|The Japanese Bridge, 1895 Claude Monet (First in the series)|
Are you a Rebel??? Do you like nothing more than to break the rules?? Its been said that Great Artists break the rules. So does that mean that to make great art you need to break the rules?? No!
|Monet, The Japanese Bridge, 1900, 9th in the series|
Welllllllll they do, but really they follow some rules about breaking the rules. (And you all think - "Of course they do!")
2. If you're going to break the rule - Really Break the Rule. If you only break the rules a little it will come off looking like you just know the traditional way of creating. You need to scream that you're a rebel before people will take notice. Going all in, your viewer will have no doubt that you are a rule breaker and taking a risk!
|Monet, Japanese Bridge 4, 1918, 20th in the Series|
4. Be Consistent!! If you're going to come up with new rules then follow them consistently. Take time to explore why your way is actually a good way to make art. All the great rule breakers did!! Monet grew a whole garden just that he could paint it over and over and over giving birth to the whole Impressionist movement. I've included some of his Japanese bridge series so you can see how his rule breaking progressed!
|Monet, The Japanese Bridge, 1926 , Last in the Series (28th)|
So What Have You Been Up to Creatively?