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spellbinding animated gifs by james r. eads and the glitch

sep 23, 2016<p>spellbinding series of animated gifs seemingly suck you into your screen<p><b>two artists — one painter and one animator — have collaborated on</b> …

Art

10 Proven Ways To Be More Attractive To The Opposite Sex

11 Cities With Awesome Street Art

There are those who love it, and those who hate it. Either way, street art is very much a "thing" all over the world, and -- just like with eating local food, visiting local bars, and attending local-centric events -- viewing street art helps visitors get a true understanding of a destination's …

Five Essential Books on Art History

Hannah Rothschild, the writer, filmmaker and chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees, on the best books to begin, or continue, an art history education<p>Hannah Rothschild, the chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees who recently picked up a shortlist nod for the Baileys …

Art

A leading theory about how consciousness works may be wrong

Until now, it had been widely accepted that conscious thought requires complex, sustained and widespread brain activity, while the mind's unconscious workings involve much shorter and simpler processes.<p>However, the paper, which appeared in the journal Cortex, seems to show that some of the …

Consciousness

$15 million Picasso painting found in New Jersey back in Paris museum

A $15 million Pablo Picasso painting is back on display in a Paris museum after a long and unusual journey.<p>"La Coiffeuse" ("The Hairdresser") disappeared from a French storage room more than a decade ago, then turned up in a package from Belgium to New York last year — with a customs label calling …

15 Facts About Monet's Water Lilies

Claude Monet's <i>Water Lilies</i> is beloved around the world, a radiant example of French Impressionism and the glory found in nature. But their path from …

Art

Exquisite Sculptural Blooms Made with Thousands of Ceramic Shards

Using thousands of ceramic shards, Israeli artist Zemer Peled constructs sculptures that resemble beautiful blooming flowers. The intricate works combine a variety of colors and designs, most notably cobalt blue that's used in traditional Japanese pottery. Peled arranges the shards according to …

Art

Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books

Teachers might see the Internet as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely. Websites devoted …

Portrait of a school Librarian

I wanted to share with you a touching interaction with a school librarian I met recently. In true modest style she wishes to remain anonymous though …

Librarianship

8 Creativity Lessons From a Pixar Animator

Shares 0<p><i>Sometimes immersing yourself in the creative world of people doing amazing things can bring unexpected results.</i><p>—<p>Don’t like ads? Become a …

Creativity

The colors of paintings: Blue is the new orange

I made a visualization of the change in colors of paintings over time which a friend tweeted. Several people wanted more info on the method used, so …

Dwell

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Home Tours

A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets | Colossal

<p>While visiting the Louvre last last year, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca was struck by an Ingres painting of a female prisoner tucked …

You'll need scuba gear to visit this artist's underwater gallery

Off the coast of Cancún, Mexico, lies a beautiful museum. To visit it, however, guests need to come equipped with scuba gear.<p>MUSA (The Museum of …

Cece Bell: I wanted to show what it felt like to be the only deaf kid at my school

An interview with the author of a remarkable, Newbery honour-winning, graphic novel El Deafo, based on Cece Bell’s own childhood growing up with hearing problems. The Whiteheath Book Ninjas got to find out why she wrote it<p><b>Why did you choose to tell the story of El Deafo as a comic/graphic novel,</b> …

Books

SURFACE by Søren Solkær: Portraits of Street Artists with their Work

5 Things UX And UI Designers Could Learn From Wes Anderson

Lessons from the most meticulous filmmaker alive.<p>Director Wes Anderson has always been distinguished for his visual artistry, detail-rich sets, and storybook-like imagery. From the whimsical, campy feel of <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i> to the carefully crafted sets and miniatures in <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, …

33 Writers Share The Books That Inspired Them To Write

"I thought, 'you can do that?!'"<p><i>We asked writers at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference which book inspired them to write. Here are their answers.</i><p>♥📚♥

Literature

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Cosmology

The art that made Game of Thrones a modern classic

It wasn't long into his new job before Tobias Mannewitz started crossing the street every lunch break to enter the makeshift village of craftsmen …

The artist behind these gripping paintings painted them after he has completely lost his sight

Hokusai and the wave that swept the world

Without the Japanese printmaker Hokusai, Impressionism might never have happened. Jason Farago examines the moment when European art started turning Japanese.<p>In the beginning was the wave. The blue and white tsunami, ascending from the left of the composition like a massive claw, descends …

Art

This Children's Book Wants To Teach That Princesses Don't Need Saving

The Princess Who Saved Herself is about an awesome, multiracial princess who lives with a pet snake and plays rock 'n' roll.<p><b>Jonathan Coulton:</b> When I wrote the song my daughter was very into princesses and pink things, a phase that caught me a little by surprise. I certainly wasn't pushing the …

Graphic Novels

Fairytales of the unexpected

Why are unexpected visitors so popular in children’s books? My three-year-old hates the story of Goldilocks. Since we read it, she has been terrified that when we return home we might find that Goldilocks has visited our house. Are there any stories of nice visitors who behave well who might help …

Books

The hypnotic, kinetic wind sculptures of Anthony Howe

Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe creates abstract, organic sculptures from various metals and polymers. He is based in Eastsound, Washington state.<p>For …

Sculpture

Jim Morphesis: 'Wounds of Existence' at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

"Wounds of Existence," an exhibition of the works of Los Angeles artist Jim Morphesis, now on view at the Pasadena Museum of California art, explores the predicaments of human life. Based on themes inspired by the Greek Orthodox faith and the paintings of Old Masters, Morphesis' works of the past …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …