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Painting hair: 7 top tips

Painting any subject requires a certain knowledge of various painting techniques. But sometimes, it's the little details that can cause the biggest …

Hair

9 Weird and Creepy Museums That Will Give You the Chills

<b>Credit: istolethetv / Flickr</b><p><i>By: DeAnna Janes</i><p>Walls of skulls, display cases containing demonic dolls, or massive hairballs removed from the stomachs of beasts and humans--oh, yes, it's about to get weird. Come along with us as we step inside the country's freakiest museums.<p><b>1. Museum of Death - Los</b> …

These Paintings By David Bowie Show His Other Artist Side

David Bowie was a great artist on stage, in cinema and in videogames. But he also dabbled in painting, too! Here are some of the paintings and …

Art

An Elementary School Class Photo in the Style of ‘The Nightwatch’ by Rembrandt

School portraits aren’t usually the result of creative photo concepts, but photographer Krijn Westerburgen was recently able to flex his creative …

Trove of ancient Roman coins found in Switzerland

<b>A Swiss farmer has discovered a huge trove of ancient Roman coins in his cherry orchard.</b><p>The stash of more than 4,000 bronze and silver coins is believed to have been buried some 1,700 years ago.<p>Weighing around 15kg (33lb), he discovered the coins after spotting something shimmering in a …

Rembrandt, Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653. Now part of @metmuseum Today, it's #worldphilosophyday and for this occasion we want to highlight this beautiful #painting by #Rembrandt of #Aristotle, resting his hand on a bust of #Homer. The gold chains that Aristotle is wearing recall the chains that patrons gave to #Titian, #Rubens and #VanDyck as a reward for service. It is generally supposed that Aristotle is contemplating the worth of worldy success as opposed to spiritual values. By adding the chains that refer to the success of the great old masters, Rembrandt might also be placing himself in the #tradition of these #painters

Today at the Museum! Meet paleoanthropologist and explorer Dr. Lee Berger, Thursday, November 19 from 12 - 3 pm in the Sackler Educational Lab. Dr. Berger recently led the Rising Star Expedition to recover an amazing collection of fossil hominins deep in a South African Cave. Up to 1,200 fossil fragments were discovered, consisting of at least 15 different individuals of a new species within our genus: Homo naledi. We will have 3D prints of the fossil fragments in the lab and Dr. Berger will address any questions you may have about this fascinating recent discovery. #homonaledi @natgeo

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Ancient History

Frans de Geetere, Une prostituée et son client, les années 1930s

Frans de Geetere, Une prostituée et son client, les années 1930s

Michelangelo's David Figma Action Figure: Watch out, Hulkbuster! - Technabob

What do Gundam, Groot and King David have in common? They all have action figures. Japanese toymaker Max Factory recently unveiled a Figma action …

The Michelangelo next door: David statue in front yard divides suburb

‘Vulgar’ four-metre concrete copy of 16th century sculpture in front yard of private home in Melbourne draws complaints – and some encouragement<p>It’s one of the most famous artworks in the world: Michelangelo’s sublime 16th century sculpture, David. And now the western suburbs of Melbourne has its …

Here’s what would happen if modern Marines battled the Roman Empire

What would have happened if a Marine Expeditionary Unit found themselves up against the combined strength of the Roman Empire? Encyclopedia writer and two-time “Jeopardy!” winner James Erwin, who writes on Reddit as Prufrock451, may have the answer.<p>Erwin wrote a series of short stories called “Rome …

Massive Ancient Greek city discovered submerged in Aegean Sea [Photos]

An ancient Greek city has been discovered sunken beneath the Aegean Sea. The settlement dates back around 4,500 years (2,500 BC) and was the size of …

10 Fantastic iPhone, Android Apps For Museum Visits

Expand your horizons with interactive iPhone and Android apps from the Louvre, the Prado, the Met, and other great museums.<p>1 of 11<p>(Image: …

Apps

Why America Needs a Slavery Museum

The Whitney Plantation near Wallace, Louisiana, is the first and only U.S. museum and memorial to slavery. While other museums may include slavery in their exhibits, the Whitney Plantation is the first of its kind to focus primarily on the institution. John Cummings, a 78-year-old white southerner, …

Museums

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

#Apollo11 Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" landed on the Moon this day 45 years ago carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. This LM-2 was modified to appear like "Eagle." #Apollo45

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<b>Les Canotiers de la Meurthe</b> <i>par</i> <i>Emile Friant</i> <i>(Fr, 1863-1932)</i><p><i>Oil on canvas,1888. Musée de l’École de Nancy, France.</i><p>Wow! Beautiful! Really gets the sense of being there…

#FransHals brilliantly captures the sitter's #gaze and uses it to project his character. #ITweetMuseums @metmuseum

When overcome with emotion, the #gaze is often diverted or entirely hidden. #ITweetMuseums @metmuseum #jacqueslouisdavid

"I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.” –Jean-Michel Basquiat (Photo: New York Times Magazine, 1985) #insidethestudio

Gold Coin Unearthed at Vindolanda

NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND—A French volunteer excavator has unearthed an extremely rare gold coin from the fourth-century level of the Roman fort at …

Egon Schiele was a master of the human form. Inspired by work like his? Be sure to submit to our #Showdown competition, The Body Electric. http://goo.gl/Zh9idS

Bring female artists out of storage

Revealing the history of female artists on television may sound an easy project, a delightful exercise in heritage tourism. Haven't we moved beyond a worthy roundup of forgotten heroines, hidden from history? After all, feminist art history has been investigating the female gaze since Linda Nochlin …

Ok now we’re getting serious

Ok now we’re getting serious. I had never heard of this painter, Romaine Brooks and so happy to have met her paintings americanartluce. Here is:<p>“Peter (A Young English Girl)” 1923-4.<br>• “La France Croisée” 1914.<p>First off I love the androgynous look of the first painting and couldn’t help thinking of David Bowie or Tilda Swinton. I was further impressed with the title, in which Romaine openly acknowledges the ambiguous sex of the subject and clued me into what she might be about.<p>The second painting …

Quick note: The paintings in the americanartluce are behind glass because it’s technically a visual storage center for americanartmuseum …

Quick note: The paintings in the americanartluce are behind glass because it’s technically a visual storage center for americanartmuseum so it’s a bit difficult to take a good image. I was on hunt for works by artists from the Art Students League for work, but as always couldn’t help to snap some shots of People Paintings that caught my eye – like these from William H. Johnson:<p>“Soldiers Training” 1942<br>• “I Baptize Thee” 1940<p>These are much more modern that I usually post but it’s amazing that they …

Coming up on the next few posts is my trip to americanartmuseum and americanartluce and the wonderful treasures of People Paintings…

Coming up on the next few posts is my trip to americanartmuseum and americanartluce and the wonderful treasures of People Paintings contained within!

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Marianne Stokes - A Capri Witch<p>Thanks so much for introducing this artist to me!

Welcome to another installment of 3-2-1-Wednesday here on People Paintings! In this series of artist interviews we bring you 3 Paintings,…

Welcome to another installment of 3-2-1-Wednesday here on People Paintings! In this series of artist interviews we bring you 3 Paintings, 2 Questions, and 1 Tip from living painters.<p><b>Artist</b>: Danica Lundy<p><b>Location:</b> From the wild west coast of Canada—born and raised on Salt Spring Island—currently her home base.<p><b>Artists she likes:</b> Lucian Freud, Kiki Smith, Peter McFarlane<p><b>Medium of choice:</b> Oil paints, pen<p><b>Three Paintings:</b><p>“Untitled” 2013. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.<br>• “Bedroom and Hands” 2013. Oil on …