Lesa Nivens

38 Flips | 1 Magazine | 9 Likes | 43 Following | 4 Followers | @azredlizard2014 | Professional artist from Northern Alabama that transplanted to Phoenix Arizona in 1986. I am self taught and have enjoyed drawing and painting since I was a small child. https://www.facebook.com/PurpleRealityArt

Researchers Find Grasshopper Stuck in Classic Van Gogh Painting

A famous work of art has captured more than just van Gogh’s impressions—it’s preserving a hundred-year-old grasshopper corpse, too.<p>Researchers …

The Dune Road

Brooklyn Photographer Creates Whimsical Images of NYC

Brooklyn-based photographer, Brian Goldfarb, is looking to bring a dash of whimsy to a city built upon grey concrete and industrial skyscrapers. We …

New York City

Why Did Leonardo da Vinci Write Backwards? A Look Into the Ultimate Renaissance Man’s “Mirror Writing”

As the standout example of the "Renaissance Man" ideal, Leonardo da Vinci racked up no small number of accomplishments in his life. He also had his …

The Funniest Wild Animals Photos Of 2017

The finalists have been unveiled: 40 comical photos of wild animals have been chosen for the final round of this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (CWPA), selected among more than 3,500 entries from 86 countries.<p>The CWP awards were created by Tanzania-based U.K. photographers Paul …

Nature Photography

These Veterans Are Using Photography to Cope with Trauma

At the Menlo Park Division of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California, veterans learn photography as a way of coping with trauma. Mark …

How did Montrealer Norman Leibovitch's art fall into disrepair?

The first thing that hits you is the smell — a dusty rush of old linseed oil and mildew — as the door opens to reveal hundreds of paintings leaning …

Smartphone Photography 101 helps you take better photographs with your phone

No matter how many photos people take with their phones, there’s still a lot of bad shots on there. We see them all day on Instagram and Facebook. …

See Kurt Cobain’s never-before-seen paintings

In June it was announced that a series of Kurt Cobain’s paintings, alongside a selection of his notebooks, would be placed on display in the Nirvana frontman’s hometown, Seattle. Most are unseen, having remained in storage since his death in 1994.<p>Although most notable for his lyrics, UTA Artist …

Kurt Cobain

This Artist Turns Trashed Cameras Into Little Robots

“Recirculation Art” is an ongoing project by Southern California-based artist James Rauff in which he turns junked cameras into little robot</i> …

9-Year-Old Edward Hopper Draws a Picture on the Back of His 3rd Grade Report Card

In a press release issued last week, the Edward Hopper House announced that it will be receiving over 1,000 artifacts and memorabilia documenting …

Edward Hopper

Fancy a Lichtenstein? How about a Warhol? San Francisco’s MoMA will now send you anything from its collection – all you have to do is ask the artbot<p>If you fancy receiving an artwork from a world-class gallery, all you now have to do is ask. Liberating itself from the confines of physical space, the …

San Francisco

One photographer’s remarkable works of art

The July 7 photographs “Better bring an umbrella” [Weather], taken by Calla Kessler, were outstanding. When I first looked at them, I thought they were paintings from a local exhibition, but then I realized they were photographs. They truly captured the atmosphere of the day.<p>I was a college art …

The Origins of Abstract Art

Abstract art (sometimes called nonobjective art) is a painting or sculpture that does not depict a person, place, or thing in the natural world. With …

Art

How to Create Abstract Art

How to Create Abstract Art and Have a Blast Doing it!<p><b>What IS Abstract Art?</b><p>How to create abstract art starts first with knowing exactly what “abstract …

The fine art of mental illness: What paintings tell us about someone’s psyche

Vincent van Gogh’s art is infused with isolation: a lonely chair, a grieving doctor, a brooding sky. For one psychiatrist, the French master’s paintings — and those of other artists throughout history — contain clues about mental illness, too.<p>James C. Harris, a professor of psychiatry and …

Mental Health

Kito Fujio’s photos of Japanese playgrounds at night are strangely captivating

Surreal<p>Looking at the work of photographer Kito Fujio, who focuses on Japanese playgrounds, you start to notice a theme: enormous animals. Kids can clamber up the arm of a giant frog and slide down his tongue. They can climb onto the back of a dinosaur made of upright logs, or into the mouth of a …

Art

This Untitled Basquiat Painting Could Fetch a Record $60 Million

Sotheby’s aims to break a Basquiat record at its May 18 Contemporary Art Evening Auction…<p>Almost a year after Christie’s set a record for a …

Who Are the Pop Art Women We Should Know?

Pauline Boty - The First Lady of Pop Art<p>Despite being a founder of the British Pop Art movement and the only female painter in the British wing of …

Colorful and Abstract Industrial Minimalist Photography by Stuart Allen

<b>Stuart Allen</b> is a talented photographer from Bradford, UK, who by day travels the world for work. Stuart focuses on minimalist, colorful and abstract …

These Incredible Soothing Illustrations Were Made With a Freaking Pencil

Filled with effortless grace, the fine-lined works of Marsi van de Heuvel deftly modernize Impressionism.<p>Fine-tipped flowers blend with fineliner pens in the soft, soothing tableaus of one visual artist's floral-focused, two-dimensional works. The Cape Town-based artist weaves the delicate nature …

The Best Teenage Artists in the US Showcase Latest Work at Miami Art Week

10 YoungArts alumni fill a booth with art at Miami Art Week.<p>A group of visual arts alumni from the YoungArts program gathered to display their latest works in an exhibit at Miami Art Week. The collection, titled , featured painters and other 2D artists in a group show in a booth at this year's</i> …

Peep this panoramic view of 70s and 80s London

When Jane England first arrived in London in 1973, she remembers Bowie’s hit song “Changes” as having a particular allure. It sang of extreme individualism against the warring grey drabness enveloping the city, but deeper still the effects of time. Taking its title from the song’s lyrics, England’s …

Strange And Sarcastic Comics That Poke Fun At The Way We Live

Comic artists often draw images of real life they've filtered through their own wacky lens, and many become known not only for their artwork but also …

The Highs And Lows Of Creatives And Why It All Matters

<i>The role of the artist has always been one that is hard for me to answer. Could the world survive without artists or musicians? Or how about the poets and actors who are under the soul-binding spell of heated stage lights reciting lines and verses to a nearly empty arena that is halfway crumbling</i> …

Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

Working exclusively with colored pencils, Toronto based illustrator Winnie Truong's body of work continues to explore the possibilities of …

Dallas' Stewpot Art Program empowers the homeless by giving them paint, a brush and a canvas

The Stewpot Art Program began 21 years ago. Founded by Dallas artist Pamela Nelson, it sought to empower homeless or at-risk individuals by turning …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

This year’s box office so far has been a story of one completely dominant movie, “Black Panther,” highlighting a potentially troubling trend for …

Missing Corrie Mckeague: Van artist Ruddy Muddy joins search

<b>An artist who uses dirty vehicles as a canvas has joined in the search effort for a missing RAF serviceman.</b><p>Rick Minns, nicknamed Ruddy Muddy, creates his works of arts in the mud, grease and dust on unwashed vans.<p>He has used his "graffilthy art" to depict an image of Corrie Mckeague, who has been …