Tag: artists

Artist of the week: Pablo Picasso

“Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth.” So spake Pablo Picasso, whose highly original work has left an indelible mark on the world of art.  Famous in his own lifetime, his first famous painting was painted when he was

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 13/02/15

Charles A. A. Dellschau  1830-1923 I was very keen to review this new book on Charles Dellschau (1830-1923). He was an American artist and a former butcher.  When he retired at the age of 68 he spent the next 20

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Audio Arts Archive available online

Audio Arts was originally produced as a cassette-based magazine for the new generation of British artists and art professionals to talk about their work in a free and an unmediated way.  It was established in 1973 by William Furlong and Barry

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Prometheus trailer

We’re unashamedly geeky here at TOTD, which is why we’re excited about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1byZkbNB3Jw But it seems a good moment to celebrate the work of H.R. Giger : http://www.hrgiger.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._R._Giger who has given many of us nightmares in a class of

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Your Paintings

The BBC has just launched a new website that aims to showcase the entire UK national collection of oil paintings. 63,000 items have been added for the launch and their aim is to include all the estimated 200,000 oil paintings

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Reverspective

TOTD was at the British Library last month and particularly enjoyed seeing a work by the artist Patrick Hughes, who specialises in what he calls “reverspectives”. These are three-dimensional paintings that appear flat when viewed from the front, but as you

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Slowcoast

On 21 June 2009, Nick Hand set off on a 4541 mile cycle ride around the coast of Great Britain. The short documentary soundslides are a feature of this site. There’s an entry for Southsea, featuring members of the Southsea Breakfast

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Everything Handmade

Have you ever wanted to find a really unique gift for someone. Etsy is an online marketplace for talented people to sell the beautiful things that they create. It’s not just about selling, it’s also a wonderful  community of people willing

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Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh

Today is the 156th Birthday of the Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Here is a website with biographical details, sections on paintings, drawings, sketches and stories about him: http://www.vangoghgallery.com/ And here is the website on the Vincent Van Gogh Museum

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