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<i>Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose</i> and the process of painting. Au premier coup: painted in one process, not as several stages with the paint drying in between.

<i>Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose</i> and the process of painting

Cadmium red: an opaque scarlet pigment made from cadmium sulpho-selenide, sold in London from the 1880s. 3,900 Pages of Paul Klee's Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931) Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future.

3,900 Pages of Paul Klee's Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931)

Because of that, much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter’s work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today. And he left behind not just those 9,000 pieces of art (not counting the hand puppets he made for his son), but plenty of writings as well, the best known of which came out in English as Paul Klee Notebooks, two volumes (The Thinking Eye and The Nature of Nature) collecting the artist’s essays on modern art and the lectures he gave at the Bauhaus schools in the 1920s.

“These works are considered so important for understanding modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo’s A Treatise on Painting had for Renaissance,” says Monoskop. Via Monoskop. Le superbe manuscrit d'«Alice aux Pays des Merveilles» de 1864 disponible en ligne. On peut désormais lire en ligne le manuscrit d’Alice aux Pays des Merveilles de 1864.

Le superbe manuscrit d'«Alice aux Pays des Merveilles» de 1864 disponible en ligne

Ecrit et illustré par Lewis Carroll, le nom de plume de Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, il s'agit d'«un des trésors les plus précieux» de la British Library selon l'institution, qui retrace l’histoire de la naissance d’Alice et de son monde imaginaire. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, un mathématicien d’Oxford, s’est pris d’amitié pour les trois filles du doyen de l’université: Lorina, Alice et Edith Liddell. Download 464 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.

Download 464 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago, back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915; Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library; and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Du berger à la bergère : de Benjamin Chaud à Kitty Crowther. Note to Canadian authors: Stop tweeting, start writing! In these dark times for publishing, one consistent piece of advice goes around for writers: You have to learn to be your own marketer and advertiser.

Note to Canadian authors: Stop tweeting, start writing!

You have to try to build up some kind of Web following by blogging or tweeting, preferably both; you have to find the people with the interests that your book will appeal to; you have to "tap into a community;" you have to spend half your time on this rather than on writing, and if you don't you're naive, you've got your head in the clouds: You think the world is just going to come to you? And if you do promote yourself, goes the current wisdom, then your book will develop a cult following and sell tens of thousands of copies because people will so enjoy your tweets they will rush out and buy your book.

(Actually I am guessing about that part; the mechanics of the actual book-buying decision have not yet been explained by the self-promotion gurus.) I am going to recommend here exactly the opposite. Report Typo/Error. Le figure dei libri » Blog Archive » Illustrazione per ragazzi, eccellenze italiane. Una mostra. È in corso a Madrid, fino all’11 marzo 2016, nelle bellissime sale dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura, la mostra: Illustrazione per ragazzi, eccellenze italiane.

Le figure dei libri » Blog Archive » Illustrazione per ragazzi, eccellenze italiane. Una mostra

TOTH'S LINE 2: INFORMALITY - Oodles of doodles. Artists often complain that their sketchbook scribbles look more lively and authentic than their finished work.

TOTH'S LINE 2: INFORMALITY - Oodles of doodles.

Le refus du travail aujourd’hui - Maurizio Lazzarato. Supports pédagogiques. This graffiti artist's 'experiment' with the authorities escalated hilariously. LONDON — A British graffiti artist's year-long battle with a local council – and how that squabble transformed an otherwise unremarkable brick building – has been recorded in a gloriously amusing photo series.

This graffiti artist's 'experiment' with the authorities escalated hilariously

The anonymous Mobstr, who runs a website that "documents images of work found on streets and other locations by persons unknown", gave Mashable permission to publish the series here. "I cycled past this wall on the way to work for years," wrote Mobstr in an introduction to the photos. "I noticed that graffiti painted within the red area was "buffed" with red paint. However, graffiti outside of the red area would be removed via pressure washing.