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The Whitewashing of “#WhitePeopleDoingYoga” – Mother Jones
The Whitewashing of “#WhitePeopleDoingYoga”
My artwork was about appropriation. San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum tried to appropriate it.

Chiraag Bhakta
yoga  Asian  Art  White  people  appropriation 
22 days ago by Quercki
Privately-Owned Public Open Space and Public Art | SF Planning
Privately-Owned Public Open Space and Public Art

Privately-owned public open spaces (POPOS) are publicly accessible spaces in forms of plazas, terraces, atriums, small parks, and even snippets which are provided and maintained by private developers.
SF  public  open_space  art  parks  map  todo 
march 2019 by Quercki
Naked in the Mountains 100 Years Ago, She Invented the Advanced Selfie
nne Brigman was turning up her selfie prowess about 100-years before the rest of us. For one, she was never the stoic, buttoned-up type, and felt more at home on a mountaintop than with a roof over her head. When Brigman stepped inside the lens of her camera, the result was a ‘selfie’ that looked like an Old Master’s painting come to life– and, might we add, with some serious ‘special effects’ long before Photoshop was available. She’d melt her body into the heart of a lightning-blasted pine tree, or twist like the limb of a cracked oak, all through the magic of photo manipulation before the digital age, when tricking the human eye was a feat of magic. Put yourself in the shoes of a human from 1907, and you can see why Brigman’s gauzy finishes, high contrast, and ethereal surroundings transformed her into a Pagan goddess amongst mortals…
photography  photos  art  women  nature  womenshistory 
march 2019 by Quercki
A Space of Their Own, a New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Overlooked Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries | Open Culture
fall of 2019, when A Space of Their Own, an illustrated online database of over 600 female artists working in the US and Europe between the 15th and 19th centuries, launches.

In preparation for their reintroduction, many of the works appearing on A Space of Their Own have undergone extensive restoration, courtesy of Jane Fortune's nonprofit Advancing Women Artists.
women  art 
february 2019 by Quercki
Evil Mad Scientist Valentines: 2019 Edition | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
2019 valentines

Today we are releasing our newest set of “Download and Print” cards for Valentine’s day. This is our seventh year, and seventh set of cards. The 2013 set had six equation-heavy cards, the 2014 set was a set of six symbol-heavy cards, and the 2015 set included love, hearts, and arrows. The 2016 set featured Pluto’s cold heart, and the perfect card for your robotic expression of love. In 2017 we featured atomic orbitals, exponential growth, and an epsilon delta declaration of love. The 2018 set featured normal force, stable equilibriums, and something about RPN calculators.

This year’s set features geometry, division by zero, batteries, a nod to quantum chromodynamics, and two very bad puns. (Sorry not sorry.)
Valentines  cards  holiday  art 
february 2019 by Quercki
New Deal Murals & Artwork
Curated collection of murals and selected artwork from New Deal period, TRAP program and other public art programs from 1930-1950 for reference

In the 19030s as part of the New Deal and TRAP (Treasury Relief Art Program), thousands of murals and works of artwork were created nationwide; such as COIT Tower locally. We have been involved in documenting and preserving them for several years.

I see not reason the City cannot organizing suitable fundings, perhaps with matching private funds from NGOs to support the creation of local public artworks.
murals  WPA  1930  New_Deal  art  photo 
december 2018 by Quercki
Living Paintings: 13 Caravaggio Works of Art Performed by Real-Life Actors | Open Culture
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the father of Baroque painting, shocked the upper class aesthetes of his day by drafting prostitutes and proletariats as models for his primarily Biblical subjects.

Ten years ago, under the direction of founder Ludovica Rambelli, eight members of the Italian company, Malatheatre, discovered first hand the insanely rigorous poses Caravaggio demanded of his models, creating 23 tableaux vivants inspired by the master’s oeuvre.

The company sought less to reproduce the paintings than the scene Caravaggio would have gazed on from behind his easel.

The 13 stagings in the video above make one aware of the intense physicality evident in Caravaggio’s work.
art  open_culture  video 
november 2018 by Quercki
Werner's Nomenclature of Colours - Google Sheets
on a public Google Doc, Rougeux compiled Syme’s colors and added a few 21st-century definitions of his own: The hex codes for each of the 18th-century hues, from Skimmed Milk White (#e6e1c9) to Veinous Blood Red (#3f3033).
color  art  natural  science  animal  vegetables  mineral 
september 2018 by Quercki
Is Hannah Gadsby, the Comedian Behind Netflix's Viral Standup Special, Today's Most Vital Art Critic? | artnet News
“You won’t hear too many extended sets about art history in a comedy show,” Hannah Gadsby says about three-quarters of the way through her now-viral Netflix stand-up special Nanette.

In the preceding 45 minutes, the art history student-turned-comedian has hit on high-culture topics including Vincent van Gogh’s mental illness (“He wasn’t born ahead of his time—he just couldn’t network”), the historical depiction of women (“Art history taught me that, historically, women didn’t have time to think thoughts—too busy napping naked alone in the forest”), and Picasso’s misogyny (“Aren’t we grateful that we live in a post-Cubism world? Isn’t that the first thing we write in our gratitude journals?”).
Hannah_Gadsby  Van_Gogh  Picasso  text  art 
august 2018 by Quercki
Meet the Oakland 14-Year-Old Cartooning the Resistance | KQED Arts
Fourteen-year-old Oakland 8th-grader Quinn Nelson was one of over 1,000 artists who submitted work — and the youngest to have her drawing printed in the collection. Not bad for her second political cartoon ever. But then her first, a heart-wrenching drawing of two girls — one born in the U.S., the other in Syria — won The New York Times’ 2016 editorial cartoon contest.
resist  art  Oakland  child  artists  Trump 
december 2017 by Quercki
An artist replaced the men in these classic Westerns with women. The images are awesome.
Felice House says she quickly became infatuated with the Western genre: the outfits, the cowboy boots, the music.

"But when I actually got around to watching Western movies," she adds, "I was horrified by the roles for ... anybody except white men basically."

The stoic renegades played by John Wayne, James Dean, and Clint Eastwood stood in stark contrast to the helpless damsels they shared the screen with. The empowered and the powerless.

House had spent much of her career painting women in ways that clashed with media representations, so she decided to tackle the male-dominated Western genre.

She put out a call for models and was quickly overwhelmed with women who wanted to participate.
art  Western  women  heroes  *** 
october 2017 by Quercki
Short Trip – Alexander Perrin
Categories Digital Illustration, Hand Illustration
Link http://alexanderperrin.com.au/paper/shorttrip
Released 2017
Platforms Web
Tools Three.js, Javascript
Short Trip is the first instalment in a collection of interactive illustrations created for the web. It has been created as a study into capturing the essence of graphite on paper within a digital context, and to learn more about web-based graphics technologies. Short Trip will run on most devices supporting WebGL, including mobile devices.

Have a look at alexanderperrin.com.au/paper/shorttrip
animation  street  car  art  games 
october 2017 by Quercki
Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Do These 7 Things | Inc.com
Female Artists in History shared their photo.
16 hrs ·
Do you have any idea how many albums Female Artists in History has? Find out yourself and discovery your favourite artists in a different way!
This is the link to the ALBUM OVERVIEW:
women  art  artists  female  *** 
july 2017 by Quercki
(28) Female Artists in History - Photos
Female Artists in History shared their photo.
16 hrs ·
Do you have any idea how many albums Female Artists in History has? Find out yourself and discovery your favourite artists in a different way!
This is the link to the ALBUM OVERVIEW:
women  art  artists  female 
july 2017 by Quercki
New (sub)Urbanism: The Copyrighting of Public Space
The Reader recounts the experience of photojournalist Warren Wimmer's attempts to photograph Anish Kapoor's sculpture, Cloud Gate (more commonly known as "the Bean"). When Wimmer set up his tripod and camera to shoot the sculpture, security guards stopped him, demanding that they show him a permit. Wimmer protested, replying that it's absurd that one needs to pay for a permit to photograph public art in a city-owned park.

Ben Joravsky, the author of the Reader article, attempted to contact park officials for an explanation and received a response from Karen Ryan, press director for the park's project director:
"The copyrights for the enhancements in Millennium Park are owned by the artist who created them. As such, anyone reproducing the works, especially for commercial purposes, needs the permission of that artist."

Hence, Millennium Park--a nascent destination for countless citizens and tourists that was built with $270 million in city funds--is slowly emerging as Chicago's most privatized public space. Photographers beware!
copyright  Chicago  bean  sculpture  public  art 
june 2017 by Quercki
Art for Justice Fund
What will the Art for Justice Fund support?

Over the next five years (2017-2022), the Art for Justice Fund (A4JF) will support innovative advocacy and interventions aimed at safely cutting the prison population in states with the highest rates of incarceration, and strengthening the education and employment options for people leaving prison. In addition, the Fund will support selected artistic initiatives that enable artists to bear witness to the injustices of the system and speak to the potential of people enmeshed in it.

What will Art for Justice Fund not fund?

Individual social service and alternative to incarceration programs that do not engage policy reforms or structural change.
Individual college in-prison or re-entry programs, outside of a larger public/private initiative.
Academic research disconnected to specific policy or practice initiatives.
art  justice  racism  prison 
june 2017 by Quercki
21 Printable Coloring Sheets That Celebrate Girl Power | HuffPost
If you’ve got access to a printer and some art supplies, printable coloring sheets are a great way to feel like one of those crafty Pinterest moms without having to actually know your way around a pair of safety scissors. 

A mom from Huffington Post Parents’ So You Want To Raise A Feminist Facebook group recently asked for “awesome printouts for little future intersectional feminists.” 

So we rounded up some of the best printables that depict famous women known for promoting girl power, from Rosie the Riveter to Michelle Obama. We won’t judge you if you decide to join your kids in coloring these feminist role models.
printables  art  women  history  feminist  children 
may 2017 by Quercki
seriously, the guy has a point | gregfallis.com
And that brings us to March 7th of this year, the day before International Women’s Day. Fearless Girl appeared, standing in front of Charging Bull. On the surface, it appears to be another work of guerrilla art — but it’s not. Unlike Di Modica’s work, Fearless Girl was commissioned. Commissioned not by an individual, but by an investment fund called State Street Global Advisors, which has assets in excess of US$2.4 trillion. That’s serious money. It was commissioned as part of an advertising campaign developed by McCann, a global advertising corporation. And it was commissioned to be presented on the first anniversary of State Street Global’s “Gender Diversity Index” fund, which has the following NASDAQ ticker symbol: SHE. And finally, along with Fearless Girl is a bronze plaque that reads:

Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference.

Note it’s not She makes a difference, it’s SHE makes a difference. It’s not referring to the girl; it’s referring to the NASDAQ symbol. It’s not a work of guerrilla art; it’s an extremely clever advertising scheme. This is what makes it clever: Fearless Girl derives its power almost entirely from Di Modica’s statue. The sculptor, Kristen Visbal, sort of acknowledges this. She’s said this about her statue:

“She’s not angry at the bull — she’s confident, she knows what she’s capable of, and she’s wanting the bull to take note.”

It’s all about the bull. If it were placed anywhere else, Fearless Girl would still be a very fine statue — but without facing Charging Bull the Fearless Girl has nothing to be fearless to. Or about. Whatever. Fearless Girl, without Di Modica’s bull, without the context provided by the bull, becomes Really Confident Girl.
bull  girl  Wall_Street  art 
april 2017 by Quercki
When the U.S. Government Paid the Working Class to Be Artists
Perhaps the WPA’s greatest legacy was the diversity of its artist pool. In her book Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, Susan E. Cahan writes that “Only during isolated periods, such as the WPA art projects of the 1930s, had African Americans been given nearly the same opportunities as whites through government programs that employed artists.” These programs, she notes, provided support for Aaron Douglas, Charles White, Charles Alston, Hale Woodruff, Archibald J. Motley Jr., Norman Lewis, and Eldzier Cortor, among others.

At the heart of this flourishing period in the arts was a “new generation of plebeian artists and intellectuals who had grown up in the immigrant and black working class neighborhoods of the modern metropolis,” Michael Denning writes in his book The Cultural Front.
art  murals  WPA  New_Deal  depression 
march 2017 by Quercki
More Artwork - Rachele Cateyes
Great art memes about being fat.
fat  art  memes  *** 
march 2017 by Quercki
"I Made That Bitch Famous" | Mother Jones
In Donald Trump's 2011 book Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again, the president-to-be made an astonishing claim: Lady Gaga likely owed her international fame to none other than...Donald Trump. "She became a big star and maybe she became a star because I put her on the Miss Universe pageant," he wrote. "It's very possible, who knows what would have happened without it, because she caused a sensation."

The problem goes beyond Trump, of course. Women, especially women of color, are routinely denied credit for their ideas, creativity, genius, and success (not to mention they're paid less than men for full-time work). So, in honor of Women's History Month, I've put together this woefully incomplete timeline of the lowlights:

Paleolithic era
Pre-European cave paintings are attributed to male hunters up until 2013, when an anthropologist shows that hand tracings found alongside the art at 10 famous sites were likely done by women.
Men  credit  science  history  invention  art 
march 2017 by Quercki
The Rise of Fascism In America — Anthony Holdsworth
THE RISE OF FASCISM IN AMERICA

February 19, 2017
In 2003 I was painting at 8th and Jefferson in West Oakland when our forces invaded Iraq. As I followed the reports of our illegal aggression and the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians, I found myself imagining Oakland invaded by Abrams Tanks firing, willy-nilly at all perceived threats. Below is a detail from my painting titled "Regime Change Comes to Oakland"

At the time, this painting was intended as a metaphor, a way of arousing empathy for the unfortunate people of Iraq, but it began to acquire a surreal prescience during Occupy when I witnessed the Alameda County Sheriff riding around the streets of Oakland in an armored vehicle identical to the ones being used in Iraq.

I recalled my brother in law, Saul Landau, observing some years ago that Democracy and Empire were incompatible. I witnessed Homeland Security directing the use of overwhelming force and agent provocateurs against peaceful protesters. It was clear to me that we were sliding towards Fascism.

What was fairly obvious to activists in 2011 has become crystal clear to millions of Americans with the accession of Trump. The fact that this sociopath did not win the popular vote and probably stole the swing states with the help of Republican operatives, only makes matters worse, because it throws into doubt the continued viability of our political system.
Occupy_Oakland  painting  Fascism  art 
february 2017 by Quercki
handprint : split "primary" palette
• The first false assumption is that all colors are mixed from three "primary" colors of light. For example, a green yellow paint reflects yellow light tainted with blue light, while an orange yellow paint reflects yellow light tainted with red light. In fact, all yellow surfaces must reflect both "red" and "green" light, and no yellow surface reflects very much "blue" light. In fact, there is no "pure" light corresponding to the "primary" color magenta — all red, violet red, red violet and violet hues are a mixture of orange red and blue violet light.

• The second false assumption is that mixing limitations arise because "primary" paints are impure or tainted (which is just "color theory" jargon for the fact that pigments reflect some light from all wavelengths of the spectrum). In reality, exactly the same mixing limitations appear in mixtures of pure (single wavelength) colors of light, which create the purest (most saturated) possible colors and color mixtures. This is because the "impurity" is in the perceptual structure of our color vision — it's not in "color" as an external stimulus or material substance.

• The third false assumption is that you must use only "primary" colors of paint to mix the brightest colors. In fact, the only effective way to boost the saturation or chroma of paint mixtures is to mix paints that are close together on the hue circle; practically, this amounts to adding paints in the orange, green or purple hues that the "primary" paints cannot mix well.
art  color  painting 
february 2017 by Quercki
Reinventing the Wheel: Why Red is not a primary color
Red is not a Primary Color

I often see red and blue included in paint sets and on color wheels as a primary color. A bright fire engine red is usually shown as the red and some form of navy blue such as ultramarine stands in for the blue. Neither of these colors are primaries. A few quick tests will prove it. First, let’s mix red from other colors. You will need a clear magenta and a bright yellow. As you start to add magenta to yellow you will see the mixture turn orange, then red. If you can mix red, it is not a primary color for pigment.
art  painting  color 
february 2017 by Quercki
Five minute video about Gustave Caillebotte's painting, "Paris Street, Rainy Day" / Boing Boing
Idea: pair this video with my pictures of this painting from the Art Institute in Chicago.

James Earle spent a summer studying a single painting, Paris Street, Rainy Day, by Gustave Caillebotte, and made a short video about what he discovered.
art  to-do  blogging 
december 2016 by Quercki
Quirky Berkeley | Latest Postings
What? Why? Welcome to our mission.

They sometimes call our city Bezerkeley, because of our people, ideas, and movements. They say it, we don’t. Like “Frisco” or “San Fran,” it is an outsider’s word. They think it is clever and knowing. Seriously? To whatever extent the caricature and cliched image as sung by John Denver was once true, now – not so much.

Hitchhikers

That said, Berkeley is a place like no other. Berkeley cultural writer Greil Marcus described Berkeley in 1978 as a “lookout and a hideout,” and wrote of our “special kind of freedom.” We live in a beautiful place. We have a university that provides constant innovation, thought, creativity, and novelty. We benefit from the rejuvenative socio-economic friction between the flats and the hills and our multi-culturalism. We value individualism and we manifest our individualism in many ways, including architecture, design, and placed-for-public-view art and artifacts. (Optional – take a minute and listen to Cream’s I Feel Free).

Here at Quirky Berkeley I inventory and present the outward and visible manifestations of our inward and spiritual individualism. (Did anyone get that allusion?) Here you will find photos of the oddball, whimsical, eccentric, and the near-rhyme quirky material culture of Berkeley. I plan to walk every block of every street, path, and alley of Berkeley in search of the quirky. My criteria for inclusion here are simple: (1) quirky (2) non-seasonal (3) material culture (4) in Berkeley, (5) visible from the street, alley or path. Plus maybe a few things that don’t fit but demand inclusion. No appeals. I am the final and exalted judge.
Berkeley  blog  art  history  architecture 
november 2016 by Quercki
Lisa Ann Yount | Flickr
2100 of Lisa Yount's photos for use in artwork
Lisa_Yount  photos  art  nature 
october 2016 by Quercki
Museum of Modern Art | MoMA
Thanks To The Internet, You Can Now Visit Every MoMA Exhibition That Ever Happened
Ready to visit all the Museum of Modern Art shows that closed before you were born?

The archive begins with MoMA’s very first exhibition, “Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh.” It then spans 3,500 subsequent shows including 1932’s “Modern Architecture,” 1936’s “Cubism and Abstract Art,” 1939’s “Bauhaus 1919–1928,” and 1970’s “Information.”

Photographs and materials related to each exhibition are available for free in the public domain, where they can be sorted and analyzed. Users can determine, for example, how many exhibitions good ole Paul Klee has been in throughout the years, or surf through all shows curated by Kynaston McShine.

The archive also features photos of magic moments throughout MoMA history ― mostly, when famous people or artists fell under the spell of one of the museum’s works.

In one 1957 photograph, Audrey Hepburn admires Picasso’s “Garçon à la Pipe,” while in another, Mies van der Rohe chats with architect Philip Johnson at his 1947 exhibition opening. The photographs, available to historians, students, artists, and museum nerds of all types, map out the changing image of modernity as it evolved over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries.
art  history  archive  photos 
september 2016 by Quercki
Painting Spring in the Style of the Impressionists - How to paint like Monet
Characteristics of Impressionist Paintings

Subject of paintings are light and its reflections; the passage of time; movement.
Artists painted outdoors en plein air in addition to in the studio.
Painters used broken color, whereby pure colors are applied in layers side by side so that they mix optically in the viewer's eye.
Colors are not blended or smoothed over to create illusion of form
Complementary colors were used to create areas of intensity.
Loosely painted patches of color, rather than line, define form. 
Artists painted scenes of everyday life and ordinary subject matter.
Artists painted "impressions" and overall effect rather than detail.
Painters rarely used pure black.
Monet's Palette

Rather than the dark under paintings of the Academy, Monet often started on a lightly toned surface of either white, light gray, or light yellow in order to better capture the bright quality of light.
Monet generally used a limited palette of nine colors: lead white (titanium white is the modern equivalent), chrome yellow (cadmium yellow light), cadmium yellow, viridian green, emerald green, French ultramarine, cobalt blue, madder red (alizarin crimson), vermilion, and black (before 1886). (1)
Monet did not use browns and other earth colors, and did not use black after 1886.
oil  painting  art  howto 
july 2016 by Quercki
Oil Painting Techniques
Glazing and Painting Alla Prima in Oil and Acrylic
oil  painting  art  howto 
july 2016 by Quercki
88 free vintage medicinal plant illlustrations - PLANT CURATOR
April 21, 2014
Franz Eugen Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen or Medicinal Plants was published in 1887 in Germany. It comes in four volumes and includes over 300 detailed, beautiful, botanical illustrations of plants. Below we supply 88 from Volume 1. The book was written by Kohler but the pictures were drawn by artists L. Müeller and C.F. Schmidt. They were then rendered in chromolithography by a certain K. Gunther. Chromolithography was the number one technique for printing in colour for around a decade between the mid-18th and 19th Centuries.  This process required a skilled lithographer to draw the original painting, by hand, in reverse, onto limestone slabs and later zinc plates. They would then somehow ink this with a colour and use that to print onto paper. They then repeated this for all the other colours they needed, using a different stone for each one. The colours would overprint each other until the original image was recreated. What a faff. Printing methods started to get a little easier after this one. Wikipedia has a great timeline of the History of Printing.

It is 75 years since the death of the author which in most of Europe denotes it is the Public Domain. That means all images are copyright free.

The original species title is written below exactly as it is printed on the picture. Where we think the currently accepted name differs significantly for the plant we have checked it against The Catalogue of Life or The Plant List and have written it in brackets. The common or vernacular name or names comes after that.

Click on the image below to download a higher resolution PDF.
herbs  art  plants  drawing 
july 2016 by Quercki
The Color of Art Pigment Database, an Artists Paint and Pigments Reference
Color of Art Pigment Database
An Artists Paint and Pigment Reference with Color Index Names, Color Index Numbers and Chemical Composition
art  oil  pigment  color  painting 
june 2016 by Quercki
(5) Female Artists in History - Emily Carr
Following her return to Canada , in the summer of 1912, she went north to visit First Nations villages on the Skeena River and in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii). She produced an important body of work in the field, and in the fall of the year she produced the first of her major canvases of First Nations subject matter. In these works, highly influenced by her French training, she used bright, fauvist colours and, often, broken brushwork. Ironically, the artistic merit of these works may have played a role in their failure as documentary art.
art  female  artist  Fauvism  Impressionism  Native_American 
june 2016 by Quercki
Pierre Auguste Renoir - The complete works - Page 2
Young Woman Reading An Illustrated Journal

Jeanne Samary Aka La Reverie

A Walk in the Woods (Madame Lecoeur and Her Children)

Le Pont Neuf Paris

The White Pierrot (Jean Renoir)

The Laundress

Young Girl With Daisies

A Bowlful Of Roses

The Thinker Aka Seated Young Woman

Dance in the City

Madame Georges Charpentier and her Children, Georgette...

The Painter Jules Le Coeur Walking His Dogs In The...

Dancer

Christine Lerolle Embroidering

Madame Renoir With A Dog

Entering The Village Of Essoyes

Two Sisters Aka On The Terrace

The Piazza San Marco Venice

Dance In The Country

A Road In Louveciennes

Summer Landscape Aka Woman With A Parasol In A Garden

La Mere Aux Oies

The Ingenue

Girls at the Piano I

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Renoir  painting  art  work 
june 2016 by Quercki
Art Gallery | An eLaney Site
Welcome to the Art Gallery Web page

The June Steingart Gallery at Laney College provides an accessible and professionally managed art gallery, reflecting the rich cultural diversity that exists on the Laney campus and the sorrounding Bay Area community. Changing contemporary art exhibitions in various media are shown.

A Gallery Internship is offered wherein interns learn the basics of managing a professional art gallery, including curatorial, and marketing and funding skills needed for a successful art exhibition program. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are subject to change.

Contact Information

Dr. Leslee H. Stradford, Art Gallery Educator, (510) 464-3267, lstradford@peralta.edu
Laney_College  art 
april 2016 by Quercki
Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting Is Now Free Online: Watch Season 1 | Open Culture
Aspiring painters, take note. As of today, you can watch Season 1 of The Joy of Painting, the PBS show hosted by painter Bob Ross. The educational show first hit the airwaves in January, 1983, and ran through May, 1994. In each 30-minute episode, Bob would complete a painting, while explaining in a soothing, hushed voice various techniques for creating landscape oil paintings.

You can watch Episode 1 of Season 1 above. Here Bob “introduces us to his ‘Almighty’ assortment of tools and colors, tells us that anyone can paint, and creates a landscape of a forest path just after a rain shower.”

Below, you can watch a playlist of 13 episodes. For some reason, the playlist starts with Episode 2, then flips back to Episode 1, and, from there, things unfold sequentially, straight through to Episode 13. #Free Art Education. Enjoy.
oil  painting  art  howto 
april 2016 by Quercki
Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe | Open Culture
Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing the tally to 10,000, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents (though as of this writing, things are a bit thin on the ground in Africa). Given the temporal realities of outdoor, guerrilla art, pilgrims may arrive to find a blank canvas where graffiti once flourished. (RIP New York City’s 5 Pointz, the “Institute of Higher Burning.”)

A major aim of the project is virtual preservation. As with performance art, documentation is key. Not all of the work can be attributed, but click on an image to see what is known. Guided tours to neighborhoods rich with street art allow armchair travelers to experience the work, and interviews with the artists dispel any number of stereotypes.
graffiti  art  murals 
march 2016 by Quercki
NASA’s Giving Away Brilliant Space Travel Posters For Free - The Drive
This may come as a shock to you, but we’ve never been to Mars. We’ve never dived beneath the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa, strolled beneath the twin suns of Kepler 16b or watched the acrid clouds of Venus float past. Never skydived under the heavy gravity of the Pictor constellation’s HD 40307 g or sailed across the icy methane seas of Titan. But these retro-style space travel posters from the design studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs are fine consolation prize for the time being.

The posters are a continuation of the Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster series first created by JPL’s design studio last year. The studio, first put together 13 years ago, helps JPL’s scientists and engineers plan out future missions, which means they’re always aware of the latest and greatest ideas being bandied about the lab. When NASA came to them asking for additional posters in the series, they were able to integrate many ideas the agency had already been spitballing for the future—such as floating cities hovering above Venus.

NASA’s faux travel agency is, obviously, a tad grandiose in their claims. Mankind won’t set foot on another planet for at least another decade, and even that’s optimistic. Zipping off 42 light-years for some super-Earth skydiving will probably remain science fiction forever. But anything that keeps the public aware of the grandeur of space exploration is cool with us.
space  art  posters  NASA  JPL 
february 2016 by Quercki
Golden Gate Audubon Society » Trash cans become bird art in OaklandGolden Gate Audubon Society
A neighborhood group in Old Oakland is in the middle of a campaign to spruce up their street-corner garbage cans with mosaics featuring Bay Area birds.

So far, artist Juan Lopez of New World Mosaics has created images of Great Blue Herons, Western Tanagers, hummingbirds, California Quail, and Great Horned Owls, while neighborhood residents created a Picasso-style peace dove.

The mosaic project was designed partly to give people a bright, hard-to-miss reminder about where to put their trash.

“Those cans have been there since the 1950s,” said Tiffany Eng, a member of Old Oakland Neighbors who helped start the project. “They’re so ugly, so ubiquitous, and people don’t use them. The idea is if people see them, they will use them.”
Oakland  trashcans  mosaic  mural  art 
august 2015 by Quercki
Hieronymus Bosch painted sheet music on a man's butt and now you can hear it
This original contribution to human knowledge comes from Amelia, a music and information systems double major at Oklahoma Christian University. She also likes to blog about nerd things, for which we're eternally grateful.
Late one night, Amelia and her friend Luke were examining The Garden of Earthly Delights, the surreal triptych by Hieronymus Bosch, when they discovered something amazing:
“...music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell.”
After she stopped laughing, Amelia decided to transcribe the notes and record the song based on what she knew of Gregorian-era chants.
music  hell  art  *** 
june 2015 by Quercki
Non-Profits - Donate Oakland
OUR LOCAL NON-PROFITS LIST
With all the challenges we, as a community face, it is incredibly important to keep donated goods here in Oakland where they provide free or low-cost merchandise to low-income residents and a source of needed income for the non-profits that provide so many valuable services.

Please click on each of the non-profits listed below to access their websites for more information.
donate  Oakland  clothes  furniture  art 
april 2015 by Quercki
Street Art with Google Art Project
Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing the tally to 10,000, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents (though as of this writing, things are a bit thin on the ground in Africa). Given the temporal realities of outdoor, guerrilla art, pilgrims may arrive to find a blank canvas where graffiti once flourished. (RIP New York City’s 5 Pointz, the “Institute of Higher Burning.”)

A major aim of the project is virtual preservation. As with performance art, documentation is key. Not all of the work can be attributed, but click on an image to see what is known. Guided tours to neighborhoods rich with street art allow armchair travelers to experience the work, and interviews with the artists dispel any number of stereotypes.

Cultural institutions like Turkey’s Pera Museum and Hong Kong’s Art Research Institute, and street art projects based in such hubs as Rome, Paris, Sydney, and Bangkok, have pulled together official collections of photos and videos, but you can play curator too.

It’s easy to add images to a collection of your own making that can be shared with the public at large or saved for private inspiration. Careful, you could lose hours…it’s like Pinterest for people who gravitate toward spray paint and rubbish strewn vacant lots over gingham wrapped Mason jars.
murals  google  art 
march 2015 by Quercki
Free Utopian Projects - Home - 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94602
open Thursday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m
Free Utopian Projects is an evolving series of  curated, free, socially interactive installations, events and pop-ups. 

Each project concentrates on the economy, the environment and building community by offering art and objects for free.  In exchange patrons are asked to consider the possibilities of a Utopian free economy that bypasses monetary exchange. Consider the abundance of things, the ecological and economic impact of sustainable art practices. Consider the definition of art and the role and responsibilities of galleries/gallerists and artists in the community. Consider the value of objects, the value of art, art materials, stuff - the value of memories, sentiment and stories - and the value of sharing. 

Free Oakland UP

(home of Free Utopian Projects) 

A multi-purpose art space offering art and objects for free:

Free Art Gallery: offers monthly solo or group exhibitions featuring experimental, interactive projects focused on alternative economies, cultivating socially activated art, sustainability and building community through art and active participation. 
Free Gift/Thrift Shop: filled with select vintage to new giftables, collectibles and household items looking for a new home. Yes, everything is free.
Free Maker Space: community drop-in studio filled with free alternative art supplies and featuring The Baggie Challenge. Come in and make some art! 
 

This permanent Free Utopian Project is made possible through the generous donations of patrons like you, either of art and objects or financial gifts.   

Accepting donations of giftables, garden items, vintage and antique items, small furniture, art and craft supplies, and sundry items. Please no clothing, broken appliances, or large furniture. 

Free Utopian Projects
2809 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
thrift  art  recycling  donate 
march 2015 by Quercki
How Gay Was Sappho? - The New Yorker
Now the first English translation of Sappho’s works to include the recent finds has appeared: “Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works” (Cambridge), with renderings by Diane J. Rayor and a thoroughgoing introduction by André Lardinois, a Sappho specialist who teaches in the Netherlands. (Publication of the book was delayed by several months to accommodate the “Brothers Poem.”) It will come as no surprise to those who have followed the Sappho wars that the new poems have created new controversies.

The greatest problem for Sappho studies is that there’s so little Sappho to study. It would be hard to think of another poet whose status is so disproportionate to the size of her surviving body of work.

We don’t even know how much of her poetry Sappho actually wrote down. The ancients referred to her works as melê, “songs.” Composed to be sung to the accompaniment of a lyre—this is what “lyric” poetry meant for the Greeks—they may well have been passed down from memory by her admirers and other poets before being committed at last to paper. (Or whatever. One fragment, in which the poet calls on Aphrodite, the goddess of love, to come into a charming shrine “where cold water ripples through apple branches, the whole place shadowed in roses,” was scribbled onto a broken clay pot.) Like other great poets of the time, she would have been a musician and a performer as well as a lyricist. She was credited with having invented a certain kind of lyre and the plectrum.
Sappho  Diane_Rayor  art  history  poetry 
march 2015 by Quercki
Barbara Yoshida - Women Artists Portraits
List of Women Artists Photographed

Alvarez, Candida
Anker, Suzanne
Ball, Lillian
Benglis, Lynda
Berti, Sara
Bing, Xu
Blum, Sydney
Bourgeois, Louise
Camp, Sokari Douglas
Cateura, Patty
Cheng, Emily
Chicago, Judy
Churi, Maya
Cohen, Amy
Coyne, Petah
Crichton, E. G.
Cyphers, Peggy
Denes, Agnes
Deskur, Marta
Dingle, Kim
Drammeh, Jainabou Tunkara
Duffy, Rita
Edelson, Mary Beth
Fabara, Sandra (“Lady Pink”)
Fish, Janet
Frank, Regina
Girouard, Tina
Gonzales, Barbara
Graves, Nancy
Grossman, Nancy
Hanrahan, Jerelyn
Hassinger, Maren
Heilmann, Mary
Holzer, Jenny
Jarju, Tigida
Jaudon, Valerie
Joelson, Suzanne
Kass, Deborah
Keller, Germaine
Kemenesi, Zsuzsanna
Lachowicz, Rachel
Laramée, Eve Andrée
Lemieux, Annette
Lidrbauch, Chris
Li-lan
Livingston, Jacqueline
Lorenz, Hilary
McCarthy, Kathleen
Merz, Katherine
Miller, Wendy Franklund
Minter, Marilyn
Murray, Elizabeth
Nebeska, Eva
Parke, Melanie
Pepper, Beverly
Pindell, Howardena
Pondick, Rona
Rivera, Sophie
Rockburne, Dorothea
Ryan, Veronica
Saar, Betye
Saitoh, Minako
Schloss, Arleen
Schneemann, Carolee
Schuleit, Anna
Semmel, Joan
Shona-Hah
Sidibeh, Malado Camara
Silas, Susan
Silveira, Regina
Simqu, M. K.
Skoglund, Sandy
Smith, Kiki
Spero, Nancy
Stathacos, Chrysanne
Sterne, Hedda
Stuart, Michelle
Stuart-Hunt, Rella
Sun, May
Takaezu, Toshiko
Touray, Tako
Vogt, Allie
Waltemath, Joan
Westerlund, Mia
Wilke, Hannah
Winsor, Jackie
Zahaykevich, Tamara
Zebrowska, Alicja

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women  art  artists  photos 
february 2015 by Quercki
Photographer Captures 100 Female Artists In Their Homes And Studios
A great portrait is more than just a frozen reflection of the subject's appearance. It's a chance moment, blanketed in natural light, in which the subject's authentic self is visible in her expression, her stance, her aura. A great portrait blurs the line between a subject and her surroundings, all contributing equally to the overall impression of a singular human being.

Photographer Barbara Yoshida captured not one great portrait, but 100. And to make it all the more glorious, her subjects are all female artists, groundbreaking in their own right.
women  art  artists  photos 
february 2015 by Quercki
in an alley (Oakland).   same alley covered on... | queervantes
in an alley (Oakland).  

same alley covered on National Geographic: Sneak Attacks of Beauty in a Tough Town: Street Art in Oakland

 

oaktown street art tagging graffiti chris granillo bay area urban exploration oakland street photography
Oakland  murals  art 
november 2014 by Quercki
Katsushika Hokusai - The complete works
Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎, Katsushika Hokusai? 1760–May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s. Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fuji in Clear Weather, that secured Hokusai’s fame both within Japan and overseas. As historian Richard Lane concludes, “Indeed, if there is one work that made Hokusai's name, both in Japan and abroad, it must be this monumental print-series...” While Hokusai's work prior to this series is certainly important, it was not until this series that he gained broad recognition and left a lasting impact on the art world. It was The Great Wave print that initially received, and continues to receive, acclaim and popularity in the Western world.
art  paintings  Japanese  Hokusai 
may 2014 by Quercki
Paramount - Oakland on Behance
2014
Inside the Paramount Theater, Oakland, California.
All right reserved Franck Bohbot Photography
 
In 1925, Adolph Zukor's Paramount Publix Corporation, the theater division of Paramount Pictures, one of the great studio-theater chains, began a construction program resulting in some of the finest theaters built. Publix assigned the design of the Oakland Paramount to 38-year-old San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger, (1892 - 1946) of Miller and Pflueger. 
 
" During my Cinema Serie, i decided to focus 1 chapter on the Paramount Theater in Oakland California. I found the place both Mystic and Mythical "
Corridor, hall, lobby, green room, logdes, auditorium, waiting room.
images  Paramount  theater  Oakland  Art  Deco 
march 2014 by Quercki
Bay Bridge troll has an Alameda twin - Local: In Alameda snippet
The Bay Bridge troll has a sibling – whose address is right here in Alameda.

For nearly a quarter century, the second troll has adorned the lobby of Rigging International. But this week the trolls were reunited, when the original joined his sibling in an exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.

Artist Bill Roan gave the troll to Rigging International, a specialty general contractor that provides heavy lift and transport services and equipment rental, as a gift for repairing the Bay Bridge after it collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. While the original troll was welded to the bridge, its twin was mounted to a bridge girder damaged in the quake and placed in the company’s Marina Village Parkway lobby.

Our full story is here.
Oakland  bridge  troll  art 
november 2013 by Quercki
Bay Bridge troll has an Alameda twin | The Alamedan
The Bay Bridge troll has a sibling – whose address is right here in Alameda.

For nearly a quarter century, the second troll has adorned the lobby of Rigging International. But this week the trolls were reunited, when the original joined his sibling in an exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California.

Artist Bill Roan gave the troll to Rigging International, a specialty general contractor that provides heavy lift and transport services and equipment rental, as a gift for repairing the Bay Bridge after it collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. While the original troll was welded to the bridge, its twin was mounted to a bridge girder damaged in the quake and placed in the company’s Marina Village Parkway lobby.

While the troll’s existence was known, most people don’t recognize it when they visit the company, now part of the Sarens Group.

“They ask, they don’t know what it is. It’s kind of a little secret,” said Ken Carrion, now an account executive for the company.

Carrion was the first person on the Bay Bridge after it collapsed
Oakland  bridge  troll  art 
november 2013 by Quercki
Made in Oakland: How one city turned into an art and maker mecca | TechHive
NIMBY was like entering a new and strange maker country where projects were made for giants. The art projects are immense and inspiring. The work and passion that goes into them, even more so.

“A lot of the art gets built for the love and the challenge,” Michael Snook, the founder of this 65,000 square-foot maker space, told TechHive. And as it turns out, NIMBY is just a small part of a large and storied maker scene that dates back to the 1960s and, surprisingly, has managed to stay a well-kept secret.

Welcome to Oakland, a bastion for making
Oakland  Make  art 
august 2013 by Quercki
Serie 14 No. 2 > Search The Fine Art Collection > Collection > Albright-Knox Art Gallery
JULIO LE PARC
(ARGENTINE, 1928)


SERIE 14 NO. 2, 1970
acrylic on canvas
overall: 68 1/8 x 68 1/8 x 1 7/8 inches (173.04 x 173.04 x 4.76 cm)
Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1971
K1971:5
Inscriptions
signature, undated; inscription/reverse, upper left, Serie 14 No. 2 / Le Parc
Provenance
Galerie Denise René, March 4, 1971 (sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, March 4, 1971)
art  rainbow  Buffalo 
may 2013 by Quercki
Lascaux
cave paintings. animated tour. animals. France.
art  ****  history 
january 2013 by Quercki
writing as jo(e): The grief we carry in our bodies
Dark Elegy
The work of art is unforgettable. After the 1988 terrorist attack, artist Suse Lowenstein did a sculpture of herself, posed in that first moment of grief. Then other mothers and widows came to her studio. She talked to each, then asked them to remember with their bodies the way they felt when they first heard the news the plane had crashed.

She made 75 figures altogether, all just a little bit bigger than life. Some are screaming, some are pleading, some are begging or praying or falling. Some are reaching out, some are pulling inward, one is curled up like a baby. The figures are real women, with real bodies – breasts and hips and tucks of belly fat – and stripped of their clothing, they could be from any background.
art  terrorism  disaster  statues  ***  images  grief 
july 2012 by Quercki
humanæ
People matched to the Panteone color that their skin is. Quite the variation!
After snapping a portrait of a volunteer subject, Brazilian artist Angélica Dass extracts a sample of 11x11 pixels of his or her face and matches it to the corresponding Pantone color. Humanæ is an ongoing art project that's attempting to chart the full spectrum of human skin tones.
There’s no explicit political message behind the project, and Dass describes her work like this:

Humanæ it’s a pursuit for highlighting our subtle-continuous of our tones that make more equality than difference… our true colors, rather than the untrue Red and Yellow, Black and White. It is a kind of game for subverting our codes. The audience is free to read into it. The ultimate goal is to provoke and bring currently using internet as a discussion platform on ethnic identity, creating images that lead us to match us independent from factors such as nationality, origin, economic status, age or aesthetic standards.
race  color  art  skin  Pantone 
july 2012 by Quercki
Chalkwalk Turns Ugly | Occupied Stories
The escalating incident happened during the 8th arrest.  Apparently the LAPD wanted the chalk gone, the rain wasn’t working fast enough, and formed a skirmish line in front of the chalkers.  Occupiers formed a line and started chanting.  A lot of the Artwalk patrons were confused as to why there were riot police when no riot was occurring.  A female art patron (not associated with OLA), trying to de-escalate the situation, walked in the middle of the two lines and drew a smiling stick figure.  She was then tackled to the ground with such force that it caused her boyfriend to panic and lunge toward the police to protect her.  He was shoved away by a couple officers.  The womyn was then grabbed, flipped over, dropped face down onto the street and then pinned down by an officer’s knee.  Her boyfriend was visibly upset and had to be restrained by 4 of his friends. It was at this point that a multitude of art walk patrons rushed into the street to protest her treatment.  Tear gas was fired.
L.A.  Occupy_Wall_Street  chalk  art  police  violence 
july 2012 by Quercki
Art Walk Vendor Slams the LAPD's Tactics Against Occupy L.A.: LAist
A jeweler selling her wares in the chaos of last night's Downtown Art Walk says that although she was initially skeptical of the Occupy Los Angeles movement, she has become a supporter after what she witnessed.
The vendor Dani Shriver criticized the what she viewed as the LAPD's heavy-handed tactics in a post on her website. She writes that initially she wasn't too impressed by the Occupy protest when it started, although she found it mostly harmless:
"I’ll be the first to admit that I thought the street chalk protest was a stupid idea because I was thinking 'who cares' and went about my business."

Shriver says that there were a handful of protesters causing a "ruckus" but they weren't the majority. Reflecting on the night, she says that everything seemed okay until the police brought out the rubber bullets and batons.
L.A.  Occupy_Wall_Street  art  chalk  police  violence 
july 2012 by Quercki
19 arrested, 4 officers injured in downtown L.A. ArtWalk clashes - latimes.com
Los Angeles police arrested 19 people after several hours of clashes with protesters during downtown L.A.'s popular monthly ArtWalk event, authorities said.

Four officers were hurt and treated for minor injuries in the Thursday night incidents. One officer suffered a minor concussion after being hit in the head by an object thrown by the crowd, police sources said.

Officials said nine of those arrested were booked on vandalism charges, three were booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, two for failure to disperse, two for resisting arrest, two for blocking traffic and one for attempted assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

PHOTOS: Confrontation at downtown L.A. ArtWalk

The melee appeared to have stemmed from a sidewalk-chalk drawing demonstration, witnesses said.
Occupy_Wall_Street  L.A.  police  violence  chalk  art 
july 2012 by Quercki
Susan Dorothea White: Artwork: Painting: Iconic: Acrylic: The First Supper
Susan Dorothea White
The First Supper, 1988
acrylic on panel, 120 x 240 cm (48" x 96")
click for detail
I was inspired to paint The First Supper after Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, by the narrative drama and magnificent composition of Leonardo's painting. I wanted to challenge the patriarchal concept of thirteen men on one side of a table that is accepted as a celebrated religious symbol. In place of the men, all with similar features, I painted an international group of women.

The significance of the Australian bicentennial in 1988 influenced my painting. There were conflicting attitudes towards this 200th anniversary of the arrival of the first settlers in Australia. Although many celebrated the bicentennial, Aboriginal people and their supporters saw it as a commemoration of a white invasion.

In place of the central Christ figure is an Aboriginal woman wearing a T-shirt bearing the Aboriginal flag. The other women represent people living in Australia today from different parts of the world. Foods originating from different regions of the world are positioned on the table, in relation to the women. The figure in the position of Leonardo's Judas, is a blonde holding an Aboriginal dilly-bag in place of the money-purse - she has a can of Coca-Cola and a hamburger, while the rest each have a glass of water and a bread roll.

The large rock through the left window is an important sacred site for Aboriginal people, called Uluru; it was returned to them recently as freehold land by the Australian Government.

Susan D White
art  women  religion  patriarchy  solutions  history  heroes 
april 2012 by Quercki
- STREET ART UTOPIA
Top Rated Street Art - "a woman releasing all of her fears and nightmares.....no words to say"
murals  art  images  women  freedom 
april 2012 by Quercki
(2) Oakland police crackdown of food vendors at Art Murmur - plea for action by LIBA Falafel
Last Friday night the Oakland Police Department sent out officers to shut down vendors at Oakland’s monthly Art Murmur, an event that has traditionally welcomed a variety of vendors and people.  The officers immediately shut down those vendors who did not have permits to serve on the streets of Oakland.  No trucks did, for reasons I’ll explain shortly. LIBA Falafel was one of those trucks issued a ticket to appear in court, where I’m told the City Administrator will assess a fine.
Oakland  police  art  food  mobile 
december 2011 by Quercki
Hometown Hero: Kristi Holohan finds reason to create, teach and belong in Oakland - San Jose Mercury News
She is the youth director at Rock Paper Scissors gallery, and artistic program director and resident artist at ACE Arts, a community arts program sponsored by Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation. She is also an instructor at MetWest High School in Oakland and mentors students at Irvington High School in Fremont, Berkeley High and two interns from MetWest.
The work she
facilitated can be seen in murals across the city and in the Street Styles and Dream Seams School of Fashion, which teaches young people the elements of professional fashion design.
More importantly, her work is reflected in the youth who discovered worlds they might never have known existed.
Nearly all her students come from Oakland and mirror the city's diversity. They live anywhere between 98th Avenue to the east and Wood Street to the west. Some speak English, others Spanish, Mongolian, Cantonese or Mandarin.
Girls and boys who would be considered unruly teens elsewhere snap to attention in Holohan's classes and still seek her advice and friendship. That is because she goes out of her way to make them feel proud and
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creates professional opportunities. They get paid for their work on murals and can see their contribution every day. Several Street Styles graduates have gone on to careers in fashion. And Street Styles graduate Celina Lopez is preparing to teach the program at other sites in the future.
"She is committed to helping us get it right," said Evelyn Moreno, a Street Styles graduate who is considering a career in the fashion industry. "She really cares about the community and about us."
Holohan said the programs mirror back at students the way she sees them -- talented and creative young people.
Oakland  youth  murals  solutions  art 
november 2011 by Quercki
No Rest for the Wicked | You don't really know something until you draw it.
drawing something is the only way to get to know it, and that you don’t ever know anything until you’ve drawn it.  Some of the Occupiers were impressed that I was just standing there with watercolors, even though I know of at least one other person who is documenting this event through drawing - but if the Occupation movement is driven by peace, love and knowledge, then I don’t think there could have been anything more appropriate for me to be doing at that moment.  These last two weeks, though I have known that the Occupation represents me probably more than most, I haven’t known how I should be contributing.  I think, now, if I go back, I will just keep drawing.
Occupy_Oakland  art 
october 2011 by Quercki
vito_excalibur: IM IN UR STUDI0 DRAWIN UR D00DZ
How to draw comics. With the roles reversed.
art  comic  feminism  gender  humor 
june 2011 by Quercki
GODS of Japan, A-to-Z Photo Dictionary of Japanese Buddhism (Buddhist & Shinto Deities)
This photo library and dictionary is a labor of love. After moving to Kamakura in 1993, I became intrigued by the many deities and faces of Japanese Buddhism and Shintōism. There are dozens of Buddhist temples and Shintō shrines near my home, many dating from the 8th to 13th centuries, many open to the public. There are 400+ deities in this dictionary, and 4,000+ photos of statuary from Kamakura, Nara, Kyoto, and elsewhere in Japan. Use the search box to search in English, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean for deities not listed at left.
buddhism  shinto  religion  art  Gods 
april 2011 by Quercki
lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts » Ruth Sanderson
Ruth Sanderson is an illustrator with a long career of creating illustrations for children’s books, fairy tales and fantasy. Her book illustrations have garnered multiple awards, including her own original fairy tale, The Enchanted Wood.

She cites as her influences American illustrators like Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, along with the English Pre-Raphaelite painters and the landscape artists of the Hudson River School.

Landscape plays an important role in her storybook themed paintings, with lavishly forested settings filled with detailed flora as a backdrop for fairies, knights, princesses and Mother Goose characters.

In addition to galleries of illustrations in various categories, her web site has a cover gallery of books she has illustrated, arranged by years, and a page of step-by-step process for several of her paintings.
Ostara_winter  Goddess  Sabbats  art 
march 2011 by Quercki
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