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Tales of a red clay rambler
467: Fund Drive: Pete Pinnell on re-finding your voice https://www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/episodes/467-fund-drive-pete-pinnell-on-re-finding-your-voice
Yo-Yo Ma and the Meaning of Life
Talk Nov. 20, 2020 By David MarchesePhoto illustration by Bráulio Amado The immensity of Yo-Yo Ma’s talent is such that he would be globally admired if all he ever did was appear onstage or in a recording studio and then vanish after the last notes faded from his cello. That Ma has instead used his…
Malleable Paper Sculptures by Polly Verity Expand and Contract Into Mesmerizing Shapes
July 8, 2019 Kate Sierzputowski View this post on Instagram Caterpilla Corrugation #Paperfold #corrugation #papiroflexia #paperengineering #origami A post shared by Polly Verity (@polyscene) on Mar 2, 2019 at 5:14am PST Polly Verity (previously) has been experimenting with three-dimensional paper sculptures and intricate folds since the age of eight, when she was given a paper…
WHAT IS ART? THIS BLOG WAS AN INVITATION TO RESPOND TO “WHAT IS ART?” RESPONSES MAY BE WRITTEN WORDS AND/OR IMAGES. Responses will be curated and compiled into a book at a later date. Authors will receive acknowledgement of their submissions and ideas. EACH ENTRY MUST BE PERSONAL AND ORIGINAL. PLEASE, NO PLAGIARISM. QUOTES MUST…
The History of Street Art
Graffiti & Street Art July 29, 2014 Bojan Maric Any type of history is a discourse in its own right. What is more, when talking about art history, the discourses seem to flourish immensely from one into another, and so on into many more. In the context of the beginnings, one cannot but firstly reflect upon the…
Posted by Julie Pastor on July 28, 2017 While fidget spinners are the latest trend in handheld amusements, spinning phenakistiscope discs such as the example shown here charmed 19th-century audiences. These discs were the first widespread devices that created an illusion of fluid motion. Before cinematography, adults and children alike were captivated by objects that combined art and optical…
Will Galleries and Museums Ever Embrace Animated GIF Art?
The beloved Internet image format is still looking for art world acceptance. Paddy Johnson, April 11, 2014 Manuel Fernández, Dolly GIF (2013). Courtesy the artist. Via Tumblr. The year 2012 was a momentous one for the animated GIF. The popularity of Dump.fm was just beginning to fade, but the platform, which facilitates real-time chat with…
When TV Logos Were Physical Objects
by Christopher Jobson on May 15, 2017 It goes without saying that nearly everything made with graphic design and video software was once produced using a physical process, from newspapers to TV Logos. But some TV stations and film studios took things even further and designed physical logos that were filmed to create dynamic special…
MoMA Takes a Stand: Art From Banned Countries Comes Center Stage
Art & Design | Critic’s Notebook By JASON FARAGOFEB. 3, 2017 “K+L+32+H+4. Mon père et moi (My Father and I)” right, by Charles Hossein Zenderoudi, on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times President Trump’s executive order banning travel and rescinding visas for citizens…
How to Fix the Art World, Part 2
How to Fix the Art World, Winter 2017 By The Editors of ARTnews Posted 11/21/16 10:00 am HANDWRITTEN TEXT BY ALEXANDER DUMBADZE Welcome to Part 2 of ‘How to Fix the Art World.’ If you are just now tuning in, here’s a link to Part 1, and here’s a little background: Back in August my…
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