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Meet the woman who painted in a one-room shack and became a national treasure

Born with debilitating arthritis, Maud Lewis became a renowned artist<p>In 1965, when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) visited the one-room …

The Gate of Permission: A Conversation with Victoria Redel

From the moment I picked up Victoria Redel’s mesmerizing first novel <i>Loverboy</i>, in which a mother loves her son just a little bit too much, I knew I’d …

Chemotherapy

Salvador Dalí’s Body Will Be Exhumed Next Week as Surreal Paternity Battle Comes to a Head

People<p>A Spanish judge has ruled that the legendary artist's body will be unearthed on July 20.<p>,<p>A psychic’s quest to prove that she is Salvador Dalí‘s …

An Introduction to Art Paint Brushes

01<p>of 18<p>How the Size of an Art Paint Brush is Indicated<p>Artist's paintbrushes come in an array of sizes, shapes, and hairs. Find out more about the …

How to draw a landscape with pastels

Soft pastels are a great medium to work with, because they enable you to draw and paint at the same time. You hold the stick of pigment in your hand …

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What You Should Read, Watch and Listen to For Better Business Ideas

Original ideas are an entrepreneur's best friend. Increase your popularity with these tips.<p>The more you know about the world, the easier it is to come up with ideas to change the world. For entrepreneurs, a truly world changing idea only comes along once in awhile. But, the more ideas you have, the …

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5 Ways to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Creativity

For starters, don't use your phone as an alarm clock.<p>Entrepreneurs have to be a bottomless pit of creativity, don’t they? Not only do we have to dream up big ideas, we also have to innovate new ways of executing them. And the sheer number of hours it takes to build a successful business can also …

Woman Taking Selfie Causes $200,000 in Damage to Art Exhibit

A woman shooting a selfie lost her balance at an art exhibition in Los Angeles recently, causing a reported $200,000 worth of damage to the artworks. …

Over 100 Museums Invite You to “Color Their Collections” with Free Adult Coloring Books

The adult coloring craze isn’t just a passing fad. Our love of filling in black-and-white line drawings goes back as far as the 18th century; it's only recently, however, that the adult coloring book trend was reinvigorated and seen as a way to unwind from our busy, connected lives. Bridging the …

The Agony of the Artist (with a capital A): E.E. Cummings on What It Really Means to Be an Artist and His Little-Known Line Drawings

“The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself.”<p><i>“You’re an artist when you say you are,”</i> Amanda Palmer offered in her emboldening reflection on the creative life. <i>“And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or</i> …

How To Start Your Morning Creatively Using These 5 Questions

The way to solve problems creatively is to change your mindset. Here are 5 questions you should ask first thing in the morning to do that.<p>You've been there before. So have I. You spent a whole day, morning to night, trying to solve a technical or business problem, to no avail. It's hard to go to …

Creativity

Clean Paint Brushes With the Right Solvents for the Paint You Use

Cleaning up after painting isn’t always as easy as just soaking your paint brushes and calling it a day. Over at Tested, they run through a variety …

Rediscovering The Lost Skyscrapers Of New York

Many of New York’s early tall buildings were demolished. Some of those that remain are hiding in plain sight.<p>There are upwards of a million buildings in New York City, so you’d be forgiven for not even noticing the hundreds of the earliest skyscrapers that still dot the city today. After all, a …

We must rescue Van Gogh from becoming a pop culture cliche

Loving Vincent is a corny new biopic made from 62,450 hack oil paintings in Van Gogh’s style – and is an insult to the human struggle in his original works<p>Vincent van Gogh is peculiarly cursed to be travestied, misunderstood and reduced to a kitsch parody of himself. Look at the art section in your …

John Buck at Robischon Gallery

<i>Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where we invite the international art community to contribute timely, short-format responses to an exhibition or</i> …

8 DIY Projects Out Of Plastic Bottles

As preppers we know that plastic bottles have a ton of uses beyond just holding soda. In today’s article we’ll take a look at 8 DIY survival projects …

Pollution

This cinnamon roll looks like an anguished ET.

Weekend Watch: Carving Clay with Sculpture Geek

Sometimes, you watch a video and you think: “I could do that!” Other times you watch and you feel the woeful inadequecy of your skills, tugging at the back of your mind. Unless you’re an incredibly gifted sculptor, this channel will make you frustrated with your clumsy stupid hands. I suggest you …

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50 New Year's Resolution Ideas And How To Achieve Each Of Them

The New Year is slowly nearing, and with the holiday season already upon us many people are indulging in retrospection and reevaluating some of their …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

This column is by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy <i><br>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you</i> …

Bundaberg builder calls out graffiti vandal to offer blank canvas and fresh start

It is a fairly common sight on construction sites across the country — graffiti tags covering business signs, logos and temporary fencing.<p>Meet the …

Streetwear

Vincent van Gogh: myths, madness and a new way of painting

A new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum sets out to separate the artist’s late work from the myths surrounding his ‘madness’. But does a clinical interpretation of his paintings miss the mystery of his vision?<p>When Vincent van Gogh got out of hospital in January 1889, with a white bandage covering …

I is for Illuminating: share your artwork now

For this month’s readers’ art project Andrea Schlieker invites you to share your artwork on the theme of illuminating<p>True battles: your art on the theme of hegemony The A to Z of Readers’ Art: our new project for you<p>Looking at Raqib Shaw’s painting is like entering a <i>Wunderkammer</i> – it is gloriously …

The Full Bradley: A Painter’s Painter Talks About Painting

Joe Bradley talks to the Observer before the opening of his first Gagosian show<p><b>The latest in The Expanded Field, a series of talks with art world</b> …

Indie Music

Who Was Judith Leyster? The Overlooked Women Artists of the Golden Age

By Dominic Smith April 4, 2016<p><i>Judith Leyster and the overlooked women painters of the Dutch Golden Age.</i><p>Judith Leyster, <i>Self Portrait</i>, ca. 1630, oil on canvas, 29.4″ × 25.6″.<p>In 1892, a painting that had been attributed to Frans Hals for more than a century became the subject of a dispute between two …

Artists

For the Love of Bad Art

It’s a #fail, captured in paint.<p>The Spanish village of Borja, population 4,931, has experienced an unexpected tourist boom of late. But the estimated 30,000 annual visitors aren’t there to seek out the town’s medieval architecture, or its archeological museum, or even the region’s emerging local …

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Art

A Vancouver Tattoo Artist Is Turning Reminders Of Trauma Into Empowering Ink

A self-injury survivor themself, Auberon Wolf is empowering others with their art.

The Roadtripper’s Guide to Art in Texas

GLeo, the new promise of Latin American street art

One of the most proposing and freshest names in the Latin American street art, is GLeo, a Colombian young artist, born and raised in Cali, who …

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