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  • Plastics in Pop Art Prints

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    Jeff
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Curatorial assistant, Nina Williams writes about the use of plastics in Pop Art printmaking. Our exhibition Pop Art Prints is on display until August 31, 2014. Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape, 1965 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein In one of the most famous scenes from the 1967 film The Graduate, Benjamin (played by Dustin Hoffman), anxiously greets a flurry of guests at his college graduation party. Among them is a man who takes Benjamin aside to offer his unsolicited advice. He says, "I just want to say one word to you, just one word. Plastics. There is a great future in plastics." Nearly fifty…
  • Shine a Light on Your Art Business

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    Alyson Stanfield
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I recently came across this quote from a student from 2005: I have adopted the habit of NEVER leaving my studio dark! … Nothing positive EVER happens in the dark. Life comes from the light around it. Art is created to live and to be seen and felt, not to be hidden away in some dark studio (even overnight). Your attitude will change about your work environment when you enter the space and find “it” awake and waiting for your presence. While I’m not a fan of wasting energy, I do appreciate the sentiment behind the practice of leaving on a light in the studio. (Perhaps the studio is next…
  • Three Exhibitions That Are Shaking Up Colour This Summer

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    The National Gallery’s summer exhibition Making Colour guides the audience through the spectrum of materials used throughout history to create artists’ pigment—from blues, through reds and oranges, to purples. Each room focuses on a specific colour and the multiple materials used to make it over time, from early earth pigments, through lakes (dyes made into pigment) to the new artificial coal tar derived pigments created around the time of the Impressionists. The function of the works on show seems to be to illustrate different pigments and demonstrate how various materials…
  • artnet's animated GIF art history 2

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    tom moody
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Paddy Johnson's history of animated GIF art continues on Artnet; here is Part Two, covering what Henry Kaye and Corinna Kirsch call the "golden age of social media GIFs" and what I usually call the blogosphere era.* Johnson's essay covers solo and group blogs, pre-Tumblr, and includes so-called surf clubs. (Her generous mentions of my contributions to this madhouse are much appreciated.) Interestingly, she includes Dump.fm in this group, which makes sense in terms of the spirit of collective improvisation even though Dump didn't launch until 2010, when Tumblr was well under way. Its real-time…
  • Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction

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    Dion
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    A super rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has sold at Bonhams for $38,115,000, making it the most expensive car to ever sell at auction. The previous record for a car sold at auction which was also sold at bonhams was the $30 million dollar 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer which sold last year. Just 39 of these Ferraris were produced and car collectors worldwide drool over the model. It’s a beast on the race track, with this particular vehicle taking second place in the 1962 Tour de France, and they say it’s also a tame street car which can be used for grocery shopping. If I…
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  • Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction

    Dion
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    A super rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has sold at Bonhams for $38,115,000, making it the most expensive car to ever sell at auction. The previous record for a car sold at auction which was also sold at bonhams was the $30 million dollar 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer which sold last year. Just 39 of these Ferraris were produced and car collectors worldwide drool over the model. It’s a beast on the race track, with this particular vehicle taking second place in the 1962 Tour de France, and they say it’s also a tame street car which can be used for grocery shopping. If I…
  • New World Trade Center Logo

    Dion
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    What do you think of the new World Trade Center logo? The design firm Landor Associates came up with the new logo as part of a $3.5 million dollar branding package. If I was the owner of the new NYC WTC I would be hoping that I still had $3,499,995 on credit with the design agency because $5 is what I would pay for that thing on one of the popular freelancing websites! To me it looks like a pixelated skull but I’m told the five bars are meant to represent the 5 buildings to be built. Lets see what else can be found in the new WTC logo.. Here’s a few possible meanings of the new…
  • Chris Langlois Landscapes at Olsen Irwin

    Dion
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Weather Systems by Chris Langlois opens at the Olsen Irwin gallery in Sydney on the 20th of this month. I like his large realist works of the sea and clouds, they’re minimalist and make you ponder, just as the sea itself does. But I like his smaller, much looser landscape sketches much more. They’re so much more free and alive. I know which works would have been more fun to paint! Here’s a couple of his larger, more realist paintings.. Chris Langlois – Weather system (St Vincent Gulf) no.2 – 168 x 183cm Chris Langlois – Weather system (St Vincent Gulf) no.3…
  • I Ran Away to Sydney

    Dion
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Being the professional that I am, I just abandoned the blog for a few days while I wandered the streets of Sydney. I used to do it a lot more often during my pre-mortgage days and my pre-crap-earnings days, but now I’m forced to make this one little muddied puddle as interesting as I can. So I really appreciate the rare moments where I do escape, even if it’s just down to Sydney which is about an hour and a half drive. I caught up with some friends and never went into one single art gallery, which is usually the only reason I go to Sydney. I’m now feeling refreshed and ready…
  • Adult Coloring Book by Ryan Hunter

    Dion
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    I know this has recently gone viral as half of the people on my facebook friends list have probably shared it over the past few days, but for the 3 of you out there who haven’t seen the Coloring Book for Grown Ups, here it is. It’s an adult activity book with a variety of challenges and tasks to complete which could either make you laugh or cry, depending how your life has turned out. It is currently the best selling comedy book on Amazon. Here’s a few pages of Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen. Draw your own friends! I have…
 
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  • Diversity in Autonomy: São Paulo’s Independent Art Spaces

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Independent, autonomous, alternative, experimental. These are some of the designations used to name several arts spaces inaugurated in recent years in Brazil and especially in São Paulo. The variety of nomenclatures doesn’t constitute a mere semantic shift or strategy to escape classification; it actually reflects a vast plurality of practices and positions. These spaces are as experimental as the art they produce; everything—their architecture, artists, projects, programmes, managerial approaches—is a relentless, non-linear and tentative process. Questioning is more…
  • It's a Cruel Cruel Summer at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    People say galleries get slow in the summer in New York, but there is nothing lacklustre or mundane about the group exhibition Cruel Summer at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Curated by collector and graffiti historian Roger Gastman, the exhibition’s title is derived from the popular song featured in the original Karate Kid film by Bananarama. The music video portrays the three female band members causing trouble and dancing throughout New York City – including a Dukes of Hazard-esque car chase that involves throwing bananas at the police. Overall the show is inspired by that…
  • Miami’s Ahol Sniffs Glue Sues American Eagle Outfitters for Copyright Infringement

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Graffiti art that graces city walls stands resolutely apart from other forms of art: it can’t be purchased, owned and moved into a gallery or private home like a canvased painting (usually). As part of a city’s public landscape, graffiti art belongs to everybody and nobody – just like the streets they adorn. But, many images sketched along the walls of neighborhoods, such as Miami’s Wynwood area, are original creations, conceived by some of the world’s most prominent artists like Shepard Fairey, Retna, Anthony Lister – and locals like Ahol Sniffs…
  • Weird guys with severed heads: an interview with PANG

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Your background is in Fine Art – how have you developed your style back in London and how has it changed? I studied classical oil painting in Italy for four years and I came back to London around seven years ago. I have always moved around in my work and gone through phases, and Italy in a way felt like another artistic experiment, but the technique we learnt in the studio was from the 19th century, and the sheer discipline of it was a big shock when I first arrived. I had never spent more than one day on a piece let alone three weeks. But I soon got into it. It provided me with a…
  • Three Exhibitions That Are Shaking Up Colour This Summer

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    The National Gallery’s summer exhibition Making Colour guides the audience through the spectrum of materials used throughout history to create artists’ pigment—from blues, through reds and oranges, to purples. Each room focuses on a specific colour and the multiple materials used to make it over time, from early earth pigments, through lakes (dyes made into pigment) to the new artificial coal tar derived pigments created around the time of the Impressionists. The function of the works on show seems to be to illustrate different pigments and demonstrate how various materials…
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  • Meta-Life. Biotechnologies, Synthetic Biology, ALife and the Arts

    Regine
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Revolutionary advances in genetics and molecular biology have given us new insights into how carbon based life on our planet originates and functions. In more recent years the development of synthetic biology has dramatically expanded our ability to design and modify life forms. At the same time, disruptive developments in computing technologies have led to the possibility of generating digitally-based artificial life. And outside traditional institutions, emerging DIY, bio-hacking and citizen science movements have begun to appropriate laboratory technologies, challenging ideas about the…
  • A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting

    Regine
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting is a growing collection of items contributed from places that may disappear due to the combined physical, political, and economic impacts of climate change, including glacial melting, sea level rise, coastal erosion and desertification. Through common but differentiated collections, the contributed materials form an archive of the future anterior; what will have been continue
  • Where are the Luddites - An Open Call for BioLuddites

    Regine
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Speculative designer Lisa Ma is looking for the relevance of Luddism in the modern era by shifting focus from digital and communications technologies to the innovations of biotechnology industries. These biotechnologies which have started to pervade the food, health and ecological systems will undoubtedly attract their own forms of luddism. So who are the BioLuddites? Where are the group and individuals who ask for a demystification of biotechnologies and who are calling for a public debate about GMOs, systems ecology, hormone replacement, etc? continue
  • Strange Weather: into the clouds

    Regine
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    The show goes from the very absurd (the Halliburton survivaball) to the very dark and dramatic. But the adjective that pervades the show is 'fun'. While visiting the exhibition, i've been drinking cloud, watched a 1959 film that speculates on how weather control departments would use satellites and met with little child mannequins in Hazmat suits in the most unexpected places continue
  • POLSPRUNG (POLE SHIFT) - Devastating Experimental Set-ups

    Regine
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    The POLSPRUNG installation features a series of instruments that measure the earth's magnetic field to detect a possible polar reversal, register the gamma radiation caused by the solar wind and compare the data with the speculative disastrous gamma radiation data during a polar reversal. A small reading space also provides information about polar reversal research and disaster speculation, a magnetite laboratory and a notebook in which visitors can write down their thoughts about disasters. continue
 
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  • Plastics in Pop Art Prints

    Jeff
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Curatorial assistant, Nina Williams writes about the use of plastics in Pop Art printmaking. Our exhibition Pop Art Prints is on display until August 31, 2014. Roy Lichtenstein, Moonscape, 1965 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein In one of the most famous scenes from the 1967 film The Graduate, Benjamin (played by Dustin Hoffman), anxiously greets a flurry of guests at his college graduation party. Among them is a man who takes Benjamin aside to offer his unsolicited advice. He says, "I just want to say one word to you, just one word. Plastics. There is a great future in plastics." Nearly fifty…
  • Picture This: Dowager in a Wheelchair by Philip Evergood

    Jeff
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Philip Evergood's Dowager in a Wheelchair If you haven't seen American Art's exhibition Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Collection, it's time do come on down to the museum. The show closes this Sunday, August 17. Following World War II, with the accent of Abstract Expressionism, still life painter, Sara Roby encouraged artists to make figurative work. In 1952 she created a foundation to purchase and exhibit this work. After Roby's death in 1986, her foundation donated the work to the American Art Museum. The show includes seventy paintings and sculptures from the collection.
  • Five Questions for Andrew Greene, Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

    Jeff
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    On August 16th at 2 p.m., the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery will present the next installment in our Cine-Concert series. The next program features Andrew Greene, Director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, performing his original score for the Buster Keaton classic College (1927, 66 minutes). As a special bonus, the screening will be followed by a 30 minute concert of back-to-school themed ragtime classics. For more details, check out our museum calendar. In anticipation of the screening and concert, programs coordinator Allison Jessing spoke with…
  • Five Questions with Meg Saligman, Muralist and Conservation Advocate

    Chris
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Meg Saligman is an award winning artist at the forefront of the contemporary mural movement in Philadelphia. She is recognized worldwide for her work with light, paint, glass, buildings, and people. Meg is known for her exceptionally large scale, site specific work, including the nation's largest publicly funded mural for the new millennium, Once in a Millennium Moon in Shreveport, Louisiana, and her landmark mural, Common Threads, in Philadelphia. A painter at heart, Meg loves local color and incorporates what is distinctive about a place and its people, into the creative process. While…
  • Surf's Up at American Art!

    Jeff
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Thanks to Pinch from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Homer from Bethesda Big Train, and The Bird from the Baltimore Orioles for visiting the Baseball Family Festival at the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery at last month's Family Festival! The dog days of summer and the beach beckons but can't get out of town? Well, American Art can help with that. This Saturday, August 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., we are bringing some of the best parts of the beach in doors! Under the glass canopy of the Kogod Courtyard (and in the air conditioning) we'll be learning tropical dances,…
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  • Wyne Veen’s Jewelry and Holographic Gift Wrapping

    Corinna Kirsch
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    When you’re looking for GIFs, it’s always a good idea to take a quick look around the good old Computers Club site. (That’s how I landed on this GIF, just so’s you know.) Wyne Veen’s got an eye for making monsters out of inanimate objects; her latest (still) photographic series has all that’s there in her “Jewelry and Holographic Gift Wrapping” series, but it’s a little…grosser. This GIF just makes me think of Cookie Monster wearing a Geordi La Forge visor.
  • 7 Rising Art Stars to Watch: Rebecca Patek

    Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Rebecca Patek. Image courtesy of Marsha Owett [Editor's note: This week and next we'll be featuring the work of seven artists we think you should keep an eye on. Not only are they making extraordinary work, but they're being recognized for it as well.] In the world of performance, breaking taboos and celebrating cliches is tricky business; social and aesthetic mores exist for a reason, and in breaking them, it’s easy to piss people off. You have to be okay doing that. At this point, we can only assume choreographer and performance artist Rebecca Patek has made her peace with that risk. Her…
  • Kink Doesn’t Stink, But It Does Border On Banal

    Marc Boucai
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Adriana Luna in a production still from Kink. Image courtesy Rabbit Bandini Productions. I really wanted to hate Christina Voros’s Kink, if only to write a diatribe against the James Franco industrial-complex. Produced by Franco, and released on the heels of his homage to queer underground subculture, Interior Leather Bar, Kink may have been directed by a female acolyte, but it still retains the mark of the Franco machine. Franco is never mentioned or present in the film but his presence is nevertheless palpable; like in Interior Leather, Franco is constructing himself as a 21st century PT…
  • As We Now Know It, This Is the End of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

    Corinna Kirsch
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    In what will be an endnote to be discussed for some time, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation’s oldest private museums, will be no more. Despite a suit to prevent the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design from a takeover by George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art, Judge Robert Okun of the District of Columbia Supreme Court has ruled that it is completely legal for the proposed merger to occur. Though students and faculty fought the merger, a spate of poor financial decisions over the last several years primed the private museum to…
  • Tuesday Links: Corgi Rodeo and Marina Abramopug

    Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch Andrew Wagner
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Corgi rodeo. Yeehaw! [Imgur] The Jeff Koons retrospective is so gosh darn popular that the Whitney will now be open on Mondays to accommodate visitors. [Artsbeat] An explanation of “riots” compared to “protests.” [The New Inquiry] “On one hand this is literally finger-painting. On the other, it’s not not news.” What news looks like on Snapchat. [The Awl] This could happen to any of us: Alexander Ney, a 74-year-old artist in Manhattan, is getting kicked out of his apartment because the rent is now too high; allegedly, his landlord lied to him, saying the apartment was…
 
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  • Notes From an Artist Lecture

    Alyson Stanfield
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    As I was flipping through my notebook last week, I came across notes from a lecture by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado on January 25, 2014. Doug Casebeer, Vessels. Image found without credit details on Northern Arizona University site. There is so much wisdom here that I’ve decided to share them in their raw form. Enough time has passed since I first heard these words that I hope I am honoring Doug’s intent. What The Artist Said It’s difficult to wear the title artist. I prefer the title builder. I seek to build community and friendships.
  • Shine a Light on Your Art Business

    Alyson Stanfield
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I recently came across this quote from a student from 2005: I have adopted the habit of NEVER leaving my studio dark! … Nothing positive EVER happens in the dark. Life comes from the light around it. Art is created to live and to be seen and felt, not to be hidden away in some dark studio (even overnight). Your attitude will change about your work environment when you enter the space and find “it” awake and waiting for your presence. While I’m not a fan of wasting energy, I do appreciate the sentiment behind the practice of leaving on a light in the studio. (Perhaps the studio is next…
  • How to Nail an Art Commission

    Alyson Stanfield
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Commissions for artists are limited only by one’s imagination: people, house, and pet portraits, funerary urns, custom jewelry, garden sculpture, and more. Regardless of the commissions you might be offered, use these pointers to make sure you pull off your project with flying colors and enjoy the process. Put Your Best Foot Forward Create a special section on your website for commission information. Include steps for commissioning a piece and testimonials from happy patrons alongside images of the finished work. I snapped this photo in the garage of the Milwaukee Art Museum and…
  • How to Project Confidence (Even If You Have to Fake It)

    Alyson Stanfield
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Confidence is one of the most collector-attractive qualities an artist can possess. You are more likely to get the commission, sell the work, fill your classes, and have your proposal accepted if we believe in you. And we are more likely to believe in you if you believe in yourself and your art. Confidence comes with experience. Exhibiting your art in public and having conversations with art visitors contribute to growing your confidence. Yet there are times when even the most experienced artist lacks in confidence. This comes with the territory. The thing I enjoyed most about meeting Anne…
  • Deliver Happiness To Your Guests

    Alyson Stanfield
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    I’ve been reading Delivering Happiness by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. I highly recommend it as an inspirational story about sacrifice, drive, perseverance, and personal mission. One of the things Hsieh stresses repeatedly is how much more interested he is in experiences than in acquiring things. It’s no wonder that Zappos has become known for its superior customer service. This got me to thinking about how artists and arts organizations treat their guests at openings. Here’s what I came up with. Artist Karen McLain addresses a standing-room only and overflow crowd at the fundraiser…
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    Zachary Kaplan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • $500 (x5) for Artworks... on the Internet

    Rhizome
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    JODI, goodtimes, 1996   Through August 22, we're accepting proposals for FIVE internet art microgrants (alongside, of course, nominations for the first $10,000 Prix Net Art).   The microgrants are a commitment to browser-based art. At a moment when art contextualized within the frame of digital culture fills galleries worldwide, we think it's important to fund projects on the internet. $500 can buy a domain name and a bit of hosting, even a case of, ahem, Club Mate for those late night coding sessions.    S E E K I N G     F U T U R E     J O D I S.  S E E K I N G     F U T U R…
  • Containers

    Adam Rothstein
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, still from The Forgotten Space (2010). I woke up at the chime, looked at the mobile. New work available. I clocked in, made coffee, sat at the desk. Two hours of work right away, even before Twitter. Felt accomplished. I invoiced, and collected. I met Sandra for breakfast. She's in Miami. She had the ceiling open to let in the sun. She got into a new task queue, editorial work. It's good work, she said, even though the pay isn't quite as good as advertising. What's the difference, I said, sipping my Bloody Mary. Different algorithmic authors, same algorithmic…
  • Trailblazers 7: Notes from the Game-Master

    Dragan Espenschied
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Game-Master Dragan Espenschied oversees surfers in this picture from competitor Arjun Srivatsa At Trailblazers 7, surfing was all about different ways that indexes and taxonomies are created and used, and about excellent airhorn-puncutated stadium pop provided by DJ Smart & Outgoing. The competition took place yesterday at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club; given the use of a one-button mouse, no keyboard, and no back button, qualifying surfers in the competition were asked to navigate a "trail" from one website to another, only by clicking. Without the use of search engines, browsing the web…
  • First Look: David Kravitz & Frances Stark

    Michael Connor
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Opening the Kimono by David Kravitz and Frances Stark is now on view as part of First Look, the New Museum's ongoing series of digital projects, which will now be co-curated and co-presented by Rhizome. Click here to view work. David Kravitz and Frances Stark, Opening the Kimono (2014) iMessage conversation. In a recorded iMessage chat, David Kravitz and Frances Stark satirize Silicon Valley culture and sext about creative labor. When artist Frances Stark and Snapchat developer David Kravitz discussed the idea of having sex on stage during a public presentation at the New Museum last…
 
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  • waiting for the audience

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    untitled (Bertoias) 2012 I spotted this group in the MoMA Sculpture Garden today at about 5:30, when friends and I were leaving the museum. The Bertoia chairs were waiting patiently for the audience to assemble.
  • it was never the shame of the blow job,

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    but the shame of sentencing the man to prison, and it endures today Henry Cowell at the Forest Theater, Carmel, 1913 (we were all once very young) Henry Cowell, born in the last years of the 19h century, was a brilliant composer, one of the wildest, most original of the 20th century, and his work remains radical today in the 21st. He was also a magnificent pianist, in great demand all over the world while still in his 20s. Two months after his 40th birthday he was arrested in his Menlo Park home on a 'morals' charge, and two months after that he began a 15-year term in San Quentin prison. He…
  • where the sun almost never visits

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:59 pm
    lines (empire) 2014 The sun is able to reach this wall, fifteen feet from the window, only secondhand: It needs the help of a casement across the street, propped opened at just the right angle.
  • kale, for better and for worse

    18 Oct 2013 | 5:32 pm
    untitled (kale wave) 2013 I saw this wave of ornamental kale assembled inside the pedestrianized area of Broadway just to the east of the Flatiron Building today, and snapped this picture with my phone camera. The little guys were waiting to be distributed around the neighborhood, where they will be transplanted into large pots or sidewalk cuts, usually at the base of a small tree. One of New York's ways of recognizing the arrival of fall is to replace the flowering plants which had graced the streets during the summer (yeah, things certainly have changed around here since the 70s and early…
  • Leo Borchard, artist and humanist

    23 Aug 2013 | 1:56 pm
    Leo Borchard (b. March 31, 1899, Moscow - d. August 23, 1945, Berlin) On this day in 1945 the conductor Leo Borchard was killed by an American sentry in occupied Berlin while the musician was being driven home after conducting a concert of the Berlin Philharmonic. His British driver had misinterpreted the sentry's hand signal to stop.* Three months earlier the artist had been appointed to replace the somewhat-compromised, and now-exiled Wilhelm Fürtwangler as musical director of the orchestra. At the time of Borchard's death he had conducted 22 hugely-welcome and greatly-acclaimed concerts,…
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • The Commission, Part 5

    Jeffrey Hayes
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    I generally like to let a background dry before work on the body of the painting. Now that it has fully dried, I've begun the meat of the project.I think of this stage as a first pass, though in reality I'm trying to get it as finished as possible. There are several steps (glazes and touch-ups) that can only be done once the first pass is dry to the touch.The sesame seeds sprinkled on the top of the bread were especially fun to paint.
  • The Commission, Part 4

    Jeffrey Hayes
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    The Background.One of the traditional rules of oil painting is to work from the background to the foreground. While this doesn't always make sense, it usually does, and this painting is no exception. The background in this case is a solid black. While I have several blacks available, for large unvaried passages like this, I like to use Ivory Black. It has a beauty, depth, and glow to it that the other black pigments seem to lack, and it gives some liveliness even to a background area.Unfortunately, it's strength is also a weakness; it's a transparent paint. Even as I was laying in the…
  • Commission, Part 3

    Jeffrey Hayes
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    The Drawing.At this point I lay in the composition as a light sketch on the panel (due to glare, it's not particularly easy to see in the above image).This sketch is purely functional - it makes no effort to actually be an artistic drawing; I don't attempt to vary the line, define volume, or give depth. I'm simply placing the outlines of the objects and indicating a few salient details. Above all, I want to keep the sketch light so there's no chance it will ever show through subsequent layers of paint.In some of the more complicate passages, like the design on the bowl above, I'll lay in some…
  • The Commission, Part 2

    Jeffrey Hayes
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    The Composition.The collector who is commissioning this piece has some very specific requirements; particularly that red should be the predominant color in the painting.We passed several sketches back and forth to work out a general design, this being one of them.When the basic composition was settled, I got the items I needed from my props collection (and of course the grocery store for the perishables), and put together the setup I'd be working from.When I sent over the image of the setup, the collector made what turned out to be an excellent compositional suggestion; move the bread back…
  • Commission, part 1

    Jeffrey Hayes
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The PanelI received a commission to do a traditional still life, and I thought it would be great to document the progress of the painting here.The size we agreed on is 24x24, so the first step was to prepare the panel. I usually construct my own panels, but since I wanted to be able to start this project quickly, I purchased a good panel instead. I'm using Baltic Birch, and it's cradled to ensure stability.I did have to pick through about a dozen panels at the art store to find one that had zero defects, and this is the piece I was satisfied with.After applying a sealer, I applied 4 coats of…
 
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  • artnet's animated GIF art history 2

    tom moody
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Paddy Johnson's history of animated GIF art continues on Artnet; here is Part Two, covering what Henry Kaye and Corinna Kirsch call the "golden age of social media GIFs" and what I usually call the blogosphere era.* Johnson's essay covers solo and group blogs, pre-Tumblr, and includes so-called surf clubs. (Her generous mentions of my contributions to this madhouse are much appreciated.) Interestingly, she includes Dump.fm in this group, which makes sense in terms of the spirit of collective improvisation even though Dump didn't launch until 2010, when Tumblr was well under way. Its real-time…
  • twitter stand-up

    tom moody
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    if i lived in rhode island I would not like having my state used as a size metric for toxic algae blooms with help from the feds the sheriff & barney built the Mayberry PD into a heavily armed racist swat team second only to Mt. Pilot's just some surgical strikes to prevent genocide -- it's not war or anything hat tip frankhats for GIF
  • cybersecurity expert recommends opt-out...of everything

    tom moody
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Corrente has a YouTube (and link to a text file transcript) of a talk by Dan Geer, who I guess we'll call a cybersecurity expert. In a world where increasingly everything is online he takes a big picture view, based on his years chasing down malevolent hacker types, and concludes it's time to head for the exits. I have long preferred to hire security people who are, more than anything else, sadder but wiser. They, and only they, know that most of what commercially succeeds [as a security product] succeeds only so long as attackers do not give it their attention while what commercially fails…
  • plato's cave of jpegs

    tom moody
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    So, apparently, in some countries your mobile plan gives you free Facebook but not free internet so this service arises to fill that niche. It takes jpeg screenshots of pages on the internet and sends them to your Facebook. Do this often enough and you will have a handy photo gallery of the world "out there" beyond your social graph. hat tip Jules Laplace
  • late picabia five years later

    tom moody
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    Figure 10: Tom Moody. late picabia, 11/1/09 6:07 am; “charles,” 11/14/09 11:16 am; Tom Moody, 11/14/09 11:27 pm; “charles” 11/15/09 5:21 pm. Digital images from conversation on Nasty Nets Surfing Club The above recreation of a Nasty Nets thread appears in Mikhel Proulx's paper, The Progress of Ambiguity: Uncertain Imagery in Digital Culture. I made minor corrections to the dates and ordering of images. The first image is an aggressively watermarked stock photo of a woman looking at a 1950 painting by one of the original Dadaists, Francis Picabia. I "found" the ugly stock photo and…
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  • September 7, 2014 Hionas Gallery

    Dennis
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
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  • Jack Davidson Studio Visit

    Dennis
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Stephanie and I went to Barcelona to have lunch with Ana and Iñaki (who took the bullet train in from Zaragoza for the occasion, still amazing) and afterwards, we stopped by Jack Davidson's studio to see what he's been...
  • Aaron and Sharon in NYC

    Dennis
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Dear friends since grad school, Aaron Parazette & Sharon Engelstein, now favorite Houston artists, visited us in NYC during the week before we flew to Spain. We made the rounds of the art scene as the weather shifted from...
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  • BUMMER – The Wolfsonian-FIU

    Onajide Shabaka
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Stalin dinner plates and Third Reich cutlery… An exhibition at the Wolfsonian, curated by designer and TV host Todd Oldham, displays art and design from the most tragic eras of modern human history. The title – Bummer – might be a bit too offhand, and it makes kitsch out of subjects that deserve more intensity, or at least perhaps a different sort of kitsching out. But it also shows that, throughout history, humankind finds it necessary to make decoration out of the abysmal. BUMMER The Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 March 26, 2014 – August 31,…
  • New Works From First Wave of Cuban-Exile Artists at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art

    Onajide Shabaka
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    New Works From First Wave of Cuban-Exile Artists at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Art: “In 1983, nine Cuban exile artists came together and exhibited their works in a show called ‘The Miami Generation.’ They didn’t know it then, but despite the contrasts in their artistic styles and influences, that show at the now-defunct Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami would bind them to…” (Via Miami New Times | Complete Issue.)
  • Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding

    Author
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding: “Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.” (Via NPR Topics: Visual Arts.)
  • Think Slow

    Author
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Think slow…: “Think slow, not fast. Society has become a cult of spontaneity – one that, with forethought, must be resisted… But true freedom, as Jean-Paul Sartre noted, is also terrifying.more“ (Via New Statesman.)
  • Ghosts in Sunlight

    Author
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Ghosts in Sunlight: “An artist’s memory is a dangerous, necessary thing. To turn experience into art, to make something out of remembering, is like ‘watching ghosts in sunlight’… more“ (Via The New York Review of Books.)
 
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  • “Artless In Every Sense” – Philly Museum Of Art’s Next Expansion Plan (Per Critic)

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The “Core Project” is the first of three stages of the museum’s Frank Gehry-designed expansion. “[It] involves tearing out the existing auditorium, which sits directly beneath the Great Stair Hall, and replacing it with a space labeled the Forum.” Thomas Hine argues that the Forum, as planned, misses every opportunity it has – and it forgets “the whisper”.
  • Madrid’s Reina Sofía Museum To Expand (Again)

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “[The capital's] main Modern and contemporary art museum will expand its permanent exhibition space by a total of 3,000 sq. m by the end of 2015. … The project will ‘finally’ join the Francisco Sabatini-designed building, which fully opened as an art museum in 1992, with the extension by Jean Nouvel, completed in 2005.”
  • In Praise Of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Midwestern Immoderation

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Justin Davidson, who recently completed a Wright tour through Pennsylvania and Wisconsin: “This processional of midwestern masterpieces reminds us that great architecture is not always the most sensible solution, or the most frugal, or the sturdiest. Sometimes it’s brilliantly insane.”
  • The Unusual (Quaint?) Way San Diego County Distributes Arts Funding

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    There’s no longer an arts council to assess grant requests; that was eliminated in 1993. Now cultural groups compete – often in person, during two-day-long pitch sessions – with libraries, health-care organizations, wildlife conservancies, and other non-profits for pieces of each county council member’s discretionary funds.
  • Could An Arts Council Work In San Diego County?

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    “[Advocates say] it’s time for the county to look for a new, more transparent, professional and equitable option for funding the arts.” And there’s no reason an arts council (like the one in, say, the city of San Diego) couldn’t work. But it probably won’t.
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  • Alan Miknis "Middle Americana"

    John Trippe
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Wonderful series of portraits by San Francisco based Alan Miknis titled "Middle Americana". 20 portraits 25"x19" in the series.
  • The Business Card Knife

    John Trippe
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Metal blade and only $25. Not sure of the quality, but it looks like a decently built slim little handy tool. Wonder if you could fly with it? Kinda hope not, actually.
  • Photo of the Day

    John Trippe
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Photo: Noel Mercado
  • Karen Hsiao and Dan Quintana @Marcas Contemporary Art

    John Trippe
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    On a recent trip to Los Angeles I had the pleasure of heading to Santa Ana and stopping by the opening of Karen Hsiao and Dan Quintana's collaborative show entitled "Perverse Foil". The opening, which was Saturday August 2nd, even included an in person photo session with Hsiao and model Stephanie Inagaki, who has appeared in her work repeatedly over the years.The work is a collaborative and explorative effort into merging their worlds where Hsiao, a professional photographer, exhibits original paintings and drawings with Quintana, who has created works based on her photographs.  They…
  • Jeremy Fish Works Now Online

    John Trippe
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Thanks to all who came out on Friday for the opening of Jeremy Fish's "Yesterdays and Tomorrows" at FFDG in San Francisco. The show runs through Sept 13th.We'll be adding install shots in the coming days, but in the meantime we've just added the 30 new works up in our online shop!
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  • An etymological journey paved with excellent intentions

    Alice
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    As can be guessed from the above title, my today’s subject is the derivation of the word road. The history of road has some interest not only because a word that looks so easy for analysis has an involved and, one can say, unsolved etymology but also because it shows how the best scholars walk in circles, return to the same conclusions, find drawbacks in what was believed to be solid arguments, and end up saying: “Origin unknown (uncertain).” The public should know about the effort it takes to recover the past of the words we use. I am acutely aware of the knots language historians have…
  • The 150th anniversary of Newlands’ discovery of the periodic system

    Julie Fergus
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The discovery of the periodic system of the elements and the associated periodic table is generally attributed to the great Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev. Many authors have indulged in the game of debating just how much credit should be attributed to Mendeleev and how much to the other discoverers of this unifying theme of modern chemistry. In fact the discovery of the periodic table represents one of a multitude of multiple discoveries which most accounts of science try to explain away. Multiple discovery is actually the rule rather than the exception and it is one of the many hints that…
  • Dmitri Mendeleev’s lost elements

    Julie Fergus
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dmitri Mendeleev believed he was a great scientist and indeed he was. He was not actually recognized as such until his periodic table achieved worldwide diffusion and began to appear in textbooks of general chemistry and in other major publications. When Mendeleev died in February 1907, the periodic table was established well enough to stand on its own and perpetuate his name for upcoming generations of chemists. The man died, but the myth was born. Mendeleev as a legendary figure grew with time, aided by his own well-organized promotion of his discovery. Well-versed in foreign languages and…
  • Changing legal education

    Alice
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Martin Partington discussed a range of careers in his podcasts yesterday. Today, he tackles how new legal issues and developments in the professional environment have in turn changed organizational structures, rules and regulations, and aspects of legal education. Co-operative Legal Services: An interview with Christina Blacklaws Co-operative Legal Services was the first large organisation to be authorised by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority as an Alternative Business Structure. In this podcast, Martin talks to Christina Blacklaws, Head of Policy of Co-operative Legal Services.   The…
  • The road to egalitaria

    DanP
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    In 1985, Nobel Laureate Gary Becker observed that the gap in employment between mothers and fathers of young children had been shrinking since the 1960s in OECD countries. This led Becker to predict that such sex differences “may only be a legacy of powerful forces from the past and may disappear or be greatly attenuated in the near future.” In the 1990s, however, the shrinking of the mother-father gap stalled before Becker’s prediction could be realized. In today’s economy, how big is this mother-father employment gap, what forces underlie it, and are there any policies which could…
 
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  • Paris – Lucio Fontana: Retrospective at Museum D’Art Moderne Through August 24th, 2014

    emily
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Lucio Fontana, Scultura astratta (1934), all images courtesy Museum d’Art Moderne On view at Museum D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is an retrospective exhibition of Italian painter Lucio Fontana, who was known as one of the the primary founders of Spatialism, and was long known for his association with the Arte Povera movement. The [...]
  • Cologne – Robert Irwin at Galerie Thomas Zander Through August 23rd, 2014

    O. Yerebakan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Robert Irwin, #3 x 6’D Four Fold (2013-14) Galerie Thomas Zander in Cologne is currently presenting seven new works by California Light and Space pioneer Robert Irwin, which use direct and generated light as the source medium to deliver a subtle yet striking aura inside the gallery space.  As is common in Irwin’s practice, the [...]
  • Ronald Perelman Files Subpoena Against Larry Gagosian in Ongoing Lawsuit

    D. Creahan
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The lawsuit between Ronald Perelman and Larry Gagosian is still underway, with Perelman launching a subpoena demanding information on Gagosian’s previous deals with Columbian collector José Mugrabi.  Perelman maintains that the work in question, a Cy Twombly allegedly sold to Mugrabi before Perelman bought it for $10.5 million, was part of a scheme to manipulate [...]
  • Whitney Museum to Open Mondays in September for Koons Retrospective

    D. Creahan
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    The Whitney Museum will keep its doors open on Mondays next month, providing visitors an extra day to visit the vast Jeff Koons retrospective before the institution closes its uptown space for its move to the Meatpacking District.  The new hours are in effect until the exhibition closes on October 19th. Read more at New York [...]
  • Leon Black Purchases Former Site of Knoedler Gallery for New Home

    D. Creahan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Billionaire Leon Black, the owner of Phaidon Press and the recent buyer of Artspace, has purchased the $50 million former home of the Knoedler Gallery on the Upper East Side, a 17,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style home at 19 East 70th Street that was last inhabited by London developer Christian Candy.  Read more at The Real Deal
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  • Pseudoscape: A Large Scale Art Installation by Crystal Wagner

    JazJaz
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Artist Crystal Wagner’s describes her latest art installation as a conduit or space between the artificial environment created by our everyday experiences with man-made materials and technology, and the exotic landscapes on the surface of planet earth.Wagner’s gorgeous piece, currently on display at the Makery Gallery, Hilo Hawaii, has a lush organic quality, which makes it seem like a life form has taken root and is growing over the walls of the place. The artist is well known for her use of paper and other office supplies to create her artworks, and this work is no different. Here,…
  • Superhero Portraits by Rich Pellegrino

    JazJaz
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    For a few days now, artist Rich Pellegrino has been posting updates about his superhero-inspired portrait paintings on his very interesting Tumblr. You can now buy these original 4” x 4” beauties at his online store. Oh, and you can get 15% off until July 6th when you spend $50 at the store! To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: "Heisenberg" - Art Print Inspired by Breaking Bad "The Life Aquatic" - Art Prints "Ophelia" - A Painting by Rich Pellegrino An Art Print Inspired by Sgt. Peppers Lonely…
  • Joerg Mandernach's Anamorphic Tape Art Sculpture

    JazJaz
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Joerg Mandernach’s (previously here and here) latest anamorphic tape art sculpture is his brilliant contribution to the "Donaugalerie 2014" sculpture project exhibit. The installation will be on display in the old baggage room in the railway station of the town of Tuttlingen, Germany. The show will have its opening night on July 6 and run till October 19, 2014. You can watch a short video of the optical illusion through which the sculpture comes into being. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter.
  • Boba Fett Themed Art Prints by Jonathan Bergeron

    JazJaz
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:13 am
    Montreal-based artist, Jonathan Bergeron’s surreal Boba Fett themed piece is a great coming together of the artist’s three main influences; graffiti, punk rock  and skateboarding. Only a few more 16” x 20” fine art giclee prints of the awesome painting are available at The People’s Print Shop.  Go get them before they are completely sold out. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Gogo From "Kill Bill" - Art Print Meow! Parody Prints of Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub as Catbus The Daily…
  • Adam Lister's 8-Bit Inspired Paintings of Iconic Images

    JazJaz
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    Adam Lister, an artist based in Beacon, NY, makes geometric 8-bit inspired versions based off classic paintings and iconic images from pop culture. Lister recently released limited edition prints of 40 new paintings. The giclee prints, priced at $40 each, are made with archival inks and will come signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Link. Hit the jump to see more images. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: The Pop Art Paintings of Sam Lea "Terminator 2" Movie Posters by Gold Sauce The Iron…
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  • Music Video: Chet Faker “Gold”

    Jeff
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    “Gold” by Chet Faker, music video directed by Hiro Murai. Watch below. View the whole post: Music Video: Chet Faker “Gold” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Jamie Campbell

    Jeff
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    Portraits by Toronto-based photographer Jamie Campbell. More below. View the whole post: Jamie Campbell over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Richard Anuszkiewicz

    Jeff
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Paintings by artist Richard Anuszkiewicz. More below. View the whole post: Richard Anuszkiewicz over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Andrea Nakhla

    Jeff
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    Paintings by artist Andrea Nakhla. More below. View the whole post: Andrea Nakhla over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • “Faces of N” by Gabriel Shalom

    Jeff
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Artist Gabriel Shalom has released an audio visual EP called “Faces of N”, featuring six songs created entirely from the sounds of model Nicole Roscher getting dressed. Superb editing here. Found via our Booooooom Vimeo Group. Watch the videos below! View the whole post: “Faces of N” by Gabriel Shalom over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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  • Most Expensive Car Sold at Auction

    Dion
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    A super rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has sold at Bonhams for $38,115,000, making it the most expensive car to ever sell at auction. The previous record for a car sold at auction which was also sold at bonhams was the $30 million dollar 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R F1 Racer which sold last year. Just 39 of these Ferraris were produced and car collectors worldwide drool over the model. It’s a beast on the race track, with this particular vehicle taking second place in the 1962 Tour de France, and they say it’s also a tame street car which can be used for grocery shopping. If I…
  • New World Trade Center Logo

    Dion
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    What do you think of the new World Trade Center logo? The design firm Landor Associates came up with the new logo as part of a $3.5 million dollar branding package. If I was the owner of the new NYC WTC I would be hoping that I still had $3,499,995 on credit with the design agency because $5 is what I would pay for that thing on one of the popular freelancing websites! To me it looks like a pixelated skull but I’m told the five bars are meant to represent the 5 buildings to be built. Lets see what else can be found in the new WTC logo.. Here’s a few possible meanings of the new…
  • Chris Langlois Landscapes at Olsen Irwin

    Dion
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Weather Systems by Chris Langlois opens at the Olsen Irwin gallery in Sydney on the 20th of this month. I like his large realist works of the sea and clouds, they’re minimalist and make you ponder, just as the sea itself does. But I like his smaller, much looser landscape sketches much more. They’re so much more free and alive. I know which works would have been more fun to paint! Here’s a couple of his larger, more realist paintings.. Chris Langlois – Weather system (St Vincent Gulf) no.2 – 168 x 183cm Chris Langlois – Weather system (St Vincent Gulf) no.3…
  • I Ran Away to Sydney

    Dion
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Being the professional that I am, I just abandoned the blog for a few days while I wandered the streets of Sydney. I used to do it a lot more often during my pre-mortgage days and my pre-crap-earnings days, but now I’m forced to make this one little muddied puddle as interesting as I can. So I really appreciate the rare moments where I do escape, even if it’s just down to Sydney which is about an hour and a half drive. I caught up with some friends and never went into one single art gallery, which is usually the only reason I go to Sydney. I’m now feeling refreshed and ready…
  • Adult Coloring Book by Ryan Hunter

    Dion
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    I know this has recently gone viral as half of the people on my facebook friends list have probably shared it over the past few days, but for the 3 of you out there who haven’t seen the Coloring Book for Grown Ups, here it is. It’s an adult activity book with a variety of challenges and tasks to complete which could either make you laugh or cry, depending how your life has turned out. It is currently the best selling comedy book on Amazon. Here’s a few pages of Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen. Draw your own friends! I have…
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  • Summer update

    NEWSgrist
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    Rupert Murdoch, inked (2007) (joy garnett / flickr.com / Creative Commons). On ABC RN Media Reports (Australia): Illustration: ...Rupert makes a move on Time Warner A few personal updates before we hit the dog-days of summer: Installation view, Sargent's Daughters. (Infra)Red Herd, center. Joy Garnett: Red Herd, (2014) o/c 20x30 inches. Sargent's Daughters 'Sargent's Daughters: An exhibition of women artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent' through Saturday, July 26, 2014 179 East Broadway - map/directions Press: The New Yorker July 18, 2014 Goings on about town: Art "Sargent's…
  • Sargent's Daughters: An exhibition of women artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent

    NEWSgrist
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:29 am
    Rebecca Campbell: Call her green and the winters cannot fade her, 2012 oil on canvas 36x36 inches Sargent's Daughters June 25 – July 26, 2014 OPENS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25th | 6-8 179 East Broadway - map/directions An exhibition of women artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent. L.C. Armstrong Sarah Awad Whitney Bedford Ellen Brooks Rebecca Campbell  Jordan Casteel Holly Coulis Zoe Crosher Jennifer Dalton Inka Essenhigh Katie Fischer Natalie Frank Joy Garnett Orly Genger Elizabeth Glaessner Isca Greenfield-Sanders Jenna Gribbon Nora Griffin Jeila Gueramian Tamara Gonzales Ellen…
  • The Wayland Rudd Collection travels to Zimbabwe

    NEWSgrist
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    The Wayland Rudd Collection First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe Opens June 20, 2014First Floor Gallery Harare is very pleased to present The Wayland Rudd Collection, a collaborative project organized byYevgeniy Fiks that focuses on the representation of Africans and African-Americans in Soviet visual culture. A point of departure for this project is Fiks’ collection of over 200 Soviet images (paintings, movie stills, posters, graphics, etc.) of Africans and African-Americans spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s. Fiks invited contemporary artists and academics to select one or more…
  • The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation 7th annual Contemporary Art Auction at Phillips

    NEWSgrist
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Joy Garnett: 'Dilatory', 2012, o/c 30x26" The Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) Seventh annual Contemporary Art Auction @Phillips 450 Park Avenue, New YorkWednesday, June 18th, 6-9pmThe evening will feature after-hour access to Phillips, a cocktail reception and the opportunity to browse and bid on CCBF's beautiful collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Tickets are $50 each and proceeds from this event support the Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. BID on works @ Paddle8 All artwork has…
  • Joy Garnett: Piss & Vinegar (art and ferment) at Smack Mellon

    NEWSgrist
    31 May 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Pictured: Dr. Abushady and Annie (with Fahmy) in Benson (ca.1922). Photo courtesy of David and Peggy Sidebottom, Toronto, ONT and the Abushady Archive. Piss & Vinegar (art and ferment) a project by Joy Garnett for FOODshed An exhibition of upstate/downstate NY artists who work with food and agricultureCurated by Amy Lipton Smack Mellon92 Plymouth Street @ WashingtonBrooklyn, NY 11201Gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00pm to 6:00pmDirections ARTISTS: Joan Bankemper/Black Meadow Barn; Joy Garnett; Habitat For Artists Collective (Simon Draper, Michael Asbill, Carmen Acuna, Dan…
 
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  • “Artless In Every Sense” – Philly Museum Of Art’s Next Expansion Plan (Per Critic)

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The “Core Project” is the first of three stages of the museum’s Frank Gehry-designed expansion. “[It] involves tearing out the existing auditorium, which sits directly beneath the Great Stair Hall, and replacing it with a space labeled the Forum.” Thomas Hine argues that the Forum, as planned, misses every opportunity it has – and it forgets “the whisper”.
  • Madrid’s Reina Sofía Museum To Expand (Again)

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “[The capital's] main Modern and contemporary art museum will expand its permanent exhibition space by a total of 3,000 sq. m by the end of 2015. … The project will ‘finally’ join the Francisco Sabatini-designed building, which fully opened as an art museum in 1992, with the extension by Jean Nouvel, completed in 2005.”
  • In Praise Of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Midwestern Immoderation

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Justin Davidson, who recently completed a Wright tour through Pennsylvania and Wisconsin: “This processional of midwestern masterpieces reminds us that great architecture is not always the most sensible solution, or the most frugal, or the sturdiest. Sometimes it’s brilliantly insane.”
  • The Unusual (Quaint?) Way San Diego County Distributes Arts Funding

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    There’s no longer an arts council to assess grant requests; that was eliminated in 1993. Now cultural groups compete – often in person, during two-day-long pitch sessions – with libraries, health-care organizations, wildlife conservancies, and other non-profits for pieces of each county council member’s discretionary funds.
  • Could An Arts Council Work In San Diego County?

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    “[Advocates say] it’s time for the county to look for a new, more transparent, professional and equitable option for funding the arts.” And there’s no reason an arts council (like the one in, say, the city of San Diego) couldn’t work. But it probably won’t.
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  • Hans Hillmann exhibition at Kemistry Gallery

    Eliza Williams
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    Opening tomorrow at the Kemistry Gallery in London is an exhibition that celebrates the stunning, graphics-led film posters of German designer Hans Hillmann, who died in May this year. The show marks the first UK presentation of Hillmann's work, which feels surprising considering both the calibre of his posters, and the significance of the films they were designed for: among the 130 posters Hillmann created are works for Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai and Robert Bresson's Pickpocket, as well as films by Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, Jean Cocteau, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico…
  • We Buy White Albums

    Rachael Steven
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    For the past eight years, US artist Rutherford Chang has been collecting first edition pressings of the Beatles' 1968 White Album. His collection is now on display at FACT in Liverpool until mid-September... Chang has bought more than 1,000 copies of the White Album so far. The collection was first shown at New York's Recess gallery last year but it has since almost doubled in size, with most purchased online or in second hand record shops for just a few dollars. Released in 1968, the White Album was the Beatles' ninth and its cover was designed by Richard Hamilton. The minimal look was a…
  • Comic Sans for Cancer opens tonight

    Mark Sinclair
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    This Studio Two hundred posters are going on show tonight at The Proud Archivist in London, each with a similar aim in mind – to make something eye-catching using Comic Sans and raise money for Cancer Research UK in the process. Ahead of the opening of Comic Sans for Cancer, the curators sent us a selection of the posters that will be exhibited... "Can Comic Sans have a positive effect on society?" ask the organisers of an exhibition which looks to take one of the world's most divisive typefaces, have some fun with it, and make some art along the way. Vincent Connare's typeface is twenty…
  • New Axe ads celebrate the dullest days of the week

    Eliza Williams
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    A witty new Axe TV campaign from BBH London aims to encourage deodorant wearers to celebrate the potential in Mondays and Wednesdays, traditionally seen as the duller days in the week... The two ads mark a return to the simple humour that typified the brand's ads of old, and stand in contrast to the recent Axe Peace spot, which while epic left us a little confused as to whether it was supposed to be funny or not. Here the humour takes centre stage and comes with some lovely use of typography too. Watch below: These ads are currently running in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America, and…
  • Circular issue 18

    Mark Sinclair
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Spread from interview with Johnny Kelly Each issue of Circular, the Typographic Circle's members magazine, adopts a different design approach. For its 18th outing Pentagram's Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze have almost dispensed with imagery altogether... Set up in 1976, the Typographic Circle is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation with aim of bringing together designers who have a particular interest in type and typography. Cover of issue 18 and spreads from interview with Rian Hughes The TC is well known for its monthly lectures by leading industry figures such as Ken Garland,…
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    ArtsJournal

  • “Artless In Every Sense” – Philly Museum Of Art’s Next Expansion Plan (Per Critic)

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
    The “Core Project” is the first of three stages of the museum’s Frank Gehry-designed expansion. “[It] involves tearing out the existing auditorium, which sits directly beneath the Great Stair Hall, and replacing it with a space labeled the Forum.” Thomas Hine argues that the Forum, as planned, misses every opportunity it has – and it forgets “the whisper”.
  • Madrid’s Reina Sofía Museum To Expand (Again)

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “[The capital's] main Modern and contemporary art museum will expand its permanent exhibition space by a total of 3,000 sq. m by the end of 2015. … The project will ‘finally’ join the Francisco Sabatini-designed building, which fully opened as an art museum in 1992, with the extension by Jean Nouvel, completed in 2005.”
  • In Praise Of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Midwestern Immoderation

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Justin Davidson, who recently completed a Wright tour through Pennsylvania and Wisconsin: “This processional of midwestern masterpieces reminds us that great architecture is not always the most sensible solution, or the most frugal, or the sturdiest. Sometimes it’s brilliantly insane.”
  • The Unusual (Quaint?) Way San Diego County Distributes Arts Funding

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    There’s no longer an arts council to assess grant requests; that was eliminated in 1993. Now cultural groups compete – often in person, during two-day-long pitch sessions – with libraries, health-care organizations, wildlife conservancies, and other non-profits for pieces of each county council member’s discretionary funds.
  • Could An Arts Council Work In San Diego County?

    Matthew Westphal
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    “[Advocates say] it’s time for the county to look for a new, more transparent, professional and equitable option for funding the arts.” And there’s no reason an arts council (like the one in, say, the city of San Diego) couldn’t work. But it probably won’t.
 
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  • StoryLTD’s Online K. Laxma Goud Art Auction – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    StoryLTD’s Online K. Laxma Goud Art Auction – artmarketblog.com Indian auction house Saffronart’s online sales platform StoryLTD will host an online auction of early gouache works by renowned Indian artist K. Laxma Goud over two days from August 5-6. “Those ‘70s Fables: Laxma Goud” comprises a collection of 25 works created by the artist in the 1970s during his tenure at All India Radio (AIR), which was later renamed Doordarshan, where he worked as a graphics designer. During his time at AIR, Goud created a number of animated narratives for television. Included in “Those…
  • Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia – artmarketblog.com Bonhams have announced the appointment of Magnus Renfrew as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia, signaling Renfrew’s departure as Director Asia and Member of the Executive Committee of Art Basel. He will take up his new position in September and will operate from the brand new Bonhams saleroom in Hong Kong on the 20th floor of One Pacific Place. In his position with Bonhams as Deputy Chairman, Asia and Director of Fine Arts, Asia, Renfrew will be “responsible for defining the strategy for…
  • Sotheby’s and eBay Announce Art Auction Partnership – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Sotheby’s and eBay Announce Art Auction Partnership – artmarketblog.com In a surprising move that evokes memories of their past failed partnership, Sotheby’s has announced a partnership with with eBay to make art and collectibles from Sotheby’s live auctions available to eBay’s 145 million active buyers. The two companies have joined forces to develop what they describe as “an innovative online platform that will make it easier for millions of people worldwide to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles.” eBay and Sotheby’s will…
  • Book Review: “The Supermodel and the Brillo Box” – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Book Review: “The Supermodel and the Brillo Box” – artmarketblog.com When Tracey Emin’s controversial artwork “My Bed,” which as most of you will know consists of an unmade bed, smashed the auction record for the artist when it sold for a whopping 2.5 million pounds at Christie’s in London on July 1, 2014, it just so happened that I was reading a fantastic book on the art market that explores the inner workings of the often secretive and opaque contemporary art world. The book in question is The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the…
  • Google Launches Street Art Project, Sotheby’s Honours Banksy – artmarketblog.com

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:17 am
    Google Launches Street Art Project, Sotheby’s Honours Banksy – artmarketblog.com Despite the predictions of certain art world identities that street art was nothing more than a fad, it hasn’t gone away. In fact the market for street art has only strengthened in recent years with prices continuing to rise in conjunction with the increased recognition from the cultural sector. Street art has been given another major boost by Google who today launched a new project aimed at documenting and preserving street art from the around the world through the Google Art Project. Developed in…
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    MAKING A MARK

  • ING Discerning Eye 2014 - Call for Entries

    Katherine Tyrrell
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    The call has gone out for the 2014 ING Discerning Eye art competition.  Unfortunately it came out in July round about the time I was rushed off to hospital followed by enforced break and the last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BP Portrait Award 2015 entry goes digital

    Katherine Tyrrell
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    It could only be a matter of time before the BP Portrait Award switched to digital entries - and so it has come to pass. Next year, in 2015, the entry process for this very prestigious and world... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Making A Mark on Art - and the end of Squidoo

    Katherine Tyrrell
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Over the last seven years I've created some 160 websites about art (Making A Mark on Art) and artists (About Artists) on Squidoo. Yesterday I had news that Squidoo is closing down. Seth Godin has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Who painted this? #61

    Katherine Tyrrell
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    "Who painted this?" returns following the break while I wrote my book!    This week we'll start with a painting which is both seasonal and is a painting I've never seen before. However I could tell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sophie Ploeg and The Lace Trail - BP Travel Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

    Katherine Tyrrell
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sophie Ploeg's BP Travel Award exhibition 'The Lace Trail" can currently be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London - until 21 September 2014.  It then tours to Sunderland and Edinburgh in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • Inspired by fiction: Recurrence at Fridman

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    "In this world where every object was thrown away at the slightest sign of breakage or aging, at the first dent or stain, and replaced with a new and perfect substitute, there was just one false note, one shadow: the moon. It wandered through the sky naked, corroded, and gray, more and more alien to the world down here, a hangover from a way of being that was now outdated," Italo Calvino wrote in "Daughters of the Moon," a short story originally published in 1968 and reprinted in 2009 in The New Yorker. This passage was the starting point for "Recurrence," a…
  • ON FILM: Hedge priest as anachronistic hero

    16 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / John Michael McDonagh’s blackly satirical film Calvary, set in rural County Sligo in northwest Ireland, doesn’t lack ambition: it tackles the creeping nihilism of the twenty-first century. The scene that most incisively represents the phenomenon involves a rich Irishman drunkenly peeing on Holbein the Younger’s The Ambassadors (pictured above), which he owns and is worth millions, as Father James Lavelle, the local priest, looks on in bemused disgust. Here, as in many other films, great art is freighted with deep significance. The painting itself…
  • New Image Painters challenge Zombie Formalists

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    Galleries are trying to spread the news: dour Zombie Formalism is out; pop-inflected, often casualist, representational imagery is in. This summer Jesse Greenberg and MacGregor Harp of Brooklyn's 247365 organized "Don't Look Now" at Zach Feuer, a group show suggesting that a renewed interest in traditional genres--portrait, still life, landscape--is thriving within the painting community. Later this month a similar exhibition titled "New Image Painting" opens at Shane Campbell in Chicago.[Image above: Torey Thornton] Click for full story / links
  • Update: Jonas Lund and Flip City

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
     UPDATE: Steve Turner Gallery responds--> http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2014/08/steve-turner-gallery-responds-to-post.htmlRemember "Flip City," Jonas Lund's June solo exhibition at Steve Turner in LA that featured a series of process-based abstract paintings created as flip bait for speculator-collectors? [Image at top: Flip City 18, 2014, digital painting on canvas, gel medium and GPS tracker, 50 x 40 inches.]Click for full story / links
  • Steve Turner Gallery responds to the post about Jonas Lund's Flip City

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    I had an idea after posting the "Flip City" update on Tuesday to buy one of Jonas Lund's paintings and put it up for auction. Why, I wondered, shouldn't artists get in on the action? As my dear father Dudley used to say: buy low, sell high.Click for full story / links
 
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    An Artist's Journal

  • Finding Some Balance

    Martha Marshall
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    The links in the sidebar of this blog have now been updated to reflect current links that work and to remove ones that don’t. In the process, I’ve enjoyed revisiting some of my favorite artists’ pages and am newly inspired by them all. I was sad to see some of them get left behind, but nowadays there are so many ways and places to have an online presence. Everyone has to find their own. I’d like to say this blog is going to be updated more often. It always depends on how many other demands there are on my time. However, I’m seeking a renewed balance and cutting…
  • Summer Fun In the Studio

    Martha Marshall
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    As promised, here are the newest paintings that I’ve just completed for Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa. Each of these panels is 8×8 inches by 2″ deep. They are boxed up and gone! It’s been wonderful focusing on paintings for a few weeks, and I’m looking forward to doing more. Next, my sights are set on a big assortment of tiny boxy canvases. I’ve laid them all out on the table in various stages of development. Thinking of possible future groupings.   But finally, I’ll eventually need to shift gears.  Collage is always a good way to do that.
  • A Productive Two Weeks

    Martha Marshall
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I have been working nonstop on new work for Michael Murphy Gallery in Tampa. Here are the first paintings for the gallery, previously shown in progress. It’s a little hard to tell the paintings from the table cover, wouldn’t you agree? And here are the finished pieces in a grouping. I feel good about these, and have just finished another series of them, which I’ll show in subsequent posts. Each of these panels is 8 inches square and 2 inches deep. Filed under: abstracts, small abstracts Tagged: abstracts, acrylics, art process, cradled panels, mixed media, paintings, small…
  • When It Rains, It Pours

    Martha Marshall
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    And I mean that in a good way! This past week has brought all kinds of new things brewing with my art. I sold two collages to a nice new collector in Australia, created some large digital works for a design project, and got an email from a gallery saying they were very low on my paintings and would I please send more. In the process, I was able to get a “yes” from the gallery for me to send them three large pieces that I had in my inventory. Shipments of the 3 large paintings and the two collages went out on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. With the money from the sale of my…
  • Summer in the Garden

    Martha Marshall
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Summer has kicked in full force here in the garden. It’s still a work in progress, and I’m very much on a learning curve with it. Every year I try something new, just to see if it can grow in this specific climate zone. Some might be veggies or varieties I haven’t had before. Not all are successful, but many are. Here in the Deep South there tend to be a predictable array of traditional vegetables, and locals are generally not experimental. In almost any backyard garden and farmer’s market you are going to see tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn, squash, peas, and okra. I have most of…
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    Art Print Issues

  • Does Your Authentic Self Include Making Art for Money

    Barney Davey
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Many artists dance around the subject of making art for money. There is among some, in and outside the art community, a persistent and pervasive notion that making art for money is somehow a bad... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 11 Great Ideas to Cure Writer’s Block

    Alyson Stanfield
    9 Aug 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Here is a guest post from Alyson Stanfield. Discover easy ways to create content your prospects want to know from my friend, and every artist’s friend, Alyson Stanfield, the Art Biz Coach.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Art Promotion | Power of the Backstory

    Gregory Peters
    2 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    How one successful artist uses a backstory. A few weeks back, I published post titled, “Selling Art with a Back Story.” It was influenced by how back stories are used to sell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 89 Cheap Ways to Promote Your Art Business

    Barney Davey
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Discover easy cheap ways to promote your art business here. Here are some useful suggestions for you to promote your art career. You will find links to other Art Print Issues posts in the list. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nine Small Business Tools for Artist Entrepreneurs

    Barney Davey
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    What small business tools do you use an entrepreneur? As an artist seeking to make a living, or at least generate income from selling your art and related products, you are a small business owner,... [[ 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

  • James Akers (update)

    Charley Parker
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Back in 2007, I wrote a post about James Akers, an artist who, though comfortable with digital rendering and 3-D illustration, continues to do architectural rendering in watercolor. In the post I made general points about both the way many people — even artists themselves — tend to unfairly compartmentalize and judge genres of art not considered “fine art”, and about how architectural rendering is also suffering from the misconception that 3D graphics have superseded traditional rendering because they are somehow superior. Since then, Akers has revised his website, and…
  • Ryan Gitter

    Charley Parker
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Texas based concept artist Ryan Gitter works in both traditional and digital media. His work often combines strongly geometric elements with crisply defined edges, contrasted with a atmospheric passages in which edges become gradually lost. He also contrasts areas of low chroma color with accents of bright, intense color for dramatic effect. [Via Concept Art World]
  • Tom Roberts

    Charley Parker
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Born in England in the middle of the 19th century, Tom Roberts moved to Australia with his parents when he was 13, and became one of Australia’s most prominent artists. Roberts, with his good friend Frederick McCubbin and several other artists, notably Walter Withers and Arthur Streeton, formed the core group of artist known as Australian Impressionists. They were also known as the Heidelberg School, after the area in Victoria, near Melbourne, where they frequently painted. Several of the notable museums in Australia have generously contributed high-resolution images of Roberts’…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Samuel Peploe’s Black Bottle

    Charley Parker
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    The Black Bottle, Samuel John Peploe Link is to Google Art Project; high resolution downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the National Galleries Scotland. Wonderfully fluid and economical handling of this table setting subject by Scottish painter Samuel Peploe. It carries a feeling of the still life work of Manet, who was likely an influence.
  • Liz Haywood-Sullivan

    Charley Parker
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Liz Haywood-Sullivan is a pastel painter who creates landscapes and cityscapes with an eye to the vibrant color and graphic textural qualities the medium makes available. Depending on size and subject matter, her approach can either be more refined or more sketch-like, with an emphasis on that fascinating area where the qualities of pastel cross from painting to drawing, juxtaposing areas of painterly color with textural strokes. The work on her website is divided into sections titled Light, Environment and Atmosphere, reflecting some of her themes. You can also find an older version of her…
 
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    ChristianMcLean

  • Alone time

    Christian
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    I’ve spent most of my life alone. That’s not to say I’m a shut in. I find any excuse to go out in public and maybe have a chance encounter. What I mean by this is I don’t really have any close friends, and am not especially good at generally meeting people. I spent a good amount of my college years at the bars, but most if the time it was just me and my book. I find this time stimulating and relaxing at the same time. There is an energy in a busy restaurant or bar that keeps me alert, focused. I feel it is a form of meditation, a skill that I seemed to have cultivated…
  • We Were Promised…

    Christian
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    clean water, safe food, flying cars, technology would solve all of our problems, jobs, education, retirement, house, white picket fence, car, mobility, love, healthcare, disneyland, wife/husband, kids, happiness, and all we got was THE INTERNET.
  • Meet Your Meat

    Christian
    8 Mar 2014 | 11:08 am
    I was surprised to find how much trouble one simple question caused Sarah Agudo in her neighborhood of the Mission District in San Francisco. “Where does your meat come from?” In this era of Portlandia fanaticism of concern for ingredients and preparation, this little question caused panicked anxiousness. I have worked in the industry for the last five years and it wasn’t until I moved to NYC and started working for Devon Gilroy that I asked that question of myself. Growing up in Dayton, OH meat came from supermarkets not butcher shops. These were things that existed on the…
  • Line Cooks and Love

    Christian
    22 Feb 2014 | 3:45 pm
    We don’t have Saturday off We don’t have Sunday off We come home smelly We don’t make a lot of money We often looks like we tried to kill ourselves multiple times When we do come home it’s not until late We don’t hang out with your friends We don’t have normal friends We are obsessed with details We are come home elated We come home wasted We come home disgusted We have one day off and like to sleep in We have a particular sense of humor We can be completely cold We are crass We love to talk about food We argue ad nauseam about how to cook an egg Despite…
  • Why you should hire me. NOW!

    Christian
    29 Jan 2014 | 2:44 pm
    I have a BFA. Everyone is saying that an MFA is the new MBA. They are partially correct. I didn’t start out as an art student, mathematics came first. Mathematics have me a way to look at the world in certain terms. It’s what I love about it. Theoretically is you knew all of the variable there isn’t a problem you can’t solve without mathematics. It gave me such certainty, until I started making art. Art was this silly world of feelings and emotions, at least that’s what I thought. I started my BFA the semester I got back from Denmark living as a pig farmer, but…
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • New Florilegium Honors Legacy of Luther Burbank

    ArtPlantae
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    The Legacy of Luther Burbank, A Gallery Show Sebastopol Center for the Arts Sebastopol, CA September 11 – October 25, 2014 Fourteen Sonoma County botanical artists will show paintings of plants from the Luther Burbank Experiment Garden in Sebastopol and the Luther Burbank Home & Garden in Santa Rosa. The paintings were created in colored […]
  • iPhoneography, Painting & Botanical Art at Mt. Cuba Center

    ArtPlantae
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:12 am
    Mt. Cuba Center www.mtcubacenter.org Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden in Hockessin, DE dedicated to the conservation, display, and research of native plants. Their woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as the area’s finest. The Center hosts many interesting classes related to plants, gardening and the arts. View their full schedule of on-site classes and […]
  • Plants in Pencil at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

    ArtPlantae
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum www.naturemuseum.org Located in Chicago, the museum strives to create relationships between nature and people through their education programs, exhibitions, citizen science projects and research. Plants in Pencil Learn the how to use graphite pencil to illustrate nature with Suzanne Wegener, freelance illustrator and the Nature Art Education Manager at the Morton […]
  • Botanical Painting in Gouache

    ArtPlantae
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    See what’s new at Classes Near You > New Jersey! Carrie Di Costanzo www.carriedicostanzo.com Carrie Di Costanzo is a fashion illustrator who is now focused on botanical art. Her work has been exhibited in several ASBA exhibitions and has been published in The Botanical Artist and Colorful Edibles. View Carrie’s portfolio online. Botanical Painting in […]
  • Pressed Plant, Painted Plant

    ArtPlantae
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:22 pm
    I love history and am especially interested in people who take it upon themselves to teach others about plants. The self-initiated projects launched by these individuals are inspiring. They also are good stories to share with students. Today I would like to introduce you to the herbarium by Hendrik Elingsz van Rijgersma (1835-1877), a Dutch […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Colorful Drinks On The House

    Isabella Francesca Abigail Shores
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    By lois I do a good bit of reading on the internet and elsewhere about art and photography … tutorials, discussion forums, other people’s blogs, news articles … and one of the topics I’ve been reading seems to be somewhat controversial. Not in the sense of politics-and-religion-controversial, but still, different people have very different opinions. It’s about images being created in different tones. Same picture … different colors. On the one hand you have very well respected and very talented photographer / digital artists saying, pick your favorite and go with it.
  • Vast Portrait of First World War Officers to go on Display for the First Time in Over Fifty Years

    RobinM
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Vast Portrait of First World War Officers to go on Display for the First Time in Over Fifty Years Naval Officers of World War I during conservationCopyright: National Portrait Gallery, London An impressive, recently conserved portrait of First World War Naval Officers will go on display at the National Portrait Gallery for the first time since the 1960s, it was announced today (Thursday 8 May 2014). Through a successful public appeal in 2013, £20,000 was raised for essential conservation work on the large-scale painting, allowing it to go on rare public display this Saturday 10 May 2014 as…
  • PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PORTRAIT OF LONDON RESTAURATEUR SALLY CLARKE IS UNVEILED IN NEW DISPLAY BY PAINTER CATHERINE GOODMAN

    RobinM
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PORTRAIT OF LONDON RESTAURATEUR SALLY CLARKE IS UNVEILED IN NEW DISPLAY BY PAINTER CATHERINE GOODMAN ‘The Cook’ Sally ClarkeCopyright: Catherine Goodman A larger-than-life sized portrait of the celebrated London restaurateur Sally Clarke, owner of CLARKE’S in Kensington, one of London’s most esteemed restaurants, will be unveiled in a new display of paintings by Catherine Goodman at the National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today (Monday 16 June 2014). Sally Clarke, who was also painted by Lucian Freud in 2008, is depicted in Goodman’s portrait of…
  • After Dark, the winning project in the inaugural IK Prize is revealed at Tate Britain

    RobinM
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    After Dark, the winning project in the inaugural IK Prize is revealed at Tate Britain After Dark, the winning project in the inaugural IK Prize is revealed at Tate Britain After Dark: roaming robot taking in Sir Jacob Epstein’s The Visitation, 1926 © Alexey Moskvin Chris Hadfield in Toronto, former International Space Station commander, is first person to navigate the After Dark robots URL - afterdark.tate.org.uk #IKPrize After Dark, the winning project of the inaugural IK Prize 2014 was unveiled today at Tate Britain. The Prize, supported by the Porter Foundation, is a new…
  • New Portraits From BP Travel Award Winner Sophie Ploeg Inspired by Lacemaking In Bruges On Show At National Portrait Gallery

    RobinM
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    New Portraits From BP Travel Award Winner Sophie Ploeg Inspired by Lacemaking In Bruges On Show At National Portrait Gallery Pleating Time by Sophie Ploeg, 2013Copyright: Sophie Ploeg NEW PAINTINGS FROM BP TRAVEL AWARD WINNER SOPHIE PLOEG INSPIRED BY LACEMAKING IN BRUGES ON SHOW AT NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY   - Travelling through the fabric of time: Modern Reimaginings of Lace in Jacobean Portraiture at BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition The work of BP Travel Award 2013 winner Sophie Ploeg, a Bristol-based Dutch Artist, is on display at this year’s BP Portrait Award Having…
 
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    Art Threat

  • Just For Laughs: Gregg Proops & Paul F. Tompkins

    Kristi Kouchakji
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Greg Proops: “These are the bad old days.” The word on the street is that this Whose Line Is It Anyway? veteran has a remarkably intelligent and perceptive take on Quebec politics, and that he’d done nearly a half hour on that during his first show at Wiggle Room this year. Surprisingly, none of that came up the second night of his run and some who had been there both nights say that Proops did an entirely different set the second…
  • Just For Laughs: Jerrod Carmichael, Nikki Glaser & Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It

    Kristi Kouchakji
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-lady Rape About Comedy Starring her Pussy and Little Else With a title like “Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It” and a no-pants-performance gimmick, it is easy to assume this show is a deconstruction and subversion of rape jokes and rape culture. What it mostly is, however, is a defence of rape jokes under the guise of free speech. Truscott’s thesis seems to be essentially that rape is bad,…
  • Just For Laughs: David O’Doherty & What Would Beyoncé Do?

    Kristi Kouchakji
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The Just For Laughs Festival is taking place in Montreal, and Art Threat’s Kristi Kouchakji is there to review the politically-tinged humour for us. Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyoncé Do? Despite some terrible promotional copy, Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyoncé Do? seemed promising. A single 30-something woman moving back in with her mother holds a lot of potential for comedy gold, as well as discussions about the economic reality facing under-40s and Beyoncé’s status as a new feminist icon. While Omielan is funny, charming, and completely unafraid to share some of her darkest…
  • Daniel Higgs at Café Oto: A refuge of cultural integrity

    Michael Lithgow
    28 Jun 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In the mosh pit of global corporate excess that claims so much of London (UK) circa 2014, Café Oto is an oasis of cultural intelligence and inspiration. I popped in last night to check out Daniel Higgs and Michael Zerang, and I wasn’t disappointed. Daniel Higgs (formerly of Lungfish) is a compelling performer: part troubadour, part sacred chanteur, part angry prophet, all the while plucking and playing a 5-string banjo like a sitar. Michael Zerang accompanied on percussion and was particularly rivoting with his hand drum. In their more electric moments there was something almost shamanic…
  • Montreal Fringe: Hue Man & The Dysmorphia Diet

    Kristi Kouchakji
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    Hue Man: He Volution An exploration of socially constructed male gender roles through puppetry and video art, Hue Man: He Volution is an interesting concept that doesn’t quite work. The pre-show here includes a PowerPoint presentation about sexist terms that need to be retired, all of which pertain to concepts of masculinity. This is the closest the show comes to verbalizing any ideas, as the rest of the performance is silent puppetry, mime, and heavy-handed video, all set to a cheesy new-age score. The puppet character, literally born from a box into a childhood documented entirely on…
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    Daily Art Fixx - Art Blog: Modern Art, Art History, Painting, Illustration, Photography, Sculpture

  • ART-O-MAT: Pocket Art

    Wendy Campbell
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many art lovers simply don’t have the budget to purchase original works of art.  Enter the Art-O-Mat – re-purposed cigarette vending machines that have been converted to sell pocket size original works of art. North Carolina artist Clark Whittington created the first Art-O-Mat in 1997 which he showed along side his paintings at a solo show at a local cafe. The machine sold his black & white photographs for $1.00 each. The art show was scheduled to close, however, the owner of the Penny Universitie Gallery, Cynthia Giles, loved the Art-O-Mat and asked that it stay.  It…
  • You Are A Marvel: Herakut

    Wendy Campbell
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Nice short film by Jeremy Asher Lynch featuring Herakut. Quote by Pablo Casals. You are a Marvel – Herakut from Two Dollars Please on Vimeo.
  • Andy Warhol: 1928 – 1987

    Wendy Campbell
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a painter, printmaker, and filmmaker and a  pivotal figure in the formation of the  Pop Art movement. Warhol was the son of working-class Slovakian immigrants. His frequent illnesses in childhood often kept him bedridden and at home. During this time, he formed a strong bond with his mother.  It was what he describes an important period in the formation of his personality and skill set. Warhol studied at the School of Fine Arts at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh (now Carnegie Mellon…
  • George Tooker: 1920 – 2011

    Wendy Campbell
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on August 5, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, George Clair Tooker Jr. grew up in suburban Bellport, Long Island and took painting lessons from a family friend as a child.  Tooker  graduated from Harvard University in 1942 where he studied English Literature and continued to pursue his interest in art. Tooker was discharged from officer training school in the U.S. Marines during World War II due to illness brought on by stress. In 1943, he enrolled in the Art Students League in New York and studied under leading social realist painters Reginald Marsh and Kenneth Hayes Miller.  Tooker was…
  • Visit To Picasso: Paul Haesaerts

    Wendy Campbell
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Visite Picasso is a classic documentary by dir. Paul Haesaerts which features the frequently used footage of Picasso painting on glass while a camera films him from the other side. The trick of filming thru glass allows the viewer to witness Picasso’s true genius as he paints his famous Torros with just a few well-placed brushstrokes. Shot in beautiful black and white in Picasso’s home in Vallauris, the film is a poetic treatment of the master-painter. (from DocsOnline)
 
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  • Echoing Joan Miró's Wisdom

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Joan Miró's studio, Palma de Mallorca (image courtesy of the Fundacion Pilar i Joan MirThe Fundacion Pilar I Joan Miró a Mallorca is a wonderful place in which to spend a hot summer morning.  From the sunswept terraces that overlook the brilliance of the Mediterranean to the cool, diffuse light of alabaster screens in the exhibition spaces, all the senses are awakened by unexpected juxtapositions of interest and beauty.  Rafael Moneo designed the exhibition spaces as a complement to Miró’s studio and Pilar and Joan Mirs home.  Gardens and reflecting pools are glimpsed from…
  • Rules of the Plein Air Game

    8 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    It is always fascinating to realise how one evolves as an artist.  I am constantly surprised at how things change, whilst the core impulses and responses remain consistent.  I was reminded of this yesterday as I found myself responding to the intricate beauty of ancient olive trees and mighty Mediterranean pines in a way that I would not have done a year or two ago.Olive Tree (Olea europaea)Mediterranean Pine (Pinus halepensis) Yes, I love trees, and have always found them of intense interest and delight.  But now, with my eyes more attuned to their texture and patterning of…
  • Pouring your Life into your Art

    3 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Whether you like it nor not, your art is often the reflection of who you are and where life has taken you.  That may be an unnerving idea, but it seems to be one that most artists, in all disciplines, have to come to terms with.“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera.  You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved,” wrote Ansel Adams.  And for photography, you can substitute any art form, from dancing to singing to visual arts or theatre. Images of Sacha Copeland…
  • Environments that Help Artists

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Every artist instinctively seeks an environment that helps them create their art.It is not always so easy to find either the place, nor the time and serenity to create, however.  Every artist knows those stumbling blocks.  Sometimes they are easily surmounted, other times it is not so easy.Sometimes, luck intervenes too.  In my case, Lady Luck definitely came calling this summer.   For a multitude of reasons, it has become difficult to have the time to spend in my studio, so I have been fortunate enough to be able to slip away for a while to different art…
  • The Power of a Line

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    I saw a really interesting small exhibition that came from the Josef and AnniAlbers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut.  It was at the Fundación Juan March in Palma de Mallorca and will be at the Museo de Arte Abstracto Españolin Cuenca from now until October 5, 2014.  Josef Albers: Process and Printmaking (1916-1976) was a small exhibition, divided into three sections.His first woodblock prints, in black and white, are a far cry from the vivid colours and abstractions of his later work in the United States.  Albers was first inspired by the coal mining landscapes of his…
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    JetPak Studio

  • Art for front of Exhibit Map for History Museum!

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's finally done!!! It took all of summer to make changes and rearrange things but the front and back are finished and waiting for the text. I'll post the back of the map soon.
  • New drawing from this last week...

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    I call this one "The iPad Generation"... look up every once in a while will ya'!
  • Paired down Robots...

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    I simplified the robots I did a few weeks ago... 
  • The "BEE STING"...

    11 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Visually, this is how I think it felt to get a bee sting on my forehead just over a week ago!I had to draw it right away to get that feeling onto paper...
  • My art in a show in San Francisco Aug 8th!

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    I just got confirmation that they got my art that I shipped off on Monday for the "The Murray Affair: A Bill Murray Art Tribute in San Francisco on Friday! Woo-hoo!!!Wish I could be there in person! Here's the art that I sent to the show:I did this art back in the late 80s... before the internet. I had an art studio in Los Angeles on Wilshire Blvd (the 5455 building, which used to be a turquise and is now jet black) several blocks east of the LACMA and LaBrea Tar Pits. I had just done some work for Paramount on "Coming to America"... the director took me on the stage of Star Trek the next…
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    An Artist's Journal: Daily Paintings by Felicia Marshall

  • "Blue's My Favorite Color"

    Felicia Marshall
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardI'm not sure why it took me so long to understand this, but I have just now come to realize, that what is being reflected in a pair of glasses, is as important and interesting as the person wearing them.  Wow, talk about overlooking the obvious!  We have two sitting rooms in our house most people call theirs the den and living room.  Our kids never quite understood that, so our rooms are referred to as the quiet room, which is quiet until I actually sit in it.  Once my kids notice me there it quickly fills with kids and turns into the not so…
  • "Sunshine on Hope"

    Felicia Marshall
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    8 x 10acrylic on hardboardThis is the first painting that I actually started and completed in one sitting.  Usually I work on several paintings at one time over several days or a week.  I started on the face, which didn't give me too many problems.  The painting surprisingly didn't come to life until I painted in the glasses.  I asked my kids to help me with the title.  After several suggestions I pulled together the one you see here, "Sunshine on Hope".  I hope it works.$140
  • "Ladies in Gray"

    Felicia Marshall
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:37 pm
    12 x 16acrylic on hardboardMy aunt, seen here on the right, is what I call a wonder woman.  She raised seven children while working full time, and upon retiring opened and runs her own bakery. She created my wedding cake, which was gorgeous.Every year my aunt, organizes a musical for her church.  This musical brings people in from all around this big state of Texas.  This year the women all wore gray.It had been so long since I had been a part of their annual musical.  I was in high school the last time I participated.  I asked my parents whom are loyal…
  • "A Study in Color Yellow"

    Felicia Marshall
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    8"x 10"acrylic on hardboardIn my life I have a very strong relationship with food, so I have to admit, this one reminds me of butter.  I'm excited and find these last serious of paintings just plain fun to paint.  I love to look at them too.$140
  • "A Study in Red"

    Felicia Marshall
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    5" x 10"acrylic on hardboardThis one reminds me of hard candy because it's bright and translucent.  The crabs stand out on their own as animated characters.  I love the complementary colors red and green.  I wish I could say I planned it, but it just happened.$110
 
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  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Art news from around the world: A Ukrainian artist has been kidnapped – by pro-Russian separatists. Someone on the Corcoran faculty was heading up Save the Corcoran – and has now been fired. There are a lot of exhibition revivals at the moment. Some are interesting – but what’s behind this trend? What do museums want to get from the internet? It varies – sometimes quite drastically. Paintings from the Spanish Royal Collection have been in the Prado since the civil war, for safekeeping – but now Spain wants them back. Popular stories from the week: The…
  • Marcin Ryczek, the Man with the Viral Photograph

    Karin Maraney
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Have you seen “A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow”? You almost certainly have – on Facebook, elsewhere online, in a newspaper. It’s an image that swept across the world to international acclaim. Marcin Ryczek, the photographer whose work it is, is one of those artists chosen to display their work in the 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. In this interview, he tells us how he came to take that famous image, and what he has learned from the experience. Marcin Ryczek ”A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow” caused a worldwide sensation, winning…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Art news from around the world: Artist claims that there’s no point exposing children to art – but others passionately disagree. Art Everywhere US returns this summer – look out for art on a billboard near you! Abu Dhabi might have a cultural paradise in the making – but in the meantime, it’s anything but. A famous former forger reflects, uncomfortably, on how crime led to his current art success. Salvador’s new president will live at home – and turn his presidential palace into an art gallery for the public. Popular stories from the week: Fascinating…
  • Lest We Forget: Pierre Leclerc / a Solo Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    An unusual and powerful exhibition will be gracing the walls of Agora Gallery soon. The work of Canadian artist Pierre Leclerc will be on display in Lest We Forget: Pierre Leclerc from August 22-September 11, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, August 28. Entrance is free, and anyone who loves art and is interested in the depths of human emotion and the ways this can be portrayed on canvas is encouraged to attend. An artist’s ability to express themselves freely is often a source of great joy, both to the artist and those who come into contact with their work. Yet while…
  • Reception Review: July 31, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    This Thursday night marked a great reception for the contemporary artists represented by Agora Gallery. Our Chelsea gallery is known for advancing international talent, and we hope to make the artistic trends of foreign nations more transparent to the New York market. I had the opportunity to speak with artists from our two current exhibitions, Verve and Abstraction and Substance of Form, to learn more about their conceptions and realizations. Rebecca Coddington stands with Sitar Storm. Since studying at both SVA and FIT, English painter Rebecca Coddington has dedicated her career to…
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    Newcity Art

  • News: Caroline Older Appointed Executive Director of Chicago Artists Coalition

    Assistant Art Editor
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) announced last Thursday that Caroline Older has been appointed as its new executive director, and will begin this new position on September 8. Older was selected from an intensive national search conducted by board members Nancy Herring, Katharine Schutta, Carmelita Tiu and CAC board chair Tony Karman. Karman is quoted in the […]
  • Review: Funky Turns 40/DuSable Museum

    Assistant Art Editor
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED “Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution” focuses on the Saturday morning cartoons of the 1970s that feature the first ever positive portrayals of African Americans in animation. Presenting original production cels and drawings of cartoons such as the popular “Jackson Five” animation and even “Josie and the Pussy Cats” (Valerie being the positive black […]
  • Review: Summer Home/Schneider Gallery

    Assistant Art Editor
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED We stare at the image of a perfectly flat tile wall—an obdurate barrier—with red, yellow, brown and mainly blue and blue-gray components. Some of the tiles are chipped, and the upper-center of the mosaic is smeared and discolored. That is one of Jon Horvath’s renditions of home—distressed and implacable, yet attracting. Then we turn […]
  • News: Free Month of Comic Illustration Classes in September

    Assistant Art Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The International School of Comics (ISC) announced this week that, during the month of September, it will offer a series of workshops that are free and open to the public. Dubbed Freetember, the school will host classes in concept art, digital coloring, comic book cover design and watercolor, as well as introductions to techniques in […]
  • News: Richard Hunt and Lois Weisberg Among Fifth Star Awards Recipients Announced Today

    Assistant Art Editor
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Today the City of Chicago announced the recipients of the inaugural Fifth Star Awards in a press conference at the Chicago Cultural Center. Five Chicago artists, arts advocates and cultural institutions will be honored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) in a free live show at […]
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • A contest for flooring contractors…

    Tara Reed
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    So I have a floor I would like to have replaced in my house.  It’s one of the surfaces we have yet to touch.  I’ve decided to run a contest for contractors who do flooring in Portland to win the chance to replace it. Here are the rules of the contest: Any interested contractor should contact me, come measure the space and then put forth their best ideas. The contractor must have all of their licenses and insurance in order to qualify. They should share their design concepts on social media and use #flooringContest when posting. Samples of the materials to be used, are to be…
  • Never Stop Learning…

    Tara Reed
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Live in the present, look to and believe in your future but don’t forget to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate what you have accomplished thus far… Be a life long learner.  Change is constant:  be observant, watch and learn how to adapt and thrive. Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed
  • how 20 seconds of courage can change your life and your business…

    Tara Reed
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve been an on again  - off again subscriber to SUCCESS Magazine over the past few years and a follower of it’s creator, Darren Hardy.  I really shouldn’t go “off” as the magazine and accompanying CD is always full of great ideas and inspiring stories about people who have been successful in business and life.  But my letting my subscription drop from time to time isn’t the topic of today’s post! Darren Hardy started a program – similar to the Art Licensing Info Staycation but on a much larger scale – called Darren Daily.  Every week…
  • 3 ways to uplevel your art licensing business in September & October

    Tara Reed
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wowie is fall looking like fun!  I am going to be doing 3 different events in September and October that give you several ways to uplevel your art licensing business – the question is, are you ready? September 27-28, 2014 – School House Craft – Live Conference in Seattle, WA This is the 5th year of the School House Craft program and I’m honored and excited to be participating!  There will be two days of focused small business classes and workshops led by some of the community’s most knowledgeable and inspirational speakers along with many opportunities expand…
  • What do you see?

    Tara Reed
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Personally, I think both what you look at  as well as what you see are crucial… What you focus on AND how you interpret it – or what you see – will have a big impact on your life and your business. Some food for thought… for the rest of the day I invite you to be aware of what you are looking at / focusing on and how you “see” it.  Is there another way that would make your life easier, happier, more peaceful?  Does one view make you anxious and another make you hopeful? Shift your focus to improve your life. Here’s to your creative success! –…
 
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  • Aron Wiesenfeld, Delta, oil on canvas, 10 x 11 in / 25 x...

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Aron Wiesenfeld, Delta, oil on canvas, 10 x 11 in / 25 x 28 cm, 2012, image posted with permission of the artist. See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Aron Wiesenfeld on iheartmyart.
  • Aron Wiesenfeld, Tenant, oil on panel, 46 x 38 in / 117 x...

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Aron Wiesenfeld, Tenant, oil on panel, 46 x 38 in / 117 x 97 cm, 2013, image posted with permission of the artist. See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Aron Wiesenfeld on iheartmyart.
  • Aron Wiesenfeld, The Lake, 19.25 x 29”, 26.5 x 36”...

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Aron Wiesenfeld, The Lake, 19.25 x 29”, 26.5 x 36” framed, oil on linen, 2014, image posted with permission of the artist. Part of the exhibition, Suggestivism, curated by Nathan Spoor, August 16 - September 6, 2014 at CoproGallery See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Aron Wiesenfeld on iheartmyart.
  • Aron Wiesenfeld, Vigil 8, charcoal on paper, 15 x 10 in / 38 x...

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Aron Wiesenfeld, Vigil 8, charcoal on paper, 15 x 10 in / 38 x 25 cm, 2012, posted with permission of the artist. See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More Aron Wiesenfeld on iheartmyart.
  • Spectacular Self-portrait by David Whittaker David Whittaker was...

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Spectacular Self-portrait by David Whittaker David Whittaker was born in Cornwall in 1964. and is currently based in Newquay. He is self-taught, has exhibited widely and won the first prize at The National Open Art Competition in 2011. (via asylum-art) See more on:iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   More David Whittaker on iheartmyart.
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  • RUHR.CSD

    3 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
     RUHR.CSD ESSEN2014 Ausstellungsstand zum RUHR.CSDam 2. August 2014 in Essen www.ruhr-csd.de
  • Rubberpride

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    RUBBERPRIDEAcryl, Leinwand  50 x 70 cm  2014
  • Parasite

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Jüdisch bolschewistischer Beamtenschmarotzer Acryl, Leinwand, 40 x 40 cm, 2014
  • Love

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    LOVEAcryl, Leinwand  40 x 70 cm  2014
  • RUHR.CSD

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    E I N L A D U N GKomm zu meinem Ausstellungsstandam 2. August 2014am RUHR.CSD in Essenwww.ruhr-csd.de
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  • Samovar Tea Bar - San Francisco

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although there is not a samovar in sight – neither anything resembling the ornate boiler of tea water - the two-month-old Samovar tea bar in The Mission area of San Francisco is most decidedly dedicated to tea. This is the fourth Samovar in owner Jesse Jacobs’ little empire (the other three are also in San Francisco), and clearly different from the others which are more traditional tea houses. The Mission Samovar is a feast for the eyes and soul in its fine minimalist balance. What is NOT there makes this altar of tea-time contemplation so incredibly beautiful. The antidote to the…
  • Science Cafe Library by Anna Wigandt

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A science and engineering museum’s café project inspired interior designer and photographer Anna Wigandt to create a cool space for enjoyment and study, but she also invented a few products of her own. The Science Cafe & Library is located in Wigandt’s home town, Chişinău (formerly known as Kishinev), the capital city of Moldova on the river Bîc. The main features of the self-serve café and library are the jigsaw-puzzle table and the book displays. The table’s inspiration, according to Wigandt, was German astronomer Johannes Kepler’s 1596…
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  • CJ Hendry IT Bag Series - Drawn With A Pen

    3 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    CJ Hendry is an exceptionally talented artist. Plain and simple. She has blown us away and created a major reaction among the art-buying public. Her large-scale, black-and-white, pen-on-paper images are simply astonishing. They are so incredibly detailed and perfect that it is hard to believe that they are in fact unique, one-of-a-kind works of art, and not reproductions of a photograph.   CJ Hendry’s creative process starts with the selection of the object, continues with taking more than 100 photographs of the object to discover the shadows and angles that best present the…
  • San Pierre - Silver Plated Nuts and Bolts Artwork

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like shiny specks of sunlight reflecting off of a lake or a field of snow, San Pierre’s three distinctive pieces of wall art convey a sense of illumination, transparency and tension.   Each piece consists of a gentle halo of shimmery thread, circling a digitally printed disk of graded pastel color.   The 3D aspect of these 100cm x 100cm works draws attention, and attracts light in interesting variations.   At different times of the day, or in different lighting conditions, the work appears slightly altered. The shadows of the thread grow longer and darker, the colour in…
 
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  • Aretha Franklin

    Daniel Edlen
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Trying to grow up is hurting, you know you make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't, it hurts even more. - Aretha Franklin
  • Comedians

    Daniel Edlen
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin WilliamsEvery closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing. - Bill CosbyNot only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did. - George CarlinYou want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do. You want to be focused on it. - Steve Martin
  • Ozzy Osbourne

    Daniel Edlen
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The power of people, when they focus on something positive, never fails to amaze me. - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Jay-Z

    Daniel Edlen
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Money and power don't change you, they just further expose your true self. - Jay-Z
  • Jerry Garcia

    Daniel Edlen
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t wanna know. - Jerry Garcia
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  • ‘Indigenous Identities’ 1st -30th September

    Nandini Moitra
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    ONLINE EXHIBITION SHOWING THE EXTENSION OF THE FORMS OF NEO-INDIAN SCHOOL IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF BENGAL An indigenous identity to visual art, in the current world of pluralities and multiple identities is a debatable question. Visual art transcends linguistic barriers and speaks a common tongue, giving a voice to communities to express their cultural histories. Due to this rootedness or difference in traditional set up every community or nation is different in their artistic expression which gives it an identity of its own. The online exhibition ‘Indigenous Identities’ curated by Mrinal…
  • Affordable September Art Fair

    Nandini Moitra
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    "Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind." The seductive and vibrant colours of a painting demand your attention; it takes you to the artist’s world which is a chaotic universe, yet is calming nevertheless. Art is what beholds in the eyes of onlooker, which might seem as an endless road to some, the start of a journey to another or an endless road. The pursuit of owning great works of art should not be limited. The pleasure of living with, and savoring great works of art, is incomparable to merely looking at them in galleries. We at Aakriti Art Gallery have…
  • Furniture and Decorative arts exhibition at Legacy

    Nandini Moitra
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The present is often not enough for the romantic; the bygone era has a certain appeal to it. The obvious appeal of arts and collectibles is that they tell a certain story and transports the owner to a more perfect world from the past. ‘Legacy’ is the house of decorative arts, collectibles and hand crafted furniture in Kolkata. The new exhibition of furniture and decorative arts at Legacy is a tribute to nostalgia and beauty. It would feature timeless objects of decorative art of bygone eras and furniture to ignite our aesthetic sensibilities and innate artistic rhythm in our lives. The…
  • Discussion on the life and works of Ramkumar

    Nandini Moitra
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    The ongoing exhibition at Aakriti Art Gallery,’ Drawings of Ramkumar’ features previously un-exhibited works by the eminent artist made during the early 60s. The show was curated by Sri Prayag Shukla and was inaugurated by Gagan Gill, sister in law of the artist. The gallery hosted a discussion on the life and works of Ramkumar on 2nd August’ 2014.The interactive session was moderated by Sri Prayag Shukla. The speakers included Pranab Ranjan Ray, Nanak Ganguly, Jawahar Goel and Gagan Gill. For the speakers, it was not merely an academic discourse of his works rather a personal retelling…
  • Launching of New Website

    Nandini Moitra
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Aakriti Art Gallery believes in representing a broad spectrum of visual language , style and concepts to reach out to the art community and beyond. It has always been our endeavor to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of art forms.  With this idea in mind the new website has been constructed to equip the art lover . The new updated website along with the collection has several new sections which would include ‘Collectors Corner’, ‘Evaluate’, ‘Deal’, ' Affordable Art’and ' Find Buyer'. Each of these features would make the website more interesting. Collector’s…
 
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  • A contest for flooring contractors…

    Tara Reed
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    So I have a floor I would like to have replaced in my house.  It’s one of the surfaces we have yet to touch.  I’ve decided to run a contest for contractors who do flooring in Portland to win the chance to replace it. Here are the rules of the contest: Any interested contractor should contact me, come measure the space and then put forth their best ideas. The contractor must have all of their licenses and insurance in order to qualify. They should share their design concepts on social media and use #flooringContest when posting. Samples of the materials to be used, are to be…
  • Never Stop Learning…

    Tara Reed
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Live in the present, look to and believe in your future but don’t forget to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate what you have accomplished thus far… Be a life long learner.  Change is constant:  be observant, watch and learn how to adapt and thrive. Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed
  • how 20 seconds of courage can change your life and your business…

    Tara Reed
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve been an on again  - off again subscriber to SUCCESS Magazine over the past few years and a follower of it’s creator, Darren Hardy.  I really shouldn’t go “off” as the magazine and accompanying CD is always full of great ideas and inspiring stories about people who have been successful in business and life.  But my letting my subscription drop from time to time isn’t the topic of today’s post! Darren Hardy started a program – similar to the Art Licensing Info Staycation but on a much larger scale – called Darren Daily.  Every week…
  • 3 ways to uplevel your art licensing business in September & October

    Tara Reed
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wowie is fall looking like fun!  I am going to be doing 3 different events in September and October that give you several ways to uplevel your art licensing business – the question is, are you ready? September 27-28, 2014 – School House Craft – Live Conference in Seattle, WA This is the 5th year of the School House Craft program and I’m honored and excited to be participating!  There will be two days of focused small business classes and workshops led by some of the community’s most knowledgeable and inspirational speakers along with many opportunities expand…
  • What do you see?

    Tara Reed
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Personally, I think both what you look at  as well as what you see are crucial… What you focus on AND how you interpret it – or what you see – will have a big impact on your life and your business. Some food for thought… for the rest of the day I invite you to be aware of what you are looking at / focusing on and how you “see” it.  Is there another way that would make your life easier, happier, more peaceful?  Does one view make you anxious and another make you hopeful? Shift your focus to improve your life. Here’s to your creative success! –…
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of it’s process. - Henry James Portrait of Henry James (1912) by John Singer Sargent Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, get inspired, Henry James, Inspiration, John Singer Sargent
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    1. This week’s featured Friday Five artist is Luba Lubin and her Blue Green Abstraction. I can’t resist those blues! 2. Enjoy TED Talks? Check these out: 5 TED Talks to Kickstart your Creativity. 3. James Gurney has a new instructional watercolor video and he’s posted a list of the materials used, with links and notes — Watercolor in the Wild Materials. 4. Looking for a way to improve your figure drawing skills? Sketch Daily References let’s you pick what you want to draw and the time you want to spend on each and then creates a slideshow for you. You can select…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    An Artist is an Explorer. - Henri Matisse Photograph of Matisse (1909) by Edward Steichen. Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, creativity, ebsq, get inspired, Henri Matisse, Inspiration, pinterest, quotes
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    1. Today’s featured artist is Cyra R. Cancel and her wonderful piece, Violet Bellied Hummingbird in my Garden. Who doesn’t love catching a glimpse of a hummingbird in their garden? 2. Do you love participating in art swaps and challenges? Yes? Then you’ll want to take a look at Art Drop Day, where art and scavenger hunt come together. 3. Have you taken a look at the August EBSQ Art Exhibitions? This month we have Toolbox and Flower of the Month: Summer Veg. 4. Looking for some Art/Anatomy book recommendations? I found this list via a deviantART artist, Qing Han. 5. Summer…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    I don’t believe in Art. I believe in Artists.  - Marcel Duchamp Duclinea (1911) by Marcel Duchamp Follow EBSQ on Pinterest! Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, Duclinea, ebsq, get inspired, Marcel Duchamp
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    museworthy

  • Portrait of Jessie

    artmodel
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Helloooo friends! Hope you all had a great weekend. Is it just me or is this summer just flying by? I need to get more sun because pretty soon I’ll wake up one morning and it will be Labor Day already! I’m hoping to get down to DC this week for two shows: Degas/Cassatt  at the National Gallery and Artists and their Models at the Archives of American Art. I also have two modeling gigs and possibly – hopefully – a family sit-down to straighten out our issues. Oblivious to all of this human drama is Jessie the cat, who hasn’t made an appearance on Museworthy in a…
  • Thank You Robin

    artmodel
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The evil beast has snatched another victim. Or the “Black Dog” as Winston Churchill called it. No matter the descriptive epithet, depression is an absolutely brutal, unforgiving, unrelenting vicious illness. Those of us who suffer from it can try to convey its debilitating effects to non-sufferers and hope that they simply take our word for it. Clinical depression is nothing short of a fiend. A malicious demon that battles for your very soul. It keeps you constantly on the defensive, menacing you, taunting you. Yesterday, beloved actor Robin Williams tragically reached the point…
  • Hand in Hand

    artmodel
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Tumblr has become my go-to place these days for discovering and browsing art, photography, and lots of other cool things. It’s a remarkably easy to use microblogging platform and if you follow the right people you can really enjoy yourself passing the time. My Tumblr page is “Meanderings”. I happened upon this image of an Edouard Vuillard painting that caught my eye. It’s titled Seated Woman with Joined Hands, from the year 1916. I really like what Vuillard did here in terms of his palette, composition, and capturing of the subject’s presence. I tried to find…
  • I’ll Fly Away

    artmodel
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Hello dear friends.  I believe I alluded to some family strife in a previous blog post. I wish I could report that the situation has improved. Sadly, it hasn’t. The last couple of days have been difficult. Of course you all understand that it’s not appropriate for me to go into detail here, as it is family stuff and I don’t want to speak negatively on my blog about people I love and care deeply about, no matter how incredibly frustrated I am. Just pray for us, if you’re so inclined. For now, I’d like to share a video that I discovered through Fred Hatt’s…
  • An Artist Unearthed

    artmodel
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    To disobey a person’s wishes in the event of their death seems an inconsiderate thing to do. I know I’d be pissed if the instructions I left behind were ignored. But in some rare instances it might be wise to respectfully defy the wishes of the deceased. Such is the case of Arthur Pinajian, an Armenian-American artist who died in 1999 and whose body of works were discovered in 2007 in a dilapidated cottage in Bellport, Long Island. With no heirs or loved ones with a vested interest, Arthur Pinajian insisted that after his death his artwork be thrown in the garbage –…
 
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    Feed the Beauty

  • The What’s Underneath Project: Jacky O’Shaughnessy

    sophielumen
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Thank you Jacky, for taking your clothes off with such grace and aplomb. But God bless you even more for baring your soul. I cried when she cried-little tears of empathy, big tears of relief. We’ve been caught up in the advertising industry’s messages of ageism and skinny-ism for decades…waaay too long. This video shares […]
  • Survive to Thrive

    sophielumen
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: age quotes, aging, aging gracefully, boomers, Feed the Beauty, healthy aging, Nikki Giovanni, seniors, The Art of Aging
  • There’s a New Revolution

    sophielumen
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Originally posted on Aging Abundantly | Women Over Fifty | Empty Nesters | Caregivers | Aging Gracefully:Spring Rapture by Jo Louca I swear! Really! I’m sensing a new revolution! An underground explosion. A bubbling up of the voice of the wise woman warrior. We will not be had. We will not be put into preconceived packages, plastic ideologies,…
  • German Seniors Channel Hollywood Big Movie Calendar

    sophielumen
    23 Jan 2014 | 9:49 am
    A senior care provider in Essen, Germany, the Seniorenstift corporation Contilia, was inspired to recruit some of its residents to pose as Hollywood stars from famous movie scenes as part of a calendar. The models, ranging in age from 75 to 98 year old, posed as Audrey Hepburn, Kate Winslet and Liza Minelli for  for starters. Here we […]
  • The Art of Aging Creed by Sophie Lumen

    sophielumen
    20 Jan 2014 | 10:18 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: 50+, aging, aging gracefully, healthy aging, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Creed
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    Living Undone

  • Feral

    Cathy
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    I have come to the conclusion that these days I have more in common with some feisty and feral creature than I do with the humanity I have moved within previously. Really, I am not an upstanding member of society at the moment (pun intended). I make plans. Cancel. Look forward to an excursion to the movie theater. Too hot that day. Cancel. Then- never feel quite good enough to entertain the idea again. Feel bad about that. Occasionally I will inadvertently eat something that my body is highly sensitive to and be reduced to utter lethargy in bed for the whole day until the culprit makes its…
  • What I’ve Learned

    Cathy
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    A friend sent me this great little piece from a recent ESQUIRE magazine written by Jim Harrison who penned LEGENDS OF THE FALL in 9 days, by god. WHAT HAVE I LEARNED?”, I asked myself. I can fit 27 green grapes in my mouth at the same time. You’d be surprised how often this tidbit has slid into conversation which says something about me I don’t think I’ll ponder further. I think God gave me exactly what I needed (MS) to kick the shit out of my ego and need to please everyone. Now, I can’t and don’t not because I realized it was an insane pursuit but because…
  • Do It Till You Do It

    Cathy
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    hand-painted silk, 1987 __________________ I’m da MAN! Ya!… click here
  • The River

    Cathy
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    I WENT TO THE RIVER Today I went to the river That rolls by the church. Diminutive in size, It’s power is always a shock After a truly long and weighty rain. I went this morning To mix my tears Into the slow and steady creep The river chose as her outfit For today’s particular display. Under the beleaguered bridge Are fat navy blue letters Left by some stringy-haired kid Wanting to say something We won’t hear. The violent and gushing rains of last week Left my river swollen. The young willows on the fringe Are now plastered into the flood banks. The water had risen…
  • Funny Man

    Cathy
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    People in my inner circle still seem to get very worried when they read my words describing darkened times in my walk/roll-of-life. I believe if I have any gift to share it might be said I hold the opposites as Carl Jung taught. I not only hold them as we all do but for some reason I can speak of them in an honest and vulnerable way. These opposites I speak of are interesting to me. I can feel rage and touch it and be fully expectant on the other side will be a door labeled “FREEDOM”. “Freedom” meaning the perk that comes from facing a thing and staring it down until…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Vintage summertime

    thebrainbehind
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
          Just for not to get bored until I’m back from kasetophono.com! Have a great little summer
  • You know what I like about summer days?

    thebrainbehind
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:31 am
    Brain atrophy! The curious brain needs some rest and some really long long vacations, so no more posts for a while! Back with you all at some point in late August! Have a perfect summer and stay always Curious
  • JAWS returns!

    thebrainbehind
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Speedrun: Jaws in 60 seconds from 1A4 Studio
  • Centerfold

    thebrainbehind
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    this is just great! From M o t h e r. Via @yvynyl
  • The Quest for the Absolute – Lonely Superheroes

    thebrainbehind
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    The work of Benoit Lapray
 
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Boko Haram’s Latest Attacks Target Boys

    Sarah Jakubowski
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 15:59 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 DORON, BAGA, Nigeria — Sunday, Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of boys from the Nigerian village of Doron Baga. During the raid on the village, suspected Boko Haram dressed in police and military uniforms burned several houses and terrorized citizens […]
  • The Lost Children of FARC Guerrilla Fighters

    Allyson Cartwright
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:50 p.m. DST, 19 August 2014 BOGOTA, Colombia — On the heels of a grandmother’s reunion with her missing grandson after his kidnapping by the Argentinian army 36 years ago, a wider secret is beginning to unravel. Government and guerrilla forces alike in South America have, for decades, stolen infants […]
  • Beloved Actor Robin Williams, 63, Kills Himself

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:40 p.m. DST, 12 August 2014 TIBURON, California — Robin Williams, stand-up comedian and star of movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was declared dead at his residence on August 11 at 12:02 pm. Fans were shocked to learn that the man who caused so […]
  • Belo Monte | World’s Third Largest Dam Construction Threatens Kayapó

    Sarah Jakubowski
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:30 p.m. DST, 11 August 2014 PARÁ, Brazil — Despite environmental and humanitarian protests, the Brazillian government plans to build five hydroelectric dams on the Tapajos River. The river is an important tributary to the Amazon and if built, the dams will flood the area displacing both people […]
  • Laughter a Threat to Chastity? Yes, Declares Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister

    Ayanna Nahmias
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 31 July 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Chastity has long been a source of contention and in fact has often been used as a justification for the domination of women throughout the centuries in various parts of the world. It is another means by which some men seek […]
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    Writing Season One

  • If you sell, are you an Artist?

    WriterInAHat
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Illustration by author. *I first wrote about this is January of 2011, and I think the question remains relevant. What do you think? From time-to-time I've heard conversations among artists as to how they see their work.  Whether it's unique to the art industry or not, an artist sees his own work through emotional eyes.  They see each work as precious. Something that you have created - whether through the medium of paint, or sculpted in clay or carved from stone, glued together bits of paper or welded in steel - seems to be an extension of who you are.  Entering a work into your first…
  • Friday Walk Through the Farm

    WriterInAHat
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:34 pm
    A glimpse into the 'farm.' Photo by author. One of the pleasurable things about early summer mornings is walking through the garden. And, in my case, taking a walk through the farm. The farm for us is the right side of our property [right side as you look at the house from the street]. It's big enough to have 7 fruit trees and still room for seasonal veggies. I'm amazed at how fast the Chinese Red Noodle beans are growing! Seems that two pods emerge from one blossom. Can't wait to taste them. The watermelon patch already has two fruits that are about a foot long and a bunch of other bitty…
  • Love My Boy George and He's not even Human

    WriterInAHat
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:06 pm
    This is our George - curious as always. He's a bird...but not a bird brain! Amazon Double Yellow-Headed Parrots are intelligent, funny and loving members of the family. And ours just recently turned 10 years old. We got him when he was only six months old. We know his age, name and that he's male 'cause the little guy came with documents.  Pets are as much members of a family as the humans...I've always believed this. Growing up my family had dogs...loved our German Shepherd named Baron. His delightful peculiarity was that he would rescue babies: baby birds, kittens, even human toddlers…
 
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • THIS IS THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM. THIS IS NOT A TEST.

    alli woods frederick
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
        THIS IS NOT A TEST   THIS is a quick note to let you know I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth.  I, along with Kisses & Chaos, will be on a brief hiatus.   WHY?   Those of you who are part of this, our Chaos Collective™, and come here regularly know about my Mischa and know just how much I love that little furball.  He has been there for me through countless moves, breakups, breakdowns, deaths, my fun little romp with cancer, the time someone tried to kill me, my divorce…you get the idea.  He has always been the bright shining star in my…
  • Little Can Be Fierce

    alli woods frederick
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
        FOR all my fellow petite ladies out there and all the times we’re underestimated due to our small stature remember:   LITTLE CAN BE FIERCE.     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  WORDS OF WISDOM ©2014 ALLI WOODS FREDERICK  ::  SHE IS FIERCE – WANDERERBLOG  ::     The post Little Can Be Fierce appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • MAD GIRL’S LOVE SONG

    alli woods frederick
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
      MAD GIRL’S LOVE SONG   I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, And arbitrary blackness gallops in: I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane. (I think I made you up inside my head.) God topples from the sky, hell’s fires fade: Exit seraphim and Satan’s men: I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead. I fancied you’d return the way you said, But I…
  • WELCOME TO TWIN PEAKS TRAVEL GUIDE PART 1

    alli woods frederick
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
        LAST week on Facebook I asked you what you wanted to see here, what you wanted to see me write about.  Why?  The reason is twofold.  I’ve been dealing with some personal crap that has been leaving me feeling less than inspired and that’s when the light bulb went off.  Why not reach out to you and let you decide what you wanted to see next?  And so a new semi-regular feature, Reader’s Choice, has been born.  You guys get to call the shots.  Every now and then I’ll ask you for suggestions and then choose one of your ideas.   SO HOW DID IT GO? Well the fabulous…
  • A FAIRY GRANDFATHER DROPS A TRUTH BOMB

    alli woods frederick
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
      *SPOILERS GALORE. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED YET, DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW*   “MAY BE THE LAST TIME”   WELL that was an interesting episode.  It was nice to see humor return to the show – something that’s been in very short supply this season – and romance (hello there Arlene and Keith!…more on that in a bit).  And Hoyt…it’s always good to see Hoyt, bless his sweet little heart. I’m sure all the Team Bill Trubies are perfectly happy with the events of last night’s episode, but for those of us who are Team Eric…well…*insert sad trombone…
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    Visual News

  • 11 Design Tips for Beautiful Presentations

    Benjamin Starr
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Presentations often receive a bad rap — for good reason. We’ve all sat through those long-winded speeches and hot mess PowerPoints, which completely undermine the point of visual presentations. So, what differentiates a good presentation from a poor one? Content and design. While your speech may be perfect, the images you show can greatly add or detract from your message. Whether you’re using PowerPoint, Keynote or good old PDFs, these 11 tips will help you create well-designed presentation slides that effectively get your point across. 1) Skip the Stock Template Using the slide themes…
  • Every Sunday this Stylist Gives Haircuts to the Homeless

    Benjamin Starr
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Even though Sunday is his one day off, New York City hair stylist Mark Bustos still cuts hair. He not charging money though – he’s here to do something good for the world. Walking the streets he looks for less fortunate people who would appreciate a new haircut, simply saying, “I want to do something nice for you today.” Bustos has been helping people get haircuts since May 2012 when he traveled to the Philippines to visit his family. Seeing the impoverished children there, he rented a chair at a local barbershop and invited the kids in for a trim. “The feeling was so rewarding,…
  • These Hermits Have Chosen To Live Alone In The Wild

    Paul Caridad
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Society is not always the most welcoming place for all types of people and some have chosen to live their lives outside of the norm. Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko captures the wild lives of people who have left communities behind to live alone in the forest. Working with the land, they create homes among the trees in the Russian and Ukranian forest. He has compiled his collection of photographs in a book called Escape. See Also Hermit Crabs Upgrade to Metropolis Shells While this lifestyle would not be the best fit for everyone, Tkachenko’s subjects all seem very peaceful and…
  • ‘Stand Up’ Makes the Porta-Potty a More Agreeable Experience for Women

    Alaina Buzas
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    When it comes to using the bathroom at an outdoor festival, Sara Grossman may have just saved a lot of women from hovering. Stand Up, her pink origami funnel, takes the fear out of porta-potties (but unfortunately, not the smell). Grossman acknowledges Stand Up isn’t the first product of its kind, but she hopes the design will help it go mainstream. “This is something you wouldn’t be embarrassed to take out of your purse,” she says. “I don’t want people to feel embarrassed to be holding this. I want it to be something that they feel like is an…
  • A Mouthful of Makeup: Artist Laura Jenkinson Draws Cartoons on Her Face

    Benjamin Starr
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson has a hobby that will make you smile… really big. Using her face as a canvas, she’s been drawing cartoon characters around her mouth, and loaning them her teeth and lips… which look hilariously massive in comparison. You’ve never seen Nemo or Eric Cartman like this before. See Also Twinsies: Artist Makes Book Posing As Each of His Fans Jenkinson’s work proves that what we see is all about perspective. In most of her images the cartoon pops out, looking so lifelike we almost forget it’s attached to a real face.
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    Createquity.

  • [Createquity Reruns] The Myth of the Transformative Arts Experience

    Ian David Moss
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    (Arts marketers and advocates are fond of invoking the arts experience that changed their lives, and the one that presumably could change yours if only you came to this next show. But are most arts experiences on has as an audience member really like that? In this post from three and a half years ago, I argue no, and that if we’re searching for transformation we might be looking in the wrong place. -IDM) “mirage” by Flickr user Punchup For a long, long time (as in, literally, months now), I’ve been meaning to respond to an essay by Philadelphia’s Chief Cultural…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Uncomfortable Thoughts: Is Shouting About Arts Funding Bad for the Arts?

    Ian David Moss
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (One of Createquity’s hallmarks has been its willingness to entertain questions that many cheerleaders for the arts would prefer not to touch with a ten-foot pole: questions about the effectiveness and relevance of arts programming or advocacy strategies, about the appropriateness of the ways in which we amass knowledge, even about whether the arts really matter all that much after all. In honor of that propensity for navel-gazing, Uncomfortable Thoughts week begins here with a 2011 guest post from Margy Waller, who focuses on strategic communications and creative connections to promote…
  • [Createquity Reruns] The Future of Leadership

    Ian David Moss
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    (Emerging leaders week at Createquity concludes with another crosspost from ARTSBlog, this one written with the help of Jean Cook of the Future of Music Coalition and Fractured Atlas‘s Adam Huttler in April 2010. It’s our statement on how we think arts leadership in the early 21st century looks different than arts leadership in the late 20th. -IDM) We hear a lot of talk about the coming leadership transition in the arts. Baby Boomers are nearing retirement age, and Gen X’ers and Millennials are itching to take on increased responsibility. It’s important both for the…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Generation Y and the Problem of “Entitlement”: A Bullet-Point Manifesto

    Ian David Moss
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    (This post was originally written in 2009 for a blog salon on Americans for the Arts’s ARTSBlog discussing emerging leaders and intergenerational dialogue. For a couple of years, it had the distinction of being the most-commented post on ARTSBlog ever, thanks to the rather cheeky tone I decided to take. It later become Createquity’s most popular post for some time as well. I was inspired to experiment with this format by a guest post on Sean Stannard-Stockton’s Tactical Philanthropy blog by Nonprofit Finance Fund Capital Partners founder George Overholser. Now, as then, I hope…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Ten Strategies for Engaging Generation Y in the Nonprofit Workplace

    Ian David Moss
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    (Emerging leaders week at Createquity gets off to a fashionably late start with this post from 2009, one of those that helped expose the blog to a wider audience. Generational succession in the nonprofit sector was a hot topic five years ago, with early baby boomers widely expected to start retiring yet many of them hanging on due to the economic climate. As someone on the cusp of generations X and Y, I thought this post drawing from my own experience as a young and eager employee would be helpful. I’ve revisited it several times since then when onboarding new colleagues, and can vouch…
 
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Six Sins of Joan Mitchell

    Brett Baker
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    John Perreault reviews the exhibition Joan Mitchell: Trees at Cheim & Read, New York, on view through August 29, 2014. After enumerating six reasons Mitchell's work has been under-appreciated, Perreault addresses the paintings in the show: "In Mitchell touch is vision, is ocular, curiously resplendent. She admired van Gogh and it shows. He too confused light and texture and color in a kind of grand synesthesia. He was the first, I think, to do that. Later, Mitchell may have been the first to do that with abstraction. De Kooning had tactility; Pollock had grandeur. But Mitchell…
  • Carrie Moyer: Identity Concealed in Paint

    Brett Baker
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Yves Jeffcoat reviews the exhibition Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny at the SCAD Museum, Savannah, Georgia, on view through October 2, 2014. Jeffcoat writes: "Moyer’s abstracted images are amorphous yet anthropomorphic—although they are nonrepresentational, at times they create shapes that resemble biological forms. Eyes, torsos, eyelashes, saliva, and fingers materialize in the organic shapes in her works. Forms overlap, intersect, and penetrate each other in the paintings, creating dynamic designs that look like microscopic views of organisms or portions of complex ecosystems.
  • John Bunker: Interview

    Brett Baker
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    In a new video from Lamka Films, Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann interviews artist John Bunker about his work on the occasion of two recent London exhibitions: Six Fugues, curated by Sam Cornish at Westminster Reference Library and Ram Raiders, Snake Charmers and Rope Burns at Unit3 Projects. Bunker comments that collage "tends to be driven, historically, as... a domestic thing, a personalized thing... There's that side to it. And then of course you have the other side to it, which is the side I'm more attracted to, which is this intense relationship to the picture plane - that you're…
  • Maria Lassnig: Selves and Reciprocals

    Brett Baker
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Paul D’Agostino reviews Maria Lassnig at MOMA PS1, New York, on view through September 1, 2014. D’Agostino writes: "Through Lassnig’s aesthetic pursuit of what she called 'body awareness,' the depictive self that she 'is' or 'becomes,' and the manners and modes of self-ness she conveys, can also be intuited, by viewers, with reciprocity. ... From one tumultuous era to the next, in defiance of so many personal and formal odds, in several cities from Europe to the US, and in various mediums ... Lassnig worked. Hard. And thought. Hard. She asked…
  • Leland Bell: Morning into Motion

    Brett Baker
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Tim Keane reviews the recent exhibition Leland Bell: Morning Series at Lori Bookstein Gallery, New York. Keane writes: "Bookstein showcases Bells’ late career Morning series so that the paintings, hung in very close proximity to one another, resemble reframed expositions, each with a luminosity and intimacy that resembles both early Renaissance Italian frescoes and the Degas’ sketchbooks filled with studies of dancers. Each painting brings to the foreground the varied positions, tones and pathos in the depiction of this same couple as they “move,” suspended in…
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Garage floor paint does not have to peel

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Lifting and pealing paint is too often the end product of a homeowner’s efforts to dress up their garage with floor paint. The problem is worse than having no finish at all. Dirty, dusty, and stained concrete is usually accepted as the standard for home garages, but the eyesore of blisters, pealing, and chipping of a garage floor gone wrong is testimonial to the homeowner’s failure. Fortunately, new technology in flooring, when combined with systems for preparing concrete properly, can now avoid disasters that leave garages looking worse than before the treatment. Epoxy flooring is…
  • Wooden Art Gifts And Folk Russian Painting in Art Shop Online

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Originally Khokhloma wood tableware were produced in monasteries and for the czar court only. At that time Khokhloma tableware production was not large scale. It was because of expensive imported tin. In 1720s after the end of the North War tin flow to Russian increased. The price went down and the material came within reach of many masters. The production and the sales of brightly painted hand made art works expanded. Thus in the XIX century items with khokhloma painting were famous not only in Russia but in Persia, India, Middle East, the USA and Australia as well. The export of khokhloma…
  • Buying Paintings: Neoclassicism

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    28 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Between the 18th and 20th centuries, a few quite distinctive trends were absorbed into the category of Neoclassicism, and it during these times that the movement as a whole came to absorb the classical inspirations that created a revival of ideals. These ideals, though standards from ages past, were defined by the artists synthesis of these elements into new works of art. It does not recreate styles of art from scratch, but instead shows the artists control over a particular body of classical works. By drawing from the classics of the past, Neoclassicism was paying tribute to eras of…
  • Ways to Price Your Decorative Painting Jobs

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    As you’re reviewing your samples with the client you can either casually point out the cost per square foot or let them see it as they’re flipping the pieces over. You can guarantee they’ll be sitting there doing some quick calculations in their head as they’re looking at the square footage cost for each finish. If you’re worried about whether your bid is too high which is causing your client to now flinch at the price, there are a couple of things you can do to prepare yourself to bid fairly. First, do your homework in regard to the going hourly or square footage rate in your area.
  • What Is Organic Paint?

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    When we pop into our local supermarkets and buy ‘organic’ vegetables, we believe that we’re buying products that are certified as organic by the Soil Association. This means that the minimum amount of petro chemical, synthetic or unsustainable materials have been used to grow this produce and that we can rest assured that we are making a contribution to a more sustainable future for ourselves and our children. There are paints that are called ‘organic’. But beware…the Soil Association, who are the main body responsible for establishing the standards that…
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    AIRBRUSHDOC

  • Choosing The Right Air Compressor

    by serzomanik
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques So here I am again with a second part of my series that I’ve started recently. First part was about airbrush guns, where I described all the types of airbrush guns...
  • How Can Airbrush Manufacturers Profit by Avoiding Making Knock Offs

    by serzomanik
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques In a rush to make a lot of money “the quick way” some of airbrush manufacturers make a lot of mistakes. What do I mean? It has been said here many times...
  • OMG RUSSIA – presentation video

    by serzomanik
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques Do you remember mad airbrush art from Nikolay Kozlov? Check this video out! what do you think? T-shirts lines with his design on it… Unfortunately from their...
  • Mad Airbrush Art by Nikolay Kozlov

    by serzomanik
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques For long time I had no airbrush gallery posted on my blog and I wanted to share some good gallery. I think the last one was about airbrushed venetian blinds from Douglass...
  • Hyperrealistic art from Marcello Barenghi

    by serzomanik
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques ... The post Hyperrealistic art from Marcello Barenghi appeared first on AIRBRUSHDOC.
 
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    Ululating Undulating Ungulate

  • Art EVERYWHERE!

    Deanna Dahlsad
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    A new project takes iconic American pieces on the road. Until August 31st, Art Everywhere US will display 58 beacons of American art on over 50,000 digital and material billboards across the country—on city streets, at town bus stops, across rural highways, on movie screens, bus shelters and taxi marquees. Source: www.wmagazine.com Have you spotted […]
  • Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes Were the Portrait of Her Tortured Soul

    Deanna Dahlsad
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    by Lise LaSalle Having enjoyed Tim Burton’s movies through the years, my curiosity went on high alert when I read about his new biopic Big Eyes set to be released this Christmas in a theater near you and me. Adam Parfrey who runs Feral House Books, a little house of darkness promoting ‘pure information and… […]
  • Why such a scandal over a nude painting of a Cambridge academic?

    Deanna Dahlsad
    21 May 2014 | 8:30 pm
    See on Scoop.it – For Art’s Sake-1 The stir caused by Victoria Bateman’s portrait raises serious questions about current attitudes to women, writes Zoe Pilger See on www.theguardian.com
  • Cigarette Girl, Go-Go Dancer, Punk Rocker — Artist?

    Deanna Dahlsad
    21 May 2014 | 2:45 pm
    See on Scoop.it – For Art’s Sake-1 Hell, yes! Charlene Lanzel’s all this and more. Best known for her series of Pin-Up Girls, but Charlene’s other gigs make you think of her as being the pinup model rather than the artist. Let the history entertain you — develop a huge girly crush, like Slip Of […]
  • A Nude Exposes The Vincent Price Of Art At Sears

    Deanna Dahlsad
    1 May 2014 | 7:17 pm
    This lithograph of Nude, Sleeping by Wolf Kahn was part of The Vincent Price Collection. No, it’s not like Vincent Price himself owned the nude — but is his selection of the art for a collection to sell at Sears any less creepy? Yes, you read that right; Vincent Price, the famed B-film master of kitschy […]
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • 4 New Guardians Have Arrived!

    Kesha Bruce
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Once again I’ve jumped continents for another cross-country US summer trip that blends the perfect amounts of both work and relaxation.  Hangin’ out and talking shop with Seattle artist Beth Gahanon a personalized tour of her site-specific installation pieces created for Bellwether 2014 Public Art Program.But before I jumped on my flight from Paris to Seattle I managed to make two shipments of brand new paintings from The Guardians to my gallery, Morton Fine Art, in Washington DC. I just finished these new paintings a month ago so they’ve never been exhibited, and they…
  • March Studio Sneak Peek.

    Kesha Bruce
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:24 am
    Technically I'm still on my annual blog hiatus, but I thought I'd stop by to share a sneak peek into my studio.I have about 15 canvases, in various stages of completion, strewn about my studio space.My work table and studio floor are a jumble of coffee cups, water bottles, sharpie markers, hair ties, nail clippers, rubber bands, half-filled wine glasses, and dirty work clothes.  To say the least, magic is happening!To be continued...BIG Love, 
  • That's a Wrap. See you in the Spring!

    Kesha Bruce
    26 Dec 2013 | 11:30 pm
    Attendance at 20+ International Art Fairs.14 artworks acquired by the Smithsonian.12 new paintings shipped across the Atlantic.An entire month as an Artist-in-Residence at the CAMAC foundation in France.4 works on view at AQUA Art Miami Art Fair.A packed schedule of events and during Art Basel Miami Beach.And last but certainly not least, a wildly successful exhibition at Morton Fine Art. To say the least, 2013 was a great year. But now I’m ready to reward myself with some much needed time off.  My gift to myself: A 2-month blog hiatus so I can rest and re-energize.But before I…
  • A Bit of Love + Pics from the Opening of The Guardians.

    Kesha Bruce
    19 Dec 2013 | 10:34 am
    At this moment I'm feeling incredibly grateful to all of the friends, family, and collectors who came out to Morton Fine Art last week to see The Guardians.Thank you to everyone who ventured out in the less than ideal weather conditions to see this work.  It was my pleasure to share it with you.Thank you for all of your thoughts, comments, and truly insightful questions during my artist talk.I can hardly wait to see you all again.BIG Love, 
  • Join me tomorrow in Washington DC for the opening reception for "THE GUARDIANS".

    Kesha Bruce
    13 Dec 2013 | 11:04 am
    In the fall of 2011 I awoke in the early morning hours to see a figure hovering silently at the foot of my bed.This moment of terror and fascination has been the obsessive focus of my work for nearly two years.Kiska  23.6 x 23.6 inches (60 cm x 60 cm.)  Mixed media on canvas.To date, I have completed nearly 200 works based on The Guardians—a group of solemn, mysterious figures who act as watchers, keepers, and protectors.For an artist, the opening reception for your new work is always a special occasion, but tomorrow's opening will be especially exciting for me--- I’ll be…
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Sweet Spot

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Sweet Spot6 x 8 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$100 Doing a larger watercolor of this scene for a commission project later this week, so thought I'd do a quick study to begin to familiarize myself with the scene.Had a little fun with artistic license on this one. Changed the chair pads to red and the wine to red to complement all the greens.
  • "Highlands Beauty" in Oil, Video

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Highlands Beauty12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650 I arranged some hydrangeas and dahlias for a demonstration in my watercolor workshop last week (see previous blog post) and wanted to try the same arrangement out in oils.  I created short youtube videos showing the basic steps in the process for each so you can see the very different approaches required for the two different mediums.  Here's the oil video and the watercolor version is with the watercolor painting posted on my blog on 8/12/14.Please share with those who you think might enjoy this!Have a beautiful day!PatP.S.
  • Highlands Beauty

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Highlands Beauty12 x 16 Watercolor by Pat Fiorello$300Spent last Thursday and Friday up in beautiful Highlands, North Carolina teaching a 2 day workshop "Capturing the Essence of Flowers in Watercolor"Had lots of fun with a great group of students.  I made a quick video of the demo painting I did so you can see how it unfolded from start to finish.  Press arrow below to play. Students at work on their flower paintingsStill life arrangement of hydrangeas and dahliaIn watercolor it's easiest (though not the only way) to work light to dark. I may try to do this painting in oils as…
  • Sunny Afternoon, Hearst Castle

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    "Sunny Afternoon"9 x 12 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$425  Today's post is a recent painting of a "Sunny Afternoon" inspired by a scene from the gardens at Hearst Castle in CA which I visited last June.
  • Hydrangea Garden

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Hydrangea Garden9 x 12 Oil Painting$450 While in N.J. recently visiting my family and my friend Jean in the charming town of Madison, N.J. (yes, if you've never been there, there are many beautiful spots in NJ-  it is known as the "The Garden State" despite it's late night comedy reputation).We drove past this house and I just loved it and immediately could see a painting in the works! Jean drove me back later that day to take some photos (see below).When I got home I cropped in to make more of the white hydrangeas which initially grabbed my attention. I simplified the architecture…
 
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    Hella Heaven

  • Taking a break

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    I'm taking a break this month. Taking break dancing lessons would be a good idea. We have a lifetime and experience only some aspects of our capabilities. I wish that it was easier to play with as many things as we want.
  • Robin Williams found dead

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:29 am
                                   R.I.P. Robin Williams. I just read he died and I'm speechless.
  • On 50th anniversary, Archive posts new Kennedy Tape Transcripts on coup plotting against Brazilian President João Goulart

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
    White House Audio Tape, President Lyndon B. Johnson discussing the impending coup in Brazil with Undersecretary of State George Ball, March 31, 1964. The conversation starts at 00:30. Robert Kennedy characterized Goulart as a "wily politician" who "figures he's got us by the ---." Declassified White House records chart genesis of regime change effort in Brazil National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 465 Posted April 2, 2014 Edited by James G. Hershberg and Peter Kornbluh For more information contact: James G. Hershberg, 202/302-5718 Peter Kornbluh, 202/374-7281 nsarchiv@gwu.edu…
  • Can't hardly wait to get older?

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Thanks Mark Eccles for posting it in Facebook.
  • How American Propaganda Works: “Guilt By Insinuation” by Paul Graig

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    I admire Paul Graig's who  has been writing books and articles enlightening what Washington and allies are trying hard to cover. People like Paul Graig make of this world a better place This is an excerpt of the article "How American Propaganda Works: “Guilt By Insinuation” published yesterday at Global Research: "Yesterday (July 20) the US Secretary of State, John Kerry confirmed that pro-Russian separatists were involved in the downing of the Malaysian airliner and said that it was “pretty clear” that Russia was involved. Here are Kerry’s words:  “It’s pretty…
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    Art & Musings

  • Ingrid the Owl – The process of drawing her and she’s a newly listed print on Etsy

    JessicaDoyle
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    I drew Ingrid using Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Prismacolor Verithin Coloured Pencils inside a handbound leather journal. The original drawing measures 9 by 9 inches and the final limited edition print measures 8.5 by 11 inches. This size print is easy to mat and frame and hang on your wall. A pre-cut 11 by 14 inch mat with an opening cut for an 8 by 10 inch will fit this print perfectly. Then just slip it into your favourite 11 by 14 inch picture frame. I began by drawing Ingrid using Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens. I use all their nib sizes when drawing. After the ink work is…
  • I’ll be at the Saint John City Market June 6 and 7

    JessicaDoyle
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:32 am
    I am booked to be selling my art at the Saint John City Market tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. This is the first time I’m leaving little Willow behind at home with Chris and not bringing her with me to a show. She is crawling and it would be next to impossible to keep her in a stroller all day. She’ll be up to see me midday for a couple of hours though as I’m still breastfeeding. My art and I will be in the same spot down by Pete’s Frutique and across from The Shawarma Hut. Hope to see you there!
  • I’ll be selling at the annual Mommy and Baby Gear Sale

    JessicaDoyle
    8 May 2014 | 11:59 am
    This year it’s located on the Saint John Exhibition Grounds and runs from 11:00 to 2:00 only on May 10th, 2014. There are a tremendous amount of vendors and organized by Sue of Apple of Your Eye Doula services. There is an event created on Facebook too. Door entry is $2.00 and proceeds are in support of First Steps Housing. I’ll have many children’s and nursery themed art on hand. Hope to see you there! And thanks to everyone who came out to the last weeks show. Above is a shot of last weeks show. My mom and daughter were there helping me out and will be there this week too.
  • I will be selling art at the 4th Annual Spring Qplex Stop & Shop

    JessicaDoyle
    30 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I love these events. This is a photo of people in attendance from the Christmas Stop & Shop. The Stop & Shop is held within the Qplex in the town of Quispamsis. The sale runs from 11:00 to 4:00 on May 4, 2014 and the entrance fee is a donation of your choice in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Hope to see you there! My table is located just to the left of the entrance door. There is a Facebook Group you can join for updates too.
  • I’ve almost got the cat by the tail

    JessicaDoyle
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    My daughter Willow having some fun with Little Orange. I need to keep reminding her to be gentle, gentle, to pat the cat gently as she grabs handfuls of Oranges hair. Good thing he is good natured. Willow will be 9 months old on the 26th.
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    Modern Art Blog of Grant Wiggins

  • New Painting: “A Newness Clean and Pure”

    Grant Wiggins
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    A Newness Clean and Pure. 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 24 inches (76 x 61 cm). This week’s Painting of the Week is A Newness Clean and Pure, which I finished Thursday. It’s an acrylic on canvas piece that measures 30 by 24 inches (76 x 61 cm). Pure and simple, this painting is [...]
  • Painting and Space: New Geometric Painting “Discovering Worlds Yet Undreamt”

    Grant Wiggins
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Discovering Worlds Yet Undreamt a new geometric painting I finished this Wednesday. The title is inspired by the closing remarks that Neil deGrasse Tyson makes in the final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Discovering Worlds Yet Undreamt. 2014. Acrylic on panel-mounted canvas. 16 x 20 inches (41 x 51 cm). deGrasse Tyson says: We [...]
  • New Painting: Everything Is A Landscape (Or Not) 2

    Grant Wiggins
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Everything Is A Landscape (Or Not) 2. June 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cm). I have to confess, the World Cup has “parked the bus” in front of my easel! I simply haven’t been painting as much as I probably should lately. While I might deserve a yellow card [...]
 
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  • Art Out and About: Exhibitions Across the US

    arttextstyle
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Coast-to-coast cultural opportunities to enjoy in August and through to November. Traced Memories by Adela Akers, photo by Tom Grotta San Francisco, California Adela Akers: Traced Memories, Artist-in-Residence Through August 31st Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday nights until 8:45 pm Artist Reception: Friday, August 29, 6–8:30 p.m. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco de Young/Legion of Honor Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, California https://deyoung.famsf.org/programs/artist-studio/august-artist-residence-adela-akers-traced-memories Textile artist Adela…
  • Woven Work/Woven Words — Hiding in the Weave Hits the Shelves

    arttextstyle
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
      THE FLOW OF WATER 6
Naomi Kobayashi, paper and thread, 12.5” x 22.375” x 2”, 2008, photo by Tom Grotta Three years ago, browngrotta arts facilitated correspondence between artist Naomi Kobayashi and author (and collector) William Bayer about the artist’s technique of weaving paper strips with thread. Bayer envisioned a character in a novel weaving a message into her work, which another character would deconstruct to de-code. Naomi provided technical advice — yes, it could be done and the message could be read, if the weaver used oil-based ink. Flash forward to 2014.
  • Dispatches: Chicago is a Walking Town

    arttextstyle
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Sculptures by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir of Iceland in Grant Park, photo by Tom Grotta Chicago is a terrific town for walking. There is public sculpture everywhere of the most enjoyable kind — kids play on it; adults revel in it and the perspective alters as your vantage point changes. Agora by Magdalena Abakanowicz in Grant Park, photo by Tom Grotta There are great galleries and museums and entertaining finds around every corner. There are bars and restaurants aplenty — on the river, with patios, with views and truly exceptional food. Imaginative Signage, Photo by Tom Grotta We were…
  • Ethel Stein, Master Weaver Opens at the Art Institute, Chicago on Friday

    arttextstyle
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:06 am
    Ethel Stein on her loom. Photo by Tom Grotta This week will mark the opening at the of an extraordinary exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago of works by Ethel Stein, a master weaver who, at 96, is at last gaining the wider recognition she so decidedly deserves. Stein has never been overly concerned with promoting or marketing her work, though browngrotta arts has been pleased to document and promote her art since 2008. She has been steadfastly “counter-trend,” as textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen has aptly put it, creating squares of quiet pattern to be placed on walls at a time…
  • Guest Post: Wendy Wahl on Big Beautiful Books

    arttextstyle
    29 May 2014 | 3:04 am
    Branches Unbound, Wendy Wahl’s work at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Photo by: Jim West It’s not news that the world of printed text on paper is challenged in the 21st century by digital media and the reorganization of how information is created, distributed and accessed.  Knowledge saving and sharing continues to be reinvented – 5000 years ago the Incans used a device called a quipu made of string and knots for communication, 3000 years “Ed Ruscha” at Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea, photo by: Librado Romero ago the Sumerians had libraries containing clay tablets while the Egyptians…
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • A Quine Like You

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    I'd forgotten to post about this until now, but a few months ago I had a commission to illustrate the story which won the Toulmin Prize literary competition, as in years past (2013, 2012, 2011).At the time of painting this I was just back from studying with an icon painter (more on that sometime soon!), and I think there was definitely some influence lingering from the work I'd been doing on a painting of the Virgin Mary's very linear garments when I started working on this woman's boiler suit. Obviously the two garments look nothing alike, and this illustration is much more relaxed, but…
  • Voyages to Nearby Places

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The summer is sliding onward, and already the glowing dark blue skies of late, late nights have gone. Out picking raspberries in the evening after work, it can happen that the night leaps down on you too quickly and catches you, sticky fingered, in its dark and itchy blanket.As some of those people who stand at street corners waiting to discuss the weather with strangers will tell you in their creaking voices, 'the nights are drawing in'...... and so, taking up that warning that everything passes too quickly, here is a little post to sustain a quiet moment for a little longer. These photos…
  • How to Make Odds and Ends Walk

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Following yesterday's puppet post, I wanted to write a little background post. These puppets had quite a long gestation period before work began on them. I realised today that the Puppet Challenge was first proposed as long ago as last November! This year has been incredibly full so far, so I didn't actually get started working on my puppets until sometime in June.That said, in spare moments I found myself reasoning their construction out in my imagination, so when I finally got to work it went fairly smoothly.Initially, I was especially keen to join this project because I'd always wanted to…
  • All She Wanted was Good Company

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    On his Artlog, Clive Hicks-Jenkins is hosting a Puppet Challenge and from now until the end of July, new puppets, created by a wide variety of artists, will be appearing regularly there. From what I have gathered there will be a mix of seasoned puppet-makers and people who, like me, are trying their hand at puppet-making for the very first time. I think it will be very exciting to see what each artist has come up with!From the very beginning of this project I had a story in mind. As the story goes, there is an old woman who, sitting alone in her house one winter's night, longs…
  • Poems in the Morning

    19 Jun 2014 | 3:13 pm
    A couple of mornings ago I went down to the art gallery to work at the desk of the Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition, and found, sitting on that desk, a pile of papers. A pile of poems actually, and one for almost every one of the artworks hanging in the exhibition. The poems were written by the very accomplished Sheena Blackhall, Aberdeen's Makar (official poet laureate). Sheena keeps a blog here, and you can find more of her poems here.Reading my way through her poems as the morning wore on was a delight. It was lovely to mentally walk through the exhibit and see the…
 
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    MonkeyWorks Illustration

  • The Tawny Frogmouth

    Dave Mottram
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 pm
    This week, I decided to do some sketch studies based on this amazing bird.
  • Rocket Hack

    Dave Mottram
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Rocket – Groot, hand me the 3/8s wrench. Groot – I am groot. Rocket – ugh. Nevermind.
  • We are Groot

    Dave Mottram
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    I loved this movie. One of the things that I really enjoyed was the 70s soundtrack on a sci-fi space backdrop. Such a fun movie.
  • Box Turtle

    Dave Mottram
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Box Turtle sketch and character design.
  • Little Athena and the Owls

    Dave Mottram
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Little Athena for Sketch Dailies topic last week.
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    Inside/Out

  • Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull

    Charles Silver
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Raging Bull. 1980. USA. Directed by Martin Scorsese These notes accompany screenings of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull on August 20, 21, and 22 in Theater 3. I attribute my lifetime fascination with boxing to my maternal grandfather, Louie Greenberg. Chewy Louie (as he was affectionately known for his steadfast support of the Wrigley franchise) lived upstairs from us in the house he built. He was an expert plumber with skills jointly celebrated by nearby nuns in their cloister and bootleggers whose stills he had repaired in the woodlands of New Jersey during Prohibition. From the time I was…
  • This Week at MoMA: August 18–24

    Carolyn Kelly
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    On the go, in the galleries, or outdoors in the Sculpture Garden—experience MoMA any way you like. Learn more with this week’s picks: Hector Guimard. Entrance Gate to Paris Subway (Métropolitain) Station, Paris, France. c. 1900. Painted cast iron, glazed lava, and glass. Gift of Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens; Photo: Martin Seck • Want access to MoMA whenever and wherever? The new version of the free MoMA iPhone App allows you to explore the collection; listen to audio guides and watch videos; create your own collection boards; share your favorite audio, artworks, events, and…
  • Warm Up 2014: Design Playground

    Jocelyn Miller
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every summer, in addition to the convergence of exhibitions, dance troupes, music performances, and the Young Architects Program installation, we are thrilled that design has become an integral part of Saturdays at Warm Up. For the past four seasons, Warm Up has invited local, emerging artists to envision and realize pop-up performance environments for our stage set, which rotate every weekend. This year Chen Chen & Kai Williams (@chenandkai), CONFETTISYSTEM (@confettisystem), Fort Makers (@fortmakers), Fort Standard (@fort_standard), Nightwood (@nightwoodny), and The Principals…
  • A Window into MoMA’s Collection of Parisian Avant-Garde Theater Programs

    Emily Cushman
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) was a modern chronicler of Belle Époque Paris. Entrenched in Montmartre life, Lautrec eagerly recorded the late 19th-century dance halls, cabarets, and restaurants integral to his social life with honesty, humor, and liveliness. One of his favorite forms of entertainment was the theater; he attended plays often, at one point seeing the operetta Chilpéric 20 times in 1895. In addition to the better-known paintings, posters, and prints in which he depicted many of the Parisian actresses and performers that he most fervently admired, Lautrec also…
  • Looking Back at MoMA Studio: Breathe with Me…and Beyond

    Sarah Kennedy
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    This past May and June, MoMA’s Education and Research Building mezzanine was the site of MoMA Studio: Breathe with Me, an interactive space that explored the intersections between art, therapeutic practice, and the ways in which we relate to objects and people through physical encounters. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948–1988 (on view through August 24), this Studio featured a series of drop-in programs, participatory experiences, and artist-led workshops that revealed the profound resonance Clark’s work has had with contemporary…
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    Design For Mankind

  • Less, Plus More

    erin
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    It’s Monday, and the words are few but the inspiration is high and these Paul Jung images are just hitting the right notes for me today. I know minimalism is trending high these days (thank goodness – simplicity is a serious ideal this lazy girl can get behind), but I’ve always wondered about the people that do it so well. Have they always been minimalists? Or are they just coming into their own, all the sudden, like when you first discover Nutella and you’re like, duh, Nutella? I’ve been craving this for years, I just didn’t know it. I wonder. I…
  • Zoo Daze

    erin
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summer is winding down, and I’m one of those crazy fools who starts mourning the loss of summer before it’s even passed. I can’t help it – my brain just trajects a million miles an hour, a racecar on the final lap. And yes, I do walk around with internal whiplash pretty much daily, you are very correct. So here’s my remedy for the unwarranted end-of-summer-blues: The zoo. Our hometown happens to have the best zoo in the world (can’t prove that), so we purchase a membership every year so we can just pop in and pop out with zero pressure. Tantrums upon…
  • The Birthday Dress

    erin
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every year on my birthday, I wear a mildly inappropriate dress (inappropriate in terms of the occasion of celebration, i.e. “overdressed,” and not inappropriate in terms of NSFW documentation – glad we cleared this up). There was the year – my sophomore year in college – when I wore that floral silk number to Math 101 at 9:30AM and literally every other girl present was donning VS Pink sweatpants. “It’s my birthday!” I said with a shrug, adjusting my layered, billowy skirt, as if this information helped my case, in which it did not. Because…
  • Blogging, Now

    erin
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    I wanted to Instagram this picture of my very capable-looking jury duty outfit, but then the good judgment part of my brain lit up and thought perhaps this is frowned upon with the judicial powers that be? Could a juror revealing that she will perchance be selected to assist in the fate of another human’s traffic violation repercussions result in a hung jury? (Is it hang jury? Jury that has been hunged? Pauly Shore, send help.) So instead, I snapped the photo and kept it to myself, which is pretty unheard of for a blogger. Scandal! And OK, since we’re on the subject: let’s…
  • Picnic Fridays

    erin
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here’s how to have a picnic on a Friday morning: Wake up really early on Thursday, roughly 4:45am, contemplate burrowing further under the sheets. Remind yourself not to check your email because you read somewhere that the first thing you read in the morning sits under your skin a bit longer than the rest. Remember you read that in the morning, so notion confirmed. Decide to scan a devotional about motherhood and summer and seizing the day. Close the book. Announce to no one, “Today will be the day for spontaneity.” Shower. Brush teeth. Remember that you have deadlines…
 
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  • 2014 Angels Boot Camp with Ray and Peggi Kroll Roberts

    Sergio Lopez
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Last week I got to sit in for a couple of days at the "Angels Boot Camp". What is this, you ask? Should I send my bad kids there to learn discipline? Will I lose weight? While I can't answer those questions, I can tell you that it is a fairly intense 4-day workshop at Ray and Peggi Kroll Roberts' studio in the Sierra Foothills. 4 different days, with 4 different instructors. The heat was intense, but part of the reason is because of all the friction created with the brushes going across the canvases. The main lessons that were being taught were learning to see simple compositions and using…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Part 3: Zion, The Sierras, and The Scary Mystery Truck

    Sergio Lopez
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I'll be wrapping up my Colorado trip here with the journey back to Santa Rosa. Fair notice: this post is mostly photos, so if it's not your bag, I'll see you next time.I left Telluride in the evening with the expectation that I would reach my destination(Zion National Park)  in the morning. It was about 7 hours of mostly sparse desert to get there so I was hoping to get through the mostly boring parts at night.I was getting really tired near Page, AZ. I did not see any place to rest anywhere so I stopped at some teeny little town called Kaibito. There was nothing that looked halfway…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Part 2: Telluride Plein Air

    Sergio Lopez
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Telluride was a great experience again this year, with perfect weather pretty much the entire time there. I got to dig in to more of the town than last year, and I got to paint in some areas that I saw last year.This was my first official painting of the event. I had a mis-start the evening before and junked a "wiper." This was a view from the house I was staying in, which was an amazing multi-million dollar home in the hills above Telluride. Great views of the San Miguel mountain range."Wilson Peak After Dawn" 6x8 in. oil on linen board.I spent most of the day painting around the town of…
  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Pt. 1: The Road to Telluride

    Sergio Lopez
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Hey everyone, I had a great time not only in Telluride, Colorado but on my way there and back. I feel like I ought to break my recap up into a few segments, otherwise it's going to be way too long and who wants to sit there and read that. Don't worry, plenty of paintings and pictures to see in each part.It took me way less time to get through Nevada this year than last year, on account of me driving through the night instead of the middle of the day and over-heating my car. I was familiar with the territory, so I knew I wasn't missing much by driving Northern Nevada at night.One nice thing…
  • 2014 Paint San Clemente:SoCal Skunk-out?

    Sergio Lopez
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    It's always a risk with traveling to plein air events. Is the time effort and money worth it? Are there side benefits that coincide with the main event that would make it worth it regardless of the outcome of the event? Tough questions to answer, but crucial to your success and overall enjoyment of the event.A nice salve for some of the wallet-sting when it comes to travel would be the availability of hosting. A nice benefit to social media is the ability to make real-life friends. That way you can reach out to those who are eager to help you in some way. I made friends with Liz…
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  • StencilGirl Eileen Hull Blog Hop!

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Welcome to Day TWO of the StencilGirl and Eileen Hull Blog Hop!I'm so excited to share what I created with StencilGirl stencils, Sizzix die cuts and my Craffiti Direct stamp!For my projects, I used Eileen Hull's Barn Wood stamp, Seth Apter's Past, Present Future, Inside Out and Numbers stencils, and box and frame by Sissix! For my first project, I created this fun Artist Trading Block (ATB for short!)... I began by painting the entire surface with unbleached titanium acrylic. Once that dried, I used the Barn Wood stamp and StazOn Metallic Ink in…
  • Journeys: Third Degree Glass Factory

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
    So excited to have my map paintings on display at Third Degree Glass Factory!I installed my exhibition Journeys on Wednesday and have fifteen map paintings on display!Fourteen of the paintings are brand new and have never been exhibited before!  Then the opening reception was Friday! There were 350-500 visitors! It was a One-Last-Taste-of-Summer Celebration with Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream, Ray Ray’s Kettle Corn, Fun Photo Events photo booth, glassblowing demonstrations, fire spinning, and music by Rosewood Band! Friday night, visitors could try their hand at making beads,…
  • Friday Favorite: Tony Frankenberg

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Tony Frankenberg of MR CITY PRINTING!I especially love his series of Latitude Longitude prints! MR CITY PRINTING is the creation of a transportation engineer turned artist!This shop is supported by a small one man printing studio out of St. Louis, Missouri, where Tony does all the design printing and packaging!He writes:I hope my prints can be a unique way for you to show where you are from, where you have been, and where you want to go, through my artwork. Find more of Tony's cool map art on his website at mrcityprinting.com and in his Etsy shop at…
  • Etsy Shop Updated & Save the Date!

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    I'd love for you to check out my newly updated Etsy shop Right now, I'm offering FREE SHIPPING within the United States with any purchase!Gift certificates are also available, and my original art ranges in price from $40 to $275.Commissions are available upon request, too.  I was honored that this low-relief topographic map sculpture of Jose Butte, New Mexico, sold recently from my Etsy shop!It was purchased as a wedding present for the buyer's brother! I gift-wrapped it in pretty silver paper and a silver ribbon and shipped it directly to her brother in…
  • Friday Favorite: Nancy Standlee

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Nancy StandleeI especially love her bird portraits: paper collage paintings with maps, hand painted papers, and vintage stamps!Each piece contains such variety of color, texture and text – yet all the elements are wonderfully integrated and unified! Pretty Bird, 10" x 10" on canvas Roving Happy Bird, 12" x 12" on canvas Nancy writes: The Happy Bird above has a 1953 Texas Map by Humble that came from my parents' estate and before GPS and Google maps. Daddy would drive and Mom would navigate to see her sister in Austin and I enjoyed seeing some…
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  • RECAP: KEXP CONCERTS AT THE MURAL ~ CUMULUS, KITHKIN, CHARLES BRADLEY

    brianssnider
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    “Holy shit! You’re going to love this show on Friday.” That’s the gchat message I sent to my wife on Monday after learning that Charles Bradley was the surprise guest headlining the first KEXP Summer concerts at the mural, this lineup just went from great, to greatest. Though Tacocat was replaced with Cumulus, their paring with Kithkin, and Charles Bradley and His Extraordiairs turned out to be an exceptionally well rounded evening. I’m surprised just how many people down’t know about this Summer concert series, it’s free, it outdoors, and it boasts…
  • SOTW: DEEP SEA DIVER ~ ONE BY ONE

    brianssnider
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Always Waiting EP by Deep Sea Diver When Deep Sea Diver played their Christmas show last December I was blown away, the wacky opening that featured a Home Alone skit performed by DSD members, Jon Mansen’s cover of Short People with Peter Mansen on drums and Jessica Dobson on Guitar, Billy Hatcher as Santa Clause shredding on the guitar, Bryan John Appleby’s entire set which was punctuated with songs from Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, and every last note, beat, or vocal utterance that Deep Sea Diver spilled upon us. The set featured a handful of new songs most of which…
  • REVIEW: KAYLEE COLE ~ SLEEPLESS NIGHTS LIFELESS DAYS

    brianssnider
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Two years ago I saw Kaylee Cole open for Lemolo at their album release show for the Kaleidoscope, and I fell in love with her song Your War, which is just about one of the best songs I’ve come across in the last three and a half years. My love for this song later inspired a little game between my wife and I called, “is this Regina Spektor?” I would play a Kaylee Cole song and she would say, is this Regina Spektor? Then I would say, “No, this is Kaylee Cole.” Then I would play another song and she would say “okay, this is definitely Regina Spektor,”…
  • RECAP: WEST SEATTLE SUMMER FEST (DUDE YORK, THE MOONDOGGIES)

    brianssnider
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Did you go to the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend? I didn’t, and I have specific reasons for not going, namely, I don’t think Seattle needs it, also, it’s not really a block party, not in the traditional sense. The real focus of the “Block Party” is the music, most of which is imported from all over,” none of the real headlining names this year were were local, even to the broader Pacific Northwest. I’m not saying that the bands weren’t good, in fact the CHBP boasted an impressive lineup this year, with great local bands as well, but…
  • RIP FIN RECORDS

    brianssnider
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    I didn’t go to my first funeral until I was 28 years old, I’d been to two dozen weddings by that point but only one funeral. That’s not to say that only one person in my life had died in 28 years, but this was the first person to have a funeral. I’m not sure if this is because my family is not good with death, or if because those deaths were long drawn out affairs wherein the cessation of breath or the silence of the beating heart was a feeling of relief followed only later by grief. “Funerals” were life celebrations without gravestones, without long…
 
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  • Open Call: Design the 2015 Arts Entrepreneurship Trophy

    diannedebicella
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    by diannedebicella Fractured Atlas is now accepting applications from artists and designers to fabricate the 2nd Annual Arts Entrepreneurship Awards trophy. The trophy will be given to the  recipients of the Arts Entrepreneurship Awards. Theawards celebrate artists and arts organizations who exemplify a spirit of entrepreneurship and set an example for the field. Selected Arts Entrepreneurship Award recipients will include artists or organizations who have: innovated new business practices or paradigms; developed novel solutions to old problems. The artist or designer of the trophy will…
  • Five Innovative Ways to Tell Your Organization’s Story

    Jason Tseng
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    by Jason TsengWith summer in full swing and July squarely in our rear view mirror, many of us are either winding down our fiscal years, or just starting new ones… which means it’s annual report season! Traditional printed, perfect-bound annual reports are increasingly giving way to a rise in digital and interactive reporting tools as the web becomes a more natural and accessible vehicle for telling our non-profit stories. I’ve found five innovative and exciting examples of how some people are telling their companies’ stories. The range of reports really runs the…
  • 2015 MAP Fund Application Info for Fiscally Sponsored Projects

    Theresa Hubbard
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    by Theresa Hubbard Attention Presenting artists and arts organizations! If you’re fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and interested in applying for the MAP Fund, please continue reading for some important information about applying. About the MAP Fund: The MAP Fund is founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine. They welcome applications from artists, ensembles, producers and presenters of a high artistic standard, whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and deep…
  • Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: As If One Bottom Line Wasn’t Enough

    Ian David Moss
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    by Ian David MossPhoto by reubeniz (This is the fourth post in a series on Fractured Atlas’s capacity-building pilot initiative,Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization. To read more about it, please check outFractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: An Introduction Many a social enterprise measures its performance via a double bottom line. The terminology comes from for-profit accounting, where the “bottom line” means the total profit or loss for the company. A “double bottom line,” then, includes not only this barometer of financial performance but also a…
  • NOW HIRING–Development Assistant

    Tim Cynova
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    by Tim CynovaFractured Atlas is seeking a full-time Development Assistant to serve as a member of its External Relations team. The position provides the primary support for a growing individual giving program and also assists with administrative tasks related to fundraising from all sources. The Development Assistant processes and acknowledges gifts to Fractured Atlas and helps to maintain the sophisticated customized donor database. The position also assists the Director of Development and Development Specialist for Institutional Giving’s efforts to steward relationships with key program…
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  • Harmony giant kinetic sculpture by Bruce Gray

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
    This is the new giant 34 foot wide mobile kinetic sculpture in stainless steel and aluminum by sculptor Bruce Gray.  The disks are powder coated in glossy red, blue, yellow, and black, and it has bare stainless steel rods.  This giant mobile was commissioned for a private residence in Beruit, Lebanon.  Click  here for more photographs and a link to watch this sculpture in motion on YouTube.
  • Swimming with Sharks

    1 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    For my shark loving friends in Pennsylvania, check out the exhibition "Sharks!" at the Everhart Museum in Scranton starting this Saturday. They are showing my new shark wall sculpture in bent 1/4" stainless steel rod. The exhibition runs from July 5th until September 8th.
  • Three Giant Robots Invade the Small Screen!

    16 Jun 2014 | 11:19 am
    My 3 giant robot sculptures have just been reserved for an entire season of a TV show.  Stay tuned for more details!
  • Erotic sculpture used in the movie Meet The Fockers

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    My standing figure sculpture "20th Century Icon" is featured in some scenes with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman from the movie "Meet the Fockers." This sculpture definitely kept with the theme of erotic art used throughout Focker house for the movie.
  • "Bruce's Angels" comes to Television

    29 Mar 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I just got the word about a TV pilot called Solemates that I was part of about a year ago. It is just finishing production and will be airing soon. Some of it was filmed in my studio with these lovely ladies and myself. I am suggesting the title "Bruce's Angels."
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  • WW180: PEACHES, CANISTERS, and HOW THE SUN SEES YOU

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    WELCOME!!It's Wonderful Wednesday!So here are the 5 things I want you to love this week:1.) Paper. I love when an artist can turn paper into magic. Like these from artist Bovey Lee.…..Layered freeways, power lines, rebar & steel bridges & high rises..…that create delicate and beautiful flowers here:SEE MORE!See more on FacebookAlso check out her blog!AMAZING STUFF!(via http://www.thisiscolossal.com)2.) Dear Jonathan Adler,  WHYYYYYYYYY???????I NEEEEEED these ceramic containers SOOOO BAD!!!!!My birthday is coming up…….a set of 5 of these would…
  • VALUE VILLAGE SUNDAY!

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Happy Monday!I am gonna share with you my latest treasures from The Value Village.You're welcome.Remember, this week I was at VV Boutique on Queen East……so if you are looking for any of these items as Christmas gifts - you best get down there ASAP!;-)Ok….as an aside….I also went to the St Lawrence Antique Market……and saw this….Yes….it is a fox. In a box.I would not could not buy it for my house, I would not could not buy it for a mouse. OK….now onto the VV….There is this purse.I am almost sure this is copy-write infringement….It looks like as she aged, poor Ariel…
  • CABBAGETOWN 2.0

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Howdy!So, I have been working up a few new pieces lately…..but I am not ready to show you the photos yet.SORRY.….but you will be glad you waited. In the meantime, let me tell you about my next show….. The Cabbagetown Arts and Crafts Sale…..The deets:Visit the 2014 sale:Friday, September 5      from   1.00 - 7.00 p.m.Saturday, September 6 from 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.Sunday, September 7   from  10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. MORE Information for VisitorsLast year was cold and rainy……but we keep our fingers crossed for this year!!!To get…
  • WW179: THE CORNERSHOP, GROWN UPS READ, and THE SAPPHIRES

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:18 am
    Sorry I haven't blogged since last week……I am bring to take some time off…..but I didn't forget about you, dear readers!!! Here are the 5 things I love this week:1.) Lucy Sparrow in the UK…..transformed an abandoned Cornershop into a unique pop-up grocery store filled with hand made felt products. Each item- from the bean cans, to the snacks, drinks, frozen dinners, chewing gum and newspapers are made entirely out of felt: each meticulously hand sewn, stuffed and priced to sell! Just look at this….. CRAAAAZY!!!!I love it so much!Now if you are like me, and simply cannot…
  • WW178: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, FORESTA LUMINA, and ORANGE IS THE NEW CONAN

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Hey! Happy short work-week y'all!!Here are the 5 things that I want you to enjoy this week…..because I enjoy them!Welcome to 'Wonderful Wednesday'!1.) It is close to lunch…..and I am blogging about a movie next…..so I give you this……perhaps instead of paying $12 on popcorn at the theatre…..you could make this…..as a bring along:Caramel Pretzel PopcornINGREDIENTS1 1/2 cups roughly chopped pretzels12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate2 cups mini marshmallows (4 ounces)1/2 cup butter (1 stick)8 cups air popped popcorn3 tablespoons light corn syrup1 teaspoon sea salt1 teaspoon vanilla…
 
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • Ultra Wide

    Fred Hatt
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Headlights at Dusk, 2014, photo by Fred Hatt You’ve probably heard of the GoPro Hero, the tiny high definition video camera designed for extreme sports. It can be clamped to a helmet, a surfboard, a bicycle, or a racing car to show the sedentary and screen-bound what their more daredevilish brethren and sistren see while risking their lives careening down mountainsides or surfing pipelines. In 2012, when Felix Baumgartner skydove out of a capsule 24 miles above earth, he was wearing five of these little cameras. One of my favorite GoPro videos was taken with the camera strapped to the…
  • End-On: Extreme Foreshortening – Part 2

    Fred Hatt
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Rotation, 2006, by Fred Hatt One of my all-time most popular Drawing Life posts is “End-On: Extreme Foreshortening“, from 2010, which featured my sketches of models in mostly reclining poses, seen at angles from near head or foot, a view which radically alters the perceived contours and juxtapositions of parts of the body. Many life drawing practitioners find extreme foreshortening very challenging, but if you can learn to analyze what’s in your visual field for this kind of drawing, everything else will be relatively easy. The original post has lots of observations that…
  • Maidman’s Celebration

    Fred Hatt
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Cover of Poets/Artists, issue # 56, June 2014, curated by Daniel Maidman. Watercolor by Melissa Carroll Poets/Artists is a limited edition and print-on-demand magazine published since 2008. On their Facebook page they describe themselves thus: “We publish figurative artists and jazzy poets….” That’s all – the ellipses don’t indicate any omission in their mission statement. Many of their issues are curated by invited artists. The most recent issue, “Celebration“, was put together by painter and writer Daniel Maidman, whose own blog and whose…
  • The Winter Past

    Fred Hatt
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Red and White, 2014, photo by Fred Hatt We live in a world of instantaneous sharing, a constant present where photos go up on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram the minute they’re taken, where events are live streamed and live tweeted, where instant pundits make comments on what’s happening right now, with tongue in cheek, or, all too often, foot in mouth. In the analog era, photographs and commentary were never about the right now. There was always enough delay built into the process that at best they were about the freshly recalled past. I really like having a delay. Art needs…
  • In Memoriam

    Fred Hatt
    29 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Prophet, 2002, by Fred Hatt Yizroel Meyer (1944-2013)  was an intense and deeply eccentric man and an artist’s model who inspired me with his spiritual presence. As he posed, he prayed or chanted silently, his eyes fixed and his mouth moving ever so slightly. He embodied the human – mortal, frail, vulnerable – reaching out towards divinity. The quality of yearning was so powerful it could not help but manifest in drawings of the man. Prophet study, 2002, by Fred Hatt I didn’t know him well. He was selective about who he would open up to. With me, he always spoke…
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  • Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi

    ego
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It CHOCOLATE LEGO: ACGUY Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. Akihiro Mizuuchi: behance Via: thisiscolossal.com The post Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Miniature cement skeletons on the streets of Mexico by Isaac Cordal

    ego
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom…
  • Sand paintings by Joe Mangrum

    ego
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:14 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 Joe Mangrum’s sand paintings are spontaneous creations in the streets and act as vibrant catalyst in social interactions. First picking up colored sand as a medium in 2006, Joe utilizes the medium as a 4 dimensional painting, moving through time and transporting the public sphere into a live stage. Joe Mangrum: website / facebook Via: wherecoolthingshappen.com The post Sand paintings by Joe Mangrum appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • 4-year-old boy amusingly imitates fashion models

    ego
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:14 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 At just four years old, Ryker Wixom has amassed tens of thousands of followers on Instagram, where his mom Collette posts photos of the preschooler dressed as fashion models… The duo also posts their photos to a blog called Mini Style Hacker, a project Collette started after noting that the clothing that “fashion kids” on Instagram were wearing is out of most people’s price range. The apparel worn by Ryker comes from places like Old Navy, Gap, and Target, fitting nicely into most parents’…
  • Sketches by Sunga Park

    ego
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Sketches on February 2014 itinerary of February (India) Tiruchirappalli – Pondicherry – Mamallapuram – Chennai - (Sri Lanka) Kandy – Haputale – Del Housie – Dambulla – Sigiriya – Anuradhapura – Pollonaruwa – Colombo (India) Madurai – Tiruchirappalli – Tanjore “I’m traveling in India and Sri Lanka. All sketches are sketched, coloured on location, some of them are painted later.” “I’m living in Busan, South Korea, worked as a…
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  • 15 Notable Art Professors in Boston

    millionaire
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    We have spent a fair amount of time highlighting the work of artists and the impact they have made on the art world as a whole via their careers in art, but there is another type of art professional who is constantly leaving their mark on the art world as well – art professors. In many cases, these people are the behind-the-scenes contributors who not only influence the art world through their own work but also by helping groom the next generation of young artists. Of course to sit here and try to put together a list of all the art professors across the country worth highlighting would be…
  • 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in Los Angeles

    millionaire
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    We have spent a fair amount of time highlighting the work of artists and the impact they have made on the art world as a whole, but there is another type of art professional who is constantly leaving their mark on the art world as well – art professors. In many cases, these people are the behind-the-scenes contributors who not only influence the art world through their own work but also by helping groom the next generation of young artists. Of course to sit here and try to put together a list of all the art professors across the country worth highlighting would be nearly impossible, so we…
  • How to Become a Floral Designer

    millionaire
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    All over the world, flowers have long symbolized human emotions–love, despair, passion, and even honor. Flowers are given on almost every holiday, and many large scale events like weddings are practically planned around them. For this reason, arranging flowers is truly an art form unto itself. Floral arrangements are not necessarily the first things that come to mind when considering an art form. However, working with flowers and plants is an extremely challenging craft that requires patience, tenacity, and a keen artistic eye. It can also be polarizing–everyone has different…
  • Medicine Meets Art: Explore a Medical Illustration Career

    jonathankoenig
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    What is Medical Illustration?Before the invention of cameras and computers, every illustration in a medical journal or medical textbook was drawn by talented artists. Today, although many of the images found in these publications are photographs, there are still a handful of medical illustrations.Basically, medical illustration is a cross between medicine and art. This type of illustration involves drawing detailed images of certain aspects of medicine or biology. The drawings produced by medical illustrators are meant to create a visual representation of certain aspects of medicine or…
  • Fashion Design As a Career

    millionaire
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:34 am
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program TypeGeneral Creative Arts & DesignAnimationComputer Aided DesignFashion & Interior DesignFilm, Music & AudioGraphic Design/MultimediaPhotographyWeb Design & DevelopmentVideo Game DesignGeneral CulinaryBaking & PastryCulinary ArtsHospitality ManagementEngineeringGeneral EngineeringGeneral IT & Computer ScienceBasic Computer SkillsComputer ScienceDatabase TechnologyIT & Information SystemsNetwork AdministrationProgramming & SoftwareWeb Design & Development Step 2. Choose a…
 
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  • Cultivate Evolved Vyner Street: 3rd birthday exhibition coming soon @CVSgallery

    Flaneur
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    Cultivate first burst in to life on a dramatic First Thursday back in September 2011. We took on the space on the Wednesday, put an artist call out that night, got the keys at 3pm on the Thursday afternoon, cleared the space out (old beds and all kinds of clutter) and somehow opened a gallery […]
  • Edinburgh fringe: The length of the queue doesn’t lie – Austenatious is very funny

    Flaneur
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    Doesn’t money exist to be frittered away? A lot of people, many of them TV executives, love Jane Austen. They can’t get enough of the bonnets and brooding (and public domain-ness of the text). Other people think Jane Austen is OK, but isn’t really funny enough. Austentatious fix that with their completely improvised spoofs of […]
  • Edinburgh fringe: A few sees and don’t sees for those weighed down by flyers

    Flaneur
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    If the 408 pages of the Edinburgh fringe programme are offering too much choice and the sheer number of flyers you’ve been handed are weighing you down here’s a quick SEE or DON’T SEE guide to help you out. Voca People – Planet Voca has developed a strange type of fuel. It’s renewable though, so […]
  • Le Jet de Sang – See Artaud’s unperformable Surrealist play performed at the Phoenix Artists Club

    Flaneur
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    From the start the audience is surrounded by the action – when the theatre doors open at the Phoenix Artists Club the actors are already sitting all around the room. (Actually there are only four actors so all around the room is a slight exaggeration. But one sits on the velvet seats at the back, […]
  • Uncle Vanya at the Camden Fringe

    Flaneur
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    My Russian extends little further than Perestroika and Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, but at Camden’s Theatro Technis I did seem to be surrounded by people speaking the language of Chekhov and Putin. I wondered if I had missed a vital detail in the Camden Fringe programme – was Acting Gymnasium’s Uncle Vanya going to be performed […]
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    Fresh Gloss

  • NEW “Tiny Smile” Original Painting at auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    “Tiny Smile” ORIGINAL 8×10 Acrylic painting From the Fairies series by me, Natasha Wescoat! This lovely little fairy has beautiful deep blue hair that glimmers in the light, and a sweet little rouge butterflies sits at her chest. Her eyes almost glow and her smile is slight. View or bid on auction, starts at 0.01! […]
  • Vlog #justnatasha – Attention artists!

    Natasha Wescoat
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Filed under: artist guide, Videoblogs
  • My workout playlists

    Natasha Wescoat
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    For those who don’t know, I workout. I don’t mean like Zumba on Thursdays or home video workouts. I lift weights (heavy, girls!) and frequent the gym almost daily. So, although most days my ears are flooded with fresh music while I work, I need some audio adrenaline for the gym. For lifting days, I […]
  • NEW “Alice and The Talking Flowers” Original Painting at auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    “Alice and The Talking Garden”Original 12″x16″ Acrylic painting on canvas panelNow available at no reserve auction HERE: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131269206704Signed & dated on front & back. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.Filed under: Art Auctions Tagged: alice in wonderland art, art @ auction, art for sale, ebay art, natasha wescoat
  • Pirate Mermaid Original drawings at auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    You can now bid to win the 2 first original Pirate Mermaid drawings in my eBay store!   “Art Life” Original 9×12: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pirate-Mermaid-ARTIST-Tattoo-Punk-rock-ORIGINAL-Illustration-Drawing-Wescoat-/141364649287?pt=Art_Drawings&hash=item20e9fd5d47   “Treasure Hunter” Original 9×10: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131258219588Filed under: Art Auctions
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    Endevia. » Agence de Communication luxe

  • 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER

    Endevia
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    In Paris, the upcoming 2014 fashion week will take place from september 23, 2014 to october 1, 2014. s.  s.  . . TAG: 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER TAG: fashion week in Paris . TAG: 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER ; 2014 PARIS FASHION WEEK SEPTEMBER Venue: Paris Date: From september, 23 to october 1st 2014 Cost:  By Invitation FASHION [...]
  • Oriental Fashion Show 2014

    Endevia
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The 2014 Oriental Fashion show was held in the luxury hotel Georges V on june 21, 2014. It marked the 10th anniversary of this annual event whose aim has always been to support middle east haute couture designers. It was definitely a mesmerizing moment full of wonder and one of a kind moments. s.  s.  [...]
  • FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014

    Endevia
    27 May 2014 | 2:37 am
    FASHION ACCESS is an international fashion fair,shocasing bags, footwear and other creations, which takes place in Hong Kong in september 2014. . . . . .  . . . . . . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 . FASHION ACCESS HONG KONG SEPTEMBER 2014 Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre Address: Wanchai, Hong Kong Date: [...]
  • Paris fashion week spring summer 2014

    Endevia
    5 May 2014 | 6:20 am
    The next fashion week showcasing spring and summer collections will be held in Paris in june and july 2014 . This time? Men’s fashion and Haute couture will steal the show. Find out more about the dates below: . . . . .Paris fashion week spring summer 2014 . Paris fashion week spring summer 2014 [...]
  • Paris fashion week june 2014

    Endevia
    5 May 2014 | 6:03 am
    The upcoming Fashion week which will take place in June 2014 in Paris is about Men’s fashion. Find out more about it below: . . . . .Paris fashion week june 2014 . Paris fashion week june 2014 PLACE: Paris, the world’s fashion capital . JUNE 2014 Men’s fashion: June, 25 to 29, 2014 . Have [...]
 
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • Murder Myth Married to Music—Lizzie Borden Wields her Axe at Tanglewood

    Larry Wallach
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    In Jack Beeson and Kenward Elmslie’s 1965 retelling, Lizzie Borden is unequivocally presented the murderer of her step-mother and father; in the opening moments, as the orchestra starts up with a scream of outrage, Lizzie runs onstage with an axe and plants it firmly in the middle of the family table. It remains there for most of the opera, sometimes reached for, sometimes stroked, and eventually seized with murderous intent. The post Murder... 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 92: The Cherry Orchard

    Keith Kibler
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The Cherry Orchard At Historic Park-McCullough in North Bennington, VT July 31 – August 9 Most remarkable in Living Room Theatre’s The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov on Friday night was a natural sounding translation of the play – something I have rarely heard. This was accomplished by the young actress who also played Anya, along with Randolyn Zinn. […] The post A Singer’s Notes 92: The Cherry Orchard appeared first on The... 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 91: TMC Forever, and A Little Bit of Marlboro

    Keith Kibler
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The Tanglewood Center Music Orchestra took on an enormous challenge in their first outing this summer. The Bruckner 4th Symphony is a magnificent leviathan of a piece which requires everything of its players and its conductor. The young French horn section deserves multiple plaudits. This work is one of the supreme tests of orchestral horn […] The post A Singer’s Notes 91: TMC Forever, and A Little Bit of Marlboro appeared first on... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Two Weekends in the Country: The BSO and the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow, the new Clark, Mass MoCA, and Boston Midsummer Opera’s Bartered Bride

    Lloyd Schwartz
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:39 pm
    As life in the city slows down, life in the country west of Boston ratchets up. I went out to the Berkshires to catch as much as I could of Tanglewood’s fiftieth Festival of Contemporary Music, this year curated by Boston composers and longtime Tanglewood faculty members John Harbison (a composition fellow in 1959) and Michael Gandolfi (a fellow in 1986). The post Two Weekends in the Country: The BSO and the Festival of Contemporary Music at... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Kander and Ebb’s The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Nancy Salz
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Will the town kill him for the money? The townspeople initially proclaim that it’s not right but are too quickly seduced by the promise of riches and do the woman’s bidding. They rationalize it in the name of justice. The post Kander and Ebb’s The Visit at the Williamstown Theatre Festival 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

  • Women Abandoned and Operas Revised for Better and Worse: Glimmerglass Opera, 2014 (Part 2)

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Naxos in Ms. Zambello’s staging appears to be a fictional town in upstate New York. Theodore Dreiser’s grim tale, An American Tragedy is set in the Greek-name Lycurgus (ironically, the lawgiver of Sparta) N.Y., another fabrication making one believe that upstate New York might be perceived as a birthplace of tragedy, pace Nietszche. Tobias Picker’s original operatic adaption of Dreiser’s novel was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and premiered in 2005. Francesca Zambello directed this version which was fairly well received. Since then, both Mr. Picker and librettist Gene Scheer…
  • Charles Dutoit triumphs in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony, with Kirill Gerstein in Beethoven

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    There's no question that the San Francisco Symphony is one of our great American orchestras. I go to as many of their Carnegie Hall concerts as I can, and if these are not a consistent joy, it has nothing to do with the musicians' capabilities, rather with the vagaries of Michael Tilson Thomas's talents and tastes—of which more later. The concert I am reporting on had little to do with MTT beyond his successful maintenance of Herbert Blomstedt's discipline. The post Charles Dutoit triumphs in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony with the San Francisco Symphony, with Kirill Gerstein in…
  • Women Abandoned and Operas Revised for Better and Worse:  Glimmerglass Opera, 2014 (Part I)

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
      Whether by intention or not, each of the three brilliant productions at Glimmerglass this summer feature profligate cads driving themselves and the women they profess to love to suicide, murder, and, in one case a “transformation” for the better. As well, each opera represented the finalizing of a revisionary work in progress by composer […] The post Women Abandoned and Operas Revised for Better and Worse:  Glimmerglass Opera, 2014 (Part I) appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Wind and Tree, a Three-screen Dance-video by Abe Abraham

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The three screens turned out to each be the size of a household flat-screen TV so I was a little taken aback having somehow expected to find three huge screens but no matter. Jack, a performance space, consisting of a large room with three of its four walls covered in tinfoil, made an unorthodox, but rather appropriate venue for this very avant-garde film which runs 45 minutes. The post Wind and Tree, a Three-screen Dance-video by Abe Abraham appeared first on New York Arts.
  • John Banville’s Love in the Wars after Kleist’s Penthesilea at Bard Summerscape

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    If one has read one's Classics, or has acquired a passion for ancient literature later in life and has read, say, Homer and the tragic poets with some attention, or, perhaps I should say, is older than fifty, one, in some human situation, whether intimate, passionate, urgent, or trivial, will occasionally get an uncanny feeling that one is living out Greek myth—that under one's skin Achilles, Hermes, or Thetis are making us act and speak from within, as if we twenty-first century humans were nothing more than costumes for some drama of great antiquity that plays itself out continuously over…
 
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Art news from around the world: A Ukrainian artist has been kidnapped – by pro-Russian separatists. Someone on the Corcoran faculty was heading up Save the Corcoran – and has now been fired. There are a lot of exhibition revivals at the moment. Some are interesting – but what’s behind this trend? What do museums want to get from the internet? It varies – sometimes quite drastically. Paintings from the Spanish Royal Collection have been in the Prado since the civil war, for safekeeping – but now Spain wants them back. Popular stories from the week: The…
  • Marcin Ryczek, the Man with the Viral Photograph

    Karin Maraney
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Have you seen “A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow”? You almost certainly have – on Facebook, elsewhere online, in a newspaper. It’s an image that swept across the world to international acclaim. Marcin Ryczek, the photographer whose work it is, is one of those artists chosen to display their work in the 2014 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. In this interview, he tells us how he came to take that famous image, and what he has learned from the experience. Marcin Ryczek ”A Man Feeding Swans in the Snow” caused a worldwide sensation, winning…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Karin Maraney
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Art news from around the world: Artist claims that there’s no point exposing children to art – but others passionately disagree. Art Everywhere US returns this summer – look out for art on a billboard near you! Abu Dhabi might have a cultural paradise in the making – but in the meantime, it’s anything but. A famous former forger reflects, uncomfortably, on how crime led to his current art success. Salvador’s new president will live at home – and turn his presidential palace into an art gallery for the public. Popular stories from the week: Fascinating…
  • Lest We Forget: Pierre Leclerc / a Solo Exhibition

    Karin Maraney
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    An unusual and powerful exhibition will be gracing the walls of Agora Gallery soon. The work of Canadian artist Pierre Leclerc will be on display in Lest We Forget: Pierre Leclerc from August 22-September 11, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, August 28. Entrance is free, and anyone who loves art and is interested in the depths of human emotion and the ways this can be portrayed on canvas is encouraged to attend. An artist’s ability to express themselves freely is often a source of great joy, both to the artist and those who come into contact with their work. Yet while…
  • Reception Review: July 31, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    This Thursday night marked a great reception for the contemporary artists represented by Agora Gallery. Our Chelsea gallery is known for advancing international talent, and we hope to make the artistic trends of foreign nations more transparent to the New York market. I had the opportunity to speak with artists from our two current exhibitions, Verve and Abstraction and Substance of Form, to learn more about their conceptions and realizations. Rebecca Coddington stands with Sitar Storm. Since studying at both SVA and FIT, English painter Rebecca Coddington has dedicated her career to…
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    Blanton Blog

  • An Interview with Filmmaker Nancy Schiesari

    Blanton Museum
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    On Thursday, August 21 at 6:30PM, award-winning filmmaker and University of Texas professor Nancy Schiesari presents a sneak preview of her film-in-progress, Canine Soldiers, which tells the story of military working dogs and their relationships with their soldier handlers. Schiesari … Continue reading →
  • Five Ancient Andean Objects Not to Miss

    Blanton Museum
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    The Blanton’s special exhibition Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes closes this Sunday, August 17. If you have only half an hour to peruse the show between now and then, here are five objects you shouldn’t overlook:  … Continue reading →
  • Volunteering at the Blanton

    Blanton Museum
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    As a UT student studying business and science, it made absolutely no sense for me to apply for an internship at the Blanton Museum of Art. Even after accepting the internship, I was still worried I would not be able … Continue reading →
  • Let’s Talk: Gallery Teaching and Conversations about Art

    Blanton Museum
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    It’s been almost a year, but I still remember how nervous I was on that morning last September when I led my first gallery visit for Art Central, the Blanton’s multi-visit education program developed in partnership with AISD. It felt … Continue reading →
  • George Gershwin In An Imaginary Concert Hall

    Blanton Museum
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Blanton volunteer Ray McLeod shares his research into one of the most popular works hanging in our galleries, David Alfaro Siqueiros’ portrait of musician George Gershwin, a painting on long-term loan from the Harry Ransom Center. American composer George Gershwin … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • Does marijuana help you write better? The Weed Experiment

    Derek Murphy
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    I’m in Washington where recreational marijuana is legal; which means I can go to the store and buy weed and smoke it at home and I’m not breaking any laws. Although it still has a stigma as something naughty and dangerous, artists and writers have always sought out mind-altering experiences or heightened perception. In the time of the Caesars it was not uncommon to smoke the female hemp flowers (marijuana) to “incite to hilarity and joy.” Pipes that had smoked opium and hashish were found in Shakespeare’s family home. When Wordsworth wrote “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of…
  • Why you should give up your publishing dream (and self-publish instead)

    Derek Murphy
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    I attended several writer’s conferences this summer, and was surprised by my findings. I’d been picturing writers as teenage girls writing Twilight fan fiction; turns out they are (mostly) 40 to 80 and usually tech-averse. I’d thought self-publishing had become the obvious choice for a plethora of reasons, but here were these authors who didn’t know anything about preparing their books for publication, print on demand or ebooks, setting up an author platform or book marketing. I met many authors who have already had several books mainstream published, but the publishers refused to…
  • Actionable Inspiration Without Intimidation: A Review of Write it Forward 2014

    Derek Murphy
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:10 am
    This is a guest post by Jeff McKinney; I was curious about the Write it Forward event and Jeff agreed to do a write-up I could share. On July 25–26, authors, speakers and creatives gathered in Atlanta for Write it Forward featuring bestselling author and writing teacher Jeff Goins. The event was well organized, intimate and delivered great value for attendees. Kent Julian, the founder of Write it Forward, hosted the event. Kent is a nationally known leadership speaker and author with tens of thousands of book sales to his credit. He is very engaging, personable and excellent at teaching…
  • How to set up an email list and autoresponder (that actually gets people to open and click!)

    Derek Murphy
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Everybody will tell you that starting an email list as soon as possible is the #1 way to grow your platform and sell more of anything. But how does it really work? I’m not an expert on blogging or email marketing, but this week I’m sitting in my sister’s apartment in Vancouver BC and finally setting up my list the “right way.” I’ve read a ton of books and resources about how and why you should use a list, and I feel I’ve internalized it enough to finally “get it” — which is why I thought it would be an ideal time to share what I’ve learned. So this is an in-depth guide…
  • August short story prompt: star crossed lovers

    Derek Murphy
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    I’m a couple days late posting this — just a reminder, it’s not a contest with prizes, but an event where participation helps improve your skills and may also boost your traffic and platform by giving you some visibility. And if I get enough quality short stories I’ll publish as a little anthology. Romance is and will continue to be a best-selling genre, so let’s focus on it this month. This is a classic romance theme, Romeo and Juliet: two people who fall in love but have baked in conflict: for example if he’s a firefighter, she’s an arsonist. Think Batman and Catwoman or…
 
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    The Art of Autism

  • Engaging Art Activities: The Special Artist’s Handbook

    Debbie
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    by Debra Muzikar I was delighted to receive a complementary copy for review in the mail of the Second Edition of “The Special Artist’s Handbook,” by Susan Rodriguez. This book should be used in every class which has special education students, including gifted students. The book is project-based with adaptations for the needs of the students with special needs. Each adaptation is well-thought out with often an explanation about the needs of each student. For example on designing a cowboy stocking, under the adaptation for autistic spectrum disorder and Asperger’s…
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    Debbie
    4 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
  • An Open Letter to Li Chin and Peter Rodger from the Depths of the Heart of a Mother

    Debbie
    28 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    by Nancy Lea Speer Tragedy – an event in which an individual or group of individuals, as a consequence of a deadly flaw or moral weakness, and/or an inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances, are brought to ruin or to suffer extreme sorrow. What happened last Friday in Isla Vista encompassed all of the elements of tragedy. That’s the easy part to grasp. The hard part is taking hold of the truth that this tragedy happened to ALL of us. ALL OF US! We are ALL a part of it! WE are ALL its victim and WE ARE ALL its perpetrator. We have gone too long accepting the status quo. Not…
  • Monarch Center for Autism for Teens and Young Adults Helps Students Learn to Fly

    Debbie
    5 May 2014 | 11:25 am
    By Debra Hosseini The first thing we notice when Kevin comes home to visit after two months at the Monarch Center for Autism is how polite he’s become. “Yes, thank you,” he says when we offer him some chips. The word “please” is now embedded in his vocabulary. He also looks healthier. He’s lost a little weight and his body is toned. “The boys seem to lose weight here,” the psychiatrist Dr. Ivy Boyle says. “The girls gain weight for some reason.” When the Director of the Santa Barbara SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) first…
  • The Art of Believing: Self-Advocates need to Believe in Themselves

    Debbie
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Making Big and Little Goals Come True – Part 1 By Keri Bowers Today I met with a group of adult self-advocates to share The Art of Setting and Achieving Goals. I talked with them and answered questions for nearly two hours – all-too short a time – this subject could be explored all day! Because most of them had one-to-one staff, I addressed all of my ideas to the group as a whole, sharing the importance of creating doable process steps to creating and following through on goals. We talked about big goals and little goals, and how our successes in achieving our goals makes us feel.
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    Feather Of Me | Feather Of Me

  • Zachary Snellenberger – Surroundings

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    “Surroundings” is a series of inspiring photographs taken by 20-year-old self-taught photographer Zachary Snellenberger. Living in Mid-West Michigan for his entire life has had a tremendous impact on his works. With the woods, dunes and water, Read More
  • Annie Bui – Delicate Beauty

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Annie Bui is a music and media student living in Melbourne, Australia. She loves to take photographs, focusing mainly on portraits. Annie carefully chooses clothes and makeup for her subjects. She always uses natural lighting which Read More
  • Studio Anne Holtrop – Hanging Desk

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Anne Holtrop is an independent architect based in Amsterdam. Hanging Desk is a brand-new, limited edition design and a part of a captivating series of furniture inspired by the stone collection of French philosopher and sociologist Roger Read More
  • Dragos Motica Studio – Slash Lamp

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Dragos Motica Studio is a Bucharest-based design studio working in the fields of architecture, interiors, products, and graphic design. Slash Lamp is an object that gives the user the chance of choice. The materials used for building Read More
  • Tristram Lansdowne – Mixing the Urban and the Utopian

    16 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Tristram Lansdowne is a painter born in Victoria, B.C.; he lives and works in Toronto. He mixes 20th century architectural ideas with present day urban environments in delicately painted watercolors, creating otherworldly landscapes. tristramlansdowne.com
 
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Environmental Sculptures of Aganetha Dyck

    Alex Irish
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Hailing from Canada, and the recipient of numerous awards, Aganetha Dyck is an artist of a slightly different color; she is, in short, an environmentalist, and her most recent works concern in particular the plight of bees. She questions what would happen – not just to humans, as a species, but to all life in our ecosystem, should bees die out. It’s a hot button issue, and one that’s perhaps been neglected by the art world. She might not be said to work alone, though. In fact, she collaborates with dozens and dozens of others – all of them bees. Cleverly manipulating their natural…
  • HOW 2014 Logo Design Competition & Awards

    Creative Fluff
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Always be hustling. HOW has launched it’s annual logo design competition and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to compete for glory and awards. As an artist, it’s always important to get your name out there and the more competitions you win, the more you have to add to your resume when attempting to woo a potential client. HOW TO ENTER All logos must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on July 1, 2014 August 1, 2014. The image size of the file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels. The image can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details…
  • The Modern Illustrations of Mattias Snygg

    Alex Irish
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been looking at artists who produce a lot of dense, intricate works lately, and felt it was time for a change. So today we’re taking a gander at the rather more modernistic art of Mattias Snygg. Snygg spends much of his time working in the worlds of video games and films, both producing illustrations and as artistic director, as well as working on more personal artworks. As one might expect from this, his portfolio showcases a generous melange of styles, from the chunky strokes and ill-defined outlines of his more painterly pieces, to the vibrant sci-fi/fantasy pulp of others.
  • The Atmospheric Photography of Kevin J. Short

    Fred McCoy
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Today we bring you the work of up-and-coming photographer and multimedia artist Kevin J. Short. Based in San Francisco, Kevin has worked as a talented designer and photographer producing evocative pictures while exploring art in any form he sees fit. People who knew Kevin growing up might be surprised to find him in the photography field; having gone to school for architecture it maybe come as a surprise to see him where he is today. Kevin is a man of many skills and enjoys flexing his creative muscle. “I’m a self taught artist and have been practicing in various media for about a…
  • Art in Unexpected Places – A Layover Story of Philadelphia Airport

    Alex Irish
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    After a flight cancellation at Philadelphia International Airport last week, I found myself with time to kill; time to explore the airport at my leisure. I didn’t expect to get much out of it besides stretching my legs a little, but was pleasantly surprised to find there was a large and varied range of art exhibits on display throughout the airport. There’s been something of an explosion of this sort of thing – art in unexpected public places (I’ve seen it in shopping malls, on construction hoardings, even on public transport) – and it presents an interesting opportunity for…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Here and Elsewhere

    Sarah Hassan
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    CHALLENGING STEREOTYPES IN NYC’S FIRST MUSEUM EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART Hashem El Madani – Tarho and El Masri (Studio Sheherazade, Saida, Lebanon, 1958; from Akram Zaatari’s ‘Studio Practices’ series) ‘Oh, father of straight talk, your words are a cure’, purrs the jazzy blonde chanteuse in Adel Abidin’s video installation, Three Love Songs. Working the microphone for her nightclub audience, she sings in clipped Iraqi-accented Arabic a melody Western and familiar, with lyrics troubling in translation; yet, these are no ordinary love…
  • Rumour Has It

    Joobin Bekhrad
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    LEBANON’S PIONEERING ARTIST DUO ON SPAM, SCAMS, AND STORYTELLING Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige Exhibition images courtesy Galerie In SItu / Fabienne Leclerc Paris Known for their films and art projects that investigate the relation between reality, fiction, and the workings of the imagination, Lebanese artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige have turned their attention towards what some may consider hitherto unexplored territory. According to them, however, they’re simply continuing their practice of storytelling and narration. To find out more about their latest…
  • When the Levee Breaks

    Ivana Peric
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    ‘THERE ARE MANY LAYERS TO PALESTINIAN LIFE AND IDENTITY – NOT JUST THE OCCUPATION’ (L-R) Mahmoud Jreri, Tamer Nafar, and Suhell Nafar * This interview was conducted before the recent events in Gaza Heralded by Le Monde as ‘the spokesmen of a new generation’, the members of DAM – the first [known] Palestinian hip-hop crew and among the first musicians to rap in Arabic – began working together in the late 90s. Struck by the uncanny resemblance of the streets in a Tupac video to those of their own neighbourhood in Lod, brothers Tamer and Suhell Nafar, along…
  • The Aesthetics of Exile

    Abdellatif R. Abdeljawad
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    ‘PALESTINIAN ARTISTS HAVE REFUSED TO SURRENDER THEIR AESTHETIC SENSIBILITIES’ Ismail Shammout – Guardian of the Fire (Detail) … The instant the criterion of authenticity ceases to be applicable to artistic production, the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual, it begins to be based on another practice – politics. Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction In exploring the connection between Palestinian art and its politics, one wonders whether it is possible to ‘escape’ the language of politics. In doing so,…
  • Sin City

    Joobin Bekhrad
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    THE RISE, FALL, AND RESURRECTION OF NASEREDDIN SHAH-E QAJAR There’s no escaping him – he’s everywhere. That broad, impeccably groomed moustache, haughty smirk, medallion-studded regalia, black felt cap replete with the lustrous loot of Nader and a telling tuft of peacock plumes, and … those eyes; two dark, sunken spheres possessing at once an air of languor and unbridled pride, which seemingly beckon one from every gaudy teapot and ghalyan in Iran to behold that monarch of late, that Pivot of the Universe. Come, they say; come, and I shall relate the tale of how I, Nasereddin Shah-e…
 
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • Inkscape Experiments: Rotate with Create Tiled Clones Window

    Chris Hilbig
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: This is the third in a series of articles covering Inkscape’s Create Tiled Clones Window. This is the mysterious window that we will continue to dissect. The tab we’ll learn today will be the Rotation tab. An Overview of the Rotation Tab Now I realize that a lot of you, if not most of you are not being kept […] The post Inkscape Experiments: Rotate with Create Tiled Clones Window appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Links of Interest — July 21, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Welcome to another edition of Links of Interest. I honestly had no plans for one this week, but today gave me some golden nuggets. Enjoy! Inkscape 0.48.5 is Here! Okay, maybe a point release or a bug fix release won’t amp you up. But it contains over 60 bug fixes to help improve stability and functionality […] The post Links of Interest — July 21, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Book Review: Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration

    Chris Hilbig
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Pat Quinn’s Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration As some of you may know, I’ve posted a series of articles in Yes, You Too Can Draw! covering one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective. Basic Perspective for Comics & Illustration was one of the books that I referenced while writing the article on three-point perspective. It’s one of the books I’ve often […] The post Book Review: Basic Perspective For Comics & Illustration appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Links of Interest — July 4, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:53 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Happy 4th of July to everyone in the United States! As for the rest of you… I have some more nuggets of gold to share with you in today’s edition of Links of Interest. Winsor & Newton Gets a Refresh Ironic how I start with a British company. But Winsor & Newton is one of my favorite […] The post Links of Interest — July 4, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Yes, You Too Can Draw! – Ch 11 — How To Draw In Three-Point Perspective

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com:   Welcome to the next, long-awaited edition of Yes, You Too Can Draw! If you could nail down the two-point perspective lesson from the previous chapter, then this lesson on Three-point Perspective will be a piece of cake. Let’s review the previous chapter… What We Learned From Last Time What two-point perspective is. How to create your own […] The post Yes, You Too Can Draw! – Ch 11 — How To Draw In Three-Point Perspective appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Amazingly detailed hand cut paper illustrations

    Creative Visual Artist
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:46 am
    It’s difficult to appreciate the amazing detail in these pieces at first glance. Each piece is actually a meticulously cut paper design created by Buffalo-based artist Maude White. The artist has a great respect for paper and believes that every sheet has the potential to tell its own story. With each careful, hand-cut slice, she draws upon the material’s lasting strength to create delicate, nature-inspired images filled with amazing amounts of awe-inspiring detail. White depends on both positive and negative space to express the narrative within each elaborate illustration.
  • ‘Last Elephant’ Painting in Auction for Wildlife Trust

    Creative Visual Artist
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    London based artist JOHN GLEDHILL, who has created a series of extinction based paintings, is pleased to announce an auction of the Last Elephant painting (oil on canvas, 127 x 157 cms) and will donate 50% of the proceeds to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT).  The auction will take place just in time for WORLD ELEPHANT DAY (August 12th) and you can bid on the beautiful art work at www.johngledhill.co.uk, and follow the link to eBay. THE LAST ELEPHANT (left) is one of a series of images on the subject of the extinction of animals, that Gledhill began working on in the early 1990s.
  • Hattie Newman’s Paper Cities

    Creative Visual Artist
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    Hattie Newman is a London-based designer who creates scenes that combines both two and three dimensional design elements to create fascinating worlds using paper and card. As a child, Hattie was obsessed with drawing towns and villages, making cities out of LEGO, and wanted to be an architect. When studying at the University of West England, in Bristol, she started using paper and card because she was interested in bringing her 2D illustrations to life physically. She found paper and card was the cheapest way to do this. She initially experimented with stop-motion animation which led her to…
  • Sound Spectrum – where music meets art

    Creative Visual Artist
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:32 am
    Recently, I was given the opportunity to review some SoundSpectrum music visualizers. You might know SoundSpectrum as the company that made G-Force, the visualizer that Apple licenses as the “Classic Visualizer” for iTunes. I was impressed to find out that they’ve also been licensed by Microsoft, Yahoo, Aerosmith, Journey, and have a subscriber base of 4.5 million users. They certainly have a lot of clout, but could they live up to it? SoundSpectrum’s visualizers come in four different varieties: WhiteCap, Aeon, SoftSkies, and G-Force.   Each have their own distinct tones and moods.
  • Stained Glass Window Sculptures Made from Laser-Cut Paper

    Creative Visual Artist
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows created entirely from laser-cut paper. Standley stacks well over 100 sheets for many of his pieces which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.” Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in…
 
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  • Awesome Shirt designs for the week 082014

    Emmanuel Martinez
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Here we’ve collected some of the best shirt designs from various shirt companies! Acquiring one of these these bad boys will make you truly stand out. These are excellent to give to your cool and hip friends or for yourself as well! Click on the images to go to the respective product pages. Little Wren Designed by fabricatedlayla $25.00 Dinosaurs vs. Robots vs. Aliens Design by Adam Works $25.00 ‘Lucky Seven, Live To Ride Spade Skull Chopper Designed by Ghast $15.99 Visit Japan by Alecxps $25.00 The Mysterious Game of the Throne Design by buko $25.00 cooked to perfection by…
  • The Art of Isaac Bidwell

    Emmanuel Martinez
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Isaac Bidwell is an artist from Syracuse, New York. When he was young, he loved drawing clowns and later on was inspired by comics and 80′s cartoons. He joined a group exhibition in San Francisco back in 2011 where he first tasted what it was like to be a part of the bigger art scene and he was hungry ever since. Since then, he has participated in over 50 exhibitions, among them were at Gallery 1988 (LA), Spoke Art (San Francisco), Bottleneck Gallery (New York) and Hero Complex (LA). He are just a few of his awesome works: The Art of Isaac Bidwell You can find more of his works here:…
  • Cool finds for the week 081814

    Emmanuel Martinez
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Some cool images I have stumbled this week. Please visit the respective artists/photographers site to see more of their works. © All works are copyrighted to the respective artists. “Daphne” by Giulio Iurissevich Cool finds for the week 081114 “The Sinking of The Belafonte” by Isaac Bidwell “Running Red” by GeorgiaTh “Create” by Martin French “Travelers” by Ari Weinkle “TETSUO – Mint condition #3” by Moon “Where the Wild things are” by Nico Delort “Darkest sin” by Haroldo Chacon Rivas “Chaman” by DZO Olivier “Elf Prince” by shrimpHEBY…
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  • Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands!

    Emily Magone
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    So this last weekend my two best lady friends and I hopped on a Sleeper Train and headed up to the Scottish Highlands.  The sleeping arrangements were smaller than anything I had ever slept in before (aside from possibly a card table fort from my childhood), and sleeping was nearly impossible due to the constant squeaking and rattling of the train car connections and the noises coming from whoever decided that it would be easier to bang in the bathroom right next door than in their beds. (SIYUCK!) Yes, that's how small they were.  In the morn when it was time for us to switch…
  • So Many New Prints!

    Emily Magone
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Holy shit its been awhile since I posted! It has been a crazy beautiful summer, busy with lots of new pieces and travels!We spent 4th of July weekend in Naples with my husband's brother and a couple close friends, which was fabulously lazy and relaxing.  I consumed enough food, wine and gelato for three of me, swam in the Mediterranean, and visited the ruins of Pompeii, which was so much bigger than I had envisioned.I didn't take my camera on this trip, I don't know why... but I should have.  It was amazing.The rest of July consisted of a lot of painting, sweating and prepping for…
  • Q & A!

    Emily Magone
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Well hello lovelies!  A couple weeks ago I posted a few questions on the Facebook page for you, some of which were wondering if there were any questions you had for me.  You came back with some very interesting questions, so I thought I would take a stab at answering them!Here we go! Michael asks, "How do your goals align with or deter from military life?"  Fabulous question!  For those of you who don't already know this, I am married to a delicious military man.  This means that we move around the planet every 2-4 years, with little warning or clue as to…
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    Emily Magone
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:51 am
  • Giant Birthday Sale!

    Emily Magone
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:08 pm
    So I wrote this post two years ago today on my 28th birthday.  I just read it again, and it is still my favorite, and it still very much communicates how I feel about life.Building up to the big 3-0, I've been thinking about the various changes I've noticed coming with this milestone.  Here are few that have stood out.I can't party for shit anymore. Two glasses of wine and I'm all too aware of the need to remove myself from public before I do or say anything embarrassing.  Anything over three and hubby has to assist me to bed.More than one grey hair has magically appeared…
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  • colour love - turquoise

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    horse brooch - custom made // throw - john lewisif you've read this blog for any amount of time, you probably know by now turquoise is my favourite colour. my goodness it makes me happy. i don't know what it is about it, but something about it makes me feel simultaneously calm and invigorated. it just has some sort of energy that no other colour has. do you have any colours that do that for you?turquoise is a colour i wear a lot, though it's more on the stronger and more jewel-toned front, rather than minty hues. as much as i love them i just can't wear pastels as they totally wash…
  • what i wore - floral embroidered dress

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    i always feel like i look really moody (or like i'm scowling) when i'm not smiling. maybe not quite so much here, but i feel so self concious of it sometimes. i know i shouldn't, but it's hard not to critisize yourself!but anyway, let's talk about the lovely floral embroidery on this dress that george kindly sent me! it's so pretty. if there's one thing i could possibly love more than a floral pattern, it's a bit of floral embroidery. i kind of wish it spread a bit wider across the top, but it's embroidered all along the bottom of the dress so i'll be forgiving, ha! i do feel inspired to jazz…
  • snapshots of my week - 16th august

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    honestly? honestly? i've not done much this week. well, not anything to talk about. i've been making collages and coming up with ideas ..which you'll see soon. i've had a ruthless sorting of my clothes and bits around the house and given items i don't wear or use to charity. looking for places to live around cardiff, and places in bristol if my boyfriend gets the job he's going for an interview for next week. i've applied for a million jobs. well, not a million.just day to day stuff, you know? things that take up time - some important, some not - but things that people don't really care…
  • fun with photoshop

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    every now and then i like to have a bit of fun in photoshop with a brush or two. i like doing something completely spur of the moment with no feeling or purpose attached to it. nothing refined, just whatever comes into my head. kind of like a digital version of a sketchbook i suppose?often it leads to nothing, sometimes it sparks an idea. i thought i'd share some 'experiments' from time to time if it's something people are interested in seeing. i love seeing other peoples sketchbooks and random ideas and concepts. i want to get better at drawing again, so i figure putting it out there will…
  • book review / pattern box by textile arts center

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    today i'm reviewing pattern box: 100 postcards by 10 contemporary pattern designers.as a pattern lover and maker, i am instantly drawn to something like this. lots of pattern postcards arranged in a box? yes please. i seem to be a fan of the 'postcards in a box' format lately. i think it's because i like that you could easily frame a couple pieces without having to cut up (or awkwardly scan) a page.as may be obvious, you get 100 postcards in all, 10 from each designer. though i like most of what's in here, i have to be honest and say that quite a few are not to my taste, but that's to be…
 
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    Meditative Art School

  • Passionate Pottery

    medita11
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
      Going in Circles The wheel turns; you find yourself looking at it as if it is a poisonous snake swaying to the sounds of the flute; you couldn’t move your eyes aside, even if you wanted to; you have lost any sense of reference; you have lost yourself in the spin and you are [...]
  • Real Art

    medita11
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:53 pm
    By: Mochita Har-Lev   Many years ago, when I was an art student, the question “what is art?” used to arise every now and again. It would be a philosophical more than a practical inquiry, a trigger for contemplation and group discussion. While this question is completely interesting and valid, the answers that arose in [...]
  • Creativity & Women

    medita11
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
    By: Mochita Har Lev There is something so very special about a group of women creating together. Something about it feels so familiar -so ‘right’; for we, as women, have sat and worked together in tribes, villages and communities all across the word, perhaps since the beginning of time.   Women would sit and come together [...]
  • Breath & Vital Force

    medita11
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:08 am
      There are a few general terms and themes that are important to understand in relation to spiritual work; concepts that are common among many religions and doctrines. Understanding these is not meant to burden ourselves with more useless intellectual knowledge, but to make it real and meaningful, so that we may use it in [...]
  • Yogic Food & Sleep

    medita11
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:39 am
      “My children, eat to live; sleep to awake” Amma  Self discipline, with respect to food and sleep, is not only important for our general wellbeing; it is also an essential matter when it comes to the life of a spiritual aspirant.   The right direction Initially, it may be difficult to develop positive habits [...]
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    Park West Gallery

  • A studio visit with Bernard Louedin and Dominique de Serres

    Meagan Lutey
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Last July, Albert and Marc Scaglione – Park West’s founder and CEO, and president, respectively – took a trip to France to visit with surrealist painter Bernard Louedin and his wife Aubusson tapestry artist Dominique de Serres. Their studios are at their home near the beautiful north western coast of the country. During the visit, the artists took the Scagliones to an exhibit showcasing Bernard’s work throughout his career. Enjoy this video tour of the exhibit as Albert describes some of the artwork and introduces viewers to Park West artist Bernard Louedin. The post A…
  • On the air with Dominic Pangborn

    Meagan Lutey
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Dominic Pangborn is taking to the airwaves this week talking with two Detroit-area radio stations about his career and exhibition – Evolution of Art & Design Through Revolution – at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Mich. The Park West artist on Wednesday spoke with mid-day anchor Jackie Page on Detroit’s WWJ Newsradio 950 AM, which aired that same day. Dominic is also scheduled as a featured guest on Metro Networks’ “Sunday Edition” with Alisa Zee, airing between 6-7 a.m., Sunday, on multiple Michigan radio stations, including 98.7 FM (AMP), 99.5 FM (WYCD),…
  • Marcus Glenn takes the mound

    kristine
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Marcus Glenn took the mound at the home of the Detroit Tigers – Comerica Park – for a ceremonial first pitch at Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies. The official artist of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards and Park West collector favorite jumped at the invitation and enjoyed every minute of the experience. The Glenns’ family and friends came out to cheer him on, and Park West Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie accompanied Marcus and Yolanda Glenn on the field. In the spirit of fun, Marcus gave multiple examples of how he was going to handle the pitch.
  • More of a good thing – to the Max

    Meagan Lutey
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Whether it’s an attempt at a little publishing one-upmanship or just more of a good thing, where Peter Max’s iconic art is concerned, it’s a treat. This year, the artist’s work has graced the cover of 10 of Niche’s city-specific magazines. In 2009, 20 of “Where” magazine’s 37 market-focused publications featured Max’s artwork, according to blogger “Mr. Magazine.” For folks keeping track, Max’s work has appeared on more than 2,000 magazine covers. You can check out a side-by-side comparison of covers produced by each…
  • Autumn de Forest in USA Today’s back-to-school magazine

    kristine
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Young Park West painter Autumn de Forest is one of the Ordinary Children doing Extraordinary Things in USA Today’s back-to-school magazine. “Autumn paints every day, either in hotel rooms while traveling or in her studio behind her Las Vegas home. She is home-schooled. When she paints, she can focus sometimes for hours on end. ‘It almost feels like bliss,’ she says. And she wants her art to do more than hang on a wall.   “She has painted and auctioned pieces to raise money for the victims of natural disasters, including Superstorm Sandy in 2012,…
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    Creative Designers and writers

  • Quick Guide To Create SEO Friendly Website Design

    crys123
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Due to the convenient e-commerce accessibility all the time, people rely to shop and search information through the internet. A well-designed visually attractive website is not enough to retrieve and fulfill the online business outcome. To hit the target audience, the web designer must integrate aforementioned important tips to create SEO friendly website design to increase the visibility of your website through SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and experience better functionality and crawl ability through the SEO campaign. In addition to HTML code, use external Cascading Style Sheet build to…
  • Blood Web – Caitlin Diggs Now $.99

    crys123
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    $.99 BLOOD WEB – Caitlin Diggs #1 —— 5 star read! …the story pulled me in, and wouldn’t let go. A young man with emotional problems, a man who wants to control the world, a disheartened FBI agent and they are on a collision course, all controlled by the power of an arrowhead shaped pink crystal. Very riveting story, and I really want to follow the FBI agent, Caitlin, into her further adventures. I believe this series will hold many more surprises, and look forward to traveling them with her. I love this story. The author is inventive and tells the story in a very…
  • Choose in the right way – car lease deals

    crys123
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    Decision of car lease is a wise one instead of buying a car. Though owing a car is a prestige issue, it is a burdensome because of its service, maintenance petrol charges as well as registration, insurance cost. One can reduced this to just one figure by car lease. One can choose their car and manage their budget without zero down on the rental. One can get car lease for six months i.e short term car lease or more than that also. Here you go: http://www.compareyourleasedeals.co.uk. You can get these cars with discounted lease and no mileage limits or penalties. The following advantages you…
  • Simple Short and Free Till Friday Tips on Making Money From Surveys

    crys123
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Hey Guys, Check out my guide on how to take surveys to make money from home. It will be FREE until Saturday! It is an amazing short guide with tips and tricks to making money from home. It is also NO BS so it includes the downfalls. So If you are looking to start making some extra cash from home check it out! It will definitely help you make your first dollars online! Thanks, David http://www.amazon.com/Make-Money-Home-Easiest-Surveys-ebook/dp/B00M9IS6F2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1407259910&sr=8-5&keywords=make+money+from+home Simple Short and Free Till Friday Tips on Making Money…
  • Come Join The Fun Lakeland Florida Book Fair

    crys123
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    October 10,11,12 Lakeland Florida Book Fair Authors, publishers, illustrators, comic book, and book sellers will gather all together to showcase their books at The Lakeland Center, 701 Lime Street, lakeland, Florida. Come Join The Fun Lakeland Florida Book Fair is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
 
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  • Lambeau Leap Statue Unveiling at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Last Friday August 1st, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt – Amrany’s latest statue was unveiled at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler was present to honor the touchdown tradition he began in 1993. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy was also present to unveil the new life-size bronze Lambeau Leap statue to the public. The Green Bay Packers commissioned a team of sculptors from the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany in Highwood, IL to design and create a bronze statue to immortalize the triumphant ritual. The statue features four die-hard Packers fans cast…
  • Meet the Artists: Oscar Leon and Lou Cella

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Oscar Leon Oscar Leon is one of Rotblatt Amrany’s extremely talented studio artists. From the age of eighteen, he studied oil painting at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art. He grew up in the Chicagoland area and has always had a deep appreciation for fine arts. He studied with a well-known figurative sculptor named Susan Clinard and currently works and studies with Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt Amrany. Oscar Leon became an instructor at the Studio School after two years of hard work and studying. Oscar learned how to work with metal fabrication and how to make molds while at the…
  • Rotblatt Amrany’s Miracle League Sculpture in Michigan Still Captures Hearts Today

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Almost a year ago, a young boy in Grand Rapids, Michigan stood at home plate getting ready to take a swing. The pitcher, Tony Comden, threw a pitch and cheered as the line drive hit garnered his son a trip to first base. The West Michigan Miracle League is the reason Jed, Tony and other players were out on the field that day. Four teams of special needs youth came together and celebrated the opening of the Nate Hurwitz Field, built specially to accommodate them. The West Michigan Miracle League was created to give that little boy named Jed the opportunity to play the sport he loved,…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany Announces Napoleon Dynamite Statue Unveiling at Fox Searchlight Studios in Los Angeles, CA

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany was commissioned by Fox Searchlight Studios to sculpt a life size bronze of Napoleon Dynamite for an unveiling at the movie’s 10th anniversary celebration early last month. The cast and crew reunited on June 9th 2014 to celebrate, and together they unveiled the sculpture to the world. Star of the film, actor Jon Heder appeared at the unveiling of the Napoleon Dynamite bronze statue – complete with his iconic ‘Vote for Pedro’ T-shirt, moon boots, and tether-ball at the Fox Searchlight Pictures lot in Los Angeles, CA. Other cast members…
  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Announces Newest Sculpture Installation: Rosalind Franklin

    admin
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is proud to announce their latest sculpture, a larger than life bronze of Rosalind Franklin. The sculpture was unveiled May 29th, in front of The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in North Chicago, IL. The figure is set in a granite base, and is  installed on the West side of campus. Rosalind Franklin was a renowned female scientist, a specialized biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer. Her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA helped her co-workers understand how genetic information is passed from parents to their…
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    Filthy Dreams

  • Filthy Dreams’ Carnival Of Sleaze Playlist

    Emily Colucci
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Even Pennywise wants to listen to our Filthy Dreams’ Carnival of Sleaze Playlist Step right up, queens! Step right up and listen to perhaps our most troubling Filthy Dreams playlist yet: our Filthy Dreams’ Carnival of Sleaze Playlist! Feel a little uneasy? Us too. This playlist might mark a turning point in our playlist trajectory, throwing us into full on unhinged mania. But no matter! I mean, who doesn’t love clowns? I don’t know about you, dear readers, but I have always loved Tom Waits’ carnival barker personae. Frankly, we here at Filthy Dreams love it so…
  • Oh, Wow!: Filthy Dreams’ 5 Favorite Warhol Films In Honor Of Their Complete Digitization

    Emily Colucci
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Andy Warhol. Nico/Antoine. 1966. ©2014 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum. This morning, the Museum of Modern Art announced a partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum and MPC, a digital visual effects (VFX) studio, to digitize the complete collection of Andy Warhol’s films. Beginning this month, the partnership hopes to make Warhol’s about 500 films–many of which have never been seen–more accessible through their digitization. Beginning with his film Sleep, which, as the title…
  • Filth Is My Politics! Filth Is My Life!: Documenting The Queen of Filth In ‘I Am Divine’

    Emily Colucci
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Promotional image for I Am Divine (all images via I Am Divine’s Facebook page) I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on Harris Glenn Milstead, better known as the cinematic terrorist, the filthiest person alive, the queen so fucking beautiful she cant stand it herself, Divine. She was strutting, sashaying and sneering her way through the streets of Baltimore, leaving a trail of shock and sleaze in her wake, all to the wild screams of Little Richard’s “Girl Can’t Help It” in John Waters’ trash classic Pink Flamingos. Divine was everything I…
  • Hustle With His Muscle: The John Sex Video Lounge

    Emily Colucci
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Tseng Kwong Chi, John Sex, 1982, Color C-print On Dibond (Courtesy of Eric Firestone Gallery) I know what you’re thinking, dearest and closest Filthy Dreams fanatics, it’s been awhile since we’ve had one of our promised yet rarely delivered Friday Party Out of Bounds posts. My only excuse? In the days before and now, after, Marion and my “Fear and Loathing”-esque road trip to manic insanity, time has just flown by (or more likely, spun by in a flat circle but that’s another story for another time). Why I think that phone endlessly ringing must be Betty Ford…
  • Mourning, Militancy and Art In ‘Let The Record Show’

    Emily Colucci
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    John Kelly in still from Let The Record Show (all images courtesy Rebekah Dewald) In the now famous conclusion of his call-to-action essay “Mourning and Militancy,” Douglas Crimp states, “There is no question but that we must fight the unspeakable violence we incur from the society in which we find ourselves. But if we understand that violence is able to reap its horrible rewards through the very psychic mechanisms that make us part of this society, then we may also be able to recognize—along with our rage—our terror, our guilt, and our profound sadness. Militancy, of course, then,…
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    Handicrafts India | HandMade Gifts

  • Wooden Ganesha Statue with Umbrella – Exquisite Product in Handicrafts in India

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sculpture art is known as one of the best arts in Indian culture. Various statues in temples and ancient monuments stand as testimonials of our rich heritage. These are widely used in decoration. These are manufactured from different raw materials such as stones, wood, marble, metal, and clay. However, stone has been oldest material among these. Remaining came in trend with development of civilization and carving techniques. With huge popularity of sculpture, this art has become an inseparable part of handicrafts in India. Sculpture art has been conserved and promoted by many kings and…
  • Hoda Ambabari Statue – Exquisite Wooden Elephant

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Indian handicrafts have elegant shape and beautiful design. For their utilitarian value, these are being used for decoration and quotidian purpose for ancient times. Various ancient handicrafts can be seen in temples and palaces today. These are the wonderful examples of rich Indian culture. Kings and emperors have significant contribution in conserving and promoting this ancient art. They provided shelter for craftsmen with different skills and gave rewards for their excellent work. At that time, sculpture art was prospered. Craftsmen were used to produce various sculptures from wood and…
  • Wooden Elephant with Inlaid and Shikhar Carving - A Masterpiece in Wooden handicrafts

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Indian handicrafts are worldwide famous for their attractive designs and appealing nature. These handicrafts have high utilitarian value. These handicrafts are used for various purposes such as decoration and quotidian. Different materials such as wood, marble, clay, and metal are used in these handicrafts. Since there is diversity in culture of India, variations can be seen among carving techniques throughout the country. However, each of these techniques produces unique and beautiful handicrafts. Those handicrafts are used highly for home and office decorations for their elegance. Among…
  • Most Common Styles of Whittling – A Wood Carving Technique

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:17 am
    The wood carving is a skill to craft a rough piece of wood into something useful. There are various carving techniques developed in India. These techniques are found variegated in different parts of this country because of diversity in culture. A general wood carving involves four types of techniques such as whittling, chip carving, relief and round carving. The whittling is one of the oldest techniques used by various craftsmen in wood craft from ancient times. Whittling refers to removing off the small pieces of wood using knife. For whittling, the hooked knife, tri-jack pro, and finesse…
  • Present Paintings as Handmade Gifts for Decoration Purpose

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:16 am
    It has been in various cultures to present gifts at different occasions. Gifts are those items which are presented for different purposes such as congratulations, for well wishing, and gratitude. These gifts are supposed to carry feelings of presenter toward receiver, therefore these gifts should be unique one and memorable. If you are looking for gifts with these qualities, then you can try handicrafts item. The handicrafts in India come with aesthetic appeal and elegant beauty. These are also available in different verities for different purposes thus making these unique and useful handmade…
 
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  • Mixed Media by Nick Gentry

    Jason Jose
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Mixed Media by Nick GentryNew paintings on floppy disks which are considered obsolete media and no longer in use as well as portraits created out of vintage film negatives, x-rays, and microfilm. The result is an archaeological display of digital history that pays tribute to the roles they played in modern technology and how people came to depend on them to hold every detail of their life.
  • Observing the Observer: Paintings by Deenesh Ghyczy

    Jason Jose
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Observing the Observer: Paintings by Deenesh GhyczyPaintings of figures looking at fragmented images of art. In this case, the figure is stationary while the artwork is the one doing the observing from multiple angles in sort of a reverse role.
  • Tulip Fields: Photos by Simone Sbaraglia

    Jason Jose
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Tulip Fields: Photos by Simone Sbaraglia+Beautiful aerial shots of tulip fields captured near Amsterdam, The Netherlands that resemble the abstract works of painters like Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman and other artists associated with the Color Field movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s.I am especially drawn to the geometry and colours, so I loved the harmony of the tulip fields from an aerial view. Having rented a small aeroplane, I explored the area from above, taking several hundred photographs in total. I was happy with the results, as, to me, the pictures seemed like the…
  • Paintings by Nathan Spoor

    Jason Jose
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Paintings by Nathan SpoorFantastical and dreamlike paintings filled with detail and color that suggests some sort of narrative. The “suggestivism” style was something he started in graduate school and he describes it as "an intuitive process of allowing ideas to pool and then connecting with the more innovative or strong moments and nurturing them into reality."In the larger sense, the work as a series is opening up a narrative about a world being created and explored by a young boy and girl. I see the girl creating the world around her as she sleeps, dreams, thinks and grows. The boy is…
  • Little Planet: Time-lapse by Dubai360

    Jason Jose
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Little Planet: Time-lapse by Dubai360A time-lapse video of Dubai International Airport in the space of 24 hours with every frame warped into a "Little Planet" projection.If you watch carefully, you will notice that the Little Planet actually makes exactly one rotation over the 24 hours of real time. Terminal 3 at the airport acts as an hour hand on a 24 hour clock, with midnight at the top, and midday at the bottom, so you can tell exactly what time every single frame was taken!
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    Fdc Art News And Books.

  • WE LOVE OCCULTO MAGAZINE AND SOON IN OUR STORE FOR SALE.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    OCCULTO Issue piReleased in May 201496 glossy colour pagescm 16,5 x 23,5ISSN 2196-5781TEXTS: Massimo Sandal, Roberto Lalli, Alice Cannava, Russ Hodge, Krzysztof J. Pelc, Babsi Urbanic ILLUSTRATIONS/ARTWORKS: Daavid Moertl, Pep Vidal, Alice CannavaARTIST'S PROJECT:Pep VidalThe time was not ripe to settle down and get a range life, so here's the new Occulto issue. It's dedicated to Constants & Variables, and to our friend 3.14. First Launch in Berlin on May 31st at Zabriskie Buchladen.https://www.facebook.com/events/305520059602236
  • THE CURE LIVE IN BERLIN 2002.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
  • AKTiON AID TO PALESTINE.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
    We made a portal were you can donate from $10.00 to $100.00 dollars for the children in Palestine, all proceedings will go to humanitarian organizations. Please visit HERE and help a child in need for food and shelter.
  • HAPPY HAPPY 1ST. YEAR ANNIVERSARY FDCINCSHOP.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
                    Dear new and existing miracles,  We will like to introduce you the FDCINCSHOP and announce the first  year operation. The FDCINCSHOP an online shop, were we offer various art, photography book titles and editions along with a free pdf.LIBRARY.Available artists titles include worlds renowned Toiletpaper Magazine by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierepaolo Ferrari, Douglas Gordon, John Baldessari, Josh Smith, Christopher Wool and Jeff…
  • ZIDANE - A 21th CENTURY PORTRAIT - BEST SCENE.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    The film is a documentary focused purely on Zidane during the Spanish Liga Real Madrid vs. Villarreal CF game on April 23, 2005 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadiumand was filmed in real time using 17 synchronized cameras. During the last minutes of the match, Zidane was sent off as a result of a brawl.[1]The film bears a similarity to Football As Never Before (aka "Fußball wie noch nie"), a documentary made in 1970 by acclaimed German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard about Manchester United footballer George Best. In…
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    Latest Art Developments

  • Photo Editing Services Which Gives Few Interesting Facts About Photo Background Editor

    artdevelopments
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Memories of mind can fade easily but the mass of photos are in our past by touch. In fact, pictures are mirror of what really happened long before. Everybody likes to enjoy the moment, which is released in shape of photograph. Therefore, if your good moments become old or destroyed and requires photo editing, then editing can prove very useful in preservation of your costly flashes. We all know precisely what retouching is all about. Photo editing is the skill of providing to the animation of the images tame. The whole course involves reconstruction of missing parts, petty dust and stains,…
  • Hire A Photo Studio For Rental To Make Your Occasion Special

    artdevelopments
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    Are you on lookout for a photo studio rental, which could provide you an ideal place for film projects, for practicing studio shoot etc? If your answer is yes, then you need not feel worried any more. There are many such websites of photo studio rentals, where you will be able to book your that location, which meets your requirements as well as your budget. Furthermore, you can also do surfing on the internet studio rental, which can provide you various equipments, which you will need. You could also choose the list, which can provide you services, which you need. Each has their various…
  • How To Find High Quality Drum Lessons For Beginners To Learn All Styles Of Drums?

    artdevelopments
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    Nowadays, many beginner drum playing lessons are found online. In addition to that, costs of drum sets have gone down every now and then in order to accommodate the number of people, who want to buy drums for themselves. After acquisition of the set of drums, proceeding to getting a professional drum teacher is important in taking you to the next level of the adventure. With the internet accessibility, learning drum playing online has become possible. But, prior to delving deeper into that, we will first know how important it is to get good drum sets for beginners. Though it is not unfair to…
  • Bring up a traditional feel and decoration to your home using the traditional African masks

    artdevelopments
    30 Jan 2014 | 2:39 am
    The traditional African masks represent the culture and the tradition of the African people. These masks have come a long way from the early periods of the Africans. They have been using it to show up their interest in the artworks. They have wanted to keep hold of their life style and their tradition. This is one of the reasons for Africans to keep up their artworks. They have been handing it over from generation to generation and make it possible for the art to live. Also they don’t use the new methods or designs in their artworks. Because of changing methods in creating artworks, many…
  • Tips to give a unique theme to your home using tribal art pieces

    artdevelopments
    24 Nov 2013 | 11:32 pm
    Nowadays showcasing the tribal art in homes has become the easy to express yourself to other that you have huge interest in the art forms and the ancient traditions. The artworks can be traditional or modern but it tends to create a curiosity in the minds of the people who are visiting your home. They will get the traditional feel in your home. Once people visit your home, they will never get out without asking about the art pieces. Even though most of the people place these artworks in order to create a traditional feel to their home, some people buy them only for the artistic work in the…
 
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  • Song 34: Eminem – Lose Yourself

    SunScreen
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:26 am
    By watching Eminem in this post I realised that this song, apart from a big hit, was a reflective one as well. I am not sure when I was first listened […]
  • I Love Summer by Krista Long

    SunScreen
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Krista Long created this wonderful series by capturing every detail of the actual dive, or the anticipated dive. The result is amazing grabbing every drop of the water and at the […]
  • Piscina by Miguel Coronado

    SunScreen
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Miguel Coronado was born in Madrid. In this work predominant colour is blue and his main theme is innocence.  Girls and boys surrounded by water. Every one of us have been there, the scene is familiar. I […]
  • Maison 1, Saint-Tropez, France

    SunScreen
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Miason D1 was constructed by Vincent Coste, a Saint-Tropez situated architect. The site was heavily inclined so the architect needed to create several volumes in distinct heights. Apart from the technical excellence of the […]
  • Song 33: JJ Cale – City Girls

    SunScreen
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Sometime ago I would love to go away from the city on August, as most of my friends do. As time goes by I need time for reflection but also time to ‘update’ […]
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    Art Work Blog

  • Landscape Paintings

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Inspiration for Landscape Paintings, a Significant Part of Art Work Created by Aleksandra Vasovic.
  • Affordable Art

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Affordable Art at Special Discount . Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic.
  • Big Blue

    15 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    Watercolor Painting Big Blue is Part of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic Serbian Born Artist
  • Rose Petals Watercolor Paintings

    6 Mar 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Details about Rose Petals Watercolor Paintings, a Segment of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic
  • Rose Petals Animation

    25 Feb 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Inspiration and more about Rose Petals Animation, a segment of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic
 
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  • The Anatomy of Ecommerce Return Policies

    Julie Liu
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    A clear and comprehensive return policy reinforces credibility and is crucial for building customer trust. As an online merchant, a return policy helps you reduce the time spent on refunds, address customer concerns and increase profitability. So what should it include and where should you start? We’ll help you get going by exploring the anatomy of ecommerce return policies. What can be returned? The first decision you have to make is whether or not you want to accept returns or exchanges. Not sure? Here are 5 product categories that are generally not accepted for returns according to the…
  • How to Install PrestaShop | Video Tutorial

    Benjamin Utterback
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    If you are looking to learn how to install PrestaShop, you came to the right spot. This easy to understand video, created by PrestaShop Forum Moderator, Fabio Porta aka Nemo1, introduces the 1.6 version of PrestaShop and teaches you step-by-step how to install PrestaShop onto your server. To see more PrestaShop 101 tutorial videos, check out the YouTube page for Nemo’s Post Scriptum. Use this tutorial video in combination with the Official PrestaShop documentation to get started on your online store. If you are have any questions, feel free to comment on this post. Check out below…
  • 4 Essential Tips To Improving Your On-Site Search Engine

    Julie Liu
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    This week we welcome Steve Chou, co-owner of Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. Within a year of launching, Steve’s online store – Bumblebee Linens – successfully netted over $100,000 in sales. Yes, that’s right – 6 figures in one year. He then created MyWifeQuitHerJob.com to share expert tips and advice on running a successful online business. Today his blog reaches over 90,000 monthly readers and has been featured by The New York Times and The Huffington Post. We invited him to share expert advice with 4 essential tips to improving your on-site search engine. If…
  • August Staff Picks: Top 3 Features to Help You Sell More

    Julie Liu
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    In an ever growing and competitive online market, you are always looking for the right tools and features to help you sprint ahead. Our team has selected this month’s top 3 PrestaShop features to help you sell more. Best of all, each of these features are available in your PrestaShop back office for a quick and easy installation! Here’s what you’ll find! Brow.si – a completely free feature that optimizes your shop’s mobile shopping experience PrestaStats – view, compare and export your store’s critical data with an advanced dashboard Riskified – fraud prevention and protection…
  • Infographic: Back-to-School Shopping and Ecommerce 2014

    Natalie Beigel
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    It’s that time of the year again, students and families around the world and especially in the United States are shopping for all their school year essentials. According to industry research, more and more of these shoppers are purchasing online this season. Is your online store prepared for the second busiest shopping season of the year? Check out this infographic: back-to-school shopping and ecommerce 2014 for interesting stats on how this major digital holiday could influence your business.
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    Roseography - Andrew Rose Gallery

  • For your reading pleasure: Catherine Murphy @ Hyperallergic

    Andrew Rose
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    © Catherine Murphy, Blankets, 2006 Oil on canvas 58 × 84 inches (image CA 27078) © Catherine Murphy, “Chalkboard” (1990), oil on canvas, 29 1/4 x 60 inches (Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection) © Catherine Murphy, “Persimmon” (1991), oil on canvas 25 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches (all images courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc., New York) © Catherine Murphy, “Polka Dotted Dress” (2009), oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inches (Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection) © Catherine Murphy, Gift Box, 2013, oil on canvas, 54 x 55 inches  © Catherine Murphy, “Snowflakes (dedicated to Joyce…
  • "Plein Air" through the Honolulu Museum of Art School

    Andrew Rose
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Aloha everyone - back after 5 years is my outdoor painting class for students in all media via the Honolulu Museum of Art School. All sessions are held on location around Honolulu town.Here's the info:Sep 20–Oct 25 - Sat 11am–2pm6 sessions / $150 /Make drawings and paintings in all media on location. Each session will be held at a different outdoor venue around O‘ahu. All sites have ample parking, some covered areas to protect against weather, and require minimal effort for access. We will work at Ualaka‘a Park, the Zoo, Lyon Arboretum, War Memorial, the Palace, and Magic…
  • "Drawing in the Museum" @ Honolulu Museum of Art

    Andrew Rose
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Aloha readers: sketching in the collection is back again for another semester. We will be looking at the Deco show, Chinese objects, American art and Hawaiian Art again, Join us!November 15 - December 13, Sat 11am-1pmWorkshop / 4 sessions / $100 / Honolulu Museum of Art / Sat 11am–1pm / Nov 15–Dec 13*No Class Nov 29Spend six weeks in guided study of artworks in the museum’s world-renowned collection. Each class begins with instruction on art history and technique followed by a drawing lesson. Your supplies should fit in a neatly arranged handbag or backpack that…
  • "Drawing and Painting from Life" @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

    Andrew Rose
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Hey everyone - after a long successful run of eight years of teaching my Oil Painting class, I've decided to change up my Wednesday night offering.  It's taken a while to get the right blend of elements.  I hope you join us.Here's the info from the museum....About this Class:Class / 12 sessions / $215 / Room 200 / Wed 6–9pm / Sep 3–Dec 17*No Class 10/8, 11/5, 11/26, 12/10For students and artists who wish to draw or paint weekly from a model as well as a still-life, this class develops observational abilities and techniques. Featuring direct instruction and brief…
  • Gaye Chan Update @ QAF

    Andrew Rose
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    QAF’s signature visual arts exhibition is curated this year by esteemed interdisciplinary artist Laiwan. Queering the International features a lineup of established and emerging artists from around the globe who are immigrant, indigenous, undocumented, displaced, and creatively working towards reconciling liberation through ideas of indigeneity, diaspora and disIdentification.Recent homophobic events in Russia, India, Uganda, and elsewhere have made it timely to highlight artists who address queer identity on an international scale, and whose work celebrates the complex human condition we…
 
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  • The Storytime – Joey Spiotto

    Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    Do you ever wondered how your favorite movies look like if they were made for children? Joey Spiotto might help you in this with his amazing gallery where he reimagined the best-known movies and TV shows as children’s books. The book covers are so adorable that turn any kind of movie (from A Clockwork Orange and Pulp Fiction to Psycho) into just lovely cover illustrations. More about Joey Spiotto’ work here. You can also visit Joey Spiotto’ shop here.
  • Gilbert Legrand – Little objects come to life

    Editor
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:51 am
    French illustrator Gilbert Legrand transforms everyday domestic objects into imaginative sculptures and create from a hanger or a pair incredible charactes for over 10 years. More about Gilbert’ work here.
  • Swedish Art Director Creates Epic Homemade Ad To Sell His Junky Car

    Daazine
    19 May 2014 | 4:49 am
    Art directors are a different species. They have panache. They can make the most mundane of things look desirable. So when Malmo-based Christoffer Castor decided to sell his 1993 Volvo, he didn’t opt for the conventional classifieds (heaven forbid – that would be too copywriter-ish). He wanted something different, something portfolio-worthy. Which is why he roped in a few of his talented friends and created this 2:51 ad that’s received almost 600,000 YouTube views in just 4 days.
  • Creative Dad Photoshops His Baby Daughter Into Crazy Situations

    Editor
    5 May 2014 | 4:11 am
    Emil Nystrom is a sweden-based photographer. Featuring his own daughter, Signhild, as the main subject, Nystrom has developed a series of innovative concepts that will certainly bring a smile to your face. In the photoshopped compositions, the little one is doing all sorts of bizarre things like fixing a car, performing cannonballs in the bathtub, and floating along behind an airplane. Her bright smile and unusual circumstances are hilarious! Nystrom says, “I’m all about the baby’s expressions. I just love to find a face that fits with the environment they are in. They make…
  • Suspended Floral Installations – Rebecca Louise Law

    Editor
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Rebecca Louise Law is a London-based installation artist known for her transformation of spaces using hundreds or thousands of suspended flowers. She trained in Fine Art at Newcastle University, England. Her work plays with the relationship between the human being and nature. She is best known for her interactive large-scale installations of hanging flowers within site-specific spaces. As well as exhibiting in Public Spaces, Galleries and Museums, Rebecca has made installations for fashion brands such as; Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci. For the wider community Rebecca has also led Land…
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • Alchitrof, Emperor of Ethiopia by Cristofano dell Altissimo

    Pranab Sarkar
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Old paintings have their charm, but this one by Cristofano dell’Altissimo is more than just beautiful, imposing or appealing. It is all three, and revolutionary as well, because dell’Altissimo belonged to a time when Ethiopians were regarded to be a little different from humans! Moreover, the Ethiopia of then included other neighboring regions, from where western explorers had brought back stark stories and captivating descriptions of their cross-continental friends and foes. Dell’Altissimo’s work centers around the impression people started having about African kings when the world…
  • Crucifixion by Altichiero da Zevio

    Pranab Sarkar
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    Padua has a very significant place in the scriptures for Jews and Christians. It has also been one of the places related heavily with Biblical stories. Padua is also known to have been a symbolic play in many of Shakespeare’s plays. Although I have been fascinated by the frescoes in the Vatican, Padua remains a place I shall never forget because of its Basilica d’San Antonio. Excellence exemplified! It happens so many times to you – that you miss the bigger diamond while looking for the more hyped one. This fresco of Crucifixion gave me goose bumps, and it still does when I remember the…
  • Thistle by Tenaya Sims

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Womanly love, simple affections and childlike adoration are probably more endured than expected perhaps. However, Sims has gone all the way to imagine himself in this position and paint it for hours. The beautiful blue of the sheath is something men usually like around their women, bedroom and beds. Be it curtains, lighting drapes, bedsheets, a woman’s clothing drape or any such swishing element is always a place to dig. Back to the painting – Digging in your head, or snuggling into your favorite smell are all feelings and words you can never think of someone having propped up into a…
  • The Alchemist by Tenaya Sims

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Among contemporary artists, Tenaya Sims is perhaps the most legible with his work in my opinion. His subjects are often dark, but every detail in his paintings is remarkably prominent. They have the tendency of leaving you in contemplation, much like Sherlock Holmes. “The Alchemist” is an oil-on-canvas from Sims, who has probably shown himself in it. Charming and smiling in real life, Sims has made his man, only physically, a splitting resemblance of himself. Speaking of alchemy, many do believe that today’s quacks are tomorrow’s scientists! Tenaya Sims is a modern man, unlike those…
  • Turning point in my life by S. Rain Lawrence

    Jaimin Patel
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    The post Turning point in my life by S. Rain Lawrence appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
 
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  • Featured Project: The Profile Book by Kieron Lewis

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Hello, my name is Kieron Lewis and I’m a Graphic Designer by day, and at night believe it or not. I studied Graphic Design, Marketing & Branding at Southampton University, and what an experience it was! I met some fantastic people along the way and used as much new equipment as I could grab my hands […]
  • Artist interview: Tilly Worth – Graphite Artist & Printmaker

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? “I’m Tilly Worth. I grew up in Essex but have spent the past 5 years studying in Bristol. I’m currently living in Toronto, and I like to draw and make things.” How did you get started doing what you […]
  • Photographer interview: Adriana Roos

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Adriana Roos and I am a 31­ year old South African. I studied languages and journalism at University, and after graduation I set out on an adventure. I spent two years living in the UK, followed […]
  • Artist Interview: Mauricio Alfonso Naya – Painter

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Today, we’d like to welcome Mauricio Alfonso Naya to Jung Katz! Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I am a Cuban painter, and I have lived almost half of my life in Ecuador. My work, stylistically speaking, can be described as Post-Synthesis. In the same way that […]
  • Artist Interview: Oscar Varona – Collagist

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? “My name is Oscar Varona and I’m from Madrid, Spain. Influenced by transgressive narrativestyles and little conventional, I published my first book of stories, “Tremolo” in 2003. Have written several novels and my stories have been included in various […]
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  • Interview with Ai Weiwei.

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Autor: Marta Gnyp          Ai Weiwei is a phenomenon: artist, architect, curator and political activist, someone who can adopt Western artistic ideas without forgetting his Chinese cultural heritage. His formal language is as clear and touching as his political ideals. His belief in the universality of human rights and the translation of this belief in action has inspired many in China and abroad. Here, Ai Weiwei shares his ideas about his art and art in general, his thoughts on society and politics, his vision for China and his role in creating a new form…
  • Missing Hesse

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Philosophy, University of Madrid (UNED), Spain         It was Hermann Hesse, together with a few other authors, who showed me from a very early age that literature is the refinement and perfectioning of life that is achieved through the kind of internalization often found in fine art. Internalizing does not mean reducing narratable external events to their minimum; rather, it means combining a series of events with a specific narrative message, within that apparent stopping of time that, again,…
  • Interview with Thomas Schütte.

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Autor: Marta Gnyp    German artist Thomas Schütte has long been one of the most interesting and unpredictable European artists. During the last 30 years, he has built up an impressive oeuvre of visually and intellectually provoking works. This interview is a combination of two conversations which we had, the first one in 2010 and the second one only recently in 2013.        Thomas Schüette   Marta Gnyp: I read somewhere that when you visited Documenta V in 1972, where you saw the works of Sol Lewitt, Blinky Palermo, Daniel Buren you decided to become…
  • 1913: The Year Before the Storm (Florian Illies)

    1 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
     Contributor: Maira Herrero,  MA in Philosophy.         German historian and journalist Florian Illies’ 300-page book is a humorous, fleeting look at the main cultural events in Europe just before the Great War. Illies’ book is neither novel nor essay — it is simply an account of the key creative and cultural happenings in those twelve months of the year and their effects on society and culture, moments before the advent of the bloody massacre that would subsequently rock the very foundations of Western thought.          It’s…
  • Chekhov: Painter of words

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:45 am
    Contributor: Marina Valcárcel Art Historian                  Chekhov and his wife, actress Olga Knípper.   "Give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky." (Chekhov) Throughout 2013, after Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, it was impossible not to hear someone saying that Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is "the father of modern literature". So a few weeks ago I decided to sit down and re-read "The Steppe", and I found myself once again with a strange, uneasy feeling inside me, as if something had…
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    Photomanipulation Art by Natalia Rex

  • Lines

    Natalia Rex
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
  • Self-Portrait: Fragments

    Natalia Rex
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:38 pm
    This photo was created before my "Maps" series. I wanted to experiment with fragmenting certain parts of a photo (which was really by mistake) and I started cutting out parts that would seem to be a little interesting. There are more of this type of photo in my collection, but some images were just used for testing and nothing serious. I plan on taking this concept farther than "Maps" and perhaps being a little minimalistic with the execution. Time will tell.
  • Black and White Birds

    Natalia Rex
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:14 pm
    I usually do not make black and white photos, which are really lovely. I decided to avoid colors in this photo because of the dramatic pose of the bird. I love the wings, and his friends in the background. Maybe soon I will make more black and white photos instead of color. (If you're on Pinterest, check out my black and white board.)
  • Reflection

    Natalia Rex
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:57 pm
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  • A Growing Heart

    Natalia Rex
    24 May 2014 | 7:28 am
    Great love doesn't completely die. We can shoot at it with a gun or close it up in the darkest places in our hears, but love is cunning, it knows how to withstand. - Jonathan Carroll
 
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • Cozy Google office in London

    Nazar
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    London Google office in London resembles not a serious office an IT company, but a large comfortable house. British Google moved to a new residence in the spring of this year. On the design of an office interior with total area of ​​14,865 sq.m. was working design studio PENSON. The whole office is perceived as one big open space, highlighting the different thematic areas: reception, library, gym, booths for private conversations, coffee shop, restaurant and other facilities. The office is filled with sunlight and bright colors of the soft tissues. It offers panoramic views of central…
  • Mothers and Daughters are Like Two Water Drops on these Photos

    Nazar
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Happy children and creative mothers. Many women dream about the daughter, to whom they will do pigtails, buy dresses, with whom they can cook together and spin in front of the mirror and that will look like you. Artnaz.com wants to share with you pictures of those whose dream has come true. stylisheve (21 more) stylisheve stylisheve Laura Sykora Nathan Hirsch Hilaria Baldwin stylisheve Neil Kremer Steph Anderson Ashley Lyons Sowa Heather Terrel stylisheve Rebeka Photography stylisheve Laura Sykora Sofi Fahrman Shila Dawn Pratt Nati Castellanos Saavedra wishcake karlitchaa Michelle Quance…
  • Cosmonaut Posts Photos in Instagram from Orbit

    Nazar
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Good example of Instagram profile. Meet ISS cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. Every day he publishes stunning pictures directly from space. My instagram now seems to me useless. Editorial of Artnaz.com pretty sure that after his photos you will change your perspective on Instagram. Eye of the Sahara, or Guell al-Richat, Africa. (16 more) Canary Islands – Island of La Palma. Cologne, Germany. June 27th. Celebrating Youth Day on the ISS. Colors of the Earth — Plantation near the capital of Brazil. Clouds over South America. Lake Abert, USA, pieces. Oregon. After the spacewalk. Spacesuit has…
  • Photos Which Prove That Humans are Like Sand Grains in this World

    Nazar
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Tiny people, lost among the grandeur of nature. No matter what problems you face in everyday life, only being in the wild nature, you realize how small and insignificant you are. Vast forests, unconquered peaks, raging seas and sultry deserts. It is here that it becomes clear where the real power and strength are focused. © Lizzy Gadd (27 more) © Alex Wise © Marsel Van Oosten © Michael Nichols © Kai Yang © Iurie Belegurschi © Joshua Meador © Przemyslaw Kruk © Max Rive © Dmitriy Vorobey © Reinhard Gaemlich © Wim Denijs © Ivan Letochin © Troy Montemayor © Jan Machata © Casey…
  • Girls Before and After Using Makeup

    Nazar
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    My life will never be the same. American Melissa Murphy for more than eight years working as a makeup artist. Due to her efforts actresses of different movies were transformed, including adult films. A few months ago she began to spread the results of her work in Instagram, which now has more than 50,000 subscribers. Artnaz.com collected the best examples of works of Melissa. Appearances can be deceiving. (25 more)
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    savvypainter.com

  • 32: Taking the Show on the Road with Brenda Scallon

    Antrese Wood
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The New York Times ran an article recently about a couple of innovative gallerists who fused art shows with the taco truck craze. When I posted about it on the Savvy Painter Facebook page, I realized that I’m not alone in my fascination with this idea. It’s an innovative, clever way to bring art to neighborhoods without galleries. These galleries are taking advantage of low overhead and bringing the art to the people. You might say they are bringing the Mountain to Mohammed, as my friend Errol Gerson suggested in episode 24 of the podcast. I reached out to Brenda Scallon, the founder of…
  • 31 Hollis Dunlap

    Antrese Wood
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
      Hollis Dunlap is a figurative painter from Eastern Connecticut, he paints modern paintings with a strong influence of old masters from Caravaggio to Vermeer. Hollis and I talk about the genius of Michelangelo and how he and other masters have influenced Hollis’s work. We talk about the idealization of great masters, and the unlikely parallels between Van Gogh and Michelangelo. Show Highlights: Using goals to drive motivation. ‘Success’, happiness, and leading a balanced life. People’s sometimes conflicted views of money. How Michelangelo’s early years…
  • 30: Create Visual Content That Spreads with Donna Moritz

    Antrese Wood
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Donna Moritz is the go-to gal for creating visual content that spreads like wildfire. In this episode, we talk about the four types of images artists can use to get their work seen. We also talk about tools you can use to create and publish your social media visuals without going insane.   Highlights of this episode: Easy tools to drive traffic back to your blog. How to leverage your fans to get your work out 24/7. Tips to keep it all under control, so you don’t get overwhelmed. Tools to see where your traffic is coming from and what you can do with that information. Specific ideas…
  • 29: Tom Wudl

    Antrese Wood
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Tom Wudl is best known for his intricate reflections on The Flower Ornament Scripture, a foundational text of Hua-yan Buddhism. His images are visually complex and full of symbolism. They require intense focus: Tom wears jewelers glasses to draw the hundreds of tiny little clover shapes that make up each petal of the flower. In this interview, Tom talks candidly about his experience as a recent graduate of the Chouinard Art Institute in the early 70’s and what the gallery world of Los Angeles was like in those years. Since then, Tom has remained absolutely devoted to his art and sharing his…
  • 28: Dean Fisher

    Antrese Wood
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Highlights of the show: How Dean moved to Madrid straight out of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. The nuts and bolts of painting copies of masterworks in a museum. Meeting other artists at the Prado and a reality check for the recent art school grad. The most difficult and exciting thing about being a painter. Observations on cultural differences between painting in the U.S. and Europe. Maintaining a healthy relationship with the gallery world. Protecting your artistic growth in a gallery and maintaining your artistic integrity. Painting Perceptions: If you are not already reading…
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    Color Us Happy

  • Beginning to Boost Your Confidence

    Justine
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The biggest challenge that I find myself facing is confidence. It is hard to say for me where confidence comes from when I have had such a beaten past. Not a lot of encouragement and plenty of doubters. It seems sad to me that my own personal confidence is based from what others do and say about me. I could write for days about all the mental and physical abuse that I have had in my life but I would much rather focus on how to fix my mind to rely on my own thoughts and opinions. I do know that thanks to all the mental bruises I have accumulated I find it hard to focus on the good over the…
  • The Sad Bird Got Glad

    Justine
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    I opened my eyes full of tears, my heart full of fear and anger. There is usually sunshine coming through the windows, but not today, it’s gloomy and raining. The clouds fed into my horrifying entrance to the day; a night full of nightmares makes it hard to wake up smiling though most mornings I do smile once I realize I am awake and safe next to the love of my life accompanied by the sun; Not much more is needed to lighten my distressed heart in the mornings. Today was different following heavy feelings I have had the last few days; my mind has been all over the place, worried and…
  • Awesome Pandora Channel

    Justine
    6 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    I found this awesome channel on pandora and thought I should share it with those of you looking for some calming, non suggestive music to relax the mind and/or the body. Even on the tough days if you just let yourself soak it in for a little while, maybe even shutting off your phone for 20-30 minutes if your schedule allows you to. it can make a difference in your day!  I am having a bit of a stressful afternoon (I tend to do that to myself, but I am working on finding my peace as I write this post.) I only suggest that of which I would do myself. If you are overly stressed do not be afraid…
  • My Inspiration For The Day

    Justine
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
      My Women inspiration for today is: Margaret Wise Brown; The author of “Goodnight Moon”  and hundreds of other children’s books and poems. I was doing some research to attempt to get out of my writers block and decided to look up children book illustrators and her name came up in the search engine so I decided to see what the internet had to say about her. The most important thing I found to share is that she wrote a lot, everywhere she went she was writing. Apparently she wrote so much that there was stashes of her writings that no one knew about for a long time. Margaret Wise…
  • Writers Block

    Justine
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Why is it that I can speak so easy When my mouth should not move Then when its time to talk My brains is not in the mood   My creativity is such an impulse I cannot plan it, I have no choice It just happens out of nowhere On accident: that is how I am voiced   Art for some can be thought out For me it’s not the same When I am stuck in a block I can  just wish that I had something to say       Read more about where I found my inspiration for this poem HERE
 
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    Twelve 21 Gallery

  • Groundwork: Exhibition + Opening Night

    samurai
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    It’s a whole week later and we are still blushing from all the kind words our community had to offer during the opening reception of “Groundwork: A Living Walls Art Show.” On August 8th we celebrated the work of Abbey McKenna, Carolyn Powers, Jessie LeLievre, Yolibee Aguirre and Ashley Huebner-Bascon in a room full of plant lovers and art lovers combined. Living wall art has been thriving for a while, but something about placing variations of the art in a gallery setting seemed to speak to people in a new way. Guests expressed how refreshed and inspired they felt walking in…
  • Groundwork: A Living Walls Art Show

    samurai
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    DATE: Friday, August 8th TIME: 6 o’clock PM – 9 o’clock PM LOCATION: Twelve21 Gallery When we say living art, we aren’t talking performance art or even the (somewhat tasteful) images that you may encounter at Nude Night in Orlando, FL. Instead, we’re talking living walls. Think a plant show meeting the standards of an art show’s elegance. Think succulents, air plants, moss, cacti used in vertical hanging gardens, geometric boxes, wood sculptures and oil paintings. Think (easy to care for) living art on the walls of Twelve21 Gallery starting Friday, August 8, 2014 at…
  • Fractured: Simple Truths in Abstraction

    samurai
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    We are honored to announce our latest exhibition at Twelve21 Gallery, “Fractured,” featuring the work of Michael Wyshock. The opening of this solo exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 7p – 10p at Twelve21 Gallery! Artwork will be available for purchase in-house beginning opening night and online following the reception. This event is free and open to the general public – so let us know your coming and invite your friends! Michael Wyshock (b. 1978) is an American artist who has won many prestigious awards and honors for his work, including the Pollock…
  • Fernweh Travel – a Tumblr by Weston Jandacka

    samurai
    21 Nov 2013 | 2:49 pm
    You may have seen our social pushes to follow the travel blog “fernweh.” There are 2 reasons. 1. We really dig this dude, Weston. He showed in our gallery last year, shipped a bunch of ridiculously awesome oil on wood pieces in giant rubrics cube like boxes that took over an hour to deconstruct, and we’re pretty sure he’s going to be a big deal in the world of art and we think you should pay attention to what he’s up to. 2. This blog, which is a collection of images taken on his journey around the world, or “the travel project,” as its being promoted…
  • Aurum – October 25th at Twelve21 Gallery

    samurai
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:51 pm
    October is a big month around here. It’s the holder of National Taco Day, Laughing Samurai’s birthday, and this year – the welcoming of 3 Greenville, South Carolina artists in our latest exhibition, “Aurum” at Twelve21! We’ve been excited to announce our October artists: Emily Jeffords, Joseph Bradley & Annie Koelle for a while now – and being that Joseph’s pieces arrived in the gallery this week, we think its time to start getting you all excited about the amazing art that will be showcased in Orlando this month! We are thrilled to welcome…
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    Netloid

  • Body-Painted Models Blend into Famous NYC Landmarks

    netloid
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Over the past weeks body painter Trina Merry has been filling the streets of New York with body painted models – but good luck finding them. Using her brush to seamlessly camouflage their body into the world behind, she’s been painting her mostly nude subjects in front of famous landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building, Central Park and the New York City skyline. Her process, which has often been compared to that of Beijing artist Liu Bolin, is a meticulous process requiring hours of patient, perfectly still posing from her models as she replicates…
  • 3D Sculptural Paintings by Shintaro Ohata

    netloid
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:17 am
    Japanese artist Shintaro Ohata currently has two new sculptural paintings on view at Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. Ohata places vibrantly painted figurative sculptures in the foreground of similarly styled paintings that when viewed directly appear to be a single artwork. In some sense it appears as though the figures have broken free from the canvas. These artworks, along with several of his other paintings, join works by Yoddogawa Technique, Enpei Ito, Osamu Watanabe, and Akira Yoshida, for the Sweet Paradox show that runs through August 10th The post 3D Sculptural Paintings by…
  • A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf

    netloid
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures. His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors. You can read a bit more about Gaf over on the Jakarta Post, and see more of this turtle in this set of photos by Gina Sanderson. The post A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf appeared first on Netloid.
  • Designer Hilla Shamia Uses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create Unique Furniture Pieces

    netloid
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Combining aluminum and wood. Product designer Hilla Shamia has developed a novel way to meld poured aluminum with irregularly shaped wood pieces to create sleek tables and benches. The process preserves that natural form of the tree trunk while still allowing the molten aluminum to flow into the crevices of the wood, slightly burning the area where the two materials meet. You can see more of Shamia’s work on her website. The post Designer Hilla Shamia Uses Cast Aluminum and Tree Trunks to Create Unique Furniture Pieces appeared first on Netloid.
  • Meet World’s Smallest Solar Movie Theatre – Sol Cinema

    netloid
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The Sol Cinema is the worlds tiniest cinema. An audience of 8 are treated with red carpet, usherettes and popcorn to a cinematic experience for short films. The Sol Cinema has been lavished with pride and style. The Sol Cinema uses an LED video projector showing short movies in cinematic surroundings. Using a solar generator to store renewable energy from the sun, the Sol Cinema photovoltaic panel harness the sunlight. The cinema is made from mostly recycled items. Check out their website here for more information. The post Meet World’s Smallest Solar Movie Theatre – Sol Cinema…
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    Strawberry Moon

  • 6 Totally Rad Book Bags

    Tenae Stewart
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Yesterday was the first day of my (super-)senior year of college. Nine short months from now I’ll wear a silly hat on a sunny day and officially hold a Bachelor’s of Art History degree! In celebration of my final year of studentdom, I’m rounding up some totally rad book bags to help you garner some school spirit. (I can’t, however, tell you why I felt the need to make with the ’80s prom queen-speak. Let’s blame it on John Hughes and the forever association of back-to-school with 1980s classics.) Top Row: Recycled Coffee Burlap Bag Messenger Bag, Pompom…
  • Top 10 Books on My Goodreads Wish List

    Tenae Stewart
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    The scanning feature of the Goodreads web app is a dangerous thing. Before the advent of such magic, a trip to the bookstore meant a few purchases and maybe, if you were lucky, you’d remember some other books you saw that you wanted for the next trip. But, honestly, probably not. And it meant that those lovely books you couldn’t afford at the time would go unpurchased and unread. But now! Now. I can spend an hour in the bookstore, come out with two new reads, and add ten or fifteen books to my wish list with a few taps on the smartphone. It’s like the virtual version of…
  • Throwback Thursday: Great-Grandma’s Vintage Jewelry

    Tenae Stewart
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    When my Great-Grandma Lou passed away at the beginning of this year, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday, I inherited some of her fabulous vintage jewelry. She had great taste and a lot of spunk: her bedroom was bubblegum pink, she danced at her son’s 50th wedding anniversary (in a teal sequined jacket, no less), and she loved her Southern Comfort. Though I wish she was still here with us, I’m so glad I get to carry sparkly little pieces of her around with me all the time. Photos circa 1937Photo circa 1942  Filed under: Regular Features, Throwback Thursday
  • Kids’ Art Lesson: Vincent Van Gogh

    Tenae Stewart
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Most of the time when I talk (let’s be real: gush) about art here at Strawberry Moon, I’m talking about art history. 16th, 18th, 19th century. But today, we’re going for something a little more hands on with a kids’ art lesson inspired by van Gogh. One of my many part-time jobs is as a volunteer art teacher at a local private elementary school. We have about 15 students from K-8th grade and I’m always amazed how much they really do pick up from an art history class geared towards their interests. Van Gogh is always a favorite with kids and adults alike and this…
  • Friday Faves: Top 6 Tea Blends

    Tenae Stewart
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    It’s no secret I drink a lot of tea. A lot of tea. And every tea drinker has their go-tos, so I thought I’d share my favorite blends with you today! Grey’s Kelly, Leland Tea Company – I’ve known Will, the owner of Leland Tea, for quite a few years and swear by his teas! All hand-blended, they are simply delicious. The shop’s selection is impressive but despite its simplicity, this is my favorite. A basic Earl Grey with added lavender flowers, it’s a surprisingly complex and wonderfully floral tea for any time of day. (Plus, it has such an adorable…
 
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • KKSTUDIOS – Design

    Will Ellison
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    KKSTUDIOS has a fascination with the awkward and uncomfortable — to that end, they have an ongoing project where they are taking everyday, useful objects and made them into useless, awkward pieces of art.   The post KKSTUDIOS – Design appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Suzan Drummen – Sculpture

    Will Ellison
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:12 am
    Today on Artists Inspire Artists, we take a look at what Suzan Drummen‘s been up to. Her site installations are made from crystal, precious stones, small pieces of metal, mirrors and glass. Drummen tries to give her art both a sense of attraction and repulsion – “from a distance they appear clear and orderly, yet upon closer inspection, the eyes become disoriented by the many details and visual stimuli”.   The post Suzan Drummen – Sculpture appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Redmer Hoekstra – Illustrations

    Will Ellison
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Here are some of the latest illustrations from Netherlands artist, Redmer Hoekstra.   The post Redmer Hoekstra – Illustrations appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Neil Dawson – Sculpture

    Will Ellison
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    SCULPTURE Here we take a look back at some of inspirational sculptures from New Zealand artist Neil Dawson. The post Neil Dawson – Sculpture appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Art Photos – Isabella Abel

    Will Ellison
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Isabella Abel’s photos present an idealized and stylized image of the 1950′s. Abel is from Poland, studied fashion in Paris and Vienna, and currently lives in United States. The post Art Photos – Isabella Abel appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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