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For the juiciest gossip on Renaissance artists, listen to Giorgio Vasari

Today, Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) is usually remembered only as the author of “The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects,” one of the foundational works of art history and a book nearly as entertaining as its models, Plutarch’s “Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans” and …

Artists

The artist's dilemma: If my art is beautiful, will it still be considered great?

When the human condition is so harsh, can art afford to be pretty?<p>An occupational hazard visual artists face these days is making work that might …

13 Affordable Trips to Europe

For a storybook-worthy vacation to Europe, head straight to Bavaria. Book a room at Burg Colmberg (a 14th-century castle rising from a rocky crag …

European Travel

This man is apparently the world's most convincing Van Gogh lookalike

LONDON — A British actor has been named the world's best Vincent Van Gogh lookalike after a global search to find the artist's doppelganger.<p>Actor Dan …

Artists Who Use Their Sketchbook as Handheld Galleries

The sketchbook is a special place for an artist. It’s like a playground—a place where they can try out new techniques, imagery, and generate new …

Drawing