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Hidden painting found under Picasso masterpiece

One of Pablo Picasso's most famous works, <i>The Blue Room</i>, was painted over an earlier work now revealed by infrared imaging. The hidden image, of a …

Spike Lee’s List of Films Every Filmmaker Should See – /Film

<b>Spike Lee</b> has been in the news quite a bit recently. He’s got <i>Oldboy,</i> arguably his biggest movie ever, coming out soon, and just began a Kickstarter …

Makedo: connectors for cardboard construction fun

My kids (7 and 4) love to make things out of recycled cardboard, from curious Rube Goldberg-ian contraptions to palaces for stuffed animals. They do …

Top draw: artists pushing the boundaries of drawing

There’s always a tendency in art to push ideas to their limit. While more conservative artists and their followers are happy to paddle in the …

The 3 Essential Elements of 'Perfect' Storyboards

Film fanatics peruse the cinema section at their favorite bookseller, searching for the next "Art of ..." or "Making of ..." title. They paw through …

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

Nov 02, 2012 - dipity.com - 1138<p>Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? It’s easy to use Dipity to create certain types of …

Infographics

Watch: A 2-Minute Animated History Of Arts And Crafts

It’s more than just glitter and Popsicle sticks.<p>Long before the term got co-opted by summer camp sessions filled with friendship bracelets and Popsicle stick boxes, Arts and Crafts represented a major movement in the history of design. It’s influential enough, in fact, to be chronicled, along with …

Infographic: Visualizing The Lives Of The World’s 10 Greatest Painters

Italian studio Accurat has produced a series of sprawling infographics that plot the events that shaped the lives of 20th-century masters Picasso, Matisse, Dalí, and others.<p>Some artists are remembered for their works and others for their lives–and especially for the juicy anecdotes they leave …

A Workbook Of Simple Tasks For Sparking Your Creative Process

The folks behind Conditional Design want you to experiment in structured ways.<p>Good ideas can arrive (seemingly) in an instant or may emerge after a hard-fought battle between right brain, left brain, and reality. But even people who are blessed with a fertile imagination can benefit from a change …

6 Filmmaking Tips From Barbara Kopple

The two-time Oscar winner says it’s easier now than ever.<p>One of the living legends of documentary, <b>Barbara Kopple</b> not only won an Oscar with her …

Filmmaking

You Say You Want Evolution: Looking Backward and Forward with Portfolios

While I have used portfolios with students since my first year teaching, the way I use portfolios has changed. Teachers (and not just art teachers) …

This Amazing Tool Helps You Draw Pictures Like an Old Master

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Technology and art are ancient bedfellows. …

What's the point of art school? Revolution, of course

He's hiding it well, but comedian Johnny Vegas is feeling a bit traumatised as he steps on to the stage.<p>"He's just met the person who gave him a bad …

Steal Like an Artist

Speaking of TED Talks, this TEDx Talk by artist Austin Kleon, who is most famous for his newspaper blackout art, and book, <i>Steal Like an Artist,</i> makes …

MyThology is Out!

The fourth challenge from The Student Creative is now available! MyThology challenged students from around the world to see the modern myths in the …

MacArthur Foundation

<i>President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success</i><p>President Bill Clinton today announced a Clinton Global …

Education

A Mirror That’s A Touching Tribute To Sandy Victims

Joe Doucet’s Fathom creates the effect of being half underwater.<p>When Hurricane Sandy unleashed its wrath on the Eastern Seaboard last October, designer Joe Doucet’s lower Manhattan studio and apartment were left relatively unscathed. “Apart from being without power for a week or so, we really were …

An Ingenious Button-Down Shirt With A Hidden Microfiber Cloth

You’re already using the tail of your shirt for cleaning glasses and gadgets. The VoyVoy oxford just makes the ritual a little more effective.<p>In a world full of shiny surfaces, fingerprints are a small but persistent nuisance. They get stamped on our smartphones, our tablets, and most frustratingly …

6 Dioramas Depict Ai Weiwei’s Life In Captivity

The artist and activist creates some of his most political work yet.<p>In 2011, state police seized the artist and activist Ai Weiwei at the airport, threw a black bag over his head, and transported him to an undisclosed location where he lived under tight supervision for 81 days.<p>Now, it’s possible to …

Artists Turn A Craft Fair Into A Laboratory For New Materials

At this year’s COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, in London, few things are what they seem.<p>Translating an artist’s vision into logic, or even plain English, is difficult. Modes of self-expression work in mysterious ways. So it would follow that the recent Crafts Council’s …

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