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Visual Arts | Visual Arts

How Rejection Will Make You a Better Artist

Trying to sell your art frequently comes with a lot of rejection. Yet, persistence and lessons learned can lead you down the road to success. Here's why.

Music | Music

The Punch Line (Full Album) -- Minutemen

The Punch Line (1981) is the first full length album from The Minutemen. The tracklisting is as follows: 1. Search -- 0:51 (Hurley, Watt) 2. Tension -- 1:18 ...

Miscellaneous | Stuff I Like

The Art of Space Art

A history of the thriving subgenre of imagining what the surfaces of other planets look like.

Visual Arts | Art

10 Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers In Museums And Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes | Bored Panda

Do you find classic art a bit hard to relate to? So do we, but that could easily change with a find like the one these guys stumbled upon when they uncovered

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Watch an Artist Build a Secret Studio Beneath an Overpass | Mental Floss

Artists can be very particular about the spaces where they choose to do their work. Furniture designer Fernando Abellanas’s desk may not boast the quietest or most convenient location on Earth, but it definitely wins points for seclusion.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

A Century's Worth of Important Art History Is Going Online

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute plans to digitize its extensive collection of art history materials in the coming years.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Hong Kong Hustle best blog in HK | Hong Kong Hustle

Hong Kong Hustle - the best blog about music, fashion, nightlife, art, film, culture and cool in HK. Your guide to the city!

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Jaded In Chicago

Originally a printed zine from 1998 – 2004, Jaded In Chicago has returned exclusively online. Our goal is to provide coverage of Chicago’s expansive independent

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Classic San Diego Tiki - ClassicSanDiego.com

Polynesian-themed restaurants and tiki bars from the San Diego area’s past and present. How many of theses classic San Diego tiki joints do you know?

Visual Arts | Photography

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information... and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, it'

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

We Had a Teen Interview High Schoolers About Their Music Tastes

The biggest takeaway is that trap music can help with your homework.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

14 Abstract Painters to Follow on Instagram – Design*Sponge

Lately I’ve found myself drawn to abstract art, as it feels like such a boundless territory. The painter Arshile Gorky once said “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.”

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Step-by-Step Tutorial: Painting Abstracts From a Photo

Learn how to paint abstracts using a reference photograph as a starting point and source of inspiration with this tutorial.

Visual Arts | Photography

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect in th

Visual Arts | Photography

How to Make the Jump from Amateur to Professional Photographer

What makes a pro photographer a pro? How do you do it? Do you just wake up one day and the photo gods anoint you a pro? Do you have to pass the pro photogr

Music | Music

Conversation With A Legend: The Who's Pete Townshend On Art, Festivals And More

Who guitarist Pete Townshend is bringing a classical version of Quadrophenia to the U.S. in September. To mark the occasion he talked about everything from Tommy and Desert Trip to the early days of rock in this exceptional interview.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Yayoi Kusama’s Art for the Instagram Age - The Atlantic

Is Yayoi Kusama’s new participatory-art exhibit about seeking profound experiences—or posting selfies?

Sports | Cycling

Cycling, Cameras, and Cats with Sandy Carson

Sandy Carson was our first team rider back in January of 2012. "Team Rider" is a term we use very loosely at Fairdale. We don't expect our riders to win race...

History | History

Look Inside the Sketchbook of a World War II Soldier

After serving in the Army, Victor Lundy went on to become a successful architect.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Hilma af Klint: a painter possessed

Was Hilma af Klint Europe’s first abstract artist? As an exhibition of her extraordinary, occult-inspired works opens in London, we travel to Stockholm to find out…

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Art that grows backwards: The abstract paintings of Erica Beck | Creative Boom

Having spent 12 years dependent upon technology, graphic designer [Erica Beck](www.eboriginalart.com) began to crave art that was meant to be cherishe...

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Explore these key elements to abstract art success

Whether you do abstract art, non-objective, or even realistic, you'll find at least one, if not more, of these 6 basic elements at work.

Visual Arts | Art

How graffiti became a global art movement | Dazed

The underground networks of young people that sparked a worldwide phenomenon by writing their names and street numbers all over New York and Philadelphia

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Black Flag documentary on artist Raymond Pettibond

Documentary which largely focuses on the artwork side of Black Flag. Interviews with Keith, Chuck, Henry, Raymond and for some reason Flea. If you're into fl...

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92 Years of New Yorker Covers Visualized by Color | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

This incredible artist can paint songs using colors she sees in her head due to a neurological quirk - News - Alternative Press

Human beings are remarkable in so many different ways. Melissa McCracken, for instance, is a synesthetic artist, and you've got to see her beautiful creations.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

These Brilliant Billboards Complete the Views They Block

An artist is nudging travellers in the Coachella Valley to refocus on their surroundings

Visual Arts | Photography

Take up film photography in the digital age

Digital cameras may be easier to use, but many hobbyists still enjoy taking photos on film. Find out how, and why, you might want to try shooting on film.

Music | Music

David Byrne's New Doc 'Contemporary Color' Shows Off 'Art Sport' And Indie Stars

The newly released trailer teases a film where dance troupes from across the country pair with some of independent music's biggest stars on a (big) Brooklyn stage.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

There’s a Cadmium-Free Paint Alternative for Artists Now

Artists will now be able to choose a more eco-friendly and health conscious paint option for yellows, reds, and oranges.

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San Diego's Art Scene Can't Stop Asking Itself: 'What's Wrong With Me?' - Voice of San Diego

For years, folks have been organizing panels and discussions on why San Diego doesn't have a more vibrant arts scene. Here are 10 points that continually resurface in the arts world's neverending soul-searching quest.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Alternative Painting Techniques Artists Love

These painting techniques have helped to redefine the face of art’s story and have helped to create the amazing arena which is present contemporary art

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The art of the album cover: New book features more than 500 examples, from Patti Smith to Kanye West

"Art Record Covers" traces album cover collaborations between visual artists and musicians from the last six decades.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

2017 SXSW Art Program Installations Announced

Announcing the inaugural SXSW Art Program, which includes a curated lineup of five installations. Learn more about this year's lineup...

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty | Art and design | The Guardian

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he wasn’t even remembered when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed the world his calm, unpretentious genius

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

20 Pieces of Ballpoint Pen Art and Photorealistic Portraits

Explore over 20 examples of astounding photorealistic portraits that are examples of incredible ballpoint pen art from masters of pen drawing.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The 10 Technologies That Defined Art This Year - artnwet News

Looking back at the year in art, we recall the technologies, both new and old, that have defined the look and feel of art in 2016.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

We must rescue Van Gogh from becoming a pop culture cliche | Art and design | The Guardian

Loving Vincent is a corny new biopic made from 62,450 hack oil paintings in Van Gogh’s style – and is an insult to the human struggle in his original works

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Best Restaurants To Visit With Incredible Art And Decor | Domino

Discover how to syndicate a love for visual art and fine dining with these restaurants worth visiting for visual art and decor alone. Dine under the best masterpieces in New York City and Los Angeles. For more, head to Domino.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

BBC - Culture - The moment that changed Picasso

A short trip to an ancient village was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked. Alastair Sooke finds out more.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

15 Things You Might Not Know About Monet's 'Water Lilies' | Mental Floss

Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies' is beloved around the world, a radiant example of French Impressionism and the glory found in nature. But their path from the artist’s yard to museum walls was one paved with obstacles, perfectionism—and a lot of gardenin

Sports | Cycling

2016 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships / Artistic Cycling - Day 3

The best Artistic cycling moments from Day 3 at the 2016 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. More at http://www.uci.ch/indoor-cycli...

Music | Music

F U PAY US -F*CK AN ELECTION DAY PUNK PARTY

Live at Human Resources, Los Angeles. Videography by Deadly Beautiful Art Lead Vocalist-Jasmine Nyende Bass-Ayotunde Osareme Electric Guitar-The Uhuruverse D...

Music | Music

Bob Dylan Pens Rare Essay, Offers Virtual Tour of Painting Exhibition | Pitchfork

Bob Dylan’s paintings of American landscapes are being exhibited in London’s Halcyon Gallery. The show is called “The Beaten Path,” and Dylan has written an introduction to the exhibition in a rare essay published by Vanity Fair.

Visual Arts | Photography

15 Pics That Show Photography Is The Biggest Lie Ever | Bored Panda

The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I'm not just talking about the

Visual Arts | Photography

5 Tips to Capture Lightning | Sony | Alpha Universe

Don Smith's top tips for shooting daytime lighting...how to get the shot & keep safe!

Miscellaneous | Stuff

Getty Images says photographer suing it for $1 billion gave up her right to complain

A photographer who put thousands of pictures in the public domain gave up her right to complain when others sell them, photo agencies and affiliated companies say in court papers.

Food & Drink | Coffee

Episode 15 - Laurie - Spoke Bicycle Cafe

Laurie is a forward thinker and entrepreneur that has harnessed her optimism into creating a haven on the bank of the Los Angeles River known as Spoke Bicycl...

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Clint Eastwood said what? The limits of reading politics in art

Despite having one of the longest and most distinguished careers of anyone in Hollywood (especially if you consider both his acting and directing gigs), Clint Eastwood has lately been discussed for two things that have nothing to do with movies. One is hi

Visual Arts | Photography

10 Tips For Photographing Your Children

You don't have to be a professional to be photographing high-quality images of your favorite subjects.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Artists pay tribute to 50 years of Star Trek

Star Trek 50 Artists 50 Years celebrates the rich history of the sci-fi series. Check out some of the funny, colourful and stunning pieces in the exhibition.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

9 Only in LA Things You Gotta See to Believe

Chicken boys and giant clown ballerinas can only be found in the City of Angels. See what other local silly sights delight young explorers.

Music | Music

Weekly Music Roundup: Bowie's Record Player and Alan Vega RIP - Soundcheck - WNYC

This week, a peek at David Bowie’s art collection, Brazilian dance music from Mexico, and a tribute to the late ...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists discovered a new shade of blue and it’s totally gorgeous

Sometimes, the best things happen by pure accident. Such is the case with a brand new gorgeous shade of blue, which Oregon…

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Abstract #10, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

Another style of abstract. It's like early Pollock decided to paint stained glass. Or something like that. I like it. In person, it's clear that the texture is a big part of this painting.

Visual Arts | Photography

Autry’s 'Revolutionary Vision' mavericks took old school photos of nature and the West

84 years ago, as small cameras were revolutionizing photography, American photographers like Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham took a backward step.

Visual Arts | Art

Exercise #1: Impressionism, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

This is an exercise in Impressionism inspired by another painting. I've always liked this style and wanted to see what I could do with it. I will be doing more-hopefully a lot more.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Art makes Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk art world

Art, Hermosa Beach, newsletter - Hermosa Beach will become a beacon to the punk world, Leadership Hermosa boardmember Jani Lange predicted on the unveiling of artist Daniel Inez utility box tribute to Hermosa's punk bands.

Sports | Cycling

Calleti X Kille - Artist Edition Road Race Special

On February 27, 2016 this Caletti x Kille collaboration was awarded the Best Finish award at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle show. This custom steel, Road Race…

Visual Arts | Photography

How Photography Can Transform Social Justice In America | Co.Design | business + design

Harvard professor Sarah Lewis talks to Co.Design about the transformative power images have for social justice.

Visual Arts | Art

Cityscape #6, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

My newest painting. I am still trying to perfect that mid-century painting look.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Abstract #9, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

A friend described this as "George Jetson meets Warhol." Hopefully it's more Warhol than Jetson - mid-century without a lot of the cliches that go along with modern mid-century style art.

Visual Arts | Photography

This is What Different Light Modifiers Do for Studio Portraits

Starting out in studio portraiture and not sure what light modifier to choose to achieve the photo you want? In the post, we'll take a look at the differen

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Abstract #8, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

I am working on another painting right now that requires more detailed work. A few nights ago, I wasn't in the mood for that. So I did this instead!

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Here Is The Memory Trick Backed By Science

A technique that everyone can benefit from, whatever their artistic talent.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Cityscape #7, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

I am not sure how I feel about this one. I tried the white outlines as an experiment. I probably won't do that again. In person, the green background is very deep and has some interesting texture. This is one of those paintings that I am happy to be done with because it made me really excited to start the next one!

Music | Music

10 Surprising Facts About Prince | Mental Floss

While most people know about the singer’s infamous name change, here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

Home Improvement | In the Garden

Tiny Tree Houses for Houseplants - Adorable Mini Houseplant Tree Houses

There's something about mini things that make our hearts burst with happiness. We've never laid eyes on a Barbie's Dreamhouse furnishing that doesn't make us feel like a little kid (they're just so darn cute!)

Sports | Cycling

Erykah Badu and the Black Bikes Matter movement!

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Where to Find the World's Most Iconic Pieces of Art | Mental Floss

While traveling the world, the most spectacular sightseeing opportunities are sometimes indoors. Next time you’re touring Europe, visiting Chicago, or passing through New York, take some time off from touring famous monuments to duck into an art museum.

Visual Arts | Art

Analysis Reveals Lost Colors in Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom'

A version of Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1888-1889) currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago looks a little different from the painting we're all familiar with. Instead of powder blue walls and a greenish-brown floor, the room has been updated with lavender walls and a red floor. This is no mistake. According to new forensic analysis reported by Science News, these were the shades originally chosen by van Gogh himself.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #7, Acrylic on Canvas

Technically, this is a "quadriptych," but calling this"Quadriptych #1 seemed WAY too pretentious.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Downtown L.A.'s hot art scene? It was just as happening in the '70s - LA Times

Jean Milant could have headed west when he moved his gallery and print shop from a Hollywood storefront. Instead, he decided to go east, away from the art world establishment, to set up his Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions , the esteemed artist prints

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The Top 10 Secrets of the Whitney Museum in NYC

The many secrets of The Whitney Museum, famous for its newest location in NYC’s Meatpacking. The history of the Whitney goes back to the end of the 1920s.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

These creepy photos of American cities without people make them almost unrecognizable

For over 40 years, photographer William W. Fuller has traveled to cities all over America capturing them in a classic film noir style.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

A former member of Black Flag has won an Oscar

Kira Roessler wins for Best Sound Editing.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #6, Acrylic on Canvas

I went a little more subtle with the color this time.

Entertainment | Mad Men

See How 'The Apartment' Influenced 'Mad Men'

These beloved pop culture icons have more in common than you realize.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #5, Acrylic on Canvas

So this one is interesting. I didn't think it was finished. But someone whose opinion I really respect told me not to touch it because "it is done." So it's done.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

How Punk Rock Infected Every Form of Art | NOISEY

The four-letter word has impressed itself across all of creativity, despite its excess use since the days of the Dolls and the Pistols.

Visual Arts | Photography

Photographer uses food to create amazing scenes - Business Insider

If only snow was actually powdered sugar.

Travel | Travel

You can rent this Vincent van Gogh-inspired Airbnb for just $10 a night | The Verge

In order to publicize an upcoming exhibition on the domestic spaces painted by Vincent van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of van Gogh's most famous paintings — The Bedroom —...

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

The FER YOUZ Archives: The Lost Photos Of LA’s Hardcore Scene...Have Been Unearthed -

One of the biggest influences in my life was this wild hardcore kid that was around 6 years older than me and played in the band America’s Hardcore. I remember

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Unearthing lost images from LA’s hardcore scene

Peep a selection from thousands of images that have spent 30 years holed up in a garage

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Miniature Cityscape #1, Acrylic on Canvas

This painting is small: 4" x 12", hence the "miniature" in my title. It's not a typical painting experience, and therefore not a typical painting (at least for me).

Visual Arts | Photography

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting - Telegraph

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas

Science & Technology | Privacy and Security

Oscar-Winning Documentarian Laura Poitras Is Emerging—Carefully—Into the Spotlight

With a new solo art exhibition about mass surveillance, and a film about Julian Assange in the works, filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras is emerging, ever so carefully, into the spotlight.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Eclectic Revisited: Preserving Venice's Architectural Context | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

The Los Angeles Conservancy leads tours of Venice's more eclectic buildings to advocate for the preservation of historic L.A. structures.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

The Art Institute will display Van Gogh's bedroom paintings next month

Vincent Van Gogh, arguably the most well-known post-Impressionist painter in the world, will have three versions of his painting The Bedroom exhibited...

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #4, Acrylic on Canvas

My newest painting. I am trying more and more to do the mid-century abstract thing.

Visual Arts | Art

Why Big Auction Houses Want In On The Growing Outsider Art Craze

"I want this to be a part of the art world that people just can’t ignore."

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

An Art Show Explores How Jackson Pollock Learned To Drip

MoMA's survey exhibition features large-scale paintings alongside his lesser-known lithographs and drawings.

Visual Arts | Art

Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable - The Washington Post

How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs nearly as well as humans.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Stunning Rare Photographs of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Marlene Dietrich from Hollywood’s Kodachrome Era | Vanit

The vivid coloring of Kodachrome images casts Hollywood's golden age in the perfect light.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

2015 Tiki Gift Guide for the Holidays - $20 and Under

Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's full speed ahead to the holidays. In this annual gift guide, I like to spotlight a few fun tiki finds from the last year or so. They're fairly easy on the pocket...

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Best of Chicago 2015 | Chicago Reader

Critics' Picks and readers' poll vote winners in Chicago Arts & Culture, Food & Drink, City Life, Music & Nightlife, and Goods & Services

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Does ‘American Art’ Exist Anymore?

Every other year since 1895, the Venice Biennale has served as an international stage for some of the most interesting, daring artists working today. You might expect the Biennale to be a place where signs of nationalism abound in some form or another: After all, artists undergo a rigorous selection process by their respective countries before they’re sent to essentially compete against their foreign counterparts. (A jury awards a gold medal, the Golden Lion, to the best artist at the fair.)

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Carpè Diem...

Crack of dawn Break of dawn Bread and brawn Can I have coffee with that? Books and bookmarks Books' birthmarks Page's trademark I love my pages marked. Draws the curtains Day uncertain Let's make t...

Entertainment | Entertain Me

The 19 Most Stunning Movie Covers By the Criterion Collection

In honor of Criterion's 30th anniversary, Indiewire has singled out their most incredible cover designs.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

First look inside LACMA's Rain Room: an indoor storm where you won't get wet...honest - LA Times

On Sunday, the rains will arrive — slicing the air in great, silvery sheets, hitting the ground with a splash and a deafening whoosh .

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Today, We Lost a Great Japanese Illustrator 

Respected artist Noriyoshi Ohrai died earlier today, reports the Japanese media. You might not know his name, but you should know his work.

Visual Arts | Photography

Winners of the 2015 Urban Photography Competition Shine a Light on Diverse Urban Life Around the World - My Modern Met

The 2015 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Competition recently released their selection of winning and honourably mentioned images that celebrate the diver…

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish

If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Because even with these most minute of materials, the night sky still swirls with a palpable momentum of wind, fog and moonlight.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #3, Acrylic on Canvas

Acrylic on Canvas, with a heavy emphasis on spatial relationships, colors and textures. Or...insert whatever artsy jargon you like.

History | Chicago History

Letter of Recommendation: The Thorne Miniature Rooms in Chicago

Model rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago can make an adult feel like a child again.

News | News

Banner calls on Sooners to return Nazi-looted art | The Times of Israel

University of Oklahoma president says sign inappropriate amidst legal proceedings over painting believed stolen from Jewish owner

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Cityscape #5, Acrylic on Canvas

I want to keep doing cityscapes until I can get that mid-century vibe to them (not that I will stop at that point, but that is why I am painting so many right now). I think that I am getting closer. It needs to look like it stepped out of 1963! In general, I have an affinity for that kind of stuff. I also like that these kind of paintings set up a whole world that, for me at least, can encourage your imagination. By the way, this painting is much smaller than the others. It's actually fairly small in real life. But hey man, so was is the Mona Lisa.

Entertainment | Film

Reality-Bending Timelapses of Cities in Tilt-Shift | Mental Floss

Spoonfilm's series "Little Big World" makes cities look like adorable dollhouse worlds.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

The Enduring Appeal of Stealing Tiki Mugs

Tiki has always been about fantasy, but some drinkers go as far as taking home a souvenir from their boozy staycation inside a tiki bar.

Visual Arts | Photography

This is the Story of the Long Path to Colour in Photographs | Light Stalking

Colour, we take it for granted. We see in it and our digital sensors are capable of capturing millions of variations of it. Of course it has not always been that way. In fact, for the great majority of photographic history, most images were shot in black

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #2, Acrylic on Canvas

I know that abstract art isn't everyone's thing. And I also get the temptation to say that an artist must be able to paint realistically from life before he/she can legitimately paint abstract art. I don't buy that. This painting also started out life as a mountain, lake, outdoors kind of thing. At least in this case, it wasn't what I wanted to do.

Visual Arts | Photography

The Decline of Analog Photography Seen Through Pictures

The decline of analog photography is an undeniable topic these days. Luckily, Canadian photographer Robert Burley has taken action to capture some of the last remaining spaces that represent yesterday's photography. The Disappearance of Darkness: Pho

Entertainment | Art

Rick Griffin, The Simplest but Happiest of Lifestyles. Bluff Cove, Running Away from Home

The Simplest but Happiest of Lifestyles By the summer of 1959 I had gotten Rick Griffin good enough at surfing to bring him from the sandy beaches to the fam...

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm Paintings: Ship #1, Acrylic on Canvas

I am not thrilled with this one. But, it's my first time painting a ship and I am going to post all of my finished paintings, good or bad, on this blog. I have learned that I am not the best judge of my own work.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Gustave Caillebotte's role in Impressionist history illuminated in 'Painter's Eye' - LA Times

In the late 19th century, everyone looked on Gustave Caillebotte as a leading painter of the Impressionists. He took part in five of the eight exhibitions that the Impressionists mounted. In fact, he organized and helped finance several of the shows. One

Humor | Humor

Working Artist Has Developed Thick Skin For Sound Career Advice - The Onion - America's Finest News Source

RICHMOND, VA—Refusing to let constructive, practical advice get him down, painter-sculptor Marcus Chilton told reporters Wednesday that he has developed pretty thick skin for the countless pieces of sound career guidance that friends and family have attempted to give him over the last five years.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm Paintings: Cityscape #4, Acrylic on Canvas

It took me two years, but I finally painted a new one. I hope you enjoy it.

Visual Arts | Photography

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

A lot of film people have deep connections to Super 8 cameras, once the medium of choice for everyone from film school students to porn directors. But it's

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

These 25 Stunning Reflection Photos Will Turn Your World Upside Down

Reflection photography is a challenging and special sort of photography that requires a good grasp of angles and perspective and an ever-vigilant artist's eye. These 25 photos are just a few examples of the amazing reflection photos that can be taken if y

Visual Arts | Photography

1913 color photos reveal vivid reds like you've never seen

Early Autochrome portraits portray a young woman in a surreal dreamland, cloaked in a striking red cape.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Aerial photographs capture the stunning beauty of Los Angeles at 10,000 feet

Vincent Laforet has flown all around the United States capturing stunning aerial images above New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. His most recent and largest photo series to date is a breathtaking view of Los Angeles' sprawling metropolis. The second largest city in the U.S. revealed its winding streets and hillside to Laforet as he flew at an altitude of over 10,000 feet by helicopter snapping the endless landscape.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Julia Morgan: The Woman Behind the Hearst Castle

The Hearst Castle is famous, but for many people the architect remains nameless. Behind the scenes of this iconic mansion is Julia Morgan, California's first licensed female architect.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols

A major private contemporary art collection with a value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, in what the museum is calling the largest gift of art in its history

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

L.A. ON LP: The Search for Locations on Classic Album Covers

Oliver Wang explores the different locations and time eras that are captured in the LP art of L.A.

Entertainment | Mad Men

"Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner's Reassuring Life Advice For Struggling Artists | Fast Company | Business + I

In Getting There: A Book of Mentors, the lauded creator candidly reveals his years of struggleand his eventual path to success.

Music | Music

Hand-painted portraits of famous musicians, on vinyl records - Boing Boing

Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is hand-painted portraiture of musicians on vinyl records. Here's how it's done!

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Buy the San Clemente Estate Where Richard Nixon Orchestrated War and Spied on Surfer Magazine’s Founding Father.

In 1969, Richard M. Nixon ruined the party for Surfer magazine founder John Severson by setting up his

Visual Arts | Photography

Pro Photographers vs Non-Pro Photographers | Bob Mackowski

Have a hard time distinguishing the difference between professional images and non-professional snapshots? Please allow me a moment or two to show some specific differences and get into why you need a pro photographer for your wedding. Thanks to ...