Art Flips

By Claire Changery | art news, stories, and other inspiration

What Do the Childhood Works of Famous Artists Look Like?

Pablo Picasso painted <i>Les Demoiselles d’Avignon</i> (1907) at the age of 26; Salvador Dalí completed <i>The Persistence of Memory</i> (1931) by 27; and …

Artists

Artist Lines Up 66,000 Water Cups. When The Camera Zooms Out I Am Speechless

An incredibly talented man named Serge Belo is an artist behind the masterpiece called 66,000: A Water Mosaic With a Cause. He created an image …

Vocabulary

10 Step-by-Step Painting Tutorials

Learning how to paint can be exciting and fun. When you're just getting started, you can probably use a little help with technique and that is why …

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died

I came across a slightly mysterious website -- a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. There's no …

Photos of the Day

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Artists

If Art History Icons Were Hipsters

Takaoka is an expert at turning history into hipster. His works hilariously transform some of the classical art world's most iconic faces into modern …

Street artist uses reverse graffiti to transform dirty cars into animal art

Moscow’s filthy cars are getting a brand new look thanks to opportunistic street artist Nikita Golubev. Using reverse graffiti, a method of creating …

Street Art

The Met Just Put 375,000 Artworks In The Public Domain For Unrestricted Use

This is big.<p>On Tuesday morning, one of New York’s most prestigious art havens announced that it will place 375,000 images of its artworks in the public domain, allowing for free and unrestricted use of the collection. The works will now be licensed under Creative Commons, an American non-profit …

Museums

20+ Unbelievable Photorealistic Portraits Drawn with a Ballpoint Pen

A ballpoint pen—we’ve all owned one at some point in our lives. Whether a Bic or another type of biro pen, this tool for writing is transformed into something magical in the hands of the right artist. Ballpoint pen art has become its own niche genre, with many biro artists focusing on …

Illustration

Classical Paintings Seamlessly Interact With Modern-Day Italy

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov continues to superimpose characters from classical paintings onto photographic scenes of modern life. In the past, Kondakov’s captivating collages have been set in Kiev. However, for his latest series, the Napoli Project, Kondakov has employed Italy, the home of the …

Illustration

6 Coolest Neighborhoods for Street Art in the World

So you've done the museums, you've seen the galleries, now its time to hit the streets and explore some of the best districts for street art around …

Art History 101: John Singer Sargent’s New Portra...

Bridging the transition between post-Renaissance movements and early Modernism, John Singer Sargent is renown for his fresh take on portraiture. Born …

Art History

21 Rising Artists Who Caught Our Eye in 2016

There’s nothing we love more than artists bringing a fresh, innovative perspective to the art world. Over the past year we’ve been wowed by the incredible creatives that have been executing their artwork at the highest levels. Whether it’s painting, sculpture, photography, or installations, …

Art

The best American art of 2016

Njideka Akunyili Crosby mapped the route to somewhere brave and important, while Manus × Machinaintertwined the art and science of dressmaking<p>• More on the best culture of 2016<p><b>Njideka Akunyili Crosby,</b> Norton Museum of Art<p>No more play. If 2016 endures in American history as a year of epochal …

Art

The Best Art Shows of 2016

After this roller coaster ride of an election year, it’s hard to know where to begin but art–and what artists have to say–is something we need more than ever right now. Artists are fearless. They see things in ways mere mortals can’t, and they speak and reveal a kind of truth, one that can heal as …

Art

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 …

Illustration

The Long and Fantastic Story of Blue Art Pigments

Appreciating the mystic and explorative qualities of color, <b>blue art pigments</b> are considered to represent the most popular and the most mysterious …

The 10 Best Art Shows of 2016

We’re looking for clues. What art and which artists had inklings we were entering a paradigm shift? Who was already channeling that in their work? …

25 Gift Ideas for the Creative People in Your Life

The holidays are a great time to check out the interesting and innovative products currently on the market. When browsing through the endless selection, one thing becomes clear: there's no shortage of unique gifts for the creative people in your life. From a hi-tech pen that doodles in 3D to …

Shopping

Why Artist Gerhard Richter Destroys His Own Art

Gerhard Richter, one of the best-known German artists of the post WWII-era, has destroyed more than 60 of his completed works that he deems unworthy.<p>In the long arc of art history, we’ve become reluctantly accustomed to the devastating loss of cultural artifacts due to war and human misdeeds, …

Artists

Zdzislaw Beksinski And The Vast Nothingness That Surrounds Us

Zdzislaw Beksinski wasn’t big on talking about his artwork. A man who often admitted to journalists that he was in love with himself, when it came …

Bob Dylan on Da Vinci, Van Gogh and the camera obscura

In 1974 I played the first of many shows with The Band—maybe in eight years. We were in a hockey arena in Chicago. There were maybe 18,000 people …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Art

Watching This Artist Turn a Blob of Glass Into a Dragon Is Nothing Short of Magic

Working with glass not only requires a lot of artistic talent, it also requires nerves of steel given how fragile the material is. But master gaffer …

Cool Stuff

Famous Abstract Artists That Changed The Way We Think About Painting

Kazimir Malevich - Art of Suprematism<p><b>Kazimir Malevich</b> is known as the artist who laid down the foundations of <b>Suprematism</b> as he published its …

Art History

10+ Incredible Before & After Street Art Transformations That’ll Make You Say Wow

Look around you. The world is full of empty canvases. Everywhere you turn are empty walls where beautiful pieces of art could be, but often these …

These Abstract Paintings Are Made by Slashing Blades Across Canvas

Shannon Finley’s large abstract works vibrate with tension.<p>The future of art will live in the spaces between analog and digital, static and dynamic, and information and memory. Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley’s large paintings, titled <i>Interference</i>, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, highlight …

Artists

20 Bob Ross Quotes to Make Life Better

Bob Ross wasn’t just a skilled artist—he was unrivaled in his ability to spout verbal poetry faster than it took to paint one of those happy little …

Literature