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Super Mario Bros. Is A Surrealist Masterpiece
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PBS has started a new YouTube channel called the Idea Channel. It’s described as “a PBS show that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art.” This weeks topic: “Super Mario Brothers is the world’s greatest piece of surrealist …

Doodle 4 Google Winner Announced In Ireland Doodle 4 Google Winner Announced In Ireland

Google has been providing young artists with the opportunity to see their creations featured online for several years with their “Doodle 4 Google” contest, which allows children from all over the country to submit original, hand-drawn designs based upon a …

Akira Yoshizawa Google Doodle Celebrates Father Of Modern Origami Akira Yoshizawa Google Doodle Celebrates Father Of Modern Origami

Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa is credited with making the craft of paper folding–origami–an art form, and today Google launched their newest doodle, which celebrates what would have been his 101st birthday. @marissamayermarissamayerWe’re celebrating one of the all-time great origami artists …

The Art Of Video Games Opening At The Smithsonian Friday
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One of the most passionately discussed arguments of our time, especially to gamers, is the question of whether or not video games can be classified as art. Art, is of course, a completely subjective concept. There are some people, however, …

Google Contest Seeks Young Artists Google Contest Seeks Young Artists

Users of Google know that their signature “doodle”, visible on the search engine’s home page, is both creative and informative. Sometimes the artwork is evocative of a particular artist to celebrate his/her birthday; other times, the word “Google” can only …

Controversial Obama Trampling The Constitution Painting Sees Huge Spike In Interest, Sales
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A painting by artist John McNaughton caused quite of bit of controversy last week, and now he’s saying that sales of the much-talked-about work are through the roof. You might have seen the painting, entitled “The Forgotten Man,” circulating around …

Steampunk Darth Vader Is Most Impressive Steampunk Darth Vader Is Most Impressive
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A metal sculptor in Nice, France, has created a completely mind-blowing rendition of Darth Vader’s mask and helmet using what appear to be salvaged scraps of metal. The visage, as you’ll see in the pictures and video below, is quite …

Stuckup Stickers iPhone App Allows Users To Tag, Share Info On Sticker Art Stuckup Stickers iPhone App Allows Users To Tag, Share Info On Sticker Art

Whether you’re just a curious admirer of the street stickers you’ve seen stuck to signs or telephone poles in your city or if you are an artist who wants to keep up with your wares, having an iPhone could now …

Best Google Doodles of 2011 Best Google Doodles of 2011
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When you think about it, Google Doodles are some of the most-viewed artwork around. The basic formula is simple: Take a significant event for the date in question and spell “Google” in an artistic but (mostly) still recognizable fashion. But …

Steve Jobs Statue Shows The Tech Giant Waving? Eating? Flashing Gang Signs? Steve Jobs Statue Shows The Tech Giant Waving? Eating? Flashing Gang Signs?
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It only took a couple months, but someone has already erected a statue of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The bronze statue was apparently commissioned by Gabor Bojar, Founder and Chairman of GRAPHISOFT. It was sculpted by Hungarian artist Ermo …

Google Doodle Celebrates Diego Rivera’s 125th Birthday Google Doodle Celebrates Diego Rivera’s 125th Birthday
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Today Google is honoring artist Diego Rivera’s 125th birthday with a Google doodle that shows him painting one of his famed murals. Born in Guanajuato, Mexico in 1886, Rivera was considered by many to be the leader of the Mexican …

Mary Blair Honored With Google Doodle Mary Blair Honored With Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle honors the work of Mary Blair (born Mary Robinson), an American artist who is predominantly known for her work with Disney. She is responsible for the concept art behind some of the early Disney classics like Peter …

Steve Jobs Gets a MacBook Pro Portrait Steve Jobs Gets a MacBook Pro Portrait
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Art is everywhere and the raw materials necessary to create art can sometimes be found in unexpected places – say the inside of a laptop? The folks over at Foundry, a research team at Mint Digital, decided to take one …

iPhone 5 Prototype, Google Beer & Rambo iPhone 5 Prototype, Google Beer & Rambo

Today’s video round-up has some a touch of the inspirational, a touch of the artsy, and plenty of the just plain cool. I’ll let you decide which is which. Of course there is also some humor and in depth discussion …

Instagram Gets Its First UK Art Show Instagram Gets Its First UK Art Show
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People really love their Instagram. The photo sharing app has amassed more than 7 million users in under a year’s time and recently announced that there have been over 150 million photos shared on the network. And I love my …

Today’s Google Doodle is Doodle 4 Google Winner Today’s Google Doodle is Doodle 4 Google Winner

Today’s Google Doodle comes to you from seven year old Matteo Lopez. A student at Monte Verde Elementary School in San Francisco, his doodle entitled “Space Life” was announced yesterday as the overall winner of the 2011 Doodle 4 Google …

Google Launches Art Project Featuring Street View

Google has partnered with some of the world’s most well known art museums to bring the works of more than 400 artists online.

Google Launches Doodle 4 Google Contest

Google said today it is holding its fourth annual Doodle 4 Google contest, which is open to K-12 students in the U.S. for a chance to design the company’s homepage.

 Participants in this years Doodle 4 Google contest will have a chance to win a $15,000 scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for their school.

 

FBI Launches Online Tool For Recovering Stolen Art

The FBI has introduced a free online tool aimed at allowing people to search a database of thousands of stolen artworks and contact the agency if the have information about the items.

YouTube Selects YouTube Play Jurors (Including Darren Aronofsky)
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YouTube has just unveiled the jury for YouTube Play, which was announced last month. The project features over 6,000 videos from 69 countries. The YouTube Play Channel had had over 2 million views.

The jury includes musician Laurie Anderson, the group Animal Collective, visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter and Takashi Murakami, artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Darren Aronofsky, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector is serving as jury chairperson.

Doodle 4 Google Contest Down To 40 Finalists
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Google said today it has narrowed down its third annual Doodle 4 Google contest to 40 regional finalists.

For the first time, Google said it is visiting the schools of its top 40 regional finalists and will share educational Google tools with teachers while announcing online voting for the top 40 doodles.

This year’s Doodle 4 Google contest theme is "If I Could Do Anything, I Would" Google says it received more than 33,000 submissions from all 50 states.