Category Archives: 21st Century Art

The Rule of 15

You may be familiar with the Rule of Three, but have you ever heard of the Rule of 15? Back in high school, one of my art teachers would incessantly say, “you have to work with a medium 15 times … Continue reading

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Portraying Love Honestly: Where ‘P.S. I Love You’ Succeeds and Stumbles

Love is probably the most common theme in media, and I do mean all mediums. Movies, books, sonnets, music, tattoos, documentaries, children’s drawings, slideshows, art exhibits — you name it, and there will be a plethora of material attempting to … Continue reading

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The Art of The ‘Haw Haw!’

Even if you’re not a fan, you cannot deny that The Simpsons, currently in its 27th season, is an institution in American pop culture. Its characters, for better or worse, are icons, and it’s no surprise. The show is as … Continue reading

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Wrongway Girlfriend — Behind The Scenes

Welcome back, everyone. The topic today is music. More specifically, mashups and sound manipulation. I have been fiddling around with the sound editing program Audacity, mixing Sublime’s song “Wrong Way” with Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.” My intent has been to … Continue reading

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Pick(s) of the Litter: Photorealists

Welcome back to Scumbling Up Art. Sorry for taking so long to put up a new post, guys. My computer is old and burns out easily, I have close to a dozen new posts and projects I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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