Claude Monet

Claude Monet

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“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color […]

Yevgeny Zamyatin

Yevgeny Zamyatin

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“But clouds bellied out in the sultry heat, the sky cracked open with a crimson gash, spewed flame-and the ancient forest began to smoke. By morning there was a mass of booming, fiery tongues, a hissing, crashing, howling all around, half the sky black with smoke, and the bloodied sun just barely visible.” Artwork: “Forest […]

Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago

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“People bring their own skills at reading language to reading language, skills at understanding poetry– meter, rhythm, imagery. If you’re not skilled you read it on one level, if you’re more skilled you begin to read it on another. and generally we are illiterate visually, which is one issue that I’m trying to address, and […]

Joan Semmel

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“There are many great women artists. And we shouldn’t still be talking about why there are no great women artists. If there are no great, celebrated women artists, that’s because the powers that be have not been celebrating them, but not because they are not there.”

Chuck Close

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“Neurologically, I’m a quadriplegic, so virtually everything about my work has been driven by my learning disabilities, which are quite severe, and my lack of facial recognition, which I’m sure is what drove me to paint portraits in the first place.”

Brad Bird

Brad Bird

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“…animation is not a genre. It is a method of storytelling. People are constantly analyzing it and misanalysing it as if it is a genre. It isn’t a genre. It can do horror films, it can do adult comedies if it wanted to, it could do fairy tales, it could do science fiction, it could do musicals, […]

3D Pedestrian Crossing, Iceland

3D Pedestrian Crossing, Iceland

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Review of: “Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars” by Stella (Bored Panda) Image Credit: Gusti Productions This is an interesting idea. I assume that the 3D zebra crosswalk is intended to integrate the mental effects of a standard crosswalk and a road block on drivers in the sense that […]