Category Archives: Art

Why Is Bob Ross Still So Popular?

“Every day’s a good day when you paint.”  —Bob Ross (1942–1995) Staring at the empty canvas on the easel in front of me, I couldn’t understand how this—nothing—might somehow transform into even a rough approximation of the Bob Ross painting we were … Continue reading

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A Clue to Van Gogh’s Final Days Is Found in His Last Painting

AMSTERDAM — One hundred and thirty years ago, Vincent van Gogh awoke in his room at an inn in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, and went out, as he usually did, with a canvas to paint. That night, he returned to the inn … Continue reading

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The Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History

The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000” Fund, presents images and information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, … Continue reading

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You’re Doing Art All Wrong…

Damien Hirst medicine cabinet bought for £600 goes on sale for over £1m “I lived with that medicine cabinet for seven years with people telling me it was crap” — ROBERT TIBBLES https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/early-damien-hirst-medicine-cabinet-bought-for-gbp600-goes-on-sale

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A project to algorithmically generate all “prior art” and obviate the patent system

“All Prior Art is a project attempting to algorithmically create and publicly publish all possible new prior art, thereby making the published concepts not patent-able.” So far, the project has generated 1,660,000 inventions. 1460392748-9803eaba-cda7-4761-b5c2-a4a15e5a5cf2 An adjustable visual optical element is … Continue reading

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Man will be your real-life Elf on the Shelf for $100 an hour

Boston man will be your real-life Elf on the Shelf for $100 an hour   Finally, you can ditch the cute stuffed toy for a large, adult man.   APPLE.NEWS|BY MAX KNOBLAUCH    

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Free Nfld

This improbable island! Excellent. FREE NFLD   If FREE NFLD is a call to action, what is it asking us to do?     THEINDEPENDENT.CA

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Celebrated Canadian painter Alex Colville – dead at 92

RIP, Alex. WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Celebrated painter Alex Colville, whose meticulously crafted scenes of everyday life established him as one of Canada’s most well-known modern artists, has died at the age of 92. Official site of Alex Coville

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Robert Crumb’s Retrospective At Musée d’Art Moderne

Huffington Post Robert Crumb’s adult cartoons give a feeling similar to being insulted by a kindergartener. The kid is presumptuous, offensive, and totally out of line — and oftentimes right. For 50 years, Crumb’s off-kilter comics have rendered, with beyond … Continue reading

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Condiment Packet Museum

The Internet has got everything, including an online condiment packet museum with over 900 ketchup, mustard, relish, and other condiment packets in their collection! Link

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The Advertising Art of Dr. Seuss

  The doctor named Seuss is well known for books But here are some other pics worthy of looks: Some ad art for sugar, some ad art for clocks, Some ad art for shaving cream inside a box, Some ad … Continue reading

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Artificial Cartoon-Character Skeletons

This Korean art exhibition explores the fictional anatomy of cartoon characters, with elaborate faked-up skeletons for Looney Toons characters, anatomical drawings of Mickey and friends, and many other artifacts from the study of toon anatomy. Link Posted on Saturday, September … Continue reading

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Anatomical anomalies of the famous monsters of filmland

Michael C. LaBarbera, a professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy at the University of Chicago, published this wonderful paper about the reality of movie-monster anatomy in 2003. In the paper, LaBarbera explores the implications of extremely large and extremely small … Continue reading

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