THIS PAINTING, HOLY CRAP
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Side note: One of the figures in this painting bears a striking resemblance to someone I used to go out with. No hints.
Great advice on creation from Austin Kleon, creator of Blackout Poems:
“Do good work and put it where people can see it.” It’s a two step process.
Step one, “do good work,” is incredibly hard. There are no shortcuts. Make stuff every day. Fail. Get better. Step two, “put it where people can see it,” was really hard up until about 10 years ago. Now, it’s very simple: “put your stuff on the internet.”
The whole, excellent manifesto is here.
Blogger Jeremiah Moss investigates the histories of various Manhattan street corners, trying to find the exact location of the diner in Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting Nighthawks. It’s a neat series in four parts, and I’ve always liked this painting; it was up over my couch all through university.
Here’s another nice piece of Hopperama: every year, the Washington Post runs a Peep (ie. Easter candy) diorama contest. The 2009 winner was Melissa Harvey, whose diorama was a bunny Peep version of Nighthawks. She describes the piece in this audio slideshow.
Via MeFi and Kelly M.
Christoph Neimann is a genius art-essayist for the NYTimes. He’s done awesome pictorials about sleeping and his young sons’ adorable obsession with the NY subway system (go check those out, they’re great- so elegant and clever). He even tiled his his bathroom like a pixellated subway map because his kids are so ape for it.
Here he is again with a perfect little fall spread featuring leaves.
Heart heart heart.
Found this paint chip Marilyn Monroe:
Awesome! From Apartment Therapy.
And this one, which I luuuurve so much it was my computer wallpaper for a while:
Those last two are from Greenwala.
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