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The Pulp Art of George Gross

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by jonmwessel, Featured Blogger, Eleven-Nineteen George Gross (1909-2003) was a great pulp magazine cover artist. His first pulp cover assignments were for Mystery Novels Magazine and Double Action...

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Sleeping Hanging Bats "Wonderful Flying Foxes" Antique Illustration Giclee Print on Vintage Paper Maroon Matted 5 x 7 Ready To Frame!

Sleeping Hanging Bats "Wonderful Flying Foxes" Antique Illustration Giclee Print on Vintage Paper Maroon Matted 5 x 7 Ready To Frame! | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

A colony or cloud of bats hangs upside down in this illustrated gravure print from 1887 entitled "Wonderful Flying Foxes."

We've lovingly scanned the antique illustration and reproduced it for you as a giclee print -- on vintage paper, to keep the feel of the original.

What's more, it is already matted and ready to insert inside any 5 by 7 inch fame.

The matting is in a rich maroon or burgundy shade in a matte finish, which really compliments the tanned old paper.

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There’s A Cthulhu In Your Teacup

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These bizarre teacups are the work of Etsy seller VoodooDelicious. Unfortunately, the handmade items cannot be used for drinking and exist merely to enhanc
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The Biological, Evolutionary REASON We Find Certain Things Visually Appealing

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The Golden Mean, a universal truth underlying all design, has practical, real-world applications.

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THE ART OF BEING A FEMINIST -

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of International Women's Year, Sydney University's the Tin Sheds is exhibiting a range of posters to celebrate female activism

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At Museo del Prado, Blind Visitors Can Touch Masterpieces

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An exhibition at the Madrid museum includes three-dimensional copies of works for visually impaired patrons to touch.

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1950s Smutty Graffiti

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Just in case you thought the 1950s were such a pure time... Via.
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Cult of the Spankers: the X-rated artists who turned Times Square into smut central

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US authorities tried to ban them, but a gang of artists, models and writers made a living from dirty books sold under-the-counter in 1950s New York. Enter a world of Raw Dames and superheroes
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Meet the women redefining street art

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Though street art is still a boys’ club, women like ELLE, Swoon and Vexta are trying to change the status quo

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20 Etsy Shops That Flaunt Fargo’s Creativity | Fargo Monthly

20 Etsy Shops That Flaunt Fargo’s Creativity | Fargo Monthly | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
| Fargo, North Dakota's Magazine for Events, Dining, Shopping, and more.
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Iroquois Crafts Carrie A. Lyford 1945 Vintage Native American Handcrafts United States Indian Service Arts History Dept Interior 1945

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Iroquois Crafts by Carrie A. Lyford, edited by Willard W. Beatty, Director of Education, United States Indian Service. Number 6 in the series on
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Leaf Beasts

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“When Japanese artist Baku Maeda (previously featured here) looks at fallen leaves he sees all sorts of animals and faces. For an awesome project entitled LEAF BEAST Maeda gathered dried...
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Making Homemade Valentines

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Treat your family and friends and especially your sweetie with a valentine that you make yourself. It's a fun project to upcycle old cards and other odds and ends to create a unique card of your own.
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Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists | WIELS, Brussels

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Body Talk addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and the body, as they play themselves out in the work of a generation of women artists from Africa active since the early 1990s. 

 

Bringing together artists from different parts of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. In their work, the body manifests itself, whether sequentially or simultaneously, as a model, support, subject or object. 

 

WIELS, Brussels

14.02 – 03.05.2015


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Zap! Pow! Snap! "WonderWomen" at the Katherine Nash Gallery

Zap! Pow! Snap! "WonderWomen" at the Katherine Nash Gallery | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

She has superhuman strength, her wounds heal instantly and her collection of weaponry includes the Lasso of Truth and a razor-sharp tiara to throw at her enemies. Who wouldn't like to be Wonder Woman, at least occasionally? Okay, the bustier, tight blue panties, and high-heeled boots might be a little uncomfortable, but her contradictory qualities - part super hero, part pinup girl - have mesmerized us since she came on the scene in 1941.

 

No wonder the enduring pop culture icon makes a great focal point for a group exhibition at the University of Minnesota's Katherine E. Nash Gallery entitled "WonderWomen." Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul, the show features work by women artists from around the world who are inspired or influenced by comics, animation or popular culture.


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Donna Sharrett’s Art of History, Remembrance and Time

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"Donna Sharrett’s work is both emblematic of its time and difficult to classify. At first glance, it may appear to be quintessentially postmodernist, offering a borrower-conjurer’s cornucopia of found objects and unusual materials that have been plucked out of their original, utilitarian settings and repurposed. At the same time, though, Sharrett’s mixed-media abstract art is not intentionally postmodernist at all..."

 

Donna Sharrett: Love Songs and Sampling continues at Pavel Zoubok Gallery (531 West 26th Street, Chelsea, Manhattan) through February 7, 2015.


http://pavelzoubok.com/node/donna-sharrett-love-songs



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The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

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Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?
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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


Learn more:

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 



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Are your kids makers?

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  Heres to less consuming and more making!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2014 9:51 PM

So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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Phil Stern, Photographer Who Shot Top Stars, Dies at 95

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Photographer Phil Stern, who was responsible for some of the most intimate portraits of Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, John Wayne, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacal...
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10 Tips For Photographing Your Pet

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Some of the most popular images on the Internet are photographs of cats, dogs, and other pets. Any proud pet owner would love to show off pictures of their best friend, especially at holiday time.. But...
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Italian Historian Theorizes That Mona Lisa Is Chinese

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An Italian historian's theory that Mona Lisa might be a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci's mother -- making the 15th-century polymath half-Chinese -- ...

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Art, it’s all I want for Christmas | Blazenfluff

Art, it’s all I want for Christmas | Blazenfluff | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
All I want for Christmas is art. Whether it be a screenprint by Andy Warhol (which is for sale on Amazon of all places!): Campbell's Soup (Scotch
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“Sturtevant: Double Trouble,” at MOMA

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Peter Schjeldahl on a show celebrating “perhaps the oddest American artist of the last half-century.”
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Photography meets feminism: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s

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Robyn Stacey, Untitled, 1981

 

During this period of the late twentieth century, photography helped feminism and feminism helped photography. On the one hand, feminists used the highly informative and accessible medium of photography to raise awareness of critical social issues. On the other hand, photographic artists embraced feminist themes as a way of making their practice less esoteric and more engaged with contemporary life. This productive exchange between feminism and photography fostered a range of technical innovations and critical frameworks that radically transformed the direction of visual culture in Australia.

 

Photography meets feminism : Australian women photographers 1970s–80s

18 October 2014 to 7 December 2014

Monash Gallery of Art


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Pop to Popism at the Art Gallery of NSW puts retro style in the spotlight - Sydney Morning Herald

Pop to Popism at the Art Gallery of NSW puts retro style in the spotlight - Sydney Morning Herald | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Pop art emerged at the beginning of the electronic age, bringing life and colour to a grey post-war Britain and US.

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