Visual arts The current usage of the term "visual arts" includes fine art as well as the applied, decorative arts and crafts, but this was not always the case. Before the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and elsewhere at the turn of the 20th century, the term 'artist' was often restricted to a person working in the fine arts (such as painting, sculpture, or printmaking) and not the handicraft, craft, or applied art media. The distinction was emphasized by artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, who valued vernacular art forms as much as high forms. Art schools made a distinction between the fine arts and the crafts, maintaining that a craftsperson could not be considered a practitioner of the arts. The increasing tendency to privilege painting, and to a lesser degree sculpture, above other arts has been a feature of Western art as well as East Asian art. Education and training Training in the visual arts has generally been through variations of the apprentice and workshop system.
20 awesome examples of street art If you still need a proof that art can be found anywhere, those awesome examples of great street art should convince you. 10 Fascinating Art Installations Banksy’s Telephone Booth To parody the decline of the famous London Telephone Booths, infamous British guerilla artist Banksy puts an axe through this one. Reymond's Real Life Transformer One of the most famous works of french artist Guillaume Reymond, this series of performances, "TRANSFORMERS", brings together different types of vehicles, gathering them according to a precise choreography, and creating what looks from the sky like gigantic robots.
ISO speed - photography techniques Film speed is the measure of a photographic film's sensitivity to light, determined by sensitometry and measured on various numerical scales, the most recent being the ISO system. A closely related ISO system is used to measure the sensitivity of digital imaging systems. Film speed measurement systems Historical systems
Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them.
News "Sailor" Mural: Timelapse Video Curated by Brooklyn Street Art, I did this at Espeis Outside Gallery in November. It's the largest stencil piece I've done to date, at 30' x 8'. Hope you enjoy the video. Collaboration with C215
Index of art historical sites. Digital Imaging Project: Art historical sites THIS SITE IS ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION--coming soon: more images from Spain (Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, and Zaragoza), from Sicily, from Scotland, and from Guatemala. See earlier featured sites here. Click here to go to the index of artists and architects. Click here to go to the chronological index. NOTE: I still have thousands of slides to scan so I will be adding pages regularly.
LDN. London Street Art, documented. There are many forms of diverse Street Art around London. Here is a small selection of some exemplary work found around the capital. Street Artists A-Z LDNGraffiti has had an overhaul and painstakingly searched the database to create a set of 'A-Z' listings of Street Artists found in and around London... Banksy vs Team Robbo - Updated: 23/02/2014 On 19/12/2009 Street Artist Banksy adapted a piece of graffiti painted in 1985 by London Graffiti Pioneer Robbo.
Picasso girl goes for £13.5m at auction after fierce bidding war By Eleanor Harding and Gabby Morgan Updated: 07:32 GMT, 22 June 2011 When Pablo Picasso first set eyes on her, he knew she was something special. And although her beauty has gone with her to the grave, the charms of Marie-Thérèse Walter are still as bewitching as they were 80 years ago, it seems. Her portrait, painted by the artist during their passionate love affair in 1935, fetched £13.5 million at auction last night.