Ken Knight is an Australian plein air painter who paints with superb economy, rich color and a beautifully textural surface, for which the word “painterly” seems inadequate. Though it’s difficult to see in small reproductions, in larger images, his brush marks flow, scrape, jitter and dash across the surface — defining forms, carving out depth […]
Michael Heizer is an artist whose work you tend to stumble upon—perhaps literally, in the case of the bewitching ribbons of rusting steel embedded in the lawn of the Menil Collection—and then can’t stop thinking about. He made headlines...Show More Summary
[Watch Video]San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador creates temporary, large-scale, geometric art works using the beach, rakes and ropes. Video produced by Joe Matazzoni and Cynthia Stone of KQED “I felt like my head was on fire.” That’s...Show More Summary
I fall on my knees before this new live recording issued by the San Francisco Symphony.
Our new favorite single serving site, turns Hugh Grant’s face different colors with the Hue/Saturation tool. Lightness and saturation have been turned off. [Hue Grant] Perhaps a public service, but sleazy execution: Somebody combed the porn star database and put together every demographic statistic imaginable on adult film entertainers. Show More Summary
What You'll Be Creating This tutorial is an excerpt from a larger set of instruction found in the Tuts+ course Advanced Photo Manipulation: Movie Poster Effects. This tutorial will deal with one aspect of that larger project, creating custom rust and distress effects. Show More Summary
Born on this dayin 1905: film producer Joseph E. Levine (not pictured).
Clint Cearley is a freelance illustrator based in Fort Worth, Texas who trained in traditional media, but now works digitally. His website showcases his work for projects like Magic: The Gathering for Wizards of the Coast and Legend of the Cryptids for Applibot, as well as personal projects. Cearley sometimes utilizes a format often found […]
Last month, I led a handful of members of the IMA’s Second Century Society through a special behind-the-scenes workshop in my laboratory exploring the practice of cross-section sampling in conservation science. A cross-section is a miniscule sample cut from an artwork so as to contain all the layers of the painting – from the topmost […]
Winter is coming. pic.twitter.com/kYUECkJ2HP — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 7, 2014 Not impressive: The “chola” look has made it onto the runways, supposedly. The first image in this profile looks like the model has a granddad’s greasy combover. Show More Summary
The appeal of Ariadne auf Naxos (for me anyway) is the acknowledgment that underneath it all, opera (and all other forms of “high art”) is really show business.
Today, Smashing Magazine turns eight years old. Eight years is a long time on the web, yet for us it really doesn't feel like a long journey at all. Things have changed, evolved and moved on, and we gratefully take on new challenges one at a time. Show More Summary
On this day in 1966, the television series Star Trek premiered.
On this day in 1921, the first Miss America Pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
None of my previous Elektra experiences prepared me for this stunning, overwhelming performance from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Undoubtedly a photographer's paradise.
PARIS — "Museum and mausoleum are connected by more than phonetic association," the theorist and critic Theodor Adorno wrote in 1953. At the Palais de Tokyo, the sepulchral New Ghost Stories (Nouvelles Histoires de Fantômes) revisits this relationship by addressing the museum exhibition in the age of its mechanical reproduction.
“One can only say this culture is mad.” That was John Berger from his influential 1972 BBC documentary “Ways of Seeing,” describing the juxtaposition of glamorous advertising imagery with the real-world suffering of the working classes and the third world. Show More Summary
Channel 4 has released a two minute-long film to promote its forthcoming night of fundraising, Stand Up To Cancer. The film, which is our Ad of the Week, pays homage to the disaster movie genre but with a twist, as this time it's cancer cells rather than humans that are being destroyed...
Lacplesis Technology is a set of three projects that aims to rise discussion about the balance between two paragraphs of the article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right freely to participate in the...Show More Summary