Here I’d like announce on behalf of my best friend (who’s also a Fine Art student) who recently started a project called Call Me In The Name of Art which in order for it to succeed, it requires participation of the public (yes, from anyone around the world)!
This is where she neesd your help; if you have a phone, some spare phone credit, and an answer to the question, “What do you think of art?”, then you should leave a message on 07-778-003-046 (note that this is a UK mobile number so you might need to add in a +44 in front of the number) It can be anonymous ( For UK, add +141 before the number) Your details will not be shared and your number will be deleted!
The best part of this project is that chosen voice messages will be animated using collage and 3D sets if all goes well - so if you want to hear your voice ‘come to life’, then drop your message in now! If you’d like to see how her animation and style is like, feel free to visit her Youtube channel!
Even if you don’t want to participate, that’s okay! Just signal boost and spread the word - every little reblog helps!! Thank you so much for your attention! <3
Photographer Alexey Kljatov (aka ChaoticMind75) takes macro shots of natural snowflakes, snow and hoarfrost crystals right outside of his house in Moscow, Russia.
For Kevin Corrado, art has been a defining element of his young life. As he puts it, “it’s how I think and how I see.” Like most young kids, he loved art class. But, as he grew older and as art was fading away for most of his peers, the opposite was happening for him. He found himself spending all of his spare time drawing and hanging out in the art room. Amazingly though, it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he first picked up a camera. Upon graduation, he went to college for graphic design, but soon realized this was not the best fit for his sensibilities. He went back to the camera as a form of meditation and quickly learned that this was a medium worth his devotion. As he explored and experimented, he came to discover the vast technical aspects of the medium, but rather than becoming overwhelmed, he patiently folded their benefits into his searching approach. Corrado is a young artist with a very promising future, both his surreal photo manipulation and landscape photography are mind-blowing. (source: eoartlab)
Victorian & Edwardian dressing gowns / negligées / wrappers / morning gowns.
The distinction between these are a bit blurry, depending on the year and region and probably also family. Some of these were considered formal enough to receive visiting friends in, others were purely meant as a change outfit. Dresses called “house gowns” could also be added to this category, though you often see they’re a tad more formal.
Whatever the case, they were meant to be loose garments with little restriction around the waist and arms. They should also be easy to open and close. Therefore you’ll often find they have wide lace sleeves, and a casual fastening in the waist. Victorian versions were often of thick silks and cotton prints, in bold colours and/or patterns. Edwardian ones often used more delicate white fabrics and lace.
Women Lost In Thought, 1950
silver gelatin prints, 11x 14 inches each
“The technical problems were formidable. To stop the motion of the subjects at such close range required a much faster shutter speed than the film of the day allowed in the shadowed city street. Furthermore, the problem of focusing accurately on a close-up moving subject would be almost impossibly difficult. To further complicate the issue, Callahan would also be a pedestrian, photographing as he walked, in order to avoid drawing attention to himself.
Callahan approached the problem by defining a procedure that would give the greatest effective film speed and eliminate the need for focusing, and then worked within the limits established by this procedure. He exposed his film as though it were eight times faster than the manufacturer and severely overdeveloped it to achieve maximum effective density, which produced a negative with little detail in the shadows and a rough abbreviated tonal scale. This required that the picture succeed in graphic terms, not through the illusion of continuous plastic relief that identifies classical photographic technique. To finesse the problem of selective focusing, he pre-focused his camera for the distance at which an average head, from chin to hairline, would fill the horizontal negative. Then he walked the streets, camera to his eye, firing on instinct when the right head filled the frame in the right way.” - John Szarkowski
I was just sent a link to this stunningly /massive/ archive of character references, concept art and designs
the sheer amount of images they have here is ridiculous, all (most) of which is sourced correctly
thank you to the user who sent this to me
Determinazione - model Marie Lux Madeleine - acrylic painting on canvas - Riccardo Di Lillo © Copyright All Rights Reserved
Sign Language Rings Convert Gestures To Speech
"Here’s how the rings work, in a nutshell. There are three detatchable rings that are worn on the the thumb and first two fingers of each hand, as well as a bracelet. As the user signs out whatever they want to say, the translation is then spoken through a digitized voice that comes from the bracelet. I’m not sure if it works real time or not, but that’s still some pretty amazing stuff. And that’s not all…
"The gesture-to-speak aspect works fine when the hearing-impaired person wants to talk to someone else, but what about vice versa? The bracelet carries the double duty of turning sound into text that runs across an LED display.
Coolest thing ever.