Pick your Poison
Whether you are a crazy painter, a hoarding assemblage artist, encaustic lover, street/graffiti wannabe, printmaker dynamo, sculptor, photographer, film maker,etc. There is a magazine for you!
Which are your favorite Arts Magazines and why?
Do you get annoyed when you buy an arts magazine and it is filled with 80% advertisements and promotions? I know magazines make a lot of revenue on this but come on, we don't buy the magazine for the adverts now do we! We want content, interesting stories..RIGHT?
i like this question... answers will help me check out these other mags. Slim picking in this side of the world. Thanks!
since I picked up the pencil and brush late in life, art magazines are a staple reference aside from Phaidon, Taschen & Thames/Hudson books. i've chucked out my subs for Wired, Fast Company & the likes. replaced these with Art News, International Artist (cancelled a few months back) & C - Art Magazine. and i try to grab an issue of a mag, anything unrelated to my interest/work/industry. just good practice imho for new ideas to kick in. but im in the look out for artist' art mag. i'm discovering though that i find more art related content through websites/ebooks/ video sites daily.
- Ps. wikipedia lists art magazine here. hope this helps.
Darwin ..wikipedia who would have thought ;) no I for one ..thanks for the heads up ...btw their list reminded me : I religiously subcribed to THIS one when it first came out ..one of our best IMHO.
I also use www as well ....like many of us ...?
Do you think this that because of this that the art world /creative pool has become smaller and hence tends to lack origionality? where once house styles permeated the great art schools we now tend or may get to develope a Global house style .....so to speak? just a thought..:)
I would be intrested in ur / any ones point of viwe IF u have the time and inclination to share:)
i know cheryl... good 'ol wiki. :D bookmarked for easy reference. ticked a couple and where i don't see it in our local bookshop here in SG, the www version is a must visit. i would grab AAR (print) when in SYD..def a good plane ride read. for an digital marketer like myself, im v. old school... it still love the act of flipping a page and the smell of paper. but i have a gadgets handy (and they're winning over comfort/sentimentality every day!)
re: your musing on impact of www to art, the rise of global style and loss of originality. 1st up, smart question/s!
as a beginner, the www has become my classroom and one big gallery. of course, it influences how/what an artist eventually put out there. but i think even the great masters attribute their art at some point to those that came before(or during their time). there are a few that we can say revolutionised a style or ism and are just 'original'. i don't think we're in a too different state. just the distribution and eventual consumption of art has become faster and easier.
so artists of today in my books are in a constant state of search, being influenced by world, aided by the www. every work will however continue to be original.. a garyreef will be diff from a cherylmaddern. the hand/ mind/ heart will show in the pieces. and that's the beauty of art - being individually original, methinks. ~ long winded, sorry. cheers!
Gary go have a look at http://foundmagazine.com
I believe its full of good stuff