IB Art

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This One-Minute Video Shows You How to Make an Animated GIF in Photoshop

GIFs are fun, and if you’re an artist, it’s easy enough to turn your art into a short animation in Photoshop. This quick tutorial from Adobe shows …

Golden Rectangle Composition

For today’s composition lesson, we will discuss the Golden Rectangle.<p>The Golden Rectangle is based on the ‘Golden Ratio’, the idea that there is this …

Neuroscientists Finally Cracked the Secret Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile | Last Week in Art

And a team of archeologists uncovered a 3,000-year-old statue in a Cairo slum.<p><i>A lot went down this week in the weird and wild world of Art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Without further ado:</i><p>+ Neuroscientists at the …

Art

Artist Updates 'If You See Something, Say Something' Posters With Message Of Resistance

"What scares me more than an unattended package is an unattended politician."<p>On Thursday, a group of anonymous artists and activists dressed as MTA maintenance workers made some subtle yet powerful adjustments to the “If You See Something, Say Something” advertisements in New York subways.<p>New …

MTA

Empty Highways Burst with Color in Bold Landscape Paintings

Grant Haffner captures burning sunsets through the prisms of memory.<p>Inspired by quiet rural roads and grand, open landscapes, artist Grant Haffner creates vibrant neon depictions of sprawling vistas bursting with bright color. The artist captures the speed and rhythm of a fleeting countryside and …

Art

Is this sculpture in Denmark the most frustrating work of art in the world?

Meet the awesome and confusing Elia, a work of art in Denmark that has everyone biting their nails. Like, really, everyone. Because this sculpture in …

Krita Is a Fast, Flexible, and Free Photoshop Alternative Built by Artists

Windows/macOS/Linux: If you’re on the lookout for a digital painting tool and Photoshop is too expensive, Krita is a fast, free, and open source art …

Where is HOME?

A good friend of mine shared a question posed by guitarist, Chris Wood on her Facebook page:<p><i>"Bob Dylan described eloquently how his music has been the quest to get home. Now as much as ever feels like a good time to ask you; what feels like home to you? Are you there already or do you still have a</i> …

Bob Dylan

Striking and Poetic Street-Photography by Vincent Pflieger

Vincent Pflieger started to shoot without thinking to become a photographer. He simply wanted to catch some interesting daily details with his …

Clean Lines Reign Supreme in this Painter’s Appealing Artworks

Artist Mark Bradley-Shoup flattens the American landscape with a few slashes of an x-acto blade.<p>A never-ending horizon and ranch-style buildings make for a calming landscape reflective of rural America. Bringing block colors to life across the face of gas stations and civic buildings, the …

Artists

Congress is feuding over a teen's controversial painting that dramatizes events in Ferguson

One of the bitterest fights being waged in Congress right now is over an acrylic painting by a teenager in Missouri that almost nobody had heard of until this Friday.<p>For seven months, the painting (shown below) sat in the middle of a tunnel connecting the US Capitol to a House office building after …

Congressional Black Caucus

Van Gogh’s Secrets: 10 True Tales Behind The Painter's Lesser-Known Masterpieces

In this excerpt from Phaidon's <i>Van Gogh</i>, we delve into the fascinating backgrounds of 10 of the master's groundbreaking compositions.

Art History

Architizer

Artists Left a Boulder in the Middle of a Highway and Won’t Say Why

For collaborative studio Borgman | Lenk, context is everything.<p>If you happened to be driving through Denmark and thought you saw a boulder in the middle of the road, don’t worry, you didn’t. But you didn’t hallucinate, and you don’t need your eyes checked, either. <i>Wurf III</i>, a work by Berlin-based …

Sculpture

Mark Bradley-Shoup – Architectural Paintings

Eyes on American artist Mark Bradley-Shoup and his architectural paintings.Currently based in Chattanooga, Mark Bradley-Shoup earns his money as …

Artists

Top Tips for Street Photography in Cloudy Weather & Bad Light

<i>Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone</i>. As a street photographer from the UK I should be pretty familiar with my country’s glorious weather. But I must …

Digital Photography

Exquisite Colored Pencil drawings by Morgan Davidson

It is always great to find new artists out there to present here to you. Today I will show you some artworks from Morgan Davidson. Morgan is a …

The intriguing mystery of The Goldfinch

A 362-year-old painting of a tiny bird has become one of the most popular of its time. But will we ever know what The Goldfinch means? Alastair Sooke takes a closer look.<p>On the face of it, it couldn’t be simpler: a small, charming painting, on a wooden panel, depicting a goldfinch perched on its …

Art

Retired French doctor is unwitting owner of 'lost' Leonardo da Vinci drawing worth €15 million

An "extraordinary" drawing by Leonardo da Vinci valued at €15 million (£12.5 million ) was unveiled on Monday in Paris after a retired French doctor brought the lost work to an auction house amongst a jumble of unknown sketches.<p>Paris auctioneer Tajan said there was no doubt the "extraordinary …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

She was one of the great female protagonists of the late-Renaissance art world. Forgotten in the 18th and 19th centuries, she was rediscovered in the 20th as a feminist icon.<p>Thirty paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi are on view at Rome's Palazzo Braschi, in a major new exhibit running through May …

Art History

Images: Paintings That Blend Female Portraits With Comic Book Superheroes From Sandra Chevrier

Check out this mixed media collection of art from Sandra Chevrier that combines female portraits with the pop imagery of comic books.<p>This collection …

The great women artists that history forgot

Museums and galleries around the world are unearthing the work of great female artists who have been neglected or marginalised, writes Cath Pound.<p>“Why have there been no great women artists?” the feminist art historian Linda Nochlin famously asked in her landmark 1971 essay. The point was of course …

Art History

Is social activism acceptable in Art?

<b>By: Annya Sand</b><p>I won't lie. Sometimes I try to pretend that the refugee crisis hell doesn't exist, and I don't want to face difficult questions. But every time I go to the playground with my two-year old child and see other children running around and happily playing, I cannot help but think that …

Activism

This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw.<p>Unsure if these gentlemen were …

Homeland Security

How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other

Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>A new art exhibition is called "Picasso And Rivera: Conversations Across …

Art History

Why Kandinsky chose to make abstract art

With his abstract forms and bold colors, Wassily Kandinsky was a revolutionary. Hated by the Nazis, he not only painted, but taught other artists to …

The History of Train Graffiti

Charting a history of any art movement that was at first considered subversive, in contrast to normative social tropes and mores, and generally …

Street Art

Russian art collection of Jewish couple who survived the Nazis goes on display

Jacob and Kenda Bar-Gera collected works by non-conformist artists suppressed by the Soviet Union<p>An important collection of underground Russian art collected by a Jewish couple who were liberated from the Nazis by the Red Army will appear at auction in London next week.<p>The 62 works of …

Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design

Colors are the heart of any advertisement that decides how successfully it will promote your brand, merchandise or services. The power of color …

Web Design