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New Blog Site

I decided to move my old blog from here  to blogspot.com as it is much easier to keep up-to-date. I also want to generalize a bit more. While my main interest is art, I also have many other interests and want to include them in my daily writing. To see the new Virtual Palette blog click here.



Ansgard Thomson

As a traditional painter in traditional media Ansgard Thomson started using the computer to generate art on the computer since 1993. Attracted by the new media and the many programs one could find on the Internet to explore the differences as well as the similarities to the natural way of making art her choices of programs were related to her aim to produce 2D works. [Link]



Monkdogz' Must Read Interview
with Ed McCormack, Managing Editor of Gallery & Studio Magazine
New York City.

Now in its sixth year of publication, Gallery & Studio Magazine, published by a former associate of Andy Warhol and his writer/artist wife, has established itself as a presence to be reckoned with by virtue of its lively and informative coverage of the New York art scene. [Link]


Unique Gifts

Unique Australian Aboriginal Art. Buy hand carved
and painted Didgeridoos, Boomerangs, Aboriginal Art paintings and
lots of other unique gifts. Designs by Australian Aboriginal Stan
Yarramunua from the Yorta Yorta tribe. Orders shipped worldwide. [Unique Gifts]


Ray Caesar

My work is entirely digital, from its creation to its method of printing. I create models in a three dimensional modeling software and cover these models with painted and manipulated photographic textures that wrap around them like a map on a globe. [Link]


Artist gets "a little help" for exhibit

Terri Shinn's living room has a painting by Anabelle on a wall.

Anabelle is an elephant, and the large abstract has bright splashes of yellow, green and blue in broad strokes — very broad strokes. [Link]


NYPL Digital Gallery

The New York Public Library Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more. [Link]



"When I saw Matson's images I was blown away. Erase from your mind any notion of pixels or any grainy artifact of previous digitalization gear. Instead imagine a painter who could, like Vermeer, capture the quality of light that a camera can, but with the color of paints. That is what a scanner gives you. Now imagine a gifted artist like Matson exploring what the world looks like when it can only see two inches in front of its eye, but with infinite detail! In her flowers one can see every microscopic dew drop, leaf vein, and particle of pollen—in satisfying rich pigmented color." (From Kevin Kelly's Introduction). [Link]


Art and Mind

Have you ever been moved, delighted, fascinated or disgusted by a work of art - and wondered why? Have you ever wondered why you like that song? Why that film? That Play? That painting? And have you ever pondered the power of the religious impulse and the strength of the mythological stories that seem to hold such meaning for us human beings?

In recent years scientists have begun to unravel answers to these questions. Using new scanning techniques we can now look very closely into the workings of our brains. And we are beginning to see exactly what is happening when we experience a work of art. [Link]


The Art of Future Shock

It was a typical muggy August night. Kolin Pope was mucking around online, as usual, and his neurotic dog Alex was barking at nothing in particular.

He heard a knock at the door, followed by a muffled conversation between his mother and the visitors, and then received the message that would launch him into a strange, sometimes surreal world.

"Kolin," his mom says, "there's someone here for you. They say they're from the future."


Pat Fleisher

Toronto photoartist PAT FLEISHER presents a series of large digital duo giclees titled "Urban Narratives" which strive to capture the dynamic, evolving energy of Toronto and New York city streets at CANTINE RESTAURANT | GALLERY @ 138 Avenue Rd, (S. of Davenport), January 1-31, 2005. Reception to meet the artist, Sun. Jan.9, 5 -7 p.m.


ArtFocus Magazine

CityArt Magazine founded in 2004, is the follow-up to ARTFOCUS MAGAZINE founded in Toronto in 1992 by Pat Fleisher, independent publisher/photoartist.

The Ego Machine

Life after death and the Virtual Ego Machine. As our lives are more entwined with the digital realm, so our consciousness too will become cybernetic. 
David Sullivan 


Tips for collecting art online

One of the best gifts that anyone could buy is an original work of art from a living artist. It enriches your life in ways you never expect.
Bob H. Miller

Tiny takeoff on Christo 
proves gateway to glory

2005/03, 2004 


Free Printable Art
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Hall Art Gallery

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