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Recovery. New Aesthetics. Illusions. Animated. Wearable. Sculpture. Kinetic. Acoustic. Photography. Inspired by Nature. 20 Awe-Inspiring TED Talks for Artists & Designers. 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.

20 Awe-Inspiring TED Talks for Artists & Designers

Between The Folds - a film by Vanessa Gould. Invisible Chinese Artist. Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty. The Paradox of Active Surrender: Jeanette Winterson on How Learning to Understand Art Transforms Us. By Maria Popova “True art, when it happens to us, challenges the ‘I’ that we are.”

The Paradox of Active Surrender: Jeanette Winterson on How Learning to Understand Art Transforms Us

I recently attended an event at which a celebrated public radio personality attempted to interview a celebrated artist. Why Beauty Matters. JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out. Ursus Wehrli: Tidying up art. Apollonian and Dionysian: A Visual Aid. The two cultural patterns or cognitive narratives play out in many different ways.

Apollonian and Dionysian: A Visual Aid

Ruth Benedict identified the Puebloan cultures of North America as Apollonian while the rest of Native America was Dionysian [1]. The basic Apollonian pattern is: order, clarity, logic, moderation, and control. The basic Dionysian pattern is: spontaneity, passion, intuition, rebellion, and love of excess. While a culture is a blend of both frames its artifacts often reveal which way the culture is leaning. In the yin and yang of sequences, the Dionysian often embellishes what the Apollonian has established as a standard.

Globalization: preventing the sameness of the world / An EarSay Project. Art's great nudes have gone skinny. Gustav Klimt’s Lost Paintings « Sexuality & Love in the Arts. Artworks by Gustav Klimt: (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually or larger.)

Gustav Klimt’s Lost Paintings « Sexuality & Love in the Arts

Smashing Picture. 20 awesome and creative portrait ideas » Blog of Francesco Mugnai. Your source of inspiration PhotosInspirationCollections 20 awesome and creative portrait ideas.

20 awesome and creative portrait ideas » Blog of Francesco Mugnai

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita. Constellation is an ongoing series of portraits by New York artist Kumi Yamashita known most prominently for her innovative light and shadow sculptures.

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita

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. Screw portraits. Judith Braun -Artist -Judith Braun Weinperson art- judithannbraun-art. Oil paintings on pennies [8 pictures] Rift. Reform & Revolution / R² Google Art Project. Synaptic Stimuli. Dribbble - Popular. Super Punch. SpaceCollective. COMPLEXITY GRAPHICS.

Arabian Antiquities of Spain. My daughter thinks I should write about a girl who finds a million dollars and spends it all on a Shetland pony.

Arabian Antiquities of Spain

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. Take a post about the book Arabian Antiquities of Spain (1815); it could be about murals, designing tessellations, Islamic Architecture and the Alhambra, or the history of Orientalism in Western Art.

There's just too much good stuff out there. In the meantime, these incredible etchings could serve as a complete source for any mural or stencil. Artists that inspire. Akten - Selected artworks, projects and research - Work. Mon, 04/09/2012. Banksy On Advertising. 12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries. 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.

12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries

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. 3D Graffiti, Sidewalk Chalk Art and Street Painting: Rendering something in two dimensions to appear three dimensional is a difficult art alone – but all the more amazing for the scale at which these 3D artists produce it. Collection 2: Green Design Past, Present & Future. XAVI DESIGNS. Featured Artist. - new work blog. Andres Amador Arts. Visionary Art of the New Millennium. Visionary Art of the New Millennium These are incredibly beautiful artists who are apart of a Visionary art movement that is abundantly basking the counter culture/ underground global community with their presence and planting their seeds in modern society across the globe.

Visionary Art of the New Millennium

Totemical. Artwork by Visionary Artist Mark Henson. Alex Grey. Art by George Atherton. Damanhur - Temples of Humankind. LED cube 8x8x8 demo. "Umshini Wam" Die Antwoord Harmony Korine (Official, HD) Yarn Bombing a Bus in Mexico City. 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. Adventures in Mathematical Knitting. Rendering mathematical surfaces and objects in tactile form requires both time and creativity sarah-marie belcastro I have known how to knit since elementary school, but I can’t quite remember when I first started knitting mathematical objects.

Adventures in Mathematical Knitting

At the latest, it was during my first year of graduate school. Crocheting the Lorenz manifold. Dr Hinke Osinga and Professor Bernd Krauskopf have turned the famous Lorenz equations that describe the nature of chaotic systems into a beautiful real-life object, by crocheting computer-generated instructions. Together all the stitches define a complicated surface, called the Lorenz manifold. The final result consists of 25,511 crochet stitches and took Osinga about 85 hours to complete. However, this wasn't just done for fun.