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Designers & Books: What Iconic Designers Are Reading by Maria Popova How to hack into the minds of the world’s leading design practitioners and critics. We love design. Launching with 50 designers — including icons like, Milton Glaser, John Maeda, Elizabeth Diller, Norman Foster and Tim Brown, and Brain Pickings favorites like Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister and George Lois — the project spans a wide spectrum of design disciplines, from architecture to fashion to urban design to cultural interpretation, and kicks off with 678 books. In addition to designers’ picks, reading lists are available from leading design writers, curators, educators and critics — or, as the site calls them, commentators. So if you’ve ever wondered what graces the bookshelf of TED founder Richard Saul Wurman, the original information architect, wonder no more. Similar to the way that ‘good design can make your life better’ — we also believe that ‘good books can make your life better.’” ~ Steve Kroeter, Founder Share on Tumblr

Geek Art Loves Josh Rogan Josh Rogan is a talented American illustrator who worked on our super-heroes in an awesome modernist style. The kind of paintings you’d like to hang on your living room’s wall. A good thing for you they are sold on Etsy ! You can also go on Josh Rogan’s website modhero to have a look at all his awesome art. Josh Rogan est un illustrateur Américain talentueux qui a commencé il y a quelque temps à peindre nos super-héros sur toile, dans un style moderne qui leur va à ravir. About the Author: Geek-Art « Dan Hipp : Artworks Neil Cameron : A to Z of Awesomeness »

Ancient Greek and Roman Art In the 8th century BC, large-scale ceramic vessels were produced as grave markers. As these were originally decorated with just repeated angular patterns, the style became known as "Geometric" art. As time went by, small portions of the vessel might be filled with simple stick-figure people, often attending a funeral. The first image here is a funeray amphora, almost 6 feet tall, with a detail in the second image. But not all geometric vase-paintings are as monumental in size. The Archaic period of Greek art spans about 200 years, from 700 to 500 BC. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Archaic bronze sculptures no longer exist, having been 'recycled', i.e., melted down for other uses. The beginning of the 5th century B.C. marks the approximate start of the Classical period, which by its very name suggests that this marks the high point, the 'golden age', of ancient Greece. Another well-known Hellenistic scupture is the Winged Victory of Samothrace, now in the Louvre, Paris. © 2005 B.

Fabula, la recherche en littérature La fórmula del lápiz | Arte y ciencia, una misma cultura Born Again :: AEQAI Tawara Yusaku at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I received a copy of Benjamin Hoff’s The Tao of Pooh when I was in the seventh grade. The book, an introduction to Eastern thought in general and Taoism in particular, came as a revelation to my young mind. For the first time I encountered a belief system not based on an all-knowing, omnipresent God who meted out reward and punishment at will. I found, instead, a way of life grounded in the understanding that all things emanate from a single source, and all things must one day return to that source. The universe Taoism described was in a constant state of flux. Recognizing the impermanence of things is frightening to the western mind. From his earliest days as a painter, Tawara-san appeared marked for greatness. Though he made nothing during the long hiatus, Tawara continued to work in his mind. The obvious analogue to the pieces in Universe is Flux is mid-century abstraction. -Alan Pocaro

banksy versus bristol museum a few years ago i attended an uh-mazing banksy exhibition in downtown los angeles and have been eagerly awaiting the elusive graffiti artist's return. alas, mr. bansky choose instead to set up his latest wares in new york and bristol. on june 13th, banksy's largest exhibition entitled "banksy versus bristol museum" was unveiled at the bristol city museum. it features more than 100 of banksy's works mixed amongst the museum's permanent collection (including a mouse with a backpack tucked inside of a natural history case. someone, please send me a picture! check out the mouse here. thanks, matt, more the picture!). on opening day, a line of eager fans snaked around the corner, waiting more than an hour for admission. and finally, a picasso banksy WHORANGE philosophy... {images via art of the state, nikolaasB, and the guardian uk.} UPDATE!

Egyptian Art Characteristics of Egyptian Art The combination of geometric regularity and keen observation of nature is characteristic of all Egyptian arts. Everything had to be represented from its most characteristic angle. Egyptian crafts in all the statues, paintings, jewelry and pottery seem to fall into place as if they obeyed one law. Egyptian Art Forms Architecture - The style developed during the Pre-dynastic period remained unchanged for 2000 yearsCrafts & Sculpture - Symbolic elements were widely used and strict laws were appliedPaintings - The pictures found in Egyptian tombs were connected with the idea of afterlifeLiterature - Characterized by it's diversity in a wide array of topicsMusic - Had considerable attention since the 1st Dynasty Top of Page Video: The Style of Ancient Egyptian Art A description of the rigid style used in Ancient Egyptian art, how people were depicted and why the style didn't change at all over the course of several mil...... Timeline of Artistic Developments

Philagora un centre de ressources culturelles, internet culturel we make money not art Cole Carothers :: AEQAI As an artist ages, he or she becomes increasingly sensitive to the world and more uncertain of how to proceed. As the artist grows wiser, he or she must make the decision to continue groping for the elusive threads of memory and the constant uncertainty of personal experience. It is important for the work that the artist must stay uncomfortable. Cole Carothers has made this choice. Round Trip, Carothers’s recent show in Covington, presented paintings of various sizes, shapes, and temperaments. Carothers’s paintings are expansive in their sense of touch. A more persuasive type of digestion is also at work: the digestion of memory and experience. The transformation of subject into painting is fantastical—it is a translation of memory, recreating images with an otherworldly recollection that evades sentimentality yet remains deep with feeling. Carothers’s best work feels untethered in its historical context, wholly personal and urgent. – Emil Robinson

Best Art Ever (This Week) - 12.26.10 - ComicsAlliance | Comics culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews The proliferation of social media is an incredible boon for lovers of comic book art, design and illustration. Sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and other countless blogs and feeds bombard us with a ceaseless supply of artwork by professionals and fans that is variously excellent, clever, funny, innovative, and numerous degrees of awesome. We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists and/or specific bodies of work, but there’s just so much great work to see that we’ve initiated Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the virtually countless pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our travels across the digital media landscape. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly stupid. All of it’s awesome. Batman and company by an artist whose name we can’t quite make out.

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