Marketing Magazine: Google Lens used to showcase Australian women artists

Marketing Magazine: Google Lens used to showcase Australian women artists. “Google Lens technology is being used by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in an initiative launched to showcase the work of Australian women artists in different locations across the country. The project is a the result of a partnership between the NGA, oOh!Media and Google, and highlights six artists showcased in high-profile out of home sites as part of the gallery’s Know My Name initiative.”

Neos Kosmos: Greek-Australian artists called to register for first online directory

I’m not sure I’m spelling this right so let me apologize in advance. Neos Kosmos: Greek-Australian artists called to register for first online directory. “The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) is inviting artists to register for the first Greek-Australian Artists’ Directory (GAAD) that will be available online for the wider community.”

Pittsburgh City Paper: The Andy Warhol Museum showcases young voices with Gen-Z Time Capsule project

Pittsburgh City Paper: The Andy Warhol Museum showcases young voices with Gen-Z Time Capsule project. “Andy Warhol made collecting things part of his work, eventually turning the practice into Time Capsules, a project where he filled and taped up boxes with items from his daily life. Those boxes – containing an estimated 500,000 objects – are being opened and cataloged by The Andy Warhol Museum staff, giving insight to the Pittsburgh-born artist’s process and eccentricities. In honor of this project, The Warhol launched Gen-Z Time Capsule, an effort calling on young people born between 1997-2012 to submit photos of objects they believe best represent their generation’s experience.”

ARTNews: Comprehensive van Gogh Database Launched by Dutch Museums

ARTNews: Comprehensive van Gogh Database Launched by Dutch Museums. “A new database called Van Gogh Worldwide allows users to access provenances, technical information, archival materials, and more related to 1,000 works on paper and paintings by the famed Post-Impressionist. Launched on Thursday, the database is a collaboration between the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the RKD–Netherlands Institute for Art History, along with the Cultural Heritage Laboratory of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.”

Washington Post: In Delaware, a new Instagram-friendly driving trail spotlights local artists and sites

Washington Post: In Delaware, a new Instagram-friendly driving trail spotlights local artists and sites. “Ask me what I did on a recent trip to Delaware and I will tell you that I stand-up paddleboarded on the Mispillion River. Rode in the back of a pickup truck through a stand of sunflowers. Romped through a cascade of azaleas. And, before heading home, stood in a starburst of sunshine while a dolphin frolicked at my feet. Now ask me how I could participate in so many activities during a pandemic and I will share my strategy: I followed the Delaware Discoveries Trail.”

My Journal Courier: N. Carolina artists face fears, change tactics in pandemic

My Journal Courier: N. Carolina artists face fears, change tactics in pandemic. “For many Wilmington-area artists like [Linda] Callison, selling work at markets and festivals is the lifeblood of their business. The Wilmington area has seen the cancelation of major festivals, including the Azalea Festival, Autumn With Topsail and Riverfest, among numerous others. It’s a revenue stream that has been largely eliminated this year due to COVID-19 precautions. Facing upended schedules and COVID-19-wary buyers, Wilmington artists have had to get creative to make ends meet.”

University of Cape Town: Visit the Irma Stern Museum on its new website

University of Cape Town: Visit the Irma Stern Museum on its new website. “Surrounded by a beautiful park-like garden, the UCT Irma Stern Museum is in the former home of South African artist Irma Stern (1894–1966). The museum showcases Stern’s works, as well as an impressive collection of historical art, cultural artefacts and furniture that she collected throughout her life – from ancient Roman to Mesoamerican, from Gothic to Renaissance and, most notably, art from the African continent.”

ArtNet News: Is This TikTok Artist Really ‘Bob Ross of Japan’? See the Gentle Watercoloring Videos That Made Harumichi Shibasaki an Unlikely Star

ArtNet News: Is This TikTok Artist Really ‘Bob Ross of Japan’? See the Gentle Watercoloring Videos That Made Harumichi Shibasaki an Unlikely Star. “Move over Bob Ross, there’s a new lovable painting teacher taking the Internet by storm. A white-haired Japanese man named Harumichi Shibasaki has taken social media by storm with a series of low-key how-to art videos featuring a variety of materials including colored pencils, crayons, and watercolors.”

Painter and pioneer: Artemisia at The National Gallery (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Painter and pioneer: Artemisia at The National Gallery. “Artemisia Gentileschi didn’t fit the mold of the typical 17th-century Italian gentlewoman. At a time when women had limited opportunities to pursue artistic training, Artemisia forged a career for herself and established an international reputation. Thanks to a collaboration with The National Gallery, which is hosting the first major retrospective of Artemisia in the U.K., Google Arts & Culture is bringing Artemisia’s story to life online.” If you want to learn more about Artemisia’s life, check out the documentary Michael Palin did about five years ago. It might even be available on YouTube.

Smithsonian Magazine: You Can Now Explore 103 ‘Lost’ Hokusai Drawings Online

Smithsonian Magazine: You Can Now Explore 103 ‘Lost’ Hokusai Drawings Online. “Earlier this month, the British Museum announced its acquisition of a trove of newly rediscovered drawings by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, who is best known for 19th-century masterpiece The Great Wave Off Kanagawa. Visitors can’t yet see the illustrations in person, but as the London institution notes in a statement, all 103 works are now available to explore online.”

University of Cape Town: New website for UCT art collection and other updates

University of Cape Town: New website for UCT art collection and other updates. “UCT houses a collection of some 1700 artworks – many of which representing the work of South Africa’s most noted artists, as well as the art of emerging talents. The collection is exhibited throughout UCT’s four campuses, dispersed among buildings, offices, lecture halls, passages and plazas. The Works of Art Committee is proud to announce that the collection now has, for the first time in its 42-year history, a dedicated website.”

Hyperallergic: Writing the Untold Stories of Polish Women Artists

Hyperallergic: Writing the Untold Stories of Polish Women Artists. “Not Yet Written Stories is a collaboration between the Arton Foundation, the Croatian Office for Photography, SCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Ljubljana and the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. The project aims to expand the Forgotten Heritage database and organize a series of exhibitions and workshops. A conference about female European artists is tentatively scheduled for spring 2021 and will culminate in a publication.”

ELLE: 7 Black Contemporary Artists To Follow On Instagram

ELLE: 7 Black Contemporary Artists To Follow On Instagram. “There are over 671 million posts on Instagram that are hashtagged #art. But how many of those posts come from Black artists? In response to the death of George Floyd, many Black artists have emerged to the forefront with powerful work. One of Beyoncé’s favorite artist’s, Hank Willis Thomas, responded with a powerful image of hands of every shade lifted into the air. But Thomas is just one of many Black contemporary artists using Instagram to share their work. Below, a list of seven of our favorites.”

Architectural Digest: So This Is What the Noguchi Museum Got Up to During Quarantine

Architectural Digest: So This Is What the Noguchi Museum Got Up to During Quarantine. “With limited social interaction comes more opportunities for reflection, meditation, and contemplation. The last five months have offered that opportunity, though people and institutions have taken to it with varying degrees of enthusiasm. The Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York, has chosen to lean even further into the culture of stillness that their founder Isamu Noguchi engaged with during his lifetime. During one week in May, Dakin Hart, the senior curator of the museum, and artist Nick Knight collaborated on a special project celebrating the ideals of Noguchi. Distance Noguchi is a series of twenty-two films of roughly four hours each (edited down from 80 hours of raw footage) that have now been made available through the museum website.”

Orange County Register: How LA-based comics artist MariNaomi created Cartoonists of Color

New-to-me, from Orange County Register: How LA-based comics artist MariNaomi created Cartoonists of Color. “The six-year-old database, maintained by Los Angeles-based comics creator MariNaomi, features a wide range of artists and writers based everywhere from the United States to Chile and Australia. The work on display ranges from slice-of-life to fantasy to historical fiction. All of the 1400+ people listed in the database identify as people of color. It’s a testament not just to the diversity of subject matter in comics, but to the diversity of those making them.”