Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'Art' (104)

Making of the Massive Art Nouveau-Inspired Mural

We received a wonderful email yesterday from the art collective A'Shop, the creative team that made that massive art nouveau-inspired mural in Montreal. They wanted to tell us about a video they recently completed which shows the mural coming together over a 16 day period. If you haven't already, make sure to check out the related post to see the incredible…


Added by alice on December 16, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hip Hop Meets Fine Art

The world of hip hop and fine art collide tonight as artist Justin BUA and DMC (of Run DMC) host a panel discussion to talk about BUA's new book, "The Legends of Hip Hop." Taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7pm, the event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. After the discussion, DMC will even…


Added by alice on December 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Shadow Art for Your Home

Man With Hat

First spotted at this year's Dwell on Design event, Shining Image is a floor lamp that makes shadow art… Continue

Added by alice on October 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Top 6 Sites that Celebrate Street Art

In today's tips for a connected lifestyle, we bring you the top six sites that celebrate a type of art we've all grown to love. Though street art has been around for ages, it's only been within the past decade or so that it's been thought of as a highly regarded form of art. British street artist Banky released Exit Through the Gift Shop which scored an Oscar… Continue

Added by alice on October 12, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Science, Art and Everyday Objects

Break Beat with Sparkler and Metronome

After coming off a successful solo show at Michael Mazzeo gallery in New York City and receiving a glowing article by the… Continue

Added by alice on October 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

PULSE: Contemporary Art Fair Arrives in LA

Izima Kaoru's Kimura Yoshino wears Alexander McQueen

If you've always wanted to see works by: Jen Stark, Swoon, Kris Kuksi, Nate Frizzell, Mike Stilkey, Jill Greenberg, or Gregory Euclide up close and personal, then head on over to PULSE at the Event Deck in LA Live right now. Through Monday, October 3, you'll get to see their works and more in a show where… Continue

Added by alice on October 1, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Preview of Pulse: Contemporary Art Fair in Los Angeles

We're so excited about this! Starting this Friday, September 30, Los Angeles will be the place to be for contemporary art as PULSE LA makes its big debut! The art world will descend upon Los Angeles’ spectacular rooftop venue, The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, where its more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space will be transformed into a place to see… Continue

Added by alice on September 28, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Layered Wood Pop Art

Mitch McGee calls what he does "somewhere between painting and sculpture." First, he illustrates an idea and then he cuts, sands and stains individual wood pieces by hand. Then, he starts building - from top to bottom - assembling the final pop art piece, sanding and staining the exposed edges.

"The most challenging part of the process is figuring out the layering," he tells us. "The piece… Continue

Added by alice on September 26, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Creative Shark-Inspired Art

Mike Stilkey

Love sharks? Going on now at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, is an art fundraiser that's about bringing awareness to the rapid depletion of them. Working with PangeaSeed, a Japan-based non-profit organization, Spoke is calling the show Sink or Swim. Opened this past Friday and going on till today at 7pm, the event brings together… Continue

Added by alice on September 25, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

New Media Art and More at Moscow Biennale

If you're in Moscow, Russia or heading there, make sure to drop by the fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art which opened yesterday, September 22, and runs through October 30. Called "Rewriting Worlds," this year's show features art works by 64 artists and 16 art groups from 33 different countries like Chile, China, Japan,… Continue

Added by alice on September 23, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Art of Fashion Starring Drew Barrymore

Though this new Neiman Marcus campaign, called Art of Fashion, has shots that look overtly like advertisements, we couldn't help but want to share it with you when we saw who was the star. All-American actress Drew Barrymore dons decadent outfits by everyone from Gucci and Prada to Tom Ford and Carolina Herrera, all shot by Norman Jean Roy. Like a modern-day movie star, Barrymore looks… Continue

Added by alice on September 15, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

10 Best iPad Apps for Art and Design Lovers

Ready for our next big tip? It's time to check out some creative iPad apps!

With all the apps being made for the iPad, you can now easily stretch your imagination and creativity like never before. For designers, artists or those who are just interested in creative fields, the iPad can be an exciting new tool, a place to do everything from sketch out new ideas… Continue

Added by alice on September 7, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Noma Bar's Art-Making Machine and New Prints

Oh, to be in London this month! The London Design Festival will be kicking off on September 17 and will feature some exciting new works from one of our favorite graphic artists, Israel-born Noma Bar. His masterful use of negative space never ceases to amaze us. Bar's playful, minimalist… Continue

Added by alice on September 2, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Giant 360 Degree Curtain Art

If you're in London from now till August 29, may we suggest you make a special trip to the Roundhouse to experience Ron Arad's Curtain Call? The artist/designer/architect has built a gargantuan curtain made of 5,600 silicon rods that are suspended from a ring 18 meters in diameter sitting three stories high. Watch as it comes alive through projected films, live performances, and even… Continue

Added by alice on August 19, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Pablo Picasso's Great Quote on Art

A beautiful quote for those that love art and an inspiring one for those that create it. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso

Image: Unknown

Added by alice on July 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Top 10 Places to Buy Affordable Art

If you come to My Modern Met, you're probably an art or photography enthusiast. (I don't know how many times we've been asked, "Where can I get that print?") Today, we round up 10 places, online, where you can scoop up some affordable art. From sites you may have heard of like 20x200 and Society6 to smaller, more niche shops like Poster Cabaret or Eye Buy Art, we know you'll… Continue

Added by alice on July 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Finalists in The Art of Building Contest

Staircase 2

While our own art and photography contest is now underway (see YPOC's Visual Storytellers), we'd like to shed some light on another one that's by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Called The Art of Building, this photography… Continue

Added by alice on July 11, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Story Behind that Yarn Street Art

A few days ago, we put up a few shots of some intriguing street art made of yarn and stencil. We found out that it took six hours to create but, other than that, there wasn't much more information about it. What did it mean? How exactly was it made?

We got in touch with the person behind… Continue

Added by alice on July 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Abstract Art Made of Everyday Objects

Twenty Dollars

As a commercial photographer, William Castellana's challenge is to make an object stand out for its texture, its reflective quality or its overall design. Having created some stellar work for New York Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine, you could say that he's not only achieved his goals, he's also at the top of his game.

Ask Castellana…


Added by alice on June 21, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Most Expensive Piece of American Comic Art Ever Sold

Guess what you're looking at? Ok, so the title gave it away. This is the single most valuable piece of American comic art ever to sell. The original art from Page 10, issue #3 of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (DC, 1986) was recently brought for $448,125 as part of Heritage Auctions’ May 5 Vintage Comics and Comic Art Auction.

“Frank Miller's… Continue

Added by alice on May 9, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments


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