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  • The Answer is Behind Every Door

    The Nahmias Cipher Report
    Ayanna Nahmias
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. DST, 22 January 2015 There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?” Instead of sending her away or […]
  • 5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

    Art News Blog
    Dion
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    So, the last post I made about Pinterest was Pinterest and I on our honeymoon. Everything was perfect, we never argued and we thought we would live on the beach sipping cocktails for the rest of our lives. Well, a thousand or so pins later and now I see that Pinterest isn’t perfect. She’s still better than any of the social media alternatives and I still love her, but here’s a few things that bother me.. These things relate to Pinterest and Art mostly, so they shouldn’t be an issue if you only use Pinterest to find recipes or share your holiday pictures. Mislabeled…
  • Art Plus Pinterest Equals Awesome!

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    Dion
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    I haven’t been posting much on Art News Blog lately as I was lost in a cave, but I’m out now and the art sun is shining, so I’m sure I’ll be out there looking for all sorts of arty things to talk about and share in the coming weeks. Something that I have discovered and fallen in love with just recently is Pinterest!! I have had an account for ages now but it just never clicked with me, I didn’t know what to do with it. It is THE social media platform for artists. Firstly, go follow me here if you already have a Pinterest account and I’ll follow you back if…
  • First Look: Borondo's Big London Solo Show

    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    His delicate large-scale paintings have floated on canal boats and he's one of Complex mag's favorite muralists of 2014—part of a street art sub-genre we like to call "sensitive graf." Borondo, who lives and works in a former pub in Hackney, uses his art to express the melodrama of human living, the soaring peeks and plunging troughs of our mortal condition—one reason he was drawn to the character of Ophelia in his now well-known floating work. From February 5th, the young Spanish artist will take over Londonewcastle Project Space with his first major solo gig, Animal. The…
  • Vampires, crucifixion and transfusion. BLOOD is not for the faint-hearted

    we make money not art
    Regine
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Twenty-five provocative artworks that explore the scientific, symbolic and strange nature of blood. continue
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  • 5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

    Dion
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    So, the last post I made about Pinterest was Pinterest and I on our honeymoon. Everything was perfect, we never argued and we thought we would live on the beach sipping cocktails for the rest of our lives. Well, a thousand or so pins later and now I see that Pinterest isn’t perfect. She’s still better than any of the social media alternatives and I still love her, but here’s a few things that bother me.. These things relate to Pinterest and Art mostly, so they shouldn’t be an issue if you only use Pinterest to find recipes or share your holiday pictures. Mislabeled…
  • Art Plus Pinterest Equals Awesome!

    Dion
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    I haven’t been posting much on Art News Blog lately as I was lost in a cave, but I’m out now and the art sun is shining, so I’m sure I’ll be out there looking for all sorts of arty things to talk about and share in the coming weeks. Something that I have discovered and fallen in love with just recently is Pinterest!! I have had an account for ages now but it just never clicked with me, I didn’t know what to do with it. It is THE social media platform for artists. Firstly, go follow me here if you already have a Pinterest account and I’ll follow you back if…
  • Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

    Dion
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work. I was there to see Matt’s work though as I have bought a couple over the years and have really enjoyed living with them. He had about…
  • Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

    Dion
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color The Restricted Areas project by Danila Tkachenko is an ongoing work.. Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted…
  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

    Dion
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment Here’s a few…
 
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  • First Look: Borondo's Big London Solo Show

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    His delicate large-scale paintings have floated on canal boats and he's one of Complex mag's favorite muralists of 2014—part of a street art sub-genre we like to call "sensitive graf." Borondo, who lives and works in a former pub in Hackney, uses his art to express the melodrama of human living, the soaring peeks and plunging troughs of our mortal condition—one reason he was drawn to the character of Ophelia in his now well-known floating work. From February 5th, the young Spanish artist will take over Londonewcastle Project Space with his first major solo gig, Animal. The…
  • Jürgen Teller: To View Women Is to Think Them

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:42 am
    The Face of Joan Didion. In his 1957 publication, Mythologies, Roland Barthes wrote a chapter entitled “The Face of Garbo” that traced the marked distancing of Hollywood’s representation of the female face from the concept of awe, toward the effect of charm—childish and feline. We have not strayed far from this portrayal of women on screen since. Within Western history, and within our treatment of these images, there is something inexplicably aesthetic within the urge to evaluate the surface of a woman’s face. Portraiture is psychological, we are told. To view…
  • Paris Dispatches: Merci, Georgia

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:41 am
    Paris Dispatches is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist in Residence, Brett Day Windham, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during January and February 2015. She will be using the blog to share her process, work, and experience throughout the residency. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   We are not idealized wild things. We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse,…
  • Paris Dispatches: Introducing ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist in Residence Brett Day Windham

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:14 am
    Paris Dispatches is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist in Residence, Brett Day Windham, who will be undertaking her residency in Paris during January and February 2015. She will be using the blog to share her process, work, and experience throughout the residency. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   For the Georgia Fee/ArtSlant Winter Residency, I have proposed a series of daily walks through Paris. Some walks are solitary. Other walks are collaborative, a duet that includes another artist, writer, musician, or critic.
  • Manufacturing Hopefulness: London's Best Emerging Galleries and Artist Projects

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    I went to a lecture the other day at the Royal College of Art, which although about art as resistance, mostly addressed its opposite, a phrase I have heard more and more lately in relation to the art world and art education: "the manufacture of hopelessness." The phrase sounds like a joke, but it’s not. Expressed by many students at a school that now costs thousands of pounds a year, it’s the feeling that the capital A, capital W, Art World is an impenetrable whole, top fed by astronomic wealth, streamlining its output (and therefore input) to polite art whose sole purpose is to…
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  • Vampires, crucifixion and transfusion. BLOOD is not for the faint-hearted

    Regine
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Twenty-five provocative artworks that explore the scientific, symbolic and strange nature of blood. continue
  • Mediterranean. Portrait of a region in turmoil

    Regine
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    Over the past 5 years, Nick Hannes has visited twenty countries located around the Mediterranean. He witnessed an unprecedented period of turmoil for the region: southern Europe buckling under the weight of the global economic crisis, Arab countries entangled in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and tourists and migrants encountering each other on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea continue
  • Prison Gourmet

    Regine
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    Karla Diaz asked friends serving time in prisons in California to send her their own food recipes and collected them for a print on demand book called Prison Gourmet. On a documentary and curiosity level, Prison Gourmet is a kind of culinary version of Prisoners Inventions. But Prison Gourmet is also a performance in which the artist addresses the politics of food and incarceration by reproducing prison recipes devised by inmates continue
  • The 10th edition of GAMERZ. From dancing trash bag to dichotomic perception

    Regine
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    The 10th edition of the festival celebrated the death of passive leisure in the hands of games and art as well as the transformation of the compliant consumer into a creative user and abuser of technology. The exhibitions across town also investigated how the digital environment impacts and disrupts people's development at conscious and unconscious levels (cognitive, social, psychological, among others) and looked at how these often invisible adjustments can be harnessed in alternative social, economic, political or ecological practices. continue
  • Vegetation as a Political Agent

    Regine
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    The exhibition seeks to investigate the historical and social implications of the plant world in light of the ever-increasing resurgence of "green" as an agent of change in relation to current economic processes. To place a plant within a historical context means to consider not only its biological constitution, but also the social and political factors which see it already positioned at the centre of the earliest forms of economic globalisation continue
 
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    Eye Level

  • Picture This: An Iconic Artwork by Alfredo Jaar

    Jeff
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    Alfredo Jaar's Life Magazine April 19, 1968, © Alfredo Jaar, Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York A few days ago, The Washington Post published an article about an iconic artwork by Alfredo Jaar: Life Magazine April 19, 1968. Jaar took a photograph of Martin Luther King's funeral from an issue of Life magazine and graphically depicted African Americans walking in the crowd behind King's coffin. Next to it he showed whites in that same crowd. His triptych both simplifies and comments on America at the time of Martin Luther King's death in 1968. If you would like to see the piece it is part…
  • Picture This: Wood Turning a Tree From Our Kogod Courtyard

    Jeff
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    The making of a turned vase from one of the museum's black olive trees by Phil Brown If you've been able to recently stop by at American Art's Kogod Courtyard, you may have noticed a change in the landscape. Back in August, horticulturists from Smithsonian Gardens, along with members of our facilities crew removed two black olive trees and a ficus and replaced them with fresh black olives (which, oddly enough, do not actually produce olives at all). Final Vase by Phil Brown To remove the old trees from the courtyard they had to be cut apart. Katie Crooks, public program coordinator for the…
  • Film Screening: Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo

    Jeff
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    On Tuesday, January 20 American Art will screen Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo, a film by Nancy Graves, artist and former member of the museum's Commission. The screening is as part of our exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art. Former public programs assistant, Laurel Fehrenbach, had a chance to speak with Christina Hunter, director of the Nancy Graves Foundation, who will introduce this experimental film. The screening will be held at the museum's McEvoy Auditorium, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Nancy Graves' Pleistocene Skeleton Eye Level:…
  • Luce Artist Talks: Up Next, Tai Hwa Goh

    Gloria
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    American Art's Luce Foundation Center hosts local artists who discuss their work and process in the context of artworks on view in the Luce Center. The Luce Local Art Series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Tai Hwa Goh this Saturday, January 17. Tai Hwa Goh, Lull 1, 2010, Mixed media print on hand-waxed paper, Size variable Tai Hwa Goh wants to lull you into an immersive experience with her installations. In her second solo exhibition at Washington, D.C.'s Flashpoint Gallery, Lulled Land, she creates an enveloping…
  • Bird Sighting: A Gallery Talk

    Jeff
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    On Tuesday, January 13 American Art will present a gallery talk about the overlap between art and nature as part of our exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art. Former public programs assistant, Laurel Fehrenbach, had a chance to speak with participants Joanna Marsh, American Art's James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art and the curator of our show and Pete Marra, head of the Migratory Bird Center at the National Zoological Park. Walton Ford, Falling Bough, 2002, watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paper, private collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Paul…
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    Art F City

  • GIF of the Day: Digital Sweat Wrap Up [NSFW]

    Corinna Kirsch
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Robots do not sweat. Computers do not sweat. Iphones also do not sweat. Until we become cyborgs, humans will not be both digital and sweat. Until that day in time, we have only the online gallery Digital Sweat, “a platform for digital artists to explore sexual and erotic themes.” For the gallery’s first exhibition, also titled Digital Sweat, over 30 digital artists have created GIFs and JPEGs for the standalone site. We’re going to be looking at these GIFs over the next week, and like the critics that we are, we’re taking the critical GIF to the next level of critique. With Digital…
  • Liveblogging “Artist as Debtor”: a Conference on Artists Under Capitalism

    The AFC Staff
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Diagram courtesy of BFAMFAPhD Welcome to “Artist as Debtor,” a conference on the all-too-familiar topic of art-school debt. Throughout the day, our staff will be liveblogging some of the half-hour talks on the subject by Andrew Ross, Brian Kuan Wood and Julieta Aranda (e-flux), BFAMFAPhD, Powhida, Debtfair, Greg Sholette, W.A.G.E, Coco Fusco, and Martha Rosler (see the schedule and follow the livestream here). So it’s a lot of the usual suspects, but I’m particularly excited to hear from Gregory Scholette, after reading his co-edited book Collectivism After…
  • Friday Links: She Shoots, She Scores!

    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Miss Universe Canada really likes hockey—her costume has been making the rounds—but almost all of these costumes are outlandish. [The Daily Mail] Here’s Paddy Johnson talking to artist Coby Kennedy, Art Place America Executive Director Jamie Bennett, and Galapagos Director Robert Elmes on the subject of gentrification on BK Live. [BK Live] “[I]t wouldn’t be totally out there to say Seneca, with its convenient subway stop, will become Ridgewood’s Bedford Avenue one day.” Dream on! I will eat sidewalk trash if Seneca Avenue turns into downtown Williamsburg. [Gothamist]…
  • GIF of the Day: Sam Rolfes, WAV

    Corinna Kirsch
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Robots do not sweat. Computers do not sweat. Iphones also do not sweat. Until we become cyborgs, humans will not be both digital and sweat. Until that day in time, we have only the online gallery Digital Sweat, “a platform for digital artists to explore sexual and erotic themes.” For the gallery’s first exhibition, also titled Digital Sweat, over 30 digital artists have created GIFs and JPEGs for the standalone site. We’re going to be looking at these GIFs over the next week, and like the critics that we are, we’re taking the critical GIF to the next level of critique. With Digital…
  • IMG MGMT: Breathe In

    Jeanine Oleson
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    Editor’s Note: IMG MGMT is a series of image-based essays by artists. This week’s essay is by Jeanine Oleson, whose work incorporates photography, performance, film/video, and installation. She has exhibited though out the country, including the Kansas City Museum of Art and the New Museum. Essay edited by Whitney Kimball. If you’ve never heard of ASMR (Auto-Sensory Meridian Response), it’s a web-disseminated series of thousands of videos that (hope to) cause pleasurable tingling on the head, neck and back through mainly auditory stimuli. Whisper-y, sensitive, mostly attractive…
 
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  • Is Your Artist Brand Missing You?

    Alyson Stanfield
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    At the mastermind retreats with my coach and mentor, everyone in the group receives a “hot seat,” where we are given the opportunity to tackle one big issue in our businesses. For my hot seat, I chose to talk about my brand. I drop a cat photo every so often as I share peeks of my everyday life. Dharma is exploring her new cat cave, but can’t quite commit to being all in. Are you all in on your brand? To prepare the group, I reminded them of some of the websites and programs associated with my business: Art Biz Coach (website and business name since 2002) Art Biz Blog (blog since 2004)…
  • Curate a Solo Show of Your Art

    Alyson Stanfield
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Are you still diddling around with juried shows or exhibitions with your art group? There’s nothing wrong with either one of these as a starting point, but there comes a time when you have to leave the nest. You have to plan a solo exhibition. Your career will grow rapidly when you start having solo exhibitions of your art. Dora Ficher’s solo show “El Balle de Colores” at Gold Standard Café in Philadelphia, PA. Solo shows are the pinnacle of an artist’s career, but in most artists’ dreams they usually take place at fine galleries and museums. Those prestigious venues will happen…
  • Boost Your Art Business Income

    Alyson Stanfield
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you would like to increase your income in 2015, you must take charge of your art business. You have to stop waiting for things to happen and start putting all of the pieces into place, so that the good stuff can settle in. Liz Crain, Clay Dollars. Dollar bills, clay slip, underglazes and underglaze pencils, electric oxidation, 2.5 x 6 x .25 inches. Used with permission. Money doesn’t just appear when you need it. You have to work for it. [Tweet this.] In my experience, one of the best things you can do to improve your chances of making more money is to create a plan: an income-boosting…
  • Prepare for 2015: 5 Things to Do Right Now

    Alyson Stanfield
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s time to tie a bow around 2014 and prepare for 2015 by organizing your systems. The ideas here should take you less than 1 hour, and they will bring peace of mind to your New Year. 1. Update the copyright notices on your website, blog, and newsletter. Too many sites have old copyright dates on them. I’ve seen some as old as 2007! Blogging platforms will automatically update your copyright, but static sites need your attention now. I’m not talking about the copyright notice on individual images. I’m referring to the copyright statement on the site, which is typically located in…
  • Top Art Biz Blog Posts of 2014

    Alyson Stanfield
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    At year’s end, a look back at the top posts here from the past year. Top 6 Most-Commented-On Posts Yep, It’s Art and It’s for Sale ©Patricia Coulter, Jubilant. Acrylic on gallery wrapped stretch canvas, 48 x 42 inches. Used with permission. Many artists seem are shocked when people don’t understand that your work is for sale. And, yet, you’re not doing enough to clue them in. Your Job Is in the Studio A perennial favorite! This is my annual reminder that if you don’t make art, you have nothing to promote or build a career on. Turn On Your Cell Phones Take…
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  • Rhizome Today: A Conversation about HoloLens

    Dragan Espenschied & Zachary Kaplan
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    This is Rhizome Today for Wednesday, January 23, 2015. This post will be deleted on January 25. One Rhizome Today format is a conversation between two peers.    Zachary Kaplan:Hey Dragan. Dragan Espenschied: Zach, how do you like your new computer? ZK: It's quite fast. A 2012 iMac. ZK: It's also landscape, which I prefer to square. But, anyway, I wanted to ask you about Hololens.   ZK: Sorry, HoloLens. DE: Have you talked to your dad recently?   ZK: I liked your tweet Dad pic.twitter.com/eSS9qUofH7 — Dragan Espenschied (@despens) January 22, 2015 ZK: Is HoloLens dad tech? DE:…
  • Up in the AIR: How will tech residencies reshape Bay Area art?

    Ceci Moss
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Image from Art+Tech: Virtual Reality, November 2014. (Photo: Codame). Over the past year, San Francisco and the Bay Area have come to be defined in the national sphere by the think piece. In the constant stream of articles about gentrification, the Ellis Act evictions, artist displacement, and arts non profits closing left and right in response to the city's rising population and booming tech industry, it might be surprising to note that a number of tech companies are investing increasingly in artist residency programs. In fact, two of the biggest tech companies in the region—Facebook and…
  • Artist Profile: Emily Jones

    Harry Burke
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists who have developed a significant body of work engaged (in its process, or in the issues it raises) with technology. See the full list of Artist Profiles here. One recurring motif in your work of late has been your posters, sometimes A4 [letter-sized] but sometimes blown up larger, which usually depict one word or phrases, for example, "earth-cult," "sui iurus, or "we will protect the great river." These are presented in generic, unadorned fonts. Your press releases continue this aesthetic, combining these phrases to form a kind of poetry.
  • Palinopsia

    YoHa (Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji)
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
     Olsson, E. & Funk, P. (2009). "Agent-Based Monitoring using Case-Based Reasoning for Experience Reuse and Improved Quality." Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 15(2), 179-192. "An Agent-based Legal Knowledge Acquisition Methodology for Agile Public Administration"1 is just one of the many hyper-dull papers on Agent-Based Modeling that require me to complete a course in antidepressants before reading. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors lend a certain numbness that cushions the deep boredom that comes with trying to come to grips with how logics at multiple scales work…
  • The Blank Canvas of Networked Capital, or, Another Look at the Whiteboard

    Mike Pepi
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Image from dry-erase company ideapaint When architects look at the built environment today, it can't help but be with profound misgivings. They're still working on projects, but the most ambitious designers are concentrating on building out, rather than building up, on moving people through interfaces rather than cities. Foundations and blueprints are replaced by schematics and entity relationship maps: architectures not of form, but of information. The fundamental unit of design isn't so much a site as it is a platform. And today, engineering a new society involves relentless ideation, a…
 
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • "Antique Marbles No. 15"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Antique Marbles No. 15" • Oil on Panel • 1.75x1.75 inches (4x4 cm) • 2011Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Fragment: Brass Handle"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Fragment: Brass Handle" • Oil on Panel • 2.5x3.5 inches (6x8 cm) • 2009Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • Print: "Teacup No. 2"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Teacup No. 2" • Matted Giclée Print • 10x8 inches (16x14 inches with matte)Please visit the Details page for purchase information. To see all available small paintings, Giclée prints, and boxed art cards, please visit my store.
  • "Olive Jar No. 3"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Olive Jar No. 3" • Oil on Panel • 5x5 inches (12x12 cm) • 2008Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Kaleidoscope: Magnifying Glass No. 1"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Kaleidoscope: Magnifying Glass No. 1" • Oil on Panel • 5x5 inches (12x12 cm) • 2009Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
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    tom moody

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    tom moody
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
  • three movies that were better as books

    tom moody
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    All of these are well-done, or reasonably well-done films that streamlined a source novel: Under the Skin. The ScarJo version is creepy and nicely-filmed but has only rudimentary connections to Michel Faber's novel. A woman driving around Scotland picks up men and terrible things happen to them. In the book we clearly see, and understand, the terrible things and the politics behind them. The film's actress is a beautiful blank on whom the camera lingers for most of the run-time; Faber's "Isserley" isn't much to look at but has a rich inner life. The Man in the High Castle. This "Amazon pilot"…
  • "Suspicious Activity"

    tom moody
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Discreet Mutations by Tom Moody Trying out this Bandcamp single-track embed. This is the first song on the Discreet Mutations LP release. Riders of a certain NYC metro area subway system may find this amusing. (The rest of the songs queue up automatically after this one streams.)
  • Discreet Mutations -- LP liner notes

    tom moody
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Am pleased to announce a new Bandcamp release for the new year, titled Discreet Mutations. Some LP notes: These tracks feature many presets from Steinberg (Cubase) and Native Instruments (Kontakt, FM8, Battery), particularly arpeggiators that play the provided synth patches. I don't hear enough other music using these tools to know how successfully I've personalized the patches, or if that matters. The music also incorporates field recordings and riffs played "live" in the studio using Eurorack modular gear and, in a few songs, a '90s-vintage filter called the Mutator. To my ear these change…
  • more on those private facebook accusation groups

    tom moody
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Michael Connor says, on Rhizome, "I'm ... a bit dismayed by your attack on closed Facebook discussions." That's a classic diversionary argument. I guess he means this post. My reply: I didn't say that "every viewpoint, however unpopular, must be expressed in full public view." As you say, the parameters of [Rhizome's] "archiving" [of social media discussions] haven't been defined yet. Some form of "monitoring" [those] channels (as in auditing, listening to, finding some way to parse) is badly needed, if that's the new place for discourse. We've talked about this -- now you're putting an…
 
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • Studio Wall

    Dennis
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    I've been traveling to Barcelona last week for my opening at Galeria Miguel Marcos. I'm back in New York, back in the saddle....
  • tiny moments unnoticed by most

    Dennis
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    tiny moments unnoticed by most 2014 WOP 3-14 12"x10" Oil on Paper...
  • East of the Sun

    Dennis
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    East of the Sun 2014 WOP 2-14 12"x10" Oil on Paper...
  • Immanence

    Dennis
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
  • coils of paint

    Dennis
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    In preparation for the exhibition of the past summer's painting in Tossa de Mar, Spain, Miguel wanted me to write about the paintings and render a title for the show. When it comes to titles, I usually probe the...
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    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog

  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Opens a New Art Center

    Author
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    FAIRCHILD GARDEN OPENS ADAM R. ROSE AND PETER R. MCQUILLAN ARTS CENTER Coral Gables, FL – January 5, 2015 – Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, a conservation and education-based garden and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation has opened the Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center, a new venue at Fairchild Garden that will exhibit art, music and Fairchild’s rich cultural and botanical exploration history. “Fairchild Garden now has a spacious indoor venue to showcase both the fine arts and the performing arts,” said Nannette Zapata,…
  • US artists that use drones could be grounded

    Author
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    US artists that use drones could be grounded: “New FAA regulations may restrict the use of surveillance technology in works of art” (Via .)
  • Halfway to fundraising goal, Florida museum launches public appeal

    Author
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Halfway to fundraising goal, Florida museum launches public appeal: “Board has contributed nearly $30m towards the Norton Museum of Art’s Foster + Partners-designed expansion” (Via .)
  • ‘I Have Long Been Worried About the Increasing Size of Art Museums’: Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova Discuss Garage’s New Home

    Author
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    ‘I Have Long Been Worried About the Increasing Size of Art Museums’: Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova Discuss Garage’s New Home: “The cover story for next week’s WSJ. magazine has dropped, and it’s a lengthy profile of Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas ahead of their latest project: a new home for Zhukova’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Garage is named for its … Read More“ (Via ARTnews.)
  • AIRIE Wild Billboard benefit event: Highlights from a curator’s perspective

    Author
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    AIRIE Wild Billboard benefit event: Highlights from a curator’s perspective: By Tami Katz-Freiman, AIRE Dana Levy, from the series ‘Emerging from the Swamp’, 2014 “As a board member of AIRIE, I have had the privilege and honor to outline and follow the selection of the artistic program for our upcoming benefit event on Saturday, January 24th in Pinecrest Gardens, where we will launch our new Knight Arts Challenge-supported Wild Billboards campaign. The benefit will feature Everglades-inspired art, alonglside commissioned site-specific installations and live performances – all…
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  • Our Hidden Museum Masterpieces (And Why You Can’t See Them)

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    “Having 5% of your national collection on show is something people find difficult to understand,” says British curator Jasper Sharp, who was the commissioner of the Austrian pavilion at the 2013 Venice Bienniale. Many art institutions are thus coming up with ways to show their stuff, so to speak.
  • SENIOR MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS FOR WORLD-RENOWNED FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF) is seeking a Senior Manager, Communications. The position will report to and collaborate with the Director, Communications – Foundation and Collaborations, and assume significant project management responsibilities on a variety of departmental initiatives including new international projects. In addition to other institutional special projects and initiatives, this position will work heavily on supporting the strategy and implementation of communications—marketing, public relations, online content publication—for the Guggenheim UBS Global Art…
  • MARKETING MANAGER FOR WORLD-RENOWNED FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking a Marketing Manager. This position will report to the Director of Marketing, and will work in close collaboration with the Associate Director Marketing and Associate Director, Digital Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager will take a lead role in developing strategic integrated marketing programs that leverage traditional and digital media to support the Works & Process performing arts series, tourism development, as well as select exhibitions, programs, and initiatives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Marketing Manager is responsible…
  • 50 Years Ago: Did This Sci Fi Writer Predict Today’s Approach To Studying Humanities?

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    “The general trend to introduce mathematical thinking into various sciences (including disciplines that did not previously use any math tools, such as biology, psychology, and medicine), is slowly extending to the humanities. For now, we have had some rare efforts in language studies (theoretical linguistics) and literary theory (the application of information theory to the study of literary texts, especially poetry).”
  • Why Historians Are Losing Their Audience?

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    “For the past few centuries, historians have maintained an uneasy truce over the assumption that the search for “facts” should always take precedence over the more fractious difficulty of interpreting them.”
 
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  • Immoral philosophy

    Alex Guyver
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    I call myself a moral philosopher. However, I sometimes worry that I might actually be an immoral philosopher. I worry that there might be something morally wrong with making the arguments I make. Let me explain. When it comes to preventing poverty related deaths, it is almost universally agreed that Peter Singer is one of the good guys. His landmark 1971 article, “Famine, Affluence and Morality” (FAM), not only launched a rich new area of philosophical discussion, but also led to millions in donations to famine relief. In the month after Singer restated the argument from FAM in a piece…
  • Clues, code-breaking, and cruciverbalists: the language of crosswords

    SoniaT
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    The recent release of The Imitation Game has revealed the important role crosswords played in the recruitment of code-breakers at Bletchley Park. In response to complaints that its crosswords were too easy, The Daily Telegraph organised a contest in which entrants attempted to solve a puzzle in less than 12 minutes. Successful competitors subsequently found themselves being approached by the War Office, and later working as cryptographers at Bletchley Park. The birth of the crossword The crossword was the invention of Liverpool émigré Arthur Wynne, whose first puzzle appeared in the New…
  • Working in the intensive care unit: an interview with Dr. Robert Stevens

    Joe Hitchcock
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    When patients are discharged from the intensive care unit it’s great news for everyone. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean the road to recovery is straight. As breakthroughs and new technology increase the survival rate for highly critical patients, the number of possible further complications rises, meaning life after the ICU can be complex. Joe Hitchcock from Oxford University Press’s medical publishing team spoke to Dr. Robert D. Stevens, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, to find out more. Can you tell us a little about your career?
  • The death of Sir Winston Churchill, 24 January 1965

    Catherine Fehre
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    As anyone knows who has looked at the newspapers over the festive season, 2015 is a bumper year for anniversaries: among them Magna Carta (800 years), Agincourt (600 years), and Waterloo (200 years). But it is January which sees the first of 2015’s major commemorations, for it is fifty years since Sir Winston Churchill died (on the 24th) and received a magnificent state funeral (on the 30th). As Churchill himself had earlier predicted, he died on just the same day as his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, had done, in 1895, exactly seventy years before. The arrangements for Churchill’s…
  • The works of Walter Savage Landor

    Helena Palmer
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Though he’s largely forgotten today, Walter Savage Landor was one of the major authors of his time—of both his times, in fact, for he was long-lived enough to produce major writing during both the Romantic and the Victorian eras. He kept writing and publishing promiscuously through his long life (he died in his ninetieth year) which puts him in a unique category. Maybe the problem is that he outlived his own reputation. Byron, Shelly and Keats all died in their twenties, and this fact somehow seals-in their importance as poets. Landor’s close friend Southey died at the beginning of the…
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  • Economist Nouriel Roubini Calls for Tighter Art Market Regulation

    D. Creahan
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:02 pm
    In a recent discussion during the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, noted economist and NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini has called for more rigid regulation of the art market.  Roubini is known for predicting the explosion of the US subprime housing market, and noted the art world’s frequent anonymity among buyers as one contributor to the ongoing use of the […]
  • Daughters of Wealthy Spanish Industrialist Indicted Over Art Theft

    D. Creahan
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The New York Times reports on the criminal case in Spain between the city of Barcelona and the daughters of wealthy industrialist Julio Muñoz Ramonet, who stand accused of stealing over 352 paintings and drawings, as well as tapestries and other works from the collector’s home when he donated them to the city.  “We’re talking about a […]
  • Luc Tuymans Convicted of Copyright Infringement

    Sam
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Artist Luc Tuymans has been convicted of copyright infringement in Belgium for his 2011 work A Belgian Politician, featuring a cropped image of politician Jean-Marie Dedecker.  Tuymans plans to appeal the case.  “Like many contemporary artists, the work of Luc Tuymans is based on existing images,” says Tuymans’s lawyer, Michaël De Vroey.  “How can an artist challenge the […]
  • Wildenstein & Company Suing Qatar Over Aborted Real Estate Deal

    Sam
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    The Wildenstein & Company art gallery is suing the nation of Qatar, after the nation reneged on its agreement to purchase the gallery’s Upper East Side location for the record price of $90 million.  “The purchase of the property, and its record price, came under review in Doha, where there was a reluctance to be seen […]
  • Christie’s Holds Lead in 2014 Auction Tallies

    Sam
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    The Art Newspaper recaps the previous year of art auctions, citing Christie’s auction total at $6.8 billion, maintaining at $800 million lead over Sotheby’s, which wrapped the year with a $6 billion tally, both of which are records for the auction houses.  However, the article also notes that Christie’s is likely to appear much further ahead when the figures for private sales […]
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  • Millennium Falcon Over Mos Eisley - 3D Papercraft by Will Pigg

    JazJaz
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:44 am
    Over at his Etsy store, freelance illustrator Will Pigg is selling his hand-cut papercraft silhouettes of the Millennium Falcon rising over the spaceport town of Mos Eisley. Each gorgeously-framed piece is made from a single sheet of 12” x 16” black paper, and is priced at $70. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Venom - 3D Hand Cut Paper Craft by Will Pigg Creating The Sound Of The Millennium Falcon's Hyperdrive Failure Download DIY Instructions For Wall-E Papercraft Model Retro Papercraft…
  • Wonderful Pop Culture Art Posters by Maria Suarez-Inclan

    JazJaz
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    The Goonies for the show Crazy for Cult in gallery 1988 (LA)   "Wes Anderson family" for "Bad Dads V" in Spoke Art gallery (San Francisco)   Pulp fiction "Coffee break" for the show "Quentin vs Coen" in  Spoke art gallery (San Francisco)   Leon the professional for the show "I am the law" – Hero Complex gallery (LA)   Pink Floyd "Animals" for gallery 1988 (LA)   Morrison Hotel inspired by The Doors album for gallery 1988 (LA)   Beach boys for the gallery 1988 (LA)   Crash Bandicoot for…
  • Deck of Playing Cards With Punny Watercolor Illustrations

    JazJaz
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
    Seoul-based illustrators Alberto Rodriguez and his childhood buddy Moo Hyun Chung launched a website called the “Daily Critter” five years ago. The Dominican-born creative duo wanted to illustrate a pun in the form of a fictional creature every day and post it on their site (for the rest of their lives!). Though it proved to be a tough task, they managed to draw over 500 “critter” puns over the years. The two artists have now put together a deck of 54 playing cards which features their watercolor creature illustrations, and have created a Kickstarter project to print them in larger…
  • Volkswagen T1 Rides of Popular Superheroes

    JazJaz
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Chungkong, a Netherlands-based designer, has been creating some terrific pop-culture-themed artworks for quite some time now. His awesome new art project is a mash-up of the iconic Volkswagen T1 camper van with popular comic book superheroes. Chungkong has brilliantly incorporated several signature design elements from the costumes of the superheroes on the exteriors of the vans. Even the license plates of the vans have been cleverly given personalized numbers, which just so happen to be the year in which the particular superhero character was created by its maker(s). The artist, on his…
  • Stunning Insect Alphabet Illustrations by Paula Duta

    JazJaz
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Romanian freelance illustrator and designer Paula Duta (previously) continues her fantastic obsession with creepy-crawlies with her latest series of ‘Insect Alphabet’ illustrations. The alphabets in the series are made up of exquisitely-intricate colored pencil drawings of a variety of insects and even a couple of arachnids thrown in for good measure. Check out the artist’s Behance page | Tumblr | Facebook page to see more of her works. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts:…
 
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  • An Rong Xu

    Jeff
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    A selection of black and white photos from “Grandpa”, a series by New York-based photographer An Rong Xu. More images below. View the whole post: An Rong Xu over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Lark Foord

    Jeff
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
        Photos by Lark Foord. More images below. View the whole post: Lark Foord over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • John Francis Peters

    Jeff
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    Photos by Los Angeles-based photographer John Francis Peters. More below. View the whole post: John Francis Peters over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Music Video: Majid Jordan “Forever”

    Jeff
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Jamie Webster directs another video for Majid Jordan (the duo that sang on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”), not that long after the last one. Still no word on a release date for their highly anticipated full length album. Watch “Forever” below. View the whole post: Music Video: Majid Jordan “Forever” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Music Video: Viet Cong “Silhouettes”

    Jeff
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Calgary indie rock band Viet Cong get a great video from director Brook Linder. The band sorta reminds me of Interpol and the video sorta reminds me of 2001 (and both are good in my books). Watch the video for “Silhouettes” below. View the whole post: Music Video: Viet Cong “Silhouettes” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • 5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

    Dion
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:15 pm
    So, the last post I made about Pinterest was Pinterest and I on our honeymoon. Everything was perfect, we never argued and we thought we would live on the beach sipping cocktails for the rest of our lives. Well, a thousand or so pins later and now I see that Pinterest isn’t perfect. She’s still better than any of the social media alternatives and I still love her, but here’s a few things that bother me.. These things relate to Pinterest and Art mostly, so they shouldn’t be an issue if you only use Pinterest to find recipes or share your holiday pictures. Mislabeled…
  • Art Plus Pinterest Equals Awesome!

    Dion
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    I haven’t been posting much on Art News Blog lately as I was lost in a cave, but I’m out now and the art sun is shining, so I’m sure I’ll be out there looking for all sorts of arty things to talk about and share in the coming weeks. Something that I have discovered and fallen in love with just recently is Pinterest!! I have had an account for ages now but it just never clicked with me, I didn’t know what to do with it. It is THE social media platform for artists. Firstly, go follow me here if you already have a Pinterest account and I’ll follow you back if…
  • Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

    Dion
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work. I was there to see Matt’s work though as I have bought a couple over the years and have really enjoyed living with them. He had about…
  • Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

    Dion
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color The Restricted Areas project by Danila Tkachenko is an ongoing work.. Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas Danila Tkachenko – Restricted…
  • John David Wissler Paints Italy

    Dion
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment Here’s a few…
 
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  • Cultural Politics: Mira Schor: The Ground

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

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

    NEWSgrist
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Above: Robert Hovden's four nanolithographs in When Art Exceeds Perception at the Jill Stuart Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Courtesy of Robert Hovden. When Art Exceeds Perception is an exhibition of works produced and conceived by Robert Hovden, a PhD candidate in Applied Physics at Cornell University. Hovden has mounted an exhibition to probe our assumptions about the copy, authorship, and ownership. Predictably, he has provoked the ire of one (dead) artist's estate and the admiration of those who dispute the wisdom of overreaching copyright, including the editor of this blog. See…
  • Cross-Pollination on Baraza

    NEWSgrist
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Fig. 5: Drawing by Sayed Ibrahim (n.d.) Cross-Pollination Joy Garnett My short article on Abushâdy and hybridity has been posted to Baraza a meeting space for critical collaboration run by graduate students in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University:   "This week on Baraza, we're buzzing with excitement over Joy Garnett's essay on the archive of her maternal grandfather, the well-known Egyptian poet and beekeeper Ahmed Zaki Abushady. Edited by Rosa Klein-Baer, Garnett's piece explores some of the cross-pollination between…
  • Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery (via New American Paintings)

    NEWSgrist
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Joy Garnett | Standoff, 2013, oil on canvas, 38 x 44 inches. Image courtesy of Platform Gallery. Being There Again and Again: Joy Garnett at Platform Gallery —Erin Langner, Seattle contributor Most of the time, as soon as I am awake, I begin scrolling through the layers of news on my phone, while still laying in bed. The ISIS updates, the new Ebola cases, and the pithy comments on the latest art world drama barely stick during this first round of skimming headlines and images, my awareness of the day coming into focus as I work through the tweets and the “Likes.” This activity would…
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  • Our Hidden Museum Masterpieces (And Why You Can’t See Them)

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    “Having 5% of your national collection on show is something people find difficult to understand,” says British curator Jasper Sharp, who was the commissioner of the Austrian pavilion at the 2013 Venice Bienniale. Many art institutions are thus coming up with ways to show their stuff, so to speak.
  • SENIOR MANAGER, COMMUNICATIONS FOR WORLD-RENOWNED FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF) is seeking a Senior Manager, Communications. The position will report to and collaborate with the Director, Communications – Foundation and Collaborations, and assume significant project management responsibilities on a variety of departmental initiatives including new international projects. In addition to other institutional special projects and initiatives, this position will work heavily on supporting the strategy and implementation of communications—marketing, public relations, online content publication—for the Guggenheim UBS Global Art…
  • MARKETING MANAGER FOR WORLD-RENOWNED FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking a Marketing Manager. This position will report to the Director of Marketing, and will work in close collaboration with the Associate Director Marketing and Associate Director, Digital Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager will take a lead role in developing strategic integrated marketing programs that leverage traditional and digital media to support the Works & Process performing arts series, tourism development, as well as select exhibitions, programs, and initiatives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Marketing Manager is responsible…
  • 50 Years Ago: Did This Sci Fi Writer Predict Today’s Approach To Studying Humanities?

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    “The general trend to introduce mathematical thinking into various sciences (including disciplines that did not previously use any math tools, such as biology, psychology, and medicine), is slowly extending to the humanities. For now, we have had some rare efforts in language studies (theoretical linguistics) and literary theory (the application of information theory to the study of literary texts, especially poetry).”
  • Why Historians Are Losing Their Audience?

    Douglas McLennan
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    “For the past few centuries, historians have maintained an uneasy truce over the assumption that the search for “facts” should always take precedence over the more fractious difficulty of interpreting them.”
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  • "Holbein: Eye of the Tudors" - Waldemar Januszczak's Culture Show Special tonight

    Katherine Tyrrell
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    Tonight Holbein: Eye of the Tudors  - Waldemar Januszczak's programme about Holbein - airs on BBC2 tonight at 9pm. It looks at the life and work of Holbein, how he came to paint King Henry VIII and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Artes Mundi - A new kind of Art Prize?

    Katherine Tyrrell
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Did you know that: the biggest contemporary art prize in the UK is the Artes Mundi - or that it is worth £40,000? that the exhibition is held in Cardiff and not London? the winning piece is called A... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 tips for artists trying to get a grant

    Katherine Tyrrell
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    This post is for grant virgins and all those who would like to get better at making grant applications. A friend asked me to help with a grant application today. She had been made aware of it at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My book - what happened next

    Katherine Tyrrell
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    My book published at the beginning of this month. Below I highlight what has happened since publication and the many different countries where you can now find it! My book - with 365 tips and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fix mobile usability issues found on.....

    Katherine Tyrrell
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Getting an email from Google Webmaster Tools is not something I look forward to. One that tells me to do something - such as "Fix mobile usability issues found on....." on my portfolio website makes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • January 23: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows and events

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / January 23, 2015  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image:  Installation View of "Terra Infirma," Linda Herritt (left) and Elana Herzog (right). At The Boiler, by appointment through January 31, 2015.]Click for full story / links
  • ON FILM: Art and Fraud

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / Art forgery seems especially unsporting and misanthropic as non-violent crimes go, involving as it does the subversion of high culture. For one unknown artist to represent as his own a painting made by another artist would seem a less objectionable transgression than copying a master's work. But in the circumstances chronicled in two recent movies, Big Eyes and Art and Craft, the reverse is true.[Image: Forger Mark Landis at home surrounded by his paintings.]Click for full story / links
  • Present, Past, and Future: Irving Petlin @ Kent Fine Art

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Guest contributor Eileen Jeng / The exhibition "The Still Open Case of Irving Petlin: From the Years 1960 to 2012" at Kent Fine Art comprised a selection of the artist’s paintings and pastel drawings spanning over five decades. After World War II, Petlin moved away from the bold aesthetic sensibilities of the Chicago Imagists and the Monster Roster, which included an older generation of Chicago artists such as Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, towards a more surrealist approach. He developed a penchant for creating allegorical works, informed by his personal experience, historical and…
  • INSTALLATION: Elements @ Minus Space

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    Mid-size objects and paintings that "investigate primary forms and elementary materials" are having a meaningful conversation at Minus Space this month, and I strongly recommend stopping by and taking a look. A walk around the gallery is required to understand how these forms, full of subtle surface contrasts, interact, but gallery director Matthew Deleget sent me some installation shots that look pretty good, too. Artists include Rachel Beach, Vincent Como, Mark Dagley, Cris Gianakos, Erik Saxon, and Li Trincere.[Image at top: Erik Saxon, Rachel Beach, Li Trincere]Click for full…
  • In retrospect: Sara Greenberger Rafferty @ Rachel Uffner

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Guest contributor Eileen Jeng / Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s exhibition at Rachel Uffner Gallery explored the themes of performance, stand-up comedy, media culture, and gender identity that have preoccupied the artist for almost a decade. With several large-scale wall pieces of irregularly-shaped Plexiglas, screws drilled through acetate into the wall, and a polysilk curtain installation, Rafferty employs new mediums while continuing to challenge the definitions of photography, sculpture, and painting.[Image: Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Untitled, 2014, acrylic polymer and inkjet print on…
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  • A Little More on the Color Wheel

    11 Jan 2015 | 10:27 pm
    It seems there's a bit of confusion on the color wheel thing in the previous post. I had a couple of questions asking me about the relationship between chroma and value. I said that in the color wheel I presented, in each slice of the pie, the chroma changes (becomes grayer) but the value remains the same as we travel toward the center.Sometimes our eyes are tricked into seeing lower chroma as lower (or higher) value, when they're actually the same. I really can't tell you what the scientific reason behind that is. I have noticed a tendency to confuse lighter (value) with brighter (chroma).
  • Color Systems - The Center of the Pie

    9 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Another Working Day, 9 x 12 inches, oil on linenHappy New Year! I hope you had a great Holiday~ We stayed home this year and spent a nice, slow-paced Christmas and New Years with good friends. Very relaxing, which was good, but so relaxing that I did not work at all for two weeks. (gasp!)But it is now the new year, and I'm starting to get my brushes in gear. I actually wanted to do this post sooner, but I couldn't. You see, I needed a color wheel as a visual aid, and I did a search on Google, but to my surprise did not find the kind I was looking for. I found a surprising variety of color…
  • Color Systems: Single-Color Structure

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Working with a single color theme naturally puts the painting in a tonalist category, I'd say almost by definition because you have to do most of your composing with shifting values. It's simpler than using a lot of colors, but the flip side of that is you cannot hide behind splashy colors. You really have to have very good value control to pull this off. The idea is not complicated. You basically pick one hue, and paint more or less monochromatically, and strategically adding a little bit of color shifts to make the painting seem less monochromatic.That's about as close to a…
  • Color Palettes: The Brown Palette

    10 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    One of the most common questions I get asked is, "what colors do you use?" so I thought I'd talk a little bit about my colors in a series of posts.I work with a handful of different color "systems", depending on what I'm trying to do. But whatever "system" I'm using, I typically have the same set of colors on my palette - I may add one or two others as needed, and I don't always use all the colors that I squeeze out onto my palette.The basic colors are as follows–they're all Gamblin paints, unless otherwise noted;Reds:Permanent Red (Rembrandt)Alizarin PermanentTransparent Earth…
  • A Start And A Finish

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A Hint of Jasmin, 15 x 30 inches, oil on linenAnother recent favorite, A Hint of Jasmine (Click on image to enlarge) went through a lot of changes as well. The most obvious change is the color of the dress; it started out as a red dress, just like in the painting in the last post.Somewhere along the way, the dress turned white. It's not because I wanted to express the idea of purity, or some other notion about this particular subject. The decision was a visual one. You see, I was having difficulty integrating that stark red into the rest of the painting. It seemed too isolated. By making…
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    An Artist's Journal

  • The Impulse to Hibernate

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

    Martha Marshall
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    Have you ever told yourself that you’d do more art if you could only find the time? I say this frequently. Where is that lost time? If it’s not under the bed, under the chair, up on a shelf, or behind the door, then where has it gone? Chances are it’s right there with us, wherever we are. I think I’ll check my desk chair in the office, where I go with my coffee every morning and surf the web. It’s all legitimate, of course. I call it “art research” or “website maintenance” or “marketing” or “catching up with family and…
  • Blogging As Inspiration

    Martha Marshall
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Haiku 107 – Acrylic on Cradled Panel, 8x8x2″ Do you love reading blogs for inspiration as much as I do? Well, I’m coming to the conclusion that the very act of blogging provides inspiration for my own work. At least it provides incentive. If I know that you are interested in reading about what I’ve been doing in the studio, then I feel more motivated to actually do something in the studio. It’s been too easy just to put the art on the back burner while I occupy myself with other things (like the holidays for one!) But if I have a regular blogging schedule, it…
  • A Much-Needed Art Break

    Martha Marshall
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Slow Dance – Collage, 6×8 inches I’ve missed all of you. I hope you are staying creative (and staying warm if you live anywhere that’s been affected by this frigid weather.) I know my Florida friends are gloating just a little right now, am I right? I came across something today on facebook that I absolutely had to share with my readers. It comes from Richard Diebenkorn’s writings, shared by artist Audrey Phillips. It spoke to me deeply, and rings true for me as an artist. The original source of the graphic was a blog that you also might enjoy, Brain Pickings,…
  • New From the Studio

    Martha Marshall
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Production in the studio has not stopped, even with distractions all around me. When one “retires” to do her art, aren’t things supposed to slow down just a bit? Though I would love to just be a studio hermit and do my art all day, I feel a need to engage with real people out in the world. For a long time after we moved from Florida to Alabama, I indulged my inertia and just stayed home and did art day after day, week after week, with breaks for gardening, and breadmaking, and playing with my dogs. And, well, there is the old one — 16 now — who requires a lot of…
 
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    Art Print Issues

  • How to Be Creative and Make Money with Productivity

    Barney Davey
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Productivity is indispensable.  Do you want to be the best artist you can be? Do you want to make as much money as you can from your art? Whether you desire being highly creative or or earning a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Art Marketing Mastery Makes the Best of Your Career

    Barney Davey
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Visual artists can take control of their career using the 8-steps to art marketing mastery. Creating success and enjoying its rewards are at the heart of every entrepreneurial business. The process... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Devastate Your Art Career with Inaction

    Barney Davey
    10 Jan 2015 | 1:17 pm
    A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. — George S. Patton What General Patton is telling you is that doing something is always preferable to doing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 36 Simple Ways to Find Art Collectors on the Cheap

    Barney Davey
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    There are innumerable ways to find art collectors. Almost any artist can use these ideas without spending lots of money. Learning how to make just a few of these suggestions work for you will help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Visual Artist’s Advantage Is Powerful

    Barney Davey
    27 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Discover How to Use Your Potent Advantage as a Visual Artist Greetings and Happy New Year! As a visual artist, you have advantages over marketers in the other arts, and many small businesses. Read on... [[ 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

  • Eye Candy for Today: Ophelia, Setvenson mezzotint after Millais

    Charley Parker
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Ophelia, James Stephenson, after John Everett Millais In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mezzotint, etching and Stipple, roughly 21 x 34 inches (53 x 86 cm). In a kind of artistic collaboration that was not uncommon at the time, highly skilled etcher and engraver James Stephenson has interpreted what is perhaps the most famous work by Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. You can see a high-resolution zoomable image of the original painting on Google Art Project. Millais’ extraordinary attention to the observation of nature is carried over into Stephenson’s delicately…
  • Lucas Graciano

    Charley Parker
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Southern California artist Lucas Graciano has worked in concept design and visual development for the gaming industry as well as illustration for books and games. His website and blog focus primarily on the latter, particularly showcasing his fantasy themed illustrations for “Magic: The Gathering”. Both sources provide some reasonably large images in which you can appreciate Graciano’s nicely painterly style. Unlike many of his contemporaries in the field, Graciano works in traditional media, specifically oil on board, rather than digital painting. I enjoy his portrayals of…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Whistler’s Wapping

    Charley Parker
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Wapping on Thames, James McNeill Whistler In the national Gallery of Art, DC. The name refers to a rough and tumble dock area of the Thames River in London, where Whistler lived and worked for a time, though I think the location is actually a nearby inn rather than the artist’s studio. In a marked contrast to the serene simplicity of his later nocturnes, Whistler has taken on a very complex subject, one that he reworked and struggled with, dramatically changing the figures in particular. Whistler expected the painting to be hailed as a triumph, and was embittered when it was rejected by…
  • David Kassan (update)

    Charley Parker
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Despite having previously written about him in 2008 and again in 2010, I still struggled a bit in trying to describe David Kassan’s approach to his portrait and figurative work. He certainly doesn’t flatter his subject, but neither does his deliberately seek out the grotesque (as, say, Lucian Freud). Words like “honest” or “direct” don’t seem to carry it. The best I could think of was “unblinking”. It’s as though Kassan opens his eye to his subjects with the intention of taking them in in their entirety, from the minute visual…
  • Valerio Fabbretti

    Charley Parker
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Originally from Italy and now living and working in San Francisco, where he studied at Academy of Art University, Valerio Fabbretti is a children’s book illustrator, concept artist and comics artist. Fabbretti brings to his work a lively, innocent style ideal for his subjects. There is little information on his website about materials, but it looks like he is using watercolor and colored pencil. His website and portfolio on Shannon Associates contain a number of monochrome pieces and preliminary drawings as well as finished color pieces.
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    Culturepush

  • PLAYFREELY 2015 + Giveaway

    Culturepush
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    (from the press release) Originally inspired by the programming of New York experimental music venue The Stone, Playfreely started out as a fortnightly initiative to foster regular sessions amongst musicians to create and play without inhibition. No fixed notions of what’s appropriate or appealing, no complicated concepts, no genre fixations, and most importantly, no judgement. This two-day programme will feature two parts. Part 1, on 28 January, features the first ever concert in Singapore by experimental music quartet Far East Network (FEN), scoring live to previously unreleased short…
  • Spotted! Donna Fonx

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    The fantastically weird and wonderful work of Indonesia-born illustrator Donna Fonx lends itself perfectly for ending the week. The LASALLE graduate with a major in Image and Communication has an eye for the absurd, often juxtaposing unlikely elements, conjuring up humorous and slightly surreal images. “Although I spend a lot of time in front of a computer, I am a great believer in traditional and the handmade approach. My favorite mediums to work with include pen and ink, collage, printmaking and crafts. My projects range from prints, hand lettering, murals, comics, stickers and…
  • Two Worlds; One Fantasy by Jaxton Su

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    “Through my works, I hope to create a visual utopia that transcends reality and results in a psychological impact in the audience, such as sparking an imagination or encouraging them to think about a particular issue.” The works of visual artist Jaxton Su are saturated with fantasy world references and hyper coloured oil. In terms of narrative, Jaxton likes to play around and incorporate strange elements and daily objects into his work, inviting us into landscapes where pigs can fly, rabbits hop mooncakes and an elephant stirs up a storm in a teacup jacuzzi. Opening this Saturday…
  • Back-To-School Collection 2015 by Juliana Tan

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Nostalgic about her schooldays, Juliana Tan puts the spotlight on school uniforms in her Back-to-School project, presenting them in a way we don’t normally see them, removed from the school environment. “My project features some of Singapore’s most loved and not-so-loved school uniforms, capturing the peculiarities of each outfit. Re-imagining the uniforms as this season’s fashion lookbook, I manage to capture the peculiarities of the uniforms that thousands of students wear everyday.” Click here to find your look.
  • Teresa Lim’s Sew Wanderlust Project

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Teresa Lim took to thread and needle again, capturing her travels and memories with beautiful pieces of embroidery art. Read her story …. “I started the project late 2014 after I realised that with today’s state of the art technology, taking pictures becomes so easy. I wanted something more from my travels, to be able to take back a part of that place with me. One thing I realised is that when you take a photo of a place, you don’t actually pick up as much detail as when you actually sit down and draw or sew it. When I’m done with a piece, I actually feel like I…
 
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Classroom Resource: The History of Color in Art

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:54 am
    Why is the White House white? What do bugs have to do with color? What’s the difference between pigments and dyes? These questions are answered in The Brilliant History of Color in Art, a new book by journalist Victoria Finlay. Published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this new book is accompanied by a collection […]
  • Flora of Madrona Marsh Now at La Crescenta Library

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
    In 2012 artist and educator Estelle DeRidder was awarded an education grant to create identification cards about the flora of the Madrona Marsh Preserve in Torrance, CA. Her project is now complete and the exhibition featuring Estelle’s original paintings has traveled from the marsh to inland California. The Flora of the Madrona Marsh will feature […]
  • From Ancient Gardens to Modern Botany

    ArtPlantae
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    The United State Botanic Gardens will host a special lecture series about botanic gardens and how they have contributed to our knowledge of plants. Alain Touwaide, Scientific Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institute, will explore four gardens and discuss their contributions to botanical history. […]
  • Exhibition About Bird Nests Coming to Hunt Institute

    ArtPlantae
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Elements Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation Pittsburgh, PA March 19 – June 30, 2015 The Hunt Instutute invites you to view Elements! The exhibition Elements features drawings and watercolors of bird nests with a focus on the natural and man-made materials incorporated into these architectural structures. Photographs of forest understory will transport the viewer between […]
  • ‘Drawing from Plant Life’ Begins February 9

    ArtPlantae
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:03 am
    The Lewisham Arthouse in London will offer another ten-week workshop with Alison Day. This workshop begins in early February. Lewisham Arthouse, London www.lewishamarthouse.co.uk The Lewisham Arthouse once served as the central library of Deptford. Designed by architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas (1868-1948) and funded by Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), this former library is now a public […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

    RobinM
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World Curved Form (Delphi) 1955 Ulster Museum ©The Hepworth Estate Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World 24 June – 25 October 2015 Tate Britain, Linbury Galleries Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @tate #Tate2015 Tate Britain will open the first London museum retrospective for five decades of the work of Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain’s greatest artists. Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) was a leading figure of the international…
  • Rediscovered photos by Barbara Hepworth shed new light on sculptor

    RobinM
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Rediscovered photos by Barbara Hepworth shed new light on sculptor Rediscovered photos by Barbara Hepworth shed new light on sculptor Photo-collage with Helicoids in Sphere in the garden of Redleaf, Penshurst 1938 (c) The Hepworth Estate Rediscovered photos by Barbara Hepworth shed new light on sculptor Photographs by Barbara Hepworth (1903-75), including collages, photograms and double exposures have been uncovered from Hepworth’s archives and will be displayed for the first time in Tate Britain’s upcoming exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World, opening 24 June…
  • Afternoon In June

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  • Looking Forward 2015

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  • All Good Things

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    Art Threat

  • Maidan: one of the most honest depictions of popular protest ever filmed

    Frédéric St-Hilaire
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Sergei Loznitsa’s latest film, Maidan, falls firmly in the tradition of documentaries that use the real to question the possibilities of cinema. Those expecting a more activist documentary like Jehane Noujaim’s The Square might come away dissatisfied with Maidan, but this shouldn’t stop filmgoers from experiencing what is ultimately one of the most honest depictions of popular protest ever filmed. Following the events of the Ukrainian popular uprising of 2013, in which citizens occupied Maidan Square for several months to protest the Ukraine’s alliance with Russia rather…
  • Activist pasts, austere presents, queered futures: An interview with Emily Davidson

    Max Haiven
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    “Imagine a new relationship to every aspect of everything.” “Capitalism has fallen; Art must be redefined.” “You get to pick your gender when you come of age, but feel free to change your mind.” “Living together is still hard; Art makes it better.” These missives from the Inner City Artists’ Commune arrive to us from a post-capitalist future, as envisioned by Halifax-based artist and community organizer Emily Davidson as part of her contribution to the Activist Ink exhibition in early 2013 at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.
  • Ethnography 101: La cour de Babel and La marche à suivre

    Kristi Kouchakji
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    La cour de Babel (2013, Julie Bertuccelli) and La marche à suivre (2014, Jean-François Caissy), both screened at this year’s RIDM, have a great deal in common. Both observational documentaries dealing with high school students facing challenges which keep them on the fringes of their schools’ mainstreams, the two films are nearly identical on a formal level. However, they reveal a world of difference in both the schools’ approaches to these teens and in the filmmakers’ approaches to their subjects. La cour de Babel, which follows an integration class for new immigrants at a Parisian…
  • What does the word Polytechnique mean to you?

    Kristi Kouchakji
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Anorak, written and performed by Adam Kelly Morton, goes beyond the pat answers and media sensationalism around the Polytechnique massacre and examines what made Marc Lépine a killer. Exceptionally well-researched, Morton’s text looks critically at the myriad factors that anti-feminists have attempted to derail the public discourse with, from an abusive childhood right through to violence in films and the media. Each of these episodes ends with Lépine blaming various women for his misfortune, indicating that none of the issues raised, however valid they may be, preclude misogyny as…
  • The Look of Silence: breathtaking in every sense

    Kristi Kouchakji
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s stunning new film, is a sublime work that should more than satisfy the critics of its companion piece, The Act of Killing. Aiming to expose the ongoing impunity with which the perpetrators of Indonesia’s 1965 genocide are treated, the biggest objections to The Act of Killing were that the film focused only on the killers, leaving out almost any treatment of victims or survivors, and that by allowing the killers to lavishly re-enact their deeds as though they were filming conventional narrative films, it glorified the killers’ actions. The Look…
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    Chris Beaven

  • Satsuma on Blue Sketch

    Chris Beaven
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
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  • Satsuma on Black Sketch

    Chris Beaven
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
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  • Onion Skins

    Chris Beaven
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
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  • Apple 2

    Chris Beaven
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
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  • Apple

    Chris Beaven
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
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    Daily Art Fixx - a little art, every day

  • Henri Matisse: 1869-1954

    Wendy Campbell
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Painter, sculptor, printmaker, designer, draughtsman, and writer, Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was born on December 31, 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France. Before studying art, Matisse worked as a solicitor’s clerk in Saint-Quentin and took a law degree from 1887 to 1889 in Paris. Matisse studied drawing at the Ecole Quentin Latour and began painting in the winter of 1889 while recovering from appendicitis. He gave up law to study painting at the Académie Julian in 1891 under painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau and took drawing and perspective courses at the Ecole des Arts…
  • Paul Klee: 1879-1940

    Wendy Campbell
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on December 18, 1879, in Münchenbuchsee, Paul Klee was a German-Swiss painter, draftsman, printmaker, teacher and writer. He is regarded as a major theoretician among modern artists,  a master of humour and mystery, and a major contributor to 20th century art. Klee was born into a family of musicians and his childhood love of music would remain very important in his life and work. From 1898 to 1901 he studied in Munich under Heinrich Knirr, and then at the Kunstakademie under Franz von Stuck.  In 1901 Klee traveled to Italy with the sculptor Hermann Haller and then settled in Bern in…
  • Wassily Kandinsky: 1866-1944

    Wendy Campbell
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on December 16, 1866 in Moscow Russia, Wassily Kandinsky was a painter, printmaker, stage designer, art theorist, and a central artist in the development of 20th century abstract art. Kandinsky studied economics, ethnography and law in Moscow from 1886 – 1893 and wrote a dissertation on the legality of labourer’s wages. In 1896, Kandinsky decided to become an artist and traveled to Munich, Germany  where he studied at the art school of Anton Ažbe. In 1900 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich under Franz von Stuck. In Munich, the early 1900’s was a centre for…
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser: 1928-2000

    Wendy Campbell
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born Friedrich Stowasser on December 15, 1928 in Vienna, Austria, Friedensreich Hundertwasser was one of the best known Austrian painters and architects of the 20th century. Hundertwasser studied briefly at the Montessori school in Vienna and in 1948 he studied 19th century watercolour landscapes at the Fine Art Academy. He was influenced by the art of the Vienna Seccesion, the Austrian figurative painter Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimt. In 1949 Hundertwasser traveled to Italy and met the French artist René Brô, with whom he later painted murals in Paris. During this time his work became…
  • William Blake: 1757-1827

    Wendy Campbell
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born on November 28, 1757, William Blake is ranked among the greatest English poets and one of the most original visual artists of the Romantic era. The son of a working-class family, Blake studied art as a boy at the drawing academy of Henry Pars.  In 1772, he began an apprenticeship with the commercial engraver James Basire and 1779 entered the Royal Academy Schools as an engraver. Blake married Catherine Boucher in 1782 who later became his studio assistant.  The couple had no children. In 1784 Blake set up his own print shop and made his living for much of his life as a reproductive…
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    Mike Cressy Art

  • Tighter cover drawing.

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Here's the tighter drawing of the one Cricket magazine picked out of the group I sent to them. Painting the color version now...
  • Cricket magazine concept drawings.

    17 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    I received an assignment from Cricket magazine to illustrate their April cover. These are the concepts I came up with. The issue is about pickling.
  • New PB drawing...

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:32 pm
    This was for the most recent scene from the bear book at I'm illustrating for a publisher.
  • One of the last drawings from 2014.

    11 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    "Noise in the Lab" I've got a bunch of new drawings and some new bear book paintings to share soon. So come back and take a look. Happy 2015!
  • Last of the Christmas drawings for this year...

    4 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    Christmas was a week and a half ago, New Years is over, time to move forward. In that spirit I'm posting the last of the Christmas drawings for this year. More to come next year but for here on, I'll be posting more new drawings of whatever piques my interest. All the best for you in 2015!
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    The Present Group Journal

  • Open Call for Potluckers!

    eleanor
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    It’s not always true that if you build it, they will come. We get it. Surveys aren’t always so fun to fill out. But maybe if we come together in small groups, share food and drinks, and commiserate it will be a little more fun. That’s why we are asking you, individually or in groups, to host a potluck for your visual artist friends ideally in the first weekend of February and fill out Compensation Foundation’s “Bay Area Artists Report!” and anonymously contribute your experiences towards a better infrastructure for self-advocacy for artists. The “Bay Area Artists Report!” is…
  • Rotterdam Experiences: Off the Press: Electronic Publishing in the Arts and DEAF

    eleanor
    28 May 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Last week the Institute for Network Cultures and Digital Publishing Toolkit brought us to Rotterdam to speak about The People’s E-book.  The conference brought together an interesting mix of academics, students, artists, practitioners, and a few other designers and publishers.  There was a focus on what are artists producing in terms of e-books, what different production workflows look like, and what the future for libraries looks like.  They did a great job documenting most of the conference, so I thought I would continue that trend. program for the conference You can view many of…
  • What we learned while making YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES’ “Pacific Limn”: a free e-book for ipads

    eleanor
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:18 pm
      Since early last spring, we’ve been working with the renowned artist duo YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES and the Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco to produce a new, free e-book for ipads that exists simultaneously as an original artist book and exhibition catalogue for those who missed their residency and exhibition at Kadist this spring. The artist duo wanted to play with the idea of a book and the funny straddling of digital and physical that e-books are. Jeff Canham and Devon Bella worked to photograph a real book complete with a hidden compartment for a handgun that…
  • The Present Prize #3 Nominees

    eleanor
    22 Sep 2013 | 7:00 am
    The Present Prize#3: Research-Based Studio Practice Nominees are: Laurie Halsey Brown Torreya Cummings Brian Conley Fiona Connor Collin McKelvey and John Davis Sasha Duerr Jaimie Healy Allison Holt Helena Keeffe Myrna Knode Daniel Nevers Scott Oliver Megan Prelinger Phil Ross Miljohn Ruperto Paolo Salvagione Andrew Venell Anne Walsh Samira Yamin
  • Alternative Funding Strategies for Artists Class

    eleanor
    20 Sep 2013 | 2:47 pm
    On October 15th (a Tuesday) we’re gonna be breaking down what we’ve learned over the past seven years in regards to different funding models for artists and what the advantages and disadvantages are for each.  Come join us!  Artists and cultural producers are increasingly turning to funding sources outside of the traditional methods.  This workshop and seminar will explore traditional and new models for funding creative practice and discuss their benefits and disadvantages.  We’ll also touch on the importance of developing social capital, along with practical strategies for…
 
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pompeii to stage exhibition of stolen artifacts The superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, is organising an exhibition of objects which tourists have stolen but later returned. Hundreds of objects have been returned over the years. To read the full story click here. Prospect New Orleans appoints new artistic director Prosepect New Orleans has appointed Trevor Schoonmaker as their new artistic director. His artistic interests are routed in African art and he has an impressive resume. To read all the details click here.   Paris’s Modern art museum to expand its photography…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    Artists fight for their right to fair pay A debate is growing in both the US and the UK over how artists are compensated for exhibiting their works in public institutions. A recent interview in the Guardian suggested most artists were on low income and the Arts Council England wants this to change. To read the full story click here.   Call for all Middle Eastern artists Art Jameel has launched an appeal for artists from the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey to apply for residences in New York. The application deadline is the 1st February. To read the full story click here.  …
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    Sotheby’s wins court case involving the sale of  a questionable Caravaggio Sotheby’s has won a court case which involved a Caravaggio painting they had attributed as being the work of one of his followers. The painting sold for £42,000 in 2006 but later sold for £10m when the painting was properly appraised as one of Caravaggios work. The original owner was suing for the nearly £10m difference in price. To read the full story click here. Trial of Medieval manuscript thief to start next week Former electrician José Manuel Fernández Castiñeiras  who is charged with the…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    US artists that use drones told they could soon be breaking the law US artists may have less than a year to freely use drones in their work. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations which will restrict the use of drones. Many artists use drones to get spectacular aerial shots. To read the full story click here. Florida museum launches public appeal for funds The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, has raised over $34m to fund an expansion. They are still in need of another $26m to complete the expansion. To read the full story click here. Texan…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    Sleeper Constable sketch which sold for £3,500 back on the market with $2m – $3m estimate A sketch which recently sold for £3,500 was later confirmed as one of John Constables works. It will be auctioned at Sotheby’s for an estimated $2-$3m. To read the full story click  here.   Courtauld Gallery to open its first space dedicated to drawings The Courtauld Gallery in London will open its first space dedicated solely to drawings on 15 January. The gallery will launch the new space with a special selection of drawings that have not been shown at the gallery for 20 years. To…
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    Newcity Art

  • Review: Erik Weisenburger/Perimeter Gallery

    Art Editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED These sixteen visions of life in the north woods take us into that cheerfully lonely natural world once celebrated in Thoreau’s “Walden.” But there’s more whimsy than morality here, with no sense of the heroic in either the rustic environment or the souls who inhabit it. Erik Weisenburger’s technique is more about building an […]
  • News: Lion VS Gorilla to Host New Group Show and Mini-Exposition about Utopia

    Art Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In the crux of our present-day political and social troubles, where food famine exists all around us and threats loom in the air over something as common as a controversial American movie, it isn’t farfetched to wish for a utopia. Here is your escape. Gallery concept Lion VS Gorilla (LVG) has partnered with the Hairpins […]
  • Web Exclusive Interview: Naomi Beckwith in Conversation about Richard Hunt

    Art Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Matt Morris Could you set up your take as the curator on what the Richard Hunt exhibition at the MCA is? The show from the MCA starts from the premise of our collection. It’s part of what we call our MCA DNA series, and those are dossier shows—small jewel-box shows—that are about highlights from […]
  • Eye Exam: A Hard-Won Hunt for the Means to Fly

    Art Editor
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Matt Morris Two concurrent exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Cultural Center crown the sculptor Richard Hunt’s eightieth year. To date, Hunt has produced more public sculpture than any other artist in the United States, with 125 currently on view, thirty-five of which are in Chicago. Hunt completed his studies […]
  • Review: Paula Henderson/Linda Warren Projects

    Art Editor
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The brutal abstraction of the human body is among the most beautiful and appalling motifs one could hope to work in or imbibe; there are images online, untold millions of them, people made into pieces, and these ghoulish tableau are debrided, are rendered by the mind, instantaneously, as corn syrup and food coloring and […]
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  • Art Licensing Info Ask Call replay is now available

    Tara Reed
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:04 pm
    It was an exciting and somewhat technically challenging call… thankfully I’ve been doing this long enough to roll with the punches without having a break down!  A few artists had trouble getting on the call or got kicked out for no apparent reason… not sure what that was about but we also had 70 on the line the entire time and a random spot check revealed they had no issues.  Maria says we should blame Mercury being in Retrograde so I’m going with that… Issues or not, that was part of the business lessons learned: things don’t always go as planned, figure out how to keep moving…
  • Join Maria Brophy & I tomorrow for the first Art Licensing Ask Call of 2015

    Tara Reed
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tomorrow night is the night!  Maria Brophy and I will be kicking off the 2015 Ask Calls answering questions submitted by artists.  The questions are organized and we are working on our responses – so no new questions will be added at this time. If you signed up for the call or have signed up (and not unsubscribed) for past calls, you will / should have received an email with a reminder of the call in details. If these calls are new to you – welcome! You can go register and get the dial in details here > http://askaboutartlicensing.com/ask-tara-reed-and-maria-brophy/  The…
  • Atlanta Gift Show – January 2015

    Tara Reed
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do we need another blog post about Atlanta?  Not sure as there have been many but I’ll throw out a few impressions of my own as well.  I feel a little late to the conversation but it’s been a juggling act in my studio – follow up from the show and enjoying my son’s last few days home before heading back to college took precedence. Since several of the links I’m adding to this post have great discussions about traffic and trends, I’m going to go a little different route.  Let’s talk about what it takes as an artist to survive going to the Atlanta…
  • Last chance to submit a question for the Art Licensing Info Ask Call…

    Tara Reed
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tick tock! It’s time! Our Ask Call is next week – Wednesday 1/21/15 – and we need a few days to get our ducks in a row.  I have to review all the questions, decide which make the most sense for Maria & I as the answerers (is that a word?) and put them in a logical order.  Then Maria and I like to marinate over them and make sure we give you our best and most thoughtful responses… For those reasons, we need your questions about art licensing by this Thursday, 1/15/15.  Please. Don’t judge your question – just ask yourself, “What don’t I…
  • Ready, Set… Exhibit at SURTEX

    Tara Reed
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Interested in exhibiting at SURTEX, but not sure if this is the right move for you?  I will be doing a webinar with SURTEX again this Wednesday, January 15th if you want help deciding if and when you are ready to take the plunge. Here is the official invite from the show… hope you can join us! SURTEX would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, January 15 at 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific through our interactive webinar, presented by Tara Reed, SURTEX exhibitor and founder of ArtLicensingInfo.com. Titled Ready…Set…Exhibit,this complimentary webinar will discuss SURTEX…
 
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  • Sanya Kantarovsky, You Are Not an Evening VII,...

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Sanya Kantarovsky, You Are Not an Evening VII, 2014 (via jamesmichaelshaeffer) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Sanya Kantarovsky on iheartmyart.See more painting on iheartmyart.
  • Betsy Walton Gold, 12” x 14”, Acrylic gouache on panel,...

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Betsy Walton Gold, 12” x 14”, Acrylic gouache on panel, 2008 Pick the good fruit, Acrylic gouache on Arches Hot Press Paper, 9” x 12”, 2014 Dark Peak Riverbank, 16” x 20”, Acrylic gouacheon panel. 2009 Untitled old and new, 16” x 20”, mixed media on panel, 2014 Eyes Open, Pink Rising from Emptiness, Feet Relaxed., Acrylic gouache on monotype on Rives BFK, 8” x 10”, 2014 How We Talk Matters, Acrylic gouache on Arches Hot Press paper, 9x12 , 2014, images posted with permission of the artist. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Flickr ______ See more…
  • Valentino, Pre-Fall 2015 — Galaxy...

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    Valentino, Pre-Fall 2015 — Galaxy details (via aslivertocallmine) ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest   See more Valentino on iheartmyart.See more fashion on iheartmyart.
  • Jeremy Profit, Untitled, 120 x 80 cm, felt tip pen on paper,...

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Jeremy Profit, Untitled, 120 x 80 cm, felt tip pen on paper, 2014 Website | Tumblr ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloud  See more Jeremy Profit on iheartmyart.See more illustrations on iheartmyart.
  • Jeremy Profit, Untitled, 120 x 80 cm, felt tip pen on grey...

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Jeremy Profit, Untitled, 120 x 80 cm, felt tip pen on grey paper, 2014 Website | Tumblr ______ See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloud  See more Jeremy Profit on iheartmyart.See more illustrations on iheartmyart.
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  • Making Art in Someone Else’s World — Interview with Thomson & Craighead

    Happy Famous Artists
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    Thomson and Craighead’s video-, sound- and Internet art explores how technology challenges the way we look at the world. We spent a very enjoyable afternoon with the artists, talking about their key works, the evolution of digital, East London’s art scene and how it has changed during the last 20 years, as well as exchanging experiences about working as a couple, favourite shows, artists and wine bars. We first saw Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead’s work during their acclaimed solo Never Odd or Even at Carroll/Fletcher in 2013. The artists frequently participate…
  • Studio Voltaire / Pop-Up Store!

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Studio Voltaire opens its biennial pop-up store, House of Voltaire, with fantastic selections of unique artworks and limited editions in all price ranges. Offering prints, accessories, homeware, stickers, clothing and more, it’s a perfect place to hunt for an original Christmas present. See below some of our favourite picks. On till 20 December in Mayfair.  Jeremy Deller: I Blame The Internet / God Bless David Bowie / Untitled Jordan Wolfson: Bumper Stickers Ryan McGinley: Marmoset Thomas Bayrle: Fats Domino David Shrigley: Strive for Excellence Liam Gillick: Libra Solidus…
  • Keep Kemistry Alive – 3 days left!

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Sad to hear that Kemistry Gallery will soon be closing their Charlotte Rd venue due to the ever-increasing rents in Shoreditch. We love their graphic design-focused program and hope that their plan to reopen at another East London location will be successful! To make it happen, we invite our readers to support their Kickstarter campaign. There are just 3 days left, so please pledge now & spread the news! #SaveKemistryGallery Kemistry Gallery was founded in 2004 by Graham McCallum and Richard Churchill. Since then it has been the UK’s leading exhibition space for cutting-edge…
  • New release by MER. Paper Kunsthalle: GNI_RI_2014 Nick Ervinck

    Happy Famous Artists
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Nick Ervinck’s GNI_RI_2014 monograph, published by MER. is a pleasure to look at and a pleasure to read. Designed by Studio Luc Derycke in collaboration with the artist, its layout quickly draws you into a fascinating story about the architecture, sculpture and video dimensions in Ervinck’s work. Once you start reading, it offers a compelling narrative about how the artist looks at the world, its past and future. Nick Ervinck is best known for his complex yellow forms in which he pushes the limits of the sculptural practice. These works come with enigmatic names such…
  • Best of Frieze London 2014

    Happy Famous Artists
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    This years’ Frieze had less shiny objects and boastful set-ups. And while much had been written about the importance of art fairs as global sales platforms, it looks like the power galleries have outgrown this trend. This was best illustrated by Gagosian and Hauser & Wirth who – instead of ostentatiously flashing their bestsellers – chose to create more inviting and interactive experience on their stands. Our top 10 picks were: Best playground The very first thing to hit your eye when entering this year’s Frieze was Gagosian’s playful display. A solo…
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  • Kids Museum of Glass - Shanghai

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In 2011, we wrote about the newly opened Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG) designed by Coordination Asia’s  founder and CEO, Tilman Thürmer. More recently, Thürmer’s team completed the Kids’ Museum of Glass located in the same Shanghai-based complex and opened a few days ago. Cool and edgy, quite literally, the Kids’ Museum has none of the typical cute and cuddly kiddie features found in spaces dedicated to children. Instead, the target audience, kids aged 4-10, enter an environment of glass, particle board and metal realized in a color scheme of black…
  • Mike Pelletier - Kinetic Portraits

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We love these eerie portraits created by interactive artist and technical director, Mike Pelletier and available exlusively at our online store. For many years, Pelletier has been researching and experimenting with methods of creating multidimensional portraits. Using his research in thermal imaging and MRI scanners as a technological basis and as inspiration, he started using  Microsoft’s motion-sensing Xbox device, Kinect, to create cool artwork with a strong, edgy look. Pelletier’s 3D images made of a sitting subject appear to be pictures of a metallic sculpture, strangely…
  • Nozomi Sushi Bar - Valencia, Spain

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Last fall, José Miguel Herrera and Nuria Morell closed their popular SushiHome restaurant in Valencia, Spain. Fans and patrons were surprised, but they did not have to wait long for the answer. In December, the couple opened Nozomi Sushi Bar in the funky Ruzafa neighbourhood of the city. For interior design and branding of their new venture, they employed Valencia-based creative consultancy Masquespacio established in 2010 by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. The founders selected the name Nozomi, popular for restaurants and businesses, including the Japanese…
  • Barton Barcelona

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Barton is a restaurant, tapas bar and raw food establishment that opened late last year in Barcelona’s Eixample district in a space designed by architect Magüi González. The interior design of the 80 square metre (861 sq.ft.) space is by Isabel López Vilalta. We love how the cozy, traditional taverna atmosphere is first achieved with the reclaimed wood, felt-coated walls (great for for acoustics as well as appearance), unpretentious furniture and colorful cushions, and how it is then nicely balanced with the sleek, hard, white floor and bar to conjure up a casual,…
 
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  • THE LIGHT GALLERIES > MUSIC 2015

    spatiel
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    We are excited to announce the Light Galleries will be moving forward with our very own Record Label in 2015. We will be releasing a series of limited edition digital singles, tapes and collectors Vinyl. First up will be an E.P. from The Light Galleries own E.T.7  Featuring the explosive vocals of Jamaican recording artist […]
  • ABLETON 1 ON 1 TUTORING LESSONS

    spatiel
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    All skill levels welcome, from beginner to advance. I have designed instruction courses to take your Music production and knowledge to the next level! Ableton LIVE is an amazing tool, and can be used in a variety of ways, ranging from Recording, Remixing, DJ’ing,and Live performance. It can be confusing at first, due to the […]
  • DJ SIMPLY JEFF LIVE 9.16.09 @ LIGHT GALLERIES > MOVEMENT

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    17 Dec 2010 | 9:56 pm
    The Light Gallery was formed in 2007 as an outlet of expression for artists
  • CHOR BOOGIE Signed Limited Edition Prints

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    13 Dec 2010 | 11:06 pm
    Pre -Release Dates: 12-17-2010 @ 12 noon pst thru 1-14-2011 $250
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  • A requiem, a prayer, a song’- An exhibition by contemporary artists

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

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

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

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

    Nandini Moitra
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Bachhawat Foundation is a not for profit organization dedicated to literature, art and culture. Set in the serene atmosphere of suburban Kolkata at Badu, providing equipments and opportunity for artist, printmakers and sculptors to channelize their creative energies. The foundation has been instrumental in hosting art camps and workshops. The state of the art sculpture and printmaking studio provides for a rare opportunity for the artist to practice their craft. The Bachhawat Foundation would be hosting two art residencies in the month of November. The Bachhawat Foundation along with Gallery…
 
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  • Art Licensing Info Ask Call replay is now available

    Tara Reed
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:04 pm
    It was an exciting and somewhat technically challenging call… thankfully I’ve been doing this long enough to roll with the punches without having a break down!  A few artists had trouble getting on the call or got kicked out for no apparent reason… not sure what that was about but we also had 70 on the line the entire time and a random spot check revealed they had no issues.  Maria says we should blame Mercury being in Retrograde so I’m going with that… Issues or not, that was part of the business lessons learned: things don’t always go as planned, figure out how to keep moving…
  • Join Maria Brophy & I tomorrow for the first Art Licensing Ask Call of 2015

    Tara Reed
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tomorrow night is the night!  Maria Brophy and I will be kicking off the 2015 Ask Calls answering questions submitted by artists.  The questions are organized and we are working on our responses – so no new questions will be added at this time. If you signed up for the call or have signed up (and not unsubscribed) for past calls, you will / should have received an email with a reminder of the call in details. If these calls are new to you – welcome! You can go register and get the dial in details here > http://askaboutartlicensing.com/ask-tara-reed-and-maria-brophy/  The…
  • Atlanta Gift Show – January 2015

    Tara Reed
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Do we need another blog post about Atlanta?  Not sure as there have been many but I’ll throw out a few impressions of my own as well.  I feel a little late to the conversation but it’s been a juggling act in my studio – follow up from the show and enjoying my son’s last few days home before heading back to college took precedence. Since several of the links I’m adding to this post have great discussions about traffic and trends, I’m going to go a little different route.  Let’s talk about what it takes as an artist to survive going to the Atlanta…
  • Last chance to submit a question for the Art Licensing Info Ask Call…

    Tara Reed
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tick tock! It’s time! Our Ask Call is next week – Wednesday 1/21/15 – and we need a few days to get our ducks in a row.  I have to review all the questions, decide which make the most sense for Maria & I as the answerers (is that a word?) and put them in a logical order.  Then Maria and I like to marinate over them and make sure we give you our best and most thoughtful responses… For those reasons, we need your questions about art licensing by this Thursday, 1/15/15.  Please. Don’t judge your question – just ask yourself, “What don’t I…
  • Ready, Set… Exhibit at SURTEX

    Tara Reed
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Interested in exhibiting at SURTEX, but not sure if this is the right move for you?  I will be doing a webinar with SURTEX again this Wednesday, January 15th if you want help deciding if and when you are ready to take the plunge. Here is the official invite from the show… hope you can join us! SURTEX would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, January 15 at 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific through our interactive webinar, presented by Tara Reed, SURTEX exhibitor and founder of ArtLicensingInfo.com. Titled Ready…Set…Exhibit,this complimentary webinar will discuss SURTEX…
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  • Friday Five: Art Seen

    Amanda Makepeace
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    Fantastic art, fresh from our front page! Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, art seen, artists, ebsq, friday five, mixed media, new art, paintings
  • Splendor of Winter

    Amanda Makepeace
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Who else grew up watching Bob Ross on public television? Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, Bob Ross, ebsq, landscape painting, winter
  • Friday Five: Words of Wisdom

    Amanda Makepeace
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:46 am
    Kiwi: Polish Pottery LXXXIII by Heather Sims 1. Whether you Make it or Not is Never about Talent by Yuko Shimizu There are ALWAYS going to be people who are better than you, and that is totally OK. It is an unnecessary distraction you should never focus on. 2. Ten Rules Every Artist Should Live By by Grant Goodwine The people who don’t give up, no matter what life throws at them, are more likely to make a name for themselves in whichever creative vocation they choose. 3.  Freedom of Sketch by Lauren Panepinto Freedom of speech is a right that trumps freedom from being offended. Every…
  • EBSQ’s December Exhibit Winners

    Amanda Makepeace
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:53 am
    Congratulations to all our exhibit winners! See all the entries…   See all the entries….Filed under: Artseen, exhibits Tagged: Amaryllis, art, art exhibits, artists, best in show, Better Late than Never, ebsq, Member's Choice
  • EBSQ’s 2015 Art Exhibition Calendar

    Amanda Makepeace
    9 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Calling all EBSQ Artists! The official exhibition calendar is here. Get out your easels, cameras, clay–whatever your creative tools may be–and start planning the year ahead. EBSQ exhibits are open to paid artist members of the EBSQ Self-Representing Artist Community. Not yet a member? Join today! As a member of EBSQ you decide who wins each month. The Member’s Choice winner receives a $100 cash prize! Let us know in the comments which exhibits you plan to enter this year. January: The Winter Landscape  <– Entries being accepted now! February: What a Doll…
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  • Shinto

    artmodel
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Shinto – Jorge Luis Borges When sorrow lays us low for a second we are saved by humble windfalls of mindfulness or memory: the taste of a fruit, the taste of water, that face given back to us by a dream, the first jasmine of November, the endless yearning of the compass, a book we thought was lost, the throb of a hexameter, the slight key that opens a house to us, the smell of a library, or of sandalwood, the former name of a street, the colors of a map, an unforeseen etymology, the smoothness of a filed fingernail, the date we were looking for, the twelve dark bell-strokes, tolling as…
  • Atelier Days

    artmodel
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Hellooo helloooooo!! Museworthy friends, I apologize for the terribly long absence! A Verizon FIOS outage kept me off of my beloved blog for a few days. Phone, TV, and Internet were down since last week but thankfully it was all restored over the weekend. Sunday night I felt too tired to post, Monday I worked a long day of modeling and schlepped around town in raw, rainy weather, and today I’m a touch sick with the usual cold/flu season symptoms. Got the old sandpaper throat. Sandpaper throat stinks, doesn’t it? I’m popping Ricola lemon lozenges like candy :lol: Anyway,…
  • 2014 Send-off

    artmodel
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    I’m sure I’m not alone in my view that 2014 was a less-than-stellar year in many, many ways. Ebola, missing airplanes, kidnappings, beheadings, shootings, politicians being worthless and incompetent. Well, that last one could apply to any given year. Reading the news is always a dispiriting experience, but 2014 took it to whole new levels of misery and wretchedness. Good lord As for me personally, 2014 was a stew of tumult, leavened occasionally with some bright spots. In February my house was burglarized, which sucked, and not long after that the family strife began, which sucked…
  • The Light Shines

    artmodel
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The past couple of days; last minute shopping, wrapping paper sorting, candle-lighting, purchasing wine and cookies, praying, donating to charities, praying some more, and tending the children at church for the Christmas pageant tonight, reminding them of their cues and practicing their songs – it went beautifully by the way. Tomorrow we gather at Mom’s house for Christmas Day in keeping with a Hajian family tradition. And Friday … Friday I can sleep! Is anyone else feeling spent? Although it’s Wednesday night – Christmas Eve – we’ll turn this post…
  • Promised Land

    artmodel
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:06 pm
    “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” - Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address, March 4th 1861 Angel Among the Ruins, Pierre-Amédée Marcel-Béronneau, 1897, watercolor, pencil, and gouache on paper: Filed under: painting…
 
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  • The Narcissist Fisherman

    Cathy
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    NARCISSIST FISHERMAN One time-on a date I was taken flyfishing For the first time Ever. He was a magnet. There were the perfect shoes; The pebble-gripping kind. Anti-slip. One pair. For him. He was cool. And distant. The river was small With lots of twiggy trees. He showed me how to cast. Watched me do it. Satisfied, he left. I watched him walk. So sure of himself In those shoes. He rounded the bend. I saw him hours later. There was a trout there In his hand. “Look at this beauty!” “Come watch me gut it.” I slip-slided over to the bank. I was weary. Being alone all day…
  • A Little Cry

    Cathy
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    An earlyish morning physical therapy appointment had me girding my loins as I braved the snow and grey and cold. I didn’t want to go especially. Winter white means HIBERNATE in my book. But I went. Strapped into the recumbent bike with too much hardware to keep my hand grip strong and my leg braced to center I caved at minute 7. Soft little tears came unbidden. This is hard. I hate this. This is hard. I hate this. Before I could go into “I hate myself” I ended my ride and sat with my PT and confessed: “Sometimes I just get tired and this is what it looks like. I do…
  • Harbinger

    Cathy
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    At the grocery store today as I waited in line the woman behind me says: “I really like your feathers. It takes the edge off…… It is so creative. My husband almost died this week from the flu. I had to lift him up and out of bed so many times. I had to really care for him and I am a lawyer and felt taking my medications while driving him around (which I don’t usually have to do) would be bad- you know- mixing drugs and driving. Anyway- the great thing is I went off those meds and I felt BETTER! My doctor couldn’t believe it.” I inch toward the cashier.
  • Dawn Wall

    Cathy
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Well…they did it! These two youngsters free climbed Yosemite’s previously unclimbable Dawn Wall. No use of metal, hammered in foot/hand holds… just raw gut and heart and muscle and perseverance and faith and more heart. Fingers reaching for life while eyes likely averted from images of a death drop. Every cell on board…reaching. Risk. Re-access. Risk. Re-access. National Geographic would never think to cover my own Dawn Wall journey. Seems so puny and inconsequential in comparison. I’ll likely not get to pose at the summit of my scaled cliff with jubilant abandon…
  • Sacred Exhaustion

    Cathy
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    SACRED EXHAUSTION Your tiredness has dignity to it! Do not rush to pathologise it, or push it away, for it may contain great intelligence, even medicine. You have been on a long journey from the stars, friend. Bow before your tiredness now; do not fight it any longer. There is no shame in admitting that you cannot go on. Even the courageous need to rest. For a great journey lies ahead. And you will need all of your resources. Come, sit by the fire of Presence. Let the body unwind; drop into the silence here. Forget about tomorrow, let go of the journey to come, and sink into this…
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    The Curious Brain

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    thebrainbehind
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
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  • The Quiet

    thebrainbehind
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Chelou directed by Jesse Collett
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    thebrainbehind
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    wonderful synth sounds from Resistor! Via @yvynyl
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    thebrainbehind
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    wait a minute …I’m not working from the executive coloring book
  • UNDER de Kevin Frilet NSFW

    thebrainbehind
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:24 am
    Stunning to watch! Bodies fall from the surface. The water is bright, seems alive. Created by Human Films . Pls note that it contains nudity
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • The Answer is Behind Every Door

    Ayanna Nahmias
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 16:35 p.m. DST, 22 January 2015 There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, “What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?” Instead of sending her away or […]
  • South Korea’s Abysmal Record of Disability Rights Despite Economic Prosperity

    Ayanna Nahmias
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:56 p.m. EDT, 21 January 2015 SINAN COUNTY, South Korea – Though South Korea’s record of human rights abuse is not as heinous as its neighbor North Korea, it still grapples with abuse of the weakest members of its society. Prior to the latest expose, there have been several studies […]
  • U.S. Citizens Head Not Only to the Middle East to Fight Others’ Battles

    Jessamy Nichols
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 12:18 p.m. EST, 13 January 2015 BANJUL, Gambia – On December 30th, armed groups in Gambia carried out a coup attempt against the president, Yahya Jammeh. The harsh and restrictive leader has been in power since 1994 (due to a coup, ironically), and is globally infamous for his widespread […]
  • Ethiopia: Fight for Land in the Lower Omo Valley

    Sarah Jakubowski
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:20 p.m. DST, 08 January 2015 OMO VALLEY, Ethiopia – Citizens of the Lower Omo Valley are competing with the government for their land. The government is eying the land for cash crops such as sugar and palm oil. The indigenous population consists of thirteen tribes who rely […]
  • To Spite Obama Health Insurance Companies and Pharmaceuticals Choose to Kill Citizens

    Ayanna Nahmias
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 02: 42 a.m. EDT, 05 January 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – At midnight on December 31st the world retired 2014 to make way for 2015. For many it marked a night of festivities, parties, and insouciance. For others, like me, it was the day which marked the resetting of health insurance […]
 
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • 10 Ways To Know You’re Not Cut Out For A Cubicle

    alli woods frederick
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
        WHEN you decide to pursue a less traditional career path such as…oh…I don’t know…say art, writing and/or reiki/intuitive services just for example’s sake, there will always be people out there who don’t think you have a chance in hell at succeeding or surviving in living anything other than a “traditional” life.   “What about retirement, 401Ks and job security?” (as though that’s a real thing. The only job security is in mortuary services because you never run out of customers.)   They tell you to get a “real” job because they worry about how…
  • Hiding Behind Masks

    alli woods frederick
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
        WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: HIDING BEHIND MASKS                                                   Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  MASK – JAREK KUBICKI  ::  INTUITION – KATE MALDONADO  ::  MASK – MERVE OZTEMEL  ::  MASK – A.T. VELAZCO  ::  MUERTOS MASK – TONY HANCOCK  ::  THE MAKS WE WEAR – ALLI WOODS FREDERICK  ::  SPEAKER – SIMON LEWIS  ::  8 – DARIA KIRILLOVA …
  • Dark And Twisty Tuesday

    alli woods frederick
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
            SINCE yesterday was a holiday here in The States (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) that makes today, at least when it comes to the work week, a Monday.  And since Words of Wisdom posts are always on Mondays, it makes it okay to post it today instead of yesterday.  But instead of our traditional pretty and/or inspiring Words of Wisdom we’re going to try a different, more dark humored variation henceforth to be known as… DARK AND TWISTY TUESDAY (ENJOY)       Ha!  When my friend Madeleine posted this on Facebook over the weekend I laughed so hard I…
  • Dreaming More

    alli woods frederick
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
        I’m pretty sure I have the sleeping less down (sporadic insomnia for a couple of years now…good times) but I’m always working on the…   DREAMING MORE     …and shouldn’t we all be? Don’t you think?     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGE  ::  DREAM MORE – MDEMILAN  :: The post Dreaming More appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • Girl Crush Greta Garbo

    alli woods frederick
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
        SEVERAL days ago I mentioned Greta Garbo in a conversation and I was greeted by a blank stare.  The person had absolutely no idea who I was talking about…and that seriously bummed me out.  It never dawned on me that someone wouldn’t know who she was.  She was such an amazing actress, how could you not know Greta Garbo?   I was utterly bewildered.   Greta Garbo was a stunning and talented actress whose stage presence popped off the screen.  She was magnetic.  Her career began in 1924 with the film The Sage of Gosta Berling.  Adored by fans, peers and critics…
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    Visual News

  • The Animals Made Famous By Rock ‘N Roll: An Illustrated Guide

    Paul Caridad
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    We have illustrated animal books to help children learn the alphabet, why not teach people about Rock & Roll the same way? These adorable illustrations by Tracy Worrall were commissioned by Dorothy, a UK design firm based in Manchester as a Rock ‘N Roll Zoo. Featuring 77 animals who have been made famous through Rock ‘N Roll Lyrics, the adorable collection can be purchased as one big print, individually, or in themed sets of 4. If you’re a Beatles fan, maybe you’d prefer the 3 piece set which features Rocky Raccoon, the Walrus (I am the Walrus), and Blackbird all…
  • This Guy Turns Grandma’s Afghan Crochet Blankets Into Funky Party Pants

    Paul Caridad
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    We all have, or rather the lucky majority have, at least one grandmother or great aunt who showed her love by crocheting blankets for every occasion. If you were a child of the 70’s or 80’s then you’ve likely gotten cozy beneath one of these colorful yarn works of art, with your favorite movie was playing on your box TV through the VCR. But now you can bring back the nostalgia and take it with you everywhere you go with the fashionable stylings of Schuyler Ellers AKA Lord von Schmitt. See Also Yarn-Bombing Artist Olek Crochets Entire Locomotive in Poland This fancy pants…
  • How Do You Do Dinner? Photographer Takes A Peek Into The Dining Styles of New Yorkers

    Paul Caridad
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    What’s your dinner style like? Do you have dinner at a table with family over laughter and conversation? Do you prefer solo style while catching up on your emails? Do you eat as a family with all eyes glued on a television screen? Japanese photographer Miho Aikawa answers all of these questions by simply photographing people having their typical dinner. In her series “Dinner in NYC”, she offers a glimpse into the private, or sometimes public in a restaurant or airplane or at the desk, eating habits of some selected New Yorkers. It appears, in this series, the majority of…
  • It Took Over 1000 Light Paintings to Create This Impressive Video

    Benjamin Starr
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Darren Pearson, aka Darius Twin, takes us on a trip to the Photon Zoo in his mesmerizing video Lightspeed. The last time we featured the Los Angeles-based light artist he was creating glowing dinosaurs in mid-air. Now he’s put his art in motion, which is no small feat when you consider how it’s made. For each frame you see here, Darius Twin takes a long exposure photograph and draws the entire camel, snake, dolphin, etc. Think about drawing something repeatedly, in mid-air, in darkness, and you get how impressive that is. To complete the video took over one thousand of these paintings up…
  • 10 Must-See Movie Trailers for Films Showing at Sundance

    Benjamin Starr
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    The Sundance Film Festival just kicked off its annual frenzy of film watching in Park City, Utah. This will come as no surprise to the seasoned festival follower, but there are a load of ridiculously exciting films to catch. Looking for drama, documentaries, horror or sci-fi? There’s that and everything else too. We’ve rounded up 10 must-see films from the fest. And if you aren’t joining the movie buffs shuffling through the frigid Utah weather, we’ve included trailers so you can have a sneak peak. Advantageous In the near future, Gwen Koh works as a spokesperson for a…
 
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    Ruben Marone
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
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    Ruben Marone
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    Pokate

  • Hadieh Shafie

    Kate
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    If you’ve been here before, you know repetition and meditative art is one of my favorite themes. Hadieh Shafie’s work therefore falls right in my sweetspot of interests as her pieces require patience and time to craft the scrolls covered in handwritten Farsi and roll them into the amazing sculptures that they become. I also love that she tends to stick to a single color palette for each piece – like the above. In her own words, however, she says, “What interests me is the tension between control and spontaneity that emerges at every step of creating much of the…
  • Marijke Van Epen

    Kate
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I came across Marijke Van Epen on Pinterest because of her incredible relief weavings that have incredible depth and pattern. Marijke works in the tablet weaving tradition and works in ancient weaving techniques, per her site. In her artist statement she says – about ancient weaving technics – that, “It is worth while that this knowledge can be preserved and kept alive to make it available to new generations.” It reminds me of the vision of Nest when I first met the organization. I love the  geometry in these pieces and the regularity. My understanding is that…
  • Heather Levine

    Kate
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    I initially came across Heather Levine because of her ceramic lamps – they had turned up on Pinterest in a hotel a friend had stayed at. After perusing her site more though I came across a part of her collection that I loved far more – her porcelain nests. I can’t quite tell if these are affixed to a wall or on a table (I think wall) but I absolutely love them. Initially you think that the shape is one you could create yourself – long tubes with semi-pointed ends, but the way they’re put together en masse – I’m just obsessed. I also think nests are…
  • Ron Kent

    Kate
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    This past weekend, Ross and I took a class at Boston’s North Bennet Street School that introduced us to the basics of wood turning. It was a two day class with instruction and guidance around wood, turning, timber, tool sharpening, etc. with about 12 hours with us on the lathe. The lathe was a bit intimidating at first, it’s large, loud and your approaching it with sharp instruments that could easily smash your face. Through out the weekend though I got more comfortable and intrigued by what’s possible with turning from a translucency perspective. I got to Googling and came…
  • Ula Einstein

    Kate
    6 May 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Ula Einstein I believe I came across on Pinterest – the photo below, which looked to me like burned toilet paper tubes caught my eye somewhere along the way. Upon investigation, Ula’s delicate textiles and works on paper are completely captivating. Many she calls, “drawings with fire.” Some of them are pre-cut and others appear to be simply burned, or burned and then gone back into with thread. The patience (and routine) it must take to burn the papers with that regularity, without things getting out of control, is wild. The below is hand cut rice paper. It’s…
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Rubens and His Legacy

    Brett Baker
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Jackie Wullschlager reviews Rubens and his Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne, Royal Academy, London, on view through April 10, 2015. Wullschlager writes: "... politically incorrect, though wonderful, is the show’s second Rubens masterpiece: the rare 'Tiger, Lion and Leopard Hunt' from Rennes, which as a story of tumult and conflict between civilisation and nature nicely offsets the harmonies of 'The Garden of Love'. Organised around the diagonal thrust of a rearing white horse whose turbaned rider is being dragged down by a tiger, while another muscly warrior…
  • Erik Weisenburger @ Perimeter Gallery

    Brett Baker
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Chris Miller reviews recent paintings by Erik Weisenburger at Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, on view through February 25, 2015. Miller writes: "These sixteen visions of life in the north woods take us into that cheerfully lonely natural world once celebrated in Thoreau’s 'Walden.' But there’s more whimsy than morality here, with no sense of the heroic in either the rustic environment or the souls who inhabit it. Erik Weisenburger’s technique is more about building an imaginative oil painting in the studio than in re-experiencing a view of actual fields and woods.
  • Irving Petlin @ Kent Fine Art

    Brett Baker
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Eileen Jeng reviews the recent exhibition The Still Open Case of Irving Petlin: From the Years 1960 to 2012 at Kent Fine Art, New York. Jeng writes: "The dark-walled, dimly-lit front gallery at Kent Fine Art housed a re-creation of Petlin’s studio in Paris in 1960 – a desk and table with buckets of coated paint brushes. The installation also included two early paintings and Table of Heads (1974-2011), a multi-part piece consisting of 20 enigmatic portraits on canvas, arranged tightly on a table. In these small paintings, the influence of French symbolist Odilon Redon was…
  • Jake Berthot: Fellow Traveler

    Brett Baker
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Deborah Barlow reflects on the work of artist Jake Berthot (1939-2014). Barlow writes that she finds Berthot's paitings "thoughtful and yet not cerebral. Berthot blends intelligent painting and powerful feeling. Standing in front of one of his works I am invariably struck by the herculean intention to bring something deeply authentic into form. Like his hero Paul Cezanne, Berthot is incapable of being vapid or flip. He traveled by foot, simply and steadily. It was always about the work, about gaining access—which sometimes required him to claw his way—into the next…
  • Gianna Commito @ Rachel Uffner

    Brett Baker
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Roberta Smith reviews paintings by Gianna Commito at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, on view through February 22, 2015. Smith writes: "The effect is of looking into a broken kaleidoscope, its elements askew in a shallow space. Sense cannot be made of this carefully worked out confusion and the shadowy hall-of-mirrors puzzles it creates, but the modest scale keeps the eye engaged, on intimate terms. And each painting seems to have a different spatial conundrum, a different array of entrances and blockages, which is no mean trick. An engaging confusion of historical references adds to the…
 
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    Ululating Undulating Ungulate

  • He Steals Your Instagram Photos, But Then He Makes Art Out Of Them

    Deanna Dahlsad
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
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  • 10 Tips For Photographing Your Pet

    Deanna Dahlsad
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Some of the most popular images on the Internet are photographs of cats, dogs, and other pets. Any proud pet owner would love to show off pictures of their best friend, especially at holiday time.. But… Source: www.ebay.com
  • Art, it’s all I want for Christmas | Blazenfluff

    Deanna Dahlsad
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    All I want for Christmas is art. Whether it be a screenprint by Andy Warhol (which is for sale on Amazon of all places!): Campbell’s Soup (Scotch Source: blazenfluff.com
  • A Rare Antique Folk Art Find: A Family Tree Made Of Tintypes

    Deanna Dahlsad
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    A few weeks ago, my husband & I attended an auction at the Cass Country Historical Society. The museum was deaccessioning hundreds of items in order to raise funds to replace the historic St. J… Source: www.wehaveyourcollectibles.com If you find this inspiring, I’ve also posted some tips on how to make your very own folk […]
  • The Stall & Craft Collective (Exclusive Interview!)

    Deanna Dahlsad
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The Stall & Craft Collective is an online craft & gift marketplace, and events directory, which launched in June of this year. This October, they’ve reached over 30,000 unique visitors and 227,000 page views — and climbing. Part of their success lies in the fact that they have undertaken an extensive marketing campaign in UK […]
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • Under the Big Top: My Personal Art Picks from Art Basel Miami Beach.

    Kesha Bruce
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    No matter how elegantly they are designed, the huge white art fair tents always make me think of the circus. This year during Art Basel Miami Beach I took thousands of photos. Thousands. Like most people, I use my camera as a type of visual notebook. Collecting images, names, works, people..... I take pictures of all kinds of seemingly nonsensical things so they may later serve as a reminder to go back and look at or research something again once I've recovered from "Fair Fatigue".Just last week I finally had the time and energy to sort through what I captured. I can't…
  • New Year, New Ink!

    Kesha Bruce
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    One very early morning, while I was in Miami for Art Basel, I got a rapid fire succession of texts from my mom. Complete with a whole lot of exclamation points.“You didn’t see the Facebook post!?” “Check your email!!” “I sent you the link!!”Early morning text messages always make my heart race. It's frequently bad news. But this time it turned out to be very pleasant news indeed."Din Une Tres Belle Negresse 2.  By artist Mickalene Thomas.Washington D.C. based writer Nneka M. Okona of Hor Harriet, was kind enough to include me on this amazing list 10 Contemporary Black Women…
  • Everything I Ever Wanted + More: A Year's Worth of Photographs from the Charmed Life of an Artist.

    Kesha Bruce
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    My solo exhibition at Morton Fine Art just ended earlier this month, but I wanted to share a few images.Wow! To say the least, 2014 was a year filled with so much joy and passion and laughter and tears and love that I’m having a really hard time finding the words to talk about it.So I’ll stop trying.Instead I’ll give you pictures. Lots, and lots, and lots, of pictures.Where the magic happens.Stuff I saw, did, ate, drank, and/or bought in Paris. Morton Fine Art Booth at AQUA Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach.  Me and my Art Posse: (from left to right) Liz Tran, Yours Truly,…
  • It's That Time of Year Again! Meet Me in Miami and D.C!

    Kesha Bruce
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    The end of the year is such an exciting time in the art world.  I’ve been so busy creating, prepping, and shipping artwork that it occurred to me yesterday that I hadn’t actually made any announcements about exactly when and where you can see me and my work during the tail end of 2014. Here’s where I’ll…
  • Done and Done: "I Made That. And It Is Good!"

    Kesha Bruce
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    It has arrived.The magic moment that comes after months and months of work, where you stand back, look at what you’ve made and say to yourself. “Hot damn! I made that. And it is good!”Livol, 2014. Mixed Media on Canvas. 63 x 48  inches. (160 x 120 cm.)All of the paintings for my December exhibitions at Morton Fine Art and AQUA Art Miami are done. Every painting has been titled, signed, photographed, and varnished. There is nothing left to do….except drink champagne.If you need me this weekend, you’ll have to come to Paris and find me at FIAC. Now that I’m done…
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • A Pear and A Pair

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    A Pear and A Pair6 x 8 Oil PaintingStarting bid $25  Click to BidThis was a small study begun earlier this month. I had done  a simple set up of a pear and a couple of pansies form my garden as a practice piece and was not too pleased with the initial outcome (which is pictured below).  I set it aside for several weeks and finally thought what to I have to lose to try and improve it.   With nothing to lose and a sense of no attachment, I just went for it and added color, bolder brushwork etc.. on top of what was already there.  While I can't say the 2nd version…
  • Trumpet Joy

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Trumpet Joy12 x 16 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$650Continuing on my exploration of pushing things in a bit more abstract direction with an aim of putting more of myself, my emotions, my energy into my paintings. You may recall a couple of weeks ago I had posted some small studies that included trumpet vines. I decided to push that idea further with this somewhat larger piece. I started out with a sketch of the general gesture I wanted this to have and some general photo examples of a close up flower and from there just tried to stay in the feeling zone of how I feel whenever I see trumpet…
  • Hydrangea Garden III

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    Hydrangea Garden III12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650Buy with PayPalSo this is another composition I did based off the same scene as other painting( Hydrangea Garden II)  I posted yesterday this is similar to a composition I did in a small study last year.  Wanted to explore a couple of different compositional ideas to see which I liked better. Do you have a favorite? Photo's from the original inspiration are also posted on yesterdays blog.
  • Hydrangea Garden II

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Hydrangea Garden III12 x 16 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$650Buy with PayPalDid a new composition of a scene I did a study of late last year.   It was one of those "stop the car" moments when I saw a lush garden filled with hydrangeas while driving with my friend up in New Jersey. It was too short notice to literally stop the car, but we did go back later and get some photo's. I used some artistic license here to alter the composition but hopefully still hold on to the excitement of seeing those fresh white hydrangeas against all that green foliage.Below were the original photo's I had to…
  • Romance

    19 Jan 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Romance8 x 10 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$300Buy with PayPalMy husband surprised me with some red roses tonight so they became the inspiration for this painting "Romance". I'm in an experimental mode lately. Exploring being more abstract, looser in areas. Trying some new approaches, new materials, new brushes. In this one I was trying to see how little I could actually say and still communicate the essence of roses. I do like the feeling of energy and softness which are a 2 aspects of flowers that I am relate to.
 
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    Hella Heaven

  • Dedicated to Africa the cradle of humanity and civilization

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    How dare using the cradle of humanity as a raw-material continent? Ignorance has no boundaries. The music by Milton Nascimento touches our souls. It is about Africa.
  • Jennifer Lopez Booty's reveals she is just another clone

    15 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    It was sad watching Jennifer Lopez showing her worse side last year. People are tired of the music industries are imposing and artists should start thinking twice before committing themselves to some of their wishes. Compromising is never the right answer for those who really want to create... arts; There are so many clones! When was the last time you saw something you said: "OH! This is really amazing!" Don't you miss the real "divas"? I did but not on any mainstream platform. Searching for those who are not known is the easiest way to find geniuses.
  • A Timeline: Where did the Paris Shooters Get Their Weapons? by Tony Cartalucci

    9 Jan 2015 | 2:38 am
    It never fails: sensationalist events always help the propaganda Washington and allies want. Goebbels must be applauding. In this article published in Globalresearch Tony Cartalucci shows how the weapons go to the hands of the "fanatics". People believe what the mainstream media tell and the truth is "Islam is all about crazy people who have nothing better to do in life than killing in the most barbaric way." Washington and allies have clean hands, don't they?. "Heavily armed, well-trained gunmen executed what appears to be a well-planned attack in Paris, France, killing 12, including 2…
  • Stories & Jokes from Eddie Vedder

    8 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    Hommage to the FREAKS!!!!!
  • Marilyn Monroe forever 2

    6 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
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    kiran's Art world

  • Rangoli for Diyas

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
  • Violet & Orange!!

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
  • Green and Pink!! :)

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Loved and felt easy and useful..Started creating more :)
  • Me at Chitra santhe 2015 :)

    5 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    A very good start of the year which has motivated me to do more and more..!Waited for almost 1.5 months to hear from Chitra kala parishath for the confirmation of my participation which I came to know a day before of my exhibition where I did not prepare much JI had to rush with all my paintings to get them framed or atleast a mount board around them. I got them mounted and then ready to exhibit..!We(Me and my husband) went to the place ,Started arranging the things, then realized the lack of experience .Did not get the cloth just to avoid sun light where my paintings could be seen…
  • Kundan Rangoli

    15 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Hey..Just tried one more type of art..Kundan Rangoli.. :)It can be placed aroud Diyas
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  • The Resurgence of Interest in Fiber Sculpture and Art Textiles Will Continue in 2015

    arttextstyle
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Last year was an extraordinary one for those of us who appreciate contemporary art fiber and art textiles. More than 10 exhibitions opened in the US and abroad. In October, the art newspaper reported that “textiles are gaining international stature in art museums” and further that “[c]ommercial interest is on the rise,” quoting art advisor Emily Tsingou: “Textile [art] has entered the mainstream.” Soft Fabrics-Have Solid Appeal. Below is a roundup of exhibitions and reviews from last year and a guide to what to expect in 2015. Mainstream attention began with the coverage of…
  • Art/Text Events: Helena Hernmarck and Norma Minkowitz at Connecticut Libraries

    arttextstyle
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    Helena Hernmarck Portrait, photo by Tom Grotta This Sunday, January 25, 2015, award-winning artist Helena Hernmarck will speak at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 from 2-3:30 p.m. A longtime resident of Ridgefield, Hernmarck was born in Sweden and educated at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Hernmarck is known for her monumental tapestries, found in numerous corporate and museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Arts and Design, the Detroit Art Institute, Time-Warner, Kellogg,…
  • Last Minute Art Gift Ideas from browngrotta arts

    arttextstyle
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    We’ve got lots of art-y gift ideas for all the Basket Cases, Paper Chasers, Metal Heads, Log Lovers and Soft Touches on your list. Select something for more than $50 before January 15th and we’ll pay to upgrade your shipping and send a donation to the International Child Art Foundation!! Fiber Sculpture 1960 – Present By Jenelle Porter Notes to Self, Gyöngy Laky, wood and paint, 29.5” x 21.5”, 2012 Sauvages Dyptch, Stephanie Jacques willow, 51″ x 18″ x 12″, 2014 Eye, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo, steel, urushi lacquer, 20” x 20” x 20”, 2014 Large Shallow Bowl,…
  • Books Make Great Gifts: 2014 Edition

    arttextstyle
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    As in previous years, artists represented by browngrotta arts have an eclectic and interesting list of books to recommend, art-related and otherwise. Thanks to dozen-plus artists who made suggestions, 18 books in all. Tamiko Kawata reports that she had the chance to read a few books while icing her injured shoulder after therapy, first three times a day, then two times. She enjoyed Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. She is now reading — and enjoying — Herta Muller, Even Back Then, the Fox Was the Hunter. Mary Merkel-Hess recommends Pilgrim on the…
  • Art News — Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium

    arttextstyle
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Morris Museum, Morristown New Jersey, photo by Tom Grotta Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey Takaaki Tanaka work “A Harden Nest” in front of the Morris Museum’s Pulp Culture exhibit. Photo by Tom Grotta Through December 7th More than 80 works are presented in the Morris Museum’s current exhibition of art by contemporary artists who have stretched the boundaries of paper as a creative medium and source of inspiration. A Red Grethe Wittrock among the works at the Morris Museum, “Pulp Culture” exhibit, Photo by Tom Grotta The exhibition includes surprising…
 
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • Visiting the Snow

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

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

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Some photos from a plane trip that felt like it passed through Candy Land. I was so overwhelmed by the clouds and light that I forgot to take any photos until the most fantastic sights had already subsided, but I think these give a taste of it anyway. It's good to warm the eyes on colours like these, especially on days like these, where at lunchtime it is still too dark to read a book without switching on a lamp.So here I am, days and weeks and months since my last post. I had thought that I could somehow anchor time here as a I passed through an over-busy period in my daily life, but of…
  • Looking In Again

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Hello, if you are still out there!After a pause in writing here it's always hard to come out of hiding again. I think perhaps it's best to slip back in quietly, so here are some early morning photos from a little trip down to England back in early September when everything was still very green.Around the time these pictures were taken I was spending my days painting lots of tiny green leaves in egg tempera, which probably explains the framing of those onion domes I came across while wandering in a wood. Since then, there has hardly been a spare second and I have very much been longing to pick…
  • 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…
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    MonkeyWorks Illustration

  • Sad One Man Band

    Dave Mottram
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
  • Winter is Coming, Doves, Elephants, Fargo, and a small mouse.

    Dave Mottram
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    This past weeks sketchbook dump. The doves and portrait are pencil, everything else was drawn in ballpoint pen.
  • Owls and Bats in October

    Dave Mottram
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Been drawing owls and bats this month. I’m staying in line with the Halloween theme.
  • Haunted Mansion Bust and more busts

    Dave Mottram
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion here are some busts I’ve been sketching. These are just quick sketches based on the Mansion busts I remember. The bottom middle is from the Haunted Mansion busts I’ve seen on the web.
  • Monument Valley

    Dave Mottram
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    I was going through some files and came across this little piece I did as a fan of Monument Valley. The game is visually stunning and I made this after playing it the first time.
 
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    Inside/Out

  • I Send You This California Redwood: An Interview on Mail Art with Zanna Gilbert and David Horvitz

    Alison Burstein
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    All works by David Horvitz. 2015. Courtesy of Chert, Berlin In advance of The Making of Mail Art, an artist-led MoMA Class taking place on February 21, the instructors—Zanna Gilbert, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints, and David Horvitz, an artist—answered a few questions about their personal experiences with mail art, the unique elements of this art form, and the collection of mail art that Horvitz has sent to Gilbert at MoMA over the past two years. What drew you to mail art? DH: I’ve always been attracted to sending works through the mail, even…
  • Jean Dubuffet: Memories from Nature

    Emily Cushman
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Installation view of Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground, The Museum of Modern Art, October 18, 2014–April 5, 2015. Photograph by John Wronn In July of 1963 the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) declared of his radical lithographs, “Sometimes I took imprints of every chance element that might even suggest something: the ground, walls, stones, old suitcases, any or every sort of object—I even went so far as to do them from the naked skin of a friend’s back—and sometimes I obtained astonishing images…that I had sprinkled with tiny elements such as wires, crumbs, bits…
  • Contemporary Painting Exhibitions at MoMA: A Brief History

    Margaret Ewing
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Installation view of The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 14, 2014–April 5, 2015. Photo by John Wronn. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World has, as the critics have said, been “a long time coming” and “long anticipated.” The art world has been waiting for MoMA to take a position on contemporary painting now that worry over the “death of painting” in the 1980s and 1990s has been more or less settled by the medium’s persistence in both artists’…
  • Collecting Alvin Lucier’s I Am Sitting in a Room

    Martha Joseph
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    In 1969 American composer Alvin Lucier first performed his landmark work I Am Sitting in a Room, conceived for voice and electromagnetic tape. Lucier read a text into a microphone. Attempting to smooth out his stutter, he began with the lines, “I am sitting in a room, the same one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice.” As described in the text, his voice was recorded, then played back into the room. This process was repeated, and with each iteration Lucier’s recorded speech grew muddled, sounding distant, and specific sonic frequencies started to dominate the…
  • This Week at MoMA: January 19–25

    Carolyn Kelly
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    Leonard Freed. Baltimore, Maryland: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being greeted upon his return to the United States after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. October 31, 1964. Gelatin silver print, 14 1/4 x 21 3/16″ (36.2 x 53.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Thomas L. Kempner, Jr. © 2015 Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos We begin this week by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his inspirational legacy. The above photograph by Leonard Freed, drawn from MoMA’s collection, was taken in 1964, on the occasion of King’s return home after…
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    Design For Mankind

  • Year Nine

    erin
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    There was a time when the cookie sheets were not burnt and rusty, when the diamond was new, shiny, sparkling. We were young, and tan, and overly analytical. After we married, we disagreed about whether or not we should paint the walls in our Los Angeles apartment satin or eggshell. Both, we’d decided, and we slept the next year surrounded in two terrible finishes of purple – happily unhappy but deeply committed to our paint chip compromise. And then, as it does, life gave us new disagreements – ones that did not lend themselves to compromise. Indiana or California? His job…
  • The Fun List

    erin
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    I am not the fun friend, the one you call when your book proposal was just accepted and are in dire need of some celebratory dancing and perhaps Paris. No, I am the friend you call when your book proposal was declined, and your heart is in two, three, four parts and you need some talking on the couch and a full cup of coffee. Over the years, I have slowly come into this – a single goldfish growing into her bowl – and have learned to like my serious streak. I don’t mind it much, in that it comes with great perks: a love for rainy afternoons, a deep gratitude for challenges, a…
  • Wardrobe 25

    erin
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    Well, I didn’t expect to talk about this today, but here it is and here I am. For the past few months, I’ve been wearing the same clothes – 25 of them – over and over and over. It’s not earth-shattering, the idea of minimalism, and I’d even argue that it’s trendy to be a minimalist, which makes me like the concept eight thousand times less, but sometimes trends are here because they’re good, and easy, and smart. (How’s that for a run-on sentence? Apologies to my fifth grade teacher.) Reducing the options in my closet has been all of those…
  • One Morning

    erin
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    There are days when a group of objects are placed just so. There is a bowl of sunlit fruit casting shadows over a wilting flower on the dining room table he’d built with his hands, before the baby, when we were two. Bowls stacked, ready and able, and there is coffee. A white mug, oversized – obscenely large in my hand, like a mother’s heel on a toddler foot. Grandiose, elephantine. Vast. The components of our morning – scene one – have altogether facilitated something in me. The stark sun, the mug, the angles forecasting a brief moment ahead. “What do ya…
  • A Week of Sparrows

    erin
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    On Sunday morning, I’d sit in a hard pew sandwiched between my two wavy-haired, lacy-socked sisters – passing notes about whether or not we thought our mother might let us stop for roast beef and milkshakes after service. We’d sing “Victory in Jesus” from red, dusty hymnals and I’d secretly pray to the Lord that Yolanda didn’t stand up during our benediction postlude to offer a testimony about how God had healed her third hernia that year. (She did, still, always because He did, still.) I grew up thinking I’d never been healed from anything, and that perhaps God…
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    Sideroom.com

  • An afternoon in Mexico City

    Shea O'Neill
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    On an afternoon spent lost in the streets of downtown Mexico City I was blown away by the quality and quantity of art gracing the cities walls. Below are a few favourite shots from my wanderings.        
  • Jasmine Smith | Hong Kong

    Shea O'Neill
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Jasmine Smith is a Hong Kong based fashion stylist, blogger, designer, entrepreneur, and long time friend of Sideroom.com. Over a decade since dancing on stage at the Sideroom.com launch party in Auckland, we caught up to talk about life, business, and creativity in Hong Kong. Tell us a little about your background, where are you from, where are you now, and how did you get there? I am originally from New Zealand, where I went through all my schooling and studied fashion design at Auckland’s AUT,  when I left university I continued my work in the fashion industry as a fashion stylist,…
  • Drifterphotos | Sri Lanka

    Shea O'Neill
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    I met Simon from drifterphotos while surfing in southern Sri Lanka. A little jaded after a stint in the corporate world, he booked a one-way ticket to Indonesia and has since spent his days surfing and photographing the countries he travels. Each week he posts a new blog post on his website with a selection of photos to sum up the past week. He is most interested in photographing people, but also enjoys landscapes and street photography. Keep up with Simons adventures at drifterphotos.com
  • Flyin Munki | Goa

    Shea O'Neill
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    During a recent trip to India I stumbled across the work of Goan street artist, illustrator, and art director, Flyin Munki. Impressed by his bold mural works I tracked him down to talk about life and art in Goa. Where does the name Flyin Munki come from? It’s the name my friends used to call me because of my sense of humor and the fact that I have to keep moving and can never really stay in one place. Also, I used to get high a lot. Does your work have any common themes or messages? I’m still experimenting because the mural scene in Goa is still very raw. Sometimes my work…
  • Liar Ben | Sugar Cane Lady

    Shea O'Neill
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Vietnamese street artist Liar Ben has been in Japan for the past 3 months as a resident artist with his art project Sugar Cane Lady, focused on drawings of the iconic sugar cane lady image fromVietnamese sugar cane juice carts. More from Liar Ben here     
 
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    The Main Loop

  • The 4th Annual Supersonic Show!

    Sergio Lopez
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:22 pm
    I like what Zach Tutor is doing over at supersonicart.com. I was first turned on to Supersonic Art via the folks at Spoke Art, which was via Hi-Fructose, which was via the Modern Eden Gallery(you see how these things all fit together?). His blog is extremely well-curated. You should go subscribe to it if you have not yet. The invitational show is very prestigious, even if only for the artists he is able to grab for it. Look at the line-up and drool, I sure did. I feel like this show puts me way up on the ladder, so I am incredibly happy and grateful for the opportunity to be put in this…
  • 2014 Charcoal Drawing Update

    Sergio Lopez
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Hey everyone! I am sad to say I've been quite remiss in my efforts to show my charcoal drawings. As the years go by my drawing updates become more and more rare. It's mainly because I'm so busy doing paintings for galleries and other events, and because that occupies so much of my time, my attendance in weekly figure drawing has been sporadic. Now that I'm in a bit of a slowdown as far as shows come, it's been possible to hit up sessions more consistently. Sometimes I've even been able to attend two sessions a week! Also, it does take a few hours to photograph the drawings, get them web-ready…
  • Expectations, Courage, Gratitude, Disappointment

    Sergio Lopez
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    As you can see by the title, this one's going to be a little different than my usual blog posts. I feel like I have more to say than just recapping events. Don't worry, plenty of paintings will be in this post as well.This summer has been a busy one for me. Not only was I working on two major shows for me this year, but I was trying to do a few plein air events at the same time. I had built up in my mind some notions about the outcomes of each show. Not only expectations, but hopes as well. I think it's OK to let imaginations run wild as far as, you know, having sell-out opening nights, new…
  • Vanishing Boundaries

    Sergio Lopez
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    I have been working diligently for months on paintings for a show that I consider one to be of the most important shows in my career yet. I will be showing alongside Mia Bergeron for a two-person figurative show in Charleston at the Robert Lange Studios gallery. Mia Bergeron is one of my favorite portrait painters out there right now, so to be able to show alongside her (and maybe steal some of her clientele ;) ) is such a huge deal to me.Since so many people have asked me, I thought I'd give the brief story of how I arrived to gallery. I went out to Charleston a couple of years ago. One of…
  • 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…
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Jules de Balincourt

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl & Craft Attitude Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! This Friday’s featured artist is Jules de Balincourt! I love his vibrant colors and bold, gestural brushstrokes! Big Globe Painting, 2012, Oil and acrylic on panel, 90 x 96 inches From his bio: Jules de Balincourt was born in 1972 in Paris and moved to the United States with his family in the early 1980s. He lives and works in Brooklyn (NY). De Balincourt’s painting can be interpreted on several different levels.The image is always an encounter and an invitation to escape, going from…
  • StencilGirl & Craft Attitude Blog Hop!

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Welcome to Day ONE of the StencilGirl and Craft Attitude Blog Hop!For today’s hop, I wanted to try Craft Attitude in my art journal! Being January, I created a spread that reflected on memories and experiences of 2014 while looking forward to 2015. First, on my laptop, using just Microsoft Word, I inserted two of Tangie Baxter’s Cartography Global Stamps, photos of family (including Bruno!) and images my art (including my first painting of 2014!). I reversed the images, then printed them out onto my Craft Attitude Film. After allowing the ink to completely dry,…
  • StencilGirl Gift

    19 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
    Today I'm on the StencilGirl Talk Blog sharing a gift I made for my sweet niece! Here's a peek: Be sure to go to StencilGirl Talk to see all the details and my step-by-step photo tutorial!Have a wonderful week!
  • Friday Favorite: Mary Edna Fraser

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Mary Edna Fraser and her fabulous batiks!! I especially love her series entitled Our Expanding Oceans! They are absolutely gorgeous! Northwest Passage, Arctic Ocean, batik on silk, 38.5″ x 54.5″ From her Artist Statement: My life’s work is from an aerial perspective, a view of the earth I choose to transcribe onto silk using dyes in the ancient medium of batik. The art comprises a series of narrative landscapes inspired by the terraqueous reaches of the continent, where realms of earth, sea and sky converge. Each area is carefully…
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 2

    14 Jan 2015 | 3:29 am
    It’s week two of Art to the 5th Academy's Documented Life Project 2015! Yay!January’s ThemeThe Blank Page and How to Face It!January 10 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge: GessoJournal Prompt: "The beginning is always today." -Mary Shelley After applying a layer of gesso and allowing it to dry, I added a layer of  DecoArt Media fluid acrylic in Cobalt Teal Hue and tried Paula Phillip's Easy Reverse Stencil Technique using Mary Beth Shaw's9" x 12" November StencilClub stencil. This technique was very fun and I highly recommend trying it if you haven't!I…
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    secretly important

  • ANNOUNCING DEPTHSOUNDER PODCAST

    brianssnider
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    I’ve done some stuff that I’m really proud of here at Secretly Important, stuff that I never had training or expertise in, stuff that I taught myself by looking at great work that others had done. I only roughly knew how to use a DSLR and take pictures but I think I’ve had some pretty great shots, only once in my life had I ever edited a video and yet I think I’ve put together some nice videos. Same goes for the site/logo design, reviews, and even our failed Kickstarter. I’m really proud of all that stuff, but today I’m announcing the single thing that I…
  • SOTW: MOUNT EERIE ~ THIS

    brianssnider
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    I don’t really know what the overlap is with Football and Northwest indie music, part of me was like, “the overlap isn’t great,” but then I remembered that this is my website and I’m going to talk about whatever I want. Sunday (referring to a certain football game, was pretty unbelievable, I mean a certain team basically lost that game, I was starting to do housework, watching the game out of the corner of my eye, and then we entered the twilight zone. When it was all said and done, I felt like I was living in a completely different dimension. I was prepared to…
  • SOTW: FELIX ~ JUEGOS DE AZAR

    brianssnider
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    A few weeks back just as the Christmas onslaught was beginning I got a new follower on Twitter, my stream of Twitter followers is infrequent enough that I look into every new follower I get, most often it’s a PR group or European fans, there’s been a surprising number of UK followers, but every once in a while I get something special. The handle @FELIXOFICIALMX sounded like a European DJ or a fan of European DJ’s, but when I noticed that they were a band I investigated a little further. As it turns out there was almost nothing to discover about who these two young ladies…
  • A PLAYLIST FOR 2014

    brianssnider
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:28 am
    Here you go, get through this playlist for 2014 and you’re home free, you will have plowed through every list that I managed to scrape together in the waning days of 2014. Just as I did in 2012, and 2013, I compiled some of the most defining songs (for me) of the previous year. Unlike my favorite songs of 2014 list, this playlist was carefully curated for some sense of flow. The previous list I made was compiled in random order and contains some songs that could not be found on Spotify. I like to think that these play well at your New Year’s Eve party, but really it’s a…
  • 25 FAVORITE PICTURES: 2014 IN PICTUERS

    brianssnider
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    I’m not a “photographer”, and by photographer I’m referring to those who can talk to you about lenses and camera bodies, who know all the little tricks to get just the right shot, who fill the photo pit with three camera slung around their necks, and take fewer than 100 shots to get the right one, who know all the buttons, and can easily gauge shutter speed and aperture. I took my first and only photography class back in 2001with my mom’s old Nikon SLR that had a serious light leak, we developed film in a dark room and pretty much everything I do instantly on my…
 
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    Bollea - Floral Design Gallery

  • Romantic Halo

    bollea
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    This romantic halo design included spray roses, ranunculus and Christmas bush. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
  • Charming yellow bridal bouquet

    bollea
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    This yellow, gray and ivory bouquet includes dusty miller, ivory peonies, hydrangeas, craspedia, roses and ranunculus. Created by Erin Volante Floral.
  • Lovely table piece

    bollea
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Lovely table piece designed with Hawaii grown dahlias, roses, and peonies. Created by Florescence Floral Designs, LLC.
  • Cascade bouquet

    bollea
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Cascade bouquet composed of hot lady roses, mokara, cattleya, dendrobiums and cymbidium orchids. Created by Florescence Floral Designs, LLC.
  • Bridal bouquet

    bollea
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Bridal bouquet made with gorgeous Hawaii grown dahlias, roses, and peonies. Created by Florescence Floral Designs, LLC.
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    NewMediator.org

  • NewMediator 89: New Years Resolutions for Artists.

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:22 pm
      Click here for the Podcast Listen as our hero’s journey takes him down a dark path out of 2014 to the infinite possibility of 2015. Also he is driving home from Park Slope Brooklyn.
  • NewMediator 88: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    9 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    I went to the @trentonprfm and bought two prints from @cernstart . It’s sill going on. A photo posted by David LaMorte (@davidlamorte) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:55am PST (Click Here for Mp3) Today I went to the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market (http://trentonprfm.com/) for the first time and saw all kinds of vintage items and original artwork. I bumped into a bunch great artists including Chris Ernst (https://www.etsy.com/shop/cernstart#).
  • NewMediator 87: 2014 Back to School Special

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    (Mp3) We are back to school and we have some events coming up. I am going to be part of the Arts In the Park in Highland Park, NJ on September 21st. Come see me and support some really great local artists. Just finishing a Ghostbusters themed art show in curated/organized by Matt Caputo (http://mattcapart.com)  in Jersey City. Transformations Gallery’s Old School show (http://www.boroughimprovementleague.org/) and Sheep on Show (http://www.boroughimprovementleague.org/26.html) projects ended in Metuchen. Keywords: podcast; school; artshow; ghostbusters  
  • NewMediator 86 – Junebug Artfest

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    14 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    Junebug Artfest – June 13, 20, & 27 (Mp3) Every Friday night during the month of June I will be showing artwork for the Junebug Artfest (http://junebugartfest.com) in Downtown Metuchen. I will have a table set up right on Main Street showing drawings, sculptures and collages. Also during the entire month of June I will have two pieces hanging in the Main Street Trattoria, 413 Main Street, Metuchen, Nj (http://mainsttratoria.com). Come eat delicious Italian food and stare at my work. And don’t forget that the Old School Show is still going on and may get extended.
  • NewMediator85: June Open Studio

    davelamorte@gmail.com (David LaMorte)
    21 May 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Click Here to Play (http://archive.org/download/NewMediator85/NewMediator85.MP3) OPEN STUDIO In this episode we talk about my upcoming OPEN STUDIO in Metuchen, NJ as part of the TRANSFORMATIONS Gallery at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse. June 1st 4-6 pm I will be making collages and demonstrating some paper-cuts. The first 10 people who show up at 4 pm will recieve a limited edition paper-cut based of my contribution for SHEEP ON SHOW. Come by and hang out!! http://www.boroughimprovementleague.org/16.html JUNE BUG ARTFEST 2014 I will also be participating in the JUNE BUG ARTFEST. Every Friday…
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising Webinars

    diannedebicella
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    by diannedebicellaFractured Atlas is offering four fiscal sponsorship and fundraising sessions by webinar in February. If you’ve never participated in a webinar before, there’s no need to worry - it’s quite easy. All you need is access to the internet. Introduction to Fiscal Sponsorship This webinar is for those considering fiscal sponsorship. We’ll provide a fiscal sponsorship introduction and overview, and talk about the benefits of the program. We’ll also go over the application for the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program, and talk about our criteria for approving…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

    Theresa Hubbard
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    by Theresa HubbardAlexia Foundation is accepting applications for Professional Photography Projects Description: The Alexia Foundation (Foundation) offers a professional Alexia Grant to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Grants are administered by the Foundation and the Alexia Chair at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. The Foundation welcomes proposals for still photography or multimedia projects. The professional Grant recipient will…
  • NOW HIRING–Software Engineer

    Tim Cynova
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    by Tim CynovaHelp Build a More Creative, Beautiful World Fractured Atlas helps artists succeed as entrepreneurs. We build software that helps artists raise money, find space to perform, insure their work, ticket their shows, and connect with their patrons to build lasting relationships. ABOUT YOU You’ve been working on Ruby on Rails for several years. You have experience working on  production applications and can talk about what went wrong and what went right with your current project. Ruby is great, for sure, but you’re into lots of other technologies too. ABOUT US Fractured Atlas is a…
  • Project Roundup: MLK Day

    Jason Tseng
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    by Jason TsengAs we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we want to honor the memory of Dr. King and the civil rights movement he championed by lifting up artists and arts groups who continue to pursue Dr. King’s dream. The following is a list of some fantastic fiscally-sponsored projects that memorialize or advance civil rights. The Day After MLK In 2015 we will celebrate Malcolm X’s 90th Birthday and the 50th year since his assassination. Unexpected Artistry will present the World Premier of the Performance Art Exhibit, The Day After MLK. This event will be the first time in…
  • Meet the Project(s!): Musica Nuova and The Weckmann Project

    Malcolm Evans
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    by Malcolm Evans Each month we will feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects who have been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is a joint project between two fiscally sponsored projects, Musica Nuova and The Weckmann Project. 1. What is Musica Nuova? What is The Weckmann Project? Amanda Keil (Musica Nuova): Musica Nuova is an early music company that brings new perspectives to Baroque music by heightening the dramatic qualities intrinsic to the repertoire. Through staging and storytelling, Musica Nuova weaves storylines…
 
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Sculptor Bruce Gray's Robots on King of the Nerds TV Show!

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Watch for all three of my giant 6 foot tall robot sculptures on the new season of King of the Nerds premiering this Friday at 9 pm Pacific time on the tbs network. I just saw a commercial for the show, and the robots will be very well featured.
  • Children's Hospital California Theme Wall Sculpture

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    I just completed three 16 hour days finishing my design for a California themed wall sculpture for a children's hospital that is due this morning for a meeting. I barely even got the chance to walk outside all weekend. I hope they like it! It's 14 feet wide, so a small photo doesn't do it justice, but here is a sneak peek.
  • Artist Bruce Gray Interview on the 90.7 KPFK - FM show Experience Talks

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Los Angeles sculptor Bruce Gray talks about his wide variety of work, and life as an artist for an interview on the KPFK- FM show "Experience Talks" hosted by Cynthia Friedlob, and airing Saturday the 29th at 8 am Pacific time.  Check out the promo at: KPFK-FM
  • Flame of Life Sculpture

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    "Flame of Life" (40x12x12) is a standing abstract modern sculpture by sculptor Bruce Gray and is fabricated in stainless steel and walnut. This unique curvy flowing sensual sculpture is currently available at $10,000.
  • Giant Orange Mobile Sculpture at Park Laureate Office Building

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This is my giant orange mobile "Citrus" (22 ft tall by 14 ft wide) It is shown at the Park Laureate office building in Houston, Texas. Their most famous tenant Is George H.W. Bush.
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    Ego - AlterEgoEgo - AlterEgo | Ego - AlterEgo

  • Paper sculptures by Richard Sweeney

    ego
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Richard Sweeney was born in Huddersfield, England in 1984. He discovered a natural talent for sculpture at Batley School of Art and Design in 2002, which led him to the study of Three Dimensional Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he concentrated on the hands-on manipulation of paper to create design models, which ultimately developed into sculptural pieces in their own right. Richard’s practice combines the disciplines of design, photography, craft and sculpture, resulting in a varied output of work including…
  • George Patsouras, digital art

    ego
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “I have always been passionate for art for as long as I can remember. I started drawing very early in my childhood and haven’t stopped since. Early during my teenage years I was introduced to Digital Painting and became instantly hooked; I loved the freedom this medium offers and I found out I can be most creative using this format. It also helps that this is pretty much the standard now when it comes to creating commercial Illustrations, so I’m very glad to have much experience in that regard. I started…
  • Dreamful atmospheres created by Bogi Fabian

    ego
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:28 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 “I am trying to creat dreamful atmospheres, paint walls and floors and manage to enlighten my art with and without a source of energy. Thus, the spectator can experience the result in the daylight as well as in the dark, and in that way enjoy it in all its facets. My goal is to create unique spaces and rooms giving them an identity and a soul, where relaxing and living become an experience.” Bogi Fabian is an European artist whose creativity affects the various forms of expression.
  • La comedie humaine, project by Fabrice Robin

    ego
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Fabrice Robin: website / behance The post La comedie humaine, project by Fabrice Robin appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Kseniya, photography by Vladislav Petrovskiy

    ego
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Photographer: Vladislav Petrovskiy Model: Kseniya Kalinchuk Stylist: Mariya Korneyeva Muah, Body art: Mariya Shlehar Vladislav Petrovskiy: website / behance The post Kseniya, photography by Vladislav Petrovskiy appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
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    TheArtCareerProject.com

  • Make Ideas Come to Life as a Product Designer

    Jessica
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
  • 15 Notable Art Professors in Toronto, Canada

    millionaire
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    As one of Canada’s largest cities and one of its foremost cultural centers, Toronto has a flourishing and diverse art community. It also is an post-secondary education hub in Canada and boasts some of the country’s finest research institutions and art schools. It is only right that we start with Toronto when making any list of noteworthy art professors in Canada. The only problem was narrowing the list of noteworthy professors to include. This list isn’t mean to be anywhere near comprehensive and it isn’t ordered. We don’t mean for these lists to be qualitative,…
  • Make a Career for Yourself as a Metal Fabricator

    Jessica
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
  • Land on the Big Screen as a Film Editor

    Jessica
    28 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
  • Love Art? Sell it as an Art Auctioneer!

    Jessica
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. Select Program Type General Creative Arts & Design Animation Computer Aided Design Fashion & Interior Design Film, Music & Audio Graphic Design/Multimedia Photography Web Design & Development Video Game Design General Culinary Baking & Pastry Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Engineering General Engineering General IT & Computer Science Basic Computer Skills Computer Science Database Technology IT & Information Systems Network Administration Programming & Software Web Design & Development Step 2. Choose a State Online Alaska Alabama Arizona Arkansas…
 
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Art in the bath: @artroomslondon art fair at the @melialondon hotel

    Flaneur
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    The Melia hotel near Regents Park is the unusual setting for a contemporary art fair this weekend. Set on one floor of the hotel each artist – and there are around fifty taking part – has been allocated a room. The effect is of a large open studios event albeit with a double bed in […]
  • The Changeling – Acted (with great Applause) at the Wanamaker Playhouse

    Flaneur
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    If you sit in the pit watch out for flying gloves… The death penalty has been imposed by absolute monarchs for much less than writing a play with a preposterous plot. Thomas Middleton and William Rowley must have been just a little relieved that after the 1624 performance of The Changeling before Charles I they […]
  • Light – enhanced interrogation techniques at The Pit @barbicancentre

    Flaneur
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    With total darkness, discordant music and occasional LED strip lighting, the Pit at the Barbican could currently be the location for some of the enhanced interrogation techniques used by our Lieutenant-mispronouncing military allies. But according to Cruel Britannia it’s not just the Americans who have used this torture-by-another-name on captives. Light from Theatre Ad Infinitum is inspired by Ian Cobain’s revelations […]
  • Lionheart – hear the new release from @NegashAli

    Flaneur
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    If any of the major sports channels are looking for the soundtrack to their coverage of football’s African Nations Cup, look no further. And if any of the competing teams from the continent often dubbed ”the cradle of humanity” are looking for something to motivate them in the dressing room, Negash Ali can help. Lionheart […]
  • Interview with Russell T Davies for Channel 4’s new shows Cucumber and Banana

    Flaneur
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:55 pm
    When the writer Frank Cottrell Boyce was asked to name Russell T Davies’ greatest contribution to British television drama, he replied simply “Saving it from extinction.” Certainly, Davies has been behind some of the most influential and transformative dramas of the last two decades, from Queer as Folk to the rebirth of Doctor Who. Now, […]
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    Fresh Gloss

  • Early Bird Registration open for Authentic Artistry! Get ready for 2015!

    natashawescoat
    31 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    For my artist friends who need that motivation to get more creative and focused this year, I’m doing a special 6 week course. Check it out now to learn more: http://www.artcareeracademy.com/authentic-artistry-6-week-course/
  • Upcoming course for Artists to start off 2015 with a bang!

    natashawescoat
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    I’ve been working hard on an amazing 6 week course for artists that will help them refresh and boost their creative and spritual connection to their art. It is perfect if you’ve been conflicted about your career, need a reboot in your creativity and need redirection to meet your goals this year. Authentic Artistry is […]
  • Storytelling Tips for Artists – Videoblog

    natashawescoat
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    In this video I talk about one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to social media use and then I run down the top 5 tips to crafting the storytelling skill! Learn more about how you can craft your story, build your brand and ignite your career with my new course, at artcareeracademy.comUpcoming […]
  • Upcoming Los Angeles Art Shows

    natashawescoat
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Natasha has some art shows coming up with Swoon Gallery in Los Angeles for 2014 and 2015! More info at: http://www.swoongallery.com 2014 TBD October- Solo Show December 5th – “Get The Lead out VI” – Group show at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, Los Angeles 2015 Feb 13th - “Bloodletting” Apr 24th – “LACK of Wallspace”
  • When less is more

    natashawescoat
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The challenge in my art is restraining myself in the detailing. On the right you can see the beautiful color washes and additions made to her hair and eyes. On the left she is finished with more details and colors but has become subsequently duller and darker. Less vibrant and ironically – detailed. I’ve been […]
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • A Singer’s Notes 102: Christmas Past 2014

    Keith Kibler
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Sincerity shown brightly in the Berkshire Theatre Group's A Christmas Carol this year. The show fit beautifully into the Colonial Theatre. It looked stunning. There was no excessive amplification—a thousand thank-you's for that! Even after several iterations, all cast members from the smallest chirping child to master actor Eric Hill as Scrooge, came right at us with intensity and sweetness. The show is so well-constructed that it completes 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.
  • Opera and Passion: Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, and Odyssey Opera

    Lloyd Schwartz
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:54 am
    Is there a more passionate art form than opera? In what other mode is the uninhibited expression of feeling—tragic or comic—so central? More central than reason. Given the emotional liberation of great music, what can in a mere plot description appear to be absurd (a woman tossing the wrong baby into a fire; a “fallen woman” sacrificing her entire future and the happiness of her lover for the sake of her lover’s respectable sister; a man killing... 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 101: Except ye become as children …

    Keith Kibler
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    My weekend has been dominated by children, their thoughts, and my thoughts about them. Charles Dickens, a passionate admirer of little ones, finds his most searing location for them in his beloved A Christmas Carol. Even the death of Little Dorrit lacks the resonance that this short novella has shown. The attachment with Christmas is clearly one reason, but the theatrical bent of the writing, reflecting Dickens' passionate interest in acting,... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • The BEMF Chamber Operas 2014: Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo

    Charles Warren
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Pergolesi’s comic operas sound remarkably modern—which is to say, like Mozart. Recognizably human characters go through recognizable experiences, singing out their feelings very directly, which the music embodies in fluidly changing tempos and moods, stretching of harmony, changes of key and orchestral color. Much is accomplished through musically creative recitative—a half-spoken way of proceeding—as well as through song proper and duets (there... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • What is and what might have been: More Nelsons at the BSO, Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

    Lloyd Schwartz
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    I couldn’t have been more eager to hear Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra on their return visit to Boston, part of an American tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the “Peaceful Revolution” that began in Leipzig in October 1989 and a month later led to the fall of the Berlin wall. Chailly continues to be one of most significant and enriching conductors of our time, and it was profoundly frustrating that, in January of... 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

  • Opera and Passion: Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, and Odyssey Opera

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:54 am
    Is there a more passionate art form than opera? In what other mode is the uninhibited expression of feeling—tragic or comic—so central? More central than reason. Given the emotional liberation of great music, what can in a mere plot description appear to be absurd (a woman tossing the wrong baby into a fire; a “fallen woman” sacrificing her entire future and the happiness of her lover for the sake of her lover’s respectable sister; a man killing his best friend in a duel because he has flirted with his girlfriend; a nobleman secretly meeting his own wife in disguise—madness,…
  • The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Christmas Concert, a Review and Interview with Music Director Greg Funfgeld—to Air on Christmas Day at 8pm on WWFM

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Where was the first documented performance of a Bach cantata in this country? Where were the St. John Passion, the Christmas Oratorio, the B Minor Mass, and the Art of Fugue first performed complete here? Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The post The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Christmas Concert, a Review and Interview with Music Director Greg Funfgeld—to Air on Christmas Day at 8pm on WWFM appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Susanna Mälkki conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Griffes, Bartók, and Brahms, with Jeremy Denk, Piano

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    I had several motives in attending this concert. Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki is a fast rising star in the classical world, recently appointed Music Director of the Helsinki Philharmonic. I was eager to hear the rarely performed Griffes tone poem, a brilliant programming move. (We need to experience more "A" pieces from obscure composers of the past, I frequently argue.) And I was curious to see how Jeremy Denk would interact with Mälkki, since both musicians are of the brisk, sparky sort. The concert did not disappoint. The post Susanna Mälkki conducts the San Francisco Symphony in…
  • An Irish Christmas: a Musical Solstice Celebration, from the Irish Arts Center, at Symphony Space

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    One can be thankful that it really is possible to ignore the worst excesses of the Holiday Season if one stays away from Midtown and shuns the Media, but it is discouraging to realize that many of the traditional aspects of it which give us the reassuring glow of tradition are in fact clichés, worn-out, empty rituals we attend because there's nothing better around. A few brass instruments and kettledrums in church don't really make a difference. A recent weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, however, showed how lively the Season can be, if one really understands its importance, like the…
  • The Nutcracker, A Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Performance Project

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    This version of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, is less a focus on technical brilliance and more a charming family event with a host of young (and very young dancers). I went with two teenage girls, both veterans of other performances including the iconic New York City Ballet version. We agreed that the dancers worked hard and danced their little hearts out and that a huge amount of time and effort, to say nothing of a lot of rehearsals, went into the performance. The post The Nutcracker, A Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Performance Project appeared first on New York Arts.
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Pompeii to stage exhibition of stolen artifacts The superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, is organising an exhibition of objects which tourists have stolen but later returned. Hundreds of objects have been returned over the years. To read the full story click here. Prospect New Orleans appoints new artistic director Prosepect New Orleans has appointed Trevor Schoonmaker as their new artistic director. His artistic interests are routed in African art and he has an impressive resume. To read all the details click here.   Paris’s Modern art museum to expand its photography…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    Artists fight for their right to fair pay A debate is growing in both the US and the UK over how artists are compensated for exhibiting their works in public institutions. A recent interview in the Guardian suggested most artists were on low income and the Arts Council England wants this to change. To read the full story click here.   Call for all Middle Eastern artists Art Jameel has launched an appeal for artists from the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey to apply for residences in New York. The application deadline is the 1st February. To read the full story click here.  …
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    Sotheby’s wins court case involving the sale of  a questionable Caravaggio Sotheby’s has won a court case which involved a Caravaggio painting they had attributed as being the work of one of his followers. The painting sold for £42,000 in 2006 but later sold for £10m when the painting was properly appraised as one of Caravaggios work. The original owner was suing for the nearly £10m difference in price. To read the full story click here. Trial of Medieval manuscript thief to start next week Former electrician José Manuel Fernández Castiñeiras  who is charged with the…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    US artists that use drones told they could soon be breaking the law US artists may have less than a year to freely use drones in their work. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations which will restrict the use of drones. Many artists use drones to get spectacular aerial shots. To read the full story click here. Florida museum launches public appeal for funds The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, has raised over $34m to fund an expansion. They are still in need of another $26m to complete the expansion. To read the full story click here. Texan…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    Sleeper Constable sketch which sold for £3,500 back on the market with $2m – $3m estimate A sketch which recently sold for £3,500 was later confirmed as one of John Constables works. It will be auctioned at Sotheby’s for an estimated $2-$3m. To read the full story click  here.   Courtauld Gallery to open its first space dedicated to drawings The Courtauld Gallery in London will open its first space dedicated solely to drawings on 15 January. The gallery will launch the new space with a special selection of drawings that have not been shown at the gallery for 20 years. To…
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    Jon Milet Baker

  • The Analogue Film Comeback

    Jon
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Having just stated that my own goals for 2015 was to do more photography with analogue film, the Financial Times posted up a video on Sunday about the resurgence in film photography. It is nice to see this as film manufactures continue to make 35mm and 120 film as long as their is a demand. I really miss a lot of aspects of film photography, if anything the anticipation of seeing the developed prints was truly magical, an element lost with the onset of digital. Film also forces you to make a tangible product even if it is only a slide. Tt exists in the physical world. There is certainly a…
  • Happy New Year and 7 Things to Achieve in 2015

    Jon
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Christmas may have been last week but a belated Merry Christmas to all those that celebrate it and a happy, prosperous and, above all, healthy 2015. I’ve not really blogged since February (not here anyway) as this year has been focussed building my new business Mitingu from the ground up. It has been a busy year building a product from scratch as well as raising the necessary capital to bootstrap the idea. Shameless plug Mitingu is an event registration and engagement platform with a focus both on business events and delivering first class experience to event delegates. So if you are…
  • The Witch Who Turned Girls into Birds

    Jon
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    This is the last (for now) of the illustrations I have created for my self initiated project that was inspired by fairy tales. I set out to create ten images (In the end I did eleven) as a way to improve my illustration skill. This image was done several months after the last image hence the difference in style. I’m currently enjoying a bolder, simpler style; this is the only image out of the 11 that was done in Illustrator (with the texturing in Photoshop). All the others were created entirely in Photoshop. Jorinde and Jaringel, Digital Illustration, 2014 This particular illustration…
  • The Dove and the Key that Opened a Tree

    Jon
    11 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    My tenth image in my self initiated fairy tale inspired series of illustrations. The Old Woman in the Woods by the Brothers Grimm. The Old Woman in the Wood, Digital Illustration, 2013 The old woman in the woods is the tale of a beautiful but poor servant girl. After a brutal attack on the family she works for, she is left the sole surviver, alone in the woods. Lost, the girl is unable to find her way home. A dove comes to the rescue and brings her a series of golden keys to open trees that provides her with shelter and food each night. One evening the dove asks for a favour. The servant girl…
  • The Juniper Tree and a Murdered Boy’s Revenge

    Jon
    4 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    My ninth fairy tale illustration. The story of The Juniper Tree, once again by the prolific duo that were the Brothers Grimm. The Juniper Tree, Digital Illustration, 2013 This is the tale of a boy who loses his mother in child birth. His father re-marries and has a daughter from his new bride. In classic fairy tale cliché the step mum plots an evil plan to dispatch the boy and feeds him to his father. His distraught sister buries her brother’s bones under a juniper tree in the garden, by the grave of the boy’s mother. The ground catches fire and the boy rises from the ashes as a…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • Demonstrations of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Artworks of the 1960s

    Blanton Museum
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    It took fifteen years from the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Day. First introduced as legislation by Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) in 1968 following Dr. King’s assassination, Martin … Continue reading →
  • What the heck does a social media manager actually do?

    Blanton Museum
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    “I get paid to be on Facebook.” This is normally how I introduce my job to new people. Admittedly, it’s a statement designed to be provocative. Shock, awe, horror—these are all responses I’ve encountered. Almost everyone uses Facebook these days, … Continue reading →
  • Volunteering Provides Insights for Career Choices

    Blanton Museum
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Volunteers at the Blanton have a variety of opportunities to see first-hand what it takes to run an art museum. Currently, there are nearly 60 university students from UT and other Austin-area colleges and universities who are exploring options for museum careers … Continue reading →
  • Decoding the Details: Oil Field Girls

    Blanton Museum
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Decoding the Details is a four-part blog series investigating works in the Blanton’s permanent collection. Each post will focus on a single work of art and explore the importance of details that many might not notice at first glance. When we delve … Continue reading →
  • Brain Trash from James Drake That’s Not On View

    Blanton Museum
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Somewhere in a white studio a connection is being drawn among the denizens of Dante’s Inferno, Melville’s salt-encrusted metaphysicians of the oceans, the mathematical physicists of the destructive energy of infinitesimal matter, extinct melancholic and non-systematic essayists in prose and … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • The 21 books about writing you must read to improve your craft

    Derek Murphy
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    Somebody asked me to recommend a book list recently so I did some searching and found a dozen or so lists of “best books for writers.” But few of them are very good. The majority just deal with the inspiration and motivation, to get you to actually start writing. The current pop culture ideology is that if you write, then you are a writer. (I think that’s horseshit). Maybe it’s because I’ve been a book editor for years, or because I grade student essays, and am always trying to improve my writing to impress my ivy-league educated grad school professors.
  • How to become a bestselling famous novelist (truth and formula in fiction writing)

    Derek Murphy
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    I got sucked into a novel yesterday, which I rarely do. The writing is great. Opening sentence: “In strewn banners that lay like streamers from a longago parade the sun’s fading seraphim rays gleamed onto the hood of the old Ford and ribboned the steel with the meek orange of a June tomato straining at the vine.” But it’s not about the writing – it’s about the theme of writing. More specifically, it’s about truth in fiction, what makes a “great” book, the difference between an artist and a hack, and the publishing industry in general. Act…
  • Grow your email list with these optin offer templates (reader magnets)

    Derek Murphy
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Recently Nick Stephenson and Joanna Penn have been talking about “reader magnets” – or list building by giving people a reason to follow you (usually a free ebook). This isn’t a new tactic, I’m pretty sure I stressed it in Book Marketing is Dead over a year ago, but I still see very few authors doing it well. Part of the trick is having nice graphics. So I thought I should make some. To make these even more useful, I made these templates using my own, custom, online graphic design software that’s totally free for you. I made these for some of my own books.
  • The power of a simple animated gif for logo design

    Derek Murphy
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Bestselling horror writers James Thorn asked for some design feedback on a logo he’s making. Something kind of scary, like this one from American Horror Story. This was his first attempt:   Not bad, I can see what he’s going for. In general, bevel and inner shadow should be avoided. They look cool and 3D, but they’re old-fashioned now – since 2010 “Flat Design” is in style (notice American Horror Story – flat with no style). For thriller/horror, you need sharp, dangerous looking fonts that make people uncomfortable. The font James used is…
  • Your book marketing sucks. Use mine instead.

    Derek Murphy
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve written a lot about book marketing. Some people read my books and learn how to do it right. Other people are lazy, so they just wait for any old offer to appear. Something I see being done far too often, is the invitation to write a guest post for a small blog with low PR and not much traffic. Bloggers love this because it means they don’t have to do any work. Authors think guest posting on another blog is good marketing (it’s free, and why not?). The problem is, a lot of small blogs have a low PR (page rank) which means even if you write a great article with a great…
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    NOUMEDA CARBONE news|shop

  • Available hand drawings for sale. Hand made postcards by Noumeda Carbone

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

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

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

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    You can find available new limited editions art prints on my ARTFINDER Shop. Limited edition of 200 Giclée print on paper, signed and numbered on the front Size: 40 × 60 × 0.05 in (unframed) / 35.8 × 59.4 in (actual image size) This
  • Noumeda Carbone TIPTOEING AROUND HER WORLD

    Noumeda Carbone Italian artist and freelance illustrator
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Noumeda Carbone on Elitismstyle http://goo.gl/WxbxKb Paris born, Italian artist and freelance illustrator since 2006. She works with ink, pigment liner, felt-tip pen and sometimes she mixes hand drawing with digital instruments. Her illustrations are surreal, dreamlike,   darkly and full of incredible
 
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    The Art of Autism

  • Autism Unveiled seeking submissions for forty-day advocacy project culminating on World Autism Day

    Debbie
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism,” Dr. Stephen Mark Shore Dates: February 18, 2015 – April 2, 2015 Project Description The Art of Autism is curating words, photographs, pictures, self-portraits, videos from people around the world who are on the autism spectrum. Each day from February 18 – April 2 the Art of Autism will feature Autistic persons and words, pictures, art or videos that describe that person. It can be as simple as a few words with a drawing or it can be an essay or more. This is not a project that is only for artists. It is…
  • African-American Overstimulated and #Autistic

    Debbie
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Excessive force, imprisonment and solitary confinement are not now nor will they ever be a way a helping the Autism community. Courtesy of Dr. Lorena Brownlee, Project we are Autism and Aspergers People with autism are seven times more likely to interact with police over their lifetimes, compared with people who are neurologically typical. People who are considered severe in their diagnosis struggle with comprehension and speaking. Over stimulation complicates life for all Autistic people no matter where you land on the spectrum. For a person with Autism, over stimulation is a daily…
  • Faith in the baby: a mom’s story

    Debbie
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    Mainstreaming isn’t so bad if you’re part of the mainstream. Faith in the Baby by Kristin Ohlson I imagine my son swaying at the counter, shifting from one foot to the other. He says “Huh?” when the cashier tells him how much the boombox comes to with tax and when she tells him again, he stares at her. Then he pulls a credit card from his wallet, rattles it on the counter, spins it between his thumb and forefinger, and puts it away again. He asks the cashier if this boombox is the most popular model. He asks her if she thinks he should use his credit card or his checkbook and she…
  • German Artist Gee Vero and The Art of Inclusion

    Debbie
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    By Debra Muzikar Often I think about what one person who has a passion can accomplish. Gee Vero proves that a very simple art project can have powerful results. In 2009 German artist Gee Vero who goes by the art name “Bareface” was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. The diagnosis came as a relief. “For nearly forty years, I thought I was a total loser. I finally went for the diagnosis when Elijah, my son and hero, held up that mirror which said AUTISM on it. I could no longer look away.” Elijah is nine years old and mostly nonverbal. He was diagnosed at age 2…
  • The school bell was my enemy

    Debbie
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:49 pm
    by Kevin Hosseini Kevin Hosseini What I remember first about school was the bell in the hallway. Any time it rang and I was close to it I became agitated and scared. The bell hurt my ears. It startled me so much I got angry and felt like kicking or hitting or yelling. I wanted to take the pain away and give it to somebody else. Everyday I’d go to the cafeteria for lunch. There was also a bell by the cafeteria. The bell rang and hurt my ears. I’d cover my ears and I couldn’t eat. The bell made me angry and I felt like kicking or hitting or yelling. The bell was outside the…
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    ArtProMotivate

  • Lyndsey Fryman - Experiencing Innocence - The World Unseen

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    Lyndsey Fryman Visual Artist, Ceramic Figurative Sculptor Paris, Kentucky, USA Mediums: Clay, Ceramic Materials, Paints and Stains. Style: Contemporary Figurative Ceramics Favorite Quotes: “It’s not a sprint, It’s a Marathon.”     “Doesn’t matter what you’ve read or think you know, nothing compares to getting your hands thick in it.” Favorite Books: Grimm’s Tales As a mother of two boys, one who has autism, my artistic process is inspired by children, animals and rural culture.  Children challenge me to see through a new perspective, one that leaves behind the…
  • Oil Paintings and Portraiture by Emerging Artist Keith Teo

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Keith Teo South East Asia, Singapore (SGP) Mediums: work primarily with oils as I want to be primarily a painter as an artist, however I do enjoy dry mediums like pencil and charcoal too. Favorite Quote: “ You can’t show anyone anything he hasn’t seen already, on some level – any more than you can tell anyone anything he doesn't already know. It is the function of the artists to evoke the experience of surprised recognition: to show the viewer what he knows but does not know that he knows.” - Gottfried Helnwein Favorite Book: What is Painting?: Representation and Modern Art Book…
  • 3 Tricks to Scoring Art Licensing Deals

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Many artists are keen on licensing their work because it generates more income for one piece than you can by just selling the original or prints. But when you're first starting out as an artist, before your name is known, it can be tough to get seen by manufacturers and companies who license art. Here are my favorite ways to demonstrate interest in licensing so you can land your first contract.  Always See Myself in Nature - Ev McTaggartRead more »
  • Brittany Saraceno - Curated Musings of a Southern Sicilain

    28 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    Brittany Saraceno USA, Texas! Mediums: Hard body acrylic, soft body acrylic, spray paint, ink, found items Style: contemporary chaos, abstract objective Favorite Quote: "I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style." -Yves Saint Laurent Favorite Books: Jackson Pollock. A biography by Deborah Salomon Favorite Movies: Midnight in Paris & Gone with the wind     Brittany Saraceno is Texas native. Contemporary conceptualistic in her work, she strives to produce pieces that reflect her current state of self. Through abstract…
  • Anastasiya Bachmanova Artist - Natural Acrylics

    3 May 2014 | 10:09 am
    Anastasiya Bachmanova Monterey Bay, CA, USA Mediums: Acrylic on canvas and wood Style: Somewhat realistic, a little bit impressionistic, vibrant and crisp Favorite Quote: Advice from the ocean: Be shore of yourself, come out of your shell, take time to coast, avoid pier pressure, sea life's beauty, don't get tide down, make waves! Favorite Books: The Alchemist, John Muir, Aldo Leopold Sea Lions © Anastasiya Bachmanova, Sea lions work together to chorale a school of fish into a tight bait ball, then they take turns feeding. I am an acrylic painter originally from Russia, now living in…
 
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • WolfSkullJack Illustration – I told you we were doing skulls

    Zola Paulse
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Can’t remember where I stumbled across this artist but the best things often turn up in unexpected places, which means I was probably somewhere deviant. I was instantly struck by her elegant hatching and immersive imagery and – okay, let’s just be honest, skulls. I do it for the skulls. I reached out across the interwebs for a big ol’ skeletal high five, and someone awesome reached back. Michelle Harvey is a Cheltenham-based artist with a degree in illustration. Although she spent every moment of her spare time drawing this amazing stuff, none of it was edible, and so like many…
  • Freeware Friday – 5 Indie Itch.io Games You Need To Try

    Fred McCoy
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Imagine a place where creative, weird, terrible, and nonsensical video game ideas go. Imagine that place is a repository where you can download games at reasonable prices. A spanking simulator? Yeah, it’s got that. A cat petting simulator? Yeah…that’s there too. What about a shark with a grappling hook for a hand? For some reason, that also exists and you can find it there. I’m talking about Itch.Io, a “simple way to find and share indie games online for free”. Today, I’ve waded through a number of their games so you don’t have to and I’ve picked out a few games worth at…
  • Player Driven Stories, Imagination, & Immersion: Mount & Blade Warband

    Fred McCoy
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    “The town of Dhirim has been awarded to Count Falfesor. This is the eleventh time that King Graveth has decided to not award me with a piece of property despite me and my loyal men having been the ones who fought the Nords back.” – The Foreigner Ra’is. Day 204. Mount and Blade Warband is a very unassuming game; it was initially released in 2010 and didn’t have a large marketing budget, at least not one that would make the average gamer think I totally want to play this game. Mount & Blade takes place in the fictional, medieval land of Calradia where there are six kingdoms…
  • A Beautiful Splendor – Nature Photography by Jakub Polomski

    Fred McCoy
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    As a child the most exciting day of the month was when the National Geographic magazine came to our doorstep. While not the poorest child around, I did not have access to the same international adventures of almost everyone else in my hometown and the closest I could get to rain-forests or desserts was through this monthly magazine. In hindsight, I would argue that the knowledge I gained from reading content well above my age bracket was beneficial to my development so I can’t really complain. A similar, but considerably more important experience happened to a man named Jakub Polomski.
  • We Were Not Made for This World / Directed by Colin West McDonald

    Fred McCoy
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In the desert there is a robot traversing the harsh, desolate wasteland in search of its creator. Sand is gathering in his knee joints and the sealant in his knee joints is gone; it’s only a matter of time before his legs break down. ‘We Were Not Made For This World’ is an amazing short film directed by Colin West McDonald and is also the second film in The Robot Scriptures trilogy. The three part series aims to create narrative films which discuss “the origin, evolution, and exodus of artificial intelligence”. The film is centered on a robot’s introspective journey through a…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Poet of Persia

    Joobin Bekhrad
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    OR, EVERYTHING AND NOTHING: A MEETING WITH PARVIZ TANAVOLI IN TEHRAN After taking a final swig of doogh, haphazardly gathering my sundry belongings into my weathered canvas satchel, and kissing my friend three times on the cheeks, I rush down a rickety flight of stairs to a picturesque summer scene in Deh-e Vanak, a sleepy hamlet but a short drive from the mania of Tehran’s Vanak Square. Brushing shoulders with a covey of weary-eyed mechanics, their gasoline-smeared faces wisened by the beating sun and heartache in equal amounts, and traversing the pothole-laden thoroughfare with a…
  • Room Full of Mirrors

    Nicola Baird
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    THE DAZZLING LIFE AND LEGACY OF MONIR SHAHROUDY FARMANFARMAIAN Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian in Tehran in the 70s (courtesy the artist and The Third Line) The artist who signs her work simply as ‘Monir’ is a prolific and interdisciplinary figure, whose 70-year plus career is currently being celebrated in a retrospective exhibition curated by Suzanne Cotter at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, Portugal. Infinite Possibility – Mirror Works and Drawings is the first museum survey of work produced by the nonagenarian between 1974 and 2014, which will also travel to…
  • Iraqi Odyssey

    Joobin Bekhrad
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM OTTOMAN TO MODERN IRAQ THROUGH THE EYES OF A FAMILY From Jamal Penjweny’s Saddam is Here series O, Babylon: pray, relate the tale of thy haughty sons and daughters, who with brazen cupidity strove to thrust their wanting hands into the clouds of the climes on high, vying with Marduk for his lofty station. Where be Nebuchadnezzar and the great Belshazzar, who learned too late of the writing on the wall and his wide dominion soon to fall? Thy hanging gardens lie now fallen and ravaged, thy hallowed name hath been sullied by a seven-headed whore, and thy rivers…
  • Tales Within Tales

    Sabrina Guerrieri
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS AND THE POSTMODERNISM OF PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other books, and every story tells a story that has already been told ― Umberto Eco, postscript to The Name of the Rose In 1967, John Barth published the controversial and well-known essay, The Literature of Exhaustion, which proposed that the conventional modes of literary representation had been consumed, and their possibilities expended through depletion. The implications of this ‘exhaustion’, which…
  • The Man from Oran

    Joobin Bekhrad
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    WELCOME TO ALGIERS, BABY. Overshadowing, perhaps, even the bloody civil war that subsumed the country throughout the 90s and seeped insidiously into the early 2000s, the War of Independence remains, as one could well argue, the single most important and defining event in modern Algerian history. Beginning in the mid-1950s, only a short while after Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power in Egypt and the CIA and MI6-backed coup d’état that overthrew the democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, scores of Algeria’s valiant sons and daughters, following in the…
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • Review: Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers

    Chris Hilbig
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:04 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: If you’ve been following my Facebook page, you’ll had seen a few posts on my first impressions of Winsor & Newton’s Watercolor Markers. I’m going to be up front and admit that the most experience that I’ve ever had with color markers has been when I was coloring with Crayola markers around the age of 12. (They […] The post Review: Winsor & Newton Watercolor Markers appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Links of Interest — Dec 30, 2014

    Chris Hilbig
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Hi gang! Welcome back to Pre-New Year’s edition of Links of Interest. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy with the holidays, and playing with my new toys (which I’ll post a review for soon). I’m also currently in the middle of Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sale and Marketing. I’ve also had been looking […] The post Links of Interest — Dec 30, 2014 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Yes, You Too Can Draw – Ch 12 – Fake It With Foreshortening

    Chris Hilbig
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Today’s lesson covers an issue or concept that practically every artist (who is not going out of his way to work abstractly) works with, foreshortening. Most readers will have a pretty good grasp on this topic. But for those of you who have never read a how-to-draw book, foreshortening won’t be so hard. Before we start, let’s […] The post Yes, You Too Can Draw – Ch 12 – Fake It With Foreshortening appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • AI Workshop: Error 16 – What To Do About It?

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Yesterday I got to experience something new today in Adobe Illustrator CC (2014). An error 16 configuration error. Sounds redundant? It might be. But it kept me from opening my copy of Illustrator on my iMac. The Roots of the Problem Personally, this started out with an article I read on MacWorld.com on how a white-hat hacker […] The post AI Workshop: Error 16 – What To Do About It? appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Are You A Victim?

    Chris Hilbig
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: This was originally going to be a “spur-of-the-moment” thing, but I should had know better than to assume such things. Work decided to pick up these past few weeks, and I place making money as a greater priority. But I still took the time to write this because I believe this is in some measure […] The post Are You A Victim? appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
 
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    I am Troythulu

  • Some Verse, and a Fractal for You

    Troythulu
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A pretty pattern on the wall, That I see as the sun falls, Giving way to birth of night, Departing with day’s fading light, Many stars, each like our sun, Around which worlds much like ours run, Spinning in the endless dark, Perhaps with life, its wondrous spark. Filed under: Fractals, Poetry Tagged: Fractal Domains, Mandelbrot set, Poem, Verse
  • MetaCognitions: 2015/01/19

    Troythulu
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Fractals, Memes, Thoughts Tagged: Meme, Politics, Religion, Science
  • Mr. Eccles Presents: Shilo Shiv Suleman – Using tech to enable dreaming

    Troythulu
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Khoya, created by Shilo Shiv Suleman is an interactive fantasy adventure for the iPad, suitable for teens and adults. I’ve gotten it for my own ‘Pad and played with it quite a bit this last holiday season. It’s got lots of interesting Indian cultural elements woven into the narrative, many of them quite new to me. In this talk, Ms. Suleman discusses the origin and use of this app in stimulating the imagination and harnessing technology for an appreciation of the fantastic and a cultivation of the human. Having read this story through to completion, I found it charming, the…
  • xkcd: Sagan-Man

    Troythulu
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Arts, Humor, Science Tagged: Carl Sagan, Randall Munroe, webcomic, xkcd
  • Glorious Madness: Further Explorations of the Mandelbrot set

    Troythulu
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Filed under: Fractals Tagged: Fractal, Fractal Domains, Mandelbrot set
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Stufish’s Han Show Theater, China

    Creative Visual Artist
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Fisher and his London-based firm Stufish recently drew a lot of attention to with the completion of two real-life buildings that transform their entertainment-industry pedigree into permanent spectacle. The Han Show Theater in Wuhan, China, is a performance arts center complete with a glowing façade. The design takes some of the principles of Stufish’s other work and makes them slightly more traditionally architectural. Inspired by Chinese lanterns, the building is a series of steel rings that intersect to mimic the bamboo structure of a paper lantern. Thousands of red LEDs give off a…
  • Amazing Frozen Bubbles

    Creative Visual Artist
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    Every winter Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly in the freezing temperatures blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals. The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series Life in a Bubble, look like glass or crystal marbles. Kelly uses a homemade solution of dish soap and water to create the bubbles. Some of the smaller bubbles freeze in mid-air and fall to the ground, shattering upon impact, others crystalize and retain their pristine shape. No two bubbles look the same, as each forms different patterns. Decorated with elegant swirls and…
  • Frozen Flower Bouquets in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma

    Creative Visual Artist
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Botanical artist Makoto Azuma has consistently looked for new ways to capture the beauty of plants like flowers and bonsai by placing them in incredibly unique settings. In the past, he has frozen and suspended bonsai trees, submerged them underwater, and even launched bonsai and flowers into space. His latest exhibition, Ice Flowers, offers a distinctive look at the changed life cycles of flower bouquets that have been encased in blocks of ice. Situated in a warehouse near Tokyo, the spectacular exhibition consists of 16 frozen floral arrangements displayed in rows throughout the space.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Sketchbook Animation by Richard Swarbrick

    Creative Visual Artist
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Richard Swarbrick is a multi-media director based in London. His creative and technical skills have been developed through a career encompassing film editing, photography and graphic design. He is also an accomplished After Effects operator. As a director, Richard has developed a remarkable range of animation techniques many of which he combines to great effect with live action. His football animations ‘Bale’ and ‘El Clasico’ have had huge viral impact internationally clocking up over a million views on YouTube alone and have featured on myriad newspaper and magazine sites as well as…
  • Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

    Creative Visual Artist
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to imply textures like fur and feathers that add a sense of depth. These cutouts look so detailed that they look like prints or something 2D; this is key to Gärtner’s designs: “I consider the hand-drawn line to be of extreme importance, it’s the basis for all my work,” he says. “To draw by…
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    Designer's Depot

  • The Art of Vivien Bertin

    noelevz
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    Vivien Bertin is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Paris, France. He graduated from Beaux Arts France and after that he worked for two years in a french creative agency, designing corporate identity and illustration. Here are just a few of his best works: The Art of Vivien Bertin You can find more of his works here: Vivien Bertin’s website Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 01/18/15

    noelevz
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ George Romero’s Empire of the Dead: Act Two #5 ” from Marvel Alexander Lozano (cover) “ Grimm Fairy Tales presents Tales From Oz #6 ” from Zenescope Entertainment Jose Luis & Urszula Mos (cover) “ New Suicide Squad #6 ” from DC Comics Juan Ferreyra…
  • Save the Pangolin Infographic

    noelevz
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Here is an infographic about the Philippine pangolins which I created for my son’s science project. (Click the image to see the full sized version) Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
 
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    love art will travel

  • Bound.

    Emily Magone
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This is a follow up to this post.  I know you're busy, so here is a summary:My business name no longer fits my business, brand, and the direction that I want my work to go. After having my business officially up and running for two years, I have further solidified my artistic desire and intent.  I described this in that post as well:"Intentions typically flow from a belief system.  Mine is that everything in this universe - you, me, the trees, the animals, the stars, planets, all things vegetable, mineral and otherwise - are all made of the same materials and are…
  • Coming soon...

    Emily Magone
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
  • Week 13!

    Emily Magone
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    The last two Little Paintings of 2014!"Nebula One"12"x12"Acrylic on .75" stretched canvas"Nebula One" by Emily Magone"Nebula Two"12"x12"Acrylic on .75" stretched canvas"Nebula Two" by Emily MagoneClick directly on the pictures to go straight to the listings! And in case you missed it, this new piece from my Climax Series is now available in the shop as well! "One" by Emily MagoneMerry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and magical everything!!See you in the New Year my loves!XO,Emily :)
  • Week 11!

    Emily Magone
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Happy Monday, lovelies!It is Week 11 of  13 Weeks of Screaming Ass Deals!!This week's deal is...That means an 8x10 print is ONLY $12!!!Click on the photo to go straight to the listing, this week only!See you next week!Emily :)
  • New Little Painting!

    Emily Magone
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Happy Monday, lovelies!It is Week 9 of  13 Weeks of Screaming Ass Deals!!This week we have another Little Painting!"Mushrooms 2"6"x9"Watercolor and Ink on Hot Press PaperClick on the picture to go straight to the listing and score your original painting for only $25!See you next week!Emily :)
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    cardboardcities

  • snapshots of my week - 23rd january

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    when you see pink on a building site, you do not miss the opportunity to take photos! since my love of pink has grown in the past few months i seem to spot it out and about more than i used to. it looks so nice against the blue too.it's so important to me to try and get out - despite the cold weather - and equally so to capture something. i love taking photos so much and it gives me such joy to look back and see how much i've improved over the years.other things that bring me joy are getting post from one of my favourite pattern designers/illustrators and books full of pattern!this has been…
  • getting to know you, getting to know all about you

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    the fantastic jessica of little henry lee did a little Q&A post recently and after reading through everyone's answers, it made me really want to do one too! i shared something super personal on here yesterday, so i kind of want to turn the tables and learn a bit more about all of you.i know some readers of this blog more than others, and some i don't know at all. so, let's change that! i love finding out what makes a person 'tick' so ..answers on a postcard please. or, just the comments, eh? feel free to answer as many/few as you want :)- what's your name?- how olf are you?- where are you…
  • beating anorexia

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    i've debated for a long time whether i should write this or not, but i figured if it helps just one person, then it's been worthwhile. it's a hard thing to write about partly because i've never talked to anyone about it before. i've made the rare passing comment, but never talked about it in detail.okay, so.as you may have guessed from the title, i want to talk about anorexia. and that you can recover from it. but with anything like this, you have to want to. it is so, so hard to bring yourself to eat 'normal', healthy amounts of food when eating is the complete opposite of what you want to…
  • cathays cemetary

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    some photos from cathays cemetery, cardiff. taken with canon 650d and helios 44m lens.
  • a collage for laura ashley

    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    it may still be winter, but here's a pastely, spring-like collage that i made for the laura ashley blog recently! i also answered a couple of questions, one of which i'll copy below, but if you want to read the rest, pop on over to the laura ashley blog!---Tell us a little bit about your design?Despite it still currently being Winter, I was feeling spring vibes when I made this collage, and so the items and colour scheme I’ve chosen reflect that. Firstly I chose the New England Nesting Box as a focal point and worked from there. The birds are little table lights, and I adore the colour of…
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    Meditative Art School

  • Creative Movement

    medita11
    4 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    In the underdeveloped and somewhat hidden modern field of Meditative Art, it seems as though dance and creative movement has been one of the most popular art forms. Searching history, we find interesting examples of Meditative dances and movements such as Sufi whirling, tribal dances and classic Indian dances. Even flowing styles of Chi Kong [...]
  • First Chapter

    medita11
    27 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
    Meditative Art Theory & Practice   Chapter 1: Introduction to Spirituality Meditative Art is a spiritual practice, designed to support spiritual growth and progress. Before learning about creating in a Meditative Art way, let us begin with an honest attempt to understand what the term “spiritual practice” means; what is spirituality, and why does it [...]
  • Universal vs. Personal

    medita11
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    “As a generalization, Meditative Art, and spiritual paths, can be divided into two primal categories: personal and impersonal. Understanding each of these categories is important and can ultimately lead us to the middle path, which I personally refer to as “Rumi’s flute”. The following text is taken from our newly released book: Meditative Art – Theory [...]
  • River of Creativity

    medita11
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
      That which is called creativity is far beyond the scope of ideas, materials, shapes, colors and sounds. It is an ever flowing river that flows from the very source. When connected to that source, our creativity remains fresh, unique and harmonious.    Each and Every Petal While many feel that they need to be [...]
  • The Artist

    medita11
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    The idea of ‘the artist’ being extravagant, egoistic, overly emotional and moody is a modern vision. Nowadays, we simply can’t think of an “artist” as someone well-connected and integrated, as a symbol of self control and with a clear and noble intention; for everywhere we look, art has been drowned with excessive expression of negative [...]
 
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    Park West Gallery

  • Lebo partners with Lululemon

    parkwestgal
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Lebo creates a mural for Lululemon’s flagship store in Miami. Photo courtesy of Lebo. For Miami-based artist David “Lebo” Le Batard, it wasn’t much of a stretch to lend his artistic talents to yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica. Lululemon opened its new flagship store on Lincoln Road in Miami in December, working with Park West Gallery artist Lebo to breathe life into the store’s interior and to offer exclusive yoga mats and clothing. The Cuban-American artist, known for his post-modern cartoon expressionism, was commissioned by Lululemon to create a…
  • Chill out in Norwegian Escape’s new snow room

    parkwestgal
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    The Snow Room, a chilly feature on the Norwegian Escape. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line. Most cruisers sail to get away from the bitter cold and snow, but the Norwegian Escape will invite guests to enjoy the chilly weather at their leisure. Norwegian Cruise Line’s new ship, slated to debut in October 2015, has some cool attractions, some of which take it to a literal level by offering the cruise line’s first-ever “snow room.” Located in the ship’s Thermal Suite, the room blows around powdery snow throughout the day, and is kept at a frosty 21 degrees to 32 degrees…
  • Albert Scaglione speaks to StartupNation Radio about Park West Gallery

    parkwestgal
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Park West Gallery founder and CEO Albert Scaglione spoke with StartupNation Radio about entrepreneurship. Park West Gallery founder and CEO, Albert Scaglione, spoke with Jeff Sloan and Norm Pappas from StartupNation Radio about building Park West Gallery from the ground up. “If you have the passion and you have this unique special thing that you feel you need to bring along,” he said. “That’s when it really starts.” The show focused on how people can become successful entrepreneurs. Scaglione told the radio hosts that success can be measured by the amount of…
  • Five Park West artists inspired by autos

    parkwestgal
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    With Detroit in full throttle for the 27th annual North American International Auto Show, running Jan. 12 to 25, Park West Gallery is shining the spotlight on some of its artists who have used automobiles as canvases and inspiration. Duaív Duaiv at home with the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. Photo courtesy of Duaiv. The French-born painter and cellist demonstrated his fun style when asked by Ferrari of Palm Beach, Florida to custom design a 458 Spider. The rear of the vehicle features a pattern and color similar to the U.S. flag, and debuted on the Palm Beach International Raceway in…
  • Peter Max to create new Mario Cuomo artwork

    parkwestgal
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    Seen above is a poster by Peter Max of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Image courtesy of the New York Post. The memorabilia of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo are becoming sought-out collector’s items, and has inspired Park West artist Peter Max to pay tribute to the Queens native. Cuomo passed away on Jan. 1, 2015 due to heart failure. He was 82 years old. He served as the 52nd governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 (three terms), and as lieutenant governor from 1979 to 1982. Following his death, interest in keepsakes and tokens involving New York’s first Italian-American…
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    21 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
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    12 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
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  • The evening dresses for women make you become the gorgeous and elegant fashion girl

    crys123
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
    There are wedding dresses, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, and so on, evening dress is very significant level, the following are some wearing tips of evening dresses for women. First, orange pink evening dress This color makes you look even more younger, it was shell-style Bra design, which also trimmed with ornaments, it is very noble and beautiful, it is designed corset waist, hem is wavy, you can a good indication of the body, there is a great embellishment roses, you are the audience’s focus. Second, the shell-style lace bra design Its upper part is lace Bra, there is a hazy…
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  • How to Have A More Creative Year in 2015

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    You don’t have to be an artist to be more creative in your daily life. The trend of do-it-yourself crafts are growing every day, and now it’s easier than ever to enrich your world. The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has a few suggestions to help inspire your new year. The first thing to do is to seek out forms of art or entertainment that you think may not appeal to you, just to try it out and get new perspectives. For example, if you’re not a painting enthusiast, make it a point to see a few different painting galleries all with different styles. Although you may not be a fan of a…
  • The 2015 Winter Classic to be Held in Nationals Park

    admin
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Rendering of the Transformation of Nationals Park, courtesy of the NHL Blackhawks fans everywhere will soon be making the grand pilgrimage to D.C. to watch their team battle it out against the Washington Capitals at the 7th annual Winter Classic on New Year’s Day. Since its beginning, the Classic has been held in Chicago, Boston, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Before the Stanley Cup Finals in Chicago almost four years ago, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman promised the Capitals they would get to host the Winter Classic within two or three years. Finally, after the Winter Classic in 2013…
  • What to Do During the Holidays in Chicago

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    In the middle of the holiday season, you may be scrambling for things to do with your family and friends coming to visit.  Whether you’re a seasoned Chicago resident or new to the area, there’s never a shortage of things for you to do or see in the city. There’s plenty of great shopping in the Chicago area, and while almost every chain store is available in a short cab or bus ride, there are some unique shops that you won’t find anywhere else, such as Elevenzees on Division Street or Komoda on Chicago Avenue, both selling a variety of unique gifts. Another one of the…
  • Have An Artful Thanksgiving

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    At the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, we are surrounded by art every day. Why should Thanksgiving be any different? It is a time of family and gathering and fun, so why not add some creativity to the traditions? Here are some fun ideas for an artful Thanksgiving to involve the whole family, while creating memories and new holiday traditions. Your table will be the center of the most activity on Thanksgiving Day. There is nothing more welcoming than seeing a nice centerpiece amongst all the delicious food. Pumpkins are a great way to accent your table with some fall color. Find unique…
  • A Look Back at 6 NHL Statues of Hockey Legends from The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    It’s hockey season, and there’s nothing we love more than watching our favorite NHL teams hit the ice.  Over the years, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany has been honored to create several permanent bronze monuments commemorating NHL legends from teams across the United States. With the 2014 hockey season upon us, we are taking a look back at the commissions our artists have done to honor the sport and some of its most famous players. How many of these sculptures have you seen in person? Two of the more well-known NHL players to be memorialized in bronze by…
 
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  • Eat Your Heart Out, Robert Johnson! Filthy Dreams’ Deal With the Devil (or, a poetic invocation)

    Marion
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    “He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall.”                                                                                                                                            -Christopher Marlowe, The Tragedy of Dr. Faustus Invocation Fresh starched cotton shirt buttons to the neck Where touches of blood and vomit add some zest To a look that’s sharpened nearly to a wreck By slicked-back hair and crooked, yellowing                                                      …
  • Filthy Dreams’ Black Lodge Elevator Music Playlist

    Emily Colucci
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Uh oh…looks like we’ll see you again in 25 years Why hello there, Filthy Dreams readers! How did you get in here?…oh, through the sycamore trees just like everyone else. Well, come on in! We’ve got some damned fine cups of coffee and enough good cherry pie to go around.  Wait a second! Who invited Bob to this soirée? Some party this is! In honor of David Lynch’s birthday and our general love for all things Lynchian, we created perhaps our most surreal playlist: Filthy Dreams’ Black Lodge Elevator Music. If you’re going to be stuck in the Black…
  • A Partial GIF Review Of Dennis Cooper’s New GIF Novel ‘Zac’s Haunted House’

    Emily Colucci
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    This week, one of my favorite authors, filth elders and the only writer who can make me feel completely and wonderfully uncomfortable reading his books in public–Dennis Cooper–released his tenth novel Zac’s Haunted House for free online. The only catch? Zac’s Haunted House is composed entirely of gifs. Even though a gif novel seems like an unexpected, bizarre and potentially exhausting choice, Cooper’s exploration of gifs as a replacement for written language undeniably relates to his longtime interest in appropriating the language of mass culture for subversive and perverse…
  • Excavating The Filthy History on John Waters’ ‘Bill’s Stroller’

    Emily Colucci
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    John Waters, Bill’s Stroller, 2014, Umbrella lightweight stroller with silkscreened linen and spiked, leather belt (Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York) Why hello there! Come–sit down, take your snow boots off and have a swig from our flask. What are our plans for tonight? Naturally, we’re headed to Beverly Hills…no, of course, not THAT awful Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. We, here at Filthy Dreams, have been waiting with baited breath for tonight’s opening of Beverly Hills John, our first and foremost filth elder John Waters’ exhibition…
  • I Need You To Listen: Feeling Backward in Perfume Genius’ ‘Too Bright’

    Emily Colucci
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    Perfume Genius’ Too Bright Wearing an immaculate white suit, bondage collar, heels, red lipstick and nail polish, resembling a queerer version (if that’s even possible) of David Bowie’s The Thin White Duke, Perfume Genius conducted a jarring, wonderfully subversive and slightly terrifying intervention on the David Letterman show in October. Performing “Queen,” an abject anthem articulating an embrace of stigma and homophobic fears, Perfume Genius, the stage name of Mike Hadreas, projected an radical vision of male femininity and queer sexuality to the largely middle American…
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  • Wood Crafts of Madhya Pradesh – Carrying Traditions since Ages

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Wood crafts of central India are known worldwide for their engraved, enameled and delicate work. The artists in this part manufacture various utilitarian and decorative articles which have huge demand in the international market. Popular crafts of this region are statues of Lord Krishna and Ganesha, toys such as elephants and other animals, and many more. In this area, Madhya Pradesh is the most popular state for the wooden objects. In this county, wood carving is the most admired traditional art. You can find wonderful examples of this art in palaces, forts, and other monuments. Wood crafts…
  • Build up Creative Ideas to Find Impressive Corporate Gift

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    An organization can follow various marketing strategies to promote their brands. Though these work very well for everyone, but most of these are expensive and not affordable for each one. If you want to follow an innovative and affordable strategy, you must look for the bigger and well-known promotional ideas to find your strategy. While talking about these, corporate gift ideas are very successful for their numerous advantages. These work well and do not harm you. Before selecting the corporate gifts for the clients, you must remember that each item does not put an impression on them as they…
  • Bestowing Corporate Gift – Get Familiar with Three Most Common Myths

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The festive season is coming up and many companies will present items to their employees and clients. Most of them try to grab this opportunity for promoting their brands or businesses by bestowing a corporate gift. This strategy is more powerful and effective than any other marketing strategy. It ensures maximum return on investment. However, despite its powerful effect on brand image, many companies ignore this, since there are some misconceptions revolving around it. Some common myths about bestowing promotional corporate gift are mentioned below. Many companies think that the most…
  • Black Stone Pottery – An Art of Indian Handicrafts Used in Utensils

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Indian handicrafts are loved everywhere. Many people around the world use these to decorate their homes and some use these as utensils. These have been in Indian traditions since medieval age and these were at norm in the Indus valley civilization. The handicrafts in India are available in different forms such as pottery, paintings, sculptures, and many more. There are various art forms originated in this country which are used in different variants of handicrafts. Among these, black stone pottery is famous worldwide for the wonderful design and high utilitarian value. According to a…
  • Ebony – A Hardwood Used for Robust Wood Craft

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    The wooden handicrafts in India are popular worldwide for their distinct art and many people use these to decorate their living places. Proficient craftsmen use their skills and work hard to make these fabulous products. They use different tools and techniques to manufacture different wood crafts from different types of raw materials such as teak, sal, ebony, mango wood, rosewood, basswood, walnut, and many more. Among these, ebony is rare and expensive one which is best carved by skilled craftsmen. Ebony is a very hard wood that has a striped appearance like a zebra. Its color can vary from…
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Machine Dreams: Digital Art by SA-PO

    Jason Jose
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Machine Dreams: Digital Art by SA-POFascinating surreal illustrations by the artist team of Sven Sauer and Igor Prosavec (SA-PO) that places a robot in megacities such as Tokyo, Shanghai or New York as a metaphor for the rapid development of technology—which has exceeded what society can absorb. The artists combine the dilemma of “Do androids dream of electric sheep?” with their own observations of the cities as a crucible for social and technological mediums.
  • Arthur Egg Cup by Peleg Design

    Jason Jose
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    Arthur Egg Cup by Peleg DesignA boiled egg cup in the shape of a knight holding an eating spoon that's sure to make your breakfast a lot more fun. You can purchase the egg cup here.The world of Peleg Design revolves around three basic principles: functionality, aesthetics, and humor. It is a world motivated by continuous curiosity with the explicit purpose to transform what was once an average, been-there-done-that concept into an innovative and truly exciting experience.Peleg Design studio was founded in 2004 by Shahar Peleg, who holds a B.A. in Design and Interior Architecture from the…
  • Downtown Corrida: Photos by Alban Lecuyer

    Jason Jose
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Downtown Corrida: Photos by Alban LecuyerA series of photomontages in which images of the destruction of old buildings are inserted into urban settings with human witnesses to make it seem like the event is happening in front of them.This project is about how cities change as the time goes by; how new and old architectures overlap in urban spaces like the superposition of geological strata. Through photomontages, the series Downtown Corrida transpose buildings of historic interest in demolition yards, and focus on the very moment of their implosion. Three-hundred-year-old town…
  • Taxonomy: Paintings by Yosman Botero

    Jason Jose
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Taxonomy: Paintings by Yosman BoteroThe latest three dimensional paintings by Bogota-based artist Yosman Botero. Yosman creates these optical illusions using layers of plexiglass. Each layer holds a detail of the painting and by stacking the sheets of plexiglass together, the illusion of depth is created.
  • Museum of Supernatural History: Installation by Zim & Zou

    Jason Jose
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    Museum of Supernatural History: Installation by Zim & ZouAn artist window created for Hermès Maison in Shanghai inspired by museums of natural history, combined with a cabinet of curiosities. The animals were all hand-made using paper and leather offcuts from the Hermès workshops in Paris. The theme of the two main windows are about air and water and the smaller windows are about earth. The project took three months to complete with the support of a local team. Zim & Zou are artists Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann based in Nancy, France.
 
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  • PRINTED MATTER'S LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Printed Matter's LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015 January 29 - February 1, 2015Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LAlaartbookfair.netPrinted Matter presents the third annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 29 through February 1, 2015, at the Geffen Contemporary At MOCA Downtown LA.Free and open to the public, Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 250 presses, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over 20 countries.The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book…
  • CHALET SOCIETY-LOS ANGELES TIMES

    Nikolaos Routsis
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Chalet Society inaugurates its 2015 international program with a first stop in Los Angeles and presentsLe Triomphe de la RenomméeConcept, text & performance byMarie-Caroline HominalJanuary 29 - 31, 2015 / del vaz projectsCurated by Patrick SteffenWith this project, Chalet Society invites curators, artists, cultural producers, to collaborate with us and use the Chalet Society as a tool to develop their own projects in the spirit of an open source initiative.Le Triomphe de la Renommée is one of a collection of six poems by Italian poet Francesco Petrarca (1304 - 1374), titled I Trionfi,…
  • BELLA FDCINC 2015.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:24 pm
    See the Pen CELEBRATION by @sqrdcat (@sqrdcat) on CodePen. FDCINC and its affiliates welcomes you to a new year. For the past year (2014) we been working to accommodate and support the arts. Developing a new web tree lined "surface" and mastering external communications as part. While performing every day tasks such as the Anonymous Star Project Space dated back in 2009. Upgrading follows and a new online store opened its doors for more than a year, offering titles worldwide and an email marketing that informed more than 22.000 people.While the total campaign out reached more than 900.000…
  • DOUGLAS GORDON - PHANTOM AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY 75 AND PARK NEW YORK.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Opening reception: Thursday, December 11th, from 6:00 to 8:00pmI think it's supposed to be about provoking enough of a memory that people take it away and do their own thing with it. For me, artwork... is something that you should be able to take away-you don't have to be present in front of it,  and that's the potency of the artwork when it works. -Douglas Gordon"TEARS BECOME...STREAMS BECOME...,"PHOTO: JAMES EWINGGagosianNewYorkispleasedtopresentDouglasGordons Phantom2011coincidingwithtearsbecomestreamsbecome...," his large-scale installation on view at the Park Avenue Armory…
  • ARAKI TELLER, TELLER ARAKI

    Nikolaos Routsis
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Araki Teller, Teller Araki was published to coincide with the two artist's collaborative exhibition at the Ostlicht Galerie fur Fotografie In Vienna. For more info please click Araki Teller.
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  • Single Vs Taken [French Version]

    sunscreen
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:49 am
    After the Single vs Taken illustrations by ScrollDroll here comes the French counterpart. The idea is the same, the illustrations have some near resemblances but also some... The post Single Vs Taken [French Version] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Portraits by Kris Coolens

    sunscreen
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Kris Coolens was born in Belgium and works and lives in Ghent. He is currently dedicated on portraying faces and he does it nicely. “The collective evaporates and... The post Portraits by Kris Coolens appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Previously on EWAT [Fri 16 – Thu 22 Jan]

    sunscreen
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    A dense installation in Missouri, USA was presented. Dense and very beautiful. Ben Hopper, a London-based photographer,  challenges art through his photography by engaging bodies, faces and people... The post Previously on EWAT [Fri 16 – Thu 22 Jan] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Energy Efficient House Renovation, La Moraleja, Madrid by ABATON Arquitectura

    sunscreen
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:08 pm
      The house was originally built in 1984 in La Moraleja, a residential neighbourhood in Northern Madrid being the Spanish version of Beverly Hills. The... The post Energy Efficient House Renovation, La Moraleja, Madrid by ABATON Arquitectura appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Men’s Expectations and Reality about Sex

    sunscreen
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Do men have unrealistic expectations about sex? Is this the case? It seems that throughout these creative illustrations men think that they are the ONLY one in... The post Men’s Expectations and Reality about Sex appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
 
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  • 4 Golden Rules for Optimizing Your Payment Page and Boosting Conversion

    Camille Sila
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Most customers who go into a brick and mortar spend some money before they leave. But typically only a small percentage of Internet users make a purchase. How can you improve your conversion rate? That’s the question that every merchant asks themselves. Site design, videos, and multiple product photos with different angles all have a strong influence on a customer’s decision to make a purchase from a website. But the payment page is another strategic point for optimizing your conversions. David Chaouat, Partner Manager at Ingenico Payment Services, is an expert in online payment…
  • Counter-Intuition: Why a Tighter Selection Means More Sales

    Shabbir Nooruddin (Guest Contributor)
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    When you sell online, it’s tempting to want to carry as much as you can in your store – after all, more products equals more sales – right? The more products you have, the greater the likelihood that someone browsing your store will find something they want or like, and buy it – right? Sure – if your store happens to be Amazon or Walmart. But if you’re a small business owner like the rest of us, then good luck trying to sell that kind of catalog. What Amazon and Walmart do Amazon and Walmart have been around for years. In that time, they’ve perfected…
  • 3 Remedies for the Post-Holiday Ecommerce Sales Slump

    Kate Robinson
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
    Christmas may be over and gone, but opportunities for making online sales aren’t. In fact, the post-holiday season is more interesting than ever for ecommerce stores, thanks to the rise in popularity of gift cards and online shopping in general. Many shoppers eschew holiday sales entirely for certain items, instead waiting to pounce after the New Year when they know the same products will go for a fraction of the price. While deep post-holiday discounts are the most common strategy for clearing out inventory, when done haphazardly they can seem like desperate cries for help. Here are a few…
  • 5 Ecommerce Design Trends for 2015

    Juan Manuel Molina
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Is 2015 the year you finally get around to updating your website design? Then you’re in luck! PrestaShop has handpicked a few examples of the latest ecommerce web design trends to help you develop an updated design adapted to your business. Use this list as a guide for template and module research, or as a reference when discussing changes with your designer. 1. Full-screen images If you’ve worked hard developing beautiful product photography, then you’ll be ready to ride the full-screen image trend. While the home slider is where large images tend to shine, that’s not the only place…
  • Ecommerce Calendar: 52 Secrets for a Successful 2015

    Cécile Dubouis
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Forget about New Year’s resolutions, we’ve got you covered! Put an end to all those good New Year’s Day intentions that evaporate mid-month (really, has any resolution made it past January 15th?). This year, we’re going to help you make real progress all 52 weeks of the year. Being an online retailer means doing 12 jobs at once – developer, accountant, logistics coordinator, designer, editor, salesperson – which makes it difficult to plan ahead and prioritize. To help make your store a success this year, we’re delighted to present the 2015 Ecommerce Calendar, broken…
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  • Let Me Tell You a Story Jack!

    ameliacarruthers
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    An evening full of folklore, fun and festivities. Earlier on in the week, I attended a story telling event, themed around ‘folklore and festivals’ at the Crofters Rights (Stokes Croft, Bristol). It was a thoroughly entertaining ­- and pleasantly unexpected evening. The night is ran and compèred by Will and Shonette, who together ensured a relaxed and hospitable atmosphere for all the folkloric story-tellers.  Festivities started with a bang, with a song from Will – and after that, over two hours of short stories, funny stories, heartwarming stories, dark, devilish and truly…
  • 2014 in Review

    ameliacarruthers
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    My year in Blogging! Here’s to 2015! Crunchy numbers: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,800 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. There were 346 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 181 MB. That’s about 7 pictures per week. The busiest day of the year was April 19th with 438 views. The most popular post that day was What’s the point of it?. Attractions in 2014 These are the posts that got the most views in 2014. 1 What’s…
  • Collective Individuality: Art and Identity

    ameliacarruthers
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    What makes you, you? This was the question I was left pondering, as I left Willem de Rooij’s photographic exhibition at the Arnolfini. Willem de Rooij is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam, and this latest exhibition – his first major show in a UK public gallery, consists of eighteen panels, each displaying a selection of photographs taken from newspapers. So far, so simple. It deals with the themes of Riots, Protest, Mourning and commemoration – As represented in newspapers, January 2000 – July 2002. De Rooij wishes to explore the processes of selection in the media;…
  • My Photographic Travels Through… New York

    ameliacarruthers
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
        ‘My coming to New York had been a mistake…. I found only a sense of horror and oppression which threatened to master, paralyse, and annihilate me.’ … Success and happiness were not to be. Garish daylight shewed only squalor and alienage and the noxious elephantiasis of climbing, spreading stone… and the throngs of people that seethed through the flume-like streets were squat, swarthy strangers with hardened faces and narrow eyes, shrewd strangers without dreams and without kinship to the scenes about them. … Instead of the poems I had hoped…
  • Behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

    ameliacarruthers
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:49 am
    This was the title Count Christian Dürckheim, who donated almost all the works on display, would have preferred for the British Museum’s showcase of 90 examples of German, modernist art.  Eventually titled Germany Divided – A Search For Identity, the exhibition is more than a mere exploration into ‘modernism.’  Germany Divided represents a very particular moment in the 1960s and 1970s when German art, culture and self-identity were being reconstructed.  The Berlin Wall went up in 1961, and didn’t come down until 1990.  The six artists represented in this show were all from…
 
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  • Carvico Color Cards by Rebecca Moses A beautiful creative...

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Carvico Color Cards by Rebecca Moses A beautiful creative animation by creative artist Rebecca Moses.
  • Food Illustrations Subliminal Beautiful Erotic

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Food Illustrations Subliminal Beautiful Erotic: Food carries a certain sense of rawness. It is not actually delicate in the act, so to say. A professional food illustration agency should be able to illustrate these qualities most beautifully.
  • Professional Botanical Illustrations USA Creating Floral Wonders

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Professional Botanical Illustrations USA Creating Floral Wonders: It is no easy task, and that is why it is so precious to find a good botanical illustrator. Only the most silent artists find it calm to paint nature in her delicate splendor.
  • Finding a Truly Creative Artists Agency New York

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    An artist’s efforts summarize in the portfolio. Browse the artworks at the website of your preferred advertising agency New York. Of course, the website of top creative services New York will also have other categories besides illustrations. Branding requirements include photography, animation, and copywriting. You have a product or a service that should connect positively with your audience. Now, establishing this connection is not easy because the marketing world has exhausted the conventional ideas. If your advert does Read more at…
  • Best flow pattern illustration New York agency

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    Best flow pattern illustration New York agency : Are you a fan of pattern illustration? Traffic NYC is one of the best places in New York who provides you the best pattern illustration from the world’s best Patterns illustrations artists.
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    Jung Katz

  • Featured Project: The Passage by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

    Jung Katz
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    On The Passage and others: My interest lies in documenting the living urban landscape – the ebb and flow of days and nights, activity and eerie quiet. This body of work explores the city in soft focus. This is the city of half remembered dreams and pieced together memories. Artist Bio: Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an […]
  • Artist Interview: Jeffrey Thompson – Painter

    Jung Katz
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Today we’d like to welcome painter, Jeffery Thompson to the blog. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I’m a mixed media artist living in San Francisco. I studied printmaking and painting at Cal State Hayward, and later I briefly attended the SF Art Institute. I […]
  • Featured Project: – The Castles and Others by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

    Jung Katz
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    About the series: “This work is inspired by lifelong recurrent dreams or dark bottomless houses. It is as much a meditation on the structures themselves as it is an exploration of the media I work with.” Artist Bio: Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an Oakland, CA based visual artist whose current work is focused primarily on the shifting […]
  • Featured Project: 36 Days of Type by Daniel Aristizábal

    Jung Katz
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    About the project: 36daysoftype was a project started in Barcelona by Rafa Goicoechea and Nina Sans, they invited designers and artist to come up with their own interpretation of the alphabet. Each of the 36 days you were supposed to create a letter. I took the chance to experiment with different syles and techniques. I […]
  • Artist Interview: Tory Van Wey – Illustrator & Paper-cutter

    Jung Katz
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Howdy! I’m Tory Van Wey, an illustrator, artist, and gardener. I originally hail from Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley to the rest of the world), but am currently based out of San Francisco’s Mission District where I live, do […]
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • Frankenstein Monster vs Yellow Blob Art Studio Photo

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

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

    Shawn McNulty
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Exhibition photos of Chaos Control: Shawn McNulty and Jack Dale at Rosalux Gallery by photographer Laura Campbell. Contemporary painters Jack Dale and Shawn McNulty present new, large-scale paintings that explore the creation of unique organic structures in their show “CHAOS CONTROL” at Rosalux Gallery.  Their process involves repeating components with a painterly approach that allows for invention and divergence. Abstract Expressionists are usually dealing with some sense of chaos and control in their work. The most interesting and aesthetically pleasing forms are often derived from…
  • Israel Lund Screenprint Paintings Make Art Flippers Boom

    Shawn McNulty
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Israel Lund, a 33-year-old Brooklyn-based artist, explores abstraction with unique techniques in the creation of his paintings and prints. He experiments with silkscreening on canvas using acrylic paint, which is a process typically done on paper with ink. The resulting imagery is very soft ghostly abstracts that resemble large photocopies. “With silk-screening, you’re usually trying to transfer a specific image,” Lund explains. “But I bent that convention by just letting the amount of ink, pressure, and size of the squeegee I used determine what the painting looked like. There’s a…
  • Sheep on Sol LeWitt Pyramid Sculpture at Gibbs Farm

    Shawn McNulty
    13 Jun 2014 | 10:59 am
    Gibbs Farm is one of the world’s greatest sculpture parks and probably worth a visit to New Zealand. The farm includes very large sculptures by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Serra, Zhan Wang, and Sol Lewitt. Alan Gibbs, a wealthy businessman and art collector originally from New Zealand, still owns and manages the farm though he relocated to London in 1999. One of the sculptures is Pyramid by Sol LeWitt which is constructed out of standard concrete blocks and measures 8 m high and 16 m wide. The unique design allows for the sheep on the farm to easily scale it, and as the…
 
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    bohaglass.co.uk

  • Bohemian Glass: The Enduring Legacy of Czech Art Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    The term “Bohemian glass” is one that frequently leads to confusion for those just entering the world of art glass collecting; the word “Bohemian” is, after all, most strongly associated today with the romantic 19th century French movement that championed embracing a state of artistic poverty. Yet, upon delving into the realm of Victorian glassware, one finds it being used interchangeably with the term “Czech art glass”, rather than being synonymous with fin de siècle French glass. This is because the true history of Bohemian art—and art glass—lies much farther back than the…
  • Islamic Glass Art: A Light in Dark Times

    Barnaby Kirsen
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:08 pm
    One need only take a short trip to Spain or Morocco to witness the impact the Muslim world has had on the art and architecture of Europe, Africa, as well as the rest of the world. Islamic art is known for its intricate patterns, opulent materials, and complex motifs, all of which coalesce to create a veritable feast for the eyes, and nowhere is this more evident than it is in Islamic glass art. And yet, despite its incredible beauty and the height of skill that went into its creations, Islamic art glass has frequently been all but ignored by many art historians. The immensity of such an…
  • Depression Glass: Vintage Americana

    Barnaby Kirsen
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:52 am
     The phrase ‘Depression Glass’ is often treated as an umbrella term, a catch-all definition used by collectors somewhat indiscriminately to describe a type of inexpensive glass (either clear or coloured) that was manufactured in large quantities; primarily during the 1920s and early 1930s (though various forms were made over the decades that followed as well). Sadly, due to the somewhat ambiguous nature of depression glassware, it is easy to fake, and today, a great quantity of what is sold on eBay and other online auction sites is actually a modern reproduction of the original,…
  • Dartington Glass: A Cinderella Story

    Barnaby Kirsen
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A great many of the great glass houses of yore have been lost to us (or exist now only in a much reduced capacity), with even giants like Waterford Wedgwood stumbling into receivership owing to the global recession that occurred in the early 2000s. As such, the existence of an enduring success story within the world of art glass stands out like a shining beacon—and out of all of these beacons, Dartington Crystal shines particularly brightly. Not only is this firm still very much in business, Dartington glass is still produced within the UK, keeping true to tradition and providing employment…
  • Top Ways To Use Glass In Your Home

    Barnaby Kirsen
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    Glass is everywhere in modern life, but rarely do we spend time actually thinking about what we use it for. It lets light into our homes, it is used to store food and occasionally we’ll use it to hold some flowers. But glass has a lot more to offer than that. You can use glass to improve your home in many creative and interesting ways. All too often, British homes are darker than they need to be; whether because of the old style of small windows or being surrounded by tall buildings or due to lack of windows. The lack of windows in old buildings was due to the Window tax that had people…
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    Natalia Rex Foto

  • Photo Collage #1

    Natalia
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    The holidays are officially over, however, the Christmas tree still stands. Light trails and glowing orbs of light – some of my favorite things.
  • Harvest

    Natalia
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
  • Magical Mist

    Natalia
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Besides mountains, I love a foggy scenery. It always seems so peaceful and it seems like time stops and it’s just you and the elements.
  • Gears

    Natalia
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
  • Volcano

    Natalia
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • How Family Life Really Looks Like

    Nazar
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Photographer Danielle Guenther is tired from the usual family photo shoot, where everyone are neatly dressed, combed, equally sweetly smiling and sitting awkwardly in the middle of unrealistically beautiful interiors. She decided it was time to show family life without embellishment. And posted on her Facebook page a few photos. After that, parents inundated with requests to do the same photo session for them. Read also: Dad Photoshops His Daughter Into Fun Adventures Artnaz.com believes that this project is the most honestly shows the joys of parenthood lately. (11 more)
  • Photos Without Photoshop, January 2015

    Nazar
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:13 am
    21 most luckiest photographs of January, 2015. Only the right moment differs the photo from millions of other photographs. This may be a second of a lightning strike or ideally dropped shadow. You can be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes to make the most successful picture, it is required to appear at the right time at right place and press the button. You can be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes to make the most successful picture, it is required to appear at the right time at right place and press the button. This may be a second of a lightning strike or…
  • The Life of the Most Polluted City in Russia

    Nazar
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:10 am
    Elena Chernyshova for a few months lived in Norilsk, photographing the life of the city. Mountain city of Norilsk, located above the Arctic Circle, with a population of more than 170 000 people ranked seventh in the list of most polluted cities in the world. 60 percent of its population is employed in the steel industry. At the time, the city was built by gulag prisoners in the mines and factories. The city has an average temperature throughout the year -10C, during winter it reaches its maximum -55C. For two months the city is immersed in the polar night. There is only one reason for…
  • Dakar Rally, 2015

    Nazar
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:47 pm
    In the truck class of the entire “Dakar” podium this year took the team “KAMAZ-Master”. The first was the crew of Ayrat Mardeeva, second and third — Eduard Nikolaev and Andrey Karginov. Fastest car driver in the standings turned out to be Nasser Al-Attiyah on MINI, team X-Raid, and among motorcycles won Marc Coma on the KTM. First place in the ATV category went to Rafal Sonic on Yamaha. Dakar Rally: 2014 “Dakar-2015″ was held from 4 to 17 January in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. The total distance of the race exceeded 9,000 kilometers. Artnaz.com wants to…
  • If You Look at the World Through the Glasses of Creativity

    Nazar
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Artist — is a special creature. In the sock he can see a dinosaur, in the inkwell find a camera, and in a comb see all the basics of a cool car. Read also: Citilegs, Instagram Project and Instagram Experiments Artnaz.com brought to you fantastic pictures by Christoph Niemann, where everything is not what it seems to be. Inkwell or camera? (19 more)
 
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    Netloid

  • Listen To Rihanna’s New Song – ‘FourFiveSeconds’ – Ft. Kanye West, & Paul McCartney

    Emily Jefferson
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The wait is finally over. Award winning rapper and singer Rihanna surprised her fans on Saturday by debuting her new single “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. The stripped-down track, which was released to iTunes via Roc Nation and Rihanna’s own company Westbury Road Entertainment, features the Beatles legend on guitar and RiRi’s raw vocals. FIRST GLIMPSE AT MY NEW MUSIC!!!—> http://t.co/8bsJSvxVp6 — Rihanna (@rihanna) January 25, 2015 “I’m ’bout four, five seconds from wildin’,” she sings, while ‘Ye responds, “Hold me back, I’m…
  • Bomb threats made at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport – Delta flight 1156 and Southwest flight 2492 Forced to Land

    Jonah Cook
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    There is a bomb threat causing delays at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Two credible bomb threats were made on Delta flight 1156, which was coming from Portland, Oregon, and Southwest flight 2492, coming in from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to airport spokesman Reese McCranie. The two planes were escorted to the airport by NORAD jets. Both planes have landed and were evacuated. Bomb squads with canine units were sent in to investigate. NORAD Media Relations Specialist Preston Schlachter confirmed that two F-16 jets launched from McIntire Air Force Base in South Carolina as a…
  • 360° Portrait by Gianluca Traina

    Jonah Cook
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Gianluca Traina is an Italian artist and designer based in Palermo – created three-dimensional portraits. The result is a colorful sculpture of paper or canvas intertwined. Anonymous identities. It is an abnormality of mind. Portraits are a 360° of contemporary people. Description from Italian artist Attracted by the beauty of the fabric construction and starting from the concept of warp and weft, I developed a system of representation of the image curious and innovative. I started to investigate the ways in which a sheet of paper can change according to the type of cutting and…
  • A Day With Orgasmic Meditation Coach Maya Gillberg from New York – An Introduction To Orgasmic Meditation

    Matilda Johnson
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Orgasmic Meditation(OM) is a sequenced practice in which one partner gently strokes the other partner’s clitoris for 15 minutes. The result is said to be therapeutic, rather than sexual. The “stroking” allegedly activates the limbic system and releases a flood of oxytocin. The technique was originally billed as a spiritual-style practice like meditation, but as it gains popularity, it’s being presented as more of a “technological innovation” or “body-hack to happiness.” For Orgasmic Meditation coach Maya Gillberg from New York and her clients, sex is not about reaching a…
  • Full Text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday Night, Provided by the White House

    Jonah Cook
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union address tonight. One of the most interesting passages of the speech with regards to the topics that Netloid.com covers is quoted below: No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families, especially our kids. We are making sure our government integrates intelligence to combat cyber threats, just as we have done to combat terrorism. And tonight, I urge this Congress to finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat…
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • Stripes are the word in fashion

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Horizontal stripes, the ones our mother told us would do no good to our figure, have become fashion’s favourite pattern this next season. Here are a few looks that might inspire you to take the plunge.
  • About paper & birds

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    Love paper. Love birds. That´s why I need to share this. Impressive and beautiful hard work.
  • How to wear the Chloe 'Drew' bag

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Since its launch, the Chloé 'Drew' Bag has had many screaming for more. And that’s exactly what the french fashion house has done. We love all the color combos they’ve been coming out with, from the variety of bold colours and animal prints, to the different sizes. There are a million and one blogger shots on the web for achieving the look, a few of our absolute favourites are listed bellow.
  • Book it: Photo 50 at London Art Fair 2015

    14 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    Photo 50 is in love with possibilities of storytelling within the photographic medium. This contemporary photography exhibition, featured at the highly anticipated London Art Fair, will take place next week and showcase new and interesting features of current photographic practice. What will Tom Lovelace, Darren Harvey-Regan, Hassan Hajjaj and many more have in store for us?
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    Strawberry Moon

  • Friday Faves: Mini Coopers on Etsy

    Tenae Stewart
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I drive a Mini, a navy blue cooper with black interior, which is always, always loaded to the gills with textbooks, tote bags, and plastic tea cups. Most days it looks like I live in there. That’s what happens when you commute two and a half hours a day. So I’m pretty partial to my little Mini. Luckily, so are lots of other people, including Etsians. From top, clockwise: Bonnet Heart Mini Cooper Canvas Tote, Vitamini PDF Pattern Tutorial for Mini Cooper Coin Purse, Call Me London The Italian Job Stretcher Print, Co2nscience Silver Mini Cooper Cufflinks, Cuffcuff Baby Onesie Mini…
  • The Problem of Books: Disappearing or Revitalized?

    Tenae Stewart
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I mention that I own an online bookshop, and that someday I’d like to have a brick-and-mortar location, people usually make some kind of crack about bookstores being obsolete and “haven’t you ever heard of Kindles?” But this debate as to whether or not books are truly disappearing seems to be constantly in flux. A quick browse on Google News gives up a wide variety of stories on the topic, many of which believe we will still be seeing a lot more of the paper variety. E-books Go Out of Fashion As Book Sales Revive Books: an unwavering adoration This Guy Took a…
  • Friday Faves: Bright, Retro Etsy Finds

    Tenae Stewart
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Some bright, retro finds to brighten up this January morning! Clockwise from top left: Bright Yellow Ceramic Table Lamp, Verdibou Orange Stretch Accordion Bracelet, J. Elle Vintage Unusual Square Vintage Bright Yellow Enamel Sauce Pan, Objet Luv Vintage Kitchen Scales, Past Perfect Continues Vintage Yellow Circle Sunglasses, Fresh to Death VintageFiled under: Friday Favorites, Home & Lifestyle, Topics
  • Beat the Winter Blues (with a Little January Jazz!)

    Tenae Stewart
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    After the strains of holiday music have faded, I always have a hard time turning the dial back to my usual indie rockers. January requires something more unconventional to make the transition from the happy holidays to the going-back-to-school and the life-resuming-as-usual. Something like… contemporary jazz. Don’t worry! It’s not as pretentious at it sounds. My latest jazzy obsession? Caro Emerald, Dutch nightclub singer with a sound that appeals to 1955 and 2015. She’s catchy, she’s stylish and she’s terribly witty. Miss Emerald is sure to brighten your…
  • Throwback Thursday: Happy New Year!

    Tenae Stewart
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Happy New Year from Strawberry Moon! 2015 is going to be a great year. Love, TenaeFiled under: Regular Features, Throwback Thursday
 
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • The Lyotard Suite by Jon Thompson

    Will Titterington
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:53 am
    One of my issues with contemporary abstract art is that there is too much time devoted to young artists who are guilty of simply splashing their paintings with lashings of any exotic colour they can get their hands on, and not enough platitudes and praise offered to abstractionists who indulge us with their calculated ways of working. Whilst some go for the big, bold, eye-catching abstractions that grab the headlines, those who opt for the unassuming but intelligent method find their work largely ignored. I’m not saying there is something wrong with any way of working and expressing…
  • Bright and Colorful Geometric Portraits by DAAS

    Ellison
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    DAAS is an American artist currently based in Kobe, Japan. In his latest body of work, DAAS synthesizes line, geometric shapes, rich textures, vivid colours and a looseness with paint to create a series of portraits which include animals, insects and the occasional science fiction writer such as Isaac Asimov. There is a dichotomy in his work, two main forces are tugging away at each other which in turn “tune” his images to create beautiful harmony. On one hand is the looseness of colour application, the seemingly arbitrary nature of geometric forms and the richness of textures…
  • The Blinged Out Animals of Dusciana Bravura

    Megan Parry
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    Italian artist, Dusciana Bravura, combines a classic national art method – mosaic – with her own sense of wit and humor to create the sweetest, most fun and fresh menagerie of blinged out animals you’ll ever see. The process is probably painstaking – there are hundreds (thousands?) bits of tiny beads, glass, pearls, and gold on these fiberglass sculptures – but the result is perfectly effortless. The Armadillo on casters is a special pleasure. Armadillo’s aren’t known for their breadth of movement nor are they known for their level of cuteness and are considered pretty weird (if…
  • Kazuhiro Tsuji’s Hyperrealist Sculptures

    Mia Grevees
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    After looking at Kazuhiro Tsuji’s hyperrealist sculptures of Andy Warhol, Abraham Lincoln and Salvador Dali, you’re never going to want to go to a Madame Tussaud’s wax museum again (not that you ever wanted to go to one in the first place).  His hyperrealistic sculptures are stunning in their depth of detail. These busts demand extended attention; there will be no quick, passing glances (from either party. These sculptures do seem to be staring straight into your soul). Tsuji’s treatment of his subjects is loving and celebratory – you get the impression he really came to know and…
  • The Surreal Graphite Drawing of Amandine Urruty

    Mary Luoma
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:14 am
    Amandine Urruty is a French artist with a ferociously devoted interest in graphite drawing. She creates Fantasia-esque dreamscapes filled with menageries of the most bizarre, unsettlingly weird beasts. While most of the creatures are foreign entities, a mash-up of human and animal or just completely alien figures, there are some recognizable faces that peer out at you – the Michelin Man and Goofy to name two. The juxtaposition with the familiar and unfamiliar keeps you slightly off-center when you’re looking at an Urruty drawing; an obviously conscious decision on her part as your…
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Citymart, US

    Maren Maier
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 am
    Citymart helps cities make government procurement 'sexy' & accessible to unlock civic innovationPublic procurement by local governments accounts for the world’s single largest budget dedicated to improving our communities – roughly $1 trillion annually in the U.S. alone. Despite this staggering potential, public procurement the world over is plagued by an opaque, confusing, and often impenetrable process. In traditional procurement, companies bid to develop solutions prescribed by the city using requests for proposals (RFPs). Often, RFPs are loaded with specifications, terms and…
  • Haas & Hahn, Philly Painting

    Maren Maier
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    Philly Painting uses collaborative art to catalyze renewal, redemption, and hope in a neglected corridorIn 2012, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, a pair of Dutch-born artists known as Haas and Hahn, turned the facades of 50 buildings in a crime-ridden section of North Philadelphia into a giant public artwork. Known for their rainbow-colored murals spanning entire neighborhoods in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, they were invited by the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program to lead an arts-based approach for revitalizing and re-energizing one of Philadelphia’s oldest commercial…
  • Jake Barton, Local Projects

    Maren Maier
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Local Projects founder Jake Barton shares his approach to designing collective meaning and memory in public spaceJake Barton is the Principal and Founder of Local Projects, a New York-based experience design and strategy firm for application in museums, education, architecture, and memorials.  Known for their groudbreaking multi-media work, Barton uses storytelling and engages audiences through emotion and technology to redefine experience in public space. Creative States spoke with Barton about his most recent projects including 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Gallery One in the Cleveland…
  • Martin + Brown, Capitalism Needs Design Thinking

    Maren Maier
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Rotman's Roger Martin and IDEO's Tim Brown explain why capitalism needs design thinkingTim Brown and Roger Martin have been talking to each other about design thinking since 2002, and their influence on each other’s thinking has helped to shape the way the discipline has been practiced in the business world since. They teamed up recently in a conversation about how design thinking relates to the larger question of capitalism today, and how governments can redefine the future success of capitalism with a new set of design and thinking tools. Moderated by IDEO’s editorial…
  • Seamus Kraft, OpenGov Madison

    Maren Maier
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    OpenGov explains how Madison Project helps Americans regain a voice and trust in governmentFormer Congressional staffer Seamus Kraft is opening up the legislative process. After developing the first collaborative tech platforms for the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, Kraft launched OpenGov Foundation to develop and deploy technologies that support every citizen's ability to participate in their government, and hold it accountable. We sat down with Kraft and his colleague, Leili Slutz to discuss how we might re-design the role of citizens in a…
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    Bizarre Culture

  • Alternative Accommodation Guide 2015

    Alex Durham
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    Hostels in jumbo jets, tents suspended from mountain faces, beds in shipping containers and high design digs; we’ve picked the very best of alternative accommodation and places to stay this year, all around the world. 1. Egg Capsule Beach Huts in South Korea These space-age pods have descended upon the beaches of the Yangyang County, South Korea, designed by Korean studio Yoon Design Space for all of humanity to enjoy. 2. Stockholm’s Jumbo Jet hostel, Sweden Experience the height of cool with a stay in a real Jumbo Jet – on special offer with Hostelling International if you…
  • Escape by Danila Tkachenko

    Bizarre Culture
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:20 pm
     “Man does not need society at all, it’s the society that needs man. Society is a forced measure of protection and survival. Unlike a gregarious animal, man must live alone – in nature among animals, plants and in contact with them.” – Andrey Tarkovsky. Young photographer Danila Tkachenko uses the above quote to start his book ‘Escape’, which documents the life of people who have decided to escape from the social world and live alone in nature, far away from civilization. Danila calls them ‘Escapers,’ or men who have turned their backs on society to live alone as…
  • Welcome to Djerbahood, Djerba, Tunisia: Home to One of the Most Ambitious Collaborative Art Projects

    Bizarre Culture
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Erriadh, a small village on the island of Djerba, Tunisia, was transformed into a vibrant ‘open-air museum’ as a destination for one of the most vibrant and ambitious street art project ever hosted. The Djerbahood project invited 150 street artists from 30 countries to live and work in the community, using the walls of the houses in the village as canvas. Curated by Tunisian artist and gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh after the success of his “Tour Paris 13” project, Djerbahood reinvigorates and recharacterizes an old historic village. The project serves to promote…
  • Film Review: The Interview

    Bizarre Culture
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    This will be a short review, since The Interview has already taken more internet space than it deserves. James Franco and Seth Rogen team up again after creating two successful movies: last year’s This Is The End, and Pineapple Express (2008). It’s safe to say that The Interview is an unsubtle, painful and shallow attempt at satirical comedy – a collapsed self-parody.  James Franco plays a talk show host, Dave Skylark, who presents a celebrity gossip show priding itself on revealing the insipid secrets of the Hollywood elite, including revealing Nicki Minaj’s…
  • Top 10 Films of 2014

    Jordan Dean
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    2014 has been a great year for film, rewarding cinephiles with more memorable cinematic experiences than they have been treated to in a good few years. This year has seen seasoned filmmakers like Wes Anderson and Jonathon Glazer produce some of their best work, while some of the years’ most impressive releases have come from exciting new directors such as Dan Gilroy and Jennifer Kent. We’ve also witnessed an exciting change from the high-budget end of the cinematic spectrum. As we’ve come to understand, blockbuster selections aren’t usually spectacular works or even original to boot.
 
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Double Vision: The Art of Sharon Shapiro

    Adriana de Barros
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Warning: This post contains an image with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. One of my favorite paintings by Sharon Shapiro is “Badlands,” which was featured on Scene 360’s past project “The Art of Interpretation.” There is usually a strong message behind her work and that is the case with “Daisy Chain” (shown below), a 60s...
  • Infamous Erotic Moments in British Cinema

    Christopher Smail
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    This may seem like a strange cinematic area for the British to be involved in. I mean we’re just so very repressed and uptight about nudity, are we not? Not like those liberated French across the channel with their constant parade of body parts for the world to see. While we are no longer living...
  • Kanemaki Sculpts Human Figures from Logs of Wood

    Adriana de Barros
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    While he is carving a man and skeleton out of wood, Yoshitoshi Kanemaki is analyzing and questioning mortality… he thinks to himself, “What is Life?” “What is Death?” Questions most of us have asked ourselves, yet Kanemaki doesn’t have a clear answer for them. His work is bold with fascinating compositions and it is remarkable how...
  • Candy Coloured Wonderland by Phebe Schmidt

    Christopher Smail
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    This Melbourne-based photographer is making waves in the beauty and fashion world thanks to her coloured and satirical works, which manage to pay homage to and subvert these two giant industries. A favourite of independent fashion labels and designers, Schmidt’s brilliant photography is awash with minimalist lines and science fiction touches. All images © Phebe...
  • 10 Comedy Movies That Were Banned

    Martyn Conterio
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    The old saying goes that “laughter is the best medicine.” Unfortunately, the art of comedy is not as universally appreciated as you’d think. What plays well in one country might cause offence in another. With the controversy surrounding Seth Rogen’s “The Interview” still fresh in the pop culture ether, because it almost started World War...
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    THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE | ONLINE EDITION

  • MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK: NEW YORK SCHEDULE 2015 – FEB 12 – 19

    admin8
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will once again take over New York this winter. From February 12-19, designers from around the world will unveil their Fall 2015 Collections as over 110,000 guests descend upon the city. The preliminary schedule has been announced, with more than 80 designers taking center stage to show the latest in fashion trends and innovations. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will feature designers from over 15 countries, and it has become a destination for not only established brands but also emerging talent. The majority of shows will still be held at the Lincoln Center So clear…
  • DOCUMENTARY FORTNIGHT 2015 @ MOMA – NEW YORK – FEB 13 – 27

    admin8
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) Documentary Fortnight MoMA, 1 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019 February 13 through 27, 2015 Documentary Fortnight 2015: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, is the 14th annual showcase of recent documentary film that examines the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction practices and reflects on new areas of documentary filmmaking. The two-week festival includes 28 films, with many directors present for discussions following screenings, which will take place within The Roy and Niua Titus…
  • BALLET 422 – DOCUMENTARY REVIEW

    Mary-Linh Tran
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It is one thing to be honored with the privilege of choreographing a piece for the New York City Ballet. It’s another thing to be a member of the corps de ballet – the lowest rank in any company. But for Justin Peck, who has done both, it means having unprecedented access to some of the world’s most elite dancers to inspire his own artistic direction. Tall, slender, and somewhat disarming, the now 27-year old dancer was the subject of a documentary film released in 2014, Ballet 422. It is set to be released in theaters on February 6, 2015. He moves in the studio, on the stage, and…
  • DANCY, SADDINGTON & HUSTON @ NIGHT GALLERY – LA – JAN 17 – FEB 21

    admin8
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    Mira Dancy Mira Dancy, feat. Amelia Saddington and Miles Huston: “Is She Is She Psychic” Night Gallery, 2276 East 16th Street, LA January 17 – February 21, 2015 Night Gallery is presenting a three-artist exhibition; “Is She Is She Psychic,” an exhibition of new work by Mira Dancy, also featuring exhibits by Miles Huston and Amelia Saddington. In “Is She Is She Psychic,” Mira Dancy begins by imagining an ad campaign for a fictional fragrance Herfume Perfume. As soon as the name is spoken it unravels, however, and the riddle intrinsic to the name…
  • TRENDING: SOCIAL MEDIA CASTED FASHION CAMPAIGNS

    admin8
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Social media is the latest trend for casting campaign models in the fashion industry. Marc by Marc Jacobs used Instagram and Twitter to successfully cast a campaign that ran last year, and they decided to bring it back. Instagram and Twitter users post photos of themselves with the hashtag, #castmemarc. Last year’s contest received over 70,000 submissions, of which 11 were chosen to represent the Marc by Marc Jacobs brand. It’s just another way the internet is cutting out the middle man and taking it to the source. Marc by Marc Jacobs is not the only one going online for new…
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    From comics to games!

  • The Land of Ülorg: Pilot 3

    Jaimie Walker
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    The post The Land of Ülorg: Pilot 3 appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • The Land of Ülorg Pilot 2

    Jaimie Walker
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
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  • Day 63 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Working on the comic

    Jaimie Walker
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Day 63 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Working on the comic, I am finally starting to make pages for the the comic, The Land of Ülorg, I still need to work on consistency however , I’m a bit over eager to get started. I think the sketch a day … Check out the rest → The post Day 63 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Working on the comic appeared first on From comics to games!.
 
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    Made Mistakes

  • See Right Through Me

    Michael Rose
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Rachel B. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Knowing when to stop and leave well enough alone is something I wrestle with every time I draw. The in-between draws tend to be more interesting than the finished piece just because all of the blanks have been filled in. Something I need to remember for next time. As always, I’ve shared the original illustration on Mix for closer examination and remixing. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. See Right Through Me was originally published by Michael Rose on…
  • Drape Fold the Shoulder

    Michael Rose
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Lindsey M. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. The original illustration is available on Mix if you want to rework it or get a closer look. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. Drape Fold the Shoulder was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • From Blue to Fuchsia

    Michael Rose
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Mi Mo inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. The original illustration is available on Mix if you want to rework it or get a closer look. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. From Blue to Fuchsia was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Pull My Lips

    Michael Rose
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Vanessa J. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. The original illustration is available on Mix if you want to rework it or get a closer look. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. Pull My Lips was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • The Dark Knight Rises

    Michael Rose
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of the Dark Knight to go along with a drawing I did of the Clown Prince a few weeks ago. The original illustration is available on Mix in various stages of completion if you want to rework it or get a closer look. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Work in progress screen captures Made with Paper. The Dark Knight Rises was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
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    Airbrush compressor reviews

  • The Badger Air-Brush Co. TC910 Aspire Pro Compressor

    Daniel
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:12 am
    Badger Air-Brush Co. has been committed to high levels of quality, value and customer service since their beginning over 45 years ago. Their goals include producing all of their components to a high standard of operation that exceeds customer expectations. On top of their commitments to high values and innovation in production, they seek to provide equally exceptional and innovative customer service and education. Badger Air-Brush Co. does not complacently rest on their past; they work to improve in all ways for themselves and their customers. Badger TC910 compressor TC910 Aspire Pro…
  • Infographic – A beginner’s guide to Airbrushing

    Daniel
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
  • Airbrush Paint Buyer’s Guide

    Daniel
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Airbrushing is a fun and artistic way that you can express yourself using many types of paints on an endless number of surfaces. While it may seem overwhelming now, once you start airbrushing it will become more apparent what paints work best for each type of surface and how to use the perfect technique to take the picture that has formed inside your mind and put it on the surface that you are working with. Since specific paints work best on certain surfaces, it is best to have a basic understanding of the pros and cons of each type of paint and the surfaces they work best on. Types of Paint…
  • Full review – Paasche D3000R 1/8 HP Compressor with Tank, Regulator and Moisture Trap

    Daniel
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    The Paasche Company has been dedicated to providing superior craftsmanship and quality in airbrushes, compressors, and accessories since the company was originally founded in 1904.  Today, this Chicago based organization provides the highest quality airbrush equipment, at the most affordable prices possible. Paasche D3000R 1/8 HP Compressor with Tank, Regulator and Moisture Trap The Paasche D300R is manufactured in Chicago, Illinois, and is designed to provide the air pressure needed for serious airbrushing by providing up to 30 PSI depending on the type of airbrush being used.  This…
  • Paasche VL-100D Double Action Airbrush & Compressor Package Review

    Daniel
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    The Paasche company has been producing high level airbrush compressors, airbrush tools, and airbrush accessories for hobbyists and serious professionals alike for years now. All of their products are made right here in the good old US of A, and carry an industry leading warranty and guarantee as far as construction quality and durability are concerned. There are a lot of reasons that so many people all over the world have been taking advantage of the line of products that Paasche offers – with many of them choosing the Paasche VL-100D Double Action airbrush and compressor being one of their…
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    The Prints Regent

  • Somebody's all grown up!

    Rachel Wright
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Just a very quick post to kick off a New Year of blogging.  The 15th January marked one of my friends/housemates birthdays and as part of his present I made him a personalised birthday card. As he is the president of the university I wanted to make him a jokey card which referenced this.  It's surprisingly pretty hard to depict someone as president (unless you include a cliched sash) so I decided to go for king instead... I mean I guess he's sort of top dog (not that I'd ever tell him that).This design used skills I'd not stretched in a long time, for the joke to have full effect it…
  • Happy New Year!

    Rachel Wright
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    I'm afraid there's no print for you all today.  With all the winter festivities printmaking has had to take a bit of a backseat.  I just wanted to round up 2014 by sharing with you some of my personal highlights from the last 12 months. It has been a busy old year in Prints Regent HQ and so much has changed!The big happy highlights are:I graduated from university - something I never thought I would doI finally managed to take a holiday outside the UK - Lino's of this are still in the worksI both left a job and landed a jobI moved from Falmouth back to home and then from home back to…
  • Autumn Almanac #3 - Baby It's Cold Outside

    Rachel Wright
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Since moving to Cornwall for university the beginning of the Christmas period has always been marked by the Truro City of Lights parade (even if it is in mid-November).  All three years I was at university I stood in the cold to watch the procession of volunteers trudge, march and dance though whatever weather condition a Cornish November could throw at them.  Having graduated last July I was a bit disappointed at the thought of missing it this year when out of the blue (absolutely no cajoling necessary) Boyf sent me a message offering to take me (although he obviously regretted his…
  • It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

    Rachel Wright
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    It's almost my favourite time of year again! All the lights are twinkling, the fires are crackling and the chestnuts are roasting.  This year I'm taking part in a Christmas Blog Hop so be sure to follow the link and check out some of the other wonderful crafting ideas!  The beginning of December means starting to think about Xmas cards for my family and friends.  This year I wanted to design something a little less traditional, so left the mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas Wreaths to those more talented artists and went for something simple but effective.  I wanted to…
  • Autumn Almanac #2 - Sweets for my Sweet

    Rachel Wright
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    So whilst catching up on work from Autumn (which will be in the next post) I was also working on Boyf's birthday prezzies! I have to admit sometimes I get a little over excited when it comes to his birthday and I like to spoil him a little.  It's nothing he doesn't deserve though!I went a little more traditional with his card this year than I did last year and put together a little study of lots of tasty treats.I'm really proud of the way this design turned out and whilst I had the cutters out decided to try a little mixed media experiment to accompany his birthday present too.  I…
 
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    Sara Paxton Artworks

  • How To Make Oil Paints Dry Faster

    Sara
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    Waiting for oil paint to dry can be one of the pain points of painting.  Waiting for the bottom layer to dry to then apply the next, or waiting for larger slash thicker sections to dry so you can transport or finish a painting can be frustrating. There are also many other reasons why people are constantly searching for ways to make oil paints dry faster! So this is why I have put together a list of methods I use to speed up the drying process of my oil paintings.  Every artist I have ever come across wants to know the secrets for how to dry oil paint faster! So, lets answer the…
  • Eagles Nest Gallery Oil Painting Art Exhibition

    Sara
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:44 pm
    2015 will be off to a fantastic start with a new exhibition at Eagles Nest Gallery down on the Great Ocean Road towards Lorne. The exhibition will be featuring my latest oil paintings ranging from landscapes to still life and some which are even a little abstract. The art exhibition starts off with a champagne opening on the 3rd of January! The title is ‘Summer Colour’ so I have concentrated on producing paintings that are bursting with strong and vibrant colour. You can view more of the featured exhibition paintings in the online gallery.   When – 3rd to the 31st of…
  • 10 Good Reasons to Paint in Oils

    Sara
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    I have used oil paints on canvas for many years and it’s by far my favourite medium to work with. Before you make the assumption that I am being bias. I have have been an artist for longer than I can remember, using many different mediums and I have always come back to oils as my favourite! I am now a full time artist that uses oils about 90% of the time, you can see some of my works here! Here’s 10 reasons why painting with oils on canvas is the best: 1 – It’s the medium of the masters! 2 – You can mix colours easily. In fact experimenting with colour mixing…
  • Exhibition At Seaview Gallery Queenscliff

    Sara
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    I have a long standing and very special relationship with Seaview Gallery. When I was first starting out as professional artist selling my work, they were the gallery who exhibited my first pieces, gave me my first exhibition and have stocked my work ever since. To an artist this is an invaluable relationship. Over the years we have become friends and I always look forward having an exhibition at Seaview Gallery. This Saturday, 1 November, 2 to 4pm, is the opening day of this year’s exhibition which will run throughout November. For this exhibition I have been lucky enough to get the…
  • Limited Edition Prints now available on Society6 – Prints, Bags, Clocks

    Sara
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The launch of my paintings on the Society6 store was very exciting. For those of you who have not heard about society6 I strongly encourage you to check it out as it is a fantastic website. It is full of artists and creatives expressing and sharing their work with the world. Being able to produce Society6 prints was the main reason I wanted to join the program however they sell a huge range of things from iPhone cases, laptop stickers, giclee prints, bags, clocks and even pillows. The whole concept  they have come up with is really interesting, and  I will explain the process below!
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    Urban Expression Cafe

  • Music is the Universal Language of Mankind

    tenaciouz14
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:05 pm
    This past summer I had the pleasure of going to what I consider the best kept secret in the world! I’ll give you a second to guess; hint-it’s known for being “thee place” for scuba diving and it’s located in Central America. Have you guessed it yet? Well if not, I’ll help you out. This past June I had the pleasure, alongside 11 other students and a wonderful professor, to travel to Belize! Belize has to be, hands down, the greatest place I have ever visited! Not only will the food make you tell your mama that she is no longer the best cook you know, sorry…
  • I STILL HAVE A DREAM

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

    tenaciouz14
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    There have been several comments regarding music in the urban community as being vulgar, lacking content and promoting premarital sex and violence. Although the point of music is the freedom of expression, in all honesty the latest trends of music in our community do lack content and meaning. Old school music has been left behind, only present through the use of sampling in most of our generations musical composition. I miss the days of REAL music! I miss the days when REAL musicians went into the studio with actual instruments alongside singers who had powerful, yet raw vocals and came…
  • COUNTRY MUSIC ISN’T ALL NASHVILLE HAS TO OFFER!

    tenaciouz14
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    The Country Music Capital of the World seems to be making an attempt to reach a broader, more diverse audience by tapping into the fast growing Urban Community. Lovers of urban expression, such as Hip-hop, Poetry, Rhythm and Blues or Jazz, haven’t really had a place to share their expression and appreciation for urban art in the Metro City. With a very popular Country and Christian music scene, even musicians of urban genres find it hard to fit in. Well if you are one of those art fiends I mentioned that are frustrated with Nashville’s lack of artistic diversity, I have great news…
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