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First Listen Live: Esperanza Spalding, 'Emily's D+Evolution'

Fulfilling the performance-art vision of her spirit-muse Emily, Esperanza Spalding played the music of her forthcoming album Emily's D+Evolution in concert at BRIC House in Brooklyn, N.Y. [1h3m video] on Thursday, March 3. WFUV and NPR Music presented a live video webstream of the performance as part of the First Listen Live series. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Mar 10, 2016 - 4 comments

Katamari Damacy is pretty much the same.

Game Box Art Recreated With Cute Japanese Stock Art
posted by curious nu on Mar 9, 2016 - 6 comments

Someone buying this property will obtain a piece of cultural history

Maya Angelou's Harlem home is up for sale - and it can be yours for about $5 million.
posted by divabat on Mar 9, 2016 - 11 comments

Print is back in fashion

Transplantable human bone and cartilage made with 3D printer that creates a matrix in the desired shape and injects cells that can integrate with the patient's blood vessels on implant
posted by a lungful of dragon on Mar 8, 2016 - 11 comments

Expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious

Oh So Surreal: - Pop Surrealism and Lowbrow Art; featuring interviews and work from artists as diverse as Mr Mead | SSSdolls | Joseph Loughborough | Nicomi Nix Turner | Millie Brown | Filthy the Bear | Jean Paul Bourdier and many more. Click through the categories or scroll down the sidebars and be amazed or disgusted or meh.
posted by adamvasco on Mar 7, 2016 - 4 comments

New Looks for Old Books

Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for 100 great works in the public domain, designed to increase interest and access to classics in e-book format. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Mar 6, 2016 - 14 comments

Dust to dust

Francis Bacon's final painting 'Study of a Bull', never publicly seen before, has been found in a private collection and will now go on show for the first time.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 5, 2016 - 14 comments

Your device will probably die before the piece is complete.

Generation Lamp is a degenerative lamp that lives for a generation (in this case, nearly 32 years).
posted by box on Mar 4, 2016 - 12 comments

Not computer graphics

Los Angeles news helicopter films a formation of V-22 Ospreys as they pass through the city [more inside]
posted by a lungful of dragon on Mar 4, 2016 - 54 comments

Never, ever photograph anything you feel lukewarm about.

Lisette Model took up photography in 1933 after studying painting as a student of Andre Lhote.
Her first teacher was the now little remembered Rogi Andre briefly married to André Kertész (previously) and perhaps best now known for her pictures of Jacqueline Lamba (later Jacqueline Breton) naked and underwater. It was Rogi Andre who told her Never, ever photograph anything you feel lukewarm about, only what you are passionately interested in.
In 1938 Lisette moved to Manhattan and there became a photographer of New York.
More on Lisette Model via the wonderful masters of photography blog.
posted by adamvasco on Mar 3, 2016 - 2 comments

The Art of Manhole Covers

You're walking on art in France , Seattle [1, 2, 3], Minneapolis, Moscow, Brisbane, Japan [previously], and elsewhere all over the world [1, 2]. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 29, 2016 - 15 comments

This is why you always look up.

Photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of ancient (and modern!) Iranian architecture and design. He captures the structural and artistic intricacies of iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, including the tessellated and tiled ceilings of historic mosques. [via designboom]
posted by Room 641-A on Feb 28, 2016 - 6 comments

Mine and Theirs

Sawyer DeVuyst began his project "Mine" in October 2014. [more inside]
posted by Deoridhe on Feb 28, 2016 - 2 comments

CALL NOW! 217 352 0178

Mental Waste Collection and Disposal Service
The MWCDS turns psychic garbage into physical trash. A telephone landline (AT&T) and cassette tape answering machine (Panasonic KX-T 1920 EASA PHONE) is available 24/7 for waste drop off. All calls are confidential. All cassette tapes are sealed in concrete after recording. After the cassette tapes are sealed in concrete a site is determined for burial or storage. The placement into this site involves a ritual administered by the GROUNDSKEEPER.
Spoilers below the fold. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Feb 27, 2016 - 17 comments

Cumulative and Compounding Opportunity Costs

How do you quantify the effects of things that don't happen to you? "The whole point of living in a culture is that much of the labor of perception and judgment is done for you, spread through media, and absorbed through an imperceptible process that has no single author." (previously; via)
posted by kliuless on Feb 27, 2016 - 2 comments

Start Your Art Journey Today

Irshad Karim, creator of /r/ArtFundamentals on Reddit, has compiled a series of drawing lessons for free for all beginners and anyone looking to refresh their artistic skills. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Feb 25, 2016 - 13 comments

One can deal with the world through puppets

A four part documentary, each of 15 mins, about Jan Švankmajer probably the greatest living surrealist. Pt. I. | Pt. II. | Pt. III | Pt. IV.
An interview from 2012 - Freedom is becoming the only theme, and a previous incredibly thorough post.
posted by adamvasco on Feb 25, 2016 - 7 comments

“Collection GOERING, inventaire des peintures.”

"Hermann Göring’s personal art log is a twisted treasure map, a guide to looting and pillaging and gift-giving among the Nazi brass, and a tracking mechanism for the Nazi occupation of Europe."
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 25, 2016 - 2 comments

ars gratia artis?

Richard Prince's new "portraits" are a reminder that someone else can sell your Instagram pictures for $100,000. When does appropriation go too far? Richard Prince sucks, but his Instagram paintings [prints] are genius trolling. Why the latest copyright lawsuit matters, from experts. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 23, 2016 - 125 comments

grandeur and monstrosity

Alan Moore: The art of magic
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 22, 2016 - 30 comments

Tread lightly

'Heavy Sea' by Pejac (slyt)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Feb 18, 2016 - 3 comments

View from the left eye

The self-portrait of Ernst Mach. [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Feb 18, 2016 - 10 comments

Match: Drawn

The 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik occasioned a fantastic series of caricatures, by Icelandic artist Halldór Pétursson, of Fischer and Spassky. The unwatermarked versions at the bottom of the page are the result of some simple but clever image processing.
posted by Wolfdog on Feb 15, 2016 - 5 comments

Deadpool! (S)he's a Mean Motherfucker!

Kay Pike transforming herself into Deadpool with body-paint [ via | loud audio ] [more inside]
posted by quin on Feb 15, 2016 - 17 comments

Eve's Glory

A hundred years after the First World War, modern women demonstrate military prestige by donning vintage uniforms historically exclusive to men. Highlighting uniforms from the Second Industrial Revolution until the end of the Weimar Republic, Eve's Glory compares the ceremonial attitudes historically associated with the military to the proud independence of modern women. [more inside]
posted by moody cow on Feb 15, 2016 - 13 comments

The Tiniest Gallery

The Tiniest Gallery "I like art, so I built a single-serving art gallery that features local artists and hung it on the fence outside my house. " [via mefi projects]
posted by xingcat on Feb 14, 2016 - 14 comments

The Unlikely Ballerina meets the Little Dancer

Misty Copeland recreates Degas's ballet paintings for Harper's Bazaar.
posted by jacquilynne on Feb 10, 2016 - 9 comments

Ziphius, rumored to slice boats in half with its dorsal fin

Toronto-based artist Bailey Henderson sculpts the fearsome sea creatures depicted on medieval and Renaissance-era maps. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Feb 8, 2016 - 13 comments

High resolution images of The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch's amazing painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Exceptional detail, zoom in or out inside the painting. There are many stories hidden behind the images inside the painting. Click on the white text boxes to listen to and/or read the stories. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Feb 6, 2016 - 36 comments

Crochet taxidermy

Want to decorate your hunting lodge or baronial hall without feeling too guilty? Crochet taxidermy to the rescue! [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on Feb 4, 2016 - 19 comments

ASCII and Emoji United!

Do you feel like you need more culture in your life? Well, then you should head down to The Tiny Gallery on Twitter! Brought to you by emoji, ASCII, and @deer_ful. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 3, 2016 - 2 comments

the neon gods they made

Afterdark | + | Jet Plastic | 80 Proof Midnights and 98 Octane Noons | Day 4 | Hope |
| NEED | FIXED | STATIC | Speed | Funky Mustache | Nightmoves
| Tesla | 70/80 |
The neon landscape of Valenberg, via 8bitDash.com
posted by Potomac Avenue on Feb 3, 2016 - 4 comments

20/20 vision in the world of high-end art

A painting commissioned for the firm’s hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary, “Transport Through the Ages,” hung above the reception desk. Bouvier insists that he never used confidential information from his logistics business to buy and sell paintings. None of the thirty-five works that he sold Rybolovlev were in storage with Natural Le Coultre. “I have the information not because I am a shipper,” he said. “It is because I am clever.”
The high-end of the art market is full of mystery, built on trust, reputation, and secrecy. What happens when someone starts turning all of that on its head? An art shipper, Russian oligarch, and a Rothko in The Bouvier Affair. (Sam Knight, for The New Yorker)
posted by redct on Feb 2, 2016 - 12 comments

Chang'e 3 moon shots

The China National Space Administration released all of the images from their Chang'e 3 moon landing mission (previously), including hundreds of amazing true color, HD photographs. Some 35 GB of datasets, including photographs of and by the Yutu rover have been difficult to retrieve outside of China and have been mirrored by Emily Lakdawalla at planetary.org.
posted by a lungful of dragon on Feb 1, 2016 - 27 comments

Yes We Can(ada)!

If you're tired of the status quo, there is a third path forwards — Canada for President [more inside]
posted by a lungful of dragon on Jan 31, 2016 - 28 comments

"Oh! how I wish I could fly, There’s so much to see from the sky."

For decades, artist Harry Smith (previously on mefi) collected paper airplanes that he found on the streets of New York City- over 250 of them from 1961 to 1987. They're now in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Jan 30, 2016 - 5 comments

Tattooed Ceramic Ladies

Jessica Harrison takes old ceramic statues of fancily-dressed women and decorates them with tattoos.
posted by divabat on Jan 30, 2016 - 14 comments

“I gave them their own species name: Abundus egocentrus.”

A tyrannosaur of one’s own. by Laurie Gwen Shapiro [Aeon] Dinosaur collecting isn't just for museums any more — film stars and sheikhs do it too. What drives a man to covet big bones?
The world’s most famous palaeontologist doesn’t understand why anyone wants to collect dinosaurs. Mark Norell sits across from me in his expansive corner office at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and launches right in: ‘People are weird. I think: “Who is buying this shit?” No accounting for people’s taste. I have a passion for dinosaurs, but certainly not what I would call “dinosaur insanity”. Dinosaurs are just a medium for me to do science. But if I were doing the same thing on some other organism – you wouldn’t be here.’
posted by Fizz on Jan 30, 2016 - 20 comments

Animal Families

Animal Families - A collection of animal illustrations that explore the relationship of parent and child. By artist Michael Sutton.
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 30, 2016 - 3 comments

What if Doctor Seuss channeled H.P. Lovecraft?

The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers)
posted by fings on Jan 30, 2016 - 25 comments

Ask Vincent

Ask Vincent: In which Vincent van Gogh gives advice both solicited and unsolicited. Part 2, Part 3.
posted by Capt. Renault on Jan 29, 2016 - 7 comments

in all the papers

Paper people can have weddings, historical costumes, and baroque wigs made from paper.
posted by dilettante on Jan 29, 2016 - 5 comments

Malthuvision

Welcome to WorldPopulationHistory.org, an interactive site that lets you explore the peopling of our planet from multiple perspectives – historical, environmental, social and political. It is about the 2,000-year journey of human civilization and the possible paths ahead to the middle of this century.
posted by a lungful of dragon on Jan 29, 2016 - 4 comments

photography, life, art, and Los Angeles

Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin has been documenting the Los Angeles urban landscape for over a decade. His latest project, The Los Angeles Recordings, examines the physical structure of neighborhoods and how they are molded and reconfigured by outside elements (demographics, gentrification, the passage of time.) “The Los Angeles Recordings is a project I’ve been working on in some way, shape, or form for over a decade. Very soon after getting into photography, I recognized the medium as a way I could show others the city as I viewed it. LA’s people, landscape, and topography exist in a state of constant change that is, in my opinion, rarely portrayed from street level." [h/t] [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 27, 2016 - 4 comments

Hard Truths

The artist Thornton Dial has died
posted by bongo_x on Jan 25, 2016 - 8 comments

Inside Outsider Art

This weekend, New York City hosted the 24th Annual Outsider Art Fair. Director Rebecca Hoffman shares some highlights, the New York Times provides an overview, and Bloomberg Business considers whether Outsider Art has gone mainstream. Meanwhile, a Christie's Ousider Art auction the same weekend brought in over 1.5 million dollars. [h/t]
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 24, 2016 - 10 comments

The Road Everyone Hates

Chaz Hutton Draws Graphs: Most recently "A Map Of Every City."
posted by The Whelk on Jan 24, 2016 - 25 comments

Doing Gentrification Right

The inexorable pressures of economy, personalized. We are people!
posted by kozad on Jan 22, 2016 - 14 comments

BANKY WAS HERE

Meet the people who pretended to meet Banksy at the Waldorf Astoria
posted by shakespeherian on Jan 21, 2016 - 10 comments

Stuck on Eden

Matt Schneider, who writes for the Christian publication Mockingbird, achieved a bit of viral fame back in 2014 when he wrote a critical assessment of Thomas Kinkade's body of work. He received some passionate responses from Kinkade's fans, which prompted a followup. Now, a year after that first response, Google has seen fit to push his original article near the top of hits for Kinkade searches, so he decided to take one more look at the beloved Christian painter: "Critical Thoughts on the Evangelical Embrace of Thomas Kinkade’s Escapist Art".
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Jan 15, 2016 - 28 comments

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