Tate Modern Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx St Paul’s: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx. Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit. London Bridge 1,100 metres approx. The Tate Boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
Dubai metro stations to be converted into art museums Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reveals that Dubai’s metro stations will be transformed into art museums The concept to display artworks and unique creations inside metro stations is an initiative to make art more accessible to the general public. Sheikh Mohammed revealed that the project is expected to be finished within 12 months and will be launched during Art Dubai 2015. The first phase of the project will focus on developing the design of four key metro stations which will each showcase a specific theme. During this initial phase, four museums including a Islamic arts and Arabic Calligraphy Museum, Inventions Museum, a Contemporary Art Museum and a Visual Art Museum will be launched.
Stunning Self-Portraits by a 17-Year-Old (18 photos) Like Valerie Chiang or Kalie Garrett, Alex Stoddard is one of those talented teenage photographers who knows how to express themselves. His self-portraits are all incredibly unique and after viewing them you're left wondering where he's going to take you next. What I enjoy most is that you can almost feel his passion come through. His commitment to not only executing on an idea but doing it well, is apparent to anyone who sees his photos. Orphism (art) The Orphists were rooted in Cubism but moved toward a pure lyrical abstraction, seeing painting as the bringing together of a sensation of pure colors. More concerned with the expression and significance of sensation, this movement began with recognizable subjects but was rapidly absorbed by increasingly abstract structures. Orphism aimed to dispense with recognizable subject matter and to rely on form and color to communicate meaning. The movement also aimed to express the ideals of Simultanism: the existence of an infinitude of interrelated states of being. The Symbolists had used the word orphique in relation to the Greek myth of Orpheus, who they perceived as the ideal artist.
Cleveland Performance Art Festival Collection - Michael Schwartz Library, CSU The Cleveland Performance Art Festival Collection is a major collection of material pertaining to the Performance Art Festival, which was created by Thomas Mulready in 1987 as a project of Cleveland Public Theatre, then became a separate non-profit organization, running from 1988-1999. Each year, more than 100 artists from around the world came to Cleveland to participate in the Festival. This is probably the largest and most significant collection of material pertaining to performance art in the USA.
Concordia University Chicago - Art Lessons Welcome to Concordia University Chicago’s link to Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories, a tool to promote visual literacy through artwork. Recognizing visual cues in a work of art as well as being aware of the times and conditions in which an artist lived enables students to better interpret its imagery, draw conclusions about its effectiveness, and speak critically about the art. Art education research indicates students enjoy a richer art experience and improved visual comprehension when the following four disciplines are included in the art experience: Art History (the study of past artists), Art Aesthetics (response to art), Art Criticism (discussion of art using art vocabulary), and Art Production (hands-on making of art). Artists and Their Art: Sharing Visual Stories focuses mainly on art history by providing a biographical sketch of the artist, an image of one of the artist’s specific works and details about that work.
The world's best festivals in 2014 AUSTRALIA Port Fairy Folk Festival | 7-10 March So-called because it takes place in the artsy little town of Port Fairy, a stop on the stunning Great Ocean Road, this four-day folk-music fest combines delightful scenery with hundreds of acts ranging across roots, Celtic, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, rock, crossover and world music, as well as children's entertainment, workshops and fringe acts. For more information, visit www.portfairyfolkfestival.com NETHERLANDS The European Fine Arts Fair | 14-23 March 2014 The historic city and Holland's foodie capital hosts TEFAF, one of the world's leading art and antique fairs. TEFAF features everything from Chinese antiques to paintings by French impressionists to Helmut Newton prints, all displayed in a large expo centre, beautifully decorated with fresh flowers.
3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Rotating Snake Illusion Background – In the image above the strong (and beautiful) rotation of the “wheels” occurs in relation to eye movements. On steady fixation the effect vanishes. For an explanatory hypothesis, view the animation on the right. You ma y wish to press the ‘Stop’ button after a while … it gets on one’s nerves ;-). See also Backus & Oruc 2004 for their explanation.
BAM/PFA - Collecting the Moment—The Berkeley Art Museum by Lucinda Barnes Reprinted by permission from Chronicle of the University of California: A Journal of University History Number 6, Spring 2004, pp. 129–42. Artists William Wiley and Robert Hudson created happenings; poets Gary Snyder, Richard Brautigan, and Robert Duncan recited from their works, and the avant-garde Anna Halprin Dancers performed in celebration of the inauguration of the Berkeley Art Museum(1) in November 1970. It was a multidisciplinary contemporary art extravaganza heralding a radical new building and an ambitious cultural enterprise, which within a matter of months would also include the Pacific Film Archive.(2)