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  • Linking the natural world, landscape history and art

    ArtPlantae Today
    ArtPlantae
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Over the centuries, the county of Dorset has motivated not only naturalists and scientists but provided the creative inspiration for artists, writers, and poets with its rich tapestry of colours, sounds and sights woven into an ancient landscape. Some artists have used inspiration from the array of wild flower meadows, ancient woodland and iconic views across […]
  • John Baldessari Talks Philip Guston in Video for The Met

    AO Art Observed™
    D. Creahan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    John Baldessari is featured on Vogue this week, discussing the formal and thematic concerns he reads in Philip Guston’s Stationary Figure, part of The Met’s new series featuring contemporary artists discussing their favorite works from the museum collection.  “He’s almost a dumb artist, and I’m using dumb in a good way,” Baldessari says.  “It’s seemingly clumsy but very sophisticated […]
  • Antoni Tàpies elevates consciousness and conscience in PAMM exhibit

    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog
    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Antoni Tàpies elevates consciousness and conscience in PAMM exhibit: “The exclusive U.S. presentation of work by Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies at the Pérez Art Museum Miami explores trauma, triumph and the human spirit. … Click to Continue »“ (Via Visual Arts news & reviews | Miami Herald & MiamiHerald.com.)
  • Battersea Arts Center Receives £1 Million in Funding Following Massive Fire

    AO Art Observed™
    D. Creahan
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    The Battersea Arts Center has received a £1 million grant from the United Kingdom following a massive fire at the South London institution that destroyed its Grand Hall.  “The arts center is having to divert all its available resources into dealing with the aftermath and so I am pleased to be able to confirm that the government will provide […]
  • Creative Movement

    Meditative Art School
    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 [...]
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    ArtSlant - Contemporary Art Network

  • Made-Up with Danny Volk: S1E8 with Pope.L

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Danny Volk talks to artists in their studios about life and art—while they do his make-up. This concept was a new one for us, and, unsurprisingly, it produces some unique moments: see artists like Theaster Gates, Pope.L, and Jessica Stockholder working in their studios as you've never seen them before.  Revisit Season 1 as we anticipate the all-new Made-Up Season 2, to be released this Spring on ArtSlant. This week: Pope.L puts on his best Dick Cheney face to do Danny's make up. Expect gratuitous swear words mixed with a serious heart-to-heart about the masks we all…
  • #MuseumWeek: The World's Weirdest Museums

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    In celebration of #MuseumWeek 2015, we asked our friends and colleagues: "What's the weirdest museum you've visited?" The responses we got back revealed some pretty wacky institutes from all corners of the globe, from the Pez Museum to the Museum of Broken Relationships. From spine-tingling to saccharine, they reflect the full gamut of human freakiness. But what does the list tell us about our definition of weird—and our attraction to it? Are these museums an homage to life's curiosities, or simply outlandish gimmicks cooked up by tourism boards?    Pitt…
  • Do It Anyway: Platforms of Perseverance in San Francisco

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:17 am
    From the Gold Rush to the Psychedelic era, through the tech boom and bust of the 1990s, San Francisco has been a mecca for prospectors, freaks and geeks, and mainstream challengers. But the city's hold on such monikers has been challenged lately, with populations touted as the “best and brightest” flooding in to work for major tech corporations and affecting the cultural landscape. San Francisco is currently in a heightened state of what the Situationists, particularly Guy Debord, referred to as the spectacle Shuttled in plush commuter buses, the corporation workers’ purpose…
  • Performing Tables

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Laura Letinsky photographs material debris left behind on tabletops. Orange peels, breadcrumbs, partially consumed cakes, wine stains, or sometimes a more theatrical octopus spread out in evocative, transitory constellations. At any moment one imagines a figure will enter the picture frame, destroying the aesthetic confluence in an effort to wipe the table down and deposit all captured remnants in a trashcan. This is partly what’s so compelling about these photographs: framed by the camera these typically overlooked bits and pieces reveal a vibrant material presence. Mesmerized by the…
  • Mario Rising: Imagery, Identity, and Myth in an 8-bit Classic

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    The internet is a petri dish for myth and meme. Stories and ideas self replicate, mutate, spread themselves around. What is the tipping point for an idea to become so copiously proliferated that it achieves the status of something like fact? Is it an unwillingness to question the idea's authority, pure dominance through abundance? Whilst looking at some medieval representations of hell online recently I came across the image above. It immediately reminded me of the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong. Could the comparison be developed further? Could one suggest the idea that playing platform games…
 
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  • Staalplaat Soundsystem and the book that's also a paper turntable and a music instrument

    Regine
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    A quick post to let you know about the really REALLY nice book i received the other day. I can't stop playing with it. The publication celebrates Staalplaat Soundsystem's brilliant work continue
  • DIYsect. A series about the DIY Biology & Biology-Art intersection

    Regine
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    The goal of this small and smart web series is to discuss the way biotechnology is changing our society: What are its political, social, and even philosophical implications? What happens when manipulating life becomes as simple as writing a line of code? And more importantly, what does this mean for average citizens and their future? continue
  • The sound of empty space

    Regine
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    The sound of empty space explores relationships between microphones, speakers, and surrounding acoustic environments through controlled, self-generating microphone feedback. By building flawed technological systems and nullifying their intended potential for communication, the ear is turned towards the empty space between components; to the unique configurations of each amplifying assemblage continue
  • PIGS, structures of surveillance, metabolic landscape, a quiet USA, etc. My favourite photo books of the moment

    Regine
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    I'm drowning in really good books this year. Half of them are photography books. And because i'm short on time and these publications deserve a review, i'm going to take the lazy road: a sweeping and speedy overview of 5 of my favourite photo books of the moment. In one post. continue
  • Copie Copains Club, a community of artists who copy each other

    Regine
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    Copie Copains Club aims to highlight the art of copying in the Post-Internet era. Today, the works and their representations circulating on the web become themselves available materials, ready to be replayed by other artists. At a time when production companies and governments toil to outlaw copying, CCC aims to be a space where everyone can freely enjoy the copying continue
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    Eye Level

  • Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Baby Bry Bry

    Amelia
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Luce Unplugged, our art talk and local concert series, is moving from Sunday afternoons to Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. We appreciate our devoted attendees who, for three years and change, turned down brunch plans, procrastinated doing their laundry, and, most importantly, got dressed and left the house to come to our Sunday shows. Whether or not that describes you, you can look forward to our Thursday shows because they will be easy to get to after work and have a bar (and it's a universal truth that a free show in a museum plus beer is better than your average happy hour). Beloved punk rockers…
  • Innovation Handi-hour

    Jeff
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Join us on Wednesday, March 25, in the Luce Foundation Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum as we celebrate craft and innovation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Special one-time discounted admission of $10, at the door. You must be 21 or older to enter. See our calendar for more information. Christy Oates demonstrates how to use laser cutters to create interesting display pieces and furniture Some crafts are created using time-honored traditions and time-tested methods, and some crafts utilize the brand new and experimental technologies of today (and…
  • Computers and Art

    Jeff
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    This blog post is adapted from an essay written by Michael Mansfield, curator of film and media arts, to accompany the exhibition, Watch This! Revelations in Media Art, opening April 24 and running through September 7. Nam June Paik's ETUDE 1 © Nam June Paik Estate In 1964, Marshall McLuhan wrote that artists were the only people able to "encounter technology with impunity," suggesting that they would be fearless in their approach, unafraid of the consequences, and could light the way for the rest of us. The stunning range of artistic engagements with technology in the last 70 years…
  • Q and Art: Margaret Jordan Patterson

    Alida
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. If you enjoy this post, take a look at others in our series. Margaret Jordon Patterson's Garden Flowers Q: I love the bright flower prints by Margaret Jordan Patterson. Can you tell me more about the artist? Answer: The Boston artist Margaret Jordan Patterson exhibited her paintings and prints throughout the United States and in France during her lifetime, and her name was frequently mentioned in art…
  • Luce Artist Talk: Five Questions with Costume Designer Deb Sivigny

    Gloria
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Join us this Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 p.m. to see how costume design and artworks in the Luce Foundation Center connect to one another as part of our Luce Artist Talks. For March and April, the talks will be presented by artists associated with the Source Theater Festival, which is organized annually by CulturalD.C.. Luce Artist Talks are presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. Deb Sivigny is a costume and scenic designer based in Washington, D.C. She collaborates with other designers to create worlds through her costumes and scenic design for numerous shows in the D.C. area. She did…
 
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  • Friday Links: Vibrating Benches

    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Nude art tours. Image courtesy of the Guardian. No fences:This May, the European Commission will unveil its plans for a single digital market in the EU. [Courthouse News Service] Wisconsin Governor—and presidential hopeful—Scott Walker wants to slash $300 million in funding to the University of Wisconsin schools. You know who’s not happy about this? University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross, who has announced that he will resign if the governor’s cuts stand. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] The people have spoken, and they want George Carlin. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait…
  • GIF of the Day: Dinosaur Smack Down

    Paddy Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Because this is what a dinosaur deserves. Screw the dino! Screw the croc! and Screw that bat too! Artist unknown. Image via: Lorna Mills.
  • A Few Thoughts on This Björk-Biesenbach Nonsense

    Paddy Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    From the Bjork retrospective Will the negative press from MoMA’s Björk retrospective ever end? Earlier this week, Christian Viveros Faune wrote a mammoth expose on the subject that included calling for the firing of MoMA Curator-at-Large Klaus Biesenbach, and the rest of the week has been dedicated to the responses. Naturally Artnet has already rounded them up and added the thoughts of much maligned former MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch. (Deitch compares the diatribes against Biesenbach to those that were lodged against him two years ago.) The big news from the Viveros Faune piece:…
  • Greetings from DUMBO

    Paddy Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Greetings from our new office at 20 Jay Street! We’re still getting our bearings around here, so posting will continue to be light. But to give you sense of what things are like around here; As I write this post, the sounds of saws, hammers and cranes leak through my windows. Below me, a new building I’m told will house arts organizations and offices quickly rises; shortly it will obscure the best view of the city I’ve ever had. Thank-you New York, for being you.
  • GIF of the Day: Like Pearls

    Corinna Kirsch
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Morehshin Allahyari’s “Like Pearls” isn’t a GIF. It’s many GIFs, and it’s a beautifully complex, ear-crushing site: roses bloom out of panties, red lingerie GIFs glitter on and on—and there’s that Backstreet Boys MIDI that just won’t stop looping. Clicking on individual GIFs brings up pop-up ads that revel in (broken) English marketing lingo: Underwear that hold the key to her heart Underneath these panties, holds your love Among these rosepetals, there is a hidden secret. Would you like to discover this secret with your lover? But what does…
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  • How to Have a Productive Day

    Alyson Stanfield
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am not immune to unproductive days, and I’ve had more than my fair share of them recently. In order to get back on track, I’ve regrouped and, with the help of a coach, reminded myself of these principles. They really work – when you do them. Start The Day With 3 Intentional Steps I swear by the importance of these first three steps. When I don’t do them, I am significantly more overwhelmed and stressed out. Doing them brings peace of mind and helps me start my day on my terms rather than diving in and responding to everything being pushed at me. 1. Decide that you’re going to have…
  • Rx for Sloppy Newsletter Syndrome

    Alyson Stanfield
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    There’s an epidemic going around. Don’t panic. If it strikes, you won’t need to rush to the ER or be quarantined. But you will need to take immediate action. Your physical health isn’t in peril, but the health of your art business is at stake. The epidemic is SENS – Sloppy Email and Newsletter Syndrome. Let me explain the symptoms so you can self-diagnose. Symptom 1: Missing Name This is the most destructive of all the SENS symptoms. I’ve lost count of how many artist newsletters I receive without the artist’s full name in them. Sure, your first name might be there. Or your last…
  • 11 Artist Videos to Whet Your Appetite Plus 1 Bonus

    Alyson Stanfield
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Your photos aren’t reaching as far as they used to on Facebook. A number of marketing experts have recently pointed out that photos are the least likely to reach their audience on Facebook. Even links and plain status updates (sans links/photos) get more organic reach than photos. What is working? Video! On average, videos are seen by 135% more people than photos. And it’s not just on Facebook. Engaging videos can be a boon for your marketing regardless of where you post them. So let’s look at some artists who have done a pretty good job with their videos. Some of these are…
  • A Creative Idea for Unloading Earlier Art

    Alyson Stanfield
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    There’s too much art hiding in studios, basements, and garages. If you have a problem with overflowing inventory, especially a lot of earlier art that you aren’t excited about showing, how about finding new homes for that work? At the same time, you’ll create room for new art, support a good cause, and earn income. Organize a Fundraiser Yep, I’m talking about a fundraiser. Now before you cut me off because you think I’m going to tell you to donate your art, hang tight. Just the opposite is true because you’re going to make money on this fundraiser. There must be a cause that is…
  • Revitalize Old Content On Your Blog

    Alyson Stanfield
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This blog is more than ten years old. Blogs were different in 2004 before social media took off. In the early years, I posted a lot of little snippets before Facebook and Twitter were the place for these. That means there’s a lot of crap on my blog. (I won’t link to it here because it’s going away, as you’ll see.) If you’ve had a blog for a while, you might be faced with the same dilemma: What to do about old posts that have outlived their usefulness? I started looking for posts that would either 1) embarrass me if someone landed on them or 2) lead readers astray with…
 
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  • Live Action Role Painting

    Sofia Leiby & Jaakko Pallasvuo
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
  • Artist Profile: Kari Altmann

    Harry Burke
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Preview image from "XOMIA" (2015) which debuts March 27th at Ellis King 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. Your work functions on two different, related, levels. The first is the macro, or the meta—the way that images or systems are linked together, a concern that is present throughout your practice. The second is the micro—for example, tracing visual similarities between survival tools and credit card designs or…
  • Poetry as Practice: Ye Mimi's filmic postcards of street life in NYC, Chicago, and Taiwan

    Harry Burke
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    Part of First Look: Poetry as Practice, copresented with the New Museum. Was Being Moved? (2011)Ye Mimi View on Vimeo The poetry film Was Being Moved? (2011) takes the form of a series of postcards to a "Mr. Parade," interspersed with vignettes of public rituals and street life in Chicago, New York City, and Taiwan. It features music composed and played by Taiwanese musician Yujun Wang. Ye Mimi is a Taiwanese poet and filmmaker. Having earned an MFA in creative writing at Dong Hwa University and an MFA in film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she is the author of two volumes…
  • Rhizome's Spring 2015 Program

    Rhizome
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
  • Cyborg Origins: Lynn Hershman Leeson at Bridget Donahue

    Kerry Doran
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    "Lynn Hershman Leeson: Origins of the Species," installation view, Bridget Donahue. Copyright Lynn Hershman Leeson. Photos by Marc Brems Tatti. Courtesy Bridget Donahue, New York. Lynn Hershman Leeson has been probing the idea of what it means to be a cybernetic organism since the 1960s. This line of inquiry is laid bare in "Origins of the Species," a solo exhibition of Hershman Leeson's work that inaugurates Bridget Donahue's new gallery space in New York. Running concurrently with the artist's first museum retrospective, "Civic Radar," at ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, the exhibition…
 
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • "Teacup Fragment No. 1"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Teacup Fragment No. 1" • Oil on Panel • 2x2.5 inches (5x6 cm) • 2008Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Green Chile"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Green Chile" • Oil on Wood • 2.5x2.5 inches (6x6 cm) • 2012AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • Print: "The Debate"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "The Debate" • Matted Giclée Print • 6.5x12 inches (10x16 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.
  • "Quintet on Red Silk"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Quintet on Red Silk" • Oil on Panel • 2.5x6 inches (6x15 cm) • 2013Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Forum No. 14"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Forum No. 14" • Oil on Panel • 2x5 inches (5x12 cm) • 2013AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
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    tom moody

  • bread

    tom moody
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    hat tips melipone and foot
  • broken_img

    tom moody
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    original pointguy
  • homestar and stinkoman with object

    tom moody
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    chapman bros; object by pfifferking
  • fact checker questions for Frieze magazine

    tom moody
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Continuing with some questions about Karen Archey's Frieze review of Ryder Ripps' Postmasters show [sign-in required]. The magazine may or may not have fact checkers, but here is a list of items that probably should have been vetted prior to publication: 1. "In an online slideshow hosted on Tumblr that Ripps created for the show..." Ripps created a Keynote presentation, hosted on Tumblr, six months prior to the Postmasters exhibit, for an Instagram Mini-Marathon in Los Angeles; it was not made for the Postmasters show. 2. Paragraph Two of the review takes several quotes from Ripps' Tumblr out…
  • Painting Now

    tom moody
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    Was at the Union Square Barnes & Noble yesterday and a friend took this pic of my work in the book Painting Now, by Suzanne Hudson. Here's the press blurb for the book: Overview An international survey exploring the many ways in which painting has been re-approached, re-imagined, and challenged by today’s artists Painting is a continually expanding and evolving medium. The radical changes that have taken place since the 1960s and 1970s -- the period that saw the shift from a modernist to a postmodernist visual language -- have led to its reinvigoration as a practice, lending it an…
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    Dennis Hollingsworth

  • Some Thoughts on Painting

    Dennis
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Some Thoughts on Painting Presented by The Brooklyn Rail and Hunter College Here are some thoughts I have about the panel discussion:...
  • Details, details.

    Dennis
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
  • Torpor

    Dennis
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    "> Here is a collection of links all hovering worriedly over a stubborn condition of torpor in arts and culture in our time. I note that Howard Hurst's December 2014 Hyperallergic article is still being passed along in Facebook...
  • Capricho

    Dennis
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Capricho 2015 #488 10"x10"x3"...
  • CIC

    Dennis
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    CIC...
 
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    Miami Art Exchange » MAEX Art Blog

  • Antoni Tàpies elevates consciousness and conscience in PAMM exhibit

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

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

    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    The Biennial Boom: “The 56th Venice Biennale, which opens in a little over a month, may be one of the world’s best-known and most prestigious art festivals, but in the past 20 years or so it’s gotten a lot of company on the … Read More“ (Via ARTnews.)
  • A rich library of African-American poetry goes digital

    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    A rich library of African-American poetry goes digital: By Julie Edgar, Detroit-based freelance writer The Knight Arts Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for the best local ideas for the arts. Here, writer Julie Edgar catches up with past winner Broadside Press. “Amid the social upheaval of the 1960s, when protests were brutally quashed, Detroit’s Broadside Press was quietly turning out the works of African-American poets who were telling universal and particular truths that re-shaped the way people thought of themselves and each other. Lots of works, in fact. The good…
  • Alternative Contemporaneities : Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ)

    Onajide Shabaka
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Alternative Contemporaneities : Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ): Richard Haden curated Alternative Contemporaneities:Temporary Autonomous Zones, assisted by Cristy Almaida, opens at MOCA, North Miami, March 21 until May 30, 2015. “There is a catalogue of images and texts contributed by, at least, the artists, the curators and the museum director. PE advocates for TAZ, below. Some links : Hakim Bey interviews David Levi Strauss, BOMB 89, Fall 2004. Alternative Contemporaneities:Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ) Opening Reception Saturday, March 21, 7PM This group exhibition builds on the…
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  • The Curator Of MoMA’s Björk Disaster Should Be Fired

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:07 am
    Christian Viveros-Fauné: “[Klaus] Biesenbach – the institution’s Übersocial, fame-obsessed, Chief Curator at Large – has seemingly finally come in for some in-house scrutiny. A growing consensus outside the institution says it’s about time.”
  • Who’s Really To Blame For MoMA’s Björkgate?

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    “This is obviously about the board members going to dinner parties and such, and being told by friends and associates that they should be embarrassed by the show. And they should be, I guess; the problem is that they refuse to accept any responsibility for fostering the conditions that allowed it to happen.”
  • In Contract Battle, Orchestra Moves To Replace Up To Two-Thirds Of Its Players

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    “The KBS Symphony Orchestra moved to potentially replace 67 positions in its 100-strong orchestra on Monday, upping the ante against players in an intensifying labor dispute.” KBS, the state broadcaster of South Korea, spun off its orchestra in September 2012; many musicians, fearing for their job security, want to remain KBS employees and have been unwilling to sign contracts with the new management.
  • The Best Night To See A Play Is The First Night Of Previews, Says NY Times Critic

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    Laura Collins-Hughes: “The energy in the room is high, and whatever surprises the performance holds won’t yet have been spoiled by reviews written by people like me. … [And] whatever ails a show, there is still – theoretically, anyway – time to fix it. To me, that feels hopeful. And dynamic.”
  • Richard III Finally Gets His State Funeral

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    “For an English monarchy that has lasted more than 1,000 years, there can have been few more improbable occasions than the ceremony of remembrance here on Thursday for the reburial of one of the most bloodstained medieval sovereigns.”
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  • Fatherhood and mental health

    SoniaT
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    When people think about depressed parents, it’s almost instinctive to think about post-partum moms. Certainly, post-partum depression is a serious issue, but my co-author Garrett Pace and I wanted to go one step further. We asked if moms and dads are at similar risk for depression based on the kinds of parental roles they take on (like a step-parent or residential biological parent). Our work, which appeared in the journal Social Work, found some interesting gender differences. For example, stepfathers have a high risk for depression, particularly if they have a biological child from…
  • Affirmative action for immigrant whites

    Abbey Lovell
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    In mid-February the Public Broadcasting Service aired a four-hour documentary entitled The Italian Americans, an absorbing chronicle of one immigrant group’s struggles and successes in America. It has received rave reviews across the country. For all its virtues, however, the film falls short in at least one important respect: while it claims to overcome “the power of myth” to tell the “real history of Italian Americans,” that history is at best incomplete. To be sure, the documentary captures an important part of the story: the grinding poverty and prejudice that many Italians…
  • Looking back at Typhoid Mary 100 years later

    Julia Callaway
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Typhoid Mary Mallon is one of the best known personalities in the popular history of medicine, the cook who was a healthy carrier of typhoid fever, who spread illness, death, and tragedy among the families she served with her cooking, and whose case alerted public health administrations across the world to this mechanism of disease transmission. Alongside John Snow and the Broad Street Pump, Mary and her germ are iconic figures in the history of diarrhoeal diseases, the bright side and the dark side, but both in their own way communicators of important lessons in public health and disease…
  • Heroes of Social Work

    Elizabeth Gorney
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Few professions aspire to improve the quality of life for people and communities around the globe in the same way as social work. Social workers strive to bring about positive changes in society and for individuals, often against great odds. And so it follows that the theme for this year’s National Social Work Month in the United States is “Social Work Paves the Way for Change.” This March, we recognize the humanitarians who have ‘paved the way for change,’ in the arts, politics, medicine, education, and social work. Drawn from the most recent biographies added…
  • What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

    DanP
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) all about? Companies appear to be adopting new attitudes and activities in the way they identify, evaluate and respond to social expectations. Society is no longer treated as a ‘given’, but as critical to business success. In some cases this is simply for the license to operate that social acceptability grants. In others, companies believe that favorable evaluations by consumers, employees and investors (who are, after all, members of society) will improve business performance. In part these developments also arise from employees, investors…
 
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  • Battersea Arts Center Receives £1 Million in Funding Following Massive Fire

    D. Creahan
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    The Battersea Arts Center has received a £1 million grant from the United Kingdom following a massive fire at the South London institution that destroyed its Grand Hall.  “The arts center is having to divert all its available resources into dealing with the aftermath and so I am pleased to be able to confirm that the government will provide […]
  • New York State Attorney General Launching Investigation of Cooper Union

    D. Creahan
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into the financial decision-making at Cooper Union in New York, where protests and lawsuits erupted following the school’s decision to charge tuition after nearly two hundred years of offering free college education to admitted students.  Read more at WSJ
  • John Baldessari Talks Philip Guston in Video for The Met

    D. Creahan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    John Baldessari is featured on Vogue this week, discussing the formal and thematic concerns he reads in Philip Guston’s Stationary Figure, part of The Met’s new series featuring contemporary artists discussing their favorite works from the museum collection.  “He’s almost a dumb artist, and I’m using dumb in a good way,” Baldessari says.  “It’s seemingly clumsy but very sophisticated […]
  • Malaga Makes Bid to be Spain’s Newest Arts Hub

    D. Creahan
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    The New York Times notes the city of Malaga’s recent push to become a new hotspot for art in Spain, as the city opens its arms to out of country spaces run by the Centre Pompidou and the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg.  “One of the cancers of Spain is that culture is seen as a public good […]
  • New York – Joyce Pensato: “Castaway” at Petzel Gallery Through March 28th, 2015

    Rachel_Miller
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Joyce Pensato, Mouse Mask (2015), all images courtesy Petzel Gallery To advertise her fourth solo show at Petzel Gallery, Joyce Pensato released a short video, a brashly black and white, slapstick affair, set to classic ragtime piano tunes.  In it, superhero Batman is knocked upside the head and shipped off to the exhibition, while Pensato, playing the gun moll in round-framed […]
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  • "I Am Your Father" - An Amazing Art Print by Max Dalton

    Daniel
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:04 am
    This artwork depicting one of the most iconic scenes from Star Wars is part of the “Greatest Moments in Film History,” a brand new series of limited edition arts prints by artist Max Dalton. The affordable, fine art giclee 8” x 10” prints are on sale in an open-edition format, which means that everyone who orders a print before the sale closing on Sunday night (March 22, 2015) is guaranteed a copy of it. Link. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter.
  • Minimalist Poster of Door Numbers of Houses in Amsterdam

    Daniel
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    While traveling through Amsterdam, the editor of Arthurious, a New York-based design journal and studio, was fascinated by how obsessed the city’s residents were with their door numbers. Mostly made by hand, these calligraphed numbers are often carved in stone or wood, or created using a variety of materials like metal, ceramics and glass. Some of them looked high-brow, some sickly, some pensive; one of the digits begged for a bike with a cart of tulips in the front. By and large, they felt they’re a second dimension to the city: quiet but as eloquent as people. Soon, the folks at the…
  • Remarkable Illustrations of Birds Drawn in Moleskine Diaries

    Daniel
    7 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The pages in the Moleskine diaries of London/Hong Kong-based illustrator Fran Giffard’s are unlike those owned by most people. Sure, they may contain the occasional jottings, recipes and even travel plans to lush, tropical locations – but these are something quite special. Giffard fills the blank spaces around her entries with bright and vivid illustrations of birds – both common as well as exotic. She uses aquarelle, gouache, and graphite pencil to recreate the brilliant plumages and sleek shapes of these winged beauties onto paper. As viewers, we are treated to a wonderful…
  • Illustrations of Regally-Beautiful Women in Elaborate Headdresses by Ivette Cabrera

    Daniel
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:07 am
    Miami-based artist Ivette Cabrera addresses issues of identity and female empowerment with her stunning illustrations. Talking about her works, the artist expounds that in many cultures, the only way a woman can have power and importance is when she is born into a family which wields both. She adds that with the trappings of this power comes a symbolic headdress that signifies and emphasizes the status of that woman. Her aim is to show women that they all have that power on the inside, and make them aware that each “wears a crown or headdress of importance if she were only to be aware of…
  • New Art Show Features The Striking Sculptures of Artist Kevin Titzer

    Daniel
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Sculptor Kevin Titzer (previously featured here and here) was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, but moved to Quebec, Canada a few years ago. Though his works have been exhibited numerous times in the United States and Canada, ‘Hinterland’ – his ongoing show at the Galerie d’Art la Corniche – is his Quebec debut. The theme of the show is about his experiences and adjustments moving from one country and it’s culture to another. Titzer says that there is a puppetry aesthetic that runs throughout the exhibit, and visitors were encouraged to play and interact with two…
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  • Jordy van den Nieuwendijk

    Jeff
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Paintings by artist Jordy van den Nieuwendijk. More images below.View the whole post: Jordy van den Nieuwendijk over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Animation of the Day: Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”

    Jeff
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.The stills I’ve pulled here all come from Masanobu Hiraoka’s section of the film because he’s my favourite and his work is next level (proof).Watch the animation below!View the…
  • POW! WOW! SXSW

    Jeff
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    This past year the mural arts festival known as Pow! Wow! grew leaps and bounds, hosting their largest event yet, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and launching a satellite event in Taipei, Taiwan.This month they continued their rapid expansion by partnering with SXSW and SprATX to bring some mural artists to the city of Austin, Texas. Rone (seen above), Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Gress, Ana Maria, and Meggs were among the attending artists.More photos (shot by Brandon Shigeta) below.View the whole post: POW! WOW! SXSW over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Yannick Fournié

    Zach Tutor
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Paintings by French artist Yannick Fournié that feature characterss identities hidden beneath Luchador masks.  Continue below to see more paintings by Yannick.View the whole post: Yannick Fournié over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Craftsy: Drawing The Human Face

    Jeff
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource for downloadable guides and online courses for aspiring artists looking to pick up some fundamentals. If you never went to art school this might be helpful for you. They’re currently offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Drawing the Human Face”.The eGuide gives you tips for things like drawing hair, placing facial features, and adding a little life to eyes. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free. View the whole post: Craftsy: Drawing The Human Face over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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  • Ads of the Week

    Eliza Williams
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    We have some great work to share with you this week, for Orbis Access, Desperados, Moyee coffee, Specsavers, Think! and Kids Company. First up though is this Cold War-inspired short film from Taco Bell... The film continues Taco Bell's campaign to overthrow McDonald's as the fast food breakfast of choice, with this film portraying a bleak, dystopian world where everyone eats the same thing every day. Two teenagers break free from the tyranny of the clown though, to escape through the city walls to the bright future of, um, Taco Bell. Okay, so a message of 'freedom' that consists of swapping…
  • Nick Cave's Sick Bag Song

    Rachael Steven
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    Artist and musician Nick Cave’s latest book offers a visual document of a 22-city tour of North America scrawled on the back of airline sick bags. Designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland and published by Canongate, it’s a fascinating collection of doodles, lyrics, thoughts and verse... Described as “both mythic and contemporary...[a text that] lies somewhere between the Wasteland and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, the book contains images of sick bags written and drawn on by Cave alongside prose, poetry and lyrics. As Patrick Burgoyne wrote about in our August 2013 issue, Cave (who…
  • Richard Ayoade and TomSka on YouTube and filmmaking

    Rachael Steven
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    Poster for Ayoade's film The Double, by Empire Design Speaking at Ad Week Europe in London yesterday, director Richard Ayoade, YouTube film maker Thomas Ridgewell (TomSka) and Dave Bedwood, creative director at M&C Saatchi, discussed how platforms like YouTube are influencing filmmaking, how online content differs to traditional media and what the ad industry can learn from online video. As a director, Ayoade is best known for his feature films Submarine and The Double, but previously directed TV shows Man to Man with Dean Learner and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, as well as ads for Citroen…
  • A new kind of play centre by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

    Eliza Williams
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    Life with small children can get repetitive. One of the most common repeats is the soft play centre, which seems to have an identikit, brightly coloured look wherever you go. But now there's a new kind of play centre in town: The Idol, created for the Abbey Leisure Centre in Barking, London is designed by the artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and sports a strikingly different style... Chetwynd has previously been nominated for the Turner Prize and is renowned both for her unusual name (which she explains here) and for her performance art, films and installations which explore surreal, often…
  • Do we need more humour in advertising?

    Rachael Steven
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Image via O&M Group UK on Twitter In a conversation with Ogilvy Group UK vice chairman Rory Sutherland at Ad Week Europe today, comedian Jimmy Carr said British advertising was in danger of becoming boring, with clients and creatives too worried about offending audiences. Carr worked in advertising and marketing before becoming a comedian and co-authored a book on comedy and humour with copywriter Lucy Greeves in 2006. In an entertaining conversation with Sutherland, he said that despite Britain's rich comedic heritage (in film, TV and stand up as well as advertising), there are "very few…
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  • The Curator Of MoMA’s Björk Disaster Should Be Fired

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:07 am
    Christian Viveros-Fauné: “[Klaus] Biesenbach – the institution’s Übersocial, fame-obsessed, Chief Curator at Large – has seemingly finally come in for some in-house scrutiny. A growing consensus outside the institution says it’s about time.”
  • Who’s Really To Blame For MoMA’s Björkgate?

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    “This is obviously about the board members going to dinner parties and such, and being told by friends and associates that they should be embarrassed by the show. And they should be, I guess; the problem is that they refuse to accept any responsibility for fostering the conditions that allowed it to happen.”
  • In Contract Battle, Orchestra Moves To Replace Up To Two-Thirds Of Its Players

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    “The KBS Symphony Orchestra moved to potentially replace 67 positions in its 100-strong orchestra on Monday, upping the ante against players in an intensifying labor dispute.” KBS, the state broadcaster of South Korea, spun off its orchestra in September 2012; many musicians, fearing for their job security, want to remain KBS employees and have been unwilling to sign contracts with the new management.
  • The Best Night To See A Play Is The First Night Of Previews, Says NY Times Critic

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    Laura Collins-Hughes: “The energy in the room is high, and whatever surprises the performance holds won’t yet have been spoiled by reviews written by people like me. … [And] whatever ails a show, there is still – theoretically, anyway – time to fix it. To me, that feels hopeful. And dynamic.”
  • Richard III Finally Gets His State Funeral

    Matthew Westphal
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    “For an English monarchy that has lasted more than 1,000 years, there can have been few more improbable occasions than the ceremony of remembrance here on Thursday for the reburial of one of the most bloodstained medieval sovereigns.”
 
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  • Annual Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours #2 - Open Entry

    Katherine Tyrrell
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Yesterday's post 203rd Annual Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours #1 was about the prizewinners plus the events and free events and activities being held in the Mall Galleries... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 203rd Annual Exhibition of Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours #1 - Prizewinners and Events

    Katherine Tyrrell
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    This year I'm doing two posts about the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours  (RI) at the Mall Galleries. this one is about the prizewinners (links in the artists'... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Threadneedle Space Exhibition

    Katherine Tyrrell
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This week Lachlan Goudie and Tim Benson are exhibiting new paintings in the Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries. I've seen quite a few exhibitions in the Space now by FBA Artists and others and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Review: The Big Painting Challenge - Episode 5

    Katherine Tyrrell
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The subject matter for the five artists  remaining for the fifth episode of The Big Painting Challenge" was Cityscapes. Liverpool and the River Mersey provided the venue and views for this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The growth - and demise - of Etsy?

    Katherine Tyrrell
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Etsy is up for sale. It wants to go 'public' - but it also wants to maintain its ethos and credibility. Some would say they lost it some time ago. There are quite a few articles around at the moment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Suface prep at Centotto: Dunlap, Mahler, D’Acunto, DaWalt

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / “Something Naught,” the new group show at Centotto, Paul D’Agostino’s redoubtable Bushwick salon, gathers four abstract artists who take very different approaches to resolving surfaces. The fact that surfaces themselves have aesthetic value in paintings sets painting apart from, say, digital work. So deciding how to exploit the surface of a painting to establish and convey content is key to realizing that painting’s full expressive potential. D’Agostino, with this clever selection, offers a trenchant visual essay on the full range of…
  • Answers to the Spring/Break quiz

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    One submission to the Spring/Break Quiz included this fantastic jpeg, and they have also been added to the original post here. I had a tie: two artists (you know who you are!) submitted all the correct answers. Thanks, everyone for participating.  ------Two Coats of Paint is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. For permission to use content beyond the scope of this license, permission is required.
  • On Kawara: Carpe Diem

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
     Little about On Kawara’s life is evident from looking at his work. Much of his exhibition at the Guggenheim consists of compilations of journal-like data, which unfold like life itself – one day at a time.[Image at top: "On Kawara—Silence" at the Guggenheim. Installation view. All images courtesy of the museum.]During my visit, I marveled at his organization, and at the patience and commitment it must have taken to maintain these projects for several decades. I imagined him living in a series of tidy, austere spaces over the years, surrounded by clean surfaces, folders, files,…
  • March 24: Andrew Ginzel's list of NYC shows, opening and events

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / March 24, 2015  / Listed south to north. Compiled by artist Andrew Ginzel for his students at the School of Visual Arts. Note: Images have been selected by Two Coats of Paint.[Image at top: Last chance to see Jaime Gecker @ Sardine in Bushwick, Brooklyn, through March 29.]LOWER EAST SIDENancy Haynes / Regina Rex + (harbor) / 221 Madison (new location) / thru 4/5Andrew Norman Wilson / Chapter NY / 127 Henry / thru 3/29Andrew Baron / R.Jampol / 191 Henry / thru 5/10 Opening 4/4 (6-9 PM)Laura Lancaster / Sargent’s Daughters / 179 East Broadway…
  • Art Fair Quiz: Spring/Break--Answers have been posted!

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Although the Spring/Break Art Show is known more for installations, dimly lit rooms and video projections, there were a fair number of paintings on the walls this year. Can you identify these? Send your answers to twocoatsofpaint@gmail.com with SPRING/BREAK QUIZ in the subject line. Whoever has the most correct answers will receive a post about his or her work or upcoming projects. Deadline: March 8, midnight. Get out there and see some art. Good luck!UPDATE: Two artists have submitted perfect lists! Thanks everyone for your submissions--I hope you enjoyed the show. [Above: Image 1 /…
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  • Windy City

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

    5 Mar 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Arcadia, 12 x 24 inches, oil on linenHeres a moody landscape painting. There are a lot of ways a landscape painting can be moody, but the defining characteristic for this particular painting, I think, is the sky. The colors of the sky is greyed down, yes, but perhaps more importantly, the overall value of the sky is keyed down quite a bit. If you compare the value of the sky to the white of webpage that surrounds it, you can see how dark it is. Just because Carlson said the sky is the lightest plane in a landscape, that doesn't mean it's necessarily very light in value. It's all…
  • Nocturne in Blue, Nocturne in Red

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Chicago Blues, 16 x 20 inches, oil on linenAfter I said in the last post that I'd post a blue cityscape, I realized I had already shipped this one off and the only photo I had of it was a crappy cell phone snapshot that doesn't show much of the subtler color shifts. Damn. It's no secret that being a professional painter doesn't mean you get to paint all day. You have to take care of the business end of things as well - marketing, promotion, maintaining relationships with galleries, event organizers, and collectors. Packing, crating and shipping, accounting and bookkeeping, doing…
  • Feeling Blue

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Feeling Blue, 16 x 12 inches, oil on linenWhen I get a lot of positive feedback for my "instructional" blog posts, I get into mindset that all my posts should be instructional. And then I get stuck because I can't think of a lesson that might be interesting to a lot of people. And besides, I've been blogging a long time and it feels like I've pretty much said everything I needed to say. It has become increasingly difficult to come up with anything new to say, especially if it also has to be instructional.If I waited until I had a great idea to write about, it might be months in-between posts!
  • Shadows

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Crosswalk Shadows, 12 x 20 inches, oil on linenOK, so I thought I was going to do another color systems post - one on high key impressionist color, but guess what, I didn't have any appropriate paintings to show you to make my points! Not surprising, considering I rarely paint that way. But I thought I'd find one or two in my archives! No. I find it kind of funny, actually.So until I do a high-key impressionist painting (fat chance), the color systems series of posts are suspended. Sorry~Instead I'll post and talk about some recent cityscapes that I've been working on. This is one of my…
 
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  • How to Improve Your Writing and Your Career

    Barney Davey
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Writing Is a Learned Skill — Making Improvements Is Easier Than You Imagine. Artists who communicate well with words generally do better in their careers. Successful visual arts understand that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Personal Branding: It’s One of Your Most Valuable Assets

    Barney Davey
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Use Personal Branding to promote you, your art, and your business. As a solo entrepreneur, which describes nearly all artists today, you, your art and your business are intertwined, inseparable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Sell More Art at Shows | Part Two

    Barney Davey
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Top tips for selling more art at shows. Part One covered these topics: Booth Appearance. Inventory Management. Cohesiveness and Clarity. White Space. Your Appearance. Your Attitude. Don’t Give... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Create New Opportunities to Sell More Art

    Barney Davey
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Are you open to opportunities to sell more art? If you want to create the success you desire and your art deserves, you have to be on the lookout for new opportunities to sell more art. It comes with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Discover How Framed Art Will Make You More Money

    Barney Davey
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    Framed art enhances most art. You will sell more art to direct buying collectors with framed art. If you are selling direct to collectors, you should offer framed art for many reasons.  (See my book... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Leah Lopez

    Charley Parker
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Though she also works with figurative, landscape and cityscape subjects, still life is the primary focus of New York based artist Leah Lopez. It was a particular quality of her still life paintings that most captured my attention. For lack of a better word, I might call it “presence”. Her still life subjects have immediacy, a painterly, tactile surface quality and a refined sense of composition. Along with her nuanced control of color and value, those qualities produce that elusive feeling of “being here” that I have difficulty describing, but find particularly…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Childe Hassam’s Washington Arch, Spring

    Charley Parker
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Washington Arch, Spring, Childe Hassam The link is to a zoomable version on the GoogleArt Project; there is a downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; the original is in the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. What has always fascinated me about this painting — one of Hassam’s most recognizable works — is the seeming defiance of compositional norms. Hassam has taken a point of view that places the arch behind a row of trees that fill what most artists might consider its most interesting feature: the opening and framed space beyond.
  • Joshua Middleton (update)

    Charley Parker
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Joshua Middleton is an illustrator, comics artist, concept artist and art director who I first wrote about in 2006. At the time, he was primarily working in comics; since then, he has worked in film and television for clinents liks Universal, Lionsgate, Sony, Sony Pictures Animation and Warner Brothers; and as a cover artist for book publishers such as Scholastic, Abrams, Bloomsbury, Tor, Viking and Disney. Middleton has also come full circle back to comic book publishing, becoming noted in particular for his striking cover art. Comic book covers owe their lineage to the pulp magazine covers…
  • Carl G. Evers

    Charley Parker
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Carl Evers was a 20th century German/American artist, noted in particular for his marine paintings. He is generally considered one of the foremost American marine painters of the century. His evocation of the action of water, particularly roiled by storms and high waves, is just wonderful. Evers was also an accomplished illustrator; his work appeared in publications like The Saturday Evening Post, Argosy, Yachting, and The Readers Digest, as well as in advertisements for companies that dealt with marine transport, such as Cunard, Grace Line, Farrell Lines, United Fruit and Moran Towing…
  • Eye Candy for Today: JMW Turner etching and mezzotint

    Charley Parker
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Bridge and Cows (Liber Studiorum, part I, plate 2), Joseph Mallord William Turner In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use the zoom or download links under the image. Part of a series of etchings Turner produced, categorized to illustrate the various kinds of landscape (in this case “P” for “Pastoral”), this beautiful etching and mezzotint was, like the others in the series, derived from preliminary drawings Turner did in brown watercolor, and is printed in brown ink, carrying forward that wonderful quality that such drawings can have. The byline indicates…
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  • Random Blends 2015 : Inter (_____)

    Michele Adriaens
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:01 am
    Scrap Snag by Lim Ying Hao Vincent, Darius Foo Tsien Wei, Janell Tan Shi En and Lee Gim Koon. With the efficient government taking over the role of recycling old items and keeping the city clean, Karang-Guni men increasingly face difficulties in sustaining their livelihoods. Scrap Snag is an interactive role-playing game that allows players to compete against “government personnel” by bringing recyclable ideas back to the “central recycle station” under a time limit. The Loneley Flag by Ng Kwok Yang Paul The Lonely Flag is a short excerpt that seeks to reflect the changing attitudes…
  • Spotted! Alexa Ong

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Delightful illustrations from art director and self-taught illustrator, Alexa Ong. Each image in her Lítill Skógur (Little Forest) series is inspired by mystical ecosystems, and manages to tell a unique little story about Alexa’s desire to dwell in a forest, far away from reality. This is the second series produced under Alexa’s Wood&Lead brand, combining her craft and storytelling skills in an attempt to bring a pinch of her magic to the masses. I wouldn’t half mind living in the little house under the bell jar depicted in the botanical tea towel. Care to join me?
  • Juria Toramae’s Points of Departure

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Once Upon a Picnic, Changi Shore Explorers, Sentosa Island The Junk-Yacht: One Of A Kind Sandcastles Before Hawksbills Hatchlings Emerge, East Coast Beach “Points of Departure explores questions relating to memories, familiarity and displacement, by looking into what people choose to document, keep and remember.” In August 2013, we featured Juria Toramae’s photographic series called Temporality as part of the NOISE Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition. The series has now been expanded into a bigger project with support of the Singapore Memory Project and the IrememberSG fund,…
  • Spotted! TC

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    TC, one of the original founders of Collateral Damage Studios, has moved on to greener pastures after nurturing a new generation of creators and churning out a plethora of fan publications, along with two original compilations and a public gallery exhibition in Singapore. However, that hasn’t stopped the elusive creator from exploring new styles and trends in the fan art world; from air-bending avatars to heavily armed schoolgirls and tattooed ponies. If quirky, whimsical and colourful is your favorite style of poison, TC’s got that in spades and oodles. More of his work on PIXIV…
  • Take Two drops debut EP in April

    Culturepush
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. (from the press release) Prolific indie rockers Take Two, will be releasing their debut EP titled ‘PAIRS’ on the 18th of April 2015. T​outed to be their most elaborate show yet, the EP release showcase will have the band playing their singles, “Always Been Right Here” (#1 on iTunes Singapore Alternative Charts and #5 on the Singapore Charts) and “In Your Arms” (released 7 April 2015), with fellow indie darlings Stopgap as main support. About Take Two Contributing members of society by day, indie pop­rock outfit by night ­ leading a dual…
 
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  • Art, Botany and Urban Agriculture

    ArtPlantae
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    Cara Fertitta is a plant ecologist studying the overlap between plant community ecology and agroecology by investigating the impact community gardens have on the environment. Learn about Cara’s interesting project and investigate ideas to help blend art, botany and urban agriculture into your programs or classrooms. More about urban gardens and the environment
  • The Beauty of Plant Life Cycles

    ArtPlantae
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:06 am
    Carol Ashton-Hergenhan reveals the beauty of plant life cycles in Florescence, Senescence and Regeneration: The Work of Carol Ashton-Hergenhan. This exhibition will be on view at Twenty-Two Gallery in Philadelphia from June 12 – July 2, 2015. Twenty-Two Gallery states: This show continues (Carol’s) exploration of the cycle of plants from Florescence when the plant […]
  • Paint Heirloom Plants this Spring

    ArtPlantae
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    The popular Contra Costa Master Gardener Great Tomato Plant Sale expands to two locations this year. If you’ve been inspired by the heirloom tomato by Asuka Hishiki on the cover of the “Weird, Wild & Wonderful” catalog, here is your chance to find something weird, wild and wonderful for your own garden. This year the […]
  • Linking the natural world, landscape history and art

    ArtPlantae
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Over the centuries, the county of Dorset has motivated not only naturalists and scientists but provided the creative inspiration for artists, writers, and poets with its rich tapestry of colours, sounds and sights woven into an ancient landscape. Some artists have used inspiration from the array of wild flower meadows, ancient woodland and iconic views across […]
  • Online courses in science illustration, scratchboard

    ArtPlantae
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Scientific illustrator Gretchen Kai Halpert will begin two new sessions of the Scientific Illustration Distance Learning Program she created. She introduced her new program to readers earlier this year. Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > New York: Gretchen Kai Halpert www.gretchenhalpert.com Gretchen Kai Halpert is the owner and the instructor of a […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Available to Pre-order in the UK from 20th March

    RobinM
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge Available to Pre-order in the UK from 20th March New Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones combine beautifully crafted metal with seamless performance New Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones combine beautifully crafted metal with seamless performance Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones will be available to pre-order in UK stores from 20th March 2015, ahead of the on-sale date of 10th April 2015. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available to pre-order from all high street retailers and networks including Vodafone,…
  • Christina Mackie: the filters Tate Britain Commission – Supported by Sotheby’s

    RobinM
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Christina Mackie: the filters Tate Britain Commission – Supported by Sotheby’s Christina Mackie: the filters Tate Britain Commission – Supported by Sotheby’s 24 March – 18 October 2015 Tate Britain, Duveen Galleries Free Admission. Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @tate #Christinamackie Tate Britain today unveils the filters, a three-part installation by artist Christina Mackie (b. 1956). The work has been created for the annual Tate Britain Commission 2015, supported by Sotheby’s. The commission invites…
  • Frank Auerbach at Tate Britain

    RobinM
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Frank Auerbach at Tate Britain Frank Auerbach Head of J.Y.M ll 1984-85 Painting Oil on canvas 660 x 610 mm Courtesy of Javier Baz Frank Auerbach 9 October 2015 – 13 March 2016 (Press view 7 October) Tate Britain, Linbury Galleries Admission £14.50 (£12.70 concessions) or £16.00 (£14.00 concessions) with Gift Aid donation Open daily from 10.00 – 18.00 For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @tate #Auerbach Frank Auerbach (b 1931, Berlin) has made some of the most resonant and inventive paintings of recent times, of people and of the urban landscapes…
  • Fighting History

    RobinM
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Fighting History Dexter Dalwood The Poll Tax Riots 2005 Courtesy of the Artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London & Hong Kong Fighting History 9 June – 13 September 2015 (Press View 8 June) Tate Britain Admission £10.90 (£9.50 concessions) or £12.00 (£10.50 concessions) with Gift Aid donation Open daily from 10.00–18.00 For public information call +44 (0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk, follow @tate #Tate2015 Fighting History will celebrate the enduring significance and emotional power of British history painting through the ages. From the great, large scale 18th century history…
  • ANGER – A short story by Abbie Shores

    Isabella F A Shores
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    I’m an oil painter and photographer, who also makes time to paint with words through my short stories and published poetry. I live in Manchester, England, and am happily sharing my life with a mental budgie, two Alsatian puppies, and a long-suffering, sculptor-boyfriend . . . not necessarily in that order. - warning for bad language and violence They talking to me again.  They smiling and grimacing and shattering my feelings again They say things like ‘we understand.’  ‘we care.’  ‘we know where you are coming from.’ BOLLOCKS Nobody understands, or…
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    Art Threat

  • Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism

    Mark Terry
    7 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism is a collection of essays and interviews related to the films and filmmakers of Cinema Politica (CP), and as such provides an excellent source of Canadian documentary work that pursues effecting positive social change. This non-profit doc-screening organization, which started in Montreal’s Concordia University, has established an international reputation for itself as a dedicated showcase of political and activist themed documentary films, most of which have been made by Canadian filmmakers. Its reputation in the documentary film…
  • Maidan: one of the most honest depictions of popular protest ever filmed

    Frédéric St-Hilaire
    31 Dec 2014 | 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…
 
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    Chris Beaven

  • White Orchid: Session 2

    Chris Beaven
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    I continued with this on and it turned out better than I thought. I’m not sure if I’m going to do another painting of it tonight though. The Setup The Subject
  • White Orchid

    Chris Beaven
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    My wife was very nice and bought me a white orchid today. I will start it over tonight and draw the composition a bit different, and maybe begin from photo. The Setup The Subject
  • Elevating the Mundane 9: Session 1

    Chris Beaven
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    I like how I’m rendering this one by focusing on planes and simplifying the values but unfortunately I really dislike the shape of the paper. And this is after spending about 20 minutes crumpling it in different ways. The Setup The Subject
  • Gage: Zak

    Chris Beaven
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    I started this painting off in all black and white then experimented by adding color later. It worked well, but would have been better if my drawing was more accurate.  In Process
  • Elevating the Mundane 8: Session 2

    Chris Beaven
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    The Setup   The Subject  
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    Mike Cressy Art

  • Drawings from the Bear Picture book...

    21 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    More art from the Bear book coming soon... so stay tuned!
  • Another color spread from the Bear picture book!

    14 Mar 2015 | 7:01 pm
    One of many spread for the bear book that I've been working on for the last 6 months. I'm almost done with it. I've got two more spreads to do and some end papers. I'll start posting more from the book after this.
  • New bear book drawing...

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Here's the latest drawing for one of the spreads in the bear book. I just finished painting it and I'm on to the next one. Hope you dig it!
  • Happy Days!

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Wishing everyone a great spring... which is here in the PNW, a month early. I hope the rest of the country can make it through all the snow!
  • New drawing: The Annual Meeting

    13 Feb 2015 | 10:26 pm
    I finished several new drawings and did some new paintings for the Picture Book I'm working on. I hope to post some of those paintings soon.Happy Valentines day!
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    The Present Group Journal

  • No Justice, No Service!

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University! Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building! Help cultivate a cultural front for ongoing activism in arts, education, work and life. We’ll be there begging people to fill out surveys for Compensation Foundation and trying to show some stats through live action visualizations. We’ll see how that goes. Sunday, March 8 at 3:00pm…
  • Gifotrope – take control of your gifs

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    In the latest edition of “little things that we make for other people to use (but probably no one will,)” we’re proud to announce Gifotrope.  Gifotrope is a bit of code that helps you take control of gifs by breaking them up into little pieces that only animate when a user is scrolling.  You can’t read well while you’re scrolling, so something else interesting visually could and probably should be happening during those times.
  • TPG on Congratulations Pine Tree

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Maysoun Wazwaz and Kate Rhoades are making a podcast- Congratulations Pine Tree – it’s the #1 Arts and Culture podcast in the Bay Area. They are very fun to talk to and to listen to, and I’m excited that I can have them in my life more through my ears. We’re on the podcast briefly this week talking about Compensation Foundation and the Present Prize. Go here!
  • 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…
 
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    Agora Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    British Museum unveils long-lost bronze sculpture in ancient Greek art show The exhibition on Greek sculptures at the British Museum will display an early 20th century bronze copy which had been assumed destroyed during the Second World War. The bronze is a reconstruction of the famous Doryphoros. To read the full story click here.   Trial set after museum thefts A trial date has been set for 14 men charged in connection with a series of thefts at museums across England. To read the full story click here.   Artist list for Vienna Biennale announced The Vienna Biennale has announced…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Why Italy should sell the 5,000 improperly excavated artifacts recovered by the police Italy are considering auctioning off improperly excavated artifacts to help cash-strapped museums. To read the full story click here.   Kiev biennial venue withdraws support due to war-time conditions The second edition of Art Arsenale will not be held at the Mystetskyi Arsenale because it is “impossible” to stage such an event in a time of war, according to Nataliia Zabolotna, the events founder and commissioner. To read the full story click here.   Montreal film festival opens with a…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    François Hollande vows to block terrorist attacks on cultural heritage François Hollande has requested that the Louvre send a mission to Baghdad in order to assess the damage caused to national heritage by Islamic State. The French President announced his plans on Wednesday March 18. To read the full story click here.   Picasso’s former electrician sentenced to two-years in prison for possession of stolen art Pierre Le Guennec, 75, an electrician who formerly worked for Picasso, was sentenced to two-years in prison for the possession of 270 works stolen from the artist. The work…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Sotheby’s appoints new president Sotheby’s have appointed Tad Smith as their chief executive officer, although he has limited experience in the arts world. His first priority “is to develop and implement a growth strategy”. To read the full story click here.   Stolen Matelli sculpture recovered Tony Matelli’s painted Bronze sculpture Stray Dog was stolen from its place in front of a Manhattan subway station this weekend. The sculpture was discovered dumped in a nearby Park. To read the full story click here.   Exhibition on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo…
  • Art News Round – Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Old Master dealers feel the pinch Dealers in paintings by old masters have been badly affected by the euro’s drop against the pound. The rising interest in contemporary art has also contributed to losses suffered by dealers. To read the full story click here.   Young dealers who want to sell you old art When we think of 19th and early 20th century art works we usually think of antiquities but the Bowman Sculpture in London have bucked that trend.  The gallery has employed Ben Hunter, 27, an expert in 19th century artworks. To read the full story click here.   Haring…
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    Newcity Art

  • Review: Documentia/SideCar

    Art Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The group show “Documentia,” which explores the drive to document from meditative to compulsory, feels right at home in SideCar, an old residential house that has been converted into exhibition space. The most remarkable work was not created by a trained artist but rather found by curator Erik Wenzel: digital photographs of still-frame prime-time […]
  • News: Terry Dowd Relocates to Mana Contemporary Chicago

    Art Editor
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Terry Dowd, Incorporated (TDI) recently announced the relocation of their operations and storage facilities from 2501 West Armitage to Mana Contemporary Chicago’s headquarters at 2233 South Throop. While TDI has not yet opened its doors for business at their new home, their move has already commenced, occupying a total of 20,000 square feet at Mana […]
  • Review: Eldzier Cortor/Art Institute of Chicago

    Art Editor
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED In recognition of his lifetime achievement, a selection of Eldzier Cortor’s prints are now on display at the Art Institute. The earliest series, “L’abbatoire” (slaughterhouse), 1955-1980, documents the artist’s dismay over the violent politics of Haiti, where he once lived. The “Dance” series, 1978, presents the nubile female form in a kind of decorative […]
  • Review: Doris Salcedo/Museum of Contemporary Art

    Art Editor
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED The very first retrospective of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo’s thirty-year career begins with her recent “Plegaria Muda,” a maze of more than one-hundred upended tables sandwiching a thick layer of dirt between their backs and appearing as coffins. Tiny blades of grass grow out from between the wood planks, a subtle indication of the time […]
  • Eye Exam: Hard to See

    Art Editor
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Matt Morris Seeing is not a solitary activity, and it’s not simple. Perception is first of all dependent on context, not only because the specificities of an experience are ascertained through contrast, but also due to the ways each of our unique acculturations informs how we see. Comprehending visual information then turns out to […]
 
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • If art licensing submissions were live auditions…

    Tara Reed
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    they might look like this… [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Egads!  I think I’d faint. Glad we just send in our submissions with a wish and a prayer! Remember, art directors get a wide variety of styles and interpretations of what they are looking for – it’s up to you to show up in your own unique way! Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed
  • Have you listened to all 21 hours of FREE art licensing info?

    Tara Reed
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Since December 2008, I have hosted 51 Art Licensing Info Ask Calls.  That’s 51 hours of experts from the industry answering questions submitted by artists like you.  Of those 51 calls, 21 were with different experts and 30 were with experts who came back again. Every call is free if you listen live. (And yes – I understand that for artists in Europe – the timing of “live” is not ideal.)  The first call with any new expert is also free – forever.  That means there are 21 hours worth of information available to you – all you have to do is head to…
  • How licensing your art is like owning beach-front property.

    Tara Reed
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve lived away from home, you understand there are a few ways to get shelter.  (If you still live with mom & dad, there will be a double lesson for you here!) First, you decide between a house, an apartment or condo.  Then do you rent or do you buy?  When you are making these decisions, you are in essence, acting like a manufacturer who needs art to go on their products.  Do they buy the art or do they rent – renting being the art equivalent to licensing. Now let’s put you in the artists shoes.  Your art is now beach-front property.  You need some money so…
  • How the World Sees YOU – book review

    Tara Reed
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    One thing I love about social media is stumbling across new books, resources, vacation ideas and inspiration.  A few weeks ago Michelle McCullough posted a photo from the book, How the World Sees YOU [affiliate link] by Sally Hogshead, on instagram.  I was attracted to it immediately because I liked the infographic. (It isn’t in the book, I think she heard the author speak – I hope to one day!) Since one of my favorite things is learning more about what makes people tick and for that matter, what makes me tick, I was intrigued.  I immediately ordered the book and devoured it…
  • Ask Call with Cathy Heck replay is yours for free!

    Tara Reed
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    We had a great chat with artist Cathy Heck – I loved how much she shared about how to “breed help” for your business yet not let them come to work for you right away… seemed like a great balance of getting on-the-job experience before joining the family business. She also shared tips on balancing work and family, her favorite family dinner table game… In addition to giving us a peek into her 30+ year career in art and art licensing, we had time for a few questions submitted by artists. (Thank you to all who submitted and we are sorry we couldn’t get to them all!) Here are some…
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    iheartmyart ♥

  • Patrick Leger, The Interrupted Game, 2015Part of a...

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Patrick Leger, The Interrupted Game, 2015Part of a self-promotional series of illustrations I’m working on.You can buy a print of it here.______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more work by Patrick Leger on iheartmyart.More illustration on iheartmyart.
  • Pia Habekost,  #regram #RandomSundayFinds #Berlinspiration...

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    Pia Habekost,  #regram #RandomSundayFinds #Berlinspiration @hanneloreelster ______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pntrst | sndcldSee more work by Grei Skuring on iheartmyart.More inspiration on iheartmyart.
  • Grei Skuring, Untitled, 2015Tumblr ______See more on:♥...

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Grei Skuring, Untitled, 2015Tumblr ______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pntrst | sndcldSee more work by Grei Skuring on iheartmyart.More gifs on iheartmyart.
  • Grei Skuring, Untitled, 2015Tumblr ______See more on:♥...

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Grei Skuring, Untitled, 2015Tumblr ______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pntrst | sndcldSee more work by Grei Skuring on iheartmyart.More gifs on iheartmyart.
  • Susan LogoreciPhotographs of the installation of artist Susan...

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Susan LogoreciPhotographs of the installation of artist Susan Logoreci’scommissioned work for the new Expo Line for the Los Angeles Metro. Her contribution includes 8 drawings that were recreated in mosaic tile. 2015Website | Prints______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mail list | pntrst | sndcldSee more work by Susan Logoreci on iheartmyart.See more outdoor art on iheartmyart.
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    Happy Famous Artists » Blog

  • New release by Hirmer: Pierre Huyghe

    The Great Attractor
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Pierre Huyghe is the catalogue of the artist’s travelling retrospective that started in December 2013 in Centre Pompidou, visited the Ludwig Museum in 2014 and ends right now in LACMA. 800 pictures of 90 projects illustrate Huyghe’s career of more than 20 years and give insight into the sometimes complex narratives that underpin the highly varied body of work of this leading figure of the relational aesthetics movement. The catalogue, published by Hirmer Verlag in both German and English, is a chronological journey through Huyghe’s work starting with photographs from…
  • History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain @ Hayward Gallery

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    While Magnificent Obsessions focused on artists as collectors, another excellent show engages them as curators: History is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britainopened last week at the Hayward Gallery. Its 6 sections, each curated by a different contemporary artist or an artist duo, form together a thought-provoking image of Britain of the last 70 years and its cultural, technological, political and social landscapes. PHOTOS The artists, working together with the Hayward Gallery curator Cliff Lauson staged their sections around the following themes: Simon Fujiwara displays everyday…
  • Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector @ Barbican

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    Magnificent Obsessions PHOTOS presents objects from a number of captivating personal collections of 14 post-war and contemporary artists. From popular collectibles through rare artefacts to natural history specimen, the objects are shown next to examples of the artists’ own works, drawing parallels between both and offering an intriguing glimpse into their lives, interests, compulsions and inspirational sources. The artists/collectors are: Dr Lakra, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Edmund de Waal, Peter Blake, Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Hanne Darboven, Damien Hirst, Danh Vo, Jim Shaw, Martin…
  • New release by Steidl: Donovan Wylie’s “The Tower Series”

    Happy Famous Artists
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Tower Series is a set of three books by Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie, published by Steidl. This beautiful trilogy contains British Watchtowers (2007), Outpost (2011) and the most recent North Warning System (2014), all three addressing vision and power in military architecture. Wylie travelled to Ireland, Afghanistan and Canada to photograph military structures and to tell a fascinating story about surveillance. Donovan Wylie’s photographs have been compared to the American photographers from the 1970s featured in the legendary New Topographics exhibition. His aesthetics…
  • New release by Gestalten: The Monocle Guide to Good Business

    Happy Famous Artists
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    At the end of 2013 Monocle magazine launched their Monocle Book Collection with the excellent The Monocle Guide to Better Living, published by Gestalten. From better living to good business isn’t a big leap, so we were excited to pick up the next book in this series. And with so many business guides on offer these days, we were curious what type of angle have our aesthetic tastemakers chosen. Not your typical HBR case study Monocle stays true to their philosophy and offers an original take on the world of business: celebrating craftsmen, introducing companies with a strong…
 
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  • Interactive Floating Flower Garden

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last November, TeamLab, a Japanese collective of architects, designers, artists, programmers and engineers, installed a large-scale retrospective of its work at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The two main interactive digital art exhibitions of the retrospective – “Digital Art” that toured the world in 2014, and “Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park” experience park for children – have been so popular at the Miraikan that the show has been extended till May 1, 2015. In addition to the two exhibitions, the…
  • Gold Souk Building, Beverwijk Bazaar - The Netherlands

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two basic ideas – one gold and one black - result in dramatic impact in the new Gold Souk building at the Beverwijk Bazaar in The Netherlands. Rotterdam-based Liong Lie Architects had the cool opportunity to design a brand new hall for the gold dealers and goldsmiths that offer their wares each weekend at the Goudstraat (Goldstreet) at the Eastern Market of the famous Bazaar.   The designers based the uneven shape of the building on a raw piece of gold. They covered the façade with gold-tinted panels with a triangle pattern. The panels are placed in different orientations so…
  • Humming Puppy Yoga Studio, Prahran, Melbourne

    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Humming puppy? That’s quite a kooky name for a luxe Melbourne yoga studio – the humming is a nod to the Arup audio engineer designed sound system that delivers an exquisite hum soundtrack around the yoga studio; the puppy is a nod to the ubiquitous downward dog yoga pose. Clients leave a nondescript inner-city Prahran side street, climb a set of industrial stairs into the studio (known here as a shala) and enter a cocooned space where every detail of the design – custom lighting, soundtrack and interiors is geared towards preparing yogis physically and mentally for their…
  • CJ's Hendry's 50 Foods in 50 Days Series On Hermes Plates

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Solitary confinement, food, high end design, prisoners on death-row, final meals, twenty-four hours, and fifty days. It sounds like the subplot for a quirky action film yet instead it’s actually an artistic collision of the senses, represented through beautiful one-of-a-kind hand drawn art. “50 foods in 50 days” is CJ Hendry’s newest collection and it’s a bold endeavour for an artist who continues to deliver the unexpected. At first glance it is French designer plates and mouth-watering foods. However, the collection is so much more than just an exploration of…
  • Anthony Gargasz Metallic Faces

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Contextually it’s pivotal, an artistic exploration of the metaphysical, developed in the digital; all rhymes aside, Los Angeles based artist Anthony Gargasz,’s new collection ‘Metallic Faces’ simply cannot be ignored for these three reasons. Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as ‘Photoshop art’. The thought that art could be generated on computers would have made traditionalists cringe. However, what Anthony has managed to achieve by using his background in digital design is breathtaking and its art in the finest sense of the word. His work is far…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - Talk Art

  • Lament : Networking on the wall- Palestine

    sumita sahoo
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:42 pm
  • The World Of Satish Gujral

    sumita sahoo
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Satish Gujral born 25 December, 1925 enters into ninetieth year this year. To mark this a wonderful occasion and pay respect to the venerable Master engaged in art practice spanning over six decades, Aakriti Art Gallery comes up with a show titled “The World of Satish Gujral” with an eclectic body his work done in acrylic on canvas, pencil drawings on rice paper and sculpture in bronze. This also includes a masterpiece in oil on canvas dated 1972 titled ‘The World of Satish Gujral’. The beauty of these works denote the Master’s arc, erudition and triumph as an artist who…
  • Murmur of Lament Curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay

    sumita sahoo
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    What is Lament? Lament is a form of mourning and a little more than that. A t times it is filled with notes of accusations and at times contriteness and pain. Lamenting is both an individual and communal act which signals that human relationship has gone awry. “Lament is an existential wail which comes from the depths of human soul”.1 The cry of lament is filled with unbearable urges, of awareness of memory, anger, and relief, desire for vengeance, it is supremely human. It articulates the inarticulate, tears become ideas. Lamenting is risky, it is “dangerous, restless speech”.2 It is…
  • 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…
 
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • If art licensing submissions were live auditions…

    Tara Reed
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    they might look like this… [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Egads!  I think I’d faint. Glad we just send in our submissions with a wish and a prayer! Remember, art directors get a wide variety of styles and interpretations of what they are looking for – it’s up to you to show up in your own unique way! Here’s to your creative success! – Tara Reed
  • Have you listened to all 21 hours of FREE art licensing info?

    Tara Reed
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Since December 2008, I have hosted 51 Art Licensing Info Ask Calls.  That’s 51 hours of experts from the industry answering questions submitted by artists like you.  Of those 51 calls, 21 were with different experts and 30 were with experts who came back again. Every call is free if you listen live. (And yes – I understand that for artists in Europe – the timing of “live” is not ideal.)  The first call with any new expert is also free – forever.  That means there are 21 hours worth of information available to you – all you have to do is head to…
  • How licensing your art is like owning beach-front property.

    Tara Reed
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve lived away from home, you understand there are a few ways to get shelter.  (If you still live with mom & dad, there will be a double lesson for you here!) First, you decide between a house, an apartment or condo.  Then do you rent or do you buy?  When you are making these decisions, you are in essence, acting like a manufacturer who needs art to go on their products.  Do they buy the art or do they rent – renting being the art equivalent to licensing. Now let’s put you in the artists shoes.  Your art is now beach-front property.  You need some money so…
  • How the World Sees YOU – book review

    Tara Reed
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    One thing I love about social media is stumbling across new books, resources, vacation ideas and inspiration.  A few weeks ago Michelle McCullough posted a photo from the book, How the World Sees YOU [affiliate link] by Sally Hogshead, on instagram.  I was attracted to it immediately because I liked the infographic. (It isn’t in the book, I think she heard the author speak – I hope to one day!) Since one of my favorite things is learning more about what makes people tick and for that matter, what makes me tick, I was intrigued.  I immediately ordered the book and devoured it…
  • Ask Call with Cathy Heck replay is yours for free!

    Tara Reed
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    We had a great chat with artist Cathy Heck – I loved how much she shared about how to “breed help” for your business yet not let them come to work for you right away… seemed like a great balance of getting on-the-job experience before joining the family business. She also shared tips on balancing work and family, her favorite family dinner table game… In addition to giving us a peek into her 30+ year career in art and art licensing, we had time for a few questions submitted by artists. (Thank you to all who submitted and we are sorry we couldn’t get to them all!) Here are some…
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • Friday Five: Art Seen

    Amanda Makepeace
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    I think Spring has come to EBSQ. Here’s a peek at some of the fantastic, fresh art from the EBSQ front page. Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, art seen, artists, ebsq, floral paintings, friday five, landscape painting, spring
  • Be Unique – Be You

    Amanda Makepeace
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    I don’t know if I believe in Fate, but I do know when the universe is nudging me in a certain direction. While thinking about today’s blog post for EBSQ I stumbled upon two things: a wonderful calligraphy message from illustrator and designer Fathima Kathrada and a quote by Seth Godin.     Of course it’s difficult… Students choose to attend expensive colleges but don’t major in engineering because the courses are killer. Doing more than the customary amount of customer service is expensive, time-consuming and hard to sustain. Raising money for…
  • Watercolor Sketching with Cathy Johnson

    Amanda Makepeace
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Cathy Johnson is a long-time member of EBSQ. In 2012 she did a series of free workshops with Strathmore Papers. Those video lessons are now on Youtube!Filed under: Resources Tagged: art, artists, cathy johnson, ebsq, Strathmore, watercolor, watercolor sketching, workshop
  • Chicken or Goat: EBSQ March Exhibit

    Amanda Makepeace
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Calling all EBSQ Artists! It’s time to make a choice. Chicken or Goat? When we put out a call for show suggestions in 2014, we saw requests for both chickens and goats. Which will YOU use as your muse for this multi-media exhibit? Deadline to enter is March 31st!Filed under: Call for Artists, exhibits Tagged: art, artists, chickens, ebsq, exhibit, goats
  • EBSQ February Exhibit Winners

    Amanda Makepeace
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Congratulations to our What a Doll exhibit winners! Member’s Choice: Nikita Nightjar by Jo Hards Member’s Mention: Lady of the Woods by Harlan &  Beryl Moon by Patience Cloud Choice Awards: Beryl Moon by Patience & He Only Comes out at Night by Lindi LevisonFiled under: exhibits, membernews Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, exhibit winners, What a Doll
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    museworthy

  • A Toast to Verdi

    artmodel
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    The classical music “flash mob” fad has really grown on me. You can find videos all over YouTube of cheerful cellists, violinists and the like bursting into performance in public places to the delight of commuters and pedestrians. The scenes can truly lift your spirits. I came across this video that I thought would make a charming Music Monday. Canadian opera singer Jonathan Estabrooks organized and directed this “flash mob” at an upscale New York City event. During the cocktail hour, unsuspecting guests were treated to a spontaneous performance of the merry…
  • Yearning for Maud

    artmodel
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Am I too late for Saint Patrick’s Day? Not according to my clock. It’s almost 9PM New York City time so I’m right in there! Would have posted earlier today but I was busy taking Mom to the doctor’s. I’m sure the patron saint of Ireland would understand I will seize any occasion to post poetry by William Butler Yeats – a longtime favorite of mine – and this day of celebrating all things Irish will do just fine. The maestro of symbolism and verse had me hooked since the first time I read the sea voyage of “Sailing to Byzantium” and its…
  • Living Water

    artmodel
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field: He watereth the hills from his chambers: The earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. - Psalm 104 On my modeling break at the 92nd Street Y the other day, I walked out of the studio into the hallway, where I filled up my water bottle from the drinking fountain. Very thirsty, I stood right there and took a few long refreshing gulps. I don’t know why I felt so dehydrated, but the cool water flowing down my throat and into my stomach felt like life being breathed back…
  • Building Blocks

    artmodel
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Life as a born-during-the-Johnson-administration 46 year old in a millennial-driven culture felt a little less alienating this week when the rock music world celebrated the 40th anniversary of Physical Graffiti. Led Zeppelin’s epic double album was released on February 24th back in 1975 and can now be called, officially, “middle-aged”. We’re in good company, yes! I like it Since I’ve already opined extensively about Zeppelin on this blog, I’ll spare my readers another fawning monologue and highlight instead the album cover for Physical Graffiti. But first…
  • Art Model Funnies

    artmodel
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:38 pm
    So here in the Big Apple, the Bryant Park fountain is frozen solid. And 200 miles from us, winter-weary Bostonians are jumping out of their windows into the snowbanks below and posting their antics on social media. This winter is determined to drive us to lunacy, and it’s succeeding. I’ve had enough. Can we fast-forward the calendar to May 1st please? Some art-themed cartoons to warm our frostbitten heads: Filed under: cartoons Tagged: cartoons
 
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    Feed the Beauty

  • A Good Should from Diane Von Furstenberg

    sophielumen
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    http://www.whowhatwear.com/best-dvf-quotes/slide16Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging gracefully, aging with style, baby boomer women, Diane Von Furstenberg, inner beauty, The Art of Aging
  • Wheeeee!

    sophielumen
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, childhood, healthy aging, Joy, Pablo Picasso, seniors, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • Start Over

    sophielumen
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: aging, aging gracefully, baby boomer women, F. Scott Fitzgerald, healthy aging, inner beauty, senior quotes, Sophie Lumen, The Art of Aging Facebook
  • The What’s Underneath Project: Jacky O’Shaughnessy

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

    sophielumen
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Filed under: Art of Aging Tagged: age quotes, aging, aging gracefully, boomers, Feed the Beauty, healthy aging, Nikki Giovanni, seniors, The Art of Aging
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    Hyperallergic

  • The Sibling Rivalry that Shaped Diane Arbus’s Vision

    Larissa Archer
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Diane Arbus, “Untitled (7) 1970–71″ (1970–71) © The Estate of Diane Arbus LLC The camera … may want to know, to develop, to expose, but what it can also do, if pressed, is reveal the flowered vacancy of the invisibilities, the mixed-up motivations, that only a wise author could portray.Alexander Nemerov, Silent Dialogues In Silent Dialogues, art historian Alexander Nemerov, son of former US Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov and nephew of Diane Arbus, traces his father’s evolving attitudes toward photography and his sister’s work in particular. Identifying parallels…
  • Sum of the Arts

    Allison Meier
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    Mummified monk revealed inside a golden statue, recently on view at the Drents Museum, Netherlands ( ©German-Mummy-Project Mannheim, courtesy Drents Museum) Inspired by the Harper’s Index, Sum of the Arts is a periodic tabulation of numbers floating around the art world and beyond. Inches off the top of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, taken by artist Oscar Santillan for his London exhibition = 1 Artifacts reportedly broken in transit from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, including King Tutankhamen’s chair = 4, Note: later news is suggesting the damage reports were…
  • Toronto University Acquires Berenice Abbott Archive

    Laura C. Mallonee
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Negatives, contact prints, and associated ephemera (Berenice Abbott Archive, Ryerson Image Centre © Ronald Kurtz, administered by Commerce Graphics Ltd. Inc.; all images, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of the Ryerson Image Centre) Berenice Abbott was best known for being New York City’s official photographer during the Great Depression, though she actually explored a panoply of subjects during her six-decade-long career. Her photographic archive, recently acquired by the Ryerson Image Centre of Toronto’s Ryerson University, reflects the breadth of her interests, with more…
  • Finding People in Los Angeles’s Urban Sprawl

    Laura C. Mallonee
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Patrick Gookin, from the series ‘LA by Car’ (all images courtesy Patrick Gookin) Critic Roland Barthes once praised the automobile as a symbol of its era in the same way that Gothic cathedrals were once icons of their own — the car, he meant, is an image of American liberty. But as anyone raised amid concrete sprawl knows, that independence has come at a crippling cost to our environment and health. The photographer Patrick Gookin recently explored the psychological ramifications of car culture in a series called LA by Car, which the photographer has self-published as…
  • A Gutai Painter Finally Has His Moment in the West

    Robert C. Morgan
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Installation view of ‘Kazuo Shiraga’ at Mnuchin Gallery (all images courtesy Mnuchin Gallery, photography by Tom Powel Imaging) Much attention is being focused on the paintings of the late Japanese Gutai painter and Tendai monk, Kazuo Shiraga (1924–2008), who for years has been collected throughout Europe, even as he has been virtually ignored in the United States. With two concurrent exhibitions in New York at Mnuchin Gallery and Dominique Lévy (with ceramicist Satoru Hoshino), and a third forthcoming at Fergus McCaffrey in West Chelsea (paired with his wife, Fujiko),…
 
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    Living Undone

  • Women I Love

    Cathy
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    “The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.” —  Elizabeth Gilbert
  • On the Road

    Cathy
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    I asked a good girlfriend to drive me up to Taos (hour and a half North) to a new Urologist. My governing “M.O.” has been “I can do it by myself.” Case in point when I ambled off to the neuro appointment years ago to get the diagnosed. I was so used to doing stuff without support that I didn’t even know that having someone at my side that day would have helped me bear the news. Asking my girlfriend to come with me yesterday was a great exercise in conscious asking and receiving. Since I no longer drive I obviously needed SOMEone there but to visit a new Urologist…
  • Girls and Boys of Summer

    Cathy
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Girls And Boys of Summer . Sitting at Starbuck’s Some girls in flouncy seersucker Skirts made me nervous Because they seduced even me. Taut, smooth black leather Pants and padded pricey jackets Hug testosterone-laden young bucks Cruising in contorted Motorcycle poses. One can almost feel The tug their pole cast, Trolling For the tidal pull Left in their wake. They got me, I tell you.. I saw my skin tanned Wearing cool sunglasses Practicing nonchalance and Scooted too far forward Behind some Marlon Brandoesque Kid (In his youth). I wore a white Eyelet bell-sleeved number And my jeans Were…
  • Six Daffodils

    Cathy
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    On my door this morning I found six daffodils. Wrapped in clear plastic and tightly budded They are sure-as-shootin’ the best harbinger of the passing of Winter into Spring. In Santa Fe we look forward to the HOSPICE fundraiser (where these blooms came from) selling little bundles of yellow blooms to support their vital work. My secret flower-deliverer made me love the world. I see them sitting here on my desk in a pretty square glass vase just quietly gathering their wits to give up the bud and BLOOM! A riotous yellow bellowing with the message: “Yes, indeed…I did it again!
  • Let Me Outta Here! …or.. No Escape

    Cathy
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    I just love this tiny little warrioress nun named PEMA CHODRON.. So real. So alive. So darn authentically human: BE AN INSPIRATION “In the early seventies a friend kept telling me, “Whatever you do, don’t try to make those feelings go away.” His advice went on: “Anything you can learn about working with your sense of discouragement or your sense of fear or your sense of bewilderment or your sense of feeling inferior or your sense of resentment—anything you can do to work with those things—do it, please, because it will be such an inspiration to other people.” That was…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Shadows

    thebrainbehind
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    A blast from the past by Au Revoir Simone. Still very awesome to hear. Directed by Brendan Colthurst and Vikram Gandhi
  • #rewind

    thebrainbehind
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    I know my babe – John Renbourn. Also know as (“I know my rider“)
  • Dom Sebastian

    thebrainbehind
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    The work of Dom Sebastian
  • everybody is

    thebrainbehind
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    by Marcjohns
  • things my therapist told me

    thebrainbehind
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    via runningonemptyy13
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • ISIS Continues to Exterminate Yezidis, Yet Mainstream Media Muted in Coverage of Atrocities

    Elvan Katmer
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Elvan Katmer, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:39 p.m. EDT, 09 March 2015 IRAQ, Nineveh Province – Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine based in Paris, France which pilloried religion (Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism), the racist rants of extreme right entities like the nationalist National Front Party (NF), among other topics, and professed to be both secular, atheist, […]
  • The Radical Feminist, Afghanistan’s Sara Bahayi

    Ayanna Nahmias
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:01 a.m. EDT, 28 February 2015 AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-i-Sharif – Yesterday, U.S. citizens awoke to ‘news reports’ that a YouTube video of a dress that changed colors had received 25+ million hits. People spoke about it on elevators, argued their selection of colors in cafeterias, shared and watched the video on their […]
  • Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?

    Vineeta tiwari
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]
  • Chapel Hill Atheist, Craig Hicks, Executes Muslim Family Over Parking Spot

    Ayanna Nahmias
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 20: 15 p.m. EDT, 14 February 2015 CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – Three young people were murdered execution style on Wednesday, February 11th. The community and subsequently people from around the world were shocked by the news that these young Muslims had each been shot in the head. They were […]
  • Neo-Nazism, Roma, and the Baby in the Middle

    Ayanna Nahmias
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:06 p.m. EDT, 09 February 2015 MAKO, Hungary – In America, racism is identified primarily as a ‘black’ and ‘white’ issue. It is considered a systemic problem that evolved out of slavery and continues to be promulgated by people on both sides through ideology, lack of education, and plain hatred. […]
 
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    A Journey Round My Skull

  • Jo Daemen cover designs

    Will
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:43 pm
    From the collection of Anne AaldersI read about Johanna Maria Hendrika Daemen (1891–1944) on feuilleton and then found some book covers she designed. These are from 1928 to 1930.
  • Der Widiwondelwald

    Will
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    I try not to think about how much I would pay for a copy of Hilde Krüger's 1924 children's book Der Widiwondelwald. Some links (in German): one, two, three -- see the full book as smaller images at the last link to the kibook blog.I kept coming across this book when working on my Kinderbuch series over the years.
  • Mr. Frog Went A-Courting

    Will
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Mr. Frog Went A-Courting by Evelyn Lambart, National Film Board of CanadaAlso see: The Frog Who Would A Wooing Go
  • SEKIJI NO KUBI WO KIRU

    Will
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Bookseller's description: "[AVANT-GARDE POETRY] HINO Shunsuke. Shishû SEKIJI NO KUBI WO KIRU. Tôkyô, Erosu-dô. Shôwa 4 [1929]. 18.5 x 12.7, bound Western-style in wrappers with illustrated covers, book design and illustrations throughout by Iguchi Masao. A product of the Nagoya avant-garde. The illustrations and design of this "CUTTING THE BABY'S THROAT" are jarring, some of the poems sound and feel like they were written while falling down a flight of stairs. The paper is browned and some pages a bit edgeworn but a very good copy overall of this ephemeral production."
  • H. C. Andersen decorations by Shigeru Hatsuyama

    Will
    18 Jun 2013 | 3:47 pm
     See the big post at 50 Watts:   Shigeru Hatsuyama for Thumbelina (and other tales) (Japan, 1925)
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • How To Instantly Make The World A Better Place

    alli woods frederick
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
        EVERYONE talks a big talk about the state of the world and how it should be a better place with greener grass and less traffic and more kindness, but how many people actually do something about it? I know it seems big and complicated and an overwhelmingly large bite to chew, but it really is quite simple. There’s one thing, one little tiny thing that, if everyone on the entire planet would make the conscious effort to do, it would change everything and flip the world on its head.  One little thing and it’s not even a secret.  It’s so obvious, it’s laughable.  So what…
  • 5 Things Hollywood Always F’s Up

    alli woods frederick
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
        HOLLYWOOD.  The land of big dreams, big personalities and big fat historical mistakes that are so deeply engrained in the incestuous industry that is film-making that no one bats an eye at these ridiculous errors.  Personally?  They drive me f’ing crazy and I’m putting my foot down. How these bizarre film fallacies started, I have no idea (well a couple of them I actually do).  But why they’ve been perpetuated is even more puzzling.  So what are these crimes of film that piss me off so royally?  Well, I’ll tell you.  Here are the…     5 THINGS…
  • The Bride Wore Black: A Nontraditional Bridal Guide

    alli woods frederick
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:21 pm
    **THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS, AND I WILL BE COMPENSATED IF YOU MAKE A PURCHASE AFTER CLICKING ON MY LINKS.**     AS a wedding photographer I have the start of wedding season timed out almost down to the second, so when I say wedding season is almost upon us, I mean it.  And wedding season means there are lots of ladies looking for the perfect dress and accessories for their big day.  But what if your tastes lean more towards the adorably eccentric, theatrical or dark and dramatic?  What if your taste is so far outside the box you can’t even see the box from where…
  • Sideshow Matt The Pain Proof Man

    alli woods frederick
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
        DURING my visit to New Orleans last October I  had the pleasure of shooting one of my friends and sideshow performer, Matt The Pain Proof Man.   SO WHO IS SIDESHOW MATT THE PAIN PROOF MAN (AND WHAT THE HELL IS A PAIN PROOF MAN, ANYWAY)?   Sideshow Matt performs “classic carnival style pain proof acts.”  Basically he’s a Strongman and Human Blockhead with a rather eclectic act that defies categorization.  For those of you saying “Huh?” I’ll allow Sideshow Matt to elaborate for you:   Me:  “As a sideshow performer what feats of wonder are in your…
  • Endless Desire On A Saturday Morning

    alli woods frederick
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
        HE BIDS HIS BELOVED BE AT PEACE   I hear the Shadowy Horses, their long manes a-shake, Their hoofs heavy with tumult, their eyes glimmering white; The North unfolds above them clinging, creeping night, The East her hidden joy before the morning break, The West weeps in pale dew and sighs passing away, The South is pouring down roses of crimson fire: O vanity of Sleep, Hope, Dream, endless Desire, The Horses of Disaster plunge in the heavy clay: Beloved, let your eyes half close, and your heart beat Over my heart, and your hair fall over my breast, Drowning love’s…
 
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    Visual News

  • Without 3D Printing, This Rocking Chair Would Be Impossible

    Benjamin Starr
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    You might be looking at the future of furniture. The Durotaxis Chair uses 3D printing to produce a unique structure impossible to create with traditional methods. The geometric structure of the chair uses complex math to create a lattice which scales in size, density, color and rigidity throughout its form. “The chair provides an opportunity to explore a design and fabrication process that articulates both visually and materially what the chair is doing structurally and ergonomically,” the designers say. “The chair is thicker and more rigid where it needs it, and also…
  • Journey Through an Ever Evolving Fractal Forest

    Benjamin Starr
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Juilius Horthuis takes us on a journey through a lush and evolving forest made of fractals. His video experiment, Where Forests Are… continues a series of exploratory work inspired by the natural world. Horthuis calls his poetic work “a fractal haiku.” Here the path takes us deep into a jungle-like environment. A canopy of green reaches from the floor to the ceiling of this digital forest. A tunnel of possibilities stretches out before us. But it doesn’t stay that way for long. Much like any true journey, with distance the world around us slowly changes to become something…
  • It’s All How You Look At It: Fixed Perspective Fun With White Paper and Black Marker

    Paul Caridad
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Is there anything cooler than anamorphic art? Whether simple or complex, seeing 2D art jump from a page is pretty flipping awesome. Copenhagen based artist Husmitnavn is having loads of fun in his latest series. He folds, crumples, and tears paper to make simple, unique drawings that appear to come alive when viewed from the right angle. Check out more fun work by Huskmitnavn on his tumblr. See Also Drawing Mushrooms With Sound: A Must-See Oscilloscope Project For The Inquiring Mind Via: ufunk.net
  • A 24-Day Journey to the World’s Extreme Environments with Photographer Klaus Thymann and Casio G-Shock

    Benjamin Starr
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    SPONSORED ARTICLE: Award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and creative director Klaus Thymann recently partnered with Casio G-Shock on a 24-day, globe-circling expedition to capture 3 pristine environments and test the time zone and extreme environmental capabilities of the GPW1000 – the World’s First GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid watch. Together with his team, he journeyed into the lush jungles of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, climbed to the frozen slopes of Fox Glacier in New Zealand, and trekked deep into the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park to observe the fiery caldera…
  • Charles Leval Makes Art That Interacts With the Streets of Paris

    Benjamin Starr
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    French street artist Charles Leval (aka Levalet) is pasting up Paris with highly original artwork that interacts with the street itself. With his talented eye, a metal grate turns into an umbrella, a advertising box becomes an x-ray machine, and a sculptural Minotaur’s head grows a body (doing a maze of course). Levalet’s work (featured previously) provides some fun and humor to the more rundown corners of the city, interacting with what was already there to create something unexpected and surprising. Swing over to Levalet’s personal website or his Facebook page for more of his street…
 
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • On Kawara: Carpe Diem

    Brett Baker
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Sharon Butler blogs about On Kawara-Silence, curated by Jeffrey Weiss with Anne Wheeler, on view at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, through May 3, 2015. Butler writes: "Unlike artists today, Kawara eschewed the limelight, even skipping his own openings because attending them would interrupt what he envisioned as a lifelong performance – tracking a single life, lived unremarkably. Rooted in the groundbreaking 1960s Conceptual Art practices developed by artists such as John Baldessari and Sol Lewitt, Fluxus, and Ray Johnson, Kawara’s work seems both to anticipate and to…
  • Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin @ LA Louver

    Brett Baker
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    John Seed reviews Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin: A Common Thread at LA|Louver, on view through March 28, 2015. Seed notes: "Several of the exhibition's aerial views are very small: for example, Bridge Over the Navarro is just over seven inches across. As a result, I was drawn near as I inspected the painting, only to find that at close range it suddenly felt expansive. Rubin's brushwork is uncannily perfect, and the detail of a roadside stop sign represented by a pinprick of red paint -- look for it to the right of the bridge -- made its verdant green surroundings suddenly seem vast.
  • John Zurier: A Vessel Filling Slowly

    Brett Baker
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Emil Robinson reviews John Zurier: West of the Future at Peter Blum Gallery, New York, on view through April 4 2015. Robinson writes: "Many of the paintings in West of the Future are named after seasons or times of day. Zurier has a unique ability to be sensitive to his surroundings and the pace of change during the creation of the painting. Although painting communicates time on an immobile field, Zurier is able to create paintings that unfold like weather and remain singular and specific in their tone. There is a sense of each work being a vessel that Zurier allows to fill slowly. The…
  • Goya @ the Courtauld

    Brett Baker
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    T.J. Clark considers the particular effect of Goya's drawings on view in the exhibition Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album at the Courtauld Gallery, London, on view through May 25, 2015. Clark notes: "Repetition and variation in [Goya's] drawings – each one intense and definitive, monotony coexisting with inventiveness – lead nowhere. That is what seems immediately ‘modern’ about them, and what puts most pressure on our notion of (our hopes for) art. Repetition and variation in the albums do not open out into a steadily broadening range of emotion, or a…
  • Joyce Pensato: Castaway

    Brett Baker
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Howard Hurst reviews Joyce Pensato: Castaway at Petzel Gallery, New York, on view through March 28, 2015. Hurst writes: "The first thing one notices about the paintings on display is the immediacy with which they are painted. There is a dark, brooding feeling of aggression that pulls itself across the surfaces of the 9 large paintings that decorate Pretzel’s main gallery space. The sense of storm and stress that pervades this room is almost physically present. Though each of the bizarre cartoons, leering manically from their various positions on the wall, has a clear sense of…
 
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    Kesha Bruce Studio

  • How Many Hashtags is Too Many Hashtags?

    Kesha Bruce
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    I’ll be the first to admit I was late to the party when it came to joining the cult of Instagram.You won’t find me spending hours a day taking studio shots and choosing just the right filter for my iPhone pics, but I’m now happy to confess that I‘m a faithful convert.  I’m having way too much fun sharing images of works in progress and other things I’m up to in the studio…Are you on Instagram?  Click over and find me.BIG Love, 
  • The Magic Spells: The Facebook Art Throw-Down Challenge - Day #5

    Kesha Bruce
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 pm
    And for the last day of the Throw Down Challenge---something completely different.For the past 3 years I've been wandering around Europe in the early morning hours picking through flea markets for little magical gems: spools of wire, broken bells, antlers, rusted picture frames.These strange, disparate objects would call my name, I would pick them up, and I'd end up buying them.I had no idea what I would do with them until last month when I took all the items I'd amassed out of storage and starting putting them all together.The resulting combination?  Magic.(Magic Spell…
  • Strategy for Resistance:The Facebook Art Throw-Down Challenge - Day #4

    Kesha Bruce
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    For the fourth day of the Facebook Art Throw Down. I thought I'd take you waaaaaaaay back. Evidence of My Breath began as a simple series of self-portraits exploring the physical act of breathing as evidence of existence. For each exposure, a few seconds before the shutter would release, I would lean forward and breathe directly onto the camera lens. The end result was a series images with varying degrees of condensation caused by my breath on the lens. I took these photos in 1994.  I was 19 years old.An excerpt from my Artist Statement about the work: As a Black…
  • Houses Tell Stories: The Facebook Art Throw-Down Challenge - Day #3

    Kesha Bruce
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Back in 2008 the New York Foundation for the Arts commissioned several of its former Fellowship recipients to create editions of 10 small “Objects d’Art” to be gifted to the attendees at their Spring Benefit. NYFA is an amazingly generous organization that really hustles to support artists in the state of New York. I can’t express enough how much the NYFA Painting Fellowship I was awarded in 2004 helped shape the possibilities for my work and career. Naturally, I was thrilled to be able to help them raise programming funds by creating a series of small Artist Books for the…
  • So Fragile it Breaks My Heart: The Facebook Art Throw-Down Challenge - Day #2

    Kesha Bruce
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Early on in my career I often combined painting, photography, and written texts as a storytelling device. My work was obviously autobiographical and deeply personal.The images I'm sharing today are from my thesis exhibition at Hunter College in the fall of 2000.Installation view complete with 4 tiny pairs of little girls' black patent leather "Sunday Shoes".The exhibition was originally documented in slide form. The fact that I have digital files hanging around my desktop after 14 years seems a bit miraculous, no?  Needless to say, I'm thrilled to be able to see and share them again.What…
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Classic Whites

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Classic Whites9 x 12 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$425  Buy with PayPalThis started as a demonstration in one of my workshops. I had wanted to demonstrate on how to handle white flowers which have their special challenges. Unfortunately we had no white flowers to paint so I took some yellow flowers in this simple set up and started the demo. How hard could it be to translate those to white flowers I thought. Well easier said than done! When the eye sees yellow it really takes something to paint white.
  • Lilacs of France; Learning from Ovanes Berberian

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Lilacs of France12 x 16 Oil Painting on Panelby Pat Fiorello$650Buy with PayPalI took a painting workshop from Ovanes Berberian in France a couple of years back.  He shared 2 different methods of working in oils. One had been similar to an approach I'd been comfortable with before, which involved transparent washes underneath then opaque/thicker paint on top. His medium and approach was a bit different from what I'd been doing, but not radically so and I've since integrated some of what he shared into my regular painting process.This weekend, I watched a video of one of his…
  • Window View

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    A new larger painting. Different light source from the window as opposed to my usual still life set ups where I often set up direct, dramatic lighting.Window View20 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$1250  Buy with PayPal
  • Up the Road

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Up the Road 9 x 12 Watercolor by Pat FiorelloSold A woman had seen one of my paintings of Italy and wanted it for a room she is redecorating, but she needed to  have another piece the same size to go with it.  The gallery called and asked if I had anything that size, but I didn't. So  I created this companion piece "Up the Road". Glad to hear from the gallery that she already came by and loves the pair.Know that artists can help you create the perfect piece of art for your home. Sometimes you just have to ask for what you want- anything is possible!I love to do…
  • Sunburst

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Sunburst6 x 12 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$200  Buy with PayPalCropped in a little closer for this elongated format. Wanted to keep it a little less detailed while focusing on the light and shadow of my "star" sunflower.
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  • How To Stop Overwhelm In Your Art Business

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    All entrepreneurs, not just artist entrepreneurs, feel overwhelmed and discouraged from time to time. That's normal, it's not just you. So don't freak out and think building an art business is not for you! Mental overwhelm is like having too much clutter in your brain. Get rid of all the clutter and the overwhelm will stop. Keep reading to solve this problem once and for all (and to download the free worksheet that will help you do it!) This post is the first part of the "How To Set Goals And Actually Get Them Done... Without Overwhelm" Challenge. In this challenge I will show you how to…
  • How To Set & Achieve Your 2015 #ArtBiz Goals

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    2014 went by extremely fast and we're almost ready to hit the reset button and celebrate the new year. I say almost because to hit the ground running in 2015 we need to do one more thing before we enjoy the holidays and let the champagne flow on New Year's Eve. We need to set goals we want to achieve during the next solar cycle. And I'm not talking about promises we make to ourselves (and never keep) while we watch the fireworks. No, I'm talking about real, well thought out goals for our creative web biz. The ones we actually achieve because they are specific, measurable and easily broken…
  • See How These 10 Professional Artists Made Their First $1000

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    After publishing my last post (How To Make $252,000 PerYear As Artist), I got an email from one of my dear subscribers. This was her question: "Dear Yamile! Thank you very much for this interesting proposal, which I would love to join! BUT a serious question, how shall I pay you USD 333,- when I am an starving artist? Thank you for your answer." She is referring to my course The Art Of Selling Art Online which I linked to from the above mentioned post. So I asked 10 of my successful artist clients and friends how they earned their first $1000 with their creative craft. Read their stories,…
  • How To Make $252,000 Per Year As An Artist

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Have you ever heard of the 1000 true fans theory? No? Well, let me explain it to you: Kevin Kelly wrote an article on his blog in which he describes a simple business model for artists: "A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, video maker, or author - in other words, anyone producing works of art - needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living. A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce. They will drive 200 miles to see you sing. They will buy the super deluxe re-issued hi-res box…
  • 7 Steps From Starving Artist To Creative Entrepreneur

    Yamile Yemoonyah
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    photo credit: SCFiasco via photopin cc The other day I was interviewed by my friend Mitch for his Pencil Kings Podcast. When I introduced myself as a business coach for artists, he paused, thought about that for a second and then told me the following story: When he was 17 and had just found his identity as an artist, he wanted nothing to do with 'business'. He would even buy Nike shirts and then carefully remove the stitched-on logo and find other ways to boycott 'the enemy'. He suggested that a lot of artists associate the term business with big corporations, sleazy cars salesmen and…
 
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • Jekyll & Hyde gestures

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:05 am
      I still have quite a bit of work to do in clarifying the designs, but I thought it might help to flesh out their personalities if I did these quick story/gesture sketches first.My idea for a fresh take on Jekyll & Hyde was to make Jekyll a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor who's obsessed with potency herbs. Hyde would be his wild party-animal state after taking the concoction of herbs.4 weeks in, and the course has been a lot of fun, a lot of drawing, and a lot of eye-opening. My biggest challenge has been simplifying the design and making it read clearly. The biggest eye-opener…
  • more character sketches

    10 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
       Here are some of my other ideas for the Walter Chipwitther character back in week 1. You can see the initial sketches here for the designs I chose to take further.
  • Bowler hat gentleman

    6 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you caught my last post you'd have heard I'm enrolled in fundamentals of character design at Schoolism. I always knew there was something missing in my approach to character design. Over the years I've managed now and then to intuitively fluke some of the principals I'm now learning with Stephen. However just 3 weeks in I already feel I have a better grasp of these principals. Now when I revisit my favourite artists' character designs I understand much better why I like them and I know my own process will never be the same again.
  • 'Walter Chipwitther' character design

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
     It's week one of my character design course with Stephen Silver. I was really anxious about submitting my homework as there is so much talent in the class! I remind myself to not compare. My homework was to come up with a design for a character called 'Walter Chipwitther', a jolly, wealthy entrepreneur in his 60's. Here's two of my more finished versions. The idea with the rats in case you were wondering was to make him a kind of wealthy eccentric with his unusual pets.
  • Imaginary landscape II

    23 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Another imaginary landscape in gouache.
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  • Influence and Evolution Introduction: Tim Johnson

    arttextstyle
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Tim Johnson Butterbur baskets. Photo by Tom Grotta Tim Johnson, a sculptor of natural materials, is among the artists included featured in Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture then and now, opening April 24th at browngrotta arts in Wilton, Connecticut and continuing until May 3rd. Like pioneer fiber artist Ed Rossbach, Johnson is an incessant experimenter — with material, technique, venue. Last November, for example, he spent several weeks exploring the pastures, cow tracks, streams and pathways that make up Briddlesford Lodge Farm 25. Tim Johnson Invisible Pathways Briddlesford Lodge…
  • Influence and Evolution Introduction: Marianne Kemp

    arttextstyle
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Marianne Kemp, Red Fody, cotton, horsehair, acrylic, 53” x 20” x 3” 2013. Photo by Tom Grotta Marianne Kemp of the Netherlands is another of the artists whose work will be included in Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture then and now at browngrotta arts’ barn in Wilton, Connecticut from April 24th through May 3rd. Kemp uses unconventional weaving techniques to create works of character that combine texture, color and movement. She specializes in weaving with horsehair. Marianne Kemp, Raggiana, cotton, linen with coloured horsehair, 28” x 28” x 3” 2014 photo by Tom Grotta Her…
  • Influence and Evolution Introduction: María Eugenia Dávila & Eduardo Portillo

    arttextstyle
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Patina II by María Eugenia Dávila & Eduardo Portillo. Photo by Tom Grotta We are in full preparation mode for our spring exhibition, Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture then and now, April 24th – May 3rd. Among the artists whose work we will be featuring are María Eugenia Dávila & Eduardo Portillo of Venezuela. You can see the artists’ work in Amanecer by María Eugenia Dávila & Eduardo Portillo. Photo by Tom Grotta New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City through April 6th.
  • Art Event: browngrotta arts at art on paper in New York City, March 5 – 8, 2015

    arttextstyle
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Karyl Sisson, Straw Skyline vintage paper drinking straws and polymer, 14.375” x 32.5” x 3”; 2013, Tom Grotta For three days this March, browngrotta arts will present inventive works made of handmade, recycled and commercial paper by artists from North America, Europe and Asia at art on paper, Pier 36, 299 South Street, in New York City. Many artists cut, fold or print on paper. The international contemporary artists whose work browngrotta arts will exhibit at art on paper take a more immersive approach to the medium, treating it as material – stacking, molding, carving and weaving…
  • John McQueen: Established Artist Award Exhibition Opens in New York

    arttextstyle
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    John McQueen talking about his piece “Teeter” at the opening of TOO: Melinda R. McDaniel and John McQueen, the exhibition opening Last May, John McQueen was surprised to learn he had been awarded the second annual Established Artist award (for artists over 40 years old) from the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, New York. McQueen, who has lived in the area for more than a dozen years, was pleased, telling Amy Biancolli of The Time Union, “You don’t know you’re up for it, so [it’s] the idea that I’m just here by myself, making stuff, and no one…
 
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    Brian Raszka

  • Pipas Frias

    Brian Raszka
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    A painting inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica. 20″x16″ Acrylic  and pencil on canvas. Not Available
  • Caballero

    Brian Raszka
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    A recent trip to Costa Rica has got me inspired and producing art again. Enjoy, I did. 24″x24″ Acrylic, colored pencil, oil stick
  • March 2014 Abstract Painting Series

    Brian Raszka
    14 Mar 2014 | 11:23 am
    A new series of abstract paintings for a local showing.
  • Cat In A Hot Tin Convertible

    Brian Raszka
    1 Mar 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Little play on the title of the Tennessee Williams play.
  • Facial Hair Cartoon Animation

    Brian Raszka
    13 Feb 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Enjoy!
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    Inside/Out

  • Future Couture: Nervous System’s Kinematics Dress

    Johanna Lenander
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Nervous System (est. 2007), Jessica Rosenkrantz (American, b. 1983), Jesse Louis-Rosenberg (American, b. 1986). Kinematics Dress. 2013. Laser-sintered nylon. Image courtesy of Steve Marsel. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Architecture and Design Funds One of the most fascinating pieces in the current design exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good is a pretty dress with a classically feminine silhouette that wouldn’t look out of place at a fashionable cocktail party. But take a closer look at its supple but strangely undulating texture, and…
  • Layers of Paint, and What Is (or Isn’t) Painted: A Gallery Tour with The Forever Now Artist Dianna Molzan

    Naomi Kuromiya
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dianna Molzan in the galleries. Shown, from left: Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906). Still Life with Apples. 1895–98. Oil on canvas, 27 x 36 1/2″ (68.6 x 92.7 cm). Lillie P. Bliss Collection; Georges-Pierre Seurat (French, 1859–1891). Evening, Honfleur. 1886. Oil on canvas, with painted wood frame, 30 3/4 x 37″ (78.3 x 94 cm) including frame. Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy Over the past few months, we’ve asked artists represented in the exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World to share their thoughts on certain works in MoMA’s collection. I…
  • What Does a Media Conservator Do?

    Kate Lewis
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Media conservation is responsible for the audio, 35mm slide, performance, software, video, and film-based artworks in MoMA’s collection, caring for them in collaboration with colleagues across the Museum’s departments including Audio Visual, Curatorial, Information Technology, and Registrar. The first conservation position at MoMA was created in 1959 for a paintings conservator, and since then the Conservation Department has evolved to include specialists in sculpture, paper, photography, conservation science, and most recently media, in 2007. Isaac Julien. Ten Thousand Waves. 2010.
  • This Week at MoMA: March 23–29

    Carolyn Kelly
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Whether you’re a fan of music, cinema, architecture, or fashion, this week’s programs have some thing that will fit your interest. Here are the highlights: Installation view of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, November 15, 2014–November 15, 2015. © 2015 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: John Wronn • Drop by the exhibition galleries of Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye for a Stratocaster Session on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., when a MoMA staff member or other guest will play MoMA’s recently acquired 1957 Fender Stratocaster guitar and…
  • Do You Know Your MoMA? 3/13/15

    Jason Persse
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works from MoMA’s collection—all currently on view throughout the Museum—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, April 10). ANSWERS TO THE FEBRUARY 13 CHALLENGE: Do you have what it takes to claim this month’s title? 1. Michael English. Love Festival. 1967 2. Peter Saville, Factory Records, Manchester; Henri Fantin-Latour. Album cover for New Order, Power, Corruption & Lies. 1983 3. Sherrie Levine.
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    Design For Mankind

  • Feeling Spring

    erin
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    This post was written with and for Glade – thanks for reading! So, shortly after publishing this post, it snowed. It snowed and snowed and then stuck to the pavement, and the result was an extra three inches on the ground, and perhaps an extra three inches around my waist from eating my emotions. But you know, patience is something I’ve been working on – quite a lot lately, in fact – so I put the chips and guacamole away and rallied myself as wintery sleet swirled outside my window: OK Loechner. Make your own spring. And so, first things first: the proper playlist was in…
  • Voiceless

    erin
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It happened like this. I went to bed last week with a voice – albeit a throaty, hoarse one – and I woke without one. I was in Austin, scheduled to keynote a conference with a gaggle of women who I simply couldn’t wait to meet. They were “Me, too” women – the kind that promise instant and sometimes lifelong connections simply because there are no layers to sift through upon introduction. Bloggers, authors, stylists, women, mothers, a passion burning beneath their skin that whispers, tell your story. Tell any one of your stories. It was my kind of event…
  • Dot Dot Dot

    erin
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Just last week, in the kitchen, where she was still not yet tall enough to reach the pistachios, she asks, “Where’d you guys get me?” “From heaven,” says Ken, one room over, because he comes up with great, short answers, the kind that end in a period. Factual. Truth. A statement. My sentences end in an ellipses, always, even when I don’t want them to. I leave them – unintentionally – open for interpretation, for more questions and ponderings, continually challenging whether a new perspective might spin the truths I know onto their side,…
  • Springing to Austin

    erin
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    This is a sponsored post for Zappo’s – thanks for reading! The sun is peeking and the ground is thawing and it’s the kind of week that tricks us into thinking that perhaps we can officially stow away the hats, coats, mittens, gloves until mid-October. And yet, I live in the Midwest, where there’s nothing official about the weather. Our climate is flighty, an 8th grade adolescent feeling equal parts angst and love, responsibility and slack. And so, we’ve been welcoming spring inch by inch around here – slowly, surely –  removing woolen blankets from…
  • The Bite

    erin
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Last week the jealousy bug bit me, and it latched, and I continued to carry it around my day like there was a miniature snapping turtle attached to my index finger – flailing about and knocking things over. I had less grace, and less patience, and less focus, because see this? This snapping turtle rearing his head, with the triangle teeth? I cannot even pick up my coffee cup without it. When the snapping turtle comes, it is, for me, named Should Have. It whispers to me, all scales and breath, you should have worked harder. You should never have rejected that opportunity. You should have…
 
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  • Spencer Keeton Cunningham

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

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

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

    Shea O'Neill
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Between feasts of tlayudas, chapulines, mole negro, and tamales, washed down with chocalate con leche, and dancing in the zocalo with cross dressing clowns. I spent a few hours exploring the cobbled streets of Oaxaca City and found some beautiful walls.
  • Paola Delfin | Mexico City

    Shea O'Neill
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    I recently shared a pizza with artist Paola Delfin at a little spot next to her home in Colonia Roma, Mexico City. Talking over the top of a screeching Camote vendors whistle, we chatted about Mexico, her enviable lifestyle as a traveling artist and her inspiring approach to work and life. Tell us about your background? I grew up in the North of Mexico and it was a very quiet family oriented life. My parents sent me to a German school, which was really weird, so I wasn’t really much of a school person. I always loved to draw during my classes, so I decided to study graphic design because I…
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    The Main Loop

  • Breckenridge Trip 2015

    Sergio Lopez
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ok here's the deal. I am very far behind with what I want to share on my blog. I do like to write, but not only has my blogging time decreased since I got my new studio, but I don't have a computer or internet there. So that means I don't even have a method to sit down and blog when I'm at the studio. So what does this mean? And what will I do about it?The main things I want to share are the pictures. I think that is the number one priority. However, I do like talking about the paintings, or art, or technique, or anything else I want to share about them. I don't want to sacrifice sharing the…
  • Interbloom: A Collaboration Between Artist and Model.

    Sergio Lopez
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hey everyone! This blog will be all about taking you through a concept of mine from genesis of the idea to finished painting. The last time I did this was for "Indigo Heart" back in 2013. This one will be even more thorough.The idea came to me during one of those half-between-sleep-and-waking states that are somehow very fruitful when it comes to generating ideas. I didn't have an extremely solid idea in my head, but I thought it may work. I sometimes go back to check other artists work to make sure I didn't rip the idea off from somebody else, too. This was the very first sketch of the…
  • Eastbound and Proud

    Sergio Lopez
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Hey guys! I've been busy working on settling in to a new studio(!) so I have to apologize for not getting this announcement out earlier. But this weekend is the opening reception to two different shows I have on the East Coast. I created two "Painted Roses" pieces for two different galleries.TEN: A group show at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, SC. It's their tenth year anniversary show. I created one 10x10 piece(as is the theme for the show). It opens Friday the 6th, and you can check it out in person for the rest of the month. More info for the show can be found by clicking…
  • 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…
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  • Friday Favorite: Renno Hokwerda

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    If you are looking for the StencilGirl & Ken Oliver Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! This Friday's featured artist is Renno Hokwerda and his amazingly detailed fantasy maps! These are created from his imagination with red, blue and green pens on paper!He writes:My technique is quite straight-forward: to create an organically grown city, just draw organically...Draw some blocks, smaller neighbourhoods, and extend the city again and again. Without a plan, you avoid anachronisms... Make sure to check out Renno Hokwerda's other intricate maps in his City Maps album on Flickr!TGIF!
  • Ken Oliver & StencilGirl Blog Hop!

    22 Mar 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Welcome to Day ONE of the StencilGirl and Ken Oliver Blog Hop!The StencilGirl Creative Team is playing with the Ken Oliver Team, using the latest products from Ken Oliver including his Color Burst and ClickitInk Pads with StencilGirl stencils!  Today, I have some fun spring note cards to share with you! Step 1: To begin, I used a trowel palette knife to mix Alizarin Crimson Color Burst with Golden Molding Paste.A few sprinkles go a long way! Step 2: I used a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper along with Terri Stegmiller’s Stepping Stone #1 stencil and spread the tinted…
  • Friday Favorite: Theresa Grieben

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Theresa Grieben and her 2014 Road Trips – Travel memories series of illustrated maps! Map of New Zealand's North Island Map of New Zealand's South Island Theresa explains: My latest passion is illustrating maps. At first it was part of my Master Project in New Zealand, but now I am pushing the concept further: I plan to draw more personal maps of all the places I have travelled to in the past years, as well as maps of my hometown Berlin. Map of West Auckland, New Zealand Map of Schwanebeck Map of New Zealand Houses Make sure to check…
  • More peeks into my small art journal...

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:44 am
    I'm continuing to work in my small Dylusions art journal in addition to my large Dylusions art journals.I use my smaller art journal to test materials and techniques that are new to me. I also use the pages like underpaper – to wipe off paint brushes, my fingers, stencils, rubber stamps – so I am not wasting any materials that remain on my tools. It’s fun and gives me an immediate background, too!I created these pages simultaneously to making my DLP Week 6, Week 7 and Week 8 spreads: These pages layer gesso, acrylic, newsprint underpapers, glue and gesso along with…
  • The Memory Project – Sierra Lione

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    My students’ portrait projects have been delivered to orphans in Sierra Lione! These children are not orphans in the sense that both of their parents are deceased, but rather they are living in orphanages because of the same reasons that put kids in the USA in foster care: abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Sometimes one or both parents are living in extreme poverty and not able to properly feed and care for them.  We've been fortunate to participate in The Memory Project for three years! In 2013, students created portraits for orphans in Guyana. In…
 
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  • REVIEW: GREY WAVES ~ FAITH/VOID

    brianssnider
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Faith/Void by Grey Waves When I was making the decision to attend art school one of the selling points that was expressed to me over and over again was the community aspect, artists working with musicians, and designers working with actors, and dancers working with everyone, or vice versa in any conceivable combination. I imagined an artistic comune, of everyone one collaborating with everyone else to the comical point where you couldn’t finish a sandwich alone. I had a vision for a play that would incorporate artists from all disciplines coming together to create a single piece of…
  • SOTW: THUNDERPUSSY ~ STUCK

    brianssnider
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    On the list of new bands in Seattle (albeit a band of veteran musical killers) Thunderpussy might just be my favorite. They’re yet to have an official releases but that hasn’t stopped them from totally kicking ass and lighting stages on fire. Their Demo/EP/whatever is available to listen to on Soundcloud, and last week they put out Stuck which just continues to prove how dangerous and explosive this band is. Thunderpussy is a who’s who of Seattle’s most murderous musicians with credits so strong and so expansive its easier just to tell you who they are; Molly Sides,…
  • REVIEW: SHANA CLEVELAND AND THE SANDCASTLES ~ OH MAN, COVER THE GROUND

    brianssnider
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    NOTE: This article was originally published back in May of 2012 as part of a column called Side-Project Saturdays, where I took a deeper look at the side-projects from my favorite artists. This was published back before The Curious Mystery broke up, before La Luz was formed, before I interviewed Shana, which by the way if you haven’t heard… give it a listen. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that this has been one of my favorite albums for quite a while now. The PNW’s The Curious Mystery, is a modern version of a 1960’s psychedelic band, merging the tonal qualities of…
  • VOTE FOR OUR REMIX!

    brianssnider
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    We’ve been a part of these kind of contests before and they’re always pretty awkward because it’s just me asking you to go vote for us because… because I said so, but this contest from K-Record’s Dub Narcotic Studio is different.  About a month ago the studio posted all the stems to Ruby Fray’s Barbara off her most recent album Grackle, available through K, they asked people to remix the songs which they would then post on Soundcloud for everyone to vote on. Vote for mine here. I’m not a musician, don’t let that guitar in my livingroom fool…
  • DEPTHSOUNDER EPISODE II: KITHKIN

    brianssnider
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    In the second episode of Depthsounder Ian McCutcheon and Kelton Sears of the band Kithkin talk about creating the fictional landscape of Cascadia, the personal tragedies that occurred during the writing and recording process and how that informed their album, and they explore the many facets of their intense live shows. On Joshua McNichols Dayjob Kennith Darling of Werebearcat talks about his day job managing a pie restaurant. And on This Was This One Song, Planes on Paper tells us the story behind their song Monolithia. Remember to subscribe to our podcast in itunes here, and if you have a…
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  • I Got 99 Seats, but Wage Equity Ain’t One: 99 Seat Theater Plan and Wealth Inequality

    Jason Tseng
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    by Jason TsengAt this point, everyone who’s anyone in the theatre world has heard about Actors Equity Association’s L.A. 99 Seat Theater Plan and the proposed revisions soon to come. The proposed changes would force theatre producers to pay actors at least the state-mandated minimum wage, which many producers claim is not economically possible. Unsurprisingly, this has created a firestorm in the L.A. theatre community as theatre makers square off against each other:Actors want to be paid a fair wage, small theaters say they can’t afford to — and invariably everyone is pointing…
  • 5 Tips for Reading a Foundation’s 990

    Nathan Zebedeo
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    by Nathan ZebedeoThis blog post is sure to get a ton of hits because here’s where I’m talking about the world’s sexiest tax document of all time: Form 990! But seriously. If you’re applying for grants to fund your art, you will surely read several 990s in the process. And if you’ve previously applied for a grant without looking at the grantmaker’s 990, you’re doing grants wrong. What is a 990? Great question. It’s the tax form that certain nonprofit entities, like foundations, need to file with the IRS every year. I’m guessing that you…
  • Living and Learning with Nina Simon and the Santa Cruz MAH

    Ian David Moss
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    by Ian David MossI can’t say I ever thought I’d be doing pushups on the floor of the office during a client visit. But this is the sort of thing that happens when you come to Santa Cruz. It’s a place where just about the only behavior that’s frowned upon is being boring. As astute readers of this blog know, at Fractured Atlas we’re not just interested in providing helpful business tools to artists and arts organizations - we want to be running a first-class operation while doing so. That instinct led us in 2013 to undertake a pilot initiative to improve the…
  • Meet the Project: Honest Accomplice Theatre

    Courtney.Harge
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    by Courtney.HargeEach month we feature one of our fiscally sponsored projects that has been successful at using our program to advance their art/cause/career. This month’s featured project is Honest Accomplice Theater. What is Honest Accomplice Theatre? Honest Accomplice is a theatre company dedicated toward creating theatre for social change.   Our mission is to generate dialogue and stimulate change by focusing on topics that are often silenced, seen as shameful, or portrayed as one-dimensional. To deliver on this mission, Honest Accomplice Theatre produces work by the community, with…
  • Upcoming Grant Deadlines and Opportunities

    Theresa Hubbard
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    by Theresa HubbardAmphion Foundation is accepting proposals from Performing Ensembles. Description: The Amphion Foundation, Inc., founded in 1987, was established to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, in addition to service organizations. The Foundation’s mission is carried out through its grant program. Applications may be submitted by publicly supported non-profit performing ensembles, presenters and music service…
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  • Sculptor Bruce Gray on Discovery Channel

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Cool News! One of my sculptures and I will be appearing on a show on the Discovery Channel. They will be featuring a guy with one of the most amazing skills you will ever see. I can't wait to see this in person. Stay tuned for more details, and a link to watch the show.
  • Stealing Art From An Artist Is Not Cool

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    My friend Scott pointed this out to me. The Grog Shop in Ohio felt it was OK to steal an image from my website and use my photograph of my sculpture in their promotion without asking me. When I contacted them, they claim they have no idea who did it, and now they won't even respond to my emails. Real nice.
  • Actress Rachelle Lefevre Meets Eyezod the Robot on King of the Nerds

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    King of the Nerds TV show with celebrity guest, the very beautiful actress Rachelle Lefevre (Under the Dome) with sculptor Bruce Gray's "Eyezod" the giant robot sculpture. The other celebrity guest was comedian / magician Penn Jillette.  (Season 3: Episode 5, February 2015).To see more stills from the show that feature the robot sculptures, click here.
  • Bruce Gray Sculptures and Kinetic Art in the Russian Popular Mechanics Magazine

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Hello Comrades! Ten of my sculptures are featured in an article in the February issue of the Russian version of Popular Mechanics magazine!  Take a look at:Popular Mechanics Article
  • Triumphant Table in Stainless Steel

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:17 pm
    This is my Triumphant table in stainless steel.  I just delivered it yesterday, and the clients were thrilled.  It was a very heavy awkward piece to build and move around by myself.  The grinding was also a challenge. The sides were done with one long continuous grinder sweep repeatedly done from end to end.
 
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  • WW194: MILDRED'S TEMPLE KITCHEN, KIMMY SCHMIDT and Harry Potter Remixed....

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Okay.....I KNOW that it is not Wednesday, but I just couldn't get this together fast enough.....so......here is TERRIFIC THURSDAY!!!1.) Mildred's Temple Kitchen.Okay, I went here for brunch a few years ago, and truthfully, the pancakes were not my favourite......but then we went back last week......for dinner and MAMA LIKE!! Here is why:Buttermilk fried (boneless) chicken thigh with crisp rye waffles, rhubarb gastrique & sour cream. -- and a side of coleslaw!OHMAHGAWD!SO GOOOOOOD! And yea, all the meals that my companions ate that night were also DEEELISH!It is a very chic urban…
  • VALUE VILLAGE......and more........PART DEUX

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hey guys!NOW DONT GET USED to having a this frequently.......but since I am away upon vacation, enjoying my time away from my computer, I thought I could give you a little something that might cheer up your morning.......enjoy:"Hey Sam, wanna come over and play my pocket organ?"Janice was sure that her necklace and hat matched her outfit.Oh Janice.NEW from the Grandma shut-in Barbie dream house collectionAll I could think of with this is....(if that didn't work try HERE!Honestly, I had to re-write this a million times....because it just came off TOO RACIST AND TERRIBLE.So I will just give you…
  • VALUE VILLAGE......and more......PART I....

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Here you go guys!!A little trip to the Value Village is a wonderful thing....here are some things you may have missed buying last week......and there are somethings from an antique market too.......WHAT IS IT?1. Lie detector machine2. Dr. Ho home kit from 19653. Easiest way to get a cavity search at the Airport4. Stolen from a door to door euthanasia salesmanSome people are natural born crafters.They can just look at a bunch of empty cola cans, and create something.....From the cargos list ad:"Dress slightly worn.....perfect for 2nd time bride"New from the house of Royal Doulton, the Zombie…
  • WW193: STAR WARS BUDDAHS, INSIDE OUT, and daylight savings....

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Guess what...I am away on vacation......but I still wanna share 5 things I love this week!Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!1.) Okay nerds...check out this....you need one of these guys for your garden.....or your desk.......or wherever! Thanks to artist Chris Milnes. (Check out his Easy page here) you can enjoy your favourite 2"-6" Star Wars characters; Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett, etc....Each one is  depicted as a big fat Buddha, seated cross-legged with big round bellies:ADORBS!! Go get one on his store!!!Here is that link again!(via If it's hip…
  • TENTH ANNIVERSARY - MILES NADAL JCC

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    HOWDY!I am really happy to be a part of the 10th anniversary exhibition of the gallery at The Miles Nadal JCC.Established in 2005, the Gallery at the J has been home to over 80 exhibits beginning with Faces of Aliyah by Aviva Auerbach and followed by Portraits of Bravery: Canadian Jewish War Vets by Yuri Dojc. Since then painters, photographers, illustrators, mix media and textile artists have exposed our members and guests to a range of themes, stories, cultures and geographical locations. There is always something to think about. Always something to interpret.In celebration of the…
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  • Red Bull Air Race 09 – Pilot Canvas, project by Diogo Machado

    ego
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “Red Bull Portugal proposed the challenge to make 15 artworks, one for each pilot in the Red Bull Air Race. As a result, this 15 framed canvas, each inspired individually in the pilots background, interests and team colors. Each is signed in the back and has a text about the Portuguese Azulejo tile. In Portugal, the Azulejo tile is more than a mere decorative element of little intrinsic value. It has been an important medium for Portuguese artistic expression for more than five centuries. This conventional material is used both for…
  • Street art collaboration by Fin DAC and Angelina Christina

    ego
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Christina Angelina is a Venice based artist, street artist, photographer, producer and gallerist. She currently owns and operates StarFighter Studios, a gallery and production studio in Venice, Ca. She received a BFA in Art from UCLA. She also attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Art Center College of Design. Angelina was commissioned by the musician Kaskade to paint live on his “Freaks of Nature” summer tour in support of his released album…
  • Fantastic sculptures by Ellen Jewett

    ego
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “Plants and animals have always been the surface on which humans have etched the foundations of culture, sustenance, and identity. For myself, natural forms are a continual source of fascination and deep aesthetic pleasure. At first glance my work explores the more modern prosaic concept of nature: a source of serene nostalgia balanced with the more visceral experience of ‘wildness’ as remarkably alien and indifferent. Upon closer inspection of each…
  • Velvet Magazine, Michael Cinco, project by Tina Patni

    ego
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:35 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 Tina Patni: behance / website The post Velvet Magazine, Michael Cinco, project by Tina Patni appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Karen Davis, paintings

    ego
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “My work is inspired by the beauty of nature, music, spirit, stories, folklore, fairy tale, surrealism, the energy and magic that surrounds us and the interconnection of all living things. I grew up and still live in the Wiltshire countryside, surrounded by chalk white horses on hills, standing stones, the song of blackbird, call of owl and bark of fox. I often imagine the inside of my head being like a house. It has hundreds of rooms and endless doorways. Each one is…
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    TheArtCareerProject.com

  • 15 Noteworthy Art Professors in Miami

    millionaire
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    A city that didn’t rise to real national prominence until after World War II, Miami is now one of the 50 most populous cities in the country and the Miami metropolitan area is one of the 10 most populous metro area in the country. As the city’s population has risen, so has its relevance and influence nationally. It may not have been on the scene for as long as cities like Chicago and New York and Boston, but in the last 50-60 years, the city of Miami and, more generally, South Florida, has developed into a major international, financial, and cultural center. It’s the culture and…
  • Bring Film to Life as a Visual Effects Animator!

    Jessica
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. -- Select a Degree Level --Associate'sBachelor'sMaster'sCertificate / Diploma Step 2. -- Select a Subject -- -- Select a Subject --AnimationCosmetologyCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationFashionFilmGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInterior DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationArtCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --ArtFilmMultimedia Design Art…
  • Eat, Sleep, and Live Art? Teach it as a University Art Instructor!

    Jessica
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. -- Select a Degree Level --Associate'sBachelor'sMaster'sCertificate / Diploma Step 2. -- Select a Subject -- -- Select a Subject --AnimationCosmetologyCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationFashionFilmGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInterior DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationArtCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --ArtFilmMultimedia Design Art…
  • Enhance the Digital World as a UI/UX Artist

    Jessica
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. -- Select a Degree Level --Associate'sBachelor'sMaster'sCertificate / Diploma Step 2. -- Select a Subject -- -- Select a Subject --AnimationCosmetologyCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationFashionFilmGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInterior DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationArtCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --ArtFilmMultimedia Design Art…
  • Help People Travel in Style as a Transportation Designer!

    Jessica
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Need an art degree? Start here! Step 1. -- Select a Degree Level --Associate'sBachelor'sMaster'sCertificate / Diploma Step 2. -- Select a Subject -- -- Select a Subject --AnimationCosmetologyCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationFashionFilmGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInterior DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --AnimationArtCreative / DesignFashionFilmGame DesignGraphic DesignInterior DesignMultimedia DesignPhotographyWeb Design -- Select a Subject --ArtFilmMultimedia Design Art…
 
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Loyle Carner, Soom T and Kutmah Announced for @StreetFest 2015

    Flaneur
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    StreetFest was a sun-drenched hit last year (see our 2014 review here) and this year’s event on 3rd May promises to be even bigger. An eclectic mix of artists has just been announced for the UK’s No.1 Live Art & Urban Culture Festival, including DJ headliner Kutmah, South London rapper Loyle Carner and roots and culture legend […]
  • Young musicians – enter London’s big busking competition #win #buskinLondon

    Flaneur
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    London Mayor Boris Johnson has kicked off the 2015 Big Busking competition, with last year’s winners The Tailormade performing at the launch.  Gigs is the city’s annual search for the capital’s most talented young musicians. Aimed at 11-25 year-olds, it gives aspiring artists the opportunity to hone their skills and gain valuable experience performing in […]
  • Anish Kapoor at the Lisson Gallery – Flesh and body parts

    Flaneur
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:08 am
    Sir Anish Kapoor RA, Venice Biennale representative and Turner Prize winner has caused a stir with his exhibition at the Lisson Gallery.  This show of new works is claimed by the gallery to be his ‘radical return to painting’, the big talking point being the large scale works representational of twisted, sinuous flesh. Onlookers whisper […]
  • The Art and Beauty of the Paris Metro

    Flaneur
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Art aficionados, culture vultures and unashamed aesthetes flock to Paris to see some of the best art in the world. From world class paintings, sculptures and architecture the city is bursting with top museums and art galleries – however, let’s not disregard what lies beneath the cobbled city streets.  Travel experts at the Paris Pass […]
  • Bunny Chow hits Soho – experience South African street food without the ten hour flight

    Flaneur
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    ‘If it tastes good, cram it in’… South African street food hits London at the newly opened Bunny Chow on Wardour Street. Bunny Chow is a new South African-inspired cafe on Wardour Street in Soho. It seems named to deter passing vegetarians from entering – until you learn that a bunny is not a popular childhood pet, but a […]
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  • The NEW Fresh Gloss blog

    freshglossblog
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    I can’t believe it’s been over a decade since I began writing about my life as an artist. I have had highs and lows, successes and failures, all of which I shared avidly on the site. I decided after a few years that I’d take a break and pursue other ventures. I began Art Career Academy for artists, after years of guest speaking and teaching on the subject. It was a natural evolution of my career to teach other artists and I will continue to throughout my life. I’ve also began a new direction in my work which has allowed me to do new and exciting things that I…
  • S2 Ep3: You Can’t Teach Hustle

    freshglossblog
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    I talk about the hustle and drive to be a creative. Tips on building the wealthy/business mindset and overcome obstacles to be successful as an artist. Click to download Mp3 Subscribe to Podcast by RSS> Subscribe on Stitcher>
  • S2 Ep1: How to Share Your Art on Instagram

    freshglossblog
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Links Mentioned: New mini course: http://www.artcareeracademy.com/authentic-artistry-6-week-course/ Upcoming Google Hangout : How to Build a 6 Figure Art Business with Natasha http://www.artcareeracademy.com Click to download Mp3 Subscribe to Podcast by RSS>
  • Artist Mastermind Podcast: How to Approach Art Galleries

    freshglossblog
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    2015 Season Episode begins! In the first episode of The Artist Mastermind podcast for 2015, we talk about how to approach galleries and learn how to get your work in art shows. Learn about how Artists get started. Perfect for everyone from the beginner, the art student and the established artist that wants to do shows.   Links Mentioned: http://www.facebook.com/artcareeracademy   Click to download Mp3 Subscribe to Podcast by RSS>
  • Artist Guide Vlog: Multiple Careers

    freshglossblog
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
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    I 365 Art

  • Day #304 Adorable Kitty Cat Clipart Set

    ducky75
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    One thing that I know to be true is that I rarely ever draw any art featuring animals–which is rather ironic considering how much I LOVE animals, cats especially! So within the past couple of weeks, I have been working feverishly to create more clip art that contains animals in them. This one is my favorite so far, not just because they have cats in them, but because I really like how they turned out. You may purchase this particular set for commercial-use over at the I365art Etsy store, among many other animal related packs as well. More art to come guys, I promise! Etsy Store…
  • Post #303 Fashion Clip Art Pack

    ducky75
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Hey guys! I’m still floating around these days. I have released some brand new fashion clip art, including individual pieces plus sets. I will be adding some brand new clip art and illustrations to the shop pretty much everyday for however long I can. I hope to be able to get some time to write about them in the blog occasionally as well. Be sure to check out the shop if you are interested in using my work. =) Etsy Store Peipei’s $5 Art Commissions page How to draw on Hubpages
  • Post #302 More Christmas Graphics and Clipart!

    ducky75
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:27 pm
    As you can see, I have been working on quite a bit of holiday clip art and various other graphics with a holiday theme! I am really pleased with how the cupcake one turned out in particular! I tried to come up with something that was cute and original at the same time. These are of course just a small amount of holiday themed clip art/digital graphics that I have created throughout the month. If you’d like to purchase any of these graphics, you will be able to find that at my etsy store I would also like to take this opportunity to plugin my fiverr stuff as well. The holidays are…
  • Post #301 Christmas Gift Boxes

    ducky75
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    As you can see, I am attempting to make blog posts more frequently now that the holiday are here! Not only for that reason but also because I have been feeling really creative at the moment. It’s hard to really pump these things out when you don’t have any good ideas to bring to the table. So about this set, I created this specific set because I like the styles and colors that go in to wrapping gifts during the holidays and on special occasions. It was just a lot of fun creating the designs for each box and even more fun when it came down to coloring! As always, you can find more…
  • Post #300 Christmas Stockings Clipart

    ducky75
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    $3.50 So I’ve kinda been away, but let me tell you, I have been very busy at work! I have just come out with a new clipart set and today is the first day I am offering it for sale! The holidays are here and you might be itching to work on your latest holiday projects. This clipart set among others may work out really well for your new crafts. So feel free to check them out over at my Etsy store! I have many holiday clip art sets up on the store already and many more to come! =D My Etsy Shop
 
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • A Singer’s Notes 106: The Beauty’s in the Details — Les Violins du Roy and Marc-André Hamelin in Troy

    Keith Kibler
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    " alt="Marc-André Hamelin" data-description="Marc-André Hamelin" /> What might have been a confusion of bedfellows in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall did not turn out to be so. Returning to the hall after intermission one saw the instrumentalists of Les Violons du Roy, a period orchestra fronted by a large Steinway, its lid held high. This would have been sacrilege in Boston, but it worked. Marc-André Hamelin, that master of pianistic... 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 105: Florence Foster Jenkins Rides Again! Stephen Temperley’s Souvenir at the Capital Rep

    Keith Kibler
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    " alt="Georga Osborn as Lorence Foster Jenkins and Jonas Cohen as her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon. Photo Douglas C. Liebig." data-description="Georga Osborn as Lorence Foster Jenkins and Jonas Cohen as her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon. Photo Douglas C. Liebig." /> It is the music that matters," says Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Temperley's Souvenir at Capital Rep in Albany. This superbly performed show is a feast of vocal mayhem. Not... 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 104: Molière at Hubbard Hall and Schubert played by Shai Wosner at Williams

    Keith Kibler
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Tartuffe has lately trod the stage as a demon whose main weapon is subtlety. Doug Ryan, at Hubbard Hall, would have none of this; he was dastardly from line one. Excellently, he came close to desperation more than once, fighting for his life. Mr. Ryan does two important things at once. His face and voice are often in line, but just as often they are not. He is the master of mixed messages. The post A Singer’s Notes 104: Molière at... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Andris Nelsons in Boston…with Two Superb Concerts under the BSO’s New Assistant Conductor, Ken-David Masur, and an Appreciation of James Levine

    Charles Warren
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    " alt="GautierCapucon, Steven Ansell, and Andris Nelsons take their bows after Strauss's Don Quixote. Photo Michael Blanchard" data-description="GautierCapucon, Steven Ansell, and Andris Nelsons take their bows after Strauss's Don Quixote. Photo Michael Blanchard" /> Andris Nelsons has garnered a lot of attention during his first season as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—much coverage in the local and even national press;... 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 Momenta Quartet to bring Tan Dun’s “Ghost Opera” to Simon’s Rock, Saturday, February 28 at 8 pm in the McConnell Auditorium of the Daniel Arts Center

    The Editor
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:56 pm
    The adventurous Momenta Quartet will make a return appearance at Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s South Berkshire Concerts on Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. in the McConnell Auditorium of the Daniel Arts Center. A pre-concert conversation with the performers in the Liebowitz Black Box Theater at 6:45 pm will give concertgoers the opportunity to hear a discussion of the works beforehand. The post The Momenta Quartet to bring Tan Dun’s... 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

  • Before Bach: Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Music at Carnegie Hall — a Month-Long Series in April and May

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    For years, New York City seemed to have missed out on the extraordinary efflorescence of research, study, and practice, which has made historically informed performance such an essential part of music-making in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The early music scene was hardly non-existent, but it was thin in comparison to centers like Boston, London, Amsterdam, and Paris, patronized by a small band of enthusiasts who at one time actually looked the part, crowding into Manhattan’s less fashionable churches in colorful woolen tunics, knitted caps, and Earth Shoes. There don’t seem to…
  • Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Although the three works, Rite of Spring, Company B and Piazzolla Caldera that made up the evening are very different in style and tone, they are equally compelling. The post Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Stephen Porter plays Debussy’s Preludes, Books I and II at SubCulture, New York

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    One can't say that performances of both books of Debussy's Preludes are absolutely unheard of, but they are sufficiently uncommon for Stephen Porter to deserve our admiration for his courage and enlightenment in offering them in the form he did. Not only did he perform both books in their entirety from memory, he prefaced each with a piece from Debussy's earlier Images, in order to prepare the audience, and included engaging discussions of the composer and the works not only providing us with background, but preparing us to listen, to enter Debussy's particular world of sounds. The post…
  • Support New York Arts and The Berkshire Review!

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Our publications continue to be widely acclaimed by leaders in the arts and our readers. Artists in all disciplines have expressed their gratitude for our reviews, articles, and interviews, and so have our readers, in a most gratifying way. We are constantly reminded of the value of our mission to promote the arts and educate audiences around the world. The post Support New York Arts and The Berkshire Review! appeared first on New York Arts.
  • New York Un-Seen: A Gallery

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
        When you walk the streets of New York, do you see strange things? Do the familiar signs, window displays, and doorways that structure reality for us because of our needs and desires disappear every now and then, leaving nothing but some mundane phantasm that was there all the time, waiting for you to […] The post New York Un-Seen: A Gallery appeared first on New York Arts.
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    Agora Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    British Museum unveils long-lost bronze sculpture in ancient Greek art show The exhibition on Greek sculptures at the British Museum will display an early 20th century bronze copy which had been assumed destroyed during the Second World War. The bronze is a reconstruction of the famous Doryphoros. To read the full story click here.   Trial set after museum thefts A trial date has been set for 14 men charged in connection with a series of thefts at museums across England. To read the full story click here.   Artist list for Vienna Biennale announced The Vienna Biennale has announced…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Why Italy should sell the 5,000 improperly excavated artifacts recovered by the police Italy are considering auctioning off improperly excavated artifacts to help cash-strapped museums. To read the full story click here.   Kiev biennial venue withdraws support due to war-time conditions The second edition of Art Arsenale will not be held at the Mystetskyi Arsenale because it is “impossible” to stage such an event in a time of war, according to Nataliia Zabolotna, the events founder and commissioner. To read the full story click here.   Montreal film festival opens with a…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    François Hollande vows to block terrorist attacks on cultural heritage François Hollande has requested that the Louvre send a mission to Baghdad in order to assess the damage caused to national heritage by Islamic State. The French President announced his plans on Wednesday March 18. To read the full story click here.   Picasso’s former electrician sentenced to two-years in prison for possession of stolen art Pierre Le Guennec, 75, an electrician who formerly worked for Picasso, was sentenced to two-years in prison for the possession of 270 works stolen from the artist. The work…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Sotheby’s appoints new president Sotheby’s have appointed Tad Smith as their chief executive officer, although he has limited experience in the arts world. His first priority “is to develop and implement a growth strategy”. To read the full story click here.   Stolen Matelli sculpture recovered Tony Matelli’s painted Bronze sculpture Stray Dog was stolen from its place in front of a Manhattan subway station this weekend. The sculpture was discovered dumped in a nearby Park. To read the full story click here.   Exhibition on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo…
  • Art News Round – Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Old Master dealers feel the pinch Dealers in paintings by old masters have been badly affected by the euro’s drop against the pound. The rising interest in contemporary art has also contributed to losses suffered by dealers. To read the full story click here.   Young dealers who want to sell you old art When we think of 19th and early 20th century art works we usually think of antiquities but the Bowman Sculpture in London have bucked that trend.  The gallery has employed Ben Hunter, 27, an expert in 19th century artworks. To read the full story click here.   Haring…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • A Conversation with Christina Coleman

    Blanton Museum
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Ever since she graduated from UCLA in 200­6, University of Texas at Austin MFA grad Christina Coleman has been exploring themes surrounding portraiture, skin and hair. The Austin-based artist has shown her work at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural … Continue reading →
  • The Great Museum Selfie Stick Ban of 2015, or This Post Is Search Engine Optimized

    Koven J. Smith
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    It’s possible, though unlikely, that you’ve managed to make it through the last few weeks without hearing about the biggest news story in museums, a slowly unfolding epic tale that has been reported breathlessly moment by moment by news outlets both … Continue reading →
  • Discover the Blanton at Explore UT

    Blanton Museum
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    This Saturday, March 7 marks the 16th annual “Biggest Open House in Texas,” Explore UT. During Explore UT, the public is invited to the UT Austin campus to learn more about the university’s goals, programs, and resources. Across the 40 Acres, visitors … Continue reading →
  • B scene: Art and Soul

    Blanton Museum
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Express yourself at B scene: Art and Soul this Friday, March 6! We’ll be celebrating our newest exhibition, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, and enjoying the inspiring music that was born of the era. This powerful exhibition consists of approximately … Continue reading →
  • Beyond All Reason: Goya and his Disparates

    Blanton Museum
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    One of my joys as a Mellon fellow has been researching the prints of Francisco Goya (1746–1828). Produced after the artist’s fiftieth birthday, Goya’s four mature etching series are emblematic of his technical mastery and inventiveness. The first series, Los … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • Are you living up to your full potential? Need some help?

    Derek Murphy
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Jeff Goins has a new book that he’s giving away to help you find your life’s purpose called “The Art of Work” with $250 worth of bonuses. If you like ‘The War of Art’ you should click here to check out his offer. All of Jeff Goins’ materials and websites are super professional and well-designed, so make sure you poke around his platform and get some ideas you can use to improve your own. Need help writing your book? Demi Stevens has put together some videos on her site “The Year of the Book”  that are worth watching; videos are tough…
  • 2 FREE tickets to Harry Potter-esque Role Play Event at Polish Castle

    Derek Murphy
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I wrote my Master’s thesis on Harry Potter, and I’m currently in Europe shopping for a castle to use as a writer’s retreat, so I was excited to see that a Polish-Danish coalition of HP fans have put together a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGogo to run a 3 day Live Action Role Play (Larp) in the historic Czocha Castle. To be clear, this is an unauthorized Harry Potter event, so nothing from the Harry Potter universe will be used – no names or particular magical spells or items. But you’ll still get that “College of Wizardry” experience. I had already…
  • The truth about “location independent” digital nomads

    Derek Murphy
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:40 am
    I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I was living abroad 10 years before “The 4-Hour Workweek” came out. Back then, I was strange and unusual. People asked, “But why would you live abroad?” I did my Junior year of high school at an art school in Argentina, in Spanish. Then I moved to Malta to study philosophy (instead of going to a 4 year American college, which saved me at least 100K). Then I studied classical oil painting in Florence, got a certificate for teaching English in Barcelona, and moved to Taiwan. People interested in travel often ask, “But…
  • How to run a successful million dollar Kickstarter campaign (an in-depth crowdfunding plan for a coworking space, that you can use to fund anything).

    Derek Murphy
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    I’m reading “Go Bold” – which you should totally read – and it’s getting me excited about launching my Kickstarter campaign to buy a castle and use as the world’s best writer’s retreat and coworking space. It’s easier to do something huge and exciting than something medium sized. There is less competition. But raising a million dollars on Kickstarter or IndieGogo won’t be easy. It will take a long term, well planned strategy. In case it’s useful, here are the things I’m doing that will make my campaign successful.
  • How to start a profitable online business

    Derek Murphy
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:18 am
    For awhile now I’ve been thinking of writing a book about starting an online business: I usually talk about writing, publishing and book marketing – but those topics are closely related to branding, positioning, building an online platform, making products that people want to buy and letting them know about it And there are SO many people who dream about not having to wake up in the morning, working from anywhere, quitting their jobs and traveling the world, being in control of their own income and having the power to keep building it up higher and higher. I made a little cover,…
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    The Art of Autism

  • Nate: Sophisticated, Hard-to-match, way too not-in-the-mix and proud #Aspie

    Debbie
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Autism Unveiled Week 6 I think maybe my childhood could’ve turned out better had I known about my diagnosis sooner. I was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 3 but I didn’t find out until age 13. My parents don’t really understand my stimming that much despite claiming they know almost all there is to know about Aspergers. I like to hum sometimes. Sometimes I like to make hand motions. This helps me to express myself. Because my diagnosis was concealed from me for 10 years, I wasn’t able to defend myself from people who weren’t being nice to me because of my stimming…
  • Annaclaire: joyful, curious, experimental and #Autistic

    Debbie
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Autism Unveiled Week 6 Annaclaire is a gal of few words but loves to sing Disney and Sesame Street songs! She’s a sensory craver – the messier the better – but also celebrates patterns, organization, and the tiniest of details. Annaclaire can quietly take hundreds of photos in a short period of time demonstrating her complex visual perspective that she is unable to share verbally. Through her photography she allows others to watch her think! Annaclaire lives on a Mini zebu (the original humped cattle) ranch. She shows the cows in the ring and participates in showmanship.
  • Sarah: Mom, Seeker, Aspien

    Debbie
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Autism Unveiled Week 6 Who am I? I am a successfully married , stay home mother of three. I’m the cleaner, organizer, taxi, comforter, chef, resident problem solver, finder of lost things, strength, and glue in our family. How is Autism part of me? It is me. It is my daughter. It is my youngest son. It is our strength and our struggle. The She that is Me Lover of small things. Collecter of the broken. Seeker of the beautiful. Finder of the strange. Hide and seek behind gossamer veils. Child like wonder with fear of change. Meticulously chosen masks. Minute by minute. Smile. Don’t.
  • Ben: Outgoing, friendly, musical and #Aspie

    Debbie
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Autism Unveiled Week 6 Aspergers is part of me. The fact I perceive detail and pay attention to details that don’t occur to typical people is what makes me different. I’m able to study a subject much more in depth that typical people. My favorite subjects are Beatles lore and advocating for others on the Spectrum. I like subject matters that are logical. Social nuances don’t follow the rules of logic. I have benefited from learning French as a child. I’m French-English bilingual. I feel that helped integrate my brain. My favorite Beatles songs are Drive My Car and…
  • I am Jake

    Debbie
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Autism Unveiled Week 6 I am sixteen years old. I’m a researcher at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. I completed the PSI program last year, a Master’s level program in theoretical Physics. I’m very happy to be Autistic. Autism is my way of thinking, my way of viewing the world. It’s because of my autism I’m able to do what I do best. I don’t consider myself to be a genius. I consider myself to be a regular person who is very dedicated to my subject. In order to succeed you must think in your own unique perspective way. I had to STOP LEARNING. That is why I…
 
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    CF Magazine

  • The Sublime Sculptures of Kate MacDowell

    Alex Irish
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Sculptor Kate MacDowell works within the purity of white porcelain, transforming this pristine and beautiful medium – evoking the smoothness and perfection of white marble (think Grecian goddesses or Michelangelo’s David) – into something darker and more challenging. When we think of crisp, clean whiteness, it conjures up words like ‘good’, ‘light’, even ‘heaven’ perhaps; it is traditionally the immaculate yin to the heavy, mulchy yang of black. You would be forgiven, then, for thinking MacDowell’s creations would explore similarly themed subject matter. Not so; instead,…
  • The Curious Cover Art of Illustrator Luke Spooner

    Alex Irish
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    I have a very slight ulterior motive in featuring the award-winning Luke Spooner: he produced the cover artwork and illustrations for all of online litjournal freeze frame fiction’s issues to date, and it was on having a piece accepted in their recent experimental volume that I discovered his work. Of course, that’s not the extent of his work – his portfolio of illustration spans an impressive array of publications under the banner of Carrion House with a leaning toward horror, as well as further work aimed at children and young adults under the name Hoodwink House. In this feature…
  • The Surreal Sculptures of Rabarama

    Fred McCoy
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    Rabarama, known to close friends and loved ones as Paola Epifani, is a contemporary Italian artist with an impressive body of work – pun very much intended. When attempting to wrap my head around Rabarama’s art, I found that it was important to consider the historical influences that can be seen her her sculptures. Rabarama was born in what many may consider the birthplace of sculpture – Rome. Surrounded by not only sculpture, but artwork of all forms, it’s no surprise that she graduated with excellent marks from the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. Rabarama’s…
  • Where Androgyny Meets Fashion – An Interview with Kat Haché

    Fred McCoy
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    The art world has come a long way from being something controlled by affluent patrons; thanks to the internet artists are now able to reach out to audiences in ways never before possible, democratizing art, as it were, and putting the power directly into the hands of the audience and the creators. Despite this, the realm of fashion has largely remained unchanged and continues to be driven by commercial interests. Being ‘fashion forward’ is something every label aspires for, yet the majority of fashion reflects only a certain portion of our society. Clothes are geared towards a…
  • An Interview with VA-11 HALL-A Creator: Sukeban Games

    Fred McCoy
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    This all started with a simple question: What does Sukeban mean? I had no idea and moreover, I had no clue as to why a group of Venezuelan guys would name their video game development studio after it. Two seconds of research on Wikipedia’s gave me an answer that did not disappoint: Sukeban (スケバン/女番/スケ番) means delinquent girl or boss girl in Japanese, equivalent to the male banchō. A dictionary of Japanese slang says that sukeban only refers to the leader of a girl gang, not any member of the girl gang. The common signifiers of sukeban (described by the Japanese police…
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • Druze Muse

    Iain Akerman
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    More than 70 years after her untimely death, a Druze princess-cum-icon continues to inspire. Iain Akerman reflects on the life and legend of Asmahan
  • The King

    Amir-Hussein Radjy
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dreams, decrepitude, and despotism - Amir-Hussein Radjy examines Iranian-Dutch writer Kader Abdolah's latest novel about the legendary Iranian monarch Nasereddin Shah
  • Yashar, My Hero

    Joobin Bekhrad
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    'Our story ended just as it began' - Joobin Bekhrad reflects on the life, legacy, and magic of his literary hero, Yashar Kemal (1923 - 2015)
  • The Sound of Pomegranates

    Joobin Bekhrad
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    Joobin Bekhrad talks to LA-based producer, composer, and DJ Bei Ru about his newly-released second album, Saturday Night at the Magic Lamp
  • Ajammin’

    Sheema Ahanin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Sheema Ahanin talks to the boys of London-based Ajam about their contemporary take on Iranian folk music, and how they're making it 'cool' again
 
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • Net Neutrality In the US – The Shame

    Chris Hilbig
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: On Thursday, February 27, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is a group of appointed and unaccountable bureaucrats with the ability to make dictates that have the power of law had assumed control over the Internet here in the United States of America with a 3 to 2 vote. They dubbed this new evasive set of regulations […] The post Net Neutrality In the US – The Shame appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • AI Workshop: Celebrating The Pats

    Chris Hilbig
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com: Welcome back to another edition of the AI Workshop! I’m honestly not a huge football fan (which is somewhat sacrilege here in Texas). But I do enjoy a good football game every so often. One of the big divisional winners in 2015 are the New England Patriots. Due to that dominant victory, and possible shenanigans involving balls, I […] The post AI Workshop: Celebrating The Pats appeared first on 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.
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Attachment

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

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

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

    Ariel Snapp
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Over the past few years I have experienced increased amounts of uncertainty in all areas of my life. I have had to learn ways to get much more comfortable with it. To learn and adapt without having all the answers. To plan only about a week or so in advance. It was a large learning curve for me, the girl that used to have her whole life planned out on a spreadsheet years in advance. Most people have heard the saying, the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. While it is true we tend to fight it with fervor. We scramble to try to create order and chaos and a semblance of certainty, even…
  • To be seen, to be heard

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I wrote this poem below a while back. For me it is symbolic of so many aspects of my life and the greater reflection of the world events today. It relates to my work where I try to put voice to real people’s stories to make better products for the world, to my personal life where I try to be an active participant in the lives of my friends and family, and to the recent loss of my grandfather. It is the thread of human existence, to be seen and heard, despite the inherent pain that comes with every hero’s journey. To be heard It is hard to process pain. I do not need to end all…
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    Creative Visual Art

  • 5 reasons why you should choose CGStudio – the 3d models marketplace

    Creative Visual Artist
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    People who are interested in getting 3D models, textures or HDRI should know that CGStudio is the perfect marketplace where they could find these. This place not only promotes high quality products but it also focuses on offering them at the best price on the market. So, it is safe to say that one should use this marketplace because it protects people’s interests and its main purpose is to help the members get and explore new opportunities. In what is to follow you will be exposed to the main five reasons why you should go for this platform. You will see that this has only advantages for…
  • The Painted Monument to the Soviet Army in Bulgaria

    Creative Visual Artist
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Monument to the Soviet Army is situated in the King’s Garden in the heart of the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Built in 1954, it was created as a symbol of gratitude for the Soviet Red Army for helping Bulgaria on their war efforts during the second World War. The monument depicts a soldier of the Soviet Army, surrounded by a male worker and a female peasant from Bulgaria. The monument has been the victim to vandalism. The first act of vandalism was on June 2011, when the monument was painted overnight by unknown artists, who transformed the Soviet Army soldiers into popular American…
  • Taiwanese Village Transforms Itself With Cartoon Murals

    Creative Visual Artist
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    Three sisters have unleashed their creativity on the small Taiwanese village of Huija with a series of colourful murals. The sisters were on a holiday visiting their grandmother when they decided to paint the outside of her home with cartoon characters including Daruma dolls, which are a good luck charm in Japan. On one of the windows they painted a sign that reads: “This is where grandmother lives.” After that other villagers imitated them and painted there own walls, and soon the whole village was filled with colourful murals. The village rarely saw tourists but now they have…
  • ODEITH – Anamorphic Graffiti Letters

    Creative Visual Artist
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Odeith was, in 2005, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking incursions in the anamorphic art field, standing out for his compositions created in perspective and painted in different surfaces, such as 90º corners or from the wall to the floor, creating an optical illusion effect. In 2008, he decided to close his tattoo studio (which he opened in 1999) and moved to London. Currently, back in Lisbon, he assumed painting as his main activity, having created large scale murals for major national and international enterprises such as the London Shell, Kingsmill, the Coca-Cola Company,…
  • 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…
 
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    Designer's Depot

  • Cool Finds: Epic Thanos Kissing Death by Rodrigo Lorenzo Lopez

    noelevz
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Here is just one of the latest works by Rodrigo Lorenzo Lopez: a cool rendition of Thanos Kissing Death. Cool Finds: Epic Thanos Kissing Death by Rodrigo Lorenzo Lopez via: Rodrigo Lorenzo Lopez’ Behance Page Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • The Art of Hsiao-Ron Cheng

    noelevz
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Hsiao-Ron Cheng is an illustrator from Taipei, Taiwan. She started freelancing in 2012 and quickly became known worldwide by being shortlisted for Young Illustrator Award. She had numerous clients worldwide. Below are just a few of her works: The Art of Hsiao-Ron Cheng visit her site here: Hsiao-Ron Cheng’s site © 2015 Hsiao-Ron Cheng All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 03/13/15

    noelevz
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Spider-Gwen #2 ” from Marvel comics J. Scott Campbell (cover) “ Hexed #8 ” from Boom! Studios Dan Mora (cover) “ New Suicide Squad #8 ” from DC Comics Juan Ferreyra (cover) “ Ninjak #1 ” from Valiant Marguerite Sauvage (cover) “ Ant-Man #3 ” from Marvel…
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  • new collage – a step in time

    laura redburn
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    two collages in a short amount of time, what’s this? ha, as i said before i seem to have gotten my collage mojo back, so there’ll definitely be more collages on the blog in the foreseeable future. i’ve also been working on some for a commission, so they will be up when i’m allowed to show them. you’re on the edge of your seat, i know ;) The post new collage – a step in time appeared first on cardboardcities.
  • organising art supplies

    laura redburn
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    over the past year i’ve been making much more of an effort to be organised, and making sure that what i need is to hand.  i’ve always been a bit of an ‘organised chaos’ type of person (chaos is a bit excessive a word!) so it’s not been a huge stretch to properly organise things in my life. i’ve gotten rid of some things i simply don’t need anymore and simplified other things such as storage items. orla kiely plant pots c/o flamingo gifts one of the things i needed to simplify was the storage/organisation of my art supplies. specifically my pens,…
  • sunday links // 23

    laura redburn
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    // these simple tips for success by adam j kurtz are fantastic. // these orla x clarks shoes are SO CUTE and i kind of need them for summer. best get saving! // i always want everything from rose and grey, but i really want a retro barber/menu board. some old friends had one and i used to love making up words on it, and i’ve wanted one since. // lately i have been loving watching fran meneses videos, and if you like funny and creative people i bet you will too. // i’m generally not a huge fan of unicorns and glitter and such like, but i love these photos/this colab by tasya…
  • snapshots of my week – 20th march

    laura redburn
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    blossom is everywhere this week! i suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of it on blogs in the coming weeks. which is fine with me because i love seeing it. it reminds me of two particular blossom trees from my child/teenage-hood. the first being a huge one that was in front of the library where i spent a fair amount of time. it made me so happy sitting and walking underneath it when it was in bloom. the second – i can’t remember specifically where it was located – outside some houses near where i lived for a few months about ten years ago now. it was a bad time in my life…
  • playing with food

    laura redburn
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    if you follow me on instagram you’ve most likely already seen these, but i wanted to share them here too. do you like playing with food? i must admit it’s especially fun playing with sweets and foods that are colourful and easy to make patterns with. you know by now i am obsessed with both pattern and colour. i thought i’d throw some jellybeans into that mixture and take some photos! this is totally a ‘just because’ post. there’s no deep meaning or motive behind it. i just wanted to share these images because they’re a bit fun and i like looking at…
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    Meditative Art School

  • Indigenous Meditative Art (intro)

    medita11
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Introduction to Indigenous Tribal Meditative Art  Indigenous tribes worldwide don’t have a concept of “art” or an “artist”; there are no theaters, no museums, nor an audience or spectators. Similarly, there is no concept of “sport,” or athletes, but there are games, work and play. This approach allows both art and exercise of body movement [...]
  • The History of Meditative Art

    medita11
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    The history of meditative art is long, deep and wide. It has no real beginning or end. Meditative Art is an expression of love, from lover to beloved. It will be an ignorant attempt to try to research and convey the history of Meditative Art as a whole; therefore, here is only a very minute, [...]
  • 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 [...]
 
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    Park West Gallery

  • Duaiv among the Who’s Who of artists

    parkwestgal
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Park West Gallery artist Duaiv was selected to be in “Who’s Who in American Art” 2015 edition. Image courtesy of Duaiv. French-born Park West Gallery artist Duaiv has been named one of the artists featured in the 2015 edition of “Who’s Who in American Art” book. The 1,704-page book, published by Marquis Who’s Who, is the 35th edition of an annual book that profiles more than 11,800 contributors to the visual arts in the United States. The individuals listed in the book are nominated by current entrants, art associations, galleries and museums. Names are also gathered…
  • Simon Bull supports a whale of a project

    parkwestgal
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Simon Bull donated a work of art to benefit the Marineland Right Whale Project in Florida. Photo courtesy of the St. Augustine Record. Park West Gallery artist Simon Bull has a lot of heart, and he showed it in more ways than one with a donation to the Marineland Right Whale Project (MRWP). The St. Augustine Record tells of the English-born artist donating the work, “All About Love, XII,” to benefit MRWP. The artwork features a colorful heart, a recurring motif in Bull’s bold artwork – he will even use the symbol of love in his signature. MRWP volunteers Penny Bellas and Becki Smith…
  • Picasso artwork – stolen or gifts?

    parkwestgal
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    A sketch of a horse by Picasso found among 271 works in the possession of the artist’s handyman. Photo by the Associated Press, courtesy of The Guardian. In a delayed verdict, Pablo Picasso’s former handyman and his wife have been ordered to return 271 “lost” works of art and are facing a two-year sentence. BBC News reports that Pierre Le Guennec, 75, and his wife, Danielle, of Cote d’Azur were ordered on March 20 to return an estimated $65 million in works of art by Picasso that they claim were given to them as thanks for doing odd jobs for the estate. Le Guennec told the court…
  • New cruise ships sailing in 2015

    parkwestgal
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    The Anthem of the Seas will set sail for the first time in April 2015. Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean International. As 2015 surges ahead, new and experienced cruisers will have a chance to break in new cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line. Royal Caribbean has already made waves with its new Quantum-class ships, revealing the tech-savvy Quantum of the Seas in October 2014. This year, the line will introduce Quantum’s sister ship, the Anthem of the Seas, with a maiden voyage on April 22. Anthem of the Seas weighs 168,666 gross tons and carries 4,180…
  • Lebo creates painting for Billy Joel

    parkwestgal
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Pictured from left: Wilson Howard, Jack Boyle, Dennis Arfa, Eric Bresler, Jarred Diamond, Billy Joel, AJ Wasson, Liz Roca and Gabriela Pino. Photo courtesy of Rodger Reiter. When Billy Joel performed to a sold-out crowd at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on January 31, arena representatives knew just the artist to tap for commemorating the experience. Park West Gallery artist David “Lebo” Le Batard was commissioned by American Airlines Arena to present a gift to Joel as a thank you for the music he has given over the years. Since the release of his classic “Piano…
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    Creative Designers and Writers

  • Why is art as a subject important to the students today?

    crys123
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Can you imagine how beautiful is the site of students, dipping their fingers into the paints and drawing some beautiful abstracts? Well, this is called arts. Arts as an education have many forms, from drawing, painting and creating, to music and singing. When it comes to studying art, people usually misinterpret it as a hobby and an interest rather than something of a serious sort. To anyone, the arts have never been a serious point of education in any stage of their lives. Gone are the days, when teachers in early school used to promote arts so seriously and as part of their curriculum. Arts…
  • Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds

    crys123
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Hope you have a Great Day!!! Here’s a little gift for you: http://lakesidelivin.wordpress.com/ Please get your copy of my books and give our 4-legged Frynds a gift too: Book sales to support Animal Charities ~ Get your copy and Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds I will be donating all of my author proceeds from the 1st 1000 books sold to Animal Charities to help those animals that were unfortunately abused. My new book about our dog named Lynyrd Skynyrd is now available: Lynyrd is named after one of the most popular and successful Southern Rock Bands in history. Our Lynyrd Skynyrd is part…
  • Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds

    crys123
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Hope you have a Great Day!!! Here’s a little gift for you: http://lakesidelivin.wordpress.com/ Please get your copy of my books and give our 4-legged Frynds a gift too: Book sales to support Animal Charities ~ Get your copy and Help Us Help Our 4-Legged Frynds I will be donating all of my author proceeds from the 1st 1000 books sold to Animal Charities to help those animals that were unfortunately abused. My new book about our dog named Lynyrd Skynyrd is now available: Lynyrd is named after one of the most popular and successful Southern Rock Bands in history. Our Lynyrd Skynyrd is part…
  • Proper Guidance and Supervision for the Right Kind of Education

    crys123
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:28 pm
    With the changing dynamics within the attainment of education, there is a novel approach in the accomplishment of education that is taking help and assistance from the correct sources. The defined correct sources are the trained professionals sitting everywhere just to provide the essential guidelines for the confused and perplexed children. This is quite original in its nature as this concept is considered bizarre and pretty unusual. The reason behind this perception is due to the fact that our elders managed to thrive and flourish without the help of these professionals, but our current…
  • Writing An Authentic Essay For A-level History Made Easy

    crys123
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    The way of studying for A-levels differs greatly from studying O-levels. The subjects demand more attention, they vary in content and writing styles, the students find themselves investing more and also struggling with the kind of writing demanded of them. The essays also vary as the demonstration of the intellect possessed by the student requires to be more vividly displayed as compared to an O-levels student. The vivacious and growing intellect of the student is now fleshed out and fed more so that it can be brewed and given more finesse in the future. Similar is the idea when it comes to…
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    Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community

  • Car Wood Graining Course Dashboard

    Norman
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    1940’s Chevrolet Sedan Dashboard My auto graining course was created specifically for restoration and custom auto enthusiasts. The course guides you from beginning steps through more advanced wood grain paint methods.  In the past, I’ve mostly used flat panels to teach … read more The post Car Wood Graining Course Dashboard appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Walnut Woodgrain Restoration Project

    Norman
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    A Great Old House (a great big challenge) I received a call from Mark, a real estate investor in Seattle, who said he had a house that needed some faux walnut restored.  The house is a 2 story, 1913 Craftsman. Judging … read more The post Faux Walnut Woodgrain Restoration Project appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Hudson Hornet Woodgrain Project

    Norman
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    This is a project I did in August, 2014 for a fella based in New England. He saw this site and sent me a note through my Service Inquiry form.  The car is a 1952 Hudson Hornet. A legend of auto racing, cherished by … read more The post Hudson Hornet Woodgrain Project appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Finish Business Pros Share: What I wish I’d known.

    Norman
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    I reached out to professional faux finishers with one question: “What’s the one thing you wish you’d known before starting your painting business?” The faux finishing business can be tricky For me, starting out was all trial and error. Partly because, at the … read more The post Faux Finish Business Pros Share: What I wish I’d known. appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
  • Faux Wood Car Paint: Old World Techniques, Powerful Results

    Norman
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Worlds Apart As a long time student, practitioner and observer of faux wood painting methods, I’ve noticed an unfortunate trend: The auto painting and decorative finishing industries are complete strangers to each other. Because of this, woodgraining methods for cars … read more The post Faux Wood Car Paint: Old World Techniques, Powerful Results appeared first on Wood Grain Faux Finishes Education, Images and Community.
 
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    Filthy Dreams

  • Dance With Me In The Disco Heat: Disco Memories In Bradley Wester’s ‘DISCOurse #2: Shine’

    Emily Colucci
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    Bradley WesterDISCOurse (detail), 2014, Acryla gouache and tape on canvas, holographic & glitter tape, archival digital print, Butt calendar pinup, chain, aluminum tube, cable ties, mirror balls, on custom Mylar coated pegboard (All images courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York) “Dancing’s total freedom be yourself and choose your feelin’ come on get up wanna see some swingin’, swayin’, movin’, groovin’, slidin’, glidin’, rockin’, reelin’, come on get up everybody dance” –Sylvester “Dance…
  • Smashed on Trashy Mexican Pulp Fiction Illustrations at ‘Pulp Drunk’

    Emily Colucci
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    Delgadillo, Untitled (Clown attacking woman while muscle man watches), c. 1960-75, tempera on illustration board (Courtesy of Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York) Who can deny the artistry and conceptual power of a muscle man pumping iron while a psychotic clown strangles a fellow circus performer? I know I can’t. I only just now understand what David Lynch meant when he screeched about “Crazy Clown Time.” Last weekend, I discovered this aptly-titled illustration “Untitled (Clown attacking woman while muscle man watches)” at Ricco/Maresca Gallery’s excellent exhibition with an even…
  • Going (Mid) West! Filthy Dreams’ Hellcat Search for Hoosiers Playlist

    Marion
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
      Screw winter! We’re goin’ West–Midwest, that is! Why, you ask? We’re going on a Hellcat voyage through neon-lit churches, strip clubs in barns, small towns and bars in search for a Great Dark Man–ahem, I mean, for Hoosiers! Kurt Vonnegut has this to say about Hoosiers: “I don’t know what it is about Hoosiers, but wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there.” OK, you got us, Kurt! Now we have to know what Hoosiers are all about! So, grab a thermos full of Salty Dogs, strap on that seat belt, and hit the road…
  • 5 Films/Videos You Need To Survive This Endless Snowy Winter

    Emily Colucci
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Poor Jack has reached the end of his rope with winter too! Why hello there, freezing Filthy Dreams readers! Oh I know that look you’re giving me, Mary–that dead-eyed stare indicates a near psychotic break from suffering through another day of snow. I’m already there, queens. Staring outside my window this morning, I was ready to grab an axe and stumble around Lower Manhattan like The Shining’s Jack in the hedge maze. Instead of giving into murderous ice and snow-driven rage, sweetest soggy Filthy Dreams readers, let’s try to get through this chilly crisis…
  • Nightclub School: An Audiovisual Tribute to Steve Strange

    Emily Colucci
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Steve Strange in Visage’s ‘Fade to Grey’ video Why hello there, my loyal lovely Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? What’s this colorfully excessive makeup I have on? Oh well, Mary, I’m wearing it in tribute to Steve Strange, the Blitz Kid and frontman of the New Romantic band Visage who sadly passed away recently. Born in Wales as Steve Harrington, Strange’s first foray into music began with attending a Sex Pistols concert, meeting their bass player Glen Matlock. Moving to London, Strange began to work for the infamous London punk mastermind Malcolm…
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Desserts 14: Photos by Ciuco Gutiérrez

    Jason Jose
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Desserts 14: Photos by Ciuco GutiérrezPhotos of landscapes with opulent chandeliers by Spanish artist Ciuco Gutiérrez that creates the impression of wide open rooms that look out into nature. The series creates a dialogue between reality and fiction and whether the chandeliers are hanging above the ocean or a desert, they appear to be in harmony with the landscape.Prints of these images are available to purchase at Lumas.
  • The Leucistic Prairie Dogs: Mixed Media by Laura Kennedy

    Jason Jose
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    The Leucistic Prairie Dogs: Mixed Media by Laura KennedyA series of mixed media works by Tasmania-based artist Laura Kennedy combining drawings of canines and lasercut designs inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie style light screens. The artworks are "intended as a satire of the dispassionate and objective nature of scientific classification and illustration."Despite the more common awareness of the pigment disorder Albinism, all dogs that convey an absence of colour and pigment are in fact Leucistic, which is a similar but slightly different condition. Kennedy is…
  • Mirror Houses by Peter Pichler Architecture

    Jason Jose
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Mirror Houses by Peter Pichler Architecture+A a pair of modern holiday homes designed by architect Peter Pichler located just outside the city of Bolzano, Italy. The houses are set in the beautiful surroundings of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, amidst a scenery of apple trees, and is split in two units with a different height and length to differentiate the structure.The volume opens towards east with a big glass facade that fades with curvilinear lines into the black aluminum shell. Mirrored glass on the west facade borders the garden of the client with the units and catches the surrounding…
  • Paintings by Hannah Yata

    Jason Jose
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Paintings by Hannah YataSurreal paintings merging female bodies with fish heads, ornate masks, and animals by New York-based painter Hannah Yata. The paintings explore the feminine form in terms of imagery and symbolism bringing along her own experiences growing up as a woman and the difficulties and struggles that she has fought.The pictures forming in my head are ones of domination over nature, the struggle of animals in a changing world, and the effects of a changing world on the animals and humans. Women became the metaphor for mother nature as wild and sexual thing exploited and…
  • Simulacra: Video by Theo Tagholm

    Jason Jose
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    Simulacra: Video by Theo TagholmMind-bending video by London-based motion graphics designer and art director Theo Tagholm using After Effects to create a reflection or a reproduction of reality, which looks normal when viewed from a certain angle but then breaks apart into individual frames and becomes distorted as the camera moves.
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  • WE LOVE ART BOOK MAGAZINE

    Nikolaos Routsis
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Art Book Magazine is a media on iPad that showcases art-oriented ebooks and magazines.Art Book Magazine focuses on contemporary art as well as photography, architecture, graphic design, typography, social sciences, literature and digital culture.Art Book Magazine presents exclusive releases, re-releases or adaptations, enhanced versions or digital creations, catalogues, essays, magazines novels or artist's books from more than 100 publishing houses, institutions, galleries such as Archibooks, Biennale de Paris, Bulldozer ®, CNAP, Cornélius, Dilecta, Éditions Matière, Filigranes, Éditions…
  • JOYCE PENSATO AT PETZEL GALLERY NYC

    Nikolaos Routsis
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    Homer Simpson by Joyce PensatoPetzel Gallery is pleased to announce castaway, a soloexhibition by New York based artist Joyce Pensato. This is her fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.For this exhibition, Pensato will present a new series of paintings and drawings, as well as premiere digital c-prints of her studio taken by the artist and predominantly comprised of collages on her studio walls.The paintings and drawings will reprise her cast of familiar cartoon and comic book characters, including Batman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Homer Simpson, among others. In the new…
  • DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY - ALICE NEEL DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS 1927 - 1978

    Nikolaos Routsis
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
         Opening reception: Thursday, February 19, 6 - 8 PMDavid Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings and watercolors by Alice Neel (1900-1984). On view at 537 West 20th Street in New York, the works are selected from throughout her career and span five decades. A fully illustrated catalogue by David Zwirner Books, featuring essays by the independent curator and writer Jeremy Lewison and award-winning novelist Claire Messud, is published to coincide with the show.Drawing was a fundamental, stand-alone component of Neel's practice, persistently pursued alongside…
  • OCCULTO MAGAZINE NEW ISSUE Pi.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    BUY HEREOCCULTO Issue piReleased in May 201496 glossy color pagescm  16,5 x 23,5ISSN 2196-5781TEXTS: Massimo Sandal, Roberto Lalli, Alice Cannava, Russ Hodge, Krzysztof J. Pelc, Babsi UrbanicILLUSTRATIONS/ARTWORKS: David Moertl, Pep Vidal, Alice Cannava ARTIST'S PROJECT:Pep VidalOcculto explores new possibilities in popularisation of science in connection to other fields such as the visual arts, parascientific theories and history of ideas. Occulto affirms the cultural value to scientific knowledge and the potential of an interdisciplinary approach opened to deviance and…
  • 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…
 
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    EverythingWithATwist

  • Fully Refurbished House, Lima, Peru by Nicole Futterknecht Arevalo

    sunscreen
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    The idea in any interior design project is not just to find a great sofa, or a splendid table but to match the sofa with... The post Fully Refurbished House, Lima, Peru by Nicole Futterknecht Arevalo appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Previously on EWAT [Fri 20 – Thu 26 Mar]

    sunscreen
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    The song ‘How Beautiful Is Spring’ was first featured in the album Another Voyage. It was written by Eddie Harris and it is a a beautiful song. A cooked... The post Previously on EWAT [Fri 20 – Thu 26 Mar] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Elegant Bird Illustrations in Moleskine Diaries by Fran Giffard

    sunscreen
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Fran Giffard is a London illustrator having as a base London, Honk Kong and Bermuda. She has read Fine Art & Drawing at Camberwell College of Art. Her main techniques... The post Elegant Bird Illustrations in Moleskine Diaries by Fran Giffard appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Archizoo, Architecture Visualised as Animals by Federico Babina

    sunscreen
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    This is the fifth article about Federico Babina on EWAT. Babina has origins from Italy and Spain, currently based in Barcelona. He has definitely a different perspective on... The post Archizoo, Architecture Visualised as Animals by Federico Babina appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Western Realty by Ed Freeman

    sunscreen
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Ed Freeman is currently a photographer focusing on commercial and fine art photography. Though this was not the case some time ago as he was a... The post Western Realty by Ed Freeman appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
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    EN - Ecommerce blog by PrestaShop

  • What are PrestaShop Modules?

    Julie Liu
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    As a PrestaShop user, you should be pretty familiar with the term “module.” You might even have heard of front office modules, back office modules and official modules. But what exactly is a module anyway? Today Chris Machin explains the concept of modules, what they are, and how to use them to maximize your PrestaShop store. As a Partner Manager, he works side by side with other companies to create connector modules – but more on that later! Why does PrestaShop use Modules? The PrestaShop software is used by over 200,000 online shops around the world. They run the retail gamut from…
  • Ecommerce 101: What is an ecommerce software?

    Julie Liu
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Are you a seasoned developer finding it hard to explain what a shopping cart solution is to your clients? Or a future online merchant researching ecommerce software options for your store? Regardless of why you’re asking yourself “What is an ecommerce software?”, today’s blog post should give you a clear answer to your question. Ecommerce software–also called a shopping cart solution, shopping cart software, ecommerce website builder, online store builder or ecommerce platform–has one purpose: To help you sell products online. A shopping cart solution’s core functions…
  • 11 SEO questions you need to answer before starting an online store

    Gary Le Masson
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:18 am
    Search engine optimization: you know it’s important and you know you have to do it. But where do you start? After all, there are people who spend all day, every day doing nothing but SEO. You, on the other hand, are a busy online business owner with more priorities than you can count. Fear not. Underneath all the acronyms, keywords and links, SEO is just marketing applied to the web. It’s a relatively simple, easy to apply strategy that admittedly demands patience, but that with a little planning, any ecommerce entrepreneur can wield to their advantage. As PrestaShop’s resident SEO…
  • Google Analytics: Getting Started with Enhanced Ecommerce

    Kunle Campbell (Guest Contributor)
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Enhanced Ecommerce is a recently introduced Google Analytics ecommerce feature that enables the collection and analysis of rich ecommerce behavioral and transactional data. Specifically, Enhanced Ecommerce helps marketers and ecommerce managers better understand customer behavior and the effectiveness of their merchandising efforts. It provides unique insights into: The number of visitors who viewed specific products The number of users that added or removed a product from their shopping cart The number of completed or cancelled transactions In addition, Enhanced Ecommerce enables you to…
  • 3 steps to launching your own SEM campaign for Google Adwords

    Julie Liu
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    In 2014 33,605 million dollars were spent in online advertising alone. Furthermore, there has been an increase in digital marketing spend while advertising across traditional mediums like radio, television and print, have seen declines. Should you jump aboard and start advertising online? Learn all about SEM then decide if you should launch your own SEM campaign. What is SEM? First things first, we must answer, “What is (SEM)?” SEM is short for Search Engine Marketing and covers all marketing activities targeted towards search engines. Search Engine Land defines it as “the process of…
 
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  • Sleeping Venus by Patricia Watwood

    bunty
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:58 pm
      The subject of ‘Sleeping Venus’ in painting has been around since the Renaissance period. In this art-piece, the American artist, Patricia Watwood has composed the classic subject with refreshing modern aspects and a subtle but strong symbolism. It is another attempt of depicting the popular painting subject in contemporary times as artist in all centuries have tried to do the same according to their own time period, social changes, progression and beliefs. Watwood’s inclusion of technology into the subject could be acclaimed at one of the first. Symbolism of True Love Venus is…
  • The Favorite by Otto Pilny

    Nitin
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
      Otto Pilny, a swiss artist has depicted this genre painting of middle eastern culture of old times. It depicts a moment of a young arab man picking out his favorite girl from the lot provided by the old man. The scene is taking place in the middle of the arab desert where, after the whole day’s scathing heat, the temperature is soothing to a bearable level and which will soon come down the point of shivering cold when it is the middle of the night. The surrounding objects and people are saying about where this event is taking place. The camels and tents in the middle of the desert…
  • Greyed Rainbow by Jackson Pollock

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    7 Mar 2015 | 10:47 pm
      Greyed Rainbow is another excellent Drip Painting by the American artist which brings the combination of powerful grey, black and white over the top of other colors like yellow, orange and blue. Jackson Pollock continues his legacy of Drip Paintings. The painting style is more near to his other paintings like Number 5, 1948, Number 19, 1948, Mural, Convergence and Number 1, 1950 than the stand sorts like The Deep and Number 5 (Elegant Lady) in his reach oeuvre. That shows his exploration of ways of painting in his self-created Drip Paintings. Analysis The base of the painting is a…
  • Art Update (23 Feb, 2015)

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Two Paul Cezanne art works discovered Two works of Paul Cezanne, the known French artist who holds the record of the most expensive painting to date, have been recently discovered during a conservation work in Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation museum. Though, these are newly found works by Cezanne, but not on new canvas. These works are unfinished sketches, one being a graphite sektche and another being a watercolor. Both were found on the backside of another Paul Cezanne paintings. The two paintings whose backs were secretly carrying these two sketches are called, “The Chaine de…
  • Young Girl by Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff

    Nitin
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:54 am
      The young girl looks like she has been brought to sit on the chair while she was playing in a dusty playground. The innocence, the carelessness and the playfulness of a child is finely depicted in the current portrait of a young tomboyish girl. Alexei Harlamoff  has prominently focused on the girl’s face as we see the natural innocence in the girl’s chubby face and the big eyes. She is looking in vain which makes us more to think about the thoughts she is thinking about. What runs into a child’s mind? Moreover, the deliberate color strokes to create dirty look puts us into…
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  • Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

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

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

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

    ameliacarruthers
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Last night saw the private view of New Art Gallery Walsall’s new exhibition: FOUND. The exhibition featured seven artists (Paul Chiappe, Julie Cockburn, Ellen Gallagher, Ruth Claxton, John Stezaker, Vesna Pavlović and Erik Kessels), all of whom transformed and re-worked found, visual material.  It featured photographs, postcards, slides and magazines – all gleaned from the depths of the internet, flea markets, or archival collections. The overall aim was to investigate the histories and narratives of stranger’s images, dealing with the broader themes of loss, memory and mass…
  • ‘A Celebration of Ignorance’ – First Attempts at Flash Fiction.

    ameliacarruthers
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
      A Celebration of Ignorance Standing motionless with all his might, blood pumping and senses stinging, Zhongni felt the silken fur glide against his right shin. The creature circled around and in-between his legs, delicately negotiated his feet, and disappeared back into the darkness. The waiting continued. The anticipation of discovery grew. The delicate click clack of claws filled the void. Zhongni prepared. With a pounce of unrivalled ferocity, he leapt across the room, outstretched hands grasping at black air.  Nothing. Unsatisfied, but hopeful as ever, he resumed his original…
 
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  • Artist Interview: Derek Daniel Reformat

    Jung Katz
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Derek Daniel Reformat. I’ve been involved in art my entire life which can be divided into 3 phases. As a child growing up, it came in the form of art class at school. This included drawing, […]
  • Artist Interview: Amber Michelle Russell – Visual Artist

    Jung Katz
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I am a self taught artist residing in Wisconsin. I was born in St. Paul, MN. I’ve always been a creative person. I had my first art exhibit at age eleven and recently had my first solo show “Blood, Sweat, and […]
  • Artist Interview: Chloe Hall – Illustrator

    Jung Katz
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Chloe Hall, a freelance illustrator based in Leicester. I live on a boat, and I work from my little studio shed, where I do all of my drawing and making! I specialize in line work, embroidery and pattern […]
  • Designer Interview: Christina Anton of Boo and Boo Factory

    Jung Katz
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Boo and Boo Factory was founded by me, Christina Anton, as a way to create unique leather jewelry that you just can’t find anywhere else. The forms, shapes, colors, and patterns are all inspired by my training in architecture. All pieces […]
  • Artist Interview: Michele Tassinar – Photographer

    Jung Katz
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Michele Tassinari and I’m 42 years old. I live in Italy (Finale Emilia so close to Modena and Bologna). I am employed in a graphic design studio, I deal with photographic productions. How did you get started […]
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  • Christian Hetzel Artist Art Abstract Technique

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

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

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

    Barnaby Kirsen
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Salvador Ysart, patriarch of the famous Ysart clan of Scottish art glass makers, was born Salvador Isart in Barcelona, Spain, on the 30th of January in 1875. While Salvador was the son of a glass maker (it was actually his mother, not his father, who worked with glass—she was employed in finishing glass pieces), he did not start his working life in the trade. Little Salvador was a baker, and only turned to making glass when he found his baking career unsatisfying. His beginnings as an art glass maker were decidedly humble; Salvador reportedly sneaked off behind his parents’ back and…
  • Sea Glass: A Vanishing Treasure

    Barnaby Kirsen
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    If you have ever been lucky enough to visit the seashore near an area of relatively high human population, you might well have noticed—and perhaps took for granted—the plethora of brightly coloured glass “pebbles” that washed up with the surf, intermingling with nature’s own stones. These bits of glass are known as “sea glass” (or ocean glass); they are the byproduct of man-made glass objects (bottles, jars, and so on) which were, at some point, carelessly discarded by a waterway, allowing the natural flow of the bay, river, or stream to carry them into the ocean.
  • Roman Glass: The Art of Glass Blowing in the Roman Empire

    Barnaby Kirsen
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:58 am
    Today, glass is ubiquitous; we see it everywhere we go, bottling items at the supermarket, filling window frames, tumbling from careless hands into ditches, and eventually showing up as polished, colourful pebbles that shimmer across our beaches. Prior to the Romans, however, glass was as rare as gold and precious gemstones owing to the limited production methods available. Prior to 50 B.C., glassmaking technology around the world was still in its infancy, and as such, glass objects could only be made very slowly. Indeed, making one single bottle could take several days via the casting or…
  • Czech Art Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
     The Art Nouveau and Art Deco Eras After the Napoleonic wars drew to a close in 1815, Bohemia was once again free to begin a steady ascent toward to the pinnacle of glassmaking, to retake the crown that had by then been passed to England. It would take some time before the Bohemian glass artists caught up, however, as the then-current and fashionable techniques in glassmaking had not been able to reach the Czech lands for over twelve years. Persistence paid off eventually, as it so often does, and by the late 1800s, a new style of art was rising to prominence, which would prove to be a…
  • Bohemian Art Glass: From Baroque to Classicism

    Barnaby Kirsen
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    The Baroque Period: While the Thirty Years War has since been largely supplanted in the collective consciousness by more recent calamities (i.e. the two world wars), at the time it raged, it was one of the longest, bloodiest, and most devastating conflicts Europe has ever known. What began as a war between Protestant and Catholic states in the fragmenting Holy Roman Empire somehow mushroomed into a much more general conflict, one which most of the great powers of Europe took part in, battling it out for political superiority. This conflict wound up devastating vast swathes of the European…
 
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • I Want to Visit China

    Nazar
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    Unique country: it is known throughout the world, its products are sent to over million shops around the world, but so little is known about it, it seems like it is one of those lost islands in the Pacific Ocean. Read also which countries we want to visit. How about Singapore? Artnaz.com collected 21 photos of this unsolved country. This is amazing nature and monuments, churches, towers, and the people who manage to turn the daily work in a work of art. Mountains in Zhangjiajie National Park — a prototype of flying islands in the movie “Avatar.” businessinsider.com (20 more)…
  • Best of National Geographic, March 2015

    Nazar
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Everyday, editors of National Geographic receive thousands of photos from all of the world. Hundreds of photographers wait for the perfect moment to make these wonderful and breathtaking photos. Best of National Geographic, 2015: January, February Artnaz.com collected only the best and most interesting photos for the past month that show extraordinary grace of the natural world and everyday life. Here you can find evening snow fall at the Blue Pond in Biei in Hokkaido, Japan, strobe rockets, and snow monkeys. Against the Wind. © Dominic Roy (21 more) Character Development. © Patrick Quinn…
  • 11 Trees That Look Like They are From an Alien Planet

    Nazar
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Sometimes you look at the scenery of a remote island, and it seems like the artist painted it for some fantastic books. Read also: Trees That Have Dreamed of Becoming Paintings and Photos of Trees Frozen in Subzero Temperatures Ficus, Philippines. pinterest.com (10 more) Young mangrove trees under water. © Noam Kortler ~~~ Baobabs, Madagascar. © Marsel Van Oosten ~~~ Cypresses, Caddo Lake. vintika.net ~~~ Wisteria, Japan. urloplandia.pl Continue reading — current page: 1 of 2 The post 11 Trees That Look Like They are From an Alien Planet appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
  • 10 Amazing Photos Made at the Right Moment

    Nazar
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Photographer chases the right moment, same as squirrels chase nuts. Some photographers spend hours, days, and even weeks to catch perfect photo, while others are just lucky to catch the right angle and push the button. And that’s it — photo is ready. Read also: 25 Photos Made at the Right Moment and Photos Without Photoshop, February 2015 Artnaz.com chose 10 photographs, which were made in a moment of special photographic luck. Passing the sound barrier. © Dwayne Andrejczuk (9 more) Playing with an airplane with son. pinterest ~~~ Remove the chassis! © Aleksey Volkov ~~~ Very shy…
  • 5 Tips on How to Peel an Egg Like a Pro

    Nazar
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Eggs — the best source of protein. It is easily digested, contains a balanced range of essential amine acids, and of all the eggs — are very tasty. It is known that in order to keep all the nutrients you need to eat boiled eggs. But even if you prefer an omelet or scrambled eggs, you have to deal with the most unpleasant thing — cleaning the eggs. Read also: How to Make an Awesome Photographs With a Smartphone and Photo Composition Tips Not only that the process can become culinary pain, also the omnipresent shell may unwittingly become another ingredient in your dish. These…
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  • Rob Kardashian Compare His Sister Kim Kardashian to “Gone Girl” wife

    Jonah Cook
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    28-year-old Rob Kardashian posted an Instagram message Sunday comparing his sister Kim Kardashian to the Amy Dunne character in “Gone Girl.” “This is my sister kim , the b*** from Gone Girl,,,” he wrote alongside a picture of bloodied picture of Amy Dunn, played by Rosamund Pike in the big-screen adaptation of “Gone Girl.” The scene is from when (spoiler alert) Amy cuts her ex-boyfriend’s throat with a razor. This is my sister kim , the bitch from Gone Girl,,, A photo posted by ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) on Mar 22, 2015 at 10:38am PDT Rob…
  • Pope Francis Performs ‘Half-Miracle’ – Liquefies Dried Blood With a Kiss

    Matilda Johnson
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    The archbishop of Naples claimed that the dried blood of the city’s patron saint began to turn liquid in an ampoule on Saturday while Pope Francis was in the cathedral where the relic is stored. During the mass in Naples on Saturday, he was given a vial of dried blood belonging to St. Gennaro, the city’s patron saint. The archbishop of Naples says when Francis kissed the glass, the blood half-liquified and the cardinal declared it a miracle. The pope then joked that he and his congregation had to work harder since, quote, “the saint only loves us half-way.” St. Gennaro…
  • Internet Pronography Becames A Trending Topic As Taylor Swift And Microsoft Buy Own Porn Site Domain Names Ahead of ICANN Expansion

    Daniel Lebofsky
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Internet Pronography has been a trending topic on all major social networks including Facebook and Twitter for the past couple of days ahead of the the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) top-level domain (TLD) expansion. Top celebrities including Taylor Swift have purchased various domains that the general public to potentially buy and use for various dubious purposes. The 25-year-old singer with the cleanest image in pop has purchased domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult before they become available to buy as part of a public sale by the Internet…
  • Brazilian Model Julia Pereira Photoshoot for Trama Jeans

    Matilda Johnson
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Brazilian Model Julia Pereira began modeling at the age of 16. Pereira first big break was a cover shoot for Italy’s Posh magazine in 2005. Whilst she is one of the hottest swimsuit models she recently did a photoshoot for Trama Jeans, checkout the pics from the photoshoot below. Pereira previously worked in Milan, Barcelona, and Paris before transitioning to work mostly in New York and Miami. The post Brazilian Model Julia Pereira Photoshoot for Trama Jeans appeared first on Netloid.
  • Navy SEAL Dies After Parachute Training Exercise In California After Parachute Malfunctioned

    Jonah Cook
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    A tragic training accident in California has left a Navy SEAL dead. Sailors were participating in a parachute training exercise when one parachute malfunctioned, resulting in the death of the SEAL. The unnamed sailor is the second Navy SEAL to die this year during parachute training. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the accident occurred around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning near Perris, California. The report indicates that the Navy SEAL died from injuries sustained during the parachute jump training exercise. It is unknown at this time exactly what type of malfunction occurred with…
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • Emoji fever

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    Emojis are slowly taking over the world, with style. One look at last November’s Victoria Secret Fashion Show, Anya Hindmarch’s latest bag collections or Betabrand’s Poo emojis, and one can tell the fever has spread. Fashion designers and illustrators are pairing up for freaky emoji design collaborations, and today we set on this one by cartoon artist Craig Redman (Darcel) and Mira Mikati for her very first solo-collection.
  • Drawing Now Paris 2015: an appetiser

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    The ninth edition of Drawing Now Paris, the art fair dedicated to contemporary illustration, is back this week to prove that the art is far from dead. A unique opportunity to see the work of established or emerging artists and how the medium is growing and verging into other forms of visual art.
  • Franco Fontana: less is more

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Minimalistic shapes, lines and colours - my what colours! From the moment you come across one of his landscapes, there is no mystery as to who took the picture – Franco Fontana. What better way to celebrate the first day of spring?
  • Aurélie Bidermann: bringing out all the charm of the 70s

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Rainy spring days are no match for the 70s fashion. It’s the trend of the season and the Parisian-born jewellery designer knows it. Her latest collection, inspired by fashion icons Bianca Jagger and Loulou, captures the decade’s glamorous vibes, wittily integrating her love for colour and materials. A great opportunity to review this fashion-forward designer whose creations seduce from Sofia Coppola to Gwyneth Paltrow or Beyonce.
 
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  • The Freestyle Art of SCHILANZER

    Ellison
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Hello Artists Inspire Artists, We are SCHILANZER, team of two artists/photographers.We are HK Schilanzer and MK Schilanzer ( for editors: Hassan Kurbanbaev, art/portrait photographer b.1982 and Mickael Kuzhel, environmental engineer b. 1988). We are travellers, currently in Paris, France but both born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Schilanzer art has no particular style, we prefer to call it freestyle art made on photography basis. Schilanzer technique influenced by photo collage, iconography and magazine illustration. Our philosophy: “Give a second chance to your useless…
  • The Feminine and Natural: Oil Paintings by Alexandra Levasseur

    Mary Luoma
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    Alexandra Levasseur’s oil and pencil paintings are feminine and beautiful but not in a cutesy, saccharine way – there’s a darker undercurrent – something just a little sinister in the empty eyes filled with flowers and faces dug out to reveal a mountains and a cloudy sky.  There’s a surreal, dreamy quality to her half-abstracted landscaped portraits; the purple and green skies are particularly enchanting and Levasseur’s color palette is lovely in its subdued, pastel hues. The layered collages are somewhat chaotic – In Body of Land, there are wide swaths of heavily…
  • Monumental Intimacy: Installations by Chiharu Shiota

    Megan Parry
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    If there’s one thing I’m a total sucker for, it’s a large-scale art installation. Is that totally nerdy? If it is, that’s fine. I’ll deal with it. There is nothing more fun, more inspiring and more invigorating than getting lost in a brand-new, unknown, made-up world that’s full of surprises and leaves your jaw on the floor. I’ve never seen one of Chiharu Shiota’s installations in person but I can only imagine the impact her monumental, spiderwebbed rooms full of delicate string work would have on a girl. Shiota is most interested in exploring dualities with these…
  • The Alternative Paintings of Sean David Morgan

    Ellison
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Hi AIA, My name is Sean David Morgan and I am from the USA. My work deals with forced human interaction that can become violent or uncomfortable. I live in my studio and help run an alternative art gallery called Not Gallery in Austin, Texas. Party on! The post The Alternative Paintings of Sean David Morgan appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Fragmenta – Micaela Lattanzio

    Ellison
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Hello AIA! It is with pleasure that I would like to introduce the exhibition dedicated to the artist Micaela Lattanzio. Fragmenta – a visual retrospection is an overview of Lattanzio’s new production who experiences his language focusing his research on the fragmentation of identity. The work, composed on paper, are the result of a painstaking manual cropping where the image is transformed into an intricate mosaic that deconstructs the iconographic material of departure. The artist presents to the public on March 21, at the Ma ‘Showrooom gallery of Montefalco (Pg), an…
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    Feature Articles - Creative States

  • Design for Equity

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

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

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

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

  • Need to Hear: Seekae – The Worry

    Alex Durham
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    We’ve become hopelessly obsessed with the title track on Sydney trio Seekae’s 2014 album The Worry. A hugely satisfying combination of dark eighties dance rhythms akin to the Drive soundtrack, smooth and jaunty stylistic confidence, and a delayed introduction of a simple organ pump, make this track one of the most exciting things to happen in 2014 – and so far this year too. Sorry we’ve served it a bit late, but it’s  still piping hot. Get the album on digital here. The post Need to Hear: Seekae – The Worry appeared first on Bizarre Culture.
  • 5 Most Bizarre Things You’ll Find in South East Asia

    Bizarre Culture
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Moving to Southeast Asia definitely comes  with a certain amount of culture shock. For Alexis and I, our move to Thailand was exacerbated by a two week old military coup and three day old nuptials. It was a big change and a lot to get used to, but that’s all part of the fun of being nomadic newlyweds. After 10 months in Thailand, most of it in the northern city of Chiang Mai, and trips to Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar, we present the 5 most bizarre things we have come across.   Monks in daily life. Getting a Slurpee at 7-11? Monks do that. Catching a bus somewhere?
  • An Interview with Kruse & Nuernberg

    Brent Minderler
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    We had the chance to speak to Florian Kruse and Nils Nuernberg, aka Kruse & Nuernberg, producers and DJs from Germany. They have just released their new EP Lost N Free from OFF Recordings. They teamed up with British singer/songwriter Brolin, who has delivered beautiful, melodic vocals to the title song. The EP also features remixes from the likes of ED ED and Sasse, who have maintained the essence of the original song whilst adding the influence of techno. Our take: Lost N Free, a dark, lush layering of synths driven by an enigmatic and moody build-up, is a set of tastefully produced…
  • Friday 20th March: the Northern Hemisphere’s answer to Thailand’s full moon party

    Alex Durham
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Slugging a bottle of gin? Losing half of your body weight in sweat at some overrated club in east London? Ordering 50 quid’s worth of vindaloo curry and falling into a food coma on the sofa? Save it for next weekend, the stuff of this divine Friday holds a special kind of magic, with this year’s vernal equinox coinciding with a supermoon and a solar eclipse. So if you missed the aurora borealis earlier in the week, there are still great opportunities for sky watchers. Here’s the line-up: (It’s lunarcy…) 1. Spring equinox It’s the vernal equinox we’ve…
  • Introducing: Shift Work

    Navz Sangwan
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Self-professed electronic music chancers Mark and Johnny, aka Shift Work, are making big soundwaves on the scene. Somewhere among their ‘Scaled to Fit’ EP release through Optimo Music, their live performances at some of the UK’s favourite dance venues, continuing to impress their growing brigade of followers and creating a new EP – they found the time to talk to us about creativity in London, cheese analogies and HG Wells. Their interview technique balancing ironic distance and frankness is almost as captivating as their remixes, and we really like their stuff. Crank this…
 
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Sony Launches “Never Before Seen” to Promote New Action Cam

    Illusion
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Inspired by the words “Never Before Seen,” Sony has launched an exciting campaign in connection with filmmakers and artists to create a series of movies using their new Action Cam. There will be 20 films in total, and to start off they’ve released three. The first one is “The Picture Machine” by Studio Nos who...
  • Infamous Erotic Moments in German Cinema

    Christopher Smail
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Warning: This article includes explicit content (sexual references). Viewer discretion is advised. German cinema may unfairly be defined, outside its borders anyway, by how it interprets the various atrocities that were perpetrated during the country’s turbulent twentieth century. This mood hangs over so much of their filmmaking, that when exploring noted erotic moments within this history,...
  • Sketchbook-style Tattoos by Victor Montaghini

    Adriana de Barros
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Whether it is a movie scene or a portrait of an ancient Egyptian queen, Victor Montaghini’s tattoos appeal to a large audience. Most of his designs get over 5K likes on Instagram, so that must mean he is doing something right. Of course painterly tattoos are one of the current trends, but his skills speak...
  • 5 Inspiring Stippling Artists

    Christopher Smail
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Invented by Giulio Campagnola in about 1510, the ancient technique of Stippling has been popularly used in the fields of engraving and sculpture. It is often confused with the similar process known as Pointillism. The major distinction between the two is that Stippling uses a single colour whereas the latter can be created with multiple colours like George...
  • Justin Bower’s Deconstructed Human Portraiture

    Ariane Fairlie
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Justin Bower creates larger than life portraiture for a technological era. His paintings explore the implications of our fragmented experience beautifully. Each of his cyborgs emulate tragic and elegant emotions, reflecting on the “effect/trauma technology has on the individual that has infected the daily lives of contemporary man.” [1] He multiplies eyes and noses to...
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • Zombie Moon

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    “Zombie Moon” mixed media, 2015. Prints available here!
  • Zombie Pickles

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    “Zombie Pickles” mixed media illustration. Prints available here!
  • Shayna Rain and the Part Time Models

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Mixed media album cover I illustrated for Shayna Rain and the Part Time Models, 2015.
  • Nemean Lion

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:17 am
    “Nemean Lion” mixed media, 2015. Art prints are available here!
  • Undead Zomberine

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    “Undead Zomberine” mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
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    THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE | ONLINE EDITION

  • PLAYBOY COVERS – SEXIST OR EMPOWERING?

    admin8
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    Azealia Banks’ Playboy Cover To do a Playboy cover or not to do a Playboy cover? That is the question that many beautiful, powerful women in the entertainment industry have to ask themselves at one point or another. Azealia Banks is the most recent star to have said yes to baring it all, in the magazine’s grand tradition, and is gracing the front pages for the April 2015 Music issue of the magazine, which hit stands March 20th. Playboy is a controversial topic in feminist circles, with some arguing that no woman should be objectified like that, while others say that if a woman…
  • LA DAYS – PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARY ROZZI

    Admin16
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    LA Days – Photography by Mary Rozzi for The Untitled Magazine. This Page: Coat by Tom Ford. All makeup by Smashbox Cosmetics. This page: Leather and gold bodysuit by Giuseppe Zanotti. This page: Latex bodysuit by Bizzy B. Photography by Mary Rozzi for The Untitled Magazine. Styling: Henna Koskinen Makeup: Riku Campo @ Jed Root for Smashbox Cosmetics Hair: Patricia Morales @ Tracey Mattingly for Oribe Nails: Pilar @ Opus Beauty for Chanel
  • OXYGEN ECO-TOWER RECEIVES THE “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” AT MIPIM 2015

    Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    It seems like Green Made in Italy is conquering the real estate market nowadays. The prestigious real estate fair that takes place in Cannes – MIPIM – has given the “People’s Choice Award” 2015 to the Oxygen Eco-Tower. This green building, just like the Bosco Verticale by architect Stefano Boeri, is also designed by an Italian. The project was part of the exhibition at the Italian Pavilion, sponsored and organised by ICE and ANCE, in the Riviera Hall at MIPIM. Massimo Roj, who works for the firm Progetto CMR, outclassed over 40 designs that were competing from all over the…
  • WME | IMG CONFIRMS ACQUISITION OF MADE FASHION WEEK – NEW YORK

    Admin11
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    WME | IMG confirmed the acquisition of MADE Fashion Week. Founded in September 2009 to support emerging designers, MADE Fashion Week has featured approximately 30 runway shows and presentations each season from designers including Altuzarra, Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Proenza Schouler, Jeremy Scott, Sophie Theallet, Ohne Titel, and Alexander Wang. MADE Fashion Week will continue to operate as a separate entity, simply strategically aligning with WME | IMG to provide additional opportunities and creative resources for both entities’ designers and partners. “As we re-imagine New York…
  • BARBARA YOSHIDA @ SALENA GALLERY – NEW YORK – MARCH 3 – 27

    admin8
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Louise Bourgeois by Barbara Yoshida, 28 Feb. 1992 Barbara Yoshida: “100 Portraits: Women Artists” Salena Gallery, LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn NY March 3 – 27, 2015 New York City-based photographer Barbara Yoshida undertook a photography project to document and pay tribute to dozens of contemporary women artists around the world, culminating in the collection, “100 Portraits: Women Artists,” on view now at the Salena Gallery at LIU Brooklyn. She created portraits of every kind of artist, from feminist sculptors to traditional textile artisans, but…
 
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    From comics to games!

  • My 111th sketch a day challenge: Yulia colored

    Jaimie Walker
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    My 111th sketch a day challenge: Yulia colored. This will be my last entry for my sketch a day challenge, seeing as I have reached my goal where I wanted to have at least enough skill to draw concept art for games so now I can start focusing on that. … Check out the rest → The post My 111th sketch a day challenge: Yulia colored appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 110 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Line art for Hallè’s bed

    Jaimie Walker
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Day 110 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Line art for Hallè’s bed. Just cleaning up the lineart for this scene with Hallè. The post Day 110 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Line art for Hallè’s bed appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 109 of my Sketch a Day challenge: Hallè in bed refinement

    Jaimie Walker
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Day 109 of my Sketch a Day challenge: Hallè in bed refinement. My continued work with Hallè. I need to start practicing more because it still takes long to draw even this simple drawing. The post Day 109 of my Sketch a Day challenge: Hallè in bed refinement appeared first on From comics to games!.
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    Made Mistakes

  • Driving Sunset

    Michael Rose
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Shannon V. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Sometimes when I feel lazy I go after a silhouette. Shading goes out the window and the only thing you really need to be considered with is drawing an accurate contour. The rest is just coloring within the lines… Work in progress drawing available on Mix. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree Driving Sunset was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • Red vs Green

    Michael Rose
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Ally Cat inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. I tend to work in landscape mode with Paper by FiftyThree because the tools and interface appear to be more optimized for it. Since the tool tray is always situated in the same location regardless of how you hold the iPad, it can sometimes get in your way or be tricky to hide/reveal. But that’s a tale for another day… The reference photo I selected from Sktchy doesn’t really work horizontally, so in the best interest of the drawing I flipped the iPad into portrait mode. Sure it won’t be orientated correctly when…
  • The Battle Within

    Michael Rose
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Rafi Z. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Another experiment in recording my drawing process using on iPad, recorded with an iPhone 5s and the Lapse It app. Drawing was completed over three sessions totaling 3 hours and 25 minutes. Time lapse videos recorded with an iPhone 5s. Work in progress drawings available on Mix. Stylus: Pencil by FiftyThree App: Paper by FiftyThree The Battle Within was originally published by Michael Rose on Made Mistakes.
  • “Live Long and Prosper”

    Michael Rose
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait tribute of Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock. I worked on this drawing for little over 3 hours during two sittings. The best part of using Lapse It to generate time lapse videos of my work… playing them for the first time. Getting pretty close to a setup that works well for me, just need to nail down the lighting next. As anyone who’s tried to photograph an iPad’s screen, it can be tricky getting exposure and white balance right. Time lapse video recorded with an iPhone 5s and Lapse It. I’ve also shared several in-process sketches and the finished illustration on Mix for…
  • Rosebuds in Blur

    Michael Rose
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of my twin girls Everly and Chloe (hiding in the bokeh). In keeping with my recent “time lapse kick,” here’s a video showing the creation of this drawing from start to finish. Instead of using the built-in time lapse feature of the iPhone’s camera, I gave Lapse It by Interactive Universe a try. Found that Lapse It offers way more customization than iOS’s Camera app or Hyperlapse allowing for greater control over the final render. Around a minute seems like a good length for these sorts of things since anything longer tends to get boring… Time lapse video…
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    Sara Paxton Artworks

  • Artist Guide to Achieving a ‘Looser’ Painting Style

    Sara
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    I often hear painters say they wish they could have a ‘looser’ painting style – not be so constrained in their style. But, the big questions is, how can you achieve this elusive ‘loose’ style? Firstly, let’s try and analyse what it actually means. For me anyway, it is a quality of impressionistic spontaneity  – effortless and bold, yet not careless. There is no sense of overworked detail and the painting has free flowing feel. So I’ve put together a few  ideas to help you achieve a new looser style of painting:   Tips for adopting a…
  • Fifty Shades of Colour Art Exhibition

    Sara
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    Sara Paxton’s latest art exhibition is called Fifty Shades of Colour and will be held at Mingara Gallery on Phillip Island! See below for a sneak peak at the oil paintings that will be included in the art exhibition. Wooded Field – 92x92cm Valley of Trees – 120x90cm The River – 160x60cm Orange Sunset – 92x92cm On Green Hill – 106x106cm Ocean – 92x92cm Moo – 92x92cm Low Tide at Sunset – 120x90cm Landscape Blue – 180x85cm Fields of Green – 106x106cm Ethereal Light – 106x106cm Crimson Sky – 120x90cm Coast –…
  • Questions About Framing Artwork

    Sara
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Need help framing artwork? Do you have a special painting you would like frame, or are you just putting the finishing touch on one of your own masterpieces! If yes, then here are a few tips on how to get it right. The Frame: Choose a frame that will suit the painting rather than the decor of the room it’s going to hang in.  Often a simple black, white or light oak frame will look good, you don’t want to overpower or detract from the work itself.   The Mount: You will need to use a mount for a pencil, pastel or watercolour work, just to create some space between the paper…
  • 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…
 
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    One Drawing Daily

  • Perspective drawing of a street view scene in Rome, ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Here’s a drawing I did from google street view. It’s from the streets of Rome. I’m not overly satisfied with the scan. I’m using the scanner at the architecture school. A hugely expensive big thing for professional i-don’t-know-what’s.. Yet, the quality is bad. It leaves out some of the thinnest lines for some reason. My own old scanner that I bought cheaply in 2009 represents the lines and the colors like they are on paper. The only problem is that the resolution is a little on the low end. Not that it matters for something that’s going to be used on…
  • Ink drawing of oliver the cat sleeping in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:08 am
    This cat is called Oliver. And he’s sleeping. This is the third cat that I draw in a few days – you might wonder if I am planning to go pet shopping or something – the reality is that I did these cats because I found this blog requesting that people submit horse art – So I did a drawing of a horse. Then the blogger revealed to me that he also has a blog about cats.. So then I did one of his cat Chub-Chub, which was in turn seen by another cat-blogger (he’s not a cat but he blogs about cats), who then suggested that I do one of his cats. I must have misunderstood…
  • Drawing of Vans shoes in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    After doing a pair of boots this morning after a photo, I thought that I owed you a “real life” drawing. These are my stinky work shoes, drawn a little bit from above. I tried using my whole arsenal of ballpoint pens (I have two) – one very thin and one a little less so. The fatter one is a little more generous with the ink, and that gave me some contrast. They’re not terribly precise. It’s late, and my eyes want to close. I don’t think it’s so bad for the drawing though. Maybe I should have looked at them a little more on an “angel” to…
  • Drawing of a couple of Palladium boots in ballpoint pen

    OneDrawingDaily
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    These are a pair of Palladium boots drawn in ballpoint pen. I got a pair a few years back because of their reputation for being rugged and indestructible. I have, however, managed to wear them down pretty well, so this is partly the reason why I did these from a photo (that I cannot link to for some reason) 413
  • Drawing of a very fluffy and vertical cat called Angel Eyes in pencil

    OneDrawingDaily
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    This pillar of fluff is a cat called Angel Eyes, an inhabitant of the blog “Katzenworld” It’s been a little while since i did anything in pencil. Most of what I’ve done recently has been very sketchy and in ballpoint pen. I think that it might be visible. It does sort of look like the reference photo, although the fur always overpowered me. While drawing it, I suddenly remembered what has happened the last couple of times that I’ve done pencil sketches on the opposite site of ink-drawings – which is the case for this one. I use rather soft graphite –…
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    Colin Bradley Art

  • Common Mistakes using Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    This is a list of the common mistakes the beginner is likely to make when starting out with pastel pencils: 1. Line Drawing Not having an accurate enough line drawing. Remedy – use a drawing aid like our Square Drawing grid system. 2. Pastel Paper Choosing a pastel paper that is too dark. Remedy – choose a lighter paper (our sand colour from Ingres is ideal). 3. Light Over Dark Placing light colours on top of dark resulting in a muddy appearance. Remedy – work from light tones to dark tones. 4. Sharp Pencils Not having a sharp enough point on the pencil when attempting fine…
  • Drawing Trees with Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Gwynie has send me these sketches of trees that she has done and has asked for my help and comments. First let me say that trees are very tricky to get right as they (in the most part) have no form and as such impossible to copy. Also every landscape artist has their own ideas and style and the beginner has to choose a style that appeals to them. Gwynie has used a mid tone grey pastel paper above and straight away is at a disadvantage as the grey colour does not allow the richness of the greens and ochre’s to show through. If the above sketches were on our usual sand coloured paper they…
  • Chimp Picture Feedback

    Steve Bradley
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    Angela has sent me this painting of a Chimp copied from and original painting by Robert Fuller and has asked if I can give her a few tips on how this could have been improved. As the painting has now been mounted and presumably ready for framing it is difficult for me to point out any faults I might see as it would make Angela dissatisfied with the picture as a whole. Angela mentioned that she was not sure about the finger and I do agree that it does look odd. If there is a feature like this then it would be best to avoid the finger features altogether. This could be done by continuing the…
  • Choosing Colours from Reference Photos

    Steve Bradley
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    In our latest weekly podcast, Colin goes into detail regarding picking colours out of your reference photos and achieving the closest colour possible with pastel pencils. It’s possible to overthink colour choosing and in this episode Colin simplifies the process to something which uses your instinct and easy to follow guides. We also discuss inking the new cartoon projects that Colin’s working on and the tools to use the job. Colin is in fact using the Super Fine Point Faber-Castell Pen which we sell on our store. If you want to be ready for what’s the come, head over to our…
  • Watch Part 1 of Colin’s Figure Drawing Free

    Steve Bradley
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Today we added the third Figure Life Drawing Tutorial to the website for members to view. In this project Colin teaches you how to draw this subject from scratch, then use pastel pencils over the top. Below is the First Part of Colin’s Pastel Pencil tutorial that you can watch absolutely free. To watch more tutorials and learn to draw over 168 subjects using pastel pencils and paint 32 watercolour pictures, sign up to Colin’s Membership Programme.
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    Archive - The Thoroughfare

  • A Fascinatin' Transition: Why You Should Be Watching "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

    Landry Harlan
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    by Landry Harlan Image Source I struggle to explain the basic premise of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to friends. “Yeah, so it’s about this girl who escapes from an apocalypse cult and struggles to adjust back into society.” Seriously, it sounds like the next gritty HBO drama. But Kimmy Schmidt is far from it. This is perhaps the most joyous and hilarious show on TV (I’m just going to call Netflix “TV” now--it’s easier). The jokes and gags fly so fast that it is almost frustrating that your laughs can’t keep up with them. The machine gun nature of this comedy can easily be traced…
  • Females Are Strong As Hell! Karen Abbott's "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy"

    Landry Harlan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    by Rachel Zeiss                                   Image Source If you couldn’t tell from my other reviews, this one will make it clear: I am a history nerd. I especially love stories about bad-ass women breaking the gender norms of their time. So when I stumbled across this book I suspected it would be right up my alley... and I was correct.Karen Abbott’s Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is the captivating, nonfiction tale of four women in the Civil War. It is definitely a history book – meaning it…
  • I've Never Been to Sweden, But I've Been to Minnesota

    Landry Harlan
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    a Twin Cities Journeyby Michael GroganIf the year ahead provides you with opportunities to travel, there's a destination up north (to most of us) that is well worth a visit!  Minneapolis and St. Paul have become one of my favorite destinations and here are 4 reasons why:1.  The Minnesota Outdoors Beckon Let me first declare the obvious: yes, it's very cold in the winter. Most Minnesotans shrug off a -20˚wind chill as just another winter's day. Minnesotans also know how to embrace their face-numbing cold.  Cross-country skiing is a great way to take in the winter…
  • Hidden Gems: Andrew Bird's "Echolocations: Canyon"

    Landry Harlan
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    by Mark Denhoed Image Source No two Andrew Bird Albums are the same. I first listened to Noble Beast in 2010 and thought I had a good grasp of Bird’s style. How wrong I was. When I bought The Mysterious Production of Eggs, I recognized the same hand behind the music, but couldn’t deny that the style was different. Same with Armchair Apocrypha. And especially so with his earlier Swing albums. Old reviews for his albums (The Swimming Hour comes to mind) often comment that the album in question risked alienating his fanbase with his radical departures in style. Until recently, every studio…
  • The Weekly Binge: "Better Call Saul", A Worthy Stand Alone (AMC)

    Landry Harlan
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    by Charlie Spears Image Source Bob Odenkirk’s clever, sleazy, unconventional lawyer character helped Breaking Bad’s Walter White usher in a new golden age of television antiheroes. “Saul Goodman” occasionally stole the spotlight from the notorious chemistry teacher-turned-drug-kingpin and has won his own backstory treatment in the new AMC drama, “Better Call Saul”.Saul’s story begins in the southwest city of Albuquerque, NM during the early 2000’s where a younger “James McGill” struggles desperately to keep his law firm afloat as a public defender. His clients are the…
 
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    Marco Builtz

  • Showing IKEA print to Art experts

    Marco Builtz
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
  • Inspirational video

    Marco Builtz
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
  • My paintings by Marco Builtz

    Marco Builtz
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
  • 2 Amazing photos

    marco
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    An amazing photoA Wedding Boat in the Clouds / Photography by Emin KuliyevArtist  :   Emin KuliyevWorks :  A Wedding Boat in the CloudsAnother amazing photo I found, the sculpture is beautiful. I don't know who the artist is.
  • Painting "Chaos"

    marco
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    My painting called "Chaos" ,  I have used a lot of different colours, also the paint has been applied very thick to get this effect. The paint I used is acrylic.  I have added a touch of white and gold spray paint. The dimensions of the canvas are 40 x 50 cm.
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