Tag Archives: Art

UC San Diego Library Launches New Art of Science Contest

The UC San Diego Library is hosting the inaugural Art of Science contest, which aims to celebrate the beauty that can emerge during scientific exploration and raise awareness of the Library’s data curation services.

Data curators at the UC San Diego Library have the privilege of working with researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines as they prepare data for the Library’s Research Data Collections repository. The visually stunning nature of some of these research data sets has inspired the Library’s Research Data Curation Program (RDCP) to host its inaugural Art of Science contest, which aims to celebrate the beauty that can emerge during scientific exploration and raise awareness of the Library’s data curation services.

Source: UC San Diego Library Launches New Art of Science Contest

How To Talk About Art History – It’s easier than it seems.

Art historian who wants to make art history more accessible and understandable to everyone. Ask me any question about art history and I’ll answer it.

Source: How To Talk About Art History – It’s easier than it seems.

How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves

Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast

Audiobooks are here to stay—and that’s good news for readers.

Source: How Audiobooks Are Becoming an Art Form Unto Themselves

‘Dream of a House’ tours the eclectic home of writer Reynolds Price – LA Times

“What can things — furniture, everyday objects, art — really tell us about someone? If this book is any indication, plenty. What Price chose to surround himself with tells us about his obsessions, his affections, and perhaps even his perception of himself.”

Source: ‘Dream of a House’ tours the eclectic home of writer Reynolds Price – LA Times

Free to Use and Reuse: Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog

“Faraway states, natural wonders and beautiful beaches—these are the settings that often come to mind as we start to plan our summer vacations. They also form the backdrop of hundreds of travel posters in the Library’s collections, including an assortment featured this month on the Library’s home page. The featured posters are U.S. government works, in the public domain or cleared for public use by copyright owners—meaning you can use them as you wish.”

Post about travel posters that have no rights restrictions.

See also.. another example.. https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3g12528/

Frank Hazell’s poster of West Point as seen from the window of a train car.
Frank Hazell’s poster of West Point as seen from the window of a train car.

Source: Free to Use and Reuse: Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog

Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of Swamp Thing, elevated the art of horror in comics – The Washington Post

RIP, Bernie.. always thought you were under appreciated.. I worked on the Wes Craven film version of “Swamp Thing” in the 1980s, in and around Charleston, SC.. it was a great film project for me, meeting Wes and John Carpenter (who visited then-wife Adrienne Barbeau on set).. I was just a production assistant, listed on IMDB.. RIP, Bernie.. your character creation was grand indeed…


(Signet) cover
(Signet)
(Dark Horse Books) cover
(Dark Horse Books)

Bernie Wrightson, who co-created the Swamp Thing, was one of his generation’s greatest masters of horror illustration and comics.

Source: Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of Swamp Thing, elevated the art of horror in comics – The Washington Post

A true Renaissance Man, Michelangelo

Michelangelo's Pieta 5450 cropncleaned edit

A true Renaissance Man, Michelangelo was born Caprese this day, 1475 http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/buonarroti_michelangelo_1475_1564

About | Connections | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thanks to the Internet Scout Report for the link…


Connections was a year-long series from 2011 comprising of 100 episodes, and inspires fresh ways to approach art.

Source: About | Connections | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Making The Met’s Collection More Accessible | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wonderful news, fits open culture, open access to encourage use and access to art images.. kudos to The Met.. read more about the policy, gain access to the images, and learn how to identify the public domain images here.


Director Thomas P. Campbell announces a major update to the Museum’s policy governing the use and reuse of images in our collection.

Source: Making The Met’s Collection More Accessible | The Metropolitan Museum of Art