Post #1004 • May 18, 2007, 7:13 PM • 36 Comments
Over the last few weeks I've been contacted via email by two scam artists. ...The smart part is they're targeting independent artists who, on average, aren't the most business savvy group around and they only seem to be after your higher priced paintings. (Drawn)
The 18th-century painter and calligrapher Ike Taiga was something like the Pablo Picasso of Japan. The comparison, while superficial, is hard to resist as you wade into the dazzling, almost daunting retrospective of Taiga's work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and begin to absorb the many sides of his achievement.
Improve your photography with classical art. Could work. (Andrew)
George Bethea used an actual paintbrush on his abstract Day-Glo whirls - though there's also plenty of glitter, sand, and chunky goo in the mix, all serving to create hypnotic forms that practically cry out to be touched. (Brett)
Bank of America is putting on a Museums On Us promotion. (Necee)
Researchers found that the brains of older East Asian people respond less strongly to changes in the foreground of images than those of their Western counterparts. They suggest this difference is due to an increased emphasis on the background, or context, of images in some Asian cultures. (AJ)