10 Powerful Art Books Worth Killing For

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I love reading art books. Reading the words on the page written by a master has something magical about it. I can almost hear him talking to me, guiding me, correcting my mistakes. Sometimes I even feel like I enjoy reading art books more than making art — yeh, I know, sad but unfortunately true —. That is obviously the other end of the spectrum, and not a terribly productive passion, but reading art books is a great habit for every artist to have. Continue reading

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Martial Arts vs MMA?

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The concept of taking what works from every style and combining it into a unified system is a beautiful one. Bruce Lee was revolutionizing martial arts using the same concept back in the 60’s. He was building Jeet Kune Do by borrowing moves from Wing Chun, Boxing, Savate, Judo and other styles. Imi Lichtenfeld did the same thing when he developed his self-defense system. He used his training as a boxer and wrestler as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava. His style, the Krav Maga, was developed for the Israeli military and it consists of a wide combination of techniques from Boxing, Savate, Muay Thai, Judo, Wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. Continue reading

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Andrew Ken interview

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The artist community is quite saturated these days and we can see it growing and expanding with every year that passes. The digital medium is a significant factor of this expansion. Some say it is a good thing, some say it is bad. Some are resisting it, others are embracing it. However the facts are that this medium added a huge number of artists to the community. More and more people are embracing their creativity and giving art a shot. This wave of new artists brought with itself a huge amount of artistic talent. People who fell in love with the digital medium sacrifice everything for art, and they are taking it to another level. Continue reading

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Art and Vision

We stumble our way through reality with the help of our nervous system. Our brain creates a simulation for us from the data collected by our senses. One can just wonder, wouldn’t it be fascinating if we had more senses? Or what if our senses would be just slightly more sensitive? Let’s say we could perceive a slightly larger range of the electromagnetic spectrum with our eyes. How would seeing heat affect our everyday lives? Imagine how it would affect our fashion. Continue reading

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