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An Illustrated Guide to Arthur Danto’s "The End of Art"

In an obituary for the <i>New York Times</i>, Ken Johnson described Arthur Danto (1924–2013) as “one of the most widely read art critics of the Postmodern …

This beautiful tree explains modern art history

The tree below, drawn by Miguel Covarrubias in 1940, is an amazing way to visualize the history of modern art in the West. It traces the different schools that sprang up, from post-Renaissance France to surrealists like Salvador Dalí.<p>You can click on each of the red icons in the image to learn more …

Art

In pictures: objects of crime

Never-before-seen objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum will go on show at the Museum of London in October<p><i>Pin-cushion embroidered with</i> …

Philosophy of History (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

What are the intellectual tasks that define the historian's work? In a sense, this question is best answered on the basis of a careful reading of …

How Wassily Kandinsky's synaethesia changed art

Wassily Kandinsky's 148 birthday <b></b>is celebrated in today's Google doodle.<p>Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky is widely credited with making the world's first truly abstract paintings, but his artistic ambition went even further. He wanted to evoke sound through sight and create the painterly …

Five Stages of Antisemitism in Art — From Medieval to Modern Times

Jesus Brought Before Caiaphas -- from Salvin Hours c 1275. Photo: British Library.<p>Renaissance art stripped Jesus, his family and close followers of …

25 Animals Famous For Their Unusual Fur Markings

After creating an awesome post about funny cat markings, we wondered whether we couldn’t find some fun photos of other animals with interesting, …

Mesmerizing Interiors Of Iran’s Mosques Captured In Rare Photographs By Mohammad Domiri

Mohammad Domiri, a talented architectural photographer from northern Iran, takes stunning photos of grandiose mosque architecture throughout the …

Landmarks of summer literature

Summer literature doesn't stop with <i>Sonnet 18</i>, <i>A Midsummer Night's Dream</i>, <i>Le Grand Meaulnes</i>, <i>Ulysses</i>, <i>The Great Gatsby</i> and <i>Whitsun Weddings</i>. Here are a few more sun-drenched pages to mark this week's arrival of the season.<p><b>Alexander Pope,</b> <b>Summer – Second Pastoral</b> <b>(1735)</b><br>Source of the "where'er you walk" …

The Best Indie Literature of 2014 So Far

“The indie lit stars of today are the bestsellers of tomorrow.” This is how lists like this tend to start out, and it’s a proclamation that may well …

Fairytales Come To Life In Magical Photos by Russian Photographer Margarita Kareva

Margarita Kareva is a Russia-based photographer who specializes in fantasy art photography. Her photographs beautifully portray women that have been …

These 28 Chairs Prove That Furniture Can Be Art

These 28 creative chairs and armchairs will prove that even something as mundane as a chair can be turned into a work of art in the hands of a …

Incredible Body Paintings By Gesine Marwedel Transform People Into Animals And Organs

Gesine Marwedel is a brilliant body painting artist based in Germany who creates both beautiful and terrifying pieces of art right on the models who …

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About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

22 Animals That Forgot They Were Animals

Our domesticated animal friends spend a lot of time with us, and they’re often smarter than we might think, so it certainly makes sense that they …

Dog Breeds

A Magical Miniature World Of Frogs Revealed In Wil Mijer’s Photography

The latest macro photographer to grace Bored Panda with her beautiful and dream-like images is Wil Mijer, a talented photographer from the …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

22 Creative Kids’ Room Ideas That Will Make You Want To Be A Kid Again

We love to write about interior design at Bored Panda, but we often forget to cover one important group – kids! Most parents will agree that …

Interior Design

Creative Father Makes Crazy Photo Manipulations With His Three Daughters

John Wilhelm is a 44-year-old IT Director at a Swiss university with a passion for photography and digital art. Some of his most wonderfully creative …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

The Mysterious Tale of Hawaii's van Gogh

The story of Arman Manookian, one of Hawaii’s foremost modernist painters of the 1920s and ’30s, is full of mystery and sadness. An Armenian born in …

Exquisite Macro Photos Reveal the Miniature World of Insects

Like Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who captures whimsical images of snails, Indonesia-based photographer Nordin Seruyan uses photography to unveil a tiny world that often goes unnoticed by human eyes. Using a macro approach, he zooms in on the diverse and flourishing insect life of Southeast Asia, …

Miniature

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

Spirituality

23 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff

Recycling is a hugely important part of our effort to take care of and live in harmony with the planet we call home, but it doesn’t just have to be …

22 Hilariously Derpy Animals

Many of us tend to put animals on a pedestal, admiring them for their effortless grace and beauty and what seems like a certain purity of spirit. …

Fear Tactics: A History of Domestic Terrorism [2014]

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …