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Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
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Crochet Coral Reef Project

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The Crochet Coral Reef is a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world.

 

Created and curated by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring.


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Vintage Visage's curator insight, April 9, 2013 12:38 PM

so beautiful- so many possibilities too......

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Crayon Art

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Supplies You'll Need 
LOTS of Crayons {I suggest getting the cheap kind at the $ store}
Hair Dryer 
Heat Gun {Optional}
Canvas 
Exacto Knife or a sharp kitchen knife 
Paper Plate or piece of cardboard

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I've done similar things by drawing or coloring on a hot surface, but this is cool too!

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Synagogue In a Teapot | Inherited Values

Synagogue In a Teapot | Inherited Values | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

It may look like a fancy teapot,  but the owner found it had a secret hidden inside:  the teapot disassembled into everything needed to perform various Jewish rites and holidays

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The guy who made this is like the Ron Swanson of metal!
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Do you really call this art? Images of Google Streetview prostitutes (that you might have seen before on MailOnline) now displayed in gallery and nominated for top award

Do you really call this art? Images of Google Streetview prostitutes (that you might have seen before on MailOnline) now displayed in gallery and nominated for top award | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

A photographer who displayed Google Streetview images of prostitutes in his gallery has been nominated to win a £30,000 art prize.


Mishka Henner, 36, searched lurid internet forums to find out where sex workers can be found and then looked up their locations using Google's street cameras.


His collection of screenshots has now earned him one of four nominations for the prestigious Deutsche Börse photography award.

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The Beautiful Manhole Cover Art of Japan

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Photograph by S MORITA (MRSY on Flickr)     In 95% of Japan's 1,780 municipalities you will find artistic manhole covers unique to each city and town. It has become apart of the country's...
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Critics React to Folk Art Museum’s Imminent Demolition

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Just as designers have reacted to the death sentence of Ted Williams and Billie Tsien’s American Folk Art Museum building, forming petitions and a tumblr (#FolkMoMA), architecture critics have also been wielding their weapon – words – and entering the fray.

Most critics have responded with outrage (it’s “nothing less than cultural vandalism” says Martin Filler), denouncing MoMA’s prioritization of corporate needs over cultural value. However, a few are actually defending MoMA’s decision, saying the building was never ideal for displaying art anyway


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A picture worth a thousand words - The Economist (blog)

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The Economist (blog)
A picture worth a thousand words
The Economist (blog)
Replace the typewriter with ASCII code and you get ASCII art, an early type of computer graphics named after the ASCII standard for representing symbols as numbers.

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Miniature Landscapes Encapsulated within Steamer Trunks

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“ Miniature Landscapes Encapsulated within Steamer Trunks ”
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The village blacksmith in the 21st century

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David Hamilton wields his hammers as a modern day blacksmith.
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Pin Ups

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[F]rom the 1920s to the 1970s, certain artists—including Alberto Vargas, George Petty, Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, and Zoë Mozert—made their careers painting “pin-up” girls exclusively. This Golden Age of the pin-up art lasted until color photography took its place.

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Artist Rachelle Beaudoin on Kathleen Hanna's "Slut" proclamation and co-opted sexuality

Artist Rachelle Beaudoin on Kathleen Hanna's "Slut" proclamation and co-opted sexuality | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Artist Rachelle Beaudoin examines the female identity in popular culture using commercial icongraphy. Challenging what is presented as mainstream feminine sexuality, Beaudoin's take on figure-shaping and labeling is as jarring as it is thought-provoking.

 

..."I'm going to do three different performances kind of relating to clothing, underwear and intimacy in different ways."


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Michael Massaia's Stark Photographs Of Discarded Vegas Call Girl Cards

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Michael Massaia is a documentary style photographer who specializes in black and white film. His "Lost: Las Vegas Call Girl Cards" series touches on the over-saturation of advertising, commodification, waste, and salaciousness within our culture.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:21 PM

This is what happens with most flyers and promotional pieces of paper that are handed out on the streets, put on windsheilds, etc. The fact that it's about selling sex makes me take pause...This appears to be one case where erotic images of women involved in sex work are actually adding value and humanizing the advertisements. Food for thought.

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Alina Szapocznikow: A Body Of Work

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The Polish sculptor would survive the Holocaust, tuberculosis, and breast cancer — only to succumb to her battle with tuberculosis at the age of 47.  Clearly Szapocznikow new pain. But not only pain in the sense of torture, inhumanity, and disease; even pain in the more average range of human experience, such as the dis-ease of exploitation and objectification, are exposed and supposed in her works. And all in a complete range of emotion, from outrage to irony — always with a sensuality that nearly stupefies it is so astonishing.

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Not safe for work (mainly for ads/images on sidebar -- but even nude art is banned most places now), but worthy to see/read.

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From the 'Journal of the History of Collections' March 2013

From the 'Journal of the History of Collections' March 2013 | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Linda Bauer and Nello Barbieri, “Forming a Collection of Paintings in Late Baroque Siena,” Journal of the History of Collections 25 (2013): 45-57

 

...The documents include the names of artists – many well known – with prices or values for some works, and by reference to the largely unpublished inventory of his estate, give some indication of which works in the documents Biringucci acquired and how his taste conformed to the prevailing trends of the period.

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British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years

British Museum reunites Roman marble panels split for 2,000 years | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it
Panels from a seaside mansion at Herculaneum, which like Pompeii was overwhelmed by Vesuvius in AD79, go on display
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How-Tuesday: Seed Packet Book

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Transform an old seed packet into a mini heirloom journal.
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Obviously this can be modified for any use of ephemera to make a book.

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Egypt won't rent Pyramids to foreign firms, says antiquities ministry

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The Egyptian antiquities ministry has rejected a proposal by the finance ministry to rent out the country's major archaeological sites to international tourism companies in an attempt to reduce the government's budget deficit.

 

Some archaeologists have called the proposal 'insulting' and 'humiliating.'

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:54 PM

When austerity goes too far... Talk about a true proposed sell-out! This would have been far worse than the use of a Beatles song in a commercial or something.

 

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Moncler Publicist Allegedly Pulls a Thomas Crown

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He was charged with stealing a Salvador Dalí painting and a steak.
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The Burned and Bloodied Sex Workers of South Mumbai

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An estimated 100,000 sex workers currently earn a living working in the brothels of South Mumbai’s red-light districts. Most of them are not there voluntarily, but rather, have been sold into sex work, sometimes by a relative or trusted family friend. Some are born into it. Life within the red-light districts isn't easy. In fact, it's pretty much like living in a giant toilet bowl full of syringes and awful people. These women live on the fringes of a society defined by the unrelenting harshness of its edges. They are frowned upon and ignored.

I began my photo essay on a group of sex workers based in the red-light districts of Kamathipura, Falkland Road, and Worli. The prostitutes work with Social Activities Integration (SAI), a small NGO modeled on the Didi ("Sister") Project. These women take what they learn about HIV, STDs, and women's rights back to their communities and teach others about the importance of condoms and HIV testing, giving them a sense of purpose and self-respect—in addition to helping them reduce the risk of sexual disease.

After getting to know some of the women, I felt the need to make my project more personal, in order to tell their stories. Obviously, each of them was a sister, a mother, or a daughter, not just a sex worker. I looked to create images of intimacy, femininity, and tenderness that would contrast with the often brutal reality of their lives. I wanted the viewer to gain insight into the lives of these women. This set of photographs is a selection focusing on violence against these women, taken from my project ,The Sisters of Kamathipura.


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 27, 2013 4:36 PM

Take the time to read the amazing article and view the photographs.

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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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Collecting the Beatles' "White Album," an art project - Boing Boing

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NewImage Artist Rutherford Chang has opened a very curious record shop in NYC's Recess gallery. It's filled with more than 650 first pressings of the Beatles' White Album.
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Body Image In Art, Porn & Media - Sex~Kitten.net

Body Image In Art, Porn & Media - Sex~Kitten.net | For Art's Sake-1 | Scoop.it

Much is written on the effects of porn and female body image. Some complain fearfully of men who will, upon viewing porn, expect all women to have those bodies; others that women themselves fall into this trap and try to emulate such unrealistic things with their own bodies. Of course, these accusations and reservations aren't only reserved for pornographic materials, but magazines, television, any media.

 

And while you may think that I'm going to rant about how stupid this is, how silly it is to believe that people will be so affected by these images that they'd let ~ no force ~ them to be their realities, I'm not.


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 23, 2013 6:44 PM

My look at how humans have consumed media, art, and the human form through the ages.

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Site is NWS (sidebar ads).

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I thought it was NSFW. You can't just go ahead and shorten it that way!!! Can you? Strumpet! I will be on Yahoo tonight. See you there - let me know if you're too busy strumpeting to be there.
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