thru July 28th:
“John Singer Sargent : Watercolors”
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
This landmark exhibition unites for the first time the John Singer Sargent watercolors acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. The culmination of a yearlong collaborative study by both museums, John Singer Sargent Watercolors explores the watercolor practice that has traditionally been viewed as a tangential facet of Sargent’s art making. The ninety-three pieces on display provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to view a broad range of the artist’s finest production in the medium.
Yes. Going to this ASAP.
Via nyc art scene
1. Associative orientation: Imaginative, playful, have a wealth of ideas, ability to be committed, sliding transitions between fact and fiction.
2. Need for originality: Resists rules and conventions. Have a rebellious attitude because of a need to do things no one else does.
3. Motivation: Have a need to perform, goal oriented, innovative attitude, stamina to tackle difficult issues.
4. Ambition: Have a need to be influential, attract attention and recognition.
5. Flexibility: Have the ability to see different aspects of issues and come up with optimal solutions.
6. Low emotional stability: Have a tendency to experience negative emotions, greater fluctuations in moods and emotional state, failing self-confidence.
7. Low sociability: Have a tendency not to be very considerate, are obstinate and find faults and flaws in ideas and people.
Norwegian researchers find the 7 characteristics of highly creative people. Pair with John Cleese on 5 factors to make your life more creative and Ira Glass on the secret of success in creative work.
Particularly interesting and counter-intuitive is #6 – but then again, we do know that emotional excess is essential to creativity. (via explore-blog)
When I was a kid my dad had a model of this car on a bookshelf in his office. It’s giving me serious nostalgia to see it again. Way fun.
BuzzFeed has a set of workspace pics of the famously creative. This is E.B. White’s “office.” Can’t wait to explore creativity at PopTech’s 2013 “Sparks of Brilliance” conference.
How We Pay Taxes, in 14 Charts
Where do our tax dollars come from? Where do they go? Who pays how much? How has it changed over time?
See more. [Image: Heritage]
Via Money Is Not Important