All artists can become a little blocked. Here are five videos that will inspire and entertain you, and maybe even spark your creative flare.
1. JR’s TED Prize Wish: Use Art to Turn the World Inside Out
JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, takes the audience on a journey through his guerrilla artwork and the history behind his illegal exhibitions and his engagement with all kinds of communities. He then tackles the question, “could art change the world?” As the winner of the TED Prize Wish, JR asks everyone to turn the world inside out through art.
2. Ravin Agrawal: 10 Young Indian Artists to Watch
Collector Ravin Agrawal delivers a brief overview of 10 exciting contemporary artists working in India. The artists use an array of media and draw on their local culture for inspiration.
3. Vik Muniz: Art with Wire, Sugar, Chocolate, and String
Artist Vik Muniz shares his charming take on the world and the different media he uses in his work. Full of humor and sharp intellect, Muniz’s exploration through texture and media is a working experiment of art and perception.
4. Marco Tempest: The Magic of Truth and Lies
For anyone who has pondered the relationship between art and deception, this video is a must-watch. Using iPods, video, and a few magic tricks, Tempest discusses the nature of deception in society and how it relates to art… and to magic.
5. Denis Dutton: A Darwinian Theory of Beauty
Denis Dutton takes his audience through an animated journey throughout time and across cultures to explain the intellectual and philosophical explanation of a theory of beauty that dates back to our prehistoric ancestors.
This guest post comes from Rachel, an artist who writes for webdesignschoolsguide.com. When she’s not writing, you can find her covered in paint or cheering up the neighborhood with sidewalk art.