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  • Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

    Art News Blog
    Dion
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work. I was there to see Matt’s work though as I have bought a couple over the years and have really enjoyed living with them. He had about…
  • The Worst of the 2015 Armory Show

    Art F City
    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Plants There’s not a dealer at The Armory Show who will tell you this year’s fair is any less than amazing. They’ll do so, though, in front of a golden art shoe that’s grown a penis. Not a great sign for the fair. And indeed, it’s terrible. Not since The Armory Show launched what we dubbed the “Zoo Fair” back in 2010 have we seen this much awful work. Yellow dominates. Dicks have taken over. A plant trend emerges. None of this is inherently bad, but when paired with a lack of thoughtfulness that would astonish even the most calloused art-fair…
  • Wearable Sculpture Because Clothes are so Yesterday

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    Dion
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Tired of looking like all the other sheep in boring old textile clothes? You might be interested in wearable wooden sculpture! American artist Tracy Featherstone’s wooden creations may not win any awards for comfort, in fact some are more like walking prisons than clothes, but you’ll definitely be noticed walking down the street in them. They’re the craziest, coolest things I have seen in a long while, I love them! Wood is such a neglected material in the fashion industry. Tracy Featherstone – “Wearable Structure: Nodules”, wood, elastic, @ 6”x6”x4”…
  • Art & Labor

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

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    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…
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  • Wearable Sculpture Because Clothes are so Yesterday

    Dion
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Tired of looking like all the other sheep in boring old textile clothes? You might be interested in wearable wooden sculpture! American artist Tracy Featherstone’s wooden creations may not win any awards for comfort, in fact some are more like walking prisons than clothes, but you’ll definitely be noticed walking down the street in them. They’re the craziest, coolest things I have seen in a long while, I love them! Wood is such a neglected material in the fashion industry. Tracy Featherstone – “Wearable Structure: Nodules”, wood, elastic, @ 6”x6”x4”…
  • Frank Gehry’s Brown Paper Bag

    Dion
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    It has been nicknamed the Brown Paper Bag after the governor general Peter Cosgrove called it the most beautiful squashed paper bag he had ever seen at the opening of the building recently. Frank Gehry’s only building to be built in Australia is probably one of his most criticized. I haven’t spoken to anyone who likes the building yet and it really doesn’t do much for me either. As much as I want to like it, I just can’t. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney was built to house the University of Technology’s new business school department. Eighty-five year old…
  • 5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

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

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

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

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Hopping around the fairs you start to notice some trends in material and content. We’ve noticed a healthy use of floral foam at Independent and Armory, rock-climbing grips as wall plinths, new-media on canvas, and a whole bunch of animated icons making their way into the pictorial plane. There is a lot of playfulness this year… but it’s all rather childish. Per Fhager at Stene, exhibiting at Volta NY   On a far wall in the upper reaches of Independent, there’s a photo diptych, one half of which is an image of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco at the…
  • Armory Show 2015: The #Instagrammies

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    An art fair isn't the most innovative cultural event—it might even make you worry about the state of culture and raise concerns about the mental health of art industry workers. No, it's not the most relaxed way to experience art—bonus points for the most nauseating strip lighting in the world.  Important questions are raised by this year's Armory Show, such as: why shouldn't I attach a GoPro to my dog? Why should a sweater have armholes? It also reminds us that the true frisson of art is found in an art publisher's orange sneakers. Here are our 2015 #armoryshow…
  • Vernissage Report: Independent 2015

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Malfunctioning subways, icy roads, and slushy sidewalks did little to deter fair-goers from attending Independent’s Vernissage last night. It is year six for Independent, an art fair that continues to provide a refreshing alternative to the heavy-handedness of its behemoth counterparts on the piers. An open floor plan directs traffic in a meandering fashion, contrary to the congested roadways of gridded booths across town at Armory. This wandering through and around works not only creates a breezy attitude, but even goes so far as suggesting a spaciousness that is quickly dispelled once…
  • No Need to Be Anxious, Neil Patrick Harris—the Paintings Are All Right

    5 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    As I was walking around the Armory Show preview on a slushy Wednesday afternoon, I overheard Neil Patrick Harris say, like a self-assuring mantra, “This is not going to make me anxious” as he walked into the fair. I empathized, ridden already with the anxiety of two hours' worth of art-gazing and glad-handing behind me. Fairs are bound in anxiety for a lot of reasons. They are sheer feats of organization, for one, but it’s the clash of cash and creation that makes them uneasy territory for most. This tension will forever haunt the art fair, an institution that must at…
  • Security Breach: A Surveillance Love Affair at the New Museum Triennial

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    Why do we need agents, the 00 section? Isn't it all rather quaint? Well, I suppose I see a different world than you do, and the truth is that what I see frightens me. I'm frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us. They do not exist on a map, they aren't nations. They are individuals. So before you declare us irrelevant, ask yourselves—how safe do you feel? —M, Skyfall   The question: how safe do you feel? How safe do we feel in a world where technology has been absorbed? Where the impression of our lives—the physical and tactile mark of our…
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  • Make+, Art & Technology program in Shanghai

    Regine
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Make+ is a Shanghai-based programme that stimulates collaborations between art and science. Its main motivation is to 'make ideas happen'. The recipe is quite simple: an individual comes with an idea, a team forms around it, mentors join in and guide the team along the way. At the end of the process, the idea is made reality. Participants come with all types of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. They can be fashion designers, hardware engineers or painters continue
  • Book review: Staging Disorder

    Regine
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Military simulations of rooms, houses, planes, streets and whole fake towns in different parts of the globe provoke a series of questions concerning the nature of truth as it manifests itself in current photographic practice continue
  • Disnovation, an inquiry into the mechanics and rhetoric of innovation

    Regine
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    A few months ago, the festival accès)s( in Pau (France) invited the audience to have a critical look at the idea of a techno-driven progress, at a propaganda machine that promise that new 'advances' in information and communication technologies will solve our problems and fulfill the dreams we don't even know we had. All we need to do is update, upgrade and replace our devices continue
  • Printing Things. Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing

    Regine
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Printing Things is an inspirational and understandable exploration of the creative potential of 3D printing. The book not only introduces outstanding projects, key experts, and the newest technologies, but it also delves into the complex topics that these paradigm-shifting technologies bring up, such as how to handle copyrights and seamless manufacturing continue
  • Matter of Life. Growing new Bio Art & Design

    Regine
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Pigeons, fungi, human cells, finches and flowers are just some of the mediums of bioart and design. These emerging fields are the source of daring experiments and thoughtful reflections about how aspects of culture, such as our concepts of identity, nature and environment are changing. Matter of Life presents nine such research projects at the intersection of art, design and the life sciences continue
 
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  • 3D Scanning: The 21st Century Equivalent to a 19th Century Process

    Jeff
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Karen Lemmey, American Art's sculpture curator is organizing an installation that will include Hiram Power's Greek Slave, one of the most popular sculptures of the 19th century. As part of her preparation, she is working with Smithsonian X3D, part of the Institution's Digitization program, to create a 3D model of the Greek Slave. Karen, fills us in on the process. 3D Scanning of Hiram Powers' Greek Slave Recently, Smithsonian X3D, the Smithsonian Digitization Program's efforts to create 3D models of important collection objects, scanned a plaster example of Hiram Powers's Greek Slave at the…
  • Mingering Mike is in the House

    Howard
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mingering Mike's DECISION: Fractured Soul Billed on his website as "the Soul Superstar You've Never Heard Of," Mingering Mike is an enigma, wrapped in faux vinyl, and carefully packaged in cardboard. The artist, who wishes to remain anonymous but for his sobriquet, is a D.C. native, who, caught up in the sounds and images of his hometown in the 1960s and 1970s, dreamed of joining the ranks of singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye who was transforming the soundscape of the city and the nation. Mike never got the chance, but that didn't stop his prolific outflow of "albums," fabricated from cardboard…
  • Preserving Your Personal Collection: Daguerreotypes

    Chris
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    Several weeks ago, my mother was sorting through some old family photos and found something unexpected. It was a small case with velvet lining that housed a shiny, hard photo-like image. After doing some research, we discovered that it was a daguerreotype. Daguerreotypes, popular from the early 1840s to the late 1850s, used an early photographic process to produce an image on a sheet of polished silver-plated copper. The images are shiny and almost mirror-like. And they are often housed in beautiful padded cases. My mom and I are still trying to discover the identity of our ancestral sitter…
  • Luce Artist Talk with Ben Tolman

    Gloria
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    What artworks in American Art's collection inspire you? As part of our Luce Local Art Series, local artists discuss their own work and how they connect to works in our Luce Foundation Center. This series is presented in collaboration with CulturalDC. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m. Our next artist talk is by Ben Tolman this Sunday, February 22. Ben Tolman's Most Ben Tolman's pen and ink drawings reveal the darker side of human nature in intricate detail. From suburbs to city high rises, his works show a world that is interacting closely with its seedier side. At first glance, these scenes seem…
  • Valentine's Day Special: Five Questions with Smithsonian Gardens

    Jeff
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    We sure love Valentine's Day around here at American Art. On Friday, February 13th, we are hosting another SweetARTS and Valentines program where you can come to the museum all day to make handmade Valentines for loved ones (or for people you hardly know —we won't judge). This year, we have invited some of our friends at Smithsonian Gardens to join in the fun. They are going to be on site for part of the day helping folks make orchid corsages. Our in-house crafter and the coordinator of SweetARTS, Katie Crooks, sat down with the folks from Smithsonian Gardens to get some Valentine's…
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  • Talking Heads: A Dual Review of the Armory by James Panero and Drank Pee

    James Panero and Drank Pee
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    A dual review of seven pieces currently on view at the Armory Show. Mr. Pee, an Art F City commenter and a member of the B…FU faculty, and Mr. Panero, executive editor and gallery critic at The New Criterion, take on Jeremy Bailey, Mona Hatoum, Andrew Ohanesian, Art Markit, Chris Wiley, Aiko Hachisuka, and Jon Rafman. Jeremy Bailey, “The Clearance Sale,” at the Moving Image Museum booth. James Panero Every art fair needs a heuristic tote bag and throw pillow. Here we read “Jeremy Bailey intends to draw a connection between recent protests regarding public space and…
  • Friday Links: Business As Usual

    Paddy Johnson
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Dog of the day The negative reviews for MoMA’s Bjork show are snowballing. First, everyone hated the show. Now Jerry Saltz is calling for the heads of Glenn Lowry and Klaus Biesenbach. Roberta Smith delivers the smack down too, describing the show as “a glaring symbol of the museum’s urge to be all things to all people, its disdain for its core audience, its frequent curatorial slackness and its indifference to the handling of crowds and the needs of its visitors.” Both Saltz and Smith say the show would have been better off at MoMA PS1. [The New York Times and New York Magazine]…
  • Dealers Report: The 2015 Armory Show Is Legit Awesome

    Corinna Kirsch
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Another Armory, another year to see paintings by Alex Katz. Writing about the Armory Show comes with a caveat: people lie. Ask a dealer if they’ve made any sales, and they’ll often say “yes,” whether or not they’ve actually sold anything. Often, though, those tales reveal themselves. Some lies come with errors. This year, for example, a dealer told us collectors only buy at the end of a fair—an obviously false statement—but yes, she’d sold some small works. Other tales reveal themselves years later. Like when a dealer tells you he was “losing his shirt” at a past fair,…
  • The Worst of the 2015 Armory Show

    Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Plants There’s not a dealer at The Armory Show who will tell you this year’s fair is any less than amazing. They’ll do so, though, in front of a golden art shoe that’s grown a penis. Not a great sign for the fair. And indeed, it’s terrible. Not since The Armory Show launched what we dubbed the “Zoo Fair” back in 2010 have we seen this much awful work. Yellow dominates. Dicks have taken over. A plant trend emerges. None of this is inherently bad, but when paired with a lack of thoughtfulness that would astonish even the most calloused art-fair…
  • Best Shoe in Show

    Paddy Johnson
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Mickalene Thomas, “Untitled,” bronze and wood. On view at Kavi Gupta. Well, that was short-lived. The micro-trend of oversize clothing, which we last saw in Miami, lasted less than a fair cycle before being turned over. A look at the Armory reveals only regular-size clothing as a focus for artists—typically, those clothes have been bronzed. Mickalene Thomas’s bronzed Crocs top our list for their bland ridiculousness. Oddly enough, there is a precedent to this work—if that’s even what you’d call it. Michel François also used the high-brow material of…
 
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  • 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…
  • Art Critics Really Said This

    Alyson Stanfield
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    Last week I sat in the audience and listened to husband-and-wife art critics Roberta Smith (New York Times) and Jerry Saltz (New York Magazine). They were in town at the invitation of Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. (The photo here was taken from my seat.) What struck me most was not just how much art they see (a ton), but the wide variety of art that interests them. They go to show after show after show, and then they want to see more. They never tire of looking at art. Saltz confessed to looking for all-night galleries to satisfy their obsession. You might be tempted to discount critics,…
  • I Love Your Art But It’s Not For Me

    Alyson Stanfield
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    You know the type. She attends your show and tells you what a wonderful artist you are. This makes you feel good. You’re happy for people to connect with your work this way. She comes to the next opening and gushes in a way that makes you blush. She raves repeatedly about your art. I love your work! she says. Yet, she never buys. She’s implying, I love your art, but it’s not for me. What gives? Exercise Your Courage Muscle Who knows why people don’t buy. Maybe they don’t dig that yellow speck in the lower left. Or maybe they just emptied their bank account to pay for a root canal.
  • Why Aren’t You Motivated?

    Alyson Stanfield
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    I want to help you with your art business. Each blog post, class lesson, consultation, or live event is designed to help you get one step closer to your dream. In these formats … I can teach you what you should be doing to promote your art. I can teach you how to do things. I can teach you why it’s good to be doing these things. I can teach you about other artists getting good results. But … I cannot teach you how to get motivated to do the work. ©2014 Diane Gabriel, Young Girl With Icon, Nah Trang, Viet Nam. Pigment print. Used with permission. I’d go so far as to say that I…
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  • Speaking in Code

    Kerry Doran
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    "The future of poetry is with the programmers." - Kenneth Goldsmith "Does everything that exists, exist to be presented and represented,to be mediated and remediated, to be communicated andtranslated?" - Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker, McKenzie Wark, Excommunication. Kenneth Goldsmith's aphoristic tweet has been coming true for a long time: some version of the "future of poetry" has been happening at least since 1959, when Theo Lutz wrote poems using the programming controls of a Zuse Z22 computer.[1] Since then, a small yet sizeable number of poets have ventured into pre-internet…
  • Grappling with complexity, women in tech, and Leonard Nimoy: Perry Chen's Y2K

    Michael Connor
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Screenshot of Leonard Nimoy in Y2K Family Survival Guide (1999). In December, artist and technologist Perry Chen organized a panel discussion at the New Museum (copresented with Rhizome and Creative Time Reports) exploring the phenomenon and legacy of the Y2K bug, as part of his ongoing project Computers in Crisis. Along with a presentation of books and video clips from the time, he assembled three Y2K experts to share their own experiences of preparing for 1/1/00, at which point many computer systems were expected to interpret the two-digit date as "1900" rather than "2000," with…
  • First Look: Poetry as Practice

    Harry Burke
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In this online exhibition, six poets approach internet language as a bodily, social, and material process.  New poetry works will be published every Monday through April 6, 2015. Co-presented by Rhizome and the New Museum as part of the First Look exhibition series; curated by Harry Burke.
  • Self-Portraits in Abject Time: Review of Paul Kneale at Evelyn Yard

    Lizzie Homersham
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
     Paul Kneale, "4 or 5 self portraits for free-form natural language descriptions of image regions", exhibition view at Evelyn Yard For Paul Kneale's show "4 or 5 self portraits for free-form natural language descriptions of image regions" at Evelyn Yard, the gallery windows have been blacked out and emblazoned with the artist's name. Approaching the space feels like walking up to a monogrammed stretch limousine where tinted windows conceal luxury objects. Surprisingly, once inside, the works look cheap and fragile. The exterior treatment of the gallery is echoed by the monochrome page design…
  • Towards a Theory of the Dick Pic (NSFW)

    Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    1. Preliminary Materials At this very moment, countless dicks compete for your attention. Some archived and waiting to be accessed through the same internet search tools you use to find new restaurants, some directed at you personally through the same applications through which you tell your family you are doing just fine. Surely, in your 5-block radius, someone is in the process of organizing his, her, or their junk for a photo, and someone has, to their disdain or delight, on a phone or computer that looks remarkably like yours, just laid their eyes on one. Despite its omnipresence, the…
 
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  • snow, a natural abstraction

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    untitled (snow) 2015 Barry looked through the window onto our snow-covered roof garden this morning and announced, "you can see the snowflakes!" Since he was a few feet away from them, I was a bit skeptical, . . . until I got up and looked for myself, and there they were. I hadn't re-set the ASA or the image quality before I took a few shots from one foot above the blanket lying right outside the breakfast room with my little Nikon, so the picture above, while it does show some snowflake shapes, became less a meteorological document than an art abstraction. Other than darkening it, in order…
  • Kristen Jensen at Wallspace

    1 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Some of Kristen Jensen's sculpture is currently part of an interesting group show, 'The Curve', at Wallspace Gallery in Chelsea. The works are shown above, almost certainly in the artist's own elegant arrangement. They are made of porcelain or stoneware, with the exception of the piece on the left, whose materials are described as campfire ashes and brass. They are titled, clockwise from the left, 'Portable Black Hole', 'Steady, Steady Man', 'Dad Nose', 'Shim', and 'Bell'. The other artists in the show, which closes January 14, are Jan Groover, Zachary Leener, Rebecca Morris, Monique Mouton,…
  • mirror wreckage, West 27th St

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:41 pm
    untitled (golden light) 2015 I continue to be amazed with what phone cameras can do, so thank you Steve. But, no, this image isn't a photo-edited collage, but the effect produced by at least three pieces of a broken mirror reflecting some other debris and surrounding building facades. There's also a bit of a plastic bag of trash, and some sidewalk elements at the top and the bottom, I think, but even I no longer can be sure, and I was there. Whatever. But it made for a fun kaleidoscope as dusk approached West Chelsea this afternoon.
  • bed things

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:03 pm
    untitled (afghan) 2015 I was changing a setting on my camera while standing over the bed when something close to this image appeared on the screen. It thrilled me, so I captured its like.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen's 'Originale', at the Kitchen

    9 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    the first page of Stockhausen's piano score for 'Kontakte', seen seconds before 'Originale' began I've uploaded 347 iphone images I had captured - with the enthusiastic encouragement of the curator, Nick Hallet - during the performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Originale" on November 7 at The Kitchen. They are of varying quality, but I show virtually every picture I shot, including a few blanks, or near-blanks, because the bricolage suggests the beautiful energy of the evening, along with its [suggestion of] mayhem. I virtually grew up listening to Stockhausen. His music was broadcast by…
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    Jeffrey Hayes: Contemporary Still Life Paintings

  • "Silver, Wine, and Cheese"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Silver, Wine, and Cheese" • Oil on Panel • 24x24 inches (60x60 cm) • 2012AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Teacup No. 8"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Teacup No. 8" • Oil on Wood • 2.5x2.5 inches (6x6 cm) • 2013Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • "Fragment: Suspended Creamer"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Fragment: Suspended Creamer" • Oil on Panel • 2x0.5 inches (5x1 cm) • 2011Private CollectionDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
  • Print: "Pomegranate No. 2"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Pomegranate No. 2" • Matted Giclée Print • 10x10 inches (16x16 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.
  • "Postage Stamp Painting No. 15: Antique Marbles"

    Jeffrey Hayes
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    "Postage Stamp Painting No. 15: Antique Marbles" • Oil on Panel • 1.25x1.5 inches (3x3 cm) • 2012AvailableDetails page To see more paintings like this one, please click here.
 
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  • dump.fm (re)discovered

    tom moody
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    Dump.fm recently got some New York Times coverage (hat tip andrej). Nice to see if this even if the premise is only half-right. The writer theorizes that Dump is part of a retro aesthetic renaissance sweeping the Web, one that pays homage to old-school computing systems and software like Windows 95 and Microsoft Paint. Nostalgia certainly plays a part, in the same way it does with collectors of vinyl or old typewriters, and for good reason: This revival is, in many respects, a reaction to the manicured lawns of Facebook and Twitter and a celebration of the earlier, less sterile (and…
  • i saw the figure five in plaid

    tom moody
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:39 pm
    the black and white part is by chris shier
  • pointing man

    tom moody
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:39 pm
    apologies to stage
  • optidisc_plus

    tom moody
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    remix of a gif by design professionals
  • calatrava-esque

    tom moody
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    hat tips noisia (who made the web app) and D_MAGIK also, Santiago Calatrava, whose sucky ornamental winged thing will soon be gracing the revamped World Trade Center's "transit hub." It looks kind of like the design above but with "wings" that are awkwardly asymmetrical and jammed too close to an adjacent building.
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  • Artists as collectors

    Author
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Artists as collectors: “Why do artists collect art? And what is the relationship between what they collect and make? The FT’s Rachel Spence visits an exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre and talks to painter Alex Massouras about his personal collection.” (Via FT Arts.)
  • Andrea Zittel’s Social Experiment

    Author
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Andrea Zittel’s Social Experiment: Wagon Station Encampment (2004-ongoing) at A-Z West in Joshua Tree, California. Production still from the series ART21 Exclusive. © ART21, Inc. 2015. Cinematography: Zach Voytas ‘I’m so drawn to the frontier mentality and that idea of having to figure everything out from scratch.’ —Andrea Zittel “Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment (2004-ongoing)—a collection of ‘sleeping pods’ installed throughout her property in Joshua Tree, California. Twice per year, when the desert climate is mild, Zittel…
  • Call for ideas: NEXT THINGS 2015 – CONDUCTA

    Author
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Call for ideas: NEXT THINGS 2015 – CONDUCTA: Sam Kronick working at the fabLAB of LABoral in The Slow Internet Cafe, project awarded in the NEXT THINGS 2014 Call. Photo: LABoral/Sergio Redruello. NEXT THINGS 2015 – CONDUCTA: Global Art & Technology Challenge Call for ideas: Open Hardware Fellowship Submision deadline: April 17, 2015 LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial Los Prados, 121 33394 Gijón Asturias T +34 985 185 577 F +34 985 337 355info@laboralcentrodearte.org www.laboralcentrodearte.org “Telefonica R&D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2015…
  • Here’s How Meditation Boosts Your Health Beyond The Brain

    Author
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Here’s How Meditation Boosts Your Health Beyond The Brain: “A new study clues us into how meditation can improve our physical health. One of the most interesting things about mindfulness meditation is how its benefits seep beyond our brains and into our bodies. So not only does it help decrease stress and improve focus, but it can have an impact on your physical health as well. But how? Read Full Story“ (Via .)
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Opens a New Art Center

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

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    What, no Disney?
  • Why Graphic Design Gets No Respect?

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    “Graphic design has always been the poor relation to its more lordly cousins… But graphic designers? If they’re lucky, they can pay through the nose for the chance to win a novelty yellow pencil.”
  • Technology Is Changing Our Lives. How We Control That Technology Is Getting To Be A Bigger Issue

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    “Just as the change from hand work to mass production dramatically changed our society over 100 years ago, the digital revolution isn’t just altering specific sectors of the economy, it is changing the way we think and live. This time, though, the transformation is different. This time, it is being driven by just a few hundred people.”
  • Winner Of Germany’s Eurovision Song Competition Declines To Compete

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Andreas Kuemmert, whose voice had wowed national audiences, told German television viewers that “I’m overwhelmed by your affection” before adding: “I’m not really in the right state to accept this.” Instead, he handed the title to 24-year-old runner-up Ann Sophie, who tearfully accepted.
  • The Most Shocking Thing About MoMA’s Bjork Show? The Music

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    “I can’t remember the last time I saw an excerpt of actual music—with ledger lines, key signatures, rests and notes—in a mainstream book about classical music, or in a program note at a symphonic concert or almost any other context where classical musicians actually make music. This has all been banished. The visual presence of music—except rarely as a fuzzy decorative background over which something else has been printed—is seen as off- putting, even terrifying to newcomers.”
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  • Reflections on the ‘urge to collect’

    SoniaT
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    In the most recent issue of the Oral History Review, Linda Shopes started an important discussion about changes she has seen in the field of oral history. Below, we bring to you a continuation of this conversation through an email interview. If you haven’t read her article, “‘Insights and Oversights’: Reflections on the Documentary Tradition and the Theoretical Turn in Oral History”, you can access it at the link above. If you’d like to chime into the discussion, you can comment below or on our Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or G+ pages. In your article you suggest oral historians…
  • Excellence in residency education

    Julia Callaway
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    A middle-aged man was recently admitted to a Midwest hospital for “refractory congestive heart failure.” He had been followed in the hospital’s out-patient clinic for two years with that diagnosis. Yet, he continued to retain fluid and gain weight, despite optimal treatment for congestive heart failure. Finally, when his abdomen and scrotum had become so bloated that it was painful for him to put on his pajamas, he went to the emergency room at midnight, and from there he was admitted to the hospital. On the floor, his doctors made a startling discovery: he did not have heart disease,…
  • Behind-the-scenes at the UK Law Teacher of the Year Award

    Alice
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Professor Jane Holder of University College London has been named UK Law Teacher of the Year 2015. The prestigious national teaching award, which is sponsored by Oxford University Press, was presented at a lunch event held on Friday, 27 February 2015. Jane Holder is a professor of environmental law at University College London (UCL) and impressed the judges with her innovative teaching and real-world impact to win the £3,000 prize money. All six finalists for the award were present at the awards event, along with the four members of the judging panel and last year’s winner Luke Mason. On…
  • How to win the 2015 General Election

    DanP
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    The political campaigns are heating up in the UK ahead of the 2015 General Election on May 7th. As each political party desperately tries to secure the votes needed to win the election, the following extract from British Politics: A Very Short Introduction by Tony Wright, describes the importance of the party system in British politics. If you want to win votes and get elected in Britain, at least in general elections, then you had better get a party. The occasional and isolated exceptions only prove the rule. Before the 2010 general election, in the wake of the parliamentary expenses…
  • The Oxford Comment – Episode 20 – Living with the Stars

    SoniaT
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Everything is connected. Animals and asteroids, bodies and stardust, heartbeats and supernovas—all of these arise from a common origin to form the expanse of the universe, the fiber of our being. So say our guests of this month’s Oxford Comment, Karel Shrijver, an astronomer who studies the magnetic fields of stars, and Iris Schrijver, a physician and pathologist, both of whom draw upon their expertise to uncover new dimensions of understanding. We sat down for a captivating discussion with the co-authors of Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of…
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  • 2015 Venice Biennale Artists Announced

    D. Creahan
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    The artist roster for the 2015 edition of the Venice Biennale has been announced, featuring a diverse group of artists selected by curator Okwui Enwezor, and featuring Marlene Dumas, Theaster Gates, e-Flux Magazine, and and many others , as well as a special theatrical performance directed by Kara Walker, and a marathon reading of all three volumes of Marx’s Das […]
  • Scientists Find Lead Pigment as Cause of Fading Van Gogh Works

    D. Creahan
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    A recent chemistry study by scientists at the University of Antwerp has uncovered evidence showing that the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh have slowly but surely been changing colors over the course of a century due to a rare lead pigment used for red paints that gradually fades when exposed to light.  “Normally, the idea is these paintings are […]
  • Jerry Saltz Reportedly Banned from Facebook Over “Offensive Content”

    D. Creahan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Critic Jerry Saltz has reportedly been banned from Facebook, over what he says were complaints received by the website over Classical and Renaissance images he had posted featuring gruesome and sexualized scenes.  “It’s a cumulative thing,” Mr. Saltz says.  “The posts are called sexist, misogynistic and abusive, and then I’m called sexist misogynistic and abusive.” Read […]
  • Self-Portrait Reconfirmed as Van Dyck Original

    D. Creahan
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    A self-portrait attributed to Van Dyck has been reconfirmed as a work by the master painter, after a study of the work uncovered a gold watch that was the property of the artist himself.  The work is currently held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, and was confirmed by four separate experts on the painter.  It is […]
  • Banksy Travels to Gaza Strip for New Series of Works

    D. Creahan
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    Banksy recently traveled to the war-torn Gaza Strip, where the artist has created a new series of works, documented on his website.  Pieces include an immense kitten drawn on the wall of a demolished building, and a crying figure inside the doorway of another leveled site, both documented in a video made during the artist’s time in Palestine.   […]
 
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  • Secret Sticker Packs

    Jeff
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    This post will be deleted after the weekend. Once again, I’m sending sticker packs out to everyone that mails us pencils over the weekend (include your mailing address when you email your photo of your pencil). These will NEVER be for sale (zippo for scale, these are big).I will also be giving away 3 advance copies of the first-ever Booooooom book that nobody has because it doesn’t come out for another couple months.Project instructions below:Our latest project with Tangible Interaction a collaborative sculpture in Barcelona for Internet Age Media festival, is under way!
  • Mural Recap: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

    Jeff
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Mural by James JeanThere were so many incredible murals painted at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. It’s impossible to the fully appreciate these works without seeing them in person so maybe you’ll have to fly out to Honolulu and find them.All the images in this post were painstakingly shot by Brandon Shigeta, who had to wake up extremely early (and also wait around for hours) to catch some of these without cars blocking them. He’s one of the hardest working people at this event every year.I hope people in Honolulu realise how special this is; Vancouver is dying…
  • Mexican Artist/Illustrator: Smithe

    Jeff
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    Mexican artist Smithe painted one of my favourite murals at Pow! Wow! Hawaii this year; it was a collaboration with German artist Case, and you can see it here. When I first posted his work back in 2012 I didn’t realise that in addition to being an insane painter and illustrator he’s also a musician! His band, .Stendal will be playing SXSW this month!Seeing his work nice and big in Hawaii took it to a whole other level for me. I love his line work and the way he colours his pieces. Take a look at some more images below.View the whole post: Mexican Artist/Illustrator: Smithe…
  • Video of the Day: Clipping “Summertime”

    Jeff
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    Here’s a brilliant video for Clipping, directed and edited by Carlos Lopez Estrada. This is a great way to be able to put people in your video who may not even want to be in it! Lots of hilarious shots in this. Watch “Summertime” below.View the whole post: Video of the Day: Clipping “Summertime” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Vancouver-Based Painter: Scott Sueme

    Jeff
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    New paintings by my talented friend, artist Scott Sueme, his show opens here in Vancouver at Kimoto Gallery on Friday, 6-9pm. Love the new direction his work is headed, more images below!View the whole post: Vancouver-Based Painter: Scott Sueme over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Wearable Sculpture Because Clothes are so Yesterday

    Dion
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Tired of looking like all the other sheep in boring old textile clothes? You might be interested in wearable wooden sculpture! American artist Tracy Featherstone’s wooden creations may not win any awards for comfort, in fact some are more like walking prisons than clothes, but you’ll definitely be noticed walking down the street in them. They’re the craziest, coolest things I have seen in a long while, I love them! Wood is such a neglected material in the fashion industry. Tracy Featherstone – “Wearable Structure: Nodules”, wood, elastic, @ 6”x6”x4”…
  • Frank Gehry’s Brown Paper Bag

    Dion
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    It has been nicknamed the Brown Paper Bag after the governor general Peter Cosgrove called it the most beautiful squashed paper bag he had ever seen at the opening of the building recently. Frank Gehry’s only building to be built in Australia is probably one of his most criticized. I haven’t spoken to anyone who likes the building yet and it really doesn’t do much for me either. As much as I want to like it, I just can’t. The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building in Sydney was built to house the University of Technology’s new business school department. Eighty-five year old…
  • 5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    What, no Disney?
  • Why Graphic Design Gets No Respect?

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    “Graphic design has always been the poor relation to its more lordly cousins… But graphic designers? If they’re lucky, they can pay through the nose for the chance to win a novelty yellow pencil.”
  • Technology Is Changing Our Lives. How We Control That Technology Is Getting To Be A Bigger Issue

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    “Just as the change from hand work to mass production dramatically changed our society over 100 years ago, the digital revolution isn’t just altering specific sectors of the economy, it is changing the way we think and live. This time, though, the transformation is different. This time, it is being driven by just a few hundred people.”
  • Winner Of Germany’s Eurovision Song Competition Declines To Compete

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Andreas Kuemmert, whose voice had wowed national audiences, told German television viewers that “I’m overwhelmed by your affection” before adding: “I’m not really in the right state to accept this.” Instead, he handed the title to 24-year-old runner-up Ann Sophie, who tearfully accepted.
  • The Most Shocking Thing About MoMA’s Bjork Show? The Music

    Douglas McLennan
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    “I can’t remember the last time I saw an excerpt of actual music—with ledger lines, key signatures, rests and notes—in a mainstream book about classical music, or in a program note at a symphonic concert or almost any other context where classical musicians actually make music. This has all been banished. The visual presence of music—except rarely as a fuzzy decorative background over which something else has been printed—is seen as off- putting, even terrifying to newcomers.”
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    MAKING A MARK

  • Update re: Nelson Shanks portrait of Bill Clinton

    Katherine Tyrrell
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Daphne Todd OBE (Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and currently judging the BBC programme on 'The Big Painting Challenge') was invited to speak on yesterday's Today programme... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Book signing: Books on Sketching at the Mall Galleries

    Katherine Tyrrell
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Book signing Tomorrow (Thursday 5th March) you can meet me, see some of my sketchbooks and get your copy of Sketching 365 signed at a "Meet the Author/book-signing" event in the bookshop at the Mall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Can a portrait artist play fast and loose with a commission?

    Katherine Tyrrell
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    Do you think Nelson Shanks has been rather underhand in his portrayal of Bill Clinton? Is it ever OK for a portrait artist to undermine your client or subject? The big art news story today is that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Big Painting Challenge - Episode 2

    Katherine Tyrrell
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    This continues my commentary on The Big Painting Challenge and focuses on the second episode which was about drawing and painting people. In fairness to the contestants, it also features some of my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015 - Call for entries

    Katherine Tyrrell
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    Yet another art competition on television!  This time it's Sky Arts' Landscape Artist of the Year 2015. It's very definitely worth a look for the career minded and/or aspiring landscape artist who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Picks from VOLTA NY, 2015

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    This year VOLTA has taken up residence at Pier 90, a lovely spot on the Hudson right next to The Armory Show, which sprawls across Piers 92 and 94. A more manageable size than many of the other fairs, VOLTA is selective, and galleries that have been invited to participate present curated exhibitions of single artists. This year plenty of good paintings are on view, though some of the figurative work seems out of synch with the most compelling contemporary work in that vein. Although well painted, many of the pictures come off as too earnest and overwrought, perhaps reflecting the difficulty…
  • Art Fair Quiz: Spring/Break

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:51 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! [Above: Image 1] Image 2  Image 3 Image 4  Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 Image 9 Image…
  • March 3: Andrew Ginzel's list/ ART FAIR EDITION

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    SOME but not all NYC SELECTED SHOWS TO SEE / March 3, 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: Peter Scherrer, Pink Web, 2014, oil on burlap on panel, 16 x 20 inches. SEASON @ Volta] THE ART FAIRS:(VIP and benefit opening events not listed) Overall information: www.armoryartsweek.comArt on Paper / Pier 36 East River; 299 South / www.thepaperfair.com / Friday 3/6 & Saturday 3/7, 11AM-7PM / Sunday 3/8, 11AM-6PM ($)SALON ZURCHER / 33 Bleecker /…
  • Joan Waltemath: Sew

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    After painting with acrylic pigment and binders for the past few years, I recently returned to oil, mostly because I like the way oils darken and age over time. Working with oil paints involves forethought about layering, drying, and mixing mediums—even the brand of paint can make a difference in the stability of the surface over time. Centuries ago, artists were a bit like chemists, mixing secret recipes for binders and varnishes that least would affect the lightfast quality of their pigments and the surfaces of their canvases. Joan Waltemath, who has a handsome show of abstract paintings…
  • Richard Aldrich on "progress"

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    The February issue of Art in America features a Ross Simonini interview with Richard Aldrich in which the artist discusses the notion of artistic progress. Here is an excerpt in which Aldrich deflates the traditional idea that an artist makes formal progress over the course of a lifetime, embracing a "stylist non-progression." I agree completely. [Image at top: Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2013-2014, oil, wax, charcoal, oil bar and enamel on linen 84 x 58 inches. Courtesy of Bortolami, New York, NY]Click for full story / links
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  • 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…
  • A Little More on the Color Wheel

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

  • 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! ]]
  • Marketing Art on Facebook Replay | Open Letter to Art Marketing Mastery Grads

    Barney Davey
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Marketing Art on Facebook Replay. In case you missed the live broadcast with Jason Horejs and me where we discussed the merits and how-tos of marketing art on Facebook, you can view by clicking this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Sell More Art at Shows | Part One

    Barney Davey
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Tips to learn how to sell art at shows. Make sure you are not your own worst enemy shows when selling art at shows? Here are some tips and observations from selling show space in fine art trade shows... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Local Marketing | How to Make a Thriving Art Career!

    Barney Davey
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Advantages and challenges of local marketing Editor’s note: This post is excerpted from my Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career book. What are some of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Christie’s Comics and Illustration Auction, 14 March 2015

    Charley Parker
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Christie’s auction house has announced an auction at their Paris location of “Bande Dessinée et Illustration” (Comics and Illustration), on 14 March, 2015. This looks to be a fantastic sale of originals by some of Europe’s foremost artists working in the field (as well as a few Americans), expertly selected by Galerie Daniel Maghen, a Paris based gallery and publishing house specializing in comics art and fantasy illustration. The sale is a cornucopia of hundreds of pieces of beautiful comics and illustration art, much of it by artists who are unfortunately not…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Anders Zorn’s The Girl from Älvdalen

    Charley Parker
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The Girl from Älvdalen, Anders Zorn Link is to Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Another fine example of Zorn’s beautifully economical and richly painterly style. I love the way the water is so briefly notated, and yet feels so naturalistic.
  • Matthew Grabelsky

    Charley Parker
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    New York based painter Matthew Grabelsky studied both art and astrophysics, and spent four years in Florence studying classical painting techniques. His recent series of paintings presents scenes in the New York subway system, in which unusual juxtapositions occur among the passengers — animals, mythical figures intermix with the “normal” day to day appearance of other riders. Grabelsky indicates that his intention is to blend the commonplace with imagery from dreams, rather than to present allegory or fantasy. His classical training gives his pieces a weight and visual…
  • Yutang Yang (update)

    Charley Parker
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Yutang Yang is an artist from northeastern China who I first wrote about in 2008, and later featured as one of the seven contemporary ink artists I profiled in my article for the Spring 2014 issue of Drawing magazine. He works in dip pen and carbon based ink on paper, using hatching to create beautifully textural landscape drawings, that when seen in small reproductions, appear almost photographic. When you look at them in more detail, however, they show their true nature as ink drawings, in which the artist has deftly used textural areas as tonal masses, giving his work wonderful depth and…
  • Fragonard’s Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe

    Charley Parker
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    The High Priest Coresus Sacrificing Himself to Save Callirhoe, Jean-Honoré Fragonard Image on the Web Gallery of Art; original is in the Louvre. Uncharacteristic of the frivolity of the work for which he is best known, Fragonard has here tackled a history painting. The work was originally meant as a guide for a tapestry that was never created. Everything about this is theatrical, from the stage-like setting, to the dramatic lighting, to the expressions and posture of the subjects, to the fact that the act is essentially being witnessed by an audience. I posted yesterday about…
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    EARTHLY PARADISE

  • The Ways Affairs Can Help Your Relationship

    Georgia Jones
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    “You need an affair to come out of this situation” While the Internet is filled with online affair tips, generally they are going to focus on not getting caught and avoiding the downsides to sneaking around with another woman. We looked at this and thought, what about the positives? Not just the reasons you might consider having an affair in the first place, but what can it do to improve your relationship? Is there anyway an affair can be a positive experience for both spouses or is it a doomed experiment no matter what? Our results were pretty surprising. It can be a Source of…
  • What Women Want from a One Night Stand

    Georgia Jones
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    “Attention and respect” When it comes to one night stands made on or offline, knowing not only what to expect but what she expects from you gives you a leg up on the competition. Most of us look at getting laid mostly as getting something we want, instead of something where everyone involved benefits. Approaching top internet sites to get laid this way, however, will often leave you constantly on the look for someone new and consistently making do with mediocre sex. Who wants that? Not us, and we’re willing to bet it’s not something you were exactly looking forward to…
  • Keeping Your Online Activities from Prying Eyes

    Georgia Jones
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    “Use a proxy server to keep your online activities safe” With all the things you have to stay on top of to make online dating worthwhile, privacy is usually one of the last things that come to mind. The unfortunate reality, however, proves that even just surfing sex dating website reviews can have unfortunately consequences if you happen to have a sensitive job or are otherwise already attached. No matter if you know you have something to lose or not, keeping on top of your privacy should always be a priority no matter where you go online. When it comes to online hook ups,…
  • Turn-offs That Will Ruin a Sexy Evening

    Georgia Jones
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    There are a lot of things that can really set you back on your romantic evening with your woman. Fortunately, these are the kinds of things that are very easily avoidable, though if you’re a beginner, being naughty can often be kind of a daunting task, and you might be concerned that you will ruin your chances with your woman by making a simple mistake. You’ll certainly still be able to spice up your sex life while avoiding these mistakes that will turn your girlfriend off for the evening, and that’s the most important thing of all. So long as you don’t make these…
  • Which Should You Choose? Google Glass or the Apple iWatch?

    Georgia Jones
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    Technological revolution is pretty fast nowadays. New gadgets and devices get released in a blink of an eye. What’s considered as an updated device yesterday can become obsolete in just a few years. Two companies have made magnificent leaps in trying to change technology. Apple and Google have fought toe-to-toe just to provide the world the best technology it will ever see. As of the moment, these two giant companies are trying to release or in the process of making another set of epic products. Google already has Google Glass under testing while it has been rumored that Apple has…
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    Culturepush

  • Spotted! Grace Kwan

    Michele Adriaens
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Something modern, something playful, something utilitarian and something made completely by hand, that is what Grace Kwan creates for her label GSEWS. Grace went to Architecture school but her interests have always meandered around her creative endeavors. She took a leap and dropped out of school after two and a half years to throw everything into the making of customisable bags. “The most crucial thing was that I could design without submitting to the likes of others, which was the case in architecture school. Now, I get a sense of fulfillment every time customers get back to me and…
  • Grab a Seat at The Working Capitol + Giveaway

    Michele Adriaens
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Images by Jovian Lim. Art Direction by Foreign Policy Design. Although you might be comfortable working from your bedroom, a coffee shop or the library, there are days when you just want a dedicated space to work from and meet interesting people by simply working alongside them during the day. Yes, we are talking a co-working environment. Housed in a former 1920s biscuit factory along the historic Keong Saik Road, The Working Capitol is a new co-working space designed to “incite creativity and ideas development”. “The Working Capitol is about community, and finding and…
  • Spotted! Lim Wei Lun

    Michele Adriaens
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Allow us to introduce to you Lim Wei Lun aka Usanekorin, a student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and another fantastic member of the doujin group CDS. “I like all kinds of art-styles and I’m particularly fond of the manga style which is what my style is based on. I love to draw characters and backgrounds. I also love composition and lighting as well so I will try to make use of those to enhance my illustrations.”
  • Banner Shuffle: Saraphina Ching

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    “The girls featured in this series represent what today’s generation chooses to see their world as, and how each of them lives in their own fictional world. Looking closer, one will realise that behind every wall, there’s a crack of imperfection and within each crack, there is a story.” – Saraphina Ching
  • Spotted! Tan Hui Tian

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Girls, girls and girls in the work of Tan Hui Tian aka ‘Space Penguin’. Hui Tian is a member of the doujin group CDS and a full-time game artist at PD Design Studio. Her personal style is a mishmash of East meets West, and suggests true draughtsmanship. Want more? Check out her portfolio on tumblr and deviantart, and LIKE her FB page.
 
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • Visual Botany: Expanding the future of botanical illustration

    ArtPlantae
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:08 am
    “Niki Simpson is an artist who has been awarded many medals from the Royal Horticultural Society (four for photography and four for watercolor). In 2003, she developed a technique to create composite botanical illustrations. Simpson’s digital composite images challenge the current thinking about botanical painting’s superiority over photography. Her objective is to present ‘new possibilities […]
  • Maria Sibylla Merian Stamp

    ArtPlantae
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    Botanical artist and printmaker Bobbi Angell shared with me that US Postal Service’s new “Forever” stamp features the art of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Merian was a dedicated independent scholar who made significant contributions to biology and the not-yet-established field of ecology. Her line drawing of a rose is featured on the Vintage Rose stamp. […]
  • Exhibition about plant fibers and dyes opens this weekend

    ArtPlantae
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    Fiber & Dye UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley Berkeley, CA March 7 – 29, 2015 10 AM – 4 PM Free with garden admission You’re invited! The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of natural fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in […]
  • Orchid Chandeliers at New York Botanical Garden

    ArtPlantae
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    The New York Botanical Garden opened its annual orchid show this weekend. This year the theme is The Orchid Show – Chandeliers. This year emphasis is on the aerial beauty of orchids. Orchids are presented in hanging baskets, living columns and a huge star-shaped chandelier filled with hundreds of plants. Planned events include orchid care […]
  • Learn to Draw Trees, Shrubs and Desert Plants

    ArtPlantae
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Helen Byers www.helenbyers.com Helen Byers is an artist and illustrator who is active in several genres and mediums. She was born in Brazil, grew up in northern California and Mexico, and now lives in Massachusetts. She qualified for the PhD in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara and taught literature and writing at […]
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • Mat Collishaw announces Tate Sensorium as the winner of IK Prize 2015

    RobinM
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Mat Collishaw announces Tate Sensorium as the winner of IK Prize 2015 Mat Collishaw announces Tate Sensorium as the winner of IK Prize 2015 The winner of IK Prize 2015, an annual prize presented by Tate celebrating creative talent in the digital industry, was announced today by artist, Mat Collishaw. The winner is Flying Object (Tom Pursey, Peter Law and Tim Partridge) for Tate Sensorium. The projectwill use the latest innovations in technology, including binaural sound and ultrasonic touchless haptics in an immersive installation, to create sensory experiences that relate to specific works…
  • Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-60

    RobinM
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-60 Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-60 Jean-Baptiste Frénet, Women and girls with a doll, circa 1855 © Wilson Centre for Photography Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860 25 February – 7 June 2015 (Press view 23 February 2015) Tate Britain, Linbury Galleries Open daily 10.00–18.00 Adult £12.00, Concession £10.50 Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860 is the first major exhibition in Britain devoted to salt prints, the earliest form of paper photography. The exhibition features some of the rarest and best early…
  • Visiting New York City

    juergen
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Juergen Roth See his page here Traveling to New York City is always somewhat of a challenge and sometimes a nightmare. No difference on my last photo tour to the Big Apple. I left Boston before lunchtime only to get stuck on the last few miles to a NYC skyline photo location I had on my list for a couple years now. I was on a mission to capture the New York skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park. At the last leg I hit a ton of traffic and it took me an extra hour to arrive at my destination. Real funny what goes through your mind as a photographer; will I make it before sunset,…
  • Teechers, Connaught Theatre, Worthing, Saturday 28 March

    Isabella F A Shores
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    Worthing Theatres welcomes terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils, working with Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park to present Teechers, live at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, Saturday 28 March.  Tickets on sale now.  School dramas unfold through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby, three Year 11 students about to leave school for good, in this production of John Godber’s classic comedy.   Blackeyed Theatre has revived their highly-acclaimed 2013 production of this play about life at a modern comprehensive for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new…
  • Christine Hamilton, Confessions of a Battleaxe, Worthing, Monday 30 March

    Isabella F A Shores
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    Battleaxe or Pussycat? Decide for yourself as Christine Hamilton comes to Worthing Theatres, live at The Denton, Worthing, Monday 30 March. Tickets on sale now.  Join Christine Hamilton for an intimate candlelit supper, where she talks frankly, movingly and in a highly entertaining way about the trials she has faced and how she managed to re-build her life into the successful media personality she is today. Warm-hearted, open and engaging, she speaks from sometimes bitter experience about how she has faced life’s battles head-on and triumphed.   Christine appears regularly…
 
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    Chris Beaven

  • Through a Glass Vase: Session 2

    Chris Beaven
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    The Setup The Subject The post Through a Glass Vase: Session 2 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Through a Glass Vase: Session 1

    Chris Beaven
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    The Setup The Subject The post Through a Glass Vase: Session 1 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Eggs in Jar: Session 3

    Chris Beaven
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
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  • Gage: Diego

    Chris Beaven
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    The Setup n/a The Subject n/a The post Gage: Diego appeared first on Chris Beaven.
  • Eggs in Jar: Session 2

    Chris Beaven
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    The Setup The Subject The post Eggs in Jar: Session 2 appeared first on Chris Beaven.
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    Mike Cressy Art

  • 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!
  • New drawing: "A century later"

    7 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Back to making new drawings now that the Cricket magazine cover is done.  This is one of those new drawings...
  • Cricket magazine cover art for April!

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    I finished this the other day. I have to make one slight correction and then it's off to the  publisher.
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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 Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze should not be returned Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, 1902, a masterpiece of the Viennese Secession, should not be returned to the heirs of its original owner, the Austrian Art Restitution Advisory Board announced today, 6 March. To read the full story click .   Australian artists take over this year’s Venice Biennal This years Venice Biennal will see a larger presence of Australian artists than ever before. Over 40 Australian artists will exhibit works at the international exhibition. To read the full story click here.   Liverpool World…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Tate website reposts paintings by convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden The Tate has come under fire for reposting landscape works by the convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden. To read the full story click here.   Sheila Girling dies aged 90 The painter Sheila Girling died on 14 February aged 90. She was the widow of famous painter Anthony Caro. To read the full story click here.   Forgotten Portuguese Modernist to be honoured with Grand Palais Show The Grand Palais in Paris will hold an exhibition to honour the Portuguese painter Amadeo de Souza – Cardosa. He is virtually…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Hermitage library worker arrested over missing illustrations An employee of the State Hermitage Museum’s library has been arrested in connection with the theft of several engravings and photographs from its collection. The illustrations were allegedly offered for sale at a number of antiquarianbookshops. To read the full story click here.   Copenhagen attacks denounced by director of National Gallery of Denmark Mikkel Bogh, the director of the National Gallery of Denmark has denounced the fatal gun attacks targeting Sweedish artist Lars Vilks. To read the full story click here.
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Artists take sides in conflict between Russia and Ukraine Artists in Russia and Ukraine have found themselves caught on either side of the barricades. Many of the artists are using their work to show their alliance to either side. To read the full story click here.   London auctions dominated by post-war European artists The auction rooms at Sotheby’s and Christie’s has been dominated by post-war European painters. Over 42 countires participated in the bidding. To read the full story click here.   Hollywood talent agency launches fine arts division The Beverly Hills…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Director of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery dismissed from her position Irina Lebedeva, the director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow  has been dismissed from her position. It is thought she was dismissed due to failings withy her managerial skills. To read the full story click here.   Judge Rules Met Museum can charge admission A judge has ruled that the New York Metropolitan Museum is legally allowed to charge visitors for admission. The ruling comes after several people attempted to sue the museum for charging them admission on days where entrance should have been…
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    Newcity Art

  • News: Deadline for Art Institute and Threadless T-shirt Competition March 10

    Art Editor
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The first in a series of t-shirt design challenges sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) and the t-shirt company Threadless is quickly drawing to a close, with a March 10 deadline for submissions. When two globally recognized entities like these join forces in the name of art, beautiful things can happen. This is […]
  • Review: John Gossage/Stephen Daiter Gallery

    Art Editor
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED A visual poet, practicing photography in the classical modernist tradition of straight urban street studies, John Gossage has continued that line for more than three decades, not so much altering the genre as adding to its richness with technical embellishments and by projecting his particular sensibility into his images. Among Gossage’s many bodies of […]
  • News: Chicagoans To Be Included in the 2015 Venice Biennale

    Art Editor
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This morning the list of 136 artists to be included in the upcoming fifty-sixth Venice Biennale was announced. Two Chicago-based artists are included in this impressive roster: Theaster Gates and Kerry James Marshall (#1 and #4 respectively on Newcity’s 2014 Art 50 list). The Bienniale opens on May 9, 2015 and runs through November 22, […]
  • Eye Exam: Generative Bodies and Subverted Norms

    Art Editor
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Matt Morris Friends of mine are used to me bristling against the word “normal,” and many of the art students I teach have opted to avoid it lest they elicit a mini-lecture that questions the production of normalcy as an underlying societal force. At issue is how normative conceptions of being come about in […]
  • Review: Bruce Thorn/Koehnline Museum of Art

    Art Editor
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED It’s hard to think of these paintings coming from anywhere but Chicago. They’re not figurative, but if the bizarre characters depicted by Karl Wirsum or Ed Paschke were wallpapering the den, these are the kinds of abstract patterns they might seek. As if to boyishly say “here’s a finger in your eye,” the designs […]
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Laverne & Shirley – Perfect Entrepreneurial Attitude!

    Tara Reed
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ah… memories!  I remember when Happy Days, followed by Laverne & Shirley were a much anticipated event at my house!  I also remember how the 3 kids (I’m the middle) had staggered bed times – my brother had to go to bed after Happy Days (8:30), my sister got to go to bed after Laverne & Shirley (9:00) and me?  I had to go to bed SMACK DAB in the middle of the show! (8:45)  (Yes Mom & Dad, I still harbor some resentment about that!) Well I got to thinking about the show a few weeks ago and realized the theme song is the perfect example of an entrepreneurial…
  • Last week to submit questions for next week’s Ask Cathy Heck Call!

    Tara Reed
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our next call is NEXT WEEK -Wednesday, March 11, 2015! We need all of your questions by THIS THURSDAY – I need time to organize them for Cathy to review and ponder. All the questions that come in the day before or day of the call are sadly wasted… and they often outnumber the number of questions we receive by the deadline.  So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE – submit a question now so we have a nice variety to choose from! (Yes – I’m begging… again…) Cathy is going to share how her business grew to include her now-grown daughters as well as her husband. I…
  • Is Art Licensing a Good Way to Make Money from Art I Have Just Sitting in my Archives?

    Tara Reed
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Short answer:  No. I’ve come across this question several times over the past few months so I thought I’d throw my opinion out there. It is hard to do much in art licensing if you don’t want to continue to create in a certain style, theme or category.  Retailers (both brick and mortar and online) want to know that if your designs do well for them, you will create more.  With the speed at which everyone wants new products, the life and therefore profitability of a license – were you to get one – with “old art” would likely be limited. For the same…
  • How I organize my art files

    Tara Reed
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The other day I was asked how on earth I organize all the files that make up the collections that make up my art licensing business…  so I thought I’d give you a sneak peek. Staying organized so you can find things when you need them is important to your success and your sanity. You don’t want to waste time searching for files people want to review or that you want to work with so creating a system that makes sense to you is key.  Emphasis on makes sense to you.  What I do will work for many but I’m sure some of you won’t like it. That’s fine, you get to…
  • We need your questions for the March Art Licensing Ask Call

    Tara Reed
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our next call is going to sneak up on us!  (Or at least me!)  On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 I will have a new artist on the line – the super sweet and oh-so-talented Cathy Heck.  I’m pretty sure my first introduction to Cathy was through some board books my now 21 year old read when he was a baby – back then I never would have dreamt that I’d be doing what I’m doing AND that I’d be getting ready to interview the illustrator!  Pretty cool! Cathy is going to share how her business grew to include her now-grown daughters as well as her husband. I…
 
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    iheartmyart ♥

  • Aldous Massie, Collaboration with Sydney photographer Anna...

    6 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Aldous Massie, Collaboration with Sydney photographer Anna Pogossova for the Penguin UK website. Werner Heisenberg’s Physics and Philosophy (2013), 2014______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more work by Aldous Massie on iheartmyart.More gifs on iheartmyart.
  • Antony Gormley, View of a variety of sculptures in the...

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Antony Gormley, View of a variety of sculptures in the artists’ studio______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more work by Antony Gormley on iheartmyart.See more sculpture on iheartmyart.
  • Antony Gormley, Silence, 2012______See more on:♥ iheartmyart |...

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    Antony Gormley, Silence, 2012______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more work by Antony Gormley on iheartmyart.See more sculpture on iheartmyart.
  • Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Select Portraits IIII, 2015Tumblr | Behance |...

    5 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Select Portraits IIII, 2015Tumblr | Behance | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram ______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more work by Hsiao-Ron Cheng on iheartmyart.See more digital painting on iheartmyart.
  • Kyle Strope, another sticker, 2014Tumblr | Behance______See more...

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Kyle Strope, another sticker, 2014Tumblr | Behance______See more on:♥ iheartmyart | facebook | twitter | instagram | flickr | mailing list | pinterest | soundcloudSee more work by Kyle Strope on iheartmyart.More gifs on iheartmyart.
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  • 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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  • Anthony Gargasz Metallic Faces

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Anthony Gargasz, the LA-based Photoshop artist is now officially on our favorite artists list. Gargasz’s meticulous perfection produces strong and solid art that stands out. Gargasz’s confident, sleek and cool work has drawn the attention of the film industry in LA and elsewhere. He has produced Key Art for such clients as Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and Netflix.  We have commissioned Anthony to create three impressive prints of a human head that exude a mysterious mix of metallic solidity and liquid fluidity. We love the slightly menacing mood of…
  • Casa Cavia - Buenos Aires

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The recently opened Casa Cavia in the Palermo Chico neighborhood of Buenos Aires is an enchanting fusion of sights, sounds, tastes and eras. Now operating as a brand new assembly of a restaurant, publishing house, bookstore, flower shop and perfumery, Casa Cavia is housed in what was known as the Bollini Roca residence, designed in the gilded age of the 1920s as a personal gift to the owner’s wife by the Spanish-born architect and artist Alejandro Christophersen of Norwegian parentage. The founder and creator of the Casa Cavia concept, Guadalupe Garcia Mosqueda with book publisher Ana…
  • Carusel Bookstore - Bucharest, Romania

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Some of us go weak in the knees at the sight of a new bookstore or library. Such was certainly the case when we glanced at Cărtureşti Carusel bookstore, opened on February 12 on Lipscani Street in Bucharest’s historical Old Town, also often called just Lipscani. The magnificent Chrissoveloni bank building, now owned by Jen Chrissoveloni, the great-grandson of the 19th century banker, created a magnificent starting point for the retail project. According to the Romanian media, the current owner invested 1 million Euro in the renovation and leased the building to the Cărtureşti…
  • Villa Moos - Lake Constance, Germany

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Villa Moos by Lake Constance (Bodensee) at the northern foot of the Alps draws our attention with its building-block appearance and foreboding façade.   And yet, surprisingly, with these almost semi-brutalist intentions, the look of heaviness does not follow.   Instead, there’s a delightful mood of lightness, almost of semi-permanence. It seems as if the entire structure could be a fold-up affair made of exceptionally strong origami paper or very light sheets of card board, ready for packing up and carting elsewhere. But as we know metal and glass are the main…
  • CJ Hendry Solo Show - Sydney

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Pen on Paper Artist CJ Hendry Debut Solo Show, Sydney
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  • 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…
  • A Yank’s Memories of Calcutta & Memorabilia

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

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

    Tara Reed
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ah… memories!  I remember when Happy Days, followed by Laverne & Shirley were a much anticipated event at my house!  I also remember how the 3 kids (I’m the middle) had staggered bed times – my brother had to go to bed after Happy Days (8:30), my sister got to go to bed after Laverne & Shirley (9:00) and me?  I had to go to bed SMACK DAB in the middle of the show! (8:45)  (Yes Mom & Dad, I still harbor some resentment about that!) Well I got to thinking about the show a few weeks ago and realized the theme song is the perfect example of an entrepreneurial…
  • Last week to submit questions for next week’s Ask Cathy Heck Call!

    Tara Reed
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our next call is NEXT WEEK -Wednesday, March 11, 2015! We need all of your questions by THIS THURSDAY – I need time to organize them for Cathy to review and ponder. All the questions that come in the day before or day of the call are sadly wasted… and they often outnumber the number of questions we receive by the deadline.  So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE – submit a question now so we have a nice variety to choose from! (Yes – I’m begging… again…) Cathy is going to share how her business grew to include her now-grown daughters as well as her husband. I…
  • Is Art Licensing a Good Way to Make Money from Art I Have Just Sitting in my Archives?

    Tara Reed
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Short answer:  No. I’ve come across this question several times over the past few months so I thought I’d throw my opinion out there. It is hard to do much in art licensing if you don’t want to continue to create in a certain style, theme or category.  Retailers (both brick and mortar and online) want to know that if your designs do well for them, you will create more.  With the speed at which everyone wants new products, the life and therefore profitability of a license – were you to get one – with “old art” would likely be limited. For the same…
  • How I organize my art files

    Tara Reed
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The other day I was asked how on earth I organize all the files that make up the collections that make up my art licensing business…  so I thought I’d give you a sneak peek. Staying organized so you can find things when you need them is important to your success and your sanity. You don’t want to waste time searching for files people want to review or that you want to work with so creating a system that makes sense to you is key.  Emphasis on makes sense to you.  What I do will work for many but I’m sure some of you won’t like it. That’s fine, you get to…
  • We need your questions for the March Art Licensing Ask Call

    Tara Reed
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Our next call is going to sneak up on us!  (Or at least me!)  On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 I will have a new artist on the line – the super sweet and oh-so-talented Cathy Heck.  I’m pretty sure my first introduction to Cathy was through some board books my now 21 year old read when he was a baby – back then I never would have dreamt that I’d be doing what I’m doing AND that I’d be getting ready to interview the illustrator!  Pretty cool! Cathy is going to share how her business grew to include her now-grown daughters as well as her husband. I…
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  • How to Study as a Creative Artist

    Amanda Makepeace
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Anthony Jones shares how to study art effectively, to become a better artist.Filed under: artistguide, Resources Tagged: Anthony Jones, art, artists, ebsq, how to study, video, youtube
  • Cast your Vote!

    Amanda Makepeace
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    Voting is now open in the February Exhibit What a Doll. EBSQ Artist Members, login to your account, click on your favorite entry and click on the Vote button!   Patrons and non-members click on those Facebook Like buttons to show your support. The entry with the most Like’s wins the Cloud Award. Voting ends March 8th.Filed under: exhibits Tagged: art, artists, dolls, ebsq, exhibit, handmade doll
  • Friday Words of Wisdom

    Amanda Makepeace
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    Just listen… Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, Bob Ross, creativity, words of wisdom
  • Friday Five: Art Seen

    Amanda Makepeace
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Fantastic art, fresh from our front page! Filed under: Artseen Tagged: art, art seen, artists, ebsq, new art
  • What a Doll: EBSQ February Exhibit

    Amanda Makepeace
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    Calling all EBSQ Artists, now is the time to enter the February Exhibit – What a Doll. The exhibit is open to both 2D and 3D artists. That’s right! You could hand make your own doll or depict a doll in a painting. Deadline to enter is February 28th!Filed under: Call for Artists, exhibits Tagged: art, dolls, ebsq, exhibit, handmade, paintings
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  • 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
  • Enter the Harem

    artmodel
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Hello darlings! Neither my tired art model’s body nor my dread over another impending snowstorm and frigid temperatures will stop me from presenting a Valentine to my readers on this Valentine’s Day. And it ain’t chocolates or a bouquet of flowers. That’s kid stuff For us it is the scandalous, seductive, come-hither gaze and frank nudity of Jean Auguste Dominque Ingres’ La Grande Odalisque. Painted in 1814, this iconic masterpiece of Neoclassicism predictably shocked the uptight sensibilities of the Salon art establishment. Were they shocked because it was…
  • Hearing the Heart

    artmodel
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    What happens when doctors and musicologists join forces and embark on a research project? Some interesting, albeit speculative, theories are born. A couple of weeks ago, a article on the Internet grabbed my attention and, for a brief moment, set my heart aflutter <– I’m cute and clever for choosing that phrase as you will soon see. A medical journal published the article in which is it theorized that the distinctly dramatic, sometimes volatile and erratic tempos found in Beethoven’s music were caused by the composer having had a cardiac arrhythmia. My own damaged aortic…
  • Snowy Salutations

    artmodel
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Hellooo friends! A warm thank you to those who emailed me concerned that I, and my fellow New Yorkers, would be buried under four feet of snow. Fortunately we’re not, although our friends in New England are having a much tougher time. I could wish Bostonians and their neighbors good luck in dealing with the first big blizzard of 2015 but I know they don’t need it. They’ve dealt with rigorous weather conditions many times and know the drill all too well. So hit the pubs guys! And lob a snowball or two on your walk home After a cancelled Tuesday for the storm, my final week…
 
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  • The Bewitching Geometry of the Moving Image Art Fair

    Daniel Larkin
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Moving Image Art Fair installation view (all photos by author for Hyperallergic) Moving Image would be Emily Dickinson’s favorite art fair. The calm atmosphere allows you to cherish a solitary moment with art. Sometimes it’s refreshing to quietly ponder beauty alone, like the poet. Nearly every video uses software that didn’t exist 10 years ago. Like Dickinson, these artists don’t go for the past’s stale conventions. Finally, the recurring theme of psychedelic geometry in several video pieces conjured the magical and entrancing aspect of geometry that the poet…
  • Traces of Extinct Animals at the Armory Show

    Ashley P. Taylor
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Brandon Ballengée’s ‘Frameworks of Absence’ (2006–ongoing) in the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts booth at the 2015 Armory Show (photo by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic) (click to enlarge) The animals have gone missing from booth 844. Framed nature prints crowd the holly walls, but the auks, cougars, wolves, and woodpeckers that were once their subjects have been cut out, leaving blank spaces behind in a sort of artistic animal Rapture. Closer to the truth is that the disappearances were an act, both direct and indirect, of man. For the series Frameworks of Absence…
  • What ISIS Destroys, Why, and Why We Must Document It

    Christopher Jones
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    A member of ISIS destroying an ancient Assyrian lamassu (all images are stills from the infamous ISIS video unless otherwise noted) One week ago the world was shocked by a five-minute video posted online by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) showing its members toppling ancient statues inside the Mosul Museum, smashing them with sledgehammers, and pulverizing what remained with jackhammers. The destruction left scholars of Mesopotamia scrambling to figure out what exactly had been destroyed and what remained. A destroyed statue in the Mosul Museum In some ways, the damage could have…
  • A Dying Wish to See Rembrandt Paintings, Fulfilled

    Allison Meier
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    A terminally ill woman views a painting by Rijksmuseum as her last wish. (all images courtesy Stichting Ambulance Wens) After hours this week at the Rijksmuseum’s Late Rembrandt exhibition, which focuses on the artist’s final years, two terminally ill patients viewed the paintings in solitude. The visit was a dying wish fulfilled by Stichting Ambulance Wens Nederland, a Dutch organization of over 200 medical volunteers. A man views the Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. (click to enlarge) The images shared on the organization’s Twitter account this Wednesday were…
  • Art Movements

    Tiernan Morgan
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Hans Haacke, “Gift Horse.” Commissioned for the Mayor of London’s Fourth Plinth Program (Photo © Gautier Deblonde; Courtesy Bolton & Quinn Ltd) Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. Hans Haacke’s monumental sculpture, “Gift Horse,” was unveiled by London mayor Boris Johnson in Trafalgar Square. The work, which depicts an equine skeleton, includes an electronic ribbon displaying a live ticker of the London Stock Exchange. The Iraq Museum reopened in Baghdad. The museum has estimated that about one…
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  • The Girl Be Tryin’

    Cathy
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    “SEEDS”, ceramic, ea. 1″ ____________________ “Manifesto. Do good work. Every problem can be solved. Stay noble. Less is always an option. Don’t be afraid to say no. * Don’t be afraid to say yes. (My addition to his list..) Be perfectly clear. (This eludes me, I tell you…) Never lie.” -Joseph Barone
  • Winter

    Cathy
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:55 pm
    untitled, 2000, m/m _______________ I woke to white. My astoundingly adept and count-on-able care taker called in sick for the second day. I had jettisoned myself over to the nearby mall for food yesterday which was good. Today feels like slightly ‘pilly’ cashmere. Six out of seven days I am blessed with the benign and welcome tiny knock on my door announcing Roseanne’s appearance To shop or clean or wash linens for me. These tasks have passed insidiously from my capable and eager hands to hers. I just let her have them…grateful and like today rather surprised I am not…
  • Beyond Comfort

    Cathy
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    detail of painting on wool flannel ________________________ Waking this morning I looked at my basket of supplements neatly concealed by a white linen cover laid atop the too many bottles in a Shabby Chic kind of way. OMG. Can I actually open my mouth one more time and throw down my gullet all these supportive measures supposedly keeping me functional? Then there’s the insidious creeping of neurological dysfunction into my left side which has been my “good” side And this scares me. My butt has met my wheelchair seat too long now and has lost that lovely fleshy insulation I…
  • Antidote

    Cathy
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
    painted silk _________ I watched the Academy Awards last night. It is for me what they call a “hate watch” these days. I hate that I want to watch it but I do it anyway. FASHION! VACUITY! UNCIVILIZED BEHAVIOR! I think I watch it from the artist’s standpoint But really.. I am just your average voyeur. Judging mercilessly is condoned on this eve and who would say no to that opportunity? Certainly not moi. In the midst of witnessing rabid and open-mouthed gum chewing by nominees There were moments in which intelligence and heart pierced through the fog of our selfie-driven…
  • Making My Bed

    Cathy
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    painted wool flannel _______________ I took myself out for lunch the other day. Rolled to a fave place with my notebook in hand. Needed to be IN humanity but not OF it. Ordered a glass of wine mid-day. Never really do this but I needed to get fuzzy. The world felt too taut. My lunch arrived and I had a question on my mind: WHAT IS MISSING IN MY LIFE? In my artist days I’d sit in cafes and somehow, the atmosphere of being surrounded by people helped me float down into less of a “thinking” mode and interesting directions would make themselves available. On this day I made a…
 
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • 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. […]
  • ISIS, Al Qaeda, Houthi Rebels Compete in Yemen

    Sarah Jakubowski
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:20 p.m. DST, 01 February 2015 YEMEN – ISIS has infiltrated Yemen, a country already flooded with terrorist groups. The Syria-based terror group, known for its extreme brutality and shockingly successful recruitment of outsiders, has gained a tentative foothold alongside the Al Qaeda forces already present. Al Qaeda […]
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    A Journey Round My Skull

  • 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)
  • 1920s textbook covers from Japan

    Will
    17 Jun 2013 | 12:02 pm
    Back cover, 1929, Japan, back cover of "Little Lord Fauntleroy," illustrator unknownSee my big post on 50 Watts: Children’s Textbook Covers in 1920s Japan
  • Two by Massimo Scolari

    Will
    26 Feb 2013 | 9:17 am
    Massimo Scolari, The Sick Square, 1971See my Scolari post on But Does it Float. I'm looking forward to the recent book collecting these works (Amaz link) -- these come from the old book (most b/w). Massimo Scolari, Sardinia North East, Cape Boi, 1973
 
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • The Final Snow – Soundtracks For Life

    alli woods frederick
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
          WHAT will likely prove to be the last of our winter weather (at least down here in the south) rolled in the other day and it made me realize I didn’t make a winter mix.  Shame on me, but better late than never. Winter has always evoked a sense of mystery to me, transforming our surroundings into an alien landscape with its barren trees, ice and snow.  The familiar becomes foreign; skeletal; quiet. The grey skies, the smell of distant smoke and the sharpness of the cold, crisp air create a sense of calm that is tinged with the anticipation of something indefinable. It…
  • Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying

    alli woods frederick
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
        LIFE – it can be a bit of a bitch sometimes.  It can lift you up and tear you down.  Did I mention it can tear you down?  Well, it can.  And sometimes, when life keeps tearing you down it can be easy to give up and just stay down. Why keep putting yourself out there when you keep getting shot down?  When you keep getting rejected?  When everyone tells you no? Why bother picking yourself up when life is just going to tear you down? It would be easier to just give in to the fear and be safe.  If you don’t play the game then you can’t lose.  Right?   THE…
  • An Important Message About Mischa

    alli woods frederick
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm
        AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MISCHA:   EARLY (and I mean crazy early) Monday morning Mischa suffered another stroke.  This is his third in three years, his second in less than three months.  I am happy to report that, so far, he seems stable and is improving a little each day, but these things are unpredictable, as we know. This is directly on the heels of a family member having a major health emergency.  They have been hospitalized for two weeks and we hope they will return home this weekend but they will be requiring round the clock care for a couple of months…and that…
  • Manifesting, Magic and The New Moon

    alli woods frederick
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
        HAVE you been wanting to try harnessing the power of the moon phases to super-charge your manifesting or magic?  Did you miss the new moon last night?  Do you think you blew your chance to make any new moon magic?   Well I have good news for you, my fellow witchy woman…     YOU DIDN’T MISS A DAMN THING.   Life has a habit of getting in the way of things we really want to do with pesky things like work, social obligations, school, sleep, blah blah blah.  We often run into little roadblocks that prevent us from doing our lunar-based spiritual work on the…
  • You Ever Have One Of Those Days?

    alli woods frederick
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:53 am
      YEAH you have.  And if today is one of them then I hope this helps.  And if today isn’t one of them, then I hope you remember this the next time it is one of those days and that it helps. Because nothing makes a day filled with crappy people trying to bring you down… (OR AS I ACCUSED MY ONCOLOGIST WHILE RECEIVING MY ANESTHESIA, “HARSHING [YOUR] MELLOW” – MORTIFYING TO THE PUNK IN ME TO UTTER SUCH A BLATANT HIPPIE-ISM, BUT I WAS ASSURED I SAID IT IRONICALLY, SNICKERED WITH A SMIRK BILLY IDOL WOULD ENVY AND THEN BURST INTO MADE GALES OF LAUGHTER BEFORE THE GREAT…
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  • 2015 Takhini Hot Pools Hair Freezing Contest

    Paul Caridad
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Every February at Takhini Hot Springs in Yukon, Canada, visitors get the option to participate in a Hair Freezing Competition. This tourist destination features cozy pools that are as hot as perfect bath water and when the temperature drops below 30 degrees Celsius, you can use creative styling to turn your head into an ice sculpture. Aside from head hair, people make themselves look like cartoon characters with snowy lashes and eyebrows, and some men can even pull off chest hair icicles. Participants post their photos to Takhini’s Facebook wall and the business offers a $150 reward for…
  • These 3D Geometric Illusion Lights Are Out of This World

    Benjamin Starr
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Blue Pine Studio is a Vancouver-based company that launched some really incredible 3D-illusion lighting through Kickstarter last September. Their small sculptures are made from engraved acrylic slides and illuminated from below by LED lighting. They look almost like geometry etched in mid-air with laser beams. This light is also fairly high-tech, coming with a remote control to change through 16 different colors and 4 different lighting modes. Perfect to set a futuristic mood. This is one Kickstarter campaign that has delivered promptly on its promises, and Blue Pine Studio is now offering 3…
  • 3D Printed Sculptures of Star Wars Characters With Buddha Bellies Are the Perfect Desk Accessory

    Paul Caridad
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    With big round bellies that remind us to let go of attachment and enjoy life, Buddha statues get a pop culture make over. Artist Chris Milnes had the brilliant idea of creating 3D printed statues that put a new twist on the Buddha statue that adorns so many fireplaces, desks, and gardens throughout the world. He replaced the Buddha’s head with each of your favorite Star Wars heroes and villains. The statues are available for purchase in his Etsy shop and come in 3 different sizes. They come signed and dated. What could be a better reminder to live your life than a Yoda/Buddha mash-up on…
  • This is What an Animation Looks Like if You 3D Print Each Frame.

    Benjamin Starr
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    3D animation is pretty normal, but taking every frame from your animation and making it tangible with a 3D printer is pretty different. That’s what the crew at Job, Joris & Marieke did with their latest animation “FREEZE!” Using all 100 frames from their looping CGI creation they’ve recreated an entire digital event in one frozen sculpture: “The result is a weird string of characters in different poses. This explains the principles of animation beautifully, without a single bit actually moving. It is a static installation: a frozen movement. If you look closely, you can figure…
  • “Me & You”: A Love Story Told From Above the Bed

    Benjamin Starr
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:13 pm
    This new short film from London-based director Jack Tew has us looking down on a love story as it plays out in the bedroom. That’s where all the action happens anyway, right? The charming and realistic short was filmed entirely on a set, allowing for complete control of lighting. See the making-of video or head to meandyoufilm.com for more.
 
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  • Paintings @ VOLTA

    Brett Baker
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Sharon Butler blogs a selection of paintings on view at VOLTA New York art fair, on view March 5-8, 2015. Butler comments: "This year plenty of good paintings are on view, though some of the figurative work seems out of synch with the most compelling contemporary work in that vein. Although well painted, many of the pictures come off as too earnest and overwrought, perhaps reflecting the difficulty of finding a new subject amenable to traditional painting techniques. The most impressive work in the show considers the relationship between physical and digital space. Artists continue to be…
  • Heidi Howard @ Nancy Margolis

    Brett Baker
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Kate Liebman reviews a recent exhibition of paintings by Heidi Howard at Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York. Liebman writes that Howard's "pictures are deeply embedded in the tradition of Western portraiture, and her biggest influence is apparent throughout the show: the Nabis. She paints her friends, herself, and her family, seeking to capture physical likeness and that more intangible beast, personality, with her unique sense of color and an original use of pattern... Her emphasis on line differentiates her from many of the towering contemporary figure painters who rely on blocks and…
  • Lois Dodd: Interview

    Brett Baker
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Larry Groff interviews painter Lois Dodd whose exhibition Recent Panel Paintings is on view at Alexandre Gallery, New York, through April 4, 2015. Asked about selecting subjects, Dodd comments: "It’s more about what I see when I’m walking around looking for something. Then after that it a matter of what size I want to work with and the proportion it will fit into. Then I try to isolate something that would make a good painting, a good subject. I look through my pile of gessoed panels that are different sizes and different proportions. They are all rectangles or squares and I…
  • Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue

    Brett Baker
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Adrian Searle reviews Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue at the Serpentine Gallery, London, on view through May 17, 2015. Searle writes that Golub's "early paintings are curdled, overworked and overwrought, and he managed to develop this into a dreadful meatiness. He had a great sense of pictorial drama, his figures erupting against a theatrical emptiness filled with dread. Sometimes he cut whole irregular sections out of large works, leaving us wondering what pictorial nightmares he had redacted... This is a terrific exhibition. The paintings roar off the walls. It is full of variety, and…
  • 8 Figurative Painters in an Atemporal World

    Brett Baker
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Patrick Neal reviews 8 Painters at Danese Corey Gallery, New York, on view through March 14, 2015. The show features works by Nina Chanel Abney, Matt Bollinger, Caitlin Cherry, Joey Frank, Doron Langberg, Liz Markus, Kimo Nelson, and Jennifer Packer. Neal notes that "it is interesting that 8 Painters, comprised of all figurative painting, and timed to run concurrently with The Forever Now, offers an alternative to the mostly abstract works at MoMA. If abstraction is favored by undiscerning speculator collectors as well as museums hoping to advance a fast-forward chronology of art…
 
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Monet's Passion

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Monet's Passion12 x 16 Oil PaintingBy Pat Fiorello$650Getting ready for the workshop in Giverny France, so revisiting some of my photo's from the last time I taught there.  The garden is somewhat of a paradox, at times it is peaceful and you get the sense of being in a sacred space and other areas are energetic, chaotic and often described as a "riot of color". Monet was highly involved in how and where things were planted, the color combinations.At one point standing at the end of the bridge, I noticed if you looked across the garden there was a direct line to his front door. No…
  • Inspirare

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Inspirare16 x 16 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$1000Named this one "Inspirare" which is from the Latin "to breath in" and is the root for the word inspiration. To breath life or spirit into something.  My husband gave me some gorgeous white roses for Valentine's Day and after being taken by their beauty and my appreciation for receiving them, my next thought was to paint them. And with flowers, you have to strike while the inspiration is there because they don't last for long. Thank you for your love and this inspiration Peter!
  • Home Sweet Home

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    Home Sweet Home12 x 16Watercolor by Pat FiorelloSoldHad to hold off sharing this one for awhile. I did a commission of a lovely home in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta as a surprise birthday gift.  The birthday was this week. Glad to hear the recipient was moved to tears. A painting can be a very special and meaningful gift and I love to do commissions for that very reason. Below is a photo of the home, taken a few weeks ago, so needed to use some artistic license to have it feel warm and sunny, more like springtime.And yes, there is a…
  • Come paint in Monet's Garden June 4-11- 2 spaces just opened up!

    19 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Giverny Trellis9 z 12 Oil PaintingSoldPicture yourself painting on the hallowed grounds of Impressionism. Join me for a trip to paint in Monet's Garden and the surrounding countryside in Giverny France June 4-11. I just had 2 spots open up. One of them could be yours. Contact me for more info or click on this flyer for details.To register see: artcolonygivernyOpen to artists of all mediums and experience levels.
  • Abstract II

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Abstract II5 x 8 Oil on Paperby Pat FiorelloThis is the second in my series of abstract experiments ( I actually did it the same day as the previous one, but have been tied up for a few days so just getting to post this now).  Will continue to explore and share more experiments as I do them in between some of my more realistic work.
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  • Silence in Chinese

    10 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    I'm taking a break from blogging so I'm silent here. This is a beautiful word and I started thinking about it and found Silence in Chinese: this is for the case silence means: quiet, still, silent, stillness, silence, quietness, quietude. At the page there are others for the cases: Chinese translations for quietly, softly, gently, faintly, silently, quiet, silence, calm, peace. Chinese translations for noiseless, quiet, silent, voiceless, breathed, mute, noiselessly, quietly, aphonia, silence. Now I'm feeling sleepy. That's all. I'll be back as soon as I awake.
  • ISIS funds from America by Stephen Lendman

    31 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    I use to copy articles from sites like Globalresearch where great analysts expose what the mainstream media hides and people who write about "forbidden truths", so to speak, explain what is really happening. It is out of the planet for me that the vast majority of people follow the mainstream media and believe in whatever they say. Usually there are those ready to call works from people like Stephen Lendman as "conspiracy theories" to put it in discredit. They still do not understand who is doing the conspiracy theories most of the time. Anyway: we have to try to make people see. Telling what…
  • Dedicated to Africa the cradle of humanity and civilization

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

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

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

  • 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.
  • Secondary characters

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    These are a few of the secondary characters I designed. Even though some of them only appeared very briefly I wanted to make each character as individual as possible.
  • Character designs - Legends in their own lunchbox

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    These are the main characters I designed. My set in the series was written by Australian author Paul Collins. He created some really loveable and recognizable personalities. Lucy, who is on the end (right side) ended up being toned down a bit. Specifically her buck teeth. It was felt they tended too much towards negative stereotypes.
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  • New hard-edge paintings: The ‘Confluent’ series

    Grant Wiggins
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:06 pm
    I’m pleased to introduce this new pair of studies, part of a series I’ve assigned the working title Confluent. Each is painted on a cradled panel measuring 10 inches square by 1.5 inches deep (25 x 25 x 4 cm). New hard-edge paintings: Confluent #1 in white, and Confluent #2 in navy-black. I’ve had hard-edge [...]
  • A Return to Minimal Painting

    Grant Wiggins
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Over the past two months I have shifted my focus back to minimal painting, with new focus, commitment, and energy. I embarked upon a new series, titled Reciprocal, in December. Thus far, I have produced six paintings. Below are the three larger works. Minimal paintings Reciprocal 1, 2, and 3. December 2014 – January 2015. [...]
  • Collaboration with Jil Sander on fall / winter 2015 men’s collection

    Grant Wiggins
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    I recently had the profound pleasure of traveling to Milan as a guest of luxury fashion house Jil Sander, to view its Fall / Winter 2015 men’s collection — from a front-row seat. Graphic motifs from several of my minimal paintings will have a presence in the sportswear and casual range of Jil Sander’s fall [...]
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  • 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…
  • The Resurgence of Interest in Fiber Sculpture and Art Textiles Will Continue in 2015

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

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

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

    Devin Fitzgibbons
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    Since 2012, Quest to Learn (Q2L) students have come to MoMA during their school’s Boss Level—a weeklong period where students work in small teams on a particular challenge that culminates in a showcase. This year, students explored MoMA’s collection and exhibitions and made art in response to their research and experience. Students in first phase of painting. All photos by Francis Estrada unless otherwise noted Quest to Learn students were faced with the task of redesigning their school’s Commons—a multipurpose space used for socializing, studying, tutoring, and the like.
  • William K. Howard’s Don’t Bet on Women

    Anne Morra
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    I’ve recently discovered a sassy feature that has been in the MoMA collection for more than 40 years. Don’t Bet on Women, a drawing-room comedy produced by the Fox Film Corp. in 1931, encompasses all of the risqué behaviors, modes of dress, suggestive situations, and freewheeling alcohol consumption that the Motion Picture Production Code hoped to curtail. Readers may be familiar with the term “pre-Code,” often referring to a simplification of the Motion Picture Production Code enacted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) to address scandals, both legal…
  • Is This for Everyone? New Design Acquisitions at MoMA

    Paola Antonelli
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    What do Susan Kare’s graphic designs for user interface icons, The Living’s mycelium bricks, and Formafantasma’s speculative Botanica series of vessels have in common? Apart from each being compelling contemporary design experiments in their own right, they’re also part of the newest crop of acquisitions welcomed into The Museum of Modern Art’s collection, and all are now on public display in the recently opened exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good. Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin, Studio Formafantasma. Botanica series. 2011. Bois…
  • Looking at Music, Mayhem, and Rock-n-Roll

    Susannah Brown
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Leading up to her new class After-Hours: Making Music Modern, instructor Marianne Eggler sits down with MoMA’s Susannah Brown to share her excitement for this unique new program. What is the most significant theme or aspect of the exhibition Making Music Modern? 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: Susannah Brown ME: I really think the idea that design should be for everyone is beautifully played out (pun intended) in the show Making Music Modern: Design for…
  • This Week at MoMA: March 2–8

    Carolyn Kelly
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Our spring season kicks off this week with big names and (literally) big works of art, and we can’t wait. Here’s what’s in store: Paris, Texas. 1984. USA. Directed by Wim Wenders. Courtesy of Wim Wenders Stiftung 2015 • Beginning today, the Department of Film presents a major retrospective of the influential German filmmaker Wim Wenders. The director introduces the entire first week of screenings, beginning with Paris, Texas, and on Thursday he joins collaborator and writer Peter Handke in conversation after a screening of the newly restored The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick…
 
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  • The Apple Slice

    erin
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    Here’s what I want to tell you today. I want to tell you that, if my words are causing vibrations that are running opposite to the truths you hold – sound waves striking dissonance or resistance or choppiness in the good and worthy balance you’ve been working toward, close this browser. There is a difference between being actively challenged and being passively influenced. The first is to arrive with a softened heart and an open mind, but with searching eyes and tuned-in ears, both promising to look, to see, to listen, to hear. What am I reading? Why am I reading this? What…
  • Outfit 25 (Part 4)

    erin
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Another week, another round of outfits built from the 25 items currently hanging in my closet. I am beating a dead horse here, and so I will simply say this: I have fallen ill to the matters of reducing. I find myself purging everything, from pantries to toy bins and craft closets to medicine cabinets. My local thrift store loves me, or hates me – of yet I have to determine – from the sheer amount of frequent drop-offs they’ve endured. I will take pause to say a prayer for the man at the donations door, for his kind eyes and judgment-free smile when I – just last week…
  • Upstream

    erin
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    This is the part of my story I didn’t want to write. It’s the part the filmmaker sometimes leaves on the cutting floor, because the character does something to offend, like cracks her gum or runs over a cat with her car, and you think, “Can I finish this movie? Can I get past this and still like her? Can I root for her story long enough to see her through until the credits roll?” And so, the small offense is edited out, because to like the movie, you have to like its protagonist, and if the texture of gum-cracking or cat-running-over doesn’t add enough to the…
  • The Era

    erin
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    I’ve been craving cheese souffles. The last time I ate one, the kind I’m thinking of, my father-in-law was still alive. Ken and I had just moved home from Los Angeles and we were in a state of limbo, sleeping on his childhood sheets and searching for something that could be ours again. On Saturday mornings, Ken’s mother and I would wake early, just after the sun, and hop in her car to visit a bakery chain just a few miles away. Hazelnut coffee for me, Pepsi for her (I still cringe at the thought of Pepsi before 9am, or at all, but she is her own and I am my own and we differ…
  • A Simpler Beauty Routine

    erin
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Note: This is a sponsored post for bareMinerals, a company that believes in potential over perfection, beauty over pretty and pure over parabens. Thanks for reading! As soon as I began purging my wardrobe last year, I started taking steps to reduce the contents of my bathroom cabinet as well. I’ve got a long way to go (I don’t want to talk about the alarming number of lipstick tubes I’ve amassed over the years), but today, I’m happy to report progress in that I’ve settled on a foundation that works with my skin, day in and day out. It’s here, and it’s…
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  • 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…
  • An afternoon in Mexico City

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

    6 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Tom Lamb and his hand drawn maps! I love the colors and sense of whimsy in his maps! Eagle Rock, California Eagle Rock, California (detail) He writes: In my work, I seek to find things about city life that make me laugh and are uniquely L.A. My maps are humorous while also serving as a unique memento. I have recently moved to New Mexico for some fresh air and large studio space to create more maps! I continue to be connected to L.A. in many ways. I use many sources of reference including maps, postcards, photographs, and sketches, but the best way to get…
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 8

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Today I'm sharing what I created for week eight ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journal!February’s ThemeLayers You Will Love!February 21 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge: Repeating ElementsJournal Prompt: It's Worth Repeatimg When it came to this prompt, it was a no-brainer for me – the element I love repeating most is maps! Maps have been a recurring motif in my work for a while now. For these pages, I layered gesso, a vintage atlas page, map stencils, acrylic, graphite and a bit of underpaper. Using my latitude rubber stamp, I repeated more globes…
  • Documented Life Project 2015 – Week 7

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Today I'm sharing what I created for week seven ofThe Original Documented Life Project™ The Journal!February’s ThemeLayers You Will Love!February 14 Challenge & PromptArt Challenge: Cover Up Good StuffJournal Prompt: Going Undercover For this week’s challenge, I interpreted the prompts quite literally – thinking about being under covers, sleeping and dreaming. To my surprise, the composition turned out quilt-like – with its shapes, colors and textures.I found the word “dreamlike” from a vintage book page and collaged this into my…
  • Friday Favorite: Jennifer Carland

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Jennifer Carland of Carland Cartography! I love her contemporary and abstract interpretations of cityscapes and aerial views! Medford Square She writes:I moved to Boston in 2010 after living several other places. Boston has many confusing intersections and interesting street layouts, so I was constantly lost. I had a map with me all the time just to find my way around.My background is in the visual arts and I had an immediate visual attraction to the shapes and lines that make up Boston’s geography. I started to sketch the city as I navigated it as…
  • Peeks into my small art journal!

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:23 am
    Inspired by Rae Missigman’s 15 Minutes of Mixed Media, I’ve been working in my small Dylusions art journal in addition to my large Dylusions art journals. Like Rae, 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! While I love having large blocks of time to make art, the small chunks can result in more spontaneity for…
 
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  • DON’T MEET YOUR IDOLS OR, WHAT WERE YOU EXPECTING?

    brianssnider
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    You’ve heard this before, don’t meet your idols. Why? Because you’re bound to be disappointed by them. I remember very vividly showing my wife the beautifully executed Kurt Cobain documentary About A Son, which is really just made up of gorgeously filmed scenes around Washington state with audio of Cobain from his interviews for Michael Azerrad’s book Come As You Are. For me, I felt like I was hearing Kurt Cobain speaking about his life in a way I’d never heard before, but my wife saw the whole thing differently. “It kinda sounds like he was an…
  • SOTW: JESS BONIN ~ UNLUCKY SON

    brianssnider
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Over the last three weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about addiction, ever since the death of actor/writer/comedian Harris Wittels, I’ve been overly aware of the presence of drugs and the people using them. Drugs and addiction can often be the ugly side to our beautiful flesh figure, even friends might not be as aware of these struggles as we might imagine. I listened to Pete Holmes podcast You Made It Weird, in which Harris describes his struggle with drug addiction and most shockingly his descent into shoot heroin. It’s a dark and maddening level of personal abuse that can…
  • NEWS(ISH): SHOULD CHOP SUEY CHANGE ITS NAME?

    brianssnider
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    On January 19th, the iconic Seattle club Chop Suey put on its final show, sort of, the club has new owners and operators Brian Houck, Erin Carnes, and Brianna Rettig, none of whom are from Seattle, which really isn’t important but noteworthy. Thankfully they’ve decided not to turn the Capitol Hill venue into a Chase Bank or a Panera, or deluxe high rises where new residents can move and then complain about Capitol Hill. They’ve decided to keep it a music venue, retained its highly regarded booker Jodi Ecklund, in fact they’ve decided to keep the name as well. Ask…
  • SOTW: FATHER JOHN MISTY ~ HEART SHAPED BOX

    brianssnider
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    I typically don’t like Nirvana covers, I’m a bit of a purist and growing up a rabid Nirvana fan made me loathe anyones attempt to record their version of a Kurt Cobain classic. On the flip-side however, I’m always up for hearing a Nirvana cover, especially if it’s an artist I admire. Our very first Song of the Week was a Nirvana cover of Drain You by Horsefeathers which is really beautiful and they attack the song with a more gentle approach. Patti Smith covered Smells Like Teen Spirit with Steve Earle and it also takes a really fresh approach to the song,…
  • REVIEW: THE GRIZZLED MIGHTY ~ CLOSED KNUCKLE JAW

    brianssnider
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:15 am
    In this review of The Grizzled Mighty’s second full-length album Closed Knuckle Jaw, I’m going to be using a handful of words  that I do not like, not bad words in terms of letters nestled next to one another to form a new meaning, but words I don’t like because of the way they are used or the connotations associated with them. These words include: licks, grunge, blues rock, rock-n-roll, badass, and noodling. I could have thought about it and searched for different words to fill the place of these offending words but as it turned out these fit perfectly, and at times words…
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  • 6 Tips for Creating a Successful Crowdfunding Video

    Amanda Keating
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    by Amanda KeatingBehind every successful crowdfunding campaign, there’s a successful video. Ok, maybe not every crowdfunding campaign has a video, but for the ones that do, it makes a big difference. According to Kickstarter, 50% of campaigns with videos are successful, while those without have only a 30% success rate. Think about your donor’s experience visiting your crowdfunding campaign for the first time. Chances are, the first thing they’re going to do is press play on your video - before they read your pitch, check out your perks, and certainly before they donate. The…
  • Up Close with Arts Entrepreneurs: Groupmuse

    Jason Tseng
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Jason TsengGroupmuse has been making waves in classical music, a field known for its penchant for reservedness. What is Groupmuse? Groupmuse is a social network that directly connects classical musicians in an area to people who have living rooms in the same area so that the community can organically generate its own chamber music house parties, which we refer to as “groupmuses.” A groupmuse is an event that’s as musical as it is social; it’s as stimulating as it is convivial. The purpose of Groupmuse is not merely to demystify and make more accessible the classical…
  • Up Close with Arts Entrepreneurs: TBVE Films

    Jason Tseng
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Jason TsengTom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez are veteran filmmakers based in Los Angeles, CA. Before their latest project, BURN, Tom’s credits include producing the Spirit Award-winning documentary Marwencol, as well as the short films Broadcast 23 and Tom Hits His Head; Brenna has produced a number of films including Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues (PBS), The Highwaymen (CMT), The Joy of Lex (Discovery), among others. Tom and Brenna’s production company was recently an honoree of the 2015 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards. Tell us about your documentary film, BURN, and how it got started.
  • Project Round-up: Black History Month

    Jason Tseng
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    by Jason TsengToday marks the birthday of African American playwright and poet, Angelina Weld Grimke. She was a major force in the Harlem Renaissance and one of the first African American women to have a play publicly produced. In honor of Angelina and other unsung heroes of Black History Month, we also wanted to point out a number of projects we fiscally sponsor who continue to raise up and honor the African American community and its history. Colloquy Collective Colloquy Collective is a theatrical space for the performer of color to expand his or her professional repertoire while…
  • 2015 Arts Entrepreneurship Awards Honorees

    Jason Tseng
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Jason Tseng We are thrilled to honor these innovators and risk-takers who embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and bring the same extraordinary creativity to the office as they do to the studio. By experimenting and challenging conventional wisdom, these four winners have developed new approaches to age-old challenges in the arts field that can serve as models and inspiration for artists everywhere. And the Honorees are… The Laundromat Project - Kemi Ilesanmi OntheBoards.tv - Lane Czaplinski, Sarah Wilke, Monique Courcy Groupmuse - Sam Bodkin, Ezra Weller, Kyle Nichols-Schmolze TBVE…
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  • 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.
  • Sculptor Bruce Gray's Robots on King of the Nerds TV Show!

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

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

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!Okay, so FINALLY I have a print to show you of this piece..."Ottawa", 36" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas, 2014.STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!To read about the original painting please read THIS POST!!!Just like all my other paintings, the original is ONE OF A KIND.I showed this piece once, at The Ottawa Art Expo. It was a crazy weekend....read THAT story HERE!If you LOVE this piece, NOW is your opportunity to own a limited edition giclèe of this painting!(A Giclèe is a super fancy inkjet method of printing on acid free watercolor paper.)They are produced for me by a…
  • WW191: MELISSA ARENDT, CAFE FIORENTINA, and muppets

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?After MONTHS away, I give you Wonderful Wednesday!!!!!Yes.....here are 5 things I love this week!Sometimes these things are NEW NEW NEW and sometimes - these 5 things are just new to me, and I need to share them!So, if they aren't new to you......sorry you're so DAMN informed.....GEESH!(yikes - already a bit aggressive in this post...Buckle up!!!)1.) Okay, it in NO SECRET that lately I have been feeling a bit down, and I have been looking for laughs in my television schedge (schedule in hipster). Unfortunately, "The Big Bang Theory", "Mom" and "Looking" have all had dead…
  • ...MORE TTC STREETCAR MERCH!!!!

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:23 am
    Hey guys!Here we have them....NEW PRINTS!!!I am about to update my website, and update my Easy account.......but I wanted you to get a preview of these beauties:To read about the original painting "King of the Road" please read THIS POST!!!Just like all my other paintings, the original is ONE OF A KIND.These prints are crazy affordable BECAUSE these are prints (or giclèes - if you are fancy person)But they are a limited edition....so they will eventually be GONE! ;-)A Giclèe is a sophisticated inkjet method of printing on acid free watercolor paper. They are produced for me by a…
  • T.A.P. HANGOVER MONDAY

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Good Morning!Well, it's over.....The The Artist Project is now done! was 4 glorious days of art schlocking and hocking!HERE WAS MY BOOTH:A huge art fair with 250ish artists.....If you are wondering whether I won the competition....(read this post about my LONG losing history) the answer is NOPE! Don't worry, I am fine with it! :-)Here is some of the other work:I'm not gonna lie to you, it was challenging weekend for me. Honestly, my person headspace is still kinda cloudy due to London-gate which makes being "on" for the weekend a LOT of work! BUT the thing is, you are there to SELL…
  • FRIDAY - LET'S DRINK!!!

    20 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    HOWDY!If you are a regular reader........you will know that I am in the thick of:The Artist Project(you can read more about that big show HERE!)But here are the deets one last time:The Artist Project, Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, TorontoTonight (20th) from 11am to 8pmSaturday (21st) from 11am to 8pmSunday (22nd) from 11am to 6pmSee me in BOOTH #502Also.....I wanna share the last NEW NEW painting I will be showing:"Drink Like a Fish", 12" x 12", Acrylic on WoodI LOVE THIS ONE!Come out and see it in person!There's nothing like the real thing!!!!!Have a great weekend -- I hope to…
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  • When I am Laid in Earth (Dido’s Lament)

    ego
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It In an experimental arrangement and art-video, Roxanna Walitzki explores the transitory nature of being, questions what remains when we cease to exist, and reinvents the past by breathing imaginative new life into “When I am Laid in Earth (Dido’s Lament),” from Henry Purcell’s 17th-century opera Dido and Aeneas. Marking the beginning of an innovative new period, she seamlessly blends traditional opera with her unique brand of styling, movement, and audio production. Roxanna uses electronically-manipulated organic sounds to…
  • Adorable squirrels having some wintertime fun, photography by Vadim Trunov

    ego
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:38 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 Russian photographer Vadim Trunov recently captured a couple of adorable squirrels having some wintertime fun. Set in a snow-covered forest outside of Voronezh, Russia, the cute and action-packed photos feature the creatures interacting with some human-made things as well as playing catch with a pine cone. Trunov helped facilitate this lively play. He set out snowballs and a snowman and left his Canon DSLR alone, attached to a tripod. After the duo entered his makeshift set, they enthusiastically explored the…
  • Women (Private Conversations), paintings by Barbara Monacelli

    ego
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Women – Private conversations: the secret, dialogue with eyes closed Fashion designer, illustrator, painter. She lives in Italy. Graduated at the Academy of Costume and Fashion in Rome and, then, in Art History at the Perugia’s University, she took part with her creations to many different fashion shows, among which the one on the occasion of the Centenary of Cinema (1895-1995) at Expositions Palace in Rome. Her works have been published on MODAIN Collezioni (Italy). She undertook a series of brilliant collaborations, among which…
  • Ellie Davies, photography

    ego
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It “I have been working in UK forests for the past seven years, making work which explores the complex interrelationship between the landscape and the individual. Our understanding of landscape can be seen as a construction in which layers of meaning that reflect our own cultural preoccupations and anxieties obscure the reality of the land, veiling it, and transforming the natural world into an idealisation. UK forests have been shaped by human processes over thousands of years and…
  • Street art by Rone

    ego
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Famous for his sumptuous paintings of glamorous women, in particular an often recurring image of his so-called Jane Doe, Rone’s work attempts to locate the friction point between beauty and decay, the lavish and despoiled, creating an iconic form of urban art with a strongly emotional bent. Producing many of his early works either through a process of stenciling or screen-printing however, like fellow Everfresh member Meggs, Rone’s movement toward a more freehand style of practice has enabled a certain amount of…
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  • 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…
  • Make a Script Come to Life as a Storyboard Artist

    Jessica
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:45 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…
  • Tired of Boring Photos? Career as a Portrait Artist!

    Jessica
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:44 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…
  • Flee the Background Noise as a Sound Effects Editor

    Jessica
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:25 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…
 
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  • Theatre review: On Regret at the Vault Festival

    Flaneur
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    On Regret, a one act show devised and performed by Jonathan Rogerson and Nohar Lazarovich, promises a journey in time to all those moments that could have, would have or perhaps should have changed the course of our lives. In an empty space, there are two microphone stands, and a large black and white still […]
  • @FemmeFierceUK & @planuk – The Supportive Side to Street Art

    Flaneur
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:51 am
    Femme Fierce: Reloaded are a collection of talented all female street artists who enliven our city. From 6th – 8th March 2015 they are joining forces with Plan UK to raise awareness and end violence against girls and women. The culmination point will be on 8th March, International Women’s Day, when 150 artists come together […]
  • Boozy Bottomless Brunches at @BandHBuildings, Clerkenwell

    Flaneur
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:17 am
    From the time when the hunting parties at England’s country piles, too tired to face an early breakfast, but far too peckish to wait for the luncheon gong decided to create a brand new mealtime, brunch has always had a luxurious, decadent and slightly playful reputation. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell’s relaxed all-day hang-out, salutes […]
  • William Mackrell exhibition at @WillBenGallery

    Flaneur
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The William Benington Gallery, Islington, focuses on emerging artists from the UK. They are keen to capture artists at a turning point in their career when they are excited about an idea. The gallery’s aim is to provide space and support permitting them to take the necessary risks to allow this idea to come to […]
  • Benefit by @CardboardCitz – where the audience can help write the play

    Flaneur
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Cardboard Citizens are one of the leading UK companies in Theatre of the Oppressed. For over 20 years they have provided a voice to the homeless community. Working with actors who have been affected by homelessness, the company focuses on creating work looking at the causes and effects of being without a home. They have […]
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  • Four Themes for Photographers and Photobloggers

    Krista
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Maybe you’re working on a 365 project, with a photo for each day of the year. With a couple months under your belt, you might be looking for a new theme to showcase your work. Let’s check out four themes where the typography and color palettes step aside so that your photos get your visitors’ full attention. Cubic Made with photographers and photobloggers in mind, Cubic is eye-catching and bold out of the box. Its pleasing homepage grid showcases your posts’ featured images. Consider this subtle, almost ethereal application of Cubic at WE THE BIRDS, a site…
  • March Blogging U. Courses: Blogging and Photo 101

    Michelle W.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Registration for March’s Blogging U. courses is now closed, and both courses have started. Check back later in the month to learn more and register for April’s offerings! Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — March 2 – 20 Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build blogging habits and…
  • New Theme: Lyretail

    Caroline Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Let’s dive right into a new free theme: Lyretail Designed by Mel Choyce, Lyretail is a stunning visual treat for your personal site. The theme puts your social presence front and center, displaying social links prominently below the site’s title and logo, so readers can easily find you on your favorite social networks. Secondary information, like a Custom Menu or Widgets, are tucked behind a convenient slide-down menu, while bold featured images grace the header, putting your photographs front and center. Read more about Lyretail on the Theme Showcase,…
  • WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

    Meredith
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements. Visual Editor We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post. Before New Editor App users have long wished for a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those…
  • Five Themes for Poets (and Other Text-Loving Bloggers)

    Ben Huberman
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over at The Daily Post, our first poetry-focused Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Poetry, has just entered its second week. It’s been a blast, with hundreds of poets sharing their work, experimenting with new forms, and commenting on their peers’ poems. After working hard on polishing their elegies, haiku, and ballads, most writers want to make sure their readers can enjoy their work to the fullest. This is where choosing the right theme can play an important role (this is true for non-poets too, of course): you want your posts to be readable, clean, and inviting. Here…
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  • 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
  • Day #299 Swiss Cheese Clipart

    ducky75
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Sorry for the brief MIA! I am still around making art constantly! I am currently preparing for Anime Expo, my cosplay group was invited this year and I must say, this is probably going to be the busiest AX we’ve ever had! And I can’t forget to mention that everything I have posted before this message and including this one (the art I mean!) are for sale as digital downloads! So don’t forget to r mosey on over to my older posts if you’re in to clip art or just cute art in general! $0.75 – Buy Swiss Cheese Clip Art For Commercial-Use Checkout Added…
 
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  • 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.
  • A Singer’s Notes 103: A Concert and a Rehearsal

    Keith Kibler
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:58 pm
    " alt="Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Conductor" data-description="Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Conductor" /> There was none of the usual Russian overdrive in Ignat Solzhenitsyn's performance with the fabled Mariinsky Orchestra last week in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. This worked well in selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, music which burns hot in performances by this orchestra and its regular music director Valery Gergiev. The post A... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture. Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 – the BSO’s first recording under Andris Nelsons

    Steven Kruger
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    " alt="Andris Nelsons' debut CD with the BSO" data-description="Andris Nelsons' debut CD with the BSO" /> I don’t think I have heard the Boston Symphony sound this full and deep since Koussevitzky. This CD inaugurates Andris Nelsons’ era at the helm of the BSO and signals a reinforcement of the orchestra’s considerable strengths in the more brooding side of the continental repertory. The post Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture. Sibelius,... 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 102: Christmas Past 2014

    Keith Kibler
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Sincerity shown brightly in the Berkshire Theatre Group's A Christmas Carol this year. The show fit beautifully into the Colonial Theatre. It looked stunning. There was no excessive amplification—a thousand thank-you's for that! Even after several iterations, all cast members from the smallest chirping child to master actor Eric Hill as Scrooge, came right at us with intensity and sweetness. The show is so well-constructed that it completes the... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
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    New York Arts

  • Hotel Elefant’s “speakOUT,” featuring composer Paola Prestini

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Hotel Elefant's spring concert continues their third season theme "speakOUT," representing artists who are utilizing music to reflect on issues both personal and political. Not only will the program “speakOUT” by focusing on these issues, but the program itself will raise its voice by featuring an all-female cast of composers, presenting innovative work by featured composer Paola Prestini along with emerging composers Lainie Fefferman and Leaha Maria Villarreal. The ensemble will perform Prestini’s Yoani, with a libretto by Royce Vavrek, including a brand new movement from the work,…
  • Madame Cézanne and “The Truth in Painting”

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    The poet Rainer Maria Rilke saw the retrospective of Paul Cézanne at the 1907 Autumn Salon in Paris. Overcome by Cézanne’s “infinitely responsive conscience,” recognizable in the painter’s shifting fragments across the canvas, he returned to the exhibition daily until its close. In his writings on the exhibition, Rilke’s most jubilant praise was lauded to Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair (ca. 1877). The post Madame Cézanne and “The Truth in Painting” appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Injustice for All: Lucy Thurber’s The Insurgents at the Labyrinth Theater

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    very character in The Insurgents, a new play by Lucy Thurber at The Bank Street Theater, is or has been disenfranchised. Sally Wright, played by Cassie Beck, has lost her athletic scholarship and returns to a dead-end, no hope town in the rural Northeast, joining her father, a drinker and womanizer and her brother who can't get anything right. The post Injustice for All: Lucy Thurber’s The Insurgents at the Labyrinth Theater appeared first on New York Arts.
  • Hugh Leonard’s Da, Revived at the Irish Repertory Theatre

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    After its impressive fall production of Conor McPherson's Port Authority (2001), the Irish Rep has moved on to an older play from an older generation, Hugh Leonard's Da (1978), which was a huge success in New York and on a ten-month American tour, winning all three of the major Best Play awards in 1978, the Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics' Circle, and the Tony. It premiered off-off Broadway, soon transferred to the Morosco Theatre on Broadway (which fell prey to the wrecker's ball shortly afterwards) and almost became a New York institution over its 687 performances. It was made into…
  • Andris Nelsons in Boston…with Two Superb Concerts under the BSO’s New Assistant Conductor, Ken-David Masur, and an Appreciation of James Levine

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:58 pm
    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; receptions for the public and an exhibition with a talking hologram at Symphony Hall; placards on buses around Boston and in the subway. He threw out a ball for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The BSO organization wants him talked about by the man and woman on the street—especially the younger set. It remains to be seen whether a new younger audience will be drawn to the BSO. Eventually, it’s the music that will…
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze should not be returned Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, 1902, a masterpiece of the Viennese Secession, should not be returned to the heirs of its original owner, the Austrian Art Restitution Advisory Board announced today, 6 March. To read the full story click .   Australian artists take over this year’s Venice Biennal This years Venice Biennal will see a larger presence of Australian artists than ever before. Over 40 Australian artists will exhibit works at the international exhibition. To read the full story click here.   Liverpool World…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Tate website reposts paintings by convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden The Tate has come under fire for reposting landscape works by the convicted child abuser Graham Ovenden. To read the full story click here.   Sheila Girling dies aged 90 The painter Sheila Girling died on 14 February aged 90. She was the widow of famous painter Anthony Caro. To read the full story click here.   Forgotten Portuguese Modernist to be honoured with Grand Palais Show The Grand Palais in Paris will hold an exhibition to honour the Portuguese painter Amadeo de Souza – Cardosa. He is virtually…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Hermitage library worker arrested over missing illustrations An employee of the State Hermitage Museum’s library has been arrested in connection with the theft of several engravings and photographs from its collection. The illustrations were allegedly offered for sale at a number of antiquarianbookshops. To read the full story click here.   Copenhagen attacks denounced by director of National Gallery of Denmark Mikkel Bogh, the director of the National Gallery of Denmark has denounced the fatal gun attacks targeting Sweedish artist Lars Vilks. To read the full story click here.
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Artists take sides in conflict between Russia and Ukraine Artists in Russia and Ukraine have found themselves caught on either side of the barricades. Many of the artists are using their work to show their alliance to either side. To read the full story click here.   London auctions dominated by post-war European artists The auction rooms at Sotheby’s and Christie’s has been dominated by post-war European painters. Over 42 countires participated in the bidding. To read the full story click here.   Hollywood talent agency launches fine arts division The Beverly Hills…
  • Art News Round-Up

    Daisy O' Connell
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Director of Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery dismissed from her position Irina Lebedeva, the director of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow  has been dismissed from her position. It is thought she was dismissed due to failings withy her managerial skills. To read the full story click here.   Judge Rules Met Museum can charge admission A judge has ruled that the New York Metropolitan Museum is legally allowed to charge visitors for admission. The ruling comes after several people attempted to sue the museum for charging them admission on days where entrance should have been…
 
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    Blanton Blog

  • 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 →
  • To Be Young, Gifted and Black: The Civil Rights Legacy of Nina Simone

    Blanton Museum
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    They called her the “High Priestess of Soul.” Her voice was so rich, so anguished, and hypnotic that she could fill you—completely overwhelm you—with the spirit of pride and unparalleled struggle. There was inextricable power in the music of Nina … Continue reading →
  • Five Highlights from La línea continua

    Blanton Museum
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    The Blanton’s special exhibition La línea continua: The Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American Art closes this Sunday, February 15. The exhibition features highlights from the Tate collection, the latest contribution to the museum’s holdings in modern and … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • 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,…
  • 7 Things Indie Authors are Doing RIGHT (some positive reinforcement to support your confidence)

    Derek Murphy
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    Recently I posted an article/video called “The #1 Things Indie Authors are Doing Wrong” – I didn’t expect much traffic but actually people have been sharing it quite a lot. So I watched my own video and I heard a lot of negativity. It’s frustrating, for me, and anybody who works in the publishing industry, to face an ever-increasing torrent of new authors who have no idea about absolutely everything and constantly be giving out the same advice. But that’s no excuse to focus on the negative. This blog tends to focus on the practicality of making money…
  • Why you need an author bio both inside your book AND on the outside book cover

    Derek Murphy
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Recently I’ve been having the same discussions and explaining the same things to several different authors at once, which is a good indication I should blog about it. The issue is this: I recommend authors put their bio on the back of their book, but they say “I already have it on the INSIDE of the book, so I don’t want it on the outside. That seems to make sense… But wait! The point of the back cover on a print book is to sell the book. Even though most of your sales are going to be online and you may not actually put the book in many bookstores, or do many life…
  • Tattoos for writers (#amwriting)

    Derek Murphy
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    I’ve wanted tattoos on my forearms or hands for a long, long time. I used to say, “I’ll get them done when I never have to consider getting a job or employment.” I passed that mark some time ago (I haven’t been employed for almost 5 years). But then I just didn’t know what to get. I thought about my brand: “creative” + “indie” but never pulled the trigger. I didn’t want a feather, or a pen, or a typewriter – those are just tools, they don’t have the magic of written language, not to mention the typographic appeal of…
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    NOUMEDA CARBONE news|shop

  • Persol Art world: Noumeda Carbone is a Paris born, Italian artist and freelance illustrator since 2006

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dillon: loving, silent #Autistic teenager

    Debbie
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Autism Unveiled Week 3 This submission was made on behalf of Dillon Burke, a young non-verbal man on the autism spectrum by his guardian Elaine. Silent Speaker by Autism Santa Many things that I would do. Just to hear his voice. For him to say I love you. That would be my choice. I know he’s full of thoughts. Of which he cannot say. His tongue is tied in knots. I see it everyday. Like a key out of place. Not acting in defiance. The frustration on his face. Is written in his silence. Its not that he can’t hear me. He listens to me confide. My words they flow so easy. His are stuck…
  • Dylan: talented, funny, artistic teenager with #Autism

    Debbie
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Autism Unveiled Week 3 “I am good at drawing cartoons, great at painting marine life and blending all the colors, and I am funny.” Dylan’s mom writes “Dylan is a talented and energetic young man who was diagnosed with Autism at age three. After struggling in public school he found a supportive environment in a private school for children with learning differences and has blossomed. Dylan is on the honor roll in math and reading and loves geography and history. Art, in particularly painting, is Dylan’s creative outlet. Painting and drawing allows Dylan to…
  • Benjamin: Sensitive, Loving, Arts-Oriented Person with #Autism

    Debbie
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Autism Unveiled Week 3 My Love of Music Music and singing have been part of my life ever since I can remember—and even before the time that I can recall! My mom has written a book about my journey with autism (I keep rereading it, and learning more about myself…), and so I know she used music to motivate me and to get me connecting with her when autism kept trying to shut me down. Eye contact was hard for me, but when Mom started singing, I couldn’t help looking. For years, singing helped me get over various speech difficulties, and even now, Mom reminds me to use my “musical voice”…
  • Jeremy: #Autism is the prism through which I see the world

    Debbie
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Autism Unveiled Week 3 Autism colors my World Art is my view of the world. Truly my gift is nicely that I see color in everything. Really if it were not for my autism, I would not see the beautiful colors that I see everywhere, even in dust. Nicely my art is what makes my life worth living and makes other people happy. Truly my nicely different view of the world is my contribution to the world. Nicely my autism is proof that justly we don’t have to all be the same to add value to society. Nicely the world would be drab if we were all the same. Jeremy Sicile Kira, California…
  • Gee: woman, mother, partner, artist, writer, public speaker, #Autistic. I am.

    Debbie
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Autism Unveiled Project Week 3 “We will have true inclusion the moment we are able to accept another person for who they are even if they are completely different from us.” Gee Vero Who am I? I am Gee Vero. I am a woman. I am a mother. I am a partner. I am an artist. I am a writer. I am a public speaker. I am autistic. I am. The Art of Inclusion Hello, I am from Germany. I grew up in what was formerly East Germany and left my small hometown for London after the Berlin Wall came down. I got my diagnosis late in life which was both a shock and relief. After all I was not a loser but…
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    CF Magazine

  • Transparency by Gaia Alari – Whoah

    Zola Paulse
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Kinda trippy, kinda spooky, Gaia Alari’s work is what Horyon Lee could have been had they not chosen to dedicate their life to bs. The post Transparency by Gaia Alari – Whoah appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • Scintilla by Concept Artist Jie Ma

    Fred McCoy
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:48 pm
    The Scintilla Series, created by concept artist and CGI aficionado Jie Ma, is the stuff of dreams - surreal ones at least. It's rare that I seem an artist with complete control over not only photo maniuplation techniques, but also imaginative ideas. The post Scintilla by Concept Artist Jie Ma appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • The Rusted Pixel – On the Run

    Zola Paulse
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Paul McMahon’s personal project On the Run is just the cutest thing we’ve seen in months. Adorable, quirky, and impeccably done, give your eyeballs a biscuit by checking out the full project. The post The Rusted Pixel – On the Run appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • An Exclusive Interview with Anna + Elena = Balbusso Illustrations

    Fred McCoy
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    CF is happy to introduce you to twin sisters Anna and Elena Balbusso: a talented, contemporary pair of illustrators who flit between New York City and Milan while creating their work. The duo has been recognized continuously by the Society of Illustrators bringing home more gold medals than a number of Olympian athletes. The post An Exclusive Interview with Anna + Elena = Balbusso Illustrations appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • Meet Fine Art Photographer Eric Christopher Jackson

    Fred McCoy
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    Fine Art Photographer Eric Christopher Jackson is a man of many talents. Part writer, part artist, each piece he creates offers a unique narrative for the audience. His series entitled ‘The Dark Light’, is not only one of his finest works, but also a great example of visual storytelling through photography. Jackson describes the ‘The … Continue reading Meet Fine Art Photographer Eric Christopher Jackson The post Meet Fine Art Photographer Eric Christopher Jackson appeared first on CF Magazine.
 
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • 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
  • Then and Now

    Nicola Baird
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    A look at the works on display in the first part of an exhibition of contemporary photography from the Middle East and North Africa at LACMA
  • The Reed Flute

    Joobin Bekhrad
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    'Morocco was not a place that would give you the luxury of forgetting it; it seeped, slowly but surely, into your bones, and burned its image between your eyes'
  • Finding Fateh

    Joobin Bekhrad
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    'He didn’t want to work until the end of his life; he wanted to work until the end of life itself' - searching for the soul of Syria's late, great Fateh Moudarres
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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

  • 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…
  • Fourteen

    Ariel Snapp
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Fourteen is a special number for me. Both of my daughters were born on the 14th of the month. Significant events naturally seem to unfold on this day quite often for me. Today, I got a letter that I wrote to myself 1 year ago in my email inbox. It reminded me that I am on the right path. It reminded me of what matters. It reminded me that my creative dreams are real, valid and worth pursuing. In their pure, untainted form. What is strange about this was that I woke up this morning thinking about my book that I wrote last year, and how I want it to become an animated film. That sounds…
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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

  • Awesome Comic Book Covers of the Week: 03/05/15

    noelevz
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Here are some cool comic book cover art from the latest issues that will arrive in a few days/week. These are just based on my taste. I know there are many more awesome covers that came this week, but these are the ones that really got my attention. © All works are copyrighted to the respective companies and artists. “ Princess Leia #1 ” from Marvel comics Alex Ross (cover) “ Grayson #8 ” from DC comics Bill Sienkiewicz (cover) “ Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #4 ” from Dark Horse Comics Alex Maleev (artist, cover) “ Detective Comics #40 ” from DC Comics Francis Manapul (cover) “…
  • The Art of Wojciech Ostrycharz

    noelevz
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Wojciech Ostrycharz is a Graphic artist, filmmaker and animator from Poland. He has been creating artworks and animating for more than 10 years and he has created many artworks for various clients from the film & game industry. Below are just a few of his works: The Art of Wojciech Ostrycharz visit his site here: Wojciech Ostrycharz’ site © 2015 Wojciech Ostrycharz All Rights Reserved. Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • “Dreamlands” at CHG curated by Caro

    noelevz
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    “Dreamlands” at CHG curated by Caro Corey Helford Gallery will be opening a new exhibit entitled “Dreamlands” this March 14, 2015 showcasing the works inspired by the landscapes of our dreams of 35 diverse artists from all over the world. This exhibit is curated by founder of Sweet Streets and Hi-Fructose Magazine contributor, Caro. Participating artists include: Amy Sol, Aron Wiesenfeld, Atsuko Goto, Caitlin Hurd, Carol Liu, Ciou, Hannah Yata, Herakut, Hikari Shimoda, Jessicka Addams, Joanne Nam, Kazuhiro Hori, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kazuki Umezawa, Krista Huot, Lola, Lori…
 
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  • snapshots of my week – 6th march

    laura redburn
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    i’m going to get straight to it and say this has been a very stressful week for me. i’m also going to be annoying and not go into it, but there’s no need to. instead i’m going to focus on the good things that have happened. like making some collages, eating chocolate, rewatching the office (again) and ava being by my side when i’ve been feeling stressed. hopefully next week will be better. how has your week been? The post snapshots of my week – 6th march appeared first on cardboardcities.
  • 10 tips for buying in charity shops

    laura redburn
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    if you’ve been reading this blog for a while or know me in person, you’ll know i love charity shops. i buy pretty much all my clothes in them (undergarments etc aside, obviously) and a lot of things for around the home too. as well as helping charities it lessens waste, and you can often find interesting and unique items. not to mention bargains are often to be had. i thought i’d compile a short list of 10 tips for buying in charity shops to help out any people that are new to using them. 1. go in regularly especially if you live in a town or city as stock will be rotated…
  • st fagans

    laura redburn
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    in april of last year we (myself, boyfriend, his mum and brother) went to st fagans. seeing as it’s so close, i’m surprised we’d never been before. the weather provided a perfect day for it and as always i took plenty of photos. for some reason i’d not shown them before, but it was such a nice day out that i wanted to share now! i’d love to go again soon and take some photos around the gardens too. loved the shops and all the labelling on the tins and bottles! we bought some delicious lemony biscuits too. all the cameras in the below photo got me a bit excited. a…
  • sunday spark // 22

    laura redburn
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    // advice for new illustrators from shaun tan. // the wes anderson collection: the grand budapest hotel // amazing architectural photographs from matthias heiderich // a look around the studio of andrea wan // some secrets of creativity/self empolyment from keri smith The post sunday spark // 22 appeared first on cardboardcities.
  • snapshots of my week – 27th february

    laura redburn
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    wait, what? february, where did you go? i don’t know if this month went faster because it’s the shortest month, because it’s getting lighter or just because it wasn’t as rubbish as january, but ..yeah, that went quickly. i’m so glad spring is almost here. besides autumn, it’s my favourite season. flowers are blooming and trees are getting green. the days are getting lighter and longer and it’s getting a little warmer whilst still having a little chill in the air. i went to penarth last tuesday to take some photos. it was such a lovely day! since…
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    Meditative Art School

  • 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 [...]
  • River of Creativity

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

  • Peter Max unveils Frank Sinatra paintings

    parkwestgal
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    Above is a sample of the works created by Peter Max in celebration of Frank Sinatra. Image courtesy of The Source. World-renowned pop artist Peter Max is celebrating the life of Frank Sinatra with a series of paintings depicting “the Chairman of the Board.” Max, a Park West artist, has created more than 25 works of Sinatra in honor of the centennial of the famous crooner’s birth (December 12, 1915). They show Sinatra in various stages of his career surrounded by Max’s bold color schemes. Max unveiled the works on March 2 at his studio with Sinatra’s daughter, Nancy. Several of the…
  • Port of Call: Boston

    parkwestgal
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Boston is known by many names, such as “Beantown,” the “Cradle of Liberty” and even “The Hub of the Universe.” With such distinctive titles, many are surprised to find out it’s a mid-sized city, with some of the best stops found within a 20-minute stroll. Park West Gallery loves to hold VIP events in the city, and with such a rich history, there is plenty to do and see, regardless of whether you’re visiting during a cruise or simply checking out one of America’s most famous cities.   The Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts. Photo courtesy of…
  • Auctioneer Spotlight: Travis Rizzo and Liezel van Heerden

    parkwestgal
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Many of our Park West collectors develop friendships with the art teams over the course of their land or sea vacations. Here’s a chance to get to know them more as they share their favorite adventures in the art world. Travis Rizzo, principle auctioneer, is from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Before becoming an auctioneer, he completed studies in philosophy and psychology at Laurentian University. Liezel van Heerden is from Barberton, South Africa where she enjoyed a career as a realtor. Now, as international art dealers, they have both found the day-to-day excitement they were seeking,…
  • Two Cezanne sketches found on backs of paintings

    parkwestgal
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    “The Chaine de l’Etoile Mountains” by Paul Cezanne. A sketch on the back of the watercolor was recently discovered. Image courtesy of The Barnes Foundation. When Albert Barnes obtained two Paul Cezanne watercolors, he probably didn’t realize he was receiving four works by the influential French artist. Two unfinished sketches were discovered on the verso (the reverse side) of two Cezanne paintings depicting French landscape. The sketches have most likely not been seen since the early 20th century, causing the art world to buzz with excitement. Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation…
  • Autumn de Forest in the Boston Globe

    parkwestgal
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Autumn de Forest speaks to collectors during a Park West event in Boston. Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe. The Boston Globe featured Park West artist Autumn de Forest this weekend. The artist addressed Park West VIP collectors and local Boston attendees on Friday, February 27 during an event at the Ritz-Carlton. She also unveiled works she created in honor of the victims of the Boston marathon bombings. This is not the first time Autumn has lectured in the Boston area. She has previously spoken at Harvard University about the importance of art education in school. Prior to the event…
 
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    Creative Designers and Writers

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    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
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  • Now you can make your essay more interesting

    crys123
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Presently you can make your exposition all the more intriguing Essays, term and research papers and other writing assignments – the bane of students’ existence all over the world. The fact that writing is a tedious and tiring job and a lot of research has to be done in order to write something that holds weight is factually correct, and makes the students dislike these writing assignments all the more. Believe it or not, writing can be fun. But that can only be true if you have fun doing it. So if you are looking for an answer to the question- Who can write my essay for cheap then you…
  • Green Formal Clothing Is Fresh And also Cute

    crys123
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:07 pm
    As we all know, both the pink colour is actually aa kind of romantic color. It is both the color any woman like this. It is just nice like the candy. Once you wearing both the green dress, you’ll go back young grow older. And then, there is actually a green official dress. which it was considerably many ladieses are usually salivating. First, advantages wearing pink official dress Pink official dress and other types of dress when compared with private advantage is actually that it makes you effect teenage maximize funny. And also pink can also set off a rosy refined skin. Seems when…
  • Boyfriend Wedding ceremony Dress is actually Popular

    crys123
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Boyfriend wedding ceremony dress and set away a wave on trend. Why we tend to think of that the boyfriend wedding clothing is actually so amazing. That is its private design. We are usually al ways created both the neck of these sweetheart wedding clothing sweetheart shade. You will open your own shoulders. This form of turns out you are more smart and amazing. How you can explain? Middle upon behalf on love. It is actually a middle. Which representative wholeheartedly. This means only as if you someone people. This is a great allegorical. And also sweetheart wedding ceremony dress fabric…
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    Filthy Dreams

  • 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…
  • Of Discoballs and Baseball Bats: Anna Campbell’s Queer Objects in ‘Etiquette Kit’

    Emily Colucci
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    Anna Campbell, Nature2013, mirror ball, antique steel high chair (all images courtesy of the artist and BOSI Contemporary, New York) In José Esteban Muñoz’s now probably over-quoted introduction to Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, Muñoz describes, “Both the ornamental and the quotidian can contain a map of the utopia that is queerness” (1). Similar to Muñoz’s assertion, artist Anna Campbell works almost exclusively with “the ornamental and the quotidian” as a site for depicting and discovering queerness and queer relationality. Last week, I stumbled on…
  • Loose Woman On The Loose: Psykho 3 The Musical

    Emily Colucci
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Loose woman on the loose Why hello there, Mary! Brrrrrrrr! Quick! Come on in and pour yourself a hot toddy. It’s fre-fre-freezing out! Whether you’re wearing 20 layers to walk a block, huddling under the covers or trying desperately to remember what warm feels like, we’ve got the perfect solution to these mid-winter blues: Psykho 3: The Musical. You’ll have such a spring in your step after watching that you’ll think it’s…well…Spring! When I discovered the video this week on Fales Archives and Special Collections Director Marvin Taylor’s…
  • You’re Invited To: Career Building Via Social Featuring Filthy Dreams’ Co-Founder

    Emily Colucci
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    Why, hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! What are your plans for next Monday night? NOTHING?! Well, I’m going to be speaking on a panel Career Building Via Social: The New Reality for Budding Female Artists and Professionals at the Young Playwrights Festival (431 5th Ave, Suite 5, New York, NY 10016) on Monday, February 23 from 6PM-7PM. Moderated by Carlota Zimmerman, the panel will also feature Marie Segares and Kate Hendricks. And you are invited! Now I know what you’re thinking: who is SHE kidding? Only the trashiest of the trash read Filthy Dreams and her social…
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Macro Photos of Corals by Silvie De Burie

    Jason Jose
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Macro Photos of Corals by Silvie De BurieBeautiful close-ups of different varieties of corals revealing colorful graphical patterns. Corals are marine invertebrates that typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps.Over the past 15 years, I have spent countless hours underwater, but only recently I have started to take a camera with me. Ever since, a magnificent macro world has opened up to me. A world that excites me so much it makes me feel like a little wondering child again. Silvie De Burie is a photographer from Ghent, Belgium.
  • Photos by Marcin Sacha

    Jason Jose
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Photos by Marcin SachaSurreal photos of worlds inhabited by people surrounded by ominous and inhumane architectural forms. To create these scenes, Marcin uses paper, clay, bricks and ceramic molds to create the illusion of space on a flat surface and by playing with light and shadow, he brings out these fantastic, abstract worlds that appear completely alien to the people who live in them.Marcin Sacha is photographer from Tarnow, Poland.
  • Stainless – Xidan: Super Slow Motion Video by Adam Magyar

    Jason Jose
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Stainless – Xidan: Super Slow Motion Video by Adam MagyarThe latest high speed video recording from the series Stainless shot at Xidan station in Beijing. Magyar shot the slow motion footage of the people standing on the platform as the train pulled into the station.An endless row of living sculptures brought together by the same subway line, the same direction, the same intention of taking the train to get caught and carried away by the urban flow. All their motions slowed down, they are graceful and stainless, holding their breath waiting for their train to pull into the station.Adam…
  • Decorative Type Posters by Shaivalini Kumar

    Jason Jose
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Decorative Type Posters by Shaivalini KumarA series of decorative alphabets inspired from a mix of traditional and contemporary motifs, with splashes of vibrant color.Shaivalini Kumar is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Bangalore, India.
  • Fictional Space Scenes Using Household Items by Navid Baraty

    Jason Jose
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Planet (glass of half and half, water, food coloring) | Moons (glass of coconut milk, water, food coloring)Stars (salt, cinnamon, baking powder, tums)Spiral galaxy (made from baking soda, curry powder, chalk, salt, sugar, cinnamon)Planet (glass of half and half, water, food coloring) | Stars (salt, cinnamon, baking powder)Nebula (made from makeup, olive oil, chalk, baby powder, salt, water)Icy Planet (glass of half and half, water, food coloring | Moons (silica gel, food coloring)Stars (sugar, cinnamon, cumin)Nebula with gas streams (made from cat fur, garlic…
 
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  • 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…
  • CHALET SOCIETY-LOS ANGELES TIMES

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

  • Previously on EWAT [Fri 21 Feb – Thu 05 Mar]

    sunscreen
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    Although Yener Torun is an architect, photography stole his heart. Or, to be exact, Instagram caught his eye by noting the easy way to share a... The post Previously on EWAT [Fri 21 Feb – Thu 05 Mar] appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Fashion Is Nuts by Donald Robertson

    sunscreen
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Donald Robertson is the Head of Creative Development for Bobbi Borwn Cosmetics though is his spare time, if there is any, his creative side shows up.... The post Fashion Is Nuts by Donald Robertson appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • El Bosque House by Ramon Esteve, Chiva, Valencia, Spain

    sunscreen
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Ramon Esteve was the architecture office commissioned to design and build the house. It was founded in 1991 and over the years architects and designers... The post El Bosque House by Ramon Esteve, Chiva, Valencia, Spain appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items by Jason Travis

    sunscreen
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Jason Travis is form Atlanta, Georgia having a bachelors in Fine Arts from GSU’s Ernest G. Welch School of Design. His project, Personified, was featured in prestigious media... The post Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items by Jason Travis appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
  • Casa LA by Elias Rizo Arquitectos, Mexico

    sunscreen
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    The relationship between the client and the contractor, from tailoring a suit to building a house, is of a great importance. And while this house... The post Casa LA by Elias Rizo Arquitectos, Mexico appeared first on EverythingWithATwist.
 
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  • How to gather more emails for your online store

    Julie Liu
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Today we welcome back Steve Chou, co-owner of Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com. MyWifeQuitHerJob.com reaches over 200,000 monthly readers and has been featured in The New York Times and The Huffington Post. In his last blog post, he shared the importance of on-site search. Today he shares tips on how to gather more emails for your online store. Let’s get started. The lifeblood of any online store is the ability to attract and retain repeat customers for your business. Now, there are many ways to entice customers to come back and shop at your store, but the most effective way is…
  • Inspiration for Marketing: 4 Creative Ways to Reward your Customers

    Camille Sila
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    It’s great to convert visitors into buyers, but it’s even better when you convert buyers into loyal customers. Customer loyalty is less costly and easier to achieve than acquiring new customers, making it one of the most powerful levers in the development of a sustainable and profitable activity. Today, our focus is on rewards. We’ll show you 4 ways to reward your customers without breaking the bank: small, simple gestures that make a difference. 1. An Unexpected Gift Here’s a great way to turn a virtual relationship into a very real experience. Surprise your best customers by adding…
  • Online Payments 101: What It Means to Accept Payments Online

    Julie Liu
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    There’s nothing quite like starting your own online business. The excitement. The optimism. The… online payment processing? If you want to turn a profit, you’ll need some kind of online payment processing. But unlike some things, the typical online payment services offered isn’t recommended for DIY devotees. That’s not to say you can’t process your own payments. If you want to set up a merchant banking account, build your own secure server, and make sure all your data storage and handling techniques meet strict compliance rules, by all means, have a go. If not, well, Brink’s…
  • Don’t forget the market in marketing

    Shabbir Nooruddin (Guest Contributor)
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Marketing is a critical part of any successful ecommerce business. While a multi-pronged approach is necessary for marketing any store, it’s crucial to first focus on your target market. Knowing who makes up this target market will help you get your message to them across all marketing channels – PPC, SEO, social media, email, affiliate, and any others you might target. In this post, I’m introducing you to customer personas and the process of identifying your ideal customer to better focus your marketing efforts. Finding out who your customer is You must have heard the old marketing…
  • 10 questions every entrepreneur should ask before starting an ecommerce business

    Kate Robinson
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    The great thing about ecommerce is that you can start a business anywhere in the world once you pin down just the right idea or product. And with PrestaShop, you can do it right now, for free. But before launching any new business, there are a few big questions you should consider… PrestaShop was at the Salon des Entrepreneurs in Paris early February, where an estimated 65,000 future business owners came to learn from some of the world’s most successful startups and industry leaders. The PrestaShop stand was crowded with visitors who came to learn about the new fully-hosted PrestaShop…
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    ArtTechMashup

  • Taeoalii Rocks the Pen

    arttechmasin
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Born Iosua Tai Taeoalii, Josh Tai Taeoalii is a Murray, Utah-based artist whose work captures scenes in a most enduring and distinct way. Taeoalii combines detailed ballpoint pen sketch and watercolor to Continue Reading →
  • Pop-Up Galleries

    arttechmasin
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Love seeing pop-up galleries in store-fronts of high-traffic areas.  It says something about building management when they have space that might be available long enough to place something worth seeing Continue Reading →
  • Cool Concept Quickie: Three Friends

    arttechmasin
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Love this design. Hardly new but definitely gorgeous. Found at Geochord. Three Friends: World Kitchen Tea Kettle Concepts One of the top 25 Finalists selected (out of 237 entries) for Continue Reading →
  • Hebru Brantley: Street Artist to International Phenomenon

    arttechmasin
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Chicago native, Hebru Brantley, a self-professed Afro-Futurist sculpts/sketches/paints cartoon imagery capturing fans interested in whimsical pieces.  Behind vivid colors and rounded, cherubic features the subjects in many of his works Continue Reading →
  • Showcase: Liat Aharoni

    arttechmasin
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Great images. Informative and succinct questions/answers.
 
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    Gallery of Beautiful Paintings - Art Painting Artist

  • 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…
  • Number 5 (Elegant Lady) by Jackson Pollock

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    22 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
      Jackson Pollock’s Number 5 (Elegant Lady) is a monotonous creation made in 1951 after he became famous with artworks like Mural, Number 19 and his most celebrated work in Drip Paintings, No. 5, 1948. This is one of the hard paintings by the artist to interpret and has multitude of meanings derived by different critics. It sold on 13 May, 2014 in Christies auction for $11,365,000 under the categorization of “Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale” in New York.   The post Number 5 (Elegant Lady) by Jackson Pollock appeared first on ArtPaintingArtist.
  • The Night Cafe by Vincent van Gogh

    Nitin
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:23 pm
      The gloomy artist Vincent Van Gogh was, the gloomier paintings he created. The Night Café, at first sight seems to be a casual scene of a night café but as we examine every part and object of the painting, we come to understand that this rather light painting has dark faces situated in it. Theme of the Painting The central figure being an old man gazing at the viewer with pale, sick face has a poor appearance. The couple on left side seems to be lost in themselves. The lonely figure beside them seems unenthusiastic about everything with his posture. On the lower right corner, the two…
  • Portrait of Henry James by Annie Swynnerton

    Pranab Sarkar
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
      Swynnerton’s righteousness in fighting for freedom of speech and expression never gets better than it does in the painting of a quietly confident Henry James. He lived during her times, but he was also an elderly person for her times. He died in 1915, when Swynnerton had already gained recognition as a British political activist, painter and intellectual. Until then, James had left a legacy that was unparalleled by any contemporary visionary, thinker or philosopher. Henry James was one of the most forward-thinking visionaries of the 19th Century. His fight for independent expression…
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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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  • Interview with Yue Minjun.

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

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

    6 Feb 2015 | 1:09 am
     Author: Elena Cué     Air, fog, mist...  An Apollonian veil that covers everything with an Olympic brightness. Within white  itself is the search for peace, purity and spirituality, evoking a world beyond reality. This is encapsulated in the pictures by Fernando Manso.   Fernando Manso (Madrid, 1961) began as a photographer in the advertising world (1990-2007). Thereafter, and until today, he developed autonomous work focusing on the organization of exhibitions and book publishing. Among other works, he has published Madrid for the Editorial Lundwerg, with…
  • Interview with Miquel Barceló.

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
     Author: Elena Cué     Both the Island of Mallorca and circumstances have led me to a meeting with Miquel Barceló during which I had the opportunity to discover more about his life and work. The visit began in his ceramics workshop, La Taulera, and ended in his home and workshop in Farrutx. “Have you seen these black pieces? They are smoky” the artist says while he shows me the study. “I leave them there in the chimney so the soot covers them and then we attach cobwebs and everything. I really like it. The clay I use is from just near here and it ends up being this…
  • Pleasure is Deeper than Pain

    4 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in History of Contemporary Philosophy, Universidad de Madrid (UNED), Spain             "Pleasure is even deeper than the pain.The pain says: Pass!But all joy wants eternity.It wants deep, profound eternity! " Nietzsche, Said by Zaratustra With his face resting on the window, Alessandro looked at the Starry Night who aroused in him an inexplicable craving for remote and beautiful things. The orange trees and magnolias, still blooming, gave off strong aromas at that time. In the background the dark masses of…
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  • 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…
  • Bohemian Glass: The Enduring Legacy of Czech Art Glass

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

    Natalia
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
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    Natalia
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  • The Key Keeper

    Natalia
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
  • Off-Road for Fuss Magazine

    Natalia
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This photo was especially made for the 9th edition of the artistic and cultural Polish magazine called FUSS – http://fuss.com.pl/
  • Photo Collage #1

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

  • 12 Simple Ideas How to Make Your Home Cozier

    Nazar
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Sometimes only one small detail in the interior can drastically change it and create an atmosphere of originality and uniqueness. Artnaz.com gathered for you some of the ideas that will not only make your home special, but also help add warmth and comfort to it. Read also: 20 Cool Ideas for Your Balcony and Smart Design for Small Apartment Drawing on the wall. For those who are afraid to draw this yourself, they sell special stickers. On the “branches” you can accommodate frames with family photos. (11 more) vetranh and epress ~~~ Painting on refrigerator. This refrigerator is not…
  • 14 Cats Who Grew Up So Fast

    Nazar
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Cat time flies fast. Just yesterday you brought home a tiny kitten with big eyes and touching squeaky voice. And today in apartment rules the sneaky cat. Artnaz.com brought together 14 kittens that have grown up so quickly. How cute and helpless they were once! imgur.com (13 more) imgur.com imgur.com imgur.com reddit.com imgur.com codyrapol.com imgur.com Continue reading — current page: 1 of 2 The post 14 Cats Who Grew Up So Fast appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
  • 25 Ways to Tie and Wear a Scarf

    Nazar
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
    This is not a video, it’s a treasure! Especially on the eve of spring weather. The post 25 Ways to Tie and Wear a Scarf appeared first on Answers To Unasked Questions.
  • 21 Photos from the Real Gurus of Photoshop

    Nazar
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Photoshop is often associated with something artificial and fake. The model is smiling at us from the covers of magazines, the perfect form of whom is largely a result of post-processing and retouching. But there are photographers for whom Photoshop — is a magic tool that allows to create fantastic scenes and even entire fictional worlds. Flight of dreams can only wonder. And cause us to be in an amicable way envy. Read also: Without Photoshop Artnaz.com gathered for you in this post, 21 works of such masters of photo manipulation. Get inspired and go for it. Thirst for Life. © Sébastien…
  • 16 Photos on Which Shapes and Lines Decide Everything

    Nazar
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    In constant rush, we don’t have time to look around, and in the mountains of garbage information cease to notice that the world around us is something special. But the authors of these photos notice. They see usual things take unusual forms, that buildings are like spaceships and unusual perspective in their work shows us the amazing game of lines and shapes. We got lost in these picture watching the details. Read also: 20 Minimalism Photos In Which Lives Harmony and 20 Photographs For Those Who Understand Minimalism and Patterns in Architecture Around the World Artnaz.com shares with…
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  • Guy Trolls Live MSNBC News Broadcast Pretending To Be An NFL Player!

    Jonah Cook
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The post Guy Trolls Live MSNBC News Broadcast Pretending To Be An NFL Player! appeared first on Netloid.
  • Kanye West Gives A Talk on Art and Commerce at Oxford University

    Jonah Cook
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Undoubtedly, one of the worlds most prestigious educational institution, Oxford University, invited Kanye West to talk to their Oxford Guild Business Society. Despite living the lavish life, being berated for what critics call an out-sized ego, and creating sneakers that regularly break the banks of hypebeasts worldwide, West professed a far more egalitarian approach to art and commerce. The talk was limited to around 400 people, and filming was prohibited, so quotes and outtakes are limited to the excerpts of a live-blogger and tweets from The Tab Oxford. And while most of us might assume…
  • Florida Police Officers Shot After Being Lured By Fake 911 Call

    Jonah Cook
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Lake Wales, Florida police officers were shot after being lured to a home with a fake 911 call on Tuesday. John Goepferich, 59, allegedly called 911 and stated that there were gunshots coming from his home at 743 Hillside Avenue. Goepferich reportedly sent his wife on an errand before calling for police assistance from his cell phone. The Lake Wales police officers rushed to the scene and were immediately met with gunfire. According to local news reports, the alleged Florida gunman fired more than 100 rounds in the gun fight that lasted about 15 minutes. A neighbor who was at home with her…
  • U.S. Ambassador To South Korea, Mark Lippert, Attacked With a Razor – VIDEO

    Jonah Cook
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was attacked by an unidentified assailant. The man slashed the ambassador in the face with a razor during a public breakfast forum in Seoul. After the assailant was apprehended, Lippert was taken to the hospital. According to a U.S. official who spoke to the AP, the 40-year-old ambassador’s injuries are not life-threatening. Police are still investigating the attack, and have no further information regarding the identity of the man or his possible motives. The post U.S. Ambassador To South Korea, Mark Lippert, Attacked With a Razor –…
  • Masterful Dinosaur and Creature Origami by Adam Tran

    Jonah Cook
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    Master Origami artist and chemistry teacher Adam Tram folds some incredibly beautiful objects with paper. From dinosaurs and skeletons to flowers and warriors, it seems nothing is off limits to his folding abilities. Tram is a member of the Vietnam Origami Group, and you can see many more of his pieces on Flickr. The post Masterful Dinosaur and Creature Origami by Adam Tran appeared first on Netloid.
 
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    We Believe in Beauty

  • Remembering the French fashion muse, Bettina

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:12 am
    Simone Micheline Bodin. This was the real name of one of French Fashion’s greatest muses in the 50s, Bettina Graziani. The model, known for her red hair and freckles and her close relationship with Hubert de Givenchy, passed away yesterday at the age of 90.
  • ARCO 2015: the latin touch

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Arco does not want to be one more of the hundreds of art fairs around the world. It’s already one of the largest contemporary art events in Europe but, in this edition, it has ultimately consolidated its differential value: being the great bridge between the continent and the booming Americas. 
  • Oscars 2015: mayor style moments

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    They say the Oscars are like your wedding day, even the fashion risk-takers play it safe. But going for 'classic beautiful' can have infinite shades of grey (well played) and the most anticipated red carpet event of the year always holds surprises in store. Red carpet trends: who wore them better?
  • Street London Fashion Week AW2015

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
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  • Bagrad Badalian’s Experimental Photography

    Ellison
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    My name is Bagrad Badalian, I’m a multi-disciplinary artist working in the field of experimental photography. I create images that try to capture the human body in an abstract  and unconventional manner. I want to set my foot  in hidden realms of perception and want to capture shapes and colors that do not have the habit of meeting each other. I use traditional/manual techniques to create the effects and ideas that I have, long exposure photography is one of those techniques that fascinates me since I have started practicing photography. It allows me to decompose the movement of time and…
  • Pop Up Art Pages by Colette Fu

    Ellison
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    These are not the pop up books from your childhood (though those are cool, too). No, these pop up art pages created by Colette Fu are on another level of artistry; the skill, dedication and patience she displays on each page is astounding.  Ashima, is an imposing, stately, construction of a heavy, dark, jagged rock formation with delicate colorful embroidery interspersed randomly through the structure. The effect is both whimsical and foreboding. The intricate embroidery is welcoming, cheerful and reminds one of the domesticities of home. The rock formation, however, is an impenetrable…
  • Ori Gersht’s Shattered Reflections

    Ellison
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    These photographs of mirrors splitting into shards while being electrocuted while also reflecting silk flower bouquets (yes, you read that right) may be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!  Photograher Ori Gersht is widely known for his destruction and subsequent documentation of floral arrangements but in this series Gersht introduces an added layer of manipulation. Here, instead of destroying the flowers, he destroys the lens through which the viewer sees the flowers. The buds remain intact while the reflecting mirror is blasted into smithereens creating an explosive, darkly beautiful and…
  • The Surreal and Symbolic Artwork of Darren Cranmer

    Ellison
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Creating art, in whatever form I explore, enlightens me through its process and has become an intrinsic part of who I am. I question, discuss, instigate, observe, share and discover through my work. Like a blurry off-shoot of science – artistic expression, to me, is a method of understanding and exploring our reality. -Darren Cranmer I began drawing as a toddler. I started my working life as a jeweler and designer under the world-renowned designer Catherine Best which was a fantastic experience working with precious materials (some very rare). However, after a couple of career changes…
  • Lauren Marx’s Intricate Zoological, Cosmological Drawings

    Ellison
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Have you every looked at a sheep and immediately had thoughts about the universe, the meaning of life and the awe-inspiring billions of stars littering our skies? If you haven’t (and that’s ok, I guess), you will now after looking at Lauren Marx’s intricate zoological-meets-cosmological drawings. Marx maintains that she’s been animal-obsessed from an early age and through her passion for biology, she began to dabble in the other sciences so that cosmology soon became a second passion. In 2012, she combined these two loves into a single drawing called Galactic Collision. She’s used…
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    Bizarre Culture

  • Best of March: Bloc. 2015

    Alex Durham
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    There’s no denying that Bloc. is one of the best events on the UK clubbing calendar. Throw all your favorite electronic music artists on one setlist and you will come across something like Bloc. 2015. The 6th installment of Bloc. weekend is returning to Butlins in Minehead for the 2015 edition. The show runs from 13 to 15 March with an outstanding line-up including artists such as Jon Hopkins, Jeff Mills, Omar-S, Autechre, Levon Vincent, Modeselektor, ESG, amongst others. Already referred as the #1 festival of the month by Resident Advisor, Bloc is definitely a veritable orgy…
  • Banksy in Gaza: Watch a short documentary detailing the horrors of Gaza

    Bizarre Culture
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Banksy is known for his provocative political art. The artist has unveiled his latest politically charged creation in the often violent region of Gaza, posting a photograph of a weeping figure wearing a head scarf, children playing on a fairground ride and a white cat licking its paws. He also posted a video titled “Make this the year YOU discover a new destination,” where he is entering an “illegal tunnel” in Gaza, and then paints several new pieces among rubble and destroyed buildings. ‘Banksy in Gaza’ a two-minute video of a satirical travel advert for Gaza…
  • House of Cards: 10 questions hanging over from the last season

    Jordan Dean
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Politics is often known to be scandalous, however I never thought a drama related to politics could be so intense that it would leave me binging for hours on end as soon as the new season is finally released onto Netflix. The Netflix original series, House of Cards, is the only series in the last few years that has managed to grip me as much as Games of Throne and Breaking Bad. One of the main reasons for the shows success is the superb central performance from Kevin Spacey (two Oscars, one BAFTA, one Golden Globe) who winds back the years with his brutal depiction of Frank Underwood, a…
  • Travel to Venice on a shoestring budget

    Alex Durham
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    There’s no denying Venice’s reputation as a beautiful, yet expensive city. If you know where to look and what to book, though, arming yourself with some key tips can afford you the chance to soak up the voluptuous Venetian culture at extremely competitive prices.    A bakery window display in Venice. Photo by Nate Gray via Flickr “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go. – Truman Capote” Snack… a lot   Venice’s sensuous food scene is not all about restaurants, so if you’re willing to trade in your sit-down meal for a stand-up snack, this…
  • Top Electronic Music Festivals to Watch Out For in 2015

    Navz Sangwan
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The UK is fortunate enough to be rich in summer music festivals. The number of dance festivals taking place in the UK has exploded over the last few years. Whether you are looking for a day of fun or a whole solid weekend of dancing to the beats of the best DJs in the world, We’ve got 12 festivals lined up for you to get yourself in a state over. 1. Bloc. When:  13th – 15th March 2015 Where: Butlins Resort, Minehead, Somerset Tickets: Early bird from £169 Main Attractions: Jon Hopkins, Jeff Mills, Autechre , Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Modeselektor, ESG, Carl Craig, Hudson…
 
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Natalia Rak’s New Graffiti Piece for Pow! Wow! Hawaii

    Adriana de Barros
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    An admirer of Fauvism, Natalia Rak also uses bold colors in her traditional paintings and murals. Sunset red, magenta and various tonalities of purple are blended soothingly, and her use of fluorescent spray paints create an illuminated effect in each composition. Her latest art piece, “Predators” (shown above), was beautifully painted on a wall for Pow! Wow!...
  • High Above the Skyscrapers with Navid Barry

    Christopher Smail
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    To be accorded such a stunning bird’s eye view over a great metropolis is a dazzling gift. So we should all thank photographer Navid Barry who has scaled the skyscrapers of New York and shot these images for us. It really makes one feel rather small when faced with such a different perspective of the...
  • Coolest Contemporary Landscape Photographers

    Christopher Smail
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are so many exciting and fresh-faced image makers out there, and they are choosing to specialise in the field of landscape photography. This new wave coming through is challenging our preconceived notions of photography, as many artists are now using the full capacity of technology in their favour. Selected on this page are some of...
  • Analysis of Art & Design in Tim Burton’s Films

    Martyn Conterio
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    Tim Burton is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. He started out as an animator at Disney and directed well-received short films such as “Vincent” (1982) and “Frankenweenie” (1984), before making the leap into feature-length movies. He made his big screen debut in 1985 with “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.” From that, Burton has built a remarkable...
  • Eccentric Makeup and Photography by Rankin

    Adriana de Barros
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Co-founder of Dazed & Confused magazine, Brit photographer Rankin has been taking pictures of every fashion celebrity known to man. His work has been awarded and praised to great extent and there isn’t much to add to his portfolio; he’s done BBC shoots in South Africa, commissioned by Bono for his R.E.D. brand, appeared in...
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    Albert F. Montoya

  • 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!
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    “Undead Zomberine” mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
  • Zomby’s World

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    “Zomby’s World” mixed media, 2014. Prints available here!
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    THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE | ONLINE EDITION

  • WILLIAM KLEIN + BROOKLYN @ HOWARD GREENBERG GALLERY – NYC – MAR 19 – MAY 2

    admin14
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    William Klein, Beach Bodies, Brooklyn, 2013 William Klein: “William Klein + Brooklyn” Howard Greenberg Gallery The Fuller Building 41 East 57th Street, NYC, Suite 1406 From March 19th to May 2nd, 2015, the Howard Greenberg Gallery will display William Klein + Brooklyn, an exhibition of new color photographs from one of the 20th century’s leading photographers, William Klein.The exhibit’s nearly fifty images from the summer of 2013 are accompanied by the book, Brooklyn + Klein (Contrasto, Spring 2015). For the project behind these photographs, Klein employed his motto “no…
  • PATRICIA VELASQUEZ’ MEMOIR – “STRAIGHT WALK”

    admin14
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Venezuelan supermodel, actress, businesswoman and philanthropist Patricia Velasquez recently celebrated the release of her memoir, Straight Walk: A Supermodel’s Journey to Finding Her Truth (via Post Hill Press) about her remarkable coming out story and career on the catwalk. Her poignant account of working to lift her family out of poverty carries an empowering message of compassion and acceptance that encourages others to realize their own potential. As Velasquez stated, “After all of the hard work and energy that went into writing this book, it’s so nice to be able to celebrate the…
  • MEET CHAPPIE

    Anthony Perrotta
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Set in the near future, crime is patrolled by a harsh mechanized police force. But when a police droid named Chappie is taken and re-programmed, he begins to think and feel for the first time in his existence. Now seen as a threat, our robotic hero must now choose where it will stand as the oppressed population begins to stand up for themselves. Shot in Johnannesburg, South Africa, Chappie stars Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Academy Award nominees Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver, and Sharlto Copley (The A-Team) as the voice of the titular character. Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s previous…
  • THE NEW WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART – NYC – OPENING MAY 1

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    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Karen Jobst, Whitney Museum of American Art, December 2014 Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street New York, NY 10014 Opens May 1st, 2015 The new Whitney Museum of American Art will open its new building to the public on May 1st, 2015.  The opening marks a celebration and homecoming for the preeminent institution devoted to art of the United States. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and situated between the High Line and the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the Whitney’s new building will vastly increase the Museum’s exhibition and programming…
  • SNEAK PEEK WITH ELLE KING FOR THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE – VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

    Admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Check out a behind-the-scenes clip from our shoot with Elle King for our next issue, coming soon! Elle King has lived the quintessential rock ‘n roll life that most singer songwriters only dream of. Love Stuff, her debut album, came out on 2/17, after which King is hitting the festival circuit. We plan to see much more of her in the coming months, but in the meantime check out an excerpt from our behind-the-scenes video with her directed by Indira Cesarine, and look out for her full feature including photo shoot and interview with The Untitled Magazine in the forthcoming Girl Power…
 
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    From comics to games!

  • Day 103 of my Sketch a Day challenge: Yulia sitting on grass

    Jaimie Walker
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Day 103 of my Sketch a Day challenge: Yulia sitting on grass. I have decided to take a break from animation because I need more practice with drawing. I really don’t like how my first attempt was so I will be honing my skills. It was a fun break, but … Check out the rest → The post Day 103 of my Sketch a Day challenge: Yulia sitting on grass appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 102 of my Sketch a day challenge: Yulia animation

    Jaimie Walker
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Day 102 of my Sketch a day challenge: Yulia animation. I am not happy at all with how this came out to be honest, but I will improve. The post Day 102 of my Sketch a day challenge: Yulia animation appeared first on From comics to games!.
  • Day 101 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Yulia composite image

    Jaimie Walker
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Day 100 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Yulia composite image. A composite image of Yulia. The post Day 101 of my Sketch a Day Challenge: Yulia composite image appeared first on From comics to games!.
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    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…
  • Flipped Shirt

    Michael Rose
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Emily D. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. For the last week or so I’ve been experimenting with time lapse photography on my iPhone 5s. Creating time lapse videos of my Paper by FiftyThree works is nothing new for me, but recording the movement of my hands is… sort of. I’ve begun experimenting with Hyperlapse for iOS along with the time lapse feature that is part of iOS 8. I like how Hyperlapse lets you adjust the playback speed but since it only records up to an hour of footage I’ve started using the iPhone’s built-in Camera app more. After I try out some…
  • Oh Eye Dunno

    Michael Rose
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    PaperFaces portrait of Kapi M. inspired by a photograph on Sktchy. Now that I’ve removed the sense of urgency I previously felt when working on portraits, I find myself having more time to fill Paper’s digital canvas. With this drawing I set my sights on an eye… har har get it? It’s been a while since I drew one and thought it might be fun to challenge myself and see how much detail I could knock out. The contours got away from me in a few places since I still find blending imprecise and over aggressive, but that’s to be expected with a tool like Paper. Overall I’m happy with the…
  • Building a Style Guide with Jekyll

    Michael Rose
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Building a living style guide that details all of the colors, typographic elements, UI patterns, and components used on Made Mistakes has been at the top of my to-do list for some time. Keep it Simple Building the Style Guide Maintaining the Style Guide As sole designer, developer, and writer for the site, having one probably isn’t all that crucial. Yet when iterating on the site’s design I’ve found that some of my patterns don’t always “speak the same visual language.” Having a document I can refer back to and quickly spot check for visual inconsistencies could be very helpful.
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    One Drawing Daily

  • 379 Street scene in Algiers coming out of a tunnel, watercolor

    OneDrawingDaily
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:21 am
    This is from a photo I’ve taken in Algiers, Algeria. It’s a tunnel that leads to the “Place Audin” in the center of the city. Watercolor is a great mystery. As is perspective. And cars too. This is lose, but is it the right kind of lose? Maybe these kind of perspectives need to be on bigger paper (and to take a little longer) I think I also need to be a little more bold with my use of color.. Everything tends to get a little brown and transparent for me and lack a little contrast. But maybe that’s just my eyes seeing.
  • 378 Landscape in Greenland. Watercolor painting for the Virtual Paintout

    OneDrawingDaily
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    This is my second landscape painting from Greenland – I didn’t actually go there, but rather I used Google Streetview as per the rules of “The Virtual Paintout” – each month a new location, everybody can participate. Here’s the streetview location link: https://goo.gl/maps/cQPzi This is smaller than my last one from Greenland. It’s especially hard to keep the edges straight and the buildings building-like when it’s this small. I think that I’ll do some bigger landscapes once in a while as well for comparison. Tim Diggles gave me some…
  • 377 Portrait of Portia Simpson-Miller, the Prime Minister of Jamaica

    OneDrawingDaily
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:52 pm
    This is (supposed to be) Portia Simpson-Miller, the Prime Minister of Jamaica It’s not my proudest moment in portraiture. I think that I will start doing more landscapes or street scenes and step away from these portraits for a little while. Thomas W. Schaller spends around 1 hour on his wonderful paintings – that’s pretty much the same time that goes into a portrait like this one, so this just proves how far you can get. Just painting confidently and with intuition and having great results – I’m looking forward to that at some point. I think that I do have the…
  • Interview with watercolorist Thomas W Schaller

    OneDrawingDaily
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Since I started drawing and painting every day, I’ve learned a lot, but as I learn, evolve and try out new things, I also start to notice the work of other people. Before picking up a pencil or a brush, a nice painting to me, was just that. A nice painting. But delving into something and starting to try and understand it makes you see it in a whole new way. There are probably many factors at play when you’re learning something, but I think that one of the most important ones (other than just doing it) must be to look at the works of the masters. One of those masters, in my mind,…
  • 376 Portrait of Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, drawing in ink

    OneDrawingDaily
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    This is a portrait of Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran. It’s been long since I made anything in ink, and i think that it’s quite nice for a change! There’s something nice to the gradients of ink, that i can’t quite put my fingers on. Perhaps it just reminds me of some ink-drawings by Rembrandt that I’m absolutely amazed by. See the rest of the “Rulers of the World” series here And the photo here
 
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    Colin Bradley Art

  • Poppy Artwork Feedback

    Steve Bradley
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Gwynie has sent me her picture of our Poppy exercise and has asked if I have any advice on how this can be improved. I feel that this is a very good interpretation of the Poppy project and Gwynie should be pleased with the result. Gwynie did not have any of the Sand Coloured Ingres pastel paper we recommend so used what she already had around. As you can see the paper was really too dark for the pastel pencil medium which accounts for the rather dull appearance of the colours. As you all know I do not advocate the use of dark colours when using our pastel pencils even though it does mean that…
  • Colouring Pencils vs Pastel Pencils – Podcast #116

    Steve Bradley
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:27 am
    In our latest podcast, Colin discusses the differences between using colouring pencils and pastel pencils. The techniques will differ in producing a picture and there are also some interesting tools that people use with colouring pencils to achieve some stunning effects. We discuss how long it takes to do pictures using both mediums and the best brands out there. Also on the podcast, Colin discusses using Oil Pastels and how these differ from ordinary Soft Pastel. Listen below to hear our podcast! Download this Podcast
  • Colouring Can Help Reduce Stress

    Steve Bradley
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Me and Dad (Colin) have spoken in many Podcasts about how therapeutic art can be. Many of you have written in and told us of your stories how painting and drawing can get you through even the most difficult of times. Dad has also shared his story regarding an extremely traumatic experience in which painting helped him escape and cope with what he was going through. The Huffington Post recently reported how colouring can help reduce stress. The article spoke to us as we completely understand how this can be. When you draw/paint/colour, it creates wellness, stillness and stimulates the brain.
  • Tips for Painting Misty Landscapes

    Steve Bradley
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    In Colin’s latest tutorial for members of this website, he shows you how to paint this misty landscape using Pastel Pencils. How does he create this effect? It’s almost as if you can feel the damp air as they are ploughing the field. The pastel pencils are brilliant for landscape drawing and Colin’s unique technique creates this feeling behind the picture. The full tutorial is available for members of the site, but you can watch Part 1 absolutely free below. In the video, Colin uses a base colour over the majority of the picture to start the mist off. Watch how he draws the…
  • Painting a Yorkshire Terrier using Pastel Pencils

    Steve Bradley
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Sharyn has sent me a photo of a Yorkie and has asked for help in choosing the pastel pencil colours. For the silver grey tones I would use the cooler colours such as Cold Grey I (230 in the Faber-Castell Range), Cold Grey IV (233) and Payne’s Grey (181) with just a touch of 140 cobalt blue added if needed. For the light areas this would be on a white base and for the darker tones the starting colour would be 233 then 181 and black (199) with a little 140 added if needed. There is also a hint of pink in the silver tones and here I would consider 132 (light flesh) first but you might need…
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    Archive - The Thoroughfare

  • They Belong to Us: The Decemberists's "What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World"

    Landry Harlan
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    by Sam and Jordan Graves Image Source “We had to change some,You know, to belong to you”With this line, frontman and lyricist extraordinaire Colin Meloy opens What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, The Decemberists’ first full-length album release since The King is Dead (2011). Meloy plainly admits to his diehard fan base, those fans who couldn’t get enough of his jaunty suicide ballads and quick-witted occupational odes, that this album is not the reach back to Picaresque (2005) that we awaited so patiently. No, Meloy explains that The Decemberists are going to do what they…
  • Required Readings: #TBT with the Books Team

    Landry Harlan
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    compiled by Rachel Zeiss All images taken from Barnes and Noble Do you ever think to yourself, “I should read more classic literature,” or, “I wish I had read more of the books I was supposed to read in high school/college”? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We have some great suggestions of where you should start. I asked our Books contributors about their favorite books from school, and here’s what they said: Sam Graves: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – Edmund Dantes gets caught in Napoleonic political crossfire, spends some time in jail nursing the notion…
  • A Gentlemen's Affair: "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

    Landry Harlan
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    by Michael Paraskevas Image Source Even here in the 21st century, there are some basic gentleman-like values that can still benefit both men and women alike—courtly etiquette, appreciation for fine cocktails, a well-tailored suit, and a cute puppy. Without taking itself too seriously, these traits establish the foundation for the Kingsmen, the top-secret British intelligence agency in Matthew Vaughns wildly entertaining Kingsman: The Secret Service.The inventive director of Kickass and X-Men: First Class loosely adapted the film from the 2012 comic The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave…
  • ICYMI: Beck's "Morning Phase"

    Landry Harlan
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    by Sam Ficcadenti Image Source Known for his experimental taste and folk influenced alternative music, Beck has once again taken to recording new music. Best recognized for his single, “Loser”, it’s hard to imagine that anyone from that era of music would still want to produce anything, let alone produce anything worth noting. Though he has continued writing music throughout the years, his last album was released in 2008. Every album seemed to still have the specific “Beck” flavor to it but none of them delivered quite the same as Morning Phase. Morning Phase is Beck’s most…
  • The Weekly Binge: "Empire"

    Landry Harlan
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    by Will Sharp Image Source I have to admit, I've gotten in a bad habit of turning my nose up to network dramas as of late.[Will and an unnamed friend are sitting in Starbucks. Unnamed Friend looks up from his latte.]Unnamed Friend: "Will, you have to see Blacklist. James Spader is really good."Will: "What channel?"Unnamed Friend: NBC."Will: "But look! Way up here on my high horse I've got Better Call Saul and Mad Men and my third re-watch ofThe Wire [End Scene]OK, so that last bit isn't quite verbatim, but its close enough. But the tables have turnednow I'm the guy who raves about a…
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    Marco Builtz

  • 1 Minute of photoshopped or not photos

    Marco Builtz
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
  • Ford GT-40 loud sound !!

    Marco Builtz
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
  • Steampunk lamp

    marco
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Another steampunk lamp I recently made, the base is an old pressure drum from a pump. The tap itself is copper. The lamp is decorated with copper fittings and pipes.The whole lamp has been stained with black paint to give it that old look.The lamp has a dimmer to adjust the light.Price: € 150,-
  • Best videos of Zach King

    marco
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The art of.. Zach KingThese are the best videos of Zach King: The king of special effects on vine.
  • Crane Operator takes stunning photos

    marco
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    Crane Operator Takes Stunning Photos of Shanghai    Wei Gensheng is a crane oparator at a construction site at Shanghei.  He is working on the construction of the Shanghei tower.The tower will be the second tallest building in the world.He has created some stunning pictures from an alltitude of more than 600 meters.Photos by Wei Genshengsource: weezbo.com
 
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