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Desi Di Nardo: Why We Make Art

Desi Di Nardo: Why We Make Art

  When I stumbled on oil pastels several years ago after not having had any formal background or training in art, I surprisingly found myself enjoying working strictly in this medium. I am most intrigued not only by its texture, fluidity, and vibrancy of colour but also with the dimension and depth which can be readily achieved through simple hand and finger smudging. In this way, being so closely connected physically with the paper, I find myself able to become…

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New Poetry From Canada

New Poetry From Canada

We have some new poetry from Desi Di Nardo, a multi-talented and accomplished artist and writer from Toronto. Desi brings her unique voice and sense of rhythm and imagery to spinozablue. As can be seen by the paintings on her website, Desi has been influenced by Degas. I thought it appropriate to post one of his best known works.    The painting resides in Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, when not on loan. A good intro and searchable index can be…

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