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Finnish Artist Uses Long Exposure Photography to Paint Gorgeously Ethereal Illustrations With Light

Hannu Huhtamo is a Finnish artist who uses long-exposure photography to paint with light, resulting in gorgeously ethereal illustrations that seem to …


David Bowie with Iggy Pop and Ronnie Spector, Penn Plaza Club, New York, March 26, 1976 by Andrew Kent https://t.co/UTsmaisdib

Simple hand-drawn diagrams for improving your photos

Paul Schlemmer recently dug up some popular diagrams he made a while back to show how he lit some nice photos. He shares lots of tips and tricks, …


Discover How to “Unbreak” Broken Ceramics

<i>Kintsugi</i> is a Japanese craft I recently came across that both repairs and beautifies broken objects using gold leaf. By accentuating the break rather …


Origami Animals In Glass Bell Jars By Floriane Touitou

"There is something magical in the transition from a single square sheet of paper to the desired shape: animal or insect, real or imaginary," Touitou …


Video on how to make 3D kirigami stars

Here's a fun and easy decoration for your new year's or award show viewing parties, or a craft to do with kids: make some 3D kirigami stars with just …


Metal and skin: the power of Lucian Freud's etchings – in pictures

As well as his unforgettable portrait paintings, Lucian Freud also created numerous etchings – and they too show humanity as fraught yet beautiful


Introduction to Ancient Greek History: A Free Online Course from Yale

Taught by Yale professor Donald Kagan, this introductory course in Greek history traces “the development of Greek civilization as manifested in …


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A Christmas Hedgehog [Verdun, MS. 107] https://t.co/oBPGpKQYkx

How to Read a Crochet Pattern

by Jean Leinhauser<p>Once you’ve learned the basic crochet stitches, you’ll want to start your first pattern. (If you need assistance with learning …


50 DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments To Create With The Kids Tonight!

There are so many different ways to make your own ornaments with the family. And there are so many different materials that work in their creation! …

apples, painted by l. c. c. krieger https://t.co/whzyscl7SK

My Simple Method For Mixing Any Skin Color

Hi there,<p>Do you find it difficult to mix good skin colors?<p>Well, I mentioned in the last lesson that <b>mixing good skin colors does not depend on</b> …

Anti-Nazi poster: Stop the Alt-Right!

Hugh sends us this "nice anti-Nazi poster from designer Arin Fishkin building on an illustration by Paul Sizer."

Guy restores a century-old letterpress to perfect condition

Jimmy DiResta kept passing by a 1911 Chandler & Price letterpress sitting out in the rain. After buying it from the neglectful owner, he spent …

Meeting One’s Madness

Our newest correspondent is Megan Mayhew Bergman, who will be writing about naturalism. For her first piece she considers the writer Alan Watts and the “age of environmental anxiety.”<p>For the others, like me, there is only the flash<br>Of negative knowledge, the night when, drunk, one<br>Staggers to the …


Eric Ravilious, 'The Greenhouse: Cyclamen and Tomatoes' 1935

English painter, wood-engraver and designer. He was educated at Eastbourne School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art (1922–5), where he was …

Is it just me, or is Andy Warhol's handwriting kind of gorgeous? https://t.co/zhCagW5tLz

Bull Horn

Lit by a sliver of sunlight coming through the barn window, this bull waits his turn to be shown at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

Brutalist Sandcastles

Calvin Seibert makes modernist sandscastles on Coney Island. At Little Atoms, Caroline Christie interviewed him about his remarkable creations.<p>I like …

Adrian Ghenie painting sells for record £6.2m at Christie's

It was back to business as usual at Christie’s last night, where the contemporary evening sale flew above estimate and achieved records for seven …

Auguste Rodin | Torso | French | The Met

In Rodin's more intimate works, he often forgot the burden of narrative to concentrate instead on problems connected with rendering distortions of …

25 DIY Paper Flowers So Gorgeous You Won’t Believe They Aren’t Real



Big Squeeze, A Hand Tool That Helps You Get the Most Content Out of Squeeze Tubes

Big Squeeze is a hand tool designed to help people get the most content outof squeeze tubes. The device rolls tubes through two interlocking gears …

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Queen Elisabeth II Unveils New Portrait in Ireland

People<p>The Queen seemed pleased with the painting.<p>,<p>The Queen has unveiled a new portrait by Northern Irish artist Colin Davidson at an event for …


Impressionist, Feminist, Art's Missing Link: William Merritt Chase

A century ago, William Merritt Chase was every bit as famous as Monet or Manet were then, or now for that matter.<p>Yet sometimes artists fall out of favor, and it takes a dedicated art historian or museum curator to bring him (or her) out of the shadows. In Chase's case, it took three: is Erica E. …

Everyday Nudes Chill on the Couch in Stunning Classical Paintings | The Creators Project

<i>S. Sleeping, with Blue Kimono, Kendric Tonn, 2016. Images courtesy the artist</i><p>Departing from the cemented tendencies of centuries of art history is a tall order, but that is precisely what painter Kendric Tonn aims for in his work. The figurative painter is on a mission to equalize nudity in …