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Gorgeous Abstract Paintings of Oceanic Internal Landscapes

New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke …

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We listen to sad music to feel nostalgic

If sadness is an unpleasant emotion, then why are we at times so drawn to sad music? By <b>Dan Ruderman</b><p>In a recent study Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch …

I'm Walter Isaacson and This Is How I Work

Walter Isaacson has made a career as a thorough biographer of exceptional people, like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin. Of course, …

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6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …

Everyone is obsessed with the 'Serial' podcast

Never has a podcast collected a loyal cult following in such a short amount of time like <i>Serial</i>.<p>The nonfiction series, which unravels a story …

Icelandic Dinosaur

Located in North Iceland, in the Gulf of Húnaflói, you can find a rock of 15-meters high to the shape of dinosaur. On the incredible beauty, this …

Collages Made of Thousands of Random Puzzle Pieces

Nuremberg, Germany-based artist Gerhard Mayer has sifted through thousands upon thousands of puzzle pieces from a wide range of jigsaw puzzles to create his collection of murals. For Mayer, the idea behind his work is simple: create an image from countless other pictures, following the mapped out …

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Cutting Edge Art by Contemporary Artists Show Diverse Contemporary Art

<b>This post is brought to you by Jaguar. Experience F-TYPE.</b><p>When you think of the term “cutting-edge,” what comes to mind? Words like “innovative,” “boundary-pushing,” and “risk-taking”? The dictionary defines “cutting-edge” as being in “the leading position in any field” or at the “forefront.” Here, …

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Curved Steel Walls Reflect an Upside Down World

Indian-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor created two giant stainless steel sculptures that are designed to figuratively turn your world upside down. Kapoor's sculptural installation known as <i>C-Curve</i> is a life-size wall of reflective steel that curves around, almost reconnecting with itself, in the …

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In celebration of the life of French artist Yves Klein, who died 51 years ago today, check out our featured collection Inspired By Yves Klein Blue: http://saatol.us/18RZYxI (Photo is of Klein's 1960 "Leap Into the Void").

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Spectacular Sculptural Installation Featuring Over 200 Arrows

Polish artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski has teamed up with German artist Bodo Korsig to create a site-specific installation known as <i>Pfeilschaften</i>, which roughly translates as “Arrow Machinations” in German. The lively installation presents over 200 arrows darted against and through the walls of the …

Bristol, UK-based artist Niki Hare's recent painting "Talking to Myself Again (But No Matter)" measures 35.4 x 35.4 inches. Discover more work by Niki: http://saatol.us/10f5E2K

Revolver Gallery

Those of you on the west coast: if you’re looking for some creative culture, a place where fashion, art, and music collide, look no further. Head over to Revolver Gallery in Beverly Hills and dive into its Pop Art aesthetic, complete with a flower-painted ceiling, concrete floors, and an iconic Marilyn hanging in the window!<p>Pictured are just a few iconic works by Andy Warhol on view at the space.

1200 Black Ping Pong Balls Form a Deadly Assault Rifle

For one to truly appreciate this new installation by artist Michael Murphy, one must view it from a specific angle. Called <i>Damage</i>, the sculptural work consists of a sea of 1,200 ping pong balls, painted black, and then suspended from a ceiling. Opened just last Friday at the Association for Visual …

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Individually Painted Strands of Thread Form Solid Figures

Italian artist Alessandro Lupi creates figurative light installations using polyamide threads painted with fluorescent paint for his series titled <i>Fluorescent Densities</i> (or <i>Densita fluorescenti</i> in Italian). Illuminating his installations with a black light, the artist's three-dimensional human forms …

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1.4 Million Feet of Colorful Rope Transforms Madison Square Park

Visit New York's famous Madison Square Park starting today, May 2nd, through September 8th, to see how 1.4 million feet of rope – the total length equating to nearly 20 times the length of Manhattan – can be arranged to look like colorful waves. Brooklyn, New York-based artist Orly Genger has taken …

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Richard Serra at David Zwirner is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: In 1969, Richard Serra risked it all with one ton of lead.<p>(Collection of MoMA; photo by Peter Moore; © 2013 Richard Serra/Artists …

Alchemy: Richard Serra’s Early Work

In 1958, two years after the death of Jackson Pollock, the artist Allan Kaprow mused about what it means to produce art after the achievements of the …

Haunting Figure of a Woman Made with Wood and Bamboo

Cleveland-based sculptor Olga Ziemska works with natural materials like wood and bamboo to create mysteriously figurative installations for her series titled <i>Stillness in motion: The Matka Series</i>. “Matka” means “mother” in Polish and essentially defines the figure that Ziemska recreates. Through …

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The Most Beautiful Wisteria Tree in the World

In Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan sits an incredibly gorgeous wisteria tree that's often referred to as the most beautiful in the whole world. The largest and oldest in Japan, the tree is the main attraction at the flower park as visitors flock to see it in full bloom. Dating back to …

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