Archive For The “Art” Category

The Lasting Impact of Django Reinhardt

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Just as visual art has its movements — Bauhaus, Dada, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Cubism — the guitar has its own stylistic schools. Every player approaches the instrument slightly differently, but every so often there is a player or group of players who deviate far enough from precedent to create their own aesthetic. When the…

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Traditional Art Versus Digital Drawing

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Since the beginning of humankind, people have been struggling to capture what they see and share it with others. They’ve been using whatever they have available at the time—first mud, then colorful clay, charred wood, sharp animal bones, then special pigments mixed with water or oil. They’ve been drawing with pencils and inks on paper,…

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Street Art Moves to Contemporary Art

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Exhibited on gallery picture rails and made credible through auctions, it seems the days of street art as an illegal artistic pastime are over. The internet and social networks, along with recognition from the art market, have thus revolutionized the way in which we approach these pieces from the street, which challenge the place of…

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Art Rather Than Science Responsible for These Dinosaur Reconstructions

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A century and a half ago, Britain was swept by dino-mania. The discoveries of ancient fossils and the first characterisations of dinosaur species, combined with new scientific theories that posited that the Earth was far older than previously thought, fuelled a fascination with all things ancient. A concrete example of this period is still visible…

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STEAM Education Combines Art With STEM Subjects

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Alone, they are a scattering of yellow, blue and green cords in a grey case. But when eighth-grader Robert Rubio gets ahold of them at this community arts center, he can create light. With unwavering focus and practiced dexterity, he slowly connects the colored wires and small pins to an Arduino-brand circuit board. Thanks to…

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History of the Making of the First Color Cartoons

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After years of a successful black-and-white career, animated cartoons are due to take on the additional appeal of color, thanks to the perfection of a process which is explained in detail in this article. The first of 13 one-reel animated cartoon comedies in color have just been completed in Hollywood, marking the beginning of a…

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Art Leads to Truth and Reconciliation

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Last month, while the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) hearings were taking place in Vancouver, a group of artists in Kamloops was telling its own story about residential schools through art. The exhibit was the final piece of the “Art + Reconciliation” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) which took place from July 15 to Sept….

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