Meena Chopra

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Corita Kent, the pop art nun

On a summer’s day in 1962 a nun in her mid-40s went to see Andy Warhol’s breakthrough exhibition of soup can paintings; later, she recalled that “coming home you saw everything like Andy Warhol”. It was a seminal moment in the transformation of Sister Corita Kent from a convent school teacher into …

Art

Sotheby’s Battles N.Y. Art Dealer Over Keith Haring Winning Bid

You can’t walk away from a winning bid.<p>That’s Sotheby’s message to a New York art collector who allegedly refused to honor his $6.5 million offer for …

Rediscovered Alfred Munnings drawings go on display for first time

Brilliant drawings by a young Alfred Munnings – done when he was taking evening classes at the end of the 19th century, working in an office by day and struggling to become a serious artist by night – have been rediscovered in the archives of the Norwich School of Art, and go on display for the …

Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs from HP, Asus and Acer

Amazon’s AI assistant continues its unstoppable onward march<p>Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs later this year, with HP, Asus and Acer …

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution Is a Huge Deal for Facebook — and the World

Each January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rings in the New Year with a personal challenge, like learning Mandarin, running 365 miles, or building an …

PR campaign helps us find our inner Picasso (played by Antonio Banderas)

This press kit for the second season of National Geographic’s Genius series caught our eye—principally because the publicity pic shows the Spanish …

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New book looks at the golden age of illustrated dust jackets

Martin Salisbury's <i>The Illustrated Dust Jacket, 1920-1970</i> is a wonderful overview of the innovative illustrators who prompted many a book purchase …

Review: New biography Leonardo da Vinci examines the archetypal Renaissance Man

When Leonardo da Vinci painted history's most famous smile – the <i>Mona Lisa</i>'s elusive simper – he was spending his evenings in the morgue beneath the Santa Maria Nuova hospital, skinning cadavers and making notes. By peeling back the flesh, he discovered mechanisms of nerve and muscle that controlled …

Palettes of the Masters: Vincent van Gogh

The colors Van Gogh used in his paintings.<p>The most commonly known facts about the artist Vincent van Gogh are that he cut off his left ear (actually …

Artist Embeds Sparkling Spiral Vortexes into Tiny Glass Marbles

Adam Smolensky of Smo Glass compresses mystifying vortexes into small glass marbles. His colorful, handcrafted creations fit between your fingers, but as you look inside, they appear vast—as if their spirals could go on forever. While these coils are common motifs in Smolensky’s work, it’s just one …

Art

How Giorgio Vasari Invented Art History as We Know It

<b>THE COLLECTOR OF LIVES</b> <b><br>Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art</b><br>By Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney<br>Illustrated. 420 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $29.95.<p>It is rare that a biographer of artists becomes the subject of a biography. You don’t think of biographers as romantic figures or swashbuckling types, …

This Magical Software Makes Facebook Profile Pictures Come Alive

New AI technology–built in part by Facebook Research engineers–turns regular old selfies into animated videos.<p>2017 will be remembered as the year in which the wall between real and fake video began to crumble. Thanks to neural networks, we can synthesize fake humans from a few frames of video or …

The Paintings of Canadian Artist Lawren Harris

<i>“If we view a great mountain soaring into the sky, it may excite us, evoke an uplifted feeling within us. There is an interplay of something we see</i> …

Art

The Painting by Monet That Gave Impressionism Its Name

Monet gets his place in the art timeline because of his leading role in the impressionist art movement, and through the enduring appeal of his …

7 Major Painting Styles: From Realism to Abstract

Ranked From Most to Least Realistic<p>Part of the joy of painting in the 21st century is the range of available art styles. The late 19th and 20th …

Art

Abstract Expressionism: Art History 101 Basics

Its artists included Pollock, de Kooning, and Rothko.<p>Abstract Expressionism, also known as Action Painting or Color Field Painting, exploded onto the …

How online art galleries are serving up talent — and sales — without the 'tude

You know that awful feeling of walking into a snooty art gallery and the staff vaguely lifts up their heads and gives you the once-over?<p>"We're the opposite of that," said Rebecca Wilson, chief curator for SaatchiArt.com.<p>What Wilson is describing speaks to the engine behind the online market for …

Art Galleries

Rare Discovery by UC Archaeologists Promises to Rewrite Ancient Greek Art History

A University of Cincinnati team's stunning discovery of an exquisitely detailed sealstone in the treasure-laden tomb of a Bronze Age Greek warrior …

Archaeology

Modigliani review – you think you know him? Turns out you do…

A tubercular alcoholic, addicted to women, hash and ether, unrecognised, impoverished and dead at 35 with the last painting still wet on the canvas: Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is a Romantic throwback in 20th-century art. Even his nickname, Modi, is a pun on the <i>peintre maudit</i>, the accursed …

Artists

Eyes inspire Mississauga artist to create for solo exhibition

WhatsOnSep 13, 2017 by Chris Clay Mississauga News<p>The old saying goes that eyes are the window to the soul.<p>For Lorne Park area artist Meena Chopra, …

Carl Jung and the Artistic Impulse: Madness in the Creative Spirit

A brief look at some historical examples of artistic geniuses and it is tempting to believe that there is something approaching madness in the …

The Ultimate Brown Paper Flooring Guide

Check out my floors in the May/June 2012 issue of <i>Natural Home and Garden</i>!<p>Also featured in the November 2012 issue of <i>WNC Woman</i>!<p>My brown paper floors …

How to Make a Pallet Coffee Table • Queen Bee of Honey Dos

Pallet furniture is a beginning DIYer’s dream come true. There are so many different ways that pallets can be used to create furniture and, if you …

Woodworking

Transformer bed turns into a walk-in closet

We are always looking for better ways to live in small spaces, and have shown many ideas for for storage under the bed. We have even shown loft beds …

27 Cheap DIY Fence Ideas for Your Garden, Privacy, or Perimeter

Are you in need of a fence that doesn't cost high? Maybe for your backyard, or around your garden, or maybe it is an entire perimeter fence? Well, I …

Wooden fence, Fencing and Cheap fence panels

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Landscaping

24 Creative & Clever Space Saving Ideas That Will Enlargen Your Space

Everyone of us has encountered more than once the problem of small spaces. The main issue is the lack of storage systems that would properly satisfy …

41 Fast And Clever Backyard Upgrades You Should Do Now

21. Can Pipe<p>Build your own candle lantern with a glass vase and a tuna can with this tutorial.<p>22. Leafy Stones<p>Use leaves to make impressions in …

Landscaping