Posts tagged "art"

I Want To Go To There: Van Gogh-Inspired Bike Path Lights Up Dutch Town

Artist Daan Roosegaarde paid the ultimate tribute to Vincent Van Gogh by installing a glowing bike path inspired by his “Starry Night” painting. The path sits in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, near Van Gogh’s former home. The area’s scenery served as inspiration for many Van Gogh’s works, and in turn, Roosegaarde’s creation will inspire it…

By: Claire Hannum / November 18, 2014

Watch These Magic Paintings Come To Life Before Your Eyes

Artist Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic films his painting process step-by-step to create “living paintings,” in which viewers can watch his art magically come together on the page without ever seeing his brushes or hands. “It’s a painting in process, it’s a work of film, it’s an actual tactile painting,” he told CNN. Mestrovic uses high resolution cameras to…

By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014

Best Etsy Artist Ever Repurposes Thrift Store Art With Geeky Pop Culture References

Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I’m happy to contribute to that, because…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

Disney Characters Dressed Up As Pop Stars Makes Me Smile

Most Disney fairytales take place in a land far, far away, where fame doesn’t exist, Twitter is just a noise birds make and Lady Gaga is some royal who lives in a high castle beyond the hills. But thanks to DeviantArt artist Isaiah Stevens, now we can imagine what it’s like for some of our…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 8, 2014

Artist Adds Her Image Into Her Mom’s Childhood Photos To Imagine Them As BFFs

Portland art director Danielle Delph questioned whether she’d have been friends with her mother if they’d grown up together and what that might have looked like, so she Photoshopped herself into pictures of her mom’s childhood. Her photo series If I Had Known My Mother Back Then depicts her and her mother hanging out as toddlers, teenager…

By: Claire Hannum / November 4, 2014

About Art And Art Selfies

I keep having to revise my position on art selfies. I don’t know. I still hate the fact that most museum patrons seem to be there to say that they were there, to have the pictures to prove it; that they’re not seeing the art, they’re seeing themselves with the art. At the same time,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

Want: This IDGAF Art For Charity

I love the versatility of the word fuck. Most people who know me have learned to embrace my potty mouth rather than scold me for it, which is probably why my coworker Sophie immediately thought of me when she saw this “I Don’t Give A Fuck” neon artwork which is currently being auctioned off for…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 3, 2014

Kate Godwin Is Sharing Her DNA For The Sake Of Art And I Love It

I have a Shelf of Oddities (yes, I capitalize it in my head) that contains a toy bust of a Black Barbie, a miniature black Frank Kozik Gipper Bust, a School House Rock soundtrack, a vintage Franc, a chunk of pyrite, a bag of semi-precious rocks (mostly also pyrite), a paper knife, the rubber-band detritu…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were not consensual. [Death and Taxes]
Brazilian employers are often racist and insulting toward their maids, according to a Twitter account which retweets such insult…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

This Vagina-Scent Holy Water Madonna Sculpture Exists Pretty Transparently For The Sake Of Press

File this one under “ Extremely Mixed Feelings”: Olfactory artist Peter de Cupere has a one-day exhibit happening in which a Madonna figure made of holy water and “vaginal smell” will melt and fill the gallery with “the scent of passion.” :-/
The vaginal smell is authentic and sourced from a variety of women,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

Kristen Stewart’s Happiness Is Contagious

I don’t know if it’s just a hormone thing, but the fact that Kristen Stewart is happy is making me really, really happy (ditto Renee Zellweger). In an interview with USA Today, Stewart said that she’s “really happy right now, overly happy,” after two straight years of work following The Great PattinStew Love Bermuda Triangle…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 23, 2014

Life Dream Status: You Can Go Camping On A New York City Rooftop

Artist Thomas Stevenson launched art project/pop-up campground Bivouac NY to allow city dwellers to spend the night in tents on secret New York City rooftops. The experience may not offer much in the way of forests or meadows, but there is a great big starry sky to gaze at when night falls and a pretty sweet…

By: Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

The Cast Of “Friends” Plays Dress-Up, And Now I Miss Them

It’s been a big month for “Friends” fans. First, the show celebrated its 20th Anniversary by creating a functioning Central Perk replica in New York City, and then Netflix announced they’ll be adding all 236 episodes to their repertoire. All hail October 2014!

While “Friends” frenzy has been in full swing, a talented…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 20, 2014

Christmas Tree Butt Plug In Paris Deflated By Vandals

See that thing above? Is it A) art, B) a Christmas tree, C) an enormous butt plug or D) all of the above? The answer is D! American Artist Paul McCarthy erected, heh, the sculpture, called “Tree,” in Paris last week, noting that he got the idea for it after noticing that a butt plug…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 2014

Fed Up Artist Turns Catcalls Into Needlepoints

It continues to blow my mind that men remain dismissive of women’s complaints about street harassment, insistent that they’re “only” giving compliments and flirting, as if it’s completely irrelevant how such “compliments” actually make women feel. Brooklyn-based artist Elana Adler — like many, many, many, many women – was also sick of being catcalled and decided…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2014

Coloring Is A Good De-Stressing Tool For Adults

Good news! Coloring is a dang good de-stressing tool for adults. Time to get some colored pencils and get to work!
Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala says that the benefits of coloring lie between focusing our attention on fine motor movements and on the logic of color-matching. So while it’s a great distraction from stressors,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 13, 2014

PornHub’s Times Square Billboard Has Vanished

PornHub’s extraordinarily inoffensive Times Square billboard has been taken down. [Jezebel]
Find out 14 new things about Margaret Atwood. [Buzzfeed]
Read about the scary gender and power dynamic of cabs. [Feministing]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 9, 2014

Artists Create Stunning Alternate “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Posters

I don’t know about you people, but I can’t wait for  tonight’s season premiere of “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Fresh off the heels of “AHS: Coven,” the folks at FX are bringing back one of the creepiest shows on TV, this time taking place under the big top at one very eerie, sure-to-be-scary freak…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 8, 2014

Photographer’s “Dream Series” Features A Rainbow Of Pastel-Colored Sheep

Photographer Gray Malin heard a story growing up of a Scottish shepherd who dyed his sheep’s whole so that he could see them better at night and protect them from being stolen. It never quite left his mind, and it became the inspiration for his “Dream Series,” a photography project in which he used non-toxic dye…

By: Claire Hannum / October 6, 2014

13 Adorable, Beautiful & Bizarre Designer Toys And Prints From Rotofugi With Which I Want To Decorate My Home

Yeah, I know, I know, I am a very bad minimalist. I collect things when I shouldn’t, just because they’re strange and they make me smile.

I was introduced to Chicago’s Rotofugi gallery and toy store shortly before I moved into the city and it quickly became an obsession. It’s like they just…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014
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