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loumargi: Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was...

8 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

loumargi: Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement.

Beautiful Color Photographs of Streets of Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s

A collection of 25 beautiful color photographs show streets of Los Angeles from between the 1950s and 1960s... See more »

Pictures of FBI’s Colossal Fingerprint Filing System During World War II

The following photos give us a fascinating look inside the FBI’s overflow filing system. Housed during World War II in the Washington, D.C. Armory, the FBI’s archive collected over 23 million cards and 10 million fingerprint records, with around 400,000 new cards added every month. See more »

Beginners Guide to Creating and Applying Texture Overlays Using Photoshop

Adding texture to photographs was happening long before the invention of Photoshop and other editing programs. In the days of the darkroom, we would scratch negatives with pins, sand paper them, stain the photographic paper with fixer...Show More Summary

How to Light a Beer Bottle – a Video Tutorial

If you’ve ever wanted to photograph a bottle (beer, wine, soda, ever water) and make it look like they do in the magazines or advertisements you’ll want to watch this! In this video tutorial Lee Morris from Fstoppers shows how to light a beer bottle, step by step, one light at a time. Show More Summary

Lovell's Frozen Companion

A friend sent me this unusual painting by Tom Lovell (1909-1997). Apparently Lovell came across the strange true story about two gold miners in Greenland. One of them couldn't take the weather and died. His companion buried him under the woodpile because the ground was frozen. Show More Summary

Needed: A Coordinated Scientific Exploration Of Human Creativity

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Getting more specific, the report lays out two “research objectives” worthy of cross-disciplinary study. The first: to “discover and describe the neurobiological correlates and conditions under which different kinds of creative experiences occur, using a carefully orchestrated, mixed-methods study design.”

How Do New Words Catch On And Spread (Now We Can Map Them)

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The uncertain and gradual growth of words makes it nearly impossible to pinpoint where they started or how they caught on. But that is starting to change, as linguists draw on a wealth of data about word usage from social media services like Twitter.”

Are We About To See a Flood Of Cuban Music?

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“I think it will be a while before we see any massive surge, not necessarily because of politics but more because of mentality. Most Cuban artists and producers do not fully understand the American market per se. Their lyrics are extremely local and the level of production is poor in most cases, due to the […]

Lady Gaga Proves People Will Pay Top Dollar For Jazz

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The Cheek to Cheek tour has received positive reviews. The two-hour show perfectly represents Gaga’s talent, while also enabling her to earn the respect of an older fan base. It also exposes Lady Gaga’s younger fans to jazz classics that typically haven’t been part of her previous shows.

The Anonymous Calatrava (Make It Stop!)

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Instead of coming up with something relevant to the place, telling a story about what came before or revealing previously overlooked visual details within a city, these structures don’t connect with any local authenticity or individuality in these cities. They’re not architecture at all, in a sense; they’re more like huge pieces of urban jewelry […]

Broadway’s Hottest Show Is Pissing Off Tony Voters

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“I can understand the impulse — they’ll be among the top three moneymakers, and that always looks good — but a rule of thumb in this business is, don’t alienate Tony voters,” a veteran press agent says. “You don’t want to look high and mighty.”

Getting To Auditions Can Be Expensive. So These Aspen Students Decided To Help

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“I talked to my viola section, they loved it. I went to the cellos and the violins, they loved it,” Sonnak recalled. “I said, ‘OK, there’s interest. Let’s see how we can do it.’”

20 Bold Free Fonts Perfect for Headlines

While designing a landing page, poster, presentation or just an image for your blog, there are always certain things you need to highlight. In this case, a proper typeface could be really helpful. If you want to make an impact and get people’s attention, you need to use huge bold fonts. Even bold font may... Read More at 20 Bold Free Fonts Perfect for Headlines

The Gender Pay Gap Is Narrowing, But Is Still Alive And Well

Data Visualisation by @AlisPitch. Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Visualization Tool: Illustrator.

Aubrey Beardsley

12 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

One of the free displays at the National Portrait Gallery in London is Aubrey Beardsley: Artist and Aesthete, which is on show until 28 March 2016 in Room 29. The painting is Jacques-Emile Blanche's portrait of Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1895). A talented and innovative artist, the young Beardsley suffered from consumption (tuberculosis) and died when he was only 25 (CLICK).

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