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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. 20 Awe-Inspiring TED Talks for Artists & Designers 20 Awe-Inspiring TED Talks for Artists & Designers
"A gorgeous cinematic experience. I was so captivated by the documentary that halfwaythrough I felt intense admiration for humanity, the same tingling I feelwhen listening to music so exquisite it's almost painful." — Karen A. Between The Folds - a film by Vanessa Gould Between The Folds - a film by Vanessa Gould
Invisible Chinese Artist
Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty
Why Beauty Matters 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 - 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. 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. Apollonian and Dionysian: A Visual Aid
Globalization: preventing the sameness of the world / An EarSay Project
Art's great nudes have gone skinny | Art and design
Gustav Klimt’s Lost Paintings « Sexuality & Love in the Arts 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.) “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.
Smashing Picture
20 awesome and creative portrait ideas on November 11, 2011 Huge self portrait mosaic made of thousands of plastic bottle caps 20 awesome and creative portrait ideas » Blog of Francesco Mugnai 20 awesome and creative portrait ideas » Blog of Francesco Mugnai
Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita 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. 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.
Screw portraits
Judith Braun -Artist -Judith Braun Weinperson art- judithannbraun-art
Oil paintings on pennies [8 pictures]
Reform & Revolution / R²
Google Art Project
Synaptic Stimuli The earth is a medium with a message External Stimuli : Desert Breath - El Gouna, Egypt, Danae Stratou (artist), Vital Space : Nature & Humanity Related Stimuli : Jim Denevan Synaptic Stimuli
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Friday, April 11, 2014 New illustrated edition of 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea Illustrations by Jillian Tamaki for a new edition of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Posted by John at 10:13 PM0 commentsLinks to this post Super Punch Super Punch
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. 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.
Artists that inspire
Akten - Selected artworks, projects and research - Work
Mon, 04/09/2012
Banksy On Advertising
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. 12 Inspiring Urban Image Galleries | 500+ Pictures
Featured Artist :: Xavi Panneton | SolPurpose
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Andres Amador Arts
Visionary Art of the New Millennium | SOLAR SENTINEL
Mark Henson Artwork | Artwork by Visionary Artist Mark Henson
Alex Grey
Art by George Atherton | 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
Adventures in Mathematical Knitting
Crocheting the Lorenz manifold