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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    I might like school too much...

    I'm excited about writing a report. I'm taking an art appreciation class (required elective) and we need to write a report on an artist and two of his or her paintings. I'm very excited as, I believe, one of the artists is Katsushika Hokusai whose painting, The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of my favorite paintings.



    The other person I might do my report on is Artemisia Gentileschi who was "the most renowned woman painter in Europe during the first half of the 17th century." She painted heroic women at a time when women had difficulty being accepted as serious artists.


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    when i win the lottery i'm going back to school for art history.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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    It's one of mine as well. Lucky you.

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    I have an MFA and took many art history classes. I enjoyed almost everyone. I used to write down artist names, dates etc. on an index card and tape them to my handlebar. While I rode my bike I would memorize all the facts while getting some exercise. Ahhhh...those were the days.

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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
    I have an MFA and took many art history classes. I enjoyed almost everyone. I used to write down artist names, dates etc. on an index card and tape them to my handlebar. While I rode my bike I would memorize all the facts while getting some exercise. Ahhhh...those were the days.
    That is, by far, one of the most awesome ways of studying I have ever heard of... I might have to steal that from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
    I have an MFA and took many art history classes. I enjoyed almost everyone. I used to write down artist names, dates etc. on an index card and tape them to my handlebar. While I rode my bike I would memorize all the facts while getting some exercise. Ahhhh...those were the days.
    I have a BFA- the only classes I enjoyed were art history & life drawing.
    I used to type all my notes during class in MS word and copy-paste google images of the works. (perhaps your 'day' and mine are different? ) then i'd print it out, cut them up, and literally wallpaper my dorm. I seriously considered pursuing a MA until I realized I had no interest in being an art historian, just wanted to keep learning about it.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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    I never bothered finishing off my degree as I started getting interested in only taking classes that were fun. As of today I still only have a High School diploma

    I've got a steady job and 4 years of on the job accounting experience so hopefully that should make up for something

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I have a BFA- the only classes I enjoyed were art history & life drawing.
    I used to type all my notes during class in MS word and copy-paste google images of the works. (perhaps your 'day' and mine are different? ) then i'd print it out, cut them up, and literally wallpaper my dorm. I seriously considered pursuing a MA until I realized I had no interest in being an art historian, just wanted to keep learning about it.
    This is how old I am...no MS Word or Google when I was in school.

    I thought I was going to be an Art Professor after college , but alas no. Now I work in the exciting world of Information Technology!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    That is, by far, one of the most awesome ways of studying I have ever heard of... I might have to steal that from you.
    Be my guest. Just make sure you are on a nice quiet road.

    I got through Latin this way too. Nothing like conjugating verbs to make the miles fly by.

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