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Degas in 360-degree stitched photo

Stand right in front of a Degas pastel drawing, and try photographing a 360-degree photograph with multiple-stitching. You get some fun results with how the application auto-stitches the exposures together. Normally, 360-degree panorama apps like this are meant to photograph a larger scene outdoors, or maybe even a room. On my iPhone I use 360 […]

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Making famous art into playable tiles in the museum store

Can Jackson Pollock paintings be displayed any which way? Upside-down, sideways? Sure, why not? Especially when the paintings are reproduced into two-inch magnets. The Art Institute of Chicago takes some of their most famous art, reprints it into tiny two-inch squares and then seals it within a quarter-inch thick piece of acrylic. Holding these acrylic […]

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Google image results for: art

Go to images.google.com and search for: art. That’s it—just one word: art. What do you think you would get? Images of the Mona Lisa or other famous paintings? Google gave me images of splashy colorful art. What results did you get? Please take a screenshot and reply to this tweet: As we know, Google personalizes […]

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Indexing the world’s art

When I look at my 63 art projects, it seems like a lot. Lots of art across a variety of things.  Yup, I just shared my complete list of art projects—both projects that are public, and the projects that are in concept stage. Barely anyone knows about this work. Barely anyone makes work like this. […]

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New artwork every day as your Chrome’s homescreen.

Get a new painting every day as your browser’s homescreen. I love the Chrome add-on, Google Arts & Culture. They display quite a range of artwork from famous artists to lesser-known artists. And if you don’t like the particular artwork for that day, you can simply skip it by clicking the refresh option. I rarely […]

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Video: Snowflakes gently landing on the Picasso in Chicago

Happy little snowflakes softly land on the cold hard metal of the Picasso sculpture. Such a beautiful scene: the contrast of the white snowflake against the dark, aged corten steel. I find this two-minute, 46-second video very calming. Nothing “happens” in this video. Just snowflakes falling down. Landing. Sitting. Then all of the sudden scooting. […]

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Surfing down the Picasso

Surfing the Chicago Picasso

Every morning I walk by the Chicago Picasso. Not just by it, but I walk right up next to it, so I can run my hand along the base. With all the snow we’ve been getting, it’s been fun seeing how the base changes. From all white covered in snow. To melting snow. To salted […]

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Turning around to take the photo

Ever see something cool along your commute, but you don’t stop to take the photo? I bet it happens to thousands of people every day. It almost happened to me today. Along my commute, I pass by the giant Picasso public sculpture in downtown Chicago. The Chicago Picasso Backside of Chicago Picasso sculpture. This sculpture […]

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Chicago behind the curtain: Christo Attacks!

Christo Attacks!

Anytime you see something wrapped in public, it’s like the artist Christo has attacked. In fact, that should be the official hashtag for photos of wrapped things in public: #ChristoAttacks! Take this statue of Thomas Jefferson (photographed by Steve Tanner). It’s completely wrapped with plastic — #ChristoAttacks! Who is Christo? Christo is the artist who […]

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