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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

Style & Fashion | Style & Fashion

20+ Intricate Jewellery Mehndi Designs for Ladies | InspiringMesh

Jewelry henna designs have become popular among ladies of all ages and cultures. They have become an essential beauty embellishing feature for weddings and other...

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.

Style & Fashion | Style & Fashion

20 Trendy Christmas Nail Designs and Festive Ideas | InspiringMesh

Bring out the creative Christmas lover in you. Take out the best nail colors and paint your nails with your favorite Christmas themed nails. Transform them into...

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

SLUG Magazine | Salt Lake UnderGround Magazine

SLC underground publication covering shows, music reviews, local culture, and the Utah skate and snow scene.

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.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

UPCOMING EVENTS - Drop Dead Dames

Save the date! July 27, 2018 for ELIXIR! The new Summer show from Drop Dead Dames Burlesque, San Diego, California. Buy tickets today!

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.

Sports | Cycling

Beautiful Games: velo art

Eliza Southwood has created a range of screen-prints and digital illustrations which trace competitive cycling from the present day to its illustrious past.

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.

Health & Fitness | 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.

Sports | Cycling

Cycle Gift, World Road Race Championship Cyclists, Peloton Cycling Poster

Cycle Gift, World Road Race Championship Cyclists, Peloton Cycling Poster Taken from our original illustration, this print depicts a typical scene containing a group of cyclists in close formation Le Peloton. The jerseys represent many of the National Tea

Sports | Cycling

Retro Cycling Print Illustration Poster: Ride Hard 11X17

A Sheppard Fairey inspired Retro Cycling Print Illustration Poster: Ride Hard 11X17 perfect for that stylish man-cave. Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, linen textured, 100% cotton acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 ar

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.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Art-topia, Part 3: Everyone’s business

Accompanied by a thriving local economy, this interconnection of neighborhoods can also lend a sense of living in a real city, rather than a collection of suburbs and shopping malls linked by freeways.

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.

Music | Music

The Punch Line (Full Album) -- Minutemen

The Punch Line (1981) is the first full length album from The Minutemen. The tracklisting is as follows: 1. Search -- 0:51 (Hurley, Watt) 2. Tension -- 1:18 ...

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.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Hong Kong Hustle best blog in HK | Hong Kong Hustle

Hong Kong Hustle - the best blog about music, fashion, nightlife, art, film, culture and cool in HK. Your guide to the city!

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Jaded In Chicago

Originally a printed zine from 1998 – 2004, Jaded In Chicago has returned exclusively online. Our goal is to provide coverage of Chicago’s expansive independent

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Classic San Diego Tiki - ClassicSanDiego.com

Polynesian-themed restaurants and tiki bars from the San Diego area’s past and present. How many of theses classic San Diego tiki joints do you know?

Visual Arts | Photography

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information... and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, it'

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

We Had a Teen Interview High Schoolers About Their Music Tastes

The biggest takeaway is that trap music can help with your homework.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

14 Abstract Painters to Follow on Instagram – Design*Sponge

Lately I’ve found myself drawn to abstract art, as it feels like such a boundless territory. The painter Arshile Gorky once said “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.”

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.

Visual Arts | Photography

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect in th

Visual Arts | Photography

How to Make the Jump from Amateur to Professional Photographer

What makes a pro photographer a pro? How do you do it? Do you just wake up one day and the photo gods anoint you a pro? Do you have to pass the pro photogr

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.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Yayoi Kusama’s Art for the Instagram Age - The Atlantic

Is Yayoi Kusama’s new participatory-art exhibit about seeking profound experiences—or posting selfies?

Sports | Cycling

Cycling, Cameras, and Cats with Sandy Carson

Sandy Carson was our first team rider back in January of 2012. "Team Rider" is a term we use very loosely at Fairdale. We don't expect our riders to win race...

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 | Visual Arts

Art that grows backwards: The abstract paintings of Erica Beck | Creative Boom

Having spent 12 years dependent upon technology, graphic designer [Erica Beck](www.eboriginalart.com) began to crave art that was meant to be cherishe...

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

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Black Flag documentary on artist Raymond Pettibond

Documentary which largely focuses on the artwork side of Black Flag. Interviews with Keith, Chuck, Henry, Raymond and for some reason Flea. If you're into fl...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

92 Years of New Yorker Covers Visualized by Color | Mental Floss

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

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

This incredible artist can paint songs using colors she sees in her head due to a neurological quirk - News - Alternative Press

Human beings are remarkable in so many different ways. Melissa McCracken, for instance, is a synesthetic artist, and you've got to see her beautiful creations.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

These Brilliant Billboards Complete the Views They Block

An artist is nudging travellers in the Coachella Valley to refocus on their surroundings

Visual Arts | Photography

Take up film photography in the digital age

Digital cameras may be easier to use, but many hobbyists still enjoy taking photos on film. Find out how, and why, you might want to try shooting on film.

Music | Music

David Byrne's New Doc 'Contemporary Color' Shows Off 'Art Sport' And Indie Stars

The newly released trailer teases a film where dance troupes from across the country pair with some of independent music's biggest stars on a (big) Brooklyn stage.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

There’s a Cadmium-Free Paint Alternative for Artists Now

Artists will now be able to choose a more eco-friendly and health conscious paint option for yellows, reds, and oranges.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

San Diego's Art Scene Can't Stop Asking Itself: 'What's Wrong With Me?' - Voice of San Diego

For years, folks have been organizing panels and discussions on why San Diego doesn't have a more vibrant arts scene. Here are 10 points that continually resurface in the arts world's neverending soul-searching quest.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Alternative Painting Techniques Artists Love

These painting techniques have helped to redefine the face of art’s story and have helped to create the amazing arena which is present contemporary art

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The art of the album cover: New book features more than 500 examples, from Patti Smith to Kanye West

"Art Record Covers" traces album cover collaborations between visual artists and musicians from the last six decades.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

2017 SXSW Art Program Installations Announced

Announcing the inaugural SXSW Art Program, which includes a curated lineup of five installations. Learn more about this year's lineup...

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty | Art and design | The Guardian

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he wasn’t even remembered when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed the world his calm, unpretentious genius

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

20 Pieces of Ballpoint Pen Art and Photorealistic Portraits

Explore over 20 examples of astounding photorealistic portraits that are examples of incredible ballpoint pen art from masters of pen drawing.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The 10 Technologies That Defined Art This Year - artnwet News

Looking back at the year in art, we recall the technologies, both new and old, that have defined the look and feel of art in 2016.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

We must rescue Van Gogh from becoming a pop culture cliche | Art and design | The Guardian

Loving Vincent is a corny new biopic made from 62,450 hack oil paintings in Van Gogh’s style – and is an insult to the human struggle in his original works

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Best Restaurants To Visit With Incredible Art And Decor | Domino

Discover how to syndicate a love for visual art and fine dining with these restaurants worth visiting for visual art and decor alone. Dine under the best masterpieces in New York City and Los Angeles. For more, head to Domino.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

BBC - Culture - The moment that changed Picasso

A short trip to an ancient village was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked. Alastair Sooke finds out more.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

15 Things You Might Not Know About Monet's 'Water Lilies' | Mental Floss

Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies' is beloved around the world, a radiant example of French Impressionism and the glory found in nature. But their path from the artist’s yard to museum walls was one paved with obstacles, perfectionism—and a lot of gardenin

Sports | Cycling

2016 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships / Artistic Cycling - Day 3

The best Artistic cycling moments from Day 3 at the 2016 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. More at http://www.uci.ch/indoor-cycli...

Music | Music

F U PAY US -F*CK AN ELECTION DAY PUNK PARTY

Live at Human Resources, Los Angeles. Videography by Deadly Beautiful Art Lead Vocalist-Jasmine Nyende Bass-Ayotunde Osareme Electric Guitar-The Uhuruverse D...

Music | Music

Bob Dylan Pens Rare Essay, Offers Virtual Tour of Painting Exhibition | Pitchfork

Bob Dylan’s paintings of American landscapes are being exhibited in London’s Halcyon Gallery. The show is called “The Beaten Path,” and Dylan has written an introduction to the exhibition in a rare essay published by Vanity Fair.

Visual Arts | Photography

15 Pics That Show Photography Is The Biggest Lie Ever | Bored Panda

The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I'm not just talking about the

Visual Arts | Photography

5 Tips to Capture Lightning | Sony | Alpha Universe

Don Smith's top tips for shooting daytime lighting...how to get the shot & keep safe!

Miscellaneous | Stuff

Getty Images says photographer suing it for $1 billion gave up her right to complain

A photographer who put thousands of pictures in the public domain gave up her right to complain when others sell them, photo agencies and affiliated companies say in court papers.

Food & Drink | Coffee

Episode 15 - Laurie - Spoke Bicycle Cafe

Laurie is a forward thinker and entrepreneur that has harnessed her optimism into creating a haven on the bank of the Los Angeles River known as Spoke Bicycl...

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Clint Eastwood said what? The limits of reading politics in art

Despite having one of the longest and most distinguished careers of anyone in Hollywood (especially if you consider both his acting and directing gigs), Clint Eastwood has lately been discussed for two things that have nothing to do with movies. One is hi

Visual Arts | Photography

10 Tips For Photographing Your Children

You don't have to be a professional to be photographing high-quality images of your favorite subjects.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Artists pay tribute to 50 years of Star Trek

Star Trek 50 Artists 50 Years celebrates the rich history of the sci-fi series. Check out some of the funny, colourful and stunning pieces in the exhibition.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

9 Only in LA Things You Gotta See to Believe

Chicken boys and giant clown ballerinas can only be found in the City of Angels. See what other local silly sights delight young explorers.

Music | Music

Weekly Music Roundup: Bowie's Record Player and Alan Vega RIP - Soundcheck - WNYC

This week, a peek at David Bowie’s art collection, Brazilian dance music from Mexico, and a tribute to the late ...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists discovered a new shade of blue and it’s totally gorgeous

Sometimes, the best things happen by pure accident. Such is the case with a brand new gorgeous shade of blue, which Oregon…

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Abstract #10, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

Another style of abstract. It's like early Pollock decided to paint stained glass. Or something like that. I like it. In person, it's clear that the texture is a big part of this painting.

Visual Arts | Photography

Autry’s 'Revolutionary Vision' mavericks took old school photos of nature and the West

84 years ago, as small cameras were revolutionizing photography, American photographers like Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham took a backward step.

Visual Arts | Art

Exercise #1: Impressionism, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

This is an exercise in Impressionism inspired by another painting. I've always liked this style and wanted to see what I could do with it. I will be doing more-hopefully a lot more.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Art makes Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk art world

Art, Hermosa Beach, newsletter - Hermosa Beach will become a beacon to the punk world, Leadership Hermosa boardmember Jani Lange predicted on the unveiling of artist Daniel Inez utility box tribute to Hermosa's punk bands.

Sports | Cycling

Calleti X Kille - Artist Edition Road Race Special

On February 27, 2016 this Caletti x Kille collaboration was awarded the Best Finish award at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle show. This custom steel, Road Race…

Visual Arts | Photography

How Photography Can Transform Social Justice In America | Co.Design | business + design

Harvard professor Sarah Lewis talks to Co.Design about the transformative power images have for social justice.

Visual Arts | Art

Cityscape #6, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

My newest painting. I am still trying to perfect that mid-century painting look.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Abstract #9, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

A friend described this as "George Jetson meets Warhol." Hopefully it's more Warhol than Jetson - mid-century without a lot of the cliches that go along with modern mid-century style art.

Visual Arts | Photography

This is What Different Light Modifiers Do for Studio Portraits

Starting out in studio portraiture and not sure what light modifier to choose to achieve the photo you want? In the post, we'll take a look at the differen

Visual Arts | Chicago Arts

'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Abstract #8, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

I am working on another painting right now that requires more detailed work. A few nights ago, I wasn't in the mood for that. So I did this instead!

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Here Is The Memory Trick Backed By Science

A technique that everyone can benefit from, whatever their artistic talent.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Cityscape #7, Acrylic on Canvas | Josh Namm: Paintings

I am not sure how I feel about this one. I tried the white outlines as an experiment. I probably won't do that again. In person, the green background is very deep and has some interesting texture. This is one of those paintings that I am happy to be done with because it made me really excited to start the next one!

Music | Music

10 Surprising Facts About Prince | Mental Floss

While most people know about the singer’s infamous name change, here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

Home Improvement | In the Garden

Tiny Tree Houses for Houseplants - Adorable Mini Houseplant Tree Houses

There's something about mini things that make our hearts burst with happiness. We've never laid eyes on a Barbie's Dreamhouse furnishing that doesn't make us feel like a little kid (they're just so darn cute!)

Sports | Cycling

Erykah Badu and the Black Bikes Matter movement!

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Where to Find the World's Most Iconic Pieces of Art | Mental Floss

While traveling the world, the most spectacular sightseeing opportunities are sometimes indoors. Next time you’re touring Europe, visiting Chicago, or passing through New York, take some time off from touring famous monuments to duck into an art museum.

Visual Arts | Art

Analysis Reveals Lost Colors in Van Gogh's 'The Bedroom'

A version of Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1888-1889) currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago looks a little different from the painting we're all familiar with. Instead of powder blue walls and a greenish-brown floor, the room has been updated with lavender walls and a red floor. This is no mistake. According to new forensic analysis reported by Science News, these were the shades originally chosen by van Gogh himself.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #7, Acrylic on Canvas

Technically, this is a "quadriptych," but calling this"Quadriptych #1 seemed WAY too pretentious.

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

Downtown L.A.'s hot art scene? It was just as happening in the '70s - LA Times

Jean Milant could have headed west when he moved his gallery and print shop from a Hollywood storefront. Instead, he decided to go east, away from the art world establishment, to set up his Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions , the esteemed artist prints

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

The Top 10 Secrets of the Whitney Museum in NYC

The many secrets of The Whitney Museum, famous for its newest location in NYC’s Meatpacking. The history of the Whitney goes back to the end of the 1920s.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

These creepy photos of American cities without people make them almost unrecognizable

For over 40 years, photographer William W. Fuller has traveled to cities all over America capturing them in a classic film noir style.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

A former member of Black Flag has won an Oscar

Kira Roessler wins for Best Sound Editing.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #6, Acrylic on Canvas

I went a little more subtle with the color this time.

Entertainment | Mad Men

See How 'The Apartment' Influenced 'Mad Men'

These beloved pop culture icons have more in common than you realize.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Josh Namm: Paintings: Abstract #5, Acrylic on Canvas

So this one is interesting. I didn't think it was finished. But someone whose opinion I really respect told me not to touch it because "it is done." So it's done.

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

How Punk Rock Infected Every Form of Art | NOISEY

The four-letter word has impressed itself across all of creativity, despite its excess use since the days of the Dolls and the Pistols.