Michael Coon

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The Significance of Botticelli’s Renaissance Masterpiece ‘The Birth of Venus’

An early master of the Italian Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli is celebrated for his painterly contributions to the major art movement. While the artist's oeuvre features secular portraits and Biblical depictions, he is most well- known for his larger-than-life, mythological scenes—namely, <i>The Birth</i> …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Replay Video<p>SETTINGS<p>OFF<p>HD<p>HQ<p>SD<p>LO<p><i>Video provided by Dailymotion</i><p>Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from …

10 Most-Loved Paintings by Vincent van Gogh

The Tortured Painter of Starry Night Is Now a Pop Star<p>He began late and died young. Yet, over a span of 10 years, Vincent van Gogh completed nearly …

Art

How To Watch All The Marvel Universe Films In Chronological Order

Ten years ago there was no such thing as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just a not-very good Hulk movie. It wasn't until 2008 that Robert Downey Jr …

Iron Man

The Post-Impressionist Movement

An Artistic Flourishing of Individuals and Ideas<p>The term "Post-Impressionism" was invented by the English painter and critic Roger Fry as he prepared …

Art

Ten female artists you should know about

In honour of the late art historian Linda Nochlin, we’ve put together a list of 10 women artists from around the world that should be on your radar.<p>“In the field of art history,” wrote academic Linda Nochlin in 1971, “the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as <i>the</i> viewpoint of the …

Art

Charms, spells, curses and poppets: witchcraft in pictures

Unearthed Photos from Roger Ballen's Nightmarish Archive

The Die Antwoord collaborator and photographer of life among decay has a new book showcasing his instantly recognizable "Ballenesque" style.<p>After 50 prolific years spent producing masterful black-and-white photographs, Roger Ballen is ready to take his place as a master of the medium.<p>The past few …

Art

Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired by the Graceful Beauty of Renaissance Art

Chinese artist Luo Li Rong produces realistic sculptures that convey the beauty and grace of the human figure. Working primarily in bronze, her life-size creations feature women in motion. They strike elegant poses that elongate their bodies with a seemingly windswept appearance; their hair and …

Meredith Frampton is the forgotten genius of British art

Many today have never heard of Meredith Frampton, a British artist who died in obscurity in 1984. Alastair Sooke explains why it’s time to introduce the world to his brilliance.<p>One day in 1980, a talented curator at the Tate gallery set out for the village of Monkton Deverill on the River Wylye in …

Art

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

Exploring Japanese Hell.

“God of Heavenly Punishment.” From the scroll “Extermination of Evil” ( 1127 – 1192 AD).<p>As a child, growing up in Japan, there was one book that …

Why George Guidall Is the Undisputed King of Audiobooks

Early in his career as a narrator of audiobooks, George Guidall received a note from a truck driver in Montana. The man had been so absorbed in listening to Mr. Guidall’s eloquent recording of “Crime and Punishment” that he drove off the road. He was writing from his hospital bed to thank Mr. …

Books

How Does Virgin CEO Richard Branson Get So Much Done? He Uses This 1 Simple Method | Inc.com

Today, Richard Branson's Virgin Group controls over 400 companies worldwide. An iconic entrepreneur, Branson is an inspirational leader with a global brand that competes in almost every major industry.<p>Whether he's rewriting the rules for customer service in hospitality, building the world's first …

Time Management

14 Things You Never Knew About Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven'

"I will never win an Oscar and do you know why?" Clint Eastwood asked, back in the 1970s. "First of all, because I'm not Jewish. Secondly, because I make too much money for those old farts in the Academy. Thirdly, and most importantly, because I don't give a f***."<p>Eventually, however, came …

Hokusai: the influential work of Japanese artist famous for 'the great wave' – in pictures

The work of Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), one of Japan’s most prolific and enduringly popular artists, are in Australia for the first time in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Hokusai produced a body of work comprising some of the most recognisable and reproduced images in …

Art

Free Digital Archive Makes Over 50 Million Pieces of European Art Available Online

With the goal to transform the world through culture, the Europeana Collections is a massive digital archive with the objective to make Europe's cultural heritage widely available for researchers and history lovers. Over 3,000 European cultural institutions and aggregators participate in the …

The Surreal Scenes in These Paintings are Darker Than They Seem

Giant dogs and tigers in the street reveal the artist’s concerns with the human condition.<p>Beneath the visually enamoring and stupendously surreal paintings of Joel Rea lies a dark underbelly. Upright tigers in the middle of a New York City gallery block and skittering businessmen surrounding a …

The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain

America's largest museum sets free its iconic collection of paintings and sculptures.<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art unloaded a massive chunk of its collection into the public domain on Tuesday, making them available for anyone with an internet connection to use or simply appreciate.<p>As part of a new …

The oblong and winding road: Mondrian's tortured journey to gridlock genius

Visitors to the Hague’s blockbuster show should not be put off by his early flowers and windmills. They are the key to understanding this geometric master who found rectangles in everything<p>Is it a skull or a flower? The rounded white shape that sags on a listless stem in the painting is the dying …

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Andrew Wyeth: Through His Family’s Naked Eye

It bothers Victoria Wyeth that her grandfather, the legendary American artist Andrew Wyeth, tends to be remembered as a dour, crusty recluse who painted bleak scenes of country life in Maine and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. As his only grandchild, she adored him, called him “Andy,” and spent all her …

Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels

The vertigo of an MC Escher drawing meets the human body in Miles Johnston's evocative art.<p>Repressed inner thoughts seem to explode from the bodies Swedish illustrator and Swedish Academy of Realist Art teacher Miles Johnston draws in the dysmorphic portraits he posts to his Instagram account. …

20 Things You Didn’t Know About the ‘Alien’ Franchise – Page 3

6. The original cut of <i>Alien</i> was three hours and 12 minutes.<p>7. The original space jockey prop was 26 feet tall.<p>8. Most of <i>Alien</i> was shot by Scott with …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

Why Your Next Wi-Fi Setup Should Be a Mesh Network

The next time you upgrade your Wi-Fi equipment, take a bold step: Throw out your stand-alone router and instead consider investing in a so-called mesh system.<p>A mesh network could solve most, if not all, of your Wi-Fi problems. It’s basically a system of multiple Wi-Fi stations that work together to …

Wi-Fi

Drawing Crowds

Not as in attracting a gathering of people...but as in literally depicting crowds in a graphic way. I always like it when I see a book abo...

This New Graphic Novel Is A Stunning, Honest Meditation On Loss

Read a chapter of Kristen Radtke’s "Imagine Wanting Only This."<p>When she was in college, Kristen Radtke’s uncle died suddenly, from what she describes as an “inscrutable heart defect that threaded though [her] family.”<p>Her relatives moved on, reminiscing about her Uncle Dan at holidays. But Radtke …

Books