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Discover the Artist Who Mentored Edward Hopper & Inspired “Nighthawks”

Every good teacher must be prepared for the students who surpass them. Such was the case with Martin Lewis, Edward Hopper's onetime teacher, an Australian-born printmaker who left rural Victoria at age 15 and traveled the world before settling in New York City in 1900 to make his fame and fortune. By the 1910s, Lewis had become a commercially successful illustrator, well-known for his etching skill. It was then that he took on Hopper as an apprentice. “Hopper asked that he might study alongside...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Edgar Degas, Victoria, Hopper, Edward Hopper, Martin Lewis, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Pae, Messy Nessy, Ashcan School


The End Of Music Snobbery

The much-discussed “death of the snob” in the internet era explains part of the shift on display. Even though some High Fidelity–style shops catering to vinyl collectors have survived the extinction of big-box retailers, streaming and downloads have chipped away at the super-listener’s pretexts for arrogance: special knowledge (entire discographies are now explorable with a click), special access (few B sides can hide from Google), and curatorial chops (algorithms can DJ your life). – Th...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, 03.20


Podcast: San Francisco Time: The Photography of Fred Lyon

Fred Lyon is a time traveler with a camera and tales to tell. At 95-years-old, this former LIFE magazine photographer and fourth generation San Franciscan has an eye for the city and stories to match. We showed photos from Fred’s books San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960 and San Francisco Noir, and images spanning his diverse career. In conversation, he discussed his art, work, and life; recollections of old friends like Herb Caen and Trader Vic Bergeron; and more. He shared his unique ...
Tags: Art, Future, San Francisco, Fred, Herb Caen, San Franciscan, Fred Lyon, San Francisco Noir, Conversations at the Interval, San Francisco Portrait, Vic Bergeron, Cartier Bresson Atget, Andre Kertez


The Last Day For Tomorrow Future: Absolutely Amazing Digital Artworks Of Bryn Jones

Bryn is a digital artist raised in the South West of England. In 1989 he won his first art competition at Pinocchio’s Nursery School. Competitions continue to drive his career, a place in Ballistic Publishing’s Expose collection is one of his most recent wins. Bryn enjoys comic conventions and trips to the cinema. His passion for video games sparked an interest in digital art, but now he draws... Source
Tags: Art, England, Design, Future, Sci-fi, South West, Inspirations, Bryn, Bryn Jones, Nursery School Competitions


Old Book Illustrations: An Online Database Lets You Download Thousands of Illustrations from the 19th & 20th Centuries

The Golden Age of Illustration is typically dated between 1880 and the early decades of the 20th century. This was “a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration,” writes Artcyclopedia; the time of artists like John Tenniel, Beatrix Potter (below), Arthur Rackham, and Aubrey Beardsley. Some of the most prominent illustrators, such as Beardsley and Harry Clarke (see one of his Poe illustrations above), also became internationally known artists in the Art Nouveau, Arts an...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Poe, Harry Clarke, Facebook Twitter, Tarkovsky, Jules Verne, Josh Jones, Kottke, Aubrey Beardsley, Gustave Doré, Beardsley, John Tenniel


The Biodiversity Heritage Library Makes 150,000 High-Res Illustrations of the Natural World Free to Download

You may have heard of "plant blindness," a condition defined about 20 years ago that has started to get more press in recent years. As its name suggests, it refers to an inability to identify or even notice the many plant species around us in our everyday lives. Some have connected it to a potentially more widespread affliction they call "nature deficit disorder," which is also just what it sounds like: a set of impairments brought on by insufficient exposure to the natural world. One might als...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, London, College, US, Bbc, Nature, United States, Archives, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Henry David Thoreau, Flora, BHL, Joseph Wolf


Jules Verne’s Most Famous Books Were Part of a 54-Volume Masterpiece, Featuring 4,000 Illustrations: See Them Online

Not many readers of the 21st century seek out the work of popular writers of the 19th century, but when they do, they often seek out the work of Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days: fair to say that we all know the titles of these fantastical French tales from the 1860s and 70s, and more than a few of us have actually read them. But how many of us know that they all belong to a single series, the 54-volume Voyag...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, France, Earth, Paris, Sci Fi, Evans, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Hans, Rick Wakeman, Colin Marshall, Verne


Animated David Shrigley Paintings in the Sketch App

London’s Sketch restaurant is sought out for more than its menu; its sci-fi, egg-shaped toilet pods and beloved David Shrigley paintings attract an audience, too. Now the Mayfair eatery has added an augmented reality element to the experience. The restaurant’s new app—developed by Hato—allows Shrigley’s artwork “to break free from its frames on the walls and invade your surroundings.” There are 15 Shrigley illustrations available …
Tags: Art, Apps, Design, London, Restaurants, Painting, Tech, Illustration, Artists, Augmented Reality, Sketch, David Shrigley, Linkaboutit, Shrigley, Hato, Sketch App


Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: Download & Color Hundreds of Free Images

There are many roads to wellness. Meditation, yoga, exercise, and healthy diet are all effective therapies for bringing down stress levels. But we shouldn’t discount an activity we once used to while hours away as children, and that adults by the millions have taken to in recent years. Coloring takes us out of ourselves, say experts like Doctor of Psychiatry Scott M. Bea, “it's very much like a meditative exercise.” It relaxes our brain by focusing our attention and pushing distracting and dist...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Museums, Libraries, Smithsonian, Tokyo, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of Barcelona, Katherine Wu, Durham NC Follow, Trinity Hall Cambridge, Met New York Public Library Smithsonian, Chester Nimitz, Pritzker Military Museum


The Most Complete Collection of Salvador Dalí’s Paintings Published in a Beautiful New Book by Taschen: Includes Never-Seen-Before Works

Salvador Dali was that rare avant-garde artist whose work earned the respect of nearly everyone, even those who hated him personally. George Orwell called Dali a “disgusting human being,” but added “Dali is a draughtsman of very exceptional gifts…. He has fifty times more talent than most of the people who would denounce his morals and jeer at his paintings.” Walt Disney was very keen to work with Dali. And Dali’s own personal hero and intellectual father figure, Sigmund Freud—no lover of moder...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, George Orwell, Salvador Dalí, Orwell, Sigmund Freud, Walt Disney, Napoleon, Freud, Facebook Twitter, Dali, Tampa Florida, Taschen, Durham NC Follow


The Met Puts 650+ Japanese Illustrated Books Online: Marvel at Hokusai’s One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji and More

There are certain Japanese woodblock prints many of us can picture in our minds: Hokusai Katsushika's The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Utagawa Hiroshige's Sudden Shower over Shin-?hashi bridge and Atake, Kitagawa Utamaro's Three Beauties of the Present Day. Even when we find vast archives of such works, known as ukiyo-e or "pictures of the floating world," we tend to appreciate the works themselves one piece at a time; we imagine them on walls, not in books. But it was in books that much of the wor...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Tokyo, Archives, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Arthur, Carpenter, Shin, Mount Fuji, Edo, Yoshiwara, Hokusai


YouTube Earned More Than $15 Billion From Ads Last Year

For the first time, Google and its corporate parent, Alphabet, broke out from overall revenue reports the income from its video platform — and that income is enormous. What’s more, YouTube ad revenues have almost doubled over just the past two years, and the platform is bringing in another $3 billion annually from its 20 million paid subscribers. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Google, Art, Media, 02.03.20


Radical Women: Stream the Getty’s Podcast That Features Six Major 20th-Century Artists, All Female

Only recently has “actor” become an acceptable gender-neutral term for performers of stage and screen. Prior to that, we had “actor” and “actress,” and while there may have been some problematic assumptions concerning the type of woman who might be drawn to the profession, there was arguably linguistic parity between the two words. Not so for artists. In the not-so-distant past, female artists invariably found themselves referred to as “female artists.” Not great, when male artists were referr...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Podcasts, College, Life, History, Yoko Ono, Museums, New York Times, Getty, Annie, Whitney, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, East Harlem


Berlin artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

Google Maps diverts road users after mistaking cartload of phones for huge traffic clusterA Berlin-based artist managed to create a traffic jam on one of the main bridges across the Spree with nothing but a handcart and 99 second-hand phones. But one other thing was unusual about the jam: it only existed on Google Maps.Simon Weckert’s artwork Google Maps Hacks involved the artist pulling a small red cart at walking pace down some of the main thoroughfares of Berlin. The 99 phones in the cart, al...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Technology, Germany, Berlin, Video Art, World news, Culture, Art and design, Gps, Google Maps, Alphabet, Simon Weckert


How will AI shape the future of storytelling?

Technology will change the way that humans tell and experience stories in the future. Palmer presents an idea for AI film that watches the viewer and changes the narrative based on their emotional responses to chaotic events.By acting as a feedback loop, the AI will make storytellers aware of their implicit bias and become conscious of subconscious behaviors.
Tags: Psychology, Programming, Art, Design, Technology, Identity, Film, Computers, Innovation, Palmer, Storytelling, Consciousness, Emotions, Ai, Criminal Justice


The Visionary Mystical Art of Carl Jung: See Illustrated Pages from The Red Book

Carl Jung’s Liber Novus, better known as The Red Book, has only recently come to light in a complete English translation, published by Norton in a 2009 facsimile edition and a smaller “reader’s edition” in 2012. The years since have seen several exhibitions of the book, which “could pass for a Bible rendered by a medieval monk,” writes art critic Peter Frank, “especially for the care with which Jung entered his writing as ornate Gothic script.” Jung “refused to think of himself as an ‘artist’” ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, College, Religion, Jerusalem, Sigmund Freud, Venice Biennale, Freud, Norton, Facebook Twitter, Carl Jung, Josh Jones, Jung, Abraxas, Romain Rolland


10 essential new skills you can start learning today

These 10 skills training bundles will have you mastering a new talent.Subjects range from music producing and graphic design to electrical engineering and stock trading.Each skill training bundle is currently at least 95% off. New year, new you. Too often, we get to the end of another 12 months and realize that maybe we didn’t accomplish as much as we’d have liked over the past 365 days. Well, there’s a simple way to set yourself up for a happy appraisal once 2020 is finished—jump in and start ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Music, Science, Design, Movies, Entertainment, Success, Culture, Engineering, Innovation, Personal Growth, Amazon EBay, Noiselab


China’s 8,000 Terracotta Warriors: An Animated & Interactive Introduction to a Great Archaeological Discovery

Unless you're a Chinese history buff, the name of Qin Shi Huang may not immediately ring a bell. But perhaps his accomplishments will sound familiar. "He conquered the warring states that surrounded him, creating the first unified Chinese empire" — making him the very first emperor of China — "and enacted a number of measures to centralize his administration and bolster infrastructure," writes Smithsonian.com's Brigit Katz. "In addition to standardizing weights, measures and the written ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, China, History, Bbc, Harvard, North America, Seoul, Rodin, Facebook Twitter, Chen, Michelangelo, Qin, Qin Shi Huang, Campisi


The History of Humanity: An Immersive Art Installation

Sara Barnes has recently written a piece for My Modern Met detailing an immersive art installation, which explores human history through a sculptural narrative detailing humanity’s greatest paradigm shifts. The installation, entitled Memory Palaces, was created by artist and stage designer Es Devlin, as a chronological landscape of the evolution of human thought and action. The installation can be viewed at London’s Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery.  “The monochromatic space was constructed in...
Tags: Art, London, Africa, Future, Rosa Parks, Es Devlin, Nicolaus Copernicus, Sara Barnes, Greta Thunberg, Pitzhanger Manor Gallery


Watch Marcel Duchamp’s Hypnotic Rotoreliefs: Spinning Discs Creating Optical Illusions on a Turntable (1935)

In the Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom, we are told that each one of us must strive to reach the blessed state of Bodhisattva, knowing full well that Bodhisattva is a nonentity, an empty name. That is what Duchamp calls the beauty of indifference—in other words, freedom. —Octavio Paz, Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare What are we to do with Marcel Duchamp? Most of us who know the name put it in a box called modern art, with memories of Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), The Bride Strippe...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Jean Cocteau, Jasper Johns, Facebook Twitter, Duchamp, Man Ray, Carnegie Museum of Art, Hyperallergic, Marcel Duchamp, Voon, Hans Richter, Paz, Claire Voon, Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven


How artist Refik Anadol uses AI to create hypnotic art installations

Artist Refik Anadol, who has appeared on Boing Boing before, designs dreamy installations using artificial intelligence. Some of them he calls 'data paintings.' Anadol manipulates large collections of data and develops machine learning algorithms to create these trippy, immersive art installations. They're beautiful. The video above is a new profile of Refik Anadol's work by WIRED. If you haven't yet, go subscribe to Wired on YouTube. Good videos. You can experience Anadol's work live, ...
Tags: Art, Video, Technology, News, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Refik Anadol, Anadol, Andrea James, Artechouse NYC


When Salvador Dali Met Sigmund Freud, and Changed Freud’s Mind About Surrealism (1938)

The close associations between Surrealism and Freudian psychoanalysis were liberally encouraged by the most famous proponent of the movement, Salvador Dalí, who considered himself a devoted follower of Freud. We don't have to wonder what the founder of psychoanalysis would have thought of his self-appointed protégé. We have them recording, in their own words, their impressions of their one and only meeting—which took place in July of 1938, at Freud’s home in London. Freud was 81, Dali 34. We al...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, London, College, Vienna, Salvador Dalí, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Zweig, Facebook Twitter, Dali, Josh Jones, Stefan Zweig, Breton, Paul Gallagher


Alan Turing And The Shaping Of Artificial Intelligence

Had Turing lived longer, perhaps the state of artificial intelligence would encompass more than drearily corporate banalities such as the Amazon checkout window making suggestions about what you might like for your next purchase, Google offering up a few words for how to complete a sentence in progress, or a South Korean genius having his soul crushed by a roomful of statistics wonks—not to mention more chillingly Orwellian developments, such as facial-recognition software. – The New Yo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, People, Alan Turing, Turing, 01.19.20


A Medical Student Creates Intricate Anatomical Embroideries of the Brain, Heart, Lungs & More

My first thought upon seeing the delicate, anatomy-based work of the 23-year-old embroidery artist and medical student Emmi Khan was that the Girl Scouts must have expanded the categories of skills eligible for merit badges. (If memory serves, there was one for embroidery, but it certainly didn’t look like a cross-sectioned brain, or a sinus cavity.) Closer inspection revealed that the circular views of Khan’s embroideries are not quite as tiny as the round badges stitched to high achieving Gi...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Science, Biology, Etsy, College, Creativity, Cardiff, Khan, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, Willis, Nina Paley, Emmi Khan


Not Telling The Same Old Story Again And Again And Again And Again And Again

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon created the movie The Big Sick, lightly based on their own lives and romance, and had such success that now they’ve won an Apple TV+ series, Little America, that tells the lightly fictionalized stories of immigrants in unusual situations (or perhaps they’re quite usual – without these stories, how would the public know?). Nanjiani says, “American pop culture is the most widespread in the world, and [pop culture was] selling that second side of America, and we wa...
Tags: Apple, Art, Media, America, Emily Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, 01.18.20


iPad stand for digital artists

The Sketchboard Pro wouldn't look like much if you didn't know what it was: a stand for the iPad Pro designed for digital artists, holding it at a perfect angle and providing more ample arm-resting space around the display. It's fifty dollars on Indiegogo and ships in March. [via Digital Arts] The Sketchboard Pro features strong legs that easily fold out to create a comfortable 20-degree angled drawing surface. This allows you to have a drawing desk experience virtually anywhere in landscape or ...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Post, News, Digital Arts


How to Draw Like an Architect: An Introduction in Six Videos

That we pass through life without really perceiving our surroundings has long been a commonplace. How can we cure ourselves of this regrettable condition? Before we can learn to notice more of what's around us, we must have a process to test how much we already notice. Many artists and all architects already have one: drawing, the process of recording one's perceptions directly onto the page. But while artists may take their liberties with physical reality — it isn't called "artistic lic...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Architecture, House, Oxford, Stanley Kubrick, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Milton Glaser, Paris Notre Dame, Lynda Barry, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Shadya Campbell, Llyan Austria


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing …
Tags: Art, Wearables, Weather, Music, Science, Design, Air Travel, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Diamonds, Airplanes, Stem Cells, Meteorology, Exhibitions, Airbus


Art Record Covers: A Book of Over 500 Album Covers Created by Famous Visual Artists

The list of musicians who are also visual artists goes on and on. We’re all familiar with the biggest names: David Bowie, Patti Smith, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Captain Beefheart, etc, etc, etc. Lesser-known alternative and indie artists like Stone Roses guitarist John Squire and Austin singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston created iconic imagery that adorned their album covers and merchandise. Such multitalented individuals embody the kinship of sound and vision. But so too do the many collabora...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, Japan, College, Austin, Paris, Metallica, Andy Warhol, Banksy, Patti Smith, Bjork, Damien Hirst, Facebook Twitter, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean Michel Basquiat


Artist Ed Ruscha Reads From Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in a Short Film Celebrating His 1966 Photos of the Sunset Strip

In 1956, the Pop artist Ed Ruscha left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles. “I could see I was just born for the job” of an artist, he would later say, “born to watch paint dry.” The comment encapsulates Ruscha’s ironic use of cliché as a centerpiece of his work. He called himself an “abstract artist… who deals with subject matter.” Much of his subject matter has been commonplace words and phrases—decontextualized and foregrounded in paintings and prints made with careful deliberation, against th...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Film, College, America, Los Angeles, Literature, Philosophy, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Ed, Road, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Roy Lichtenstein



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