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William Burroughs Meets Francis Bacon: See Never-Broadcast Footage (1982)

The writing of William S. Burroughs and the paintings of Francis Bacon take us into often troubling but nevertheless compelling realities we couldn't possibly glimpse any other way. Some of that effect has to do with the inimitable (if often unsuccessfully imitated) styles they developed for themselves, and some with what was going on in their unusual lives as well as the even wilder realms of their minds. And though no scholars have yet turned up a Burroughs monograph on Bacon's art, or...
Tags: Art, Literature, Television


MoMA’s Expansion Is ‘Smart, Surgical, Sprawling And Slightly Soulless’: Michael Kimmelman

“For all its intelligence and skill and its obvious desire to make the place feel friendlier, the expansion seems to me not to have solved the problem of the Modern’s ambience. … You may feel like you’re entering an Apple store. Everything is crisp and coolly engineered.” – The New York Times
Tags: Apple, Art, Visual, Moma, Michael Kimmelman, 10.09.19


Why Are Streaming Companies Paying Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars For Old TV Shows?

These pricey deals for what is essentially digital reruns have, like the Seinfeld syndication deal two decades ago, raised eyebrows. Why are streaming companies willing to pay so much for shows of nostalgic value? And as numerous companies prepare to launch their own streaming services – HBO Max and Peacock, not to mention the forthcoming Apple TV+ – why bet on the appeal of legacy TV shows? – The Guardian
Tags: Apple, Art, Media, Audience, Peacock, HBO Max, 10.08.19


How Susan Kare applied embroidery skills to create the iconic Macintosh icons

In the early 1980s, Susan Kare joined Apple Computer to design fonts and user interface graphics. A legend of pixel art, Kare created the look of the original Macintosh, from the Chicago typeface to the Trash Can to the Happy Mac icon. She's currently creative director at Pinterest. David Kindy profiles Kare in Smithsonian: Pioneering designer Susan Kare was taught by her mother how to do counted-thread embroidery, which gave her the basic knowledge she needed to create the first icons for t...
Tags: Apple, Art, Facebook, Post, Design, News, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ui, Computers, Chicago, Illustration, Ux, Apple Computer, 8-bit, Interface Design


Paris Opera Director Stéphane Lissner Named Superintendent Of Teatro San Carlo In Naples

Lissner, who ran La Scala in Milan (2005-2012) before taking charge of the Opéra national de Paris, reaches France’s mandatory retirement age of 67 next year, so his contract there won’t be renewed past its expiration in August 2021. He begins his five-year term in Naples as both superintendent and artistic director that fall. (in French; for Google Translate version, click here) – Le Monde (France)
Tags: Google, Art, Music, Milan, France, Paris, Naples, La Scala, Stephane Lissner, Lissner, Teatro San Carlo


Download Full Issues of MAVO, the Japanese Avant-Garde Magazine That Announced a New Modernist Movement (1923-1925)

The early 20th century artistic and literary revolution called Modernism appears in history as an almost entirely European-American phenomenon. Textbooks and syllabi tend to leave out important modernist movements on other continents, which means we miss out on important cross-continental conversations. Though, to be fair, very few English-speaking textbook writers and teachers have known much about the work of, Mavo, an avant-garde group of Japanese artists from the 1920s. Scant literature has...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, College, Yoko Ono, Italy, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Japan Times, Yayoi Kusama, Hyperallergic, Durham NC Follow, Monoskop, Margaret Carrigan, MAVO, Tatsuo Okada


Talking Heads Songs Become Midcentury Pulp Novels, Magazines & Advertisements: “Burning Down the House,” “Once in a Lifetime,” and More

Do you like Talking Heads? Writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland once proposed that question as the truest test of whether you belong to the cohort named by his novel Generation X. Coupland's contemporary colleague in letters Jonathan Lethem summed up his own early Talking Heads mania thus: "At the peak, in 1980 or 1981, my identification was so complete that I might have wished to wear the album Fear of Music in place of my head so as to be more clearly seen by those around me." What makes...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Music, Design, College, America, Radiohead, House, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Seoul, Lucy, David Byrne, Facebook Twitter, Byrne


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Talking to dogs, flawless sound, architecture-inspired pleasure toys and the changing face of fashion New Technology Enhances Dog-Human Communication From Maria Goodavage’s brand new book Doctor Dogs, an excerpt in Wired probes the FIDO program at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Animal-Computer Interaction Lab. The epicenter of dog-human communication studies in the US, FIDO’s researchers have developed several prototype talking vest for dogs. They employ tabs and pulleys …
Tags: Health, Wellness, Art, Apps, Fashion, Science, Design, Technology, News, Dogs, Pets, Marijuana, Race, Communication, Sustainability, Cannabis


Open Studio Weekend – central Vermont artisans

Vermont’s Fall Open Studio Weekend is coming up this weekend, October 5 & 6! Artists across the state are madly cleaning their studios just for your visit. That’s right – they want to see you! Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at the ends of dirt roads. They are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Crafts, Craft, Vermont, Artist, Bookbinding, Studio, Elissa, Washington County, MONTPELIER, Elissa Campbell, Kelly McMahon, Vermont Open Studio Weekend, Montpelier Print, Vermont Crafts Council


Beginning in Botanical Art and illustration

I saw a post on social media the other day from someone asking about where to start in Botanical Art and Illustration, it got me thinking about the important points. So here's my not so short take on the subject based on my own process, where I started and what I needed to learn. I've made a top 12, there's probably more. These are not intended to be rules and of course there are many different learning styles and approaches .... this is mine. A foxglove, Digitalis purpurea from my sketch...
Tags: Google, Art, Painting, Tutorial, Drawing, Sydney, Cambridge, Newton, Rosemary, Botanical Art, Learn To Paint, Faber Castell 9000, Don, MDF, Hickey, Stillman


Judge Orders Removal of Online Posts Alleging Sexual Harassment by Subodh Gupta

A Delhi judge has ordered Facebook and Google to remove posts related to allegations of sexual harassment against artist Subodh Gupta, Art News reports. Judge Rajiv Sahai Endlaw called the posts “defamatory,” and ruled they “cannot be permitted to be made in public domain.” Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, News, Delhi, Art News, Minipost, Subodh Gupta, Rajiv Sahai Endlaw


19th-Century Skeleton Alarm Clock Reminded People Daily of the Shortness of Life: An Introduction to the Memento Mori

Victorian culture can seem grim and even ghoulish to us youth-obsessed, death-denying 21st century moderns. The tradition of death photography, for example, both fascinates and repels us, especially portraiture of deceased children. But the practice “became increasingly popular,” notes the BBC, as “Victorian nurseries were plagued by measles, diphtheria, scarlet fever, rubella—all of which could be,” and too often were, “fatal.” Adults did not fare much better when it came to the epidemic sprea...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Life, Boston, Tim Burton, History, Bbc, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Hyperallergic, Science Museum London, Durham NC Follow, Allison Meier, Lindsey Fitzharris, Mary Queen


A 900-Page Pre-Pantone Guide to Color from 1692: A Complete Digital Scan

Human beings got along perfectly well for hundreds of millennia without standardized taxonomies of color, but they didn’t do so in a globally connected culture full of logos, brands, and 24/7 screens. It’s arguable whether the world as we now see it would have been possible without monopolistic color systems like Pantone. They may circumscribe the visual world and dictate color from above. But they also enable international design principles and visual languages that translate easily everywhere...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Charles Darwin, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Goethe, Werner, Provence France, David Hale, Aix, Kandinsky, Durham NC Follow, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Erik Kwakkel


The Japanese Fairy Tale Series: The Illustrated Books That Introduced Western Readers to Japanese Tales (1885-1922)

Everyone in Japan knows the story of Momotaro, the boy born from a peach who goes on to defeat the marauding ogres known as oni. The oldest known written versions of Momotaro's adventures date back to the 17th century, but even then the tale almost certainly had a long history of passage through oral tradition. And though Momotaro may well be the best-known Japanese folk hero, his story is just one in a body of folklore vast enough that few, even among avid enthusiasts, can claim to have master...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Japan, New York, London, College, America, World, Tokyo, John Adams, Seoul, Aesop, Facebook Twitter, Hearn, Hamilton County


Long Now hosts Anthropocene Film Festival

Phosphorus Mining Long Now is honored to host the San Francisco premiere of ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch on Sunday, September 29, 02019 at 1:30pm at the historic Castro Theatre. This special Sunday afternoon Seminar will feature the film screening, followed by a Q&A with Stewart Brand and all 3 filmmakers. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a documentary film from Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and E...
Tags: Art, Future, San Francisco, Announcements, Castro Theater, Stewart Brand, Edward Burtynsky, Anthropocene Working Group, Anthropocene Epoch, Jennifer Baichwal Nicholas de Pencier, Phosphorus Mining Long Now


Is iTunes Headed For The Retirement Home?

 iTunes had a good run, there’s no denying it. But it’s time for the world to move on. If Apple actually moves forward with its rumored iTunes plans, life could be significantly easier for those who have suffered with the tedious, poorly optimized app for years. – Mashable
Tags: Apple, Art, Music, Retirement Home, 05.30.19


Wrist-mounted artists' palettes: the best wearables are analog

You know what's better than a smartwatch? Literally everything else. But especially: the centuries' worth of wrist-mounted paint palettes worn by some artists. Some of these are humble affairs (a bit of masonite with a thumb-hole) while others are super-elaborate, mounted on watch-straps, with hinged bodies, unfolding trays, and even high-end, $1225 brass or silver Sketcher boxes with foldaway thumb-rings, water reservoirs, and up to 14 paint wells. As Rain Noe notes on Core 77 these thing...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Wearables, Post, Happy Mutants, News, Painting, Wal Mart, Design Challenge


Andy Warhol Demystified: Four Videos Explain His Groundbreaking Art and Its Cultural Impact

We all have a few images to associate with Andy Warhol — Campbell's soup cans, colorized Marilyns and duplicated Elvises, that wig — and also a few words, usually something to the effect of everyone in the future being famous for fifteen minutes. Now that we seem nearly to have arrived in that future, we might well wonder what else Warhol understood about our world. But we can't know that until we have a clearer sense of just what he was up to, and these four short primers offer a solid ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, New York, College, America, History, Green, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Khan, Seoul, Coca Cola, Khan Academy, Stanford University, Campbell


Dreams becomes reality: the game that can make an artist out of anyone

Digital artist Dan Hett explores the Dreamiverse, a galaxy of games, music, art and ideas created by players in a limitless virtual art studioAs a digital artist and experimental games designer, I was one of the first in line to dive into Dreams – a PlayStation 4 game that aims to give everyone the ability to unlock the potential artist within – when the developer Media Molecule opened up limited early access in April. From the breadth of its artistic toolset to the community of creators it is e...
Tags: Art, Games, Technology, Playstation, Culture, Art and design, Sculpture, Playstation 4, Digital Video, Dan Hett


Banksy Strikes Again in Venice

Juxtapoz writes: "Never invited to be the part of Venice Biennale, Banksy once again invited himself to showcase his work. Using a typical pop-up stand that usually sells tacky paintings and souvenirs, he assembled a selection of 9 works that collectively built an image of a massive cruise ship blocking the city." In recent years, the flood of massive cruise ships into Venice has created tensions between Venetians and tourism companies. It's pretty clear on what side the street artist co...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, Current Affairs, Venice, William Shatner, Facebook Twitter, Forces the Mayor City Council, Juxtapoz, Venice Time Machine, Big Data Pink Floyd Plays, Banksy Strikes Again, Venice Biennale Banksy


Book Arts Guide to Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Welcome to your Book Arts guide for Spring Open Studio Weekend 2019! Vermont Open Studio Weekend is coming up this weekend (May 25 & 26)! I like supporting other book artists when I can, so I dedicate a blog post to them during every open studio event. There are four book artsy studios participating (besides mine) this spring. I created the Google map at the bottom of this post which includes all of the studios to help you plan your travels. I wish I could say that the book arts studios are clo...
Tags: Google, Art, Vermont, Elissa, Kelly, San Francisco Center, MONTPELIER, Kelly McMahon, Vermont Crafts Council, Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, Meta Strick, Carolyn Shattuck, Ken Leslie Ken


The Bauhaus Bookshelf: Download Original Bauhaus Books, Journals, Manifestos & Ads That Still Inspire Designers Worldwide

The Bauhaus, Barry Bergdoll writes in the New York Times of the German design school founded a century ago last month, "lasted just 14 years before the Nazis shut it down. And yet in that time it proved a magnet for much that was new and experimental in art, design and architecture — and for decades after, its legacy played an outsize role in changing the physical appearance of the daily world, in everything from book design to household lighting to lightweight furniture." Celebrations of the B...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Design, College, Nazis, History, New York Times, Paul Klee, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Walter Gropius, Colin Marshall, New York s Museum of Modern Art, Riegel


Google Has Been Tracking Just About Everything We Buy Online

You know how many vendors want us to leave email addresses when we buy online? Well, Google knows all about that. It says it doesn’t do anything with the data. Maybe! “Google offers users a compromise that involves trading products and web services in exchange for data that the company will collect through a variety of means you may not know about and have little to no control over. That data is then used to help Google target ads, a division of its business that’s largely responsible for it be...
Tags: Google, Art, Issues, 05.17.19


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Insight into the Whitney Biennial, a win for sex-tech, tips for ethical tourism and more Lora DiCarlo’s Pleasure Toy Award Reinstated at CES Earlier this year, sex-tech company Lora DiCarlo was awarded a Robotics Innovation Award at CES, then the award was revoked. Now, CES has again changed their collective minds, and reinstated the women-centric Osé pleasure toy the honor, with the Consumer Technology Association …
Tags: Health, Art, Gender, Design, Medicine, Animals, Tech, Cta, Ces, Wildlife, Tourism, Robots, Disease, Sex Toys, Art Shows, Linkaboutit


Eye Candy for Today: Emilio Sánchez-Perrier landscape

Boating on the River, Emilio Sánchez-Perrier Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable image on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, which also has zoomable & downloable images. Sánchez-Perrier’s landscapes have a wonderful visual softness. They exhibit a masterful use of soft edges that is somehow different than that of Inness and the American Tonalists. For me, it creates a feeling of quiet and contemplation. There appears to be a band of ...
Tags: Google, Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Perrier, Inness, Emilio Sánchez Perrier, River Emilio, Museo Carmen Thyssen


A New Archive Transcribes and Puts Online the Diaries & Notebooks of Women Artists, Art Historians, Critics and Dealers

While one is still comparatively young, one has many more thoughts & certainly sentiments than one is able to make use of. It seems as if these might be stored up so that in old age or when one became less prolific one could find matter to use. Every thought or suggestion could be of use. - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor, collector, founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1906 There are very few moral defenses for rummaging inside another’s private diary or sketchbook, until that ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, France, Life, New York City, History, Museums, Whitney, Facebook Twitter, Theodore Roosevelt, Ethel, Frida Kahlo, Whitney Museum of American Art, Patti Smith Laurie Anderson, Ayun Halliday


Vermont Open Studio Weekend – Montpelier/Worcester Artists

Vermont’s 27th Spring Open Studio Weekend is coming up this Memorial Day weekend, May 25 & 26! Artists across the state are busy creating work and cleaning their studios just for you. Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at the ends of dirt roads. They are exciting places to visit because they reflect the dynamic yet organized process that is used to produce the finished ...
Tags: Google, Art, Worcester, Vermont, Elissa, Washington County, MONTPELIER, Elissa Campbell, Chris Eaton, Kelly McMahon, Montpelier Worcester Artists, Montpelier Print, Vermont Crafts Council, Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, Annie Tiberio Photography, Annie Tiberio


A Complete Digitization of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus, the Largest Existing Collection of His Drawings & Writings

No historical figure better fits the definition of “Renaissance man” than Leonardo da Vinci, but that term has become so overused as to become misleading. We use it to express mild surprise that one person could use both their left and right hemispheres equally well. But in Leonardo’s day, people did not think of having two brains, and the worlds of art and science were not so far apart as they are now. That an individual in the Renaissance would be able to combine fine arts and fine engineerin...
Tags: Google, Art, Milan, Congress, College, France, History, Vienna, Victoria, Archives, Napoleon, Tuscany, Atlantic Ocean, Facebook Twitter, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


Executive Director – Ballet Des Moines

Reporting to and working closely with the board of directors, the Executive Director (ED), in partnership with the Artistic Director, will be responsible for the overall success and creative growth of Ballet Des Moines. OrganizationBallet Des Moines was founded in 2002 as the Ballet Theatre of Iowa. Its inaugural season included The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Divertimento. In 2005 Serkan Usta was named Artistic Director and the company was renamed Ballet Des Moines. In 2012 Ballet Des Moin...
Tags: Apple, Art, Jobs, Time, Iowa, John, Ed, Forbes, Midwest, Board, Des Moines, Greater Des Moines, Sculpture Park, Microsoft Facebook, Meredith Corporation, Downtown Des Moines


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Designing an Italian icon, a mirrored hot air ballon, 3D-printed organs and plenty more inspiration and oddities The Impending Death of the Password Thanks to companies like MobileIron, device passwords (believed to date back to the 1960s, thanks to an MIT time-shared computer) may be on their way out once and for all. Since most people use weak passwords for the majority of their logins …
Tags: Psychology, Coffee, Art, Music, Science, Design, Technology, Internet, Cars, Tech, Computers, Architecture, 3d Printing, Italy, Public Art, Linkaboutit



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