Offsite At Open Culture

Open Culture is a website which labels itself as “The best free cultural & educational media on the web.” That might just be true.

Below you can find links to my favorite picks of content posts available at Open Culture.

  • 14 Paris Museums Put 300,000 Works of Art Online: Download Classics by Monet, Cรฉzanne & More [link] (2020-01-11-SA)

More links coming soon. Feel free to explore Open Culture and find your own favorite content not listed here.

This page was originally added on site on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, is here to provide links to featured Open Culture content (from OpenCulture.com). The content here was moved to this list post on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 where this list has been maintained since.

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Mosaic Therapy – Grid #000001

Welcome to the first post in my new Mosaic Therapy photo series.

The tiles you see in the photo above are some handmade tiles that I made sometime around the year 2015, or prior (time period not known exactly). They are made with polymer clay. The reason I made them was for study in randomness. In other words, the result of random colors laid out in a grid from randomly choosing the tiles out of a bowl without looking to see what color would be chosen in each spot of the grid. It’s a completely random process that is a little medititative and therapeutic for the mindโ€ฆ a relaxing way to unwind and clear the mind (at least for me anyway).

I’ve always thought that the act of organized randomness could produce some nice art, and I think this process of laying out a mosaic grid with random color tiles is a great way to prove that. What I mean by organized randomness in this process is that first of all I had to choose a color to make each tile when I mixed colors of clay to make the tiles in the first place, and then those tiles were put into a collection to choose from in order to lay out a mosaic grid. I never know however what color tile will be chosen (unless I were eyeballing the bowl and specifically choosing the next tile from sight – which I don’t do – and which would defeat the purpose of these mosaic grid studies), and I never know how the grid is going to look until it is finished, therefore producing a completely random work of art when I photograph each grid.

When I made the tiles, I only got around to making enough that I can currently work a 7 X 7 square grid with. In the near future I hope to find my tile cutter tool (it’s currently packed up from my last move), and create some more tiles in new exciting colors and move up to a larger grid.

So photos like the one you see in this blog post are what you can expect to see in this Mosaic Therapy photo series. They will be randomly laid out mosaic grids using my handmade tiles, and no two grids will be the same. The tiles will always be laid out in a similar, but different, and random location in the grid.

Follow this site if you want to see each mosaic grid as I post them. Thanks for looking!

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The month of December 2019 has been a little quieter in terms of site updates being posted. That doesn’t mean that work on the site and the MUDPIX MAGAZINE project has slowed down any. It just means that a lot of things have been getting put together to be brought out in Issue #2 of the magazine and on the website itself. Mudpix.com saw much growth in the amount of pages added in November, and during the month of December, more work was put on getting content in order to be edited for the magazine. The Photo Of The Day series has been on hiatus since December 2019 started and may continue to be on hold for at least through January 2020.

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John Trumbull – Male Nude From Behind

With this post I am starting a new category on the blog – Art In Museums. In it I will share art I find on museum websites that is worth sharing.

In a search to find interesting websites related to bridges, I stumbled on the website for the Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas tonight (Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at around 7 p.m.). I began exploring one of it’s collections and I found this striking sketch of a male nude by John Trumbull drawn in circa 1798 that I think is great and would like to share for anyone interested to view it.

I have digitally enhanced the image above for better contrast over the original image. You can see the original image at Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art by clicking here.

Info about the image below from the Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art.

Male Nude from Behind
Artist: John Trumbull (1756 – 1843)
Date :ca. 1798
Dimensions: 22 x 14 1/2 in. (55.9 x 36.8 cm)
Framed: 38 1/2 x 30 3/4 x 2 in. (97.8 x 78.1 x 5.1 cm)
Medium: Chalk, charcoal, and graphite on blue paper
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, Gift of John Driscoll, 2007.174
Inscriptions: recto, l.c.: Drawing by Trumbull
verso: Drawing by John Trumbull / Purchased by C.A. III (?) 1896 From the B. (?) Collection [indistinct]
verso, u.c., numbered and circled: 112

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Selfie Art #2

Digital art created on Thursday, October 24th, 2019. Original selfie photo taken on same day.

Selfie art at mudpix.com is created by David Thrift. Original selfie photos taken by David of himself are digitally transformed into colorful artworks by David. These artworks are not to be used without permission.

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Candida Stevens Gallery – Stephen Farthing – Museums of the World

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Jan 28, 2018

Collected by me on Friday, September 27th, 2019.

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Description From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: We are delighted to present Stephen Farthing’s Museums of the World, a collection of 19 paintings produced between 2015-2017, by Royal Academy Exhibitions Committee Chairman Stephen Farthing RA, of the interiors of public and private museums around the world. They were inspired by his work with British museums including the Royal Academy and the Ashmolean and by a life of travelling the world as the husband of an American diplomat. The work combines a probing look at the history of collecting while painted with Farthing’s usual good humour.

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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Candida Stevens Gallery – Jeremy Gardiner – Geology of Landscape

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Jun 8, 2018

Collected by me on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

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Description From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: It has been eight years since Jeremyโ€™s solo presentation of work, โ€˜A Panoramic Viewโ€™ at Pallant House Gallery. While he embarks on a study of the Sussex coast for the first time it seems timely to welcome him back to Chichester and have the opportunity to share his journey so far. In this exhibition we get to witness the development of Gardiner’s personal language in both prints and paintings made over twenty years, featuring places of great personal importance to Gardiner, including Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Gardiner says โ€œMy work reflects a deep and long-term interest with the geology of landscape and how it is shaped by the forces of nature and by unfolding the landscape through my painting I am inviting the viewer to reflect on their own transient relationship with the physical world.โ€

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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Candida Stevens Gallery – Celia Cook – Clan Concrete

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Sep 3, 2018

Collected by me on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

Some striking colorful paintings featured in this publication.

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Description From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: An edition of 30 unique woodcut prints.

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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Candida Stevens Gallery – Touch

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Sep 3, 2018

Collected by me on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

Some striking colorful paintings featured in this publication.

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Description From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: An exhibition of work by Julian Brown, Celia Cook, Jane Harris and Mali Morris RA . Essay by Brandon Taylor.

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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Candida Stevens Gallery – Peter Waldron

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Feb 1, 2019

Collected by me on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

Nice paintings featured in this publication. I especially like the ones with the colorful circle themes.

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Description From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: Catalogue to accompany Peter Waldron’s solo show, February 2019.

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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Candida Stevens Gallery – Will Nash

Published to Issuu by Candida Stevens Gallery on Feb 1, 2019

Collected by me on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

Nice sculptures featured in this publication.

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Description From The Publisher Candida Stevens Gallery: Catalogue to accompany Will Nash’s solo show, 2 February – 2 March 2019.

Candida Stevens Gallery
Chichester, United Kingdom

CANDIDA STEVENS GALLERY is a contemporary fine art gallery and consultancy based in Chichester specialising in Contemporary British Art. Working with Royal Academicians and emerging artists alike, Candida Stevens Gallery brings the best of Modern and Contemporary British Art to West Sussex.

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