Archive for the ‘art’ Category

How to Sell a Million Dollar Work of Art

August 23, 2018

How do you sell (very) strange artwork for millions of dollars? Dion Lee explains.

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Self-Driving Car Trap

June 7, 2018

Autonomous Trap 001, a work-in-progress by James Bridleh/t:  Jason Kottke

Related:

“Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it,” Ashley Halsey III, Washington Post

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Truth in Art

March 28, 2018

A film by Jesse Brass of Making Art

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The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design

February 1, 2018

In Islamic culture, geometric design is everywhere: you can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces, and private homes. And despite the remarkable complexity of these designs, they can be created with just a compass to draw circles and a ruler to make lines within them. Eric Broug covers the basics of geometric Islamic design.

Lesson by Eric Broug, animation by TED-Ed.

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Philly has murals.

September 27, 2017

The city of Philadelphia thought it was getting an anti-graffiti  program. What it got was art. Phil Edwards of Vox explains.

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Why knights fought snails in medieval art

September 21, 2017

Knights fought snails in medieval art. WTF? Phil Edwards investigates.

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Pomp and Circumstance: John Waters

June 2, 2017

Film director John Waters addressed the newly-minted graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) last year. Figures; the school mascot is Scrotie.

Related:

“7 Strange Commencement Speeches,” Erik van Rheenen, Mental Floss

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Mona

March 10, 2017

Phil Edwards explains how the Mona Lisa got be .. all that.

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Political Piñatero

April 11, 2016

Political Piñatero

The only substantive thing to come out of the Republican presidential race so far is the Donald Trump piñata, especially if you put candy in it. Jonathan Blitzer has a profile of artist Dalton Ávalos Ramírez at The New Yorker:

“The Man Behind the Trump Piñata,” Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker
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Top image: Donald Trump piñata by Dalton Ávalos Ramírez.

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Yarn Bombing

March 22, 2016

Yarn Bombing

Yarnstorming. Knit Graffiti. Guerrilla Knitting. Yarn Bombing. You mave seen objects in the city streetscape snuggled in cozy, warm, fuzzy, knit coverings. Where did this grassroots movement start? It seems to have had many mothers; one of them is Magda Sayeg:

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