Category Archives: Source Material for Artists

Art books Are Art Objects

Yes yes, we live in a digital world and you do everything electronically and online–from taking and sharing photos to reading the newspaper to talking with your mom on Facebook. But art books really aren’t the same as digital facsimiles, … Continue reading

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Make a Makerspace

The Library’s Gelardin New Media Center will open an experimental pop-up makerspace on the 1st floor of Lauinger Library in January 2016 and we need you to tell us what should go in it. Would you use a laser cutter, … Continue reading

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How do you browse through 1.6 million images?

ARTstor is one of the library’s best image resources–you can download lecture-quality art images for presentation or study, and the zoom feature facilitates the examination of fine details, such as brush strokes. But like an article database, it can be … Continue reading

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How to Be A Better Artist

Studying art requires dedicated studio time–there’s no getting around it. But whether you’re taking introductory painting or advanced photography, looking at the work of other artists, reading about their processes and technique, and discovering new styles is as important as … Continue reading

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All the Art World Is A (Ballet) Stage

Léon Bakst, Portrait of Serge Diaghilev and His Nanny,1906 104 years ago this month Serge Diaghilev, hitherto a music, opera, and theater producer in Imperial Russia, debuted the Ballet Russes. Diaghilev would bring the best dancers (Anna Pavlova,Vaslav Nijinsky), artists (George Rouault, … Continue reading

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The Artists Are Restless

 From the Georgetown Univeristy Art Aficionados, a call to artistic action! CALLING ALL ARTISTS Have you ever seen a live art show and wished you could have the chance to showcase your own work in front of a crowd? NOW IS … Continue reading

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Drawing Behind the Lines

When I was a kid I bought How to Draw Horses from the school book club. I loved horses, and realistically rendering their image was tantamount to owning one. When my drawings didn’t measure up (similar letdowns included attempts to sketch the sunset), I … Continue reading

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The Process of Making

                  As someone who studies but doesn’t make art (cooking and the occasional collage notwithstanding), the only thing more impressive to me than an awesome artwork is imagining how it was created. The intellectual and … Continue reading

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The Resident Creative

                        Alicia Eler, art critic and February blogger-in-residence at Art:21, is writing a series on the artist residency–not how to land one, but how a residency potentially changes an artist’s … Continue reading

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The Art of Illness

Happy New Semester, Artniks! I hope everyone had a restful, recharging break. Ars Hoya has been on vacation followed by sick leave, leaving a large gap in our otherwise timely correspondence. We missed you, but now we’re back. Hopefully you’ll stay … Continue reading

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