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7 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Making Lulu musical How to tell if a Lulu performance is going to be musical: Listen carefully to the orchestra in the prologue, the scene with the animal trainer that begins the opera. … read more AJBlog: Sandow Published 2015-11-24 Leaked Release: National Academy’s Feel-Good Statement on Carmine Branagan’s Departure The chaotic, unprofessional rollout of […]

Say No to Say Yes

8 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

India is on my mind this morning. Forgive me for dreaming a little of the faraway, but I am at the end of nearly two solid months of extreme writing. I’ve barely been to the grocery store, much less anywhere interesting. For a couple of days, I considered writing about how I organized the writing […]

VSCO Drops the Price on All Seven of Its Film Packs to Honor Its 4 Year Anniversary

It’s been exactly four years since Visual Supply Co. (VSCO) launched its very first VSCO Film® film emulation preset pack. Since then, they’ve added six more, created a collection of smartphone apps and even developed an artist grant ‘that provides artists the resources to pursue their creative vision, no matter what the medium.’ To honor [...]Show More Summary

Adobe Creative Suite Identity by Tolleson Design

This is an awesome example of creative thinking! Tolleson Design, a company based in San Francisco collaborated with Adobe to create some beautiful imagery for the launch of Adobe CC. Check it out! When Adobe launched CS6, it embraced a web-based delivery model to expand access to its Creative Suite. Show More Summary

Daliy Inspiration #2242

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary

Author Interview: Amy Reichert, Author of Women’s Fiction Novel THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE

Freelancer Gail Werner interviews Amy Reichert, author of THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, to talk about movies, publishing, and women's fiction. The post Author Interview: Amy Reichert, Author of Women’s Fiction Novel THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE appeared first on

Your Story #71: Submit Now!

Prompt: Write the opening sentence (just one sentence), of 25 words or fewer, to a story based on the photo to the left. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. Use the submission form below OR email your submission directly to Show More Summary

Rijksmuseum Asks Visitors to Stop Taking Photos and Start Sketching the Art

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Rijksmuseum's new #StartDrawing campaign encourages visitors to slow down and sketch the works they see in the galleries instead of photographing them and moving on to the next thing.

GIF of the Day: Burger King Enters Mall Goth Hall of Fame

11 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

This is the best. H/T GIF NEWS for the headline. This GIF comes from Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) to celebrate Burger King's new black buns. I have to admit, the last time I found my goth self in a suburban food court, I totally tried the veggie burger version.

Background Music is Still A Thing on Hospitality Websites

We are going way back to when background music was a popular thing that plagued the internet, even before Myspace profiles pages blasted theme music. Even though it reflected “personality” and set a scene, background music was considered more of a nuisance. Show More Summary

A Complex Portrait of Gentrification in New Yorkers’ Own Words

11 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Last month the Brooklyn Public Library bestowed its inaugural Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize for a work of non-fiction on DW Gibson for The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification.

Karl Friedrich Lessing

Karl Friedrich Lessing was a 19th century German painter who specialized in landscape and history painting. In his landscapes, Lessing was influenced by the Romantic landscapes of Caspar David Friedrich, and Lessing himself became an influential teacher and painter, one of the primary figures in the Dusseldorf school of landscape painting. Lessing reveled in the […]

Architect Daniel Libeskind unveils design for a new Lithuanian Modern Art Center

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Viktoras Butkus and Danguole Butkiene, co-founders of the non-profit Modern Art Center (MAC) Vilnius, along with Mayor Remigijus Simasius, announce the design of a new modernist museum by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) in partnership with Do architects (Vilnius) and Baltic Engineers (Vilnius). Show More Summary

Exhibition of works by Irish artist Michael Craig-Martin opens at the Serpentine Gallery

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin (b. Dublin, 1941), one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This is the first solo show of Craig-Martin?s work in a London public institutionShow More Summary

"Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection" on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The earliest known example of Mughal jade; spectacularly large spinels inscribed with the names of emperors from the Mughal treasuries; a jewelled gold tiger?s head finial from the throne of the famed Tipu Sultan of Mysore and a dazzling...Show More Summary

Important works from emblematic figures of Switzerland's artistic landscape offered at Sotheby's

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Among the stand-out features of Sotheby?s upcoming December sale of Swiss Art is a remarkable group of rare works by Félix Vallotton, which encompass the wide-ranging talent and diversity of this hugely important Swiss artist. · A small-scale...Show More Summary

Quinn's eclectic Dec. 5 estate auction features works by DC-area artists, plus Winslow Homer seascape

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Quinn?s Auction Galleries? Fine & Decorative Arts sales are known for their high-quality consignments sourced directly from Washington, DC-area estates. The company?s next offering of fresh antiques and art from distinguished residences in and around the Nation?s Capital is slated for auction on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Show More Summary

Keno Brothers 'Rolling Sculpture' inaugural auction in New York brings $8.3 million

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

When Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions created its ?Rolling Sculpture? debut exhibit for its NYC auction last week, they brought in a team of world renowned experts. This served to validate the authenticity and transparency associated...Show More Summary

Heather James Fine Art exhibits paintings, lithographs and mobiles by Alexander Calder

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert opens its 2015-2016 season with Picasso | Calder, an exhibition of fine artwork by Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder and an excellent lineup of contemporary art by Max Pellegrini and Kaoru Mansour. Show More Summary

National Gallery of Australia announces major new acquisition for the Tom Roberts summer blockbuster

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Tom Roberts? portrait of his good friend, the painter and etcher Louis Abrahams, has recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia and will feature in the summer blockbuster exhibition Tom Roberts, opening on 4 December...Show More Summary

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