Googler Turns Censored Images Into Meta Art Google's Street View-style cameras are giving Googlers one more thing to ogle at. That's right, not just the great outdoors — now you can scope out museums, too. With the Google Art Project, you can take a gallery or collection tour and peruse through more than 45,000 pieces of art by approximately 10,000 artists. Google's 15-lens camera contraptions — the ones used for Street View — are again to thank; however, because of certain copyright restrictions, some paintings are blurred. One artist, Phil Thompson of the UK, has decided to flip the censorship on its head and create meta art out of the blurred boxes. HUB09 Keyboard Shortcuts Timeline SShuffle JNext KPrevious FFancy AAdd to List CComment HShare EnterView Thing Slideshow
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Dalton Ghetti Creates Amazing Art On The Tips Of Used Pencils - Green Diary Most of us will agree with the age-old saying that “patience is a virtue.” How many of you, however, would actually hang on for two years and a half to bring a piece of art into existence? Dalton Ghetti, 49, a Bridgeport artist, has spent 25 good years working with a razor blade, a sewing needle and a sculpting knife for carving his unique art on the graphite of pencil. The artist says: Artist Turns the Google Art Project’s Blurry Canvases Into Hazy Abstract Paintings “The internet provides a huge amount of material which otherwise would be unattainable to most people,” the artist told Wired. “It has led to a lot of creativity — whether it is with memes or highly skilled photoshop jobs — everyone is now able to create and edit images.” Thompson has also dealt with copyright law in other projects dealing, like the “Getty Oil Paintings” project, from last year, in which he appropriated and republished images of paintings like Matisse‘s “The Dance,” from the Getty Images photo bank that have the “Getty Images” logo superimposed over them as a watermark to ward off unwanted usage. Thompson’s work consistently deals with the ways in which classic art forms can be reproduced, recycled, and distorted by technology, in manner that harkens back to the “Pictures” work for a New Aesthetic generation. In another project, Thompson deconstructs Michelangelo’s “David” in an awesome, glitchy video titled “Dimensionist Sculpture” (embedded below). — Ashton Cooper
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Google's Copyright Policy Spawns Mega-Meta Art From China The Google Art Project allows art enthusiasts to visit distant museums online by scanning them with the same 15-lens camera rigs used by Google Street View. Due to copyright restrictions, however, certain paintings needed to be blurred, just like faces are in GSV. British artist Phil Thompson was intrigued by the foggy interruptions. His project Copyrights is his exploration of Google’s grand, utopian exercise in bringing culture to the masses. Driftwood Decor: 24 Dramatic Art Lamps & Lighting Designs It is as if these designers set an insane challenge for themselves: see just how many there are to craft pieces and parts of every kind of lamp and lighting fixture ever created – all from recycled scrap and found driftwood. One of the fascinating results of this design experiment: a number of lights in which the wood takes on opposite rolls from one object to the next – acting as the suspension cable for a ceiling light or stalk of a table lamp in one case, then as their respective shades in the next. Likewise, the contrasts within a given kind of light – such as the series of simple table lamps shown above – is particularly stark when you set them next to one another. From similarly-sized sticks and single stand-alone logs to random pieces of driftwood stacked upon one another, the effect varies dramatically.
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