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How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

Vision is an important tool when creating a painted artwork. Vision is used to survey a scene, guide the artist’s movements over the canvas and …

Art

The legendary Apple research group that shaped our world

Before Steve Jobs gave it the ax in 1997, the Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century.<p>At this year’s WWDC, Apple delighted some users with a new feature in macOS Mojave. Called “Stacks,” the new functionality automatically sorts your desktop …

4K Ultra HD

UI Designer Shares His Top 19 Bite-Sized Design Tips From Year’s Worth Of Advice

Some of you might already be familiar with UI designer Steve Schoger. Last month, DesignTAXI featured his free-to-download poster for web developers …

UI Design

How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

<b>THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY</b> <b><br>Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic</b><br>By Benjamin Carter Hett<br>Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.<p>We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance. We take for granted that the Germans of the 1930s were quite different …

Political Science

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

Experimental Poster Designs: Zero Posters Vol.1

Let's kick it off with an experimental poster design project entitled: Zero Posters Vol. 1. Designed by Alaa Tameem and tariq yosef shishani, they …

Graphic Design

Most Buzzed Designs of May 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in May 2018.<p>Janky …

Industrial Design

JRR Tolkien artwork on display for first time

<b>Rare artworks by JRR Tolkien which have never been displayed before are included in a major new exhibition on the Lord of the Rings author's life.</b><p>"Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth" at the Bodleian Libraries' Weston Library in Oxford brings together an array of items from the UK, the US and …

Literature

The WWI tank that helped change warfare forever

On 31 May 1918, a small tank designed by a famous French car maker and a brilliant army officer saw its first action. Its inspired design still lives on in the tanks of today, 100 years later.<p>On 31 May 1918, the German army launches a sudden attack near the Forest of Retz near Ploisy in the …

Top Gear

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

24 Anime You Absolutely Need To Watch Before You Die

Classics and new stuff included.

Anime

"Go For Broke": The Story Behind the Most Decorated Military Unit in U.S. History

In 2011’s <i>Captain America: The First Avenger</i>, Captain Steve Rogers single-handedly frees captured Allied soldiers from a Nazi base. "What, are we …

Civil Rights

“Orange World”

“Orange World is a nest of tangled electrical cords and open drawers filled with steak knives. It’s a baby’s fat hand hovering over the blushing coils of a toaster oven.”<p>A<i>BNORMAL RESULT. HIGH RISK. CLINICAL OUTCOME UNKNOWN</i>.<p>At night, Rae pulls a pillow between her legs and lets the pain scissor at …

Motherhood

Photoshop Expert Visualizes a World Where Giant Animals Roam the Land

While many would have only heard tales of human giants from folklore, Toronto-based photographer and Photoshop artist Mani visualizes a world where gargantuan animals roam the land. His growing portfolio of surreal photography sees wild animals and domestic pets as monstrous beasts that prowl …

Roam

Japanese Artist Spends Years Completing Enormous, Intricate Pen and Ink Drawings

Working with infinite patience, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda spends years creating large-scale pen and ink drawings. His elaborate masterpieces, which are churned out one at a time, are a visual treasure hunt for viewers. It's possible to spend hours gazing at every inch of Ikeda's pen and ink …

Art

International group of scientists suggest that octopuses might actually be aliens

Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy …

KATE MOSS, MARRAKECH FRONTAL NUDE II, 1993 by Albert Watson on artnet

Past Auction<p>Albert Watson• <i><br>KATE MOSS, MARRAKECH (FRONTAL NUDE II), 1993</i>, 2010<br>• 116 x 87.4 cm. (45.7 x 34.4 in.)<p>Artist:<p>(Scottish, born 1942)<p>Title:<p><i>KATE</i> …

Steve Wozniak tells us: 'We've lost our privacy and it's been abused'

<b><br>Sabrina Hoffmann, editor-in-chief of Business Insider Deutschland:</b> You've always seemed to be less focused on profit and power and more focused on just creating amazing computers. In times of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, manipulated elections and cybersecurity threats: are you disappointed by …

Erich Fromm’s Six Rules of Listening: Learn the Keys to Understanding Other People from the Famed Psychologist

The basic rule for practicing this art is the complete concentration of the listener.<p>Nothing of importance must be on his mind, he must be optimally …

My Dad Painted the Cover for Aqualung, and it’s Haunted Him Ever Since

Burton Silverman is an acclaimed painter known for his portraits of working class people. At age 89, he has many years of teaching art and quite a …

20+ Times Less Was More

There is something extremely satisfying about minimalism, and not just from an aesthetic perspective either. The clean, free feeling that comes with …

What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?

<b>WHAT IS REAL?</b> <b><br>The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics</b><br>By Adam Becker<br>370 pp. Basic Books. $32.<p>Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe in evolution or climate change. If we didn’t have atoms, how could we have atomic bombs? But you …

Quantum Mechanics

Watch 9 Iconic Artists at Work: Vintage Videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Renoir, Monet, Escher & More

<b>Claude Monet, 1915:</b><p>We've all seen their works in fixed form, enshrined in museums and printed in books. But there's something special about watching …

Writer and photographer Thomas Laird’s 10-year project records crumbling Buddhist murals before they are lost<p>They are some of the greatest treasures of Tibetan Buddhist culture: ancient murals showing the life of the Buddha and the secrets of meditation. Many are hidden in remote monasteries or …

Murals

If The Second World War Dragged Into The 1950s...

Michael Kus is a concept artist from Poland who between jobs has been working on a personal project called <i>1952</i>, which draws a line through Second …

Disconnected Design

The Reverse clock is aptly named for its literal form reversal in which what would otherwise be the floating pieces in a traditional design become …

Picasso’s Year of Wild Sex Is Too Hot for TV

The genius artist was a misogynistic monster who drew his sexual energy from a series of women he freely admitted treating like dirt. Even Antonio …

A German designer who refused to work for Hitler became a pioneer of American infographics

There was a time when everyone knew Will Burtin’s name. The German graphic designer’s talents was so renowned that publishers, museums, and scientists clamored for his services. And so did fascist rulers.<p>As a young designer working in Cologne, Burtin impressed the Nazi propaganda minster Joseph …

Infographics

This is what love does to your brain

“It’s really an addiction.”<p>What happens to your brain on love? Is there such a thing as “casual sex”? What do we get wrong about male and female sexuality?<p>These are a few of the questions I put to Helen Fisher in a recent interview.<p>Fisher is a biological anthropologist, the chief scientific adviser …

Before Robert Louis Stevenson was famous, he was captivated by California. What better place for a scandalous liaison?

In the summer of 1879, an obscure Scottish author set out for California in pursuit of a married woman 10 years his senior. The three-week journey nearly killed him. And the shock and shame nearly killed his pious, Presbyterian parents in Edinburgh.<p>The author's name was Robert Louis Stevenson. He …