Easy Steps to Painting an Urban Landscape or Cityscape

Painting buildings in an urban landscape is intimidating for many artists. Finding the right scene can be overwhelming. The different angles and perspective of the buildings, the busy streets, the many colors, how do we simplify it into a believable cityscape? In the following post, award winning artist Scott W. Prior shares his Easy Steps to Painting an Urban Landscape or Cityscape. A native of California, Scott knows how to simplify the busy city streets into a compelling composition and work...
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Bloomberg Profiles Basquiat Show at Brant Foundation

A piece in Bloomberg this week estimates that the show of Jean-Michel Basquiat works on view currently at the Brant Foundation includes arguably up to $1 billion in value. “He’s had such a meteoric rise, very much a Van Gogh figure,” Brant says of the artist. “How often do you have an artist who produces this […]
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AO On-Site – New York: Independent New York at Spring Studios, March 7th – 10th, 2019

Alexis Smith at Garth Greenan, via Art Observed Marking its 10th anniversary this year, the Independent NY Art Fair has proven itself as something of a special case in the presentation of an art fair.  Smaller in scale and more focused in terms of its gallery selections, the fair’s presentation feels more like a presentation of a […]
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Tank Slippers

Comfortable slippers designed to look like cartoon version of a Panzer tank. “Tank Slippers” handmade out of acrylic yarn and thick felt. [more info] Also check out: Back to the Future Slippers
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Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi Hired at MoMA as Painting and Sculpture Curator

MoMA has tapped Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi as a curator in its department of painting and sculpture.  “I am honored to join MoMA as it continues the necessary task of telling an expansive and more inclusive story of 20th- and 21st-century art,” Nzewi said in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with colleagues across departments […]
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Venice Biennale Announces Artist List

The Venice Biennale has announced its artist list, with Korakrit Arunanondchai, Carol Bove and Ian Cheng among the list of artists included in this year’s edition, curated by Ralph Rugoff.  The exhibition runs from May 11 through November 24. Read more at Art News
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Betty Tompkins Profiled in The Guardian

Artist Betty Tompkins gets a profile in The Guardian this week, as she looks back at her controversial body of work and its impact on the field of feminist art. “My work compared to an actual photorealist is lame. They’re interested in getting everything. I’m interested in getting just enough,” she says.  Read more at The […]
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Alan Woollett named Master Artist for 'Birds in Art' 2019

Alan Woollett British coloured pencil artist Alan Woollett will be the 2019 Master Artist at the 44th annual “Birds in Art” exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in USA in the Autumn. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Two anti-theft backpacks that have a zing to them

You may remember the Bobby backpack from the past few years. The bag singlehandedly kickstarted the trend of anti-theft backpacks, spawning an entire industry/category and a whole slew of bag designs that tried to mimic what the Bobby did best… Prevent theft through good design. Back with some highly awaited upgrades, here are the Bobby Pro and the Bobby Tech; backpacks that let you carry more, carry better, and carry securely. The bags pack a whole new set of features while retaining the icon...
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A Feminist Film Mashup with The Mary Sue!

Join us for a playful and engaging clip-show-style analysis with a primary focus on sci-fi and horror film + TV and view common tropes through a feminist, pop culture lens – presented by Princess Weekes, Assistant Editor of The Mary Sue! Let’s break the mold of the oh-so-tired black female...Read more »
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Lea Thomas – Solo Exhibition @ Trestle Gallery

Trestle Gallery is proud to present the work of Lea Thomas in a solo exhibition, curated by Jennifer Simmons of DOPPELGÄNGER PROJECTS. Opening Reception: April 12, 7-9pm On View through May 8th. Trestle Gallery / DNR @ 36th, R @ 25th Lea Thomas is a New York-based fiber artist and...Read more »
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Dara Oshin and Robin Roi Present The Gathering at Ground Floor Gallery, March 7-10th

Inspired by similarities in their methodology and imagery, mixed media artists, Dara Oshin and Robin Roi are pleased to present The Gathering, their first collaborative mixed media art exhibition. Each artist has gathered materials from disparate sources to create their work, much like birds gather and repurpose discarded objects when...Read more »
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Trestle Gallery Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies at Trestle Gallery: July-December 2019 Deadline: April 15th, 2019 Application fee: $15.00 Located at: Trestle Gallery, 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232 Trestle Residencies are professional development programs that aim to provide space, community, & opportunities for emerging artists. The Trestle Artist Residency (Open Studio or...Read more »
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Small Works 2019 | Trestle Gallery

Small Works 2019, Curated by Will Hutnick Opening Reception: June 20th, 7-9pm | On View through July 14th. Deadline for entries: April 1st, 2019 Small Works 2019 is Trestle Gallery’s annual open call showcasing works 12” and smaller! The application is live until April 1st, 2019–national and international artists are...Read more »
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WERQ: We’ve Been Doing Thins Our Whole Lives

NOGO Arts announces an open call to visual and installation artists. WERQ: We’ve Been Doing This Our Whole Lives June 7, 2019 – June 30, 2019 Cluster Gallery at Playground Brooklyn NOGO Arts seeks submissions from visual artists for a group show that fit into the larger theme of queer...Read more »
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Side-By-Side Photos Show How Tragically Different Life Is In War-Torn Countries

News broadcasts and stories on social media highlight the casualties and destruction of war in the Middle East. It’s a sad truth that daily life in the Middle East is the polar opposite of the relatively peaceful culture that many of us in the Western world know. Artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet. Source
Tags: Politics, Design, Turkey, World, Middle East, Inspirations, Collages, Uğur Gallenkuş, Photomanipulations

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Improving economy class flights, THC from beer yeast, ancient phallic graffiti and more from around the internet 1970s Feminist Artists Inspired Many Famous Painters That Followed Much of the inspiration for the loud and lauded paintings by men from the ’80s comes from feminist artists a decade earlier—by the likes of Joan Semmel, Maria Lassnig, Betty Tompkins and others. The 1960s and ’70s proved to …
Tags: Art, Design, Nasa, Cannabis, Graffiti, Cbd, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Artsy, Economy Class, Thc, All-women, Feminist Art, Roman Era, Joan Semmel Maria Lassnig Betty Tompkins, Beer Yeast

Creative Adversarial Networks: GANs that make art

Generative Adversarial Networks use a pair of machine-learning models to create things that seem very realistic: one of the models, the "generator," uses its training data to make new things; and the other, the "discerner," checks the generator's output to see if it conforms to the model. Rutgers comp sci prof Ahmed Elgammal runs an Art and AI Lab where they use "Creative Adversarial Networks" to produce new artworks: CANs use a "discerner" that seeks out "novelty," not fidelity to the stat...
Tags: Art, Post, Business, News, NYC, Atlantic, Chelsea, Sharp, Machine Learning, Cans, Fine Art, Ai, Casio, Portraiture, Parsons School Of Design, Rutgers

Chrome Dino Set designed in New York by Andrew...

Chrome Dino Set designed in New York by Andrew Bell for Google to celebrate 10 years of the Chrome browser! You recognize this cute pixel dino and cacti from when your internet goes out! Limited sets available to the public 3/11/19. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Google, New York, Design, Submitted, Andrew, Andrew Bell

The Yjumper Project - A massive trampoline...

The Yjumper Project - A massive trampoline effect from 42 bungee cords, 400m webbing and a 2m bamboo icosahedron structure in the centre of the cooling tower in Meppen/ Funpark. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Stone Island SS19 Camouflage Printed Heat...

Stone Island SS19 Camouflage Printed Heat Reactive Thermosensitive Fabric allows the new collection's printed pattern to mute and morph when exposed to heat. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Celebrate International Women's Day with Our 'Designing Women' Series

Without resorting to Google, how many 20th-century female industrial designers can you name? We're hoping that most of our readers have no trouble thinking of Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Eva Zeisel and perhaps a few others. But we're guessing that very few of you came up with more than six or seven names total. Not that we did a lot better ourselves—the unfortunate truth is that women designers' contributions to the field just haven't gotten much exposure and cele...
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