Tagged: color

Art Crime Waiting to Happen?

In case you missed it, a couple of weeks ago 5 paintings with a market value of more than $100 million were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

The paintings include:

  • Pablo Picasso’s “Le pigeon aux petits-pois” (The Pigeon with the Peas)
  • Henri Matisse’s “La Pastorale” (Pastoral)
  • Amadeo Modigliani’s “La femme a l’eventail” (Woman with a Fan)
  • Georges Braque’s “L’olivier pres de l’Estaque” (Olive Tree near Estaque)
  • Fernand Leger’s “Nature morte aux chandeliers” (Still Life with Chandeliers)

What is in Your Toolbox?

Every artist has a “tool chest” they rely on in creating and showing their work.  So, I am working to create a list of resources and tools that people find useful in creating their art.

What I need: I need you to send me a list of items that you find useful in creating and showing your work.  What are your favorite tools?  Do you have any resources that you rely on to get your work seen?  etc.

How you can get it to me:

twitter: @todayinart

email: showus@todayinart.com

or comment on this post

Thanks for your help and I will post the info soon!  Oh, thanks to furryscaly for the awesome toolbox photo.

Another round of upgrades and ehancements complete

Whew! I hate upgrades but this one went about as smooth as I could ask for.  I really wanted to get on the latest system so that I could begin a new design.  This one has been up for almost a year now and it is time to freshen it up a bit.  The upgrade included a new backend for folks that have blogs here, a related posts feature to make it easier to browse through the work and a Community News section in the sidebar.

Please let me know if anything is wonky or if you just have a suggestion.  Thanks!

The ability to create new blogs has been disabled

Due to the massive amounts of spam blogs (splogs) that have been registered lately, I have disabled the sign up feature.  I was spending much of my time fighting these things and after having to delete almost 700 of them, I have killed this feature.  The focus of this site isn’t to fight freakin’ spam!  I want to spend my time improving things here for current and future users. For those interested, I will still create a blog for you manually.  Just send me an email (showus@todayinart.com) and I will get you setup.   Sorry for the inconvience and it is a shame that the efforts of a few have caused this problem.

New Today in Art Widget is Available

Now you can have art on your website everyday. Simply click the “Get Widget” button to get started.

Note: Some websites will require you to scroll down in the widget to complete. Basically lookout for a small scroll bar on the right of the widgetbox add tool.

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://widgetserver.com/syndication/flash/wrapper/InsertWidget.swf?r=1&appId=5804c34c-5234-49c7-b44d-c7621fc3ea89″ name=”InsertWidget_5804c34c-5234-49c7-b44d-c7621fc3ea89″ width=”400px” height=”343px” quality=”high” menu=”false” wmode=”transparent” align=”middle” /]


Spam woes

Some folks have noticed that this little site has gained the attention of spammers, sweet!  Anyway, I have been looking into options for fighting this and will be implementing new security measures.  Please bare with me as I work to complete this and sorry for some random and irrelevant blogs that slip through.

Thumbtack Press – “so hip it hurts”

thumbtack press, so hip it hurtsThumbtack Press looks like a great marketplace for artists to sell their work. Artists submit their work and if it…

“…is deemed ‘Thumbtack’ worthy we will be requesting a print-ready file from you, click here to see acceptable specs. From here we post your work on the monthly tackboard of new art and make it available for sale. If your work sells, we print, package, and ship to the patron and send you a generous cut.”

Sounds cool and the artist receives 50% of the purchase price. Sounds like a pretty good deal with little risk and a decent reward. Anyway, I thought this might be a good resource for our artists.

New Theme Available for Today in Art

todayinart.com - dark - wordpress mu themeI just finished the first of many themes that will be available for use on todayinart.com. todayinart.com – Dark is a simple theme that is, well dark. I know that some folks would rather not place work on white, so now you have black. I will continue developing these and listening for feedback. The next one in queue will be a neutral gray of some type.

If you have a theme or idea that you want to use please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate.

To see an example of theme go to the example blog, example.todayinart.com.