Photograph or Painting? These Landscapes Are Both

AS A STUDENT at the School of Fine Arts in Caen, France, Guillaume Hebert studied painting. He later transitioned into photography, but rather than leave his first love behind he developed a novel way to combine it with his new passion.

In his 2017 series Rocks of Ludao, Hebert seamlessly combined photographs of the Taiwanese shoreline with classical landscape paintings he found on Google Images, creating hybrid photograph-paintings convincing enough to fool the casual viewer. The experiment proved so successful that Hebert reprised it in another series, Updated Landscape, in which he juxtaposed photographs of banal urban scenery with the lush Baroque and Romantic landscapes of artists like Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Eugène Delacroix, and William Turner.

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7 landscape photography tips Nigel Danson wishes he knew from the beginning

While looking through old photos, photographer Nigel Danson realized how far he has come as an artist. In addition to this realization, Danson also considered what sort of lessons he wished he had learned earlier on in the process. In his latest video, seen below, he shares seven simple photography tips he wishes he knew sooner. Hopefully they’ll help beginner photographers progress faster and avoid some mistakes many of us make along the way.


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17 Artists Share the Music That Inspires Them in the Studio

The artist’s life involves a lot of time spent in the company of one’s own thoughts. And while some may undoubtedly prefer the sound of silence (or a podcast), it’s nearly impossible to imagine a long day in the studio without a proper musical soundtrack, whether that’s Top 40 hip-hop or Bob Dylan singing gospel. We asked some of our favorite artists what they’ve been listening to while they paint, sculpt, draw, or weld—and wait for inspiration to strike.

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Advice for Artists on How to Make a Living—When Selling Art Doesn’t Pay the Bills

For over three decades, Caroll Michels has worked as an artist and career coach, advocating for and teaching fellow creatives how to develop and sustain their careers. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 11 of her newly revised book, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, Seventh Edition, which focuses on alternative avenues that artists can pursue to generate income, without straying too far from their own art practices.

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Perfectionism and poverty: why musicians struggle with mental health

When Jess Cornelius named her 2016 album Give Up on Your Health, she did so as a warning to herself not to get sick – physically, or mentally. As an artist, she couldn’t afford it.

The musician, who performs as Teeth & Tongue, has just swapped Melbourne for LA. Sounds great, except she found that sorting out visas, tax, social security numbers and bank accounts leaves little time for creativity. Being a musician is dispiriting, she says.

“There’s no correlation between how talented you are and how successful you are; it’s not an energy in/energy out thing like other occupations. So much of it is luck, or having the right person get behind it.”.

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Creative Dad Always Illustrates Stunning Works of Art on His Kids’ Lunch Bags

Last #brownbagart of the school year, it’s been fun!

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Creative dad Lynell Jinks, aka Brown Bag Dad, knows how to make his kids feel special. Using a plain brown paper bag as his canvas, he draws and paints stunning art on his 11- and 12-year-olds’ lunch bags. The illustrations range from cartoon characters to action heroes as well as important figures in real life. While the focus is often the figures themselves—Jinks is a talented artist who is adept at capturing likenesses—he also imbues the bags with written inspiration and wisdom that’s from the point of view of the characters.

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One New Yorker’s trash is another’s work of art

I LOVE this!  Big, big fan of “upcycled art” and “outsider art”.  Would love to have some of these pieces.

Before new MetroCards cost $1 apiece — back when their bent bodies carpeted subway station entrances, discarded by hasty passengers — I scooped up an armful and used transparent duct tape to plaster them onto a stool.

In a city where so many people put on an act, nothing has ever felt as real to me as the components of a street: subway service change posters, speed limit signs and hydrants themselves. They’re unfeignedly familiar; they are honest, with a single purpose.

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