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Art & Technology. The Evolution of Aesthetics: The Origins Of Music And Visual Art. One of the great mysteries of art is why it exists.

The Evolution of Aesthetics: The Origins Of Music And Visual Art

Although our desire to create and enjoy art is so widespread that it appears as natural as eating or reproducing -– nearly every culture draws, dances, sings, recites poetry and tells stories -– the origins of human aesthetics are not clear-cut. What’s peculiar is that from a biological point of view art appears to serve no adaptive advantages whatsoever. Surreal architectural projection. The Rx. Walker exhibit explores voyeurism as art. Listen Voyeurism as art May 19, 2011 Everyone is shooting pictures.

Walker exhibit explores voyeurism as art

We are awash in photographs. In magazines, the newspapers, on the internet, on billboards. And Sandra Phillips argues that, while we may complain, we also look. As the curator of "Exposed," a new exhibit at the Walker Art Center, she wanted to explore something with an ugly name -- voyeurism. Real Clear Arts. Flavorwire. The Depression-era song “A Kiss to Build a Dream On,” which Louis Armstrong made famous in the ’50s, finishes with the lyrics: “Oh give me your lips for just a moment/ And my imagination will make that moment live/ Oh give me what you alone can give/ A kiss to build a dream on.”


Daily Arts News. Consumer Innovation as New Economic Pattern. Roland Penrose - 'Cryptic Coincidence II' Banksy’s True Identity Listed on eBay, Subsequently Pulled. Banksy is a British artist that has recently grown in fame due to some controversial, however well-done short films.

Banksy’s True Identity Listed on eBay, Subsequently Pulled

The unknown individual, who has kept a secret identity despite his growing fame, is perhaps best known for his spoof on the popular cartoon, The Simpsons. Banksy created a new opening sequence back in October, 2010, that seems to start off normal enough, but then towards the middle gets a bit more "interesting. " Francis Bacon’s lost painting of Lucian Freud turns up after 45 years. Visual science in the art of Chuck Close. I’ve just found this amazing article on the work of artist Chuck Close from a 2008 edition of the Archives of Ophthalmology.

Visual science in the art of Chuck Close

It examines the visual science behind his pixelated style and how a stroke left the artist paralysed – after which he has produced some of his finest work. Chuck Close (1940- ) is one of the most famous American artists working today. His distinctive paintings are huge canvases that depict faces, often his own. He works in a nontraditional manner by combining many small geometric forms, usually squares or rectangles, to create a portrait. The individual elements he uses in making an image may be termed pixels. Close has had a long interest in science, and even painted a cover for the journal Science.

Feldman: "Rothko Chapel" Feldman: "Rothko Chapel" Macoto Murayama. Art Manifestos and Their Applications in Contemporary Design - S. Advertisement The way you express yourself with words is a crucial extension of your creative identity.

Art Manifestos and Their Applications in Contemporary Design - S

Professional designers are usually busy focusing on the visual aspects of their craft, but visual arts and literary arts collide and coincide regularly. Dada. Dada (/ˈdɑːdɑː/) or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century.


Dada in Zurich, Switzerland, began in 1916, spreading to Berlin shortly thereafter, but the height of New York Dada was the year before, in 1915.[1] The term anti-art, a precursor to Dada, was coined by Marcel Duchamp around 1913 when he created his first readymades.[2] Dada, in addition to being anti-war, had political affinities with the radical left and was also anti-bourgeois.[3] Francis Picabia, Dame! Illustration for the cover of the periodical Dadaphone, n. 7, Paris, March 1920 Overview[edit] Francis Picabia, (left) Le saint des saints c'est de moi qu'il s'agit dans ce portrait, 1 July 1915; (center) Portrait d'une jeune fille americaine dans l'état de nudité, 5 July 1915: (right) J'ai vu et c'est de toi qu'il s'agit, De Zayas! Duchamp interviews. Art / CP30 descending the stairs Gr8 take off on NDS. Art / "Bride", by Marcel Duchamp (1912) Marcel Duchamp - On Indifferent Taste.

Marcel Duchamp - In His Own Words (Part 1) Marcel Duchamp - In His Own Words (Part 2) Dadaism. Dada. Surrealism. Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.


The aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality. " Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself and/or an idea/concept.[1] Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact.

Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement. Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. Founding of the movement[edit] Surrealist Manifesto[edit] Expansion[edit] Salvador Dali / Surrealism. Salvador Dali - Alka Seltzer. ANDRÉ BRETON, "L'Union libre" A Hyperborean Adventure in Surrealism. Remedios Varo.

Due to her Republican ties, her 1937 move to Paris with Péret ensured that she would never be able to return to Franco's Spain.

Remedios Varo

She was forced into exile from Paris during the German occupation of France and moved to Mexico City at the end of 1941. She initially considered Mexico a temporary haven, but would remain in Mexico for the rest of her life. At Mexico, she met native artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, but her strongest ties were to other exiles and expatriates, notably the English painter Leonora Carrington and the French pilot and adventurer, Jean Nicolle. Remedios Varo. Dorothea Tanning. 'The oldest work of art ever': 42,000-year-old paintings of seals found in Spanish cave.

Six paintings were found in the Nerja Caves, 35miles east of MalagaThey are the only known artistic images created by Neanderthal man By Tom Worden for MailOnline Updated: 21:27 GMT, 7 February 2012.

'The oldest work of art ever': 42,000-year-old paintings of seals found in Spanish cave