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Light M. ProtoZone Interactives. Why golden ratio pleases the eye: US academic says he knows art secret. From Leonardo da Vinci to Le Corbusier, the golden ratio is believed to have guided artists and architects over the centuries.

Why golden ratio pleases the eye: US academic says he knows art secret

Leonardo is thought to have used the golden ratio, a geometric proportion regarded as the key to creating aesthetically pleasing art, when painting the Mona Lisa. The Dutch painter Mondrian used it in his abstract compositions, as did Salvador Dali in his masterpiece The Sacrament of the Last Supper. Now a US academic believes he has discovered the reason why it pleases the eye.

According to Adrian Bejan, professor of mechanical engineering at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, the human eye is capable of interpreting an image featuring the golden ratio faster than any other. Bejan argues that an animal's world – whether you are a human being in an art gallery or an antelope on the savannah – is orientated on the horizontal. "It is well known that the eyes take in information more efficiently when they scan side to side, as opposed to up and down. Colorsystem. 16 tips to improve as a graphic designer. Graphic design is a field that is quickly changing, both creatively and technically, and while it is easy to get caught up in learning new technical skills, it is just as important to focus improving and pushing the limits of our creativity.

16 tips to improve as a graphic designer

While in design school, it was easy to surround myself with inspiration and engage in activities that helped my understanding of effective design. Once I graduated I feared losing it, since I was no longer surrounded by a learning environment. I made it a point to continue educating myself as much as possible and become more active in the field of design. I was determined not to let my designs grow stagnant, but rather transgress and improve with time. Here are a few tips, exercises and practices that have help me continue learning, strengthen creativity and become an all around better designer.

Become a collector Each time you see a design that inspires you, collect it, bring it home and file it away. Buy books Read design-related blogs Attend lectures. Design Stuff Daily. Copyright Awareness Week. Articles VISUAL ART CASES - DERIVATIVES Intro by Monica Corton Slide Notes by Nancy Wolff, Esq.

Copyright Awareness Week

A person who creates a copyrightable work has not only the right to protect the original work, but also the right to protect and control any works that are variations on the original work. These variations are called "derivative works" and they include making modifications, adaptations or other new uses of a work, or translating the work to another media. Therefore, if you find a work that you like, for example a photograph or sculpture, you cannot simply change it to another media (i.e., a painting) and call it your own. You need to include a credit to the original creator and identify your source for obtaining the original work. The following slides include four legal cases that have to do with derivative works issues in the visual arts.

SLIDE 1 NOTES: Koons v. SLIDE 2 NOTES Jack Leigh v. These expressive elements all make the pictures more effective. SLIDE 3 Sahuc v. SLIDE 4 Mannion v. Walking Cardboard Animal Kits. If children’s drawings were made into toys… Ferrofluids Go Next Level Technicolor In Fabian Oefner's Amazing Images. A ferrofluid is a magnetized liquid that creates all manner of bizarre patterns that look like the surface of a distant planet’s moon.

Ferrofluids Go Next Level Technicolor In Fabian Oefner's Amazing Images

Because of that, they’ve been featured in a ton of videos and artworks lately, but so far these have mainly been black and white, with maybe some silver thrown in to add a bit of pizzaz. But photographer Fabian Oefner is breaking with this monochromatic tradition by throwing water colors into the mix and bringing in some much-needed luminosity in his series Millefiori. Oefner’s alchemical magic is created by mixing a ferrofluid with water colors in a magnetic field. The field causes the iron particles in the ferrofluid to lose their minds and start to rearrange themselves to form the black channels you see below, while the colors are injected into it using a syringe.

The result is these technicolor, eye candy images, which feature chromatic channels that look like the Google Maps of planet psychedelia or the dissected brain of the Cat in the Hat. Eco-Art Old tires turned into Gothic art. Eco-Art : Old tires turned into Gothic art December 5th, 2012 Ivan Ganchev Bull sculpture – animal and gothic art made from old tires Gothic art has a new appearance and it is in the artworks of Korean artist Yong Ho Chi.

Eco-Art Old tires turned into Gothic art

Each of you has come across the name recycling old tires, right? Gothic art – sculpture of a black lion from old tires Amazing animal art sculpture Great animal art – lion on the move Black ram gothic animal art sculpture from tires Taurus a gothic art sculpture from old tires Black lion – eco art from old tires Horse -gothic art from old tires Amazing animal sculpture from old tires-eco art Animal art – a sculpture from old tires in gothic style Gothic rhino - animal sculpture from old tires Amazing gothic art taurus made from old black tires Black taurus eco animal art from old tires Shark sculpture from black old tires eco art Moufflon sculpture from black old tires and with red horns Park with gothic art eco sculpture from old tires Eco art black gothic sculpture from old tires.

Eco Arts: Scary skull crafted from old kitchen utensils. Eco Arts: Scary skull crafted from old kitchen utensils Eco Factor: Taking recycling to the extreme.

Eco Arts: Scary skull crafted from old kitchen utensils

I somehow love the efforts designers put in to show their recycling creativity. Yesterday we saw the cassette tape closet and today here we are yet again with another piece of eco art. Crafter by Indian artist Subodh Gupta, this is a giant skull made from old kitchen utensils. This piece of eco art was showcased at the Frieze art fair in London.The Dark Side: The design shows the eco sense of the designer, but we have to say that this is another instance where the designer has shown his love for the environment, crafting something that has no practical use.

Via: CoolBuzz Enjoyed this post? Categories: Uncategorized Tags: HANDMADE PAPER ARTS. Posted by: otilrotcod on Sep 16, 2011 Tagged in: Untagged STEP 1 (SOAKING OF PAPER) Soak paper in a DEEP CONTAINER.


Make sure that the paper is fully soaked for quick pulping. STEP 2 (PULPING OF PAPER) There are 2 ways to PULP paper- By OSTERIZER or By HAND(Manually) Once you achieved its claylike pulpiness make sure that any traces of its original form(paper) is gone and that pulped paper was formed. STEP 3 PREPARE A PLYWOOD AS BASE FOR YOUR CREATION.

STEP 4 (DRYING AND SMOOTHING) Just let your pulped creation dry under the sun. STEP 5 (BASE PAINTING) After your design has been smoothen. STEP 6 (PAINTING AND EMBELLISHING) Paint your design. STEP 7 (FRAMING) This would depend whether you wish to frame your work of art. 3D animated origami instructions to make a peace crane, flapping bird, and football shirt. How To Draw. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.

How To Draw

Download » "How to Draw" is a collection of tutorials that will teach you everything from perspective basics to shading chrome. Never picked up a pencil before? Fear not! From simple line drawings to modern art and easy animations, we've got you covered. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. No, they¿re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic paintings which are so detailed they look like they were taken on a camera.

By Damien Gayle Published: 11:28 GMT, 9 June 2012 | Updated: 14:56 GMT, 9 June 2012 With their spectacular use of focus and reflected light, these incredible artworks look like carefully composed still-life photographs.

No, they¿re not photographs: Astonishing acrylic paintings which are so detailed they look like they were taken on a camera

But in fact they are all painstakingly rendered on canvas with acrylic paints by Canadian artist Jason de Graaf. The hyperrealistic paintings, which almost appear as if they are computer generated, are like freeze frames of a world more magical than our own - inspiring the term Magic Realism as a description. The X-Statix: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 24in Untitled (Self-portrait): Acrylic on canvas 30in x 30in Bedlam: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 30in Dalliance: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 36in Fluid mechanics: Acrylic on panel 22in x 42in That Morning: Acrylic on wood 24in x 18in A Wave Of Refreshment: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 24in Kiwi Splash: Acrylic on canvas 30in x 40in Suspension Of Disbelief: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 36in Apple Blossoms: Acrylic on canvas 24in x 18in.

40 Inventive Fantasy Art Tutorials Using Photoshop. Photo Montage technique always need to share with others, so we are sharing some beautiful imaginations about fantasy art using Adobe Photoshop, As designers, of course, we are exceptional with large amounts of imagination that helps us create cool and exclusive images.

40 Inventive Fantasy Art Tutorials Using Photoshop

We tend to formulate a meaningful image that expresses cognizant and sub-conscious desires. Whatever the ingredients of the fantasy scene are, the results are always the same, beautiful, mysterious and thought provoking. The real beauty is that it could be anything that your imagination can gather. Read through these cool fantasy art tutorials and learn new techniques of photo manipulations, creating awesome effects and many others with Adobe Photoshop, hope you will like all of these listed tutorials and also can share in your comments you own fantasy inspirations for others. Create an Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration Fantasy Landscape Photo Manipulation Making of a Forest Magical Scene Fantasy Style Castle Scene. Fubiz™ Foodscapes: amazing food art by Carl Warner. Universal property of music discovered. Researchers at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam have discovered a universal property of musical scales.

Until now it was assumed that the only thing scales throughout the world have in common is the octave. The many hundreds of scales, however, seem to possess a deeper commonality: if their tones are compared in a two- or three-dimensional way by means of a coordinate system, they form convex or star-convex structures. Convex structures are patterns without indentations or holes, such as a circle, square or oval. Almost all music in the world is based on an underlying scale from which compositions are built. In Western music, the major scale (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) is the best known scale. 1000 scales By placing scales in a coordinate system (an 'Euler lattice') they can be studied as multidimensional objects. The research results were recently published in the scientific Journal of New Music Research.

Musical DNA' Turns Music Lessons Into 3D Light Show. Tom Lehrer's "The Elements". A Flash animation by Mike Stanfill, Private Hand. The Periodic Table The periodic table of the chemical elements (also periodic table of the elements or just the periodic table) is a tabular display of the chemical elements. Although precursors to this table exist, its invention is generally credited to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, who intended the table to illustrate recurring ("periodic") trends in the properties of the elements. The layout of the table has been refined and extended over time, as new elements have been discovered, and new theoretical models have been developed to explain chemical behavior. The periodic table is now ubiquitous within the academic discipline of chemistry, providing a useful framework to classify, systematize, and compare all of the many different forms of chemical behavior. The table has found many applications in chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering, especially chemical engineering.

The layout of the periodic table demonstrates recurring ("periodic") chemical properties. A Wall That Plays Music When It Rains. Playful Net Installation Provides Unusual Climbing Experience. This playful net installation is an interactive sculpture created by Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen/For Use, which consists of Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković. It is a site-specific project developed particularly for a corridor in the OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz. Vertically arranged netting hangs down from the ceiling and is stretched in and out of the space to create interesting pathways for visitors to navigate. The nets are attached to large sandbags that weigh the material down and stretch it into the collective's desired arrangements and shapes.

Visitors can enjoy the experience of walking in mid-air without much support underneath their feet. As they walk, climb, and rest in the constructed walkways, they experience the unusual sensation of their fabric ground swaying with every movement. Numen/For Use websiteOK Center For Contemporary Art in Linz website via [Beautiful Decay] Children's Monologues. Elevator ‘art installation’ crash-lands in London’s Leicester Square. The publicity campaign for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror took a surprising step today when a crashed lift cabin mysteriously appeared in London's world-famous Leicester Square -- complete with bellhops! , Public art installations. We’ve seen colourful Cow Parades, Super Lamb Bananas and many more… but a crashed lift? This is something new. Jutting at an angle from smashed and upturned paving slabs, a very familiar elevator cabin first appeared yesterday in Leicester Square, one of the busiest public spaces in London’s West End and best known as the home to most European and British film premieres.

Just across the way from the Empire Cinema, a cracked and rusted elevator cabin appeared overnight in the square, surrounded by black and yellow hazard tape, as if dropped out of the sky from a great height through an opening in the Twilight Zone. NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE UK 13 TWILIGHT ZONE HOTSPOTS REVEALEDBrummies beware! – Find more details of the UK publicity campaign here. How Would Major Cities Look Like With Lights Off?

Most likely we will never be able to see city skies entirely free from artificial light and atmosphere pollution. Not anymore. That is history. New York and Brooklyn bridge. Photo by: Thierry Cohen Photographer brought peace to the ever buzzing cities by digitally mixing two worlds into one. Darkened Los Angeles under a blanket of stars and milky way. The clouds of the Milky Way hover above the Paris skyline. The Luxor Obelisk stands starkly in an empty Parisian square under a bowl of stars captured in Malt, Mont, Paris. This star scape over Rio de Janeiro famous beach Copacabana. The Milky Way and California’s San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge stand out prominently in this cityscape. This composite photo of the sky over the Sao Paulo in Brazil shows what the darkened sky could look like over the city in the Southern Hemisphere.

By combining a photos photographer creates a scientifically accurate view of what the city of Hong Kong could be like without lights. NEW MATH by Craig Damrauer. Fractals. Kaleidoskope. Silk. Synaptic Stimuli. Color Trends + Palettes. Indigo. Art, Charts, and Diagrams. - Optical Illusion. Fluid Motion Simulations and Artwork. E everyday: Awesome Behind The Scenes Photos from Horror Movies. Magical Basket Mirror Baffles The Mind.

Mark Jenkins // Street Installations. Outsider: A full-color science fiction comic. Laser lights and slow motion dogs “flying” like. Fractal World Gallery Thumbnails : cosmic recursive fractal flames or flame fractals. #5 Universe Ring. What is Science Fiction? IF YOU LIKE THIS page of ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE. Monkey Business: Can A Monkey License Its Copyrights To A News Agency? Originality in photographs according to US Court of Appeals. First Circuit Strikes a Pose: Harney v Sony Pictures. Obama Administration Demands 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Serve Prison Time. The Obama “Hope” Poster & The New Copyright Controversy. Reflections on the Hope Poster Case 25HarvJLTech243.pdf. Isleworth Mona Lisa Declared Authentic By Swiss-Based Art Foundation And More Art News (PHOTO) Creative Karachi: Establishing an Arts & Culture Center for the World's Most Rapidly Growing City.

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012. Wow! History's most iconic photos in colour. Non-Photography Websites That Help Photographers. Presentation, Presentation, Presentation. About 50 Watts. J. Mayer H. Architects’ Metropol Parasol opening this Sunday. Cinema Paradiso: An Architect-Designed Theater in Switzerland.

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