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Building a Collection Without Breaking the Bank

Before I moved out of the house and into my apartment, my cousin Nick paid a visit to play board games. After some rousing Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride action, I gave him a brief tour of my geek room, which was home to my board games, science fiction novels, and comic books.<p>"Your comic collection …

Looking To Find Your Passion? Here's How To Recognize The Real Thing

Until fairly recently in human history, people ended up doing the jobs their parents did. Mom and dad were farmers? You’ll be a farmer. Dad was a stonemason? Here’s your chisel. Mom was a weaver? Hope you can work a loom. The idea that having a ‘passion’ for something would be a reasonable …

Oswaldo Vigas: The Venezuelan Painter Whom History Should Remember

<i>Photo: Newscom</i><p>Some artists, like Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, and Wilfredo Lam, become immortalized in history, while others — like the Venezuelan artist Oswaldo Vigas, who was a contemporary of Picasso, Ernst, Calder and Lam, often socializing with the artists while he lived in …

The Army of Tiny But Ferocious Voices

Most people who are capable of doing more have no idea they can choose to do so. Creating a life that means something to you, that brings you fulfillment and joy, is possible. And you can <i>choose</i> this.<p>It's not something bestowed upon a lucky few. You can consciously pursue a path that brings you …

Mystery of Mona Lisa's smile 'solved' as experts say Da Vinci used the same illusion years before

Scientists may have discovered the secret behind one of the most famous mysteries in the history of art – the <i>Mona Lisa’s</i> smile.<p>Experts from two UK …

Infamous Jesus painting restoration inspires opera about the woman who botched it

Preparations are underway for a comic opera about a Spanish artist who tried, hugely unsuccessfully, to restore a faded 1930 oil painting of Jesus …

MC Escher’s impossible dreams | Financial Times

A master of visual conundrums, impossible interiors, Ovidian landscapes and protean patterns, MC Escher has influenced a generation of artists, …

Mathematics

William Blake's final drawings given a spectacular send off

The story goes that William Blake worked until the very day he died. His final drawing was said to be a portrait of his wife sitting by his deathbed. …

Literature

The World’s Oldest Multicolored Printed Book

Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu<p>This is the earliest Chinese book printed by the technique of polychrome xylography known as <i>douban</i> invented and perfected by …

Coloring books for adults: we asked therapists for their opinions

Debra Dettone, a 52-year-old preschool teacher who lives in Harrison, Ohio, was having some anxiety over her job recently. Her doctor was concerned about her blood pressure. This week, she went back and got some good news: an improved reading of 120/84.<p>Colouring books for adults top Amazon …

Pre-Raphaelite study discovered behind door in English mansion

Sale of head study for Sir Frederic Leighton’s famous painting by heir Bamber Gascoigne will contribute to restoring the home of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, where it was found<p>A remarkable study for Flaming June, one of the best known of all Pre-Raphaelite paintings, has been discovered hanging …

Julian Barnes: ‘Art doesn’t just capture the thrill of life ... sometimes it is that thrill’

Some years ago, a journalist friend, posted to Paris by his magazine, became in quick succession the father of two children. As soon as their eyes were able to focus properly, he would take them round the Louvre, tenderly pointing their infant retinas at some of the world’s greatest paintings. I …

Literature

Rollerblading Meets Pollock: Watch This Artist Create Gorgeous Landscapes On Skates

Boxing gloves, emulsion-eating microbes, plastic junk, thousands of pounds of honey–time and again, we’ve seen artists abandon traditional tools and methods to create incredible, compelling work. Now California-based artist Tian Haisu has a worthy addition to the canon of quirky art: …

Skating

How to hold an art exhibition in your home

With their steely facades and minimal interiors, art galleries can be intimidating places. In Glasgow, the city’s artists have started doing things differently. Every year, during the Glasgow Open House art festival, they transform their bedrooms, hallways and sitting rooms into mini galleries, …

Art

Our future is in the making

Will the increased public interest in making things mean we’ll be seeing more craftwork in our galleries? Susan Jones has already seen plenty<p>I’ll confess from the outset to being a great fan of making something from scratch. From my early years as a textile student when I had to learn how to thread …

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Gallery Art New York

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Graphic Artist creates images with tiny dots | Xavier Casalta

Freelance graphic artist Xavier Casalta creates beautiful typographic pieces and illustrations using a stippling technique which involves drawing …

Overlook: A New Woodcut Print from Tugboat Printshop | Colossal

<p>After two years of preparation and meticulous carving, “Overlook” is an upcoming woodcut print from the minds and hands of Paul Roden and Valerie …

25 Incredibly Realistic Drawings By Ivan Hoo

If you haven’t heard of Ican Hoo, it’s not that surprising. Ivan Hoo, a 31-year-old artist from Singapore, has become famous just recently. He has …

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Gertrude Stein and Cultural Femicide, by @sianushka

January 13, 2014<p>Cross-posted from: Sian and Crooked Rib<br>Originally published: 13.12.13<p>The other morning I re-watched the film Midnight in Paris, …

Matisse’s Garden of Problems: The Cut-Outs at MoMA

The much-heralded exhibition of Matisse cut-outs currently at the Museum of Modern Art was previously at the Tate Modern, with a few less items than …

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