Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore describe immersive artistic experiences that echo Alternate Reality Games or events like the All Worlds Fair. What other books describe events and experiences like these? [more inside]
Lets say I found an amazing macro photograph of a flower or of an old building and I wanted to do a very detailed graphite drawing of the photo. Am I able to claim this drawing as 'my' artwork? Can I use it in a painting to sell? Does the photographer need to be credited? Do I need permission in the first place to use the photo as reference or should I just avoid all the potential hassle and take my own darned photographs for reference from which to draw?
I have this Phaidon Nan Goldin monograph written by Guido Costsa, and there isn't any info or even title/date of the (NSFW) cover photo. It is the same photo as you see here: link. I would like any info available about this photo. Does anybody know who the model is, what her relationship was to Nan, when the picture was taken? Any other interesting info? Thank you.
A couple weeks ago I wrote down "gaddyne" on the page in my notebook where I write down artists and musicians and albums and the like. I now trying to find out what the hell I meant. I can find nothing on Google as to what this would be. I have fairly good handwriting and this was written in all caps. as I often do (I do not think it is initials/anagram for something). Probably dub or electronic music related. Please, tell me what I was trying to tell myself.
For my job, I'm looking for some material to create an audio soundscape for this photo. I don't know much about hip hop or what might have been associated with hip hop culture in 1993 coastal Texas. What songs, ambient sounds, interview snippets, or other (very short) sound experiences would enhance your viewing of this photo?
This picture is a framed clipping from a magazine that dates back more than 30 years. The original is by Pietro Annigoni, I believe. I am looking for a copy of the original that is better quality than a magazine clipping. [more inside]
My husband and i love the works of derek hess, steven kasner, etc. Can you name any other artists that work in the same vein/style/feel? I am also searching for someone who can make me a really beautiful pendant of a cicada. *fingers crossed* Thank you!
I am a decent artist but very rusty, have intermediate Photoshop skills but draw quite well on my cheapie SB Pro app on my Kindle. (I even sold prints using just that.) Now, I have a new Wacom and besides the usual adjustment to using a wacom stylus, am finding that all three applications on my Mac have pros and cons (as a beginner with this wacom tablet), with the biggest con being the user myself. Can you recommend any books or links on doing drawings and paintings using the Wacom Bamboo (Splash) besides the applications' websites? Any brushes you favor or have downloaded and so forth? As an aside I note that pics I do in Art Rage at 300 dpi saved as psd don't open on my SB Pro application but this may be a future question.)
I want to change my Barbie doll's skin tone and paint her face to give her different eyes. How? [more inside]
I need a portfolio to carry 12x16" artwork on paper. All the portfolios I see are cheap looking and cheap or great looking and expensive. I'm looking for cheaper portfolios that have the look of a more expensive portfolio. [more inside]
I'm looking for stories from people who became artists at a later age. [more inside]
The walls of my apartment are seeming a little bare as of late, and I'm wondering where in the city I could go to pick up some nice art or prints to put up on them... [more inside]
Wondering if anyone else who uses the Wacom Intuos5 drawing tablet knows how to deal with this problem. My Intuos3, which I loved, had a big dead space in the middle of the drawing pad because I used a cleaner on it that messed it up. Two new versions had been released since I bought it, so I figured it was time to get the latest and greatest. [more inside]
The ice melts, releasing the pebbles onto the sculpture. YOUTUBE Anyone know more about this genre of what I call sonic sculpture? [more inside]
Please help me find an image that I saw online but now cannot find! [more inside]
I enjoy making large, colourful crochet blankets. I have enough blankets but I don't want to give any more away or sell them. Apart from yarn bombing, in what artistic way can I use them? It can be for private or public display. This is an example of what I make.
I currently have a high paying desk job, but want to live free and make art. Should I save my money or aggressively pay down my student loans? [more inside]
How can I learn to draw from my imagination? [more inside]
My friends went to Germany on a whim and now they are cold and miserable until their flight back in early February. I don't want them to give up hope. What are some truly awesome things that they can do in Berlin and the surrounding areas in the coming weeks? [more inside]
For an art project I'm looking to build a transluscent human-sized fishtank-like container. How can I accomplish this without spending thousands of dollars? [more inside]
I've been re-reading Tolstoy's "What is Art?" and Ayn Rand's "Romantic Manifesto". I would like to read more about how we think about art and what we consider to be art as well as the relationship between the artist and society/culture. I'm especially interested in how we think of art and what is my responsibility as an artist to the greater society and culture. [more inside]
I'm spending all next week in Oakland, CA. Help me get an art-y, fixed-gear, artisanal taste of this city on the make. [more inside]
How do I improve this piece of artwork that I made out of my body hair? [more inside]
I've been looking at environments, especially my home, and seeing how they impact me in terms of imagery. I'm specifically looking for images I could place in my home that are evocative of successful relationship. [more inside]
Can you give me examples of public statues of historic, individual animals? (eg. statue of Balto the famous sled-dog, in Central Park in NYC.) [more inside]
Random Art Filter: What is this painting of two women and a tiger? [more inside]
I'm an established photographer with a large body of work in travel and performance/event, with a niche in circus arts. I've exhibited in the past, and I'm looking for resources on funding/grants to put on an exhibition in either New York or London. [more inside]
Where is the sample of German from at the end of Ana Tijoux's Las Horas from the album La Bala?
Recommend me some stuff to do in Los Angeles in January! [more inside]
I'm getting a start making jewelry and am looking for suppliers for inexpensive beads and pendants. Most of what I've been using has been cheap stuff from Fire Mountain and I've been really happy with the stuff I've gotten for them in the 75 cents to 2 dollar range but am looking for more variety. I'm more interested in pendants and other focals than beads, but I'm addicted enough to the bead part that I'll look at sites that focus on those too :) [more inside]
Depictions of success and failure in American culture? Films, videos, commercials, shows, songs, and other (non-literary) media requested. [more inside]
Creative wibble: Feel like I could do some cool stuff but crippled by insecurity and thus don't sit down and DO IT. Hope me? [more inside]
Can I print an image at Kinko's that has the copyright symbol, but also says "free for personal use"?
Can I print an image at Kinko's that has the copyright symbol, but also says "free for personal use"? [more inside]
What are the greatest (yet most original) love affairs of all time? [more inside]
What equipment do I need to do small scale metalworking? [more inside]
Art tablet for computer PC for a 12 year old girl? [more inside]
What are the most unusual, non-traditional, online comics? I am especially interested in learning about comics that are visually different. For example, I would love to learn about comics that blend photographs with drawing, are interlinked in a non-linear way, or are all one continuous strip rather than divided up.
Do you express your pain through art? How do you do it? [more inside]
I liked capoeira a lot, but my wrists did not. Are there any other martial dances? Or schools that take a martial art like tai chi but do something dance-y with it?
I have some hand drawn portraits by my late Grandfather, they were drawn on thin paper before he went to the Southern Pacific during WWII. I would like to make sure other people in the family have copies. What is the best way in Seattle to make copies?
Looking for an artist previously featured in the magazine Hi Fructose...or I'm mistaken and I saw it in a tattoo magazine like Inked. [more inside]
I've been asked to put together a longish reading list for a BA Art/Literature module, and I'd love some ideas for texts outside my current knowledge. The list should cover a series of genres and contexts, with writing from, and about, the history and theory of art, journalism, academia, design, architecture and film. Writing on design and architecture are particularly outside my knowledge. What innovative and critically significant writings can you recommend across any of these subject areas? [more inside]
I bought a print of a painting I love in the only format available: A full bleed art show poster on glossy 11"x17" bond. The painting reproduction is approximately the top half of the poster, say 10"x8". I can clearly see the grain of the canvas in the print, and it is entirely possible that the original painting is not much larger than the reprint. So my question is, is it feasible to have this print blown up to twice or thrice it's size without sacrificing quality? [more inside]
Looking for an artist that would go into natural environments (e.g. a stream) and organize objects there (e.g. rocks in the stream). by some salient characteristic (color, size). I think I'm making up the stream example, but they were objects that would never end up ordered through any natural process.
I'm looking for a large (ideally poster-sized, portrait orientation, and taken during daylight) print of artist Florentijn Hofman's rubber duck. [more inside]
What's the best app or website for learning about and seeing lots of museum art? [more inside]
What can I read/watch/do to learn more about Performance Art? [more inside]
Need help buying or building a real loom. Ideas? [more inside]
What are the most interesting documentary films about the history of video games? I am especially interested in anything that discusses the history of game graphics.
What's the easiest, cheapest way to barcode thousands upon thousands of world-heritage-level works of art before they go into storage? [more inside]