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Artful Links: Inspiration & Restoration Edition

In our continuing quest to be helpful, we’ve gathered some inspiration-themed links artists might find useful or interesting. Click away!

  • Inspiration, education, and entertainment all in one: it’s easy to get lost in the videos and interviews posted at Those Who Make. They aren’t all artists, but they all use their hands to make — clothes, blown glass, vodka, honey, etc. — in some very well-made videos.
  • Make your own Jackson Pollock drip painting! Try clicking your mouse to change colors.
  • Featured in a recent post on our Facebook page, the Google Art Project is a nifty way to look at lots of artwork from around the world. You can browse by artist or collection, zoom in on famous works, make your own collections, and even do a virtual walkthrough of some galleries, Google Street View-style — for example, see the Rijksmuseum without the trip to the Netherlands.
  • Here’s a list of The 9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist — a guide to “changing your attitude and the way you think about your art.” Skinny Artist has lots of great articles on things like inspiration and sharing your art online.
  • Speaking of amateurs, you’ve probably heard about the much-derided amateur restoration of the fresco of Jesus in a Spanish church. Did you also hear that the restorer wants a share of the donations the church has received since people started coming to see it?
  • To end on a happier note, here’s the story of a more professional restoration. MoMA’s Inside/Out blog has been documenting how their conservators document and repair damage to a pair of 60-year-old Jackson Pollock paintings. It’s some really interesting stuff!

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