Vintage Soviet Posters & Propaganda Moor, Dimitri.1st of May - A Festival of Labor, 1920 Moor, Dimitri. Cossack - Who are you with, them or us?, 1920 fingerings Growing up in Asia, I have only come across the Chinese finger paintings which uses finger and black ink that the painter draws traditional paintings mostly of flowers, animals or scenery. And now there's Judith Braun who uses her fingers to draw but in a totally new way which she dipped her fingers in charcoal or pastel and mostly her drawings are in abstract forms and bilateral symmetry. Fingerings by Judith Braun ~
Pointillism Detail from Seurat's La Parade de Cirque (1889), showing the contrasting dots of paint used in Pointillism Pointillism /ˈpɔɪntɨlɪzəm/ is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. The term "Pointillism" was first coined by art critics in the late 1880s to ridicule the works of these artists, and is now used without its earlier mocking connotation. The movement Seurat began with this technique is known as Neo-Impressionism. Shocking News Stories Stuck in Children's Minds The Twins Photos of children at play seem innocent enough until you study them a little longer. Photographer and art director Jonathan Hobin has created a jarring series titled In the Playroom that makes us question what our children's brains are soaking in through the ever-pervasive modern media. "Just as children make a game of pretending to be adults as a way to prepare and ultimately take on these roles in later life, so too do they explore things that they hear or see, whether or not they completely understand the magnitude of the event or the implications of their play," Hobin says. Look through each of these twelve scenes and you'll be reminding of a current event or news story that recently took place. Then, read our interview with Hobin below to really understand the issues he wanted to explore with this thought-provoking series.
50 Captivating Slow Shutter Speed Photos Using a slow shutter speed allows for a completely different style of photography - from light painting to capturing smooth water effects. This article features a quick introduction to this style of photography, followed by 50 really amazing examples of the technique in action. Hopefully you'll leave feeling inspired! Shooting With a Slow Shutter Speed ikeduende.com Tamayo on Ikebana Ikebana is not just about flower arranging. Through the act of ikebana, you become involved in the process of terminating the life of a botanical creature, of discovering the beauty, mystery and power of plants, and the variety of possible outcomes is simply enormous! By creating a momentary art piece, ikebana instills in us a positive attitude, a fortitude and an ability to concentrate deeply. This is one way to enrich our lifestyle.
Big Doodle Big sharpie doodle! Big Doodle - sharpie on mat board - 40" x 32" Artwork © Lawrence Yang 2009 my blog | my site | purchase inquiries James Charles - Pop Cultured Currency Repurposing existing objects for other uses is always cool. Repurposing them for pop culture references though is even better. James Charles has been doing just that with United States currency for the last year or so. Many more after the jump. A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids (20 photos) If there was a prize that could be given out to the most creative father, I'd hope that it was awarded to Jason Lee. A wedding photographer by day, he's used to capturing some of the most important moments in a couple's lives. As a longtime fan of Jason's photos on Flickr however, I think the real magic happens when he turns the camera onto his daughters. Sure, his children are adorably cute in their own right, but that's not what makes his photos so interesting. It's when he puts his own spin on their everyday moments that we not only get to experience our own childhood again, we're able to see a father's pride shine through. I was able to get in touch with Jason to ask him a few questions.