|Freeze Frame by Neville Gabie|
a new take on Seurat's bathers at Asniere
my photo of his photo at the View Tube
- Neville Gabie is the Artist in Residence on the Olympic Site and his exhibition of photographic and film works which can be seen at the View Tube on the Greenway at Stratford. I rather liked his film of workers uncovering and testing all the seats in the stadium but thought his most impressive piece is the large photograph called Freeze Frame which recreates Seurat's Bathers at Asnieres on the banks of the River Lea. This is an article about the work and who's in it.
- The Arcelormittal Orbit - which is a 115 metres (377 ft) high observation tower in the Olympic Park by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. It might be the tallest sculpture in London - and a unique experiment between sculpture and structural engineering - but I actually think it's rather gross!
|The ArcelorMittal Orbit - next to the Olympic Stadium|
- Fish Island and the Wick Lane - across the River from the Olympic Stadium is a major centre for artist studios in East London. This was seen on our walk away from the area
- The Observer has a long interview with Damien Hirst prior to his retrospective at Tate Modern - Damien Hirst: 'I still believe art is more powerful than money'. There are also various poster downloads available.
- Exclusive poster download: spots
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- Exclusive poster download: butterflies
- The previous day Hirst told The Guardian about his plans for a gallery in South London - Damien Hirst outlines vision for gallery to house his personal collection. Apparently the gallery will be in Newport Street, Vauxhall - which is a bit of a weird location from an access perspective.
- The Art Newspaper has an interview with ceramics artist extraordinaire Grayson Perry
- It's all about the process not the product for Liz Steel (Liz and Borromini). More importantly this week she have a talk about her sketchbooks My "Adventures with my sketchbooks" talk - part 1 and was also announced as one of the instructors for the next Urban Sketchers Symposium Well it now is official.....
- Charley Parker (Lines and Colors) has done a good review of Belgian architect and urban sketcher Gérard Michel. I'm not quite sure why Gerard does not have a blog - but he prefers to post his work on Flickr and Urban Sketchers
- Thanks also to Charley for the link to the blog about Blown Covers - the covers of the New Yorker you were never meant to see
- Drawing for Understanding by Robert Genn makes some sound points about drawing. It references some great wildlife drawings on Robert Genn's Painters Keys.
I can always tell a connoisseur at an art show when I see someone taking their time to look at top-notch drawing. Whether as a stand-alone art form or implied in a work of art, drawing separates the condors from the cuckoos. To be great art, drawing has to be greatly executed.Painting
- One of my favourite contemporary still life painters Annie Williams demonstrates a still life in watercolour
- The palettes of famous painters as featured on Retronaut
- It's worth taking a look at The Daily Paintworks News blog even if you're not a member as it has posts designed to sharpen up your business practice. Recent posts include:
- Make It Easy for Buyers to Buy From You
- How is the Internet Changing Art Pricing?
- Your Inspiration First - or Your Market's?
- Joanne Mattera (Joanne Mattera Art Blog) Marketing Mondays post last week covered Editorial Coverage, Part 1 - and tackles how to get your art featured in magazines
- Katherine Kean reviews her Art.sy experience - which is a new site still in private beta. You can find out more in the FAQs
- Tina Mammoser highlighted a couple of marketing tips in Good Artists Steal on her blog which is now called In the Studio, On the Shore. Tina's using one of the dynamic views now available on Blogger - this one is the Magazine format
- I came across The Design Trust - which is actually intended for designers and crafts people - but it does have workshops and blog posts which may of interest to artists - try marketing and sales or finance and money or workspace
- Michael Chesley Johnson (A Plein Air Painter's Blog) asked people to do a survey in Who's buying paintings these days? He then followed up with an analysis of the results in Part 2 - and the comments are worth reading too. Leaving aside the fact that many of his readers probably like landscapes and buy landscapes what he also found was that:
- Over 62% buy impressionistic work
- 73% purchase work that evokes a mood
- 82% are 50 years old and above
- Artprice’s annual art market report 2011- Art Market Trends 2011
- I've been asked to go to a conference of Cr8net which is the brainchild of CIDA, the Cultural Industries Development Agency.
Art Collectors and Art Economy
- The demise of the Knoedler Gallery in November 2011 due to scrutiny and queries raised about the authenticity of the pieces they were selling has prompted articles in the art press
- This is The Art Newspaper focusing on the extent of self-regulation in Art market analysis: A market in need of supervision. Their argument is that the best way to protect the trade is to safeguard scholarship but also recognises the problems inherent in today's marketplace
Scholars simply cannot keep up with the speed of online pricing databases, skewing the balance between an artist’s critical reception and their market value.
- This is the New York Times on the same topic - A Genuine Motherwell? Make Sure Before Buying which highlights the limits of insurance cover for art you've bought which turns out to be stolen
- Back to The Art Newspaper which highlights the difficulties of dealing with authenticating banksy Murals in Banksy murals prove to be an attribution minefield
- This is where you go to find out whether it's a genuine Banksy - Pest Control
- State of the Arts 2012: 14 February 2012, The Lowry, Salford Watch audio and video online after the event - including YouTube films of the day
- Lund Humphries have been working with Sotheby's on a new book for people buying for corporate collections Corporate Art Collections - A Handbook to Corporate Buying. Review the reasons for corporate collecting below!!!
a timely guide to corporate collecting, examining the history, nature and importance of corporate collecting and the different reasons for starting and maintaining corporate collections, including investment, cultural caché, and asset diversification.
Tips and Techniques
- RBA 2012: An exhibition of Middle England? is my review of the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists (although Bernard Victor has another name for them!)
- Vermeer has got a bit coverage just recently
- Jonathan Jones at The Guardian writes about how Vermeer draws us into a secret world
- While The Art Newspaper highlights how a Japanese tour has provided the funds to restore Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, 1663-64 - see Vermeer's woman in Blue regains its hue
- Framing Vermeer is a slideshow showing how has been framed. It's amazing how much impact a frame has. Which is your favourite?
- Laura Cuming has selected The ten best skies in art
- I'm fascinated to know what sort of brush Annie Williams is using for a unifying wash - as shown in this post Q. Is this a Muslin Brush? I'm leaning towards it being either Chinese or a varnish brush
- Carol Marine (A New Beginning) highlights two options for holding the shadow box which contains the still life
- this is Carol's preferred solution Shadow Box & Tripod. This also includes the instructions on how to make the shadow box
- and this is James Coulter's solution Another tripod option
- Katherine Kean (Katherine Kean painting nature's moods) is trying to source Vegan Art Supplies
- I reviewed the Derwent Carry-All (product review)
- Below is the notice at the top of the side column on Joanne Mattera's blog. It's so sad that people should have to say these things and even sadder that others think it's OK to take images of people's work without asking and without permission.
- Amy Andrews at Blogging with Amy provides some sensible guidelines for how to use Pinterest in Pinterest and Copyright: What I'm Doing
- When to pull the pin... best practices for pinning by Kal Barteski (Love Life) suggests some pointers for pinners, bloggers/photographers/artists, pineterst and idea snatchers! This is the notice on her blog. Also check out her Link with Love project
Do Not Pin These Images!Friends: Please enjoy the images on my blog. But do not pin them on Pinterest. You do not have my permission. If you have posted an image please remove it. You are artists. Please respect the work I have done here
Please respect the words + images here. They are my own artworks, photos + words and subject to intellectual properties, copyrights and that kind of thing. Please, please contact me for permissions before using any material found here and please understand that I would prefer that you DO NOT PIN my work. 'Pinning' something you see here gives Pinterest the rights to modify, exploit and sell my work without my knowledge or consent and that would be a shame and you would be liable. I retain the rights to all content found here. Thanks a million. Kal Barteski © 2006 - 2012
- Kirsten (DDKPortraits) provides an amusing update on her perspective on Pinterest following her viral post last week
- I'm continuing to update Pinterest and Copyright - Photography, Art & Crafts with links to useful resources - including the two mentioned above. It's getting a fair bit of traffic so I assume the interest in this difficult situation continues
- This month's Making A Mark Poll is about insurance - and it's completely OK to say that you don't insure - see POLL: Do you insure your art and art business?
- These are the results of last month's Making A Mark Poll - The way you respond to comments on your blog POLL RESULTS
- I learned the lesson recently that it's not enough to automatically repost your blog post to Facebook. It just gets lost. Attaching a message and making it clear who the post will interest most engages more people
- Facebook Launches 'Interest Lists' (Why Marketers Should Care) - Looks like Facebook is going to take a leaf out of the Pinterest book - hopefully without the problems Pinterest is facing. My take on it? There are only so many hours in a day!
- A Judge has ruled that Google is not responsible for comments on blogs.
1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with art - no explanation needed really!