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ART. COOL STUFF. Exhibere. 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.

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Art Fairs, Festivals and Outdoor Exhibitions

Understanding the methods and differences in these venues will take some skill and practice. 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. Monkey Business: Can A Monkey License Its Copyrights To A News Agency? A year and a half ago, we wrote about a movie that was entirely filmed by chimpanzees, and wondered about who held the copyright on it.

Monkey Business: Can A Monkey License Its Copyrights To A News Agency?

Technically, in most cases, whoever makes the actual work gets the copyright. That is, if you hand your camera to a stranger to take your photo, technically that stranger holds the copyright on the photo, though no one ever enforces this. There were some different theories made in the comments about who actually holds the copyrights, but no clear agreement. Foodscapes: amazing food art by Carl Warner. Creative Karachi: Establishing an Arts & Culture Center for the World's Most Rapidly Growing City. Creative Karachi: Establishing an Arts & Culture Center for the World's Most Rapidly Growing City by Sabeen Mahmud Twenty-four years ago, I fell in love for the first time—with a Macintosh Plus computer which profoundly altered the course of my life and was significant in shaping my anti-establishment, anti-war, pro-freedom worldview.

Creative Karachi: Establishing an Arts & Culture Center for the World's Most Rapidly Growing City

It became an invaluable portal into myriad subcultures, from beat poetry to the Yippies, fuelled by the dark meanderings of Pink Floyd. After college, I spent the next several years developing multimedia products, exploring the intersection between technology, art, literature, and music. Light M. Ferrofluids Go Next Level Technicolor In Fabian Oefner's Amazing Images. 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

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: HANDMADE PAPER ARTS. Posted by: otilrotcod on Sep 16, 2011 Tagged in: Untagged STEP 1 (SOAKING OF PAPER) Soak paper in a DEEP CONTAINER.

HANDMADE PAPER ARTS

Make sure that the paper is fully soaked for quick pulping. 3D animated origami instructions to make a peace crane, flapping bird, and football shirt. 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. Playful Net Installation Provides Unusual Climbing Experience. 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? CrazyIllusion.com - Optical Illusion. E everyday: Awesome Behind The Scenes Photos from Horror Movies. Magical Basket Mirror Baffles The Mind. Daniel Rozin's Weave Mirror looks like a flat piece of basket on the wall.

Magical Basket Mirror Baffles The Mind

But it is actually a magical mirror to another dimension. The mirror is an assembly of 768 motorized and laminated C-shaped prints along the surface of a picture plane that texturally mimics a homespun basket. A seemingly organic smoky portrait comes in focus to the sound of clacking steps made by the sculpture’s moving parts. Mark Jenkins // Street Installations. Besançon Rome Rio de Janeiro. Outsider: A full-color science fiction comic. Outsider posts new pages (when available) on Mondays, but updates can be irregular, so I encourage you to use the RSS feed, Facebook or Twitter for notifications if you're interested in keeping up. Laser lights and slow motion dogs “flying” like. #5 Universe Ring. To22 created something nearly perfect. What is Science Fiction? IF YOU LIKE THIS page of ULTIMATE SCIENCE FICTION WEB GUIDE. Copyright 1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004 by Magic Dragon Multimedia.

All rights reserved Worldwide. How Would Major Cities Look Like With Lights Off? Obama Administration Demands 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Serve Prison Time. During his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, President Barack Obama reclaimed "hope," mentioning the word 30 times and telling viewers, "I have never been more hopeful about America. " Meanwhile, artist Shepard Fairey, who famously took Obama's "hope" message four years ago and created an iconic image, has a different sense of aspiration these days: He's hoping to avoid prison. A New York judge is set to sentence Fairey for his role in destroying and fabricating evidence during his copyright fight with the Associated Press over the "Hope" image.

The artist is getting no help from the Obama Administration's Justice Department, which on Tuesday strongly urged Judge Frank Maas to give Fairey jail 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) J. Mayer H. Architects’ Metropol Parasol opening this Sunday. Cinema Paradiso: An Architect-Designed Theater in Switzerland. Older. A Wall That Plays Music When It Rains. 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. 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. Sculptura. IMAGES. Films. New Videoish.

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