The art historian examines the long legacy of the Baroque painter
Artist Vineta Cook took the initiative and networked herself into a perfect position to sell her art to the entertainment industry. Here’s how she did it.
Although it’s only been a few months since we mentioned Harvard’s splendid pigment collection housed inside the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the team over at Great Big Story just took their cameras inside for a closer look.
And it really, really wasn’t easy to find out.
And other tales from the intersection of art and science
A technique called x-ray fluorescence has allowed a glimpse of the original hues of two versions of Van Goghâs room in Arles that he painted in the 1880s
Today is a good day. Not just because it’s Friday, but because the very first episode of the very first season of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting is now online.
Many artists I encounter are pinning all of their hopes on getting into a gallery. Most of them are adopting this outlook prematurely. In other words, they aren’t even close to ready for galleries.…
Are you losing sales and business? Here are some of the major mistakes you may be making.
Vincent van Gogh’s reds have been turning white, but the exact reason why has remained unclear…
A team of researchers sheds light on Paul Gauguin’s print-making technique….
In every art competition, many of the applicants get rejected or disqualified because they didn’t follow rules or know these basic tenants…
What significance does Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi have to people in the state of Michigan? Why do the netizens of Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Wisconsin love Faith Ringgold?
Just slap something on it when you see a blank canvas staring at you with a sort of imbecility. You don’t know how paralyzing it is, that stare from a blank canvas that says to the painter you can’t do anything. The canvas has an idiotic stare, and mesmerizes some painters so that they turn […]
A while ago, I did an online art course with an artist whose work I adore. I ended up pretty much copying her art from her video in an attempt to get some of her techniques down. When I was finished…
Researchers present evidence that hand-created artworks convey an almost magical sense of the artist’s essence.
Selling prints can feel like a daunting task. Just the act of simply trying to figure out how to get your pieces printed can seem insurmountable. You may not want to print them yourself. In that case you may want to consider a Print on Demand (POD) service. There is a LOT of misinformation about […]
When you ask to show your art at a venue, you need to be very clear about what you are offering. People don’t often say Yes to vague offers. Think about what ties the work together.
Hasan Kale, an incredibly talented artist from Turkey, pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved with paint by painting inconceivably tiny yet beautiful paintings on… just about anything, really. Kale’s artistic canvases include, but are not limited to, peanut husks, split almonds, banana chips, and beans â as long as it’s tiny, he’ll paint […]
New research from Vienna finds viewing artworks in a museum enhances the artworks because we are more open to the experience…
There’s a reason Matisse left white borders of blank canvas in his paintings, and why your dogs don’t appreciate a Mark Rothko color field the way you do (aside from dogs’ general disregard for art). Our perception of color is linked to the brain, and highly subjective.
A new exhibit explores the intense relationship between French painter Edgar Degas and American painter Mary Cassatt. No one knows whether it was romantic, but there was certainly no lack of passion.
Crawling cannibals, mummies on the move, werewolves, rat-men, and the inspiration for The Exorcist … here are all your worst nightmares come to life
Blule’s work artfully captures superheroes in just a few colors. Splatters, drips, and the bleed of colors into each other gives a fantastic sense of motion to the icons she’s chosen as subjects.
Leonard da Vinci was the original Renaissance man, dabbling in not just art, but anatomy, geology, botany, cartography, mathematics, literature and much, much more. So it wouldn’t hurt, we suppose, to credit the man with 3D imagery too.
Since I buy so many paintings at thrift stores, I use a little trick that gets years of grime off easily and quickly. The secret? Bread! Doughy white bread to be exact.
Art as we see it now isn’t always as the artist intended. After the paint dries, there’s still chemistry happening on the canvas…
The duo wrapped a tree in plastic sheeting and then mimicked the background landscape using detailed spray paint strokes to create the illusion of a tree cut in half.
These 21st-century updates to classic paintings reveal the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets in our lives and how ridiculous we all look today.
In his latest Millenium series, Tsitoghdzyan created larger than life, photo realistic images that defy the natural world. Gorgeous, feminine faces emerge from the beautiful hands that attempt to hide them. The hands and faces complement one another perfectly, in an astounding balance, neither distracting from the complete image of the other.
Artist Joe Sola’s work will be ‘hung’ inside the ear of gallerist Tig Sigfrids, who will sit in the middle of her art space in Los Angeles.
What do you get when you mix Francisco de Goya’s taste for horror, Nickelodeon’s passion for the playfully grotesque, and the contents of an abandoned laundry machine? The sock paintings of an artist named Aaron Johnson.
Artists Aim To Produce 1 Million Original Artworks In Their Lifetimes – So far they have produced over 330,000 original works
If you’ve ever spotted street art involving pin-up models with kitty heads or screaming flowers, it’s probably the work of Chile’s Macarena “Macay” Yañez.
The Google Art Project is an ongoing collaboration between art museums around the world. Partnering with large, world famous museums and small communit
From Adirondack scenes of green mountains and blue lakes to creepy clowns and vintage anatomical sketches, This is Dreams artist Doirbhle McGraw creates awe-inspiring artwork – on doors
Can’t rustle up the cash for a Van Gogh? Missing a Monet? Susie Ray paints copies for millionaires for a fraction of the originals’ prices. Stuart Jeffries has a go at her painstaking work
A Romanian museum is analysing ashes found in a stove to see if they are the remains of seven paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and others that were stolen last year from the Netherlands
In 2007, German teacher Heide Pfüetzner’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with the devastating disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). But Pfüetzner refused to be creatively stymied by her debilitating illness.
The colors of art change not just with trends, but availability as well. For reasons of being incredibly poisonous, expensive, or just involving way too many snails, here are five pigments that have disappeared
The Renaissance was a time of cultural and scientific innovation. But one thing missed the mark — the ability to paint a cute, snuggly, human-like baby.
Being an artist is difficult; it is a continual battle between the work and imagination. A works finest moment is in its conception, from there on in it is usually a struggle. …click here to read on…
What you are about to see is not a wildlife photography! It’s called “Handimals” – stunning hand painting illusions. Meet Guido Daniele, an Italian artist who is behind this incredible collection of hand animals…
Vincent van Gogh has a good claim to be the greatest colourist ever. His yellows, his blues, his cherry trees and sunflowers and skies all created through thickly impastoed smears of chromatic splendour have made the very name Van Gogh synonymous with intense expressive colour.
As I watched the film, I recognized that it had been shot in the swank loft of a downtown Los Angeles art collector who had purchased a number of my paintings in the mid-80s. I now understood how the painting had re-surfaced, but had to wonder: Shouldn’t I have been asked permission before the painting […]
The Witches and Wicked Bodies exhibition coming soon to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art explores how myth, legend and folk belief have shaped the depiction of witches over the past 500 years. Packed with sensuality and magic, these works show why witchcraft has cast a spell on artists for so long
In 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers bluffed their way inside Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, incapacitated the guards, and made off with 13 pieces of art that are now valued at around $500 million. Yesterday, the FBI announced that it had identified the culprits…
Bill Wei thinks it’s time artworks had a little more to identify them than a sticker on the back and a document declaring provenance. “All that’s forgeable,” says the conservation scientist. His solution is Fing-Art Print, a technology that gives an object a unique fingerprint.
A yearlong illustrated celebration of remarkable women who shaped the world and our place in it.
Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo set the standard for hallucinatory portraits that left the mind reeling. The artist’s beautifully arranged compositions consist of fruits, vegetables, birds, books and other elaborately arranged objects. His unusual vision led many to believe Arcimboldo didn’t just have a fanciful mind, but was possibly mentally ill.
The old idiom states that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” however, a new study of art suggests that “beauty is in eye contact with the beholder.” Research shows that what we find beautiful, or at least engaging, are works of art that look back at us.