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Visual Arts | Art!

Bob Ross’s First Made-For-TV Painting Has Surfaced—and It’ll Cost You $10 Million

How much are some happy little trees worth to you? One art dealer believes it's a small fortune.

Books | Books

Top 10 books every aspiring photographer should read

Get inspired, boost your technique and understand photography more broadly with these classic and modern photography titles. Working on your photogra...

Visual Arts | Art!

Four Online Painting Classes Will Make You Want to Pick Up a Brush and Find Your Inner Artist

Learn how to work with acrylics or expand your skills with these online painting courses from My Modern Met Academy.

News | Interesting Stories

142 Years Overdue: ‘Whistler’s Mother’ Visits Philadelphia

The nation loves the portrait that American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler painted of his mother, yet, at the time, it was controversial.

Psychology | Psychology

The Art of Color Psychology in Design: Evoking Emotions and Enhancing Projects

Color is a powerful tool in the hands of designers, capable of evoking emotions, setting moods, and influencing perceptions. The field of color psychology

Home Improvement | Home Improvement

How to Use the 57 Inches Rule for Hanging Artwork

The 57 inches rule for hanging artwork will guarantee your artwork is hung correctly almost every time. Here's how to use the 57 inches rule, experts say.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

5 Tips Abstract Painting Tips from a Professional Artist

Get advice about how to create abstract paintings from artist Megan Elizabeth, who also teaches a course online.

News | News

Environment extremists smear red paint on Monet painting at Stockholm museum

Two activists smeared red paint and glued their hands to the protective glass on a Monet painting at Stockholm’s National Museum on Wednesday, a video released by the organization Aterstall Vatmarker (Restore Wetlands) shows.

Visual Arts | Art

Want to Become a Great Photographer? Focus on These 5 Tips

From technical mastery to a distinct creative style, here are 5 things you need to focus on to become a great photographer.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

What do The Beatles mean to artists today? Here’s how 30 illustrators see the band

RoomFifty co-founder and Beatles super fan Leon Edler curates and presents Beatles-themed artworks from Stan Chow and Wei Hsuan Chen to Paul Blow.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

FACT CHECK: Climate Activists Who Smeared Paint on Priceless Sculpture Insist 'We Are Adults'

A climate freak and his lady accomplice smeared what we can only hope was paint on the pedestal and display case surrounding a priceless sculpture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

A.I. Imagery Is Not Photography, It Never Will Be

Artificial intelligence can now generate images that look indistinguishable from photographs, but should the creations be considered "photos"?

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Leonardo da Vinci Was Jewish - Tablet Magazine

Italian historian Carlo Vecce set out to debunk rumors of da Vinci’s foreign origins, but a newly discovered document changed his mind

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists find secret ingredient in da Vinci paintings

It was originally believed to have been from contamination, but researchers now say it was intentional.

Politics | Politics

Barometer of Hate: A major Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit rejects beauty and cultivates racial resentment.

A major Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit rejects beauty and cultivates racial resentment.

Visual Arts | Art

7 Pieces of Art That Were Lost to History

Plenty of famous art has been looted, stolen, destroyed, or has otherwise disappeared over the centuries.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Designing The Future | Atmos

For a growing number of visionary designers, the future of fashion is interwoven with biology.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

9-Year-Old Reprimanded for Doodling in Class Gets Hired To Cover Restaurant in His Drawings

A 12-year-old British boy named Joe Whale, AKA The Doodle Boy, has become famous for his striking doodle art.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Stranger Things is being edited retroactively by Netflix. Is this the beginning of a dangerous TV trend? | British GQ

Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers have openly discussed making tweaks to old episodes on Netflix. But where do we draw the line in the retconning of art?

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

A hidden self-portrait of Van Gogh has been discovered. Here's what you can see so far

As it prepared for an exhibit, the National Galleries of Scotland found a previously unknown self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, covered by glue and cardboard, on the back of another of his paintings.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

What is the Difference Between Photorealism and Hyperrealism?

Photorealism and Hyperrealism were similar art styles that emerged out of 1970s New York, but each had their own very distinctive traits.

Visual Arts | Photography

Thomas Hoepker Looks Back at Six Decades of Photojournalism — Blind Magazine

The Magnum Photos member revisits his storied career in a new exhibition and monograph.

Entertainment | Film

When Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney Teamed Up to Make a Film

In 1945, Salvador Dalí and Disney set out to make a film together. Three months later, Disney scrapped the whole thing.

History | History

30 Interesting Facts About Vincent Van Gogh You Might Not Know

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous and revered artists of the world. Commonly known as a tortured individual, but highly respected by artists and spectators alike. Even though van Gogh was never

Psychology | Psychology

How Mental Illness Shaped the Works of These 5 Artists

The link between art and mental health problems is a popular topic of discussion. The individual circumstances of artists suffering from and being influenced by psychological disorders vary.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Self-Taught Artist Draws the Most Amazing Optical Illusions

Aria, a 25-year-old self-taught artist from Japan, specializes in 3D color pencil drawings that look ready to jump off of the sheet of paper they are drawn on

Visual Arts | Photography

Macro Photographer Captures Eye-mazing Portraits Showcasing the Swirling Beauty of the Iris

Photographer Giannina Roche captures macro photography that focuses on the swirling beauty of the iris of the eye.

News | News

Magnificent Chagall Windows mark 60 years in Jerusalem

Each of the 12 stained-glass panels that Chagall donated to Hadassah Medical Center is filled with a dance of intricate images and stunning colors.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Why is Modern Art so Bad? | PragerU

For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the…

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Explore Rembrandt’s Famous Painting “The Night Watch” in New 717-Gigapixel Photo

Explore Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Night Watch” in a new 717-gigapixel photograph from the Rijksmuseum.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Pokemon Fan Creates Incredible Stained-Glass Togepi for Halloween

One Pokemon fan creates an incredible stained-glass Togepi with a spooky aesthetic just in time for the Halloween season.

News | News

Mel Alexenberg – Digital Flights from Israel to Iowa and Abu Dhabi Reveal Isaiah’s Vision

Mel Alexenberg – Digital Flights from Israel to Iowa and Abu Dhabi Reveal Isaiah’s Vision As an American-Israeli artist, I launched cyberangels from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art to celebrate the Na

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Abstract Art Ideas, Techniques and Tips for Every Medium

There's nothing like the expressive freedom of abstract painting. Dig in to our roundup of abstract art ideas and techniques from the pros!

Politics | Joe Biden/Biden Administration

Why The Biden White House Declared War On Classical Beauty In Architecture

On Monday, President Joe Biden broke with a century of precedent by demanding the resignations of four members of the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts.

News | News

Mel Alexenberg – MIT Artist and YU Rabbi Explore Art in Judaism

Mel Alexenberg – MIT Artist and YU Rabbi Explore Art in Judaism In Memory of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm z”l, President and Chancellor of Yeshiva University, on his first yahrzeit on 8 Sivan   I am sharing here my dialogue with Rabbi Lamm in December 1

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Buying art online: a few guidelines

If you do not have a clear idea about what kind of artwork you want for your room. It can be a little challenging doing so for the first time. Doing so online is a lot trickier. Even some of the best art selling sites online do not make the job any easier for the buyers.

Visual Arts | Art!

How to create an abstract acrylic painting

Abstract acrylic painting is a great form of expression, but where do you start? Esther Curtis shares some ideas

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The best online art history courses from Harvard, MIT, and more

Whether you're interested in surrealism, ancient art, or photography, these free (or affordable) online classes bring the museum right to your couch.

Visual Arts | Art!

18 Free Online Museum Tours To Enjoy Without Leaving Your Couch

Culture up your day without leaving the comfort of your home with these free online museum tours from around the world.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Five Experts Discuss Monet’s Most Beguiling Paintings

Curators discuss and analyze their favorite paintings by Claude Monet.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Art world star gives back by buying work of the undiscovered - Portland Press Herald

Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, gave up his dream of a $15,000 Rolex and instead spent $60,000 on creations by struggling artists.

Visual Arts | Art!

Researchers Find DNA, Bacteria on Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings

Researchers have found DNA and bacteria on Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and published their findings in a new study.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield: a baffling lesson from art history | e-Discovery Team ®

Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield is the name of a mural painted at the Post Office in Springfield, Massachusetts. This mural was painted by Umberto Romano in 1933. Note the date. Time is important to this article. Umberto Romano was supposedly

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Here's a Simple Optical Illusion You Can Use to Make Any Painting Come Alive | artnet News

Artnet News critic Ben Davis talks about the "Haunted Painting Effect," aka Motion Aftereffect (MAE), and how it can bring art to life.

News | News

Mel Alexenburg - 'Year of Rembrandt': Postdigital art to COVID-19 pandemic to Abraham Accords. Wow! What a Year!

Mel Alexenburg – ‘Year of Rembrandt’: Postdigital art to COVID-19 pandemic to Abraham Accords. Wow! What a Year!   ‘Year of Rembrandt’: Postdigital art to COVID-19 pandemic to Abraham Accords. Wow! What a Year! I created the ‘Global Tribu

Visual Arts | Photography

This Photo by Stephen Dalton Isn't Photoshopped. It's Kodachrome!

Photographer Stephen Dalton shot this photo of a Lacewing Fly in the 1970s using Kodachrome. It's a single photo with no Photoshop.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 100 Sequences That Shaped Animation From Bugs Bunny to Spike Spiegel to Miles Morales, the history of an art form that continues to draw us in.

From Bugs Bunny to Spike Spiegel to Miles Morales, the 128-year history of a boundless art form that continues to draw us all in.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 23, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 23, 2020 The speed and frequency of positive developments in Israel has now accelerated to phenomenal levels. They include one-second Covid-19 tests, mass-produced anti-viral stickers, the Israeli Air Force

Visual Arts | Art

Buckingham Palace’s Most Enviable Artworks Are Getting Their Own Exhibition for the First Time Ever

Queen Elizabeth II’s purported favorite painting—a portrait by Rembrandt—will be included in the display.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Artist Spends 113 Days Chronicling Her Time in COVID-19 Quarantine

When COVID-19 lockdowns began, artistVik started a massive daily art project in which she completely filled a wall in her home with doodles.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Engaging With The Arts Is Related To Greater Wellbeing (But It’s Not Entirely Clear Why) – Research Digest

By Emma Young. People who attended live arts events were particularly likely to show greater wellbeing, but the direction of effects needs to be untangled.

News | News

Leading Art Curator Resigns After Allegedly Saying He’d ‘Definitely Still Continue To Collect White Artists’

One of the leading art curators in the nation resigned from his job after allegedly stating at a recent staff meeting, “Don’t worry, we will definitely still continue to collect white artists.” Gary Garrels, senior curator of painting and scul

Family & Parenting | Parenting

5 art-focused activities parents can do with their kids at home

These simple, low-mess projects help to keep kids’ minds off technology while providing quality time together.

Recipes | Recipes

Salvador Dalí's Eccentric Cookbook Is Being Reissued for the First Time in Over 40 Years

Legendary, eccentric artist Salvador Dalí declared at age 6 that he wished to become a chef. First published in 1973, Les Diners de Gala was a bizarre

Architecture & Interior Design | Home & Decorating

How to make one of those gallery walls you keep seeing on Instagram in 5 simple steps, plus the best prints and wall art to shop

Ever wondered how to make a gallery wall worthy of a spot on your Instagram feed? Here are the 5 steps to creating a beautiful gallery wall, plus the best prints and artwork sites to shop now.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

MoMA Launches Free Online Classes to Study Fashion, Design, and Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art's catalog of online classes about art history, fashion, design, and pedagogy are now free through Coursera. Find out more...

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

How To Fill Your Home With Art (Without Emptying Your Bank Account)

Think art collecting is only for the elite? Think again. Start (or grow!) your own collection with gorgeous pieces from these accessible sources.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The Getty Museum called for people to recreate works of art while in quarantine — and they did not disappoint

The world famous museum may be temporarily closed due to the coronavirus crisis — but that doesn't mean its stopped inspiring people to love art.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Smartify makes all museum audio tours free for rest of 2020 | Culture

Exhibitions that have been closed because of coronavirus will also launch on the app

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

20 Ways to Enjoy World-Class Art for Free Online

With just one click, you can be transported to thousands of museums around the world.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

A Signed Salvador Dalí Watercolor Print Was Just Discovered in a Thrift Store

The Spanish surrealist's work has materialized in a North Carolina thift shop, where it was waiting to be priced for less than $50.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Van Gogh Self-Portrait Painted While the Artist Experienced Psychosis Is Authenticated by Experts

Vincent van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait,' which is part of the collection of the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, has been authenticated.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

11 Emerging Artists Redefining Abstract Painting

A new generation of painters, all 40 years old or younger, are rethinking what we might call, for lack of a better term, abstraction.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

An Extensive Leonardo da Vinci Retrospective Is Coming to the Louvre—but You’ll Need Reservations to See It

Visitors must buy advanced tickets for specific entry times to see the major Paris exhibition, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the famous artist’s death.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

16 Hidden Art Secrets That Were Uncovered With Technology

Several famous paintings are known to cover older works by the artist that can now be detected by scientific techniques like X-ray fluoroscopy, revealing the original paintings and drawings that…

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Wish You Could ‘Shazam’ a Piece of Art? With Magnus, You Can | Mental Floss

Art galleries are known for displaying little to no information with their artworks; this art app fills in the gaps.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Leonardo da Vinci may have painted another 'Mona Lisa.' Now, there's a legal battle over who owns it - CNN Style

Kept hidden for decades in a Swiss vault, the so-called "Isleworth Mona Lisa" is at the center of a mysterious ownership dispute.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

More Than 1500 Museums Across the Country Will Be Free to Visit on Museum Day | Mental Floss

On September 21, more than 1500 museums across America will celebrate Museum Day by offering free admission to all visitors.

Miscellaneous | Israeli Culture

Where to purchase amazing original artwork in Israel | ISRAEL21c

Take home a piece of art from these 12 talented Israeli artists and collective art studios.

Music | Music

Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones visit The Menil Collection after Houston show

Even rock stars like to take in a little culture.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Millard Sheets Mosaic Removal Begins - SM Mirror

Arts Commission frustrated about the process By Keldine Hull Santa Monica is losing a vital piece of its artistic heritage....

Miscellaneous | Chicagoey Stuff

Bob Ross Is Making His Museum Debut in Chicago | Mental Floss

A new museum exhibit, titled 'New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival,' is the first to feature the paintings of Bob Ross.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The Many, Many Theories About Leonardo da Vinci - The Atlantic

The artist, inventor, and all-around Renaissance man has been dead for half a millennium, but there’s no end to the wild sleuthing about him and his work.

Style & Fashion | Style & Fashion

Dior, Venetian Heritage to Host Charity Dinner, Masked Ball in Venice

To be held on May 11, the ball will be dedicated to 18th-century Venetian artist Giambattista Tiepolo.

Visual Arts | Photography

Garry Winogrand's Color Street Photo Exhibit is Enthralling and Confusing

Garry Winogrand Color is a fantastic exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum that showcases much of the photographer's rarely seen slide film.

Psychology | Personality

Harvard researcher on psychology of art – Harvard Gazette

Senior researcher at Project Zero and Boston College Professor of Psychology Ellen Winner’s latest book, “How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration,” is based on years of research both at Harvard and BC, and looks at art through psychological and p

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

Adorable 3D Sidewalk Chalk Characters That Cleverly Incorporate Surface Cracks, Flaws and Interruptions

View this post on Instagram No haircut, no problems. #streetart #sidewalkchalk #environmentalart #anamorphosis #teen #puffyvest #weedhead A post shared by

Architecture & Interior Design | Decorating & Interior Design

12 Colorful Abstract Art Prints That Will Saturate Your Space

If you’re looking for a way to tie a room together, consider adding an abstract print that features one or two of your accent colors, or if you want to spice up a relatively neutral space, go bold on a graphic, vibrant print instead.

Style & Fashion | Style & Fashion

Celebrating the Feminist Who Knew the Power of Makeup

It wasn't always about the #nomakeup selfie .

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Your guide to acrylic paints

Artists & Illustrators is the UK’s number 1 magazine for original art. Buy original artwork direct from the artists.

Books | Books

Joni Mitchell to Release Book of Lyrics, Poetry, and Paintings | Pitchfork

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings compiles unreleased works by Mitchell from 1971

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The astonishing life of Johan van Gogh: Vincent's great-nephew dies aged 96

A tribute to Theo Van Gogh’s grandson, who served in the Dutch secret service

Visual Arts | Art!

This artist will pay you $2,320 a month to do absolutely nothing (seriously)

This is the easy jobs. Two Swedish artitsts are offering a full-time salary and "eternal employment" to do whatever you want. But there's a catch.

Visual Arts | Art!

5 Standout Shows to See in New York Right Now

From Derrick Adams at Luxembourg & Dayan to Charlotte Posenske at Dia:Beacon, these shows should not be missed.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

This Company Makes Cardboard Tanks to Help Your Cat Conquer the World

To conquer the world, cats need cutting-edge military technology. That's why Suck UK creates awesome cardboard gadgets.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Warhol's Factory Is a What Now? A Walking Guide to Downtown New York's Most Famous Former Artist Studios

Transport yourself to the former haunts of legends like Warhol, Basquiat, Hesse, Haring, Mapplethorpe—using our guide to the art historic downtown of NYC.

Visual Arts | Art

Oil Galaxy Drawing with Oil Pastel Crayons

Galaxies drawing with oil pastels. Enjoy watching this video of an oil pastel drawing coming together. You will find it to be mesmerizing to watch. You will get lost in the moment of enjoying the artist making a blank canvas into a stunning piece of artwork.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Zedd's New Art Installation at Home Has a Tiny Lego Club Inside: Watch | Billboard

Zedd took home decorating to a whole new level with a brand new installation by a dear friend that turned Legos into high art.

News | Interesting Links

Unearthing Photography’s Time Capsule - The New York Times

Four trailblazing photographers — Robert Frank, Robert Heinecken, Dave Heath and John Wood — collaborated on a project that was hidden for 30 years.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Art dealer’s family’s latest bid to find Degas looted by the Nazis

Descendants of Paul Rosenberg hire detectives to solve the mystery of the plundered painting

Visual Arts | Art & Design

How Dealers Turn Under-Appreciated Artists into Household Names

Top-tier dealers invest in scholarship and shows, and use their relationships with collectors and institutions, to anoint new market stars.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Why Certain Artists’ Markets Can Weather a Recession While Others’ Flop

The art market rises and falls in line with the economy, but certain artists will recover faster than others, says Andrea Danese of Athena Art Finance.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Banksy painting shreds itself moments after being sold for $1.4 million at London auction

The 'Girl with Balloon' painting by artist and prankster Banksy appeared to self-destruct after selling for $1.4 million at a Sotheby's auction in London.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Will the new ‘Shazam for art' app change the gallery experience forever?

Smartify gives users instant information about artworks on show in public galleries across the world

Visual Arts | Art & Design

A beginner's guide to art history

Museum researchers tell us that the average visitor spends just 17 to 27 seconds in front of an artwork - yet such a short window of time won't reveal much about the history of the artwork. So, what should you be looking for when you stand in front of a w

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Mark Rothko on How to Be an Artist

The beloved Color Field painter left behind wisdom on what it takes to be an artist, from channeling childlike instincts to taking ego out of the equation.

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

The Rhythm and Energy of My Paintings

My paintings have a life of their own and creating them has been a dialogue with an expanded part of myself— as in a dance or puzzle which unfolds before me.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holocaust Survivor Leads Panel Discussion at Comic-Con About Art During World War II

A survivor of three Nazi concentration camps led a panel discussion about art and the Holocaust on Thursday at the Comic-Con International...

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Multi-Million Dollar Willem de Kooning Paintings Discovered in a New Jersey Storage Locker

New York City art dealer David Killen purchased the contents of the locker, consisting of 200 paintings from a late art conservator's studio, for $15,000 in 2017.

Psychology | Personality

Do You Like ‘Dogs Playing Poker’? Science Would Like to Know Why - The New York Times

A growing number of psychologists are focusing their studies on aesthetics and the question of why we like what we like.

Travel | Travel

The Art-Lover's Guide To Traveling The World

Where to head if you're after high art, architecture, food and museums

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: 'He was doing art deco before it existed'

From sci-fi libraries to steampunk tearooms, his dazzling creations made Glasgow a design paradise – and even crop up in Blade Runner, Doctor Who and Madonna videos. We join in the 150th anniversary celebrations

Visual Arts | Art!

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

Tom Bob refuses to simply live in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, he's perfectly

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

What the Mona Lisa Tells Us About Art in the Instagram Era

The photo-taking crowds that surround Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece at the Louvre exemplify how the digital generation experiences artworks.

Visual Arts | Design & Illustration

Our 7 Favorite Posters From Milton Glaser’s New Collection

Our seven favorite posters (out of 427!) from Milton Glaser’s new collection include images for Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” and more.

Psychology | Personality

The Fascinating Science Behind Why We See 'Faces' In Objects

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

These photos show an idealized vision of midcentury America… with a subtle hint of weirdness

Not much is known about Nina Leen, the Russian-born Life photographer who moved to New York in 1939 and proceeded to spend the next four decades making some of the best — and least remembered —…

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

How a Notorious Art Heist Led to the Discovery of 6 Fake Mona Lisas | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

10 New Experiences in Chicago

A magic lounge, a hotel facing Wrigley Field, giant wooden trolls and a golf-theme restaurant are some of the fresh places for visitors to explore in the Chicago area this year.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

What Is Abstract Art? | 5 Solid Designs That Work

Artist Mark E. Mehaffey defines "abstract art" and presents you with five compelling, proven compositions and solid designs for eye-catching paintings.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Want to experiment with painting knives? Here are five pointers to get you started

Artists & Illustrators is the UK’s number 1 magazine for original art. Buy original artwork direct from the artists.

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

A New Exhibit Spotlights a Rarely Seen Keith Haring Mural | Chicago magazine | March 2018

The Chicago Cultural Center displays one of our city’s most impressive public artworks in March.

Entertainment | Film

Loving Vincent’ Director On Training An Army Of Oil Painters | Deadline

Loving Vincent' director Hugh Welshman discusses the extreme amount of effort that went into his portrait of Van Gogh's final years.

News | News Items

Artist Ai Weiwei visited Puerto Rico as part of research into mass migration

The artist was drawn to Puerto Rico because more than 410,000 people have left the island.

Business & Finance | Marketing

How to Sell Art Online: The Ultimate Guide

Two Shopify merchants—a gallerist and pop artist—both share their personal experiences, tips, and advice to help other creators and curators sell art online.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

The Mistake Everyone Makes When Hanging Art (And What to Do Instead)

Trying to create the perfect gallery wall in your living room? Put away the stepladder. You’re not going to need it.

Politics | Other Politics

The Story Behind JFK's Official White House Portrait

Before Kehinde Wiley's striking depiction of Barack Obama, another presidential portrait stood out from the rest.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Modern Interpretations of Old Hollywood

The Galerie Sakura in Paris presents a collection of images strongly inspired by Lynch, Hitchcock and Hopper. Titled « American Dream – L’esthetique Ol

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Jasper Johns Still Doesn’t Want to Explain His Art

Mr. Johns, who is now 87 and widely regarded as America’s foremost living artist, has a new retrospective at the Broad called “Something Resembling Truth.”

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Famous artists who didn’t make it until later in life | Dazed

Artists such as Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramović prove that there’s no age limit on when you can find success

Visual Arts | Art & Design

10 Abstract Facts About Jackson Pollock’s No. 5, 1948 | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Music | Vinyl Records!

10 artists you didn't know designed record sleeves

Never mind Andy Warhol, there are several major artists whose work on the 12" canvas has never had the same recognition. Here are 10 of the best.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Record sleeves designed by iconic artists explored in new exhibition

Art & Vinyl, a new exhibition looking at artwork created for vinyl over the past 70 years, has opened at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Creative Career Advice: Knowing Your Market and Setting Prices

We look at factors to consider when setting your prices as a creative freelancer. This includes freelance pricing calculators, a look at how to price a product, as well as market research to understand if you are setting your rates competitively for your

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

Did you know you can learn to draw for free? These drawing tutorials show you how to draw, step-by-step with video lessons on YouTube.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

10 Thrilling Reasons to Love Van Gogh

These ten favorite paintings by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) reveal fascinating details about the artist's short and passionate life.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Surreal Collages Revealing the Absurdity of Popular Culture | AnOther

A new exhibition by Belgian artist Sammy Slabbinck turns clippings from vintage magazines into witty compositions

Visual Arts | Art & Design

How Do Artists Get Gallery Representation?

For young artists, securing gallery representation can seem like an unobtainable goal. But it doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

How Rejection Will Make You a Better Artist

Trying to sell your art frequently comes with a lot of rejection. Yet, persistence and lessons learned can lead you down the road to success. Here's why.

Miscellaneous | Stuff I Like

The Art of Space Art

A history of the thriving subgenre of imagining what the surfaces of other planets look like.

Visual Arts | Art

10 Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers In Museums And Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes | Bored Panda

Do you find classic art a bit hard to relate to? So do we, but that could easily change with a find like the one these guys stumbled upon when they uncovered

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Watch an Artist Build a Secret Studio Beneath an Overpass | Mental Floss

Artists can be very particular about the spaces where they choose to do their work. Furniture designer Fernando Abellanas’s desk may not boast the quietest or most convenient location on Earth, but it definitely wins points for seclusion.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

A Century's Worth of Important Art History Is Going Online

The Wildenstein Plattner Institute plans to digitize its extensive collection of art history materials in the coming years.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Step-by-Step Tutorial: Painting Abstracts From a Photo

Learn how to paint abstracts using a reference photograph as a starting point and source of inspiration with this tutorial.

Music | Music

Conversation With A Legend: The Who's Pete Townshend On Art, Festivals And More

Who guitarist Pete Townshend is bringing a classical version of Quadrophenia to the U.S. in September. To mark the occasion he talked about everything from Tommy and Desert Trip to the early days of rock in this exceptional interview.

History | History

Look Inside the Sketchbook of a World War II Soldier

After serving in the Army, Victor Lundy went on to become a successful architect.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Hilma af Klint: a painter possessed

Was Hilma af Klint Europe’s first abstract artist? As an exhibition of her extraordinary, occult-inspired works opens in London, we travel to Stockholm to find out…

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Explore these key elements to abstract art success

Whether you do abstract art, non-objective, or even realistic, you'll find at least one, if not more, of these 6 basic elements at work.

Visual Arts | Art

How graffiti became a global art movement | Dazed

The underground networks of young people that sparked a worldwide phenomenon by writing their names and street numbers all over New York and Philadelphia

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