Category Archives: Fine Arts

Hiroshima

When an atomic bomb was used in 1945 it left not just a dark smear in history, it also possibly created one of the largest sins humanity created on the Earth. It marked a line not just being crossed - but erased. And it left a legacy that must not be forgotten. In October there…
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Ashington Group – The Pitmen Painters

On hearing the sad news yesterday that Norman Cornish, the last of the ‘Pitman Painters’ had died, we at DoodleTribe felt an article honouring these men was due. Most of us at DoodleTribe HQ come from West of Scotland working class families and while we are separated from this group by almost 3 generations and…
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Paper Panda

In 2010, Louise Firchau started a website about making typographic paper cuts from recycled paper and since then she has pushed the very limits of what paper cutting can achieve. Her works are quirky, creative and astonishingly detailed to an almost impossible level.  And it can be found here: http://www.paperpanda.bigcartel.com  I honestly can't remember how we…
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Creative Connections

On February, 2011 a project was launched by Google - imaginatively they corporately called it Google Art Project. They decided to work with 7 international museums, including the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Uffizi, Florence.  The platform basically allows users to virtually tour any partner art museum…
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Export Bar on Raphael

In an attempt to keep one of the finest Italian Renaissance drawings in the UK, a temporary export bar has been placed on Raphael’s Head  of a Young Apostle, preventing it from going abroad and providing one last chance for someone to raise the money allowing the drawing to stay within the UK. Raphael who…
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FBI make breakthrough with Boston stolen art!

On the 23rd anniversary of the largest property heist in US history; the theft of £330m worth of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the FBI announced a new publicity campaign aimed at generating tips on the location of the missing art. Although sensationally they are now claiming to have solved the…
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The mechanics of man

Leonardo da Vinci’s formal training in the anatomy of the human body began with his apprenticeship with Andrea Del Verrocchio. As Leonardo developed and became a successful artist, he was given permission to dissect human corpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence and later at hospitals in Milan and Rome. Leonardo made over 200 pages of…
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Creative Week (at a glance)

Having completed my latest computer game foray I have come back to the real world. The real-ly creative world.  This article is more of a glance at this weeks creative news. Lets start with THE master. Leonardo's notebooks have been published online by the British Library– with or without translation. I'm not sure if the…
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What Happens when you type ‘Art’ into Google on the 24/01/13?

So What Happens when you type 'Art' into Google on the 24/01/13? This is what Google Images coughed up for me. And for this article - lets chose a few pics. This one is from http://www.johnlydon.com/jlart.html from a guy called John Lydon. How amazingly vibrant is this? Its a Photoshop painting featuring items of John's…
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