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7 Giants of Japanese Contemporary Art Who Aren’t Murakami or Kusama
Despite being smaller than the state of California, Japan has had an outsized impact on the international art world.
Spotlight on Artist Michelle Mildenberg
I’m so excited to share the art and words of Colombian-French artist Michelle Mildenberg! The talented designer/illustrator grew up in Bogota, where she received a BA in design at the University of Los Andes. Mildenberg explains, “ I'm interested in how we experience visuals, so my main focus are im
9 Bold & Powerful Women Who Shaped the Art World
These women have impacted art as we know it today. Masters like Picasso and Pollock may not have existed without them.
The Splendid History of Gustav Klimt’s Glistening “Golden Phase”
How much do you know about Gustav Klimt's Golden Phase?
Interview: Photographer Spends 10 Years Capturing the Visual Symphony of Waves
A visual poem from a man who loves the sea.
271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of wat
Spotlight on Artist Liz Flores
What sparked your interest in art? I've always had a love for art. Ever since I was a kid I was drawing things. When I was younger I was all about cartoons and comic book characters. I was very interested in doing animation for Disney. But once I was getting ready to apply to college, being an &qu
Spotlight on Artist Honey Forestier
ATTENTION!!! French artist Honey Forestier likes drawing hands. To some, this might mean nothing but to many who have ever been in illustration class, it's a very big deal. During my fashion illustration class, I struggled so much with hands that my illustrations often had their hands behind their
The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum
The age of Instagram has given rise to a new genre of installations, which seem to exist only to produce the perfect photo.
17 Interesting Portrait Photos of a Young Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali is one of the most revered surrealist artists of our times. He had an uncanny ability to both shock and delight with his visually striking ...
Why & How: An Easy Guide to Starting an Art Collection
We get it—art can be daunting. But here’s the secret few art-world gatekeepers will tell you: there’s never been a better time to start collecting art.
23 Examples of Impressive Museum Architecture
Designing a museum is always an exciting architectural challenge. Museums often come with their own unique needs and constraints--from the art museum...
2,000+ Years of Dogs in Art, From Ancient Mosaics to Instagram Selfies
Throughout time, canines have been included in painting, sculpture, and photography. Learn a brief history of dog art from the ancient past to the present.
Spotlight on Collage Artist Anna Bu Kliewer
During one of my very first fashion classes in college, there was a small unit on collages. You're probably wondering why there would be a unit on collages in a fashion class. I wondered the same and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the process of making a collage. Ever since that clas
X-rays reveal secret side to Picasso's blue period masterpiece
At first glance the undulating lines of Pablo Picasso’s La Miséreuse accroupie (The Crouching Woman) appear to have been meticulously placed to hint at a shoulder, waist and hip beneath the beggar’s green cloak.
Who Determines What Constitutes “Art”?
There's an influential set of curators, collectors, and institutions whose taste determines what we see and what gets canonized into art history.
How the Grid Conquered Contemporary Art
A primer on how the basic geometric format became one of the most radical elements of 20th century art—and continues to influence artists today.
Hyperrealism By Pedro Campos
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Spotlight on Artist Marina Taleb
Marina Taleb When I first saw the work of French artist Marina Taleb I thought to myself, "If I was ever in a position to commission a portrait of myself, I want Marina Taleb to paint it". After that thought, I realized I definitely need a portrait of myself in my future home. Vain? Absol
Hito Steyerl Is an Artist With Power. She Uses It for Change.
This German filmmaker, writer and philosopher has been named the most influential person in the art world by a British magazine. But she sees value in even the poorest image.