Mick Jaques

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How Pikazo Turns Your Photos Into Magic

The latest photo app to grab the world by the eyeballs is called Pikazo. Created by a programmer and an artist, the app “simulates a visual cortex” and takes 10 minutes to change a normal picture into something out of the Tate Modern. Here is how it works.

Entrepreneurship and the Artist-Revolutionary

The term “arts entrepreneurship” seems to have flummoxed the music profession, with half believing it’s a merger of B-school and conservatory …

Lyonel Feininger – Artist Spotlight

German-American painter Lyonel Feininger, a leading exponent of Expressionism.<p>Lyonel Charles Adrian Feininger was a German-American painter, graphic …

Interview: Erin Hanson Pioneers the Energetic Style of Open-Impressionism

Artist Erin Hanson began to study oil painting when she was only eight years old. By the age of ten, she had completed her first paid commission. Her portfolio of work only grew from there, and after graduating from UC Berkeley, the creative established <i>open-impressionism–</i>her own distinct style of …

The 30-Day No-Fail Happiness Challenge

Ask anyone what their ultimate goal in life is, and no matter what their answer is — be it a job, a relationship, or something else — it all boils down to one basic want: happiness. However, most of us are doing happiness all wrong. It's not really anything on the outside that'll make us happy; …

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Why you’re never too old to learn a musical instrument - Standard Issue

After early discouragement in school, <i>Debra-Jane Appelby</i> wrote off her chances of ever playing a musical instrument. But it turns out all she needed …

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Jazz Tricks: How to Play Blue Bossa

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to apply secondary pentatonics.<br>• Create lines that imply alternate harmonies.<br>• …

The Recording Guitarist: Tracking Yourself on Acoustic

<b>Photo 1: Tiny adjustments in angle between the guitar and mic dramatically alter your tone.</b><p>Miking guitar amps is one of the easiest studio tasks. …

My Students Played ‘Charlie Charlie’ During Class And What We Saw Terrified Us To The Core

<b>SPONSORED</b><p>“Those are some nasty bite marks,” said the E.R. Nurse. She swabbed a cotton ball soaked in alcohol up and down my neck, cleaning off the …

I Drove Past Blue Ridge Drive In Oregon And I Experienced Something Truly Out Of This World

I am going to try and tell this story in the most accurate and minimal wording possible. Not only to hold you, the reader’s attention, but also to do …

Interview: Photorealistic Oil Paintings Capture Intimate Portraits of Human Vulnerability

Brooklyn, New York-based painter Alyssa Monks captures the complex, multifaceted experience of being human in her intimate portraits of people half-hidden beneath layered surfaces. Bordering on hyperrealistic and surreality, while simultaneously venturing into the abstract, her oil paintings are …

Beautiful Papercut Artworks of Nature by Marina Adamova

Moscow-based artist Marina Adamova just popped on our radar thanks to Ann Martin, founder of the blog All Things Paper. Though Adamova is a talented illustrator and graphic designer, it's her papercut artworks that really caught our eye. She's a self-taught paper artist who combines illustration …

Striking Photos Demonstrate the Visual Power of Using Just Two Colors Colors: Black and Blue

Together, the colors black and blue can create powerful, evocative images. These intense hues, which cloak entire compositions, convey an array of dramatic moods, from ethereal to haunting to celestial. Here, a variety of photographers use the colors as a way to illustrate fairy tales, document …

Jeremy Martin vying to be iPad artist of the stars

Pope Francis and Miley Cyrus have little in common. One is a spiritual leader who displays awe-inspiring compassion and the other is a hyper-sexualized pop singer who loves to display her tongue.<p>Each carry the weight of celebrity and thus share space in a growing gallery of portraits by New York …

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Agate Crystals Look Like Tiny Landscape Photos

Nature has a fascinating way of repeating itself on micro and macro scales. Vast landscapes, like an ocean shoreline or sweeping hills, can be …

Vibrant Palette Knife Portraits Radiate Raw Emotions

With bold strokes and vibrant colors, each of Francoise Nielly‘s paintings exude raw emotion. Featured many times here at the Met, Nielly continues to produce portraits rich with vital energy and sensuality. Dabbling in a variety of mediums before settling into painting, Nielly has developed a …

Exclusive: Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Act of Seeing’ Finds Art in Sleazy Trash Movies

The director of Drive and Only God Forgives unveils a new book showcasing the salacious art of exploitation cinema.<p><i>Spiked Heels and Black Nylons. The</i> …

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These photographs show youth’s dark side

Disaster and damaged boys – that’s the jump off point for artist and Kiddiepunk publisher Michael Salerno. It’s a dark fascination but one that manifests in his disturbed and stitched together shots of young boys whose eyes are scratched at, bodies torn at and faces painted across, collaged with …

Illustrator draws out Syrian life under Islamic State rule

Daily life in Syria is a mystery to many Americans. Since the Syrian civil war began, access within the country has been increasingly difficult for …

Artist upcycles broken watches into intricate steampunk sculptures

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the inner workings of a mechanical watch, you’ll love Sue Beatrice’s beautiful steampunk sculptures. Created for …

Tom Lawton: Jazz and the Modern Art of Man Ray

In his book, Jazz Modernism: From Ellington And Armstrong To Matissse And Joyce (Yale University Press 2004), author Alfred Appel depicts the …

Man tries to clean up graffiti, ends up becoming graffiti!

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Iris Grace, 5-Year-Old with Autism Paints Breathtaking Works of Art

For many people diagnosed with autism, communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging. As a way to express herself, 5-year-old Iris Grace began painting last year. She's already garnered praise across the globe for her incredibly beautiful works of art. The young artist, who …

American Artist Justin Hopkins

Selected oil paintings by American artist Justin Hopkins.<p>Justin Hopkins grew up in Mukilteo, Washington. At an early stage, he discovered his …

Ghostly Watercolor and Ink Cats Bleeding into the Canvas | Colossal

<p>Serbian artist Endre Penovác renders fluffy felines with stark black watercolors and ink. Penovác heavily dilutes the pigments with water creating …

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map

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5 Documentaries To Watch If You’re Missing Banksy’s Dismaland

As every site from BBC News to Buzzfeed has covered, the anonymous Banksy has unveiled his largest art exhibit to date – Dismaland. Think Todd’s …

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