The mixed media artworks of Liz Brizzi

Monday, 28 July, 2014

Artwork by Liz Brizzi

Los Angeles based artist Liz Brizzi creates a captivating range of mixed media works.

Via Design is Kinky.

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This is art work worth far more than the canvas it is painted on

Monday, 17 September, 2012

 by Jacqueline Lou Skaggs

If paint can be made to adhere to it, artists are pretty much happy to use whatever surfaces they can as canvases for their art works, and US artist Jacqueline L. Skaggs, who uses United States one-cent coins, or pennies, for this reason, is no exception.

Via My Modern Met.

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Fake it until you make it, even if you never actually make it

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

Success as an artist, in terms of making a living anyway, is something that few people will experience. Still, there’s nothing to stop you at least acting the part:

Staying put saves them lots of unhappiness. The hack’s life is fairly easy. Your work just has to be good enough. You don’t have to put your soul into it and aim for perfection. You know how to do the job, you hand it in and they pay you. I know a film director who made commercials. Occasionally, he talked to film executives about making a movie, but he said he’d only do it if they gave him total creative control. Of course, they never did. So he kept making commercials, got rich, grew old and never found out whether he could make a good movie. He even posed as an artist who refused to sell out to Hollywood. It’s a good life. Art is harder.

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A guide to correctly pronouncing the names of well known artists

Tuesday, 4 September, 2012

You probably won’t find every last artist you know of included, but this guide to correctly pronouncing the names of many well known artists could still prove invaluable.

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The history of art history images illustrated

Friday, 29 June, 2012

The Art Browser is especially for anyone with an interest in art history, allowing them to look up works produced by individual artists, or those belonging to specific art movements.

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There’s an to art to stealing like a writer

Monday, 18 June, 2012

Steal Like a Writer by Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon who last year offered us advice on how to Steal Like An Artist, has now devised a similar list of ideas for writers.

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Artists and their final artworks

Thursday, 3 May, 2012

No title, by Felix Gonzalez-Torres

End Piece is a collection of the final artworks created by well known artists before their death, such as the above piece by late Cuban artist Félix González-Torres.

Possibly a morbid interest, but it’s something I look out for at exhibitions – the Picasso show at AGNSW being a recent example – of the work of artists who are no longer with us.

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Scenes from the canvas face, this is where artists work

Wednesday, 11 April, 2012

Most of the artists you meet will probably tell you they work in a studio, which seems reasonable, but have you ever given much thought as to what exactly constitutes a studio?

A look through Baltimore based photographer Matthew Yake’s In the Studio project leaves me with the thought that an artist’s studio isn’t necessarily a dedicated working space, but rather any space, be that the dining room table, where art is created.

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Less is more, limited options expand output, says David Hockney

Monday, 13 February, 2012

British artist David Hockney, once passed up an opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso – he didn’t want to “waste” the Spaniard’s time – despite an obvious regard for his work:

Limitations are really good for you. They are a stimulant. If you were told to make a drawing of a tulip using five lines, or one using a hundred, you’d be more inventive with the five. After all, drawing in itself is always a limitation. It’s black and white, or line or not line, charcoal, pencil, pen. You might have a bit of colour – but if you can use only three colours, you’ve got to make them look whatever colour you want. What did Picasso say? “If you haven’t got any red, use blue.” Make blue look like red.

Just on the subject of Picasso, an exhibition of his work is on at Art Gallery of New South Wales, in Sydney, until Sunday, 25 March, 2011.

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Remixing Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” for the interactive generation

Monday, 13 February, 2012

Re-imagining Vincent Van Gogh’s 1889 painting, Starry Night, as a moving image.

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