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The Scream Franchise

Deconstructing Edvard Munch’s famous painting

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After Caravaggio: Michael Fried on the painter’s enormous influence

The art historian examines the long legacy of the Baroque painter

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How I got My Art Placed on TV and Movie Sets

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.

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A Vault of Color: A Peek Inside Harvard’s Collection of 2,500 Pigments

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.

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Scientists Reveal Cause Of Red Spots Ruining Leonardo Da Vinci’s Self-Portrait

And it really, really wasn’t easy to find out.

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How cat hair brought down a pair of art forgers

And other tales from the intersection of art and science

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Science peers into Van Gogh’s Bedroom to shine light on colors of artist’s mind

A technique called x-ray fluorescence has allowed a glimpse of the original hues of two versions of Van Gogh’s room in Arles that he painted in the 1880s

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Happy Little eClouds: First Episode of ‘Joy of Painting’ Goes on YouTube

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.

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Are You Ready for a Gallery? A Checklist

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.…

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What’s Killing Your Art Sales?

Are you losing sales and business? Here are some of the major mistakes you may be making.

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The Chemistry of Why van Gogh Reds Are Going White

Vincent van Gogh’s reds have been turning white, but the exact reason why has remained unclear…

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Science Will Soon Have You Peeling Apart Paintings With Your Smart Phone

A team of researchers sheds light on Paul Gauguin’s print-making technique….

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Entering Art Competitions

In every art competition, many of the applicants get rejected or disqualified because they didn’t follow rules or know these basic tenants…

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The Most-Searched Artists in the US, According to eBay

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?

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Advice from Van Gogh: Just Slap Something on It

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 […]

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Is This Piece Really Mine, Or Did I Just Steal It?

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…

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Why Original Artworks Move Us More Than Reproductions

Researchers present evidence that hand-created artworks convey an almost magical sense of the artist’s essence.

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Print on Demand: A Primer for Artists

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 […]

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What To Include In An Exhibition Proposal

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.

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Artist Paints Insanely Small Paintings Onto Food

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 – as long as it’s tiny, he’ll paint […]

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Study: Art Museums Foster Appreciation for Ambiguity

New research from Vienna finds viewing artworks in a museum enhances the artworks because we are more open to the experience…

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What is Color and Why is it so Difficult to Explain?

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.

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Impressionists With Benefits? The Painting Partnership Of Degas And Cassatt

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.

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The Top 10 Monsters in Art

Crawling cannibals, mummies on the move, werewolves, rat-men, and the inspiration for The Exorcist … here are all your worst nightmares come to life

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These Watercolors Distill Superheroes to Their Very Essence

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.

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The ‘Mona Lisa’ Just Might Be History’s First 3D Image, Researchers Claim

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.

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Cleaning Vintage Paintings (with a slice of bread)

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.

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Chemistry of the Canvas: Returning the Red to a Renoir

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…

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Hovering Tree Illusion in Potsdam, Germany

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.

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How Historical Paintings Would Look If Their Subjects Had Mobile Devices

These 21st-century updates to classic paintings reveal the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets in our lives and how ridiculous we all look today.

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Painter Reveals Beautiful Faces On Women’s Hands

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.

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Artist exhibits his tiny paintings which hang INSIDE a woman’s ear

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.

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You’ll Never Look At Your Sock Drawer The Same Way Again

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.

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Artists Aim To Produce 1 Million Original Artworks In Their Lifetimes

Artists Aim To Produce 1 Million Original Artworks In Their Lifetimes – So far they have produced over 330,000 original works

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When Neglected Buildings Become Seriously Trippy Art Projects

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.

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Van Gogh in high resolution ‘Gigapixel’ format – Visual News

The Google Art Project is an ongoing collaboration between art museums around the world. Partnering with large, world famous museums and small communit

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This is Dreams: Enter the World of Door Art

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

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How easy is it to copy a famous painting?

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

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Stolen Picasso ‘burned in stove’ in Romania

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

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Paralyzed Artist Creates Beautiful Paintings — With Her Brain

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.

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The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments

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

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25 Creepy Paintings of Renaissance Babies

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.

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Being an Artist is Difficult – Ashar

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…

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Amazing Hand Painting Art by Guido Daniele

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…

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Van Gogh’s true colours were originally even brighter

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.

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“Hey, I Saw One Of Your Paintings In A Movie”

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 […]

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Witches: from Hideous Hags to Sexy Sirens – Art Exhibition

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

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The FBI Knows Who Stole $500 Million Worth of Art, but they won’t go to jail.

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…

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Fing-Art Print: Forge-proof your Picasso

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.

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The Reconstructionists

A yearlong illustrated celebration of remarkable women who shaped the world and our place in it.

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Arcimboldo’s 16th Century Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

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.

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Here’s Looking At You: Why We Like Art That Looks Back At Us

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.

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