Day Four: Sortahadsomesnowcalypse

Tim_Noble_Sue_Webster_shadow_sculpture_4-normalIf you are terribly tired of being stuck inside and feel like that you have scoured the entire internet, check out some of these art stories:

Shadow Sculptures

From discarded wood, welded scrap metal, broken tools, cigarette packets, soda cans and piles of trash, Tim Noble and Sue Webster make assemblages and then point light to create projected shadows of people standing, sitting, smoking, drinking or anything easily recognizable. Every debris is precisely set in place, taking into consideration its distance from the wall, and its angle with the spotlight. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.

Igloo Made from Colorful Ice Blocks

A man has found an ingenious way to pass the long winter hours of sub-zero temperatures in Canada – by building this impressive igloo.

Photorealism Using an Ipad

A few students in my Art III class were discussing this video on Thursday. Truly amazing…

Reverse-Engineering a Genius (Has a Vermeer Mystery Been Solved?)

Very interesting article that I recommend you read. David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped the Dutch painter Vermeer achieve his photo-realistic effects in the 1600s. But no one understood exactly how such a device might actually have been used to paint masterpieces. An inventor in Texas—the subject of a new documentary by the magicians Penn & Teller—may have solved the riddle.

Former Professor Offers $5 Million To Help Protect Detroit’s Art

The city of Detroit is bankrupt and it’s speculated that the city could sell off its art collection valued at $450 million to $870 million…

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