Stanford University: Cantor Arts Center and Stanford Libraries collaborate to make Warhol photography archives publicly available

Stanford University: Cantor Arts Center and Stanford Libraries collaborate to make Warhol photography archives publicly available . “For those who ever wondered about the exact design of John Lennon’s iconic glasses or what it would have been like to have had a front-row seat at Maria Shriver’s wedding to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the newly accessible archive of Andy Warhol’s photography provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the social and art-world celebrities of the time.”

Fast Company: These portraits were painted to confuse facial recognition AI

Fast Company: These portraits were painted to confuse facial recognition AI. “How do you have to distort a face so that facial recognition algorithms no longer see a face–and evade the technology that has become so pervasive in our world? That was the question the Seoul-based artistic duo Shin Seung Back and Kim Yong Hun posed to a group of 10 different painters. The result is their series Nonfacial Portrait, a striking collection of painted portraits that evade the algorithms.”

Phys .org: Harmless science to heal artworks

Phys .org: Harmless science to heal artworks. “A newly developed ‘diagnostic kit’ that allows to address if an artwork is showing symptoms of deterioration and premature ageing, detecting degradation markers, is presented in the papers published by the group led by Principal Investigator Massimo Lazzari at CiQUS (Center for the research on Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). The most relevant feature of the kit is the noninvasiveness of the sampling, so that there is no harm for the artwork. “

Flickr Blog: NOW OPEN – Flickr Inktober 2018

Flickr Blog: NOW OPEN – Flickr Inktober 2018. “Are you participating in the Inktober 31 days, 31 drawings challenge? We have a group for you! The Flickr Inktober group is now open to challenge submissions. As in previous years, we are encouraging illustrators and sketch artists from all over the world to share one ink drawing a day during the entire month of October.”

Los Angeles Times: Getty Research Institute launches African American Art History initiative, acquires Betye Saar’s archive

Los Angeles Times: Getty Research Institute launches African American Art History initiative, acquires Betye Saar’s archive. “The program’s mandate includes acquiring archives; the appointment of a curator and bibliographer in African American Art History; annual research fellowships; a plan to conduct oral histories of notable African American artists, scholars, critics, collectors and art dealers; and institutional partnerships with the goal of digitizing existing archival collections and collaborating on joint conferences, publications and research projects.”

The Cut: If You Love Art History, You’ll Love Gucci’s New Instagram for Beauty

The Cut: If You Love Art History, You’ll Love Gucci’s New Instagram for Beauty . “Gucci launched a new Instagram account today… It’s an intersection of beauty, art, history, and culture, all coming together in an easily digestible, scroll-friendly way. Now you can take a mini art-history lesson on your commute and arrive in the office feeling like you just came from the Met.”