Artists don't begin with the end in mind. Being creative means adapting, following ideas, being open to what presents itself. In this TED talk by Alexa Meade, I love how she talks about her process. Beginning by painting shadows, to painting food, to painting herself, to painting others, she truly embodies what it means to INQUIRE and take risks. Watch this 7 minute video and be inspired!
Just read this article on Huffington Post.
10 Historic Women Photographers You Should Know
Ruth Orkin, "An American Girl
Ruth Orkin, Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Helen Levitt, Shirin Neshat, Lalla Essaydi, Sally Mann, Tina Modotti, Francesca Woodman
Ever thought about making art generated with new technology? Look at what David Hockney has been up to with his iPad. Do you have a tablet or other device you could use to have a try? What's stopping you from experimenting with new technology in your GCSE coursework or IB Journal? Who knows... you could develop Twelve-foot-high prints of your ipad drawings too, just like British artist David Hockney's has done with his drawings of Yosemite National Park.
One of our current IB Art students is OBSESSED with art and music. Have a look at these TED Talks about the topic. FASCINATING!!
Art made of Storms
Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time.
Art made from transforming music into VISUALS...
Neil Harbisson: I listen to color
South Korean Artist Sunga Park.
What strikes me about these images is what is being shown in great detail, and what the artist has chosen to leave out. The cities look as though they are decaying... Did you realise you could leave work "unfinished" - sometimes what you leave out creates a beautiful mystery.
Another exquisite find on http://www.mymodernmet.com
Another one from My Modern Met. Check out these new Murals by Shepaird Fairey!
I found this on My Modern Met (an amazing resource for finding really cool new ideas in the art world). Artist, Ann Hamilton, has created an interactive installation of giant swings! "This large-scale multimedia installation titled the event of a thread by visual artist Ann Hamilton invites an interactive audience to revisit their playful childhood and ride the 42 swings that have been set up." Sadly it's in New York, but if you're heading to NYC for this Christmas holiday, be sure to check it out! Click here for the original article.