Death by blogging

In the NYTimes, Matt Richtel reports that blogging is stressful. “To be sure, there is no official diagnosis of death by blogging, and the premature demise of two people obviously does not qualify as an epidemic. There is also no certainty that the stress of the work contributed to their deaths. But friends and family … read more… “Death by blogging”

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Art Bloggers @ Red Dot open discussion

Thanks everyone for coming to the art blogger panel discussion. I’m sure the audience had more to contribute, so the panel questions (we didn’t get to all of them) are posted on the event blog. Feel free to post your own responses. If you post them on your own blog, please provide a link in … read more… “Art Bloggers @ Red Dot open discussion”

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DetroitArts sets up shop in Berlin

Former Detroit art blogger Ann Gordon, recently relocated to Berlin, reports that her new blog, BerlinArts, will take a look into the Berlin arts scene. The main focus is on visual/fine arts.’”Berlin is a city of youth and culture where just about everyone you run into is an artist, musican, dancer, designer or writer. It … read more… “DetroitArts sets up shop in Berlin”

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Two Coats of Paint renovation complete

I hope you enjoy the new three-column format and a new header image that actually fills the entire banner. The images are from les Musees royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, where I went in search of Moby Dick last year (it’s a long story), and from the National Portrait Gallery in DC. For all you … read more… “Two Coats of Paint renovation complete”

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Thanks Joy!

At All Things Visual, the University of Chicago Visual Resources Collection’s blog, Megan Macken asked Joy Garnett, the Associate Library Manager at the Robert Goldwater Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and NEWSgrist editor, to compile a list of the top twenty art blogs. Thanks, Joy, for including Two Coats of Paint. Check out … read more… “Thanks Joy!”

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Introducing my electronic mob

Although off the subject of painting, I must comment on Lee Siegel’s new book Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob (Spiegel & Grau, $22.95), which seems like it might be a good (if annoying) read for bloggers. Lee Siegel argues that our ever-deepening immersion in life online doesn’t just … read more… “Introducing my electronic mob”

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Homework assignment: Art Blogger Survey

At Grammar.police, Kriston Capps invited art bloggers to answer the questions Peter Plagens formulated for his Art in America roundtable discussion about art blogs: “Of course the great advantage to the blogosphere over print media is its boundlessness,” Kriston writes. “After reading the Art in America roundtable on art blogs by Peter Plagens, my one … read more… “Homework assignment: Art Blogger Survey”

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Finch flogs blogs

On artnet, Charlie Finch takes on art bloggers. “The proliferation of art blogs has taken all the day-tripper fun out of criticism by circle-jerking, recycling and regurgitating the effluvia of critique beyond the wildest fantasies of Rosalind Krauss. An example is Sharon Butler of the ‘Two Coats of Paint’ blog who is so exhaustive in … read more… “Finch flogs blogs”

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