All Creative Work is Derivative

"Filmmaker Nina Paley of Sita Sings The Blues fame comes a simple yet brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed case for the combinatorial nature of creativity.

Paley photographed archaeological artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and animated them to illustrate her point: All creativity builds upon something that existed before and every work of art is essentially a derivative work.”

—from the page / Nina Paley: All Creative Work Is Derivative

More information at Questions Copyright.

joygarnett:

Potato bread in the sun

joygarnett:

Potato bread in the sun

Stepan Razin by Ivan Bilibin, 1935

Stepan Razin by Ivan Bilibin, 1935

wishlessness:

The legend Vincent Gallo was asked to be the face of Belvedere Vodka for 2008. Gallo who has never had a drink of alcohol in his life was confused by the offer since most people know he doesn’t drink. Belvedere explained, “It doesn’t matter you are drug and alcohol free, we want our product to be associated with greatness, talent, intelligence, with good looks and those who are well hung, with people who are rich and famous, with someone sweet and shy and very sensitive, someone romantic sexy and tender. We want you, Vincent Gallo to be the face of Belvedere.” And so, for a couple hundred grand Gallo gave them a half a day of his time.

wishlessness:

The legend Vincent Gallo was asked to be the face of Belvedere Vodka for 2008. Gallo who has never had a drink of alcohol in his life was confused by the offer since most people know he doesn’t drink. Belvedere explained, “It doesn’t matter you are drug and alcohol free, we want our product to be associated with greatness, talent, intelligence, with good looks and those who are well hung, with people who are rich and famous, with someone sweet and shy and very sensitive, someone romantic sexy and tender. We want you, Vincent Gallo to be the face of Belvedere.” And so, for a couple hundred grand Gallo gave them a half a day of his time.

(via Winter Bird by Jon Carling | artworks)

(via Winter Bird by Jon Carling | artworks)

13 Clever Signs That Will Make You Want To Buy A Book

Excellent.

dailyartjournal:

espacio propio 02 by narcoleptica on Flickr.

dailyartjournal:

espacio propio 02 by narcoleptica on Flickr.

(via Iannis Xenakis Study for “Terretektorh” … | this is how it sounds)
Iannis Xenakis Study for “Terretektorh” (distribution of the 88- member orchestra scattered among its audience), 1965

(via Iannis Xenakis Study for “Terretektorh” … | this is how it sounds)

Iannis Xenakis Study for “Terretektorh” (distribution of the 88- member orchestra scattered among its audience), 1965

goodbadlibrarian:

Harris (Outer Hebrides), Scotland, 1990

Cheviot Gangstas

Sagan day 2013 - Crowdsourced Blue Dot (by Ryan Consell)

Posted at Mad Art Lab.

Starring
Ryan Consell
Amy Davis Roth
Paul Horowitz
Donna Mugavero
Brian George
Casey Shultz
Marian Call
Jim Tigwell
Katie H
Melissa Battler
Hemant Mehta
Lauren Lane
Molly Lewis
Ashley Hamer
David Fitzgerald
Steve DeGroof
Pamela Gay
Maria Walters
Taylor Muse
Greta Christina
Marie-Claire Shanahan
Sam Pillsbury
Elizabeth Finn
Gabrielle Grafrath (Gigi)
Maggie McFee
Nicole Gugliucci
Richard Carrier
Debbie Goddard
Jamie Hyneman
Charles Pillsbury
Scott Sigler
Hai Ting & Matt
George Hrab
Emily Finke
Beth Voigt
A Kovacs
Rebecca Watson
Paula Escuadra
Desiree Schell
Anne Sauer
Phil Plait
Victor Harris
Adam Savage
Maki Naro