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Architizer

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Penda creates landscape of purple pillars for audio-visual installation in a Chinese park

Visitors to a park in Xiangyang are greeted by over 500 bright purple fins, which are dotted with LEDs and play traditional Chinese music from …

Architecture

Wool pyramids form origami-inspired Bloom blanket

Brazilian designer Bianca Cheng Costanzo has created a woollen blanket from 180 triangles hand-sewn into tessellated pyramids (+ slideshow).<p>The …

Digital Design

The Ballad of Holland Island House: An Animated Short Created by Painting with Clay on Glass | Colossal

<p>Built in the late 1880s, Holland Island House was the last surviving structure on an rapidly eroding island in the Chesapeake Bay. The island’s …

Stop Motion

Landscape Architect Kate Orff Takes The Helm Of Columbia’s Urban Design Program

Landscape architect Kate Orff has been selected as the next director of Columbia University’s urban design program, within the school’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. An associate professor at Columbia and part of <i>Fast Company</i>‘s 2014 Most Creative People list, Orff will …

Urban Design

Artist "Obsessively Orders" 1053 Emojis

Mario Klingemann orders emojis, butterflies, x-rays and more in his latest series.<p>Artist Mario Klingemann, also known as Quasimondo, describes himself as an “obsessive orderer.” Over the past few years he’s been parsing and sorting millions of images from the British Library and the Internet …

Art

The 'Indian Banksy' Asks Viewers to Reconsider the Democracy of Art

Anonymous street artist "Guesswho" questions the place of contemporary art in India.<p>Over the past two years, graffiti art in cities across India has gotten a lot of press. Walking through the alleyways of Delhi's trendy nooks, you'll notice a lot of new color on the walls. Local artists have been …

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North Carolina

When Classic Paintings Meet Playmobil Figurines

It’s not very easy for us to imagine what will happen when cute Playmobil figurines meet those classic paintings, but a talented artist has given us …

Art

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

The school is seeing results from the experiment.<p>Before IAA became an arts-integrated magnet school, only 17 percent of its third-graders were …

Pedagogy

To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

“What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”<p>One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly …

Inside Kim Jung Gi's mesmerising sketchbook

Kim Jung Gi's virtuoso drawing skills have made him a YouTube sensation. His time-lapse videos show the art and design graduate covering vast …

A Baroque Composition

I made a simple diagram to show the primary lines of this composition. It was basically a strong diagonal (blue line) going from one corner to the …

Composition Basics: Value Structure

Of course, <i>any</i> arrangement of these three values will work, and there are a <i>lot</i> of combinations.<p>By restricting your values in each of these areas you …

Artist Spent a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious Sculptures

Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project. …

Art

The Art of Mistakes

Artist Melanie Rothschild is on a mission to dispel the myths that art is just for the privileged and that you need to be trained before you can create something wonderful.<p>"If you only have art that comes from the highly educated and trained it'll just be slightly updated versions of what's come …

composition theory, compositional scheme

Let us determine pictorial composition as an arrangement of parts for forming a unified whole in such order that maximally helps for idea's …

The European Ideal Beauty of the Human Body in Art A Short Introduction to European History & Culture

By G. W. Cichon-Hollander<p>The ideal of the perfect human body is a result of culture: religious functions, economy, advertisment, and other …

Ancient History

Classical Art in Modern Contexts: 25 Clever Artistic Remixes

[ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]Renaissance angels cling to each other in front of a graffitied wall, hellish medieval imagery is splashed …

Art

Can Art Bring Our Memories Alive

SKIN-4: a unique multimedia art exploration of our living connection to ancestors<p>by figurative painter Zhenya Gershman, renowned photographer Michele Mattei, and Oscar nominated filmmaker Carlos A. Hurtado<p>written by Sasha Yamnik (Subject of SKIN-4 launched by project AWE)<p><i>Image: Family photo</i> …

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How to Motivate Students to Love Art

How do we <b>motivate students</b> who feel they have no artistic talent? Most of the time unmotivated students harbor negative attitudes towards arts …

The importance of the Arts in Education

<b>Youth Development and the Arts in Nonschool Hours</b><p>Shirley Brice Heath and Elisabeth Soep

Once Again Science Says Art is Great for your Brain

As if we didn't already know this!At this point, we know that <b>art has multiple effects on our brain</b>, can <b>keep our brains healthy</b> longer and have other …

The Brain

The Graceful Movements of Tennis Players Captured with Long Exposures and Strobe Lights

For a series of photos titled “Chronophoto,” photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne paid tribute to old strobe photography camera tests with his own series …

Photography

These Dreamlike Photo Manipulations Were Created Using Only an iPhone

By day, Robert Jahns is a digital artist and art director based in Germany. By night, he’s known as nois7 on Instagram and runs a popular account …