About Shake the Muse…

About Shake the Muse…

About Shake the Muse…

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…New Art Ideas with a
Shake of Your Phone/Tablet

…New Art Ideas with a Shake of Your Phone/Tablet

…New Art Ideas with a Shake of Your Phone/Tablet

Looking for inspiration? The Muse is there for you with 20 Billion Ways to Make Art...


11 Art Dials, each with a distinct spectrum of art element channels, offer new ways to explore visual language.

With the Shake the Muse App, you can stir up unique combinations of art elements to inspire new works… simply shake your phone or tablet and a new set of elements appear. Take the randomly gathered elements as an artistic challenge, or make your own selections. More than 20 billion approaches to art can be envisioned on the app.

Looking for inspiration? The Muse is there for you with 20 Billion Ways to Make Art...


11 Art Dials, each with a distinct spectrum of art element channels, offer new ways to explore visual language.

With the Shake the Muse App, you can stir up unique combinations of art elements to inspire new works… simply shake your phone or tablet and a new set of elements appear. Take the randomly gathered elements as an artistic challenge, or make your own selections. More than 20 billion approaches to art can be envisioned on the app.

Looking for inspiration? The Muse is there for you with 20 Billion Ways to Make Art...


11 Art Dials, each with a distinct spectrum of art element channels, offer new ways to explore visual language.

With the Shake the Muse App, you can stir up unique combinations of art elements to inspire new works… simply shake your phone or tablet and a new set of elements appear. Take the randomly gathered elements as an artistic challenge, or make your own selections. More than 20 billion approaches to art can be envisioned on the app.

Get the Shake the Muse App…

Get the Shake the Muse App…

Coming Soon
on the App Store
for iPhone and iPad

Coming Soon
on the App Store
for iPhone and iPad

Inspiration for new works of art… shake your phone/tablet to stir up one of more than 20 billion possible combinations of art elements.

Inspiration for new works of art… shake your phone/tablet to stir up one of more than 20 billion possible combinations of art elements.

• Beautiful images of great works from throughout history offer examples of the elements of visual language.
• Throwing a party? Teaching an art class? Shake the Muse for a new artistic challenge, and see what everyone creates.
• As you visualize and create new works based on combinations of elements suggested by the Muse, you’ll discover the expansiveness of the potential approaches available to artists.
• Delve into this comprehensive overview of art that points to new styles that have never been seen before.
• Make your own selections on 11 dials, each of which covers a key aspect of art, showing diverse approaches to applying paint, indicating form, distorting form, shifting your way of seeing, etc.

See what the Muse sees – endless creative possibilities, a wide-open art world, and the artistic explosion of a generation exploring everything.

MISSION

Aside from inspiring new works, we hope Shake the Muse contributes to a growing recognition that the elements of art don’t belong to past artists or historical periods. Rather, each is a timeless, essential part of visual language, belonging to all.

Late 19th and 20th century culture celebrated the exploration of visual language, but a misguided sense of ownership led to a process of elimination, in which one art element after another was assigned to an artist or group of artists. Soon enough, most aspects of visual language supposedly belonged to the past.

Imagine if the 20th century had celebrated the ongoing expansion of visual language rather than setting a series of expiration dates. What if the full scope of expression became the cultural ideal? Perhaps this mindset is finally taking hold. Judging by the diversity of contemporary art, last century's proprietary assumptions seem to be fading away. More and more, we recognize this generation's creative need to draw on all parts of visual language to fully express its complexity.

Those who are still attached to 20th century notions of innovation need not worry that free exploration of visual language will lead to derivative art. It's easy enough to see when an artist mimics a past master or period – trying to repeat all the same nuances of that artist or era. Originality is found in the countless subtle choices artists make while working within a set of parameters. And, with the full scope of visual language to play with, we can always find new parameters – just…
• Beautiful images of great works from throughout history offer examples of the elements of visual language.
• Throwing a party? Teaching an art class? Shake the Muse for a new artistic challenge, and see what everyone creates.
• As you visualize and create new works based on combinations of elements suggested by the Muse, you’ll discover the expansiveness of the potential approaches available to artists.
• Delve into this comprehensive overview of art that points to new styles that have never been seen before.
• Make your own selections on 11 dials, each of which covers a key aspect of art, showing diverse approaches to applying paint, indicating form, distorting form, shifting your way of seeing, etc.

See what the Muse sees – endless creative possibilities, a wide-open art world, and the artistic explosion of a generation exploring everything.

MISSION

Aside from inspiring new works, we hope Shake the Muse contributes to a growing recognition that the elements of art don’t belong to past artists or historical periods. Rather, each is a timeless, essential part of visual language, belonging to all.

Late 19th and 20th century culture celebrated the exploration of visual language, but a misguided sense of ownership led to a process of elimination, in which one art element after another was assigned to an artist or group of artists. Soon enough, most aspects of visual language supposedly belonged to the past.

Imagine if the 20th century had celebrated the ongoing expansion of visual language rather than setting a series of expiration dates. What if the full scope of expression became the cultural ideal? Perhaps this mindset is finally taking hold. Judging by the diversity of contemporary art, last century's proprietary assumptions seem to be fading away. More and more, we recognize this generation's creative need to draw on all parts of visual language to fully express its complexity.

Those who are still attached to 20th century notions of innovation need not worry that free exploration of visual language will lead to derivative art. It's easy enough to see when an artist mimics a past master or period – trying to repeat all the same nuances of that artist or era. Originality is found in the countless subtle choices artists make while working within a set of parameters. And, with the full scope of visual language to play with, we can always find new parameters – just…

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