1. Type Safari with James Victore

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  2. Impossible
    Despite the deep and complex chemistry of analog instant film, with new meaning, it has returned to our lives. Turning light into images, if not ingenious, is then the simple joy of watching magic develop

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  3. adessive:

    Be Born Again, Dr. Kim

    (via grimzah)

  4. printmakersopenforum:


    These are the depictions of the most intense meteor storm in recorded history – the Leonid meteor storm of 1833. The Leonid meteor shower is annually active in the month of November, and it occurs when the Earth passes through the debris left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. While the typical rates are about 10 to 15 meteors per hour, the storm of 1833 is speculated to have been over 100,000 meteors per hour, frightening people half to death.
    Here’s how Agnes Clerke, an astronomer witnessing the event, described it:  “On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth… The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm.” (x)

    Unknown artists recording in print

  5. artbma-pdp:

    Besides a better understanding of ergonomics, has much changed in 400 years?

    Odoardo Fialetti (Italian, 1573 ‑ 1638)

    The Artist’s Studio, c. 1608


    The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.1675


  6. When I found out the Met has titled their gala “Chinese Whispers.”


    The 2015 Met Gala is to be called "Chinese Whispers.” 

    My hot take: 


    In case you were never a child, or are not from the US, “Chinese Whispers” is also the frowned-upon title of a children’s game (which most US kids know as Telephone).


    Maybe the phrase is less hot button in other countries, but it’s considered quite insensitive to use that phrase in the US. Since the Met is a US museum, I get to make fun of them for this, along with the rest of the internet. 

    Why was the game called Chinese Whispers, and why is that usage racist? Because back in the day, the word “Chinese” was used as a synonym for being unclear or being incomprehensible, and a “Chinese Whisper” basically means “to gossip.” Wow, what a flattering umbrella underwhich we will celebrate a culture! 


    And there’s like, no chance, at all, that this will turn into a massive culturally insensitive sideshow, right?


    Right. That would never happen.

    Counterpoint: ”Chinese whispers” can refer to repeated tellings of a story, each one differing slightly from the previous, so that the final version has only a slight resemblance to the original. The Gala will celebrate how Chinese aesthetics have influenced art and design. 

    My point: You’re celebrating cultural appropriation, not the culture. Also, why is the full title of this thing "Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film and Fashion.” There are other Eastern cultures in Asia. Obviously the intent here to celebrate Chinese culture, but it’s dismissive to pretend they alone embody the culture of the east.

    Counterpoint: SHUT UP 

    My Counterpoint: NO YOU SHUT UP 

    And so on. Because that’s how the internet works. 

    PS: Met employees, are they gonna let you attend this year? 

  7. nicholasbrown:

    Apartment 11, 2014, linocut, edition of 15, 18” x 24” (image)

    (via printmakersopenforum)

  8. artbma-pdp:

    The print after a drawing attributed to Parmigianino shows marine creatures playing in the waves: hippocampi, dolphins, a Siren, and a nymph riding on the back of Triton who blows a horn in the shape of an elongated conical shell. Makes my beach sightings seem less impressive…

    Angelo Falco (Italian, 1607‑1656)

    After Parmigianino (Italian, 1503‑1540)

    Sirens, Naiads and Tritons, c. 1620


    The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.1631


  9. Freddy Gallery, Located In Baltimore, MD — By Colin Alexander



    Since FREDDY Gallery’s theatrical unveiling in June, I’ve been grappling back and forth with my feelings on its approach to the space previously occupied by sophiajacob gallery. I want to open up some sort of forum on the role of this gallery in Baltimore’s arts scene while I am malleable on the subject. My strong feelings stem mostly from the initial exposition press release, in which the gallery’s management defined the curatorial team as an anonymous body that play acted behind the character Freddy (named from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series’ serial dream killer, Freddy Krueger).

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  10. spacemountaineer:

    The entrance to Disneyland in 1965, when parking was only $0.25. You can just make out the Matterhorn underneath the “A”

    via eBay seller nobleauction


  11. A wonderful interview with one of the greats, a must read

  14. artbma-pdp:

    It’s always curious when 19th century artists depict events from prior centuries.

    Ferdinand Roybet (French, 1840‑1920)

    The Sack of Dinant (27 August 1466), published 1868


    The Baltimore Museum of Art: Garrett Collection, BMA 1946.112.4412

  15. bmoreart:

    Stephen Town’s show co|patriot is still up at Gallery CA, and will be through September 22. They hare hosting a talk this evening from 6-9 at the gallery, to discuss the themes shown throughout this installation. 

    Contributor Ben Levy interviewed Stephen about the show and his thoughts. Check out the soundcloud at BmoreArt.com

    Event flyer courtesy of Gallery CA