More outdoor art, this time at Web Urbanist. OaKoAk is doing cartoon characters in his native France. Check that out here
Related: The New York Times has an in depth discussion about street art - when does grafitti become art? Here
Over on Behance, Carsten Witte has some really beautiful photography combining portraits and florals entitled "Fragrance". You can see them here
There is what looks to be a very interesting art show incorporating textiles, art books and sculpture, all "inspired by a single mysterious image of a small glass bottle containing remnants of the substance it contained and tied with a weathered label". It's for a show currently at the Warwick Art Gallery, but travelling to the Mundaring Gallery in Perth, Australia. Read about that here.
The Daily Record has an article about a show featuring the work of Paula Nadelstern, Amy Orr, Katherine Knauer and Robin Schwalb at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey called "Semper Tedium: The Slow Art of Quiltmaking". You can read about that here
Also at Beautiful Decay a feature on social activist/artist Nguyen Xuan Huy who "introduces us to the disruptive effects and ongoing legacy of the Vietnam War". The paintings are instructive and disturbing as well as edifying. They're worth seeing, but come with a maturity warning. Here
Again at The New York Times - a very interesting article about the art market. About the difficulty in selling Old Masters in the current market, it gives unexpected insight into the rest of the art market. “We’re entering a new era of collecting,” said the Paris dealer Giovanni Sarti. “When people come into my gallery they look at the name and they ask the price. They don’t really look at the painting.” Hmm.. You can read that here
Fine Art Tips offers advice on how to dramatically improve your art. It's for painters but can be applicable to us as well. Here
Following up on the "becoming a professional artist" article I posted a couple of weeks ago, here's one from Muddy Waters called "for love or money" that offers advice on the same theme.
Here's an article about an AMAZING photographer's work Kiripi Katembo Siku - go see - they're sooooo beautiful.