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Ken Knight

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 […]

Rock Star: Doug Pray on Levitated Mass, the Documentary

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

California artist races the tide to sculpt the beach

last weekArts : Art Beat

[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

Tuesday Links: Fun with Hue Grant

last weekArts : Art Fag City

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

Create Unique Rust and Distress Effects in Adobe Photoshop

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

Clint Cearley

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 […]

Art at the ‘cutting’ edge: Cross-section sampling of paintings

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 […]

Monday Links: Get Your Pumpkin Lovin’ On

last weekArts : Art Fag City

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

Bomb scare

last weekArts : Parterre Box

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.

Improving Smashing Magazine’s Performance: A Case Study

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

Final chapter

last weekArts : Parterre Box

None of my previous Elektra experiences prepared me for this stunning, overwhelming performance from the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

Lamenting Images: ‘New Ghost Stories’ at Palais de Tokyo

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

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.

“Ways of Something” Premieres Tomorrow. It’s Good.

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“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

Ad of the Week: Channel 4, Stand Up To Cancer promo

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, 'looking for evil in copyright issues'

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

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