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  • The Surreal Studies of Illustrator Samuel Robertson

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    Zola Paulse
    20 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    You know, I’m finding it really hard to decide why Samuel Robertson’s art interests me. It’s not my thing, it’s not my style, and yet for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to pass it by. When I browse his work I’m torn between hating and liking his illustrations without understanding what it is that irks me about it. If I had to describe the feeling, it would be like looking in a mirror and realising that your eyes are upside-down. I’m stuck at a confusing crossroad leading to several places I don’t even want to be. And then it struck me. That’s exactly what he was going…
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Artists Should Blog for Success

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    barney davey
    16 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The answer to why artists should blog is simple. It is the best way to grow an email list and communicate on a regular basis with your buyers and prospects. Top Ten Reasons Why Artists Should Blog:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Book review: Photography Visionaries

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    Regine
    24 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Photography Visionaries is an inspiring guide to 75 of the most influential photographers from around 1900 to the present. Entertainingly written by an expert on photography, it provides fascinating insight into the lives and careers of men and women working in a medium which perhaps more than any other in the visual arts has been deeply affected by technological change continue
  • Daniel Barenboim Designs A New Piano (With “Improvements”)

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    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Barenboim was inspired to experiment with the design after playing Franz Liszt’s restored grand piano during a trip to Siena, Italy in September 2011. “The warmth and tonal characteristics of the traditional straight-strung instruments is so different from the homogenous tone produced by the modern piano across its entire range,” he said.
  • 34 Marketing Insights from the Authority Rainmaker Conference

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    Alyson Stanfield
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s a Memorial Day tradition at Art Biz Coach to offer a list of reminders for your art business. This is a twist on that tradition. I opened up my notes from Copyblogger’s Authority Rainmaker conference to share my biggest marketing takeaways with you. The thing to remember about live events, books, and even online classes is that not everything shared is going to apply to you. You’re either not ready to receive it, you’re past its relevance in your growth, or it doesn’t match your business model. You have to look for the nuggets in these situations. I find that there is…
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  • Dries Verhoeven’s Controversial Grindr Performance Is Back… with Some Changes

    26 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    When Dries Verhoeven decided to put himself—and all his Grindr dating app interactions—on public display in real time in Berlin last fall, he had no idea the sort of community outrage he’d be met with. Now the Dutch artist’s controversial performance Wanna Play? Love in Times of Grindr is back—with edits—after its Berlin debut was shut down 5 days into a 15-day run last October. For the duration of the performance (10 days in its current iteration) Verhoeven lives in a glass trailer where the public can watch him eat, sleep, work, even go to the bathroom.
  • The Awkwardness of Averageness: Raymond Pettibon’s American Sickness

    26 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    “I’m not walking down there, there’s a body on the floor,” my friend said. We were coming out of a pizza place that had a gunshot mark in the TV. “Come on, it’s fine. She’s not dead.” As we walked past the disputed human being lying face down in the middle of the stenching sidewalk, she turned on her side and smiled vaguely into the distance with her elderly, meth-lined face. No Title (There are beds), 2015, Collage and ink on paper Sickness is something you encounter on a daily basis in Los Angeles. Sinking below the hot hills, the community of…
  • Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E14 with Amber Ginsburg

    23 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.  Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant. This week: "Made up... of what?" asks performance artist Amber Ginsburg, as she ruminates on the origins of cosmetics and decides to use an altogether different material for…
  • Ai Weiwei and Joan Baez Receive Amnesty International Honor

    23 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    For the first time, Amnesty International awarded their annual Ambassador of Conscience Award to a visual artist. Ai Weiwei received the international honor, which was presented at an award ceremony Thursday night at the Berliner Festspiele in Berlin, in absentia. The artist can’t leave China, being under government surveillance and having his passport revoked. In place, he designated London’s Tate Modern curator Chris Dercon to accept the award on his behalf. The award is devoted to human rights activists, proactive protesters who speak out and contrast Edmund Burke's famed…
  • The Enduring Issues of Non-Western Exhibitions in the West

    22 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    Los Angeles County Art Museum has been serving as a fortress of non-Western Contemporary art in California. With previous exhibitions concentrating on the Far and the Middle East, LACMA has made promising attempts to alter the Western hegemony in Western institutions by showcasing non-Western art. With its current exhibition Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle EastLACMA presents a cross section of Middle Eastern and Islamic Art (for want of better terms). However, when we look closer at the tendencies of North American and Western European institutions to include non-Western…
 
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  • Autophotosynthetic Plants, a hybrid organism powered by sewage

    Regine
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    This symbiotic system re-imagines the management of sewage in order to salvage its potential as a source of energy. it is made up of a set of modular microbial fuel cells for the development or colonies of bacteria whose metabolism produces electricity and improves water quality continue
  • Book review: Photography Visionaries

    Regine
    24 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Photography Visionaries is an inspiring guide to 75 of the most influential photographers from around 1900 to the present. Entertainingly written by an expert on photography, it provides fascinating insight into the lives and careers of men and women working in a medium which perhaps more than any other in the visual arts has been deeply affected by technological change continue
  • Unauthorized photos of U.S. intelligence officials stencilled on the walls of your city

    Regine
    21 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    With his public intervention Overexposed, artist Paolo Cirio disseminates unauthorized pictures of high-ranking U.S. intelligence officials throughout major cities. Cirio obtained snapshots of NSA, CIA, and FBI officers through social media hacks. Then, using his HD Stencils graffiti technique, he spray-paints high-resolution reproductions of the misappropriated photos onto public walls continue
  • A tour of Internet Yami-ichi, the offline Internet flea market

    Regine
    19 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Internet Yami-ichi (japanese for Black Market) is a flea market where people sell Internet-ish things face to face. It's a place where artists, designers, art students and hackers sell objects, offer food and DIY workshop, set up hilarious performances and more generally bring Internet offline. The last edition of the market took place in Amsterdam on 9 and 10 May. More precisely at the Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond continue
  • A monetary system designed within the cultural context of Orwell's 1984

    Regine
    18 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Wealth Beyond Big Brother looks at what happens to trans-border exchanges when they take place inside highly unregulated states. More precisely within the confines of the disputed territories depicted in George Orwell's book 1984 continue
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  • Yasuo Kuniyoshi as Artist

    Jeff
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    This is the first in a series of guest blog posts by the Archives of American Art's Mary Savig and Jason Stieber focused on the life of the artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. The exhibition Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art is on view in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, and is organized in conjunction with The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi on view at at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Yasuo Kuniyoshi in his studio, 1940 Oct. 31 by Max Yavno, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian…
  • Picture This: Time-lapse of Yuri's Office

    Jeff
    21 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    A timelapse of the installation of Yuri's Office by Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation. As summer approaches, we know you're making plans for your summer getaway. If your destination is DC, we’d like to invite you to the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of your visit. In a city of historical buildings, we are located a few blocks north of the National Mall in the third oldest federal building in the city, which was once the Old Patent Office Building. Only the Capitol and the White House are older. Within our galleries, Abraham Lincoln held his Second Inaugural Ball and Walt Whitman…
  • Luce Unplugged: Five Questions (plus one) with Pleasure Curses

    Amelia
    13 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Kick off Memorial Day and summer with music, art and drinks at the free Luce Unplugged Community Showcase next Friday, May 22 from 6–8 p.m. The show, presented with Washington City Paper, will feature sets by two well-loved D.C. bands: Pleasure Curses and Young Rapids. Hellbender Brewing Company will provide free beer tastings (ages 21+), and you can grab snacks and drinks from a cash bar. Sythpop duo Pleasure Curses will play at the Luce Unplugged Community Showcase next Friday, May 22 at 6 p.m. Young Rapids are a psychedelic indie pop band who played a sold out show at the 9:30 Club…
  • Five Questions with Zoe DiGiorgio, President of the University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra

    Kaylin
    7 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    In honor of the video games on view in American Art's new exhibition Watch This! Revelations in Media Art, this Saturday, May 9th, the University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra (GSO) will perform in the museum's Kogod Courtyard. University of Maryland's Gamer Symphony Orchestra. Photo by James Ryan Eye Level: When did the Gamer Symphony Orchestra start at the University of Maryland and why? Zoe DiGiorgio: The Gamer Symphony Orchestra was founded in fall 2005 by Michelle Eng and a group of friends in the university's repertoire orchestra who shared a love of video game music. Though…
  • Luce Artist Talk: Molly Springfield and The Marginalia Archive

    Gloria
    5 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    This month's Luce Artist Talk dives into the connection between the written word and visual art. D.C.-based artist Molly Springfield will talk about the work in her current show at Flashpoint Gallery, The Marginalia Archive, and how her pieces connect to works on view in the Luce Foundation Center. This month's Luce Artist Talk is on Saturday, May 9th at 1:30 p.m. Luce Artist Talks are presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. Molly Springfield, Manicule, 2012, graphite on paper, 44 x 114 inches, (each panel 44 x 34 inches) Have you ever written notes in the margins of a book? Do you…
 
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  • GIF of the Day: The Worst GIF Exhibition of All Time

    Corinna Kirsch
    26 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    GIF It!, a Paris-based exhibition set to open on June 11 might be the most fundamentally flawed GIF exhibition of all time. A look at some of the exhibition’s misguided assumptions: 1. GIFs are dead. The press release for GIF It! calls it “the first living GIF exhibition,” which really just means that GIFs have been turned into lenticulars. As GIF It! tells it, GIFs’ legitimacy is earned only once they become “alive” objects, thus suggesting by omission that on the screen GIFs are dead. 2. GIFs are magic. More from the press release: “Animations are triggered when moving…
  • This Week’s Must-See Art Events: For Goths, Hackers, and Knitters

    Michael Anthony Farley and Corinna Kirsch
    26 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Elijah Burgher, “‘6 Organs’ Ritual,” 2013. Oh, boy-o. Ideas City, the New Museum’s all-things-city conference returns, and it seems to have scattered away most other art events for the weekend. That, or everyone else is really excited about going to the beach. For those of us who’ll be in the city, there’s an array of talks, from 1980s goth culture at the Morbid Anatomy Museum to a symposium on psychoacoustics at ALLGOLD. New York, you never ever bore us. WTFSWedFUG431 East 6th StreetNew York, NY 100097:00 p.m. WebsiteCampus Rape Knit-In: Guerrilla Girls BroadBand…
  • Help ACRE, Chicago’s Much-Loved Artist Residency, Move Into a Funeral Home

    Corinna Kirsch
    26 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    A former funeral home will soon be full of artists. ACRE, a summer residency held in Steuben, Wisconsin with an ongoing series of exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois, will move into a permanent space this September, to 1345 West 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood. Purchasing a building is a big deal for any nonprofit—in any metropolitan real-estate climate it’s nearly impossible for artists to compete with luxury developers. With a bit of luck, ACRE did. The former funeral home was purchased by ACRE co-founder and director Emily Green, which she will then “rent” to the residency.
  • Tuesday Links: Making Gene Roddenberry Proud

    Paddy Johnson Michael Anthony Farley Corinna Kirsch
    26 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    A Queens rapper’s homage to feta cheese. The video includes close ups on spanakopita and performer So Tiri walking a goat down a street in Astoria [YouTube] In an attempt to lure “young creatives” to the t̶o̶t̶a̶l̶i̶t̶a̶r̶i̶a̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶f̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶k̶ city of Dubai, Foster + Partners has been tapped to design a trendy neighborhood based on the Meatpacking District and London’s Shoreditch. [Dezeen] More on Hitler’s horses: Apparently there’s secret market for Nazi art where the Third Reich’s neoclassical kitsch can fetch millions of Euros. [The Wall…
  • Friday Trivia: That Time a Warhol Flick Almost Caused a “Lynch Riot”

    Corinna Kirsch
    22 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    Installation view of Andy Warhol’s “Sleep” at MoMA. The film shows artist John Giorno sleeping for five hours. Image courtesy of MoMA. Welcome to Friday afternoon on a holiday weekend. Let’s face it, your attention span is wrecked, buzzing with thoughts of chill-out time. To accommodate your mindset, here’s some trivia: one of the first screenings of Andy Warhol’s five-hour-long film Sleep (1963) caused an angry mob to threaten the theater manager with lynching. Filmmaker and critic Jonas Mekas’s 1964 Village Voice column recounts this odd affair,…
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  • 34 Marketing Insights from the Authority Rainmaker Conference

    Alyson Stanfield
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s a Memorial Day tradition at Art Biz Coach to offer a list of reminders for your art business. This is a twist on that tradition. I opened up my notes from Copyblogger’s Authority Rainmaker conference to share my biggest marketing takeaways with you. The thing to remember about live events, books, and even online classes is that not everything shared is going to apply to you. You’re either not ready to receive it, you’re past its relevance in your growth, or it doesn’t match your business model. You have to look for the nuggets in these situations. I find that there is…
  • What’s The Point of Making Art When The World Is So Screwed Up?

    Alyson Stanfield
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever questioned the reason for making art, you’re not alone. After a particularly rough time, you might catch yourself asking, “What’s the point?” You might even begin to see your work as frivolous. With so much bad news being printed and broadcasted, it’s easy to overlook the bigger picture. These thoughts might enter your head: Shouldn’t I be out there saving people? Shouldn’t I be waging peace and protecting the environment? These are noble pursuits, but are they why you, in all of your magnificence, were put on earth? After being asked these questions by a number…
  • 8 of the Biggest Mistakes Artists Make in their Art Careers

    Alyson Stanfield
    7 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    You might be making mistakes in your art business that are holding you back from big growth. Mistakes aren’t bad, and I don’t want you to feel like you have to be perfect in everything you do because seeking perfection is a sure way to be paralyzed by fear. We have to make mistakes in order to learn and to grow. Mistakes are only detrimental if you keep repeating them without learning and correcting your ways. Are you making any of these mistakes? Not knowing where you want to go with your career. I’m not talking about the need to have a specific plan, but I’ve noticed how few…
  • The Case For Focusing Your Creative Energy and How To Do It

    Alyson Stanfield
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    You have so many ideas. You’re full of creativity and ready to apply it to any material you come across. You paint for the pleasure, you paint commissioned work, you make jewelry, you snap photos, and you teach. You know who you are. You’re going 90 miles an hour in every direction with your hair on fire. People say you should focus – pick one thing and get on with it. There’s that “s” word again: should. Beware of this word. I’ve been guilty of using it a lot myself, but I’m becoming increasingly aware of how dangerous it is. The only thing you should do is to be in…
  • Good and Bad News: Your Work Is Never Done

    Alyson Stanfield
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Newsflash! You’re just getting started. Whether you think this is good news or bad news depends on your disposition. Some people feel fulfilled and complete every day. I envy them. I want more. Not more “stuff,” but more out of life. More experiences, more love, more friends, more cats. (Only kidding about that last one!) I know it’s not fashionable these days to want more. They say I should be content where I am and live in the moment. Can’t I want more and appreciate the present? I have come to realize and accept that I will never be complete. I am just getting started. My…
 
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  • 'Bodies are packages made to be opened': Shu Lea Cheang's 'I.K.U.' (2001)

    B. Ruby Rich
    26 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Net art nomad and cyberfeminist Shu Lea Cheang's sci-fi porn film I.K.U. premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2000. When the film later screened, Cheang conceived a follow-up project for Lars von Trier's Zentropa/Puzzy Power. The company went bankrupt, and FLUIDØ has been on hold ever since, although Cheang was able to make an installation version in 2004. Now, Cheang has teamed up with producer Juergen Bruening and is running a Kickstarter campaign to (finally) make FLUIDØ. As part of this effort, she has released these two shsort clips from I.K.U., which we are sharing along…
  • Don't Fight It: On "/Performing the Text," curated by Kerry Doran

    Anton Haugen
    20 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Screengrab from Martine Syms's Nite Life (2015) "Don't you believe me?" "Huh?" "What's wrong with me?" "Somebody…" "You know what I'm saying?" Asks Martine Syms's Nite Life. These texts appear through an invisible cursor on a purple backdrop, mimicking the rhythm of a nervous diction before quickly deleting themselves. Some level of interaction seems to be expected, but there is no way to reply—in contrast with Syms's recent project with Gina Trapani for Seven on Seven, Insecurity Questions. The website's performance of these words—which Syms culled from Sam Cooke's asides to the…
  • Serial Experiments for a Better Future: Holly Herndon's 'Platform'

    DeForrest Brown, Jr.
    19 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Ever the defender of the laptop as a gateway to more accurate and speculative expressions of the self, Herndon goes for the throat of the issues of our contemporary future with her second album, Platform.  Having gathered together several collaborators with varied abilities and perspectives, she holds a sort of speculative symposium in the form of ten audio tracks. Her focus is the "exit" to a new "platform," a collaborative space in which possible futures may take shape. There is a brighter future ahead in Herndon's world; technology has the effect not of separation, but of creating a…
  • Poor Media on Demand: All the files of Printed Web 3

    Paul Soulellis
    18 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Printed Web 3 is currently featured on the front page of Rhizome.org as a browsable Apache directory. Earlier this year, I announced an open call for the third issue of Printed Web, a semi-annual publication dedicated to web-to-print discourse. I received a stunning array of files from recognized artists like Olia Lialina, Kim Asendorf, and Clement Valla, but the real beauty of the open call was connecting with a new group of people working with material found or created on the web —147 contributors in all. A particularly diverse view of networked culture formed on my desktop through an…
  • Music in the Corporatocene (It's a Shame)

    Elvia Wilk
    13 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    In 1996-1997 the artist duo Komar & Melamid hired professional polling companies to conduct a worldwide survey of musical tastes. Based on the averaged results, they partnered with musician Dave Soldier to create "The Most Wanted Song" (described as "Celine-Dion-esque") and "The Most Unwanted Song" (bagpipes, children's choir) in the world. This project, part of their series People's Choice (which included a net art commission for the Dia), was at once an earnest attempt to better understand mainstream aesthetic tastes and an ironic statement about the absurdity of trying to quantify…
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  • For My Girls, and Girls in General

    11 May 2015 | 10:28 pm
    This isn't going to be a huge long post. Just sharing a few pieces I made over the weekend. Drawings of pills on pages of Bill Cosby's book "Fatherhood". Juxtaposition.
  • Thoughts on the Subject of Exposure

    29 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    "write something, jerk."That's what the voice in my head tells me on an almost daily basis. Nagging me to make sure I post another entry to this blog, or on one of the many other social media sites that I use to promote myself and my art. I've come a long way since I started writing in this space and have found my myself visiting less and less often. This all started as a way for me to be able to look back upon the early days of my art career should I actually have one. I''m finding it harder and harder to want to write about things that don't seem exciting to me anymore.At first, it was a…
  • Something New Commences

    5 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    It's been an eventful couple of months and I've been working on a lot of things behind the scenes in preparation of making my plan of taking Open Door Studios to the next higher state of being. Especially after my Project 365 experiment I'm in a place where I've got a lot of unsold work that needs to be moved out so that I can fund the creation of new stuff. My website was painfully out of date and in need of a major overhaul, so I spent the last few weeks redesigning it including the addition of a small online store. The goal is to sell enough work out of those limited selections to fund the…
  • On Setting and Achieving Goals

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Something I hear a lot is about how much I get done and how I am seemingly everywhere. News to me, since I don't think I do nearly enough! Looking back though, so far this year I have had:2 successful solo exhibitscreated over 200 paintingshad illustrations publisheddonated works to fundraiser auctionsbegun offering design servicesbegun offering consults to emerging artistsHow do I do all of this? Simply by working toward my goals each day. It doesn't take a lot of effort at all times. It does require that you work every day, at least a little bit, toward achieving what you desire. If all you…
  • Levelling

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEINFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Jaboor(636) 614-6945Dan@DanJaboor.comNew exhibit by St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor shows results of self-imposed challenge     Artists have many ways of deciding what to do next and how to get themselves in the frame of mind to actually do it. St. Louis artist Dan Jaboor has been experimenting with a new concept on how accomplish this. The results will be shown in his new exhibit, “Levelling, 100 paintings by Dan Jaboor”. The paintings can be seen May 3–June 7, 2014 at the Syndicate Building Galleries, 915 Olive Street, St.
 
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  • Join us! Cardew Choir Celebrates our 14th Anniversary at Berkeley Arts on Friday, 5/1/15

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Come join us as we celebrate the Cardew Choir’s 14th Anniversary on May Day (Friday, May 1, 2015), 8:00 p.m. PDT, at Berkeley Arts, 2133 University Avenue (between Shattuck and Oxford), Berkeley, California! This performance follows a very successful Cardew Choir performance at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, Schroeder Hall, along with the Sonoma State Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble, on Earth Day. As far as I know, the Cardew Choir is the only “new music” vocal ensemble that performs work that crosses boundaries between what might normally be…
  • Four Upcoming Performances by the Cardew Choir, Starting on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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    20 Apr 2015 | 5:49 pm
    The Sonoma State University Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble (PIE) celebrates Earth Day with very special guests, the Cornelius Cardew Choir! If you’re lucky enough to be in Sonoma County, California, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. PDT, you’re invited to come celebrate with us as part of the audience. I’ll be performing with the choir, producing mostly vocal sounds in honor of our Earth. You’ll find us in Schroeder Hall, at the wonderful Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, in Rohnert Park, California. Here’s a map to: Green Music Center,…
  • Shop Local! Support Your Community Artists and Buy Hand-Crafted Gifts for Your Family and Friends

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The Artists Invite You into Their Studios! Over one hundred professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley, California will open their doors to the public during the 24th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00-6:00 p.m., on November 29–30, December 6-7, December 13-14, and December 20–21, 2014. Some studios will be open on additional days, including December 22-24; please call them first to check. NEW: Many studios will also be open on First Saturdays every month, January-November 2015, from noon-5:00 p.m.
  • Performing in Vocal Ensemble: In Celebration of Robert Ashley, at Mills College, on November 1st

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Robert Ashley It is always a pleasure to perform at Mills College, in Oakland, California, which has a world renowned music department, including the Center for Contemporary Music, where many notable 20th and 21st Century composers have been on the faculty, performed, or held artist residencies. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. PT, I will be performing in a vocal ensemble that includes Mills College students (from the Contemporary Performance Ensemble) and faculty, and members of the Cornelius Cardew Choir, which is part of a special program, In Celebration of Robert Ashley…
  • Performing at Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music, a Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery, in San Francisco, on June 26, 2014

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, join us for a special, site-specific performance event: Composers in Curation — History of Meridian in Music A Fundraiser for the Meridian Gallery 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, California (Union Square area) Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00-10:00 p.m. PDT Benefit tickets are available at the door: $35 suggested donation (sliding scale) This final concert of the June Benefit Series celebrates the history and creative spirit of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance, featuring several of its curators, past and present. Emphasizing a theme of…
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • "Two Blueberries on Granite"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Two Blueberries on Granite" • Oil on Wood • 2.5x2.5 inches (6x6 cm) • 2012Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Gourd with Jar of Blueberries"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Gourd with Jar of Blueberries" • Oil on Panel • 6x5 inches (15x12 cm) • 2012AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Lime, Plum, Figs, Clementine"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Lime, Plum, Figs, Clementine" • Oil on Linen • 20x48 inches (50x120 cm) • 2013AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "The Oracle"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    "The Oracle" • Oil on Canvas • 8x16 inches (20x40 cm) • 2013AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • Print: "Apple, Glass, Copper"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Apple, Glass, Copper" • Giclée Print • Various sizes are available.Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
 
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  • pro-TPP propaganda

    tom moody
    26 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Check out this propaganda image from Sen. John Thune in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty, an agreement with Pacific states (other than China) that Pres. Obama is trying to ram through Congress*: Note that there are no people in this image, only shipping containers. That says much about the treaty (Naomi Klein: "It’s the latest and largest in a series of international agreements that have attacked working women and men, fueled mindless and carbon-intensive consumption, and prevented governments from enforcing their own laws to cut greenhouse gas emissions.") Lambert Strether of…
  • untitled (alien)

    tom moody
    25 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    hat tip halitosis for depiction of chivalry
  • abbey road alien 2

    tom moody
    25 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    replacement dump - the concept was lolumad's back in '10
  • predator vs aliens: the last judgment

    tom moody
    25 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    hat tips bees and photos for the 1994 Alien vs Predator game. In one of the early levels of the demo the Predator (you) is a huge musclebound goon walking around with a sword lopping the heads off sleek, purple, feminized Aliens who greatly outnumber HIM. The supernatural combat theme has been around in visual art for a few hundred years or so. Signorelli's Last Judgment panel looks very similar but the bat-winged demons and long-tressed angel aren't as (unconsciously?) "gendered" as in the Capcom AvP (marketed mostly to boys). No heavy conclusions to be drawn here, just making a few notes.
  • pre post analog

    tom moody
    22 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    Katherine Grayson, Value Study #1, 2004, collage and ink on paper, 8 X 5 inches (detail). The above work appeared in the Cory and Jamie Arcangel-organized "Infinite Fill Show," at Foxy Production in NYC in 2004. Here's how yrs truly described it at the time: The artist makes her own zipatone with printed out, cut out fill patterns. The piece has a very hands-on, day camp feel to it, at odds with the computer element, which is supposedly so "cold" (at least to the cult of the hand that still thrives in the art world). Ah, the twisty turns of history. The Infinite Fill Show, an early…
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  • ensnarled by Minerva's serpents

    Dennis
    26 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    ">ensnarled by Minerva's serpents 2014 WOP 7-14 Oil on Paper 12"x10"...
  • Memory

    Dennis
    25 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    It's Memorial Day. This video of MSG Roy Benavidez reminds me a bit of my dad. The Texan accent (papa was born in Galveston and raised in the boot heel of Missouri), the military rectitude so lightly borne, the...
  • Ry's Visitation

    Dennis
    24 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    I awoke with this dream this morning....
  • all that is permitted

    Dennis
    11 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
    all that is permitted 2015 #490 18"x12"...
  • inherent, pervading

    Dennis
    11 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
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  • Remarkable Sand Paintings Litter The Beaches Of California With Beautiful Patterns

    Author
    5 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Andres Amador’s Remarkable Sand Paintings Litter The Beaches Of California With Beautiful Patterns: “Armed with his rake, a rope, an active imaginative and a willpower that will impress you, Andres Amador creates incredibly detailed ‘sand paintings’ around the coastlines of California. Creating designs that can reach up to 100,000 feet, he uses nature and his surroundings as inspiration and starting points for his large scale organic patterns. For the larger geometric patterns, he uses a rope as a compass to steady the design – but in general Amador loves to emerge himself…
  • Puerto Rico On The Brink Of Running Out Of Money

    Author
    5 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Puerto Rico On The Brink Of Running Out Of Money: “The island is in its eighth year of recession, the unemployment rate is 12 percent and tens of thousands of people have left in recent years.” (Via .)
  • Antony Gormley: ‘I am beginning to learn how to make sculpture’

    Author
    5 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    Antony Gormley: ‘I am beginning to learn how to make sculpture’: “For his latest series, Antony Gormley has installed an iron man at each point of the compass in the UK. When Hannah Ellis-Petersen joined the artist for a whirlwind tour of his work on Lundy, she wasn’t expecting to build fires, break chocolate and contemplate humanity from a deckchair in a howling gale Standing on a granite precipice, with the churning Bristol Channel stretching out endlessly before him, Antony Gormley throws his arms wide. ‘Isn’t it utterly magical?’ he roars into a gale force wind…
  • Antoni Tàpies elevates consciousness and conscience in PAMM exhibit

    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Antoni Tàpies elevates consciousness and conscience in PAMM exhibit: “The exclusive U.S. presentation of work by Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies at the Pérez Art Museum Miami explores trauma, triumph and the human spirit. … Click to Continue »“ (Via Visual Arts news & reviews | Miami Herald & MiamiHerald.com.)
  • Detroit’s ‘Frida’ Aims To Build Latino Audiences For Opera

    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Detroit’s ‘Frida’ Aims To Build Latino Audiences For Opera: “The opera, based on the tumultuous lives of painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, coincides with a new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts devoted to the year they lived in the city.” (Via NPR Topics: Visual Arts.)
 
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  • Daniel Barenboim Designs A New Piano (With “Improvements”)

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Barenboim was inspired to experiment with the design after playing Franz Liszt’s restored grand piano during a trip to Siena, Italy in September 2011. “The warmth and tonal characteristics of the traditional straight-strung instruments is so different from the homogenous tone produced by the modern piano across its entire range,” he said.
  • How To Reinvent A Big Performing Arts Center (With An Interim Director, No Less)

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Toronto’s Sony Centre “has been buzzing this season with many events and lots of community engagement. In 2014, the centre presented 23 events plus 59 rentals by other presenters; that grew to 36 Sony events and 74 rentals in 2015 plus many corporate events.”
  • Librarian: Here’s Why Libraries Will Outlive The Internet

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    “Our commercial partners in the information delivery space do wonderful things and we couldn’t live our lives without them. But the time frame we think on, centuries back and centuries into the future, allows us to think about trust in its highest sense, and authentication and provenance of information, and digital information in particular. Those are hard-won privileges and values and they’re worth defending.”
  • How YouTube Is Redefining Celebrity

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    “In its 10-years of existence, YouTube has evolved from a playground for kitty videos to a $20 billion visual menagerie. Along the way, it’s also become an incubator for a new type of celebrity — a digital Brat Pack that’s leveraging smartphone stardom to write books, drop albums, design products and break into Hollywood.”
  • This Is Why Palmyra Is Important To World History

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    “It would be folly to believe that the survival of archaeological reports and photographs could in any way compensate for the destruction or looting of the ancient remains. The preservation of buildings and objects that managed to survive for two thousand years of Palmyra’s history has to be a priority wherever civilization is cherished.”
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  • Electronic cigarettes may lead to nicotine addiction

    SoniaT
    26 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Are electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) a relatively harmless substitute for cigarettes? Or are they a Trojan horse leading to nicotine addiction and ultimately chronic smoking? Many researchers believe the latter. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver aerosolized nicotine and kid-friendly flavored additives, such as chocolate mint, piña colada, atomic fireball candy, and even gummy bears. Designed to mimic the look and habit of smoking, the devices are marketed as a relatively benign alternative to smoking, without the tar, carbon monoxide, and other harmful ingredients…
  • The Salem Witch Trial judges: “persons of the best prudence”?

    Bridget Stokes
    26 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    On 27 May 1692, Sir William Phips, the newly appointed royal governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, appointed nine of the colony’s leading magistrates to serve as judges for the newly created Court of Oyer and Terminer. When Phips sailed into Boston from London on 14 May, there were already 38 people in jail for witchcraft, and the accusations and arrests were growing daily. One of the governor’s first official acts was to create this special court to deal with the growing crisis. I have long wondered about the witchcraft judges and pondered their role in the proceedings. They were…
  • Prisons built to expel

    Caitie-Jane Cook
    26 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Every few months, a new report announces the breakdown of the British immigration system. In January, the Committee of Public Accounts issued a searing review of the Home Office’s migration policy. Three months earlier, the National Audit Office released a near-identical critique. Each publication invokes a now-familiar folk devil – the ‘foreign criminal’ – ­­and demands better coordination between immigration enforcers and prison managers. Four times a year, we are told that governments that do not deport ‘foreign offenders’ are fundamentally unfit. Calls for a more…
  • A behind-the-scenes look at OUP’s recording sessions of new choral music for 2015

    Alice
    26 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Bob Chilcott, as conductor, and John Rutter, as producer and engineer, join forces with some talented freelance professional singers in a church in Highgate, London every February. For three days these singers become The Oxford Choir, formed to record Oxford University Press’s latest choral publications so that choral directors worldwide can discover new repertoire. Clothed in thick jumpers and scarves, the choir sings through a few carols to get everyone warmed up. The expertise of the singers means we can record from the very first sing-through, with a few extra takes to find the style…
  • The biggest IPOs from across the globe

    Miranda Dobson
    26 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    In 2014, the Chinese corporation Alibaba Group famously released the world’s biggest US-listed IPO. IPO stands for ‘initial public offering‘ and represents the first sale of stock by a company to the public. There have been many instances of record-breaking IPOs from around the world – and as far back in history as 1602 – that also deserve our attention. Click on our interactive map below to discover more about the biggest IPOs from across the globe. Featured image: ‘Time Square’, by Riel Roussopoulos. CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 via Flickr. The post The biggest…
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  • New York: Jeppe Hein ‘All We Need is Inside‘ at 303 Gallery Through May 30th, 2015

    Rachel Williams
    25 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Jeppe Hein, All We Need Is Inside (Installation View), all photos via Art Observed Currently on view at 303 Gallery, All We Need is Inside continues Jeppe Hein’s unique combination of reflective, sculptural and painterly works, investigating the powerful and playful combination of art and personal dialogue. The new show is a strong presentation of the artist’s approach to the act of interaction and […]
  • Eric Fischl Parts Ways with Mary Boone Gallery After 30 Years

    Sam
    25 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    After 30 years working with Mary Boone, Eric Fischl is parting ways with the gallery, the Art Newspaper reports.  “Right now, Eric says he wants to concentrate on his work, not be affiliated with a gallery. We respect that and will continue to have a good relationship with him,” says Ron Warren, director and partner at […]
  • Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani Reportedly Buyer of $179 Million Picasso

    Sam
    25 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    The New York Post quotes an unnamed source disclosing that the mystery buyer of the record setting, $179 Million Pablo Picasso several weeks ago in New York is former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.  “The painting almost certainly will not go on public display in Qatar because of the nudity, even […]
  • MoMA Announces Donald Judd Retrospective for 2017

    Sam
    24 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
    The Museum of Modern Art has announced plans for a major retrospective focused on the work of Donald Judd, set to open in 2017, organized by Chief Curator Ann Temkin.  “Half a century after Judd established himself as a leading figure of his time, his legacy demands to be considered anew,” said Ms. Temkin. “The […]
  • New York – David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery Through May 23rd, 2015

    O. Yerebakan
    23 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    David Shrigley at Anton Kern Gallery (Installation View) An ‘Open’ sign outside David Shrigley’s new exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery greets visitors, announcing that the gallery is ready for business. In his sixth solo show with the gallery, the Glasgow-based artist brings together seventy-eight drawings, along with two sculptural pieces and a video.  Coming in two different […]
 
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  • "Waiting" - A Pin-up Illustration by ONEQ

    Daniel
    15 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Japan-based artist ONEQ creates her gorgeous illustrations of sultry pin-up girls using traditional Japanese and American art styles. The People’s Print Shop has currently released 18” x 24” giclee prints of “Waiting”, one of her latest artworks. Limited to a run of 100, the prints will come signed and numbered by the artist. The prints are priced at $39.95 each. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter.
  • What if Trees Were Made of Flesh and Blood Like Us?

    Daniel
    7 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    And what if they cried out in pain while being ruthlessly cut down? Would we then be more sympathetic to their plight? After a local land developer illegally cut down hundreds of trees in the forests of Kavgolovo in Leningrad, Russia, artist Yeka Haski started the ‘Tree Ossobuko’ project to attract more attention to the felling. The artist painted the stumps of some of the felled trees to make them resemble shanks of meat, to drive home the point that “murder without blood and cries is still a murder.” Haski is a character designer and illustrator living in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • Illustrator Jen Bartel's Awesome Galactic Cats

    Daniel
    5 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Quick: What’s better than cute, multicolored cats? That’s right, multicolored cats from outer space! Minneapolis-based illustrator Jen Bartel’s awesome little project “Galactic Cats” features cosmic kitties, whose disembodied heads seem to be lit up by the glow of numerous galaxies within. The prints of the illustrations are currently available at her inPRNT online shop. You can find more of the artist’s works at her site, Tumblr and Instagram. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter.
  • Daredevil Posters by I AM CRIME

    Daniel
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    A terrific pair of posters based on the gritty new Netflix series, by illustrator duo ‘I AM CRIME’. You can see more of their pop culture-themed artwork on their Tumblr and Instagram feed. Prints of select illustrations are available at shop at Society6. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter.
  • Beautiful Vintage Patent Art Prints by Jason Stanley

    Daniel
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Imperial AT-AT Walker Toy Nintendo Gameboy Batman’s Cowl Buoyant Bulletproof Combat Uniform by N. J. Waterbury Toilet Paper Roll Jason Stanley digitally cleans up and enhances vintage patents from over the past 200 years, and turns them into stunning prints which we would love to hang on our walls. The patents, which he chooses to work on, run the gamut from those for common household items to action figures based on iconic movie characters. The artist says that “his goal is to bring these inventions (that we have all grown to love and benefited from) back into everyday life in the form…
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    BOOOOOOOM!

  • Trippy Guide to Augmented Reality

    Jeff
    26 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    At Auto Shanghai 2015 MINI apparently revealed prototype driving glasses that will allow users to see through the doors of a vehicle through the use of augmented reality. Parisian designers Ill Studio created this retro video to demystify augmented reality in a really entertaining way. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Trippy Guide to Augmented Reality over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Video of the Day: Lost In New Zealand

    Jeff
    26 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    I’m not sure what to call these After Effects heavy travel videos but they’ve definitely become a thing. Enjoy Ben Steensels, Rob Antill, and Arno Stols’ trip to New Zealand edited sorta like when a character in a crime show is remembering the murder. Watch “Lost in New Zealand” below.View the whole post: Video of the Day: Lost In New Zealand over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Bridge Made From 22,000 Sheets of Paper

    Staff
    26 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a bridge from 22,000 pieces of paper. Nestled in the English countryside, the structure operates like a freestanding arch and is held together solely by compression (i.e. chunks of 1,000 pieces of paper grouped tightly together).Of course, while the bridge is fully functional, has already supported over 7,000 visitors, and only gets stronger when wet, it will eventually be torn down. Like all of Messam’s installations, the bridge is meant to draw people’s attention to their surroundings rather than alter the natural landscape in…
  • Pan Xun

    Zach Tutor
    26 May 2015 | 1:02 am
    Paintings of bicycles by Chinese artist Pan Xun that transform the rusted and over used objects into something beautiful and alluring.  Continue below to see more.View the whole post: Pan Xun over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Thom Yorke’s 18-Day Long Soundtrack

    Staff
    25 May 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood launched The Panic Office last week in Sydney, Australia. The retrospective exhibit highlights thousands of pieces, spanning over 25 years of work, and includes iconic album covers for OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows, and The King of Limbs. The exhibition also features original, unseen work and an 18-day-long soundtrack by Thom Yorke, entitled Subterranea.Yorke’s experimental score is made up of ambient recordings that play through speakers in the floor, walls, and ceiling. Not one minute of the soundtrack is…
 
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    NEWSgrist - where spin is art

  • In Memoriam: Jackie Brookner (1945-2015)

    NEWSgrist
    20 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    Jackie Brookner, a pioneering ecological artist and educator, died of cancer on May 15, 2015. She was 69. Born in l945 in Providence, Rhode Island she received a BA in art history from Wellesley College in l967 and completed all work for a Ph.D. in art history at Harvard except for a dissertation before shifting her focus to sculpture in l971. Her early career as an artist working in cast bronze was informed, in part, by the welded abstract sculpture of Isaac Witkin and by the Abstract Expressionist sensibility prevalent at The New York Studio School where she studied with Nicholas Carrone.
  • Cultural Politics: Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny

    NEWSgrist
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Cover: Arnold Mesches [Archive of contemporary artist contributions: http://culturalpolitics.org] Announcing the arrival of: Cultural Politics Volume 11.1 Featuring essays and art by: Cover/interior art and essay by Arnold Mesches: American Uncanny, which can be accessed freely online (as are all Cultural Politics cover artists) courtesy of Duke University Press. Color html or B&W formatted PDF. To date, Arnold Mesches has had 142 solo exhibitions and countless group shows. His work is included in the permanent collections of both the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan…
  • Art & Labor

    NEWSgrist
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    The old issue of intellectual labor produced in exchange for little or no pay has been coming up more than usual this week, probably because the College Art Association conference is in full swing. Also, National Adjunct Walkout Day is upon us. In the meantime, I had all but forgotten about this recent email exchange:Last month, I was contacted by an academic publisher, let’s call her Dorothy Lamour, self-described “publisher for visual arts journals” at [insert name of the largest global academic publisher you can think of]. Dorothy Lamour informed me that the long-time editor of one…
  • Cultural Politics: Mira Schor: The Ground

    NEWSgrist
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Announcing the arrival of: Cultural Politics Volume 10.3 Featuring cover art and an essay by Mira Schor, this entire issue is available open access, courtesy of Duke University Press. Happy New Year! Joy Garnett Art Editor, Cultural Politics Cultural Politics (ISSN: 1743-2197) is an international, refereed journal that explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture and politics. It analyzes how cultural identities, agencies and actors, political issues and conflicts, and global media are linked, characterized, examined and resolved. In doing so, the journal explores…
  • Cease and Desist: From the Law Offices of M.C Grosfischerplan

    NEWSgrist
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:22 pm
    [Back story - Satire Alert set to ON] The latest dispatch from the copyright wars: Download C&D for Robert Hovden 2014 ________________________________________________ M.C Grosfischerplan , Esq. _________________________________________________________________ From: The Law Offices of M.C Grosfischerplan Butch Kills, NY 11101 artlawd@Grosfischerplan.biz 1 December 2014 To: Robert Hovden School of Applied and Engineering Physics Cornell University 271 Clark Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-3501 c. XXX-XXX-XXXX Re: Copyright Infringement Dear Mr. Hovden: I represent Ms. Joy Garnett, award winning…
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  • Are older women finally in fashion?

    Eliza Williams
    26 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Fashion ads are filled with cool older women at the moment, from Joan Didion for Céline and Joni Michell for Saint Laurent, to Helen Mirren for L'Oreal and Charlotte Rampling for Nars. Does this mean that brands are finally waking up to the style – and the buying power – of the older generations? For those of us weary of the endless parade of blank-faced young models, the arrival of some older faces – complete with both wrinkles and a story to tell – come as a relief. But what does it mean? Could we finally be seeing a shift away from the obsession with youth and a renewed respect…
  • Cannes Film Festival 2015: the Posters d'Or

    Isabel Stevens
    26 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Cannes Film Festival gives out more and more prizes every year. So why not a Palme d'Or for posters, asks Sight & Sound's Isabel Stevens... Looking back at old photos of the streets of Cannes, film posters were everywhere. Nowadays the Croisette is dominated by ads touting bikinis and jewellery; the only visual reminder on billboards, hotel facades and shop windows that the cinema carnival is in town is Ingrid Bergman’s floating, smiling face that beams out of the festival’s minimalist official poster. Otherwise, film posters are hard to find. One or two are taped up in the lobby…
  • There are many ways to make a photobook

    Mark Sinclair
    22 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Self Publish, Be Happy, the London-based outfit which celebrates the art of the self-published photobook, is holding a special project space at the Offprint art publishing fair at Tate Modern this weekend. It aims to inspire visitors to have a go at making their own books – using all manner of photographic processes... Curated by SPBH founder Bruno Ceschel the space will host numerous events involving contemporary photographers. Visitors will be able to create their own temporary tattoo using an image from the collection of photographer Thomas Mailaender. His Fun Tattoo Parlor will be up…
  • Wordplay: typographic installations from Monotype

    Rachael Steven
    22 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    A series of typographic installations were unveiled in Clerkenwell this week, courtesy of Monotype and Clerkenwell Design Week. Lettering-based artworks include a wooden bench sculpted in the shape of Neue Haas Unica, an anamorphic mural in Clarendon and a lovely use of Festival of Britain typeface Festival Titling alongside vintage artwork from the Museum of London. Titled Wordplay, the outdoor display is made up of seven installations in different locations around Clerkenwell. Each uses a different material and a different typeface from Monotype's library. Celebrate, on the aptly named Sans…
  • PG Tips' refreshing rebrand

    Patrick Burgoyne
    22 May 2015 | 3:39 am
    You can't get much more mainstream than PG Tips, which makes Jones Knowles Ritchie's clean, crisp and witty rebrand all the more welcome JKR has taken what was looking a pretty tired brand, loaded with the extraneous and generic messaging beloved of major brand packaging, and stripped it back to its essentials – perhaps, after Turner Duckworth's landmark project, this should be known in the design industry as 'doing a Coke'. Where previously (see above) 3D type in some kind of sunburst treatment sat above a photorealistic tea plantation, the new packaging has a much simpler, stronger…
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  • Daniel Barenboim Designs A New Piano (With “Improvements”)

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Barenboim was inspired to experiment with the design after playing Franz Liszt’s restored grand piano during a trip to Siena, Italy in September 2011. “The warmth and tonal characteristics of the traditional straight-strung instruments is so different from the homogenous tone produced by the modern piano across its entire range,” he said.
  • How To Reinvent A Big Performing Arts Center (With An Interim Director, No Less)

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    Toronto’s Sony Centre “has been buzzing this season with many events and lots of community engagement. In 2014, the centre presented 23 events plus 59 rentals by other presenters; that grew to 36 Sony events and 74 rentals in 2015 plus many corporate events.”
  • Librarian: Here’s Why Libraries Will Outlive The Internet

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    “Our commercial partners in the information delivery space do wonderful things and we couldn’t live our lives without them. But the time frame we think on, centuries back and centuries into the future, allows us to think about trust in its highest sense, and authentication and provenance of information, and digital information in particular. Those are hard-won privileges and values and they’re worth defending.”
  • How YouTube Is Redefining Celebrity

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    “In its 10-years of existence, YouTube has evolved from a playground for kitty videos to a $20 billion visual menagerie. Along the way, it’s also become an incubator for a new type of celebrity — a digital Brat Pack that’s leveraging smartphone stardom to write books, drop albums, design products and break into Hollywood.”
  • This Is Why Palmyra Is Important To World History

    Douglas McLennan
    26 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    “It would be folly to believe that the survival of archaeological reports and photographs could in any way compensate for the destruction or looting of the ancient remains. The preservation of buildings and objects that managed to survive for two thousand years of Palmyra’s history has to be a priority wherever civilization is cherished.”
 
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    MAKING A MARK

  • 'Inventing Impressionism' not affected by National Gallery strike

    Katherine Tyrrell
    26 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    Those wanting to catch the last week of Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery should not be put off by news of a 10 day strike by National Gallery security staff. The striking staff no... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I've nominated Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the £20 note

    Katherine Tyrrell
    25 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Pinks by Charles Rennie Mackintosh This is my nomination for the visual artist to appear on the £20 note.  Have you done yours yet? Glasgow School of Art. Architect: Charles Rennie... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Who's made a mark? #265

    Katherine Tyrrell
    24 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    Hey ho up she rises @TCMargate pic.twitter.com/NIBmw9xO83 — Grayson Perry (@Alan_Measles) May 19, 2015 Art Competitions Call for Entries The deadline for The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Paul Riley and the magic of watercolour flowers

    Katherine Tyrrell
    23 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    A NEW book - The Magic of Watercolour Flowers by Paul Riley I'm a huge fan of all artists who paint flowers - and they certainly don't have to be strictly botanical! A very long time ago one of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hogarth and Henry Hudson

    Katherine Tyrrell
    22 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    crop of the first plate Leaving China New Hopecopyright Henry Hudson The other day I went to see a quite remarkable show called The Rise and Fall of Young Sen by a young artist called Henry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • May 26: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, opening and events

    26 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / May 26, 2015  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top: Rosy Keyser @ Maccarone through 6/6] Don Voisine @ McKenzie through 6/14LOWER EAST SIDEMaker’s Mark / Regina Rex + (harbor) / 221 Madison (new location) / thru 5/31 (extended)Lilja Birgisdottir / Rawson Projects / 221 Madison (new location) / thru 6/21Mira Dancy / Chapter NY / 127 Henry / thru 7/3 Opening 5/28Matias Cuevas / Cuevas Tilleard / 142 Henry /…
  • Bill Jensen: Painting is a prayer

    22 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    Contributed by Katelynn Mills / One can never hide who they are in their work - I’ve always known and felt that painting is a direct extension of the artist’s soul. Be the individual a shallow, fabulous Warholian, or a deep and tortured Rothkoan, or anyone in between, a (wo)man’s capacity is marked by their expression. Painting is a meditative diffusion of the ego, which allows something outside the artist, something much greater, to enter. It’s a white-hot focus of energy that cannot afford distraction. But mostly what painting is, is a yearning for the impossible union of spirit and…
  • The new Whitney

    22 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    On my way to the studio, cruising down the West Side Highway bike path, I always pass the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which opened a few weeks ago with so many parties and festivities that I began to feel sorry for the staff. If I had to describe the architectural design in terms of American painting, I'd say it's a mash up of Charles Demuth or Elsie Drigg's Precisionism (on view on the eighth floor) and the expressive, clunky form of Arthur Dove or Marsden Hartley.[Image at top: A snap of the Whitney from the bike path. All the windows pictured face the river.]Designed by Renzo…
  • Cecily Brown on motherhood: "You’re forced to be more conventional"

    10 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    Cecily Brown, a painter who recently left the Gagosian stable and has a show at Maccarone this month, parents a six-year-old daughter with architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. In a recent interview on Vulture with Julie Belcove Brown talks about her experience of being a mother.We lucked out; she’s a good kid. Fingers crossed we don’t screw her up. She does give me a hard time for working. Of course, I feel incredibly lucky that I have something that absorbs me so much. But my fears were founded: It is really challenging to do both well, to feel that you’re doing both well. There is…
  • Your May Horoscope! by Crystal “Kitty” Shimski

    9 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Transcribed by guest contributor Jennifer Coates / Kitty divides her time between New York City and Montauk. She is a freelance Intuitive Technique Specialist and part-time Trance Inducer. She was recently certified in Trauma Re-alignment and holds a dual Associates Degree in Breath Dancing for Painters and Creative Shock Control from the Online Academy of Spiritual Transit. She is devoted to helping painters live out their truth on the surface of their choosing.[Image via Four Muddy Paws]Gemini (5/21-6/20)The month begins with a profoundly exciting development in your approach to painting,…
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    terry miura • studio notes

  • Simplifying Cityscapes

    20 May 2015 | 10:04 pm
    A Long Afternoon, 36 x 36 inches, oil on linenI had a request from a student to talk about how I go about simplifying when painting cityscapes. If you've ever tried painting an urban scene, you know it can be very challenging, what with all the complex man-made elements that must be drawn correctly in perspective.If you were painting a pure landscape, you can bend a tree and it'll still look convincing. But if you draw a building or any element within it askew, your painting just looks wrong. Man-made objects are much less forgiving than organic things...for the most part.Anyway, let's talk…
  • Pratique des Arts

    6 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
     I am very happy to be included in the current issue of Pratique des Arts, a French art publication.This is an issue focusing on the art of portraiture and the figure, and I was asked to be a part of it.There is a six page feature on me and my work~ How cool is that?Since I quit doing illustration some eight years ago, I don't get to be in magazines that often, so I got pretty excited. And to have my figurative works featured in a magazine, well that's a first for me. I have had landscapes and cityscapes picked up by magazines a few times, but to have the figure stuff recognized is…
  • Black and White Figure Studies

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    One day last summer, I gave an assignment to my class; do a black and white oil study, using your own short-pose (5 - 20min) drawing as a reference. Although very difficult, I thought it was a great assignment that forced you to really think about many aspects of figure drawing and painting. One obvious difficulty was that there's only so much information can be packed in a 5 minute drawing, no matter how good you are. So when you use these as references, you have to extrapolate a lot; anatomy, lighting, form. That's almost everything.  You may have good gesture information, general…
  • Yes, I Do Use Photo References

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Rendezvous, 18 x 18 inches, oil on linenYes, I do use photo references. Hardly ever for landscapes, and usually not for in-studio figurative works. But I need structural references when I'm painting cityscapes and figures in environments outside of the studio - like this one I'm posting today.The thing is, I'm not a very good photographer. I can take decent photos if I all the planets aligned at the point when I press the shutter, but that rarely happens. Consequently, if I'm out in the city taking reference photos, I'm not thinking too much about specific paintings. I'm just shooting (often…
  • Windy City

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Windy City, 12 x 12 inches, oil on linenOne of my favorites from my Chicago series.  The greenish grey color that make up most of the painting is done with black, white, and yellow ochre. Just different amounts of each to create variations of one another. I probably had Transparent Oxide Red on the palette as well, and mixed it in a little bit to get a warmer variation here and there, but not much.I introduced a few high chroma notes to break up the monotony, but I tried to limit color as much as possible. Why? Because I didn't think I needed them to get the mood I wanted. There are…
 
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    An Artist's Journal

  • From Quilt Squares to Abstract Art

    Martha Marshall
    13 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    Click to view slideshow. I love the amazing variety of quilt patterns and styles, and the grand tradition of quilting that has been handed down to us through generations of mothers and grandmothers, created first out of necessity and frugality, and now celebrated for its sheer beauty and creativity. My friend Betty Hughes is an accomplished quilter, who happens to be my over-the-fence neighbor. So when Betty has something new to show me in her sewing room, I drop everything and go see. Every single time she shows me the newest quilts she’s just completed or is working on, I get bitten…
  • Artist’s Block and Fugitive Dreams

    Martha Marshall
    3 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Artist’s Block It’s always so nice to get new stuff to work with in the studio. As you may have read in a previous post, these panels arrived a few weeks ago. I’ve begun to try putting some paint on them. And as I’ve said many times before, when you’re not working on art every day, it can be hard to get the flow going again. I’m feeling that way right now. I’ve done quite a lot of staring at these over the past few days. Collage is another story. I don’t seem to have the same trepidation when approaching collage. It’s always sheer…
  • Spring Color At Last

    Martha Marshall
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    These are the first of the spring blooms in my garden. Soon after the irises are gone, the amaryllises and Dutch irises will follow. Then will come the sunflowers. I can hardly wait for sunflowers! But wait I must. Gardens teach us patience and give us hope for the future. Today I put in a dozen tomato plants. I wasn’t going to do tomatoes this year, because I’ve had such awful luck with them for the past couple of years. But how do you not have tomatoes? My two paintings have been accepted in the local annual juried show. I’ll be getting those ready to deliver next week.
  • Happy Spring

    Martha Marshall
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:21 am
    The long interval between the last post and this one mirrors the long winter we’ve had. Spring comes in fits and starts now, but I can almost believe there won’t be any more freezes this year. Even in Alabama, single digits on several occasions. That’s a cold season. But amazingly, my perennials are poking their heads through now, and it looks like all will be well. Winter took a toll on me this time. I am convinced it had to do with Seasonal Affective Disorder – a fancy name for winter blahs. There were just days and days on end with no sun. I feel like a mushroom.
  • The Impulse to Hibernate

    Martha Marshall
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Winter has been long, and some of it has been unusually cold. Now that I no longer live in Florida, the seasons are distinct and definite. Wintertime has its own challenges, like how to get enough sunshine to keep from suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD.) I began to suspect I was slipping into this state when all I wanted to do was sleep. But the sun has been back for the past few days. This is a sunrise from a few mornings ago. These winter trees are west of where I was standing, so the sun, coming up over my shoulder, cast an orange glow on the branches. It’s been so…
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  • Sell More Art, Learn How to Lead the Sale

    barney davey
    23 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
      Start learning to sell more art. Art is not an impulse sale. It requires discretionary income and careful consideration. Most often, it is a complicated process for both the buyer and seller.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Artists Should Blog for Success

    barney davey
    16 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The answer to why artists should blog is simple. It is the best way to grow an email list and communicate on a regular basis with your buyers and prospects. Top Ten Reasons Why Artists Should Blog:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 Simple Questions to Make Your Art Career Amazing

    barney davey
    9 May 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Before we get into the questions of how to make your art career amazing, let me ask, “Do you have a marketing plan?” If you do, I trust you use it as a guide to make wise choices and take smart... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • You Know How to Choose Success? Right?

    barney davey
    2 May 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Many of us need help to know how to choose success. You might think knowing how to choose success is some innate trait. One where we each get an equal amount of wisdom to help us. As with many things... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Grab Success and Forget about Getting Found

    barney davey
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Stop letting prevalent myths of the starving artist and getting found mess you up. It’s hard being a successful artist. It takes creativity, determination, vision and business skills. You have to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • William E. Elston

    Charley Parker
    26 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    William Elston is a painter based in the Seattle, Washington area. Elston’s wide range of landscape and cityscape subjects all bear a common fascination with the character of light in different times of day, seasons and atmospheric conditions. He carries his exploration of these changes forward with a nuanced control of color and value. I particularly enjoy the contrast between those compositions in which he compresses his values to portray muted light, rain or mist with those in which he expresses a full range of light and dark. Even his brightest colors are carefully restrained,…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Raphaelle Peale’s Still Life with Cake

    Charley Parker
    26 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Still Life with Cake, Raphaelle Peale In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use zoom or download links under image. Texture. Yummy, yummy texture!
  • World War I professional combat art

    Charley Parker
    25 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Today is Memorial Day here in the U.S., a day set aside to honor those who have died while in military service. I’ve written previously on combat artists — soldiers who happened to be artists, or artists who happened to be soldiers — often specially commissioned by the military to document their experiences as only artists can. These are usually a mix of professional and non-professional artists, and though their work is always worth consideration, when purely considered as artwork it is sometimes uneven. In World War I, the US War Department commissioned eight professional…
  • Agim Sulaj

    Charley Parker
    24 May 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Originally from Albania and now based in Itally, Agim Sulaj is a realist painter who also does award-winning editorial cartoons and illustrations. The galleries on the artist’s website are divided between paintings and illustrations and cartoons. Sulaj’s paintings are in oil and often large in scale; his illustrations and cartoons are in acrylic, tempera and drawing media. His paintings sometimes have almost blank backgrounds, and at other times are richly textural, particularly his portrayals of youth in the form of young boys playing, fishing, and often confronting obstacles.
  • Eye Candy for Today: Arthur Streeton’s Cremorne pastoral

    Charley Parker
    23 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    Cremorne pastoral, Arthur Streeton Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Another beautifully painterly and economical landscape by brilliant Australian painter Arthur Streeton.
 
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    Culturepush

  • Immaterial, Hanging Up The Moon

    Culturepush
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. (from the press release) Hanging Up The Moon started off as the solo project of Sean Lam, ex-frontman of Concave Scream, one of Singapore’s pioneer indie bands. Recorded entirely in his study in the wee hours of the morning, the self-titled debut album was a stripped-down affair, its quiet sound captivating both critics and listeners alike. In the follow-up album, Hanging Up The Moon explored a different soundscape with the help of good friends and fellow veterans of the local music scene: Dean Aziz (Concave Scream), Leslie Low (The Observatory)…
  • Project Plug! #FOOD Zine

    Michele Adriaens
    24 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Ben Koh’s new project is a mix of clean design and a soft palette, and documents our love for food.  “An ode to a nation obsessed with eating, #FOOD is a celebration of Singapore’s great culinary heritage. This 20-page zine is self-published on an inkjet printer using water-resistant pigment ink. A sequel featuring Malay and Indian food is being planned.” – Ben, The Little / Little Co. Grab your copy at HAYSTAKT.
  • The Rox & Paper Brooches

    Michele Adriaens
    22 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Boy oh boy, check out this super nice collection of retro style brooches. Call me a sentimental geek, but the featured series most definitely sparks a wave of nostalgia. “Rox & Paper brooches are limited in quantity and laser-cut from quality acrylic. Each piece is an original artwork which is then made into a unique, fun and highly wearable pin. The colorful designs make a happy statement to your outfit and inject that element of youthful joy to your day.” Roxanne’s brooches will be on sale at The Local People ‪#‎T8DECK‬ Art Market. You can go down on the 30th of…
  • Spotted! Shannon Lim

    Michele Adriaens
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Nice work from Temasek Polytechnic graduate Shannon Lim, a (dixit) “non-award winning designer” skilled in the art of Visual Communication. How much do we know about Shannon? Not much, but we suggest to navigate your way around his website and take in the rest of his wonderful work.
  • Somewhere Else x GU Capsule Collection

    Michele Adriaens
    18 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Further Raconteur Dharma Bums Tomorrows Design Studio Somewhere Else‘s range of graphic t-shirts for Japanese retailer GU is out, and the designs are fantastic. (from the press release) “Each graphic is distinct and separate from the others, but the cohesive applied colours tie the collection together. The photos used on the shirts are snippets of  founder Yong’s travel photos, chosen to complement the typography, but ultimately left to the shoppers to interpret. Each chosen word and design captures a different facet of the Somewhere Else design studio, and reflects their…
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • ‘Losing Paradise?’ in Stock

    ArtPlantae
    22 May 2015 | 12:09 am
    Botanical artists, some of whom had depicted only garden varieties of familiar flowers, set out to increase public awareness about plants threatened with extinction. They learned of the various organizations that assess the conservation status of endangered plant species such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world’s oldest and largest […]
  • Art, Botany, Microscopy

    ArtPlantae
    18 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    It’s Fascination of Plants Day! Organized under the auspices of the European Plant Science Organisation, Fascination of Plants Day aims to encourage the public to become fascinated with plants and understand the important role plant science plays in the fields of agriculture, sustainability, horticulture, forestry, food, medicine and everyday life. In celebration of the third […]
  • Pollinators at UC Botanical Garden featured in video

    ArtPlantae
    18 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    The UC Botanical Garden invites you to celebrate First Friday’s in the Garden! Video in the Grove: The Pollinators by Sarah Rara First Friday at UC Botanical Garden June 5, 2015 6:00 – 7:30 PM Video Artist Sarah Rara will join us to introduce the video she made with footage taken in the UC Botanical […]
  • Drawing Courses with Sarah Simblet at Ruskin School of Art

    ArtPlantae
    15 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    This summer the Ruskin School of Art will offer short courses in human anatomy, botanical drawing, the foundations of drawing, and a watercolor course about painting landscapes. Sarah Simblet will teach the courses about human anatomy, botanical drawing and foundation course in drawing. Her courses are based on her books Anatomy for the Artist, Botany […]
  • Natural Science Illustration Classes at Southhampton Cultural Center

    ArtPlantae
    13 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Botanical artist Rose Pellicano will teach two classes this summer at the Southampton Cultural Center in New York. Rose is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Her work has been exhibited nationally and her paintings of parrot tulips and Pinus strobus are in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at […]
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  • Winners in our Horse Show Image Contests

    Isabella F A Shores
    15 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Following on from my last post about getting back into horse riding Life with Horses, that happy event led me into visiting a horse show in Warwick at the college there. Some lovely riders including a few from the riding school I attend. This led me to creating a contest on the site I am a Manager on, Fine Art America. I created two.  One for Traditional art and one for Photography, and the entrants were amazing!  Such wonderful images. Here are the winners of each section.  Congratulations to all of them! 1st Place Winners Joint 2nd Places Joint 3rd Places View other Contest Entries Horse…
  • Life with Horses

    Isabella F A Shores
    15 May 2015 | 4:57 pm
    My life took a great turn for the better a few weeks ago when I went back to riding. Horses that is. I am remembering muscles in places I had forgotten I had places! Getting back into riding after an accident is hard. As you get up there, things fly back into your mind that throw you before you even take the reins. And, talking about throwing you, since my surgery on my stomach where they had to put things back in the right places, my balance is out. All this went to make getting back onto a tall moving creature a thing of great daring (or so I tell myself) But, the moment I got back up…
  • 5 Reasons You Should Be Using Webinars.

    AtContent Guest Author
    14 May 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Webinars are all the rage, and there is a good reason for it! So just what is a webinar? Up to a few years ago and even today, it is a word that still shows up as incorrect in some spell checkers. I suspect this will soon change as webinars have been…
  • Prints in the Gloom

    AtContent Guest Author
    12 May 2015 | 3:41 am
    Happy Monday! It was a race against the rain trying to shoot today’s look. Our weather has been predicting storms everyday for the past 3-4 weeks now. We haven’t had anything too crazy, but it’s always a risk taking a camera outdoors when the rain…
  • Public Speaking Expectations

    AtContent Guest Author
    11 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    I really hate the word “speaker.” It calls up images of great orators and, frankly, I just don’t measure up. I try not to think of myself as a “speaker.” I try to think of myself as a “teacher” or as an “instructor.”…
 
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    Art Threat

  • The outlaw love and godless gospel of roots rocker Rodney DeCroo

    Michael Lithgow
    25 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Albumn review, “Campfires on the Moon”, by Michael Nenonen. Rodney DeCroo’s latest album, “Campfires on the Moon,” reveals hidden faces. I’ll say more about that in a moment. “Campfires”, released by Tonic Records, is DeCroo’s seventh album (eighth if you count his 2012 spoken word album “Allegheny”, and you probably should).  Its gentle tempo is a noticeable departure from his previous musical works, which combined his signature lyrical depth with palpable anguish and anger. Those albums were well-received, and deservedly so, but he has achieved something…
  • Condé and Beveridge depict two visions of our future

    Max Haiven
    20 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    The following text was written to accompany the show “Scene Otherwise: recent work by Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge,” which ran from April 17 to May 12 at the Khyber Centre for the Arts, curated by the Anna Leonowens Gallery as part of the Halifax Mayworks Festival. We live in an age of the foreclosure of the future, when it seems that the forces of profit and austerity have brutally consolidated Margaret Thatcher’s famous dictum “There is No Alternative.” While the vicissitudes of the capitalist system are still fresh in our mind from the horrific exploitation of poor…
  • From Exposé to Opacity: With The Migrant Image, T.J Demos Rethinks Documentary Aesthetics

    Tyler Morgenstern
    8 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Though often situated at the centre of grandiose political and activist projects, tasked time and again with capturing visible evidence of exploitation, violence, deprivation, and inequality, documentary, as both a genre and a practice, rests on a fundamental paradox: that of being perpetually too early and too late. If, as T.J. Demos writes near the end of The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis (2013, Duke University Press, 368 pages), the thrust of the “classical documentary project” has conventionally been “to engender a compassion for the…
  • Hot Docs 22: CanCon and BrandCon

    Ezra Winton
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    North America’s largest and most sweeping doc-deluge, the Canadian International Hot Docs Festival, is once again in full swing, and the moment wouldn’t be complete, for me at least, without some form of commentary that assesses this institutional giant as it marks another year. In that spirit and as with past “taking stock” previews (2014 is here, 2013 is here and 2012 is here) of Hot Docs, I humbly present my take on this year’s fest, divided into three Sergio Leone-inspired sections: what’s promising, what’s looking like a fixer-upper, and what’s circumspect. So that…
  • Petition to Save Film Heritage in Former Yugoslavia

    Ezra Winton
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    An appeal from the international community of film scholars, cinephiles and archivists: Dear Colleagues, Avala Film, the former Yugoslavia’s oldest film studio – which was at the heart of Mila Turajlic’s 2010 internationally acclaimed documentary CINEMA KOMUNISTO –  is to be sold by the Serbian government for the value of the terrain that the “film city” stands on. Adding to that, the entire catalogue of films produced by Avala has been included in the sale, which is scheduled for April 22nd, 2015. As a countdown to the sale, the team behind CINEMA…
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    The Official Blog of Park West Gallery

  • Happy 87th birthday to Yaacov Agam

    Park West Gallery
    20 May 2015 | 6:30 am
      Park West Gallery wishes Yaacov Agam a happy birthday! The man considered to be “the Father of Kinetic Art” turned 87 on May 11, and for just over 40 of those years, has worked with Park West Gallery. To … Continue reading →
  • Park West co-sponsors Scleroderma fundraiser

    Park West Gallery
    20 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    Park West Gallery contributed to raising awareness and funds for Scleroderma (pronounced “sklair-o-dur-muh”) research in style. The gallery co-sponsored a soiree themed after “The Great Gatsby,” held May 2 at the Via Mizner Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida, to … Continue reading →
  • Salvador Dali and Disney – a match made in art

    Park West Gallery
    20 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Of all of the outlandish and amazing artwork that Surrealist Salvador Dali produced during his lifetime, perhaps the most unique and unlikely of them was his partnership with Walt Disney. Yes, Disney – the man responsible for beloved characters like … Continue reading →
  • Eye hospital sees return of Yaacov Agam sculpture

    Park West Gallery
    20 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    The aptly named “Complex Vision” sculpture by Yaacov Agam has been restored to its original glory and reinstalled at the Callahan Eye Hospital at the University of Alabama located in Birmingham. Originally installed in 1976, Agam used his famously kinetic … Continue reading →
  • Celebrating Mother’s Day with 7 artists

    Park West Gallery
    12 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    Mother’s Day is all about celebrating motherhood and maternal bonds, whether it is one’s own mom, grandmother, sister or other loved one. Read on to see how some of the Park West Gallery artists, past and present, have celebrated mothers … Continue reading →
 
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    Mike Cressy Art

  • New Graphic Novel pages...

    25 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    I've been doing new pages for my graphic novel lately. Trying to get closer to the final page and then start editing.
  • Spider cover on their website.

    15 May 2015 | 11:26 pm
    And of course it's on their website too!
  • Spider magazine!

    9 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Here's a better scan of the cover art. It didn't really arrive at the bookstores till this last Tuesday. Some Barnes and Noble don't carry it, which is weird but mostly kid bookstores and some independent booksellers have it on stock. Also available on Amazon...
  • Spider Magaziine May/June 2015

    29 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    POW! There it is... on my front porch when I got home from work today! The cover I did for Spider Magazine May/June 2015!Get yourself a copy before it sells out! Woo Hoo!!!
  • Post shoulder injury ink drawing...

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Trying to not hurt my shoulder more when I draw... here's an easy pen drawing...
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    Agora Gallery Blog

  • News from the Art World

    Daisy O' Connell
    24 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale mosque is closed to the public A temporary mosque set up by the Swiss artist Christoph Büchel in a desocrated church in Venice  has been shut down two weeks after opening. The official reason given for the closure was health and safety issues with overcrowding. To read the full story click here.   First painting from Gurlitt haul goes under the hammer The first work from the Cornelius Gurlitt collection is coming to auction. Max Liebermann’s “Two riders on the beach to the left” will go on sale at Sotheby’s on the 24 June…
  • News from Across the Globe

    Daisy O' Connell
    14 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Picasso sells for record $179.4 million at Christie’s Pablo Picasso’s “The Woman of Algiers” has sold for $179.4 million at auction. The winning  bid was placed by Brett Gorvy. To read the full story click here.   Art Basel announces artists list Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited”. To read the full story and list of artists click here.   Anita Hill joins Rose Art Museum’s Board The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has appointed five new board members. To read the full story…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    5 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    Row erupts over Old Masters in Madrid A row between Spain’s National Heritage office and Museo Nacional del Prado has erupted. The row concerns four Old Master paintings and where they should be housed. To read the full story click here.   New York celebrates Nepal’s cultural heritage The Rubin Museum in New York is launching a series of programmes to honour the cultural heritage of Nepal in the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that sruck the Katmandu Valley on 25 April. To read the full story click here.   London University Art Museum has undergone  a makeover The…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    Venice Biennale to mark Centenary of Armenian massacre A group exhibition featuring 18 artists from the Armenian diaspora will open at the Venice Biennale on May 9. The exhibition will commemorate 100 years since the Armenian massacre during the First World War. To read the full story click here.   El Anatsui awarded the Golden Lion The Golden Lion for lifetime achievement has been awarded to Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. It was awarded by judges at this years Venice Biennale. To read the full story click here.   Denmark opens art space dedicated to refugees The Center for Art on…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    Milan holds Italy’s biggest da Vinci show since 1939 The Palazzo Reale is set to hold the biggest da Vinci show since 1939. The show will open this month and include a full range of Leonardo’s work. To read the full story click here.   Tania Bruguera speaks about calls  for boycott of the Havana Biennial Cuban artist Tanis Bruguera, who was arrested in January has spoken about calls for a boycott of the Havana Biennial in May. The boycott was called by other artists who are acting in solidarity with Tania. To read the full interview with Tania click here.   Reborn Art…
 
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    Newcity Art

  • Review: Salvage Art Institute/Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

    Art Editor
    16 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The claim that any object may be a work of art by way of the subjective declaration of the artist has been fraught with discord since Marcel Duchamp proposed a readymade urinal as his entry to a group exhibition in New York City in 1917. In many ways, the ongoing project of the Salvage […]
  • Review: Rim Lee/Japonais

    Art Editor
    15 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The subterranean “Blue Room Lounge” at Japonais is a dark, sleek, somewhat claustrophobic space, currently host to three photographs by Rim Lee, a project organized by Kasia Kay Gallery that shares in the space’s qualities. Each one centers on a pair of nude and nubile female torsos that sharply defines a sexual, but not a […]
  • Review: European Edge/Berlanga Fine Art

    Art Editor
    13 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED For the inaugural exhibition at his new photography gallery, Paul Berlanga has put together works of five leading European modernists: Lucien Clergue, György Kepes, Jan Saudek, Petra Skoupilová and Rutger ten Broeke, all in black and white, with the addition in Saudek’s case of subtle coloring. The “edge” referred to in the show’s title is […]
  • Portrait of the Artist: Esau McGhee

    Art Editor
    12 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    “My collage work is about this collective experience that we all share with public spaces,” explains Esau McGhee. “It doesn’t matter, you could be a fifty-year-old white Jewish chick or a young Latino male. It’s not my space, it’s not your space, it’s really ours, and it’s going through an evolution as dictated by us […]
  • Review: Luftwerk/Silent Funny

    Art Editor
    11 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED For their current installations at budding arts space Silent Funny in West Humboldt Park, Luftwerk—the collaborative comprised of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero—were inspired by how light travels through water to create visceral connections for viewers, working with excerpts from previous outdoor projects reimagined for the space’s cavernous interior. “FLOW” was originally installed in […]
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  • Ask Paul Brent and SURTEX trend review is tomorrow night!

    Tara Reed
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tomorrow night, May 27, 2015, our most anticipated Art Licensing Ask Call of each year will take place.  Paul Brent will be doing his fabulous SURTEX trend review for the first half and answering questions the second half… If you submitted a question or are on the Ask Call eNews list,  you will receive a reminder email today with the call in details. If you have never joined in on a call, enter your name and email below – you can put “no question” since the deadline to submit has passed so that Paul has time to prepare.  You will then receive the call in details to…
  • Connection without Follow Up rarely creates RESULTS

    Tara Reed
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    My theme of the week is RESULTS. I don’t spend the time, energy and money exhibiting at SURTEX for the fun of it.  I do it for the RESULTS I get for my business.  Connecting with current clients, meeting new prospects and of course, seeing all my fun artist and agent friends! Exhibiting at the show is just the beginning… the success is in the follow up. If you have never exhibited before, I’ll tell you a little bit about how it works… you stand in your booth for 3 days, smiling and trying to make eye contact while simultaneously trying to read their name and company…
  • Knowledge + ACTION = results

    Tara Reed
    18 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Knowledge:  noun.  acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation. Action: noun.  something done or performed; act; deed.  An exertion of power or force. RESULTS:  noun.  something that happens as a consequence; outcome. This is a magic formula for success in art licensing… or anything really.  If you learn a lot but don’t take action, you won’t get the results you want.  If you take a ton of action without knowing what you are doing, you won’t get the results either! Today I encourage you to look at your wealth of knowledge and…
  • As you head off to SURTEX…

    Tara Reed
    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you are one of the artists exhibiting at SURTEX next week, this post is for you. It’s time to take a moment, stand still, and look at what you’ve created. You are DOING it!  You aren’t just talking about licensing your art but you have put money where your mouth is and it’s almost time for the show to start. Months – if not years – of creativity and effort have brought you to this place.  The precipice between would could be and what you will make happen. You are AMAZING!  Creative, brave and business savvy. You learned, you analyzed, you weighed the…
  • Book Recommendation: The Success Principles

    Tara Reed
    11 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week I picked up Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles by Jack Canfield [affiliate link] for what seems like the 50th time.  This isn’t a book about how to succeed in art but a book about how to succeed in life.  In business, in relationships, within yourself. It’s one of my go-to’s when I get distracted.  When I start to doubt myself. Or when I just want to be reminded that my habits are what matter – not the random GRAND effort, but the day to day mental habits, action habits and connection habits. If you haven’t read it before, I HIGHLY…
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  • Troy BrooksCanadian artist Troy Brooks paints a cast of femme...

    21 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Troy BrooksCanadian artist Troy Brooks paints a cast of femme fatale women framed in modern day moments of quiet repose. Masterfully illuminated in dramatic old Hollywood movie lighting, Brooks contrasts the steely cold inaccessible nature of these strong women, with the alluring surfaces of the expertly rendered silks and skin, that radiant with a real warmth and tenderness.Night Gallery, 20” x 24”, Oil on canvas, 2015Jail Break, 20” x 24”, Oil on canvas, 2015To Have not , 20” x 24”, Oil on canvas, 2015The Whispers, 24” x 24”, Oil on canvas, 2012Arrival Of The Bee Box, 24”…
  • Adara Sánchez Anguiano, Broccoli Bouquet, 2015If I ever get...

    21 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    Adara Sánchez Anguiano, Broccoli Bouquet, 2015If I ever get married, I will carry a broccoli bouquet.______See more inspiring art on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more artwork by Adara Sánchez Anguiano on iheartmyart.Discover more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Adara Sánchez Anguiano, Untitled, 2015It seems to me more and...

    21 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    Adara Sánchez Anguiano, Untitled, 2015It seems to me more and more archaic and out-of-place every day the fact of putting on make up.______See more inspiring art on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more artwork by Adara Sánchez Anguiano on iheartmyart.Discover more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Adara Sánchez Anguiano, Sin Valentín (versión alternativa)...

    21 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Adara Sánchez Anguiano, Sin Valentín (versión alternativa) // Without Valentine (alt. version)., 2015______See more inspiring art on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more artwork by Adara Sánchez Anguiano on iheartmyart.Discover more painting on iheartmyart.
  • goat13, Furiosa, fan art for Mad Max Fury Road, 2015 ______See...

    21 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    goat13, Furiosa, fan art for Mad Max Fury Road, 2015 ______See more inspiring art on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more artwork by goat13 on iheartmyart.Discover more illustrations on iheartmyart.
 
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  • Arte

    6 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    Am 12. Mai 2015 werden auf ARTE zwei Filme zum Thema"Gleiche Liebe - Gleiche Rechte! Homofeindlichkeit in Europa"gezeigt: 20:15 Uhr "Gleiche Liebe, falsche Liebe?!?" http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/051863-000/gleiche-liebe-falsche-liebe 21:10 Uhr "Du sollst nicht schwul sein" http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/051864-000/du-sollst-nicht-schwul-sein Mehr Infos zum Thema gibt's auf ARTE Info:  http://info.arte.tv/de/homophobie
  • Peace

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
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    PANSEXUALITY Acryl, Leinwand40 x 40 cm2014
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  • Oak Pass House - Beverly Hills, California

    25 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Build a massive house made of concrete in the middle of a grove of 130 beautiful protected old oak trees and you have an ugly disaster in your hands.   This scenario sounds likely but it was elegantly avoided in the Oak Pass Main House that Walker Workshop designed for a private client in Beverly Hills, California.   The house sits on a 3.5-acre site at the rim of a canyon, which is why the fantastic views were the main consideration of the house plan.   The ornate oak trees provide a contrast for the hard edges of the low-lying house - a delicate balance not easily achieved.
  • Rainbow Chapel - Shanghai

    23 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Imagine any city as if it were the human body and think of all the crucial aspects of it which keep us living. Within a city you could consider the people to be the blood; the thing which circulates constantly and gives life. Transport systems are the vessels which allow that blood to move and public infrastructure is the brains of the operation which facilitates the growth and movement of blood cells. Equally important though is that essential organ called the heart. From a geographical sense, the centre of the city is considered the heart however more importantly it's the spaces within a…
  • Voodoo Ray's Pizza - London

    22 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s yet another example of the worlds of food, design and architecture colliding as this clever modern adaption of the pizza parlor has forever changed the way people grab a slice. Maybe it didn’t seem possible that this experience could be revolutionized yet a collaboration between Voodoo Ray’s and London based design consultancy firm Brinkworth has done exactly this. The collaborative effort these two entities have come up with is mouth-watering both aesthetically and in taste. In every sense of the word Voodoo Ray’s is iconic. Just as a pizza is modular and has an…
  • Asia de Cuba - New York

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It's Asian cuisine engineered by a Cuban born and raised chef done with a Latin twist. It speaks true to the character of New York City as its innovative, appeals to the senses and runs the fine line between sophisticated and whimsical. There's a representation through the food of one man's dream to make it big in New York, this man being chef Luis Pous but more importantly it holds a much larger significance within a unique social context.  The menu is exquisite and genuinely original. From black bean & plantain empanadas to ginger & papaya marinated palomilla, there's something…
  • The Wave - Philip Thurston

    19 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s a natural phenomenon where gravity is defied and so be it is logic, a point in a vast ocean where one wave does the unnatural by going against the grain. You can either attempt to understand it or you can simply go with the flow, appreciate it and feel blessed you were there to see it. Relax the mind and appreciate with the heart.     This is in essence what photographer and writer Philip Thurston does, capturing the seldom moments which most of us may never get to see, delivering them via beautifully taken photographs. This stunning piece is far more than just a black…
 
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  • In the Hues of Life- Paintings by P.R.Narvekar (8th May-- 30th May)

    Aakriti Art Gallery- Art Shop
    5 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    http://www.aakritiartgallery.com/exhibition/view/20 Life is a like a palette stirred and mixed with different shades of emotions. Even if they are represented as either joy or sorrow, the in-between layers of emotions can be infinite just like the countless hues of colours that blend between the black and the white. P R Narvekar is one of the pioneer artists of our times in the country who has created an optimum quality of magnetism through his artworks inspired by the very mundane yet universal feelings of life and living, their variable shades, their uncountable emotional layers and their…
  • A requiem, a prayer, a song’- An exhibition by contemporary artists

    Nandini Moitra
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    ‘A requiem, a prayer, a song’, an exhibition of works by contemporary  artists is an elegy to collective pain of humanity.  They evoke a sense of melancholy, a sense of the fading song, the desperate prayer. All that remains to be sung is the requiem.  The exhibition would be curated by Ina Puri, dedicated to the legendary artist Rajendra Dhawan. The exhibition hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi would be held from 31st January-28 February’ 2015. Art goes beyond the obvious and provides a glimpse to the psyche and becomes a philosophical narration.  It does not necessarily tell a…
  • CELEBRATION OF CREATIVE REVELATION

    Nandini Moitra
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:42 am
    The gradual evolution of Modernism in India in the post-independence era is also a unique tale of artistic endeavours, unending struggles and progression of vision against all odds by the artists to give birth to and deliver their individualistic language/s in art that made them the great Masters of Indian art of the twentieth century. The artworks of these Masters thus stand on their own to mark the emblematic journeys of each creator and the empowerment and enlightenment they could attain in their lifetime which is far beyond the realm of material success and social recognition. Even in the…
  • A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

    Nandini Moitra
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘ City of Joy’, ‘Cultural Capital of India’, while others present a murkier side of the city…
  • ‘A Yank’s Memory of Calcutta’- An exhibition of sixty gelatin silver prints by Clyde Waddell

    Nandini Moitra
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Kolkata formerly Calcutta is a city shrouded in time warp basking in its earlier glory as the former capital of the country. Established in 1690, the city has ben immortalized time and again over the past three centuries, through art and litrature. Artists and photographers and writers have often embarked on a journey to reveal the mysteries of Calcutta. Many an adjective has been used to capture the essence of the city. Some romanticize the idea of Calcutta calling it,’Jewel of the East’, ‘ City of Joy’, ‘Cultural Capital of India’, while others present a murkier side of the city…
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  • heading to SURTEX…

    Tara Reed
    1 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    New York or bust!  This is the 12th year I’ve been organizing, creating and working towards exhibiting at an art licensing trade show in New York City.  I’ll be packing up my portfolios and banners and setting up in Booth #416 at the SURTEX show. If you will be there – please stop by and see what I have or email me and set a time to meet.  
  • Need something new for your walls?

    Tara Reed
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:46 pm
    I’m excited to have partnered with Roaring Brook Art as my exclusive wall art publisher! One thing that is tricky with what I do is that I often can’t tell people where to find products they love with my art on it. Many of my designs are in and out of places like Home Goods & Marshalls and it is truly hit or miss for consumers. I do my best to help you locate the things you love. I am elated to report that my wall art prints are all available at FulcrumGallery.com and FramedArt.com – prints are at FulcrumGallery.com and if you prefer a fully framed and ready to hang…
  • Professional Artist Magazine

    Tara Reed
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I am beyond honored to be included in the December 2014 / January 2015 issue of Professional Artist Magazine.  The magazine has a lot of great advice for artists of all kinds – from revamping your artist statement to acing your next art show… Writing a strategic plan, how to hire an art coach and more. My article about art licensing includes contributions from Paul Brent, Jennifer Pugh, Jane Shasky, Stephanie Burgess and Alicia Dauber of Licensing Liaison.  If people look at you and scratch their heads not understanding what it is you do or are trying to do – you can hand…
  • Shopping at Big Box Stores Support Small Businesses Too…

    Tara Reed
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the US and that means lots of food, family gatherings and shopping.  Thanksgiving Thursday is followed by Black Friday – the day retailers hope to “be in the black” – as in, making money.  It’s to official kick-off of the holiday shopping season. Then comes Small Business Saturday… Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express corporation.  There are lots of images…
  • Adventures of an artist at the Atlanta Gift Show

    Tara Reed
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Once or twice a year, I take the trek across the country from Oregon to Atlanta for the Gift Show in Atlanta.  The biggest show of the year is in January, and the next best thing is July. (Not a lot “next best” about the hot and humid weather in my opinion… but I do love what I do and sometimes you risk the elements to do it!) I just got back and thought I’d share a little bit about what it’s like. One thing I love about going to Atlanta is the public transportation – for $2.50 I can get from the airport to the show at Peachtree Center – and it only…
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  • Ask Paul Brent and SURTEX trend review is tomorrow night!

    Tara Reed
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tomorrow night, May 27, 2015, our most anticipated Art Licensing Ask Call of each year will take place.  Paul Brent will be doing his fabulous SURTEX trend review for the first half and answering questions the second half… If you submitted a question or are on the Ask Call eNews list,  you will receive a reminder email today with the call in details. If you have never joined in on a call, enter your name and email below – you can put “no question” since the deadline to submit has passed so that Paul has time to prepare.  You will then receive the call in details to…
  • Connection without Follow Up rarely creates RESULTS

    Tara Reed
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    My theme of the week is RESULTS. I don’t spend the time, energy and money exhibiting at SURTEX for the fun of it.  I do it for the RESULTS I get for my business.  Connecting with current clients, meeting new prospects and of course, seeing all my fun artist and agent friends! Exhibiting at the show is just the beginning… the success is in the follow up. If you have never exhibited before, I’ll tell you a little bit about how it works… you stand in your booth for 3 days, smiling and trying to make eye contact while simultaneously trying to read their name and company…
  • Knowledge + ACTION = results

    Tara Reed
    18 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Knowledge:  noun.  acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation. Action: noun.  something done or performed; act; deed.  An exertion of power or force. RESULTS:  noun.  something that happens as a consequence; outcome. This is a magic formula for success in art licensing… or anything really.  If you learn a lot but don’t take action, you won’t get the results you want.  If you take a ton of action without knowing what you are doing, you won’t get the results either! Today I encourage you to look at your wealth of knowledge and…
  • As you head off to SURTEX…

    Tara Reed
    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you are one of the artists exhibiting at SURTEX next week, this post is for you. It’s time to take a moment, stand still, and look at what you’ve created. You are DOING it!  You aren’t just talking about licensing your art but you have put money where your mouth is and it’s almost time for the show to start. Months – if not years – of creativity and effort have brought you to this place.  The precipice between would could be and what you will make happen. You are AMAZING!  Creative, brave and business savvy. You learned, you analyzed, you weighed the…
  • Book Recommendation: The Success Principles

    Tara Reed
    11 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week I picked up Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles by Jack Canfield [affiliate link] for what seems like the 50th time.  This isn’t a book about how to succeed in art but a book about how to succeed in life.  In business, in relationships, within yourself. It’s one of my go-to’s when I get distracted.  When I start to doubt myself. Or when I just want to be reminded that my habits are what matter – not the random GRAND effort, but the day to day mental habits, action habits and connection habits. If you haven’t read it before, I HIGHLY…
 
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  • Naturally Blue Flowers: EBSQ May Exhibit

    Amanda Makepeace
    18 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Last month’s exhibit was restricted to photography only. This month we’ve opened the door! You can paint/draw/ photograph your entries but they must be naturally blue flowers, like forget-me-nots. Other examples include hydrangeas, salvias, and Himalayan poppies. Deadline to enter is May 31st!Filed under: Call for Artists, exhibits Tagged: art, artists, blue flowers, ebsq, exhibit
  • Quitting Your Day Job

    Amanda Makepeace
    15 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Published on Apr 9, 2015 I recently received an email asking for advice on how one quits their day job and starts an independent career in art. It’s a question I get from time to time, and I thought I’d take a moment today and give some advice to people who are thinking about it. Link to my Drawing Comics class: http://svslearn.com/#/classDetail/-Jk… Pen I’m using: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001… Pencil I’m using: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003… Paper I’m drawing on: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000… Website:…
  • EBSQ April Exhibit Winners

    Amanda Makepeace
    12 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Congratulations to our Raindrops on Roses exhibit winners! Member’s Choice: The Lonely Petunia by Vicky Knowles Member’s Mention: Drip Drop by Lisa Miller Cloud Choice: Boop Boop a Doop by Susan Linville Cloud Mention: Loop-de-Loop by Susan Linville    Filed under: Artseen, exhibits Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, exhibit winners, photography, raindrops
  • Kickstarter: Help me Build my Portfolio

    Amanda Makepeace
    1 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    EBSQ artist Tabatha Rhodes is running a Kickstarter! What is an artist without a portfolio to back them up? I am shifting my artistic path and I need your help to rebuild my portfolio. Tabatha Rhodes is taking the plunge! She wants to build a career in art with pet portraits. Will you help her? The campaign is already 96% funded, but there are still 22 days left to take advantage of the great rewards she’s offering. I’ve chosen the $10 Pledge for a Digital “PetHedz” Portrait of my cat Drusilla: A digital drawing of your pet or animal of your choice done in my…
  • Carolyn Schiffhouer: Digital Photographic Artistry

    Amanda Makepeace
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    EBSQ Artist Carolyn Schiffhouer has a solo show running now till May 31 at the Red Brick Gallery in Foxburg, Pa. If you’re in the area don’t miss out on her beautiful visions! Where and When: April 24 – May 31 Red Brick Gallery 17 Main St. Foxburg, Pa Hours: Friday 2:00 – 6:00 Saturday 11:00 – 7:00 Sunday 12:00 – 4:00Filed under: exhibits, membernews Tagged: art, art show, artists, carolyn schiffhouer, digital art, ebsq, photography, Red Brick Gallery
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  • Still . . .

    artmodel
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    i carry your heart with me – i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)   … . . . . . . . . . . . . i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher…
  • da Forlì’s Angels

    artmodel
    11 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    If the walls of my modest home weren’t already covered with framed artwork featuring one model – yes, that would be me – I would want to time travel back to the Renaissance and commission one of the great Italian fresco painters of the 15th and 16th centuries to paint my home’s interior. He could adorn these plaster walls with stories, allegories, figures and faces, depicting themes of theology, philosophy, poetry, and the human condition. I couldn’t afford to pay him, mind you, but perhaps he’d be willing to barter his services for some art modeling. For…
  • Glass, Granite, and Urban Awakenings

    artmodel
    3 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    New York City is, and always has been, a study in stark contrasts. The route of the IRT Lexington Avenue subway line, which travels from some of the lowest income neighborhoods in the city (the Bronx) through the highest income neighborhoods (upper east side) exemplifies such a contrast. And it seems rather fitting that the Lexington line continues south to make a stop at – where else? – Wall Street in the Financial District. This week, the new Whitney Museum has opened with much fanfare, and I do mean MUCH fanfare. After many years in the making, the plans for a new Whitney have…
  • One Hundred Years of Genocide

    artmodel
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    “When the Turkish authorities gave the orders for these deportations, they were merely giving the death warrant to a whole race; they understood this well, and, in their conversations with me, they made no particular attempt to conceal the fact. . . I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915”. – Henry Morgenthau U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, 1913-1916 Before Hitler’s…
  • Tangerine

    artmodel
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Well hey there gang. How’s everyone doing? I’m enjoying a couple of days off from art modeling after a busy few weeks. Gotta say, it’s quite nice to sleep late, catch up on reading, tend to my houseplants, and get started on spring cleaning. Rather than bore you with the details of propagating succulents from stem cuttings (yes, I love it!) I’ll just subject you to more Led Zeppelin, because as loyal Museworthy readers it’s mandatory that you indulge my love for the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Just kidding, it’s not mandatory. But it is…
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  • The Most Inspiring Cities for Young Artists Ranked

    Laura C. Mallonee
    26 May 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Boston has been ranked as the most creatively inspiring city for young artists (Image via Instagram/bretclancy) In our data-obsessed era, we tend to think that any question can be solved by just looking at statistics, indexes, or rankings — even when it comes to something as elusive as the best place to find artistic inspiration. The educational website WorldWideLearn recently culled data from the American Community Survey and the Local Arts Index to rank the 15 most creatively inspiring cities in the United States for aspiring young artists and art students. The results are mostly…
  • A Three-Year Cinematic Journey Across 25 Countries at the Jewish Museum

    Melissa Stern
    26 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Ayisha Abraham, ‘I Saw a God Dance’ (2011), video, sound, 19 min, 28 sec (courtesy the artist, all images courtesy the Jewish Museum) Tucked away in a corner of the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum is a little movie theater that transports you far away from the artifacts of Jewish history in the surrounding galleries. In late 2013, the Jewish Museum launched an ambitious ongoing project, entitled Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video, which each month invites a curator from a different country to choose four or five videos that play continuously on the museum’s third…
  • ArtRx LA

    Matt Stromberg
    26 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder, still from ‘Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands’ (photo by Dino Raymond Hansen, via fassbindermovie.com) LOS ANGELES — This week, a museum hosts an estate sale, Max Hooper Schneider mounts a semi-scientific installation, Clarissa Tossin traces connections between Brazil and the US, and more.  Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Epic Estate Sale When: Tuesday, May 26, 9am–2pm; Wednesday, May 27, 8am–2pm; Thursday, May 28, 9am–noon Where: Santa Monica Museum of Art (2525 Michigan Avenue, G1, Santa Monica, California) For 17 years, the Santa…
  • The Geometric Origins of Modern Painting in Peru

    Laura C. Mallonee
    26 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Benjamín Moncloa, “Los Reyes Magos” (1956) (All images by the author for Hyperallergic) LIMA, Peru — Geometric abstraction is one of those art movements that, depending on the viewer, either resonates deeply or bores one to tears. I have always found it moving, so I was pleasantly surprised, while visiting Peru, to stumble on an exhibition at the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) called The Other Edge: Geometric Painting in Peru (1947–1958). The entrance to the exhibit within MALI’s inner courtyard (click to enlarge) The show hangs inside the old Exhibition Palace, an…
  • Living In Confinement With an Ex-con, a Performance

    Samuel Cooper
    26 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Polly Korbel and Neruda Williams as Anne and Que in ‘Anne & Que Pet Prisoner’ (all images courtesy Jana Leo) Are you lonely? Have you a couch, or a sleeping bag, or an extra blanket? Do you want to help a human who can help you, too? Are you brave? Anne & Que, Pet Prisoner, a play created by philosopher and performance artist Jana Leo, New School sociologist Terry Williams, a parolee named Michael, and two actors, invites small audiences into Leo’s tiny Chinatown apartment and asks them: Can you imagine adopting a prisoner as a pet? “When you have a pet, you are…
 
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  • God Is Bored

    Cathy
    21 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    “FLY GIRL”, 14x14x4″, shell,bone,gravel,dirt GOD IS BORED I think God is bored. Suppose we were to be the main event; The entertainment if you will? Sorrow and fighting And lock-down minds So sure and garish in false glitter Meant to impress. God is bored, I tell you. The food God likes to eat is us; Supple with eyes slightly wet From hearts so over-filled They have to spill over And drip down wrinkled cheeks To fall on the head Of a newborn at the breast Which is God’s breast. I have friends. They shine brightly And always carry a lamp When they visit me So I may keep…
  • Territory

    Cathy
    18 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Dogs are so insistent on marking territory. Lift a leg and be done with it. Some men and women are like that too. When I was married I mistakenly moved into my husband’s beloved self-designed home. It was gorgeous with an expansive garden and borderlands of wildness. We had a ceremony with friends to ease what everyone knew was a challenging transition for my independent self; saying yes to a co-mingled life. After a few years I began to itch for a space I felt was my own in the house. It was clearly HIS house and I was hankering after a she-cave of sorts; just a tiny bit of real estate…
  • Bedlam

    Cathy
    16 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    ceramic, D-16×14″ _______________ So- this new bed is BAD. It smells of smoke from some other weary Medicaid-ed soul. The mattress has no structure and my butt carves a deep pocket in the tired foam which I fight to extricate myself from. I must stay in one position all night as I can’t claw my way out of the booty depression. (I am kvetching because it is too grey and rainy outside and I just can’t help myself..). This morning I love money. Money says one can Google adjustable beds and find the best looking one (clearly a priority), pick a bed wide enough to change…
  • Cathy needs a drink

    Cathy
    14 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Do you remember those ads for CRAFTMATIC adjustable beds on TV years ago? Back then it sounded pretty luxurious and I wanted one. Now I have one out of need and I’m not sure…. I mean- I have the need as my torso muscles are weak which makes it a challenge to lift myself from true horizontal. Two brawny guys brought my new bed yesterday and I wasn’t quite prepared; A twin semi-automatic bed (no- SMALLER) seems to say: 1. No more sex or men in bed with you EVER AGAIN. (not that I’ve been hankering in this direction but DON’t TELL ME WHAT I CAN’t HAVE says…
  • Mother’s Day

    Cathy
    9 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    “TREE OF LIFE”, ceramic ___________________ I did not have children and it was pretty much the best choice I ever made. Was never drawn to the progeny experience. Having a man in one’s life you’d like to disappear boundaries with in the heat of love is an element which seems to help usher in baby souls waiting in line for the grand slide into existence. Lacking that element and the general impetus to give birth physically allowed me the space to do what I feel I was meant to do: use this time to re-acquaint myself with my original intelligence; the one that gets…
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    The Curious Brain

  • BLUD

    thebrainbehind
    26 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Yes we love Soak. Blud – SOAK
  • things my therapist told me

    thebrainbehind
    26 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    money well spend by eugeniaclara
  • I want to believe

    thebrainbehind
    26 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    Flying Saucer Rock and Roll – Single – Billy Riley. video by mutleybird
  • Don’t Wanna Fight

    thebrainbehind
    26 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Gorgeous! Don’t Wanna Fight – Alabama Shakes
  • #rewind

    thebrainbehind
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
 
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • Doubt Kills Dreams

    alli woods frederick
    25 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
          THERE is a mantra in the Frank Herbert book Dune (geek alert) that states:   “I must not fear.  Fear is the mind killer.  Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”   But what is more harmful, more damaging, more painful and hides at the root of fear?  Doubt.  And…     DOUBT KILLS DREAMS.     Doubt kills dreams…
  • Being Lost And Finally Found: A Farewell To Mad Men

    alli woods frederick
    19 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
      * MAD MEN MONDAY ALWAYS HAS AND ALWAYS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS AND IS MADE IN A FACTORY WHERE NUTS ARE PROCESSED.  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. *     I know we are one day and three weeks behind (I’ve been MIA due to some personal matters) so consider this a whirlwind wrap up of the final three episodes of everyone’s favorite slice of nostalgia pie served up with a side of extraordinarily compelling storytelling, Mad Men.     JOIN ME NOW AS WE BID FAREWELL TO MAD MEN WITH THIS FINAL EDITION OF MAD MEN MONDAY. (ON A TUESDAY…OF COURSE.)     A few weeks ago,…
  • .transmutations.

    alli woods frederick
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:16 pm
        WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: .transmutations. –  Alli Woods Frederick (2014)     …leaving the ghosts we’ve made behind…       Performing A Miracle       Make It Stop       my heart shall not pass through…       …she was born to be the woman you would know…       Pray you, love, remember.  And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.       ashes. ashes. we all fall down.       Rites of Passage No 2       promise what you will    …
  • Is It The Beginning Or The End?

    alli woods frederick
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:07 pm
          LIFE and its endless cycles… Sunrise.  Sunset.  High tide.  Low tide.  Summer.  Spring.  Winter.  Fall.  Everything is a cycle of beginnings and endings.  Seriously.  Every.  Single.  F’ing.  Thing. Nothing and no one is immune to this cycle, not even the team at Sterling Cooper…and the cycle can become a confusing and frustrating one at that, as they’re beginning to discover.         This final season of the series is certainly excelling at choosing an overarching theme for each episode and driving it home and last night’s…
  • Come And Get It! It’s Giveaway Time!

    alli woods frederick
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
          AS some of you know my work is featured in the Spring 2015 issue of Stampington & Company’s Somerset Digital Studio.  If they sound familiar they’re the same company that publishes Artful Blogging, where my article ‘Foreign Waters’ (about my divorce and the art of balance and boundaries in blogging) was featured in their Summer 2014 issue. I am super-excited to be featured because it provides me the opportunity to share my editing process with everyone.  I actually walk you through the steps of how my piece ‘Fickle Finger of Fate’ was created so you can…
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    Visual News

  • Daniel Rozin’s ‘PomPom Mirror’ Reflects Your Body In Pixelated Fur

    Benjamin Starr
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    You don’t need glass to make a mirror. Artist Daniel Rozin has created one that reflects objects in faux fur. It’s entirely bizarre and almost magical. Have a look in the video below: The interactive installation uses 928 pompoms, 464 motors and a lot of electronics to make that magic happen. Pompoms are arrayed across the surface in a three-dimensional grid of black and beige. Underneath the motors push and pull the pompoms, treating them like furry pixels and transforming them smoothly from one color to another. Step in front of the installation’s Microsoft Kinect eye and your…
  • Star Wars Portraits Made from 10,000s of Staples

    Benjamin Starr
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Artist James Haggerty creates mosaics from a very unconventional material: LOTS of staples. His only tools in the process are a regular office stapler and the all important staple puller to correct mistakes. His work transforms the ubiquitous office supply into fine artworks with striking accuracy and realistic shading. For his most recent portraits he’s created works featuring 3 characters from the first Star Wars trilogy: C-3PO, Greedo and two versions of Darth Vader. It’s not hard to imagine the intense amount of labor that goes into each of these pieces, but Haggerty helps us…
  • Arckit: A LEGO-Like Model Building System For Architects (That’s Designed To Scale)

    Benjamin Starr
    25 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Designing a computer-generated model is getting easier and easier, but it doesn’t quite have the snap of actually building something. That’s why architect Damien Murtagh decided to create a tangible building system to quickly create and share ideas with clients. His building system, Arckit, easily draws comparisons with the LEGO building system, but there are some major differences, and advantages specific to the design world. Perhaps the biggest benefit to this modular system is that it’s designed to 1:48 scale, making it easy to create models accurate in form to the final product (a…
  • Anish Kapoor Creates an Ominous Whirlpool That Never Stops Draining

    Benjamin Starr
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the center of the old wooden floor of this former movie theater turned art space in San Gimignano, Italy, a dark pool of water spins in a perpetual whirlpool. Frothing like a raging sea, the unnerving sight drains into the floor and out of sight, lending viewers an uneasy feeling about what could be “down there.” The piece, called Decension, is the latest from British/Indian artist and designer Anish Kapoor, and follows on another in the series installed earlier this year at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India. “All my life I have reflected and worked on the concept that…
  • Birds Eye View Of Massive Cruise Ships

    Paul Caridad
    24 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Who doesn’t love cruising through the ocean with all you can eat buffets and activities galore? Well I suppose those with motion sickness, Titanic-induced PTSD, or a number of other situations, however- most people love a good cruise. Like a super hotel on the ocean, cruise ships have casinos, ballrooms, multiple pools, rock climbing walls, and anything you can dream of. To see the magnitude of their size from a little dingy or a dock is humbling, but from this vantage point, cruise ships don’t look so intimidating. Photographer Jeffrey Milstein shot these ocean liners from an…
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    Createquity.

  • Createquity, Live and In Person: The Windy City Edition

    Createquity.
    11 May 2015 | 5:31 am
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  • The Comcast-Time Warner Merger is Dead (and Other April Stories)

    Clara Schuhmacher
    7 May 2015 | 5:48 am
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  • Why Don’t They Come?

    Ian David Moss, Louise Geraghty, Clara Schuhmacher and Talia Gibas
    6 May 2015 | 6:01 am
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  • Some reminders

    Ian David Moss
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:54 pm
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  • Wanna Build Bridges? Come Work with Us!

    Ian David Moss
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Julian Kreimer: Interview

    Brett Baker
    26 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Larry Groff interviews painter Julian Kreimer whose work was recently on view at the Lux Art Institute. Asked about making both abstract and perceptual paintings Kreimer comments: "Some of the things are really central to both. The negative space is probably the main link in both: if there’s a kind of formal structure that has heavy symbolic meaning, it’s the way that the foreground that we tend to ignore becomes present in the paintings. It’s all about negatives. I would say two-thirds of my work is negative space to one-third positive. The figure-ground, not just…
  • Sean Scully & Peter Doig in Venice

    Brett Baker
    26 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Mark Stone blogs about two painting exhibitions on view in Venice Sean Scully: Land Sea curated by Danilo Eccher at Palazzo Falier (through November 22) and Peter Doig at Palazzetto Tito. Stone writes: "Scully’s newer works have gotten much looser, the paint handling is more offhand, drippier, the compositions have opened up and become less structured. The predominant color in these works is an ultramarine blue that occasionally gets lightened, muddied or blurred with acidy yellows or workman reds, dropping the primaries into secondaries and/or tertiaries. In these landscape-y…
  • Malcolm Morley: Still Keeping Painting Alive

    Brett Baker
    24 May 2015 | 2:43 pm
    John Mitchell blogs about the work of Malcom Morley, on view at Sperone Westwater, New York through June 6, 2015. Mitchell writes: "There’s a poetic multiplicity of meaning to every aspect of Malcolm’s work. The spirit of playfulness in his painting is joyful and at 83, he’s charged with youthful vigor for his work – as his robust output over the past decade clearly demonstrates." read more
  • Agnes Martin: Profile

    Brett Baker
    24 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Oliva Laing profiles painter Agnes Martin. An exhibition of Martin's work will be on view at Tate Modern from June 3 – October 11, 2015. Laing begins "Art must derive from inspiration, Agnes Martin said, and yet for decades she painted what seems at first glance to be the same thing over and over again, the same core structure subject to infinitely subtle variations. A grid: a set of horizontal and vertical lines drawn meticulously with a ruler and pencil on canvases six feet high and six feet wide. They came, these restrained, reserved, exquisite paintings, as visions, for…
  • Karen Schwartz: Speaking the Language of Paint

    Brett Baker
    23 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Thomas Micchelli reviews Karen Schwartz: Down the Rabbit Hole at Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, on view through May 31, 2015. Micchelli writes: "Despite the recognizable humans, birds and animals floating in and out of Schwartz’s canvases, Morgan argues that her work is more strongly connected to Abstract Expressionism than to a likelier source, the figurative imagery of 1980s Neo-Expressionism. Compared with the latter, which 'was primarily generated in Europe' and 'contained a cynical edge,' Schwartz’s practice is guileless, open and…
 
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • Magical Beast #40: And Now Let it Begin.

    Kesha Bruce
    26 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    Magical Beast #40, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information contact:Studio@KeshaBruce.com or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #39: He Hears You Calling.

    Kesha Bruce
    25 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Magical Beast #39, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information contact:Studio@KeshaBruce.com or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #38: Take What Belongs to You.

    Kesha Bruce
    24 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Magical Beast #38, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information contact:Studio@KeshaBruce.com or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #37: Thunder Under Foot.

    Kesha Bruce
    23 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Magical Beast #37, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information contact:Studio@KeshaBruce.com or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
  • Magical Beast #36: The Air Danced Around Him.

    Kesha Bruce
    22 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    Magical Beast #36, 2015. Watercolor and Gouache on Paper. Approximately 6 x 8 inches.$400 USD(Click image for larger view)About the Work:Each un-framed work is composed of layers of gouache, watercolor, graphite, and acrylic paint on fine grain, cold-press watercolor paper. How to Buy:For payment and shipping information contact:Studio@KeshaBruce.com or Morton Fine Art: MortonFineArt@gmail.comBIG Love, 
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Azaleas

    20 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Azaleas8 x 10 Oil Painting$300Buy with PayPalA short demonstration from life at the Ocean County Arts Guild in NJ last week.
  • How to paint peonies with oil paint, Peony Study

    2 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Peony Study8 x 10 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello $300  Buy with PayPalBefore the peonies I used for the last week's painting were totally gone, I did another small study. Here's a peek into how it unfolded:Set up in studio, lit and croppedPhoto of the subjectInitial drawing/block inAdding the darksDefining light vs shadow areasFurther refinements Photographing the painting outdoors upon completion
  • Garden Lilies II

    29 Apr 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Garden Lilies II12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650Buy with PayPal I have been working on a painting of white lilies for a commission project and took the opportunity to attempt a similar subject with 3 different approaches. The latest above Garden Lilies II was done with laying in the darks, lifting out the lights and then painting from there ( as I've seen Richard Schmid and other Putney Painters use). The previous version below was done on a gray background using a method I learned from Ovanes Berberian. The first one,"White Lilies"  with a different composition was started…
  • Still Moment

    28 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Still Moment16 x 20 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvasby Pat Fiorello$1250Buy with PayPalMoved on to painting white peonies in contrast to the last painting posted of bright coral peonies. Chose a darker background for this one for a more dramatic feel.
  • Good Fortune- Painting Peonies

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Good Fortune20 x 20 Oil Painting on Gallery Wrap Canvasby Pat FiorelloBuy with PayPal If you've been reading my Facebook page,  you may have seen that earlier this week I bought some coral and white peonies to paint. the coral ones were a little further along so I painted them first.I did some research on how to cut peonies and stumbled across this video "Peony 101", Martha Stewart interviewing a peony expert and owner of "Peony Envy"- yes it's a real place in Bernardsville NJ.  If you'd like to see the video, click here.I learned in Chinese culture peonies symbol good fortune,…
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    Hella Heaven

  • World Cup 2014: Neymar faked injury

    23 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    Did Neymar fake or not being injured during Brazil vs Colombia game? In this video we can see the moment Neymar is injured by Zuniga and prior to that both of them talking to each other. There are numerous videos in Portuguese but not a single one in English but you can see in this one what has happened. Neymar starts running and Zuniga goes after him and push him. As FIFA is not committed to investigate or make things transparent numerous accidents like this will be in the list of suspicious cases. As always money is the cause of lack of ethics, integrity and justice.
  • Celebrities without makeup by Wayne Goss "They are just like you and me"

    22 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    I've been watching Wayne Goss videos because I would like to learn how to apply makeup. It's not easy to find the right products, the colors... sometimes I feel like giving up. There are millions of videos of girls making tutorials and explaining but when you do it>" FAIL" . Wayne Goss is an "independent" professional, meaning he has no ties with industries, and he gives great tips that helps a lot. He is not compliant and is always ready to say what he really thinks. I decided to share this video for the same reason Wayne did it: to remind us that they look gorgeous because they are…
  • "We are all seeds" message from Vandana Shiva

    18 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    I had the pleasure of talking quickly with Vandana Shiva during an event I worked, I admire this woman and thank her for all the work she has been doing. "As 2015 has been declared the Year of Soil, let us recognize that in the seed and the soil we can find answers to every one of the crisis we are facing"  One of Vandana Shiva's books.
  • Point of view

    16 May 2015 | 7:46 am
  • B.B.King singing in Heaven

    15 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    Quiet? Never. Lucille!!!
 
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    arttextstyle.com

  • Influence and Evolution: The Catalog is Now Available

    arttextstyle
    20 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and nowcatalog cover artwork by Federica Luzzi Our Spring exhibition Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and now explored the impact of artists – Sheila Hicks, Ritzi Jacobi, Lenore Tawney, Ed Rossbach and others – who took textiles off the wall in the 60s and 70s to create three-dimensional fiber sculpture. In Influence and Evolution, we paired early works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Lia Cook, Kay Sekimachi and Françoise Grossen — artists who rebelled against tapestry tradition — with works from a later…
  • Art in the Mad Men Years — A Fond Farewell

    arttextstyle
    17 May 2015 | 2:54 pm
    We’ll be sad to see the last of Don Draper and Peggy Olson tonight (is it just me, or does anyone else think that Peggy and Jimmy Olsen could be related, except for the spelling, of course?). The series is set in between 1960 and 1970 — remember Pete’s father dying on American Airlines Flight #1 in 1962; Kennedy’s assaination the day before Roger’s daughter’s wedding in 1963; Don getting tickets to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965 and this season’s premier with Don watching Nixon announcing troops in Cambodia in 1970?. The series’ sets and costumes are carefully…
  • Influence and Evolution Update: More Innovators

    arttextstyle
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    Details of works by Anda Klancic, Stephanie Jacques, Naoko Serino, Susie Gillespie, photos by Tom Grotta This April’s exhibition at browngrotta arts, includes 15 artists whose work we believe shows the experimental approach to materials and methods that characterized the fiber art movement in its early days, in the the 1960s. Six of these 15, Anda Klancic, Stéphanie Jacques, Naoko Serino, Susie Gillespie, Carolina Yrarrázaval and Randy Walker are not new to browngrotta arts, but they do epitomize an approach that deftly combines exploration and technical mastery. Anda Klancic of…
  • Influence and Evolution Update: The Influencers – Japan

    arttextstyle
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Masakazu and Naomi Kobayashi 1999 browngrotta arts installation. Photo © Tom Grotta The role of Eastern European and US artists in challenging tapestry traditions in the 1960s is well documented. By the mid-70s, however, artists from in Japan were gaining attention for own fiber experiments. Among the most prominent, a Kyoto couple, Masakazu and Naomi Kobayashi. Both were invited to the prestigious 7th Lausanne Biennial of International in 1975. In her historical essay, “The Lausanne Tapestry Biennials,” (16th Lausanne International Biennial: Criss-Crossings, 1995, pp. 36-53), Erika…
  • Make a Day of It: Influence and Evolution and Activities in the Area

    arttextstyle
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Influence and Evolution installation: Adela Akers, Sheila Hicks, Stephanie Jacques, Tim Johnson We hope you are planning a trip to browngrotta arts in Wilton, Connecticut to visit Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture…then and now between April 24 and May 3rd. If you have the time and inclination here are a few other activities you might find of interest. Denyse Schmidt: In The Making Historic Inspirations/New Quilts at the Wilton Historical Society. Photo by Allison Michael Orenstein Denyse Schmidt: In The Making Historic Inspirations/New Quilts Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury…
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    Brian Raszka

  • May Sketches

    Brian Raszka
    13 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Sketchbook selects from May. Don’t blink.
  • Bird Animation

    Brian Raszka
    13 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Gif – stop-motion animations are fun. Don’t let anyone tell you different.
  • Season of Change Painting

    Brian Raszka
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
      Season of Change. Acrylic on wood panel that lived a former life as a kitchen cabinet door. The theme of the piece is change. Change in nature, change in us and how sometimes we have no control over change. Over the years I have been trying to simplify the imagery in my paintings. This […]
  • Illustrations for Showtime Card Game

    Brian Raszka
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Illustrations that I created for a carnival/freak show-themed card game. I designed the entire card game from these card faces (there are a few more cards), the backs of the cards, another deck of cards, the game board, instructions and box graphics. Hopefully this will be published in the near future. Fingers crossed and stay […]
  • X-Ray Vision is 20-20

    Brian Raszka
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:13 pm
    X-Ray Vison is 20-20. I had this idea that a super hero’s power, while highly beneficial in certain circumstances might not be the end-all. Like X-Ray vision for instance; you can see through, say steel or concrete but you can’t see into the future. Somewhat limiting, no. 24″x24″ Acrylic and collage on canvas. $500. Contact […]
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • A Visit to the Wonderland of Ed Haddaway

    24 May 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Last November, just in time for the Day of the Dead, we found ourselves in Albuquerque at the home and studio of Ed Haddaway and Barbara Forshay. Ed is an artist who creates amazing sculptures from reclaimed metals (sometimes even reclaimed from his own previous sculptures, as I found out when watching this lovely interview).I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to wander among the sculptures which were in various states. Some pieces looked like Ed had finished with them and now only the wind and rain and sun were continuing to work on them. Others were still in the process of being…
  • Brushing at the Cobwebs

    7 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Leaves and petals are forcing themselves out from nothingness and the days are unfurling. Maybe it's a good time for this blog's long winter nap to finally end too. All the silence here has me feeling a bit daunted at the moment, so perhaps it's best to just ease back in slowly and see what grows out of it.
  • Ashes to Ink

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:47 am
    Ashes to Ink, mezzotint and etching, 30 x 20 cmToday I'm pleased to share a print that I made for The Al-Mutanabbi Street Project. This project is a reaction to the 2007 car-bombing in Baghdad's book-selling quarter. This neighbourhood has long been the heart of the intellectual community of Baghdad, a place where people come to meet and share ideas, engage in free debate, and search through a rich diversity of written material. In its various iterations -- an anthology of essays and poems by writers from Iraq and the rest of the world, a series of letterpress broadsides, a collection of…
  • Visiting the Snow

    30 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    A couple of days ago we slid up the street in the morning dark and caught a bus to the outskirts of town where some friends were gathering to drive out to the mountains. A heavy frost had grown during the night and all the roofs and branches and fields that we passed were a rich, glistening white. A few snowflakes were falling as we neared our destination, but if you wanted enough snow to lose a leg in, it was necessary to climb up into the mountains.  And so we climbed.It was a calm day, and we listened to grouse sounds and the little streams and burns that rushed by through the…
  • Forest for the Trees

    10 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Not long ago, I was invited by the Claremont Gallery to join their Christmas Exhibition. The only stipulation was that, whatever I made, it had to be on A5 sized paper. Since I happened to have an idea I'd been looking for an excuse to work on, I set to it.The only difficulty was that I was very short on time, which meant that I had to transform some sleeping hours into painting hours. So, in the end, I was painting icons by day (something which I will post about in the future) and painting this on a little dressing table in a noisy hotel room by night.This little procession is made of of…
 
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    Inside/Out

  • This Week at MoMA: May 25–31

    Carolyn Kelly
    25 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    After taking a moment to commemorate Memorial Day and share programing highlights, we’re signing off from regular blog posts until next week. See you in June! Installation view of Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, November 22, 2014–May 25, 2015. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Thomas Griesel • Today’s the last day to see Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities, an exhibition that explores architectural proposals for making six global metropolises—Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro—more…
  • MoMA.org Turns 20: Archiving Two Decades of Exhibition Sites

    Seth Persons
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s hard to believe that MoMA’s website, which celebrates its 20th anniversary today, is older than Google. It began with two relatively simple (by today’s standards) HTML exhibition sites for the Mutant Materials and Video Spaces exhibitions in 1995. Since then, over 200 exhibition sites have been created, documenting not only the Museum’s evolving curatorial interests, but also huge changes in Web coding and design. This collection of exhibition sites almost serves as its own online museum of the Internet. Clicking through them helps us see the major trends in Web…
  • LP Covers—Music in Your Hand

    Pamela Popeson
    21 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    As a member of a pre-mp3 devices generation, I have fond memories of trips to the record store. Holding a great LP cover is like holding its music in your hand; the best are a visual expression or translation of the music they deliver. Besides the gratifying feeling of finally seeing the new release of a favorite band, shuffling through bins searching for some as-yet-unknown treasure is a treat of its own. And I’m happy to report that the most recent additions to the MoMA’s LP-cover design collection held both experiences for me. Left: Richard Avedon. Album cover for Simon &…
  • Preserving the Technical History of Media Works

    Peggy Griesinger
    20 May 2015 | 7:23 am
    My colleagues in media conservation have spent the last few weeks providing insight into our work at MoMA. This post will give you an idea of one small part of media conservation that is aimed at improving documentation policies related to the process history of time-based media. My role in media conservation over the past eight months at MoMA is, officially, the National Digital Stewardship Resident. This position is part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded program that places recent graduates from library and archive programs in prestigious cultural heritage…
  • Agile Evaluation: User Testing and the Feedback Loop for the Redesign of MoMA.org

    Jackie Armstrong
    19 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    MoMA.org is in the process of being redesigned. While it’s not unusual for a museum to tweak and even overhaul a website, it is the first time MoMA is using agile evaluation to help inform the redesign. Perhaps even more unique to this process, is the input from a group of “Audience Advocates” representing various departments at MoMA (including Digital Media, Education, Membership, Visitor Services, Management Information, and Marketing). The role of the audience advocates in this project is to help ensure that the redesigned website will provide an excellent and accessible…
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  • A Short Poem

    erin
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m presenting this without commentary, as I want it to remain as untouched and unstained for you as it was for me. And I hope it might change the trajectory of your Tuesday, as it did for me: “It is a kind of love, is it not? How the cup holds the tea, How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare, How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes Or toes. How soles of feet know Where they’re supposed to be. I’ve been thinking about the patience Of ordinary things, how clothes Wait respectfully in closets And soap dries quietly in the dish, And towels drink the wet From the…
  • Amber & Order

    erin
    22 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    Well, let’s just get down to it. Last week, while Bee was napping a bit longer than usual, I headed to the bathroom for lotion and promptly decided to reorganize. Reorganizing, purging, editing, culling – these are all of my love languages, and had I been able to register for my wedding at The Container Store, I would have been a beaming bride indeed. There is no end to my love for a streamlined linen closet, and I do not wish to share how many times I have purchased white towels to replace white towels, but really, why stop the divulging of secrets now? I obsessively crave order.
  • Cold Water & A Road Trip

    erin
    20 May 2015 | 3:40 am
    I write about these things and I think that if the type sets hard enough, if the words are black enough, the sentences ending in period, perhaps I will get it right? I have not yet got it right. A road trip, then. It is Saturday, just the girls, and we have two hours of driving ahead of us – an open road, the sun hiding, Bee in an extraordinarily happy mood. We are listening to a childrens’ CD, and Bee wants the song on repeat, but not on repeat, and yes, on repeat again but no, not that one(!) and she is a bundle of energy harnessed in a car seat. I anticipate an explosion. I am…
  • Our DIY Rock Climbing Wall

    erin
    19 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    The text came from Ken while I was on the west coast: “Can I put the rock climbing wall in our bedroom?” The rock climbing wall, I’d thought, was a project for later, but I’ve also never been good at predicting the milestones of a child. When Bee received her big girl room, it wasn’t until a three hour nap strike that I realized, Oh, of course. Yes, she can get out of her bed now. She can decide not to nap. The power is hers. This makes sense. (Surely I’m not the only one parenting on the fly over here? Surely there is someone else who has no whits about…
  • Date Night, Simplified

    erin
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ken has been traveling east and I have been traveling west and we have been packing toothbrushes for each other and switching car seats and sending daily reminders – trash on monday – and swapping duties back and forth like a prized hot potato – pass, pass, pass, stop! Today was stop day. Today was date night, or more aptly date hour given the rainstorm that hit a few moments after we toasted the occasion. But we had found ourselves in the same zip code and it seemed a celebratory enough event to break out the wine and sit around the fire in our pajamas and hey, do you want…
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  • Celeste Byers | San Diego

    Shea O'Neill
    1 May 2015 | 2:53 am
    Celeste Byers is an artist, musician, dreamer, and inter-dimensional traveler. We recently took a trip to the desert near her home in San Diego where we crawled around on our hands and knees dressed as cosmic Bollywood gurus, barked like dogs, danced among the cacti, and talked about art. What projects are you working on at the moment? My favorite one is a video project with Aaron Glasson. We went out to the Anza-Borrego Desert and filmed a cosmic Bollywood aesthetic video about our friend, Oscar Moreno, who we call Ernesto in the film. He is an inter-dimensional teleportation traveler who…
  • All Fresco | Auckland

    Shea O'Neill
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    All Fresco is a boutique Public Art Festival based around Karangahape Road in Auckland, New Zealand and is commissioned by the K Rd Business Association. Over the weekend artists Askew One, Berst, Cinzah, Component, Erin Forsyth, Gasp, Haunt One, Jeremy Shirley, Jon Drypnz, Owen Dippie, Misery, Trustme and Xoe Hall transformed the streets with their talents. I went for a wander on Sunday afternoon and snapped some work in progress shots. More about All Fresco
  • Spencer Keeton Cunningham

    Shea O'Neill
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    I recently spent a week in Mexico painting a mural with Spencer Keeton Cunningham. Between painting the wall, painting himself, and posing for photos with tourists, Spencer took the time to answer a few questions about life on the road. What are you doing right now? I’m painting a wall with my friend Aaron Glasson in an amazing spot on the beach in Cancun. It’s a sunny day and the oceans about 100 feet away, you could almost skip a rock from here. What are you painting? We had planned to paint a crazy multi-species creature and then when we got here an iguana ran across the sand right in…
  • FIAP | Cancun

    Shea O'Neill
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    A glitzy resort town synonymous with spring breakers getting wild at pool parties, alongside hoards of middle-aged tourists drinking poolside cocktails at overpriced beachfront resorts. Cancun was not exactly top of my list of must-see art and culture destinations. The crew at World Art Destinations are looking to change that and recently invited thirty contemporary artists from around the world to Cancun for the 2nd Annual Festival International De Arte Publico. The talented lineup including; Jason Botkin, Jeremy Shantz, Chony, Lucas Parbo, Narcelio Grud, Yoh Nagao, Aaron Glasson, Libre…
  • The Gorilla Glass Factory | Oaxaca

    Shea O'Neill
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Squeezed into the back of a collectivo, driving to an industrial estate on the outskirts Oaxaca City, Mexico. I couldn’t help thinking about all of the out the way places I’ve visited in search of art. The Gorilla Glass factory is a modern building covered with bright murals set against a background of corn silos and dusty cacti. The first thing you see on the outside wall is a large abstract mural inspired by interviews with the factories workers and that pretty much sets the tone. What follows is like a private fun park for art lovers. Complete with a print shop, a giant kaleidoscope,…
 
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  • Friday Favorite: Kyllan Maney

    22 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Kyllan Maney and her lovely map drawings series!I love the lines, shapes, patterns, intricacies and contrasts within these! Kyllan Maney works with aspects of nature that reminds her of the feelings of tranquility, discovery, spirituality and awe that exist when looking at plants and objects closely.  The visual foundation of Kyllan’s work is rooted in scientific illustrations, religious icons, human relationships and inspiration from past and current artists. Currently, Kyllan Maney shows her work at GreenHAUS, Art One Gallery, and Mesa Arts…
  • New One-Person Show: Uncharted

    20 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Please save the date! My one-person show entitled Uncharted will be on display at Stone Bridge Valley Art CenterJune 6 to June 28, 2015. There will be a reception with refreshments and live music on Saturday, June 6thfrom 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with my Artist Talk at 4:30 p.m. Looking forward to it!If you're in the area, I'd love to see you there!Hope you're having a wonderful week!
  • Friday Favorite: Ingrid Roddick

    15 May 2015 | 4:03 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Ingrid Roddick!I am particularly drawn to her 2014 series of invented maps Archpiélago Bordado, drawn, painted and embroidered on paper, 42 x 31 cm They are such beautiful combinations of drawing, painting and embroidery – filled with lovely rhythms of undulating lines and shapes and patterns! Just delightful! Isla Pájaro, drawn, painted and embroidered on paper, 21 x 29 cm Cerro Corazón, drawn, painted and embroidered on paper, 21 x 29 cm Relieve, drawn, painted and embroidered on paper, 42 x 31 cm Be sure to…
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 15

    12 May 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Today I'm sharing what I created for week fifteen ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journal!April’s ThemeColor Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)April 11 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge: AcrylicsJournal Prompt: Cry Me a River Inspired by the prompt, I thought about how I turn to my art during the most difficult times in my life.Being creative helps me express my emotions. And allowing myself to experience my feeling helps me move forward in my life. So with the help of Rae Missigman's Clustered Triangles and Look Here Trio of Arrows stencils and…
  • Art Journal Covers and more!

    11 May 2015 | 3:48 am
    Today I'm on the StencilGirl Talk Blog today to show you what I did with the fabulous May 2015 StencilClub stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw!Here's a sneak peek: Be sure to visit StencilGirl Talk to see all the details!Have a wonderful week!
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    secretly important

  • SOTW: COCK AND SWAN ~ WHAT WAS LIFE?

    brianssnider
    26 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    What Was Life? by Cock & Swan Man oh man, this song has stolen my heart and is underscoring my every movement. In fact, Cock and Swan is my latest obsession as I currently pass through this little electro phase in my musical preferences. I missed this stellar three song EP when it was released back in January and originally found the instrumental versions of these songs which were just amazing, but when I discovered that the original release was accompanied by these ethereal underplayed vocals, that work alongside the instrumentation and not against them, I was in love. All three songs…
  • LA LUZ ~ YOU DISAPPEAR

    brianssnider
    19 May 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Weirdo Shrine by La Luz When La Luz first started I was thrilled by the killer surf rock chords and Shana Cleveland’s sultry vocals, Damp Face reigned supreme and filled a massive hole in our current musical landscape. I, like thousands of others became obsessed with surf rock after Pulp Fiction came out and Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, the Tornadoes, the Centurions and many other bands had me dreaming of sapphire blue waters, surf boards, and golden shorelines. The thing was, I couldn’t really tell the difference between songs or bands, yeah there were differences, some songs…
  • REVIEW: THE SOFT HILLS ~ CLE ELUM

    brianssnider
    13 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Cle Elum by The Soft Hills I have to be honest, I had expected my review of the Soft Hills‘ 2014 album Departure to be my last for the band. Personal strife within the band and illness eventually pulled Garrett Hobba back to his home in California and though he managed to scoop together musicians not once but twice to help him complete Departure, I anticipated that if he returned with new music it would be from something new. Cle Elum is not exactly bold new strides for the Soft Hills, it’s more like a look back at the work of Garrett Hobba. Recorded between 2009 and 2014 with…
  • SOTW: QOQO ROBOQS ~ BREATHE INTO ME

    brianssnider
    12 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    As expected I was unable to manage five straight days of music, but no worries, because it’s now just five nonconsecutive days of new music, and Day three features this beautiful mystery by QOQO ROBOQS. breathe into me by QOQO ROBOQS It’s totally counter intuitive to the purpose of Secretly-Important and also a total waste of my time to do serious detective work to uncover even the most basic information of a great mystery artist, but in all honesty I really love the mystery and discovery of an artist. I don’t really remember how I stumbled upon the enigma that is QOQO…
  • ANGELO SPENCER ~ MELATONIN AND WEED

    brianssnider
    5 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    There has been so much great music coming out the last week or so and it’s been impossible to stay on top of. All week we’ll be featuring a new song each day, yesterday was the amazing Welcome to the Disco by Thunderpussy, today is Angelo Spencer’s Melatonin and Weed. It’s been forever since we had new Angelo Spencer, his previous album World Garage came out in 2011 and was a huge leap forward for the complexity of his sound, mixing English, French, and Farsi lyrics with more multi-layered musical accompaniment. For his upcoming EP Love in the Morning, Angelo Spencer…
 
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Meet the Project: BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance

    Courtney.Harge
    21 May 2015 | 9:31 am
    by Courtney.HargeEach month we feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects that has been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance. What is BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance? We are a contemporary dance company who strive to capture and communicate universal human encounters through dynamic, purposeful movement. We are a multifaceted, highly physical company laced with provocative, emotional, political and humorous edges. Our mission is to examine depths of society in their darkest and brightest…
  • Fractured Atlas Book Club: The Little Book of Gold

    Nathan Zebedeo
    19 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    by Nathan ZebedeoEducating yourself on fundraising - best practices, groundbreaking innovations, and the like - often involves reading books, blogs, and websites that travel a lot of the same ground. Which, on the one hand, can be somewhat tedious. But on the other, hearing the same things many times, from a variety of voices, can allow the wisdom of the ages to actually penetrate a thick skull like my own. All of this is to say that it’s rare that I pick up a book on fundraising and find something that I’ve never heard before. The Little Book of Gold: Fundraising for Small (and…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

    Theresa Hubbard
    7 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Theresa HubbardArtswriters is accepting applications for the The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. Description: The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports individual writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through grants in the following categories: Article, Blog, Book, New and Alternative Media, and Short-Form Writing. Grants range from $15,000 to $50,000. Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent, and precise, as well as to create a broader audience…
  • YouTube’s Copyright Conundrum: Unwarranted Video Takedowns are Symptoms of a Much Larger Problem

    courtney.duffy
    4 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    by courtney.duffyLast week the World Intellectual Property Organization celebrated World Intellectual Property Day, an annual event that centers on the role IP can play in cultivating innovation and creativity. With this theme in mind, Courtney Duffy delves into what it means to protect copyright owners without discouraging new works, a balance which has been a struggle for YouTube. There are no two ways around it: YouTube has an intellectual property problem. Or, more specifically, an IP management and enforcement problem. It’s not surprising, really, considering the website is a platform…
  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

    diannedebicella
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    by diannedebicellaFractured Atlas is offering four fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in May.  If you’ve never participated in a webinar before, there’s no need to worry - it’s quite easy. All you need is access to the internet. Introduction to Fiscal Sponsorship This webinar is for those considering fiscal sponsorship. We’ll provide a fiscal sponsorship introduction and overview, and talk about the benefits of the program. We’ll also go over the application for the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program, and talk about our criteria for approving…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Paper Plane Sculptures in Welded Aluminum

    25 May 2015 | 8:35 pm
    I'm putting one of my planes on a plane to Norway. I recently got a commission for one of my 12 inch long Paper Plane sculptures in welded aluminum. I made two, so I would have an extra one in the studio. Want to take it home¿ $350 plus shipping. I have also made giant 4 foot long versions of the paper planes, and was commissioned to make 5 of them  for Little Rock National Airport, and 6 of them for Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Kids from Portugal Study Los Angeles Sculptor Bruce Gray

    20 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A teacher from Portugal just sent me this photo of his 14 year old students who made a large artwork inspired by my painted wall sculpture series. This will be displayed at the cultural center of their small village. Very cool!
  • Artwalk at The Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    The World Famous Brewery Artwalk is this weekend! Come see all my work in person, and there are about 100 other artists showing their work for this free, open studios event in downtown Los Angeles. We will be open April 25th & 26th, from 11-6 pm both days, with free parking too. So come by and say hi. The next art walk is not until November, so don't miss it.
  • Serpentine Fire Sculpture

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    I just finished this new abstract sculpture today. It's called "Serpentine Fire" and is (66x24x24). It is constructed of two rolled spiral sections of 1/4" steel and stainless steel plate. The shiny stainless steel piece was given a disk ground finish, and the steel piece and base were treated to have a rusty patina to give it contrast. This sculpture is currently available. Come see this and lots more next weekend at The Brewery Artwalk in downtown LA, April 25st and 26nd from 11- 6pm both days.
  • Strange Finds on Etsy!

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Hey Earthlings! My giant high heel shoe sculpture was just featured in a short segment called Strange Finds on Etsy. It's on the CNBC website at: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000371759
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  • NEW MERCH........

    26 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Good Tuesday to you!I have some new merch to show you......ready??New ---- "Ottawa" postcards!YES, I also have prints of my "Ottawa" original painting (READ ABOUT THE PRINTS HERE!)But for those of you who can't commit to buying a $35 giclèe, there are these delightful postcards!.......and yes, I also have prints of my "King of the Road" original painting (READ HERE!)BUT NOW, I also have postcards....(they are not yet available on my Etsy site...but they soon will be!)NOW - - I WILL NOT be showing these postcards at the Riverdale Art Walk (in 11 days) as I will be focussing on my…
  • NYC BOUND!

    21 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Happy Wednesday!Sorry to tell you this, but I am away on vacation AGAIN!(Yay for me!!)This time I am in Brooklyn, New York!SO EXCITING!!!So instead of a NEW post, I give you these FAVOURITE previous NYC themed posts.....If you haven't read them, you will love them, if you HAVE......re-read them, there is such good stuff here!NYC#1NYC#2NYC#3NYC #4NYC #5If you are still not satiated with the NYC content.......try checking out all my "New York" labels!!And then, I will have a NEW NYC post next week!!(YAY!)Later!!
  • THE GREAT MISSPELLING IN GORE PARK!!!!!

    19 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    HELLO!So..if you tuned in yesterday, you will have noticed THIS POST.It was essentially the background of this painting...."Gore Park", 36" x 24", Acrylic on Board, I thought it was great, so I did the blog post and social media-ed it up the wazoo.....Then re-tooled the photo and sent the image to my printer - so that prints could be made......BUT THEN TRAGEDY STRUCK.....My oldest friend (old in the duration of friendship - not in age :-) noticed a spelling mistake in the art..........THANKS Michelle! Here is her website (she is a singer/comedienne/spelling bee…
  • HAMILTON'S GORE PARK.......BY ROB CROXFORD

    18 May 2015 | 11:31 am
    Good holiday Monday!YES, I am working today - so is the life of the artist.....insert your sympathy here.....So, here is my new painting.....it will be on exhibition at the Queen & Jackson Art and Craft Market:80 QUEEN STREET SOUTH, HAMILTON, ONTARIO. JUNE 13-14, 2015, 11:00AM-6:00PMSo to be prepared for this show, I just finished my latest painting. It is the FIRST time I haven't done a Toronto 'landmark' in my "Sign of the Times" Series.And I am really happy with it.I took this existing poster as my original inspiration:...BUT this is what I came up with....."Gore Park", 36" x…
  • "INTERNAL TOURISM" - SPACING MAGAZINE (with Rob Croxford's fine merch!!)

    12 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hey y'all!I was just pursuing my NEW copy of Spacing Magazine.....(if you don't know Spacing.....FORSHAME!)If you live in Toronto, you MUST subscribe to it!It's got tonnes of toronto specific articles about our fine city! Honestly, it is just a great read, that tells the stories of those of us who LOVE living in an urban paradise! I really LOVE getting my Spacing Magazine......but this week I LOVE it extra!!! (Because I crave attention....I guess? ;-)SEE WHY??YUP! They have featured my postcards!As part of an article on "Internal Tourism".Thanks to the fantastic Dylan Reid......check out some…
 
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  • Beautiful rainy pictures by Ed Gordeev

    ego
    25 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Conveying the beauty and solitude that comes with the pouring rain in the streets, Ed takes snaps of people walking under the rain in different streets in Europe. Some are taken in Ukraine, Barcelona and Prague. His photos captures the perspective of a person behind a glass (could be a car or building) then looking outside the streets on passersby with umbrella enduring the rain on a seemingly busy day. Ed Gordeev: 500px / facebook Via: pondly.com The…
  • Superheroes WonderCon 2015 by Van Orton Design

    ego
    24 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Exclusive Collection for WonderCon 2015 In collaboration with Hero Complex Gallery. Van Orton Design: behance The post Superheroes WonderCon 2015 by Van Orton Design appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Mysterious raven tattoos

    ego
    23 May 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It If you like to get a raven tattoo, please don’t ignore the symbolic meanings and legendary stories associated with the bird. The fact that the bird lives on carrion, raven is often associated with the dead and considered as a link between life and death. Raven has appeared in the mythology of many cultures, such as Chinese, Greek, Celtic, etc. and is often depicted in many of the…
  • Urban dance by Dimitry Roulland

    ego
    22 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Dancing is one of the most graceful forms of art. And when this art mixes with photography, the possibilities are endless. Photographer Dimitry Roulland captures dancers, gymnasts and ballerinas in their most graceful form with urban cities as backdrops. The result? A breathtaking urban dance shot. The 22-year old photographer captures the intensity of grace these dancers have in their craft. The poses are flawless and show the art of dancing as more than just an art form but as a way of…
  • Felt art By Mariana

    ego
    21 May 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “My name is Marina and I am a Bulgarian applied artist. I live and work in Sofia, where we have a small art gallery my family. I like to combine Bulgarian traditional designs with a new trend, to experiment with different techniques and materials to design and craft dolls, jewelry, fashion accessories, carpets and other items that can make our lifes more beautiful. More than anything I enjoy working whith sheep wool, I think felting is my true love, besides my husband, my children, my dog and my cats,…
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • A maddening Monaco F1 Grand Prix for Lewis Hamilton

    Flaneur
    26 May 2015 | 12:12 am
    Imagine the world’s fastest cars roaring down Regent Street and heading around Piccadilly Circus. That would be the English equivalent of the madness that is the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. by Keithe Photography Monaco is one of the original F1 tracks and remains the most exciting street circuit race weekend in motorsport. With many stars in town for the Cannes film festival just down the road the race is only part of the glamorous event. As cars have got faster it has become harder and harder to overtake on the circuit. As ex-F1 driver Gerhard Berger commented before the race,…
  • Coming soon from @thelondonjam – the 50-Hour Comedy Improvathon!

    Flaneur
    25 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Acclaimed American improv stars The Pajama Men are the latest big name signings to be anounced for the eighth annual 50-Hour Improvathon, this coming weekend in London. This year, the eighth annual 50-Hour Improvathon, being staged at the LOST Theatre from 7.00pm on Friday 29 May and finishing 9.00pm on Sunday 31 May, is an hilarious homage to all things Hollywood, featuring leading improvisers from the UK and overseas, playing a range of lovable and eccentric characters in modern-day Los Angeles. Screen sirens, budding starlets, struggling writers, crazed directors, big-shot producers… it…
  • Preview – Patek Philippe’s Watch Art at the Saatchi Gallery Grand Exhibition London 2015

    Flaneur
    25 May 2015 | 12:54 am
    The Watch Art Patek Philippe Grand Exhibition London will take place from May 27th to June 7th this year at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition will celebrate Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing, an insight into the company’s 175 year history as well as its heritage in the domain of haute horlogerie. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover the world of the last privately family owned Geneva watch company from the inside. Visitors will have access to over 400 exceptional timepieces displayed in themes: . Movement Room – Showcasing the…
  • Highlights of Photo London @photolondonorg

    Flaneur
    22 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Somerset House is the location for London’s newest art fair. Over 70 galleries from around the world are participating in the first Photo London, on until 24th May. There is a full range of images available, from rare historic prints to new contemporary talent. As well as commercial galleries there are five exhibitions, including work from the V&A and a large lightbox installation – The Teaser – in the courtyard. What’s underneath?! You’ll have to visit to see an early Fox Talbot image at James Hyman Photography Highlights? Look out for Mitch Epstein’s…
  • Rural-Urban: The Gardener from Jan Brykczynski launches at @photolondonorg

    Flaneur
    22 May 2015 | 2:58 am
    ‘I wanted to photograph these grassroots communities…’ Jan Brykczynski has published a new book of garden photography – but none of the gardens he focuses on would win a medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.  For his second book, The Gardener, the Polish photographer has sought out urban gardens in four locations around the world – Nairobi, Armenia, New York and Warsaw. These are not hipster, urban-farming projects, none of them are attached to a micro-brewery or a bike shop that only sells fixies. Instead the book is filled with gardens that are changing…
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  • By: Chas Davis

    Chas Davis
    18 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    I came to your website after reading Cory Huff’s interview with you, plus I remember seeing something about you in a book several years ago-all really interesting! Plus I see you are from the Detroit area-I love Detroit, and grew up south of there a few hours in Indiana. Best of continued luck with your work!
 
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    Eon Works - Art of Dawid Michalczyk

  • Discos and working habits

    20 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    This abstract image took much longer to render than I expected. The first high resolution rendering did not take long, but there were problems with anti-aliasing. Some areas did not anti-alias well enough, so I set the anti-aliasing to the highest possible and started the rendering again. This increased the rendering time to several hours, and fortunately everything now looks completely smooth. Last year I read Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey. It is an interesting and enjoyable book which describes the working habits and many eccentricities of well known painters, writers,…
  • Starry isles 2

    10 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    A few years ago I made Starry isles, which I like a lot mainly due to its very pleasant fantasy mood that is so otherworldly and inviting. Recently, I was looking through the work-in-progress directory of that image and the idea came about to do a sequel. My goal was to make the sequel even more visually appealing. I started by doing a sketch, shown here at the bottom of the sketchbook page. As is usually the case with my workflow, the initial idea evolves a lot as I work on it. So what I have initially imagined may be quite different from the actual sketch, and the final artwork may also be…
  • Tranquil shores, space art sketches

    3 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    I noticed that I rarely depict liquids that look like water in my space artwork. I'm not sure why I haven't used liquids more frequently, but I plan on including exotic liquids more often from now on. Shown below are some space landscape sketches from my sketchbook. I may start by drawing at least several tiny sketches like the ones shown in the photo. The purpose of these is to create many different, rough ideas and then select the best one(s) for further work. These are approximately 4,5 x 3,5 cm (1.7" x 1.3") each and because they are so small they are often called thumbnail sketches. Each…
  • Interwoven, canvas prints and sketching

    13 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    Interwoven is a new funky addition to the abstract gallery. Another news is that most gallery images are now available as canvas prints and you can even customize each canvas print to have multiple panels. Pretty cool! For the past couple of years I have been sketching much more. I use traditional drawing tools because they diversify the creative process and make it more fun. That way I don't have to sit in front of the computer to do the sketching and can enjoy the reliability and simplicity of traditional tools - all I need is something to draw with and paper. Such tools always work and are…
  • New space art video

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    This new video features most of my best space artwork and the music is from the latest Anosphere spacesynth album Flight to planet 5.
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • 2015 Glimmerglass Preview: Verdi, Vivaldi, Mozart and Bernstein, April 19, Germantown, New York

    Seth Lachterman
    19 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Lucking into one of the first few nice days of a late spring, I attended the annual Glimmerglass Festival kickoff, hosted at Midwood, the secluded Germantown home of philanthropist Joan K. Davidson. This beautiful Sunday afternoon offered the enticements of the summer opera fare in Cooperstown along with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Francesca Zambello, the transformational Artistic & General Director of the Glimmerglass Festival, invited several... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Excitement at the Boston Symphony—Lots of It! But Questions Remain

    Larry Wallach
    19 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    The perfect word to describe Andris Nelsons’ conducting is “exciting.” He elicits spectacular playing from the Boston Symphony and knows how to mold the sound of the orchestra to his taste. The strings now sound rich, deep, and solid rather than airy, transparent and elegant, as was their traditional, French–flavored style. This works well in a German-Russian program; I am curious to hear what they (Nelsons and the orchestra) will do with... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 108: To be or not to be, that is the question

    Keith Kibler
    18 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    This most famous quote, precariously balanced, elevates the word question to existential status. Hamlet is a play of questions. Could Gertrude following hard after, have saved Ophelia from drowning? Did Hamlet ever love Ophelia? Is the ghost real? There is a glimmer of hope—Hamlet lets us know very clearly that if he had more time, being blessed finally with the proximity of death and its widening of perception, he could tell us more. Perhaps he... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • A Singer’s Notes 107: Louis Lohraseb Conducts the Amadeus Orchestra at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, with Cicely Parnas, Cello; Gerard Schwarz and the Mozart Orchestra of New York

    Keith Kibler
    15 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    The first, the Amadeus Orchestra, conducted by the twenty-something Louis Lohraseb—a friend and erstwhile student of mine. These young musicians came to the hall from New Haven in a bus, played a rehearsal, and then an unforgettable concert thereafter. Featured was the excellent young cellist Cicely Parnas in the Haydn Concerto no. 1, which she played with great energy and style, the orchestral accompaniment pristine. The post A... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • The Winter of Our Discontent: Classical Music in Boston 

    Lloyd Schwartz
    6 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    As everyone in New England knows, this winter was one long slog. But significant musical events actually got to take place, and some of these have been exceptional. But many have been frustrating and disappointing. The post The Winter of Our Discontent: Classical Music in Boston  appeared first on The Berkshire Review for the Arts. Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
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    New York Arts

  • Michael Tilson Thomas Leads the San Francisco Symphony in Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” Symphony and Mahler’s Fourth

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    23 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    There is a sound you sometimes feel after midnight, high up in Manhattan. It comes from maybe thirty blocks away. Very faint. In the stillness of your mind, you know it is a lonely taxi horn dancing with the doppler effect. But in the small hours of the city, you wonder who might be riding home amongst sleeping millions, and how boozily, and what love affairs or personal dramas might now begin or end. New York is like that. In its darkness, taxis are crickets, and you listen. The post Michael Tilson Thomas Leads the San Francisco Symphony in Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of…
  • Excitement at the Boston Symphony—Lots of It! But Questions Remain

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    18 May 2015 | 7:41 pm
    The perfect word to describe Andris Nelsons’ conducting is “exciting.” He elicits spectacular playing from the Boston Symphony and knows how to mold the sound of the orchestra to his taste. The strings now sound rich, deep, and solid rather than airy, transparent and elegant, as was their traditional, French–flavored style. This works well in a German-Russian program; I am curious to hear what they (Nelsons and the orchestra) will do with canonical French material such as the orchestral works of​ Ravel. The post Excitement at the Boston Symphony—Lots of It! But Questions Remain…
  • 2015 Glimmerglass Preview: Verdi, Vivaldi, Mozart and Bernstein, April 19, Germantown, New York

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    17 May 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Lucking into one of the first few nice days of a late spring, I attended the annual Glimmerglass Festival kickoff, hosted at Midwood, the secluded Germantown home of philanthropist Joan K. Davidson. This beautiful Sunday afternoon offered the enticements of the summer opera fare in Cooperstown along with hors d'oeuvres and wine. Francesca Zambello, the transformational Artistic & General Director of the Glimmerglass Festival, invited several young artists, veteran performers, and composers to further the cause. The post 2015 Glimmerglass Preview: Verdi, Vivaldi, Mozart and Bernstein,…
  • The King and I in Revival at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    16 May 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Is a puzzlement – why Barlett Sher and Michael Yeargan, the Tony award winning director and set designer of South Pacific, respectively, would create such a sparse scenic design for The King and I. The stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre is over 3,500 square feet – and much of the time (in the palace and in the forest) all we see on the large portion that thrusts out into the audience is a black floor with a lonely actor or two singing upon it. The post The King and I in Revival at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Vasily Petrenko Conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Barber, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich, with Sa Chen, Piano

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    15 May 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Concerts this good have become our norm and good fortune in twenty-first century America—especially in San Francisco. We are used to charismatic conducting, to fine piano debuts, to engaged orchestral playing and the rediscovery of great neglected symphonies. What differs from time to time is the realization that a performer may not only be accomplished, or even inspiring, but one of a kind. I begin to think Vasily Petrenko is such an artist. The post Vasily Petrenko Conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Barber, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich, with Sa Chen, Piano appeared first on New York…
 
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    Agora Gallery Blog

  • News from the Art World

    Daisy O' Connell
    24 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Christoph Büchel’s Venice Biennale mosque is closed to the public A temporary mosque set up by the Swiss artist Christoph Büchel in a desocrated church in Venice  has been shut down two weeks after opening. The official reason given for the closure was health and safety issues with overcrowding. To read the full story click here.   First painting from Gurlitt haul goes under the hammer The first work from the Cornelius Gurlitt collection is coming to auction. Max Liebermann’s “Two riders on the beach to the left” will go on sale at Sotheby’s on the 24 June…
  • News from Across the Globe

    Daisy O' Connell
    14 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Picasso sells for record $179.4 million at Christie’s Pablo Picasso’s “The Woman of Algiers” has sold for $179.4 million at auction. The winning  bid was placed by Brett Gorvy. To read the full story click here.   Art Basel announces artists list Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited”. To read the full story and list of artists click here.   Anita Hill joins Rose Art Museum’s Board The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has appointed five new board members. To read the full story…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    5 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    Row erupts over Old Masters in Madrid A row between Spain’s National Heritage office and Museo Nacional del Prado has erupted. The row concerns four Old Master paintings and where they should be housed. To read the full story click here.   New York celebrates Nepal’s cultural heritage The Rubin Museum in New York is launching a series of programmes to honour the cultural heritage of Nepal in the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that sruck the Katmandu Valley on 25 April. To read the full story click here.   London University Art Museum has undergone  a makeover The…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    Venice Biennale to mark Centenary of Armenian massacre A group exhibition featuring 18 artists from the Armenian diaspora will open at the Venice Biennale on May 9. The exhibition will commemorate 100 years since the Armenian massacre during the First World War. To read the full story click here.   El Anatsui awarded the Golden Lion The Golden Lion for lifetime achievement has been awarded to Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. It was awarded by judges at this years Venice Biennale. To read the full story click here.   Denmark opens art space dedicated to refugees The Center for Art on…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    Milan holds Italy’s biggest da Vinci show since 1939 The Palazzo Reale is set to hold the biggest da Vinci show since 1939. The show will open this month and include a full range of Leonardo’s work. To read the full story click here.   Tania Bruguera speaks about calls  for boycott of the Havana Biennial Cuban artist Tanis Bruguera, who was arrested in January has spoken about calls for a boycott of the Havana Biennial in May. The boycott was called by other artists who are acting in solidarity with Tania. To read the full interview with Tania click here.   Reborn Art…
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    Blanton Blog

  • Curator Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt on “Re-envisioning the Virgin Mary”

    Blanton Museum
    18 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt is an internationally renowned curator and scholar of Spanish art. She’s organized important exhibitions, published several books and articles, and lectured around the world on major Spanish artists like Murillo, Velázquez, and Goya, as well as work by … Continue reading →
  • Social Iconography and Graphics in Mexican and Chicano Art

    Blanton Museum
    11 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    The bilingual exhibition All the Signs are (T)Here: Social Iconography in Mexican and Chicano Art from Collections at The University of Texas at Austin emerges from my research this year as the Mellon Curatorial Fellow of Modern and Contemporary Latin … Continue reading →
  • Bearing Witness to Awe: Some Final Thoughts on Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties at the Blanton

    Blanton Museum
    5 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    A few weeks ago, a visitor came up to me after I had finished leading a tour of Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties at the Blanton. He overheard me speaking in detail about Jack Whitten’s King’s Wish … Continue reading →
  • Art as a Way of Seeing: Two Works by Antonio Caro

    Blanton Museum
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    If you chose to escape the SXSW revelry last month with a visit to the Blanton, you may have happened upon the installation of two new works in the museum’s Klein Gallery. Both are recent acquisitions created by the Colombian … Continue reading →
  • Paper and Performance: The Bent Page

    Blanton Museum
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:31 am
    Everyday life is full of paper objects—a dollar bill, a utility bill, a receipt; each of these evoke a range of senses from dread to desire or delight. These objects all participate in different hierarchies: we attribute more value to … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • A new reflection on image copyrights and legal issues with book cover design

    Derek Murphy
    26 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Today I saw this post about Richard Prince taking other people’s Instagram photos without permission or warning and selling them in a New York art gallery for $90,000 each. It’s not his first offence: he’s previously taken photos from magazines or from other photographers and changed them just a little bit (like cutting out and swapping them figures). He’s been sued, but won the case because his “art” is “transformative.’ The definition I learned of copyright permission was that the new piece had to be about 75% unlike the original, or nearly…
  • Content or Keywords? How to write a book subtitle or tagline that grabs readers by the throat

    Derek Murphy
    20 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    The title of this post is a little too violent, but it exemplifies the purpose of this post: your subtitles and taglines need to engage readers. Firstly: a subtitle is usually what goes on a non-fiction book, and non-fiction book readers are mostly looking for information and content, so you need to focus on keywords (sort of, more on that later). A tagline or strapline is that thing that goes on fiction covers, tells them more about the genre/topic/setting while also making them interested in buying the book. If you do these right, they are the thing that tip readers over the edge and…
  • The 4 ways to instantly double your income

    Derek Murphy
    13 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    It’s hard to double your income if you have a “normal” job. You need to control your own salary first. But luckily, you don’t have to quit your job and move to Thailand to do it. Instead, build a ‘side gig’ business you can run in your time off or on weekends. Keep at it until you’ve replaced your full-time income, (congrats, you’ve just doubled your income!) then quit your job. Now that you have your own business, there are other ways to double your income. Here they are: 1. Double your prices If you’re running a services-business, you…
  • 6 disastrous ebook formatting mistakes you probably don’t know you’re making

    Derek Murphy
    9 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    A couple years ago I learned how to format my own ebooks; since then I’ve done hundreds. Now I’m fairly decent at taking a Word or InDesign file, converting it to epub and editing it with Sigil, a free editing program. Recently I decided to break apart one of my first non-fiction books, a 150,000 word beast of historical non-fiction, into 12 little ebooks, to reach a broader market and start building up my email list to launch a second ridiculously long research book on comparative religious mythology (focusing on revolutionary heroism). But when I opened up my epub file, I…
  • AuthorHouse’s Tips on Cover Design Demonstrates their Terrible Covers

    Derek Murphy
    9 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    I’m finishing up a Udemy course on book cover design and uploading some videos to YouTube. My videos aren’t very professional or well done, and I don’t have a lot of followers, but at least my cover designs don’t suck. This video from AuthorHouse, on the other hand, uses dozens of very ugly, unprofessional book cover designs as examples of “Good” book cover design! Actually, I agree with most of their tips: 1. General is usually better than specific, and it shouldn’t be too detailed. Authors think in scenes; scenes rarely work for cover design. You…
 
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    NOUMEDA CARBONE news|shop

  • Noumeda Carbone: HAYP Resident Artist

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    2 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    Originally posted on HAYP Armenian Pop Up Gallery:Photo credits: Sasha Maddah Photography Noumeda Carbone’s 6x4m wall painting “Unmapped 7” is stunning and profound: a web of intertwined vein-like forms spans across a weightless space, severed at the center. Like…
  • Persol Art world: Noumeda Carbone is a Paris born, Italian artist and freelance illustrator since 2006

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Persol world, the web’s best place for discovering curated stories about craftsmanship from around the globe, feature my artwork “Nocturne”. Paris born, Italian artist and freelance illustrator since 2006. She works with ink, pigment liner, felt-tip pen and sometimes she mixes hand
  • Available hand drawings for sale. Hand made postcards by Noumeda Carbone

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    New available hand drawings for sale. Postcards by Noumeda Carbone. Hand made postcards.  Drawings realized with pigment liner and ink on paper.  I hope you enjoy my work and if you would like to see more then please visit my Etsy shop.  
  • House of Cards at Centraal Station, Amsterdam light festival 2015

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    3 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    House of Cards at Centraal Station,  Amsterdam light festival 2015 This year the Oge Creative Group invited me to create some of the playing cards for their installation “House of cards”, during the Amsterdam light festival. 27/11/2014-18/01/2015.  3D Installation by
  • NOUMEDA CARBONE / FOLLOW THE LINE / RESIDENZA ARTISTICA

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Noumeda Carbone apre la stagione di residenze artistiche curate da #79rosso, con il progetto FOLLOW THE LINE Quando: dal 7 al 21 Dicembre. Evento speciale con l’artista domenica 14 dalle ore 18.00. OPEN STUDIO • venerdì 12 ore 18.00 / 22.00
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    The Art of Autism

  • Baby talk – why do people talk to #autistic adults and children like they are infants

    Debbie
    25 May 2015 | 4:29 pm
    by Debra Muzikar A couple weeks ago my Facebook friend Stefanie shared with me this audio clip she recorded on her I-phone. Stefanie just turned 49. In the audio clip you can hear her neighbor (who has known her since she was a child) talking to her as if she is three years old. Of course Stefanie was offended! Who wouldn’t be? When Kevin was 8 and was in second grade he had an “inclusion specialist” who insisted on talking to him in this same sing-songy baby voice. She’d talk to the other kids in a normal, respectful manner. I tried to convey this was not healthy for…
  • Neurodiversity: a person, a perspective, a movement?

    Debbie
    23 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    By Debra Muzikar Last year The Art of Autism posted a blog on Person First Language (PFL) which proved to be educational for me and I hope for others. This year I’m tackling the word neurodiversity, which is much more complex. I didn’t know some people object to the word until I moderated a neurodiversity panel last weekend at the USC IGM Art Gallery. The first time I became aware of the word neurodiversity was in 2011 when my son Kevin participated in a Neurodiversity Art Exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art Kiev in the Ukraine curated by KJ Baysa, M.D. who now serves on the Art of Autism…
  • Autistic doctoral student looking for autistic people to complete her research

    Debbie
    22 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    By Debra Muzikar In the past Art of Autism blogs have focused on the importance of autistic people participating in the research process. Autistic people have a unique and relevant viewpoint that until recently has been ignored. This morning I received an email requesting input from autistic people for a research study. The researcher herself is autistic. Imari Nicoloff is a Ed.D Counseling/Psychology student at Argosy University in California. She is researching the transition process because she is concerned about the underemployment of autistic people in the work force. Imari was diagnosed…
  • Autistic people don’t belong in jails and prisons. Take action today.

    Debbie
    21 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    by Debra Muzikar As I write this, a couple of my friends have children who are facing incarceration. Their children are autistic. Autistic people do not belong in jails and prisons. An estimated one in five prisoners in the US has a serious mental illness or developmental disability including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. On May 12, 2015, Human Rights Watch released a report “Callous and Cruel: Use of Force Against Inmates with Mental Disabilities in US Jails and Prisons.” Jamie Fellner, of the Human Rights Commission, wrote “Force is used against…
  • The Autism Unveiled Project: A snapshot in 2015 into the world of #Autistic people

    Debbie
    21 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    Autism Unveiled creates an incredible archive of what it’s like to be Autistic in the Year 2015 Autism Unveiled – why? by Debra Muzikar, curator In the middle of a dark night in January I awoke with an idea – during the period of Lent I will post blogs by autistic people. Our family had experienced a horrific year where we literally had to move residences because of misunderstandings about my son Kevin’s autism and mental health issues. I wanted to shift the negative energy of fear, stigma, misunderstanding and shame to a realistic look at Autistic people – who are they?
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    Feather Of Me

  • Christoffer Relander – We Are Nature

    Bo
    26 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    Christoffer Relander grew up in the countryside of Ekenäs, Finland. “Photography to me is a way to express and stimulate my imagination. Nature is simply the world. With alternative and experimental camera techniques I am able to create art that otherwise would only be possible through painting or digital manipulation in an external software. My goal as […]
  • Right in the Middle by Bettina Güber

    Bo
    25 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    Flower photography project …right in the middle… by German artist Bettina Güber
  • Dream Sequence by Studio Peripetie

    Bo
    22 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    Dream Sequence series by UK-based Studio Peripetie.
  • Bertrand Flachot – The Meanders of Memory

    Bo
    19 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    Bertrand Flachot is a French photographer and artist, he combines photography and drawing to create “the meanders of memory that has flown out of the banks of the Seine”.
  • Luke Jerram – Glass Microbiology

    Bo
    18 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Luke Jerram is a multidisciplinary artist. He is known for his large scale public engagement installations. Glass Microbiology is a glass artwork made to contemplate the global impact of each disease, the artworks are created as alternative representations of viruses to the artificially colored imagery received through the media.
 
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    CF Magazine

  • The Surreal Studies of Illustrator Samuel Robertson

    Zola Paulse
    20 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    You know, I’m finding it really hard to decide why Samuel Robertson’s art interests me. It’s not my thing, it’s not my style, and yet for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to pass it by. When I browse his work I’m torn between hating and liking his illustrations without understanding what it is that irks me about it. If I had to describe the feeling, it would be like looking in a mirror and realising that your eyes are upside-down. I’m stuck at a confusing crossroad leading to several places I don’t even want to be. And then it struck me. That’s exactly what he was going…
  • The Kooki Artwork of Kun-I Chang

    Zola Paulse
    13 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Kun-I Chang, aka Sky Rabbit is an art director based in New York, known for his quirky, fun style and generally weird shit. The kookier, the better, Chang has worked on numerous projects including promos, short films and advertisements. When he invited us to take a look at one of his recent projects, I stored it away for a better look. The Pantless Project is an animated alphabet featuring wee little aliens from Pantless Planet, a world without land. Each has a little bio with information, including their hobbies and celebrity idols. Chang invites you to write any message using his nudie…
  • Meet All-American Film Photographer Cait Kovac

    Fred McCoy
    12 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    Cait Kovac is an All-American, All-star photographer who specializes in capturing the heart of the American landscape. It was the candid honesty I found within her pictures which inspired me to reach out for an interview. Kovac primarily works with her favourite shooter, the Mamiya 7, and spends a great deal of time both thinking about and composing a shot. Patience is one of the many prime ingredients for being a successful photographer and Kovac has plenty of it. We were lucky enough to score an interview with the talented photographer. Take a look below to read her thoughts on inspiration,…
  • The Bold Illustrations of Barney Bodoano

    Fred McCoy
    7 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Today I’m happy to bring you the work of a London based artist who primarily works with bristol despite not actually living in Bristol. The creative I’m talking about is none other than artist Barney Bodoano, an illustrator who has perfected his ink craft. It’s plain to the average eye that his work takes cues from more traditional art techniques such as cross-hatching and etching; furthermore the subject matter of his pieces range from ghost stories and science fiction, to the pulp magazine content found during the 40’s and 50’s. Bodoano doesn’t limit…
  • The Mind-Blowing Concept Art of Sergey Kolesov

    Fred McCoy
    5 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    As of today, the work of concept artist Sergey Kolesov has been viewed over 200,000 times with over 8,000 likes and vocal appreciations of his work. The fame is well-deserved; Kolesov’s digital artwork is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Currently based in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon, France, Kolesov has created conceptual work for videogames, movies, and animations. While he takes obvious cues from Western science fiction, he also incorporates ideas from the Soviet Nonconformist Art movement as well as the Russian Avant-Garde movement. These art periods can be see through his…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Only in London

    Joobin Bekhrad
    26 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    Joobin Bekhrad speaks with the Artistic Director of the Shubbak festival of contemporary Arab arts and culture about some of the highlights of this year's edition in London
  • Karima

    Joobin Bekhrad
    12 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Joobin Bekhrad's take on Hassan Hajjaj's fly-on-the-wall documentary about a day in the life of Karima, a henna girl in Marrakech's Djemaa El Fnaa
  • Gimme Some Truth

    Joobin Bekhrad
    11 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    When he's not busy living it up in Monaco and the French Riviera, artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar fights to change notions about and celebrate the beauty of his beloved Iran
  • Embed in Egypt

    Joobin Bekhrad
    4 May 2015 | 1:51 am
    A conversation with Emine Gözde Sevim about her new book of photographs documenting the turbulent days of the Egyptian Revolution in Cairo and its aftermath
  • Hajji Baba of New York City

    Leila Jarman
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    'Parviz Khatibi loved his country enough to tell it the truth' - Leila Jarman and Caitlin Carlson reflect on the trials and triumphs of an Iranian entertainment icon
 
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Fragile Life

    Ariel Snapp
    4 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    The last few weeks have been very humbling for me with illness during my vacation and getting a corneal ulcer while attending a UX conference in San Francisco. The very thought of losing my vision was devastating to me. If I had not treated my eye right away, I would have potentially lost my sight in my left eye. Fortunately, I am on the mend. I will, slowly, regain my vision. Any impatience I feel will have to wait because it takes time to heal. My life moves really fast, and I am often confronted with the reminder to slow down. While we may think we are invincible, we are actually very…
  • The Truth About Leadership

    Ariel Snapp
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    I have noticed that some people expect that their leaders have things all figured out. The truth is they don’t. A quality of a great leader is that they are willing to try, to fail, to step forward into unknown territory, to make decisions. Really tough decisions. None of this means we have things all figured out. True leadership does not mean you are not human. Just like the people that I lead on my team, I get broken down, beat up and bruised, just like everyone else does. How I handle it and respond is the only thing that I have going for me as a leader. And sometimes I mess up.
  • Attachment

    Ariel Snapp
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    The root of everything human is attachment. “Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space” (Ainsworth, 1973; Bowlby, 1969). We thrive on affection and connection, and these are all part of us forming bonds with others. This starts at birth with our parents. Attachment theory is a psychological theory that supposedly only addresses how humans respond when perceived as hurt in an interpersonal relationship or when they feel they are in a threat to their safety. I would argue though, that attachment is not only about…
  • Strategic Planning and Tactical Realities

    Ariel Snapp
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    In my life, in both business and personal areas, I find there is a tension between the short and long term, the tactical realities of our daily life and the strategic planning and direction we want to head.  In my work, I am a big picture, strategic thinker. I like to imagine the future, set intentions and envision what is possible. I like to declare it and make tangible steps towards realizing the goals. The same applies to areas of my personal life. The only way to get to any strategic future is by taking tiny steps towards it. Here is where the tricky part comes in. We cannot control the…
  • Deciding What Matters Most

    Ariel Snapp
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Last week I had the pleasure of taking a time management class offered by Marie-Jose Kaasenbrood of OTC International. It was something sorely needed for me, to organize my time even more efficiently than I already did. The underlying premise is that nothing truly exists (as a to-do or idea) unless you make time for it to become real in your life. That time is represented by your calendar. The system that she teaches really will help me, but also really overwhelmed me. The reason Marie-Jose said that I felt overwhelm was because I had not been facing the beast. The beast that was already…
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    Designer's Depot

  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 05/23/15

    noelevz
    23 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Batman – Detective Comics: Icarus #1 ” from DC comics Francis Manapul (cover) “ Ninjak #3 ” from Valiant Lewis LaRosa (cover) “ A-Force #1 ” from Marvel Comics Adam Hughes (cover) “ Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #1 ” from Boom! Studios Riley Rossmo…
  • How to make Linoleum Block Printing Instructable

    noelevz
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Follow this tutorial to know how to create your own art / design for linoleum block printing by Instructables member Hudson Hill. How to make Linoleum Block Printing Instructable – More DIY How To Projects Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • The Art of Sylvain Sarrailh

    noelevz
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Sylvain Sarrailh is a 2D/3D concept artist from Toulouse, France. He mainly uses Photoshop & Maya for creating his artworks using a Wacom Cintiq 21. Below are just a few of his works: The Art of Sylvain Sarrailh visit his site here: Sylvain Sarrailh’s site © 2015 Sylvain Sarrailh All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
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  • (red) things on etsy

    laura redburn
    24 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    despite red not being a favourite colour, i often find myself inexplicably drawn to it. is it some primal human thing, or am i just denying myself a little red indulgence? i particularly like red when it comes to home decor. not as in red walls, curtains or carpets, but more so when it comes to the more decorative elements. red vases, crockery and lamps? yes please.here are some favourite red picks from etsy:embroidered coin purse check print pencil skirt red heart brooch polka dot cup and saucer olivetti lettera typewriter industrial wall lamp vintage enamel pitcher/vase i love you……
  • camellia in black and white

    laura redburn
    20 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    a while ago, whilst out on a photo walk, i found a camelia on the ground. it looked so lovely that i couldn’t just leave it there, and i knew snapping a quick photo wouldn’t do it justice. so i took it home, laid it on my favourite silver tray and took these. at one point i picked it up and it fell apart, so its time was short but sweet.
  • book review – print and pattern geometric

    laura redburn
    18 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? i’ve wanted to bring back book reviews for some time now, but other things just kept getting in the way. most of the time these posts will be reviews, but from time to time it may be more of a ‘i love this book and i want to show it to you’ type post.i love books so much, especially visual ones to be used for inspiration. i’d love to make one myself some day, but that’s another story.so anyway, i’m bringing back the book reviews, every other week as before. we’re starting back with print and pattern…
  • sunday links // 27

    laura redburn
    17 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    // loving this piece by phil mcandrew on ‘drawing like a six year old’.// kind of obsessing over these cat photos by jamie campbell.// can’t believe i only recently discovered keith negley! really digging his work.// i especially like the second photo in this photo set by janneke storm// lovely, colourful and minimal photos from vittorio ciccarelli.
  • snapshots of my week – 15th may

    laura redburn
    15 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    who-eee it’s been a busy week! the best and most interesting day being tuesday, which was when i travelled to london for something i’m working on. that’s all i can say for now, and i’ll be sharing more when i’m able. i made a quick behind the scenes video and took some photos, but for now, i did a little video of my travels. my train/coach video taking skills aren’t the best, but hey, it’s practice right?unfortunately i started feeling really ill halfway through the day, and didn’t feel up to travelling for 3 more hours back home. luckily, my…
 
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  • Henri Matisse painting looted by Nazis returns home

    parkwestgal
    26 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    “Femme Assise” (Seated Woman), a 1921 painting by Henri Matisse, has returned to its rightful owners after missing for 75 years. Photo by: Wolf Heider-Sawall/Courtesy of Art Recovery Group and NPR. A painting by Henri Matisse has finally made its way home after disappearing 75 years ago. Matisse’s “Femme Assise” (Seated Woman) belonged to Paul Rosenberg, a renowned art dealer who fled from the Nazis in 1940. The painting was one of many works of art stolen by the Nazis during this time. Created in 1921, the painting depicts a woman in a floral blouse holding a fan in her…
  • Cruise lines expect major growth into 2022

    parkwestgal
    22 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    The Carnival Vista, Carnival’s newest cruise ship, set to debut in spring 2016. The latest cruise line reports indicate the industry will grow significantly within the next decade. Photo courtesy of carnival.com. Do you enjoy cruising and Park West Gallery’s fine art auctions aboard ships? Then you’ll love the latest news that indicates the cruise industry is growing in the next seven years. The “2015-16 Cruise Industry News Annual Report” is showing significant growth for cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line. According to Cruise…
  • Works by Rembrandt, Dürer missing from Boston library

    parkwestgal
    21 May 2015 | 2:36 pm
    The Boston Public Library in Copley Square, where two prints valued at $620,000 by old master artists are missing. Photo by Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff, courtesy of the Boston Globe. An engraving by Albrecht Dürer and an etching by Rembrandt van Rijn were reported as missing from the Boston Public Library. In a statement released May 20, Boston Public Library President Amy E. Ryan said the works of art were discovered to be missing from the library’s print collection. “It is our hope that these two significant pieces have simply been misfiled,” she said in the statement. She says the…
  • Park West CEO explains $180 million Picasso sale

    parkwestgal
    19 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    “Les Femmes d’Alger, Version O” (1955) by Pablo Picasso. Image courtesy of The Independent. Park West Gallery Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione offered his insight into the record-breaking art auction of a Pablo Picasso painting on May 11. Christie’s New York made art history when Picasso’s 1955 painting, “Les Femmes d’Alger, Version O,” (Women of Alger, Version O) sold for $179.4 million, including fees, to an anonymous collector. This is the highest price recorded for any work of art, shattering the record set in 2013 with the acquisition of Francis Bacon’s…
  • Park West supports the arts and sciences

    parkwestgal
    15 May 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Physicians, artists, and sponsors enjoy a black-tie dinner at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Photo credit: Jason Keech Park West Gallery was one of the event sponsors for An Evening of Art + Science. Michigan artists and scientists, groups usually thought of as opposites, collaborated together to raise funds for the Emerging Scholars Program at the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute. Twenty early-career physicians were each matched with a local artist. Throughout the projects they visited each other’s studios and labs to learn about processes and creative thinking in the different…
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    Filthy Dreams

  • 5 Films/Videos To Ruin Other Sunbathers’ Day At The Beach This Memorial Weekend

    Emily Colucci
    24 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Nelson Sullivan on Coney Island (screenshot via video on 5 Ninth Avenue Project Youtube page) Why hello there, you pasty Filthy Dreams readers! Quick! Grab some sunscreen before you become a lobster…of course, by that I mean a Rock Lobster. Ok, fine we did smuggle some booze on the beach in a bottle of sunscreen–sure, the Gang in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia did it first but why mess with a good idea? This Memorial Day, instead of sitting in our dark small apartments and avoiding any contact with the outside world while obsessing over YouTube videos until our bloodshot eyes…
  • Who Was Tseng Kwong Chi?

    Emily Colucci
    17 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    Tseng Kwong Chi, New York New York (Brooklyn Bridge), 1979, silver gelatin print (all images courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc. New York) “I’m transforming I’m vibrating Look at me now”–Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “Jubilee Street” Walking through the multitude of black-and-white photographs at the Grey Art Gallery’s compelling retrospective of photographer Tseng Kwong Chi’s brief yet prolific artistic career, one nagging questions comes to mind: Who exactly was Tseng Kwong Chi? Was he the man in the Mao suit with the impenetrable gaze,…
  • Big Sexy Noiseless: Lydia Lunch’s Silently Visceral ‘So Real It Hurts’

    Emily Colucci
    10 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Lydia Lunch, Blow Me Away, 2015, photographic print (all images courtesy the artist and Howl! Happening, New York) “Creativity acts as a rogue virus spontaneously combusting, splattering the brain matter of its host carriers across a finite terrain for a fleeting amount of time, forever staining the landscape.”-Lydia Lunch, No Wave Now Silence is not typically the sound (or lack thereof) that comes to mind when thinking of no wave musician, Cinema of Transgression star, writer, spoken word performer and unwavering provocatress Lydia Lunch. From Teenage Jesus and the Jerks howling through…
  • Just Say No To Family Values: The Poetics of John Giorno’s ‘Space Forgets You’

    Emily Colucci
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    John Giorno, We Gave a Part for the Gods, and the Gods All Came, 2014Screen Print and Enamel on Linen (all images courtesy of the artist and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York) “Just say No to family values. We don’t have to say No to family values, cause we never think about them; just do it, just make love and compassion.”–John Giorno “Just Say No To Family Values” Declaring a wide range of witty, thought-provoking and sometimes, wonderfully perverse phrases such as “LIFE IS A KILLER,” “A HURRICANE IN A DROP OF CUM,” “PREFER CRYING IN A LIMO TO…
  • The Roughest Bar in New York: Remembering the Terminal Bar

    Emily Colucci
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    The Terminal Bar as seen in Taxi Driver “They called it the Terminal Bar but they had no idea that like twenty years later the place’d be filling up with terminal cases.” –Tom Waits, Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters (33-34) While our favorite down-and-out drunken troubadour Tom Waits was not actually referring to New York’s bygone glorious and dangerous dive–the Terminal Bar, he might as well have been. An infamously sleazy and sometimes, scary staple in the neon, sex-driven, bum-ridden haze of old Times Square, the Terminal Bar was, at the time, referred…
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    Faith is Torment

  • Imaginations: Photos by Nathan Wirth

    Jason Jose
    26 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Long exposure photos of seascapes by Nathan Wirth combined with popular characters from films such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Godzilla, King Kong, etc. that are meant to be nostalgic and to emulate the rudimentary special effects of early movies before the advent of CGI. Wirth points out that the significant part of these fantastical stories of distant worlds, monsters, and heroes was that it sparked his own imagination and ignited his own stories when he played as a child.These images—with their various characters, machines and creatures from the books, comics, and films that readily…
  • Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away in 8-bit

    Jason Jose
    26 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Somehow, looking at Hayao Mizayaki's Spirited Away retold in old-school 8-bit brings me back to the days when I used to play video games. The four minute version of the 2001 Japanese anime movie was created by CineFix using Adobe Photoshop and editing software After Effects. Other movies from their popular YouTube channel which got the 8-bit makeover include Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers and Frozen. The short video game clips are appealing because of a combination of nostalgia and artistic merit.Watch the Behind the Scenes video below to see how they did…
  • Bach's The Well Tempered Clavier in Neon Lights

    Jason Jose
    25 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    A beautiful animation of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier by director and visual artist Alan Warburton using pulsing neon lights which starts in a museum setting and continues into an underground parking lot. The animation, which was commissioned by Sinfini Music, incorporated thousands of separate CGI lights and was synched into the note strikes of Pierre-Laurent Aimard's performance.
  • 19th Century Japanese Life in Color

    Jason Jose
    23 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Some of the earliest color photographs of Edo-era Japan are currently on view at the London Photograph Fair. Owned by Galerie Verdeau in Paris, the photos of courtesans, samurais, geishas, and scenes documenting everyday life were taken by Felice Beato who was living in Yokohama at the time. The pictures which date from 1863–1877 are all hand-colored, a time consuming process during that period. Beato was widely considered to be one of the world's first photojournalists and was given a large amount of freedom by the ruling Shogunate to take these photos as he toured the country.+
  • The Art of Matte Painting in Game of Thrones

    Jason Jose
    22 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    A fascinating look at the production of the visual effects for Game of Thrones by Pixomondo, an international creative design and visual effects studio which involved 305 digital artists from nine of its twelve studios around the world. A separate matte painting department was created in Stuttgart where 10 artists who specialized in castles and medieval scenes came together. Senior Matte Painting Artist Sven Sauer gives us a look behind the scenes.The backdrop of the castle Harrenhall has been built on a parking lot in the solitude of Ireland. Only a small yard was built as…
 
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  • TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE..... WE BEEN HACKED!

    Nikolaos Routsis
    15 May 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Since last weekend our computer has been hacked causing us time of stress and loss of work. We manage to prevent stealing personal information and valuable copyright material and other data. The images may not be quality strong because we work with the iPad  and we can not upload from our camera. Also the body of the content may change. We will resume on normal sometime soon. We are looking forward to more attacks since we believe that we are exceptionally amazing and we make people wonder. 
  • THE ABANDONED NORTH BROTHER ISLAND

    Nikolaos Routsis
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Photo: Harry HambourgThe North Brother Island is located between the Bronx and Rikers Island. Uninhabitable until (1885), when Riverside Hospital moved from Blackwell's Island as we know today Roosevelt Island, used to isolate and treat quarantinable diseases and heroin addicts, some patients complained that there were there with out there will including the infamous Mary Mallon nicknamed Typhoid Mary. During the Second World War the hospital facilitate army personnel. Tragedy strikes again when passenger steamboat PS General Slocum caught fire and sank. Mary Mallon (Typhoid…
  • JAMIE ISENSTEIN - PARA DRAMA AT ANDREW KREPS GALLERY NYC

    Nikolaos Routsis
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    APRIL 2 - MAY 2, 2015537 W 22 St #1, NEW YORK, NY 10011 The Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition with Jamie Isenstein, entitled Para Drama. The works in the show explore Isenstein's continued interest in the mercurial nature of truth, illusion, the self, the body and performance as seen through the window of a haunted house.In the lingo of the ghost hunters, the term para-drama is sometimes used to describe the annoyance created when some paranormal investigators enact fake spirit activity often for spectacle on television. But in this world where no one…
  • JOHN GIORNO - SPACE FORGETS YOU AT ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY NYC

    Nikolaos Routsis
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    John Giorno's first solo exhibition at Elizabeth Dee, SPACEFORGETS YOU, is on view April 2 - May 9, 2015545 West 20th Street New York, NY 10011Elizabeth Dee is honored to present SPACE FORGETS YOU, a new exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by John Giorno. The exhibition opens on Thursday, April 2nd with reception from 6-8pm, and continues through May 9th, 2015. To accompany the exhibition, Giorno will also perform at exhibition's final week on Friday May 8th at 6:30pm.Giorno's explosive, visual and concrete works continue in a new series of rainbow paintings that occupy the…
  • CURATED BY IT'S NICE THAT - GRAPHIC DESIGN BY ANNIE ATKINS (UK)

    Nikolaos Routsis
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    When Wes Anderson set about creating the extraordinary detailed world of The Grand Budapest Hotel, he called on Annie Atkins. The Welsh graphic designer has carved out a niche for herself working on TV dramas and feature films from The Tudors to Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller.Annie went to Film School in Dublin after her design degree and the combination of these experiences prepared her perfectly for life on set. But Budapest was especially immersive, as she created everything from stamps to signage escape maps to cake boxes.Annie joins lain Tait, Scott King, Mike…
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    EverythingWithATwist

  • Street Art at Sea Level in Hawaii by Sean Yoro

    sunscreen
    24 May 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Sean Yoro is a New York City based artist, originally from Hawaii. Having been exposed both to the city and to the ocean his art... The post Street Art at Sea Level in Hawaii by Sean Yoro appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Song 70: Pet Shop Boys – Rent

    sunscreen
    24 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Pet Shop Boys is one of the best pop groups, having sold more than 50 million records worldwide; it is also one of my best groups. The song... The post Song 70: Pet Shop Boys – Rent appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Previously On EWAT [Fri 15 May – Thu 21 Apr]

    sunscreen
    23 May 2015 | 1:13 am
    Although I loved instantly the Dry the Rain I was detaining to enjoy this one, Cold Blooded Old Times. Though during this weekend I have listened to it... The post Previously On EWAT [Fri 15 May – Thu 21 Apr] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • World Landmark as Line Icons

    sunscreen
    20 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    All internet sites need, directly or indirectly, to use icons for their display. Facebook, Twitter, their one icons in the browser tabs. But apart from... The post World Landmark as Line Icons appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • BBC Football Commentator Nick Barnes Shares His Precious Notebooks

    sunscreen
    19 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Football (or more precisely soccer?) is the king of sports as reports identify it as the most watched sport worldwide. But apart from football per se, commentating has immense importance... The post BBC Football Commentator Nick Barnes Shares His Precious Notebooks appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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  • Maptiteculotte.com: an original concept that became a success story

    Camille Sila
    25 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Lingerie-lover Charline Goutal is an entrepreneur to the core who quickly identified something missing in her favorite sector. “I was looking for lingerie that I wanted to wear every day, but all I could find was a limited selection of classic little cotton panties, and they weren’t exactly aesthetically pleasing.” And so the idea for Maptiteculotte.com was born: offer quality items that are comfortable to wear every day, with an original style that combines personality with a sense of humour. Brand identity with a smile: now that’s a good idea! Always in good company…
  • 10 Key Steps For A Successful Email Campaign

    Kate Robinson
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    First things first: stop thinking about email campaigns as relics of a bygone era that are falling into decline. Only poorly designed and badly prepared campaigns end up like this. These days, up to 10% of e-commerce transactions come entirely from email campaigns, which means that any company that wants to sell online has to understand and integrate email best practices. A good campaign still has a healthy future if it has a simple layout, is quick to send, and has instant results that you can analyze. Here are 10 tips to ensure effective, sustainable campaigns. Targeting This is what your…
  • 3 reasons USPS is great for eCommerce shipping

    Julie Liu
    20 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    When most companies need to ship packages, they usually turn to what they know – UPS or FedEx. These two carriers are the first choice for many companies because have built their reputation with great marketing and do a great job overall. However, there is an overlooked, often under-appreciated alternative that may be worth your consideration when making shipping decisions – The US Postal Service (USPS). USPS has a wide range of products and services to meet every online shop’s needs – ranging from flat rate shipping to day-specific deliveries. They are a great option for online…
  • Part 2: 7 customer fears and how to address them

    Kate Robinson
    19 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    Shoppers are more discerning and demanding than ever thanks to their increased experience with online merchants–they’re also better at telling a fake from the real deal. In part 2 of our article on responding to customer fears, we address some of the more practical details that make shoppers hesitate to click through to checkout. 1. I can’t tell if I’ll like the product. The biggest drawback to online shopping is that you can’t pick up and touch products, turn them around in your hands or squint at the tiny details. However, you can do a lot to give your customers an accurate…
  • 6 Simple Content Ideas for your About Us Page

    Julie Liu
    18 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    If you’re like most writers, you find that writing about yourself always seems impossible. No matter how long you stare at the blank page, simply thinking about writing content about yourself brings on a bout of writer’s block. It’s probably the reason the content for your About page has gone unfinished… until now. Today we’re sharing 6 simple content ideas to help you write your About Us page. If you’re lacking content, we’ll give you examples of what you can include. If you have too much content, we’ve also got you covered with helpful questions to narrow it down. Whether…
 
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • Odalisque by Charles Amable Lenoir

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    21 May 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Portrayed woman was a concubine in the harem of one of the kings of the Ottoman dynasty and most probably the king lived between 1860 to 1926 as that’s the lifespan of the French artist, Charles Amable Lenoir, who has depicted this painting. The Ottoman kingdom lasted until 1922, so it is most probable that the woman in the portrait is an actual concubine from the Ottoman harem. The word, Odalisque, originate from Turkish and meant a chambermaid. An Odalisque didn’t necessarily served the king but served the concubines of the king. But, if she has some sort of skill or beauty…
  • 11 Steps of Painting a Picture

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 4:31 am
      These are common steps most painters goes through when they are trying to depict a picture. Whether it’s describing a real scene (landscapes, portraits, etc.) or piece from their own imagination (abstract, action, drip paintings), these are essential steps of painting a picture. Although, you can’t escape these steps, not all of them are mandatory in your painting process. It depends on your choice, painting ability or the painting style. So, you are free to paint the way you feel comfortable instead of following some rules. The listed steps are just guidelines. 1. Deciding a…
  • The Matchmaker by Gerard van Honthorst

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Painters often times try to capture the everyday event or a particular custom of the society. Here is one of such painting in which the Dutch painter has captured a moment in which a woman, a matchmaker, is approached by a man with money to get what he desires. The old man on the left seems to be the person who has bought the rich man to the lady matchmaker. There are two ways to interpret this painting. But first, lets understand the symbolism. Symbolism The painting has only one element of symbolism, the lute. The lute in matchmaker’s hands indicates love, sex or woman genitals…
  • Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Gaifu Kaisei) by Katsushika Hokusai

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    15 Apr 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Fine Wind, Clear Morning is a part of the famous Ukiyo-e painting series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” by the famous Japanese woodblock painter Katsushika Hokusai. It is the same series which is comprises another known Ukiyo-e painting called “The Great Wave of Kanagawa.” The above painting with high-contrast colors stands out the most in the painting series. The red Mount Fuji, which gained this color due to the rising sun, stands tall in the background of the blue, white-clouded sky. The foothill is filled with the jungle, which is black as sunshine has yet to…
  • Apocalypse Venus by Patricia Watwood

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    7 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Patricia’s series of Venuses has become a note-worthy art-pieces for its radical depictions. Sleeping Venus is a similar work by her. Apocalypse Venus is said to be inspired from the classic work Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. If you are familiar with the classic work (and if not, then click the link to see it), you would find the similarities between Venuses in both paintings. Both are posed as the central figure and central theme of the painting. Though, Patricia in her painting, indicating by the title, has took a radical new approach at depicting the goddess, almost…
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  • CA-Stock – My stock image website

    Cathrine Langwagen
    12 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Our new website CA-Stock.com Ever since I went down the path of becoming a digital artist I started collecting photos from everyday life and travels to be able to use these photos in my art projects. As the years have gone by, my long time partner and I have gathered a stock library of more than 60 000 photos and still counting. I know full well how expensive it can get to try and buy stock images from the big stock sites and most of the time I’ve ended up using what I can find from other generous artists and photographers that share some of their images for free on various art-sites…
  • Christmas Cards

    Cathrine Langwagen
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 am
    I can’t believe that Christmas is only a month away! Wow, how time flies. For the first time I am selling Christmas Cards of my artwork “Penguin Dreams” and I am thrilled to see if this is anything that could prove popular. I decided to do an alternate version of the winter themed artwork “Penguin Dreams” that I uploaded earlier this year. (And may I say that this particular original artwork would make an excellent Christmas present as well! Go have a look at my artwork prints that are available for sale here: FineArtAmerica ) The theme of a little penguin…
  • Book and CD cover art commissions

    Cathrine Langwagen
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    Custom made cover art A major area where my kind of art suits perfectly is for book and CD covers for artists and authors alike. My art has a style that suits every type of book from children’s books, teen books, factual books into full fledged romantic novels and any kind of book within the fantasy and Sci-fi genre especially. If you look in my gallery to see the wide variety of themes that I do, you can see that my art can suit most subjects and I can angle any artwork into a certain mood such as dark, mysterious, joyful, childish, scary, romantic etc. I have created various artworks…
  • Dawn Spirit Timelapse Video

    Cathrine Langwagen
    15 Jun 2014 | 5:46 am
    Many people asks me how my painting process works and I often get asked how long an artwork takes me to create. Since I do different types of artworks they will all have their own unique answer to these questions, but roughly speaking my Photo manipulation artworks takes the longest time, clocking anything from 6 hours up to 30 hours. Concept paintings takes about 4-12 hours and speed paintings takes anything from 2-6 hours. It all depends how complex they are and how much time I allow myself to spend on refining and add details. When doing artworks commercially for a company or a client I do…
  • Dragon Scales Brush Set

    Cathrine Langwagen
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:50 am
    A while ago I created these brushes for Photoshop, with a ‘dragon’ theme for fantasy art, so I’ve put them up for download here as free stock. Included in the free brush set: 8 different types of dragon scales 32 rotations and angles They are in .abr format To install, place the .abr file in your Adobe/Photoshop/presets/brushes folder. Click the download below for the free full res version. This is an unrestricted Photoshop Resource. Dragon Scales Brush Set for Photoshop   • Use in artworks, tutorials and designs • Don’t redistribute as is, please give people…
 
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  • Inventing Impressionism – Camille Pissarro’s ‘The Marne at Chennevières’

    ameliacarruthers
    21 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    We’ve all heard of ‘the impressionists'; the stereotypical French (mostly male) painters, painting from life in rivers and in fields, fascinated by the universal themes of light, time, and perception… But who exactly where they, and what did they do? To provide an answer, I am focusing on one of the lesser-known impressionists, Camille Pissarro, and a masterful, though again under-appreciated work, The Marne at Chennevières. So why the devil do you have the arrant awkwardness to paint solidly and study nature so honestly…you are a clumsy blunderer, Sir – you are an…
  • Examining Miró’s Reality

    ameliacarruthers
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    This week saw the birthday the legendary Catalan, Spanish painter, Joan Miró  – born 20th April 1893. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism; a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. But in this article, by looking at one painting from 1927 – I wish to delve a little deeper into the reality underpinning Miró’s production. In 1925 Joan Miró embarked on what would be a two year long experiment into the world of ‘dream paintings’, the culmination of which can be…
  • Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

    ameliacarruthers
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    This week saw the opening of two exhibitions at Flowers Gallery: the work of photographer, Edmund Clark and the painter, Peter Schmersal. Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres ­– the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other. Peter Schmersal (a German artist from Berlin) produces ‘expressive reworkings of traditional genres’ ­– still life, landscape, portraits and self-portraits.  On first glance, his paintings are bright and exuberant depictions of everyday forms.  Bright yellows, pinks,…
  • Bristol Fog Bridge – with Fujiko Nakaya

    ameliacarruthers
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Ever wanted to walk among the clouds? Well now’s your chance ­– quite literally! For the next two weeks, Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge is at Bristol Harbourside, and offers participants the opportunity to walk amongst the fog, suspended over the swirling waters below. It celebrates Bristol’s new status as European Green Capital, as well as the launch of In Between Time Festival. Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose “fog sculptures” represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature. The installation on Pero’s Bridge in Bristol highlights the…
  • Sikander Pervez

    ameliacarruthers
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Following on from my post on FOUND at the New Art Gallery Walsall, this exhibition is accompanied by another, solo show – that of Sikander Pervez. Pervez was selected for New Art West Midlands 2014 – an event at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, celebrating outstanding fine art graduates from the West Midlands Universities. I wrote about the opening night last year (click here to see my post), and was touched to receive an email inviting me to the private view of this new exhibition. It was much appreciated, and it’s fascinating to see how Pervez’s work had developed, one…
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    25 May 2015 | 4:46 am
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  • Alcantara opened a special concept store in Via...

    12 May 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Alcantara opened a special concept store in Via S.Pietro all’Orto, in the heart of Milan. Rebecca’s illustrations are featured on various fashion accessories and product designs such as Ipads covers, cell phone cases, handbags, as well as on the furniture, all on the Alcantara fabricTraffic Creative Management is New York bases Creative Artists Representative FirmRead More at http://www.traffic-nyc.com/blog/rebecca-moses-alcantara-concept-store/
  • Video Spy Story of Rebecca Moses, the sequel to the service of...

    11 May 2015 | 4:13 am
    Video Spy Story of Rebecca Moses, the sequel to the service of fashion Top Secret published in Marie Claire Accessories Magic Issue.If you want to check more Animation & Motion Graphics videos then visit http://www.traffic-nyc.com/
  • Congratulations Chalkie Davies of Davies and Starr! Retrospective Exhibition Presented at The National Museum Cardiff

    8 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    The first retrospective exhibition of the Welsh (born 1955) photographer Chalkie Davies is about to launch at the National Museum of Cardiff 9 May - 6 September 2015. ‘Chalkie Davies - The NME Years’ explores his photographs of musicians taken from the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition looks mainly at the much revered Rock and Punk era, celebrating 40 years since his career at the NME began. The event will also coincide with the artist’s 60th birthday. Check out Davies and Starr Full Portfolio at Traffic Creative Management - http://www.traffic-nyc.com/Read Full Article at…
  • UNIT and Mickey Did It recently teamed up to...

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:08 pm
    UNIT and Mickey Did It recently teamed up to develop several motion projects in collaboration with illustrators and photographers. Following successful projects with Laura Laine and Carli Hermès, Mickey joined forces with French Riviera based Monsieur Z - Illustration. Monsieur Z’s flashy designs of high society lifestyle and Mickey’s edgy style in direction and animation have resulted in this stunning short film ‘Palm Springs’ If you want to see more animation and motion video of Monsieur Z then click here: http://www.traffic-nyc.com/animation-motion You can also contact…
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  • Interview with Jean Nouvel

    19 May 2015 | 9:41 am
     Author: Elena Cué   Architect Jean Nouvel Invites Us into His Creative Thought Process and Discusses His Current Battle over the Paris Philharmonic        The Paris studio of architect, Jean Nouvel (b. 1945, Fumel, France), serves as the meeting place for our interview. Nouvel is one of the key members of an exclusive group of architects, which has been honored with the most significant architecture awards in the world, including The Imperial Prize of Japan, The RIBA Royal Gold Medal, The Pritzker Prize, The Aga Khan Award, and The Wolf Foundation Arts…
  • Interview with Botero

    2 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
     Author: Elena Cué        The international contemporary art fair, ArcoMadrid, will open its doors on February 25th, in association with Colombia, as an invited nation. The Fernando Botero (Medellín, Colombia - 1932) art collection is one of the 50 most important museum collections in the world.  As a palette, paint, and brush artist, his hands have never stopped working.  His figurative art draws out the form and essence of his subjects, provoking a higher sense of sensuality, flexibility and grandeur. Reality is transformed through his imagination:…
  • Interview with Yan Pei Ming.

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
     Author: Elena Cué        "No Comment" is the title for the opening of the exhibition of Chinese artist, Yan Pei Ming, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Málaga (CAC, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo). Yan Pei Ming (b. 1960, Shanghai) grew up during the Maoist Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and worked as an artist to support the regime. Later on, he was part of the first group of artists to flee China in 1980. With great expectations, he arrived in France to study Fine Arts and earned a degree in that subject in Dijon, Paris and Rome. This geographical,…
  • Interview with Yue Minjun.

    15 Feb 2015 | 1:56 am
     Author: Elena Cué     Yue Minjun (1962) is considered one of the most prominent Chinese artists of our time. He was born in the Heilongjiang province, situated in the North-East of China and belongs to a generation of artists who grew up in the midst of the the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). This was a decade marked by repression and fear, with education based on idealistic beliefs and principles. Intellectuals were sent to the countryside to work in order to learn about agriculture and production, contributing to the revolution through physical…
  • Frank O. Gehry: Architecture In motion.

    6 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
      "The nerve pathways are something fixed, finished, unchanged. Everything may die, nothing rebirthed " Santiago Ramón y Cajal.   Frank O. Gehry in front of a blank page. The terrifying moment of creation. Feeling afraid, waiting for inspiration, stalled by emptiness. Nights of uncertainty. Conceiving an idea: suffering and ecstasy. We are our brains. The mind is the result of dialogue between each of our hundred billion neurons. How would the impulsive lines of ink appear, led by the right hemisphere of the brain, where Gehry began to dance on paper in one long, winding movement…
 
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • ABSTRACTION IN ACTION Art Show Review Minneapolis Star Tribune Mary Abbe

    Shawn McNulty
    1 May 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Mary Abbe reviewed the ABSTRACTION IN ACTION exhibition at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts Laura H Miles Gallery. View the article below and also read the review online here: http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/301855971.html
  • ABSTRACTION IN ACTION Minnetonka Center for the Arts Laura H Miles Gallery Exhibition

    Shawn McNulty
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Above (l-r): Untitled by Pete Driessen, Elephant by Shawn McNulty, Abstract Landscape by Shakun Maheshwari, Colony by Kim Matthews, Lines by Carolina Brunet, Signal Noise by Andrew Nordin, Organic Landscape by Christopher Harrison,  Lodestar by Linda Deg Lee, Vertical Umber by Thomas Nye ABSTRACTION IN ACTION April 16 – May 14, 2015 Laura H. Miles Gallery Opening reception on April 23, 6 – 8 p.m. Free and open to the public “While non-representational art-making releases the artist from creating a convincing likeness of a subject, it requires something equally challenging:…
  • Christian Hetzel Artist Art Abstract Technique

    Shawn McNulty
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Christian Hetzel is a contemporary painter from Germany that I enjoy following online. He creates very ethereal and complex textures in his large canvases that usually only consist of one or two color fields.  The artist describes his work is being focused on texture and abstract color field compositions based on traditional media and techniques. Hetzel also offers prints, and sometimes he will modify the scan digitally to create a new work.  There are many artists doing this minimal abstraction technique, but I find his work to have a very distinct rendering, and every painting is…
  • Frankenstein Monster vs Yellow Blob Art Studio Photo

    Shawn McNulty
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Frankenstein Monster vs Yellow Blob on a 60×60″ canvas in progress at my art studio. The mustard blob was victorious.
  • Top 5 Thomas Kinkade Parody Spoofs Paintings

    Shawn McNulty
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Halloween is a good time to revisit artists taking some much deserved liberties with the work of Thomas Kinkade. Let’s transform the painter of light into the painter of fright, even though most artists find the work scary enough as it is.   Stormtroopers Found Some Rebels (Jeff Bennett)   Attack of the Octopus Monster The Grudge   Apocalypse Horsemen   Fargo  
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  • From Fire to Ice: James Houston’s Mesmerising Glass Art Sculptures

    Barnaby Kirsen
    22 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    A few decades before the world-renowned Steuben glassworks closed its doors forever in 2011, it was dominating the world of glass art sculpture thanks to its impossibly clear, intricately detailed pieces depicting life in the far northern reaches of Canada. These glass art sculptures—which at their zenith commanded prices of nearly $20,000 U.S. dollars—were not works of mere fancy; instead, they were art pieces born of lived experience, the expressions of a man who had touched the soul of the wild north and found himself forever changed by it. James Houston was born in Toronto, Canada, in…
  • Coloured Glass: The Mysterious Glow of Vaseline Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    16 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    While we have previously discussed the safety and basic history of that most enticingly eerie of fin de siecle and early 20th century glass varieties—Uranium or “Vaseline” glass—in our piece Uranium Glass: Haunting Green Beautythere is much more that remains to be said about this unique and controversial form of art glass. The science of its composition and the mystery of its origins holds a fascination all of their own, one which easily rivals the magnetism created by the well-known radioactivity of this beloved Art Deco collectible. Indeed, the distinctive glow of this…
  • Antique Art Glass: Bohemian Buttons

    Barnaby Kirsen
    1 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    When studying antique art glass, it’s easy to get caught up in the grandiosity of it all—towering stained glass windows shattering the sun into a thousand colours, tall vases which swirl with galactic patterns, and great bowls and platters adorned with intricate scenes and figures that hold all the grace of the classical age. There is, however, great value to be found in studying (and collecting) smaller antique art glass items as well. We can learn as much, if not more, about the role and importance of glass in society by examining the little pieces, the common pieces which touched…
  • Tiffany Art Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    Iridescent Dreams: The Story of Louis Comfort Tiffany There is no question that in the realm of Art Nouveau glass, and within the aesthetic of Art Nouveau as a whole, Louis Comfort Tiffany is the stuff of legend. Best known for being the father of Tiffany art glass, Louis Tiffany helped to establish America as an epicentre of the formerly European movement, bringing to that rough and wild country the shimmering stuff of dreams, the fine curves and details of exquisite design. Like Rene Lalique, Louis Tiffany was an artist who danced across mediums with ease; the span of his career would see…
  • Art Glass Creations by Paul Ysart

    Barnaby Kirsen
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Paul Ysart’s Paperweights The mark of any great artist is the ability to create pieces which capture not only the eye, but also the imagination; whatever their medium, they are able to transport the viewer off into another world, a new realm of possibilities. Out of all of the Ysart clan, Paul Ysart was likely the most deserving of the title of “artist”; his art glass creations are beloved of collectors today for their intricacy and whimsy, their supreme attention to quality and detail, and their magical conveyance of vision. While Paul produced a great deal of fine…
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  • The Birds

    Natalia
    22 May 2015 | 10:49 am
     
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  • Off-Road for Fuss Magazine

    Natalia
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This photo was especially made for the 9th edition of the artistic and cultural Polish magazine called FUSS – http://fuss.com.pl/
 
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • 10 Women Who Proved That True Beauty Has No Borders

    Nazar
    24 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    These models are changing the modern idea of beauty. They are delightful in their uniqueness and diversity. They’re not like everyone else. And this is what we, at Artnaz.com, love in most people when they are beautiful and yet remain themselves. Read also: 20 Photos That Show That True Love is Not Afraid of Cold Chantelle Brown-Young The Canadian model is suffering from disorders of skin pigmentation since she was three years old. She managed to turn her disadvantage into advantage — and become a model. pinterest Viktoria Modesta Latvian singer and model suffered a 15 inefficient…
  • These Shoes in the Store Cost $6000, I Made Them in Under $40

    Nazar
    24 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The sister of a very talented girl is planning to go to a graduation. She even choose a new dress, and bought a beautiful handbag, but when it came to shoes, she got very upset: a pair of shoes that she liked, was very expensive. But her favorite sister found a way out. Read also: Smart Design for Small Apartment Artnaz.com publishes an example of true love and non-human patience. Here are shoes that are in the store cost almost 6 thousand dollars. Buying similar shoes in the nearby shoe store. Cost — $25! Paint them in blue. Adding paper tape. Painting sole. The post These Shoes in the…
  • Fashion Photography by Adam Rindy

    Nazar
    24 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Adam Rindy — Californian advertising and fashion photographer. Shoots live and sunny photo. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Read also: Steal Like a Fashion Photographer The post Fashion Photography by Adam Rindy appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
  • Planet Earth Now Has Own Flag

    Nazar
    23 May 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Swearing faithfulness to the worldwide flag of our planet could turn into an overall practice with this energizing configuration of a flag for Earth. Another venture by Oskar Pernefeldt, a graduate-to-be from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden, sees another flag for the whole planet embellished in scenes around the globe — and beyond. The moderate outline of the flag demonstrates seven rings entwining on a remote ocean blue foundation, shaping a blossom in the flag’s center. Basic yet contemporary, the flag brings out the characteristic excellence of the Earth. “The…
  • Best of National Geographic, April 2015

    Nazar
    23 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Everyday, editors of National Geographic receive thousands of photos from all of the world. Hundreds of photographers wait for the perfect moment to make these wonderful and breathtaking photos. Best of National Geographic, 2015: January, February, March Artnaz.com collected only the best and most interesting photos for the past month that show extraordinary grace of the natural world and everyday life. Here you can find a highly active volcano in Guatemala, Milky Way arc and a bald eagle! Going Electric. © David Guttenfelder Sparks Fly. © Steve Bradburn ~~~ Boatman of Mathura. © Andrew…
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    Savvy Painter

  • How do you see the art market changing in the next 5 years?

    antrese wood
    20 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    Connie Hayes responded to a question I had asked her in our interview: How do you see the art market changing in the next 5 years? We are in the midst of a revolution in communication. The internet is changing how power and trust are developed. Outside the mainstream, a large number of artists have operated without representation and guidance by powerful galleries and museums. That power was called the “art world” and it sat primarily in a few urban hubs. Artists in the provinces made some good work but leaving the province was most often a necessity in order to be recognized by the…
  • 01: Giant Leaps, A Big Move, and Savvy Painter Begins.

    antrese wood
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:25 pm
    I’m an artist, just like most of you. About seven years ago, I took a giant leap and quit my job art directing video games for Disney. Not long after, I took another giant leap and moved to Argentina. Crazy, right? In the first episode of the Savvy Painter podcast, I tell you a little bit about who I am and what you can expect from the show to grow your art career. By listening to the Savvy Painter podcast, you will: Learn from artists who have been there before. Expose yourself to new ideas that inspire you to push your studio work farther and build your business. Learn to analyze other…
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  • Watch The ‘Scream Queens’ Trailer Here

    Jonah Cook
    21 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy brainchild, Scream Queens, has finally got a trailer and it features a shirtless Nick Jonas. Bear with me. The Kappa Tau sorority, led by Emma Roberts as she seemingly reprises her bitchy American Horror Story: Coven character (with more pink and more pearls) makes everyone’s lives a living hell, but the script gets flipped when the sorority is forced to accept anyone that wishes to sell their soul pledge. So basically the Anna Farris-Emma Stone starring The House Bunny, if the popular soros took in the pig Zetas, and some killer started offing people. Scream…
  • Adrianne Lewis Has The World’s Longest Tongue And It’s Super Creepy

    Jonah Cook
    16 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Adrianne Lewis believes she has the world’s longest tongue, measuring a whopping four inches. The 18-year-old’s serpent-like appendage can touch her nose, chin, elbow, and even her eye with a little help. It has been globally recognized after a photo of her sticking her tongue out went viral online, and she is currently in talks with Guinness World Records and waiting to see if she’s the new record holder. The current record holder is Nick Stoeberl’s 3.9-inch long tongue. “I feel as though I may have inherited it but I think with time and me sticking out my tongue a lot as a kid…
  • Amber Rose Boobs Take Over the Premiere of Sister Code Movie

    Matilda Johnson
    12 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Amber Rose is starring in some new movie called Sister Code where after the death of their mother, three foster sisters – the shrewd business woman, the free spirit, and the caregiver – find themselves fighting for their individual dreams and fighting each other in this tale of love, lust, and tragedy. Below are the pictures of the premier: Check out the pictures below: The post Amber Rose Boobs Take Over the Premiere of Sister Code Movie appeared first on Netloid.
  • VIDEO – T.I. Feat. Chris Brown – Private Show

    Matilda Johnson
    12 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    T.I. and Chris Brown have just released a highly seductive sex-drenched video for their bedroom banger “Private Show,” Tip’s album Paperwork. In the video the rappers kick back as a revolving door of women parade around in next to nothing and pose in provocative positions. Breezy also busts out some fancy footwork, and wait until the end to see the King show off his own moves. “We wanted to make grown women cream themselves. I think that was the pure, definite intention behind the record,” Tip told Rap-Up TV. “I think that we were both kinda trying to one-up one another:…
  • Mum Upset About Naked Final Exam at University of California San Diego

    Emily Jefferson
    12 May 2015 | 4:46 am
    The University of California San Diego, the naked final exam is a requirement for a class in the visual arts department. Students are required to perform “a gesture that traces, outlines or speaks about your ‘erotic self(s).’” In the performance, all of the students are naked, along with the professor, Roberto Dominguez, who has taught the class for eleven years. “It’s the standard canvas for performance art and body art,” Dominguez told local ABC News affiliate KGTV. “It is all very controlled…If they are uncomfortable with this gesture, they should not take the class.”…
 
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • Thrills and reflection at Art15

    22 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Oh, the pleasure of wandering without a purpose through an art fair…A detour from the very day! But what’s art without reflection? Here’s an interesting talk to stir up the appetite for visiting London’s global art fair this weekend.
  • Exploring Photo London

    21 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Photo London takes over the city, perhaps following the success of the unbeatable Paris Photo, but nonetheless with a huge potential to capture and amaze. Here’s a few great gems spotted we can’t help but share.
  • The facekini, from ‘weird photo of the day’ to fashion trend?

    20 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    These ladies are not mexican wrestlers. They’re wearing the increasingly popular “facekinis”, an item that made it to the Time magazine back in 2012 as one of the most incredible images from around the world. Since then, the Japanese born headwear has become a beach sensation in China, and last April, on World Earth Day, this group of models surprised the world posing with them in a rice plantation in Loudi, China. The main goal was to promote local tourism. But add in the ‘facekinis’ and you’ve got yourself a viral!
  • Inspiration: Kocca campaign in Wynwood Miami

    18 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    What was once a quiet neighbourhood surrounded by warehouses is now the center of “cool” in Miami. Kocca, one of the ‘made in Italy’ labels of the moment, chose this urban art ‘meca' of the moment to shoot their latest campaign.
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Serene murals of women painted above the tide line by Sean Yoro

    Mia Grevees
    26 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Along with paint cans, artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula) also uses a paddle board as one of his essential tools for creating public artworks. That’s because the New York-based artist paints his murals just above sea level. The murals themselves are hyper-realistic depictions of women, their gaze usually lost in pensive thought, and their figures just partially exposed above the water as if the rest of their bodies were submerged. Hula paints the murals by paddling out on water with his acrylic paint cans balanced onboard. The artist grew up on the island of Oahu spending much of his time in the…
  • The Metaphorical Artwork of Yasuaki Okamoto

    Ellison
    24 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    Hello! I’m New York based Japanese Artist, Yasuaki Okamoto. I’ve lived in Spain, England and Canada before settling down in New York – and my metaphorically based artwork is very much inspired by my extensive travels throughout Europe, Asia and North America. When I look back at all the artworks I have created, from the beginning I primarily painted animals, flowers, insects or natural landscapes with colorful elements. But at one point, instead of just showing things from nature, I began depicting man-made objects and incorporating social messages. It felt like…
  • Hideki Kuwajima makes stark contrast photos of Japan

    Mia Grevees
    23 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    In his new series titled Tone Scape, Kyoto-based photographer Hideki Kuwajima focuses on the silhouettes of buildings and natural landscapes around Kyoto and Osaka by creating starkly black and white compositions. He does this by adjusting his photos to create black and white tones that focuses the eye on the shapes produced by the horizon, buildings, and foliage. Kuwajima uses a highly time-consuming analog process using two different types of film and creating duplicates of the negatives in order to adjust the color gradation of objects in the frame. “I dismantle negatives of films which…
  • Delicate leaf bowls are made from the skeletons of real leaves

    Mary Luoma
    22 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    These elegant bowls are made from the skeletons of real maple leaves. Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi created them by adding Kozo paper, watercolor, and Krylon coating to the leaves, thereby giving them solid form. The leaves’ veins are emphasized in the resulting works and exude a ghostly appearance. Sekimachi is best known for her intensive loom works. And she first started this endeavor in college when she saw students working on weaving looms. She decided immediately to spend her entire savings on a loom despite not knowing anything about weaving. Throughout her career, she’s created…
  • Inspirational surreal photo manipulations of Robin Lakowitz

    Ellison
    18 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Hello! I am Robin Lakowitz, a 18-year-old Graphic Designer from Germany. Since I was 11 years-old I’ve been fascinated by various Digital Artworks and I truly found my passion in creating surreal photo manipulations throughout the past years. Today, I prefer to spread a message with my work. I think art can be something that touches people, making them think about topics. And this was also my goal with the work “EXTINCT”. When I began to outline the concept of the work, I first saw a breathtaking photography of a Rhino – a really impressive animal. I started to find…
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • By Ryan Murphy, World Economic Forum

    Maren Maier
    4 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Re-thinking policy issues with design at the World Economic ForumEntering into the heart of the World Economic Forum as an undergraduate design student proved a task requiring stealth, tact and resourcefulness along an unexpected path. Though a growing consensus recognizes the potential for artists and designers to bring more thoughtful and intentional ideas to some of the world’s most complex business and policy decisions, real opportunities remain scarce.  To address this scarcity, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) partnered with Maharam (a New York based textiles…
  • Design for Equity

    Maren Maier
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Impact Design Hub authors on focusing public interest design around 'design for equity'Over the past few weeks, news of the closure of Architecture For Humanity has led to many critiques and questions, not only about the future of AfH, but the future of the entire field of public interest design. Inspired in the 1960s by the civil rights movement and maintained by humble practitioners across the globe, this dynamic constellation of practices is not defined by the rise or fall of a single organization or figurehead. Instead of calling the entire field into question, what the response to…
  • Paolo Cirio, Loophole for All

    Maren Maier
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Paolo Cirio hacks Cayman Island banks to open up off-shore tax evasion for the rest of usThe Cayman Islands is one of the world’s top ten offshore financial centers. An estimated $1.7 trillion of foreign capital is on deposit in this tiny island nation, and administered by hundreds of thousands of offshore companies, corporations, and hedge funds. Setting up offshore corporations on the Cayman Islands is relatively easy and protected by strict secrecy laws. Yet ironically, this anonymity allows anybody to impersonate owners of Cayman bank accounts with a simple click. Paolo Cirio,…
  • Miranda July, New Society

    Maren Maier
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    In a theatrical experiment, Miranda July invites strangers to discover the possibilities of a new societyWhen Miranda July first walked on stage at the Walker Art Center last October, she said nothing for several moments. The long drawn out pause put the audience on edge, until she broke the silence and addressed them with a bold proposition: “What if you just stayed? You didn’t go home? Maybe this is it. Me. You. Us. What if we voted to permanently reside in the theater as members of a new society?” The multi-talented artist’s new performance, called New Society pushes the…
  • Ed McMahon, Where am I? The Power of Uniqueness

    Maren Maier
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    Economist Ed McMahon on the psychological & economic value of preserving community uniquenessEd McMahon, who holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC believes ‘place’ is more than a spot on a map. Place is “the unique collection of qualities and characteristics–visual, cultural, social, environmental–that provide meaning to a location.” And it is the uniqueness that makes a place worth caring about. Yet all too often American developers forego this notion, favoring uniform sprawl and cookie-cutter developments…
 
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    Bizarre Culture

  • Relish Records: Industria, Vol. 1 Review

    Matthew Gibson
    19 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    Apparently this is a busy time for Robi Insinna. We recently reviewed Insinna’s 6 E.P.III, and he has already released a new compilation from Industria, a series from his record label, Relish. All of the Industria EPs will be compilations that feature different, upcoming artists. We’ve had a listen to the first EP in the series, and at first listen it doesn’t disappoint. The compilation leads off with Mondowski’s track ‘Cry Wolf’. Although, Mondowski is well known for his i.Boat parties in Boudreaux, he is a talented producer as well. He found electronica in the UK and claims acid…
  • Fake it til you Make it: China Capitalizes on Counterfeit

    Navz Sangwan
    14 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    A zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe, China, tried to convince customers that a Tibetan Mastiff dog was an African lion. The plot was blown when the friendly ‘lion’ barked at one of the zoo visitors. China is well-known as a major counterfeiting hub. According to the World Customs Organisation, 75% of counterfeit goods seized worldwide in 2008 to 2010 came from China. The US Customs Department shows data from 2012 that claims as much as 84% of confiscated counterfeit products were from China and Hong Kong. Even with the toughest laws, the counterfeiters industry is growing without any…
  • Lost Village 2015, Secret Location, Lincolnshire: The woods are waiting

    Matthew Gibson
    14 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Lost Village is a 4,500 person festival set in the heart of Lincolnshire. When they say ‘lost’, the organisers actually mean it. The festival location is never precisely revealed, and part of weekend actually involved discovering the festival site.  Lost Village is more than a bit of an adventure in some woods though. With  DJ Koze, Tales of Us, Jamie Jones, Annie Mac, Four Tet, Ben Pearce, Dusky, Jackmaster, and Totally Extinct Enormous Dinosaurs [DJing] all offering sets, this is going to be a festival remember, both for the quality of the acts and its unusual set-up. Watch out for…
  • No Cameras Allowed: Watch a guy Crash 50 Music Festivals in This Documentary

    Bizarre Culture
    14 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    No Cameras Allowed is a story of James Marcus Haney, a man who has crashed over 50 festivals and events, including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, in addition to the Grammys. Haney, an aspiring filmmaker and photographer, turned his journey into a documentary, which was premiered last month on MTV. The full film is available to view online — watch below. Get More: No Cameras Allowed, Full Episodes The journey began at Coachella 2010, where penniless James first jumped the fence to watch his favourite band, hang out with friends and to meet a girl he really liked. Even though he…
  • Fill Stomachs, Not Dumpsters: Smart Technology Aims to Reduce Food Waste Around the World

    Navz Sangwan
    14 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Let’s start this off with a bang, shall we? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about 1/3 of the world’s food supply goes uneaten, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tonnes per year. It doesn’t stop there. Food waste costs about $165 billion a year and sucks up about 25% of the freshwater supply. Loss and wastage occur during all stages of food production, and differing global economies affect how and why food is wasted. For example, in low-income countries, most food waste occurs during production, while in more developed countries,…
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    Illusion Magazine

  • 10 Movies Banned for Sexually Explicit Content

    Martyn Conterio
    26 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Censorship boards do not like sex and yet nothing gets them more excited. Whether it’s straight, gay or fetish, there is a major discomfort with movies showing the power of sexuality and sexual acts up close and in detail. Even today, in the age of the Internet and the easy availability of online porn, arthouse...
  • Hyperreal Portraits by Painter Daniel Sprick

    Christopher Smail
    26 May 2015 | 6:23 am
    From his studio in Denver, Colorado, Daniel Sprick paints his realistic portraits of various models. He sticks to a similar colour palette throughout, the same neutral shades of grey, cream and black appear continuously. The paintings on this page possess a hyperrealist eye for detail, but Sprick isn’t bound by this, as he experiments with...
  • Photographer Captures Ex Lovers in Portrait Series

    Christopher Smail
    25 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Laura Beth Reese is a brave photographer who has come up with an interesting way of keeping in touch with her exes: one that doesn’t involve any online stalking on Facebook. She invited them to pose for her in her series “Ex-Boyfriends.” The range is impressive, from people she dated when she was 14, all...
  • Michelle Hinebrook and her Optical Illustrations

    Christopher Smail
    25 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Stare long enough into the precious stone illustrations of Michelle Hinebrook and you will lose yourself. These are abstract works that are built upon the idea of optical illusions. We have the repetition of patterns, geometric shapes and colours to entice the viewer and the interplay of light and different tints is wonderful. Go on,...
  • Interview with Watercolor Tattooer Jay Freestyle

    Adriana de Barros
    25 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    We are living in such a demanding and competitive world, that it is always remarkable when you meet someone who goes against the current to pursuing a career in the arts, and actually succeeds. Meet Jay Freestyle, born and raised in South Africa and growing up in a conservative Chinese family during hard times in...
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    23 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    “Eat My Pixels Man” 2015
  • Man’s Best Friend

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    Made Mistakes

  • Broken Neck Lines

    Michael Rose
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Becca P.J. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. There’s something about the look of white on dark that I really enjoy. Perhaps it’s the chalky like quality of Paper’s soft lead pencil tool that appeals to me? Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Broken Neck Lines was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Bearded Skull of the Night

    Michael Rose
    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Sus Pek inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. I’m a sucker for dramatic lit faces and have more queued up than I have time to draw. This one in particular stuck out to me while listening to Xasthur on repeat. The skull like visage and grit found in the original image didn’t hurt either… Work in progress drawings are available on Mix. Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Bearded Skull of the Night was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • “...I feel cold. Death.”

    Michael Rose
    17 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. As I have done for the last 2 years, here’s a new illustration drawn with Paper by FiftyThree in celebration of Star Wars Day. “May the Fourth Be With You!” Tools Used Pencil by FiftyThree Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. “...I feel cold. Death.” was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Mastering Paper by FiftyThree: Faux Layer Technique

    Michael Rose
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Up until recently I would painstakingly erase and Blend away lines until I got them just right when drawing with Paper by FiftyThree. When version 2.2 was released this past December, along with it came a Color Picker and a way to swap page colors whenever you wanted. Using these new features and a carefully mixed color, I’m going to show you how a “faux” layer can help with sketching and tracing. Table of Contents Replicating the Background Color Setting the Background Sketching with White Tracing Your Drawing Erasing the Faux Layer Other Uses Advertisement Replicating the Background…
  • White Eyes Glow Sometimes

    Michael Rose
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Hannah L. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Decided to give live streaming a try when I set out to draw this portrait. Wow, what a disaster of an idea that was. First. Finding a way to record my hands drawing while simultaneously mirroring my iPad’s screen proved to be quite the challenge. Since I don’t have a dedicated video camera, I had to get creative if I wanted to display two video feeds together during the live stream. Using the iPhone 5s’s as a webcam of sorts I tethered it to my iMac over a Lightning cable and used a new Quicktime1 feature to mirror its…
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    Urban Expression Cafe

  • Poetry-Depth-Power-Passion Music

    tenaciouz14
    7 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    POETRY–DEPTH-POWER-PASSION MUSIC Nashville’s own Amarii Davu, formerly known to some under poetic moniker Black Noize, is taking the hip-hop game by storm with his re-invented sound and style. A graduate from Middle Tennessee State University, Amarii Davu has managed to retain a loyal fan base of true hip-hop fans and true fans of music. Infusing poetry with his lyrical flow, he is able to reach an audience that is truly versatile and include pure lovers of urban expression and all that urban culture  entails. Even more unique is his new chosen stage name, Amarii Davu. Loosely…
  • Murfreesboro, Get Ready for The Show to Remember….

    tenaciouz14
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Middle Tennessee has been in desperate need for diversification amongst the music scene. Although, Nashville has noticed the need for this transition from Country Music to a more inviting urban music atmosphere, Murfreesboro has been left in the dust. For urban music connoisseurs who have been met with disappointment, your frustrations have been heard! Sunday, May 17, 2015 , LifeMade Entertainment will present a premiere event taking place just off the square. That’s right, The Show, will showcase some of Murfreesboro’s hottest talent, versed in the genres of R&B, Soul,…
  • Last Night I Had a Dream

    tenaciouz14
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
    Last night I had a dream that I was a queen, basking in majestic thrills content with nature’s will, mother earth’s deal. God’s beauty wrapped around, fingers stretched beneath my heels. Last night I dreamed that finally I could feel heaven on earth. Queen I was like Makeda I was strong, powerful, tall, virtuous like my mother brighter than the sun sweeter than the moon more brilliant than the stars, last night I dreamed I was happy and loved. Loved I was, love I gave, in love with God and the gift he gave. It was magical, surreal, adventurous and teal. I could blow like the…
  • Music is the Universal Language of Mankind

    tenaciouz14
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Photo taken on top of Mayan Ruins in El Tikal, Guatemala. This past summer I had the pleasure of going to what I consider the best kept secret in the world! I’ll give you a second to guess; hint-it’s known for being “thee place” for scuba diving and it’s located in Central America. Have you guessed it yet? Well if not, I’ll help you out. This past June I had the pleasure, alongside 11 other students and a wonderful professor, to travel to Belize! Belize has to be, hands down, the greatest place I have ever visited! Not only will the food make you tell your…
  • I STILL HAVE A DREAM

    tenaciouz14
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Martin had a dream and so do I. Martin had a dream that we’d be free, though freedom is used more loosely today, I still don’t feel free When I think of Freedom, I think FREE-from but what exactly have we been freed from? From the institution of slavery to the penitentiary, or from impoverished streets to the obituary? Slavery didn’t end with the brush of a pen stroke; we may be emancipated legally, but we are still enslaved mentally. Martin had a dream, yet I still try, try to understand why in 2015 we still have to protest the senseless murders of our brethren. 200 years…
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    One Drawing Daily

  • Drawing of a Siamese cat in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    26 May 2015 | 12:19 am
    This is a drawing requested by ‏OwenMeezer on twitter! I make drawings of people’s pets for free when I get requests on facebook and twitter. I’m afraid that this one turned out a little two dimensional. The nose too black and the markings in the fur a little too plain. I wish I had the time to put in a real effort – I hope you’ll be seeing some of that in the end of next month where I’ll be having a lot of time available! I’m going to embed the photo underneath. This was my 509th drawing @onedrawingdaily If you'd like to draw a stunningly handsome…
  • Drawing of a dog in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    25 May 2015 | 12:49 am
    Today’s drawing is this quick sketch of a dog, that a follower requested on twitter ! The requests are really going crazy these days, and with more of more entries in the draw, I have to say that I’ll not be able to draw them all. In a month’s time I’ll be having much more time on my hands, though, so perhaps I’ll be doing some more when that time comes. The sketch above was really quick, but i must say that I’m really happy with how it turned out! Yesterday I also drew a handful of tree-sketches. I think that trees are extremely hard to draw. Perhaps…
  • A little dog called Cleo drawn in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    24 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Hi everyone! Today I picked this little dog called Cleo out from my list of daily drawing draw requests. Cute isn’t she? I think it turned out okay.. These fluffy dogs are hard to draw though. When one line represents one “hair” you have to draw, draw and just keep drawing for a long time where the drawing looks like nothing, until suddenly the dark areas get dark enough, and a face appears.. Okay – I’m not going to write a novel – I’ve got so much to do! Have a nice Sunday everyone. 506 #DrawMyPet Unreal little dog called Cleo! Do you like this one…
  • A long day and three mediocre drawings

    OneDrawingDaily
    23 May 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Hi! Yesterday was my night shift day, and the morning after, we had stuff to do, so now after having slept early in the evening, I’m up late at night! What a mess! I did the first drawing on the list while waiting to begin my night shift. It’s a pear and an apple. I had forgotten my pen at home, so I had to do it with one of the cheap ballpoint “bic” pens that we use at work. I’ve seen people work wonders with these things, which just goes to prove that you don’t need to invest en expensive equipment in order to draw, like it’s the case with other…
  • Drawing of a cat called Pryncess in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    22 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Hi everyone! Here’s a drawing of a cat called Pryncess (or is it Warrior Pryncess?) – this is a request that I got from Twitter today. I put all requests I get into a long list, and then I pick one entry randomly every day with the “true random number generator” at random.org (weird huh?) @onedrawingdaily Even me…?? You draw pretty! 🌹 🌺 ~(=^..^=) 🌺 🌹 pic.twitter.com/WqpA6C3fwn — (Warrior!) Pryncess (@Pryncess_2009) May 22, 2015 I think that the cat turned out a little angrier than in the photo, but she is a warrior pryncess after all. Hope you…
 
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    Colin Bradley Art

  • How To Draw with Aquarelle Graphite Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    26 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Do you want to draw stunning graphite pictures?  We recently bought a new product by Faber-Castell – the Aquarelle Graphite Pencil Set. We sat down and had a play with them and it turns out they can produce stunning pictures like this: Want to know more? Watch our quick overview of the product below and sign up to Colin’s Landscape Membership to access full tutorials. Click here to get your hands on a set of aquarelle pencils.
  • How To Draw Cartoons Podcast#128

    Steve Bradley
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    In this episode, Colin talks about where his inspiration to draw came from. What comics influenced his style of drawing and how after years of drawing realistic subjects, he came back to drawing cartoons. You can learn to draw 14 original cartoons by becoming an ALL IN member of Colin Bradley Art! Download this Podcast Listen on Podomatic Click to Subscribe through iTunes (Opens iTunes)
  • How To Draw Cartoons Step by Step

    Steve Bradley
    20 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    As long as I can remember I have always loved cartoons. I really could not put my comics down following the adventures of the characters in the “Beano”, “The Dandy”, “The Eagle” and the countless American comics I used to buy then swap with my friends. So it was inevitable that as I was quite good at drawing I would copy many of the subjects and even invent my own. This passion has never left me throughout my life. I remember well drawing cartoons for my fellow workers and pinning them on the staffroom notice board for all to see. I hate to admit that some were rather rude and…
  • Benefits of Adding a Background to an Animal Portrait

    Steve Bradley
    18 May 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Brenda Has sent me her painting of the leopard project and has asked for any tips I can give her to help improve the work, Brenda writes: Do you have any pointers where I can improve this picture? You said about trying a different paper, I had some old Pastelmat from a Jeremy Ford DVD and tried the Leopard on it I don’t expect a comment from yourself but it does look a bit flat and I haven’t done a background. I will stick to Ingres. Brenda has immediately solved one problem to use Ingres in the future, although I do know that many people have used Pastelmat with good results.
  • Using Highlights for Impressionism – Podcast #127

    Steve Bradley
    16 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    There’s a particular technique that Colin talks about in this week’s podcast. He talks about how to create highlights and shadows to give the impression of a face. This is a unique approach which can especially be applied to miniature or smaller artwork. In the show we also discuss if you should continue with a piece of artwork which you are unhappy with and whether tracing images is “cheating” or if there are skills that can be learned from the process. Listen or download for offline listening below. If you have enjoyed the show, please support us and leave a review…
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    Archive - The Thoroughfare

  • The Binge: Breaking Down "Community" Season 6 (Part I)

    Landry Harlan
    26 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    by Mark Denhoed Note: Community Season 6 is available for streaming/binging on Yahoo! Screen Hey, it’s me again. Writing about Community again. So, I’ve been meaning to review Season 6 for a while now, but in between working, tax season, and moving into a new house, I’ve been pretty MIA on this.But now I’m basically moved in, my taxes are long filed, and it was just Memorial Day weekend, so let’s do this thing.So, full disclosure, I’m like a month behind on Season 6 right now (so no spoilers!!!) but I’m planning to shotgun through what I’ve missed pretty soon. Since…
  • Playlist: Favorite TV Show Themes

    Landry Harlan
    25 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    by Mark Denhoed, Mark Harber, Eamon Shoghi, Xuan Huynh, Landry Harlan, Allie Arend, Sam Graves, Michael Paraskevas, Bethany Trueblood, Michael Grogan GIF source
  • #TBT: David Letterman's Top 10 Top 10's

    Landry Harlan
    21 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    After 30+ years of hosting the Late Show, David Letterman bid a fond farewell to broadcasting on his final May 20th, 2015 show. As exciting as it is to imagine Stephen Colbert as the new host this fall, we will miss Letterman's wit and Paul Schaffer's commentary. To celebrate Letterman's legacy, here are our picks for his best Top 10 lists over the years. Image Source 10. Things That Sound Cool When Said By Snoop Dogg 9. Things Jim Carrey Always Says Yes To 8. Reasons I'm Glad To Be Named Justin Bieber 7. Stupid Things Americans Say To Brits 6. Top 10 George Bush…
  • Hidden Gems: Roomful of Teeth's "Render"

    Landry Harlan
    20 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    by Matt MagerkurthBand’s Sophomore Album is an Introspective Revelation, Defies Expectation, and Redefines the World of Vocal Music Image Source Of all the genres and instrumentations available to musicians, a cappella is one of the most enigmatic and surprising. It has been a staple of choir nerds and college students for decades, but the art has undergone a renaissance in recent years. Projects like Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir, movies like Pitch Perfect, and bands like Pentatonix have consistently taken the art of “making music with your mouth” to new heights of popularity with…
  • Ex Machina: A New Sci-Fi Classic

    Landry Harlan
    19 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    by Michael Grogan Image Source It is a rare thing when a thoroughly entertaining science fiction film can come complete with intriguing characters, dialogue with depth, originality, and compelling visuals.  That is why Ex Machina became an immediate classic in my book and ranks high among films like Gattaca and Moon.  This movie engaged me at the core, challenging what it means to be human, to be fully self-aware, and to love.  I found myself engrossed by this thriller and by the end I sat with a gaping jaw and a bag of nearly uneaten popcorn.This…
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    My Drawing Space

  • "The Cube" - Daily SpitPaint

    Mark Manalo
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    "The Cube" My 18th and last artwork post for the month of April. I'm not really a fan of Incubus but I liked their music genre, I have their song "Drive" in my playlist. Among the topic for today... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • "Boo" - The Professional Boxing Robot

    Mark Manalo
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:54 am
    Boo - The Professional Boxing Robot 5 days to go before the most awaited boxing fight of the century is about to happen, it's Mayweather vs Pacquaio on May 2, 2015. Gladly, boxing is one of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Silent Bell

    Mark Manalo
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    The Silent Bell How your weekend everyone? Well, mine was so silent like my chosen topic for today. The only difference is the weather here was so hot unlike the atmosphere above. I'm just hoping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • "Energy Blade Attack" - Daily SpitPaint

    Mark Manalo
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Energy Blade Attack Not my kind of art but getting out of my comfort zone via speed painting is giving me an amazing feeling. Producing an artwork under a time limit was so exciting and really... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Child's Imagination - Daily Spitpaint

    Mark Manalo
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    A Child's Imagination  So glad to be part of a new art community called "Daily Spitpaint". The Facebook group started way back 2013 wherein members needs to produce a certain artwork for only 30... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    HACKPLIFY

  • 34 Amazing Lifehacks the Every College Students should try! – #34 is Priceless!

    tin2x
    24 May 2015 | 2:52 am
    College can be as tough as hell! And it’s not supposed to be like that. College should be a full four years of fun! And to make your college life easier, we will give you this Great List of College Amazing Lifehacks to make your life smooth as a baby’s bottom. 1. Snack like a [...] The post 34 Amazing Lifehacks the Every College Students should try! – #34 is Priceless! appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • Stunning Animal Lollipops and Sugar Sculptures by ‘Amezaiku’ Artisan Shinri Tezuka

    tin2x
    12 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    Did you ever wonder how goldfish and tadpole taste like? Now you’re in luck thanks to a new candy shop in Tokyo called Ameshin that offers traditional Japanese amezaiku, a form of artisinal candy making that dates back to the 8th century when the edible objects were offered at temples or given as gifts. The lollipops and other [...] The post Stunning Animal Lollipops and Sugar Sculptures by ‘Amezaiku’ Artisan Shinri Tezuka appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • CHECK THIS BREATHTAKING MURALS BY ‘ERON’ – ETHEREAL BIRD ON THE STREETS OF RICCIONE

    tin2x
    12 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    Italian artist Eron, known for his approach of using spray to give life to his art recently completed a breathtaking murals in a viaduct in Riccone, Italy. His latest creation – a seagull and a heron shows a sequence of birds that transition from embossed black and white silhouettes two figures that appear almost completely [...] The post CHECK THIS BREATHTAKING MURALS BY ‘ERON’ – ETHEREAL BIRD ON THE STREETS OF RICCIONE appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • Creative Beast Sculptures from Metallic Scrap by Robert Jefferson

    tin2x
    9 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    Steel Ponds Studios’ Robert Jefferson has created metal beast out of scraps from metal of motorcycle parts, gears, steel handles, and other found hardware. He uses these to-armored his sculptured birds, fish, and other beast. Enjoy his other creation via curiopt. If I ever been helpful to you, it would be awesome if you share [...] The post Creative Beast Sculptures from Metallic Scrap by Robert Jefferson appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
  • A Gigantic Metallic Turtle Made From Scrap Metal By Ono Gaf

    tin2x
    9 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    Ono Gaf, an artist from Indonesia made an astounding metal craft, a giant turtle made from metal junk. This work of art is made up of hundred parts of metallic components of car parts, bike parts, springs, tractor rotors and more. To view more of his craft please visit Jakarta Post. Photos credit Gina Sanderson. [...] The post A Gigantic Metallic Turtle Made From Scrap Metal By Ono Gaf appeared first on HACKPLIFY.
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    The blog for the creative and artistic bunch

  • Intricate Miniature Paper Art by Cybèle Young

    12 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    There is something about Cybèle Young's miniature sculptures that makes it impossible to look away once you lay eyes on it. It is utterly fascinating to see the everyday mundane moments transformed into intricate tiny paper sculptures through Cybèle Young's unique interpretation. A Toronto-based artist, Cybèle Young creates enchanting miniature world from fine Japanese paper. Engaging with abstract and familiar motifs, she juxtaposes sculptures to create a sense of dialogue or play between them. Her intricate sculptural artworks are inspired by seemingly insignificant day-to-day…
  • Chiharu Shiota Weaves a Tangled Web of Keys and Yarn

    7 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    I was going to call it a night when I stumbled upon Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota's latest work on my Timeline. In a moment of weakness, I decided to quickly share it here. More than 50,000 keys were collected from people across the globe then strung onto red yarn to create this visually stunning installation, titled "the Key in Hand". This is how visitors to the 2015 Venice Art Biennale find themselves completely engulfed by a sea of red yarn when they enter the Japan pavilion. The web of threads gravitates toward the two stranded boats at the center, catching some of the tangled keys.
  • Faux Leather: PU , PVC , and Bonded Leather

    30 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Faux leather, or imitation leather, refers to any material that resembles the look and feel of genuine leather. The materials range from flexible fabric to plastic, sometimes even paper. It is then coated, embossed or printed to simulate the appearance of real leather. Artificial leather and synthetic leather are also two of several names commonly used to describe faux leather. There is a huge difference in cost and physical property between genuine leather and faux leather. It does not mean one is better than the other. But it is imperative to know what you are getting, and not getting. Here…
  • 20 Lighinting Designs That Will Make You Pause and Contemplate

    12 Feb 2015 | 8:03 pm
    We have stumbled across many incredible lighting designs over the years. It's extremely hard to narrow down the list to 20. What we have come up with is a list of lighting designs that will not only stop you in your tracks, but will make you think really hard about how you perceive and interact with the lighting around you. So here we go. 1) Soft Light(2013), a flexible light fixture made of foamed polyurethane by Simon Frambach. It can be used to illuminate hard to reach places like behind sofas and under desks.   2) Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada created a pendant light called…
  • Influxx Lookbook : Leather Tote With an Edge

    7 Feb 2015 | 11:27 pm
    While frolicking around the city, we have decided to show off our favorite look for early spring. We are ready to shed the heavy coat in exchange for a pair of skinny jeans and light scarf for warmer weather! You can punch up your look with our charming Baimiao leather tote bag. It will add some structure and polish to any ensemble. It also comes with a removable zipper pouch, which just about strikes a perfect balance between form and function. 【Scroll down for more photos of Baimiao leather tote bag with pink edge】 【Scroll down for more photos of Baimiao leather tote bag with yellow…
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    NQ JUNKBOX

  • ‘DONE UPS’ : UP-CYCLING BY ALEX BORG COSTANZI

    NQ JUNKBOX
    21 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    Up-cycling and adapting to a more self-sufficient lifestyle is increasing in popularity, particularly in younger generations. It seems sustainability is a hot topic and huge contemporary issue for all sorts of reasons such as genuine environmental concern as well as people needing to find new ways of providing for themselves in the current financial climate. With these factors in mind the demand for  second hand items and up-cycled products is on the rise. Cue ‘Done Ups’, ‘an upcycling business dedicated to creating beautiful products from otherwise discarded waste…
  • SWALK Creative: Eco-friendly cards and gifts

    NQ JUNKBOX
    4 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    It is without hesitation that we can say that Manchester is a city brimming with artists, crafters, makers and independent businesses that attract people from all over the country to the area. These creative minds are what make such an exciting, vibrant and popular place; providing shoppers with alternative and unique options away from the high street. Independent businesses and self employment figures are on the rise as many pursue their passion; taking the leap to becoming their own boss so that they can spend every day doing what makes them happy. It is with delight that ‘NQ…
  • Emma Benyon: ‘Sun Prints’ and ‘Memoirs of Nature’

    NQ JUNKBOX
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    This week, NQ JUNKBOX has the pleasure of sharing with you the hauntingly, beautiful works of Lancashire based photographer, Emma Benyon. ‘I am fascinated by what is left behind once an animal has passed onto another location or another life…’ Benyon is mesmerised by the trees and the creatures; this is clear to see through her entire body of work which elegantly summarises the magic of the natural world. As you scroll through her portfolio, available on her website, you will be transported to scenes dominated by the presence of animals; something that is all too much a…
  • Senton Bombs: Classic rock at its finest

    NQ JUNKBOX
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Hailing from Blackpool, classic rockers The Senton Bombs are hard at work in the studio producing their fourth album, and with tours across the UK and Europe already under their belts, this could be a breakout year for the quartet. With numerous line-up changes during their formative years after their foundation back in 2004, the last two years have been a whirlwind for the Bispham rockers. Frontman and bassist Joey Class, guitarists Damien Kage, Johnny Gibbons and drummer Scott Mason have received high accolades from top industry magazines and websites. The rave reviews began with their…
  • Lauren Sutton: Insane Dot-work Ink.

    NQ JUNKBOX
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    You may be familiar with the insane dot-work produced by Lauren Sutton, as customers from across the UK have flocked to the recently opened Redwood Tattoo Studio, in heart of the Manchester Northern Quarter, to have her art work inked onto their bodies. Lauren trained to degree level in London as a fine artist, originally using her creative flare and interest in realism to create beautiful and thoroughly impressive portraits using only a Biro pen. With her obvious talent and refined skill, she managed to land a job in an artist’s studio assisting in the production of…
 
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  • Top 25 Digital Art by Grosnez Illustrateur

    john
    26 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    In this post you will amazing top 25 digital art by Grosnez Illustrateur. Hope you like them all. Give your feedback in Commnetn box. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grosnez.illustrateur Grosnez Illustrateur Freelance illustrator, concept artist Angouleme, France                                             ...
  • Top 11 Art by Marketing Artist Mariusz Kozik

    john
    25 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Mariusz Kozik Marketing artist Lublin, Poland website: http://www.lacedemon.info/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariusz.kozik “Warsaw Uprising” 1944   “Blood & Burning” for Total War: Attila   Justinian the Great or Narses   Spartans   Blood & Gore (Auxiliary VS Dacian)   Siege of Acre 1291   Caesar in Gaul   Vercingetorix   Claudius, Battle of Colchester   Mounted Sergeants   Sands ...
  • Fun To Watch 10 Animations by Felix Sputnik – NFSW

    john
    23 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    In this post you will see 10 animations by Felix Sputnik which will make you watching them again. Fun to Watch animation but at the same time showcase the talent and skills. About Felix: Born in Germany, moved to London, draws 24 pictures every second, lives in a small castle, keeps bees and chickens, likes beer. ...
  • 5 3D Art by Gabriel Cruz

    john
    22 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    Gabriel Cruz 3d artist freelancer Nova Iguaçu, Brazil http://gabrielcruzart3d.com/ Sad Goku – Zbrush, Maya and Vray     The mummy Modeling and sculpt – Zbrush Lighting and shading – Maya Texture and Final comp – Photoshop         Shout!!! Modeling and sculpt – Zbrush Lighting and shading – Maya Texture and final comp ...
  • 22 Concept Art by MICHAEL CHANG

    john
    22 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    MICHAEL CHANG CONCEPT ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR, ART DIRECTOR HONG KONG, Hong Kong facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651845227
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