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Stendhal Syndrome - When Art is Overwhelming

May 7, 2017<p>Eli Anapur is a pseudonym of Biljana Puric. A staff writer and editor at Widewalls, Biljana holds Master’s Degrees in Film Aesthetics from …

Art

What is Art According to Famous Thinkers Through History

June 13, 2016<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>What is art? The question that has been …

Aesthetics

Slow Motion Becomes the Star in this Film-Making Review

The slow motion is the Renaissance man of editing effects.<p><i>Screencap via</i><p>Focus, foretelling, amplification are the many uses for slow motion in film. An original video, narrated by Julian Palmer titled <i>The Art of Slow Motion</i>, splices classic scenes from <i>The Matrix</i> to <i>Inception,</i> as a slow motion …

Videography

Where Does Body Painting in Art Stand?

June 11, 2016<p><b>Body painting</b> <b>art</b> has an extremely rich history. For example, face painting (a part of body painting art) has its origins in prehistoric …

Art

Conceptual art: why a bag of rubbish is not just a load of garbage

Burned books, dirty nappies and stacks of oranges – conceptualism flew in the face of stuffy modernism, but is still often dismissed as pretentious. Olivia Laing explores a new exhibition at Tate Britain<p>In August 1966, a part-time tutor at St Martin’s School of Art withdrew a book from the college …

Art

What is Post Internet Art ?

April 10, 2016<p>Runs, does yoga.<p>Despite common misconceptions, and here the fault is on Postmodernism mainly, the prefix <i>post-</i> does not necessarily mean</i> …

Art

Exposure to ideologically diverse news and opinion on Facebook

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Facebook

This Generative, Reactive Album Changes with the Weather

Ditch the decks in favor of this generative LP.<p><i>Tableau</i> is a generative album whose sound continues to evolve—reacting to temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, and magnetic fields—until its user decides to turns the power off.<p>“I’ve been dreaming a lot of portable micro computers to create a …

Portable

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Optical Float Paintings Suspended in Layers of Glass by Wilfried Grootens | Colossal

<p>Artist Wilfried Grootens paints extraordinary figures comprised of dots and tendrils sandwiched between dozens of laminate glass layers. These …

Art

Casey Reas’ Linear Perspective

Media artist Casey Reas’ latest exhibition <i>Linear Perspective</i> at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown is presented in a completely blacked …

Social Media

Paint, Oil, Milk, and Honey Mix in this Surreal Macro Video of Swirling Liquids by Thomas Blanchard | Colossal

<p>It turns out that watching paint <i>mix</i> is a heck of a lot more interesting than watching paint dry. French director Thomas Blanchard shot this lovely …

Alternative Medicine

Generative Illustrations of the Human Form by Janusz Jurek | Colossal

<p>Over the last year, Polish designer and illustrator Janusz Jurek has been exploring different forms of generative illustration as it relates to the …

Illustration

People Love Art Museums — But Has The Art Itself Become Irrelevant?

How much is a visible work of genius worth? In May, a 1955 painting by Pablo Picasso was sold at auction for more than $179 million, the highest price at auction ever. And attendance at major art museums is booming.<p>"The art world has never been healthier, if you measure the intensity of the human …

Pablo Picasso

Seeing Glass Boxes and Shards at Dia:Beacon

At Dia:Beacon there is an installation by Fred Sandback, a series of giant shapes formed from brightly colored string. In one room stands <b></b>a series of …

Waiting for Bárðarbunga – Non-Linear Landscape Cinema

Created by François Quévillon, Waiting for Bárðarbunga is an installaton made of hundreds of video sequences which are presented according to a …

Justice

Morphing Fractal Orbs Spin and Shine in 'BIOSPHERE'

Find your favorite forms in visual artist Tatyana Zabanova's shifting, animated landscapes.<p>Globes encrusted with streaks and specks of light orbit throughout the fractalizing five minutes of Tatyana Zabanova's <i>BIOSPHERE.</i> Synced to an original track by composer Matías Schwartz, Zabanova's forms …

Art

Can An Introvert Succeed In The Art World?

If you had asked me a year ago what it takes to be a successful artist, my answer would have been simple: the ability to produce good art. I imagined that my post-graduation life would consist solely of me working in my studio. Buyers would magically appear, buy art, and leave. This would somehow …

Positive Thinking

These Artworks Were Made by Algorithms

An exhibition coinciding with an AI conference shows the creative side of artificial intelligence.<p>Think artificial intelligence and you probably envisage clear-cut tests of mental acumen: solving equations, processing scientific data, winning at Chess. But intelligence—in the very human way we …

Artificial Intelligence

Bridges 2015: a meeting of maths and art - in pictures

The Bridges Conference is an annual event that explores the connections between art and mathematics. Here is a selection of the work being exhibited this year, from a Pi pie which vibrates the number pi onto your hand to delicate paper structures demonstrating number sequences. This year’s …

Mathematics

Why Is Today's Art So Meaningless?

"Art has been defined over and over as man's highest spiritual expression, superior even to religion in that it is the only human activity that does not lead to killing." So said Jacques Barzun.<p>True.<p>But art is not without its own victims.<p>We are familiar now with the evolution of cultural …

Art

How Art Became Irrelevant

A<p>In 1971 the performance artist Chris Burden stood against the wall of a California art gallery and ordered a friend to shoot him through the arm. …

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

Living Mushtari – 3d-printed and generatively grown microbial factory

Developed at the MIT Media Lab's Mediated Matter group, Living Mushtari is a 3D printed wearable with 58 meters of internal fluid channels designed …

3D Printing

War or Peace – New ‘wall-clock poem’ by Zach Gage

War or Piece is a 'slow generative work' by Zach Gage, where the word (war or peace) on the website appears to be a single static word, the content …

Google Trends

3D Printed Glass Molds Brings New Techniques to Ancient Art

As with all basic substances, it is impossible to know exactly how the invention of glass occurred. However, it is speculated that it developed as a …

3D Printing