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Myth opportunity

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

America hasn’t exactly been vigorous about commemorating the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Art Movements

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: The artwork that ended John Ruskin's friendship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti is to go on sale at Sotheby's, Lego ended its partnership with Shell following a viral campaign by Greenpeace, and director David Lynch announced a third season of Twin Peaks.

NYCB – Chaconne in beautiful harmony 10/8

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

After getting a shot in the arm for flu season on Wednesday afternoon, Haglund proceeded to ensconce himself in a plush seat at New York City Ballet in the evening for what turned out to be another shot in the...

Final Word (Aritist Run Amok) Carter Gillies

2 weeks agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

I think you nailed it when you described the differences between the small 'a' and capital 'A' artist, and I think that differentiation describes very much about what we are talking through. Your argument seems mostly directed against...Show More Summary

Morpheme is a Microscopic Audiovisual Journey Into Sound by Electric Indigo

Morpheme excerpt [Electric Indigo & Thomas Wagensommerer] from Electric Indigo on Vimeo. Journey into “Morpheme,” a half-hour audiovisual odyssey by Electric Indigo (aka Susanne Kirchmayr) and visualist Thomas Wagensommerer. An exercise in granular extremism, it begins as a delicately crackling mist of noise, as if atoms were dancing. Show More Summary

Design Principles From the Films of Wes Anderson

Every filmmaker and designer has heard of the guy who was able to make a cynical … Read more posts by Claire Jariss Manlapas

Black, box

2 weeks agoArts : Parterre Box

Passion propels more operas than almost any other human emotion; however, many musical dramas have a very different sort of passion—the final days of Jesus—as their subject. While most commonly performed in concert halls or churches, this week the greatest of these, J. Show More Summary

These Indonesian Cave Paintings May Overturn Eurocentric Art History

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

New dating of rock art in Indonesia shows that at the same time stampedes of bulls and horses were appearing in the Ardèche caves in France, similar art was being made in the Pacific region.

Vladimir Putin’s Birthday Art Bash

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Pop quiz: What’s the best way to celebrate the 62nd birthday of a "democratic" leader with dictator-like tendencies?

Painting a Street Scene in Watercolor

Here's a video that I made while painting a row of shopfronts in Huntington, Indiana. (Direct link to video)My first step is to first measure out a reasonably accurate perspective drawing in pencil. I cover the surface with a light ghost wash.Then I place the watercolor tones with a flat brush. Show More Summary

Constructing a Scientific Approach to Web Design

Advertise here with BSA A polarity found in most work is the balance between logic and intuition. Web design along with most artistic endeavors favor creativity. Yet the process of actually coding and structuring a website is primarily logic-driven. Does this mean the design process can only be viewed as a creative touchy-feely kinda process? Not exactly, because most...

The Rose Art Museum Brings in the Big Guns

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

WALTHAM, Mass. — Back in 2009, Brandeis University announced that it would close its Rose Art Museum and sell off the entire collection, widely regarded as one of the best holdings of postwar and contemporary art in the country.

Space travel and sandwich wrappers

As a great photographer once put it, “to take a good picture, come closer to the object.” But how on earth could I take a close-up shot of a Soyuz rocket as it blast off amid orange flames? Especially when, to comply with safety requirements, I was in a photography position over a kilometer away from the rocket.

Their Own Private Lanesville: The Videofreex on a Decade of Pirate TV in the Catskills

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

The power of portable video can not be understated. At the time that the first Portapack– a small, handheld battery-powered video camera– was released in 1967, most people had only three major commercial networks, and early cable was confined to major cities. Show More Summary

We Are All So Weird

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

I am so weird. In fact, if I wrote a list of all the ways I am weird, you’d be reading until January. And that list would only include the weirdness I recognize. Add to that list the things my husband and children find weird? You’d be reading until 2017. As for you, my friend? You’re weird too. Show More Summary

Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony to Perform “Requiem for Mike Brown”

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Last weekend, a flash mob of singers interrupted a concert of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to stage a "Requiem for Mike Brown," the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, this past August.

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