are the products of human creativity
The creation of beautiful or significant things. A diverse range of human
activities in creating visual, auditory
or performing artifacts
(artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill,
intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. Works of art collectively.
A superior skill
that you can learn by study and practice and
observation. Art can also be a second person singular form of be.
How great thou art, meaning, how great you are.
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Art has the ability to make
our world more beautiful. Art also inspires people to
think more and to dream more. Art is truly a blessing,
and a very unique expression of human intelligence.
is an artistic movement as well
as a creative sentiment where the end product of art and craft, the objet
d’art, is not the principal focus.
is a tendency or style in art with a specific
common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a
restricted period of time, (usually a few months, years or decades) or, at
least, with the heyday of the movement defined within a number of years.
is a method of art
making in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the making
process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway.
is the artistic technique of
presenting to audiences common things in an unfamiliar or strange way in
order to enhance perception of the familiar. A central concept in
20th-century art and theory, ranging over movements including Dada,
postmodernism, epic theatre, and science fiction, it is also used as a
tactic by recent movements such as culture jamming.
is a material used by an artist or
designer to create a work.
Art to me is exploring your imagination, it’s expressing, it’s creating, it's
educational, and it's communication
. Sometimes I look at
as a pause in
time where someone uses
the physical world to express an idea or to ask a question, what
is this? And the question is not so much focused
on the art itself, but something else.
In a way, Art becomes more
of a reminder that tells us to always ask "what is
this?" And Art does not guarantee
that you will
find an answer, but at the least it will make you see that there
will always be things beyond your
. And that
stimulation of the
brain is the seed of evolution.
Skills Related to Art
is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of
activities related to creating art, practicing the arts or demonstrating
an art. The common usage in both everyday speech and academic discourse is
a practitioner in the visual arts only.
is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other
medium to a solid surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied
to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges,
and airbrushes, can be used.
is a professional within the graphic design and
graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography, or motion
graphics to create a piece of design. A graphic designer creates the
graphics primarily for published, printed or electronic media, such as
brochures (sometimes) and advertising. They are also sometimes responsible
for typesetting, illustration, user interfaces, web design, or take a
teaching position. A core responsibility of the designer's job is to
present information in a way that is both accessible and memorable.Canva
is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three
dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes
originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the
addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other
materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom
of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by
removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or
is the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information
presented in the form of an image, extending the meaning of literacy,
which commonly signifies interpretation of a written or printed text.
Visual literacy is based on the idea that pictures can be “read” and that
meaning can be through a process of reading.
the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values,
sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste dealing with the
nature of art and the creation and appreciation of beauty.
the visual appearance of a work of art that relates it to other works by
the same artist or one from the same period, training, location, "school",
art movement or archaeological culture.
is the placement or arrangement of visual
elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of
a work according to the principles of art such as balance, proportion,
emphasis, variety, movement, rhythm and harmony.
is an artist who specializes in enhancing writing or elucidating
concepts by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the
content of the associated text or idea. The illustration may be intended
to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe
textually, which is the reason illustrations are often found in children's
is a form of non-verbal representation in which two-dimensional images
(pictures) are regarded as viable substitutes for things seen, remembered
in visual art and technical drawing means
the process of formulating, adding color, shading, and texturing of an
are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge
intended to present
is a graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept, independent of any
particular language, and specific words or phrases.
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You can use a thousand words to describe a particular artwork,
sometimes use only one.
Art is something but never nothing.
Art is self-examination.
Art is Love.
Art is God.
Art is a Vision.
Art is a Dream.
Art is a Journey.
Art is the ability to see things before they even exist. To
start the unknown.
Art is sometimes a question.
Art sometimes tells a story.
Art sometimes is a historical marker.
Art is sometimes transcendent.
Art sometimes inspires new ideas.
Art is the joy of doing something new.
Art is a pause in infinity to stop and think.
Art is creating and recreating.
Art is having fun exploring your imagination.
Art is sometimes just exploring possibilities with no clear
Art is sometimes intentionally unexplainable with no real
Art is to speak a new language.
Art is to communicate on a different level.
Art is an incredible physical skill and an incredible mental
skill of expression and vision.
Art is either defined or undefined.
Art is everything and everything is Art.
Art is creating magic from the physical world.
Art is an idea that has come alive to take shape.
There are many Types, Styles,
Categories of Art
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Prints and Drawings
are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered
essential for a free person (Latin: liberalis, "worthy of a free person")
to know in order to take an active part in civic life, something that (for
Ancient Greece) included participating in
, defending oneself
, serving on juries, and most
importantly, military service. Grammar, logic, and rhetoric were the core
liberal arts, while arithmetic, geometry, the theory of music, and
astronomy also played a (somewhat lesser) part in education. Today it can
refer to academic subjects such as literature,
, and social and physical sciences, or
it can also refer to overall studies in a liberal arts degree program. For
example, Harvard University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, which covers
the social and physical sciences as well as the
. For both interpretations, the term generally refers to
matters not relating to the professional, vocational, or technical
Liberal Arts Education
Digital Fine Art
describes a range of artistic practices encompassing both
historical approaches to nature in art and more recent ecological and
politically motivated types of works.
and so on.
are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox, with
respect to art, culture, and society.
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shockingly repellent; inspiring horror.
is a general adjective for the strange, fantastic, ugly,
incongruous, unpleasant, or disgusting, and thus is often used to describe
weird shapes and distorted forms such as Halloween masks. In art,
performance, and literature, however, grotesque may also refer to
something that simultaneously invokes in an audience a feeling of
uncomfortable bizarreness as well as sympathetic pity.
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works with the director, choreographer, set
designer, costume designer, and sound designer to create the
atmosphere, and time of day for the production in response to the text,
while keeping in mind issues of visibility, safety, and cost. The LD also
works closely with the stage manager or show control programming, if show
control systems are used in that production. Outside of stage lighting the
job of a Lighting Designer can be much more diverse and they can be found
working on rock and pop tours, corporate launches, art installation and on
massive celebration spectaculars, for example the Olympic Games opening
and closing ceremonies.
is a person who is
interpreting and evaluating art. Their written critiques or reviews
contribute to art criticism and they are published in newspapers,
magazines, books, exhibition brochures and catalogues and on web sites.
Some of today's art critics use art blogs and other online platforms in
order to connect with a wider audience and expand debate about art.
is the discussion or evaluation of visual art.
Art critics usually criticise art in the context of aesthetics or the
theory of beauty
. A goal of art
criticism is the pursuit of a rational basis for art appreciation but it
is questionable whether such criticism can transcend prevailing
practice of judging
the merits and
faults of something. An evaluative or corrective exercise can occur in any
area of human life.
refers to a mode of criticism that locates the reasons for malicious
conditions in a society considered to be in a flawed social structure. It
may also refer to people adhering to a social critic's aim at practical
solutions by way of specific measures either for consensual reform or
Given a manuscript copy, several or many copies, but not the
original document, the textual critic might seek to reconstruct the
original text (the archetype or autograph) as closely as possible. The
same processes can be used to attempt to reconstruct intermediate
versions, or recensions, of a document's transcription history. The
ultimate objective of the textual critic's work is the production of a
"critical edition" containing a scholarly curated text.
is the systematic study, evaluation, and
of different aspects
of translated works. It is an interdisciplinary academic field closely
related to literary criticism and
refers to the judgment of their perceived quality or
as works of art.
is the act of censoring or classifying one's
own blog, book, film, or other forms of media. This is done out of fear
of, or deference to, the sensibilities or preferences (actual or
perceived) of others and without overt pressure from any specific party or
institution of authority. Self-censorship is often practiced by film
producers, film directors, publishers, news anchors, journalists,
musicians, and other kinds of authors including individuals who use social
is in charge of the overall visual appearance
and how it communicates visually, stimulates moods, contrasts features,
and psychologically appeals to a target audience. The art director makes
decisions about visual elements used, what artistic style to use, and when
to use motion.
is a psychosomatic disorder that causes
rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations
when an individual is exposed to an experience of great personal
significance, particularly viewing art.
is the most outstanding work of
a creative artist or craftsman. An outstanding
résistance is French for a masterpiece; the most memorable accomplishment
of one’s career or lifetime.
refers to a creation that has been given much critical
praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's
career or to a work of outstanding creativity, skill, profundity, or
workmanship. Historically, the word refers to a work of a very high
standard produced in order to obtain membership of a Guild or Academy.
National Endowment for the Arts
Google Art Project
Arts in UA
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Artists for Humanity
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Amit Sood: Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see — up
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Beach Sand Art
Sculpture made by Erik Pirolt (Norway) 2011
Art Exhibit makes you wonder and that's the whole point
Making Museums Moral Again
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The Treasures in the trash Collection
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The Cool School - Documentary about
the LA Art Scene
Inside out Project
What you can do with Toothpicks
Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed
The Genius of Photography
1,001 Hand-Drawn Faces
David Binder: The Arts Festival Revolution
Leah Buechley: How to Sketch with Electronics
Aparna Rao: High-Tech Art
Marco Tempest: The Augmented Reality
Nathalie Miebach: Art made of Storms
Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut from Paper
Art - Mandelbrot
Painting with a Basketball
Jan Michel Basquiat: The Radiant
Jim McVicker: A Way of
Beautiful Losers (2008)
Your body is my canvas
Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present (2012)
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been
redefining art for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a
vehicle and at times risking her life in the process, she
creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us.
Aired: 06/13/2012 | Rated R | 1 hr. 45 min.
is a performance presented to an
audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary.
Performance may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully
orchestrated; spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without
audience participation. The performance can be live or via media; the
performer can be present or absent. It can be any situation that involves
four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a
medium, and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance art
can happen anywhere, in any type of venue or setting and for any length of
time. The actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in
a particular time constitute the work
An art made of trust, vulnerability and connection
(video and text)
Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter (1993)
Documentary of Joan Mitchell blends interviews with the
fascinating and complex woman--one of the great abstract
painters of the 20th century and a key figure in the Abstract
Expressionist scene--with images of her art. Aired:
01/01/1993 | 54 min.
Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin' (2013)
Documentary about multiple American counter-cultures, American
artist and underground legend and founder of Juxtapoze, from Hot
Rods to Punk and Metal, from LSD to the top of the art world.
Aired: 07/30/2013 | 1 hr. 29 min.
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Michael Hansmeyer: Building Unimaginable Shapes
Algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms
with millions of facets using a
Diatomist Klaus Kemp
(youtube) Stone Balance and Videography by
Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time
Wrap Art - Birmingham
Zenyk Palagniuk spent 200 hours to wrap 24 kilometers to create
this amazing portrait!
Nails and String
Rozin, "PomPom Mirror," 2015
visualization of the change in colors of paintings over time
Fluid by Zelf Koelman
which puts this magnetic fluid in a
small aquarium-like case. Behind the glass are electromagnets
and software that allows the placement of the fluid to be
Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story (2015)
feature length documentary about the making of the classic
Batman fan-film Batman: Dead End and its creator Sandy Collora.
Find out the story behind the short film that reignited a genre
filmmaker who made it happen. Movie Aired: 07/12/2015 |
1 hr. 39 min.
Bertoia Sonambient Sculpture Barn Motion Study
SprayPrinter - 21st century way of designing walls
Art Sculpture by Bernie Mitchell
to Create A Beautiful 3D Landscapes.
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How Yarn Bombing grew into a worldwide movement
(2014) Film explores the importance of art
education. Despite Arts huge impact,
is often one of the first programs to be cut,
especially when the
is hard hit.
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“He who works with his hands is a
laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands,
his head and his heart is an Artist."
Francis of Assisi
"We must learn to
reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but
by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake
us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact
than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a
conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a
particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few
objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and
paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look,
which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that
is the highest of arts." (Henry
can make you see, not that
you were blind, it’s just that the way you were looking at
things before was constricted.
So you should never look at
things the same way through the
same eyes. Art is saying pay
attention. Not so much to bring attention but to say ‘Pay
"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and
not the political legislators who implement change after the
) Living on
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious, it is
the source of all true art".
"Do not quench your inspiration and your
imagination; do not become the slave of your
"Art is a mirror held up to life"
"All art should be
useful, if it's merely decorative, it's a waste of time. You know, if
you're going to spend a couple of hours of your life listening to string
quartets or being at plays or going to a museum and looking at paintings,
something should happen to you. You should be changed." (Edward
"You can walk away from Art, but you
can never get away from Art."
"Everyone is an Artist, but not everyone chooses to explore Art."
"To remain whole,
be twisted. To become straight, let yourself be bent. To become
full, be hollow. Be tattered, that you may be renewed."
"You have your
brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then you go in"
into the painting that is..
"Before the digital world,
painting someone was the first kind of Photoshop."
"Instead of an Artist trying to explain what an art piece is
saying, they should explain what they are saying without the Art
"Art depicts life, and life depicts art.
Life had to be created by an artist. And if so, then artists are
just mimicking what life has already created. But life still
needs artists, because we are far from being finished with
designing. It's like God started a painting and is expecting us
to finish it."
Exploitation of the Art World
Ignorant people talk about how the arts are a great way
to create economic activity and a great way to create jobs. This
is because these people have no idea how to do math or how to
accurately calculate value. So they must be talking to ignorant
people who have money who have no idea of all the benefits that
the arts bring to society. Too many Ignorant people want to
exploit artists, they could care less about the many benefits
that come from art. Yes the art world does create economic
activity and jobs, but so does war. Economic activity and jobs
does not always benefit us you morons, so please
do the math
all of it.
What would you rather have, a Painting or an Untouched Photograph?
That depends on the painting and the photograph of course. A painting communicates on several
levels. You have the artists perception, you have the skill of
the artist, and then you have the painting itself. And you also
have historical value from a certain period in time. The
photograph has the image, it also has the time and place from
which the photo was taken. The photo also has the skill and the
perception of the photographer. Though a photograph is more
accurate then a painting, a painting can still communicate
I can take the photograph
and then paint that
photograph and then I will have both, well almost. But I can't
take the painting and then take a photograph of that painting,
because it's still the same thing. So it still depends on the
painting and the photograph.
Photography as Art
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turns Every Photo into Art using the styles of famous artists.
is a video editing app that lets you artistically
video-capture the world around you.
Technology and Art
Technology has made a lot of things easier, especially art and
creativity. But not everyone has great artistic abilities. But
now with technology, a lot more people can explore their
creativity without having to know all the in-depth experience,
and knowledge that's needed in order to perform the
of Artistic Creation. This does this not mean that the
world will be over saturated with too many people exploring
their creativity, and some how drown out something that is
perceived to be significant, by way of
Having "More of Something" and Having "Too Much of Something"
are two different things.
Having more is having more opportunities to learn. Technology
has made it possible for more people to enter the arena, and
technology, along with
figure out how to organize it all and categorize it all, just
like we have been doing since the beginning. Except now we can
do it with greater accuracy, and in less time, and make our
information a lot more user friendly. All because we have made
these amazing tools we call technology. But don't thank
technology, thank the millions of people who contributed to
technologies creation, its design and its manufacturing. Doing
all that so that millions of other people can benefit from these
tools. Technology is an extension of man, a man made tool. So
when you say "I am going to use technology in order to complete
a task", what you should really be saying is that "I'm using the
work and the contribution of
millions of other people
to complete this task." Thanks to all who have contributed to
our benefit, Amen!. So it would be nice thing and a good idea to
honor other peoples hard work by doing something productive once
in a while. Don't waste all that time that other people saved
you, you wouldn't want other people to waste your time, would
Will technology hurt critical
thinking? No. It took critical thinking to create technology,
and it will take more critical thinking to use technology
effectively and efficiently. It will also take more critical
thinking to monitor technologies accuracy, and it will take more critical thinking to improve
technology, when needed of course. The only time that Technology
hurts critical thinking is when a person lets it happen, or if
a person is not educated enough to know how to use human tools
without hurting themselves or others. Do I hear
another course being created?
Technology is Just a Tool
The Human Brain will always be King
To be an Artist is to have a Unique Mindset
A unique set of parameters
or thought processes that are used to complete a task, or to
reach a goal. A mindset focuses on just the things that are
relevant to that particular goal. A mindset could be a skill, or
a profession, or someone who is
an expert, or someone who is very knowledgeable and
about a particular subject. A subject that requires a unique
mindset that will help guide a person through a particular
problem that needs to be solved.
decision theory and general systems theory, is a set of
assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or
groups of people that is so established that it creates a
powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to
adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools.
What is Mindset
"To have a Knack for something goes
beyond possessing talent in a certain skill, it's like having a
natural ability, an ability that only reveals itself when
something new is learned and then used in a particular way."
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is a simple sorting algorithm that builds the final
sorted array (or list) one item at a time. It is much less efficient on
large lists than more advanced
such as quicksort, heapsort, or merge sort. However, insertion sort
provides several advantages.
are large scale interference
that can be produced when an opaque ruled pattern with transparent gaps is
overlaid on another similar pattern. For the moiré interference pattern to
appear, the two patterns are not completely identical, they must be
displaced, rotated, etc. or have different, but similar pitch.
is a partitioning of a
plane into regions
based on distance to points in a specific subset of
the plane. That set of points (called seeds, sites, or generators) is
specified beforehand, and for each seed there is a corresponding region
consisting of all points closer to that seed than to any other. These
regions are called Voronoi cells. The Voronoi diagram of a set of points
is dual to its Delaunay triangulation.
is an effect that causes different signals to become indistinguishable (or
aliases of one another) when sampled. It also refers to the distortion or
artifact that results when the signal reconstructed from samples is
different from the original continuous signal.
Minimum Spanning Tree
is a subset of the edges of a connected,
edge-weighted undirected graph that connects all the vertices together,
without any cycles and with the minimum possible total edge weight. That
is, it is a spanning tree whose sum of edge weights is as small as
possible. More generally, any undirected graph (not necessarily connected)
has a minimum spanning forest, which is a union of the minimum spanning
trees for its connected components.
is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots
of color are applied in patterns to form an image.
was the characteristic style in Neo-Impressionist painting
defined by the separation of colors into individual dots or patches which
Elements of Building Design Guides
visual hierarchy and contrast with typography
•Use white space appropriately
•Keep your design elements consistent
Basic Elements of Design Info-Graph
THE 5 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF FLAG DESIGN
1. Keep It Simple - The flag should be so simple that a child
can draw it from memory…
2. Use Meaningful Symbolism - The flag’s images, colors, or
patterns should relate to what it symbolizes…
3. Use 2–3 Basic Colors - Limit the number of colors on the flag
to 3, which contrast well and come from the standard color set.
4. No Lettering or Seals - Never use writing of any kind or an
5. Be Distinctive or Be Related - Avoid duplicating other flags,
but use similarities to show connections…
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you've never noticed
is the use of
that stand in for and take the place of
something else. It is through representation that people organize the
world and reality through the act of naming
. Signs are arranged in order to form semantic
constructions and express relations.
an object, quality, event, or entity whose presence or occurrence
indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else. A natural
sign bears a causal relation to its object—for instance, thunder is a sign
of storm, or medical symptoms signify a disease. A conventional sign
signifies by agreement, as a full stop signifies the end of a sentence;
similarly the words and expressions of a language, as well as bodily
gestures, can be regarded as signs, expressing particular meanings. The
physical objects most commonly referred to as signs (notices, road signs,
etc., collectively known as signage) generally inform or instruct using
written text, symbols, pictures or a combination of these
Elements and Principles of the Visual Language
Visual Graphics Tools and Mind Maps
Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
aesthetically appreciates what, for which reasons and under
which situational and historical circumstances, and analyzes the
functions of aesthetic practices and preferences for individuals
Architect Reza Asgaripour, Draw Superb Two Point Perspective
need is a pen, a paper clip and one long elastic string tied to the
horizon of your canvas.
blossoms, blooming. The period of greatest prosperity or
Painting using Coffee Stains
"What might be irrelevant details to you, might be relevant details to someone else."