BWW Blog: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama's Sylvan Baker on Applied Theatre and The Verbatim Formula

Applied theatre at Central is highly regarded internationally as a world leader with the largest number of specialist teaching staff in the field. Students undertake undergraduate study on the Drama, Applied Theatre and Education or the Writing for Performance courses, as well as postgraduate study on the MA Applied Theatre course where they focus either on Drama in the Community and Drama Education or Drama and the Criminal Justice System. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, BWW News Desk, Royal Central School of Speech, Sylvan Baker, Drama Education

Reader Submitted: Lightfield One - Volumetric 3D Camera

With virtual and mixed reality products becoming evermore popular, a key challenge lies in creating enough high quality 3D content to populate such virtual worlds. Enter The Lightfield One.The Lightfield One is a volumetric camera that enables its users to easily capture and record content in the form of 3D models & 3D animations. With the Lightfield One, capturing high quality 3D content has never been more accessible.To create 3D models & animations using The Lightfield One, firstly, the user ...
Tags: Photography, Design, Consumer Electronics, Joe Miller, Reader Projects, Lighfield, Joe Miller Lightfield

The Best Process Porn Videos of 2019

What did we discover during the last half of this decade? Among many things, we found out that you all love some process video therapy. As we're ones who don't like to disappoint, we've gathered all of our best #processporn videos featured on the Core77 Instagram account from the past year for your bulk viewing pleasure:One mind-boggingly Japanese event we love to keep tabs on is the Kezuroukai wood planing competition. Feast your eyes on just how competitive wood planing can get (via Dylan Iwak...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Reddit, Manufacturing, Year In Review, Custom, Shou Sugi, Kevin Parry, Amaury Guichon, Dylan Iwakuni, Jukin Origami

A 20-year-old man has ripped Picasso's "Bust of a Woman."

"Man charged over damage to £20m Picasso at Tate Modern/Bust of a Woman was reportedly ripped while gallery was open to public on Saturday" (The Guardian).Attacking artwork is a strange crime. Here's an article from last October in ArtNews, "What Makes Someone Attack a Work of Art? Here Are 9 of the Most Audacious Acts of Art Vandalism—and What Inspired Them." The reasons vary. There's objection to the work of art, that it's something that shouldn't be regarded as art (e.g, the simple modern Bar...
Tags: Art, Crime, Law, Rembrandt, Graffiti, Picasso, Barnett Newman, Ann Althouse, Insanity

The Funniest Things We Saw in 2019

Things that made us laugh this year: Compelling Theory that Edvard Munch was Actually Trying to Paint His Dog Hyperactive Dog vs. Parked $200,000 Porsche Does Not End Well for the Porsche Ikea-Based Tarot Cards Video of Snooty French Designer Telling Client to Design Their Own Furniture "Enthusiastic Dog-Faced Court Jester With Pac-Man Ghost Trapped in Stomach" Suggested Names for Newly-Discovered 2,000-Year-Old Earth Drawings in Peru Best Halloween Costume for a Couple "Person Who Sp...
Tags: Apple, Design, Peru, Edvard Munch, Object Culture

The Most Popular Art Programmes on Television in 2019

I've had a look back to see which are the most popular blog posts on Making A Mark in 2019.  It didn't take long looking at Google Analytics to realise that very many of the posts which garnered the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Google Analytics, Making A Mark


Picked up some mangrove leaves that had fallen on the dock outside our house, brought them in to save for a quiet day.  Painted on the counter in the kitchen while Sweetie watched a U.K. basketball game. Didn't see any mermaids this trip, but did read about them in a very cool book by Christina Henry called Mermaid.  If you like interesting historical fantasy, you'll like it - and it's great to take to the beach with you.   [Author: RH Carpenter]
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter, Christina Henry, AMI SKETCHBOOK

Leaf Challenge: Regular Painting is Good for the Soul

It's New Years Eve and I forgot to do the food shopping, instead I sat in the kitchen and wrote my last post for the decade. It's all about snatching a little time each day to paint something small.  Picasso famously said 'Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life' so that can't be a bad thing to end the year on ....there's been a lot of dust this year! but another plus is that regular painting is the key to improvement. With this in mind I decided it would be good for me to power ...
Tags: Amazon, Art, Painting, Newton, Leaf, Yeats, Botanical Art, Watercolour, Picasso, Ruskin, Holly, Lucien Freud, Dianne Sutherland, Quinacridone Magenta, Carmine, Ultramarine

The Weirdest Creative Things We Saw in 2019

What would this world be without creative weirdos? Here are their contributions that jumped out at us this year: Gargantuan Backpacks from Japan Image credit: DudeThatsAGG A Playable "Six-Sided" Vinyl Record With Overlapping Tracks A Series of Creative Shoelace-Tying Methods Goes Viral Using Gravity and Tension to Create an Unlikely Object Polar Bear Paws Have Non-Slip Grips, Cat Tongues Can Shred Meat, Gecko Tape and More A Sketchy Café Trend: Interiors Designed to Look Like They're 2...
Tags: Japan, Design, Object Culture


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BWW Flashback: A Look Back on Stage to Screen Musicals of the Last 10 Years!

With 2019 coming to a close, the new decade is set to bring us a slew of film adaptations of our favorite stage musicals From West Side Story to In the Heights to The Prom, we are gearing up for some big films, but before we move into 2020, let's have a look back on the last ten years of musicals turned into films [Author: Kaitlin Milligan]
Tags: Theatre, West Side Story, Kaitlin Milligan

Longtime Legendary Knopf Editor Sonny Mehta, 77

In an age of blockbuster best sellers and cutthroat competition in a shrinking industry, Mr. Mehta was an almost ideal editor and publishing executive: a voracious reader and instinctive decision maker who could spot great books and, coming from a paperback world, had no qualms about aggressively marketing them. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mehta, Sonny Mehta, 12.31.19

Photo Coverage: A Look Back at the Legacy Robe Ceremonies of 2019

As we reflect on 2019, we're taking a look back on the people who received the Legacy Robe this year From Beetlejuice to Moulin Rouge, Tina to Ain't Too Proud, and many more, relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with photos from the 2019 ceremonies below [Author: Walter McBride]
Tags: Theatre, Walter McBride, Moulin Rouge Tina, Broadway Legacy Robe

Opera Director Harry Kupfer, 84

Kupfer’s career began in Stralsund, then part of communist East Germany, in 1958. After stations in Chemnitz — formerly Karl-Marx-Stadt — Weimar and Dresden, he became director at the Komische Oper in 1981, a position he held for 21 years. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, People, Dresden, Weimar, East Germany, Kupfer, Stralsund, Karl Marx Stadt, Harry Kupfer, Chemnitz, Komische Oper, 12.31.19

Baby Yoda Macarons

Star Wars inspired cookies shaped to look like Baby Yoda from the Disney+ television series The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda matcha buttercream-filled macarons made by Melly Eats World. Also check out: Baby Yoda Cake
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Disney, Melly, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Macarons

Legendary Leaders: Foundry’s Melanie Joseph and Playwrights Horizons’ Tim Sanford Talk About What They Did Right

Passion for artistic freedom is ballasted by a concern for the economic welfare of artists. Whatever excitement the future holds for the American theater, it’s thanks to artistic leaders likes these whose ethics have been as forward-thinking as their aesthetics. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Tim Sanford, Melanie Joseph, 12.30.19

A Decade That Cultivated Darkness

Michiko Kakutani: “Apocalypse is not yet upon our world as the 2010s draw to an end, but there are portents of disorder. The hopes nourished during the opening years of the decade — hopes that America was on a progressive path toward growing equality and freedom, hopes that technology held answers to some of our most pressing problems — have given way, with what feels like head-swiveling speed, to a dark and divisive new era. Fear and distrust are ascendant now.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, America, Ideas, Michiko Kakutani, 12.27.19

Eleven Publishing Trends That Shaped The 2010s

For years, the promise of instant book publishing hovered just over the horizon, like the promise of flying cars. This decade, it finally came true. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Words, 12.24.19

Notre Dame’s Risky New Phase

The removal of melted scaffolding requires “three levels of steel beams to be positioned around its exterior to form a stabilising “belt”. Once this operation is complete, the same firm that built the scaffolding (Europe Echafaudage) will start to dismantle it, using telescopic crawler cranes that will allow roped technicians to descend into the forest of pipes and gradually cut them away after having coated them with a protective layer to avoid spreading the pollution caused by the mel...
Tags: Art, Visual, Europe Echafaudage, 12.30.19

Art News Profiles the Late Donald Marron

Art News has a piece on the late Donald Marron, a passionate art collector who spent his life befriending artists. “I’m not a scholar,” he once said. “I can’t explain art. It was the power of the composition, and the feeling that you were seeing something that hadn’t existed before.” Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Donald Marron

On The Edges Of A Huge South American Landfill, An Orchestra With Instruments Made Out Of Garbage

Most people who live near the Cateura dump outside Asunción, the Paraguayan capital, scratch out a living by digging out anything that can be resold, and buying a musical instrument would be an impossible dream. But local carpenter Nicolás Gómez and music teacher Favio Chávez decided that they could build musical instruments and give children there free music lessons — and so the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura was born. – Al Jazeera
Tags: Art, Music, Asuncion, SJM, Nicolas Gomez, 12.26.19, Cateura, Favio Chávez

What John Dos Passos’s ‘1919’ (And The Rest Of The ‘U.S.A.’ Trilogy) Got Right About 2019

“We’re often told, in hand-wringing tones, about the growing differences between red and blue states, and about our increasingly divisive political and social rhetoric. But, in Dos Passos’s view, division has been the rule in American life, not the exception; he considered it to be authentically American. The U.S.A. novels plumbed the depths of our rifts, and explored how they might be widened by a media-saturated age, and by the fragmentation of information and the latent social hysteria that ...
Tags: Art, Words, Dos Passos, John Dos Passos, 12.29.19

Happy Leyendecker Baby New Year 2020!

As I’ve done every New Year’s Eve Since 2006, I’ll wish all Lines and Colors readers a Happy New Year with another of J.C. Leyendecker’s terrific New Year’s Baby covers for the Saturday Evening Post. See my 2006 post for background on the origin of the Leyendecker New Years baby covers for the Saturday Evening Post. I wish you all a new year filled with beautiful, inspiring art!  
Tags: Art, Illustration, Eye Candy For Today, Leyendecker

How The Cha-Cha Led A Refugee Couple From Boat People To Oscar Contenders

Chipaul and Mille Cao, who grew up as members of wartime Vietnam’s ethnic Chinese minority, met at a dance party just six months before the Communist takeover of the entire country; they fled separately and were apart for years. They ultimately reunited in Southern California, married, and took up competitive ballroom dancing — and now a 20-minute film about them, Walk Run Cha Cha, has made the shortlist for the Best Documentary Short Oscar. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Vietnam, Communist, Southern California, Walk Run Cha Cha, 12.30.19, Chipaul, Mille Cao

Disruption? You Can Measure The Cognitive Dissonance

Connected technologies put pressure on our normative concepts like privacy, autonomy, and manipulation by changing the world so that our old concepts no longer apply and by pushing us to come up with new or revised concepts, creating conceptual confusion. – 3 Quarks Daily
Tags: Art, Ideas, 12.30.19

California Renters Bill Provides Ray of Hope for Santa Fe Artist’s Colony

The LA Times has a piece on Assembly Bill 1482, a new law that may provide relief for artists seeking to protect rents at spaces like the Santa Fe Artist Colony.  “The city deemed us eligible for 1482 at the old rent, and they told the owner that,” says Sylvia Tidwell, the head of the Santa Fe Art […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, LA Times, Santa Fe Artist Colony, Sylvia Tidwell, Santa Fe Art

Yinka Shonibare Planning Artist Residency in Nigeria

Yinka Shonibare is planning an artist residency at two sites in Nigeria, split between Lagos and Ijebu in Ogun state.  “Unfortunately, there aren’t many opportunities for artists to develop spaces in Africa,” he says. “Artists want to share ideas and have galleries and studios. But if that’s not provided, it’s left to the artists to fill that gap and […]
Tags: Art, News, Nigeria, Africa, Lagos, Art News, Minipost, Ogun, Yinka Shonibare, Ijebu

Art News Reviews Last 10 Years in Art Market

A piece in Art News charts the last ten years in the art market, and how the landscape has shifted towards a broadened collector base and more distributed competition for works.  Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost

Barbara Hepworth’s Orpheus I Among Works Given to British Nation

Three modernist works, including Barbara Hepworth’s Orpheus I have been gifted to the British Nation, The Guardian reports.  “We are thrilled that Wakefield’s art collection will receive this generous philanthropic gift.” says Simon Wallis, the director of the Hepworth Wakefield. “These are three major works of art that will find a perfect home for wide public appreciation […]
Tags: Art, News, Barbara Hepworth, Art News, Minipost, Wakefield, Simon Wallis, Hepworth Wakefield These

Epic Bomb: “Cats” Could Lose $100 Million

Tom Hooper’s big-screen adaptation has clawed its way to $38 million globally after two weeks in theaters, a dismal figure that could result in $100 million in theatrical losses, according to rival studio executives. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Tom Hooper, Audience, 12.31.19

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