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  • it was never the shame of the blow job,

    jameswagner.com
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    but the shame of sentencing the man to prison, and it endures today Henry Cowell at the Forest Theater, Carmel, 1913 (we were all once very young) Henry Cowell, born in the last years of the 19h century, was a brilliant composer, one of the wildest, most original of the 20th century, and his work remains radical today in the 21st. He was also a magnificent pianist, in great demand all over the world while still in his 20s. Two months after his 40th birthday he was arrested in his Menlo Park home on a 'morals' charge, and two months after that he began a 15-year term in San Quentin prison. He…
  • Q and Art: Just Looking

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    Alida
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. Edward Hopper's Cape Cod Morning Question: In Edward Hopper's Cape Cod Morning, what is the woman looking at? Answer: That's a great question. However, the answer is we don't know! The woman's gaze is fixed on a place that is beyond the border of the painting. A 1955 TIME magazine article recorded the following conversation about Cape Cod Morning between Hopper and his wife, Jo: "It's a woman looking out…
  • RIP FIN RECORDS

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

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    Daniel Edlen
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. - Marvin Gaye
  • Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters

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    Creative Visual Artist
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    New York-based artist Michael Mapes, known for his unusual dissected portraits made from glass vials, plastic bags, and gelatin capsules has recently released a new series that was inspired by the 17th century Dutch Masters, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. To create these works, Mapes obtained a copyright free, high-res scan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and then learned as much as he could about each painting’s aristocratic subject. He then collected fragments from that person’s life including dissected photographs, locks of hair, handwriting samples, and…
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  • Anamorphic Graffiti by Odeith in Portugal

    Dion
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Anamorphic: producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image. That’s the dictionary definition of anamorphic and here’s some anamorphic graffiti by the Portuguese muralist and graffiti artist Odeith. They really do pop off the walls. Odeith also does straight graffiti and giant mural paintings, but these are all anamorphic graffiti works below.. Odeith – Anamorphic graffiti. Odeith – Anamorphic urban art. Odeith – Anamorphic painting. Odeith – 3D Graffiti Odeith – The Devil…
  • Painting Studio of Australian Artist Angony

    Dion
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    I started posting artist studios about 5 years but then abandoned the blog. Seeing the painting studio of Australian artist Angony posted on his facebook page just recently made me think I should start posting them again. His workspace really does have a lot of character. I love how studios say so much about the person working in them. Some are clean and surgical, others messy and comfortable, just as their artists are. And a studio is never really complete unless it has a resident cat or dog. Angony’s studio assistant is the French bulldog Leon Worn brushes, old buckets and used pots…
  • No Exit for Palestinian Artist Khaled Jarrar

    Dion
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    The Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar’s exhibition at the Whitebox Art Center in New York opens in a few days time. He also has work showing at the Here and Elsewhere exhibition at the New Museum, which is a look at contemporary Arab art from around the world. He won’t be attending either exhibition as the racist overlords in Israel referred to him as garbage and refused to let him through to catch his plane. With how the belligerent criminal Israeli regime is behaving right now, the artist was probably lucky to walk away from his prison gate with his life. Here’s how Khaled…
  • First Dog on the Moon on Palestine

    Dion
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Not as controversial as Michael Leunig’s Palestine cartoon but it still points the finger at the criminal Israeli regime. Australian cartoonist Andrew Marlton publishes his work on the Guardian Australia website using the First Dog on the Moon pseudonym. In the cartoon below he mocks the ridiculous warnings that Israel says it gives to Palestinians before they blow their family homes to pieces. My only issue with the cartoon is the use of the word ‘war’ as there’s no war going on, it’s genocide and Israel should be punished for her crimes. First Dog on the Moon…
  • Some Expressionist Painters – Just Because

    Dion
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Here’s some paintings about paint, just because. After the emails and comments from yesterday, I thought I would make today a little less controversial. No pictures of baby killing and no mention of genocide, just good old fashion chunky paint applied by great painters. I love most types of painting, from super-realism through to minimalism, but a good expressive work with paint slapped on and dripping off the canvas will always make me smile the widest Enjoy! Georg Baselitz – Where is the Yellow Milkjug, Mrs Bird? Joan Mitchell Anselm Kiefer – Osiris and Isis Cy Twombly…
 
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  • The Field Notes Aesthetic: Heidi Norton at the Elmhurst Art Museum

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Mies van der Rohe is such an historic presence. The aftershock of his innovation is still palpable, reflecting as it does the evolution of an “international style after World War II.” It is hard to imagine, therefore, how one might absorb his architecture into daily life—much less install an exhibition under one of his roofs. That is the challenge posed by the Elmhurst Art Museum, an institution that purchased van der Rohe’s prototype for suburban life, the McCormick House, in 1992. Chicago-based artist Heidi Norton rises to that challenge. Like a plant slowly…
  • Virtual Bodies and Real Hands

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    Human sounds of drinking, whispering, laughing, and singing surround the old British Army magazine building of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The sounds combine from the three parts of the video work Ribbons (2014), which is the central piece of Ed Atkins’ solo show. The voices are as memorizing and disturbing as the hyper-real 3D animated films they accompany. The sound goes out of sync and back again. The three parts of Ribbons are similar and different at the same time. In all three, Dave, the avatar of the young British artist, a virtual bold character, is talking to…
  • In Field and Studio, Florian Maier-Aichen Charts Murky Terrain

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Florian Maier-Aichen’s recent show at 303 Gallery—his fourth to date—splits into two distinct sets of photographs. One series is landscape oriented; the other is markedly abstract. Almost all of the photographs are printed on a large scale, the average size being roughly equivalent to the face of a vending machine. This may be the primary characteristic of these works; because they are large—and from a distance appear full of detail—one is naturally compelled to look closer, to inspect the surface as if tracing a road on a map. But that view is undermined by the…
  • The Miami Marine Stadium Mural Project: Using Street Art for Architectural Change

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The long abandoned Miami Marine Stadium in Key Biscayne has been a favorite hot spot for local and international street artists since it closed after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Because of the ever-changing murals, the site has become an unexpected open-air gallery, adding incredible color to the secluded inlet once used for speed boat racing. Recognizing this renewed interest, the city of Miami, along with the Friends of Miami Marine Stadium and the National Trust, are planning to revamp the stadium back into use within five years. But before the stadium is restored and a lush new park is…
  • We are all waiting for Godot in Paul Chan’s dark world

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Paul Chan, born in 1973, is a child of his time. He has cast aside modernism’s Big Ideas and is free of any kind of canon. He refers just as easily to French philosopher Charles Fourier (1772-1837) as he does to hip hop star Jay-Z. The Old Testament, hardcore porn, Samuel Beckett, daytime TV, the Black Panthers, Guy Debord and his Society of the Spectacle—for Chan this is all source material of equal value and utility. Chan is beyond postmodernism as well, though. He does not play non-committal word games, showing off his cleverness and bubbling with irony. He is a man with a…
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  • Sketches for an Earth Computer

    Regine
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Over the past few years, Martin Howse has been investigating the possibility to build a computational device that would not only be constructed solely from the earth but would also be embedded within the earth as a critical monument to human technology continue
  • Ben White on Israeli Apartheid

    Regine
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    While children and other innocent civilians are being terrorized and murdered right now in Gaza, people are still accused of anti-semitism simply because they believe that the basic human rights of the Palestinians should be respected. I fear there is still a lot of disinformation and misunderstanding about what is happening in Israel/Palestine. I would certainly never claim that i understand precisely the situation but i do think that Ben White's book and his talks are clear, well documented and very engaging continue
  • Interview with Erik Berglin

    Regine
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The art that Berglin masters to perfection is the good old art of appropriation. He picks up an image, modifies it or not, brings it into a new contexts and gives it a new meaning. The result is a portfolio full of humour, poetry, and absurd comments on our absurd society continue
  • Forensic Oceanography, investigating the militarised border regime in the Mediterranean

    Regine
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Forensic Oceanography critically investigates the militarised border regime in the Mediterranean Sea, mapping the liquid geographies of maritime jurisdictions in order to document the violence perpetrated against migrants at sea. By producing maps, visualisations, human right reports, videos, articles, exhibitions and websites, Forensic Oceanography interrogates this maritime sensorium in the attempt to challenge the regime of visibility imposed by surveillance means and become a tool in the struggle for freedom of movement continue
  • The City of London through the lens of conflict photography

    Regine
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Collaborating with the Archive of Modern Conflict, Fiona Banner asked photoreporter Paolo Pellegrin to explore the City of London and to reflect its activities, behaviours, customs and costume through the lens of conflict photography continue
 
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  • Art-o-Mat Swap Meet, Take 2

    Bridget
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    The American Art Museum will host its second Art-o-mat® swap meet on Saturday, July 26 in collaboration with Artists in Cellophane. Artists will gather in our Luce Foundation Center from all over the country for an afternoon of meet and greets, artist demoes, and artpak making. To appreciate an Art-o-mat®, read Eye Level's blog post from 2011, when the Luce Center received its own Art-o-mat®. Participating artist Rachel Ourada recently took a break from getting ready for the trip to answer a few questions about her involvement with Art-o-mat®. Left: Rachel Ourada in her…
  • Q and Art: Just Looking

    Alida
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art's Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. Edward Hopper's Cape Cod Morning Question: In Edward Hopper's Cape Cod Morning, what is the woman looking at? Answer: That's a great question. However, the answer is we don't know! The woman's gaze is fixed on a place that is beyond the border of the painting. A 1955 TIME magazine article recorded the following conversation about Cape Cod Morning between Hopper and his wife, Jo: "It's a woman looking out…
  • Luce Unplugged Showcase: (Almost) Five Questions with Chris Taylor of Pygmy Lush

    Erin
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Just in time for the arrival of D.C. heat and humidity, we're bringing you our special Luce Unplugged Community Showcase, live from American Art's Luce Foundation Center this Friday, July 18th. By now you know the drill, but just as a refresher: the showcase will include a summer happy hour combination of music, art, air conditioning, and beer! This month's Luce Unplugged featured local performers are D.C.'s The Sea Life and Virginia's Pygmy Lush. Chris Taylor of Pygmy Lush answered a few questions for Eye Level about the show. Pygmy Lush. Photo by Ben Tankersley. Eye Level: We're excited to…
  • Five Questions with Michael Maglaras, Director of The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show

    Jeff
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    On July 16th, the American Art Museum welcomes writer and director Michael Maglaras, who will introduce his documentary, The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show. The film examines the New York exhibition that exposed Americans to modern art by Cézanne, Renoir, van Gogh, and Duchamp, as well works by Americans such as Hartley, Marin, and Sheeler. A special pre-screening tour of the American Art collection, highlighting works by artists who were in the Armory Show, meets in the G St. lobby at 5:30 p.m. The film begins in the McEvoy Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. A light reception will follow…
  • New Acquisitions: Purvis Young's The Struggle

    Jeff
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    American Art's curator of folk and self-taught art, Leslie Umberger, talks about the museum's recent acquisition of a major painting by Purvis Young, The Struggle. The artwork can be seen in the museum's east wing gallery on the third floor. Purvis Young's The Struggle The Struggle, was done between 1973-74 by Purvis Young, who lived and worked in Miami until his death in 2010. Around 1971, Young began transforming an alley in his Miami neighborhood into a large-scale mural project. Goodbread Alley, as it was called, was by then, comprised of store fronts that had been condemned and boarded…
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  • Systaime’s Eggs and Benjamins

    Corinna Kirsch
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    This is getting posted because I fried up some eggs for breakfast, but after stumbling across this GIF by Systaime, I doubt I’ll feel like eating anything with a yolk anytime soon. Originally posted on Ghuevos, a short-lived Tumblr devoted to broken eggs.
  • Starting Tonight, A Workshop for Palestine in New York

    Whitney Kimball
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Image of “State of Palestine”, a fake Palestinian passport stamp designed by artist Khaled Jarrar, who adds the stamps to people’s passports As much as the art world hashes out “global issues” to death in exhibitions and galleries, it can seem as though it runs a pretty clear do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do policy. Think Manifesta protests, Israeli cultural boycotts, and reports of Abu Dhabi slave labor. Fortunately, the efforts of individuals and communities often look a lot different. Starting tonight, a group of activists, technologists, academics, and artists will be…
  • We Went to Baltimore: The Sondheim Prize Finalist Exhibition

    Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    A show of sculptures by Keith J. Bauer The Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist Exhibition: Lauren Adams, Kyle Bauer, Shannon Collis, Marley Dawson, Neil Feather, Kyle Tata, and Stewart Watson The Walters Art Museum Runs through August 17, 2014 What’s on view: The ninth edition of the Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize, a juried competition for artists living in the Baltimore region (including Washington, D.C. and parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania). Each finalist receives a $2,500 prize; the winner receives $25,000. Oddly, most of the work falls squarely on a spectrum between “Calder’s…
  • Thursday Links: A Morning Medley of Tastelessness

    Corinna Kirsch and Whitney Kimball
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Image courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek Lay’s new cappuccino-flavored potato chips sound like a serious candidate for grossest food ever. [Bloomberg Businessweek, h/t @chaykak] Weird Al Yankovic, with recent spoofs like “Tacky” (to the tune of “Happy”), remains more popular than ever. Weird. [Flavorwire] Take a deep breath. Try to stay calm. Then see if you can manage to read this tasteless listicle on the Top 10 Artists Who Died During the First World War. [The Guardian] Carolina A. Miranda begins her Comic Con coverage by chatting with writer Douglas Wolk…
  • Hayden Zezula: .wav

    Henry Kaye
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    If you had to express the serenity of the beach through just single sheet, then you would get this perfect GIF by designer Hayden Zezula. In it, a wave propagates through a thin sheet, and we’re able to see a sort of yin and yang effect between the crest and trough. All this happens in the context of a blue gradient backdrop. Sit back, play eight hours of wave sounds, and watch this GIF on repeat for as long as you like.
 
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  • How to Make Your Mailing List More Useful

    Alyson Stanfield
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    One of the biggest excuses artists give for not being in more frequent contact with their lists is that they don’t want to bother people. You know what it’s like to receive tons of email and don’t want to contribute to the overwhelm. I understand. Even though everyone on your list has opted in to hear from you, it still doesn’t feel right to email so many people if you haven’t established a marketing groove. There’s a solution: Send emails only to people for whom they are appropriate. In other words, target your messages rather than sending every email to every person on your…
  • I Love Email (But I Love Real Mail More)

    Alyson Stanfield
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    You know I love email, right? I don’t necessarily love all of the spam that hits my inbox or the countless hours I spend reading and replying to email, but I can’t imagine running my business without it. How would I ever be able to help as many people as I do for such a bargain rate? And as much as I love email, I love real mail even more. The supplies arrive. Why You Should Rave About Real Mail, Too Here are three reasons why I’m raving about real mail to my students, members, and private clients, and why you should, too. 1. Real mail is tactile. Envelopes and postcards are things you…
  • 3 Thought-Provoking Questions for a Better Artist Statement

    Alyson Stanfield
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    A strong artist statement is essential to the effective marketing of your art. There’s no skating by on this one. You need at least one artist statement for each body of work you create. Writing your statement is a process. Like any other type of writing or artmaking, you can’t expect to nail it in a single sitting. And, like all good things that take time, it will be time well spent. The process helps you gain clarity about your art. ©Terri Schmitt, Lemons and Ball Jar. 16 x 20 inches. If you can’t define your art in a statement, you will likely face difficulty marketing your work.
  • Is Your Art Just Free Décor?

    Alyson Stanfield
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    There are all kinds of places where you could show your work. Coffee shops would love to have your art! Salons would fawn over it! Professional offices would think they’d died and gone to heaven! This is great news for you, especially when you are just starting out. It’s a stamp of approval when public spaces want to show your work. ©2014 Ginny Herzog, Relic 12-514. Oil, cold wax, and collage, 30 by 40 inches. Used with permission. Almost every artist does the “free” circuit. It’s where you get your toes wet. These seemingly low-risk venues offer a place for you to learn how to…
  • Conquering Newsletter Anxiety

    Alyson Stanfield
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Most artists start an e-newsletter with good intentions of staying in touch with their list. They imagine a monthly newsletter with regular columns, special features, and a calendar of upcoming events. It starts out good enough, but then something goes wrong for some artists. Shirley Williams recently sent opt-in requests to her list in order to comply with Canada’s anti-spam legislation. After I confirmed, I got this delightful reply. I thought the “VIP List” was a nice touch at the top. It goes a little like this . . . One newsletter goes out and contains every possible bit of…
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  • Artist Profile: Genevieve Belleveau

    Jesse Darling
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The latest in a series of interviews with artists who have a significant body of work that makes use of or responds to network culture and digital technologies. Genevieve Belleveau on the hood of the mobile monastery, St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery, New Orleans, 2014. Photo: Miss Megan Trosclair. I've always found your practice really interesting and sort of futuristic in how it seems to concern itself with the faith science of "connection" as and where we find it. With your internet broadcasted reality show-performance-rituals, it was like you were tying together the rituals of spirituality…
  • Rhizome's 2014-15 Support for Artists: Announcing New Microgrants and Commissions

    Heather Corcoran
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Aleksandra Domanović, From yu to me, supported by Rhizome's commissions program in 2014. Rhizome supports the creation of significant new art through commissions and direct funding for artists. These works may take various forms and scales, but are tied together by their considered illumination of contemporary digital culture. Today, I outline our vision for awarding money to artists in 2014-15, focusing on three new initiatives with funding totaling nearly $40,000. Internet Art Microgrants  Now accepting proposals. Deadline: August 22, 2014.  In the spirit of our open award each…
  • Watch a Panel Discussion of 'The Emergence of Video Processing Tools'

    Rhizome
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    On July 13, 2014, to mark the occassion of the release of The Emergence of Video Processing Tools: Television Becoming Unglued, Rhizome, the New Museum Education Department, and Experimental Television Center hosted a conversation between inventor Dave Jones, whose video instruments span forty years, artists-designers Kyle Lapidus and Tali Hinkis of LoVid, Rhizome conservator Dragan Espenschied, and Hank Rudolph of the artist space Signal Culture and the Experimental Television Center.  Documentation of the entire conversation can be found above. Special thanks to Signal Culture staff and…
  • Announcing the Prix Net Art

    Rhizome
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Beginning this autumn, Rhizome and Beijing-based TASML and CAT/CCIA will award a substantial new prize for internet art.  The "no strings attached" prize, which will be awarded three times in total in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will recognize the past work and future promise of one artist making outstanding work on the internet. The awardee will receive $10,000; a second distinction award of $5,000 will also be made each year. To us, the prize feels timely. It celebrates the current moment of internet art and looks ahead to its future. As many artists have won international acclaim for work that…
  • Greater Than A Wave: The Rise of Performance and Intervention in Japanese Contemporary Art

    Johnny Magdaleno
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Finger Pointing Worker; video still of performance by Kota Takeuchi.  In the three years since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake tore apart infrastructures and livelihoods throughout eastern Japan, there's been a surge of international interest in any sign of the island country's recuperation. But Japan is no stranger to the process of recovery; its historical timeline is fractured by a variety of disasters. In the last hundred years alone, there were more than 40 recorded earthquakes which surpassed a 6.0 reading on the Richter scale, in addition to 6 major military operations. This component of…
 
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  • waiting for the audience

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

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

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

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

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

    tom moody
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Exploded views of Roland TR series drum machines, loosely interpreted into quasi-Constructivist compositions, done with gouache and acrylic on watercolor paper. Dataisnature says the artist is "Roid" but the Flickr page says "O'Really (harvey human) (ian cognito)" so whatever -- get it straight, people. Mark Zuckerberg wants a unitary identity and you better do it. Roid's graffiti is nice, too, but I saw at least one "sponsored by Vans" in there so am having a Wooster Collective moment of not knowing what's "ad" and what's "criminal mischief in the fourth degree," sorry.
  • untitled head arrangement

    tom moody
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    from the tumblr of ckcker At the risk of spoiling a good joke by analyzing it, this sequence of five found photos encapsulates the tragedy and stupidity of our silicon valley-made, plato's caveman world. The randomness of image search meets clickbait buttonpushing mechanics, hollowing out the already hollowed out. There is a kind of algebra, combined with set theory, at work here: three images of cheapened sadness (the abashed celebrity at the moment of crisis), fear (the bloody hollywood FX head), and yuks (the parked domain meme reenactment), forming an emotional triad that must be offset…
  • other people's thoughts on facebook jonesin'

    tom moody
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    1. Rene Abythe shows us in graphic form what is happening in the brain of the painter with the Facebook open studio that we ridiculed in the previous post (click image for full-size version, previously posted on dump.fm): 2. From wierdnumber: "[science fiction] lampoon of the idea of a 'like economy' though the site which hosts it is quick to follow it with a 'like this on facebook' button" 3. From Miracle Jones' short story "Ladykiller": [a man talking to his fiancee] "We are gonna talk about Facebook in the future like our parents talk about cocaine," he said. "Man, I can’t even remember…
  • confess, artists, and others will follow your example

    tom moody
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    The current CPOTI (creative person on the internet) operates in a shifting, amorphous zone between the two extremes of 1. Theatrically quitting the Net (and then returning with a self-hosted site -- the Kevin Bewersdorf model) and 2. Surrendering your entire practice to Mark Zuckerberg's advertising honey trap-cum-government surveillance apparatus, as described, not in those terms of course, in this extended Facebook infomercial on the Hyperallergic website (hat tip bill) John Seed, the writer of the infomercial, was evidently born very recently and thus has no deja vu sensation that this…
  • which version of the blog did you see?

    tom moody
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    From the calm, unconflicted perspective on this old school blog, we continue to watch in amazement as the world crawls up Mark Zuckerberg's bum. OK, well maybe not so calm. Naked Capitalism linked today to a new "cool stuff" blog under the Nick Denton/Gawker/Gizmodo brand called "Sploid." Heavy on animated GIFs and meme-hopefuls, it's just one cool thing after another. Each post has a "join us on Facebook" link. Curious what that offered, other than access for Sploid to the vaunted social graph (you know, kids), we went to the Sploid Facebook page, as it appears to non-Zucks. It's a shortened…
 
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  • Jack Davidson Studio Visit

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

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

    Dennis
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    We've arrived in Tossa de Mar via Barcelona, Spain. Our first stop was to Codolar Cove with a plunge in the sea and lunch at the umbrella'd chiringuito that is stationed there. Stephanie will have a shorter visit/vacay and...
  • bashin' dere brainz

    Dennis
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    bashin' dere brainz 2014 #461 40"x30"...
  • phenomenal wrinkles

    Dennis
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
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  • World’s largest collection of word art, on display at the Pèrez Art Museum Miami

    Onajide Shabaka
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    World’s largest collection of word art, on display at the Pèrez Art Museum Miami: “Marvin and Ruth Sackner were first attracted to visual poetry because of its accessibility. ‘When you have words in the artwork you can communicate easily,’ says Marvin, a retired doctor who was chief of medicine at Mt. Sinai hospital in Miami Beach. ‘It’s an extrospective kind of art rather than introspective.’ ” (Via MiamiHerald.com: Visual Arts & Architecture.)
  • Call for participation

    Onajide Shabaka
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Call for participation: “The Instituto Tamaulipeco para la Cultura y las Artes (ITCA) of the Government of the State of Tamaulipas, in collaboration with the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes of Mexico, calls on emerging visual artists and curators, both Mexican and foreign, to participate in the Biennial of the Frontiers (Bienal de las Fronteras). Conceived as a public and participatory platform focusing on the most up-to-date and emerging concepts and expressions of the visual arts, the Biennial of the Frontiers seeks to become a space in which creation, imagination and the…
  • Artists Deserve Royalties Too

    Onajide Shabaka
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Artists Deserve Royalties Too: “In 1958 my father, Robert Rauschenberg, painted Thaw, which he later sold to an art collector for $900. Fifteen years later, that collector sold the painting at auction for $85,000. My father was rightfully angry. His hard work was beginning to pay off, but not for him. If not for his continued art-making and the profile he went on to build in the art world, it’s unlikely that Thaw would have increased so much in value. United States copyright law protects the creations of performing artists, composers, writers and virtually every other kind of…
  • ROOMS 14 Presents: Michael Vasquez

    Onajide Shabaka
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    ROOMS 14 Presents: Michael Vasquez: “By Tatyana Wolfman  When thinking of gang-affiliated art, we usually think of graffiti associated with territory including letters, symbols, codes, turf wars, and a language and lifestyle we don’t really understand; thoughts of confusion or fear is what we encode rather than intelligence or enlightenment. Michael Vasquez, however, is giving gang art a new meaning. Vasquez grew up an only child in a single-mother household, as did most of the other children in his neighborhood. He and the children alike looked for an extended family growing up and…
  • Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art

    Author
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art: Wanuri Kahiu. Pumzi, film still, 2009. Courtesy Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program. “For the online research project Liquid Blackness, Alessandra Raengo reflects on Harry Elam’s assertion that in contemporary culture, blackness is able to ‘travel on its own, separate and distinct from black people.’1 Raengo writes that the detachability of blackness from black subjectivity, identity, and history ‘remains exceedingly attractive and possible’ in mainstream society and that this…
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  • Top Posts From AJBlogs 07.24.14

    Matthew Westphal
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Celebrating the Power of SLAKE AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-07-24 Koons, Whitney, Wynn and My “Greater Fool” Theory of Trophy Art AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-07-24 Managing expectations AJBlog: Sandow | Published 2014-07-24 Survivor stories AJBlog: Performance Monkey | Published 2014-07-24 What is Creative Placemaking? AJBlog: Field Notes | Published 2014-07-25
  • When Manhattan Became The Capital Of The World (In The 1920s)

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    “Beginning with the reconstruction of Park Avenue in the early 1920s, Midtown became a destination neighborhood for the city’s ultrarich, eager to abandon their stand-alone Fifth Avenue palaces in favor of contemporary “mansions in the sky.” Alongside the real estate boom came a decadent new night life and a host of more serious cultural diversions, all of them fueled, in Miller’s telling, by a steady supply of ambition, energy and illicit booze.”
  • TV Edges Out Movies At This Year’s Comic-Con

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    “Television has been growing here like kudzu in recent years, but this time around it seems to have finally blocked out the light for much of anything else to be noticed.”
  • Short Attention Spans? Why, That’s Just A Sign Of How Smart We’re Getting

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    “The world is faster, faster, faster these days. That’s the current reality, and it’s not going anywhere. Leaving a page that isn’t loading isn’t a character fault; it’s smart. You can get the information you were after elsewhere, and you can get it faster. If we really valued what we were made to wait for, well, we would wait.”
  • How The Summer Festival Has Gone Big Time (Mainstream, Commercialized)

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    “Long gone are the painted Volkswagen buses, talk of “free love,” and shoulder-length hair for men, but it’s only recently that the festivals associated with those things have also begun to disappear, replaced by a new breed of festival that’s tailored to a different group entirely: hipsters.”
 
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  • Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock @The Shooting Gallery

    John Trippe
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    After regretfully missing the opening and the lovely couple that is KEFE, I finally got over to the Shooting Gallery to see their new show, Floating World. Somehow, with two young kids running around, our friends Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall have created a huge new body of work, some of which is individual, but most of which is collaborative. Combining Plock’s penchant for details and Tunstall’s intimately feminine sensibility provide for a world that we may not inhabit, yet floats above us; colorful, whimsical, and somewhat childlike. It’s fun without being immature and is…
  • Paper & Pressure @FFDG

    John Trippe
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Last month Lotte Arts, in collaboration with Tiny Splendor, opened a weeklong print show, Paper & Pressure. The show, held at FFDG, featured 16 California printmakers, including Kenneth Srivijittakar and Peter Baczek.On Saturday and Sunday the gallery housed a print sale with work by over 50 artists and local presses. Peter Calderwood and Lena Gustafson of Night Diver Press presented their hand printed and bound artist book series, Heaven and Humans.Paper and Pressure included evening classes: a comic arts workshop led by Kane Lynch, a lettering workshop led by Sean…
  • Geoff McFetridge: Krooked Guest Artist Profile (+video)

    John Trippe
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Following up the release of the newest Krooked guest artist board DLX went down to visit Geoff McFetridge in his studio to hear about his early years in skateboarding and how he transitioned from skating and making zines into becoming an artist and creating the newest Guest Artist deck for Krooked. +click image below to view video.
  • Matt Moore Gets Earthy During his Residency in Utah

    John Trippe
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    We've featured the works of designer and painter Matt Moore over the years and was pleased to receive his latest email featuring a collection of foraged Andy Goldsworthy-esk geometric mandala grids he created during a recent residency at Summit on Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah.Moore writes, "I decided it was a good play to take full advantage of the sunshine and wilderness and develop a series that would allow me to explore the beauty of Utah, create work with my hands, and celebrate the native color palette of the landscape." This series of mosaic mandalas was created entirely with…
  • Sickboy Interview - Show Opening 7/25 +London

    John Trippe
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    ‘Make It Last Forever’ is the title of the forthcoming solo exhibition by “UK street art pioneer” Sickboy, at Lazarides Gallery in London opening Friday, July 25th. Our friend and frequent FF contributor David Shillinglaw caught up with him before the big show featuring "misses, haphazardness, the longevity of art versus its creator." I have known Sickboy for a few years and he is somewhat of a trickster. He is difficult to pin down. The man and his artwork slip and slide from canvas to caravan. A shape shifter and adventure painter, traversing Gambian mangroves and…
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  • The month that changed the world: Friday, 24 July 1914

    Kirsty
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    July 1914 was the month that changed the world. On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, and just five weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. But how did it all happen? Historian Gordon Martel, author of The Month That Changed The World: July 1914, is blogging regularly for us over the next few weeks, giving us a week-by-week and day-by-day account of the events that led up to the First World War. By Gordon Martel By mid-day Friday heads of state, heads of government, foreign ministers, and ambassadors learned the terms of the Austrian ultimatum. A preamble to…
  • Polygamous wives who helped settle the west

    AlyssaB
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    By Paula Kelly Harline Happy Pioneer Day! The morning of 24 July in downtown Salt Lake City, thousands of Westerners watch the “Days of ’47” parade celebrating the 1847 arrival of Mormon pioneers; in the afternoon, they attend a rodeo or take picnics to the canyons; at night they launch as many fireworks as they did for Fourth of July. What may be less known than the role of Brigham Young in all this is the contribution made by polygamous women. When Brigham Young parceled out Salt Lake City land plots, he allowed polygamous husbands to draw a lot for each of their wives, and this…
  • Echoes of Billie Holiday in Fancy Free

    Alice
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    When Leonard Bernstein first arrived in New York, he was unknown, much like the artists he worked with at the time, who would also gain international recognition. Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War looks at the early days of Bernstein’s career during World War II, and is centered around the debut in 1944 of the Broadway musical On the Town and the ballet Fancy Free. This excerpt from the book describes the opening night of Fancy Free. When the curtain rose on the first production of Fancy Free, the audience at the old Metropolitan Opera House did not hear a…
  • If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?

    Elizabeth Gorney
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Howard Rachlin ‘I know these will kill me, I’m just not convinced that this particular one will kill me.’ –Jonathan Miller to Dick Cavett on his lit cigarette, backstage at the 92nd Street Y in New York Jonathan Miller’s problem is actually a practical form of the central problem of ancient Greek philosophy (a problem that continues to haunt philosophy up to the present day): the essential relationship between the abstract and the particular. Miller is right. No particular cigarette can harm a person, either now or later. Only what is essentially an abstraction (the…
  • The Great War letters of an Oxford family

    Hannah Paget
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    The First World War has survived as part of our national memory in a way no previous war has ever done. Below is an extract from Full of Hope and Fear: The Great War Letters of an Oxford Family, a collection of letters which lay untouched for almost ninety years. They allow a unique glimpse into the war as experienced by one family at the time, transporting us back to an era which is now slipping tantalizingly out of living memory. The Slaters – the family at the heart of these letters – lived in Oxford, and afford a first-hand account of the war on the Home Front, on the Western…
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  • Impressive Art Collection Lies Scattered Across Lincoln Center

    A. Power
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Lincoln Center is home not only to world-renowned institutions of the performing arts but also an impressive collection of modern art, including pieces by Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, and Henry Moore. The article details locations of several works from the 41-piece collection, which lies scattered [...]
  • French Art Center The Maeght Foundation Falls on Hard Times

    A. Power
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
     The Economist reports that the Maeght Foundation, home to 12,000 works of art, including pieces by Georges Braques, Joan Mirò, and Alexander Calder, is struggling to make ends meet after fifty years. In hopes of attracting revenue, the Foundation plans to build a new wing while Olivier Kaeppelin, the Foundation’s director, wants to create an addition [...]
  • Art Market Trends Suggests Secure Profit Lies in Big Spending

    A. Power
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    A recent Bloomberg article features an examination of the direct correlation between value appreciation and the price of pieces at auction. By studying the auction sales of the top ten artists over the past ten and twenty years, the article suggests that, in the ever-shifting art market, the safest way to ensure a profit is to [...]
  • Plans for New York’s Museum for African Art Stall Due to Funding Issues

    A. Power
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The new 5th avenue home for The Museum for African Art was planned as an elegant and impressive addition to Museum Mile and a cultural contender to neighbors such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Neue Galerie. Unfortunately, the planned move and expansion have been fraught with budgeting and funding problems, forcing the [...]
  • New York – “A Machinery For Living” Curated by Walead Beshty at Petzel Gallery Through August 8th, 2014

    emily
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Machinery for Living at the Petzel Gallery, installation view, via Art Observed On view at Petzel Gallery is a group exhibition organized by Walead Beshty entitled “A Machinery for Living.” Composed of over 100 photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptural and installation works, the exhibition approaches a concept of embracing the subversive within everyday life. Thomas [...]
 
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  • Hair Loss Treatment Options

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Losing your hair can be a devastating occurrence, especially if it happens young. Bald spots and thinning hair can be a significant cause of embarrassment, and may lead to self-consciousness in social situations. Even older men often bemoan the loss of hair and wish to regain the full head of hair they had in the past. Women may also start losing their hair at an older age. Fortunately, today there are treatment options for hair loss that are quite effective. If a person is in their early twenties, treatments such as Rogaine and finesteride should be considered. For older sufferers, a hair…
  • V-Line Jaw Surgery: The Latest Trend in Korea

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:04 pm
    A potentially dangerous surgery dubbed “v-line surgery” is the latest plastic surgery trend in South Korea. V-line surgery is a purely aesthetic form of orthognathic surgery, which is normally done to correct existing jaw and facial conditions. However, with popular pop stars leading the charge, jaw surgery for cosmetic reasons is experiencing an upsurge. What is V-Line Jaw Surgery? What the v-line surgery does is shave off parts of the lower jaw, creating a facial v-shape. This facial shape is considered to be extremely desirable in South Korea, and many celebrities have admitted to…
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:05 pm
    The term video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery refers to a minimally invasive type of surgery that can be used to treat a broad number of conditions. These include: Lung Cancer (lung biopsy) Solitary Pulmonary Nodules Pulmonary Metastases Esophageal Cancer Myasthenia Gravis Empyema Recurrent Pneumothoraces Hyperhidrosis Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Achalasia To find out more about video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, contact the experts at West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgery. Call 310-776-6905 today! What Is Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)? VATS is a…
  • How Laughter and Health are Related

    admin
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:02 am
    You may have heard the old saying, “laughter is the best medicine,” but have you ever stopped to consider how true this saying actually is? As it turns out, laughter really can improve your health, both physically and mentally! When we laugh, a variety of process occur throughout our body, which is why we typically feel happy and tired after a particularly intense bout of laughter. The Health Effects of Laughter Laughter can cause a lot of changes in the body, but the psychological effects of laughter are quite amazing. There’s a reason why laughter is so often used as a coping…
  • Dislocated Shoulder

    admin
    30 May 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Did you know that around half of all patients who visit the emergency room for a major joint dislocation are seeking treatment for a dislocated shoulder? It’s true. That’s because the shoulder is such a mobile joint that it is easier to dislocate than most. A dislocated shoulder may occur as either a partial or total dislocation. A partial dislocation is an injury in which the humerus (the head of the upper arm bone) has come only partially out of the socket, while a complete dislocation is when the humerus has come completely out of the socket. Dislocated Shoulder Symptoms In both…
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  • Superhero Portraits by Rich Pellegrino

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

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

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

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

    JazJaz
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Junior Jesman, a video game animator based in the UK, spent the last three months making a short film with some of his friends and colleagues. The result is an awesome tribute to the Street Fighter video game and the incredible Breaking Bad TV series Link to the video on Vimeo | Youtube. To stay updated, please follow JazJaz on Facebook | Twitter. You can also subscribe via email to the daily newsletter. Related posts: Street Fighter - ASCII Edition Video Demo Fan-Created Batman Animation Short Serial Taxi - A Humorous Animated Short Film Fly - Humorous Animated Short Film Nowhere Near Here -…
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  • Sian Davey

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    “Finding Alice” is a series of photos by Sian Davey of her daughter Alice, who was born with Downs Syndrome. From her site: “Alice has entered a world where routine genetic screening at twelve weeks gestation is thrust towards birth prevention rather than birth preparation. Whilst we make our selection and decisions in private, the effect on society is that ninety two percent of Downs Syndrome babies are terminated at the pre-natal screening stage. I was deeply shocked when Alice was born as an ‘imperfect’ baby. It was not what I had expected. Our first…
  • Antoine Bruy

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    “Scrublands”, photos by Antoine Bruy. More below. View the whole post: Antoine Bruy over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Tatiana Vinogradova

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    “Days of Melancholy”, a series of stunning portraits by photographer Tatiana Vinogradova focused on the experience of gay men in Russia. From her site: “In Russia the level of intolerance toward homosexuality has been rising sharply. A 2013 survey found that 74% of Russians said homosexuality should not be accepted by society. 16% of Russians surveyed said that gay people should be isolated from society, 22% said they should be forced to undergo treatment, and 5% said homosexuals should be “liquidated”.” Check out more photos below, and see the full series…
  • Irina Rozovsky

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    Photos by Irina Rozovsky. More below. View the whole post: Irina Rozovsky over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Martina Matencio

    Jeff
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Photos by Martina Matencio aka Lovenenoso. More below. View the whole post: Martina Matencio over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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    The Stickley Museum At Craftsman Farms

  • From the Director’s Chair by Vonda K. Givens, Acting Executive Director

    Kristen S
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    From the Director’s Chair expanded from the letter in the Summer 2014 issue of Notes from the Farms by Vonda K. Givens, Acting Executive Director   During the museum’s recent trip to Chicago, organized by Arts & Crafts Tours, I was introduced to the Glessner House and architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose work influenced Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Photo courtesy of Glessner House Museum. As much as I enjoyed seeing this landmark home, I was equally intrigued by the Glessners, the remarkable couple who built it. Both raised in modest households, the Glessners…
  • ‘Tis the Season

    Kristen
    23 Dec 2013 | 3:18 am
    Every year, the Stickley family home is adorned for the holidays in period style, c. 1915, with a focus on Gustav Stickley’s own principles. Utilizing holiday greens, pinecones, and the home’s forest palette, the decorations bring nature indoors and spotlight the Arts and Crafts movement’s emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity of style and materials. By 1915 , the Christmas tree was a standard part of the American Christmas celebration and you could even light it with a string of electric lights.  Illustrator Thomas Nast had introduced the world to the Santa Claus we know and love…
  • Help Us Meet The Challenge

    Kristen S
    21 Dec 2013 | 4:33 pm
    Together we can make it happen! Thanks to your gifts and the gifts of hundreds of generous supporters like you, we are a third of the way to our $7,500 challenge grant! Your annual fund donations support educational programs, building care and maintenance, and the day-to-day operations of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. DONATE TODAY!  Your continued annual support: Helps protect and preserve a National Historic Landmark; Introduces thousands of children to a world of history and culture; Paves the way for visitors with limited mobility; Advances emerging scholars in the Arts &…
  • Behind the Scenes of a Summer Internship

    Kristen
    13 Dec 2013 | 10:05 am
    Our summer intern, Allison O’Keeffe, reflects on her experience and getting to work with the museum’s collection.   While meandering through the grounds of Craftsman Farms, past the lily-studded pond, looking up at the former home of the furniture designer and craftsman Gustav Stickley and his family, I marveled at the beauty of the building. From its broad log beams to its towering chimney, it is almost impossible for me to imagine the skill that it must have taken to achieve its beautifully simple design. Gustav’s eminence in the American Arts & Crafts movement, his legacy of…
  • An August visit to Craftsman Farms

    Kristen
    15 Aug 2013 | 12:02 pm
    “As the automobile turned up the shady road at Craftsman Farms the Traveler was struck again by the charm of the houses – the air of content with which they nestled beneath their own protecting eaves.”  –  The Craftsman, October 1910.   Photo: Vonda Givens, August 2013. An August visit to Craftsman Farms is a post from The Stickley Museum At Craftsman Farms
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  • Anamorphic Graffiti by Odeith in Portugal

    Dion
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Anamorphic: producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image. That’s the dictionary definition of anamorphic and here’s some anamorphic graffiti by the Portuguese muralist and graffiti artist Odeith. They really do pop off the walls. Odeith also does straight graffiti and giant mural paintings, but these are all anamorphic graffiti works below.. Odeith – Anamorphic graffiti. Odeith – Anamorphic urban art. Odeith – Anamorphic painting. Odeith – 3D Graffiti Odeith – The Devil…
  • Painting Studio of Australian Artist Angony

    Dion
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    I started posting artist studios about 5 years but then abandoned the blog. Seeing the painting studio of Australian artist Angony posted on his facebook page just recently made me think I should start posting them again. His workspace really does have a lot of character. I love how studios say so much about the person working in them. Some are clean and surgical, others messy and comfortable, just as their artists are. And a studio is never really complete unless it has a resident cat or dog. Angony’s studio assistant is the French bulldog Leon Worn brushes, old buckets and used pots…
  • No Exit for Palestinian Artist Khaled Jarrar

    Dion
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    The Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar’s exhibition at the Whitebox Art Center in New York opens in a few days time. He also has work showing at the Here and Elsewhere exhibition at the New Museum, which is a look at contemporary Arab art from around the world. He won’t be attending either exhibition as the racist overlords in Israel referred to him as garbage and refused to let him through to catch his plane. With how the belligerent criminal Israeli regime is behaving right now, the artist was probably lucky to walk away from his prison gate with his life. Here’s how Khaled…
  • First Dog on the Moon on Palestine

    Dion
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Not as controversial as Michael Leunig’s Palestine cartoon but it still points the finger at the criminal Israeli regime. Australian cartoonist Andrew Marlton publishes his work on the Guardian Australia website using the First Dog on the Moon pseudonym. In the cartoon below he mocks the ridiculous warnings that Israel says it gives to Palestinians before they blow their family homes to pieces. My only issue with the cartoon is the use of the word ‘war’ as there’s no war going on, it’s genocide and Israel should be punished for her crimes. First Dog on the Moon…
  • Some Expressionist Painters – Just Because

    Dion
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Here’s some paintings about paint, just because. After the emails and comments from yesterday, I thought I would make today a little less controversial. No pictures of baby killing and no mention of genocide, just good old fashion chunky paint applied by great painters. I love most types of painting, from super-realism through to minimalism, but a good expressive work with paint slapped on and dripping off the canvas will always make me smile the widest Enjoy! Georg Baselitz – Where is the Yellow Milkjug, Mrs Bird? Joan Mitchell Anselm Kiefer – Osiris and Isis Cy Twombly…
 
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  • Top Posts From AJBlogs 07.24.14

    Matthew Westphal
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Celebrating the Power of SLAKE AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-07-24 Koons, Whitney, Wynn and My “Greater Fool” Theory of Trophy Art AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-07-24 Managing expectations AJBlog: Sandow | Published 2014-07-24 Survivor stories AJBlog: Performance Monkey | Published 2014-07-24 What is Creative Placemaking? AJBlog: Field Notes | Published 2014-07-25
  • When Manhattan Became The Capital Of The World (In The 1920s)

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    “Beginning with the reconstruction of Park Avenue in the early 1920s, Midtown became a destination neighborhood for the city’s ultrarich, eager to abandon their stand-alone Fifth Avenue palaces in favor of contemporary “mansions in the sky.” Alongside the real estate boom came a decadent new night life and a host of more serious cultural diversions, all of them fueled, in Miller’s telling, by a steady supply of ambition, energy and illicit booze.”
  • TV Edges Out Movies At This Year’s Comic-Con

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    “Television has been growing here like kudzu in recent years, but this time around it seems to have finally blocked out the light for much of anything else to be noticed.”
  • Short Attention Spans? Why, That’s Just A Sign Of How Smart We’re Getting

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    “The world is faster, faster, faster these days. That’s the current reality, and it’s not going anywhere. Leaving a page that isn’t loading isn’t a character fault; it’s smart. You can get the information you were after elsewhere, and you can get it faster. If we really valued what we were made to wait for, well, we would wait.”
  • How The Summer Festival Has Gone Big Time (Mainstream, Commercialized)

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    “Long gone are the painted Volkswagen buses, talk of “free love,” and shoulder-length hair for men, but it’s only recently that the festivals associated with those things have also begun to disappear, replaced by a new breed of festival that’s tailored to a different group entirely: hipsters.”
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  • Sagmeister and the 'bullshit' around storytelling

    Patrick Burgoyne
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Stefan Sagmeister has vehemently dismissed the current vogue among creative types to label themselves ‘storytellers' as ‘bullshit'. In an uncharacteristically irascible interview for FITC, the organisers of the Camp festival in Calgary, Sagmeister attacks the urge for those in the communications industry to rush to re-assign themselves as storytellers, the theme of the conference. "Now everybody's a storyteller," he says, before dismissing the trend as "bullshit" Some commenters on Vimeo, where the film was posted, disagreed, particularly with his definition of storytellers as only those…
  • Ad of the Week: Citizen, Better Starts Now

    Eliza Williams
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Wieden + Kennedy has created this charming film for watch brand Citizen, which uses a mix of elegant filmmaking and typography to tell the tale of the company's history. The spot is our Ad of the Week. When thinking of watch advertising, what usually springs to mind are campaigns focused purely on wealth – a celebrity with a weighty timepiece dangling from their wrist perhaps, or Patek Phillippe's particularly nauseating father-to-son ads, which bear the line 'You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.' In this context, W+K's film feels…
  • CR August issue: digital futures

    Creative Review
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Cover concept by Carl Burgess featuring image by Komba3D available from TurboSquid Are you sick of all the nostalgic, inky, handmade imagery that has dominated our visual landscape recently? Is it time to embrace the potential of 3D, CG and digital imagemaking and talk about tomorrow rather than yesterday? In our CGI special issue, designer Carl Burgess makes the case for digital imagemaking. Our nostalgic obsession with the handmade comes from the desire to play it safe, he argues. Digital imagemaking, in contrast, is risky, exciting and allows us to talk about our world today and our hopes…
  • Richard Wentworth reflects on the First World War

    Mark Sinclair
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    A new poster by artist Richard Wentworth will be unveiled on the London Underground tomorrow as part of a cultural programme marking the centenary of the First World War. Using the Tube's familiar Johnston font, it reproduces a letter written by a young soldier to his wife – but the text is reversed... When You Look You May Not See is a co-commission betweeen Art on the Underground and 14-18 NOW, the UK-wide cultural programme which is marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. The words come from a postcard written by soldier Herbert Ernest Wilson to his wife Martha Emily…
  • What's On

    Antonia Wilson
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    CR's pick of current and upcoming exhibitions, design events and creative activities including Graphic Advocacy poster show in New York, Divine Violence from Broomberg & Chanarin in Llandudno, Gibert & George in London, Barbara Kruger in Oxford, street artist Sickboy in London, Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House, The Power of Baked Rolls! poster ad show in Helsinki... Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012ADC Gallery, New YorkUntil 15 Aug Touring showcase of 122 posters demonstrating the medium's crucial role in social change - recording struggles…
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    ArtsJournal

  • Top Posts From AJBlogs 07.24.14

    Matthew Westphal
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Celebrating the Power of SLAKE AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-07-24 Koons, Whitney, Wynn and My “Greater Fool” Theory of Trophy Art AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-07-24 Managing expectations AJBlog: Sandow | Published 2014-07-24 Survivor stories AJBlog: Performance Monkey | Published 2014-07-24 What is Creative Placemaking? AJBlog: Field Notes | Published 2014-07-25
  • When Manhattan Became The Capital Of The World (In The 1920s)

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    “Beginning with the reconstruction of Park Avenue in the early 1920s, Midtown became a destination neighborhood for the city’s ultrarich, eager to abandon their stand-alone Fifth Avenue palaces in favor of contemporary “mansions in the sky.” Alongside the real estate boom came a decadent new night life and a host of more serious cultural diversions, all of them fueled, in Miller’s telling, by a steady supply of ambition, energy and illicit booze.”
  • TV Edges Out Movies At This Year’s Comic-Con

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    “Television has been growing here like kudzu in recent years, but this time around it seems to have finally blocked out the light for much of anything else to be noticed.”
  • Short Attention Spans? Why, That’s Just A Sign Of How Smart We’re Getting

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    “The world is faster, faster, faster these days. That’s the current reality, and it’s not going anywhere. Leaving a page that isn’t loading isn’t a character fault; it’s smart. You can get the information you were after elsewhere, and you can get it faster. If we really valued what we were made to wait for, well, we would wait.”
  • How The Summer Festival Has Gone Big Time (Mainstream, Commercialized)

    Douglas McLennan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    “Long gone are the painted Volkswagen buses, talk of “free love,” and shoulder-length hair for men, but it’s only recently that the festivals associated with those things have also begun to disappear, replaced by a new breed of festival that’s tailored to a different group entirely: hipsters.”
 
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    Art Market Blog - artmarketblog.com

  • Magnus Renfrew to Leave Art Basel for Bonhams Asia – artmarketblog.com

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

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

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

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

    theboyracer2@hotmail.com (Nicholas Forrest)
    17 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Triumphant Coming of Age - artmarketblog.com Hong Kong’s status as a duty-free port has been a point of concern for gallerists, collectors, and curators in the city for a number of years. It has been suggested that the local art scene could be overshadowed or overwhelmed by collectors using the city as a transactional thoroughfare for purchasing the work of Western artists through the major Western gallery juggernauts that have launched branches in Hong Kong – Gagosian and White Cube, for example. But if the 2014 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong is anything to…
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    MAKING A MARK

  • There will now be an interlude.....

    Katherine Tyrrell
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    I'm taking a break from blogging for a week or so while I give some priority to other things going on in my life - but will hopefully be back soon. Here's a new drawing..... City of London from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Edward Sutcliffe wins BP Travel Award 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Edward Sutcliffe with Copycat - with Li Wu DaOil on canvas, 150 x 60cm This is the proposal which won Edward Sutcliffe the BP Travel Award 2014 (£6,000). Any artist who submits work for the BP... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • BP Portrait Award 2014 Exhibition - review and video

    Katherine Tyrrell
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read about my review of the BP Portrait Award 2014 Exhibition in which I highlight the portraits I particularly liked  and focus on key themes and points to note for those aspiring to enter. View my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Video - What the Artist saw

    Katherine Tyrrell
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:36 am
    This is another of the films which the National Portrait Gallery have commissioned Lonelyleap.com to make about the competition process relating to the BP Portrait Award 2014. This film - BP Portrait... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Richard Twose and David Jon Kassan - video interviews with BP Portrait Award prizewinners 2014

    Katherine Tyrrell
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Here are my next two video interviews with artists winning prizes at the the BP Portrait Award 2014 Ceremony,  held this week in the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Video... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Two Coats of Paint

  • EMAIL: Mike Cloud's shopping list

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    I recently received an announcement for "Bad Faith and Universal Technique," Mike Cloud's September solo show at Thomas Erben Gallery. Cloud, born in 1974 in Chicago, graduated from Yale MFA in 2003 and is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College. I have met him at the BC final critiques, where he has a gentle and insightful presence, offering resonant comments to each of the students as they presented their projects, but I've never seen any of his work. According to the press release:Cloud appropriates well known symbols to reexamine historical events or phenomena, exploring the…
  • Snaps from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Last week I went to Philadelphia to visit the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where I'll be teaching an MFA Seminar and serving as a Visiting Critic this fall. Program director and painter Clint Jukkala gave me a tour of the school facilities and the museum, and it was a grand one indeed. [Image: Ashley Wick, Funny Guy, 2014. On display in a curated exhibition of recent graduates.]Click for full story / links
  • Otto Piene is dead

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
     According to BBC News, Otto Piene died on Thursday, shortly after the opening of an exhibition of his work at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie. He died in a taxi en route to the exhibition where he was working on "More Sky,"  a sky art event that is scheduled to take place tomorrow.Here's a statement I put together for Artsy a few years ago about Otto Piene:A founder of the 1960s Dusseldorf group, Zero, Otto Peine (b. 1928) is best known for his paintings made with smoke and fire. Called "Rauchbilder" (smoke pictures), Peine applied solvent to pigmented paper and lit it on fire,…
  • Art and Fiction: Rachel Kushner’s molten optimism

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Guest contributor Jonathan Stevenson / The view that the 1970s were culturally under-appreciated is now so firmly entrenched that they no longer are. With respect to the New York art world, Rachel Kushner’s audacious novel The Flamethrowers, set in 1975, amplifies the point by linking that percolating milieu with the full-boil political scene in Europe, where homegrown terrorism in half a dozen countries made the stateside Vietnam protests, Weather Underground operations, and Black Panther provocations of the 1960s look like high school pranks.At a time when artists were beginning to…
  • Roberta Smith on "current painting tactics"

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    In her NYTimes review of Daniel Heidkamp's show at White Columns, Roberta Smith articulates one of the problems she sees with contemporary painting: that artists are playing it too safe.[Image at top: Daniel Heidkamp ]She writes: The three main shows at White Columns form a meditation on current painting tactics. In one small gallery, Patrick Berran very capably meets the demand for Minimalist paintings made by largely hands-off methods — in his case, layers of photocopy transfers dominated by a pattern that reads as leopard skin or moisture condensation, depending on its size. Nearby,…
 
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    An Artist's Journal

  • When It Rains, It Pours

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

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

    Martha Marshall
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:55 am
    Citra Solv paper is one of my favorite things to have in the collage stash. It provides many wonderful accidental effects and unexpected colors. This first collage is a new one. The Citra Solv paper is the black and white piece at the top, and the bottom piece is from a sheet of hand painted paper, using a big brush and bold strokes in thin acrylic. (Click the link above for instructions for making these beautiful papers using Citra Solv cleaning solvent and pages from old National Geographic magazines.) Other magazines can be used too, but National Geographics have the best inks for this…
  • Painting for No Apparent Reason

    Martha Marshall
    28 May 2014 | 4:52 am
    Window to Beyond -Acrylic on Canvas, 16×20 inches I came across the picture on my computer yesterday.This painting was sold at least 6 years ago. I don’t see the picture often, but it was nice to see it again. It was one of my first very textural paintings. I think if you click on  it you will see more detail. I’ve made it my computer’s wallpaper for a while. For the past few days I have felt the need to paint. I don’t mean just the urge, or the impulse, or the desire to paint. But the need to paint. To paint for no apparent reason. Just for myself. Doing collage…
  • What’s the Point?

    Martha Marshall
    21 May 2014 | 12:22 pm
    If one is going to have a blog, it helps to have something to blog about. Here at An Artist’s Journal, I pretty consistently require that I have something new for show and tell, or otherwise, what’s the point? And since this blog is very much about showing and telling, I constantly need new art. First, the Telling Part of Show and Tell The opening of the Arts Alive gallery show was this past weekend, and the gala was lovely as it always is. The art was fun and engaging. I’m noticing that the local art scene leans heavily in favor of realism, which is to be expected. But…
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    Kirsty Hall

  • Le Tour De Hebden (part three)

    Kirsty
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    Eh bien, le Tour de France a été et disparu. We’ve waved and cheered the riders as they sped past and now it’s time to bid farewell to the colourful windows as Hebden gradually returns to what passes for normal around here. So here is the final part of my Tour De France essay. There’s been such a surfeit of yellow in the town that it comes as a bit of a relief to see shops using different colours. I liked the stark graphic nature of this wallpaper on display in decorating shop, Colour Yorkshire. Colour Yorkshire Tour Window, Hebden Bridge, July 2014. Photo by Kirsty Hall…
  • Le Tour De Hebden (part two)

    Kirsty
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Only one day to go before the Tour comes whizzing through Hebden Bridge and excitement is rising. According to Twitter, the Co-Op has run out of food already. There is bunting everywhere, including on our street, and Le Grand D’Party! is taking place in the town centre this afternoon. So in surprisingly timely fashion, here is the second part of my documentary photo essay on the local decorations… Many of the shopkeepers have made windows that are in keeping with the ethos of their shop. Cabbages and Cushions, a decorating shop, have found some charming bicycle wallpaper and added an…
  • Le Tour De Hebden (part one)

    Kirsty
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:04 pm
    OK yes, I do know that the Tour De France is going to other places apart from Hebden Bridge but we shall not speak of it. You see, I have no interest in the actual cycling part but I have been hugely enjoying all the creative responses to the Tour in the shop windows of Hebden. The town is buzzing with bicycles and the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival at the moment and I have been documenting both as a way of gently easing myself back into blogging after far too long an absence. So I hope you enjoy this photo essay from my funny little town. Simplicity can be hugely effective. Paper yellow jerseys…
  • Scars And Oysters

    Kirsty
    30 Sep 2013 | 7:10 am
    I have a scar on my left knee. It has been there for more than 30 years. I was about 7 when I fell hard onto a Yorkshire pavement and grit worked its way deep into the graze. I raised such merry hell about having it cleaned, that my mother missed some of the dirt. There is nothing left on the surface now, just a faint black line drawn deep into my flesh but I carry a piece of Yorkshire within me. Perhaps that’s why I chose to return here, like a fish heading home. The need to make art is like this. A scar that heals but remains visible. The grit in the oyster. Artists talk of ideas that…
  • Pelt in progress

    Kirsty
    15 Sep 2013 | 7:32 am
    During the summer my occasional art assistant, The Wonderful Z, helped me get my studio up and running. I’d already carved out a studio area in my bedroom but because it hadn’t been organised properly, it had devolved into a dumping ground. So we decluttered, moved furniture around and made sure that I had everything I needed within easy reach. Although I’m still very unwell, it’s made a huge difference and my productivity has markedly increased. Before: Studio before: Kirsty Hall, July 2013 After: Studio after: Kirsty Hall, July 2013 The Wonderful Z also installed a…
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    Art Print Issues

  • Nine Small Business Tools for Artist Entrepreneurs

    Barney Davey
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    What small business tools do you use an entrepreneur? As an artist seeking to make a living, or at least generate income from selling your art and related products, you are a small business owner,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Selling Art with a Back Story

    Barney Davey
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    I have been reading with fascination The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art, a new book by economist Don Thompson. As Georgia Adam... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bad Ass Awesome Sauce Replay

    Barney Davey
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Happy July 4th! Pour some bad ass awesome sauce on your art career. We are taking a break this weekend to celebrate our national holiday in the U.S. Here is a replay of an article first published in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Makes People Buy Your Art?

    Chris Davies
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:18 pm
    What really makes people buy your work? Artist John Colley at work in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza It’s an age-old question, “What makes people buy your art?’ Editor’s Note: Guest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Improve Your Art Business

    Barney Davey
    21 Jun 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Here are useful tips to improve your art business. Know Who Buys Your Art. If your art is florals and landscapes, this is harder than if you are in a niche such as nautical art. Nonetheless, you need... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Eye Candy for Today: Solomon J. Solomon’s Breakfast Table

    Charley Parker
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The Breakfast Table, Solomon J. Solomon On Google Art Project, original is in the Ben Uri Gallery in London, which also counts several other paintings by Solomon in its collection, including the portrait of the artist’s daughter on a pony, which is seen at an angle, hanging on the wall to the right, in this painting of a room in the artist’s own house. For more, see James Gurney’s article on the use on the use of black in this painting. (Gurney wrote the introduction to a new edition of Solomon’s classic book The practice of Oil Painting and Drawing.)
  • Pablo Jurado Ruiz

    Charley Parker
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Pablo Jurado Ruiz is a Spanish artist and creative director who works in the ink drawing technique of stipple, in which hundreds of tiny dots are laid down in carefully controlled ways to create areas of tone. His website features sections for the individual drawings, with detail crops and often photos of the work in progress, allowing you to see how the patterns of dots are laid down (presumably with a technical pen style marker, like a Pigma Micron or similar). (For more on the stipple technique, see my recent article in Drawing magazine, and the related post linked below.) [Via Artist A…
  • Not the usual Gauguins

    Charley Parker
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Among the most well known painters in the Impresssionist and Post-Impressionist circles, Paul Gauguin has never been a favorite of mine. But, like Renoir, about whom I have similar feelings, I find Gauguin’s earlier, less well known work more interesting than his later signature style. Like Van Gogh, book authors and museum curators tend to emphasize the most well known work by Gauguin — the richly colored, modern and highly stylized paintings from his later career. His early paintings, in a much different style, and his period of Impressionist-influenced work, often are…
  • Thomas Fuchs

    Charley Parker
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Thomas Fuchs is an illustrator originally from Germany and now based in New York. Fuchs works in a conceptual vein for much of his illustration, seeking out a mental twist to give his image editorial content, while often reducing the image to graphic simplicity. His website shows the images with a brief description of the context of the article for which they are intended. Rather than creating stand-alone images that merely accompany the article, Fuchs commits his illustrations to adding meaning to the written content. He also has a different, specialized portrait style, but even here he…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Constance Marie Charpentier’s Melancholy

    Charley Parker
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Melancholy, Constance Marie Charpentier On Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Musée de Picardie, Amiens, France. Charpentier is another of those fine French painters from the 18th and 19th centuries about whom we know little, likely because they were female — even though Charpentier won gold and silver medals in the Pais Salons of 1814 and 1821. Charpentier is thought to have been a student of Jacques-Louis David, though that has not been established with certainty. Some of her works were at one time attributed to him. On a side note: a wonderful painting in the Metropolitan…
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    David LaMorte

  • davelamorte: Due to the rain I am stuck inside the house, but I...

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    davelamorte: Due to the rain I am stuck inside the house, but I will find a way. Here is Captain America to help you fight the forces of Red Skull and rain. Fire up your grills, hug a veteran, and think about how lucky you are. #CaptainAmerica #fourthofjuly #collage #papercut #4thofJuly #America #merica Captian America for the true heroes.
  • davelamorte: Finished a commissioned collage of #Tilly With...

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    davelamorte: Finished a commissioned collage of #Tilly With #asburypark in the background No real surprises. This is a very recent commission that I just delivered to its new home. The forground is a recreation of my original Tilly papercut with a new plaid jacket. The background is an amalgam that I made to be the Asbury Park skyline. I just took some of my favorite buildings from the boardwalk and made my own scene.
  • davelamorte: I have been confusing and weirding out the...

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    davelamorte: I have been confusing and weirding out the neighbors. Regram: @idiotatplay #sheeponshow #skeleton #oldfranklinschoolhouse
  • NewMediator85: June Open Studio

    22 May 2014 | 4:22 am
    Click Here to Play ( http://archive.org/download/NewMediator85/NewMediator85.MP3 ) OPEN STUDIO In this episode we talk about my upcoming OPEN STUDIO in Metuchen, NJ as part of the TRANSFORMATIONS Gallery at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse. June 1st 4-6 pm I will be making collages and demonstrating some paper-cuts. The first 10 people who show up at 4 pm will recieve a limited edition paper-cut based of my contribution for SHEEP ON SHOW. Come by and hang out!! http://www.boroughimprovementleague.org/16.html JUNE BUG ARTFEST 2014  I will also be participating in the JUNE BUG…
  • davelamorte: June 1st Open Studio w/Dave LaMorte - First 10...

    14 May 2014 | 2:08 pm
    davelamorte: June 1st Open Studio w/Dave LaMorte - First 10 people get a limited Paper Cut. http://davidlamorte.com
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    ArtPlantae Today

  • An Invitation to Explore Thorns, Spines and Prickles

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    By The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation invites you to view Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles from September 18 to December 18, 2014. This exhibition includes artworks and books that depict the formidable and yet beautiful defensive structures of thorns, spines and prickles that have evolved to protect […]
  • Exhibitions Examine Art, Nature, Gardens & Food

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    Looking for a fun summer excursion? Begin your search on the Exhibits to Visit page. Many events have been posted during the past week. Birders, botanical illustrators and naturalists are sure to find something of interest. Here are the most recent entries: Audubon’s Birds of America University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Philadelphia, PA […]
  • Introduction to Scientific Illustration at ‘Running with Scissors’ Studio

    ArtPlantae
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Gretchen Kai Halpert www.gretchenhalpert.com Gretchen Halpert is a scientific illustrator and biologist with many years of experience creating illustrations for the medical field, for scientific research, and for commercial clients. Gretchen also teaches classes in the book arts and leads journaling classes. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor August 7, 2014 10 AM – 4 PM An […]
  • Theodore Payne Foundation Focus of New Exhibition

    ArtPlantae
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Plein Air Painting of Theodore Payne Foundation by the San Fernando Valley Art Club Theodore Payne Foundation Sun Valley, CA July 3 – August 16, 2014 This past Spring, members of the San Fernando Valley Art Club gathered at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley, CA to sketch and paint en plein air. The […]
  • Wetlands and Coastal Ecosystems at CA Outdoor EDU

    ArtPlantae
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    There is a new resource for educators introducing students to coastal ecosystems, wetlands and watersheds. This new resource is CA Outdoor EDU and it was created by Ian Bernstein, an Environmental Studies graduate from UC Santa Cruz whose passion is education and environmental stewardship. The CA Outdoor EDU website is brand new and resources will […]
 
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    1stAngel Arts Magazine

  • SNOWDON GIVES 130 OF HIS MOST ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM HIS ARCHIVE TO NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY AS MAJOR AUTUMN DISPLAY IS ANNOUNCED

    RobinM
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    SNOWDON GIVES 130 OF HIS MOST ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM HIS ARCHIVE TO NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY AS MAJOR AUTUMN DISPLAY IS ANNOUNCED David Bowie by Snowdon, 1978Copyright: Snowdon/Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd Snowdon has given 130 original prints of some of his most iconic photographs to the National Portrait Gallery, London, one of its largest gifts, it was announced today. Several of them will be shown at the gallery for the first time in an important display this autumn. Coinciding with a new monograph published by Rizzoli, Snowdon: A Life in View(26 Sep 2014-21 Jun 2015),…
  • National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Portrait of Ken Livingstone

    RobinM
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Portrait of Ken Livingstone Ken Livingstone by Andrew Tift, 2014Copyright: National Portrait Gallery, London A newly commissioned portrait of British politician Ken Livingstone by artist Andrew Tift has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London, it was announced today, Thursday 3 July 2014. The commission is supported by BP as part of the BP Portrait Award. The large, square acrylic painting (3 ½ feet by 3 ½ feet) shows the first Mayor of London and former Labour Party politician in the back garden of his north London home. Although…
  • BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

    RobinM
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    BP Portrait Award: Next Generation   BP Portrait Award: Next Generation eventCopyright: National Portrait Gallery, London A new season of events for young people aged 14 – 19 Supported by BP A new season of events, workshops and summer schools for young people aged 14 to 19 is taking place at the National Portrait Gallery, London, as part of the BP Portrait Award 2014. Now in its fifth year and supported by BP, the BP Portrait Award: Next Generation project aims to encourage aspiring artists and engage young people with portraiture through a dynamic mix of events, including drawing…
  • Malevich

    RobinM
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Malevich Kazimir Malevich, Suprematist Painting (with Black Trapezium and Red Square) 1915 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Malevich Sponsored by Blavatnik Family Foundation and Amsterdam Trade Bank 16 July – 26 October 2014 Open daily from 10.00–18.00 and until 22.00 on Friday and Saturday Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) was a radical and hugely influential figure in modern art, who lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in twentieth century history. Tate Modern presents the first major Malevichretrospective for almost twenty-five years. This groundbreaking…
  • Starting All Over – Struggling with Self-Image

    AtContent Guest Author
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Self-worth and self-image is really important, and I’ve been struggling with both lately; most specifically when it comes to my appearance. I know that every single woman at one point or another has dealt with the fears and fought with the world over…
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    Art Threat

  • Just For Laughs: Jerrod Carmichael, Nikki Glaser & Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It

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

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

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

    Kristi Kouchakji
    20 Jun 2014 | 9:01 am
    Hue Man: He Volution An exploration of socially constructed male gender roles through puppetry and video art, Hue Man: He Volution is an interesting concept that doesn’t quite work. The pre-show here includes a PowerPoint presentation about sexist terms that need to be retired, all of which pertain to concepts of masculinity. This is the closest the show comes to verbalizing any ideas, as the rest of the performance is silent puppetry, mime, and heavy-handed video, all set to a cheesy new-age score. The puppet character, literally born from a box into a childhood documented entirely on…
  • Montreal Fringe: God as Drag Queen, Big Gay Weddings, and Peeing on Stage for Poverty

    Kristi Kouchakji
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    God Is A Scottish Drag Queen II Where this God is concerned, nothing is sacred. Essentially an hour of stand-up performed by Mike Delamont in character as a Scottish incarnation of God in a floral power suit with a list of religion-related talking points, God Is A Scottish Drag Queen II changes focus from one performance to the next based on audience requests for additions to the talking points. The Lord’s observations are usually hilariously spot-on, skewering everyone from the Westboro Baptist Church to hipsters. Every now and then, though, He suddenly veers into territory that can be…
 
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    Daily Art Fixx - Art Blog: Modern Art, Art History, Painting, Illustration, Photography, Sculpture

  • Alphonse Mucha: 1860-1939

    Wendy Campbell
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Alphonse Maria Mucha was born on July 24, 1860 in Ivančice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) and is known for his prominent role in shaping French Art Nouveau.  Mucha loved art as a child but studied on a choral scholarship at the Church of St Peter in Brno, the capital of Moravia.  In 1875, Mucha returned to Ivančice where he worked as a court clerk. After his rejection from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in 1878, Mucha traveled to Vienna to work as a scene painter for the firm of Kautsky-Brioschi-Burghardt.  In 1881, he left Vienna and moved to Mikulov (Czech Republic) where he paintied…
  • Edward Hopper: 1882-1967

    Wendy Campbell
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Born on July 22, 1882 in Nyack, New York, Edward Hopper is considered to be one of America’s greatest realist painters of the twentieth century. Hopper studied illustration with the Correspondence School of Illustrating in New York City in 1899 and then at the New York School of Art between 1900 and 1906. He studied painting a year later with William Merrit Chase and then Kenneth Hayes Miller and Robert Henri. In 1906 Hopper traveled to Paris, London, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels to study works by European artists.   Returning to New York in 1907, he painted and worked…
  • Infographic: Stuck in an Art Slump?

    Wendy Campbell
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
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  • 5 Random Art Facts: XXII

    Wendy Campbell
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    1.  The masterpiece sculptrue Pietà (1498–1499) is the only work Michelangelo Buonarroti ever signed. It is housed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Michelangelo signed the Pieta only after its completion when Lombard visitors to St. Petronilla thought the statue had been carved by “il Gobbo nostro da Milano”.  Read more   2. T most money ever made by a single artist at auction was by Damien Hirst (UK) who earned $200.8 million (£111 million) during a two-day auction on September 15 and 16, 2008. 167 of his works went on sale at Sotheby’s in London. Only…
  • Rembrandt van Rijn: 1606-1669

    Wendy Campbell
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Even among the credible sources, facts and dates about Rembrandt van Rijn’s life are varied.  Much of the existing information about Rembrandt originates from a 350 word essay published in 1641 by Jan Orlers’ guidebook to Leiden. Some research supports Orlers’ work while others contradict it. No personal letters remain and from the few professional ones, our knowledge of Rembrandt, one of the world’s most famous artists, remains incomplete.  Included in this summary, are details that appear to be consistent across texts. Son of a prosperous miller, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van…
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    Jeannine Cook's Art Blog

  • Environments that Help Artists

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Vous entrez dans une fret  lumineuse, spacieuse, où les verts sont intenses, infinément variés. Le sentier serpente, invite à se délaisser, à explorer.Et soudain on voit une boule de mousse, ornée d’une fleur vivement rouge, suspendue d’une branche.  Puis, en voilà une autre…  Ainsi, les yeux vers les cîmes des arbres, on aperçoit, d’un coup, le Géant Vert qui vous contemple de son hauteur impressionnanteLe Géant Vert, Argentenay, photo de Michelle Anderson BinczakSon créateur, le sculpteur Alain Bresson, l’a créé de deux érables vivants qui ont…
  • Land Art, Burgundy Style

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    That’s life for you, isn’t it!  All of a sudden, there is so much of fascination to blog about and share with the world, and at the same time, there is the quandary of what to do… blog or draw?  And there are only those twenty-four hours in the day, alas.Nonetheless, I will burn the midnight oil a little to celebrate a wonderful event that I was privileged enough to share this weekend.  In a green and harmonious forest, deep in Burgundy, France, there is now a magically glowing Green Giant, a living forest sculpture created by Alain Bresson, a noted French artist.Alain…
  • Colour versus Black and White

    9 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    When you are surrounded by brilliant, sunlit hues and above the sky is blindingly blue, it is easy to be captivated by colour and want to translate it into your art.  We all resonate to colour, and it is and always has been the dominant approach to painting.  Nonetheless there are those, artists and art lovers, who also resonate to black and white and shades of monochrome in between.I read of a perfect summation of this difference in an El Pais article about the resurrection of the Leica camera, once considered the ne plus ultra of 35 mm. cameras for most of the 20th century. …
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    JetPak Studio

  • THE CARTINI...

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    ...it's like a Martini but not. It's my design for my next car. 
  • Dog days of summer drawing...

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
  • New color painting! KIRBY!!! (AROK!)

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    This is for the Jack Kirby show that's coming up in August. I always loved the way he visually told stories made with crazy bold graphics. This one is taking an extra creature from an old comic book and painting it up in Photoshop while keeping the bold designs that Kirby created.I wanted to do something more complicated but I've got many other projects that need my attention right now so this one will have to suffice.
  • New drawing: "The Fish Peddler"...

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    I've got a bit of a story here with this guy telling tales about what happens when people go out to sea and either try to catch fish or on vacation...
  • Nocturnal Music Animals promo...

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    One of my new postcard promo designs for the next send out....
 
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    The Aesthetic Elevator

  • The Arts: More important than economics

    pcNielsen
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    I’ve seen a lot of commentary lately stating how important the arts are to the economy, how important artists are to employers in our current economy. While this might be true, I fear more important and enduring reasons for supporting the arts are being forgotten in the rush to justify them to our modern culture. Recording culture, asking difficult questions, exploring feelings that words cannot express or simply creating for the sake of beauty are all more valuable to individuals and society-at-large than propping up the GDP. While I understand why organizations are leaning this way in…
  • Art as a competing commodity

    pcNielsen
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Yeah, yeah, my first post in more than 16 months. Priorities change when your time is munched (i.e. you have a toddler). If you’re interested in what I’ve been trying to focus on the past year plus, see ScissortailArtCenter.org. Keyword “trying.” Regarding my own mostly futile attempts at sculpting, the following quote sums up where I’ve found myself at this point in life as an artist (assuming I actually get regular time to make art in the coming months per the current goal): “Culture and music are just competing commodities. The things that we really…
  • Does an artistic education ever end?

    pcNielsen
    25 Mar 2013 | 5:42 pm
    I started my college education majoring in architecture. This made perfect sense, really. I’d been spending hours upon hours, of my own accord, after school and during the summers drafting floor plans for houses since the sixth or seventh grade. While my friends went to parties or played ball (granted, I loved to play football or tennis or ride bikes with them too), I was often in my room, at my desk, putting to paper some sort of ingenious home design. After two years pursuing architecture formally, I ended up changing majors for tangential reasons — reasons not related to my love…
  • Learning to play tug with the dog

    pcNielsen
    16 Mar 2013 | 6:46 am
    Apparently I can’t upload this directly to Facebook, so I guess I’ll post it here! An animated gif of my son learning to play tug with the dog, and the dog learning to play tug with the baby. Filed under: Photography
  • Consumerism ≠ cultured

    pcNielsen
    10 Mar 2013 | 6:44 am
    Wonderful observation made by W.H. Auden in 1967, quoted at Opus: Again, while it is a great blessing that a man no longer has to be rich in order to enjoy the masterpieces of the past, for paperbacks, first-rate color reproductions, and stereo-phonograph records have made them available to all but the very poor, this ease of access, if misused — and we do misuse it — can become a curse. We are all of us tempted to read more books, look at more pictures, listen to more music than we can possibly absorb, and the result of such gluttony is not a cultured mind but a consuming one; what it…
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    Living the Dream

  • Ashley’s Island

    Shadra
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    I checked two major items off of my bucket list last week – driving to Maine, and visiting Ashley Bryan on Little Cranberry Island. When Deb Taylor asked if I wanted to drive up with her, it was a no brainer. Prior to our departure, a large hurricane had barreled up the east coast causing minor damage to the island but briefly leaving people without power and water. The day that we drove up was perfectly sunny and calm. The farthest north I had ever driven was to Boston back in 1999 when my mother took me on a college tour. BU was one of my choices. I had never given New England much…
  • Stepping Outside

    Shadra
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:26 am
    I just put a second coat of stain on half of my deck. It’s been three years since I moved into this place, and until this summer, my backyard remained unfurnished and unused, which is a shame because it was one of my favorite features of my townhouse. This summer I committed and purchased patio furniture from IKEA, but once I laid everything out, I realized that the deck floor was coated with years of mucky grime and algae. After giving it a much needed scrubbing; once the wood dried, the deck also needed staining and sealing. My virgo sun couldn’t let the work go unfinished.
  • Making vs. Marketing

    Shadra
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    Earlier this week, I received this e-mail from a good friend of mine, Maggie Suisman, asking how to balance marketing work with making work. I think this is a question that many of us ask ourselves, so I thought I would share a bit of my own experience. Hi Shadra! I just saw your article on your blog “Just Keep Working”. You were so honest — and how helpful to be reminded that I am doing this first and foremost because I love making art. My summer break from teaching has begun and I am diving into the submission process for my dummy, Aysa Reads and my general portfolio. I…
  • Ladies and gentlemen . . . the amazing Pat Cummings!

    Shadra
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:15 am
    When I was in graduate school at SVA, I was able to choose an advisor during my thesis year. My choice was Pat Cummings. I asked Pat because I had been reading her books and admiring her art since “Just Us Women” appeared on Reading Rainbow in 1984. I went on to fall in love with C.L.O.U.D.S. and fueled my passion for breaking into the field with her “Talking with Artists” series. Not only has Pat been a great role model through her work and life, she has also been an amazing mentor and friend. I sent a few questions her way to host our conversation here on Living the…
  • Summer Mode

    Shadra
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Ahhhh summer “vacation”. I am buried in my studio finishing up the next book. Though close to the end, there are still many miles to travel before I can put this thing to bed. July will be a welcome month of travel as I rinse my mind and eyes a bit after having been in the same coffee…work… mode for so long. In early July I am planning on heading up to Maine with Deb Taylor to visit Ashley Bryan and The Ashley Bryan Center. It should be a nice road trip and I am hoping to bring my mom along for the ride. She and I haven’t had an adventure together in a long…
 
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    Agora Art Gallery Blog

  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Art news from around the world: Is the Russian avant-garde market awash with fakes? Artist resale rights bill gains support in Congress. US museums provide emergency support for high-risk works of art in Syria. Selling openly faked works – an attractive next career stage for a convicted forger. He even has an exhibit! Why is running an Italian art museum such a nightmare job? Popular stories from the week: The interesting – and creative – consequences of a pill given to help sufferers of Parkinson’s. ‘Stability in motion’ – the art of continual…
  • Learn From the Art of Your Past

    Karin Maraney
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Working at Agora Gallery, we get to talk to a lot of artists about their creative process and the development of their work. This is always fascinating as well as a pleasure, but there is something that has come up from time to time that is worth mentioning here. As an artist, it can be tempting to engage constantly in the search for the next thing. This has its advantages, but remember – letting the past into your art can be valuable, too. Mark Salevitz, Left Looking Back, 2012 Do you ever feel that your brain is overflowing with new ideas? Does it seem that there are never enough…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Art news from around the world: It took a decade for anyone to realize this Matisse had been stolen and replaced with a ‘crudely executed fake.’ Guess what percentage of French museums don’t know what’s in their collections. 80%. Yes, 80%! Fakes in the Indian art market, with experts being offered more money to authenticate a work they’ve dismissed. Does Pittsburgh deserve a more prominent place on the art world map? The crisis of arts journalism – a pressing local and national problem. Popular stories from the week: Want to keep feeling strong and capable…
  • Reception Review: July 10, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    This Thursday night at Agora Gallery, our artists demonstrated not only a staunch dedication to their craft, but also their very human desire to share the experience of their work with others. “It’s inspiring for us to see you stand with your artwork. While we are all facing obstacles every day, we know that the joy of creation is more important to us than struggle of life,” said director Angela di Bello to the artists of our new exhibitions, the French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France, Cadences of Color, and Sensorial Sensibilities. I had the chance to speak with a few of the…
  • 7 Tips for Turning Tourism Into an Art Marketing Opportunity

    Karin Maraney
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    At Agora Gallery, we’re used to seeing artists on vacation – in our case, visiting NYC! We know that while the artists themselves are taking a break, they never really leave their work behind them. Even if there’s no chance to engage directly in their creative process during their vacation, they’ll be visiting art galleries or museums, taking photographs and making notes that will all feed into their art once they’re back home. It’s part of the way many artists enjoy themselves while they’re on vacation – it enriches and gives a little structure…
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    Newcity Art

  • News: Joan Harris to be Awarded National Medal of Arts

    Assistant Art Editor
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Chicago-based arts philanthropist Joan Harris will be among the twenty-one new recipients to receive medals for the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities from President Barack Obama on Monday, July 28. In Harris’ bio released from the White House she is being honored “for supporting creative expression in Chicago and across our country. Her […]
  • News: Sociologist Studies Art and Artists Produced by MFA Programs

    Assistant Art Editor
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article that follows sociologist Gary Alan Fine through his ongoing research into the constitutive components and consequences of artists being trained in academia. Fine, a professor of sociology at Northwestern, has spent the past two years observing and studying the intricacies of MFA programs at his home […]
  • Review: Zachary Cahill/Museum of Contemporary Art

    Assistant Art Editor
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    RECOMMENDED Zachary Cahill’s current exhibition, “USSA 2012: Wellness Center,” reflects on the contemporary dilemma of wellness in general and the healing potential of art in particular. Staging a physical retreat for therapeutic refuge in the third-floor enclave of the Museum of Contemporary Art that recalls European sanatoriums of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this […]
  • Portrait of the Artists: Miller & Shellabarger

    Assistant Art Editor
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Western Exhibitions shows all three of us,” say Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger, meaning the Chicago gallery separately represents Dutes, Stan and S&M, their collaborative practice as Miller & Shellabarger. The two met as undergraduates studying ceramics and organically began to work together on artistic projects. Twenty-one years later, the couple shares an Irving Park […]
  • News: Changes in Chicago’s Arts Leadership [updated]

    Art Editor
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jessica Cochran has left her position as Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago. She was there four years and curated group exhibitions such as “Social Paper” and “Structures for Reading.” Cochran is now curator of a private contemporary art collection. Cortney Lederer has resigned as […]
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Got the end of the summer blues? Spend August upping your game with the Art Licensing Info Staycation!

    Tara Reed
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you stuck at home for the rest of the summer? Worried you are also stuck in a creative rut? Never fear – the art licensing “Staycation” is here! Use the last weeks of summer to jumpstart your understanding of art licensing and start taking ACTION! This FREE, four week audio program by Tara Reed is available for a limited time so sign up today. The series is delivered each Monday morning of August – something GOOD to look forward to on a Monday! During the four weeks you will learn: The basics of art licensing How to “package” your art to appeal to…
  • What’s your heart (no ART) rate?

    Tara Reed
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As many of you may know, I’ve been on a “get back in shape” kick this year.  As I toil away at the gym, I’ve been thinking of the connection between elevating your heart rate and getting healthy… it’s a lot like elevating your art rate – or how much art you produce – and your chances of success in art licensing. No matter how long you’ve been licensing your art, if you don’t keep creating new art, your business will decline.  The more art you create and get in front of the right people, the more deals you have a chance of landing.
  • Introducing my Success & Sales Coach – Tiffany Peterson

    Tara Reed
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve decided not to be greedy… it was, after all, through artist Jennifer Pugh that I got the nudge to go to Tiffany’s event last September and get to know the woman who would have a huge impact on both my life and business. I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact she has had on my life and business.  I’m excited that she has agreed to spend some time on the phone with me talking about personal development, blocks to success and more.  This is a little different than our usual calls – we don’t need questions because I know what I want you to hear!  The…
  • Another great Ask Call and a BONUS CALL coming this Friday!

    Tara Reed
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have to say that after almost 6 years, none of the guests I have had on the Art Licensing Info Ask Calls has ever disappointed me!  Agent Kimberly Montgomery of Montage Licensing was no exception – she gave thoughtful, practical and real-world advice to artists wanting to better understand the artist – agent relationship and how to go about finding an agent. One thing that WAS different is it was the call with the most technical difficulties!  Thank you to the 90+ artists who hung in there with us… I’ve edited most of the dead air out of the replay. Here is what we…
  • The Art Licensing Info Ask Call with Agent Kimberly Montgomery is tomorrow …

    Tara Reed
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you coming? Tomorrow night Agent Kimberly Montgomery of Montage Licensing will be joining me on the Ask Call.  We already have the questions The call will be an hour long and is free if you dial in and listen live.  If you can’t make it live, the replay will be free since this is Kimberly’s first call with us. If you have registered for an Ask Call before (and you haven’t unsubscribed from the list) – you will get an email today with a reminder about the phone number and access code.  (If you use gmail – it will end up in your PROMOTIONS tab) If you haven’t registered…
 
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    iheartmyart ♥

  • Jean-­Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled (Just Sour)’, 1982, (The Estate...

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Jean-­Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled (Just Sour)’, 1982, (The Estate of Jean-­Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014) Jean-­Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled’, 1982, (The Estate of Jean-­Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014) Jean-­Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled (Grid)’, 1981 (The Estate of Jean-­Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS, New York 2014) via Jean-­Michel Basquiat drawings from exhibition at Acquavella Galleries | huffpostarts
  • Enzo Bifoli (Italian, 1882-1965), Chapel Design (never built),...

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Enzo Bifoli (Italian, 1882-1965), Chapel Design (never built), 1915 (via hideback)
  • Amelia Alcock-White, Crescendo, oil on canvas, 30x40, 2012,...

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Amelia Alcock-White, Crescendo, oil on canvas, 30x40, 2012, image posted with permission of Petley Jones Gallery. Exhibition, Amelia Alcock-White: Solitudes, October 23rd - November 6th, 2014 at Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Amelia Alcock-White, Trinity, 40” x 60”, oil on...

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Amelia Alcock-White, Trinity, 40” x 60”, oil on canvas, 2012, image posted with permission of Petley Jones Gallery. Exhibition, Amelia Alcock-White: Solitudes, October 23rd - November 6th, 2014 at Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Amelia Alcock-White, Home Run. 30 x 30, oil on canvas, 2013,...

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Amelia Alcock-White, Home Run. 30 x 30, oil on canvas, 2013, image posted with permission of Petley Jones Gallery. Exhibition, Amelia Alcock-White: Solitudes, October 23rd - November 6th, 2014 at Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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    Happy Famous Artists » Blog

  • Malevich – Revolutionary of Russian Art @ Tate Modern

    Intelligensius Anarchus
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Tate Modern stages a unique retrospective of Kazimir Malevich, offering a view of the artist’s oeuvre from his early figurative paintings, through the invention of Suprematism in 1915, to a late period during which he returned back to figuration. With many of the artists’ greatest works, it offers a possibility to witness his vision and revolutionary spirit in a thorough and unprecedented way. (Photos on Flickr) The chronological setup of the retrospective positions Malevich’s work in a direct social and political context of the late 19th and the early 20th century…
  • Digital Revolution @ Barbican

    Happy Famous Artists
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Digital Revolution is the new blockbuster at Barbican – it is a story about digital creativity across the arts, showcasing technology-driven projects from a wide range of media. Rich on immersive experience, but somewhat lacking depth and critical core, it make us think of William Gibson’s famous quote “the future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet”. (all our photos are on Flickr) The show starts with a range of early hardware, computer games and other digital paraphernalia and takes you slowly into more and more immersive experiences such as…
  • New release by Palgrave Macmillan: The Supermodel and the Brillo Box

    Happy Famous Artists
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Supermodel and the Brillo Boxis a new book by economist Don Thompson, author of the successful The $12 Million Stuffed Shark. Written in the same engaging style, and centred around the same theme, namely What are the reasons behind extreme prices at the highest levels of contemporary art? the new book takes off where the previous one ended: on the threshold of the 2008 financial crash. Don Thompson writes not just about facts and economic factors, but also digs into many personal stories of major collectors, artists, dealers and auction houses, shedding light on how they all…
  • Interview with Constant Dullaart

    Happy Famous Artists
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:02 am
    Entering Constant Dullaart’s show Stringendo, Vanishing Mediators at Carroll/ Fletcher is like stepping into a Matrix. An immersive world where Photoshop filters, brushstrokes, masks and marching ants come to life in unexpected forms, where Google search box recites its Terms of Service in a seductive voice and where a lonely piano plays an autistic version of Together in Electric Dreams.   Jennifer_in_Paradise 12 lenticular prints depicting an idyllic image of a young woman sitting on a beach get distorted, as you pass along them in the gallery. They are part of ongoing series of…
  • Best of Frieze New York 2014

    Happy Famous Artists
    15 May 2014 | 12:45 pm
    In the tradition of our Best of Frieze London post, here’s what caught our eye in this year’s New York edition. Altogether a very decent and grown-up affair, no follies and outrage, but also no great surprises. Star dealers and artists kept it tasteful and conservative, even the newbies bet on subtlety and skilfully–executed gradients. These galleries and artworks stood out for us amidst all the good taste: Best stand without a stand Marian Goodman nailed it with an installation of Dahn Vo’s work suspended from the ceiling. For the first time, collectors could see all 24…
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    Daniel Cool - Gay Art Blog

  • CSD Frankfurt

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    CSD Frankfurt 2014Ausstellungsstand zum CSDam 21. & 22.7.2012 in Frankfurt www.csd-frankfurt.de
  • Schenkung

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Schenkung für MarwinEr ist der Vorsitzende des LSVD Hessen. Er und sein Team arbeiten ehrenamtlich und setzensich für die Interessen von Schwulen und Lesben in Deutschland ein.www.hessen.lsvd.de
  • Pride

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    PRIDEAcryl, Leinwand  80 x 120 cm  2014
  • Ausstellung

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    E I N L A D U N G Komm zu meinem Ausstellungsstand am 18.+19.+20. Juli 2014 am CSD in Frankfurtwww.csd-frankfurt.de
  • Video

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    FRIENDS by Daniel Coolhttp://youtu.be/4yJEUAzJlEM
 
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  • Danish Fashion and Textile Association Office

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Architect and designer Helle Flou, founder of Copenhagen-based HelleFlou, was responsible for the design of the offices for the Danish Fashion and Textile association (Dansk Mode og Textil) and Kopenhagen Fur. The offices are located in the fabulous 1835-built, heritage-listed A.N.Hansen mansion at the corner of Fredericiagade and Bredgade in the Fredriksstaden neighbourhood of central Copenhagen. The move together of the two organizations established a anew home and innovation centre for their cooperative effort called KicK initiative(Kopenhagen Internationle Center for Kreativitet).
  • iPhone 5 Cases & Passport Wallets

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, an ideal case for your iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colors. The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!   Just this case, your credit…
  • Joint Cafe + Workspace in Bangkok

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Working in a shared space - in a café or a rented-by-the-hour office - is nothing new, but sometimes a concept pops up that is worth a second look. Now into its third week of life, Joint Café + Workspace in Bangkok stands out in its whiteness. We will not speculate on what it will look like after a few months of coffee spills and foot traffic, but for now, it appears inviting like a new notebook, all ready to be filled with people, ideas and inspiration. The space, designed by Thailand’s 56th Studio, is located on the 12th floor of the Asia Hotel’s car park building.
  • 800 m2 Office In An Old Cable Factory - Poland

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are now officially suffering from office envy and the object of our feelings is located in Poland, in a former cable factory in Zabłocie, a post-industrial district in Kraków. It was designed for the web technology consulting firm u2i by architect and urban planner Justyna Friedberg of Kraków-based Morpho Studio. The obvious breathing room – so often lacking in offices – is clearly evident here. White, ash wood, natural light. Somehow we can imagine thoughts flying freer in a space like this, with this much openness and light.   The real gem of the 800…
  • Luke Shadbolt Ocean Photographs - Purchase Here

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Do you really think there is an interior environment that wouldn’t be made more beautiful, more tranquil, more cool with the addition of a peaceful image of ocean scenery? We don’t think so. Without a doubt, the cure for the visual noise and image overload in our lives comes in the form of a stunning photograph by Luke Shadbolt of the central coast of NSW in Australia. The picture seem like an oil painting, but it is in reality an expertly composed photograph. Imagine a quiet beach, a soft morning breeze on your skin, the scent of the ocean, the sound of the soft waves. This image…
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    Vinyl Art

  • Jerry Garcia

    Daniel Edlen
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t wanna know. - Jerry Garcia
  • David Byrne

    Daniel Edlen
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    To some extent I happily don't know what I'm doing. I feel that it's an artist's responsibility to trust that. - David Byrne
  • Marvin Gaye

    Daniel Edlen
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. - Marvin Gaye
  • Freddie Mercury

    Daniel Edlen
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    Does it mean this, does it mean that, that's all anybody wants to know. I'd say what any decent poet would say if anyone dared ask him to analyze his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there! - Freddie Mercury
  • Amy Winehouse

    Daniel Edlen
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts. - Amy Winehouse
 
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  • Call for Artists-GenNext VIII

    Nandini Moitra
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Call for Artists: GenNext VIII GenNext’, the Annual Exhibition of Aakriti Art Gallery held every year in the month of October, was conceptualized as an initiative to set up a fresh focus on the contemporary art where the pathfinders to enunciate this project would be the young generation. The focus here is on the works of young and upcoming artists and their interpretation of contemporary issues through art.  The first GenNext was held in October 2006. The real motivation behind the ‘GenNext’ show was to promote the creative potential of young talents below forty years. A clear and…
  • The Show will continue till Monday 7th July 2014 daily between 11 noon to 7 pm (expect Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata

    sumita sahoo
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:11 am
  • Exhibition : Engaging with Changing Landscape (01 July 2014 -10 July 2014)

    Aakriti Art Gallery
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:30 pm
    ENGAGING WITH A CHANGING LANDSCAPE See the Exhibition Online http://aakritiartgallery.com/exhibitionindetail.php?exid=96&exname=Engaging%20with%20Changing%20Landscape ARTIST’S WORKSHOP HELD DURING 23 TO 25 JANUARY 2014  at Bachhawat Estate, Madhupur, Barasat, organized by Bachhawat Foundation. With abundant facilities in hand to host artist’s residencies at the Bachhawat Foundation and the added advantage of a print making studio in place, it is only natural that the foundation feels the need to activate the space with the presence of artist’s, and art activities. As an initial…
  • Say no to fakes

    Aakriti Art Gallery
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:30 pm
    http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=60235
  • Black and White Memoirs : Veteran artist Ram Kumar to exhibit his decades-old drawings

    artseek
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:26 am
    Drawings of Ramkumar Aakriti Art Gallery proudly presents the show of more than sixty drawings of eminent and  senior most artist Ramkumar from August 1-30, 2014, at the Gallery premises, 12/3A Hungerford Street, Kolkata, 700017. His works are being displayed in Kolkata after two decades or so, and this is a rare opportunity for the art-collectors and art-lovers to be in-front of these mesmerizing drawings, done in early sixties, in pen and ink on paper. Drawings are from the celebrated phase of his Varanasi creations, and so far have been in his collection only. The show is curated by poet…
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    Tara Reed Designs

  • Adventures of an artist at the Atlanta Gift Show

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

    Tara Reed
    24 May 2014 | 1:20 pm
    My business year is pretty much from SURTEX to SURTEX.  I’m either doing follow up from one year or planning for the next… it’s the biggest single investment of time and money in my business and the biggest source of leads. So what is SURTEX?  It’s the premiere trade show for licensing and selling art and design and it is solely focused on art. While the Licensing Expo (held each June in Las Vegas) has an art & design section, it’s primarily for movie, television, sport and big brands… with a little part for art.  At SURTEX, manufacturers and…
  • The annual pilgrimage to SURTEX

    Tara Reed
    12 May 2014 | 3:47 pm
    For the tenth May in a row, I’m about to print my boarding pass and head to the big apple for the SURTEX show.  SURTEX is a premier trade show for artists who license their art to manufacturers to put on products – which is what I do.  My business year seems to go from SURTEX to SURTEX… the ebb and flow of following up from the show to preparing for the show.  It’s a BIG DEAL. It’s a BIG DEAL in that it is an investment of time, creativity and of course money to exhibit.  There is the emotional roller coaster of “am I ready? – am I good enough?
  • Jungle print kitchen storage available for a limited time on Zulily!

    Tara Reed
    25 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    I’m back on Zulily!  I’m thrilled that this time it is through a client and I don’t have to do any fulfillment personally. If you love jungle prints and great deals you might want to add a touch of wild to your kitchen!  These products are only available at these prices Friday, April 25 – Sunday April 27, 2014 on Zulily.com What are you waiting for? Go grab yours before the deal is extinct! 
  • Hop on over to Lowe’s for a fun two-sided flag for Easter!

    Tara Reed
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    I’ve been designing garden flags for several years now… this most recent flag was an artistic challenge that was worth the result!  I was asked to create the “back side” of the Easter bunny and chicks that were selected so the flag could be two sided.  While I normally don’t have to do that and make sure everything lines up, it was an effort of trial and error. But now that I have this flag in my front yard it makes me SMILE every time I leave the house or return home. (Honestly, I think I’m more enamoured with seeing their little bottoms when I head out…
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    Art Licensing Blog

  • Got the end of the summer blues? Spend August upping your game with the Art Licensing Info Staycation!

    Tara Reed
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you stuck at home for the rest of the summer? Worried you are also stuck in a creative rut? Never fear – the art licensing “Staycation” is here! Use the last weeks of summer to jumpstart your understanding of art licensing and start taking ACTION! This FREE, four week audio program by Tara Reed is available for a limited time so sign up today. The series is delivered each Monday morning of August – something GOOD to look forward to on a Monday! During the four weeks you will learn: The basics of art licensing How to “package” your art to appeal to…
  • What’s your heart (no ART) rate?

    Tara Reed
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As many of you may know, I’ve been on a “get back in shape” kick this year.  As I toil away at the gym, I’ve been thinking of the connection between elevating your heart rate and getting healthy… it’s a lot like elevating your art rate – or how much art you produce – and your chances of success in art licensing. No matter how long you’ve been licensing your art, if you don’t keep creating new art, your business will decline.  The more art you create and get in front of the right people, the more deals you have a chance of landing.
  • Introducing my Success & Sales Coach – Tiffany Peterson

    Tara Reed
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve decided not to be greedy… it was, after all, through artist Jennifer Pugh that I got the nudge to go to Tiffany’s event last September and get to know the woman who would have a huge impact on both my life and business. I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact she has had on my life and business.  I’m excited that she has agreed to spend some time on the phone with me talking about personal development, blocks to success and more.  This is a little different than our usual calls – we don’t need questions because I know what I want you to hear!  The…
  • Another great Ask Call and a BONUS CALL coming this Friday!

    Tara Reed
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have to say that after almost 6 years, none of the guests I have had on the Art Licensing Info Ask Calls has ever disappointed me!  Agent Kimberly Montgomery of Montage Licensing was no exception – she gave thoughtful, practical and real-world advice to artists wanting to better understand the artist – agent relationship and how to go about finding an agent. One thing that WAS different is it was the call with the most technical difficulties!  Thank you to the 90+ artists who hung in there with us… I’ve edited most of the dead air out of the replay. Here is what we…
  • The Art Licensing Info Ask Call with Agent Kimberly Montgomery is tomorrow …

    Tara Reed
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you coming? Tomorrow night Agent Kimberly Montgomery of Montage Licensing will be joining me on the Ask Call.  We already have the questions The call will be an hour long and is free if you dial in and listen live.  If you can’t make it live, the replay will be free since this is Kimberly’s first call with us. If you have registered for an Ask Call before (and you haven’t unsubscribed from the list) – you will get an email today with a reminder about the phone number and access code.  (If you use gmail – it will end up in your PROMOTIONS tab) If you haven’t registered…
 
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    EBSQ: Art Meets Blog v2.0

  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Art Just Is. – Marc Johns So what are you waiting for? Follow EBSQ on Pinterest for more Inspiring Messages.  Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, get inspired, Inspiration, marc johns, pinterest, quote
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
      1. This week’s featured art work is Heroin Harlequin by Jenny Berry. I invite you to explore Jenny Berry’s portfolio. It’s rich in texture and moods! 2. Free PDF Ebook: MAKING YOUR LIFE AS AN ARTIST – A GUIDE TO BUILDING A BALANCED, SUSTAINABLE ARTISTIC LIFE. 3. EBSQ Artists have you found your partner for the 14th Annual Ripped Off Exhibit?! Let us know who you are teaming up with on Facebook. 4. Have you seen the huge parrot sculpture gracing London? Well, take a look at this: Giant Art Picnic Engulfs Swiss Countryside 5. Watch and enjoy! Filed under:…
  • EBSQ Friday Five

    Amanda Makepeace
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    1. Summers are hot, humid and uncomfortable where I live. Mats Eriksson’s painting Summer Flowers reminds me of trying to stay cool, but also yearning for those summer hues. 2. Apply to an artist residency in the Rocky Mountains – Rocky Mountain National Park Artist in Residency Program. 3. 7 Tips for Creative Success from artist Anita Kunz – You’ll want to bookmark this one! 4. Using Shape and Value for Better Compositions – Excellent article from Dave Palumbo over at Muddy Colors. 5. It’s time for the 14th Annual EBSQ Ripped Off Show! Here’s a…
  • Get Inspired

    Amanda Makepeace
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    Make time to dream. Let your mind wander. From those blissful moments creativity will soar. Follow EBSQ on Pinterest!Filed under: Inspiration Tagged: art, artists, creativity, dream, ebsq, get inspired, Inspiration, pinterest
  • Happy 4th of July America!

    Amanda Makepeace
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Fireworks Over Torii Gate by Michael Lewis Glover Reflections of Earth fireworks Display at EPCOT theme park in Orlando, Florida.Filed under: Artseen Tagged: 4th of July, art, artists, ebsq, fireworks, Independence Day, Michael Lewis Glover, photography
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    museworthy

  • Light Years

    artmodel
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    I was going to open my birthday blog post with some “wise” and insightful quote about how aging is really a liberating, beautiful experience full of maturity and honesty or whatever, but come on . . . those quotes are all horseshit. And if anyone tells me that as a woman at 46 I am “ripening” they’re getting a knee to the groin. Ripening? What am I, a banana? It goes without saying that I am grateful to be alive, healthy, and celebrating a birthday as opposed to, you know, NOT celebrating one. On the other hand, I can’t exactly bring myself to jump for joy…
  • A Brief Interlude

    artmodel
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Hey gang. I’m gonna hit the beach in East Hampton for just a couple of days. It’s a short getaway but a welcome one. As long as the weather cooperates I’m ready to don my bikini and feel warm sand between my toes. I’ll be back very soon, and there’s plenty of blogging to come! I was going to post a beachy, summery art image, but today was Rembrandt’s birthday so I’m going to honor him instead. Here’s one from the master, Woman in a Doorway, year 1657. Cheers everyone Filed under: painting Tagged: Art, painting
  • Beacon

    artmodel
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    O grace abounding, whereby I presumed So deep the eternal light to search and sound That my whole vision was therein consumed! In that abyss I saw how love held bound Into one volume all the leaves whose flight Is scattered through the universe around; How substance, accident, and mode unite Fused, so to speak, together, in such wise That this I tell of is one simple light. Yea, of this complex I believe mine eyes Beheld the universal form – in me, Even as I speak, I feel such joy arise. – Dante Alighieri, il Paradiso, Canto XXXIII Wash sketches of me by Eleni Papageorge, created…
  • Musical Passages

    artmodel
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Last month the jazz community, and music world at large, said goodbye to the great Horace Silver, a consummate jazz pianist and fixture on the Blue Note recording label. Silver was a founding member one of my favorite hard bop groups, The Jazz Messengers, with drummer Art Blakey. Universally admired by his fellow musicians, Horace Silver performed and composed for decades, and mentored many young jazz artists. He died of natural causes at the age of 85. The classical music world has recently seen passages of a different sort. The New York Philharmonic has bid a fond farewell to two prominent…
  • Summer in Full Swing

    artmodel
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Helloooooo friends! It seems that I left this blog in the hands of Gaston and Isabel for the past week. And what have I been doing in the meantime? Nothing particularly interesting. A little summer reading, a little gardening, a little bike riding. As the hot temperatures have set upon us and a hurricane pounds up the east coast this Fourth of July weekend, I’d like to offer my yearly Auntie’s brag about my niece Olivia. She just completed the 6th grade with stellar marks and, to top it off, won the end of year award for “sportsmanship in softball”. Yeah Olivia! At the…
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    Hyperallergic

  • Scaling the Spires of Cambridge with 1930s Urban Explorers

    Allison Meier
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Thomas Mailaender: The Night Climbers of Cambridge (all images courtesy Archive Press)Back in the 1930s, a group of amateur climbers scaled the centuries-old Gothic stonework and shaky water pipes to reach the spires of the Cambridge colleges. While not the first curious explorers to look at the architecture of a building and see it as a ladder to a new vista, they were some of the first to document their exploits. French artist Thomas Mailaender has compiled these black and white photographs acquired from the Cambridge climbers’ archives into a new publication with British…
  • Making Art from Narco Culture

    Laura C. Mallonee
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Installation view of Eduardo Sarabia’s solo exhibition in Guadalajara, Mexico (all images courtesy of the artist)Fifteen years ago, the Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia traveled from his home in California to Guadalajara, the Mexican city where the most powerful drug traffickers’ families are rumored to reside. Sarabia simply planned to visit a ceramics factory owned by a young art collector. But, enchanted by the city’s natural beauty and atmosphere, he decided to stay.Sarabia has since focused his artistic practice on the drug culture that’s percolated into many…
  • Portraits of America’s New Nomads

    Allison Meier
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Adrain Chesser, “sage field,” Lone Pine Ridge, Idaho, from ‘The Return’ (all photographs courtesy the artist and Daylight Books unless otherwise noted)There is a loose tribe living at nature’s margins in the United States, slaughtering goats raised by hand at Idaho’s Lost River and picking cherries growing wild in California’s Marble Mountain Wilderness. Seattle-based photographer Adrain Chesser followed some of these wanderers from 2006 to 2012, capturing scenes of a rough and nomadic existence.Cover of “The Return”In collaboration…
  • Expanded Schedule Increases Attendance at MoMA but Not Met

    Mostafa Heddaya
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    An exterior panorama of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (image via Michael Gray/Flickr)A seven-day schedule implemented last year at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art brought a 7% increase in attendance at the former but no change at the latter, Crain’s New York reported. MoMA started admitting visitors on Tuesdays beginning May 1, 2013; the Met’s transition from six to seven days took place two months later, in July.A spokesman for the Met told Crain’s that the flat figures were caused by an “unusually harsh winter” along…
  • The Yak Brains and Crushed Insects That Made Tibetan Buddhist Bookmaking Beautiful

    Allison Meier
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Scattered fragments of rare 12th-century illuminated Tibetan texts from Keu Lhakang Temple, Central Tibet, before being digitised, restored and re-ordered. (Photograph by Psang Wangdu, 2002, courtesy the University of Cambridge)From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Buddha’s Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond, opened in May, with some objects never…
 
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    Living Undone

  • Ready

    Cathy
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    hand-painted terry robe, 1986 _______________________ “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now. And you may as well do it now. ” -Hugh Laurie – actor I had lunch yesterday with a friend I had not seen in over 10 years. She is in partnership with MS too. She is a shining, radiant gorgeous being in every way. I watched her struggling with a cane for balance and it literally hurt my heart. This brought…
  • The Seduction of Magical Thinking

    Cathy
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    untitled 3′x5′ m/m 1994 ___________________ Positive thinking, law of attraction teachings, science of mind, visualizations etc are often not enough to get us into the integrated space to receive and create from a place of deep wholeness. It is through feeling, releasing and getting comfortable with the entire spectrum of our emotions that we can truly and deeply create an authentic and abundant life. For too long, many people have been attempting to get to the other side of the rainbow through a spiritual by pass, which attempts to deny, minimize or suppress the emotional body.
  • Eyes

    Cathy
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm
    I have written before about how I have a strange penchant for deliberately looking in to the mirror to study the quality of my eyes in the moment. The process of becoming authentic has meant leaving the ‘faker’ Cath behind. But first I have to catch her! After all these years of doing this I see the veils or armor or grey notes that appear to camouflage my true self. I want to let myself be seen honestly but this is impossible if people have to work too hard wading through pretense or posing. Because I have the luxury of time I take this information into my day and finagle around…
  • Letter to God

    Cathy
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    ceramic, 1992? approx. 4×3″ _____________________ Dear God, I am frickin’ tired of character building. Let’s have a break, ok? Honestly- Can’t you find someone else to work with for a bit? I hesitate sayin’ all this as I do just love the blessings-part you continue to bestow on me and don’t for a second want you to think I am an ingrate but REALLY! My prayers have been lean and mean of late; “God, you show up now with (strength, optimism, money, a latte, person-who-can-help-with….., resilience enough to deal with……., a good (no…
  • A Way In and Through

    Cathy
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    detail of painting, m/m, 1995 ______________________ from Joseph Campbell- . “Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, “This is what I need.” It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment—not discouragement—you will find the strength there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege!! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the…
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    The Curious Brain

  • Ze Frank: Are you human?

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts
  • More of the Crazy S**t People Search for on Google

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    via dailyinfographic
  • Carmela

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    by Sulky Boy~
  • Wander With Me

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    Wander With Me is a nostalgic and youthful short film between two young mods in a run down working class seaside town. A town where trade, population and morale has dwindled, their relationship is stretched as the girl ponders it over at the water front. Directed by Jon E Price
  • meanwhile @ work

    thebrainbehind
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • International Volunteer Series: Two Amazing Young Men Serve in Gumbo, South Sudan

    Olivia Elswick
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 02:38 a.m. DST, 23 July 2014 GUMBO, South Sudan — In this final installment of the International Volunteer Series, I invite you to get to know Michael Gotta and Patrick Sabol, friends from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, now living together in Gumbo, South Sudan after feeling called to […]
  • Lightning Strikes Twice? Malaysia Airline Tragedies

    Ayanna Nahmias
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 17 July 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — First, we preface this article with our sympathies for the families and friends of the 295 people who died when a Malaysian Airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine earlier today. It is a horrific tragedy, in a world which has […]
  • Council Orders Indian Girl to be Raped as Punishment for Her Brother’s Crime

    Allyson Cartwright
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:58 p.m. DST, 15 July 2014 SWANG GULGULIA DHOURA, India — A 13-year-old girl in a rural Indian village was condemned to be raped by the head of her village as a punishment for her older brother. The girl’s brother, according to CNN, attempted to rape a married woman, […]
  • Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

    Sarah Jakubowski
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]
  • Meet Our Journalists

    Ayanna Nahmias
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias is the Editor-in-Chief. She is passionate about international affairs, geopolitics, and human rights and writes articles with an emphasis on women’s rights and child advocacy. She is working on her first novel and was interviewed about growing up in Africa as the daughter of a radical, Islamist expatriate on Radio Netherlands Worldwide. Click […]
 
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    Writing Season One

  • Friday Walk Through the Farm

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

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

    WriterInAHat
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:48 pm
    This was the view from my hospital room; loved all the green! Spent a bit over a week in the hospital couple weeks ago. Not much to do there 'cept watch television - thank Jupiter and Mercury for that! Got hooked on the FoodNetwork. I like cooking shows, but since the senior software engineering guy and I don't 'do' cable tv, we watch either what's up on Netflix or on dvd.  Anyway, one of the FoodNetwork shows I really enjoyed was the cooking competition one called Chopped. Now this was fun! The premise is simple: *four chefs compete in three elimination rounds: appetizer, entree and dessert…
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    CRAFTS IDEAS FOR KIDS

  • How To Create Decorative Boxes

    Editor
    5 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
      Children, especially girls, are indispensable various boxes to store favorite trifles. It’s much simpler just to buy decorative boxes.  However, it is more interesting when the child alone or in cooperation with the parents make usable object. Material for work: carton napkins with interesting motif glue for napkin technique brush For this opportunity, you can use any Read more ...
  • The Best St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Preschool Kids

    Editor
    12 Mar 2014 | 3:13 am
    My favorite Irish holiday is definitely St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday is celebrated all around the world. There are many ways to mark this day with children in kindergarten. This time we present you the most beautiful crafts for kids dedicated to St Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day crafts for preschool kids #1 St. Patrick’s Day Read more ...
  • Very Nice Christmas Tree

    Editor
    27 Dec 2013 | 12:16 pm
    This is an interesting and educational game where children during the decorating of a Christmas tree learn to appoint, recognize and distinguish colors. The lower parts of the plugs are firmly glued to the Christmas tree and each contain a lip color identical to the cap. Kids are tasked to find colored plugs identical with Read more ...
 
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    Kisses & Chaos

  • Sarah Newlin, The Buddhist Monster

    alli woods frederick
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    *TRUE BLOOD TUESDAY ON A THURSDAY?  YES.  BECAUSE I’M WILD LIKE THAT (AND BECAUSE MY COMPUTER WAS BEING A PAIN IN THE ASS ALL WEEK).  BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.  SPOILERS FOLLOW.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.*   THE BUDDHIST MONSTER   THE bad seed, the pretty and pretty f’ing horrible villain we all love to hate, Sarah Newlin, is back and is running for her narcissistic, psychopathic life.  As though being chased by the Yakuza (who are not to be toyed with) isn’t bad enough she now has Eric and Pam on her ass.  I hope she has her affairs in order because I think her time on this…
  • How To Make Small Things Great

    alli woods frederick
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
        SMALL THINGS YOU should really know the answer to this one if you spend any time whatsoever here because, as you well know, it’s all about the love, baby.       Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  WORDS OF WISDOM ©2014 ALLI WOODS FREDERICK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  ::  GREAT LOVE – IAN BARNARD  ::     The post How To Make Small Things Great appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • To Bee or Not To Bee

    alli woods frederick
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
        WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  BEE GIRL – JEN OAKS  ::  HONEY BEE – KENZIE BUSBY  ::  HONEY BEE – BEESWAX  ::  OH HONEY – CATHERINE HOLCOMBE  ::  MR BEE – JOAN HAWKER  ::  HONEY BEE – TREEHOUSE DESIGN STUDIO  ::  VINTAGE BEE – FIDDLE HEAD  ::  BUMBLE BEE – BRILLUSTRATIONS  ::     The post To Bee or Not To Bee appeared first on Kisses & Chaos.
  • Pam Reveals Her Enthusiastic Side

    alli woods frederick
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
      *SPOILERS GALORE – DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW.*   SUNDAY’S True Blood was a bit of an Empire Strikes Back episode – more story (and back story) than action, but what the action lacked in length it made up for in intensity.  But let’s be honest.  We don’t watch True Blood for the action.  We watch it for the characters and the storyline…and the occasional glimpse of Eric’s insane body.  Don’t try to deny it.  You know it’s true.  And while we’re on the topic of Mr. Northman…     I’m a staunch member of Team Eric so to see he and…
  • The Pretty People In The Woods

    alli woods frederick
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
          THE PRETTY PEOPLE IN THE WOODS   The bee is not afraid of me, I know the butterfly; The pretty people in the woods Receive me cordially. The brooks laugh louder when I come, The breezes madder play. Wherefore, mine eyes, they sliver mists? Wherefore, O summer’s day?    - Emily Dickinson     Kisses & Chaos, Alli Woods Frederick     IMAGES  ::  SATURDAY VERSES LOGO ©2013 ALLI WOODS FREDERICK. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  ::  IN THE WOODS: A DREAM – MAXIME SIMONCELLI  ::     The post The Pretty People In The Woods appeared…
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    Visual News

  • Silhouettes Play on the Streets of Padua

    Shawn Saleme
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    The streets of Padua Italy are filled with playful silhouettes by local street artist Kenny Random. Kenny, whose real name is Andrea Coppo has been practicing the art form since the eighties, and over the years his style has ranged from anthropomorphic figures, stenciled silhouettes and a myriad of cartoon characters which interact with each other. See Also Abandoned Hotel Becomes a Temporary Street Art Gallery Most of his work is displayed in the historical parts of Padua and has been well preserved, even when buildings were being reconstructed. In 2007 and 2012, his paintings were exhibited…
  • Which New York City Cyclist Would You Be?

    Benjamin Starr
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    If you’ve been to New York City – or any metropolitan area for that matter – you’ve probably spotted a few of these cyclists. Artist Kurt McRobert drew up this fantastic taxonomy of NYC bicyclists for a Time Out New York feature; and from the chain smoking “hipster,” to the “weekend warriors”, his images have nailed every single stereotype. Be careful though: you might find yourself fitting comfortably into one of these descriptions. An avid cyclist himself, Kurt McRobert’s charming illustration style has been published in respected periodicals from coast-to-coast.
  • Puffy Paint is Not Just for 80′s T-Shirts. Check Out These Designer Sunglasses by Puffdotty.

    Paul Caridad
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    A few days ago I was on the beach in Santa Monica and I saw a guy wearing the most amazing sunglasses. I had to know more about them so I started talking to him and learned that he made them himself there are plenty more where those came from. Puffdotty makes festival shades by layering awesome puffy paint designs onto plastic frames. Future forward and functional, these sunglasses are the perfect topping to any outfit. Snag your own pair of shades on Etsy. You can also follow Puffdotty on Facebook and Instagram. See Also An Enchanting Body Art by Moran Newman
  • Video Reveals Surprising Life Stories From the Homeless

    Benjamin Starr
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    It’s easy to think that homeless people are far different than ourselves – but just a short conversation can quickly reveal how easy it is to lose your footing in society. Forget about drug problems and being mentally disabled, a lot of homeless are just like us. This video from Rethink Homelessness gives these often overlooked people a voice in their video Cardboard Stories. Homeless people in Orlando, Florida were given a pen and a piece of cardboard, and asked to share something about their life. Their answers are surprising – often revealing lives full of promise and hidden…
  • Get Away From the Office in This Mini Cabin

    Benjamin Starr
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    There are plenty of reasons to get away from it all, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave all the comforts behind. Studio Allergutendinge have developed a modularly assembled wooden shelter that looks to provide a good balance of outdoor living and minimalist amenities. Perfect for finding inspiration surrounded by the quiet of the natural world. Called Soul Box, the building is a minimal space for a maximum of two people. On the lower floor it has a place to sleep, a small table and chairs, and cooking facilities. The upper floor is a viewing platform to the country that surrounds you,…
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    Createquity.

  • [Createquity Reruns] The Deduction for Charitable Contributions: The Sacred Cow of the Tax Code?

    Ian David Moss
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    (Tax policy week continues at Createquity with this doozy of an analysis from editorial-board-member-to-be John Carnwath from April 2013. Believe it or not, thanks to some stellar performance in Google search rankings, an article about tax policy is now Createquity’s most-read blog post of all time! And for good reason, as John’s article expands beyond the usual rhetoric and surfaces some creative solutions in the debate around the charitable tax deduction that just might satisfy everyone. -IDM) photo by Martha Soukup In his most recent budget proposal, President Obama is seeking…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Federal arts funding: a trace ingredient in the sausage factory of government spending

    Ian David Moss
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    (Following a brief hiatus, our summer rerun programming returns this week with an homage to that wonkiest of topics – tax policy! In this post from June 2011, Createquity Fellow Aaron Andersen breaks down how the arts fit into the federal budget and puts them in context with tax breaks offered to other special interests, including private industry. “Federal arts funding” later had the honor of receiving Createquity’s first citation in a Wikipedia article. -IDM) As has been previously reported, public funding for the arts is one of the many foci of our national debate…
  • We’re Fixing Up the Place

    Devon Smith
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Now that you’ve all helped us reach our Indiegogo campaign goal (thanks again!), it’s time to start putting that money to good work. We just returned from our staff retreat (more updates coming soon for those on the “Early Warning” list), and now we’re beginning the search for someone to help us redesign createquity.com. It’s been four years since our last redesign by the excellent Evan Stein/VANPOP, and much has changed in the world of Createquity, and digital strategy. We’re in need of a new logo, new features for the site, and a refreshed design…
  • Thank you!

    Ian David Moss
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    All I can say is WOW. In the last 40+ hours of our campaign, more than $4,000 came in from 33 donors to put us over the top and then some. In the end, we blew past our goal, raising $11,430 (counting an employer match that was not included in the Indiegogo totals). Thank you to everyone who made this possible! We’ll be following up with all of our donors individually, but I want to briefly thank a few folks in particular. First, I want to acknowledge our contributors at the Founding Sponsor level, MailChimp and Pamela York Klainer, without both of whom it would have been much harder for…
  • [Createquity Reruns] Solving the Underpants Gnomes Problem: Towards an Evidence-Based Arts Policy

    Ian David Moss
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    (Arts Research Week at Createquity concludes with this speech/post originally delivered at the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center on November 14, 2012 and published on the blog in February 2013. This diagnosis of how our arts research infrastructure is failing us, a vision for how we could fix it, and why it all matters – a lot – is emblematic of the more advocacy-driven approach we intend to take upon our relaunch in the fall. I’m glad to say that there has been progress on some of these recommendations even in just the past year and a half, in particular…
 
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    Marone

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    Ruben Marone
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
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    Ruben Marone
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
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    Ruben Marone
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
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    Ruben Marone
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
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    Painters' Table - Contemporary Art Magazine: Daily Painting Links on Artist Blogs, Painting Blogs and Art Websites

  • Joan Mitchell: Cous-cous

    Brett Baker
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Bruce McColl blogs about Joan Mitchell's painting Cous-cous (1961-62) in the collection of the Currier Museum of Art. McColl writes that Mitchell’s painting "is replete with a painterly syntax of every kind: sweeps of turpentine stained hues trace a dramatic scene that is horizontally inclined; in the middle-right region of the painting, staccato paint marks made with brush and knife in counter-punctuating teals and earth greens establish a since of rhythm, akin to masonry (or even Cezanne’s patchwork approach). Above this area, Mitchell dynamically draws the edges of a…
  • John Bunker: Six Fugues

    Brett Baker
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Andy Parkinson reviews the recent exhibition John Bunker: Six Fugues, curated by Sam Cornish, at Westminster Library. Parkinson observes that the fact that Bunker's works are, "made from, 'torn posters, shattered CDs, abandoned chicken-shop boxes,' combined with the painterliness of the gestural flourishes, even in collage there are plenty of those, all adds to their materiality. Nevertheless, I can’t help but think of them as paintings, the construction method of which is collage, rather than collages made with painted elements." In Bunker’s Falling…
  • Eva Struble: Produce

    Brett Baker
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Lauren Buscemi reviews the recent exhibition Eva Struble: Produce at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Buscemi writes: "Tapping into the Pattern and Decoration movement—textiles taken from the regional origins of migrant farm workers are incorporated into Struble’s paintings merging aesthetic pleasure with socio-environmental content... With its fiery orange, pinks, and bright green, Lemondrop seems playful, yet a purple strand of barbed wire cuts across the upper left corner of the canvas... Struble’s rich paintings reveal a voracious appetite for color and…
  • John Mills: Signs of the Times

    Brett Baker
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Jason Ramos blogs about the paintings of John Mills which were recently on view at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica. Ramos observes: "When taken at such a technically conceptual level, painting soon dovetails into an unpacking of language and perception in general, and it is quite genuinely and presently at this very abstract intersection that the work of John Mills, on its surface, finds itself... John Mills’s paintings are not a parody, a send-up, or appropriations of abstract paintings — yet they are still visibly informed by an educated contextualizing that perhaps…
  • Alan Davie: Phenomenon of Expanding Form

    Brett Baker
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Alan Gouk considers the work of the late Alan Davie. Gouk writes that Davie's paintings "are not really abstract pictures (and neither is Gorky)... Just as abstractness is a relative condition, so many great paintings make the distinction between abstraction and representation irrelevant (Matisse’s The Moroccans being the supreme example). Davie’s pictures are, like it, poised on the cusp between abstraction and representation (semi-figurative) and this they do by retaining and evoking such old-masterish methods as shading and modelling of zones which suggest spatial…
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    Dead Doodles

  • The Doodle Dojo Neatoshop Giveaway

    Dan Wolfe
    6 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Win yourself a free tee from my Neatoshop Store.To celebrate me getting my Neatoshop Store up together, the very lovely guys there have let me run a giveaway. They will print and ship out free shirts to two lucky winners to anywhere in the world!Entering couldn't be easier. All you need to do is visit my Neatoshop Store and pick your favourite design. Then head to my Facebook page, click like and leave a comment on the post I linked telling me which shirt you want to win. Share that post with your friends (you wouldn't want them to miss out would you?) and you are done. All that's left is to…
  • Sketching and New Stores

    Dan Wolfe
    31 May 2014 | 2:12 am
    Howl's Moving Castle Sketches on Etsy.Its been a long time since I updated this blog again. I'm slowly coming to the conclusion that I am rubbish at blogging. Luckily I'm much better at keeping social media sites up to date. So if you like my pics and want to see more of them you should probably follow me in some other place. I've got a newsletter that I send out around once a month and there's a whole bunch of other sites you can follow me on. Like Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and I'm even on Pinterest!On to the art now though. I've been getting actual pens and paper out a…
  • Cornetto Anyone?

    Dan Wolfe
    5 May 2014 | 10:06 am
    Anyone fancy a Cornetto? We've got Strawberry, Original and Mint.The Cornetto Trilogy. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. They are such a classic series of films that I just had to draw something about them. So here's my tribute. Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost really did a great job with these parodies of their (and my) favourite movie genres. Its hard to pick a favourite out of them, and if you have one, I think its probably because you have a favourite type of movie that matches up. In fact, just thinking about which is my favourite is making me want to go and watch…
  • Camelot Dogs

    Dan Wolfe
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    On second thought, lets not go to Camelot. It's a silly place.One of these days I'm going to remember to update this site more often. But today is (probably) not that day! Until then you are just going to have to put up with random updates when I  feel like it. And today is one of those days!So here is a Monty Python design for you. King Arthur and his band of adventurers off on a mission to retrieve the Holy Grail. They aren't really as cool as the guys from Pulp Fiction, but regardless I thought they would look pretty good in this classic movie poster pose. They certainly are off on a…
  • Happy Valentines Day!

    Dan Wolfe
    14 Feb 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Sending a very special hug your way, look out!Its Valentines Day! I may be a little late but I'm here. I did this design especially for the most loving time of the year. A time when everyone needs a hug. And nobody give a better hug than the facehuggers from Aliens. They can be a bit too tight and might leave you with a lump in your chest, but doesn't that just make them extra special?Thanks for following my slightly odd ramblings and drawings, I love you all. Not in that way though, I just don't know you well enough for that!As usual this one is available at Redbubble and Society6, all the…
 
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    Oil Painting Techniques Lessons Blog

  • Ways to Price Your Decorative Painting Jobs

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

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

    admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 3:07 am
    Though I could enjoy speaking on the topic of art for sometime, I found myself without a way to truly understand the differing values in the ways of thought that permeate this grouping of human experience, and found myself looking to sources over the Internet to further my knowledge to utilize the information gathered to purchase paintings. I have always been interested in the passions evoked by the series of artists and movements that proliferate what we have come to know as the history of art. Reflecting on this notion of life’s passing interaction whether Romanticist, Surrealist, or…
  • Four Surefire Ways to Price Your Decorative Painting

    admin
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:22 am
    Imagine this nightmare scenario… You’ve spent considerable time and energy putting together what you consider to be a fair proposal for a decorative painting job that you really want to land. You’re finally sitting in front of your client revealing each intricate detail of the finish that you want to create on their walls. Your client seems excited and eager to get started. At last, you reveal the total estimated cost of the project. Your client is speechless and just gasps at you in wide-eyed astonishment muttering that this is a lot more than she’d hoped. Are you left scratching…
  • Wood Presents And Folk Russian Painting in Art Shop Online

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

  • How Can Airbrush Manufacturers Profit by Avoiding Making Knock Offs

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

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

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

    by serzomanik
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Classic Airbrush Techniques ... The post Hyperrealistic art from Marcello Barenghi appeared first on AIRBRUSHDOC.
  • Painting on Polymer Clay from Forest Rogers

    by serzomanik
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Classic Airbrush Techniques I would love to welcome here everyone who is still following us and all who remember when we had an entry about painting on polymer clay. If you liked the recommendation...
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    Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

  • Georgia Bride

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Georgia Bride20 x 20 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloHere's another a bouquet with a fresh color palette from a wedding where the floral arrangements were designed by John Grady Burns of Flora by John Grady Burns based in Atlanta.  John creates absolutely exquisite floral arrangements for many types of special occasions. I had the honor of studying with him at the Halls School of Floral Design where he is an instructor. You can see more in his beautiful books "Personally Yours" and "Evergreen".  Both available on http://www.jgbflora.com/           …
  • Wedding Day

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Wedding Day20 x 16 Oil Paintingby Pat FiorelloI'm working on a display with examples of my bridal bouquet paintings. Since the brides have the originals I needed to recreate some examples in a larger format. This is similar to one I did last year of a wedding venue- flowers at an outdoor gazebo where a ceremony was held. The floral arrangements for this wedding were done by the talented floral designer Anik Keuller of Anik Designs. Her creations always have a beautiful sense of style, flow and artistry.I also took photos in my studio along the way so you can see this painting unfold…
  • How to Paint Hydrangeas in Oil Video

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Suddenly Summer20 x 20 Oil Paintingby Pat Fiorello$1600I'm reposting this painting shared a few weeks ago, because I have created a short step by step video  to share my approach in creating this painting. You can see it on youtube and it's posted below as well.
  • Travel & Art Perfect Together, Things to consider...

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    One of my students painting in TuscanyContinuing with some more tips from my recent talk, "Travel & Art, Perfect Together", here are some things to consider when deciding on a workshop What medium do you want to work in?Is this an instructor you'd like to learn from (style, reputation, ask other artists re:bedside manner- all good artists are not necessarily good instructors)Is it a location you'd love to visitSubject matter-landscape, light, what the area is uniquely known for?What will be the physical requirements of painting outdoors (walking, weather, carrying gear), are…
  • Peonies Demonstration

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    Peonies12 x 16 Oil Painting by Pat Fiorello$650 SOLDDid a private demo for a student the other day who wanted to better understand my working process and methods.  Below is a short video that shows how this painting unfolded.Generally (but not always), when I paint flowers, I like to start with a transparent underpainting followed by developing the painting with opaque paints.Click below to watch the painting unfold before your eyes.
 
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    Free Spirit Gallery Blog

  • Indian Elephant Carving

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Indian Elephant Carving Every now and then, we at Free Spirit Gallery gets our hands on some unique art that is not Native American or Inuit but from other cultures.  In this case, we have a very nice Indian elephant carving from India. As you can see, this hand painted piece is magnificent!  For more information on this piece, see our webpage on Indian Elephant Carving.
  • New Inuit Sculptures Of Loons

    admin
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:54 am
    Inuit Sculptures Of Loons Birds Free Spirit Gallery has sourced several new Inuit sculptures of loons (Arctic birds) and they are wonderful pieces of artwork with amazing detail!  We have not had any new Inuit sculptures available for some time so these are a real welcome. They are mid-end Inuit sculptures of about eight to ten inches in length so do not expect low-end prices.  But these Inuit sculptures will still be made available to our customers at lower prices than street retail gallery prices. All of these Inuit sculpturess of loons are being kept at our source supplier so they are…
  • New Northwest Native Canadian Aboriginal Art Print

    admin
    29 Jan 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Northwest Native Canadian Aboriginal Art We at Free Spirit Gallery are excited to announce that one of our favourite Northwest Native Canadian artists, Todd Jason Baker, has just released a brand new limited edition aboriginal art print.  This one is a rare Northwest Native art version of a snowgoose (in fact the first ever one I’ve seen). This beautiful Canadian aboriginal art print is now available at Free Spirit Gallery and all the details are at a new webpage dedicated solely to this Pacific Northwest Snowgoose Art Print.
  • Inuit Carvings Dancing Polar Bears Available

    admin
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:02 am
    Inuit Carvings Dancing Polar Bears Free Spirit Gallery has sourced several new Inuit carvings of dancing polar bears and they are beauties!  We have not had any new Inuit carvings available for some time so these are a real welcome. They are mid-end Inuit carvings of about ten inches high so do not expect low-end prices.  But these Inuit carvings will still be made available to our customers at lower prices than street retail gallery prices. All of these Inuit carvings of polar bears are being kept at our source supplier so they are not holding them exclusively for us.  We will have to…
  • Northwest Native Indian Art Fishing Hook Lures

    admin
    9 Dec 2013 | 1:58 pm
    Northwest Native Indian Art Here are three Northwest Native Indian art fishing hook lures by Alfie Fishgap we have available at Free Spirit Gallery.  These are authentic Northwest Native artwork on pieces featuring real fishing hooks! Two of them have Northwest eagle designs while one has salmons.  Each of these beautiful lures have its own webpage with more information.  Just click below to access them. Lure #1 With Eagle Lure #2 With Salmon Lure #3 With Eagle Each of these pieces are unique, one of a kind artwork with no other duplicates available.  So once each piece is ordered by a…
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    Hella Heaven

  • Can't hardly wait to get older?

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

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

    12 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
  • World Cup 2014 humiliation and indignity: Brazil vs Germany match and FIFA's scandal

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I've watched the game, you might have watched it too so you now that Germany did 5 goals in 29 minutes and more 2 goals and Brazil only one. The Horror! Everywhere in the media the words: humiliation and indignity. It was appalling watching the five goals but even being such a terrible defeat I don't see any humiliation or indignity. Amazement, sadness, disappointment, anger... but humiliation? To humiliate: make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect, especially publicly. The shame was not inflicted by Germans. Brazilians self-inflicted the shame…
  • One laundry secret you were never told

    8 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
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    Growing Unique- a journey of discovery

  • Do you have a “fan” page on Facebook?

    Rennata Tropeano
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Do you have a “fan” page on Facebook? Drop by and say hello so I can add you there. http://ow.ly/yxew5
  • Limiting beliefs and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

    Rennata Tropeano
    24 May 2014 | 3:05 pm
     What is a limiting belief? A limiting belief is something that holds you back only because you believe it. It sounds silly but when I googled limiting beliefs examples I got  “About 392,000 results (0.65 seconds) “, which tells me a lot of people have a lot of limiting beliefs. I have been stuck in a ” Must diet” frame of mine for so long that I never realized that I could ever be not dieting and making healthy choices.  The idea of “eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite” was…
  • Taking the challenge- Healthy at Any Size

    Rennata Tropeano
    22 May 2014 | 9:13 am
    This morning I made an important decision. I took the Healthy at Any Size Pledge. From the HAES Community Website: Health at Every Size is based on the simple premise that the best way to improve health is to honor your body. It supports people in adopting health habits for the sake of health and well-being (rather than weight control). Health at Every Size encourages: Accepting and respecting the natural diversity of body sizes and shapes. Eating in a flexible manner that values pleasure and honors internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite. Finding the joy in moving one’s body and…
  • Study of Northampton Train Station.

    Rennata Tropeano
    1 Nov 2013 | 7:05 pm
    Originally posted http://www.rennatatropeano.com/growingunique/2013/11/01/northampton-train-station/ I’ve moved the study of the Northampton Train Station into the “is it done category”.  I pull up the tape and set it up where I can see it for a few days. Sometimes I find that I need to go back and do some more work. Other times I start thinking about what mat or frame will set it off. I have posted about my search for a software etc that I can use as a data base. I’ve tried a number of things including spread sheets, data bases, Evernote and a couple of other things.  Right now I…
  • Observation and Reflection

    Rennata Tropeano
    28 Oct 2013 | 10:17 am
    Originally posted :http://www.rennatatropeano.com/growingunique/2013/10/28/observation-and-reflection/ Reflecting Last week I started the week Inspire Me Monday by Create with Joy. I found it to be a great way to start a week as I started by looking a wider variety of inspiration than usual which gave me more to think about. I have always loved this quote from Monet, because it implies an intention to the process. Julia Cameron calls the process filling the well in her Artist Way series. No matter what you call it, a important component of the creative process is this digging and delving into…
 
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    The art of Christian Bocquée

  • Self-portrait

    12 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
  • Selfie drawing

    10 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Work in progress.. my version of a selfie.
  • Random character design

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Exploring shapes for a random character design. She's a bit rough around the edges and scary when you first meet her but has a good heart.
  • Brisbane on stilts

    22 Jun 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Inspired by the city I live in, Brisbane. Colonies of flying foxes at dusk, and seemingly rickety Queenslanders on stilts. Growing up here these were pretty typical sights, though don't try and find where this is. This one's made up. More process pictures can be viewed on my Facebook page.
  • A wombat riding a bicycle

    13 Jun 2014 | 7:45 pm
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    Modern Art Blog of Grant Wiggins

  • Painting and Space: New Geometric Painting “Discovering Worlds Yet Undreamt”

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

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

    Grant Wiggins
    30 May 2014 | 3:45 pm
    With summer right around the corner, now is a great time for me to take a step back from the easel and share with you images of seven new paintings, which I produced this spring. Most of the following paintings are already on view in my online portfolio — the Paintings section of this site [...]
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  • Woven Work/Woven Words — Hiding in the Weave Hits the Shelves

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

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

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

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

    arttextstyle
    8 May 2014 | 8:01 am
      Recall, Ane Henricksen, 2010. photo by Ane Henricksen Several artists represented by browngrotta arts are included in exhibitions in Europe and the US this Spring. Among the largest is Artapestry3 at the Jean-Lurçat Museum of Contemporary Tapestry in Angers, France. This is the third is edition of Artapestry3, an initiative launched by the European Tapestry Forum (ETF). The event contemporary  offers visitors an unusual perspective by aligning the works of 25 international textile artists, including Ane Hendricksen and Grethe Sørensen, with the Museum’s collection, which…
 
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    Exploring Neuroscience Through Art

  • #Brain article of interest: Headbanging: Doctors highlight potential dangers at hardcore rock 'n' roll acts

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    "German doctors highlight the potential dangers surrounding headbanging in a Case Report published in The Lancet. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian and colleagues from the Hannover Medical School, detail the case of a man who developed a chronic subdural haematoma (bleeding in the brain) after headbanging at a Motörhead concert.In January 2013, a 50-year-old man came to the neurosurgical department of Hannover Medical School with a 2 week history of a constant worsening headache affecting the whole head. Although his medical history was unremarkable and he reported no previous head trauma, 4 weeks…
  • #Brain article of interest: How The World Cup's Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Works [Video]

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    "Soccer ExoskeletonJuliano Pinto, a paraplegic man, kicks a soccer ball using an exoskeleton built by Miguel Nicolelis and a large team of scientists and engineers.Imagine Science FilmsThe World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind the games, including an exoskeletal kick-off, the genetics of competition, and even the biochemistry of diehard spectators Here's Imagine Science Films' take on Kinetic, the latest mini-documentary in their "Field Work: World Cup" series:Imagine Science Films…
  • #Brain article of interest: Do not disturb! How the brain filters out distractions

    6 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    "submitted by burtzev[link] [comment]"from Neuroscience News and Discussion [Read the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1qzmO7l]via IFTTT
  • #Brain article of interest: The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age, new study suggests

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    "Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia.Past research has examined the impact of sleep duration on cognitive functions in older adults. Though faster brain ventricle enlargement is a marker for cognitive decline and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the effects of…
  • #Brain article of interest: Seize Control of Your Dreams

    30 Jun 2014 | 12:42 pm
    " Considering how much of our lives we spend sleeping – years and years, if you added up all our time in slumber – it’s remarkable how much mystery still surrounds this most fundamental of behaviours. Mystery of course is the perfect breeding ground for myths.We need eight hours Even this most trusted tenet of folk wisdom has been challenged recently. Hundreds of historical records show that until the late 17th century, the norm used to be for two separate sessions of sleep interspersed with a period of one to two hours nocturnal activity. Some experts believe this is our more…
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    Yew Tree Nights

  • Voyages to Nearby Places

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

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 5:14 am
    For a little while now I have been meaning to post about the mezzotint you see pictured here. This past winter I spent my Tuesdays taking the train back and forth across Scotland so I could spend some time at Glasgow Print Studios learning about this lovely, tonal printmaking process. The print is quite small, only 10 x 14 cm, so many of these faces you see here are probably about the size of your littlest fingernail.Mezzotint is a little less common than other printmaking techniques, but basically how it works is that the surface of a metal plate is roughened by passing over it many,…
 
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    Inside/Out

  • “But Is It Art?” Constantin Brancusi vs. the United States

    MaryKate Cleary
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Constantin Brancusi. Bird in Space. 1928. Bronze, 54 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/2″ (137.2 x 21.6 x 16.5 cm). Given anonymouslyHave you ever puzzled over a work of art that bears little or no resemblance to its title? In 1926, the disparate relationship between an artwork and its textural description led to one of the most significant clashes of art and law in history: the case of Brancusi v. United States. Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957) was born in Romania, but from 1904 he lived and worked as a sculptor in Paris. He was preoccupied by the theme of the bird, culminating in the sculpture Bird in…
  • Tiger Morse: Fashion Guru and Andy Warhol Star

    Anne Morra
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tiger Morse (Reel 14 of ***). 1963. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. © 2014 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Image courtesy of The Andy Warhol Film Project, Whitney Museum of American Art I have a vague recollection of attending a classmate’s birthday party when I was about six or seven and in the gift bag there was a paper dress perfectly sized to fit me! The dress was neatly folded in a flat plastic package; it was a simple, A-line, sleeveless shift dress with brightly colored circles. I can’t recall the manufacturer, but the…
  • Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver

    Charles Silver
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Taxi Driver. 1976. USA. Directed by Martin Scorsese These notes accompany screenings of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver on July 23, 24, and 25 in Theater 3. No director has ever been so closely identified with New York in all its manifestations, its terrors and its glories, as Martin Scorsese, who was born in Flushing, Queens, 71 years ago. (Even Woody Allen has, at this point, become more or less a jet-setter, preferring European jaunts to the streets of New York.) Scorsese gave us fascinating portraits of New York’s past with the grotesqueries of Gangs of New York and the patrician…
  • This Week at MoMA: July 21–27

    Carolyn Kelly
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week’s picks highlight the many, and sometimes unexpected, ways that MoMA connects visitors to the artists and artwork we exhibit. Take a closer look and join us! • Stop by the Sculpture Garden today, Monday, July 21, for another installment of Agora, MoMA’s monthlong series of informal discussions between visitors and Museum educators to explore open-ended questions relating to visitors’ museum experience. From left: Adrienne Edwards, 2013. Photo: Whitney Browne; Adam Pendleton, 2012. Photo: Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Courtesy Pace Gallery • Also, on Monday, July 21, join us for…
  • Warm Up 2014: Week Three Highlights

    Margaret Knowles
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Last Saturday’s Warm Up was filled to the brim with some of the most lively DJs and exciting live acts to ever hit the MoMA PS1 stage! Auntie Flo opened the day, followed by live performances by Gabriel Garzón Montano, Archie Pelago, and Cibo Matto, and Mister Saturday Night DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter closed things out. Friends cooling their toes in the pool, a part of The Living’s Hy-Fi, this summer’s Young Architects Program installation. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Photo: Lea Bertucci The joy of dancing knows no age. MoMA PS1 Warm Up, Saturday, July 12, 2014.
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    Design For Mankind

  • Art, The Teacher

    erin
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    So, here’s the truth. This interview has been sitting in my inbox for months, so naturally, I’ve been semi-ignoring it daily. It’s really rich – almost too rich, like a salted chocolate mousse I tasted in Singapore once – the kind where it’s better in small bites with a tiny, cold metal spoon. It’s an interview with the brother of our dear friends, a man named Adam Lee who creates art in a light-filled studio in Melbourne. And this morning, I read it again, sandwiched between a 30% off coupon I don’t need and a morning devotional I most…
  • Getaway

    erin
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    OMG summer. OK, let’s just start here: this post is fueled by enormous amounts of sugar. Remember #Whole30? Me neither. In the past four days I’ve consumed approximately eight pounds of peanut butter fudge and also root beer. It’s been good, because summer is a “Yes!” season for me, but also gracious, my heart is pounding out of my chest.* Another chapter in the book of imbalance that I could absolutely write – the up and down and yes and no and MORE and less – and then the grace I’m trying to give myself while I figure out that there’s…
  • My Summer Wardrobe

    erin
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    One of the best parts of spending our summer weaving in and out of town (more on our lake trip later!) has been the realization of how very little we need. While I used to keep a full closet stocked with tops and dresses of every pattern and color, shape and size, I’ve recently whittled down my summer wardrobe to the bare essentials: cutoffs, neutral tops, sensible sandals and – of course – a summer hat. And because I get a few comments every now and then about what I wear on Instagram (besides yoga pants, of course!), I’ve popped up a list for you. It’s totally…
  • Camouflage

    erin
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    I’m headed out of town for a lakeside getaway with some pals (and Bee, of course), but first wanted to leave you with a few inspired images from artist/designer Judy Kaufmann: “Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.” -Russell Lynes And isn’t that the truth? We hide who we are by revealing who we’d like to be. Whether you feel camouflaged in a sea of festival food trucks, clothing racks or sippy cups, here’s hoping you find the courage to stand tall this…
  • Q & A

    erin
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    Bernadette Francis and Laura Albee Barton created Per-Tim (which stands for Period-Timeless) as a Melbourne-based shop/brand to “enable the questionings of the Hows, Whats and Whys of people’s lives.” It’s a rad reason to do anything; creating space for the questions is always a worthy exploration. As a naturally inquisitive person, I’m finding that questions are really just answers from another perspective, aren’t they? Eventually they string together – the questions – to say something bigger about ourselves than the answers ever would.
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    The Main Loop

  • 2014 Main Loop Roadtrip Part 3: Zion, The Sierras, and The Scary Mystery Truck

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

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

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

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

    Sergio Lopez
    26 May 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Paso Arts Fest was a good success for me! I had good sales, fun times with my plein air friends, and discovered many beautiful areas to paint in the San Luis Obispo area.I was invited by Anne Laddon last October to participate in this event. I had never heard of it before, but the invitation said Quang Ho would be the judge and keynote speaker? I'm so in. Also, a bunch of other solid artists said they were in, too. Here is the line-up: Jeff Bellerose, Kim Casebeer, Kevin Courter, James Crandall, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Tim Horn, W. Truman Hosner, Paul Kratter, Ann Larsen, Ruo Li, Carolyn…
 
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    Mixed-Media Map Art - Blog

  • Friday Favorite: Masako Kubo

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    If you are looking for the Traci Bautista StencilGirl Blog Hop, please keep scrolling down! This Friday’s featured artist is Masako Kubo and her lovely map illustrations!I love the combination of both whimsy and details in her maps! Italy Her maps are well thought out, meticulously executed and wonderfully imaginative all at once! Cruise Map Kamakura, Japan Paris Gourmet Map Read more about Yanko Tihov, her artwork and her process on her website at www.masakokubo.co.uk.TGIF!Mary
  • StencilGirl Artist Traci Bautista Blog Hop!

    13 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Welcome to the StencilGirl Blog Hop featuring NEW StencilGirl Artist Traci Bautista! For this blog hop, StencilGirl Creative Team members are showcasing Traci’s FIVE new stencilsAnd Traci Bautista and Mary Beth Shaw are hopping along with us!! Yay! You're on the right track if you just arrived from Leslie Tucker Jenison's blog.If not, no worries! You can just follow the list below and start back at the beginning.I had tons of fun using Traci's new Floral 1 stencil to create this art journal spread: I began with…
  • Friday Favorite: Jo Reimer

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    This Friday’s featured artist is Jo Reimer and her wonderful map paintings!I love the way she experiments with her personal map collection to express ideas of travel, journeys, exploration and her own personal history. This was the first map work in her series: Crossroads, acrylic and collage on paper, 22" x 17" "Here I laid down strips of map to indicate a matrix of roads leading away from a city somewhere west, near the water," writes Jo.She explains that one day she decided to shred an old map to see how she could use the strips creatively. "To me the strips of map are the…
  • Drawing and Painting Studio

    7 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    "Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."  ~Albert EinsteinIt's no secret that I'm passionate about art. Another passion of mine is sharing this love of art with others!Earlier this summer, I had very talented and enthusiastic young artists in Drawing and Painting Studio at COCA (Center of Creative Arts)! Before we even met, I knew they shared this same passion because they'd signed up to draw and paint with me for one week from 9am to 3pm everyday! We explored color theory and color schemes, set up a still-life together, created landscapes and portraits, worked with…
  • July StencilClub Inspiration

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    I'm back on the StencilGirl Talk Blog today to show you what I did with the amazing July 2014 StencilClub stencils designed by Mary Beth Shaw!Here's a sneak peek: Be sure to go to StencilGirl Talk to see all the details!Hope you're having a wonderful week!Mary
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    secretly important

  • RIP FIN RECORDS

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

    brianssnider
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    VIDEO NSFW Animal Eyes “Bender” (Official Video) from the Dean Brothers on Vimeo. Everything started out wrong for Animal Eyes and their song Bender, for me at least. It started with the name, which sounds like just another impersonal variation on Animal Collective that bands have been going by since the early 2000′s. Then came the song, immediately launching into the hand claps followed closely by the staccato acoustic guitar bursts, I was going to throw this all away and move onto something else, something fresh, something that had a genuine voice, but I waited a second…
  • RECAP: LEMOLO AT OCCIDENTAL PARK

    brianssnider
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    I can’t really speak for any other city, except maybe Los Angeles, which is a whole different beast altogether, but one of the greatest things about Seattle/Washington in the Summer is just how much free outdoor music there is. I’m not talking about street musicians with squirrels on leashes or your dad’s cover band with four other dudes going through a midlife crisis, I’m talking about legitimate, good bands that take advantage of our fleeting Summer days, to bring their music to the masses. In a given Seattle Summer you could see enough free music from top Seattle…
  • SOTW: SHE KEEPS BEES ~ IS WHAT IT IS

    brianssnider
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Eight Houses by She Keeps Bees Two weeks ago the good folks at Future Gods Records sent me over an advanced copy of She Keeps Bees fourth album Eight Houses, and it’s literally all I’ve been able to listen to. I don’t say that because I’m being paid to, although if someone were to pay me to make that statement I certainly would, I say that because nothing currently can satisfy me like this record can. I don’t want to delve too deep into this album ahead of our review, but oh man is it just really, really good. It’s not exactly the She Keeps Bees…
  • RECAP: KAIROS EP RELEASE SHOW W/ DUDE YORK & SUNDRIES

    brianssnider
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Better late than never I always say. This show took place six weeks ago, and while I’m rarely speedy at getting my recaps up in a timely manner, this lapse really borders on being a joke. Ultimately, what does it matter when you read/watch video/look at pictures of a show that already happened. Ideally I would have liked to get this out before KAIROS‘ recent show at Barboza, which I’m sure was amazing. Regardless, here are some thoughts on what was a really fantastic show, some pictures, and a video of Dude York’s performance which I posted shortly after the actual…
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    Art Blog by Isabelle Bryer

  • Midnight Thief: an Artist Collaboration by Bibi Davidson and Isabelle Bryer

    Isabelle Bryer
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    We did it as children, behind the teacher's back, during painfully long algebra classes: someone would doodle a cartoon character on a piece of paper, slide it to a friend a few desks down for her to add her own...
  • Painting Audubon on psychedelics

    Isabelle Bryer
    13 Apr 2013 | 7:08 pm
    John James Audubon decided in 1820 at age 35 to paint pictures of every bird in North America. The world over experts agree that with his work he achieved "a masterpiece of both artistic and scientific merit". I bought his...
  • Three steps forward, two steps back: my portrait of a Mermaid Siamese Twins.

    Isabelle Bryer
    2 Dec 2012 | 2:42 pm
    Once in a blue moon it happens: you sit in front of your easel with in mind a clear idea of what you will paint. From the pencil sketch to the final "fignolage " (ugly french word meaning "last touch...
  • One Fairy Out of the Closet

    Isabelle Bryer
    16 Aug 2012 | 10:44 am
    It is now official, my picture book project is out of the procrastination closet and starting to take form. This week I finished illustration number one, a fairy, because let's face it, we need as many good fairies as we...
  • Beauty and Madness in Rural America: The Art of Andrea Kowch

    Isabelle Bryer
    9 Apr 2012 | 8:49 pm
    One of the characteristics of Magic Realism in art is that "it has an unsettling quality, remarkable details, sharp focus and some mystery or a secret seems to be hidden within the subject matter". This seems to describe perfectly the...
 
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    Fractured Atlas Blog

  • Fractured Atlas as a Learning Organization: As If One Bottom Line Wasn’t Enough

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

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

    Jason Tseng
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    by Jason TsengIn honor of the Stonewall Riots which catalyzed the LGBT rights movement in 1969, we wanted to lift up some amazing arts projects working in and for the LGBT community. Happy Pride everyone! Crossing Over Documentary Crossing Over Trailer from Katrina Sorrentino on Vimeo. Crossing Over is the story of three transgender immigrants from Mexico seeking political asylum in the United States from the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse inflicted on them in their homeland. Stigmatized by religious and patriarchal powers within their community, the transgender community in Mexico…
  • Fractured Atlas Book Club: Summer Reading Edition

    Nathan Zebedeo
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    by Nathan ZebedeoWe’ll be taking a few months off from posting regular book club articles - now that it’s unofficially summer I can finally wear white pants and read for pleasure - so I’ve put together a list of four titles for you to check out to make up for our holiday. Many artists and arts organizations have downtime during the summer months, so this is a good opportunity to regroup and learn some new skills. And what’s the number one topic that artists need to brush up on? Of course I’m talking about, everyone’s favorite, finances. For all of you who…
  • Project Round-up: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jason Tseng
    31 May 2014 | 2:00 am
    by Jason TsengAs we close the book on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we wanted to lift up the amazing AAPI artists in the Fractured Atlas family. Check out these awesome fiscally sponsored projects run by AAPI member artists. Chicago Asian American Showcase For nearly 20 years, the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media has hosted the Midwest’s premier celebration of Asian American culture, and the nation’s only film festival dedicated exclusively to Asian American film through an annual Showcase presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Leviathan Lab Leviathan…
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    The Steel Whisperer

  • Swimming with Sharks

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

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

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

    29 Mar 2014 | 1:49 pm
    I just got the word about a TV pilot called Solemates that I was part of about a year ago. It is just finishing production and will be airing soon. Some of it was filmed in my studio with these lovely ladies and myself. I am suggesting the title "Bruce's Angels."
  • Robot Dogs Are Now A Reality!

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Now Available! "Robot 7" aka "Astro" is a robot dog sculpture made from thick plasma cut 3/16 steel plate. Only $300 each. (10.5" x 12" x 4.5")  WOOF WOOF!
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    BLOG CROXFORD

  • WW176: MASTERS OF SEX, DAVID JABLOW and CLOCKONE

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Here are the 5 things that I love this week!!! I want you to really love them too!!1.) Masters of Sex. Ok….I KNOW I KNOW…..I am WAY FAR BEHIND ON THIS!! But wow!You gotta watch this show!Thanks Showtime! Yes…this is the sex-centric version of Mad Men. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as the lead characters, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, two pioneering researchers of human sexuality at Washington University - who go on to revolutionize how we think about sex!AMAZING! Beau Bridges and Allison Janney just knock your socks off!! WOW!!!If you haven't seen it.DO!
  • KENSINGTON MARKET ART FAIR…..NEW PRINTS….AND STUFF……..

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Howdee!It's Monday, and I have a bunch of stuff I wanna share with you today!Let's do it to it, y'all! (Sorry - sometimes I break into 70's disco slang, ya' jive turkey's!)I was THRILLED to have a few pieces find great homes this week.I always talk about the "right" person finding the "right" piece……(and I can feel some of you rolling your eyes in your head)….but it is totally true! Eventually almost every painting finds it's home!!I paint things that I LOVE, and as many of you know, my work and my personality are pretty similar……a little off kilter…….so it takes a certain type…
  • WW176: BERRY PIZZA, CLAIRE BREWSTER, and BAD LIP READING (again)

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here are 5 things I want you love this week!!!1.) Um….this summer berry season……WE MUST TRY THIS…...It's a Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisp with Honey Balsamic GlazeINGREDIENTS1/2 (about 1/2 a pound) recipe of your favorite pizza dough1/4 cup olive oil16 basil leaves, chopped + divided8-12 ounces brie, sliced1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped3/4 cup blackberries1/2 teaspoon pepperBalsamic Honey Glaze1/2 cup balsamic vinegar3 tablespoons honeyINSTRUCTIONSPrepare the dough 1-2 hours ahead of time.Well the dough rises make the honey balsamic glaze. Add the…
  • MY DAD'S ROSEBUSH…….a parable…...

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Good Monday y'all.Today……a tale……….I will try to make it interesting!This weekend I was at my parents home in London Ontario.Those who know me, know I am there every two weeks trying to help around the house.My parents are both getting up there in age so I do what I can! I am telling you this NOT to sound like a saint (Lord knows I am NOT saintly in any way!)Truthfully, there is probably a part of me that helps so much in the hopes of banking a little good Karma…so that when I am 80 years old -- SOMEONE will care enough to take care of husband and me (as we have NO…
  • WW175: THE SHINING SCARF, HOUSE OF CARDS, and DIP N DANCE

    9 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Howdy Folks!Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!Here are the 5 things that I think are wonderful this week - 5 things I want you to love as well!!!!1.) Ok..this is A LOT…but there is something I REALLY like about it. Don't judge me! have thou seen "The Shining"? Do you remember the carpet in the hallway? No?? (I have a very visceral memory of this movie so it seems clear to me….) but for those of you who don't really remember, it looked like this:Well now YOU can dress up your home…or your person……to match……Thanks to MONDO you can…….A nice rug for your from door…..or…
 
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    DRAWING LIFE by fred hatt

  • End-On: Extreme Foreshortening – Part 2

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

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

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

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

    Fred Hatt
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Still from “Awosting”, 2014, video by Mariko Endo and Fred Hatt There is a kind of holy awe in feeling dwarfed by nature, going where our habitual self-importance dissolves in the face of grandeur. We feel ourselves as mere specks in a vastness, and yet to know our minuteness is in itself a kind of expanded consciousness. In our limited everyday sense of ourselves we are great and important, but also limited and mortal. When we are even a little bit aware of the immensity of the universe, we know that we are nothing, but also that in some way we are that vastness, for it has manifested…
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  • Arnold Butler, paintings

    ego
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Arnold Butler is a painter and photographer from Atlanta, Georgia. Arnold Butler: website Via: joquz.com The post Arnold Butler, paintings appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
  • Ah Xian, sculptures

    ego
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:10 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 These sculptures by Ah Xian establish a series of multilayered oppositions. The most overt is the tension between the sculptural form of the bust and the painted surface designs, which the artist likens to the oppositions of West and East. The bust is part of a Western portraiture tradition dating back to the busts of ancient Roman times and the designs are derived from Chinese decorative traditions, unique to China and in some cases to the studio-kilns at Jingdezhen. Such an opposition…
  • Amazingly unique pieces, the Art of shadows by Teodosio Sectio Aurea

    ego
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Amazingly unique pieces of art by the magical hands of Teodosio Sectio Aurea, “painted” with shadows and 3D compositions… The autodidact artist from Athens-Greece, intrudes our minds’ comprehensional system, and shows us though his games of shadows a playfully attractive perspective of reality. Every single work of art of his, creates an unexpectable shadow, which is always philosophically connected with it’s original source.     Teodosio Sectio Aurea: website / facebook The post Amazingly unique…
  • Fantasywire sculptures by Robin Wight

    ego
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens and sells a number of DIY wire sculpting kits from his website where he also discusses in great detail how each piece is built. Robin Wight: website / facebook Via: thisiscolossal.com The post Fantasywire…
  • 71006 – The Simpsons™ House

    ego
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It Pin It The Simpsons House has been turned into LEGO bricks with detachable roof, modular design, car with dent, the famous family couch, 6 minifigures and so much more… LEGO®: website / facebook The post 71006 – The Simpsons™ House appeared first on Ego - AlterEgo.
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    The Flaneur art blog

  • Hercules review – Muscles and mayhem in ancient Thrace

    Flaneur
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    ‘Don’t just stand there, kill someone…’ Hercules is a rollicking muscles and mayhem ancient world adventure, but if you want to brush up on your Greek mythology it doesn’t stick to the stories of Herakles that you might be expecting. Directed by Brett Ratner this is not the tale of the strong-man’s famous labours, although […]
  • Matisse – Cut-outs at the Tate Modern – see the exhibition, get the iphone app

    Flaneur
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Once he’d abandoned his law career and discovered art Henri Matisse couldn’t stop creating. This is good news for lovers of his bold, fresh works, but also for art museums looking for ways to put a new twist on shows of his work. The Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern (until 7th September) focuses on work he […]
  • The Importance of being Earnest: @Theatre_Mill at York Mansion House

    Flaneur
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    I never go to the theatre on Sunday. It is usually my day of rest, to enjoy a glass of red wine with the husband or a walk along the beach. However, when a friend contacted me last week to tell me she had just emerged from ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ on “a cloud […]
  • Edinburgh preview review: The Sonneteer – see Shakespeare’s latest collaboration

    Flaneur
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    Quick, there are only 154 sonnet days until Christmas… Shakespeare may get all the kudos and Royal Companies, but - whisper it if you are in Stratford - some of his plays were written with a co-author. George Wilkins is thought to have collaborated on Pericles, whilst Thomas Middleton gave a polish to the much-admired Macbeth. Maybe […]
  • Review: @Mummenschanz at the Peacock theatre – you won’t have seen this before

    Flaneur
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    No music. No speaking. Just the sound of shuffling feet, laughter and the occasional flapping tentacle. Swiss mime-masque theatre troupe Mummenschanz have brought their The Musicians of Silence tour to London. A limited run until 27th July sees the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre host the four-person team and their show which delights the audience no […]
 
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    Fresh Gloss

  • “A Little Birdy” Unicorn Girl ORIGINAL Painting auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    “A Little Birdy Told Me” Original acrylic painting on 12″x12″ canvas panel Live auction, starting at 0.01 with no reserve here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131251068691   Signed prints and limited editions of “A Little Birdy Told Me” will be available in my Etsy shop!Filed under: Art Auctions
  • New Original paintings, Framed Mini and #1 Edition Canvas Print auctions

    Natasha Wescoat
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Today, I decided that I’d list my recent creations up for auction with no reserve so my new fans had a chance at owning some originals! Here are the newest auctions listed tonight: “Turquoise Dream” 2″ x 3″ FRAMED with mini acrylic painting View or bid on auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141355911712?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 “Love Is In The Air” 18″ […]
  • “Little Briar Rose” Sleeping Beauty Original Painting

    Natasha Wescoat
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    “Little Briar Rose” Sleeping Beauty $1200 ORIGINAL 12″x16″ Acrylic painting on panel Click here to view or purchase: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131249395202 Signed prints and limited edition hand painted canvases available soon on http://wescoatart.etsy.com This is a beautiful large painting featuring the famous Grimms Fairytale character known as “Sleeping Beauty”, which has been reimagined over the years by […]
  • New ACEO Art Card auctions this week & Zazzle shop sale!

    Natasha Wescoat
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    This week, we have 6 Hand-painted #1/1 Limited Edition ACEO Art Cards up for auction, starting at a penny! Each one is a print on genuine canvas in ACEO size (2.5″x3.5″) which are highly collectible art items! They are signed on front and back and dated. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Only one is ever […]
  • “The Wishing Apple” Snow White Original Painting at auction

    Natasha Wescoat
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    New Original! “The Wishing Apple” is now available up for auction starting at $100 or own the painting outright for $850! This is an acrylic painting on 16″x20″ canvas and comes with certificate of Authenticity. See or bid here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=141351636799 This is the first in the series, featuring one of my most favorite Grimms Fairytales […]
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    Endevia. » Agence de Communication luxe

  • Oriental Fashion Show 2014

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

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

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

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

    Endevia
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:21 am
    MEET-UP is a luxury networking party that is taking place in april 12, 2014. It will gather CEO, chairman, high purchasing power people and so much more. If you intent to build a strong and targetted network, this is definitely the place to go. . .Replo . .nge . MEET-UP LUXURY NETWORKING PARTY PARIS – [...]
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    I 365 Art

  • 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…
  • Day #298 Strawberry Cake Illustration

    ducky75
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    Due to being a little busy, I haven’t been able to update for the past couple of days. But here I am again with more art! I also added a new hubpages how to yesterday as well. If you’re in to drawing tutorials you might find my hubs quite useful. : ) Don’t forget that you can also find an extensive list of hubpages and squidoo tutorials over at the resources page here on I 365 Art. : ) I don’t know what it is but i’ve constantly been in the mood to draw and post clip art of different cakes to the blog lately. I still have about 10 more that I have in mind that I…
  • Day #297 Fish Clip Art and How to Draw

    ducky75
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:53 am
    Today’s picture can be categorized as either food or animal (hehe, I know it’s a little weird that I primarily draw food on my blog, but it’s kind of my specialty!) But yeah, I will draw other things once I get through food, I especially need to get started on my Easter season stuff. Now the reason why my title says clip art and how to draw is because 1.) I have posted a new clip art for instant download at the bottom of this post and 2.) I am currently working on a how to draw tutorial over at hubpages. I will most likely have that finished and posted by later today. I am…
  • Day #296 Coffee Mug Clip Art

    ducky75
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    So I have been getting back in to the swing of posting how to draw articles on hubpages again. I’m really happy that I posted my latest tutorial for the first time in at least a year. So along with my many other projects I do on the side, I am including hubpage tutorials back on that roster! About the clip art, I will be adding a new set of clip art over on my etsy shop very soon. It takes a lot to put them together. Fun, but sort of time consuming. ^^; So on to today’s post. The coffee cup is somewhat simple I admit, but I do like how it turned out in the end. I always seem to go…
  • Day #295 Berry Cheese Cake Illustration

    ducky75
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Today’s post features a single piece from my Desserts Set which can be purchased on Etsy. I guess it is somewhat fitting that today’s posted image would be a cake, as it’s my birthday! I have nothing better to do than to post on my blog I guess xD. This was actually one of the first clipart illustrations I have ever made and it is also still one of my favorites of the bunch. I used a different technique from the other clipart sets i’ve made when coloring this drawing. So anyway, I guess i’m going to leave it at that and go find something to do for my birthday.
 
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    Berkshire Review for the Arts

  • A Singer’s Notes 88: Dreaming with Bottom

    Keith Kibler
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Tony Simotes' location for Shakespeare and Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream was a voodoo-haunted New Orleans. The best part about his production was he gave it to us straight. The supernatural characters, Oberon and Titania, were clarified and humanized into something that almost approached matter-of-factness. This made me hear the play very differently. The set was bright and golden; the action direct. The rustics, for once, did not... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Berkshire Theatre Group

    Nancy Salz
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    It has been said that the sign of a good musical is when the audience leaves the theatre humming a tune from the show. Not so with Stephen Sondheim. His ability to dazzle us with his lyrics, his verbal brilliance and wit, causes us to ponder his lyrics on the way up the aisle and wonder how he pulls it all off. The post Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Berkshire Theatre Group appeared first on The Berkshire Review for 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.
  • Music and More at New Marlborough

    Keith Francis
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The village of New Marlborough lies on Route 57 about fifteen minutes east of Great Barrington. Its principal feature is the village green, where the well-known Inn on the Green stands next to the historic Meeting House. The latter is the home of New Marlborough’s enterprising “Music and More” series, directed by Harold F. Lewin, which is now in its twenty-third year and aims to bring “a diverse and distinguished group of authors, actors,... 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 87: Innocence and Experience: Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman’s June Moon at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Keith Kibler
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Music has no morality. It hangs around with the villains, and it blesses the good. It makes whatever you are "more." June Moon by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, has, like so many shows of its vintage, the ghosts of European operetta along for the ride. It is a show with no outright villains, only cardboard ones, and the good boy and girl end up together, as they must in this kind of tale. Innocents are... Here is the latest on the Berkshire Review for the Arts. Click on the headings to visit the site and read the full articles.
  • Arts Press Summer Fundraiser — Support The Berkshire Review and New York Arts!

    Arts Press
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Our publications continue to be widely acclaimed by leaders in the arts and our readers. Artists in all disciplines have expressed their gratitude for our reviews, articles, and interviews, and so have our readers, in a most gratifying way. We are constantly reminded of the value of our mission to promote the arts and educate audiences around the world. From this response it isn't hard for us to keep on at our work—which we give to you, our... 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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  • Kevin Newbury talks to Michael Miller about his production of Weber’s Euryanthe at Bard Summerscape

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    For its annual opera, Bard Summerscape has chosen Carl Maria von Weber's seldom performed masterpiece, Euryanthe. Der Freischütz had been a great success at the Kärtnerthortheater in Vienna at its premiere in 1821, and the impresario Domenico Barbala lost no time in asking Weber for another opera of the sort. Weber, however, wanted to compose something different. He wanted to grow beyond the popular Singspiel alternation of spoke dialogue and sung numbers in favor of a freer flow of recitative, sung dialogue, and arias. Weber had considerable difficulty in deciding on a libretto, and he…
  • A Shakespeare Double-Bill at the American Ballet Theater: Ashton’s The Dream and Ratmansky’s The Tempest

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    ABT's The Dream is highly poetic, romantic and vaguely Victorian. It differs from the version presented by the New York City Ballet in that it is only one act and has a somewhat different story line as well as highly contrasting choreography. (I confess to a preference for the NYCB version, but so be it.) Herman Cornejo was unquestionably the star of the performance, a magical, energetic Puck whose leaps are astounding. He spins so brilliantly I couldn't tell how many rounds he made; took to the air as though truly born an elfin sprite and displayed a keen a sense of humor. Oberon was…
  • John Banville talks to Michael Miller about Love in the Wars, his English adaptation of Kleist’s Penthesilea

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    John Banville and Michael Miller discuss Love in the Wars, his free English adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's play, Penthesilea, with a digression about the rest of Mr. Banville's work, before returning to the play, which will receive its world premiere at Bard College Summerscape. Kleist's theatrical ambition was to fuse Greek tragedy with Shakespearean "burlesque." The work shows his pessimistic world view spiced with black Prussian humor.
  • Arts Press Summer Fundraiser — Support New York Arts and The Berkshire Review!

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Our publications continue to be widely acclaimed by leaders in the arts and our readers. Artists in all disciplines have expressed their gratitude for our reviews, articles, and interviews, and so have our readers, in a most gratifying way. We are constantly reminded of the value of our mission to promote the arts and educate audiences around the world.
  • A Revised Brigadoon: An Important Musical Theater Milestone

    editor@newyorkarts.net (Michael Miller)
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Sacrilege! Impertinence! Brigadoon, that beloved 1947 Golden Age musical about a Scottish town that awakens only once a century, has been rewritten! Ignoring silent protests and fears of Brigadoon fans everywhere, the Goodman Theatre of Chicago is presenting a new production with a new book. Hold on to your bagpipes—they made it even better.
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    Draw your travels

  • Tourism- bringing the best out of the world!

    miha4sora
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    As a young solo traveler, whenever I plan my next trip I somehow always end up focusing on big names on the map, such as London, Stockholm or some other capital city promoted on the Internet.I don't know how other travelers think, but I don't know if the small village of Sapanta  in the north of Romania(http://www.romanianmonasteries.org/maramures/sapanta) is somehwere on their travel list.Or the small town of Medjugorje in Bosnia&Herzegovina.  Before turning 18 ,I went on many roadtrips with my father in my country ,Romania, and got to see almost all it…
  • Smile : It's your right to be happy!

    miha4sora
    4 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    Hello ,lovely people of the world!Today is a new beautiful day, perfect to take a break  from our daily activities and think a little bit about some important issues facing youth all over the world.First of all, the World Conference on Youth 2014 is just around the corner and this year it will take place in exotic,beautiful  Colombo in Sri Lanka. The conference is a meeting place for youth to discuss and ponder on some important issues such as Youth Rights and Gender Equality.Speaking of which, young people have a huge impact on culture and sports and all sorts of recreational…
  • Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette Giveaway

    miha4sora
    5 Dec 2013 | 7:31 am
    Enter the giveaway to win the luxurious and sophisticated Vice 2 Palette from Urban Decay a $59 value. Enjoy:Description:Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals, and sexy hits of smoke, all in our decadent, revamped formula. In case you weren’t around for the frenzy of the original Vice Palette, here’s the deal: yes, Vice 2 is limited edition and it WILL sell out. (With 20 EXCLUSIVE shades you won’t find anywhere else, what would you expect!?)What you get:Smokeout (dark taupey-black satin), Lovesick (black matte w/iridescent micro-glitter), Shellshock (bright…
  • Israel: a mix between the expected and the unexpected

    miha4sora
    30 Nov 2013 | 5:07 am
    I can't believe it has been more than a week since I came back from the Holy Land.I still miss it and want to go back there to see all the places I haven't seen yet.And trust me, 4 days is a ridiculously short amount of time to spend there.Why 4 days ,you ask? Firstly,I'm a student and secondly,I'm a student :) In other words,staying for a shorter amount of time means spending less money(at least it should) and I also went on this trip during the academic year(yes, I skip classes quite a lot-that's what happens when you don't like what you're studying)So,if you ever wanted to travel to Israel…
  • Portrait: Cara Delevingne + GoFundMe Campaign

    miha4sora
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:15 am
    Hola!I'm back with a new portrait after quite a long time. I did this portrait back in summer but I didn't like how some parts turned out so I kept postponing this post. I'm finally posting it now, even though I'm not 100 % happy with it.I've also recently come back from Israel and it was quite the experience.I might write a post about it in the near future.What do you think?I've also started a campaign on gofundme.com to raise money for a big tour of Europe I'm planning for next summer. I would deeply appreciate it if you could share it on social media or help me in any way you can (my link)…
 
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  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Art news from around the world: Is the Russian avant-garde market awash with fakes? Artist resale rights bill gains support in Congress. US museums provide emergency support for high-risk works of art in Syria. Selling openly faked works – an attractive next career stage for a convicted forger. He even has an exhibit! Why is running an Italian art museum such a nightmare job? Popular stories from the week: The interesting – and creative – consequences of a pill given to help sufferers of Parkinson’s. ‘Stability in motion’ – the art of continual…
  • Learn From the Art of Your Past

    Karin Maraney
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Working at Agora Gallery, we get to talk to a lot of artists about their creative process and the development of their work. This is always fascinating as well as a pleasure, but there is something that has come up from time to time that is worth mentioning here. As an artist, it can be tempting to engage constantly in the search for the next thing. This has its advantages, but remember – letting the past into your art can be valuable, too. Mark Salevitz, Left Looking Back, 2012 Do you ever feel that your brain is overflowing with new ideas? Does it seem that there are never enough…
  • Art news round-up

    Karin Maraney
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Art news from around the world: It took a decade for anyone to realize this Matisse had been stolen and replaced with a ‘crudely executed fake.’ Guess what percentage of French museums don’t know what’s in their collections. 80%. Yes, 80%! Fakes in the Indian art market, with experts being offered more money to authenticate a work they’ve dismissed. Does Pittsburgh deserve a more prominent place on the art world map? The crisis of arts journalism – a pressing local and national problem. Popular stories from the week: Want to keep feeling strong and capable…
  • Reception Review: July 10, 2014

    Mary Eleanor Hurt
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    This Thursday night at Agora Gallery, our artists demonstrated not only a staunch dedication to their craft, but also their very human desire to share the experience of their work with others. “It’s inspiring for us to see you stand with your artwork. While we are all facing obstacles every day, we know that the joy of creation is more important to us than struggle of life,” said director Angela di Bello to the artists of our new exhibitions, the French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France, Cadences of Color, and Sensorial Sensibilities. I had the chance to speak with a few of the…
  • 7 Tips for Turning Tourism Into an Art Marketing Opportunity

    Karin Maraney
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    At Agora Gallery, we’re used to seeing artists on vacation – in our case, visiting NYC! We know that while the artists themselves are taking a break, they never really leave their work behind them. Even if there’s no chance to engage directly in their creative process during their vacation, they’ll be visiting art galleries or museums, taking photographs and making notes that will all feed into their art once they’re back home. It’s part of the way many artists enjoy themselves while they’re on vacation – it enriches and gives a little structure…
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    Blanton Blog

  • George Gershwin In An Imaginary Concert Hall

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

    Blanton Museum
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Austin Artist of the Year and Blanton volunteer Claude van Lingen traces how artists have been influenced by the ideologies and technologies of their time from the Impressionism to Contemporary art movements. “Call that art?” “My child can do better!” … Continue reading →
  • Curiosity Unbound: Docent Training at the Blanton

    Blanton Museum
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Annually, hundreds of groups comprised of K-12 schools, community organizations, and university classes visit the Blanton. We hope these visitors come with a measure of curiosity and a desire to explore, and we expect them to leave changed in some … Continue reading →
  • Branding Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes

    Blanton Museum
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    The first encounter visitors have with Blanton exhibitions often occurs well before our shows even open. For each exhibition, a look or “graphic identity” is developed to help set the tone of what visitors will find in the galleries. Used … Continue reading →
  • Austin’s Cats and Dogs

    Blanton Museum
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:26 am
    As part of our new exhibition, In the Company of Cats and Dogs, we invited Austinites to submit photos of their kitties and pooches to be included in a slideshow alongside the works of art in the exhibit. The response … Continue reading →
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    Creativindie

  • This is the problem with the Fulbright program (and probably your business)

    Derek Murphy
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    When I was 16 I went to Argentina as a Rotary exchange student. That was way back in 1996. We were just barely getting used to having personal computers and email. I was a charming, smart and outgoing teenager. I had to apply, go through several rounds of interviewing and selection, and then be carefully groomed as an ambassador of goodwill and international relations. I attended a local high school in Cordoba, made a ton of life-long friends, attended Rotary functions and participated in community events. But outside my little sphere of influence, I wasn’t doing much. That was OK, because…
  • Are your publishing fears valid? Yes. This is the solution.

    Derek Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    I got an email today from a wife helping her husband publish and worried about the book’s potential success. Putting your book out there is scary. Spending a lot of money and not earning it back is a very valid fear. There are ways around it, but it’s mostly a gamble. You can mitigate the risk by producing the book like a product (not just styling it up after it’s done, but writing it with readers in mind). But your fears are valid: there’s a very real possibility that you will spend more than you earn on your first book. She writes: Don is in the process of getting the first draft…
  • How to make a million dollars

    Derek Murphy
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    A million dollars is not a lot of money. It sounds big, but it can be broken down. Viewing it in smaller numbers makes it easier to wrap your head around how you can generate that amount. For example, a million dollars is only 1000 people giving you $1000 dollars. 1000 x 1000 = 1,000,000 Let’s say you run a services business. You need to sell something that has $1000 value. You could sell a few a month for several years. But you need to have something of extreme value ($1000) that doesn’t take you much time — you’re an expert, with valuable knowledge. You could be a consultant or a…
  • What to do when you completely lose your mind (an honest review of the World Domination Summit 2014)

    Derek Murphy
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    I spent the last four days in Portland attending the World Domination Summit (a congregation of people living remarkable lives in a conventional world). It’s my second time — immediately after the first one I attended (2013) I bought tickets for myself and my mother to return this year. Since I wrote a little about my experiences last year, I met a few people who had already visited my blog. A lot of people said something like I didn’t know if it was for real — I couldn’t find any online reviews or details except stuff like “it’s so awesome, you have to go.” So I promised…
  • Why I shared a rap (despite being terrified of video).

    Derek Murphy
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    I scouted out Tattoo parlors today, determined to get a tattoo and catch up in the Unconventional Race (a scavenger hunt activity) but ran out of time before the Portland Spirit Cruise. I was going to post a long, brilliant, witty and insightful post about taking big risks, always choosing to participate, and why getting a tattoo just to win 10 points in a scavenger hunt wasn’t a dumb idea. I’m still considering just giving myself a little “WDS” somewhere with a pen, a pin and a little pain, but for now I wrote and recorded my “Prince of Bel Air” rap. Video is one of those things…
 
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    Feather Of Me | Feather Of Me

  • Daria Golab – Digital Beauty

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Daria Golab is a young artist, illustrator and graphic designer born in Gdansk, Poland. She creates stunning and vibrant illustrations, focusing mainly on portraits. Daria uses very bright colors and sharp lines to make her artwork Read More
  • Lou O’Bedlam – Beautiful Gaze

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Lou O’Bedlam, also known as Lou Noble, is a photographer from Los Angeles. Lou focuses on portraits; he has never taken pictures of anything but people. He started shooting Polaroids back in 1996, just for fun. Read More
  • Christine McConnell – Delicious Monsters

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Christine McConnell is a multi-talented artist from Los Angeles. Aside from being a professional stylist, photographer, and model, she also bakes pastries, confections and cakes that look like cookie monsters, dreadful snakes, terrifying spiders and demons. Read More
  • Susan Simonini – Handcrafted Ceramics

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Susan Simonini is an Australian artist and designer currently working in the medium of clay. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Griffith University. Susan likes to use minimal equipment and prefers to hand roll Read More
  • Anne Arden McDonald – Arresting Black and White Self Portraits

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Anne Arden McDonald is a visual artist living in Brooklyn. From age 15 to 30 she made photographic self-portraits by building installations in the landscape or in abandoned interiors and performing privately for her camera. The performances Read More
 
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    Found Curiosities: Art & Ephemera Journal

  • Stress-free art journaling: Sketch from high school and college yearbooks

    Toni Antonetti
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    Sketching people can be stressful. Sometimes you can't get a recognizable likeness from a photo or even a life drawing. That's where sketching from yearbooks comes in. I "discovered" them when mixed media artist Laure Janus of Little Joys Studio showed us her art journals in which she had cleverly incorporated photos from high school and college yearbooks. Fascinated, I amassed a small collection of yearbooks dating from the 1919 through the 1960s, purchased from local flea markets. You can find them for as little as $5 each, and they're an interesting study…
  • Sketchbook Skool: Great Art Journaling Course for Every Artist

    Toni Antonetti
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Sketchbook Skool, the brainchild of LA/NY artist Danny Gregory and Amsterdam-based artist Koosje Koene,  opened last Friday, and it's a free-spirited approach to art journaling that is guaranteed to allay art anxiety in even the most timid beginner. The six-week online course will also feature a weekly lesson from veteran sketchbookers Roz Stendahl, Jane LaFazio, Prashant Miranda and Tommy Kane. Hundreds (or even thousands!) of artists have signed up for the $99 course, and week one posts were filled with some heartfelt confessions -- many of the students were disuaded from a career…
  • Collecting in France: A Primer from Tongue in Cheek

    Toni Antonetti
    4 Nov 2013 | 2:43 pm
    Somehow junk looks cooler in France. At the vides greniers (boot or garage sales) you'll find old postcards, linens, dishes, and if you're in a little, not-so-chic town, you can pay just a Euro or two.  My friend Sue and I braved the roundabouts in the south of France just outside of Marseille to find a treasure trove of small stuff.                     Some of our south of France vide grenier finds But first, we had been treated to a primer in collecting from Corey Amaro, antique picker and blogger extraordinaire. Her…
  • Sketch Artist: Sweet Job

    Toni Antonetti
    4 Apr 2013 | 3:09 pm
    Used to be that the term "sketch artist" referred to police station artists who tried to capture a fugitive's image based on a witness's vague description. These days, though, sketch artist might refer to what Trey Bryan does: he's the official sketch artist at the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City.  We had a meeting for our PRConsultants Group there in January, and Trey illustrated our cocktail party. Although photos are nice, there's something about a sketch (from a talented artist) that really captures the time and place.  One of our members, Tony…
  • Walmart art: Warhol is back, but with heart

    Toni Antonetti
    19 Feb 2013 | 2:43 pm
    "Walart," a recent article in The New Yorker about artist Brendan O'Connell, made me think about the beauty of the everyday object. And we're not talking about flowers or fruit. We're talking about the unhealthy staples found in Walmart -- jars of mayo, squishy white bread and bags of potato chips. O'Connell had his Walmart epiphany while working there, and years later started taking photos (and getting unceremoniously ejected from) the aisles of Walmart stores up and down the East Coast. But what he captured in the resulting paintings, surprisingly, wasn't…
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    ArtProMotivate

  • 3 Tricks to Scoring Art Licensing Deals

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

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

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

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Jasmine Hambling Brisbane, Australia Mediums: acrylics on canvas Style: Eclectic! Favorite Quote: "You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you" Isadora Duncan  (May 27, 1877 – September 14, 1927) Favorite Books: The Slight Edge - Jeff Olsen, Go for Gold - John C Maxwell Favorite Movies: Salt, The Lion King :) Music: When creating I love listening to the raw voice of artist Lana Del Rey. Melbourne band The Paper Kites are also on my shuffle list when creating! When I listen to these two artists I feel energized, inspired, and simply get lost in the moment.Perfect for…
  • Phenomurals - Dale Ward and Shayla Tansey - Who Says We Can’t Paint on the Walls?

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    "Phenomurals", aka Dale Ward and Shayla Tansey Calgary, Alberta, Canada Mediums: Latex wall paint, acrylics, ink, pencil, unicorn dust, etc. Style:  No set style for us at this point. We burn boundaries when we see them. Both of us have a strong interest in exploring different mediums and techniques, and this also allows us to give the client freedom over what they'd like when we're flexible in this way. It has also enabled us to work on some really amazing pieces which may not have been possible had we chosen to stick to one style. Favorite Quotes: “Ignoring your passion…
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Modern Illustrations of Mattias Snygg

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

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

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

    Fred McCoy
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    Pinup art, largely a product of American society, draws inspiration from the ‘good ol’ days’ when women existed in the media for the pleasure of male-viewing. A nostalgia of this time period has kept the art of pinup alive and well in contemporary society and has even managed to jump borders and seep into the art stream of vastly different cultures. Today I’m pleased to present the amazing Pinup work of Japanese Illustrating powerhouse: ONEQ. ONEQ was born in 1981 in Japan’s southeast Kyushu island and her work mixes a variety of Japanese and American aesthetics to…
  • The Surreal Art of Eric Heyninck

    Alex Irish
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    An artist with so many strings to his bow he could replace half the orchestra if only he weren’t so reclusive, Eric Heyninck’s work encompasses both traditional and digital media, as well as photography and – though at the time of writing this section of his website is under construction – music and poetry. Having worked as an artist for some forty years, Heyninck knows the ropes (hell, he probably invented a few of them) and it shows in his work – controlled, confident, and loaded with the weight of a long personal lore. This personal mythology is an integral part of Heyninck’s…
 
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    REORIENT - Middle Eastern Arts and Culture Magazine

  • When the Levee Breaks

    Ivana Peric
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    'Rapping about women's rights is just as important as rapping about the occupation' - Suhell Nafar of Palestinian hip-hop group DAM speaks out
  • The Aesthetics of Exile

    Abdellatif R. Abdeljawad
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    A look at the use of the Nakba and the resistance as subjects in contemporary Palestinian art, as well as thoughts on the aesthetics of Palestinian 'liberation art'
  • Sin City

    Joobin Bekhrad
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Joobin Bekhrad on the rise and fall of Iran's iconic Qajar monarch, Nasereddin Shah, with a focus on the recent work of artist Siamak Filizadeh
  • All Mother Tongues are Difficult

    Nada Zanhour
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:12 am
    Nada Zanhour's reflections on Lebanese artist Mounira Al Solh's latest solo exhibition in Beirut revolving around themes of love, language, and war
  • Voices of Marrakech

    Chitra Kalyani
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    After sojourns in Alexandria and Beirut, German audiophiles Julia Tieke and Berit Schuck turned their ears towards the historic Medina of Marrakech
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    Chris Hilbig.com

  • Links of Interest — July 21, 2014

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

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

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

    Chris Hilbig
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    From ChrisHilbig.com:   Welcome to the next, long-awaited edition of Yes, You Too Can Draw! If you could nail down the two-point perspective lesson from the previous chapter, then this lesson on Three-point Perspective will be a piece of cake. Let’s review the previous chapter… What We Learned From Last Time What two-point perspective is. How to create your own […] The post Yes, You Too Can Draw! – Ch 11 — How To Draw In Three-Point Perspective appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
  • Inkscape Experiments: Enable Saving to XCF Inside Windows 8.1

    Chris Hilbig
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    From ChrisHilbig.com:   My Thoughts on Windows 8.1! When Microsoft first released Windows 8, my reaction was more of a, “meh!” I’m a Mac guy, but I was perfectly copacetic using Windows 7 under Parallels. Windows 7 does everything that I could ask for. Plus it’s pretty stable. It really only serves two purposes: One, to run programs that doesn’t […] The post Inkscape Experiments: Enable Saving to XCF Inside Windows 8.1 appeared first on Chris Hilbig.com.
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    Art in Limbo

  • Mirrors, Marks & Loops at Locks Gallery

    Natalia Angeles Vieyra
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Philadelphia– This past Thursday, artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib hosted a discussion panel on video art and practice at Locks Gallery in the Washington Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Hironaka and Suib are a husband-and-wife duo who met as undergraduate students at the University of the Arts and began collaborating in 2007 after achieving national recognition for their individual artistic projects. The discussion, facilitated by Philadelphia Museum of Art curator Erica Battle, served to contextualize the couple’s current exhibition, Mirrors, Marks & Loops, within the…
  • Remnants: Socialist Realism in Contemporary Romanian Painting

    Amelia Miholca
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In December 1989, across several cities in the Romania, Romanian citizens, including students and workers, joined in protest against the socialist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu. Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife were arrested, held trial, and sentenced to death by firing squad. The Romanian Revolution of 1989 is now in the past. But the post-Revolution period of the 1990s and 2000s did not create the expected economic and political accomplishments. With political corruption and economic decline, Romanians today are critically evaluating their socialist past and the outcomes of the…
  • New Happenings on AiL

    Andrew Knutson
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We’re shaking things up here at Art in Limbo.  In order to continue to grow our mission of supporting emerging artists, curators, and art historians, we are bringing new voices to AiL. New York and San Francisco will still serve as our main hubs, but we are now including more content from professionals throughout the nation. The contributors will help us to fill in some of the gaps from coast to coast. They each bring with them a perspective and area of expertise of which we may not be able to cover otherwise. With every upcoming article, our goal is to enrich the networks of…
  • Art Armor: June 17, 2014

    Andrew Knutson
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    Suit up with the top art news of the week! Here are AiL’s picks: 1) Two more cultural institutions have stepped up to help the Detroit Institute of Arts. Both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust pledged a combined $13 million towards the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million. This important step in the museum’s efforts comes just days after three automakers donated an additional $26 million, via Detroit Free Press.   2) Changes ahead at the Morgan Library and Museum! John Marciari has been tapped to lead the institution’s Drawings and…
  • Condensed: Bushwick Open Studios 2014

    Art in Limbo
    29 May 2014 | 5:29 pm
    It’s the end of May, which means two things: summer is just around the corner and Bushwick Open Studios is here! It feels almost unbelievable that a year has passed since 2013′s iteration; nonetheless, we’re excited to see the neighborhood come together again to celebrate its unique and thriving arts scene. This year marks the 8th Anniversary of the event, and 2014 promises to be just as jam-packed as years before. As we gear up for the weekend, we’ve created a shortlist and guide of performances, exhibitions, and open studios that are definitely worth checking out.
 
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    I am Troythulu

  • Henri 8 — “Artiste”

    Troy Loy
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Filed under: Arts, Humor, Logic/Philosophy Tagged: Artists, Cats, Existentialism, Henri, Video
  • Haiku in Two 1.0

    Troy Loy
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Two for an old friend, now long since gone, taken by cancer. These are 5/7/5 syllable haiku. One Longtime gaming pal Geraldine’s, Sebastian’s dad Catch him if you can. Two Hummingbird Feather Ah, poor kitty. Gronk, me fix. Was Shang-Ti’s player.Filed under: Poetry Tagged: Haiku, Poem, Poems
  • Occ The Skeptical Caveman

    Troy Loy
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    via The Skeptical Rogues at TheSkepticsGuide YouTube channelFiled under: Humor, Skepticism Tagged: Caveman, Occ, Skepticism, The Skeptical Rogues, Video
  • Haiku in Threes 1.2

    Troy Loy
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Rantii Musical voices With feathers and poison sweat Home destroyed long since Milixuul Ones who do not sleep Descended from herbivores See by microwave Nuuurk!! Seven-side beings Seven hands and seven feet Strong and durableFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Death Is Not Final | IntelligenceSquared Debates

    Troy Loy
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Filed under: Logic/Philosophy, Science, Skepticism Tagged: Death, Debate, IntelligenceSquared, Video
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    Artsnapper

  • VIDEO: Who is John Baldessari?

    Cristian Valbuena
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A few weeks ago we wrote about Conceptual Art to help you gain a better understanding of this important art movement. In the post we mentioned several of the artists who have pioneered this movement, including John Baldessari, who is considered the Godfather of conceptualism. A few days ago, I stumbled upon this fun and informative […] The post VIDEO: Who is John Baldessari? appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: VIDEO: Ben Heine’s Artwork Series Pencil vs Camera Explained VIDEO: Hennessy Youngman Talks About Damien Hirsts and His Artwork Conceptual Art Is More Than…
  • Why is Art So Important? Because it Has Healing Powers

    Caroline Absher
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Hello world. For the past month I have been completely disconnected, wandering Europe with nothing but a backpack, sketchbook, and a few friends.  Zero expectations were formed beforehand- I walked into this blind. Some would say that is an unsafe way of handling things, but from experience I can say it is the best way. […] The post Why is Art So Important? Because it Has Healing Powers appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Nancy Graves an Important Figure in the History of Women in Art Basquiat: His Influences, His Figures, and Why He’s Important Today A Young Artists…
  • Cheat Sheet: 10 Useful Terms to Help You Talk About Art

    Julia Stern
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    We’ve all been there: stranded in front of an incomprehensible work of art, compelled to say something profound and intelligent. You hold your chin, tilt your head sideways and say, “It’s very…” Then you draw a blank. Let’s be honest, it can be really hard to get art, let alone know what to say about […] The post Cheat Sheet: 10 Useful Terms to Help You Talk About Art appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: 10 Terms to Help You Talk About Art and Sound Smart The Ultimate Jean-Michel Basquiat Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet: The 3 Key Elements of Edward Hopper’s…
  • The Ultimate Jean-Michel Basquiat Cheat Sheet

    Cristian Valbuena
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Can’t get enough Jean-Michel Basquiat? Neither can we. This info graphic gives you the ultimate breakdown of the artist’s complex and prolific career. Use it to learn about his influences, his ex-lovers, his place in the fashion world, and so much more.   Basquiat From SAMO to STARDOM   From Samo to Soho to Stardom infographic by niegeborges. […] The post The Ultimate Jean-Michel Basquiat Cheat Sheet appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Inside the Mind of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Video) Basquiat: His Influences, His Figures, and Why He’s Important…
  • Art Buying Guide: How to Buy Art at an Art Fair

    Cristian Valbuena
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Art Fairs are wonderful places to buy art because they tend to bring the best of the best. I often refer to Art Fairs as the championships of the art world. At an art fair you can find the best art galleries from around the world. Having the best galleries means that you can find artwork from […] The post Art Buying Guide: How to Buy Art at an Art Fair appeared first on Artsnapper. You May Also Like: Artsnapper Visits the Fountain Art Fair Explore the Divide of Arts Week: Attend the (UN)FAIR The Art of Video: The Moving Image Art Fair Artsnapper Visits Clio Art Fair 2014 6 things NOT…
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    Ariel Grace Snapp

  • Lily Blossom

    Ariel Snapp
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    The post Lily Blossom appeared first on Ariel Grace Snapp.
  • Realness

    Ariel Snapp
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    This knowing That lies within Sings soft whispers of presence Yet you still look beyond Hope filling your chest With sparkle Without it, could you be fully you? Embrace it all without projecting what you want from life? Could you accept each precious moment And stop pushing, trying and wishing For a future that is more than the fullness of now? Sometimes a projection of what may be just takes hold of you from seemingly nowhere Enchants you with its promises Kissing your aching wounds Freeing you from uncertainty But it is always an illusion You’ll never be able to get in front or ahead Yes,…
  • Smile From the Inside Out

    Ariel Snapp
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    Related Posts:Get Back to ThankfulSmall as a MouseShaping, Not ControllingThe post Smile From the Inside Out appeared first on Ariel Grace Snapp.
  • WDS 2014, Just the Kick I Needed

    Ariel Snapp
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    I just spent the best time in Portland, Oregon for the World Domination Summit. Besides touring Portland’s lavender booths at the farmers market, berry picking at Sauvie Island, and forest park’s enchantments with my sister and her boyfriend, I had two full days of conference inspiration and delights. One of the most inspiring talks for me was from Jadah Sellner, from Simple Green Smoothies. Her poetry was real and raw. Her story was too. She did not sugar coat it with coconut low glycemic sugar. She inspired me to focus, really focus on something I want to bring into the world,…
  • Stop trying to make sense. Be Sense.

    Ariel Snapp
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    My transformation has been moving from making sense to feeling all my senses and listening to the wisdom of the dance of life. The more I really smell yummy scents – foods, spices, air, essential oils, flowers, the more I feel good. The more I relax my muscles. The more I integrate tiny, sensory relaxation techniques like meditation, dance, song, painting, into my day, the more I feel good. Related Posts:Clarity vs ConfusionColor is FreeSmall as a MouseThe post Stop trying to make sense. Be Sense. appeared first on Ariel Grace Snapp.
 
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    Creative Visual Art

  • Dissected Portraits Inspired by 17th Century Dutch Masters

    Creative Visual Artist
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    New York-based artist Michael Mapes, known for his unusual dissected portraits made from glass vials, plastic bags, and gelatin capsules has recently released a new series that was inspired by the 17th century Dutch Masters, like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy. To create these works, Mapes obtained a copyright free, high-res scan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and then learned as much as he could about each painting’s aristocratic subject. He then collected fragments from that person’s life including dissected photographs, locks of hair, handwriting samples, and…
  • Animals From History by Christina Hess

    Creative Visual Artist
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Illustrator Christina Hess’s work on nature, animals and people. In her series of portraits ‘Animals from History’, she depicts famous historical figures re-imagined as dogs, cats and other furry animals. Hess says that she enjoys incorporating detail and decorative elements into the work she creates, a perfect inclination for a hybrid project such as this.
  • Using Freerange Stock For Your Stock Photo Needs

    Creative Visual Artist
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    Stock photography is one of the most popular forms of photography available online, and for a good reason. If you need an image for your project, you can’t just pull something off Google Images because that would be an illegal violation of copyright. A stock photography website is a place where lots of photographers come together and upload their images so that lots of prospective customers can browse through them and find the image or images that suit their needs. With a proper stock photo site, customers get access to a library of thousands and in some cases millions of images, knowing…
  • How To Take Better Black And White Photographs

    Creative Visual Artist
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Black and white photographs are in a class of themselves. They often offer greater clarity and add a mood to photographs that is unique. Try a Google image search for “Celebrity + black and white” replacing Celebrity with your favorite celebrity’s name, and you will find numerous quality black and white images that are probably better than their colored counterparts. Here are some tips on how to take better black and white photographs. Image source: innervision, close-up portrait of a good looking beautiful young man in costume outdoors Depositphotos.com For inspiration visit…
  • Is Photo Printing On The Way Back?

    Creative Visual Artist
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Some Kickstarter campaigns launch with a tonne of emails. Timeshel, however, an iPhone-centric photo printing service, launched with a party. Timeshel functions as a subscription service–and at $14.95 per month, it’s neither for the occasional photographer, nor for the professional, but for the person in-between. Using the company’s iPhone app, customers create a collection of 30 photos over the course of each month. On the last day of the month, the photos making the cut (doubles are permitted) are automatically sent off to print. The images arrive about 10 days later, printed on…
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    Designer's Depot

  • Felted Kitty Cats Instructable

    Emmanuel Martinez
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    Adorable Felted Kitty Cats Instructable by Instructables member Momoluv. Felted-Kitty-Cats – More DIY How To Projects Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • The Art of Nijah Lefevre

    Emmanuel Martinez
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    Nijah Lefevre or Pinatha is an artist/architect from San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico. His works are usually depicting magical and mythical creatures found in ancient rituals and Mexican folklore. They are bursting with colors and details and has that certain psychedelic feel that we love. Here are some of his best works: The Art of Nijah Lefevre You can visit this site to see his latest works: Pinatha’s Tumblr blog Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
  • Designer Question 2: What is the difference between Serif and Sans Serif fonts?

    Emmanuel Martinez
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Designer Question 2: What is the difference between Serif and Sans Serif fonts? Designer’s Depot: the best source for artists, designers and art lovers.
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    Poster Vine

  • The Starter Guide to Classic Black and White Films

    Will
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Classic films can be intimidating. The era of iconic flicks before roughly the 1960s was largely dominated by black and white movies, which come with a certain level of culture shock for those who aren't used to the different aesthetics Aside from th...
  • G.F Smith, 1885 onwards

    Will
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    G.F Smith's Portrait of a Company is more than a promotional tool. It's also an interesting read.
  • How to Write Great Subject Lines for Your Marketing Emails

    Will
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    You've created an email list because you want to communicate with your customers. For that to happen, your subscribers must open your emails. Effective subject lines get your emails opened. So how can you write effective subject lines?Why "Attention-Grabbing" Subject Lines FailRecently, email marketing software provider MailChimp published research that uncovered a paradox at the heart of email subject lines. For their research, MailChimp analyzed over 200 million emails that were sent out using their software.At the top end, emails were opened by 93% of recipients. By contrast, the…
  • Movie News Still Rules Comic-Con. Here’s What You’ll See This Year

    Will
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    SAN DIEGO — It's been said that TV is taking over Comic-Con — that the movie studios that shoved comic books out of the spotlight years ago are losing their grip, as shows like Game of Thrones absorb attention and set up shop in Hall H. But when the lights go down in Hall H for say, Warner Bros., or Fox, or especially Disney/Marvel ... that's still the No. 1 reason more than 6,000 people spend the money, camp out overnight and line up to cram the giant room: to be among the first to hear the news, and the precious few to see the teasers, trailers and sizzle reels the studios bring…
  • 3 Ways to Retouch Fly-Away Hair

    Will
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroductionI really enjoy portraiture. When it's done well, it is very satisfying and tells a lot about the person in the photo. However, there is always a little element that is a constant problem for me: fly-away hair, frizzie...
 
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    love art will travel

  • Q & A!

    Emily Magone
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Well hello lovelies!  A couple weeks ago I posted a few questions on the Facebook page for you, some of which were wondering if there were any questions you had for me.  You came back with some very interesting questions, so I thought I would take a stab at answering them!Here we go! Michael asks, "How do your goals align with or deter from military life?"  Fabulous question!  For those of you who don't already know this, I am married to a delicious military man.  This means that we move around the planet every 2-4 years, with little warning or clue as to…
  • Everything is 30% OFF! Now through June 22nd!!

    Emily Magone
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:51 am
  • Giant Birthday Sale!

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

    Emily Magone
    29 May 2014 | 10:47 am
    "Peel" is now available as a print and other merchandise on Society6!Peel by Emily MagonePeel by Emily MagoneAnd here are the new silks available as well! These hangings look AMAZING in the window!Fern Wall or Window Hanging by Emily MagoneLotus Wall or Window Hanging by Emily MagoneCherry Blossom Scarf by Emily MagonePeriwinkle and Ecru Floral Scarf by Emily MagoneWatercolor Tie by Emily MagoneWatercolor Tie by Emily MagoneTree Tie by Emily MagoneWatercolor Tie by Emily MagoneNebula Scarf by Emily MagoneAll new designs are handpainted and available in my Etsy Shop!  Enjoy discount…
  • The French Riviera to the Dalmatian Coast: A Journey of Indulgence

    Emily Magone
    27 May 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Danielle arrived with only two days to experience England before we departed for France, so I did what any good friend would do and took her to Harry Potter Studios and filled her belly with the most delicious British treat ever, scones and clotted cream. We flew to Marseilles to catch a train to Avignon on a Sunday morning.  Upon arrival in Marseilles, we were very glad that we made the decision to go straight to Avignon.  Not a pretty place to be, Marseilles.  I don't recommend it!The bridge in AvignonIn Avignon, our ridiculously wonderful and kind hosts (AirBnB)…
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    cardboardcities

  • sketchbookin' // 01

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    since i have started using a sketchbook again instead of random pieces of paper (though i suspect the latter will still happen) i thought i'd be good to share some images from time to time. at the moment it's mostly going to be just experimental and spur of the moment stuff, but there may be some 'in progress' or commission works in progress too.
  • new collage - droplet

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    a new collage! i've wanted to use this bit of marbling i did with nail varnish for ages, but couldn't find a good use for it. as with a few collages lately, i was sorting through my collage bits and it just came together. i thought it looked like she was in a bubble (or bubblegum) or some strange little floating ship!
  • colour love - orange

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    i saw this splat walking somewhere and i had to take a photo! i know it's not the most amazing photo subject but i just liked the super bright orange as it was so unexpected. normally not a fan of neon at all but i'll excuse it this time!i just want to say i am so glad i changed to using my own photographs for my colour love posts. i feel so much more excited about it rather than sometimes struggling to find loads of items of a certain colour i liked. i feel like i can be much more creative this way, and i get to improve my photography at the same time. double win!how do you feel about…
  • 15 things you didn't know about me

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    as i was writing these, i realised they're quite (overwhelmingly, almost) negative things. i want my blog to be a place of positivity - not in a fake 'everything is okay, let's just gloss over any negativity' way - but i like to share more personal things from time to time. it's important to feel a sense of connection and relatability i think. i have no problem with talking about my issues, but i don't want to be that person that just goes on and on. so, here's 15 things you didn't know about me:1 - when i was younger i was convinced i was a ghost. i felt lonely and invisible a lot and my…
  • snapshots of my week - 19th july

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    i could honestly watch this gif of ava forever. it's just so satisfying to see that cute little tongue! i've been seriously getting into gif-making lately. the technical aspect of it is relatively easy, but it's time consuming and i've quickly come to realise certain things work better than others.i've been working on making some cinemagraphs too - they're kind of like a gif, but more like a subtle moving picture ..if that makes sense? either way i'm sure you'll be seeing moving images here from time to time.on that note i've been going out and filming little clips of flowers in the breeze,…
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    Park West Gallery

  • A visit to Musée Boucheix

    kristine
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Park West’s founder and CEO Albert Scaglione and his wife Mitsie this month visited with the colorful surrealist painter François Boucheix at his museum in Vichy, France. Albert visited with the artist last year in July as well. I’ll never forget when I first came to the museum. I immediately felt such a great respect for François. I was so completely impressed by the fact that he had the vision to preserve his work, even when just starting out.  The result is such an impressive collection of very personal work. We connected right away. Learn more about Albert’s…
  • Autumn de Forest: inspiring others as a Disney “Citizen Kid”

    kristine
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Park West artist Autumn de Forest is a Disney Citizen Kid – that’s an ordinary kid who does extraordinary things. A description we think fits the accomplished young painter to a T. She’s often said that with her art, she wants to change the world for the better. The campaign features stories about inspiring kids making a difference in what they do and how they give back. It also encourages people to share details about the Citizen Kids they know in their lives, using #CitizenKid on social media. Earlier in the month, Park West’s founder and CEO Albert Scaglione spoke to CBS…
  • Agam’s Tente sculpture restored in France

    kristine
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Tente, Yaacov Agam’s monumental sculpture installed outside the Mirande building at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, was recently renovated and re-set as part of a large-scale “Innovative Campus” project that began at the university in 2009. The building is home to the university’s science and technology program. Originally created in 1974, the 46-by-23-foot tubular stainless steel structure had been awaiting restoration since 2002, according to the university’s website. Yaacov Agam stands with newly renovated and set Tente sculpture at the University of Burgundy…
  • Tampa, Fla., invests to restore Agam artwork

    kristine
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Today’s Tampa Bay Times reports the city council agree to Spending $38,515 to restore the geometrical but often overlooked Yaacov Agam sculpture Visual Welcome, which officials plan to move from low-profile spot between Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens to the median of Bayshore Boulevard. The sculpture is 10 feet tall and consists of nine panels checkered with contrasting squares and color blocks. It’s designed to show viewers a changing array of patterns as they pass by, but since it’s installation in 1995 it’s never received the attention it deserved,…
  • Albert Scaglione on Dominic Pangborn’s opening night

    kristine
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Park West Gallery’s founder and CEO Albert Scaglione shares his thoughts on Dominic Pangborn’s exhibit and opening night event at albertscaglione.com. “There was a lot of laughter and a lot of awe. His story is inspiring and hard to imagine in our culture,” says Park West Gallery Founder and CEO Albert Scaglione of Dominic Pangborn’s life.   The post Albert Scaglione on Dominic Pangborn’s opening night appeared first on Park West Gallery.
 
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    Creative Designers and writers

  • #006 – just noise

    crys123
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:56 am
    #006 – just noise acrylic on cardboard – 300£ look around. do a pirouette on yourself. are just four walls. as a good architect, mind calculates space and size, at random. assemble a piece of furniture is better than watching it there complete. walls change, change of scenery, change of inclination. the same noise in my head. #006 – just noise is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • #007 – I saw the silk

    crys123
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    #007 – I saw the silk acrylic on cardboard -74×54 (with frame) – 300£ You slides into a tube, then air. Slides in the middle of the skin, sweat. Alcohol falls on your new t-shirt, white. don’t mind, slides again. https://soundcloud.com/harvey-mckay/harvey-mckay-silk-road #007 – I saw the silk is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • seventh Muse- pencil drawings Gregory Kuznetsov (Israel)-format B3 pencil vatman

    Neo110
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    seventh Muse- pencil drawings Gregory Kuznetsov (Israel)-format B3 pencil vatman is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
  • Distortion Of Values

    crys123
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    I have been banned from facebook for 24 hours. More exactly i have been blocked from liking or posting anything. After the ban was lifted i have decided to fight back. The reason for this ban according to the facebook team, was the fact that i posted a photo of a woman where her breast and armpit hair was visible. Due to this photo i have been reported, banned and threatened that my facebook account will be permanently removed if i continue to post photos like that. Well, i have decided to keep posting my photos and fight back against those people who own facebook and apparently they seem to…
  • Délire sage

    crys123
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    “Délire sage” Oil on canvas, size 25 F : 1000 € Délire sage is a post from: Creative Designers and writers
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    RotblattAmrany.com

  • The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany Announces Napoleon Dynamite Statue Unveiling at Fox Searchlight Studios in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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    9 May 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Mars One has announced that they have narrowed the pool yet again for the hopeful astronauts looking for the chance to travel to the Red Planet.  Omri Amrany, co-founder of The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany was notified earlier this week that he is still in the running. The applicants have now been cut down from 1058, to just 705 people, meaning that 353 hopefuls from around the world have been eliminated from the selection program to become the first human Mars colonists. With an original pool of over 200,000 applicants, Omri said he is excited about the news that he is still in the…
  • Largest Art Exhibit in History Coming To a City Near You

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    5 May 2014 | 4:12 pm
    They aren’t kidding when they call Art Everywhere “A Very, Very Big Art Show”.  In fact, it is the largest outdoor show in history.  And it’s coming to a taxi, store, or billboard near you. This art show is unlike any outdoor art show ever conceived.  It involves the public in an online voting process to choose America’s favorite 50 art pieces.  The listed pieces range from the famous to the relatively unknown.  Once voters choose their favorite works of art, those pieces will be made into everything from billboards to signs at bus stations and placed across the U.S.  Because…
  • Could Glowing Trees Really Be in Our Future?

    admin
    28 Apr 2014 | 5:25 pm
    What do you get when you cross a jellyfish with an oak tree? No, it is not some sort of children’s riddle.  This was a real question posed by Dutch designer/artist/architect Daan Roosegaarde.  He wondered at how jellyfish and fireflies got their glow, how he could harness it, and how he could use it to alter nature and the world. And now, after teaming up with some top American scientists, he has merged the DNA of glowing marine creatures with foliage, creating a few of the first plants to glow independantly.  When the lights are dimmed, these tiny sprouts glow green, illuminating the…
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    Filthy Dreams

  • Mourning, Militancy and Art In ‘Let The Record Show’

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

    Emily Colucci
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Elvis’ stairway to heaven at Graceland (all images by the talented photographer Marion) Why hello there, dear readers! I know, I know: Long time, no post. Well, Marion and I just got back from our madcap road trip through the Deep South in our trusty vehicle, The Morrison Hotel. While we are trying and failing to return to normal life and will soon resume our regularly scheduled queer cultural programming here at Filthy Dreams, it only seems natural to begin with the King…Elvis! Because, faithful Filthy Dreams readers, I have a big announcement: I’ve been reborn! Oh not in…
  • Getting ‘Lucky After Dark’: Uncovering Pittsburgh’s Gay After-Hours Social Clubs

    Emily Colucci
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    Lucky (all images courtesy Pittsburgh Queer History Project) In An Archive of Feelings, Ann Cvetkovich discusses the unique nature of archiving queer history, stating: “In the face of institutional neglect, along with erased and invisible histories, gay and lesbian archives have been formed through grassroots efforts, just as cultural and political movements have demanded attention to other suppressed and traumatic histories, ranging from the Holocaust, to labor and civil rights activism, to slavery and genocide. Forged around sexuality and intimacy, and hence forms of privacy and…
  • Filthy Dreams’ Hellcat Road Trip Playlist

    Marion and Emily Colucci
    22 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    Ralph Steadman shows how Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo know how to do a road trip Why hello there! Here, help us pack up the car! Yes, Mary, we’re bringing Bloody Mary in thermoses. Save your judgments for later once we’re gone! Your always faithful Filthy Dreams co-founders are almost ready to venture off into the great unknown on our rabidly raunchy road trip to New Orleans. How can we pack without knowing what tacky road stops, terrible dingy bars and demented dives await us on our southern odyssey?  However, one thing is for certain–we need a good playlist. Luckily,…
  • Eating Up John Waters’ ‘Car Sick’

    Emily Colucci
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    I have always adored road narratives. From Jack Kerouac’s jazz, grass and angst-infused cross-country trek or Dr. Hunter S. Thompson blazing through Barstow, there is just something so essentially American, nostalgic and honest about setting out in a car or hitchhiking with a bunch of possibly dangerous, drug-addled delinquents. Luckily, we can now add our preeminent filth elder John Waters to that list of road tales, sticking his thumb out on the side of the road for literature in his new book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America. Unsurprisingly, I have been breathlessly…
 
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    Handicrafts India | HandMade Gifts

  • Wooden Elephant with Inlaid and Shikhar Carving - A Masterpiece in Wooden handicrafts

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

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

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

    16 Jun 2014 | 6:23 am
    The handicrafts have been in Indian traditions from ancient time. The handicrafts in India come with distinct and elegant designs. The paintings and carvings in ancient temples are proof of rich art of India. With variation in culture, crafting technique also vary. Hence each state of India is known for its distinct arts and there are different varieties in handicrafts found in this country. Saharanpur is known for its wood craft Gujarat for Embroidery work, Rajasthan for Jaipuri quilts and there is more. Where all states are known for their distinct art technique, Madhya Pradesh is known for…
  • Decorate Home with Handicrafts India

    12 Jun 2014 | 6:55 am
    Everybody wants a beautiful and heaven looking home. Usually, we do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to home decoration. We spend a lot of cash to do this. However in ancient time, homes were decorated using paintings, handicrafts items. Usually these things are available at reasonable price in the market so there is no need to spend money excessively. The handicrafts in India come with elegant and aesthetically beauty which can enhance beauty of your home in innovative ways. Whoever look those handicrafts gets amazed. The handicrafts India come in different varieties making your…
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    Faith is Torment | Art and Design Blog

  • Dare alla Luce: Altered Photos by Amy Friend

    Jason Jose
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    Dare alla Luce: Altered Photos by Amy FriendVintage photographs that have been re-made by adding holes on the image and allowing light to shine through.In this series I initially responded to a collection of vintage photographs, retrieved from a variety of sources. Through hand-manipulated interventions I altered and subsequently re-photographed the images “re-making” photographs that oscillate between what is present and what is absent. I aim to comment on the fragile quality of the photographic object but also to the equal fragility of our lives, our history. All are lost so easily. By…
  • Paintings by Donald Roller Wilson

    Jason Jose
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Paintings by Donald Roller WilsonLooking at these paintings will leave you scratching your head trying to make sense of them but they are nonetheless well executed and to read his statement about them is really hilarious.Ok, upon viewing this body of current, transitional paintings, you will begin to experience an ever-increasing apparition, one usually occurring during passover, of the holy virgin—the imperial mother of the universe—appearing before the nut farm creatures, frequently in disguise as a house fly, or a general electric refrigerator which has become lodged in the top of a…
  • Ghost Janitor: Animation by Louie Zong

    Jason Jose
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Ghost Janitor: Animation by Louie ZongA charming animation short about a friendly ghost who likes to clean up in his own inimitable fashion.
  • Paint Drop Sculptures by Chris Dorosz

    Jason Jose
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Paint Drop Sculptures by Chris Dorosz+New sculptures made up of tiny paint drops on acrylic rods creating a 3D effect.Out of material discovery I began to regard the primacy of the paint drop, a form that takes shape not from a brush or any human-made implement or gesture, but purely from its own viscosity and the air it falls through, as analogous to the building blocks that make up the human body (DNA) or even its mimetic representation (the pixel). With this in mind I’ve been working towards creating a narrative of materials as the groundwork to explore changing ideas of human…
  • Google Earth: Paintings by Stefano Bolcato

    Jason Jose
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Google Earth: Paintings by Stefano BolcatoPaintings based on LEGO toys which are staged then photographed. The series is a take on how Google Earth is used to zoom in on people up close such as when they are relaxing at a park. You can see more of his LEGO-themed paintings here.
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    Fdc Art News And Books.

  • HAPPY HAPPY 1ST. YEAR ANNIVERSARY FDCINCSHOP.

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

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

    Nikolaos Routsis
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:12 am
              ( Paulo Ito )Each week during the football World Cup, ARTE Creative offers you an incursion in the contemporary culture Brazilian. Second pane in the company of the graffiti scene whose Paulo Ito, famous since the viral dissemination of his work which shows a child weeping before a ball in its base. But while the walls of the country are covered with messages anti-Copa, with sizes as Os Gêmeos, Kobra or Derlon have made choice opposed. The evidence that, in the country of miscegenation, nothing is all black or all white.Difficult to go to side. Since a…
  • EUGENIO MERINO: ALWAYS SHAMELESS AT UNIX GALLERY NYC.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:28 am
    UNIX Gallery is pleased to announce “Always Shameless” an exhibition of new work by Eugenio Merino. The exhibition opens amidst the artist’s ongoing legal battles to defend freedom of speech in Spain after being sued over his controversial sculptures depicting dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975). His highly politicized works will be on display at UNIX Gallery New York, 532 W 24th St, from June 12th - July 12th, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Thursday June 12th, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.“Always Shameless” is the culmination of a project Merino began in 2011 with Always…
  • New And Later Issues.

    Nikolaos Routsis
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
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    Everything With A Twist

  • The Simpsons Wine through Mondrian Art

    SunScreen
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Consatnin Bolimond and Dimitry Patsukevich created a unique design for wine having as flagship The Simpsons. Apart from Homer and Marge the work was heavily influenced by Piet Mondrian, an important contributor to the De Stijl […]
  • Oceanique Villas, Mui Ne, Vietnam

    SunScreen
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    This amazing installation was constructed by MM++ Architects located in Vietnam. They have three core principles, to create beautiful places for everyday life, to avoid ‘ready made’  solutions and use collaborative, creative […]
  • Aerial Nudes by John Crawford

    SunScreen
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    John Crawford is well known, in his country, photographer from Auckland, New Zealand. This project is unique in its nature having nude and aerial as subjects at the same time. Although […]
  • Song 31: Tomaso Albioni – Adagio [in G minor]

    SunScreen
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    This song was first introduced by me by The Doors’ The Severed Garden, and did not match the song with the original one until recently. Adagio in G minor is a great song […]
  • The Turner Residence, Larkspur, San Francisco, US

    SunScreen
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    The installation is amazing, having a minimal stance yet itself is substantial. Jensen Architects was the office appointed to this project. “They wanted the house to be as thoughtfully organized as David’s […]
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    Art Work Blog

  • Affordable Art

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

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

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

    25 Feb 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Inspiration and more about Rose Petals Animation, a segment of Art Work by Aleksandra Vasovic
  • Artist Biography List

    12 Jan 2014 | 2:13 am
    Artist Biography List of Exhibitions, Art Work, Art Education and Artistic Activity of Aleksandra Vasovic.
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    Blog EN

  • SEO Experts | Neil Patel of KISSmetrics and QuickSprout Gives SEO Advice for Ecommerce

    Benjamin Utterback
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    We welcome Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics and Hello Bar. He has cemented himself as a top marketing authority. Forbes named him one of the Top 10 online marketers. Even President Obama recognized Neil as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of thirty. He has teamed up with PrestaShop moderator Lesley Paone of dh42 to give smart SEO pointers for anyone starting an online Ecommerce store. What would be your first steps in starting SEO for a newly launched e-commerce site? I would focus on fixing on page issues. With ecommerce sites there is a lack of unique content on most…
  • Ecommerce Success Story: How Eating Tools Built a Brand from Their Passion

    Julie Liu
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Eating Tools is a NYC based PrestaShop store that sells handcrafted, well, eating tools. This online store was created by combining, owner, Abe Shaw’s ecommerce experience with his passion for handmade cutlery. After graduation, Abe managed ecommerce departments for several high-end beauty brands. Although he enjoyed working in ecommerce, high-end beauty products weren’t his passion. Abe was always interested in the art of handcrafted products, knives in particular. For 15 years running, he has attended every Blade Show – the largest knife show in the world. During these…
  • SEO Experts | Jon Henshaw of RavenTools Speaks on SEO and Ecommerce

    Benjamin Utterback
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    In our last edition of the SEO Expert Series, we interviewed Rand Fishkin of Moz. Today, we have the pleasure of meeting with with Jon Henshaw, Co-Founder & CMO of Raven Internet Marketing Tools. You might have seen him speaking at the largest online marketing conferences such as PubCon, SMX, SearchFest, SES and others. He teamed up with PrestaShop Moderator, Lesley Paone of dh42 to give you his insights into how SEO, PrestaShop and ecommerce work together. What would be your first steps in starting SEO for a newly launched e-commerce site? Most new e-commerce sites suffer from big…
  • 42 of the Best Resources to Help You Get Started with Your Online Store

    Julie Liu
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    As a new online business owner, you’ll find that the more you learn about running an online store, the more there is to learn. From small tips and tricks to complete overhauls, you can always improve your online store. The front office display, user experience, marketing, SEO and social media are just a few areas to consider. With an infinite amount of online resources to help you grow each area of your online business, which resource should you use? We’ve narrowed it down and compiled a list of 42 of the best resources to help you get started with your online store. Introduction to…
  • PrestaShop World Tour: Ecommerce Trends with CEO of growing NYC web agency

    Quentin Audrain
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Our next stop in the “Big Apple” takes us to Outside the Pixel, a growing NYC web agency, to meet with their CEO, Aurélien. They shared new and upcoming ecommerce trends we think all online merchant should know. A recent trend? Mobile. According to Custora, during the 2013 holiday season, we saw a 50% increase in conversions through the use of mobile devices. What other trend are on the rise? Press play to see what Aurélien predicts. Let’s go! PrestaShop World Tour: New York with a Web Agency Founder from PrestaShop on Vimeo. Next Stop: MONTREAL, CANADA
 
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    Roseography - Andrew Rose Gallery

  • Gaye Chan Update @ QAF

    Andrew Rose
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    QAF’s signature visual arts exhibition is curated this year by esteemed interdisciplinary artist Laiwan. Queering the International features a lineup of established and emerging artists from around the globe who are immigrant, indigenous, undocumented, displaced, and creatively working towards reconciling liberation through ideas of indigeneity, diaspora and disIdentification.Recent homophobic events in Russia, India, Uganda, and elsewhere have made it timely to highlight artists who address queer identity on an international scale, and whose work celebrates the complex human condition we…
  • Andrew Rose speaks at The Modern Honolulu Tuesday 6/24 @ 5:30pm

    Andrew Rose
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:40 pm
    From the Modern HonoluluMeet the Reigning Authority of Honolulu's Art SceneGallery Owner Andrew Rose Headlines Study HallTuesday, June 24 5:30 p.m.For nearly 25 years Andrew Rose has been producing, exhibiting, and selling artwork for artists, galleries, and museums internationally. His gallery is the only one in Hawaii that represents artists and coordinates ongoing, museum-quality exhibition programs of contemporary art.Rose headlines THE MODERN HONOLULU’s Study Hall Lecture Series, June 24.This is an opportunity for travelers and residents to meet the…
  • Press Coverage in Lei by Nella Media Group 2014

    Andrew Rose
    22 May 2014 | 5:31 pm
    artsA SEISMIC SHIFTTEXT BY Marcela L.K. Biven & Vincent Van Der GouweIMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTISTAndrew Rose Gallery in downtown Honolulu is changing how people think about art in Hawai'i. Glass alone separates the hustle of downtown Bishop Street from the serenity behind the doors of the Andrew Rose Gallery. Like peering into the depths of shallow water, spying glimmers of mysterious life below, the gallery acts as an aquarium of living art. Gallery director, curatorartistand teacherAndrew Rose received his master's degrees in painting and art history from Pratt Institute…
  • Honolulu Pulse Review of Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi - April 24, 2014

    Andrew Rose
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    BY JERMEL-LYNN QUILLOPO / Special to the Star-AdvertiserSome say a photo has the ability to express more than text can describe. In partnership with Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the sixth annual Contemporary Photography of Hawaii exhibit debuted last week at the Andrew Rose Gallery on Bishop St.The exhibition is organized by PNM director Susan Horowitz and program coordinator David Ulrich; Andrew Rose curated and installed the gallery. With over 500 submissions, selection jury Barbara Pope and Franco Salmoiraghi selected just 56 pieces from 44 different…
  • Honolulu Star-Advertiser Review: Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi 2014 by Steven Mark, April 20, 2014

    Andrew Rose
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Attila Pohlmann - Local Uprising - Award Winner Jill Braden - Sea Lori Kama­moto - Onsen de no samui yoru (Cold night at the onsen) Monika Catanzaro - Transitions, Birth Jon Shimizu - Untitled (Mother) Exhibit showcases contemporary island imagesApril 20, 2014By Steven Mark, The Honolulu Star-AdvertiserApril 20--Though the cellphone camera can turn just about everyone into a photographer these days, it's difficult to argue with the notion that Hawaii inspires more people per capita to take photographs than just about anywhere else in the world.Just walk along Waikiki at…
 
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    Cassiopeia Art

  • Book and CD cover art commissions

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

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

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

    Cathrine Langwagen
    9 May 2014 | 8:51 am
    Now I’ve got the web site all up and running and it’s bedded in, I need more traffic. I’ve done the usual things like Google Web Master tools, Author tags, SiteMaps, Forum posts and such. A few days ago I came across another method though to increase traffic. Blog directory and aggregation sites, and the king of them seems to be Alltop. I found the category that best suited me, Art on Alltop, and submitted my site, making sure that my ‘feed’ url was functioning correctly and had the correct titles, descriptions and links. Surprisingly, they authorized me within…
  • Background art for games

    Cathrine Langwagen
    8 May 2014 | 9:25 am
    Landscapes of my mind. One of my biggest passions within the art I do is creating background environments for games. Ever since I fell in love with the game Myst so many years ago I have dreamt of creating my own beautiful worlds full of mystery and fantasy elements. This dream of one day being able to do backgrounds and art for games has finally come through and these days I feel I have come so far to actually seeing my art in games that are out there on the market. Even though I specialize in natural environments, I very much enjoy painting all kinds of different themes such as space,…
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    Jung Katz

  • Artist Interview: Shantanu Suman – Graphic Designer & Co-Director of Horn Please

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? My name is Shantanu Suman and I’m from India. Currently I live in Asheville, NC and work as a graphic designer. In the past I’ve worked as an art director (6+ yrs), as a design educator (2 yrs) and very […]
  • Artist Interview: Ander Quinn – Digital Artist

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you make? “I’m Ander Quinn and I’m originally from Detroit. I lived in NYC for twelve years and I now live in Los Angeles. My work is predominantly created digitally, and is usually some type of photography or graphic design or a […]
  • Artist Interview: Francois Pretorius

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Introducing, Francois Pretorius. Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? I’m a graphic artist from Potchefstroom (near Johannesburg) in South Africa. I manage the local university’s creativity centre where students and members of the public can partake in evening classes ranging from drawing and painting to […]
  • Artist Interview: Joey Fourr – Musician & Doodler

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you make? “i am Joey , i am from london , i make music , videos , doodle , run a riso printing studio called Crumb Cabin and like screen-printing when i can .” How did you get started making the […]
  • Artist Interview: Emmanuelle Ly – Illustrator

    Jung Katz - Blog for Artists
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Tell us about yourself, who are you, where are you from, and what do you do? Hi, folks! My name is Emmanuelle LY, I’m a young french illustrator based in Lyon. I’ve been sharing my Daily Sketch Crossing online since 2012. I post a drawing a day on my blog mixing portraits, iconography, typography and […]
 
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    All Articles

  • 1913: The Year Before the Storm (Florian Illies)

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

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:45 am
    Contributor: Marina Valcárcel Art Historian                  Chekhov and his wife, actress Olga Knípper.   "Give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky." (Chekhov) Throughout 2013, after Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, it was impossible not to hear someone saying that Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is "the father of modern literature". So a few weeks ago I decided to sit down and re-read "The Steppe", and I found myself once again with a strange, uneasy feeling inside me, as if something had…
  • Music, Nothing But Music

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:35 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Philosophy, University of Madrid (UNED), Spain               Art is a pleasing, entertaining, educational trick of the imagination. In and of itself, a piece of art, a creation, is nothing more than the physical outcome of life’s primal creative energy. Ultimately, creating art and living life are one and the same activity, life being the continuous creation of a world of appearances being continually produced and destroyed, playfully, exhilaratingly. Hence, for art to exist,…
  • Paula, Plensa and Poetry

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    Contributor: Marta V. Art Historian           Paula, with her closed eyes, her low undone plait and her trunk-sized proportions, could only have come from a lime tree… She seems timeless and without origin: she might come from the Mediterranean, or perhaps she’s the sister of one of the figures constructed by the Polinesian tribe.   At the 33rd edition of the ARCO fair, this sculpture by 59-year-old Barcelona artist Jaume Plensa has powerfully stood out from the rest of the works on display. The art event has found itself this year in the middle of a war of…
  • The Mysteries of Laughter

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:25 am
    Contributor: Dr. Diego Sánchez Meca, Lecturer in History of Contemporary Philosophy, University of Madrid (UNED), Spain         This article is about the theatrical release in Madrid of "The Name of the Rose". Jokes, word play, irony and a good sense of humour have always been key elements in human relations. The various forms of comedy performances, or the jokes that find their way into our daily conversations, contribute to our moments of laughter, a mechanism with a clear relaxing and therapeutic function, helping us cope with life's worries, anxieties and struggles.
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    Shawn McNulty Artist Blog

  • Israel Lund Screenprint Paintings Make Art Flippers Boom

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

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

    Shawn McNulty
    15 May 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Ryan Gosling took a break from the Macaulay Culkin shirts and was spotted wearing a Shawn McNulty Art-A-Whirl shirt to promote the Minneapolis artists’s upcoming open studio event May 16-18 showcasing his large scale contemporary paintings. The actor is known for his passion and devotion to the arts.  Click here for more info on the event.
  • Lost Andy Warhol Digital Artworks Found on Floppy Disks

    Shawn McNulty
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Art snoopers found some original digital artworks by Andy Warhol on some old format floppy disks. Commodore called on Warhol to promote their Amiga 1000 back in the mid-80s when they were competing with the Macintosh series from Apple. Maybe Commodore is currently a behemoth tech company in an alternate universe. We knew this artwork was created because there is footage of Andy tinkering on an Amiga 1000 with Debbie Harry for a promotional event. Artist Cory Arcangel initiated the search when he became obsessed with the YouTube footage of Warhol on the Amiga, and figured that the files had to…
  • Photos of my art at Summit Investment Advisors in Roseville, MN

    Shawn McNulty
    17 Feb 2014 | 11:55 am
    I recently did a large 48×144″ gold triptych commission for Summit Investment Advisors in Roseville, MN. They also acquired two 36×36″ pieces from my Interpose show at Rosalux, Tycoon and Gypsum, for one of the offices. Check out the installation photos below.
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    Boha Glass

  • How To Properly Show Off Your Decorative Glass Bowls

    Barnaby Kirsen
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    When you invest in a stunning piece of glass art, you will want to be sure that it is on display for all to see. The easiest way to do that is to make it the focal point in a room or the piece that pulls the rest of the space together. Creativity in how you display your decorative glass bowls will help draw attention to the piece and give it the sort of attention that it deserves. There are a number of ways to make that happen, but let’s start off with three different types of display that will make your glass art shine like a brilliant diamond. The entrance to your home is where first…
  • The Allure of Glass Perfume Bottles

    Barnaby Kirsen
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    When you ask a collector of glass perfume bottles what it is that made them start to collect in the first place, there is a good chance you will be met with a variety of different answers. Some will talk about the sheer beauty of the vintage pieces, many of which can easily be deemed high art. Others will tell you how they love to look at the changes in the design and appearance of the bottles through the years, with many collectors able to pick out the age of a bottle just by how it looks. Perhaps the most interesting collector is the one who talks about the history and story behind each of…
  • Wedding Anniversary Gifts: The Timeless Beauty of Art Glass

    Barnaby Kirsen
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Recently we have noticed that more of our glass ornaments are being bought as Wedding Anniversary Gifts. For example, here is a recent review from one of our customers: “Ruby red twisted glass. I have bought this for my husband as it is our ruby wedding coming up. I saw it online and took a couple of months to decide whether to buy or not. Would it look as good as in the photo? I have just unwrapped it and WOW I am delighted. It is a stunning piece and will remind us, hopefully for many years to come, of our ruby celebrations. Thank you.” It got us to thinking about anniversaries and how…
  • Glass Perfume Bottles by Carl Radke

    Barnaby Kirsen
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:41 am
    Our new range of Art Deco Perfume Bottles are lovingly handmade by Carl Radke. Carl was one of the Art Glass pioneers that reignited the Renaissance in Art Glass in 70s America. Carl specialises in Lustre Art Glass, first introduced to the world by Tiffany & Co. in 1881. Its popularity reached its peak around the turn of the century and then waned as the Twentieth Century tastes shifted towards the sharp lines of modernity. By 1925 Lustre Art Glass was completely out of favour and was in danger of becoming a lost art. In the Sixties, the Art Departments of several Californian Universities…
  • Loetz Glass: Jewels of Bohemia – The Art Nouveau Glass of Loetz Witwe

    Barnaby Kirsen
    13 Jun 2014 | 5:25 am
    The freedom of spirit and expression that is immediately called to mind when one hears the word “Bohemia”—gypsies traipsing through wild lands in colourful dress, eschewing the trappings of money and classism to embrace music and adventure—is a natural fit with the principles of Art Nouveau, which championed a return to nature in its embrace of the shapes, imagery, and materials found in the natural world, and whose early champions, such as Les Vingt, saw their work “as a vehicle for social reform… to break down the barriers between so-called high art (painting and sculpture) and…
 
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    Photomanipulation Art by Natalia Rex

  • Self-Portrait: Fragments

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

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

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

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

    Natalia Rex
    3 May 2014 | 11:15 am
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    Answers To Unasked Questions

  • 33 Photos of the Power of Human Spirit

    Nazar
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    They say that everyone is waiting for the summer. No, actually, this year everyone is waiting for PEACE! People of the world speak different languages ​​and often don’t know about life outside their own little universe, but there is something that unites us all. Joy, despair, hate, love, courage, zest for life and endless desire to fight for it — that’s universal emotions that inherent in each of us. Read also: World’s Most Powerful and Strong Photos Artnaz.com assembled a collection of photographs that reflects all these feelings, images that are impossible to forget…
  • I Want to Visit Norway

    Nazar
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Land of fjords, ice and auroras, Norway, will appeal to all who want to have tough relaxation. Cold, impenetrable forests, harsh northern climate — no wonder this is where the legend of the Vikings and Valkyries are born. Echoes of the country’s rich history are scattered throughout its territory, but the main attraction of Norway — is its nature. Local fjords are among the most beautiful places on the planet — the silent smooth surfaces of water are exactly like mirrors, rocks, heights and shape of which are breathtaking, waterfalls, lighthouses — some natural wonders are…
  • 22 Things That Will Make Your Day Better

    Nazar
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Not everyone can sit in the office 9 hours in a row, and to somehow make things easy, you can buy yourself one of those items that will probably be a real salvation. Artnaz.com gathered for you the things that can make our lives better and more comfortable. Hammock for feet under the desk For serious, and just a bit lazy people. connectdesign (21 more) Self stirring mug Know how much time a person usually spends, stirring tea or coffee? We don’t know, but obviously this mug saves your time! thinkgeek One Hot Cookie Mug Warmer modcloth Mini vacuum cleaner for table Connects through USB.
  • These Guys are Awesome at Any Age

    Nazar
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Antonio Banderas, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren… We know these guys since childhood. And, despite the years, they’re still awesome. Enjoy these photos taken for Vanity Fair the magazine. Editorial of Artnaz.com sincerely admires these men. Beautiful male age beautifully. (11 more)
  • Wire Sculptures by Fantasywire

    Nazar
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Robin Wight creates fabulous sculptures made ​​of steel wire. He describes the process as follows: first manufactured steel frame, then formed the skeleton and muscles of the body. According to Wight, in every fairy he keeps stone “heart”, which sometimes leaves engraved with a message. Artnaz.com offers you to take a look at these amazing sculptures. These wonderful fairy seem ready to break away and fly right now! (15 more)
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    savvypainter.com

  • 29: Tom Wudl

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

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

    Antrese Wood
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Tara Reed and Antrese Wood dive into the commercial side of art. Licensing won’t be for everyone, but knowing your options is crucial.  For some artists licensing is a vital part of their income stream- find out if it is right for you. Before we jump into the show notes, I have a couple of questions. I’ve been working really hard on a Savvy Painter Ultimate Guide for Artists– (that’s the working title for now). I’ll be wrapping it up soon but I just want to be sure I haven’t missed anything important to you- Can you help me out? Click here to answer a few QUICK…
  • 26: Sketching from Square One Author Richard Scott

    Antrese Wood
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:34 pm
      In episode 3 of the Savvy Painter podcast, plein air painter Kathleen Dunphy talked about her daily sketching habits and mentioned a book that is helping her tackle more complicated subjects in her drawing. My guest on this episode is the author of that book- Sketching from Square One – to Trafalgar Square: Richard Scott. Richard teaches sketching and watercolor techniques in Southern California. His architectural renderings have been featured in numerous national magazines.   Key Takeaways of the Show: Painting is a form of meditation. Don’t feel like you have to…
  • Amy Flurry

    Antrese Wood
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
      Media expert Amy Flurry explains how to prepare your artist bio and your website for press coverage. Learn what editors look for and how to become media savvy. What You Will Learn in This Episode: How just an hour or two here and there leads to significant press coverage. Want to impress the editor of that national magazine? Three words: photography, photography, photography! Know the ‘hooks’ that lead to press coverage Get your ducks in a row before a magazine sees your site. The editor wants your story- Amy tells you how to make it easy for both you and the media.  …
 
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    Color Us Happy

  • Awesome Pandora Channel

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

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

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

    Justine
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    My Name is Justine, I am on the verge of turning 30 (July 11th) and I am finally finding my place in this world after hard work, lots of research, 24 (and counting) college credits, and most importantly the support of my one and only Sam <3. Together we dream, we create, and we are making things happen. We both are artist and on the go to follow our dreams of success in owning our own business(s). I welcome you to Color Us Happy where we are taking the time to share with you pieces of our world including our thoughts, knowledge and our creations. Things you can find here are: Tutorials,…
  • My Sugar Demons

    Justine
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                              “My food demons are Chinese food, sugar, and butter” –Kristie Alley I picked Kristie Alley to quote because I agree with her on her food demons; they are mine too. Sugar especially is so good it is hard not to get hooked, and boy do I have a sugar tooth. In my research I have found that 1…
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    Twelve 21 Gallery

  • Groundwork: A Living Walls Art Show

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

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

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

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

    samurai
    21 Aug 2013 | 2:29 pm
    About a year ago, two of our close friends took a risk and launched (separate) business ventures in the clothing industry. This Saturday, we’re excited to celebrate them both, here and near home base! CLOAK AND DAPPER Long time friend of Laughing Samurai and gang, Calvin Cearley, launched cloakanddapper.us last year with the support of his partners, Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Harrell. This online “Gentleman’s Store” is full of American made clothing, accessories, shave products, etc. for men – helping to restore the tradition of quality made products. The Deal.
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    1ofa100 Blog Feed

  • Design and Sustainability

    Joris Straatman
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    ZURICH - JUL 23 2014 X Design and Sustainability Sustainability is an important topic for designers because customer awareness for sustainability topics is increasing rapidly. With this blog post I want to give a (very) brief overview of the different perspectives of sustainability. What is sustainability Where many organisations used to look at sustainability out of their own context, i.e. environmental organisations were mainly interested in environmental sustainability and social organisations in social sustainability, lately a more holistic approach to sustainability has been gaining…
  • Interview with Lucas Guidetti

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    ZURICH - JUL 7 2014 X Interview with Lucas Guidetti A few weeks ago I went to Lucerne to meet up with the Swiss-Columbian designer Lucas Guidetti who explained to me why and how he wants to convey the history and background of natural dyes and their importance. Alright, tell me something about yourself, your background and what you've done so far? My name is Lucas Guidetti. I grew up in Colombia – my mother is Colombian and my father is Swiss. I grew up between Colombia and Switzerland and I did my Bachelor degree in Graphic Design in Colombia during four years and then I worked in a…
  • When colors used to be precious like gold ...

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:42 am
    ZURICH - JUN 25 2014 X When colors used to be precious like gold ... "Should I take the red, green, blue or yellow one?" "Just take all of them!" Quite a common chat at today's fashion discounters I assume. Buy more, pay less, dump everything. The world is saturated with things and especially colorful things. We take colors for granted forgetting or not even knowing how precious they used to be once upon a time and how difficult it was to extract them for further use. Colorants derived from natural sources like plants, insects and minerals. Have a look around. Most of the…
  • Customer feedback - The Clam by Katerina Smolikova

    Joris Straatman
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    ZURICH - JUN 15 2014 X Customer feedback - The Clam by Katerina Smolikova Every now and then we get feedback from our customers on the products they have bought through 1ofa100. As with the customer who bought this very special piece of art made by Katerina Smolikova! Her feeback: "I love this piece of art! Depending on how the light shines on it it looks completely different. Light changes not only the bowl itself, but also it surroundings when the light reflects on it. Great work!". We love to hear from other buyers as well so we can share it with the artists and the community!
  • The best things in life are free ...

    Manoj Kallupurackal
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:41 pm
    ZURICH - JUN 6 2014 X The best things in life are free ... ... such as this beautiful tote bag. Since our first 100 customers are very special to us we want to welcome them with a very special gift. This piece is a limited edition itself and was created in collaboration with Pheel, a genuine design collective from Cairo. The bag is made out of 100% cotton and soft leather. With its down-to-earth yet premium look, this piece of fashion is useful for your everyday use and can be particularly fun and handy to carry around during this time of the year. Don't miss it. Have a lovely summer weekend!
 
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    Netloid

  • Amazing Photo-Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee

    netloid
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Malaysian artist Monica Lee is obsessed with details. But then again, I guess you have to be in order to create some of the most stunning photo-realistic drawings we’ve ever seen. “I like to challenge myself with complex portraits especially people with freckles or beard,” says Lee, who often works from photographic portraits to create seemingly identical drawings. Surprisingly, Lee worked in the digital world for 12 years before making the jump to illustration. But it certainly doesn’t show. She now spends 3-4 weeks on a single drawing. The artist attributes her love for…
  • An Architectural Canvas of Shipping Containers Painted With Greek Gods by Pichi & Avo

    netloid
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Renown graffiti duo Pichi & Avo traveled to Werchter, Belgium to create a large, site-specific installation for the North West Walls Street Art Festival. in the early parts of this year. The event was curated by Belgium artist Arne Quinze, who created a stacked structure of numerous shipping containers and gave the Spanish artists creative freedom over the large, architectural canvas. The result is a radiant explosion of unrestrained spray art featuring their trademark style of Greek gods and lucid splashes of Mediterranean colors, all against a backdrop of graffiti. “When they work…
  • Wang Wen-Chih makes the Woven Sky: A Bamboo Tunnel Installation Woven Together Like a Basket

    netloid
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Using 600 poles of bamboo and 70 radiata pine logs all harvested locally, created a massive installation that served as the entrance to the Woodford Folk Festival in Australia. Working with the Sydney-based architecture and design collective Cave Urban, a team of 40 workers and volunteers spent 3 weeks building the structure. Each bamboo pole was split into 4-5 pieces and weaved together like a basket. Woven Sky, which rises 15m high and is 100m long, was completed late last year, just in time for the music festival, and served an impressive entrance point into the amphitheater stage. The…
  • SD Holman’s Intimate and Groundbreaking Portraits Of Female Masculinity In BUTCH: Not Like The Other Girls.

    netloid
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Talented Photographer SD Holman uses her talent as a portrait photographer to capture a very important section of society who are often forgotten/ignored, women who fall outside of the traditional gender binary. In her series “BUTCH: Not Like the Other Girls,” masculine women are not oddity or other. These are photos of women who identify as butch captured by a butch woman—they are women defining themselves. In this way, Butch has much in common with the current social campaigns stripping women of makeup, enhancements, and retouching and declaring them more beautiful without the…
  • Yumi Okita Makes Amazing Textile Moth and Butterfly Sculptures

    netloid
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    If you love butterflies as much as we do you are doing to totally fall in love with this piece of perfection. Yumi Okita, a talented artist baed in North Carolina-based creates beautiful textile sculptures of months, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and embroidery techniques. The pieces are quite large, measuring nearly a foot wide and contain other flourishes including painting, feathers, and artificial fur. Check out her most recent pieces on Etsy. The post Yumi Okita Makes Amazing Textile Moth and Butterfly Sculptures appeared first on Netloid.
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