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Björk’s Surreal New Video Features an Extravagant Gucci Dress That Took 870 Hours to Make

Two years ago, Björk chronicled the demise of her marriage to artist Matthew Barney with the devastating, groundbreaking album <i>Vulnicura</i>. While the record was a smaller one than her previous—in that it turned inwards, excavating her own feelings about the breakup, rather than casting outwards to …

Björk

Rising From the Ruins: Homes Built on Architectural Remains

While the English word ruin comes from the Latin "ruina"—meaning “destruction” or “downfall”—ruins can be the literal and figurative foundations for stunning new contemporary additions, insertions, and renovations.<p>Ruins have long been romanticized, praised, and studied; they attest to what once …

Architecture

The Bird-Based Color System that Eventually Became Pantone

WASHINGTON, DC — An effort to describe the diversity of birds led to one of the first modern color systems. Published by Smithsonian ornithologist …

Italy’s Overlooked Graphic Design Greats Get An Online Museum

Archivio Grafica Italiana is on a mission to preserve Italy’s graphic design legacy.<p>In Italy’s design universe, industrial design and furniture have long overshadowed graphics. Archivio Grafica Italiana–a new visual database of branding, posters, signage, books, and more–aims to rectify the …

Graphic Design

Andrea Del Sarto (1486–1530) Florence, Italy. It is unusual to see a sketch where all the details are in shadow. https://t.co/Nzbsgy0a0D

When English Arts and Crafts Met Japanese Woodblock Prints

Those who have seen Frank Brangwyn’s 1930s murals at Rockefeller Center, a muted scene of finding truth through Christ that’s meant to harmonize with …

Making a paintbrush from a feather.

A museum of the world's rarest colours

Brown resin extracted from Egyptian mummies, yellow and red from poisonous metals, orange dye from the lipstick tree, and the bright red of squashed …

Red Abaris

Making a paintbrush from feather:<br>(fragment from BBC - Tudor monastery farm)

The Red of Painters

Recipe books from the Middle Ages reveal the extreme methods with which artists achieved their reds.<p>For the most part, painters have always loved red, from the Paleolithic period to the most contemporary. Very early on, red’s palette came to offer a variety of shades and to favor more diverse and …

Middle Ages

Loui Jover Salvador Dalí - Frida Kahlo - Bob Dylan #collage @LouiJover https://t.co/hm2cP6vUre

Top 5 iPad Apps for Artists, Painters, and Designers

Apple’s iPad Pro lineup, true to its name, is certainly a professional-level device for creatives of all types — including artists, painters and …

Graphics

#ArteyArt BD amigos! #SeMiGuardiCosì @Hakflak @menkareh @agustin_gut @MOCarballeira @AmparoDelMoral1 🎨Sofonisba Anguissola 1532-1625 https://t.co/YixCT9Faic

Riding in Leopard

I was walking in Rome when this gorgeous woman rode by in her leopard print coat. I must have run for at least a mile to catch up to her before …

erculeo #twitart ;))) https://t.co/p730yQ2VXX

Posted: April 6, 2013 in Visual Arts Theory Sections Tags: acts of civil disobedience, art education, delacroix, expressionists, goya, manet, mexican resistance art, picasso, Resistance Art, Visual theortry

William Kentridge<p><b>Biography</b><p><i>I was six years old and my father was one of the lawyers for the families who had been killed (in the Sharpeville</i> …

From the brilliant Molly Crabapple

Finnish Artist Uses Long Exposure Photography to Paint Gorgeously Ethereal Illustrations With Light

Hannu Huhtamo is a Finnish artist who uses long-exposure photography to paint with light, resulting in gorgeously ethereal illustrations that seem to …

Long Exposure Photography

David Bowie with Iggy Pop and Ronnie Spector, Penn Plaza Club, New York, March 26, 1976 by Andrew Kent https://t.co/UTsmaisdib

Simple hand-drawn diagrams for improving your photos

Paul Schlemmer recently dug up some popular diagrams he made a while back to show how he lit some nice photos. He shares lots of tips and tricks, …

Discover How to “Unbreak” Broken Ceramics

<i>Kintsugi</i> is a Japanese craft I recently came across that both repairs and beautifies broken objects using gold leaf. By accentuating the break rather …

Artist Found An Amazing Way To Preserve Origami By Using Glass Bell Jars

"There is something magical in the transition from a single square sheet of paper to the desired shape: animal or insect, real or imaginary," Touitou …

Video on how to make 3D kirigami stars

Here's a fun and easy decoration for your new year's or award show viewing parties, or a craft to do with kids: make some 3D kirigami stars with just …

Metal and skin: the power of Lucian Freud's etchings – in pictures

As well as his unforgettable portrait paintings, Lucian Freud also created numerous etchings – and they too show humanity as fraught yet beautiful

Art

Introduction to Ancient Greek History: A Free Online Course from Yale

Taught by Yale professor Donald Kagan, this introductory course in Greek history traces "the development of Greek civilization as manifested in …

#Reglam @drawbertson ・・・ @jdemsey @ditavonteese powderroom wallpaper @kayrockscreenprinting can you make this? #burlesque #artoftheteese

A Christmas Hedgehog [Verdun, MS. 107] https://t.co/oBPGpKQYkx

How to Read a Crochet Pattern

by Jean Leinhauser<p>Once you’ve learned the basic crochet stitches, you’ll want to start your first pattern. (If you need assistance with learning …