Anna Landre

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This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature

I freely admit it—like a great many people these days, I have a social media addiction. My drug of choice, Twitter, can seem like a particularly …

A British Graffiti Artist Who Goes By ‘Wanksy’ Is Painting Dicks Around Potholes

A mystery graffiti artist slash hero who is calling himself “Wanksy” has taken it upon himself to solve the problem of Manchester’s pothole-ridden streets, drawing attention to the offending potholes by spray painting giant dicks around them. Hey, you’ve got to give him credit for creatively using …

33 Writers Share The Books That Inspired Them To Write

"I thought, 'you can do that?!'"<p><i>We asked writers at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference which book inspired them to write. Here are their answers.</i><p>♥📚♥

Kneeling statue of Hatshepsut | New Kingdom | The Met

Period:New Kingdom<p>Dynasty:Dynasty 18<p>Reign:Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III<p>Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.<p>Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, …

Do not use under water and other useful book advice

Like many people, the CGP revision guides are burned into my mind. Who would have thought that staring at a particular set of books for hours would …

15 Insanely Useful Diagrams For Book Lovers

Book and wine pairings? Yes please!

Iran's Incremental Revolution

Through rap music and nude sketches, ordinary Iranians are quietly resisting their regime.<p>Amid heated discussion concerning the intentions of Iran’s leaders—Are they capable of real compromise over the country’s nuclear program? Can they be trusted to honor any eventual deal? Are they permanent …

Social Media

Research Indicates Shakespeare Play is Genuine, Guggenheim Fellows Announced, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Artist Uses Modified Inline Skates to Paint Large-Scale Landscape Paintings

<i>photos via Di Studio</i><p>Artist Tian Haisu uses modified roller skates to paint large-scale landscape paintings in a technique she calls “Landskating.” …

Art

32 Perfect Books To Kick Off Your Book Club

"Guaranteed to give you the feels."

Study finds a disputed Shakespeare play bears the master's mark

Chalk up another one for The Bard.<p>"Double Falsehood," a play said to have been written by<p>William Shakespearebut whose authorship has been disputed for close to three centuries, is almost certainly the work of the 16th century poet and playwright, new research finds.<p>Shakespeare appears to have had …

Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull. He once tried to warn people away from using semicolons by characterizing …

14 Things To Do To Be A Great Writer

I am an author, a playwright, and a freelance editor. I get asked all of the time what advice I have for aspiring writers. I have met a lot of …

Hokusai and the wave that swept the world

Without the Japanese printmaker Hokusai, Impressionism might never have happened. Jason Farago examines the moment when European art started turning Japanese.<p>In the beginning was the wave. The blue and white tsunami, ascending from the left of the composition like a massive claw, descends …

Czech Artist Reuses Plastic Bottles to Create Clever Sculptures of Plants and Animals

Since 2004, Czech artist Veronika Richterová has been making an incredibly diverse body of sculpture work out of a single material: plastic bottles. …

Sculpture

This Artist Started Painting Gorgeous Art After He Went Blind

John Bramblitt uses textures to guide him stroke by stroke.<p>Over the years, he's worked on different techniques to master painting, with textures as a guide.<p>He mixes paint himself so he can control when it will dry, and even choose to use lines that are raised at first, but later flatten.<p>As for …

7 Artists Who Paint with Everything (Except Paint)

Get creative with fire, blood, gold, wine, coffee, sugar, and toothpaste.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>In 2015, having sick painterly skills may not be enough to get yourself noticed. These artists distinguish themselves not least by what they paint, but with …

Art

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pablo Picasso

A man who reportedly communicated through drawing before learning the ability to speak and whose first word was pencil, the Spanish "piz," certainly seemed fated to become one of the most recognized artists of his century.<p>Although these particular details may be a bit of exaggerated myth-making …

A Delightful Sculptural Installation of a Toucan Made From Found Objects

<i>photo via Artur Bordalo</i><p><i>Froehlicher Tucan</i> is a delightful toucan sculpture created from found materials and garbage by Portuguese artist Artur …

Art

10 Unsolved Mysteries That Confound The Art World

The more we learn about great art and its creators, the more mysteries we uncover. Sometimes, these mysteries are more convoluted and salacious than …

Projection Mapping Brings an Ancient Greek Statue to Life

Purists will scoff, but we could be nearing a future where new technologies make art museums come to life. Not hyperbolically, in the sense that …

The Impressionists in Paris

There is an argument that Impressionism was born on the Normandy coast. After all the canvas which eventually gave its name to the movement - Monet’s “Impression: Soleil Levant” - was painted in Le Havre. And the rock arches, sea mists, sun rises and fashionable beach resorts certainly inspired …

Bonfires of Insanity: A History of Book Burnings From Nazis to ISIS

Burning books—and their authors—is perhaps the oldest form of censorship.<p>The latest outrage perpetrated by ISIS, the Islamic terrorist movement, is …

Ku Klux Klan

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

Banksy’s Grim Tour of Gaza: Watch a Mini Documentary by the Shadowy Street Artist

The world’s most mysterious street artist released a 2-minute documentary online Wednesday that details the horrors of Gaza—allegedly shot by the man …

Out and about: why artists should embrace on-location drawing

For its fourth annual symposium, Urban Sketchers took to the streets of Barcelona. Over 200 artists from around the world descended on the capital of …

Santo Domingo

The Most Stolen Artists in History

We have noticed that you are using <b>an ad blocker software</b>.<p>Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly …

The Isleworth Mona Lisa: A second Leonardo masterpiece?

Some say Leonardo’s masterpiece has a twin – another portrait of the Florentine merchant’s wife, painted when she was younger. Alastair Sooke investigates.<p>One of the surprising things about Leonardo da Vinci is that despite his colossal reputation as an artist he didn’t actually produce many …

Art

New Computer Program Sorts Real Jackson Pollock Paintings from Fakes

Nothing ruins an art museum visit faster than the one person who has to say, "my kid could have made this." Now you can rebut that: No, your kid …

Jackson Pollock