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The myth of the art thief: It’s not a gentleman’s crime

The romantic Hollywood image of art crime is a far cry from the truth

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What Creativity Really Is – and Why Schools Need It

In this time of global technological change and sustainability challenges, we need to increase creativity levels in the next generation, to ensure the innovations that will keep us afloat.

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A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we’ve been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of Free Online Courses, which now features 1,300 courses from top universities.

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Watch Actors Transform Into Living Van Gogh Paintings Before Your Eyes

The mesmerizing stills are from the upcoming, entirely painted biopic “Loving Vincent.”

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The 100 greatest comedies of all time

BBC Culture polled 253 film critics from 52 countries to determine the funniest films ever made…

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New Jasper Johns monograph offers a full overview of his 60-year career

The book’s author, Roberta Bernstein, says there is a clear consistency to his practice

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An American Dialect Dictionary Is Dying Out. Here Are Some Of Its Best Words.

From twistification to storm caves to slushburgers, the U.S. has quite the history of local language quirks.

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Gauguin’s Stirring First-Hand Account of What Actually Happened the Night Van Gogh Cut off His Own Ear

“Between two such beings as he and I, the one a perfect volcano, the other boiling too, inwardly, a sort of struggle was preparing.”

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For the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s props director, one blood is not like another

Chris Young mixes a unique version of the vital fluid for every violent scene….

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Bizarre Pollock forgery scam targets unwary collectors in the US

IFAR has uncovered a cache of poorly executed fakes supposedly once owned by a wealthy German immigrant who went mad and left the art to his servants—but no trace in official records

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What Cities Lose When an Alt-Weekly Dies

The Village Voice halts its print edition, but the model it pioneered lives on (sort of).

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English Translations of Obscure Medieval Texts Go Online

Stanford University’s Global Medieval Sourcebook is a new online compendium of English translations for overlooked Middle Ages texts.

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Lewis Carroll’s portraits of the real Alice in Wonderland to go on show in London

National Portrait Gallery exhibition of Victorian photographers will push beyond “insalubrious accusations” against Carroll

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Who Owns Your Stuff? It Might Not Be You

Inside the fight against the Digital Millennium Copyright Act€–and what designers can do about it.

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The Hardest Working Office Design In America Encrypts Your Data With Lava Lamps

A wall of 100 lava lamps at Cloudflare’™s San Francisco office isn’t just for kitsch it is quietly encrypting information.

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The Ultimate List of 30+ Free Instagram Tools to Grow Your Following

Here are 30+ free Instagram tools to try today: photo editing apps, planning tools, analytics, and more.

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Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves

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Goodbye to All That: Why Do Artists Reject the Art World?

Martin Herbert’s latest book, published by Sternberg Press, is about 10 artists who play with the system, struggle against it, or walk away altogether.

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Need Help? Call an Arts Lover

British researchers find a strong link between cultural engagement and participating in activities that benefit the community.

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Humans Prefer Computer-Generated Paintings to Those at Art Basel

Computer scientists at Rutgers University developed a system to generate artworks that were deemed more communicative and inspiring than human-made art.

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Warehouse Arts District St. Petersburg FL

Affordable Art Studio Project in Downtown St. Pete Florida

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Arts can help recovery from illness and keep people well, report says

All-party inquiry demonstrates benefits to health and wellbeing of the arts, leading to fall in hospital admissions

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Algorithmic Art That You Can Blow On, Walk Through, or Dance Over

The inaugural exhibit at ARTECHOUSE, a new gallery in Washington, DC focused exclusively on digital art, is both dramatic and quietly poetic.

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Could streaming-app password sharing soon come to an end?

Twenty-one per cent of streaming viewers between the ages of 18 and 24 said they had accessed a digital-video service by using log-in credentials from someone outside their household

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How Digital Tools Are Making Children’s Art Worse

Some researchers suggest they’re also depleting the benefits of drawing and other activities…

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How to Raise a Reader

The benefits of reading at every stage of a child’™s development are well documented. Happily, raising a reader is fun, rewarding and relatively easy.

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Does Diversity Actually Increase Creativity?

A look at the research…

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Shepard Fairey talks street art in Sydney—and reveals which word he would have put on a Hillary poster

The US artist was in Australia to create his largest-ever mural, a 44-metre-tall message of “peace and harmony”

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Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay to become one of the world’s largest public art parks

Ambitious 20-year, $50m redevelopment plan includes a raft of art projects, from large-scale sculptures to performance

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Outlook is sunny for museum employees, AAMD survey says

According to the organisations 2017 Salary Survey, released today, US institutional pay has increased at a higher rate than the overall jobs market

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Artists create huge living canvases (with grass)

They have been creating large-scale canvases of living grass, by tinkering with the natural growth process of this little plant in order to create impressive, photographic-like images.

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Five Ways to Benefit from Embracing Spontaneity and Disorder

These days it’™s hard to avoid the admonishments of self-titled productivity gurus that we should take more control over our lives, calendars, and in-boxes. But there are countless examples of creative and entrepreneurial minds soaring to their greatest heights through the exact opposite approach.

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The Story Behind the Robot Who Names Paint Colors

“Stargoon.” “Turdly.” Is this really the best that it can do?

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Tattoo Artist Covers Up Racist Insignia For Free: ‘Enough Hate In This World’

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with tattoo shop owner, Dave Cutlip of Brooklyn Park, Md., who has offered to cover up any racist or gang affiliated tattoos at no cost. Cutlip says sometimes people change.

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Can a Video Game Capture the Magic of Walden?

Henry David Thoreau’s famed retreat gets pixelated

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You Can Reprint This Paper 80 Times Without A Drop Of Ink

Printing with UV light is much more environmentally friendly than ink-based papers today. But will human factors get in the way?

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Defunding The NEA Would Be Incredibly Stupid–Here’s Why

The National Endowment for the Arts funds local community building, educational programs, job training, housing, and more.

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Kayashima: The Japanese Train Station Built Around a 700-Year-Old Tree

In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli.

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Art Market Mines Gold on Instagram

The quirkily personal Instagram accounts of taste-making specialists have become the “soft power” of today’s traders.

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Artist Turns Shadows Of Everyday Objects Into Funny Sketches

Talk about a vivid imagination. Belgian artist and filmmaker Vincent Bal turns shadows of everyday objects into whimsical doodles that are totally unrelated to the object but ingeniously clever.

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I Don’t Care About Your Materials

Your techniques, materials, and process don’t necessarily “speak” to your potential collector. The “WHY” will.

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Photos, Perhaps, Show a Rare Glimpse of Gauguin in Tahiti

A German art dealer is displaying what he says are the only known images of the artist in French Polynesia.

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Out Of This World: How Artists Imagine Planets Yet Unseen

When astronomers spot a new planet that’s too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.

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Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare’s co-writers

Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academics

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Powerless Structures: Elmgreen And Dragset At The Tel Aviv Art Museum

Elmgreen & Dragset, the world famous art duo, have brought their unexpected and fascinating exhibition to Israel.

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Ingenious Hack for Sketching with Two Point Perspective Using an Elastic String

This quick video demonstrates how to use a long elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. With as many art and drawing classes I’ve taken, I’ve never seen this method used before.

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A Levitating Wireless Speaker in the Shape of a Storm Cloud

Richard Clarkson Studio (previously) has teamed up with Crealev (previously) to produce a miniature floating cloud, one that hovers indoors while both playing your favorite music and lighting up in tune to the beat to replicate a storm.

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Calling all women artists: the Brooklyn Museum wants to take your picture

Kim Schoenstadt takes her idea for a group portrait on the road from Los Angeles to New York

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The stunning geographic divide in American creativity

Where America’s most creative people live.

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The game is up: Shakespeare’s language not as original as dictionaries think

Australian academic David McInnis claims literary bias by first editors of OED has credited Shakespeare with inventing phrases in common Elizabethan use

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F Scott Fitzgerald’s last unpublished stories to be released in 2017

The collection I’d Die for You contains works The Great Gatsby author was unable to sell in the 1930s because of its unexpected subject matter and style

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Artist Olek Covers a House in Finland with Pink Crochet

First a playground alligator, then an entire locomotive, and now artist Olek reveals an entire two-story house covered roof to floorboards in pink crochet.

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The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.

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Vibrant Tattoos by Peter Aurisch Incorporate Elements of Cubism and the Natural World

German artist Peter Aurisch continues to captivate with his bold application of color and thick lines that incorporate aspects of cubism.

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