Could a robot ever recreate the aura of a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece?
This month, the internet was flooded with stunningly ethereal digital art portraits, thanks to the work of the latest artificial intelligence-assisted application to go viral: Lensa. Users uploaded their photographs to the app and then – for a small fee – it used AI to transform their profile pictures into, say, a magical elfin warrior princess … Continuer la lecture
A survey of how money has been altered or destroyed as protest and art, from the suffragettes to Banksy.
Statues or no statues? That is the question…
A very interesting analysis on how and why we react to statues and how to stop the fuss, maybe… Diana, Wollstonecraft, Wilde … why do we keep getting it so wrong with our statues? The Princess of Wales sculpture is the latest example of our strained relationship with this controversial art form Members of the … Continuer la lecture
A Robot Artist ?
‘Some people feel threatened’: face to face with Ai-Da the robot artist Self-portraits by ultra-realistic android go on show at Design Museum in London Ai-Da, described as the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist, at the opening of the exhibition Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot, at the Design Museum in London. Photograph: David Parry/PA Mark Brown … Continuer la lecture
Tate restaurant 1920s mural depicted as racist
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/04/tate-removes-reference-to-amusing-restaurant-after-racist-images-in-mural-draw-anger Exclusive: gallery removes reference to venue as ‘most amusing room in Europe’ as calls grow for artwork’s removal The mural in the Rex Whistler restaurant depicts the enslavement of a black child and other racist imagery. Tate Britain has removed a reference to its restaurant as “the most amusing room in Europe” after complaints … Continuer la lecture
Donegal locals campaign to turn beached boat into work of art.
Ireland Bád Eddie, AKA Eddie’s Boat, on a beach in Gweedore, County Donegal, has featured in a Clannad video. Photograph: Brian Lawrence/Alamy Fishing vessel Bád Eddie has become a tourist attraction since being abandoned on a Gweedore beach in 1977 link to article
Art, money and politics
Is Art a matter of money ? To what extent can art tackle political matters ? https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jul/28/banksy-altered-sea-view-triptych-sells-for-22m-at-auction
Banned Books : incredible US standards !
********************* Read the list below, and compare it with the 2018 list on the left and the censorship data. What strikes you ? Top Ten Most Challenged Books for 2017 The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 354 challenges to library, school and university materials and services in 2017. Of the 416 books challenged or banned … Continuer la lecture