“Photoshopping” has these days become synonymous with photo manipulation. But the practice is much older than the computer software â about as old as photography itself. But in a sense, people have always kind of known that photography isn’t entirely truthful. In the earliest days, some manipulation was certainly tolerated, if not preferred.
Bill Wei thinks it’s time artworks had a little more to identify them than a sticker on the back and a document declaring provenance. “All that’s forgeable,” says the conservation scientist. His solution is Fing-Art Print, a technology that gives an object a unique fingerprint.
A yearlong illustrated celebration of remarkable women who shaped the world and our place in it.
Why do so many galleries use such pompous, overblown prose to describe their exhibits? Well, there’s now a name for it: International Art English. And you have to speak it to get on. Andy Beckett enters the world of waffle
Inspiring photos of a camper/caravan converted into a mobile art gallery.
One of the most common problems artists express to me is: “There’s not enough time to make art!” One of the ways I have carved out more time in my life for art is to eliminate distractions. Nine years ago, when I was an artist-in-residence at the Morris Graves Foundation, I spent eleven days in […]
These are miniature pencil sculptures. The artist uses only a blade, a sewing needle and very bright light, all without the use of a magnifying glass! He has been patiently carving miniature pieces of sculpted art on pencils for the past 25 years
Need a creative shot in the arm? Just ask your six year old self for ideas! Many artists already use images from their subconscious that were planted there in childhood. A few simple steps can help you engage in dialogue with your ‘inner child’, and get some new artistic inspiration.
Just for fun, imagine turning one of your paintings into a piece of wearable art. Now you can do it. In today’s Print on Demand world, just about anything is possible, but over at the website Constrvct.com, you can create wearable art and get some amazing results.
A portrait of a man with a wry expression and an absurd hat, bequeathed to the National Trust as a good but anonymous and relatively low-value 17th-century painting, has been identified as a self-portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn worth up to £20m – though the trust has said it will never be sold.
British sculptor Willard Wigan,has made a career or creating unique, micro-pieces so minuscule that they normally sit within the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin. One work can be as small as 0.005 millimeters and some of his most recent works do not exceed the size of a human blood […]
This smartphone bacteria may be art, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t real. In the most ugly example of art mirroring life, students have turned life into art, by cultivating the bacteria from smartphones, they then photographed the results and blew it up large for all to see.
When it came to their painting, Renoir, Manet and Monet often started with the clothes. When we look at impressionist paintings now, we see all sorts of things: the light, the brush strokes, the subjectivity of the image. It is easy to forget that at least part of what the artists wanted us to see […]
The existence of ferrofluid is today’s new thing for me – a magnetic solution with a similar viscosity to motor oil. This doesn’t sound that interesting, but when watercolours are added to this unusual substance and placed into a magnetic field the reaction is beautiful.
it’s normal to experience ebbs and flows in your creativity. A creative rut, however, goes beyond these regular vacillations and lasts longer, she said. Mason Miller believes that a sense of powerlessness contributes to creative dry spells. “It is challenging to tap into our creative well if we are dealing with unsettling issues.
Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo set the standard for hallucinatory portraits that left the mind reeling. The artist’s beautifully arranged compositions consist of fruits, vegetables, birds, books and other elaborately arranged objects. His unusual vision led many to believe Arcimboldo didn’t just have a fanciful mind, but was possibly mentally ill.
Today I read yet another ‘you should only work when inspired’ comment on a post about creativity. Wah, wah, wah. Cry me a river, newbie. Making rubbish is the important part…
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to […]
“In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture.
DeviantArt’s new service, DreamUp, acts as a complimentary site to give art patrons a place to connect with designers, illustrators, and photographers to work on everything from story boards for a film to custom tattoo designs. With 14 million members and over 155,000 artworks uploaded every day, there’s plenty to choose from.
Bring a poem, a song, a dance, an unique combination of ones and zeros, colors, textures and love to share! 21+ No Cover. All friends of peace, mother earth and creativity are welcome. Our Schedule: 8:00: Mila Popovich Dances (Mideastern Dance) 8:30: 2 D goes 3 D! Roseanna’s and Jessica’s creativity, sensitivity and attention to […]
Arman Cycle opened on Thursday night at Paul Kasmin gallery in New York
I spent the better-part of the last few days at the 100th anniversary Armory Show 2013. It was GREAT.
Los Angeles-based artist Cecelia Webber uses photographs of the naked human body to create digital images of flowers — kind of like the grownup version of Geddes babies.
Timelapses have been a particularly popular trend as of late, and New York City has always been a hot spot because of its’ edgy beauty. This photographer hopes to create a series of timelapse videos that chronicle life and people in a sprawling city.
While debate rages over using 3D printers to make guns or gun parts, technologies for other possible abuses are emerging — including the ability to cheaply copy and reproduce works of art and jewelry.
Insights into the workings of the human body that Leonardo da Vinci could only obtain by dissecting scores of corpses and recording the results in exquisite drawings will be displayed for the first time beside modern 3D films, CT and MRI scans, which show how close the Renaissance genius got to the truth of what […]
A new book that showcases artists, writers, architects, and designers who turn blank journals into works of art
The old idiom states that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” however, a new study of art suggests that “beauty is in eye contact with the beholder.” Research shows that what we find beautiful, or at least engaging, are works of art that look back at us.
Two industry groups argue that Amazon’s plan to control several generic top-level domains, including .book, .author, and .read, would be anti-competitive.
Some restaurants have banned diners taking photographs of their dishes, while others are offering food photography workshops. Do you snap your supper, or is it the height of bad manners?
A proposal to ban all pornography in Europe raises an intriguing question. Would this only apply to photography and video, or do reformers also plan to rid Europe of all those lewd paintings by Titian and his contemporaries that joyously celebrate sex in the continent’s most civilised art galleries?
Just a couple of years ago, if you wanted to make something look trendier, you put a bird on it. Birds were everywhere. It turns out architects have been doing the same thing, just with trees. Want to make a skyscraper look trendy and sustainable? Put a tree on it.
All art students dread critiques. What better way to convey that than through Harry Potter GIFs?
Malaysian artist Hong Yi, who also goes by the name “Red,” has started a fun food art project on Instagram. Each day Red posts a different artistic image made entirely out of food, with a white plate as her backdrop.
Stockholm-based design studio Humans Since 1982 has turned time into clock art, using the clock faces to demonstrate fluid motions and shapes that are striking and sure to keep you entranced for hours…
We all want to feel like we’re here for something greater. But often, we’re so stuck in our daily lives that we can barely see past how we’re going to make the rent, let alone change the world…
Have you ever wondered what motivates people to be artists? Find out what 101 artists said in our recent survey, and share your own greatest rewards.
Do you sometimes feel like you are drowning in a humungous wave of information overload? I have developed some strategies which have helped me keep (a tiny bit) more sane in the face of this onslaught.
Where can you sell your Art or Craft online, besides your own website? Here’s the BIG LIST, in alphabetical order, with brief descriptions. Now expanded to 150 places to sell!
Worrying about what you’ll be when you grow up is pointless because we’re all becoming in the moment. Creatives are always on a quest of one type of the other. Always altering reality around them. Getting bored with “who they are” and what they do. To be a creative is to be a well-spring of […]
The new budget overhaul known as sequestration is carving at every federal entity in America, but it’s hard to tell whether these institutions are truly in danger, given how vast and murky the details of the sequester are. How deep are the cuts anyway? And how will they affect our lives on the ground?
Artists can be particularly vulnerable to having their confidence damaged by toxic friends. Artonomy reader Paul Stratton shares his artistic journey and some of the hard life lessons he has learned along the way…
Do you have big plans but a small budget? Here are 10 ways to get the word out about your art without breaking the bank.
Artist Michael Wesely takes up to three years to take a single picture. The Germany-based artist likes to use extremely long exposures in his work, capturing a place over time rather than a place at a specific time.
With the rise of the Internet, people started creating avatars — fictional alter egos that allowed people to hide their real identities or simply create a different one. That’s what pushed a 33-year-old Italian art director to become Dito Von Tease and start creating portraits of famous people on finger tips.
Photographer Bill Gekas has recreated classic paintings using his daughter as his muse. Modeled after classic European paintings, Gekas’ series of portraits of his daughter are stunning. The pictures would have us imagining that his daughter was posing for oil paintings instead of in front of a digital camera.
As children, most of us were taught the basic table etiquette: Don’t play with your food. Luckily, photographer Ida Skivenes didn’t listen to her parents.
Janine Antoni enjoys watching visitors walk up close to the heads, and smell them. “There’s not a lot of time between smelling and biting,” concedes the artist, whose heads have been attacked that way on several occasions. “It’s a funny thing when you make pieces about desire and people succumb to their desire.”
Who buys a house that looks like Hitler? Find out in our gallery of buildings that look like animals, baskets and Hitler
There’s no doubting Roy Lichtenstein’s technical ability, says comics artist Marc Ellerby, but wasn’t he just piggybacking off other people’s talents?