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Ep 65 - Teresa Oaxaca : Sumptuous Excellence

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Teresa Oaxaca’s paintings look like a Ringling Circus, a Flower Show, and a Vintage Clothing festival all mashed into one.  (I’m quoting her twitter profile.)  Classically trained and technically brilliant her work brings you powerfully into her world.

Normally based in Washington, she chatted with me from the Hague in Holland where she was between teaching assignments in Europe.
We talked about the structure of education, architecture, triptychs, swimming in the North Sea, Pokemon Go and a lot more . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Teaching in Brugge,
  • Creative process,
  • Painting while traveling,
  • Frames and framing,
  • Odd Nerdrum,
  • Teaching,
  • The Da Vinci initiative,
  • Art education,
  • Developing personal painting style,
  • The place of art in society,
  • Clothing,
  • Collections,
  • Clowns,
  • Mexican Slovenian connections,
  • Abstract elements,
  • The art business,
  • The most interesting painting,
  • Artistic challenges,

To find out more about Teresa and her work

Articles mentioned in the podcast . . .

On Teresa’s changing palette click here

The five talents not included in current curricula . . .

Equipoise: the ability to serenely monitor the movements of one’s own mind and correct for biases and shortcomings.

Attunement: the ability to enter other minds and learn what they have to offer.

Metis: the ability to see patterns in the world and derive a gist from complex situations.

Sympathy: the ability to fall into a rhythm with those around you and thrive in groups.

Limerence: This isn’t a talent as much as a motivation. The conscious mind hungers for money and success, but the unconscious mind hungers for those moments of transcendence when the skull line falls away and we are lost in love for another, the challenge of a task or the love of God. Some people seem to experience this drive more powerfully than others.

To read the full article click here

Videos mentioned in the podcast . . .

Vatel (trailer)

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