James Fenton writes
in the Guardian that the entire "flat" collection of the British Museum
is going into a searchable online index. Currently there are about 265,000 objects in the database with about 100,00 images. The article says that high quality images, suitable for print reproduction, and free to academic users, are coming soon. The search page is here
. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot
on Nov 18, 2007 -
Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton
was coaxed by her sister at the age of 68 to take a blind contour drawing
class in Ottawa, Kansas, in order to possibly help alleviate her 35-year bout with clinical depression. By the time of her death in 1993, her work (article includes quicktime link of Elizabeth discussing her work and photo gallery)
had been shown in several museums, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, and celebrated as an honest depiction of aging, mental health, and feminist issues (google book link)
in the US. [more inside]
posted by sleepy pete
on Oct 4, 2007 -
Robert Gregory Griffeth has deleted all of his galleries and in their place has posted these 12 enigmatic panels
and a tracker (which, if accurate, tells me that there are a couple of hundred puzzled punters a day). [more inside]
posted by tellurian
on Apr 11, 2006 -
The Hall of Best Knowledge
"combines lush imagery with lucid prose—imagine the works of Chaucer projected on the ceiling of the Sistine hapel—creating a weekly learning experience that is without equal in this or any age." Updated weekly. A collection of hand-drawn typographic teachings on Flickr. (from Drawn!
posted by TimTypeZed
on Feb 10, 2006 -
Two completely dissimilar yet nifty artists: The twisted ink drawings of Jon Kuta
(big enough to make desktops; Flash interface), and the fabulously lifelike driftwood and bronze sculptures of Heather Jansch
(she really likes horses. Warning: you'll have to side-scroll).
posted by Gator
on Jan 15, 2006 -
At least one commander told him, "Follow the soldiers' instructions, because they'll put their lives at risk to save you." But no one tried to censor his drawings or discourage him from going out on missions.
-- Steve Mumford is a New York painter who was embedded as a "combat artist" in Iraq. The archives of his Baghdad Journal
make for fascinating reading. He has recently published a large book
of the art he created on this voyage.
posted by Gator
on Dec 18, 2005 -
Museum of Modern Robocop Art.
Some guy made lots of amazing Robocop pictures using the limited palette offered by Artpad
. Ignore the site, xoxohth
, which is a college and law school discussion board filled with vulgarity, but revel in the many ways Robocop is conceptualized.
posted by Falconetti
on Aug 20, 2005 -
"The entire graduating class of Hamline University, 1925, in drawings of varying quality made semi-nightly in about one hour each." (Appears to be by our very own interrobang.)
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Mar 28, 2005 -