Do you know the difference between an m-dash and an n-dash? What about a hyphen? Differences such as these are probably perceived by your eyes and brain on a daily basis, and they affect the nature of how you process content- but it is unlikely that you spend considerable time pondering their intricacies. When choosing a font, it is critical that you consider these factors. Every letter and curve tells its own story in beautiful art that deserves respect.
It’s a good day to be a art history nerd. The Metropolitan Museum of has digitized and released a collection of about 400,000 pieces in its collection available to use for public domain. This means, we can now take a long, good hard look at pieces by art masters such as Rembrandt, Picasso, Manet and Warhol. You can now zoom in and check out some of the details and the intricacy of the pieces, so you can analyze and be inspired by the beauty of these classic pieces. The Met aims to digitize most of it’s collection, letting us take a peek and fall in love with these pieces. All for free!
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For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children in Ireland held every year since 1955. Just looking at the astounding portrait above, it may come as no surprise that McDonagh has won the top prize for her age category every year since she was 12, and today snagged the top prize for the 2014 competition with this hyperrealistic drawing of a man titled Coleman. The judging panel chairman, Declan McGonagle, director of the National College of Art & Design, remarked that the girl’s work could position her as one of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Ireland’s foremost portrait artists…
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Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Hyper-Realistic Portrait Drawing