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Are You an Emerging Artist Looking to Raise Your Game? Here Are 7 Residencies That Can Help

Art World<p>We surveyed a group of experts to find the best incubators for talents on the rise.<p>& ,<p>Artist residencies vary in location, amenities, and …

The Arts

Dear Women Of Color Who Are Told To Be Nicer To White 'Allies'

This is a love letter to every Black and Brown woman who has expressed anger or even rage, and has been told by another Black or Brown woman that <i>we</i> should be building bridges. This is addressed to every woman of color who has ever been told, you need to be less angry, less “bitter,” that “hate …

How to capture great sunset photographs

Sunsets are one of the most common subjects for a photographer. There’s a certain majesty in watching the sun slowly go down, marking the end of a …

Landscape Photography

Vincent van Gogh’s long, miserable road to fame

Van Gogh's travels informed the works we revere today.<p>Famous for chopping off a piece of his ear in a fit and delivering it to a woman in a brothel, Vincent van Gogh had a life marked by ailing mental health and the eye-catching paintings he created during that time.<p>Van Gogh was born on March 30, …

🎨Art of the Day: Van Gogh,The Raising of Lazarus(after Rembrandt), May 1890.Oil on canvas,Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. http://t.co/GlFezY6z7o

Rembrandt: The power of his self portraits | National Gallery

REMBRANDT - Master of Light & Shadow

The complete life of the painter Rembrandt van Rijn

A rediscovery of Piet Mondrian's early works shows the Dutch painter in a new light

If you thought Piet Mondrian’s art was all abstract geometric forms and primary colours, a new exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum will have you reconsidering this notion. Upon entering the first room, you spot the still life of a dead hare and faithful recreation of an early morning view of …

Lucian Freud was wrong to think Raphael dull – he was a genius

As this Ashmolean Museum exhibition proves, Raphael was the supreme master of depicting human beings in interaction<p>Late one afternoon, early in the year, I was walking through the Vatican Stanze with a small group of critics and art historians. While we were admiring the Raphael frescoes that fill …

Art History: The Meaning Behind Michelangelo’s Iconic ‘David’ Statue

Michelangelo's defiant <i>David</i> statue has captivated the world for centuries. Considered one of art history's major masterpieces, the marble sculpture showcases both the artist's skill and the fine art focus that defines the Renaissance.<p>Since its debut in the early 16th century, artists and art …

The Painter Behind the Girl With a Pearl Earring

We only know of 35 of his works, but Johannes Vermeer has altered art history with his powerful mastery of light, a new exhibition demonstrates<p><b>Who?</b> …

Caravaggio's dark genius and Sargent's sensual watercolours – the week in art

Inter-war art from Germany, the fight against Thatcher in the 80s, and dazzling Turkish abstraction – all in your weekly dispatch<p>Exhibition of the week<p><b>Beyond Caravaggio</b><br>This rapturously enjoyable detour through the candlelight and shadows of 17th-century art is one of the most beautiful exhibitions …

Art

National Gallery of Ireland reopens with Vermeer exhibition

From Rubens to Rembrandt, the National Gallery of Ireland is home to some of the world's greatest paintings.<p>After a multi million-pound make-over the gallery is reopening with a blockbuster Vermeer exhibition.<p>Author Colm Tóibín talked to the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz about the magnificence, …

Art

Libation Dish Depicting Ka-Arms Presenting an Ankh-Sign | Early Dynastic Period | The Met

Scott, Nora E. 1944. <i>Home Life of the Ancient Egyptians: A Picture Book</i>. New York: Plantin Press, fig. 25.<p>Hayes, William C. 1953. <i>Scepter of Egypt I: A</i> …

Art

Funerary Figure of Akhenaten | New Kingdom, Amarna Period | The Met

Shabtis are small funerary figures intended to perform work that the deceased was called upon to do in the afterlife. To serve this purpose, the …

Dutch Delights

Works from the Leiden Collection made their China debut on Friday. The 74 old master paintings are on show at the National Museum of China in Beijing …

Head of King Amenmesse Wearing the Blue Crown | New Kingdom, Ramesside | The Met

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1934. <i>A Guide to the Collections</i>, 1. New York, p. 14.<p>Breasted, James H. Jr. 1936. <i>Geschichte Ägyptens</i>. Zürich, pl. …

Ancient History

Art History: The Stories and Symbolism Behind 5 of Frida Kahlo’s Most Well-Known Paintings

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is renowned for her symbolic subject matter, colorful canvases, and extensive series of self-portraits. Inspired by “whatever passes through [her] head without any other consideration,” her paintings are deeply personal. Given the intimate and emblematic nature of her …

The Beginnings of British Romanticism

In honor of <b>John Constable</b>’s birthday month (it was his 241st birthday June 11th), let’s celebrate by talking about Constable’s prominent perch in the …

Art

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Paintings Takes Center Stage Inside World Trade Center Oculus

There’s no need to travel to the Vatican to see Michelangelo’s ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—because you can see it up-close right here in New York …

Celebrate Selfies With 5 Self-Portraits That Made History

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Art History: Salvador Dalí’s Strange and Surreal ‘Persistence of Memory’

With its strange subject matter and dream-like atmosphere, Salvador Dalí's painting, <i>The Persistence of Memory,</i> has become a well-known symbol of Surrealism. Painted during the Dada-inspired movement, the melting-clocks-masterpiece embodies the sensibilities that define the experimental and …

Venus and Adonis

Crelly, W.R. <i>The Painting of Simon Vouet</i> (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1962), p. 205, no. 118.<p><i>The J. Paul Getty Collection</i>, exh. cat. …

9 Abstract Artists Who Changed the Way We Look at Painting

Today, abstract painting is viewed as a key style contained within the Modern Art movement. Pioneered by many forward-thinking 20th-century painters and celebrated for its avant-garde aesthetic, the abstract genre represents a pivotal moment in modernism.<p>As a catalyst for contemporary art, abstract …

Rembrandt masterpieces among Dutch Golden Age art exhibition in Beijing

"Rembrandt and His Time, Masterpieces from The Leiden Collection" is a must-see world-class exhibition in the heart of Beijing at the National Museum …

Why You Must Grow as a Photographer and Artist

Dear friend,If you’re not growing in your photography, you’re dying.Why grow?Kyoto, 2015Okay, so my theory: all life is about growth.For example, …

Street Photography

How to Stretch Watercolor Paper

It's generally recommended that watercolor paper less than 356 gsm (260 lb) is stretched before use, otherwise, it'll warp. It's a simple</b> …

Step-by-Step Demo: Sea Painting

01<p>of 08<p>Starting With the Seascape Sky<p>The sea painting in this demo was done with acrylics, on a canvas sized 46 x 122cm (18x48"), using a 5cm (2") …