often we are accused of resting on our laurels. Yes, the white races of Europe have created all art and culture of value. But what have you done? There is some truth in these accusations. The school of fine art has, at its best, been reduced to the study of the old masters. At its worst, the study and production of modern, degenerate art. Where are the attempts to surpass the old masters? If European art and culture dies, it is not for being killed, but because we have failed to carry the torch. Even if you are the type who believes in a coming revolution, of some "great cleansing" that will purge all degenerated art from our world, what will take its place? Who among us can step in to provide the vision that helps define and guide our people? In this thread we will discuss the purpose of art, in both the spiritual and practical domains. We will shift the focus and direction away from the mindless consumption of art as a decadent distraction from life, to the purposeful production and distribution of white, European art in all of its traditional and classical forms, as well as explore the future of art as a continuity of such, as opposed to a revolution or deconstruction.
Allow me to address first the practical application of art. Yes, I am aware that in any society, no large portion of its members are artists. We may not always be aware of it, as some of the finest works that man has ever produced are often only a drive to the nearest metropolitan museum or even a click away but, high art in particular was traditionally reserved only for the extremely wealthy. An accomplished artist often spent his entire life in study and practice, barely affording the essentials of life and the sometimes extravagantly expensive materials for his work through commissions from wealthy patrons. (Compare to Patreon and what passes for "commissions" these days for an idea of how far we have fallen.) These artists would usually only achieve fame and glory after their deaths. So why then, if we ourselves are not aspiring to this ascetic lifestyle, should you or I care about art, especially the idea of creating it? Drawing, at least, is the first step in design. From laying out a garden plot, to showing someone how the roof joists will fit together on the shed you are working on, being able to put your ideas down on paper is critical. A sketch can help you arrange the elements of your web site, place major component groups and connectors on a PCB, or show your wife that your lawn would, in fact, look better with a pond in it. Not only for your own use, an organized and well-done drawing is vital when commissioning a job from someone, whether it's a hardware prototype, a masonry chimney, or a dress for your daughter. Art also improves your hand-eye coordination, as well as attention to detail and powers of observation. Women too, can be especially creative if nurtured properly. Of course, we can't spend all of our time working and studying, we need to put in time and attention to our partners in life as well. Making pottery, cast-resin jewelry, homemade Christmas tree ornaments, or any other artistic pursuit together can be a memorable bonding experience, fostering creativity and a do-it-yourself spirit. Compare this to another evening together, playing with your phones with some trash streaming from the television.
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>>65 As a personal passion of mine is the almost-lost art of drafting and technical drawing, I have attached a couple of resources for learning one of the fundamentals of art: perspective. The first, Perspective Made Easy, is concise and includes practice exercises for the reader. The second, Perspective Drawing Handbook, goes into more detail, has more examples, and I feel is easier to understand and follow along. Since I seem to be unable to upload PDFs: Perspective Made Easy http://lib gen.is/book/index.php?md5=0ACEF8E9CC980BD731C5F4F546906D9E Perspective Drawing Handbook http://lib gen.is/book/index.php?md5=D78225B034921F940DCA7EB75FA22EFD
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>>67 Another decent entry-level book on perspective and sketching. https://b-ok.cc/bo ok/3405186/b4f586
>>65 Great post
>>69 Thanks. >>75 PDFs are now able to be uploaded. Thanks go out to the code team. I have attached two of the three previously mentioned PDF files here. Perspective Drawing Handbook, at 46MB, appears to be too large to upload however.
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Acrylic Painting for Dummies by Colette Pitcher. File too large; can be downloaded here: http://libgen.is/bo ok/index.php?md5=F49FAD8385F3382D77AEA0DE1654F874 A surprisingly thorough introduction to the medium, for a "Dummies" book at least. Very easy to parse and understand, and the advice and techniques are practical and easily applied. Read through the first half if you want tips on selecting brushes, types of paints, how to prepare surfaces for painting, and some beginning techniques. Later parts feature many examples of techniques, styles, and projects using acrylics. Most of the art displayed is of the "abstract" variety and the projects can be chintzy, but I feel that the book is a good read if you are considering dipping your toe into one of the easier paint mediums.
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Not all art has to be a classical revival. We made art hundreds of year ago, yes, and it was great. But we made art yesterday too, today as well, and tomorrow we will make more. We already own the cultural past of humanity. We are fighting to win the cultural present. We will create the cultural future. I am posting some inspirational works by industrial artist and futurist legend Syd Mead. He left us for worlds beyond in January of this year. His was a vision of a glorious White future. A future of intrepid exloration, where our technical prowess was turned from within, from a facilitator of sloth and decadence, to without, to the boundless frontier. Notice the themes and motifs: healthy men and women, enjoying the outdoors. Clean and efficient dwellings tightly integrated with nature. Cutting edge technology, craftmanship, and luxury; nothing mass-produced, no race to the bottom. Off-world adventuring, conquering the stars.
>>84 On a related note, if anyone knows any skilled contemporary artists whose work is helping to shape a positive visual culture, please post their work and information both as inspiration and so that our members can show their support by reviewing, reposting, donating, emulating, or anything else we can do to signal boost their message. If you know someone, don't let them remain in obscurity.

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