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20 Art History Terms to Help You Skillfully Describe a Work of Art

Like any creative field, art history has its own language. While this reality can be overwhelming for aspiring art historians, having a handy <b>glossary of art terms</b> can make analyzing a work of art a lot less intimidating.<p>In this list, you'll find 20 words that will help you discuss art with ease. …

Art

Interview: Inside the Surreal Creative Mind of Greg “Craola” Simkins

Prolific artist Greg “Craola” Simkins presents a new series of surreal work in his solo exhibition <i>The Escape Artist</i>. The native Californian has a long career that has seen him move from graffiti artist to video game designer to full-time fine artist, while still maintaining a presence on the …

Creativity

Surrealist GIFs Made From The Dream-Like Paintings Of Mexican Artist Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington was a prolific Mexican surrealist in the 1940s. As an artist, her output included paintings and novels, all of them strange and …

Art

Stephen Hawking's final research paper has been published, and it's mind-bending

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper, published this week in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>True to Hawking's oeuvre, the paper tackles the same questions as any other bubbly beach read: Do we live in a multiverse? Did …

Physics

Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World That You Don’t Want To Own, Ever!

Most of these paintings are either hanging in galleries, or locked away. However, people claim that owning copies, prints, or even looking at them …

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

One of These Photos Could Be Our Next Magazine Cover

Or, one of yours. Look at some of our editor’s favorite submissions so far, then send your own best shot.<p>Stunning, engaging, inspiring—these are just some of the factors we look for when choosing a cover photo for <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine. Whether it’s from a surprising location or …

Travel Photography

Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.<p>It turns out, there was: a big metal box …

Haunting Nude Photographs Evading Time and Space

The work of Dutch artist Julie van der Vaart combines film photography of the nude body with chemical techniques to create an ethereal …

Art

Suspended Ocean Wave Installations by Miguel Rothschild | Colossal

<p>Multidisciplinary artist Miguel Rothschild works across a wide variety of mediums from modified photography to glass sculpture and textiles. In …

Preview: MC Escher Wallpaper Collection by Jannelli & Volpi: Take a first look at the artist's impossible explorations of infinity turned into home decor

The name Maurits Cornelis Escher (more commonly known as MC Escher) is intrinsically linked to the concept of infinity. An exploration of repetition and impossibility permeates his artwork—derived from science—creating worlds that are as surreal as they are realistic. His work is still relevant …

Natasha Ygel Photography

Fashion and portraits through the lens of photographer Natasha Ygel.Natasha Ygel is a fashion, portrait, and advertising photographer; film director …

For Serbian photographer Nikola Olic, the built environment is a canvas for his inventive compositions. Using only a single camera and minimal Photoshopping, Olic creates abstract images that present the metropolis in a new light: “Instead of just taking a photograph, I move around a building and …

Photography

The Photoshop mastery of Nemanja Sekulic

Nemanja Sekulic is a photographer, Digital artist, and Educator who creates dynamic conceptual imagery. In his own words, Nemanja says, “I’ve always …

John Martins Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion

The great outdoors…<p>It is man against nature in this career-changing 1812 painting by the Victorian master of disaster, John Martin. In what would become his signature formula of pumped-up Romanticism, the figure is tiny, the surrounding world vast, its light blood-tinged and the perspective …

Bank of England

A Fresh Take On Nobuyoshi Araki At The Museum of Sex

One of my first reactions, upon entering “The Incomplete Araki: Sex, Life, and Death in the Work of Nobuyoshi Araki,” an exhibition open at the Museum of Sex through August 31, 2018, was to feel ashamed. Next to a glossy image of a beautiful Japanese woman, a wall text read: “The curator and art …

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest piece of paper art is a magnificent, three-dimensional representation of a vibrant coral reef. Titled</i> …

Dangling lace earrings Yellow bridesmaid earrings Tatted jewelry Blue Wedding earrings for bride Chandelier earrings Boho everyday earrings

Dangling lace earrings Yellow bridesmaid earrings Tatted jewelry Blue Wedding earrings for bride Chandelier earrings Boho chic everyday …

Compact Studio Cabin Designed For Two Architects With A Love For Music

Just another typical cabin in the woods…right? Well, it may seem so at first but there’s much about this structure that isn’t typical. First of all, …

Architecture

The artists manipulating cities into works of 'architectural fiction'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Architects are -- sometimes to their dismay -- confined by the limits of engineering. In turn, engineers are confined by the limits of physics.<p>So perhaps the art world is better placed to push the boundaries of architectural imagination. Now, a new breed of digital artists is combining …

Architecture

Fantastic and Electrifying Digital Artworks

We’re hooked on the trippy, kaleidoscopic visuals by Quentin Deronzier, a French visual artist. Rich with swirls of colour and iridescent textures, …

Artist Spends Hours Arranging Natural Objects Into Stunning Mandalas, Leaves Them For You To Find

Nature is beautiful as it is, but James Brunt is constantly finding new ways to make it look even more appealing. James creates artworks using …

Social Media

Watch: This animated film teaches you the evolution of art in one minute flat

The filmmaker painstakingly made hundreds of paintings, one for each frame of the video.<p>Normally, it might take years to even take a look all the …

Art

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on Fire

Even more proof Australian wildlife is nuts.<p>It's pretty hot in Australia right now. A brutal heatwave that's incinerated temperature records …

Wildlife,Environment,Wildlife photographer of the year,Photography

Wildlife

Mysterious and Surreal Nude Photography

Based in Milan, photographer Sofia Masini challenges the idea of beauty and identity with a new series of self-portraits. She presents a surreal …

Gaze at the rolling neon hills of southern China

You would be forgiven for thinking this was a scene from the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy. In fact, this is the landscape of Guillin, in Yangshuo County, …

Spectacular Watercolor Paintings Illustrate the Captivating Elegance of Cities Around the World

Chinese artist and avid traveler Kwan Yeuk Pang captures the world around him in a series of spectacular watercolor sketches. His use of desaturated color, restricted palette, and carefully constructed layers of washes work together to create rich, atmospheric scenes. From the bustling streets of …

Art

Macro Photos Capture the Mystical Beauty of Cat Eyes

A Norwegian photographer—who goes by the handle “Tina's Perspective on Life”—captures the intense beauty of cat eyes. Using a Canon macro lens and her own pet cats (Zelda, Zonic, and Zorro) as models, the resulting close-ups offer an uncommon view of our feline friends. In some instances, it feels …

Macro Photography

Up-Close Images of Jupiter Reveal an Impressionistic Landscape of Swirling Gases | Colossal

<p>Juno is NASA’s project focused on bringing a deeper understanding to Jupiter and the processes that might have governed our solar system’s creation. …