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]
If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
Your favourite websites for staying current with art, design, and culture? [more inside]
What are the best books and websites about modern and contemporary art, from 1850 to today? I want to find materials that could totally change how I think about modern art, world-wide.
How can I improve my art awareness (i.e paintings, sculpture, crafts, etc.)? [more inside]
How can I put together an amazing portfolio for potential employers, as an advertising student? (I have the content, but need to decide what to put in the portfolio...and more importantly decide what to house my portfolio in!) [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an excellent art theory and modern criticism site? [more inside]
Is there a Flickr for culture and the arts? What about a Wikipedia? [more inside]
This is a long shot: I'm looking for a digital illustrator's portfolio website that I saw previewed on a portal a while ago. His/Her work was soft edged, used lots of color and almost watercolor-type brushes (digital). The site was done in flash and had amazing "watery ripple" transitions in between sections, almost like a dream sequence on tv shows. I also remember you could pickup a mock brush and play with it as well.
I am looking for either books or online resources for Bayeux Tapestry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry - style illustrations (or any other book/site that depicts depict medieval life.) So far, the illustrations on the web are of relatively small size or poor quality.