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“Loving Vincent van Gogh
The world’s first feature-length painted animated film is being made in Poland, bringing Vincent Van Gogh paintings to life. “Loving Vincent” secured enough crowd funding cash to make it happen. Every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted to show the painter’s life.” …..click on the link to see the video on the story and the way the movie is being made…..
“The Diorama Maps project is a joyous mixture of photography and cartography, inspired in part by the 18th century Japanese map-maker Ino Tadataka. To make his “Diorama Maps,” Sohei Nishino spends months in a city, exploring its many vantage points. During this time he shoots thousands of pictures, which he then painstakingly hand-prints, trims to size, and compiles into huge tableaux collages from which he issues the limited edition photographic prints in two sizes. The effect is not a traditional bird’s-eye view but a wonderfully fragmented, enlightened way of seeing three dimensions in one plane.”
“Artistect” Fuses The Styles Of Legendary Painters And Iconic Architects | The Creators Project Leave a comment
Maria Popova is such a profound and prolific reader and analyist of thinking……do follow her ” Brain Pickings” blog…….here is a superb sampling of her work: ( intro ….”On the heels of yesterday’s 100 Ideas That Changed Photography comes 100 Ideas That Changed Art (public library) — a succinct account of the most influential developments in the history of art, from cave paintings to the internet, compiled by art historian and broadcaster Michael Bird. From conceptual innovations like negative space (#98), color codes (#33), and street art (#94) to landmarks of communication like making books (#21),propaganda (#12), and handwriting (#24) to ideological developments like “less is more”(#30), protest (#79), and the body as surface(#9), each idea is contextualized in a 500-word essay with key visual examples.” )