Alfred Cheney Johnston was born on April 8, 1885 in New York to a wealthy family who had connections with New York’s upper class. In 1903, Johnston attended The Art Students League of New York but transferred to the National Academy of Design in New York in 1904 where he studied illustration and experimented with […]
From PBS Off Book: LEGO blocks are one of the most beloved toys in the world, playing a role in many a person’s childhood. But for some creators, LEGO has evolved from toy to art form.
1. Macro Photography is photography that is 1x magnification(1:1) or greater. For example, an insect that is 1/2 an inch when photographed on film at “life size” , it will take up 1/2 an inch on a piece of 35mm film. Macro photography allows us to experience what we would normally fail to notice with […]
Born in 1985 in Shanxi Province, China, photographer Liu Di graduated from the Professional Photography Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2009. In 2010, the young artist won the Lacoste Elysee Prize for his series called “Animal Regulations”. Liu’s images are composed of over-sized animals set in suburban settings like […]
1. Nocturne painting depicts scenes evocative of night or subjects as they appear in a veil of light, in twilight, or in the absence of direct light. Nocturnes usually include landscapes and the technique has been employed by artists from the Baroque period of the early 17th century to the present. Artists use various methods […]
Art is love.
“Sylvia Ji was born in 1982 in San Francisco to artistic parents. Ji’s interest in art was implanted at a very young age when she would look through her mother’s sketchbooks and watch her father paint. In her art, she explores themes of beauty, sexual provocation, and social notions of femininity juxtaposed against the dystopian […]
Another member of the Mercurocrom Collective, Eroné lives in Lille, France. Eroné studied art at the St. Luc Institute in Belgium and is currently working on screen printing, and studying engraving and pyrography. Eroné shares a studio in Lille with fellow Mercurocrom artists Amose, Sfer, Nada, and Spyre. To see more of Eroné’s work, visit […]
Your Monday Mixx – on Tuesday!! Enjoy!
I’m really looking forward to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” movie that is coming out in early 2010. The images in today’s post are by award-winning conceptual artist and illustrator Michael Kutsche. Based in Berlin, Germany, Kutsche has worked for the visual effects industry since 1998. His experiences reach from art directing and animating commercials […]
Born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, Joan Miró Ferra was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and decorative artist and a key figure in the history of abstract art. Miró studied business at the Escuela de Comercio and art at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de la Lonja in Barcelona from 1907 to 1910. […]