This has to be the most underrated site in the entire world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k90A9HnLn4
Anyone out there ever go to Sienna and not fall in love with this Fresco?
I’ve worked a bit with this guy, he’s extremely talented and makes some beautiful art. But in today’s world, it isn’t always enough to be a great artist, you have to think of it as a business as well.
I love that Jason is always thinking of other ways to sell his work…exciting, interesting ideas that challenge our conception of what the value of art really is.
This year, he’s creating an original piece every week. Prints will go for sale on his site FiveSpotDerby and the first one will be a screaming deal…$5. But each time someone buys one, the price goes up by $5. He prints as many as he sells and then, after that week, the art is retired and never printed again.
This changes the idea of what a limited edition is…not a limited quantity, but a limited time, with a kind of price cap. The market doesn’t affect the price but, instead, the quantity that exist…in the entire world. As the number of prints increases, so does the cost of new prints, making his work more valuable.
It’s a little hard to wrap your head around, but extremely cool and I encourage you to check out his site. We may be collaborating on something soon.
This is a great concept.
Our new video: we attempt to justify Paolo Uccello’s use of a big fluffy hat in his iconic painting “The Battle of San Romano”
Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion Map” turns many of our assumptions about world maps on end, for considerable benefit; landmasses experience the least distortion of any projection, and are almost entirely contiguous. Furthermore, it folds into a perfect icosahedron, for viewing in the round.
The boldness and sensibility that were stifled by convention in cartography are released here, with a long, thoughtful creative process, fueled by a life of practicality.
Europe why you so little?
Johannes Vermeer, View of Delft, 1660-61, and The Little Street, 1657-58
Despite it being the location of his birthplace, and View of Delft being one of his most famous paintings, Vermeer didn’t often paint the Dutch city. It is believed that around only three paintings by Vermeer depicting Delft have survived (these two and the lost painting House Standing in Delft). It is therefore unsurprising that Vermeer is most famous for his private interior scenes, despite his name being so intrinsically linked with Delft.