Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MS-Paint style, infuriatingly addictive site lets you draw vs the world [feedly]



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MS-Paint style, infuriatingly addictive site lets you draw vs the world
// It's Nice That

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Paint By User should come with a trigger warning for anyone with an addictive personality, those easily aggressed by internet saboteurs and anyone with a propensity for procrastination. It turns out I suffer with all three, but didn't quite realise until I started playing with the site, created by Matthew Britton and Bertie Muller, the pair behind a site that lets you skip YouTube. It offers up a utopian idea of allowing anyone with an internet connection to work on the same piece of rather basic, but potentially quite pretty piece of art in realtime using rudimentary MS Paint-type tools. What it soon morphs into is a competitive, dystopian pit of cock drawings, people writing things like "spurt" and an oddly indelible image of a bird-like creature with a grotesque arse. We tried and failed to write "It's Nice That" legibly across the screen but before you can say "nice" some online MORON has painted over it in black. Do, please have a go – it's viciously good fun – but please, please don't blame us when suddenly it's 5pm and you've done nothing all day apart from YELL AT YOUR SCREEN and draw willies.

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Eye Candy for Today: Edwin Austin Abbey scene from Shakespeare [feedly]



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Eye Candy for Today: Edwin Austin Abbey scene from Shakespeare
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King Lear, Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey
"King Lear", Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, use zoom link or download arrow under image. Also, larger, somewhat brighter image on Wikimeda Commons.

Usually the Met's images are pretty accurate, but I happen to like the one from Wikimedia Commons a little better in this case, so I've used it above.

Another of Edwin Austin Abbey's wonderful interpretations of scenes from Shakespeare's plays, for which he was justifiably well known. Even the faces of the incidental characters — half-hidden in shadow — are full of drama.


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It's Nice That : Camilla Perkins' vibrant characters clash brilliantly with their surroundings [feedly]



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It's Nice That : Camilla Perkins' vibrant characters clash brilliantly with their surroundings
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Artist of the Month: Diebenkorn [feedly]



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Artist of the Month: Diebenkorn
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After WWII in America abstract expressionism ruled the art world.  Rothko, Newman, Hoffman and of course Jackson Pollock, who was on the cover of Life Magazine in 1949, being called "The greatest artist in America."  Undoubtedly these artists helped to transform the art world, and along with mid century modern architects, musicians and designers, the aesthetic of the post war world dramatically changed.  Figurative and representational art had not only become unfashionable, it was taboo.

Artists who bucked this trend often faced ridicule and obscurity from the art establishment.  O'Keefe, Freud, Neel, A. Wyeth, Khalo, etc, all had to wait decades and the advent of the post modernist movement for their work to be noticed.  One of the most influential of these artists was Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)

Diebenkorn had returned from WWII and begun his career in NYC embracing the new abstract expressionism.  Traveling and teaching he eventually settled down in California in the mid sixties and began to work figuratively. In 1967 he began his famous Ocean Park landscape series which he would work on for almost twenty years and produce more than one hundred paintings.

Diebenkorn's landscapes are a beautiful bridge between abstract field paintings and traditional representational art.   Deeply inspired by artists like Matisse he has simplified the environment focusing on the forms of bright sunlit California color.  Like looking out a window he breaks the space with architectural elements, swimming pools, roads, trees and even figures, into harmonious compositions.

Today Diebenkorn's paintings grace the collections of some of the most prestigious museums and fetch millions at auction.  I still often look to Diebenkorn to better understand composition, dividing the canvas into simple forms and colors.  I highly recommend any student or artist interested in composition to take look at Diebenkorn's work.









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Essi Kimpimäki’s Beautiful Illustrations Inspired by Travel [feedly]



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Essi Kimpimäki's Beautiful Illustrations Inspired by Travel
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Essi Kimpimäki's illustrations depict journeys and architecture of different lands. Norway, Morocco, and even California are places that she's crafted with her colorful, heavily textured style. I especially love the top image, which was inspired by the narrow alleys of Alfama in Lisbon. With a clear divide in the composition, it's as if we're looking at two separate pieces. But, the hard angle is a nice contrast to the winding steps and clothes that flutter in the breeze.

Check out Essi's Etsy shop to buy some of her prints!

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Emotional Overlap / Inside Out [feedly]



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