What art era are we in now?

This question came to me when I was looking over some of my old art from high school. There were movements of Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, etc., but what is the “movement” or style today? When I did research to find out the answer, I found that there were so many different opinions. “Post Modernism” is…

Election Creates New Ground for Artists

What it means to be an artist has changed since the presidential election 2 weeks ago. Artists now must use their abilities to unite the people; they must act as activists and revolutionaries to advocate for communities that have been marginalized and victims of prejudice and hate. In this Huffington Post article, artists share how they…

Escaping Insanity Through Art

is a renowned Japanese artist who used art to escape her mental illness. She suffers from depersonalizations disorder, a disease that alters a person’s sense of reality. Those suffering from the illness have periods where they feel that their body and the world is not real, they are uncertain of who they are, and have…

Artists Respond to Presidential Results

When I was looking for inspiration for my next ~politically charged~ street art project, I came across some works of expressing artists’ disbelief and anger about the results of the presidential election.

Post-Election Therapy in Space

I know for many it was a little hard to get out of bed today. Even if you went to bed at 12 am and didn’t wait for the official result to come out, you knew what happened. Going through the news today was painful to say the least. Using art as therapy has been…

Hanksy’s Satirical Approach to Trump’s Position in the Polls

With the election coming up tomorrow, I wanted to share some street art around Philly that criticizes Donald Trump. Banksy, a street artist based in New York created a pasteup with Donald Trump and multiple Mexican symbols. Hanksy comments on Trump’s racist comments that we’ve heard throughout the election. The first time I saw it…

Interactive Art: Dreams of Dali

Having your phone out at the museum is likely to be frowned upon. However, nowadays more and more museums are encouraging the use of cell phones, tablets and other electronics to enhance peoples’ experience. One example of a digitalized artwork is Dali’s 1935 painting “Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s ‘Angelus.’” The virtual reality experience allows users to…

Data as new a Art Medium

When Jacob introduced Project 3, I was lost as to what we were supposed to do. I decided to do more research on how artists transformed scientific data into a kind of aesthetic form. I learned that there is an increasing number of data artists who use apps, GPSes, etc. to create conceptual works. There…

Reddit user edits random pictures into movie poster

A Reddit user, Your_Post_As_A_ Movie, takes random peoples’ picture and edits them into fantastic movie posters. They include details and information to make them really effective posters. Here are some examples: I found this article both humorous and inspirational. The user takes very simple, mediocre quality photos and turns them into very visually appealing posters. It shows…

Street Art and Gentrification

Today, The Guardian posted a video of street artist Stik creating a new piece in Shoreditch, a neighbourhood in East London. Although Shoreditch is filled with street art, including many of Stik’s other works, this piece was particularly special. Shoreditch attracts tourists from all over the world because of the street art. However, in  recent years,…