David Lynch definitely knows an unnerving shot when he sees one. This is, after all, the filmmaker who brought us the distorted reality of Twin Peaks, culminating in the mind-melting Black Lodge and, well, absolutely everything in Eraserhead. Now Lynch is presenting two decades of photographs of factories in decay.
Long time readers of Lines and Colors will know that I’m an admirer of the work of illustrator and painter James Gurney. I also love dinosaurs and paleontological art, an area in which Gurney is one of the foremost artists working today, so I was delighted to receive a review copy of Gurney’s instructional DVD […]
No audio-visual issues here: We’ve rounded up some must-see/-hears for your ears-eyes on this lovely Thursday. First up on purview is Karinne Keithley Syers’s Fancy Stitch Machine. Syers–if you missed her Emerson dance-thought-piece at The Chocolate Factory or haven’t yet read her gorgeous performance text Montgomery Park, an “essay in the form of a building”–is [...]
Barcelona was the main stage for many street artists to shine on the last decade on europe. Aleix Gordo Hostau was part of this group of talented spanish artists that emerged. Besides his street work, Aleix is multidisciplinary illustrator...Show More Summary
Inventing technological hacks in short time is one thing. At CTM Festival in Berlin, we want to push collaborative participants to go further. First, invent the technology for performance. Then, invent the performance – and be ready to perform publicly – and it do it all in just one week. Show More Summary
“Land is connected intimately to bodies, bones, and ghosts. A place, inhabited in a body and psychology, and in their symbols, waits to hear its own voice and to experience a homecoming.” Jessica Mason McFadden 1. On writing narrative: Years ago someone said “Keep it simple.” Years later someone said “Make it plain.” [...]
"I just want a Picasso in my casa, no, my castle," raps Jay Z in his appropriately titled song "Picasso Baby." Jay Z's song most certainly stirs up a desire to own some Picasso art bling, which is becoming increasingly important nowadays for the rich and famous. But is such a thing possible for someone who isn't a wealthy rapper?
MIAMI — Perhaps the most defining feature of art fairs is their organizational structure: floors divided into white-walled, cubicle-type booths; important galleries selling expensive work situated near the front or center; strategically placed VIP lounges and bars. Show More Summary
Boston's WGBH's Emily Rooney reported Dec. 3 that the FBI has issued "wanted posters" for the 13 missing artworks stolen in 1990: The posters don't sport the usual most-wanted suspects. instead, they display the missing artwork in an...Show More Summary
In tribute to Mel Henderson (November 10, 1922–October 4, 2013). “I’ve been involving myself with the landscape of San Francisco since 1969—its abrupt geology, the beauty of its architectural geometry, and the diverse composition of its people. The city offers a lot of physical options for outside public events, especially events that can center around […]
The Citadel of Aleppo is one of the wonders of the medieval world, but it's also endangered: Last year, its monumental iron doors were damaged in the fighting between Syria's rebels and government forces. This view of one of the world's largest castles is one of DigitalGlobe's to …
We can find ourselves pretty wrapped up in photography bad habits or behaviours long before we realize that maybe we should be trying to find another way. Sometimes, you don’t even see them and, if you’re lucky, you’ll have a friend who can kindly point them out. Show More Summary
It may seem a bit ironic to post this now that all our American readers are still digesting the copious amounts of food from last night (or constructing epic sandwiches with the leftovers) – happy Thanksgiving by the way. Here’s a nice video short documenting the lettering on a food truck owned by Tim Van [...]
José Esteban Muñoz, a scholar in the field of queer politics and aesthetics and professor at New York University's Tisch School, has passed away, according to a notice on the University of Minnesota Press website and confirmed to Hyperallergic by his department at NYU.
DETROIT — “The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville. The US is great because it can roll up its sleeves and fix its problems. On December 3, US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled that the City of Detroit was eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
GUEST POST BY AUGUST EVANS “Cinema is a wonderful way of expressing dreams.” -Phillipe Soupault, founding surrealist Here in Bloomington, IN, the December midnight screening series at the renowned IU Cinema, “More Human than Human,” is poised to screen David Lynch’s prequel (and conclusion) to the cult television series, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with […]
Guest post by A.Martinez I was introduced to the work of Sara Drake at my first Brain Frame event, March 2012. Brain Frame is an event series that invites comic artists to explore the performative side of their work. That night, Sara’s shadow puppet performance “The Romance of the Tiger Lady” truly blew me away. I […]
Toward the end of the summer, bioethicist Peter Singer raised the hackles of art lovers everywhere with a New York Times op-ed that considered a hypothetical dilemma: should you donate to a charity that combats blindness in the developing world or should you spend that money instead on an art museum? After running through a […]
Just a few short years ago the majority of web designers wouldn’t have been able to spell skeuomorphism, much less provide an accurate definition. Now, skeuomorphism is set up as the pantomime villain; the Wicked Witch of the East to flat design’s Dorothy. Flat design has come to define itself as ‘not skeuomorphic’, but this […]
Dutch art investigator Arthur Brand is of the opinion that the chalice "that helped make possible the Iran nuclear deal, as reported in the media, is a fake." In the LA Times article by Christi Parsons "The chalice that helped make possible...Show More Summary