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Victorious Return

Les Corsaires 1806 by the French military painter Maurice Orange (1867-1916). A French privateer has captured a British ship. Now the men are returning in triumph with their prisoners, the conquered ship, the flag and rich spoils.

Now is always a good time to protest

On display are arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video...Show More Summary

Samuel Michlap (update)

When I first wrote about concept and visual development artist Samuel Michlap back in 2006, he had recently started his blog and his website was still under construction. Since then, of course, he has added a considerable volume of work to his redesigned website, and his film industry credits now include titles like The Lion […]

Eye Candy for Today: Burne-Jones’ King Cophetua

King Cophetura and the Beggar Maid, Edward Coley Burne-Jones On Google Art Project; high-resolution downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Tate, Britain. The Tate’s website has some background on the painting and the story it presents. There is more in an article on the painting on Wikipedia.

observations 8-30

11 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Here is our own Maria Riccetto as Kitri in Julio Bocca's Nacional Ballet Sodre's production of Don Quijote which premiered last night in Montevideo, Uruguay. More than 18,000 tickets have been sold to this Don Q run. Maria's Basilo is...

Karla Mialynne's Photos of Realistic Drawings

Karla Mialynne makes realistic renderings of animals using colored pencils and markers, and photographs them with the tools she uses to create them. The photos give us an intriguing hint of scale and process. See many more examples at Realistic Animal Drawings Surrounded by the Tools Used to Create Them (via Bored Panda)

Four Under-Used Tools in Lightroom’s Lens Correction Module

Almost every lens changes the way your image looks by warping it in some way. Each lens can create barrel distortion, vignetting at big apertures, chromatic aberration, and more. Some lenses have more distortion than others. Let’s look at four tools in Lightroom’s lens correction module that are a lifesaver 1. Show More Summary

Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (August 2014, Part 2)

12 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

As for iSweat Fitness Music, ah, blame it if you will on my own schlocky taste.

Metrico is an Amazing Videogame Inspired by Infographics

Bar graphs, line charts, and pie charts come alive in the infographic-inspired world of Metrico. … Read more posts by Patrick Jude Ilagan

‘The Giver’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: How the movie adaptations stack up to the books that inspired them

13 hours agoArts : Arts Post

During a panel moderated by The Washington Post’s film critic Anne Hornaday — Great Books to Great Movies on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. during the National Book Festival — authors E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott, Paul Auster and Lisa See, whose books were made into movies, will discuss and present in a multimedia exhibit clips from […]

Folkestone Digs

13 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Alleged German "artist" Michael Sailstorfer buried £10,000 worth of gold bars on Folkestone's Outer Harbour beach as part of the town's Triennial arts festival. Hordes have descended on the beach in search of gold and are digging furiously. Show More Summary

Northwest Passages: Into the Modernist Mystic

14 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

SEATTLE — I believe what Wallace Stevens said: a mythology reflects its region. So in moving from New York City to Seattle in 1995, I was doubly anxious, knowing neither the region nor its mythology.

August Roundup: Hot Tweetables at #WU

14 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

  For many of us, August brought vacation, homegrown vegetables, and plenty of words on the page. Just in case you missed the mergers, the continuing Amazon-Hachette debate, or some downright juicy craft links designed to jump start your writing, we bring you our top tweets of the month. Show More Summary

Beer with a Painter: Jenny Dubnau

15 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In Jenny Dubnau’s Long Island City studio is a vertical mirror with adhesive stenciled letters spelling out the name “Jennifer.”

Comics of the week #250

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world […]

Nikon releases D4S firmware C:1.10

Nikon has issued a firmware update for the D4S. The long list of improvements included in this firmware version are mostly minor bug fixes and tweaks to menus and camera operation. See the full details and get a link to download the latest D4S firmware version. Read more

7 Innovative & Effective Features That Will Make Your E-Commerce Store Stand out

Advertise here with BSA Everyone is shopping online these days. From kids’ games to apparels and from laptops to mobile phones, people are shopping for most products online. Online shopping is being seen as...

Open House London

18 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Yesterday I picked up a free copy of Open House London 2014 at my local library. There were only a few left. Eighty pages this year. It's becoming quite a weighty tome. This annual Open-City event takes place on the weekend of 20 and 21 September (CLICK).

Barbara DeGenevieve: Irrepressible, Irresistible, Irreplacable.

18 hours agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

by Lisa Wainwright. Artist and educator, Barbara DeGenevieve, passed away on August 9 and now the world is a little less interesting without her. Barbara was irrepressible. I first learned of this willful spirit while a graduate student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where she was on the art and design faculty. There […]

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