Earlier this month I posted an article about art and questioning the validity of art critics so I was interested to come across this article at Rawvision which claims to be the world’s only international magazine of outsider art, art brut and contemporary folk art.
If these terms are new to you, have a look at Rawvision’s Website to learn more about Outsider Art, and the host of new artwork it will introduce you to.
For a rather less controversial but equally interesting site, I have been browsing around The Web Gallery Of Art this afternoon. It’s a wonderful place which they describe as:-
“…a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries”.
If art from these periods interests you at all, then I recommend a visit to this site which is full of wonderful images. You can send postcards from the site, order prints, and take virtual tours of wonderful places such as the Sistine Chapel. A very enjoyable browse indeed.
Today’s Blog mention goes to The Convoluted Muse, an eclectic mix of art news and observations together with some educational facts about two illnesses, one known as Stickler Syndrome, the other as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, both of which affect the blog’s publisher. (One of the neat touches on Conrad’s blog is the addition of a truckload of icons linking to the various social bookmarking sites – I certainly discovered some new ones). The site has just had a major redesign and looks really good too.
I am still pleading for voters on the poll about Art Scams…sad I know, but I thought it was a subject on which my readership might have some strong views. So, if you haven’t clicked yet, please let me have your experiences.
That’s all for today, but I hope to be reviewing some more excellent art on these pages over the next week from some of the people I have met on Flickr in recent months. Until then, enjoy today’s links.
The Arteccentrix Gallery
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