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Clever Pictogram Images Show the Values We All Live By. If you could boil down the values we all live by into simple, easy to understand images, what would that look like? London-based designer Genis Carreras's latest series answers this very question. Carreras first came under our radar with his Philographics project, where he took complicated philosophical theories, like Existentialism and Idealism, and turned them into simple shapes. Philographics became UK's most funded graphic design project ever on Kickstarter, earning £65,217, which was well over its goal of £15,000. Now, Carreras plays with the art of pictograms, turning universal values like Love, Creativity, Curiosity and Friendship into cleverly designed cards. Carreras created the series in collaboration with the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC). You can read more about this project over on Kickstarter. Now, courtesy of the designer, here's a sample of the series.

Values on Kickstarter. Always Be An Emerging Artist: Tal R: The Shlomo. Tal R, who's art I have been following on-line, is now showing at Cheim and Read in Chelsea. The exhibition continues through January 5, 2013. In a nut shell he was born in Tel Aviv, is half Czech and half Dane, is of Jewish faith, considers himself an outsider, and uses the interesting medium of pigment mixed with rabbit skin glue. The publication for the exhibition makes comparisons of his painting to Matisse, Klee, Duchamp, and I believe Chagall. Anyway, aside from his bio, technique, and influences, his art is beautiful in its simplicity. In these works there is a kind of loneliness... a simple child-like curiosity of a single mundane event.

Here is the Gallery's press release... Cheim & Read is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Tal R. Tal R was born Tal Rosenzweig in Tel Aviv in 1967 to a Danish mother and Czechoslovakian Jewish father. The duality of Tal’s heritage is recognized in his work, which offers sensations both celebratory and sinister.

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Less. Water Mixable Oil Paints: Facts, Tips & Why I Use Them. The answer is this: The oil vehicle has been modified to make it soluble in water, eliminating the necessity for turpentine or other dangerous solvents to thin paint and clean brushes and other supplies. There are still some painting purists who question whether or not these pigments are true oils, but I assure you they are. In fact, I have been successfully executing my paintings using water soluble oils with professional results for over 10 years. I made the smooth transition from acrylics to the new oils in my home studio so my family and pets were not exposed to toxic fumes. With an open mind and a little time experimenting, you might also enjoy the benefits of water soluble oils. Below, I will do my best to inform you of this remarkable paint from my own personal experience and with a little help from the technically informative book, “Painting with Water Soluble Oils,” by Sean Dye.

Facts: Tips: Take care when drying your freshly painted new oil or traditional oil paintings. TAL R with Phong Bui | The Brooklyn Rail. The morning after the opening reception of his recent exhibit Tal R: Altstadt Girl at Cheim & Read (January 15 – February 14, 2015) the artist Tal R welcomed Rail Publisher Phong Bui to the lobby of Bowery Hotel (where he was staying, and just hours before returning to his home and studio in Copenhagen, Denmark) to talk about his life and work. Portrait of the artist. Pencil on paper by Phong Bui. Inspired by a photograph by Taylor Dafoe. Phong Bui (Rail): I first learned about your work through a catalog of your show Arabesque at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin that I bought at my favorite bookstore in Williamsburg, Spoonbill & Sugartown, in 2000.

The essay by Hans-Werner Schmidt was also very insightful. Tal R: Oh yeah! Rail: I remember talking to Chris (Martin), “Who the hell is this Tal R?” R: I mentioned the last time I saw you that I took my students to see Chris’s show at the Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf, where I was a professor of painting for nine years at the Kunstakademie. Present-past-and-future-irving-petlin. Guest contributor Eileen Jeng / The exhibition "The Still Open Case of Irving Petlin: From the Years 1960 to 2012" at Kent Fine Art comprised a selection of the artist’s paintings and pastel drawings spanning over five decades. After World War II, Petlin moved away from the bold aesthetic sensibilities of the Chicago Imagists and the Monster Roster, which included an older generation of Chicago artists such as Leon Golub and Nancy Spero, towards a more surrealist approach.

He developed a penchant for creating allegorical works, informed by his personal experience, historical and current events, mythology, Biblical stories, and literary writings. With an idiosyncratic approach, the 80-year-old artist creates unsettling yet imaginative, thoughtfully executed works. [Image at top: Installation view. All images courtesy Kent Fine Art] Irving Petlin, Table of Heads, 1974-2011 Irving Petlin, The Eleventh of January, 2009, oil on linen, diptych, 78 x 108 inches. Exploring Famous Unfinished Paintings in Google Art Project | Cezanne, De Kooning, Ofili (PHOTOS) | James Elkins. I have been writing about looking slowly, taking the time to see the visual world.

My first column was about a Mondrian painting, and it included some closeups made with a special macro lens. After that, I turned to the question of boredom (are artists ever bored by what they make?) And the strange fact that we miss even enormous, spectacular things in our visual world because we're in such a hurry to get where we're going. Starting this month, I am going to explore the new Google Art Project site, which has some of the most detailed scans of paintings ever made. As the New York Times observed, it's a work in progress, and only a dozen paintings are uploaded in extreme detail. My question this month is: How does an artist know when a painting is finished?

This used to be a simple problem: when the artist had filled in the blanks, she was done. Here, then, are three kinds of unfinished paintings. 1. At first, this painting, by the mannerist painter Parmigianino, looks perfectly finished. Sony RX100 III. La concurrence se devait de réagir, mais force est de constater que les réactions se font toujours attendre. Sony en profite pour enfoncer le clou avec une version Mark III doté de séduisantes nouveautés. On s'est probablement dit en interne chez Sony qu'on ne change pas une équipe qui gagne. Le RX100 Mark III reprend presque trait pour trait les lignes des RX100 et RX100 Mark II qui, au passage, restent au catalogue afin de créer une véritable gamme "bien homogène" de compacts à capteur 1".

Bref, le RX100 Mark III arbore une ligne épurée, un peu trop lisse, avec de nombreuses commandes affleurantes. Le nouveau compact prend un peu d'embonpoint, mais il reste suffisamment fin pour se glisser sans trop d'encombres dans une poche de veste, voire dans une poche de pantalon, et c'est bien là tout l'intérêt : petit, le RX100 Mark III vous suivra partout et saura se faire presque oublier. Au dos, l'écran LCD s'oriente vers le haut (180°) et vers le bas (45°).

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