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30+ Of The Weirdest Children’s Books Ever

Children's minds haven't been ruined by adult humor the way ours have, so children's book authors have a lot of leeway when it comes to the language …

Weird Facts Behind 6 Famous Star Wars Costumes

The little-known stories of clothing from a galaxy far, far away, from Darth Vader’s helmet to Padme’s wedding dress to Han Solo’s vest.<p>From Princess Leia’s cinnamon buns and white robes to Darth Vader’s shiny black helmet and billowing cape, the costumes in the seven episodes of <i>Star Wars</i> are among …

Darth Vader

Picasso's electrician with £50m art 'gift': Pablo trusted me

Pierre Le Guennec, an electrician who worked for Pablo Picasso in the south of France and ended up with a £50m collection of 271 artworks, tells court he was given works as gifts<p>When Pierre Le Guennec, an electrician and odd job man, was handed a bundle of scrapbooks and sheets of paper by Pablo …

Art

The Magical Movie Poster Art of Drew Struzan

You may not recognize his name, but if you’ve seen a movie poster in the last 40 years you almost certainly know Drew Struzan’s work.<p>The 67-year-old …

Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

Art

Many Americans reject evolution, deny climate change and find GM food unsafe, survey finds

Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues<p>A major survey of US opinions has revealed that huge numbers of people reject Darwinian evolution, consider GM foods unsafe to eat, and doubt that human activity is warming the planet.<p>…

Pew Research Center

Vincent van Gogh: 1853-1890

Born on March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands, Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Post Impressionist painter and one of …

The 10 greatest works of art ever

From mysterious 30,000-year-old cave paintings to a 'cathedral of the mind' by Jackson Pollock, art critic Jonathan Jones names his favourite artworks of all time – and where in the world you can see them. What would make your top 10?<p>• The 10 weirdest artworks ever • The 10 sexiest artworks ever • …

The Life & Times of Basquiat

SoHo in the late 1970’s was very different to the hip neighborhood that it has turned into over the last 35 years. In those days it was a grimy, unfashionable, even dangerous industrial district, populated by carpenters, textile outlets, auto-repair shops and the blue-collar laborers that worked in the area’s assorted businesses. In the winter it was freezing cold and the ice and snow often remained unswept on the streets for weeks, summers were steaming and humid. Residential conveniences …

There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists

We are taught that copying other people’s art is bad and that self-expression is great. Good advice for great artists. For the rest of us, not so …

Bill Murray: The ESQ+A

The actor talks about inaccessibility and freedom, commitment and fatherhood. And Wes Anderson. And citrus fruit.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2012 issue</i><p><i>Friday, early evening in the basement of Murray's house in Charleston, South Carolina. Raab got into town around noon.</i><p><b>SCOTT RAAB:</b> Your name came up …

Bill Murray

Traffic Lights in Germany

German photographer Lucas Zimmermann profited of the fog that fell in the area of ​​Weimar in Germany to capture traffic lights. Traits lights look …

"Girl Before a Mirror" by Pablo Picasso, 1932 | MoMA Education

Biografias Pablo Picasso.Canal Historia.Documental

Celebrating Munch

<i>“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”</i> - Edvard Munch<p>Born 150 years ago in Oslo, Munch’s childhood was plagued by a series of tragic events—the deaths of his mother and sister at a young age, and a younger sister diagnosed with mental disabilities—which would later influence the emotive nature of his work. In 1892, while living in Berlin, Munch’s work became famous when it was banned from the Verein Berliner Künstler exhibition, as …

20 Breathtaking Photos Of Winter Landscapes

Winter can be as beautiful as it is frigid – the snow and ice that covers much of the hemisphere in the winter is a transformative force like no …

Landscape Photography

Can You Paint Like Johannes Vermeer, Too?

A brilliant documentary, directed by Teller of Penn & Teller fame, chronicles a 5-year quest to solve a 350-year-old mystery.<p>What if you could paint …

Christmas 2013: best art books of the year

From Michelangelo to Van Gogh and Matisse to Freud, the work of artists in turmoil has produced beautiful books this year<p>Some artists, you sense, are just too big a proposition for any one biographer – <b>Michelangelo Buonarroti</b> is a prime example. His boundless terribilità struggles to be contained by …

285,000 Finger-Painting Strokes on iPad Forms Realistic Portrait of Morgan Freeman

Technology is improving every day and with those changes come exciting new ways to produce art, like Procreate, an app that allows artists to create detailed, digital finger-paintings. This image of Morgan Freeman is the result of that ever-improving technology. The piece was created by UK-based …

Digital Art

1913 | "Composition in Brown and Gray" by Piet Mondrian

Thomas Baker demonstrates glazing in an oil painting

Art & Painting

Moonlit Night Sky Clouds acrylic painting lesson available at http://www.timgagnon.com

Site-Specific Land Art by Andy Goldsworthy are Ephemeral Earthworks

It's fairly impossible to predict what British artist Andy Goldsworthy might come up with next! The Scotland-based artist creates intriguing, site-specific land art that utilizes natural resources in completely unexpected ways. The final results are organized, colorfully radiating leaves, spiraling …

Art