Joshua Joel Anthony

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What It's Like to be Able to 'Hear' Color

Artist Jack Coulter has a rare condition which enables him to hear color. In his work, he paints what very few can see.<p>As a child, even something like staring at the sky was a fluorescent experience for me. I remember sitting alone one day in my room and the sound of my own heartbeat resonating …

Hung Up

The discussions around a painting put her on her own path of looking and creating

A s a child, I would gaze at the painting hanging over our sofa in the living room and see this: a squat blue animal with a large shining eye and green downturned mouth standing in front of a bunch of bananas. At some point I mentioned what I saw to my mother, and she was surprised. “It’s an …

Rhode Island
Art

Gerhard Richter: The World’s Highest-Priced Genius

People<p>One man's love affair with art is another man's collectible.<p>,<p>Gerhard Richter is commonly known as the world’s greatest living painter. A master …

Art

The Kimbell captures 'Painter's Eye,' but it can't elevate Caillebotte

I've tried with Gustave Caillebotte. Really, I have.<p>Surely any artist who could produce as sensational a painting as "Paris Street; Rainy Day" is major. The monumental canvas riveted other artists, critics and casual visitors at the Third Impressionist Exhibition in 1877 — defenders and detractors …

You Don’t Have to Like Dolls to Enjoy This Kokeshi Doll-Making Video

Yasuo Okazaki is an amazing woodworker that makes naruko kokeshi dolls. If you are unfamiliar with these toys, Collectors Weekly has a great write-up about them. Kokeshi dolls are originally from “rural Tohoku, in northeast Japan, during the Bunka-Bunsei eras (1804-29).” Since the second world war, …

The Michelangelo of Superheroes

Few comic book artists are as influential as Alex Ross, who not only created concept art for the first two Spider-Man films, but also reimagined …

This Short Documentary Tells the Stories of Middle-Aged Graffiti Writers

Being a graffiti writer takes a lot of guts. And an incredible amount of passion.<p>For many street artists from the 1970s and ‘80s, it’s the kind of …

Documentaries

The Lightness of Being Anne Patterson

Anne Patterson and I stepped into the darkened former Perry Street Theater. "Does your iPhone have a flashlight?" she asked. "Wait until you see the light and shadows," Anne beamed. She waved the point of light against one of her latest works, constructed of aluminum and steel. Light filtered …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

How we restored Harvard’s Rothko murals without touching them

In 1989, I was a conservation student at the Courtauld Institute in London. During a class on varnish removal, my professor, Gerry Hedley, demonstrated how shining blue light on a picture with yellowed varnish made it seem as if the varnish had been cleaned away—returning the painting to how it …

Art

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Interior Design

How film music shapes narrative

Reflecting on his futuristic 2002 film <i>Minority Report</i>, Steven Spielberg said “one of the most exciting scenes” he had to shoot was this action scene …

Alleged Design Pirate Cody Foster Is Only Sorry They Were Caught

Three weeks after widespread allegations of design piracy went public, the Nebraskan tchotchke maker finally releases a statement worse than silence.<p>Almost three weeks after the company was accused of shamelessly stealing the work of independent designers, Cody Foster & Co has finally released its …

Ripoff

An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

A city under construction — and destruction — is currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" is a collection of 19th-century photographs of one of the world's most beloved cities as it transitioned from medieval architectural hodgepodge …

Beautiful Cinematic Stop Motion Creation Made from 80K Photos Shot Over 3 Years

Sometimes photo projects take days. Sometimes they take months. In photographer and filmmaker Gioacchino Petronicce’s case, his project “PICTURES” …