background preloader

Iconic Artists at Work: Watch Rare Videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Renoir, Monet and More

Iconic Artists at Work: Watch Rare Videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Renoir, Monet and More
Claude Monet, 1915: We've all seen their works in fixed form, enshrined in museums and printed in books. But there's something special about watching a great artist at work. Over the years, we've posted film clips of some of the greatest artists of the 20th century caught in the act of creation. Today we've gathered together eight of our all-time favorites. Above is the only known film footage of the French Impressionist Claude Monet, made when he was 74 years old, painting alongside a lily pond in his garden at Giverny. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1915: You may never look at a painting by the French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in quite the same way after seeing the footage above, which is also from Sacha Guitry's Ceux de Chez Nous. Auguste Rodin, 1915: The footage above, again by Sacha Guitry, shows the French sculptor Auguste Rodin in several locations, including his studio at the dilapidated Hôtel Biron in Paris, which later became the Musée Rodin. Wassily Kandinsky, 1926: Related:  art onlineShort Viewsinema

Rijksstudio: Make Your Own Masterpiece! Peter Gorgels, The Netherlands Abstract In anticipation of its reopening on April 13, 2013, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam launched Rijksstudio, the new online presentation of 125,000 works in the collection. Rijksstudio invites members of the public to create their own masterpieces by downloading images of artworks or details of artworks in the collection and using them in a creative way. The ultra high-resolution images of works, both famous and less well-known, can be freely downloaded, zoomed in on, shared, added to personal ‘studios’, or manipulated copyright-free. Users can have prints made of entire works of art or details from them. Keywords: collections; image culture; user generated content; responsive design; deep zoom technology; online / offline campaign 1. The main building of the Rijksmuseum will reopen on April 13, 2013, following a major renovation. Figure 1: Tattoo by Droog, based on the 17th century painting Still Life with Flowers by Jan Davidsz. de Heem 2. 3. 4. Close to

How Humans Helped the Earth in 2010: Slide Show Ridding the Earth of Plastic From boom to bust, the reputation of plastics since World War II has gone from revolutionary dream invention to environmental nightmare. Degradable plastics break down into smaller pieces, leaching chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) into the water. Cutting back on the pervasive use of plastics in society is practically impossible, but helping to improve biodegradability, identifying new alternative materials, researching the ocean’s plastic-laden gyres, recycling plastic in new ways, and banning the use of plastic bags shows that in 2010 humans took the problem of plastic to the bank. In Agra, India, home of the Taj Mahal, plastic bags and bottles blocked drains during the monsoon season.

Türk Sineması’nın en komikleri NetGazetesi.Net Türkiye sinemasının en komik 11 karakterini seçmek zordu. Belli kriterler belirledik. Ama bu kriterlerin en önemlisi vicdan kıstasıydı. Karakterlerin olaylar karşısındaki vicdanlarının sesini dinleyip dinlemediklerine baktık. Komediyi hem çekmesi hem de oynaması zor. Maalesef sinemamızın komikleri arasında da bir erkek egemenliği söz konusu. 60’lı yılların komiklerinden Cilalı İbo da Turist Ömer gibi bir yan karakterken seyircinin ilgisi nedeniyle başrole terfi eden komiklerden. “Nereye Bakıyor Bu Adamlar?” Kelimeleri bozarak kendine has bir konuşma dili yaratan, dillere pelesenk olan ‘Yeşşee’ nidasıyla özdeşleşen Adanalı Tayfur, Öztürk Serengil2in en popüler tiplemesidir. Tamam, “Neşeli Günler” filmindeki Saadet Hanım karakteri, Adile Naşit’in, canlandırdığı karakterler arasında Hafize Ana kadar popüler değildir. Geyikli’den çıkan Ata Demirer’in “Eyyvah Eyvah” serisinin başkarakteri Hüseyin Badem kendi halinde bir Trakyalı’dır aslında. ‘Şaban’a kimileri saf, iyi niyetli, dürüst dedi.

» Léonel Houssam - Le Cafard Hérétique Né en 1973 à Charleville-Mézières, Léonel Houssam (ex-Andy Vérol) vit en banlieue parisienne depuis 1984. Écrivain depuis l’adolescence, il commencera à écrire des romans de Science-fiction avant de créer divers fanzines aux contenus punks, hardcore, subversifs. C’est par ce biais qu’il est repéré puis intégré aux magazines Symposium (musiques non-conventionnelles, industrielles, expérimentales, …) et Furia (musiques amplifiées, punk, hip-hop, …). Parallèlement, il est recruté dans des émissions radios consacrées aux musiques électroniques et industrielles. Ecrivant tous les jours, il crée des nouvelles, poèmes et romans. C’est avec sa feuille de chou « Modes Accusatoires » qu’il affûte sa plume dite subversive. En 2006, Hirsute fut détruit par la plateforme qui l’hébergeait. Son premier roman, Les Derniers Cow-boys français paraît en 2008. S’ensuivirent des participations au magazine Chronic’art et la revue Freakwave. Bibliographie : Pour aller plus loin :

Georgia O'Keeffe, Biography, Quotations & Art - Art History Archive Chronlogical List of Paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe Music: Pink and Blue II - 1919 Blue and Green Music - 1919 Grey Line with Black, Blue and Yellow - 1923 Red Canna - 1923 Light Iris - 1924 Black Iris III - 1926 New York Street-No. 1 - 1926 The Shelton with Sunspots - 1926 Radiator Building, Night New York - 1927 Red Poppy - 1927 Oriental Poppies - 1927 Pink Dish and Green Leaves - 1928 Two Calla Lilies on Pink - 1928 New York Night - 1929 Cow Skull with Calico Roses - 1931 Summer Days - 1936 Brooklyn Bridge - 1949 The Lawrence Tree - DateUnknown Expanded Biography Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986) O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887 in a farmhouse on a large dairy farm in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. In 1905, O'Keeffe enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago. In fall 1908 O'Keeffe returned to Chicago, where she worked as an illustrator, and in 1910 she is thought to have fallen ill with measles and moved home to Virginia.

LACMA | What Do Cats Have to Do With It? Welcome to Our New Collections Website | Unframed The LACMA Blog Two years ago, we launched an experiment: an online image library where we made 2,000 high-resolution images of artworks that the museum deemed to be in the public domain available for download without any restrictions. This week, we’ve exceeded ourselves with the launch of our new collections website, giving away ten times the number of images we offered in the initial image library. Nearly 20,000 high-quality images of art from our collection are available to download and use as you see fit (that’s about a quarter of all the art represented on the site). Why would a museum give away images of its art? The new collections website does more than just give images away. One of my favorite features is the “On View” facet. Faceted search, which is what this is called, combines the ubiquitous direct search (an open search box, like Google) with navigational search (structured hierarchies and taxonomies, derived from library and information science). Enjoy! Amy Heibel P.S. Like this:

10 Signs That You’re Fully Awake Here are ten signs you may be fully awake: 1. You know there’s no meaningful difference between major political parties (Democrats and Republicans): It’s so easy to get caught up the left-right debate and believe there’s a difference between the two major political parties. However, debate is one thing, while actions are another. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Take a look at this video below for more proof from the Bible about esoteric powers manipulating our physical world : 10. 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries - StumbleUpon Source: www.diygenius.com | Original Post Date: January 12, 2014 – I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. I hope you find these documentaries as enlightening as I did! [1] Life In The Biosphere Explore the wonder and interconnectedness of the biosphere through the magic of technology. 1. [2] Creativity and Design: Learn about all the amazing things that people create with their imaginations. 1. [3] The Education Industrial Complex: The modern school where young minds are moulded into standardized citizens by the state. 1. [4] The Digital Revolution: 1. 1. [6] Politics: 1.

La Nuit de l'éclipse, par Gabriel García Márquez Une nouvelle inédite de Gabriel García Márquez Depuis plusieurs années, Gabriel García Márquez se consacre à l’écriture de ses Mémoires, dont le premier tome, « Vivre pour la raconter », paraît en français en octobre prochain. Durant les quelques pauses qu’il s’accorde, il travaille sur un recueil de six nouvelles, qui peuvent être lues soit indépendamment, soit reliées entre elles, sous le titre « Nous nous verrons en août », avec un début, une fin et la continuité dramatique d’un roman. « La Nuit de l’éclipse » est la troisième nouvelle de cette série. par Gabriel García Márquez, août 2003 Aperçu D’autres mystères de cet hôtel extravagant étaient beaucoup moins simples pour Ana Magdalena Bach. - Merde, dit-il, tu me dois ce coup-là. Elle avait pensé commander quelque chose à grignoter dans son alcôve pour ne pas avoir à s’habiller, mais les tarifs du service à la chambre la décidèrent à descendre dîner comme une démunie à la cafétéria. Lorsqu’elle descendit dîner, il était huit heures.

Is This The Best Way to Recognize the Artists of Famous Paintings? Is This The Best Way to Recognize the Artists of Famous Paintings? March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized If you haven’t studied art history, it can sometimes be a bit confronting walking around a museum or art gallery and trying to get your head around who painted what. So with this in mind, here’s a bit of a tongue-in-cheek guide as to how YOU can easily work out which artist painted what. Enjoy! If everyone in the paintings has enormous asses, then it’s Rubens. If all the men look like cow-eyed curly-haired women, it’s Caravaggio. If everybody has some sort of body malfunction, then it’s Picasso. If it’s something you saw on your acid trip last night, it’s Dali. If the images have a dark background and everyone has tortured expressions on their faces, it’s Titian. If the paintings have tons of little people in them but otherwise seem normal, it’s Bruegel. If everyone – including the women – looks like Putin, then it’s van Eyck. If everyone is beautiful, naked, and stacked, it’s Michelangelo.

Related: