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Watercolor Painter Uses Traditional Techniques to Reveal Expressive Faces of Tibet

Chinese artist Liu Yungsheng is one of the leading watercolor painters of his generation. Making use of inherited traditional techniques, Yungsheng creates hyperrealistic portraits that convey a trademark observational style. Each depiction seems more photograph than painting, as Yungsheng's …

Tibet

Five 90s bands we wish would make a comeback

“<i>I’m moving, I’m coming, can you hear what I hear? It’s calling you my dear</i>” — what’s that sound? That’s the sound of girl group All Saints reminding you of their imminent comeback, when their poker-straight hair, lulling harmonies and wide-legged trousers will glide back into our lives for good. …

Lauryn Hill

A Lost Michaelangelo Painting Has Been Hanging In A Living Room In Queens

Lost paintings are rarely recovered because "lost" is just a nice way of saying they were either stolen or destroyed, but sometimes famous works of …

Robert Smithson: the epic life of an American enigma

His masterpiece Spiral Jetty took psychedelia back to nature, but Smithson was once a city boy dazzling New York with his porn pastiches. A new show revisits a legend’s unlikely beginnings<p>Robert Smithson is one of the most enigmatic artists of the late 20th century. In 1970 he created Spiral Jetty, …

We're obsessed with this artist's dreamy illustrations of animal best friends

The word <i>comfort</i> can mean many different things to many different people. This arrangement of seven letters can manifest itself in the form of a …

The new Insta collage artist getting noticed

When starting an art project, it can be months – years even – before the right people takes notice. Not so in the age of Instagram – designer Maria Sheila Miani’s new Is Art In Fashion account got noticed by legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh on day two of its existence, who regrammed …

Cringeworthy Facebook Posts That Will Make You Want To Quit Social Media

Facebook is full of cringeworthy content, and sometimes it seems impossible to look through your news feed without seeing some ridiculous post that …

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

Marvel Fan Creates a Real-Life Version of Thor’s Hammer Mjölnir Using Electromagnets and a Fingerprint Scanner

Marvel fan and Youtuber Sufficiently Advanced has created a real-life version of Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, using electromagnets and a fingerprint …

The Sickest Photos from the Berlin Festival of Light

We've gathered the hottest 'grams of glowing sculptures and projection-mapped facades the party capital of the EU (and perhaps the world) has to offer.<p>Berlin's annual celebration of all things bright and glowing, the Berlin Festival of Lights is off to an amazing start. Projection mapping …

Modern Art

How to explain graphic design to four-year-olds

Dean Vipond was asked to explain his job as a graphic designer to a class of four- and five-year-olds.<p>He turned the talk into a fun and informative …

25 Worst Original Names of Famous Bands

From the Salty Peppers to Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem<p>25<p>By , , , , , ,<p>It's one of the biggest decisions any band will …

Helen Mirren

Radiohead's Philip Selway Says Recording of New Album Becomes "Quite a Full Schedule" in September

News about Radiohead's forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2011's <i>The</i> <i>King of Limbs</i>, continues to trickle out. In the first of a two-part podcast recorded for the Talkhouse, the band's Philip Selway said progress has come "in fits and starts, but come September it just becomes quite a full schedule." …

Artist Creates Images of ‘Star Wars’ Ships Crashing Into Famous Cities

I know it seems odd to call an image from a trailer for a movie that hasn't come out yet "iconic", but the description seems to be valid if we're …

Science Fiction

The impossible world of MC Escher

He was dismissed by the art world and venerated by mathematicians … he rejected both Mick Jagger’s and Stanley Kubrick’s attempts to schmooze him. So who was the mysterious MC Escher, master of illusion?<p>The artist who created some of the most memorable images of the 20th century was never fully …

17 Wonderfully Hipster Baby Products All Parents Need

Too cool for drool.

Art

Gamblers Think They Know Daniel Craig's Bond Successor

The Brits bet big on a famous name, but are they thinking to the future?<p>William Hill PLC, one of the largest bookmakers in the United Kingdom, hosts betting rings for major league sports, boxing matches, and horse races. They also entertain… gossamery competitions. This week, William Hill witnessed …

Movies

The 100 best Glastonbury performances ever

From the Rolling Stones to Beyoncé, here's our countdown of Glastonbury's greatest ever acts<p><b>100. The Wurzels, 2000</b><p>The Bandstand stage is tiny, on a concourse in the market area, but given that these West Country hitmakers of the Seventies are patron saints of cider-drinking, with many a song on the …

Festivals

Teaching Photography Inside Malawi's Prisons

The courtyard of the juvenile prison in Mzuzu, Malawi. The prison was built in the early '60s by the British to house 50<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Kadir van …

13 Facts That Will Make You Too Aware Of Your Body

Don't worry, I hate myself now too. *breathes* *swallows* *blinks*

From Here To Eternity: A Giorgio Moroder Primer

His name is synonymous with a sound defiled in the mainstream almost as much as it's been celebrated, and only once has he reached the U.S. Top 40 with a record released under that moniker. But few have exerted more influence over today's music than the Italian producer/songwriter who put Munich on …

Eddie Van Halen

A computer says that these are the most creative paintings of all time

The study authors define creativity as "the originality of the product and its influential value." But creative art only exists in the context of other pieces of art, so the researchers needed to compare paintings over time based on their visual elements, such as the naturalness of their shapes, …

Edvard Munch

New Amazing Free Fonts for Designers | Fonts

New <b>free fonts</b> for web and graphic design project. You can use these high quality fonts in a <b>logo, tattoo, badges, emblems</b>, headings, posters, …

5 Lessons to Learn from a Truly Kickass Gallery Wall

Remember Paula and Paul's fantastic house tour from a few weeks ago which showed off their enviable art and collectables in various areas of the …

7 Dead Simple Ways To Make Your Own GIFs

Forget Photoshop. These easy-to-use animation tools will churn out GIFs for every mood and moment.<p>What’s the quickest way to start looping your digital emotions? Sure, you could fire up Photoshop and start building an animated GIF the old-fashioned way, but today’s mobile-connected, share-crazy …

Happy Little Moments in Everyday Life Animated By Japanese Artist Maori Sakai

Japanese illustrator Maori Sakai creates charming and beautiful gifs that capture warm and pleasant everyday moments as looped gif animations. Some …

FFS, Vashti Bunyan, Ariel Pink: this week’s new live music

FFS | Vashti Bunyan | Ariel Pink | Fat Out’s Burrow | Michel Camilo | Andris Nelson<p>FFS, Glasgow<p>Nobody, it is said, likes a smartarse. But how about two completely separate contingents of smartarse spanning 30 years of music making? Yes? That’s what is being attempted with FFS, a fusion of Sparks …