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Design Exercise:Texture

In several recent posts we’ve discussed artists who use the design element of texture. I’m asking you to put the new knowledge you’ve gained from those posts to use. The best way to begin to do this is by reviewing … Continue reading

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Texture As Material And Metaphor

In several recent posts we’ve discussed the design element of texture. I want to add to that discussion by presenting the work of two additional artists, Alexandra Kehayoglou and Sigalit Landau. Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou is known for her elaborately … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

We will be spending the next two weeks overeating, hanging out with friends and family, watching corny Christmas movies, and generally indulging ourselves in every way we can imagine. For this reason you’ll need to wait until the new year … Continue reading

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The Art of Carving Food

As we get close to the end of another year it’s time for entertaining friends and preparing festive meals. In that spirit, let’s discuss the art of carving fruits and vegetables…because you know this blog looks at design wherever we … Continue reading

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Colorful Links

At this time of week I’m usually searching for a new topic for this blog. Sometimes ideas appear magically, other times it’s a lot more work. This week an idea was dropped into my lap. In my mailbox I found … Continue reading

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Pigments and Dyes: Where Do Colors Come From?

Our contemporary world is dominated by digital images on movie screens, computer monitors, smart phones and tablets. The millions of colors we see there are nearly all the result of electronic magic. Surrounded by all these new ephemeral images it … Continue reading

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An Ocean of Books

All photos by Ossip van Duivenbode I’m a lover of books. My house contains shelf after shelf of books, some I’ve read, some I may read soon, and some I’ll probably never read but their title reminds me of something … Continue reading

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Fool The Eyes: Artists Who Use Their Skills To Challenge Our Perception (Part 4)

In this series of blog posts we have been exploring artwork designed to cause viewers to look again (and even again) at what they think they are seeing. So far we have discussed examples of imaginary space and hidden symbolism, … Continue reading

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Barack and Michelle Obama, Two Portraits

In the spring of 2015 we presented two posts about the art of portraiture, Portraits in the Age of Selfies and I’m Not Whom I Seem: Fictitious Portraits. I was thinking about these posts when I read that the Smithsonian’s … Continue reading

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Fool The Eyes: Artists Who Use Their Skills To Challenge Our Perception (Part 3)

In two earlier posts we described the work of artists who create artwork that challenges the viewer’s perception – work that goes beyond simple representation and fools the eye as well as tricking the mind. The first post looked at … Continue reading

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