David Lynch on being an artist. Something that is so easily forgotten, and artists need reminding of when aiming to be commercially successful.
As the name implies, this society is especially for all of those who are connected to the armed forces, whether serving, veterans, or their spouses.
It’s another way of getting out there and being noticed!
Hello Artists and Art fans.
As you may already know, some of the external services which we have used to support our community have not functioned as expected. Most specifically, the chat room has performed rather poorly– if and when it functions at all. The recent billing problems with the chat provider have convinced us it is time to make some changes.
We are considering ways to fund these upgrades. While doing so, we would also like explore new ideas on how to create a platform which better serves the community.
The Artists Connect Community belongs to all who participate. That’s why we would like your input so we may include features you really want or will be useful to you for promoting your artworks.
Please take a few moments over the next few weeks to contribute your thoughts by taking part in this discussion.
As of today artists-connect is also registered as a group on facebook. Members and invited friends can contribute and comment on the Wall, start art topics in Discussions, add their images and clips under Photos or Videos and enter their or others exhibitions under Events.
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First of all I’d like to introduce myself to you all. My name is Katia, I am an artist and a writer and – last but not least – I am italian.
The aim of my presence here is to let you know something more about Italy and what is actually happening here.
Reading the foreign press I made myself sure that you know about italian politics and economy much more than Italians do.
Something strange is going on in our country: media, common sense and art are changing, often worsening. Sometimes I feel like a fish living in a pink glass bowl from where I can see “la vie en rose”. This positive attitude toward everything around is artificial. In Italy the same phenomenon occurred during the ’30ies.
At those times cinema, theatre and arts in general were inspired only by positive thinking.
Movies were just romantic comedies or plots about ancient history with a propagandistic purpose.
It’s what we call the “Telefoni bianchi” [white telephones] Era, named after a particular use of design and aesthetics in movies. The black bakelite telephones were not considered stylish enough, so the director Alessandro Blasetti required to paint the telephone in white to get a perfect delightful scene since the telephone was the only dark element in a room furnished in white. Nowadays, in Berlusconi’s Italy, the “think posive” attitude is turned from an ethereal white into a more fleshy pink. Pink is the dominating colour and female flesh is its perfect backup.
The pleasures of Venus are the main theme of a propaganda created to make Italians think everything is all right. Advertising, entertainment, politics, are carried by the use of female bodies… we will see how next time.
In the picture: a video still from the ADV of a famous italian drink.
Greeting Artists and Gallerists! That’s right, we now have a Gallerist amongst us. Please welcome Sabine Broekmann from Galerie im Behnisch-Haus. As some of you may already know, Carlos recently displayed his works there and will do so again in January.
New Domain Name
Artists Connect now has an international top level domain name. From now on, the website will be promoted as www.artists-connect.net. There is no need to update your existing bookmarks as the system has been configured to respond appropriately to your page requests. Please let the editors know if you discover any problem with page redirects.
In just a few short months, artists-connect.de has done what normally is very difficult to achieve even for a dot com domain. Namely, to take a prominent place at the top of the international search engines. Since Oct. 22, 2009, Google’s web search has already indexed over 150 separate pages and another 50 pages have been indexed by Google’s blog search.
For all of our members in the USA, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving!
Speaking of thanks, many thanks to Carlos for taking the time to create a wonderful animated banner for us. You can view it here! Support the AC comunity by placing the ac-banner on your blog or homepage today!
The new mail form is has now been installed. Everything appears to be functioning as expected. Let me know if there are any problems.
FAQs and How-tos are on the way.
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We have collected a substantial number of original hand painted textile and wallcovering designs from the 1950s and 1960s. These designs were created by unknown designers working for a large textile design studio in Krefeld, Germany. However, in their creativity … Continue reading
I posted this on londonpainting.blogspot.com in answer to a question about ‘dehumanizing’ art by using a computer.
Consider whether it is dehumaniszing for an artist to use a paintbrush made by another person or by a machine. Isn’t the artist giving up some control of the tool he uses, instead of fashioning it himself? As long as the artist knows what to do with the brush, should the process of manufacturing it matter?
I see computers as “e-brushes” for the artist. Generally, someone else sets up the rules of the software (which is in itself a sort of humanizing?) but then the artist is free to use the tool any way necessary. As we get used to making and seeing art produced using processors as part of the process, I think the human hand and mind will be every bit as evident in the artwork as it is with traditional methods.
Artists often just use the computer as a means of getting distance between themselves and the artwork. To allow for chance to intervene a bit. Pollock seldom touched a brush to his canvas, and that was over 60 years ago.