The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers 400,000 free high-res images for remixing

Since starting a year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has made 400,000 of its images free to download and remix. The project immediately empowered the likes of software developer and designer Simone Seagle. She downloaded a 1920s print from abstract Russian artist Vasily Kandinsky called Violett. Said Seagle: Generally you can’t be in […]

Grasping artistic thought 

Art makes sense of and confounds everyday objects. The dislocation between reality and artist interpretation brings interestingness to a work. The viewer chews on a piece, trying to get into an artist’s mind that’s still evolving and exploring different ways. Both maker and fan dig through their inner space to tie their thoughts for an […]

Ambience as artifice

Sometimes the most interesting ambience is that which is unnatural. This past weekend I went to the National Gallery of Art in D.C. The newly opened East Wing of the museum is currently exhibiting 20th-century modern art in Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971.  Ambience as artifice. See more on Instagram @bombtune. Weekly […]