Sunday, May 31

Hugo Werner


Being Abroad
"Since 2004, Hugo Werner has been lecturing typography, motion graphics and creative process as a faculty member of FUMEC University and UEMG - Design School, in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil."
Hugo Werner, Art+Culture

A. M. Rousseau.


Wrapped Figure, From Interior Light, 1999
"I am an artist and a photographer whose work for many years centered around the subject of homelessness in America, particularly as it impacted on the lives of women."
Ann Marie Rousseau, A.M.Rousseau Fine Art

Morton Feldman


Wikipedia - "Morton Feldman (January 12, 1926 – September 3, 1987) was an American composer, born in New York City. A major figure in 20th century music, Feldman went through several compositional phases. He was a pioneer in aleatoric music and indeterminate music, and in music requiring improvisation. His works are characterized by quietness, slowness, and often by their extreme length, especially in his later music."
Wikipedia, Morton Feldman Page, last.fm, New Albion, The New Yorker, YouTube, (1), (2), (3)

Saturday, May 30

Aspen - The multimedia magazine in a box


"This is a web version of Aspen, a multimedia magazine of the arts published by Phyllis Johnson from 1965 to 1971. Each issue came in a customized box filled with booklets, phonograph recordings, posters, postcards — one issue even included a spool of Super-8 movie film. It's all here."
Aspen - Phyllis Johnson, Index to Aspen

Long Lake, New York


Wikipedia - "The town is entirely within the Adirondack Park and is the most northerly town in the county. It is a summer tourism destination offering fishing, hiking, boating, and many other outdoor activities. In the winter months, snowmobiling is also popular. Long Lake is also the home of the historic Adirondack Hotel and Helms Aero Service, floatplane service."
Wikipedia, W - Floatplane, Lake Eaton, HELMS AERO SERVICE

Josef Albers


Wikipedia - "Josef Albers (March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the 20th century."
Wikipedia, Josef & Anni Albers, Color Contrast

Friday, May 29

Antique Typewriters


Williams 1 Curved Keyboard
"Comprised of typewriters from the very beginning of the typewriter industry (1880s & 1890s), it is the largest of its kind in Canada. The collection contains many rare and historically important typewriters, showing the remarkable diversity and beauty of the world's first typing machines."
Antique Typewriters

Public Image Ltd.


Wikipedia - "Public Image Ltd. (PiL) are an English musical group formed in 1978 by vocalist John Lydon, guitarist Keith Levene, and bassist Jah Wobble."
Wikipedia, last.fm, johnlydon.com, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4), (5)

Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881
Wikipedia - "Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841–December 3, 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that 'Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau'."
Wikipedia, WebMuseum, Paris, Renoir, ARG

Thursday, May 28

Lori Nix


"The line between truth and illusion in photography is one that has been frequently crossed by practitioners since the invention of the medium."
Lori Nix, Cool Hunting, miller block gallery

English Poetry 1579-1830


"The 25,000 records in this largely full-text database follow developments in English poetry from the publication of the Shepheardes Calender in 1579 down to Spenser's successors among the nineteenth-century romantics."
English Poetry 1579-1830

Raymond Meeks


"Raymond Meeks was born 1963 and raised in central Ohio. His regard for song and short story , especially those centered around impermanenceor loss, are at the center of his work."
Raymond Meeks, Candace Dwan

Wednesday, May 27

Faile


Wikipedia - "Faile (Pronounced like 'fail') is an international artist collective formed in 1999 and based in Brooklyn, New York. They are recognised as some of the pioneers of global contemporary street art. The three founding members are Patrick McNeil (Canada), Patrick Miller (U.S.), and Aiko Nakagawa (Japan)."
Wikipedia, FAILE, artnet, SWINDLE, Faile Interview

John Pugh


"By weaving the powerful story-telling abilities of the narrative mural into the engaging impact of the life-size trompe l'oeil illusion artist John Pugh has created a stimulating and enlightening venue for both public and private art. His murals have been instrumental in revitalizing the trompe l'oeil genre as a vital mode of artistic expression that is both aesthetically and intellectually challenging."
John Pugh, Daily Mail

Ilya Repin


Beggar (Fisher Girl), 1874
Wikipedia - "His realistic works often expressed great psychological depth and exposed the tensions within the existing social order. Beginning in the late 1920s, detailed works on him were published in the Soviet Union, where a Repin cult developed about a decade later, and where he was held up as a model 'progressive' and 'realist' to be imitated by 'Socialist Realist' artists in the USSR."
Wikipedia, Olga's Gallery

Tuesday, May 26

Public Enemy


Wikipedia - "Public Enemy, also known as PE, is an influential hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for its politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community."
Wikipedia, Public Enemy, MySpace, last.fm, ShutEmDown, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7)

Ellis Wilson


"The KET documentary Ellis Wilson—So Much To Paint salutes the life and art of a neglected Kentucky-born painter whose work paved the way for later African-American artists and established the everyday lives of black people as a legitimate subject for art."
KET, Google, University of Kentucky Art Museum

Rca Victor - 1942


"A gramophone record (also known as phonograph record, or simply record) is an analog sound storage medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove usually starting near the periphery and ending near the centre of the disc."
Wikipedia, Tim's Phonographs and Old Records, History of Antique Phonographics 1877-1957, YouTube, (1)

Monday, May 25

Antoni Tàpies


Great Painting, 1958
Wikipedia - "Antoni Tàpies (born in Barcelona, December 13, 1923) is a Spanish Catalan painter. He is one of the famous artists of European abstract expressionism. After studying law for 3 years, he devoted himself from 1943 onwards only to his painting. He is perhaps the best-known Catalan artist to emerge in the period since the Second World War."
Wikipedia, Spaightwood Galleries, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Michel Fillion Gallery

Beryl Korot


art:21 - "Beryl Korot was born in 1945 in New York, where she continues to live and work. An early video-art pioneer and an internationally exhibited artist, her multiple-channel (and multiple-monitor) video installation works explored the relationship between programming tools as diverse as the technology of the loom and multiple-channel video."
art:21, BOMBSITE, PopMatters, FLYP

To Hear Your Banjo Play - 1947

"Folk master Pete Seeger narrates Alan Lomax's documentary on the evolution and appreciation of American folk music. Special cameo performances include Woody Guthrie and Brownie McGhee, amongst many others."
YouTube

Sunday, May 24

Judith Supine


Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 2008
"We love this fresh piece by amazingly talented, neon color loving collage artist Judith Supine (Juxtapoz #90). Taking advantage of his NYC habitat, Supine braved mud and water to install this green baby in Central Park."
JUXTAPOZ, flickr, STREETSY, YouTube

Aníbal Troilo


Wikipedia - "Aníbal Troilo (July 11, 1914 - May 18, 1975) was an Argentine tango musician. Anibal Troilo is widely thought of by tango listeners as the defining bandoneon player of his generation. His orquesta tipica was among the most preferred by social dancers during the golden age of tango (1940-1955), but he shifted to a concert sound by the late 1950s."
Wikipedia, Todo Tango, Aníbal Troilo Biography, ToTANGO, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4)

Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor


L.M. Brown, a sailor, tattooed by Owen Jenson. c. 1943
"This original exhibit, researched and created by Curator Craig Bruns and Seaport staff, will feature traditional and modern tattooing tools, flash (tattoo design samples) and other tattoo-related art, historic photographs and artifacts, a recreation of an old-time 'tattoo parlor,' and a mini-documentary of the recorded personal stories of tattooed sailors."
Independence Seaport Museum, NYT

Saturday, May 23

John Adams


Wikipedia - "John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer with strong roots in minimalism."
Wikipedia, John Adams, MySpace, NYT

Archival Sound Recorings


"Use our interactive maps to find recordings of regional accents and dialects, wildlife and environmental sounds, and selected world and traditional music. This is a beta service. Some recordings may not yet be assigned to the correct locations."
British Library

John Heartfield


Wikipedia - "John Heartfield (19 June 1891–26 April 1968) is the anglicized name of the German photomontage artist Helmut Herzfeld. He chose to call himself Heartfield in 1916, to criticize the rabid nationalism and anti-British sentiment prevalent in Germany during World War I."
Wikipedia, Google, Towson U., Cut and Paste, The Getty

Friday, May 22

Florian Maier-Aichen


Untitled, 2005
"The sceneries range from a sprawling sunny California coast lined with crimson treetops taken with infra-red film, to an aerial view of bicyclists racing through hills in the Tour de France, to a black and white seascape with an illusory appearance of a painting that is an albumen print, a practice almost no longer used in photography."
Saatchi, 303Gallery

A Parallel Presence: National Association of Women Artists, 1889-2009


"A Parallel Presence features work by 55 artists including Theresa Bernstein, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Blanche Lazzell, Dorothy Dehner, Louise Nevelson, June Wayne, Pat Adams, Faith Ringgold, Idelle Weber and Martha Walker."
UBS, NYT

Alexandre Farto


Wooster - "One of the most rewarding things about doing the Wooster site for almost five years now is that we can begin to track various artist's development and progression as they grow older and get more experience."
Wooster, Vhils, AlexandreFartoAkaVhils, vhils - Flick

Thursday, May 21

Cut-up technique


Wikipedia - "The cut-up technique (also called fishbowling or découpage) is an aleatory literary technique or genre in which a text is cut up at random and rearranged to create a new text."
Wikipedia, William S. Burroughs and Cut-up, the lazarus corporation, The Cut-up Technique, The Cut-up Laboratory

Dusty Springfield


Wikipedia - "Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, OBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known as Dusty Springfield, was a leading pop singer and entertainer. Of the female British pop artists of the 1960s, she made one of the biggest impressions on the U.S. market. Owing to her distinctive sensual sound, she was one of the most notable white soul artists."
Wikipedia, Dusty Springfield, last.fm, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, WOMAN of REPUTE, last.fm, (1), (2), (3), (4)

Alfred Sisley


Lane near a Small Town, 1864
Wikipedia - "Alfred Sisley (30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an English Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France. Sisley is recognized as perhaps the most consistent of the Impressionists, never deviating into figure painting or finding that the movement did not fulfill his artistic needs."
Wikipedia, Olga's Gallery, Alfred Sisley


Wednesday, May 20

Maya Deren


Wikipedia - "Maya Deren (April 29, 1917, Kiev – October 13, 1961, New York City), born Eleanora Derenkowsky, was an American avant-garde filmmaker and film theorist of the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, poet, writer and photographer."
Wikipedia, senses of cinema. Maya Deren Forum, Google, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), (4)

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party


"Time lapse video of night sky as it passes over the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, Texas. The galactic core of Milky Way is brightly displayed. Images taken with 15mm fisheye lens."
vimeo

Cordy Ryman


Checker, 2008
"I work in two basic modes - one when I’m simply working in the studio without a specific process in mind. The process dictates its own direction and evolution. My goal is to create work that has its own life."
Lesley Gallery, artnet

Tuesday, May 19

David Van Tieghem


Wikipedia - "David Van Tieghem is an American composer, musician, percussionist, drummer, keyboardist, art performer, video artist and theater performer, notorious for his philosophy of applying any available object as a percussion instrument and his collaborations with Experimental rock artist Laurie Anderson."
Wikipedia, David Van Tieghem , MySpace, YouTube, (1), (2), (3), Dailymotion

Prague Astronomical Clock


"The Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall is one of the major sights of the city and many visitors mention it as one of the most outstanding things to see in Prague. It reveals the respectful regard that people of the past felt for the heavenly order."
Prague Astronomical Clock

Roberto Rossellini


Wikipedia - "Roberto Rossellini (May 8, 1906 – June 3, 1977) was an Italian film director. Rossellini was one of the most important directors of Italian neorealist cinema, contributing films such as Roma città aperta to the movement."
Wikipedia, IMDb, senses of cinema, BBC

Monday, May 18

Italian Models: Hébert and the Peasants of Latium


"Hébert's view of the peasant women with whom he once spent his daily life, has none of the sentimentality and nostalgia found in the works of Romantic painters, who saw them as primitive people, bypassed by civilisation. Nor were these village women mere extras in his scenes."
Musée d'Orsay

Throbbing Gristle


Wikipedia - "Throbbing Gristle is a British industrial music and visual arts group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. The band consists of Genesis P-Orridge (bass, violin, vocals), Cosey Fanni Tutti (guitars, cornet), Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (tapes, found sounds, horns), and Chris Carter (synthesizer)."
Wikipedia, Throbbing Gristle, MySpape, last.fm, YouTube, (1)

Stonehenge


Wikipedia - "Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and sits at the centre of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds."
Wikipedia, Google, Earth Mysteries

Sunday, May 17

Paul Éluard


Wikipedia - "Paul Éluard was the pen name of Eugène Émile Paul Grindel (14 December 1895 – 18 November 1952), a French poet who was one of the founders of the surrealist movement."
Wikipedia, PoemHunter, Books and Writers, Academy of American Poets

Robert Frank


Wikipedia - "Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924), born in Zürich, Switzerland, is an important figure in American photography and film."
Wikipedia, Vanity Fair, Google, Google, YouTube

Rosemary Laing


"These hauntingly beautiful images create poetic and resonant relationships between the landscape and changing notions of place, creating a powerful commentary on society and culture."
MCA, Tolarno Gallery, Art Right Now 2

Saturday, May 16

Her Noise


"Her Noise was an exhibition which took place at South London Gallery in 2005 with satellite events at Tate Modern and Goethe-Institut, London. Her Noise gathered international artists who use sound to investigate social relations, inspire action or uncover hidden soundscapes."
UbuWeb, Culture 24, SLG

PdxHistory


"Our goal is to document and create a historical record of times past by sharing something inanimate with you and bringing it to life. History can tell us a story if we let the images speak. You will see a glimpse into life in the early days of Portland, and its surrounding communities."
PdxHistory

Mogadishu - A City Under Siege


"Nearly two years after Ethiopian forces led an armed intervention to oust Somalia's Islamic Courts Union from power, the impoverished country has seen some of the deadliest violence in its history."
VII

Friday, May 15

Architect Without Limits


"The extraordinary scope of his genius, which touched on every aspect of American life, makes him one of the most daunting figures of the 20th century. But to many he is still the vain, megalomaniacal architect, someone who trampled over his clients’ wishes, drained their bank accounts and left them with leaky roofs."
NYT, Guggenheim, Wikipedia

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Monument To A Lost Civilization (1999-2000)
"After Russia's most famous artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov fled the oppression of the Soviet Union, they never thought they would return — until they were offered the chance to exhibit their work at the Hermitage, Russia's greatest museum."
PBS, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Sean Kelly Gallery, Public Art Fund

Raine Bedsole


"Boats, left in trees with the ragged remains of possessions dangling from the branches, tell the story of hurricane Katrina's storm surge and aftermath here on the Gulf Coast. All too often this is becoming a familiar sight in coastal areas around the world."
Raine Bedsole, Gallery Bienvenu