Archive for the ‘art’ tag

#  Currencies of the World Map

February 25th, 2014 at 16:13 // In Worth Seeing 

Quite a sight, made by a reddit user The310Investigator  a few years ago:


You can purchase it on Zazzle. I did.

#  Envy and Salieri →

September 27th, 2012 at 16:31 // In Worth Reading 

Using the portrayal of Antonio Salieri in Amadeus as a jumping-off point, Sven Brikerts says a great many good and interesting things about envy.

[His taking in of Mozart’s heavenly] music stops. [Salieri] is back inside what he now knows more than ever to be his demonstrably inferior self. He is, he understands, no Mozart — a recognition paradoxically more painful by the fact that Mozart is no Mozart, either. The Mozart of the heavenly music has no relation to the giggly buffoon who makes fart-jokes. What Salieri must swallow is that God — in whom he absolutely believes — has seen fit to give to impish Mozart the gift of making beauty, and to him only the secondary gift, no gift at all, of being able to recognize it.

#  Tiny Art Director →

March 2nd, 2009 at 18:00 // In Worth Distraction 

There’s a good chance you’ve seen this charming documentation of the ways in which a painter’s child corrects him, but I want to save it for posterity.

(via SM)

#  A Defense of New Jersey →

January 26th, 2009 at 20:11 // In Worth Considering 

I swear this article appears at least semiannually in some paper somewhere. This one chose the “epicenter of artistic talent” angle.

(via Ideas)

#  Don’t Forget… →

January 13th, 2009 at 19:30 // In Worth Seeing 

Someone’s adding Photoshop pallettes and dialogues to obviously altered advertisements on the Berlin Metro.

(via kottke)

#  A Broken Clock… →

December 6th, 2008 at 9:56 // In Worth Seeing 

An ephemeral art display explains the beauty of ephemerality. For those too lazy to find the translation in the comments, every twelve hours the wall reads:

Time passes, and each time time passes, something gets erased.

(via kottke)

#  Colored Pencil Graph →

November 11th, 2008 at 19:23 // In Worth Seeing 

This is my new favorite graph. I feel it should be categorized as something like data naturalism — though that sounds less cool than it should.

(via Clusterflock)

#  Real-World Photoshop →

November 8th, 2008 at 10:37 // In Worth Distraction 

Everyone and their brother have linked to this by now, but I still can’t resist.

#  Photographing Graffiti →

October 30th, 2008 at 20:26 // In Worth Considering 

The Ideas Blog brings up a topic I’ve never considered: who deserves credit for a photo of graffiti (or other street art), the photographer or the creater of the object being photographed?

#  Late Bloomers →

October 13th, 2008 at 20:02 // In Worth Reading 

It’s been too long since I read anything this long (and it’s pretty short for The New Yorker). In any case, I rather enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s article about the difference between prodigies like Picasso and late bloomers like Cézanne.

The Cézannes of the world bloom late not as a result of some defect in character, or distraction, or lack of ambition, but because the kind of creativity that proceeds through trial and error necessarily takes a long time to come to fruition.