Post #835 • July 21, 2006, 9:51 AM • 12 Comments
"I view illustration and design as equal partners in the creative process. The tutorials on this site are geared to equip the creative in their pursuit of artistic excellence." Von. R. Glitschka, at illustrationclass.com. (Drawn)
"The Eyebeam OpenLab is seeking a new round of R&D Fellows to work on experimental creative technology projects. We want artists, hackers, designers, craftsters, and engineers to come to Eyebeam for a year to develop pioneering work in the public domain." (Kottke)
"In 1956, Maurits Cornelis Escher completed a drawing called 'Print Gallery'. The drawing depicts a young man looking at a print in a gallery that is deformed almost beyond recognition. There is an enigmatic white area in the center of the image. In 2003, a group of mathematicians at Leiden University, led by Prof. Hendrik Lenstra succeeded in unraveling the mathematical structure of the image. Once this structure was known, they could 'complete' the image by filling in the famous white spot with the help of a computer algorithm." (Digg)
"Mainstream media refuses to treat the arts with the same depth and passion as they do politics and sports. Why? It is partly because editors confuse support for the arts with marketing. At its rare best, personality-fixated features provide information. Most of the time, however, celebrity-driven puffery and lightly disguised publicity releases encourage the downward spiral in writing about the arts." Bill Marx, in his swan song at WBUR, which is replacing him with an arts reporter "to bring the station's website and overall arts coverage more in line with the station's mission," as the Globe reported. I've been trying to write something about this all week, and haven't come to any profound conclusions except that to the extent that Artblog.net has more or less officially aligned itself with art commentary rather than art world commentary (except when I don't get out, like this week), it is either serving an increasingly unmet need, or once again finding itself on the wrong side of history. (New tagline: "Artblog.net - Proudly on the wrong side of history since 2003.") (Assist from MK)
The art of Dennis Hwang, famous around the world.
Department of Skills: Paul Simon, whose latest album, a collaboration with Brian Eno, has been in constant rotation chez Artblog.net for the past several days.