lacma:

wetheurban:

IPHONE OIL PAINTINGS BY JK KELLER
“iPhone Oil Paintings” by JK Keller are NOT the kind of iPhone Oil Paintings you would expect. Using only his finger as a paintbrush, Keller, 36, turned the oil from his face into fun works of iPhone art - and then made a Tumblr dedicated to it! 
“I think people are drawn to it at this moment because there’s a current thread of uneasy tension that we all have with our technology,” Keller tells DailyDot. “People are very interested in these places where beauty and repulsion are at odds with each other in very relatable ways.” Intriguing… what do you think? Cool? Repulsive?

Art is everywhere.  lacma:

wetheurban:

IPHONE OIL PAINTINGS BY JK KELLER
“iPhone Oil Paintings” by JK Keller are NOT the kind of iPhone Oil Paintings you would expect. Using only his finger as a paintbrush, Keller, 36, turned the oil from his face into fun works of iPhone art - and then made a Tumblr dedicated to it! 
“I think people are drawn to it at this moment because there’s a current thread of uneasy tension that we all have with our technology,” Keller tells DailyDot. “People are very interested in these places where beauty and repulsion are at odds with each other in very relatable ways.” Intriguing… what do you think? Cool? Repulsive?

Art is everywhere.  lacma:

wetheurban:

IPHONE OIL PAINTINGS BY JK KELLER
“iPhone Oil Paintings” by JK Keller are NOT the kind of iPhone Oil Paintings you would expect. Using only his finger as a paintbrush, Keller, 36, turned the oil from his face into fun works of iPhone art - and then made a Tumblr dedicated to it! 
“I think people are drawn to it at this moment because there’s a current thread of uneasy tension that we all have with our technology,” Keller tells DailyDot. “People are very interested in these places where beauty and repulsion are at odds with each other in very relatable ways.” Intriguing… what do you think? Cool? Repulsive?

Art is everywhere.  lacma:

wetheurban:

IPHONE OIL PAINTINGS BY JK KELLER
“iPhone Oil Paintings” by JK Keller are NOT the kind of iPhone Oil Paintings you would expect. Using only his finger as a paintbrush, Keller, 36, turned the oil from his face into fun works of iPhone art - and then made a Tumblr dedicated to it! 
“I think people are drawn to it at this moment because there’s a current thread of uneasy tension that we all have with our technology,” Keller tells DailyDot. “People are very interested in these places where beauty and repulsion are at odds with each other in very relatable ways.” Intriguing… what do you think? Cool? Repulsive?

Art is everywhere. 

lacma:

wetheurban:

IPHONE OIL PAINTINGS BY JK KELLER

iPhone Oil Paintings” by JK Keller are NOT the kind of iPhone Oil Paintings you would expect. Using only his finger as a paintbrush, Keller, 36, turned the oil from his face into fun works of iPhone art - and then made a Tumblr dedicated to it! 

“I think people are drawn to it at this moment because there’s a current thread of uneasy tension that we all have with our technology,” Keller tells DailyDot. “People are very interested in these places where beauty and repulsion are at odds with each other in very relatable ways.” Intriguing… what do you think? Cool? Repulsive?

Art is everywhere. 

nprbooks:

If you haven’t read Emily Carroll’s shiveringly glorious Through the Woods, our reviewer Amal El-Mohtar recommends you do so immediately:’

In these five graphic tales (meaning comics, not stories told in Grand Guignol fashion — although that linguistic line is definitely blurred here),Carroll’s sinuous prose and emphatic art blend seamlessly into a path through the stories she tells. If there is a key to this collection, it is the phrase “It came from the woods. (Most strange things do),” which recurs in “His Face All Red,” the story of a man who murders his brother only to see him emerge from the woods whole, happy, and unscathed. These are tales of strange things that come from or go into the woods — and what they did to people, or had done to them, along the way.

"His Face All Red" is actually available online — but if you want to see what exactly this lady is running from, you’ll have to get the book:

Through the Woods is complex without being opaque; these are all still clear, deceptively simple stories that are kissing-close to beginning with “once upon a time.” They’re stories about girls who lose a father to the winter, a mother to sickness, a friend to a ghost; they’re stories told as straightforwardly as fairy tale while containing all the rich density of poetry.

I am still not a reader of horror. But I am a reader of poetry, of folk and fairy tales, of dark fantasy, and a frequent wanderer of woods — and as such, I am most certainly a reader of Carroll. 

austinkleon:

A short film on Maira Kalman

Daydreaming is a function of the brain that’s an uncensored exploration, without controlling it, of ideas and emotions. Often, the best ideas, the smartest ideas, the most amazing ideas come from those moments when you’re not trying.

Filed under: Maira Kalman

rediscoveredbooks:

Tonight’s the night! Come down to Rediscovered Books at 7pm for local beer, local books, and a little history on Idaho breweries. FYI: we’re closing the store early at 6pm tonight for setup.

sarahseeandersen:

People are too talented sometimes.

austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:


  Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.


More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing

austinkleon:

Hans Hofmann Drawings

Boston Globe:

Executed with a matchstick dipped in ink, and sometimes made on the fly in his roadster, the drawings come across as breezy finger exercises. The more you look at them, though, the more you see… Most of the works here were made in the 1930s, soon after Hofmann emigrated from Germany. He was in his 50s, so to call these drawings “early” seems a misnomer.

More on Hofmann here.

Filed under: drawing

explore-blog:

Absolutely wonderful short film about artist Maira Kalman, patron saint of the moments inside the moments inside the moments.

thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!
thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!
thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!
thenearsightedmonkey:

Hints and Helps from Marlys!