Movie Revolver – EGO

The greatest con that [the ego] ever pulled was making you believe that he is you. Guy Ritchie was, during the time of conceiving and executing the film, interested in Kabbalah. The film itself is laced with references to Kabbalistic ideas, symbols and numerological references. The movie talks about ego and by doing so gives us

Movies ⋅ February 1, 2015

Tim White – The Other Side of the Sky

Tim White (born 4 April 1952 in Erith, Kent) is a British painter, best known for his science fiction and fantasy book covers, record covers and magazine illustrations.

Fantasy Art ⋅ January 27, 2015
Artists ⋅ January 27, 2015

Levi van Veluw – The Collapse of Cohesion

Levi van Veluw was born in the Dutch town of Hoevelaken in 1985 and studied at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.

Artists ⋅ January 19, 2015

Jean Giraud – The Time Masters

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012) was a French artist, cartoonist, and writer, who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. Giraud earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius, and to a lesser extent Gir, which he used for the Blueberry series and his paintings.

Illustration ⋅ January 17, 2015
Artists ⋅ January 17, 2015

Henri Le Sidaner – Addicted to Life

Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner (7 August 1862 – July 1939) was an intimist painter. Sidaner was born to a French family in Port Louis, Mauritius. In 1870 he and his family settled in Dunkirk. Le Sidaner received most of his tutelage from the École des Beaux-Arts under the instruction of Alexandre Cabanel but later broke

Artists ⋅ December 26, 2014

Wayne Levin – clouds of consciousness

Wayne Levin was born in Los Angeles in 1945. His father gave him a Brownie camera, and a little kit to develop his own film, for his 12th birthday and from that early age he was hooked on photography. Wayne Levin website

Photography ⋅ December 23, 2014

The Century of the Self

The Century of the Self is a British television documentary series by Adam Curtis, released in 2002. It focuses on how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed, dealt with, and controlled people.

Documentary ⋅ December 22, 2014

Metamachine by Atsushi Koyama

A machine – the simplest rotating devices of mechanical nature – come apart and expands on black background of Koyama’s canvases while parts of human body gently and with care hold, elevate or support the running parts. The Mechanism unfolds in human’s hands overcoming its utilitarian or even material nature and while generating aesthetical strength

Artists ⋅ December 16, 2014

Alvin Langdon Coburn – Pictorial Photography

Alvin Langdon Coburn (June 11, 1882 – November 23, 1966) was an early 20th-century photographer who became a key figure in the development of American pictorialism. He became the first major photographer to emphasize the visual potential of elevated viewpoints and later made some of the first completely abstract photographs.

Photography ⋅ December 11, 2014

Nicolas Delort

Nicolas Delort is an illustrator currently living in the grey suburbs of Paris. Gathering inspiration in the daily and mundane as well as books and any kind of narrative medium, Nicolas endeavours to tell stories, big and small, by working on strong, evocative and intricate black and white compositions. Nicolas Delort Website

Illustration ⋅ December 7, 2014

Art Deco styles into advertising design – Coles Phillips

Clarence Coles Phillips (October 1880 – June 13, 1927) was an American artist and illustrator who signed his early works C. Coles Phillips, but after 1911 worked under the abbreviated name, Coles Phillips. He is known for his stylish images of women and a signature use of negative space in the paintings he created for advertisements

Artists ⋅ November 30, 2014

Matteo Pasquinelli – Google’s PageRank Algorithm: A Diagram of the Cognitive Capitalism and the Rentier of the Common Intellect

At the heart of [Google] is the PageRank algorithm that Brin and Page wrote while they were graduate students atStanford in the 1990. They saw that every time a person with a Web site links to another site, he is expressing a judgment.He is declaring that he considers the other site important.They further realized that while every

Philosophy ⋅ November 30, 2014

Bodies against time – Étienne-Jules Marey

In the last years of the nineteenth century French physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey finds novel ways to record and visualize the motions of the body over time. He’s not interested in the person but in the motion itself. He develops “the graphic method,” in which movement is abstracted from the individual, exists as an independent entity

Photography ⋅ November 24, 2014

Bengt Bockman

One of Sweden’s leading artists and a superb printmaker Bockman has held numerous exhibitions overseas and beyond Swedish public collections.  He has work in the National Gallery Oslo, New York’s Public library and Washington’s Library of Congress. As well as being a breeder of racehorses Bockman is also something of a wine connoisseur and has

Artists ⋅ November 22, 2014

Don Davis – Space Colony Artwork 1970

Don Davis (Donald E. Davis, born October 21, 1952) is a space artist known for his portrayals of space-related subjects.

Artists ⋅ November 19, 2014

Marc Yankus – Cityscapes

Marc Yankus is a photographer and an artist who uses digital mediums to create mixed media. His fine art and publishing experience span a period of more than thirty years.

Artists ⋅ November 13, 2014

Modern calligraphy – Hassan Massoudy

Hassan Massoudy, born in 1944, considered by the French writer Michel Tournier as the “greatest living calligrapher”, currently lives in Paris.

Typography ⋅ November 9, 2014

Into the Unknown with Frank Hurley

At the age of 25, in 1908, Hurley learned that Australian explorer Douglas Mawson was planning an expedition to Antarctica;

Photography ⋅ November 8, 2014