Jen Pierce

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A new exhibition claims Vincent Van Gogh’s mental illness hampered his work, rather than drove his singular vision – and presents fresh medical evidence about his notorious self-mutilation<p>Madness terrified Vincent van Gogh, yet he also wondered if it was inseparable from artistic genius. In letters …

Genius

6 Crazy Cool Adventure Trips for You and Your Boo

For adventurous couples, there’s nothing better than bonding over a scenic national park hike, kayaking in crystal clear water, camping at one of the most popular destinations or getting your namaste on together in a gorgeous setting. Outdoorsy duos, you’re in luck — there are more options for …

Hiking

School of life: why travel is the best teacher

Travel is a force for good: it broadens our mind, develops cultural empathy and gives us a better understanding of the world. We travel with our children because we believe these experiences not only improve their social skills but are key to helping them become decent global citizens.<p>There’s more …

What is the Lowbrow Art Movement? When Surrealism Took Over Pop

July 4, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist and …

The Best Hostels in India From Varkala to Varanasi

Quirky decor, cosy rooms and free Wi-Fi at these budget stays.<p>Hotels India Fabiola Monteiro | POSTED ON: July 4, 2016<p>Zostel dominates the Indian …

Tribute to Strong Women by C215

Avec cette magnifique série de portraits, C215 illustre son admiration pour de grandes figures féminines. Avec sa gamme de couleurs chatoyantes, …

Make New York Great Again with This Street Art of a Punk George Washington

Visual artists Mint+Serf tap Richie Shazam to herald a new Americanism.<p>New York visual artists Mint+Serf, known for elevating their graffiti into desirable objects for consumption, want to spin the image of the iconic patriot. To launch their latest silk charmeuse scarf with a street art patina, …

George Washington

Independence Day Art that Conveys Symbols of Freedom

Image Appearing On the Two-Dollar Bill<p><i>Declaration of Independence</i> the painter <b>John Trumbull</b> painted in 1817 still manages to fascinate the public. …

An Ancient Shrine That Could Contain Buddha's Skull Has Been Found in China

This is incredible.<p>Archaeologists have uncovered what they think could be a skull bone of Buddha inside a 1,000-year-old model Buddhist shrine, …

Cate Blanchett rewrites art history in 13 short films

<i>Update October 2017: Tate Modern will host a special live streaming and event for Manifesto on 15 November</i><p>Whether it's Karl Marx's prescient writings on communism or Guy Debord's poetic take on the Situationists, manifestos tend to contain explosive calls to action that jump off the page – they …

Students' end-of-year artwork 2016

As part of our <b>Students Express</b> series, we asked you to share your end-of-year artwork. We have received hundreds of your paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. Here are some of our favourites

Art

Looptaggr: Endless Graffiti

If your problem is how to put out a maximum amount of repetitive graffiti with a minimum amount of effort, we’ve got your solution. Or rather, [Ariel …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in America

You've heard about the spacious skies and amber waves of grain, but what about the painted deserts, prismatic hot springs, giant redwood forests, and active volcanoes? You could spend a lifetime exploring the sites of America, all as beautiful as they are diverse. Here are 50 of our favorites. This …

15 Ingenious DIY Camping Hacks That Make Roughing It Easy

Whether you’re a camping pro or trying it out for the first time, there is an arsenal of supplies you need to take with you on your journey to the great outdoors. Sure, you can splurge on gear you need at your local outfitter, but like a true creative, why not trying DIYing your own? Like a …

Washing Machines

Blake Jorgenson

Blake was born in Hamilton Ontario and raised in downtown Toronto living in tiny apartments, an interest in art and photography, and a desire to …

Post-Apocalyptic Paintings Show Nature Reclaiming Abandoned Cityscapes

Post-apocalyptic cityscapes where nature has begun to reclaim dominance is a recurring theme in Brin Levinson‘s collection of haunting paintings. Influenced by the streets of his home town in Portland, Oregon, the artist paints familiar landmarks into his work as the old buildings and water towers …

Fighting the elements: Landscape photography in Antarctica

When most photographers want a new accessory or piece of gear to help them get a shot, they can usually pick it up at a local store or online. But …

No Excuses: Beginners, Don't Blame Your Budget Gear for Your Crappy Pictures

"I can't take a shot like that. My camera isn't good enough. Oh sure, you can talk all you want, but you have thousands of dollars in expensive …

Cameras

The Most WTF Summer Gear You *Need* to Have

If your idea of the best summer ever includes finally getting those webbed fingers you’ve always wanted, you’re in luck. This year’s summer gear has gone way beyond high-tech and ventured well into WTF territory. That doesn’t mean we don’t want at least half of this WTF gear though. Who <i>hasn’t</i> been …