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5 Simple Steps That'll Help You Determine How Often You Need to Blog

The biggest blog in the world, Huffington Post, publishes one blog post every 58 seconds.<p>That’s about 1,600 to 2,000 articles per day.<p>And this is a …

Russia finds 2 previously hidden layers in Malevich painting

MOSCOW (AP) — To the naked eye, Kazimir Malevich's famed "Black Square" painting looks just like that: a featureless black square. But X-ray …

North Korean defector trained in propaganda art now uses it to mock rulers

Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names …

Illustrator creates beautiful "Bicycle Boy" watercolour series inspired by Studio Ghibli

<b>Studio Ghibli</b>, Japan’s famed animation house, has a remarkable talent for captivating audiences around the world with <b>inspiring storylines and</b> …

Billionaires Shrug Off Volatile Markets for Art Shopping Spree

Art dealer David Kordansky checked his wristwatch nervously. It was 45 minutes into the opening of the Frieze Art Fair and his booth, with large …

The Koreans at the Top of the Art World

Next week, when V.I.P.s and special guests shuffle through Christie’s new West Galleries, in Rockefeller Center, they will alight on a series of abstract paintings by a group of relatively unknown artists. These pieces reflect a recent market craze for attractive, anodyne work with an emphasis on …

North Korea's Arts Scene Is Just As Mysterious As The Nation Itself

But its artist collective has a website.<p>On today's date in 1948, Kim Il-Sung became the leader of a brand-new Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In the decades that followed, the Kim family would establish an iron-fisted rule while closing itself off almost entirely to the Western world.<p>We …

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'Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery' a telling picture of greed

Art world controversy and criminality has become a documentary subgenre of late, but what sets "Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery" apart is how breezily compassionate it is toward a master deceiver and how damning its tone is toward a greedy art world that allowed him to flourish.<p>For nearly 40 years, …

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New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …

15 Things You Should Know About Dogs Playing Poker

Thanks to <i>Dogs Playing Poker</i>, painter Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (a.k.a. C.M. Coolidge) has earned the dubious distinction of being called "the most …

A walk through art history, told in a series of imaginative shoe designs

Nick Adelman says he created this series of designs with one goal in mind:<p>“To create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art.<p>Each shoe …

Enigmatic Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves

<b>"Acrobatic Engineering"</b><p>Rob Gonsalves is a Canadian painter, born in 1959 in Toronto, Canada. The style of his painting is called magic realism also …

Sargent’s Most Intimate Portraits Are the Ones You’ve Never Seen

At the turn of the twentieth century, a portrait by John Singer Sargent was proof of prominence, a publicity coup, and a launching pad for further ambitions. (One might compare the impact of a new Sargent picture to that of an Annie Leibovitz cover.) But there was a mercenary aspect to Sargent’s …

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Why Paintings Fail, Painting Tips for Artists

Have I got a treat for you today! Iain Stewart’s watercolor paintings (featured here) are just breathtaking, and it’s my pleasure to share them with …

We Talked to the Artist Creating Clouds Inside Cathedrals

Man-made clouds billow through Neuehouse as Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde brings his 'Nimbus' project to New York.<p>Cloud. The image means so much to so many. Since the dawn of thought, it seems, they've been at once nurturing, water-providing, subtly evolving forms of endless entertainment and …

Artist Uses Calligraphy Brushes to Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings of Birds

San Francisco-born artist Karl Martens creates beautiful paintings of birds using materials not often paired together – Japanese and Chinese calligraphy brushes with watercolor. What's most fascinating is that he paints all of his works by memory, without reference to any guide. What you'll notice …

DIY: Turn Photos Into Beautiful Watercolor Portraits

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Photography and stencil art go hand-in-hand quite merrily, but it’s not so great if you’re not chummy with the …

Want to Learn How to Paint? Better Learn How to Draw.

There is a prevalent misconception that drawing and painting are incredibly different. Some people believe that you can learn painting without …

Price Ranges And Studio Images Of 21 Contemporary Artists

In the world of art, there is nothing more sacred than the artist’s studio. Here — ideas are born, manifested and delivered. Spending time with an artist in their creative habitat offers any collector a wealth of benefits. Beyond viewing the work up-close, you create an interpersonal experience and …

There's a cultural buzz in Hong Kong that can match New York, says gallery owner

Hong Kong is on the verge of a new creative period for the arts, with a focus on cultural significance rather than market value.<p>So says patron of the …

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The Incredible Work Habits of 12 Great Artists

What does it take to make great art? Work habits and muses may vary.<p>1. Salvador Dali<p>Dreams were the greatest muse of the surrealist painter. So Dali …

lee jeong lok makes mesmerizing natural landscapes through light painting

<b>lee jeong lok makes mesmerizing natural landscapes through light painting</b><br>all images courtesy of lee jeong-lok<p><i>‘with light, I have been painting</i> …

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Marvel at Taejin Seong's Wood-Carved Comic Book Cities

Selfie-taking robots and technicolor street dogs abound in the Korean artist's futuristic take on woodcarving.<p>If an aging Superman, technicolor street dogs, and selfie-taking samurai is your forté, Taejin Seong might be the artist for you. At Gallery LVS' PULSE NY booth, the Korean artist's work …

Step Inside Magritte’s Surreal Paintings With This Virtual Reality Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJMTEQZPltQ<p>If any painter were built for virtual reality, it’s Rene Magritte. The Belgian artist’s surreal worlds–full of raining businessmen and oversized fruit and pipes that are not really pipes–just beg to be explored in 3-D.<p>Enter artist Ali Eslami. Eslami …

Surreal Photography by Suzanne Moxhay

Suzanne Moxhay (b.1976, Essex)lives and works in London. After completing a BA Hons in Painting at Chelsea College of Art she went on to The Royal …

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