In around the year 1890, a group of French artists gathered for dinner at the house of a Parisian art dealer and pondered the following question: “Who, in 100 years, will be thought to have been the greatest painter of the second half of the 19th century?” As described in Lorenz Eitner’s An Outline of 19th Century European Painting, they came to an agreement on two names: William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier.
Gathering spare pieces of metal, John Brown assembles his findings into sculptures of colorful butterflies, insects, and birds. Although the assemblages are formed from salvaged materials like nails and bicycle chains, the pieces somehow remain delicate, wings appearing just as thin as a butterf
Upon entering Frieze New York last May, I ran into a colleague with his two small children. As we crossed the threshold of the bustling fair tent, the kids sprang into action, making a beeline for a red Carsten Höller octopus. They promptly plopped down beside it and began a discussion—“What is it made of?” and “Why is it red?” were among preliminary questions. A month or so later I’d see them again, this time in Chelsea, marvelling over Jordan Wolfson’s animatronic puppet at David Zwirner. Even to a stranger, it would have been clear that for these children, going to see art was an integral part of their lives. Their intense engagement with art (a level of enthusiasm that many adults struggle to maintain) begged some questions. What is it about art that commands a child’s attention? What impact can art have on a child’s development? And more broadly, what can be done to instill an appreciation of art in children?
Krita AND Bob Ross in one tutorial? What's there not to like? :) AgeOfAsparagus writes:I created this 18 video series for one of the high school computer courses I teach: Digital Art. My lab uses almost entirely open source software (Blender, GIMP, Inkscape, Krita, among others, and soon Linux for our desktop OS =)
Annie Brightstar's insight:
More about the FREE sketching and painting program Krita here including how to download it https://krita.org/en/
Deforestation has a significant environmental impact. Many studies suggest that is a contributor to global warming; it impacts the water cycle by reducing the amount of water in the soil and air; it contributes to soil loss; and it results in a decline in biodiversity.
Seattle-based artist Carol Milne (previously) fabricates flowing glass sculptures that mimic the delicate patterns of knit yarn. Contrary to the assumption that Milne has super-human ability to knit strands of molten glass by hand, the artist instead devised a somewhat complicated process that involves wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting. She discusses her techinques in detail in this video from Heather DiPietro. Milne also offers a PDF and a book about producing her glass work through the FAQ on her websit
The paper art creations of the American artist Rogan Brown who designs then cuts by hand or laser thousands of paper microorganisms, including tree moss, cell structures, bacteria, coral, diatoms, and radiolaria. With his creations, the artist questions our relationship with these microorganisms, but also uses them as a symbol to illustrate life, natural architectures or the relationships between all living things in nature.
Bot Potts, via M.A.D.Gallery Working out of his one-man workshop inside a mid-19th century barn, artist Bob Potts (previously) builds wonderous kinetic sculptures that replicate the motions of birds, fish, or other natural motions. The 72-year-old artist utilizes hand-crafted gears, levers, c
This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate scenes from individual stories in three dimensions. The 40-panel books are laser cut from paper and assembled into a booklet that can be viewed page by page or fanned out as a sort of layered diorama of silhouettes.
Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 by the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the rehabilitation of the Vincent van Gogh Foundation at Arles, France by Fluor Architecture is a beautiful exercise that transcends the fine boundaries between art and architecture.
This is not your everyday paper art. Russian artist Asya Kozina has been turning paper into high-art for years, and won renown for her impressive Mongolian wedding costumes. Kozina explains her motivation on Behance: “Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the baroque era,” Kozina says. “this is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics — no practical sense, but they are beautiful. in this case, paper helps to highlight the main form and not to be obsessed with unnecessary details.”
Forget your run-of-the-mill cutesy balloon dogs and crowns twisted at kids birthday parties, Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto (previously) elevates the inflated craft of balloon animals to an entirely different level. The Japanese artist uses a multitude of balloon colors and shapes to sculpt
Riusuke Fukahori has just opened his show, Goldfish Salvation, at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. The Japanese artist (featured previously) paints strikingly realistic aquatic worlds into wooden sake boxes and bamboo tubs. Each meticulous painting is built up using layers of poured resin, each with a layer of paint in between. The final results, which can be months in the making, look convincing enough to be alive.
Guido Van Helten’s Giant Murals Feature East-European Textile Patterns
by Clara MoraesPosted on December 2, 2015
Minsk, the capital of Belarus, was recently taken over by street art festival Urban Myths. For this festival, artists had to explore the city for three days, plunge into the city’s atmosphere and then create original paintings based on urban folklore. After studying the locals and their traditions, British-Australian artist Guido Van Helten chose to paint a girl dressed in an embroidered red and white shirt.
The street art of Lisbon is one of the best that I’ve seen. I take a lot of guided graffiti tours, from Brazil to Palestine to Perth to Germany, and the one I took in Lisbon was one of the best I’ve been on.There was so much of it in the 1+ hour car tour of the city, that we only got to see a small percent of it! But what I did get to see was some amazing art work.My guide in Lisbon knew exactly where to take me for the greatest pieces, including a city wall, a health clinic wall, giant murals covering whole buildings, and many other hidden treasures.Here are the highlights of one of the best graffiti/street art tours in Europe.
Zack Mclaughlin writes Inspired by the beauty of birds I love to create sculptures from paper, wood and other mixed media.
I began making these sculptures a couple of years ago, the first one I made was for my own children’s book concept where a little boy makes a paper bird lantern and flies away. I couldn’t visualise how to paint it so I went about making it. I loved the process and found experimenting with new materials a real challenge and in the end hugely rewarding.
Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes began his career as an artist by doodling away in Moleskein notebooks and sharing the results online. Rosane's imagination runs wild in his composite images of cartoony characters that morph into familiar faces of animals and pop-culture
On a list of things I most anticipated sitting down to cover on Colossal today, the hurdy gurdy probably wasn't in the top thousand topics, but then I stumbled onto this video and had to share it. The piece is called Omen, written and performed by Guilhem Desq, who uses an electrified version
New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces since we explored her work this summer. White relies heavily on thin lines and negative space to create each illustration, a subtractive process
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