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Japanese Stone Artist Paints Realistic Looking Animals Onto Smooth Rocks

Japanese “stone artist” Akie Nakatas has used her amazing skills to paint realistic animals onto smooth rocks of all shapes and sizes. Akie’s entire …

20+ Unbelievable Photorealistic Portraits Drawn with a Ballpoint Pen

A ballpoint pen—we've all owned one at some point in our lives. Whether a Bic or another type of biro pen, this tool for writing is transformed into something magical in the hands of the right artist. Ballpoint pen art has become its own niche genre, with many biro artists focusing on …

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How 500 Pages of FBI Surveillance Documents Became Art

The FBI kept extensive files on Sadie Barnette’s ex-Black Panther father, so she turned the declassified documents into art.<p>Founded more than 50 years ago, the now-dissolved Black Panther Party was once deemed “the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States” by the FBI. As is …

With Copper, Foil and Paint, a Little-Known American Sculptor Saved Scores of World War I Soldiers From a Faceless Future

Born in Philadelphia in 1878, Anna Coleman Ladd was a classically trained sculptress who in 1917 founded the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait …

Shepard Fairey Releases ‘We the People’ Series to Protest Trump

People<p>The posters, designed for protest, feature Native Americans, African Americans, Muslims, and Latinas.<p>,<p>The street artist Shepard Fairey has …

Leeds breast cancer poster attracts supportive graffiti

<b>A breast cancer charity poster in a railway station toilet has attracted dozens of graffiti messages of support.</b><p>The poster in a women's toilet in Leeds railway station features cancer survivor Michelle Qualtrough.<p>Mrs Qualtrough, from Surrey, said: "If we can all support each other it's a wonderful …

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Shia LaBeouf Helped People Get Their Feelings About 2016 Stress Out

Over the weekend, ever-evolving actor-artist Shia LaBeouf turned to performance art once again with his partners Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner …

Two Women Get Engaged In a Chicago Art Museum, Move An Adorable Older Lady To Tears

They weren't aware anyone was watching. But they had the best audience.<p>This was a holiday proposal to melt even the coldest of hearts.<p>The two women …

Success Kid only cares that his fame saved his father’s life

At the young age of 10, Sammy Griner has already saved his father’s life.<p>In a profile with British magazine <i>New Statesman</i>, “Success Kid” Griner and …

How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor   — research has shown that knowing your …

What if you aren’t damaged?

The adventure begins when you find your strengths<p><i>“You are your own worst enemy.”</i><p>That’s something we’ve all heard often enough to assume that it must …

Indigenous art exhibition Who's Afraid of Colour redefining the genre

When many people think of Indigenous art, what probably springs to mind are dot paintings in ochre or intricately woven baskets.<p>But an unprecedented …

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon.<p>Thirty paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi are on view at Rome's Palazzo Braschi, in a major new exhibit running through May …

So, who knew Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry is an artist?

There’s an artist buried under all the padding of Miami Dolphins wide receiver No. 14.<p>Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry recently painted a mural at the …

This Art Student Trolled Her Professor By Including A Hidden Message In Her Painting

"You got me fucked up."<p>She said that she was surprised that none of her classmates slipped up and laughed during critique when the professor asked her about the hand symbols.<p>She added that she instead “BS-ed an excuse” and said that she wanted to challenge herself by drawing some hand symbols …

Jason McCarty, many-sided artist who was ‘one of the hungry ones,’ identified as Oakland fire victim

Jason McCarty, a 36-year-old Iowa native, began creating art before most children can spell their names.<p>His father, Gene McCarty, said his interest developed around the age of 3 and never faded, always growing and expanding into new mediums — illustration, design, photography, painting, music.<p>“He’s …

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How Two Curators Uncovered the Story of the Egyptian Surrealists

Z2’s Legend is a Post-Human Dystopian Wonderland

2016 has been a long year. While it may feel like a post-apocalyptic wasteland, we can at least find comfort in our music, movies, shows, and comics. …

The Maltese priest and the kidnapped Caravaggio: The amazing true story of the scrappy octogenarian who busted an audacious art heist

<b>EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 12: Staff at The Queen?s Gallery at the Palace of Holyrood view The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew by Caravaggio on November 12, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.The painting is one of two lost works which were discovered in the Queens collection, it hangs along</b> …

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Teenager 'fights Isis with art' by sculpting replicas of artefacts destroyed by militants

An Assyrian Christian teenager is attempting to “fight Isis with art” by sculpting detailed replicas of the ancient statues destroyed by the extreme …

Artist Spends 3 Years Hand-Painting the Quran in Gold on 164 Feet of Black Silk

The beauty of the written word is once again heralded in an incredible project by 33-year-old artist Tünzale Memmedzade. The Azerbaijani painter spent three years painstakingly transcribing the Quran onto sheets of transparent black silk. The result is a beautifully crafted religious text that …

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NYC Artist Justin Bua on UFC and the Politics of Art

"People weren't doing art on Hillary—they just weren't. Obama was personable, he was likable."<p>Name an American pop culture legend and Justin Bua has probably painted them: Biggie Smalls, Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Ronda Rousey. His work is distinct and unmissable—stretchy, almost gelatin-like …

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1950 Superman Poster Urged Kids to Defend All Americans, Regardless of Their Race, Religion or National Origin

It makes sense that Superman would take a tolerant view of immigrants and other minorities, given that he himself arrived on Earth as a refugee from …

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Ashley Graham Asked That Her Barbie Doll Have Touching Thighs and Cellulite

Model and body-positive activist Ashley Graham just received a new honor for her role in empowering women everywhere. At the <b>Glamour</b> Women of the Year 2016 Live Summit, Barbie honored Ashley with her very own look-alike doll, which was dressed in a formfitting sparkly dress and denim jacket.<p>"Ashley …

Quadriplegic Makeup Artist Kaitlyn Dobrow Is a True Inspiration

If you've ever spent a free hour or two skimming through random YouTube tutorials or the "explore" option on your Insta app (who <i>doesn't</i> get sucked into a k-hole of contour videos now and again?), it's very possible that you've come across a post by someone named Kaitlyn Dobrow. In the ever-growing …

Marilyn Monroe’s Little-Known Artistic Life

Also included in the auction is a series of drawings by Monroe, done primarily in Conté crayon. Although these are not dated, Woolley said it’s …

Meet the female Instagram artists reclaiming the meme

Memes are not celebrated for being pretty. They usually take the form of crudely Photoshopped images placed next to text, remarkable only for being …

These illustrated affirmations will brighten any of your bad days

Affirming a woman's feelings and experiences can help her get through the toughest of times.<p>That uncomplicated philosophy is the driving force behind …

Scrapped Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster turns Kylo Ren into a glorious piece of art

Across the decades Star Wars fans have been treated to loads of superb artwork, and the franchise's track record for stunning posters is still going …

Andy Warhol's awkward 1956 rejection letter from MOMA

In this inspiring series, a group of up-and-coming creatives read and respond to the early rejection letters of some of today’s most successful artists, from chart-topper Madonna to author J.K. Rowling.<p>The video above details a rejection letter received by pop art icon Andy Warhol, after he …