Monday, October 26, 2009

New DaVinci Portrait Discovered

Experts believe that a fingerprint on this portrait is that of Leonardo DaVinci. One dealer said that this painting could be worth 150 million dollars. "If experts are correct, it will be the first major work by da Vinci to be identified in 100 years." Read more in USA Today.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Do you know that artwork and music on internet is the property of the creator and you can't use it without permission? The above poster created lots of publicity for the artist, Shepard Fairey, and lots of legal problems.
"The Associated Press says it believes the photo that inspired artist Shepard Fairey's celebrated "Hope" poster of Barack Obama is AP property, and Fairey is guilty of infringement. The AP is in talks with Fairey’s attorney.

"The Associated Press has determined that the photograph used in the poster is an AP photo and that its use required permission,” AP spokesperson
Paul Colford said in a written statement issued February 4. “AP safeguards its assets and looks at these events on a case-by-case basis. We have reached out to Mr. Fairey's attorney and are in discussions. We hope for an amicable solution." (Photo District News)

Do you know the copyright laws? There is a solution called Creative Commons. At their site you can watch a video and learn about the law. You also can search for images and music to use without having to ask permission.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


ArtPrize is a competition for any artist from amateur to professional. The top prize is $250,000 and is determined by online voting. Take a look at the Top 10. The Mission of ArtPrize is " to reboot the conversation between artists and audiences on a grand scale." Which one would you pick? You can vote and see all of the entries at ArtPrize.