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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Paint Shop Pro History: How One Guy Took On Adobe

quote [ Paint Shop Pro, an early shareware hit, was built by an airline pilot in his free time?a huge difference from its largest competitor, Adobe Photoshop. ]

I'll Photoshop you out this picture
[SFW] [art]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:26amGMT] [18 comments]

Sunday, 26 April 2020

The Hollow Politics of Minimalism

quote [ In his book, Chayka sums up this approach as: ?Your bedroom might be cleaner, but the world stays bad.? ]

It's a bit unfair that they try to mangle the art history lesson with consumerism but they have this titular premise to fulfill.

So ? the art history thing is a welcome thumb supplier and acts as a filler for most of the article (check out the murder anecdote and the Mies van der Rohe hut), but the "hollow" thing concerns the pretentious zen stuff given the same name.

Bonus knowledge: Minimalist art is a pain to conserve in museums because its components age fast, just like the contemporary goods they were bound to mirror.

[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:36pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Breakthrough of Digital Culture: Finland accepts the Demoscene on its national UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

quote [ ?Demoskene is an international community focused on demos, programming, graphics and sound creatively real-time audiovisual performances. [?] Since the 1980s the community that has grown up to now consists of hundreds of different demo groups all over Finland, each with members to a few dozen. The groups meet at various events throughout the year. Subculture is an empowering and important part of identity for its members.? ]

Not a bad move ? here's the application and the thumb source.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:49amGMT] [1 comment]

Bottled Up: Three Centuries of Whimsey Constructed Within Walls of Glass

quote [ As the world has slowed to a crawl because of global orders to shelter-in-place, billions of humans are living in a much-reduced footprint, often confined within the walls of their own homes. For those of us used to busy lives full of social activities, it?s a bit like being sealed inside a bell jar, or perhaps a large glass bottle?our lives go on, but their framing has drastically changed. ]

And you were trapped inside a bottle
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:39amGMT] [0 comments]

Coronavirus: Dressing up in isolation

quote [ Photographer Julia Keil finds inspiration in art as she turns the camera on herself while in isolation. ]

I like some of the twist zhe made to reflect the times.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Good]
[by XregnaR@1:25amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 13 April 2020

Name all the colors @

quote [ A collaborative effort to name every color in the RGB/web space. ]

Let's leave a lasting legacy for the web.
[SFW] [art] [+2]
[by endopol@4:37pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 5 April 2020

An integration loop

quote [ So. This melody, which was played at some point on a real horn?well, maybe it was real; who knows??has now passed through radio waves and magnetic tape and digital memory, into the mind of a brilliant arranger and back out into the physical world?an echo in the Temple of Dendur?then through the internet and now into a neural network. ]

Geting lost in the waves of time and sound.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Good]
[by Paracetamol@3:20pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 4 April 2020

How Medieval Artists Saw Elephants: Claws, Hooves, Trunks Like Trumpets, and Castles on Their Backs

quote [ The artists had apparently never seen elephants, but they featured prominently in bestiaries ]

Emerged god's ensanguined bestiaries
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 30 March 2020

Van Gogh painting stolen from museum shuttered by Covid-19 pandemic

quote [ A painting by Vincent van Gogh was stolen overnight from a Dutch museum that is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. ]

Someone found a creative way to celebrate Vincent Van Gogh's 167 birthday.
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[by biblebeltdrunk@5:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 27 March 2020

Enthusiasts Archive

quote [ Enthusiasts Archive, an artistic project by Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska, is the result of extensive research amongst the remnants of amateur film clubs in Poland under socialism. It is a critical archive of amateur films found, restored and made available online. In 2019, the Archive was accessioned into The Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. ]

Polish 70s 16mm art and propaganda.
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[by Paracetamol@8:04pmGMT] [0 comments]

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