Arts & Crafts

Stories concerning innovation in the arts and crafts industries.

The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.
-Kurt Vonnegut


Major companies are now fulfilling the role that wealthy individuals once did. And it’s causing some tension in the art community.
Our columnist uses the "first-ever blockchain-based auction of fine art" to throw cold water on an overheated art-tech space.
When the artist returned home to China he finally painted his first original work, a new documentary shows.
We Asked 16 Contemporary Artists to Predict the Future
New York Magazine

Who’s Afraid of the Female Nude?

Paintings of naked women, usually by clothed men, are suddenly sitting very uncomfortably on gallery walls.
Art made by neural networks has become a field in its own right, full of people training algorithms to emulate people’s faces, fireworks, and even naked women. This often silly, irreverent work isn’t just fun–it may help us understand AI.
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Thousands of Edvard Munch Drawings Made Available to Discover Online

The Munch Museum in Oslo has made more than 7,600 of the famed artist's drawings free to access online - even for merchandising.
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Old boys still in charge of creative industries (shocking nobody)

A new report declares a lack of social mobility and and huge dominance of upper middle class people in creative industries. And the people at the top – mostly well-paid, middle-class white men – are least likely to see it.
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Breaking news: Nordic male knitting sweeps the world!

Finally. The world is waking up to the passion for gender-independent knitting in the northern countries.