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Beer with a Painter: David Humphrey

13 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

What I hoped to get from talking to David Humphrey were answers. The images in his paintings are zany, raunchy, and wild: a girl in a lawn chair holding monkeys by their scalps; a woman absent-mindedly marking another woman’s buttocks with daubs of paint; cats sitting beside slices of white bread partially spread with peanut butter. I wanted him to explain what it all meant.

Sedona Plein Air Festival: Merit Award and Endgame

Award of Merit: Canyon Light11x18, pastel Friday was the last day of painting, followed by a rehanging of walls before that evening's reception. I wanted to get one little painting in before heading over to the galleries, so I took my...Show More Summary

Getting Creative With Topaz Impression

Topaz Labs recently released a new standalone image processor called Topaz Impression and I wanted to show you how it works and the kinds of things you can create with it. However, I should make it very clear up front, that this is not...Show More Summary

Before dawn

13 hours agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I woke up rested with nothing new to say. I wonder how long that will last? Waiting to see if the sun comes up. It did. I think I will paint the kitchen yellow.

Matisse’s Garden of Problems: The Cut-Outs at MoMA

14 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The much-heralded exhibition of Matisse cut-outs currently at the Museum of Modern Art was previously at the Tate Modern, with a few less items than here, but it broke all attendance records and was open all night in its final days.

“Tormented by Several Devils”: Théodore Rousseau’s Wild Styles

15 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Consider “Study for The Forest in Winter at Sunset,” a work in oil and charcoal on brown paper by Théodore Rousseau, the 19th-century French painter now under scrutiny at the Morgan Library & Museum. Although it was done between 1845...Show More Summary

October Roundup: Hot Tweetbles at #WU

15 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

October is a busy month in publishing. From the Frankfurt Book Fair, to book festivals across the U.S., and literary prize announcements, there was loads happening. Believe it or not, that’s just the beginning. Take a look at the hottest...Show More Summary

Comics of the week #258

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 […]

Do you lose motivation in the winter?

20 hours agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

We're coming off Daylight Savings Time, it's getting dark earlier, and there are more grey days ahead. Do you find your motivation flagging as winter sets in? I do--I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (a bright SAD light helps). Even...

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22 hours agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The hotly anticipated new Starz series Flesh and Bone starring Ben Daniels, Irina Dvorovenko, and Sascha Radetsky among others has been converted into a "limited series" with a final ending from its original ongoing series status. Oh dear. One reader...

Dave Grohl comes home — highlights from the D.C. episode of “Sonic Highways”

22 hours agoArts : Arts Post

Dave Grohl likes to flood the zone. Rock-and-roll’s friendliest superstar was at the Smithsonian on Thursday night for a screening of “Sonic Highways,” his new HBO travelogue-rockumentary series about the making of the forthcoming Foo Fighters album. On Friday night — as the second episode of “Sonic Highways” aired on screens nationwide — Grohl was […]

Syrian Official Honored for Work Protecting Antiquities

23 hours agoArts : ArtsBeat

Syria's director general of antiquities and museums will be the recipient of a new prize that recognizes important efforts to preserve cultural heritage.

Where Folk and Fine Art Meet

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

What did John Frederick Kensett, a 19th-century artist part of the Hudson River School, have in common with Thomas Matteson, a blanket chest-maker from Vermont?

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