Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
Really, these are awesome. A guy takes a load of old books, and carves things out of them. They are remarkable.
Check out this vintage photo of a halloween party group portrait. It might be hard to believe, but it’s not actually a photograph, but a pencil drawing by 28-year-old Scottish artist Paul Chiappe. He creates insanely detailed artworks that look just like old, fading, blurry, black-and-white photographs from decades ago. The “photos” show family pictures, elementary school class pictures, and even standard yearbook pictures.
What’s even crazier is the fact that Chiappe creates his drawings on a very small scale. Some of them are as small as 2×4 centimeters, but all of them are the size of the tiny pictures you might find hidden in the corners of your grandma’s attic.
AN X-RATED arts festival featuring Japanese bondage workshops is set for a sell-out, with more than 700 expected to attend.
Tickets for the Festival of Erotic Arts, taking place at city venues this weekend, have been so popular that many of the risqué shows are already at capacity.
Organisers say the most popular events include flagship club night Torture Garden and revue spectacular Kabarett, which boasts burlesque and showgirl performers.
Critics previously warned the event would attract a seedy element – a claim refuted by organisers who said the three-day festival represents a “sleaze-free, sex-positive celebration of a thriving artform”.
The festival will feature readings of erotic poetry, film screenings and parties, the largest of which will include a sado-masochist dungeon and require revellers to wear “latex, leather or rubber” or “all-out burlesque glamour”.
End-of-night parties will be hosted at the Voodoo Rooms in West Register Street and The Caves and Banshee Labyrinth in Niddry Street. White Space in Gayfield Square and the Pleasance Cabaret Bar will also house erotic art exhibitions and revues.
About two-thirds of tickets have been sold in Edinburgh or the central belt of Scotland.
Thailand’s Culture Ministry on Monday demanded an explanation from the producer of a talent show which broadcast a female contestant painting with her bare breasts on national television.
“Society has criticised this show and we need to seek an answer,” Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome told AFP.
The contestant on the Sunday show of “Thailand’s Got Talent” removed her shirt and bra before pouring tins of coloured paint on her breasts, which she rubbed on the canvas as the judges watched open-mouthed and the audience cheered.
In almost every famous photographic portrait, there’s a face. Seems obvious, right? The eyes are the windows of the soul, after all.
Every now and then, though, the essence of the person – at least the essence of the person in that moment – is captured without showing his or her face.
It’s happened in painting and sculpture; just think of Rodin’s “The Kiss.”
Some famous and faceless photographs that are anything but faceless:
Political cartoons don’t deserve a Pulitzer Prize. Give one for infographics instead. – Slate Magazine
When I heard that Politico won its first Pulitzer Prize this week, I assumed that the site had been recognized for the way it tirelessly handicaps the state of play in Washington. But rather than honor one of Politico’s scoop-hungry stars, the Pulitzer committee recognized a guy I’d never heard of: Matt Wuerker, its editorial cartoonist.
I rarely look at political cartoons, so it was quite possible that I was missing out on a groundbreaking genius of the form. Not so. Judging by his hits, Wuerker isn’t a bad cartoonist, but he’s hardly an innovative one. His work is typical of every old-timey Thomas Nast spot you remember from your high-school history textbook. In Wuerker’s drawings, the government is an ailing Uncle Sam or a sinking ship (helpfully labeled “USA”), Washington is a circus, and there are lots of elephants and donkeys.
Wuerker is neither subversive nor an extremist. He seems to target Republicans more often than he does Democrats, but he mainly favors a clichéd, pox-on-both-your-houses approach. This excruciatingly punny panel, published during last summer’s budget crisis, illustrates Wuerker’s overriding argument: Washington is broken! (Who knew?)
I’ve been soldiering on with the sandwiching together of cardboard layers – using a 50/50 mix of wood glue and water I’m starting to build up a sturdy structure that’s reuses resources and can be made to measure. Perfect for large canvasses that you don’t want to weigh a tonne!