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Revealing Struggles and Joy, Expressive Portraits Are Superimposed onto Watercolor Foliage
by Grace Ebert on September 24, 2020 at 1:58 pm
Spanish artist Àngela Maria Sierra, who works as Riso Chan, explores the human psyche through subtly layered foliage. “I always imagine that they are someone’s soul, what we don’t see, our nature,” Sierra says of the delicate botanical assemblages that she overlays onto her subjects’ faces and torsos. Each portrait begins with a focus on texture and pattern as the artist paints clusters of twigs and leaves with watercolor. She then scans those botanical elements and uses Procreate to superimpose the figure onto the original piece. More
MIMOSA: An Optimistic Collection of Temporary Installations Take Over Philadelphia’s Navy Yard
by Grace Ebert on September 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm
An eclectic array of installations recently popped up at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, transforming the historic neighborhood into a temporary wonderland teeming with quirky characters, large-scale interventions, and optimism. A life-size piñata shaped like a 1984 Thunderbird is parked on 12th Street, cross-stitched roses trail across the brick facade of Building 99, and a typographic message casts shadows on a pavilion in a call for hope. Officially titled Mystery Island and the Marvelous Occurrence of Spontaneous Art, or MIMOSA, the entirely outdoor exhibition includes work from seven artists DAKU (previously), Justin Favela (previously), Kid Hazo with South Fellini, Reed Bmore, Liesbet Bussche, and Raquel Rodrigo (previously). More
Delicately Sculpted Paper Forms Verdant Houseplants and Lush Bunches of Flowers
by Grace Ebert on September 22, 2020 at 9:22 pm
After a slew of houseplant casualties, Mabel Low decided to trade in her withering blooms for a more durable option. The Singapore-based artist, who launched the studio Papersynthesis in 2020, crafts lifelike hydrangeas, sunflowers, and an array of succulents entirely from cardstock. She sculpts each form with precision, adding in the delicate veins marking a leaf or the curled edges of a petal. An array of air plants, orchids, and lush bouquets are available for purchase in Papersynthesis’s shop, and you can follow Low’s progress on Instagram. More
An Intimate Short Film Highlights 2020’s Crises through Exquisitely Surreal Scenes
by Grace Ebert on September 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Set to subdued music, Nicolas Lichtle’s short film titled “à la fin…” is an unusually ethereal depiction of the crises climaxing in 2020. The delicate animation flows through a series of lightly-hued scenes that explore reactions to COVID-19, the wildfires raging across the planet, and the endless distractions of technology. “It’s a moment of introspection, very intimate, staged through a succession of small moments imbued with poetry, absurdity, and sometimes surrealism…” Lichtle writes. More
Textured Embroideries Capture the Thick Patchwork of Scenic Farmland and Forests
by Grace Ebert on September 22, 2020 at 1:36 pm
Based in South West Devon, Victoria Rose Richards (previously) accentuates the textures and patterns of landscapes through her aerial embroideries. She depicts sprawling forests with tufts of French knots and employs satin and seed stitches to form the tight, straight rows of farmland. Richards tells Colossal that in recent months, she’s added minuscule details, “like gates, sheep, birds, and people to the whole piece to build more story,” in addition to more fantastical elements, like multicolored fields. More
My Modern Met The Big City That Celebrates Creative Ideas
Hasbro Releases ‘Disney Villains’ Monopoly That Encourages Players To Be Extra Devious
by Emma Taggart on September 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm
Hasbro Releases ‘Disney Villains’ Monopoly That Encourages Players To Be Extra Devious Most Monopoly fans know that you have to be pretty ruthless if you want to win the property trading board game. But get ready to be extra devious; Hasbro has just released a “Disney villains” edition. Rather than acquiring and selling real estate, players of the Disney Villain Monopoly game must buy other villains’ contracts READ: Hasbro Releases ‘Disney Villains’ Monopoly That Encourages Players To Be Extra Devious
American Silver: The History of Silver’s Popularity in Art and Design
by Madeleine Muzdakis on September 23, 2020 at 8:40 pm
American Silver: The History of Silver’s Popularity in Art and Design America has a long and distinguished tradition of creating, selling, and owning silverware—from fancy plates in grandma’s cabinet to silver spoons in souvenir shops. Silverware refers to more than the flatware one thinks of today, though. Considered both a craft and an art, silversmiths created pieces ranging from simple spoons to enormous decorative platters. Throughout READ: American Silver: The History of Silver’s Popularity in Art and Design
Watch This Adorable Sleepy Duckling Nod off With a Flower on Her Head
by Emma Taggart on September 23, 2020 at 7:10 pm
Watch This Adorable Sleepy Duckling Nod off With a Flower on Her Head The year 2020 has seen its fair share of terrible events. From wildfires and floods to a global pandemic and political unrest, each news headline seems more bleak than the last. However, we’re here to cheer you up with some cute content that shows there’s still some goodness in the world. That goodness comes in READ: Watch This Adorable Sleepy Duckling Nod off With a Flower on Her Head
Japan’s 60-Foot-Tall ‘Gundam’ Robot Can Now Walk, Kneel, and Turn Its Head
by Emma Taggart on September 23, 2020 at 6:25 pm
Japan’s 60-Foot-Tall ‘Gundam’ Robot Can Now Walk, Kneel, and Turn Its Head Earlier this year, we introduced Japan’s gigantic RX-78-2 Gundam robot that’s currently undergoing a series of movement tests at Gundam Factory Yokohama, just south of Tokyo. In July, the engineers released a video, showing how the 60-foot-tall droid was able to lift and lower its huge mechanical legs. Today, around eight weeks later, new videos READ: Japan’s 60-Foot-Tall ‘Gundam’ Robot Can Now Walk, Kneel, and Turn Its Head
Rare “Blue Moon” Will Be Visible Around the World on Halloween
by Jessica Stewart on September 23, 2020 at 4:55 pm
Rare “Blue Moon” Will Be Visible Around the World on Halloween Astronomy lovers have a special treat in store for Halloween. A rare blue moon will be on view across all time zones for the first time since 1944. But, if you’re getting your hopes up for seeing the moon actually tinged blue, you’ll have to wait for another moment—a blue moon has nothing to do READ: Rare “Blue Moon” Will Be Visible Around the World on Halloween
by rfotofolio on September 22, 2020 at 2:26 pm
Christian Klant’s portfolio was awarded a 2019 Rfotofolio Merit Award. We are pleased to share his work on Rfotofolio. Would you please tell us a little about yourself? I’m based in Berlin, Germany and turn forty this year. After studying economics and working as a consultant in a past life, I’m thankful that I found… Read More
Postcards for John
by rfotofolio on September 15, 2020 at 2:14 pm
From Cody Edison From 2013-2015 I did volunteer photography for pediatric hospice services, and in those challenging, life-changing moments, I discovered that photography is about taking and giving. This is another exploration of that idea, and hope, in the climate of 2020. I was inspired to start printing postcards in my darkroom to raise funds for different… Read More
by rfotofolio on September 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm
Please click on images to see a larger version. To learn more about the work of Fran Forman please visit her page at Fran Forman.
by rfotofolio on September 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm
From the portfolio Blue by Carl Corey Click on images to see a larger version. Carl Corey is a 2019Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. To learn more about the work of Carl Corey please visit his page atCarl Corey.
Where We Work, Susan Bryant
by rfotofolio on September 6, 2020 at 3:43 pm
We are pleased to share the workspace of photographer Susan Bryant. Please tell us about your work space. I share a studio space with my husband, artist Billy Renkl, in the basement of our 1938 home in Tennessee. Although this “studio” is made up of several rooms in the basement, including a darkroom made from… Read More
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Battle Over Robert Indiana Assets Draws to a Close
on September 23, 2020 at 7:23 pm
The end of the protracted legal fight over the assets of Robert Indiana is in sight, as the Morgan Foundation, Indiana’s longtime representative, reached an out-of-court agreement with the Star of Hope
Vienna Contemporary Presses On with IRL Event Despite Covid Surge, Tightening Restrictions
on September 23, 2020 at 5:51 pm
Though the country has recently experienced a spike in coronavirus cases and increased restrictions surrounding travel, Vienna Contemporary, Austria’s largest art fair, is scheduled to take place on
Art Dubai 2021 Confirms In-Person Event for March
on September 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Organizers of Art Dubai recently declared that its fourteenth edition will take place in person next year from March 17–20 and that the fair will involve a revised format and expansion, stretching beyond
“Audiosphere: Social Experimental Audio, Pre- and Post-Internet”; “Disonata: Art in Sound up to 1980”; “Invisible Auto Sacramental: A Sonic Representation from Val del Omar”
by Branden W. Joseph on September 22, 2020 at 9:22 pm
Sound art will be the focus of three significant fall exhibitions at the Reina Sofía. In “Disonata,” Paris-based art historian Maike Aden foregrounds works that challenge traditional conceptions of art
Royal Academy Weighs Selling Michelangelo Tondo Against Loss of 150 Employees
on September 22, 2020 at 6:15 pm
London’s cash-strapped Royal Academy is contemplating the sale of a Michelangelo masterpiece, the 515-year-old Taddeo Tondo, as a means of raising funds and staving off the otherwise inevitable layoffs
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Rare Botticelli Portrait Could Break Records If It Sells for $80 M. and More: Morning Links from September 24, 2020
by The Editors of ARTnews on September 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Here’s what we’re reading this morning.
Bucking Covid-19 Risk, Former Hauser & Wirth Director Launches Paris Gallery
by Alex Greenberger on September 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm
The gallery will be located in the Marais, one of the city’s prime art neighborhoods.
Rare $80 M. Botticelli Portrait Poised to Break Records at Sotheby’s Auction
by Angelica Villa on September 24, 2020 at 10:00 am
The work heads to sale in January 2021 in New York.
With a Focus on New Works, Art Basel Goes Smaller in Hopes of Big Sales at New Online Edition
by Angelica Villa on September 23, 2020 at 9:38 pm
Though less than half of the size of a normal fair, the online edition was more intimate.
The Best Poster and Art Tubes for Storing and Transporting Artworks
by Claire Selvin on September 23, 2020 at 8:46 pm
Keep blueprints, posters, artwork, maps, and illustrations crease- and fade-free with a document tube. Useful for protecting delicate papers against water, sunlight, and other damage, poster and art tubes make it easy to transport and store just about anything you can roll up. A must-have product for everyone from the art student to the professional
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An art lover’s guide to Edinburgh
by Rebecca Wall on September 13, 2020 at 11:53 pm
This Edinburgh art guide will direct you to world-class collections of Old Master paintings alongside innovative contemporary galleries. Continue reading Related posts: Book Review: ‘Show Your Art: How to Build an Art Career Without a Gallery’ by Gita Joshi A review of Gita Joshi’s book on career advice for… Media in focus: Chinese traditional painting A brief guide on the techniques, materials and history of… Working with art galleries: what artists need to know Should artists still seek gallery representation?Continue reading…
How to write an artist statement
by Stephanie Gavan on September 10, 2020 at 11:14 pm
A guide to writing an artist statement, the essential “who I am and what I do” of your marketing plan that helps you move up as an artist. Continue reading Related posts: Book Review: ‘Show Your Art: How to Build an Art Career Without a Gallery’ by Gita Joshi A review of Gita Joshi’s book on career advice for… How to get your artwork recognised through Instagram For artists, Instagram plays a big role in debuting new… How to get your artwork recognised through social media Even Picasso would need to have his Instagram in shape…
Media in focus: Chinese traditional painting
by Rebecca Wall on September 6, 2020 at 11:06 pm
A brief guide on the techniques, materials and history of Chinese traditional painting. Continue reading Related posts: 5 techniques to try with your next acrylic painting Learn about 5 techniques that will help you to get… Watercolours, the landscape and ‘plein-air’ painting: practical tips and guidance Outdoor painting still has many potential benefits, including in how… Media in focus: egg tempera Did you know egg tempera is more durable than oil…
Media in focus: egg tempera
by Rebecca Wall on September 3, 2020 at 11:01 pm
Did you know egg tempera is more durable than oil and with a luminosity similar to watercolour? Continue reading Related posts: Media in focus: vellum Vellum is one of the oldest surfaces available to artists,… Watercolours, the landscape and ‘plein-air’ painting: practical tips and guidance Outdoor painting still has many potential benefits, including in how… 5 techniques to try with your next acrylic painting Learn about 5 techniques that will help you to get…
Working with art galleries: what artists need to know
by Rebecca Wall on August 31, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Should artists still seek gallery representation? Continue reading Related posts: Book Review: ‘Show Your Art: How to Build an Art Career Without a Gallery’ by Gita Joshi A review of Gita Joshi’s book on career advice for… How to dress for an art gallery viewing Do you struggle to decide what to wear to an… A brief guide to enjoying art online: how to escape the endless scroll What I’m missing right now are the spontaneous activities that…
Artsy Shark Inspiring Artists to Build Better Businesses
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Baltimore News Updates from Independent & Regional Media 9/24
by Rebecca Juliette on September 24, 2020 at 1:34 pm
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Seeing What Happens: High Zero Goes Virtual
by Rebekah Kirkman on September 24, 2020 at 8:30 am
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Schroeder Cherry’s Pillars of the Community
by Rebekah Kirkman on September 23, 2020 at 8:00 am
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BmoreArt’s Picks: September 22-28
by Rebecca Juliette on September 22, 2020 at 1:15 pm
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The Glenstone Museum’s Aseptic Aesthetic
by Rebekah Kirkman on September 21, 2020 at 12:08 pm
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How to Launch a Creative Crowdfunding Campaign for Your Next Art Project
by Erin Sickler on September 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm
Launching a creative crowdfunding campaign is a common way to fund your art projects. How can you best set yourself up for success? The post How to Launch a Creative Crowdfunding Campaign for Your Next Art Project appeared first on Art Business Journal.
12 Creative Jobs for Art Majors
by Naomi Stock on August 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Explore some of the most popular creative career paths open to students who major in art. The post 12 Creative Jobs for Art Majors appeared first on Art Business Journal.
Jeffrey Deitch Reveals His Secrets to Sell Art
by Nicole Martinez on August 5, 2020 at 12:38 pm
Knowledge@Wharton and Orangenius present an interview with Jeffrey Deitch, a pervasive figure in the world of contemporary art. Listen to the full podcast here! The post Jeffrey Deitch Reveals His Secrets to Sell Art appeared first on Art Business Journal.
When Applying for Visual Art Grants, Bigger Isn’t Always Better
by Jackie Sizemore on July 24, 2020 at 11:13 am
When competition for large grant funding is high, smaller visual arts grants can be closer within reach and help you reach your goals as a professional artist. The post When Applying for Visual Art Grants, Bigger Isn’t Always Better appeared first on Art Business Journal.
Tips to be a Creative or Artist Media Influencer
by Audra Lambert on July 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm
Learn how the working artist can gain media influence through targeted outreach efforts. The post Tips to be a Creative or Artist Media Influencer appeared first on Art Business Journal.
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The Extraordinary Newspaper Life of Harold Evans
by Adam Gopnik on September 24, 2020 at 12:45 pm
Adam Gopnik writes about the influential British journalist and editor Harold Evans, who died on Wednesday, at the age of ninety-two.
Joe Biden’s America
by Evan Allgood on September 24, 2020 at 11:00 am
Evan Allgood satirizes the Republican talking points about the supposed radicalism of the Democrats’ nominee to replace Donald Trump as President, Joe Biden.
Donald Trump Is Attacking American Democracy at Its Core
by John Cassidy on September 23, 2020 at 11:53 pm
President Donald Trump is transparent about his effort to stack the Supreme Court in his favor for an anticipated challenge to the election results, even as he and his Party work behind the scenes to suppress the Democratic vote, John Cassidy writes.
“Kajillionaire,” Reviewed: Miranda July’s Astounding Metaphorical Vision of a World Out of Whack
by Richard Brody on September 23, 2020 at 11:50 pm
Richard Brody writes about Miranda July’s new film, “Kajillionaire,” which stars Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Evan Rachel Wood, and Gina Rodriguez as desperate scammers.
A Post-Ruth Bader Ginsburg Court Could Be One More Climate Obstacle
by Bill McKibben on September 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Bill McKibben muses on the environmental consequences of the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
Book review: The Story of Life in 10 1/2 Species
by Regine on September 23, 2020 at 12:17 pm
Each life forms explains a key aspect about life on Earth. From the sponge that seems to be a plant but is really an animal to the almost extinct soft-shelled turtle deemed extremely unique and therefore extremely precious, these examples reveal how life itself is arranged across time and space, and how humanity increasingly dominates that vision
The Sustainable Darkroom Project
by Regine on September 8, 2020 at 1:13 pm
Hannah Fletcher is a photographer without a camera. She combines techniques from the past and experiments to innovate and improve photographic processes
The Photograph as Contemporary Art
by Regine on September 2, 2020 at 12:38 pm
A fun book that targets an audience of art viewers without the usual arty mumbo jumbo. There’s humour throughout the pages and there’s inventiveness in the categories Cotton chose to classify contemporary photography art
The Work of Time: In a world that values speed and productivity, is there any room left for slow human processes?
by Regine on August 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm
The artworks in the show shift our attention to other dimensions of time such as inner time, biological time, dream time to the deep geological time of the earth
Preppers and the YOYO (You’re on your own) culture
by Regine on August 24, 2020 at 1:36 pm
Artists regard the “doomsday prepper” movement as the expression of a wider cultural anxiety and a loss of faith in governments capability to take care of their own citizens
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Google to produce augmented reality-based microscope for cancer diagnoses in DoD project
by James Bourne on September 4, 2020 at 2:29 pm
Google Cloud is working with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver an augmented reality (AR) microscope for cancer diagnoses. The project, for the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), more widely involves prototyping an AI-enabled digital pathology solution at select DoD facilities. The company cited research from the Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality,… Read more » The post Google to produce augmented reality-based microscope for cancer diagnoses in DoD project appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
Why VR providers are pinning their hopes on profiting from ‘Zoom fatigue’
by James Bourne on July 29, 2020 at 9:07 am
What is the latest marketing strategy for virtual reality software providers? If the Covid-19 pandemic will cause the new normal to become the normal full stop, Zoom and their ilk are not going to cut it long-term. Meet AfterNow. The California-based startup, which describes itself grandly as ‘building the future of human computing with augmented… Read more » The post Why VR providers are pinning their hopes on profiting from ‘Zoom fatigue’ appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics
by James Bourne on July 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm
The short-term outlook for virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) may be a struggle, according to Strategy Analytics, but if organisations can ride out this wave then the future looks bright. The findings appear in the analyst firm’s latest report, ‘Short and Long-Term Impacts of Covid-19 on the AR and VR Market.’ Among the report’s… Read more » The post ‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEO
by James Bourne on July 8, 2020 at 6:38 am
Magic Leap has appointed Microsoft executive Peggy Johnson as its new chief executive officer, replacing Rony Abovitz. Johnson was previously executive vice president of business development at Microsoft. In an interview with the New York Times (NYT), she said the time was right amid the Covid-19 pandemic to explore the promise of spatial technology, comparing… Read more » The post Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEO appeared first on Virtual Reality News.
VR motion sickness survey reinforces gender gap
by James Bourne on July 6, 2020 at 10:50 am
In spite of virtual reality’s benefits and hype, one of its primary inhibitors remains the threat of motion sickness. A new survey finds it still plays a prominent role – with women more at risk than men. The survey, put together by VR Heaven and which polled almost 300 respondents, found that more than half… Read more » The post VR motion sickness survey reinforces gender gap appeared first on Virtual Reality News.