Inspired by Nature
September 19th, 2010 By Alvina Lopez Finding things that inspire you to excel in your career or college education as an artist or designer is essential to your long-term success. Perhaps one of the best places to seek out this inspiration is from those who are already working in the field and who create works of art and design that are at the cutting edge, push boundaries and innovate in exciting ways. In these TED talks, you’ll find twenty such artists and designers, providing creative stimulation, showcasing amazing projects and helping you see new ways to look at the world that can inspire your work for years to come. Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change : In this talk, you’ll hear how art not only looks at culture but also helps to shape it.
Philosopher Roger Scruton presents a provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives. In the 20th century, Scruton argues, art, architecture and music turned their backs on beauty, making a cult of ugliness and leading us into a spiritual desert. Using the thoughts of philosophers from Plato to Kant, and by talking to artists Michael Craig-Martin and Alexander Stoddart, Scruton analyses where art went wrong and presents his own impassioned case for restoring beauty to its traditional position at the center of our civilization. Watch the full documentary now (playlist – 1 hour) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The two cultural patterns or cognitive narratives play out in many different ways. Ruth Benedict identified the Puebloan cultures of North America as Apollonian while the rest of Native America was Dionysian . The basic Apollonian pattern is: order, clarity, logic, moderation, and control.
Artworks by Gustav Klimt: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.) “If you can’t please everyone with your deeds and art, please just a few.” – Gustav Klimt A couple years ago I was rifling through the art section of a book store, and I came across information about several Gustav Klimt paintings that had been lost or destroyed over time. Most had been intentionally destroyed by German agents at the end of World War II.
Constellation is an ongoing series of portraits by New York artist Kumi Yamashita known most prominently for her innovative light and shadow sculptures . Each image is constructed from a single unbroken black thread wound through a dense array of galvanized nails mounted on a painted white board, meaning that the darker areas within the portrait are formed solely from the density of the string. Colossal is no stranger to artworks created with thread and nails , but these are certainly some of the most impressive and intricate works I’ve ever seen made using this method. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
My Modern Metropolis Abstract Layers of Contemplative Portraits Soul Out is a series of paintings by Berlin-based artist Deenesh Ghyczy.
My daughter thinks I should write about a girl who finds a million dollars and spends it all on a Shetland pony. I pointed out that in a Universe that's expanding infinitely in all directions, it's unreasonable to seek gratification from material objects, especially ponies. Then she punched me in the stomach. But it's true that it's hard to know what to write about.
British street artist Banksy gives his two cents’ worth about advertising. In a piece that is said to be written by him, he comments on how advertisers have made themselves powerful by making their consumers feel inadequate and small, but that consumers don’t owe these advertisers anything and they should feel free to choose whether or not to consume: “People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else.
12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries | 500+ Pictures Jump in and take incredible visual tour of the best of WebUrbanist, from alternative forms of graffiti to amazing green designs and awe-inspiring abandoned places from around the world. Collection 1: Alternative Street Art and Graffiti 20 Light Graffiti Artists and Photographers : Light graffiti is a unique art that takes many forms, from comic and creative to refined and deliberate. These light graffiti artists span the spectrum and use a wide range of tools to create art that can only be captured in the right time and place via photography, itself a difficult art.
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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. 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.
Mar 17, 2012 In this crocheted masterpiece, artist Maga Sayeg yarn bombs an entire bus in Mexico City. Considered to be the mother of yarn bombing, Magda did her first solo exhibit in Rome at La Museo des Esposizione in the summer of 2010. She continues to lead community-based projects and works on commissions around the world with companies such as Absolut Vodka, Madewell, Insight 51, Mini Cooper, and Smart Car as well as participating in shows at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum, Le M.U.R. in Paris, and the National Gallery of Australia, among others. Her installations have also been featured prominently at American monuments to contemporary culture, such as The Standard Hotel, South By Southwest, and the Austin City Limits Festival.