Union College: Library celebrates William Blake, poet and painter

Union College: Library celebrates William Blake, poet and painter. “An exhibit showcasing student work with Union’s rare collection of works related to 19th century English author, artist and printmaker William Blake is on view in the Lally Reading Room of Schaffer Library…. Union has an extensive collection of print facsimiles of Blake’s illuminated books and commercial works. A research website dedicated to his oeuvre will be released at the end of this month. Like the exhibit, it will showcase past and present student engagement with Blake’s work at Union.”

Curbed Detroit: Detroiter creates resource to document murals across the city

Curbed Detroit: Detroiter creates resource to document murals across the city. “Driving around Detroit, it’s hard not to notice mural after mural gracing the sides of buildings. There are so many, it can be hard to know where to turn to find out who painted them and how to find more information. One Detroiter, Viranel Clerard, is determined to document all of the murals in Detroit. His website, the Detroit Mural Project, currently has 500, and he has another 500 already photographed and queued to go up on the site.”

New York Times: The Personal Data of 346,000 People, Hung on a Museum Wall

New York Times: The Personal Data of 346,000 People, Hung on a Museum Wall. “Deng Yufeng wanted to create art that prods people to question their lack of data privacy. What better way, he reasoned, than to buy the personal information of more than 300,000 Chinese people off the internet and display it in a public exhibition? The police did not appreciate the irony.”

The Art Newspaper: New York’s Postmasters gallery, in survival move, solicits pledges via Patreon

The Art Newspaper: New York’s Postmasters gallery, in survival move, solicits pledges via Patreon. “New York’s Postmasters Gallery has turned to Patreon, the crowdfunding site where members pledge a set amount of money per month to support all types of creative endeavours, from podcasts to comics to music, to help cover its operating expenses and keep the business going.”

Monet was here: Masterpieces and inspirations come to Google Arts & Culture (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Monet was here: Masterpieces and inspirations come to Google Arts & Culture. “Art lovers and historians know that sometimes to comprehend the magnitude of an artwork, you need to see the world through the eyes of the artist and understand what inspired them. This is especially true of an artist as talented and beloved as Claude Monet, whose work many of us know but may not have considered in depth. To reveal these insights, the National Gallery London is opening a new exhibition entitled The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet and Architecture…. to mark the opening of the physical exhibition in London, you can now explore a selection of these works from the National Gallery, and see a stirring retrospective of Monet’s paintings from 17 more museums around the world, online on Google Arts & Culture.”

Fast Company Design: Google’s Latest Experiment Is Like Reverse Image Search For Color

Fast Company Design: Google’s Latest Experiment Is Like Reverse Image Search For Color. “Google’s Art & Culture Experiments are always a source of joy–like its recent viral selfie feature, which matched your face to your long-lost twin in fine art. But the app also provides more useful tools, like its latest, Art Palette. It’s a web app that takes any color combination you choose and matches it with artworks drawn from Google’s long list of institutional partners, including thousands of paintings in museums all over the world.”

New-to-Me: Online Database of Pixel Art Tutorials

New-to-me: an online database of pixel art tutorials. You may not know what pixel art is but I guarantee if you’ve spent any time online you’ve seen it. Envato has a good overview. From the Pixel Art Tutorials home page: “The biggest collection of pixel art tutorials on the net! Search by topic, author or medium to find the perfect article, video, image or book for you. Leave a comment or click reccomend to let others know which tutorials you find most helpful!”