Late Rembrandts Come to Life: Watch Animations of Paintings Now on Display at the Rijksmuseum Last week, we featured three terminally ill art-lovers’ journey to the Rijksmuseum to see their Rembrandts for one last time. They saw those paintings far more vividly, no doubt, than would those of us lucky enough to have longer on this Earth. Though nothing can convey the experience of seeing anything, artwork or otherwise, for the last time, these animations will at least give you the experience of seeing Rembrandt’s work in an entirely new way. The videos (see them all here) bring to life six of the twelve canvases from The Late Rembrandt Exhibition, the very same one to which Stichting Ambulance Wens Nederland took the three patients nearing their ends. Even if you’ve never considered yourself particularly up on the Dutch Masters, you’ll more than likely recognize most of these paintings. If all this strikes you as an exercise in high-tech desecration, give the animations a watch and you’ll find them more subtly and tastefully executed than you might have imagined.
Early Christian art and architecture Early Christian art and architecture (or Paleochristian art) is the art produced by Christians or under Christian patronage from the earliest period of Christianity to, depending on the definition used, some time between about 350 and 525. In practice identifiably Christian art only survives from the 2nd century onwards. After 550 at the latest, Christian art is classified as Byzantine, or of some other regional type. It is hard to know when distinctly Christian art began. Prior to 100, Christians may have been constrained by their position as a persecuted group from producing durable works of art. Since Christianity was largely a religion of the lower classes in this period, the lack of surviving art may reflect a lack of funds for patronage, and simply small numbers of followers. Early Christians used the same artistic media as the surrounding pagan culture.
Advent Week 3 Gifts: Silhouette Transparencies Light in the darkness of Advent is calming, healing and spiritual as we reflect on our many blessings, especially those of our children. I'd love to share a fun craft/gift that will certainly add to the beauty of your home. It is the silhouette transparency or triptychs. They are not complicated to make and are very rewarding. We made ours using watercolor paintings (140 lb stock). Marble sculpture Marble sculpture is the art of creating three-dimensional forms from marble. Sculpture is among the oldest of the arts. Even before painting cave walls, early humans fashioned shapes from stone. From these beginnings, artifacts have evolved to their current complexity. The point at which they became art is for the beholder to decide. Material origin and qualities
Atomic Shrimp - Random Pages A few articles you might not have noticed before: Lime Leaves 5 Steps to Illustrating a Repeat Pattern by Hand Creating your own repeat pattern tile is a simple skill that's applicable to hundreds of fun projects — and your friends will ALWAYS be impressed! Try wallpaper, book covers, posters, gift wrap, or your phone lock screen. The possibilities are endless. These 5 quick steps are about illustrating a pattern the old-fashioned way, by hand. No need for Photoshop or Illustrator! Just grab a pen, paper, your brain, scissors, and (probably) a photocopier or printer. Francois Boucher Portrait of Marie-Jeanne Buzeau (1716-1796) by Alexander Roslin. Boucher married Buzeau in 1733 and they had three children together. François Boucher (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swa buʃe]) (29 September 1703 – 30 May 1770) was a French painter in the Rococo style.
transparency silhouettes Back when I had just finished up with our school's Advent crafting festival, I mentioned that I would do a little how-to post on the transparency silhouettes that were such a hit there. I've since discovered that directions for these can be found in the popular Waldorf calendar of celebrations book All Year Round and it's likely that instructions appear elsewhere online as well. I'll go ahead and offer up how I put them together anyhow (because, you know, I already started). Also, if you're looking for some images for inspiration, you can check out a collection I've gathered from crafty folks the world over on my Pinterest page. To make these sweet seasonal and story-telling pieces of window art you'll need card stock, a pencil, tissue in various colors, small scissors or a craft knife, a glue stick, a steady hand and a lot of patience. The product is lovely and the principles are simple but the cutting of the image can be quite fiddly and time consuming.
Amazing Steampunk Goggles for Evil Scientists 25 Oct 2010 October 25, 2010 Steampunk is quite popular nowadays, and if you’re a fan of steampunk fiction, we have something special for you today. If you ever thought how cool are those evil scientist goggles, you’ll be pleased to know that design team at Double A Stitching has created a pair of amazing steampunk goggles for evil scientists or pilots, so let’s check them out.As you might notice, these glasses are simply beautiful, and we’re positive that you’re going to like them, even if you’re not into steampunk fiction. They are hand sewn and the greatest thing about those goggles is the high amount of detail that they have. You can notice the layer that covers the goggles looks like it has been made from real leather and we can only say that that detail looks amazing.
Artistic Development Article by Catherine Jo Morgan, from www.cjmorgan.com - This is the process I use for my own education and development as an artist. Self Education for the Artist At any time there is usually one thing that I’m studying with some intensity. Right now it's shamanic practices. Last year it was 35mm photography – learning to take good slides of my work. Pokemon Evolution DIY Kaleidoscope Paper Toy My kids and I have really been enjoying making Pokemon DIYs recently and we rather love our DIY Paper Toys too. Bring the two together and you get these fantastic never ending Pokemon Evolution DIY kaleidoscope or kaleidocycles – basically, watch your favourite characters, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Charmander and Squirtle, as they evolve….. Pokemon Evolution DIY – Materials a printerpaperscissorsglue stickpens if you are colouring! Download your Pokemon of choice – remember you can get it “ready coloured” or to colour it in yourself (I highly recommend the Pokemon coloring pages, much more fun and satisfying!). All printables are free!