Juliette Aristides is a Pacific Northwest painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art. Recognizing what enlivens your spirit, perhaps through art and nature, and meeting together with other artists are two ways that can help keeping you making art over a lifetime. I met Juliette when I was the director of The Representational Art Conference – TRAC2014. As a result, Scruton maintains that we are losing beauty and, with it, the sacred meaning of life. For Kant, experiences of beauty connects human beings with the ultimate question of existence, raising them to a higher level of spirituality, and delivering them from the banality of mundane experience. Beauty, therefore, is an universal need of human beings, like truth and goodness. Juliette received both the Wilder Prize for Drawing and the Albert Hallgarten Traveling Scholarship while studying at the National Academy of Design. Recommended Reading – Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides. Juliette is the director of the Aristides Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. This was one episode in a BBC production on Modern Beauty and this one centres around the British philosopher, Roger Scruton’s impassioned case for the need to restore Beauty in our modern day world. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us: You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Kant, one of the key philosophers of the Enlightenment era, claims that the experience of beauty comes when we take an disinterested attitude towards things; when we put our own interests to one side and look upon things, not in order to use them for our own ends or to satisfy some animal appetite, but to simply engage with them and endorse them for what they are. Join me in celebrating the incredible artwork and efforts put forward by the current students and alums of the Aristides Atelier, and thanks so the Maryhill Museum of Art for continuing the show with a virtual exhibition. … [Read More...], Copyright © 2020 Second Nature // ISSN: 2333-3677. So much so, that Roger Scruton has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the next international representational art conference in 2014. Submitted by Teoh Yi Chie on May 10, 2012 - 1:07pm. Learn how you can build a following and reach more people with an art blog. If you find value in the work we do at Second Nature, please consider making a modest donation. The debate between skill and originality in art is an ongoing disagreement that affects all of us in the field of representational art. Its an exercise for learning the amazing versatility of the four-color palette used by Andres Zorn. Your email address will not be published. The Spirit of the Age: Work and Art in Victorian England, STILL LIFES & INTERIORS: Aristides Solo Exhibition, Thoreau books bauby On seeing observation art, On Creativity: Wear Comfortable Clothes and Bring an Instrument. I am excited about teaching the methods from our artistic inheritance. For over 2,000 years, beauty was deemed to be essential to our civilisation. Every donation, no matter how small, is a huge encouragement to us in our work. Drawing is the most basic passageway through which you can access the power of art to express profound universal ideas, feelings, beliefs, and truths Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier. Aristides is the founder and instructor of the Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA. Lessons in Classical Painting: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier is rich in content and deep in knowledge.