I'm looking for original source artists' writings. I'm talking diaries, manifestos, conversations about the creative process - Help me find books, magazines, websites or other good resources! [more inside]
posted by lady3bird
on Apr 22, 2014 -
I stream art documentaries on Netflix while I work. (Having something playing on the 2nd monitor is acceptable at my job.) I've watched enough that the top three recommendations at the bottom of the page are almost always films I've already seen, but I want to keep this habit up another month! [more inside]
posted by itesser
on Mar 25, 2014 -
I'm a journalist looking to write a series of profiles on artists who are using apps, not to create their work, but as part of their output.
If you know of any, or where I should look, could you let me know? Cheers.
posted by quarsan
on Nov 11, 2013 -
What's a better way to refer to the idea that an artist tries to refine the same central idea over and over again throughout their career? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels
on Jun 18, 2013 -
I was just reading about poet Mary Oliver, who lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I've also heard of arts communities in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What are some other small-ish towns that have strong communities of artists and writers (especially writers!)? [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I believe I may suffer from a derth of artistic and intellectual heroes. Help me fix that. What artists and thinkers are worth engaging with fully as an adult?
By "engaging with fully," I mean making a concerted effort to consume all of their output, several times, as well as seeking out supplementary information about them by way of interviews, criticism, documentaries, collected letters, biographies, etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I will soon need cover art for a self-published book. I'd like to get something original rather than buying a stock photo. I am quite ignorant about the world of visual arts. Please teach me how to communicate what I want to an artist--and how to find one? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath
on Nov 29, 2012 -
Please recommend some documentaries online on art, artists (of any/all kinds) and innovation
(in a wider sense, perhaps especially including technological innovation and entrepreneurship) that I can show to a class. [more inside]
posted by zresearch
on Nov 23, 2012 -
I have 3/4 of a graphic novel script in my computer. Where can I learn to draw so I can bring it onto the page? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Nov 18, 2012 -
I'd really like to help support my neighbor, a fine artist, in her search for commissions, management and new students. Unfortunately, outside of just helping her navigate networking sites online, I have no idea where to start. Specifics after the jump. [more inside]
posted by biddeford
on Sep 28, 2012 -
My wife keeps a list of all the words our 1 year old has learned to say. As a present I thought it might be nice to commission an artist to make a collage of them that we could put on the wall. I'm in London, England.
I have no idea how one would do this, or if it would be affordable (I'd be prepared to spend up to around a thousand pounds). Can you commission an artist - and if so, how would you find one?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 16, 2012 -
I am looking for images of a Marilyn Minter painting that I believe was called Goldfinger. [more inside]
posted by lalex
on May 31, 2012 -
My husband admires the work of John Taylor Arms
with his fine attention to detail. Is there somewhere that I can buy inexpensive copies of his prints (in other words, under $100)?
posted by lirael2008
on Sep 26, 2011 -
Can anyone point me towards examples of authors (or other artists) who have produced work with a theme that runs contrary to their own established political or social views? [more inside]
posted by MShades
on May 27, 2011 -
I am an artist. I broke an old lamp that I used as my main light when drawing and coloring. Can you please suggest some cool lamps you know? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic
on Aug 31, 2010 -
I want to fill my living space with art. Looking for: oversized posters and prints with high quality and reasonable cost, original work by fringe/unknown artists, and objects that could be hung like art (tapestries, quilts, etc.). [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jun 20, 2010 -
What contemporary artists or arts organizations are using art to address major global issues? [more inside]
posted by Miko
on May 27, 2010 -
Help me find this contemporary artist's name and/or website. I had it, I forgot to bookmark it, and now it's driving me batty. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown
on May 20, 2010 -
Who is the prolific fantasy artist, quite popular in the '80s/early '90s, who would include hidden faces & animals in each scene and every surface seemed to ripple with detailed objects? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Is there an architect or graphic designer in the house? I need line/blue print style images of windows and doors for art pieces I am designing. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Ponderance
on May 14, 2009 -
I'm working on my PhD in artists' books at the moment. Recently, pursuing aspects of creativity from a cognition-and-creativity viewpoint has become interesting to me. I need a toehold on the science, here. [more inside]
posted by aesop
on Mar 3, 2009 -
Is there a website or anything with high quality art images?
All kind of artists, from Picasso to Hundertwasser.
I think there should be a torrent tracker or anything related to art/artists.
posted by Leech
on Feb 27, 2009 -
I have a story and I'm looking for an artist to collaborate for little to no money on a sci-fi comic book. I will pay for the actual production (it will be a limited run to accompany a record), so I have at least that to offer to the artist. Know of any websites/forums that help foster this labor-of-love type collaboration between media? [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Feb 23, 2009 -
Having read a little about Vincent Van Gogh's life, I have a feeling there must be hundreds of technically proficient painters around with an interesting (and joyful) view on the world who will never be discovered because their personal story is not compelling enough. Where might I start looking for them and their work?
posted by zaebiz
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Dancing about Architecture: Songs about art/artists? I've got to create a mix about visual artists, art, and ect and I have no idea where to start. I've got "Andy Warhol" by David Bowie that's it. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 4, 2009 -
Manhattan street artist filter: If you frequent lower Manhattan, have you ever seen the artists who create colorful, illustrated nameplates for children on the spot? Please tell me where you have seen them working in recent weeks. [more inside]
posted by sacre_bleu
on Dec 12, 2008 -
Starting to collect (somewhat cheap) art. Can anyone recommend online galleries capable of doing sales so I can see what else is out there? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Oct 23, 2008 -
Looking for quality art print/commission for an anniversary present - any good sources? [more inside]
posted by beezy
on Jul 1, 2008 -
I stumbled upon a print of a painting selling online (sold by the artist thru a third party site) which I really love. I’m creative, so rather than buy the small and expensive print, I thought it would be fun for me to paint my own version of it.
What are the ethics/copyright issues of this?... [more inside]
posted by catatethebird
on Jun 22, 2008 -
I want to generate a list of visual artists working in NYC. Just the ones with established, active careers and gallery representation -- this is so I can get a new internship. I'm especially interested in artists in their 30s and 40s.
posted by xo
on Nov 1, 2007 -
Artists: Do you use pose books (or CDs) for reference or practice? Until recently I never knew there wer
. Which are best? Is one the be-all/end-all? Do you find "pose-dolls" helpful, and if so, are there better ones than the stiff wooden mannequins at the local crafts store? [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Name that artist: He's Japanese or Japanese-American, judging from his name. He paints (or painted?) busy 1920s-ish city street scenes, full of old cars and people in the dress of the day, generally very small and dwarfed by the (New York?) buildings around them ... Perspective was usually from far away, perhaps in the sky. Charming paintings, very detailed, with humor and often an almost cartoon sensibility. I seem to remember sometimes many umbrellas ... [more inside]
posted by Shane
on Jan 18, 2005 -
I would like to give my mother a pastel portrait of my grandmother as a gift for my mother's upcoming milestone birthday. However, I'm having a very hard time finding an artist who would create a quality portrait based on a photograph, despite having a well-regarded art college in my home city. Everything I look at looks more like a portrait that would win a prize at the county fair than something I'd want to give as a gift. I'd like to spend less than $1000.00 US. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Sep 27, 2004 -
So I started a new site which is basically endowment bait for underappreciated visual artists. I want to get lots of people involved; who are your favorite young, new, upcoming or otherwise underappreciated painters, sculptors and photographers (etc.)? This is proving an excellent way for me to see all kinds of stuff that doesn't get to the few good galleries near where I live or the big museums that I visit whenever I can.
posted by luriete
on Sep 16, 2004 -
Metafilter braintrust: Is there a site I can go to and enter an artist/group of artists and get recommendations based on my listening preferences? Something a little less retail oriented (ahem: Amazon). Thanks!
posted by omidius
on Aug 12, 2004 -
I would like to start doing some messy art: oil painting and maybe some metal sculpture. But my NYC apartment doesn't have any space for this. I was wondering if there are any studios in New York City (or Brooklyn) that one can rent (or share) by the hour. I won't be using it enough to rent the space for long periods. I might use it once a week. I might go a month without using it. The perfect place for me would be reasonably priced and stocked with basic equipment, i.e. easles. If there isn't a place like this, someone should start one. Not a bad business model for luring wanabe artists.
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 18, 2004 -
Question for self-promoting artists. Any advice on how/where to promote oneself online, what pricing is most likely to make sales, how to build an online reputation, etc? IANAA (i am not an artist (at least, not anymore)) but I my significant other is, and I am curious about alternative business models for artists as the gallery scene is a pain to get into.
posted by Grod
on Feb 25, 2004 -