somefield Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art by Maria Popova “Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness.” The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that reconciles the two: a channel of empathy into our own psychology that lets us both exorcise and better understand our emotions — in other words, a form of therapy. In Art as Therapy (public library), philosopher Alain de Botton — who has previously examined such diverse and provocative subjects as why work doesn’t work, what education and the arts can learn from religion, and how to think more about sex — teams up with art historian John Armstrong to examine art’s most intimate purpose: its ability to mediate our psychological shortcomings and assuage our anxieties about imperfection. But these worries, they argue, are misguided.
Most Popular Artists The most popular artist searches last month: a not-to-be-taken-too-seriously measurement of which famous artists have the greatest "mindshare" in our collective culture. Moving up: Edgar Degas (#22 to #12), Titian (#28 to #18), and realist painter Janet Fish (appearing for the first time on the list at #29). Moving down: Joan Miro (#13 to #19), Wassily Kandinsky (#11 to #24) and Paul Gauguin (#21 down to #32). How we measure popularity: In order to eliminate any kind of selection bias due to search engine ranking, external links, etc., we only count internal links from our own search box and our artist listings.
Good Things: Paper-Boat Place Card Set a shipshape table with seaworthy vessels whose sails designate younger guests' seats. Great for a children's table, these whimsical place cards require little more than kraft paper and a simple folding technique. Outfit boats with Life Savers candies and cast them adrift on blue napkins. Paper-Boat Place Card How-To 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Art:21 . Series . Welcome to Art:21 | PBS At the dawn of the 21st century, American artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into uncharted territory. Today's artists are... Contemporary art breaks out of the confines of museums and art galleries in Season 2 of “Art in the Twenty-First Century.” Shattering the... What goes on inside the minds of today’s most dynamic visual artists? How do they make the leap between insight and finished object? Visually captivating and intriguing, contemporary art is admired and appreciated by many in museums and galleries. Timely and timeless, global and local, beautiful and provocative, contemporary art challenges us to look at our world in new ways. "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Six includes 13 profiles of artists from five continents gathered into four, one-hour thematic... "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" gives viewers an intimate look into the mind and creative process of William Kentridge, the South...
Frank Frazetta - Fantasy Artist In 1964 Frank Frazetta's painting of Ringo Starr for Mad Magazine caught the attention of United Artists (makers of James Bond) and was approached to do the movie poster for the 1965 film "What's New Pussycat?" and earned $4000 afternoon, roughly a years salary in those days. Movie Posters by Frank Frazetta What's New Pussycat? (1965) The Secret of My Success (1965) After the Fox (1966) Hotel Paradiso (1966) The Busy Body (1967) Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) Who's Minding The Mint (1967) Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) Mad Monster Party (1969) The Night They Raided Minsky's (1969) Mrs. In addition to movie posters Roy Krenkel convinced Frank Frazetta to started producing paintings for paperback book covers. Painting covers for fantasy books seemed to come naturally for Frank Frazetta and his work was in great demand. The 1965 to 1973 period was explosive time for Frazetta and most of his seminal and famous images were done during this period. Quotes by Frank Frazetta Death at the age of 82
Korean Artist Transforms Her Small Studio Into Dreamlike Worlds Without Photoshop EmailEmail Korean artist Jee Young Lee’s beautiful dreamscapes are living proof that you don’t need Photoshop or even a large studio space to create amazing surreal images. She creates all of these scenes by hand in a room that is only 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4 meters and then inserts herself into the pictures. Some of these self portraits represent her own experiences, dreams and memories, while others represent traditional Korean folk tales and legends. Source: opiomgallery.com
The Official Peanuts by Charles Schulz Website untitled How I Met My First Pixel I remember that cold day in spring, back in 1991, when I visited a photography fair in the Javits Center in Manhattan. At that time, I worked for Neil Molinaro as a first assistant in Clark, New Jersey. Neil is an unbelievebly creative advertising photographer and an blooming nice guy. Slowly, stop. Back in Germany, I started my own business. Photoshop was the missing link I needed for my work without even knowing I missed it! Slowly, a new kind of creativity grew in Germany and the rest of the world, and I was a part of it! One of the limits I realized after a few years was the fact that my ideas grew faster then my skills. In CS3, Adobe implemented a brand new feature that I always wanted to work with: The possibility to use 3D objects. Maybe you want to earn money with your creative work, maybe you are lucky and just work for your own pleasure. Show your work! Compare your work! No secrets. New learning. Practice! Find your topic! Make a scribble! Take.
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