June, 2018: Here’s the latest updates from the art world, stories I found to entertain, educate and horrify you. Today’s links look at color, and then falls into the malaise of following artists trying to make money. Take a look around and see what’s happening in the art world:
|VIKING COLOR PALETTE!
Thanks to some intrepid archeologists, there’s now a fairly comprehensive guide to the colors Vikings used in their everyday life, with a very interesting interactive chart showing the cost and source of the elements that went into making those colors.
|THE HISTORY OF THE COLOR BLUE
It’s been known for a while some languages didn’t have a word for blue until somewhat recently, and there’s even some scientific posturing about blue not existing until modern times, but here’s a really good look at various popular blue hues, where they came from and how they were/are used. Remember, cerulean is fake!
|AN INTERVIEW WITH NINE INCH NAILS
My 14 year old self was delighted to read this interview. He’s 53 now, married, with four kids. When did we all grow up like that??? Anyway, he’s got some interesting thoughts on his music, our fucked up times, the horrors of social media and the internet, and what’s he doing to survive these days.
|IS ALL FICTION NON FICTION?
A good look at what the future of the novel may be. If this debate is like the old ‘is painting dead’ thing, than it’ll never be resolved, but still, trends are trends…
|ADVICE PROS WOULD GIVE THEIR YOUNGER SELVES:
Mostly fluffy ‘follow your passion’, ‘keep working’, but there’s some good stuff in here. It’s funny the photographer tells you that you may think your idols are out of reach, but really, they’re just photographers, and anybody with an iphone can do it that trade these days.
|TRIGGER WARNING: Things are going to turn to finances, so expect some depressing shit coming up:|
|BIZARRE BILL WANTS TO TAX RICH FUCKS?
LOL, this is America, as deserving as art dealers are to get taxed through their noses for their sales to a ton of rich shits, it’ll never happen, because this is America.
|SPEAKING OF RICH FUCKWADS
Technology CEOS are not our friends.
|WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ART DOESN’T PAY THE BILLS
Here are some depressing options for artists when their life’s work doesn’t pay the bills. And this is before the gigantic financial collapse that is about to happen in 5..4..3..2…
|COMEDIANS DON’T MAKE MONEY EITHER
I guess when people can pay a few bucks a month for streaming services, can find any item for sale for a cheaper price just by browsing gigantic online shopping site, (sic), and politicians in America think taxes for basic roads and social service are a bridge too far to pay for, well, I guess its no surprise comedians make no money either.
|WRITERS DON’T MAKE MONEY EITHER:
What’s worse than having one person show up at your art show or book reading?
Not selling any art or books at the same time!
And, I will leave you with this. I was sent this two days after getting yelled at for ten minutes by a friend that told me I don’t use instagram enough.