Posts Tagged ‘art’

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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The History of Art in 60 Seconds

August 17, 2018

A one-minute video by CaoShu, rendered in hundreds of different art styles, spanning centuries of art history.

Note: Caoshu, “grass script,” is the term for Chinese calligraphy.

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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.

More here.

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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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Mona

March 10, 2017

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

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How to understand a Picasso

July 24, 2016

Learn to interpret a Picasso in 8 minutes? Evan Puschak explains.

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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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Happy Birthday Jackson Pollack

January 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Jackson Pollack

Yesterday, January 28th, was the birthday of  abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollack (1912-1956).

You can celebrate, too. Go to Be Jackson Pollack (be sure to move and click).

Mr. Pollack had a readily identifiable (and readily copied) style. If you need help identifying authentic works by the artist, a computer program might help.

More:

“Abstract Expressionism,” Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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