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(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 4:07 AM

汚染された場所の写真を撮り、土地を汚染している同じ化学物質にその写真を浸すと何が起こるか? この通り。

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Chemical-Soaked Photographs Explore The Wild Realities Of Polluted Places

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 11:02 AM

According to his online biography, artist Brandon Seidler grew up in a part of New Jersey "where the ocean and the mountains met," a place that taught him to see the beauty in imperfections. These days, those early imperfections take center stage in Seidler's career as a photographer. His...

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The 'World's Largest Outdoor Mural' Pops Up In Norway

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 9:48 AM

If you happen to be traveling by plane over the Norwegian countryside (or, maybe, spying aerial perspectives of the region by drone) we'd suggest flying over a little municipality called Klepp in Rogaland county. There, you'll find artists and organizers prepping for a not-so-little street art festival known...

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Meet 'Les Danseurs,' The Stunning Male Dancers Of Paris

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 9:47 AM

"Dance is one of the most difficult things to capture because it's all about motion," photographer Matthew Brookes explained. "The challenge is to capture a movement at its climax, and this is almost a gut instinct because it happens so fast."

Brookes has a particularly strong...

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20 Of The Best Photos From The EyeEm Awards So Far

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 8:46 AM

Photography contests -- from the Sony World Photography Awards to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest to the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition to the iPhone Photography Awards -- give us a glimpse into moments big and small across the globe.

We might not...

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28 Art Shows You Need To See This Fall

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 2:03 PM

As we approach Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the only thing motivating us to open our laptops and begin another day anew is the thought of a new season of art exhibitions. Well, maybe that and the promise of cooler temperatures. But the slate of...

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In Honor Of National Dog Day, Here Are The Cutest Canines Of Art History

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 11:48 AM

We'll take one pug, please.

Puppies in the park. Classic. (Monkey in the park, not so classic.)

Forget about the convex mirror, we just want to see the pooch.

Lucian Freud and puppies. What more can you ask for?


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(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 4:59 AM


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Kid Trips, Uses $1.5 Million Painting To Break Fall

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 9:18 AM

Another day, another museum fail. 

According to several reports, a 12-year-old gallery-goer in Taiwan was going about his business this week when he tripped in front of a million-dollar painting and used said million-dollar painting to break his fall. Cue so many shaking...

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12 Contemporary African Artists You Should Know

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 6:20 PM

"Folks can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that African artists have now taken and secured their seat at the dinner table, invited or not!"

Art historian Chika Okeke-Agulu's provocative quote is featured proudly in the catalog for "Guess Who's Coming...

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Traditional Japanese Art Finds New Life On The Internet, Thanks To GIFs

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 3:33 PM

Most casual art fans are familiar with Katsushika Hokusai's iconic work, "The Great Wave at Kanagawa."

Part of a series of 36 views of Mount Fuji completed between 1831 and 1833, the polychrome ink on paper creation features a tower of waves violently collapsing onto a few small boats. The famous mountain appears like a tiny pyramid in the background, punctuated by the intricate lines of sea foam that somehow seem both tranquil and unrelenting.

Except, of course, the waves in Hokusai's famous artwork aren't actually moving, and those boats aren't actually fading into the seascape. Or are they?

Thanks to a Twitter user by the name of Segawa Thirty-Seven, or @s07741657, we can now imagine "The Great Wave" in all its dynamic glory.

Through a collection of altered GIFs, the artist is bringing traditional Japanese art -- specifically, Hokusai's ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the 19th century -- into the new millennium. With the help of a little animated magic, his views of Mount Fuji become surreal moving images, made all the more bizarre by the addition of a few spaceships, high-speed trains and lasers.

Need more proof that there's nothing quite like an art historical meme to make you appreciate the beauty of traditional art? Behold:

H/T Designboom

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13 People Who Are Definitely Reading Books, Not Just Posing For A Painting

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 4:06 PM

"Am I conveying just how intensely I love books? More eyeball, maybe? How 'bout now?"

"Quick, everyone, the painter's here. Read feverishly!"

"Judy, you're really killing the painting vibes with your love of literature."

"Guys, what do we do with our hands? Quick, Betty, hand me my book!...

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Burning Man Is Infested With Tiny, Desert-Resistant Bugs

(2) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 4:16 PM

It's official: Burning Man has a bug problem.

According to a blog posted to the Burning Man website, the rumors that tons of tiny insects have infested Black Rock City -- the site of the Burning Man's desert revelry scheduled to begin on Aug. 30 -- are all...

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Kim Gordon And Peaches Teach Us The Art Of Lucha VaVoom

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 1:42 PM

Only good things can happen when Sonic Youth goddess Kim Gordon teams up with electropunk dissident Peaches.  

The two musical badasses star in a video for Peaches' new single, "Close Up," from her upcoming album, "Rub," set to release on Sept. 25. In the video, Gordon is some kind of guru/mentor helping Peaches (aka Merrill Beth Nisker) master the art of Lucha VaVoom. 

Lucha VaVoom, for the uninitiated, is a form of burlesque wrestling that combines the drama of lucha libre (a Spanish term for professional wrestling in Mexico and other countries) with the bawdy comedy and cabaret of burlesque performance. 

If you've ever dreamed of Gordon smoking a vape pen over your shoulder, her red lipstick mere inches from your face as she sing-urges you to get back into the metaphorical ring -- well, your strangely awesome dreams have come true. 

Stay tuned for our full interview with Peaches.

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Banksy Is Creating His Own Disneyland, People Are Excited

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 2:44 PM

UPDATE: The rumors have been confirmed. This is indeed happening. 

Hey, have you heard those Banksy rumors?

This could be the opening line of every article we've written about the anonymous British street artist. He (or she) seems to enjoy confusing fans, teasing...

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10 Murals Transform A Brooklyn Neighborhood Into A Public Art Haven

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:09 AM

What goes together better than ice cream, sunshine and neighborhood camaraderie? Ice cream, sunshine, neighborhood camaraderie and public art, that's what.

Thanks to Mike Perry -- the illustrator extraordinaire responsible for the "Broad City" intro graphics we've all come to know and love -- public...

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One Daughter Is Turning Her Hoarding Parents' Belongings Into Beautiful Art

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 9:15 AM

"Our house was always a little messy and chaotic," artist Stephanie Calvert explained. "Both my parents worked full time, and it was common to see scattered toys and art projects. It wasn't until we moved to the schoolhouse that I really noticed how much stuff we had...

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I Beg Of You, Please Stop Saying 'This Isn't Art'

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 9:11 AM

One person gazes into a tranquil painting of water lilies by Claude Monet and can't help but well up with tears. Another, unmoved by Impressionism, stares at a bawdy self-portrait by Cindy Sherman and feels transfixed. Someone else is still bored with both, preoccupied with a bit of...

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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 1:10 PM

Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self. 

To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've compiled a...

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20 People From Famous Paintings Who Literally. Can't. Even.

(1) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 3:51 PM

"You're looking at me as if I can help but I seriously cannot even."

"My shoes are made of paper and I can't. Even."

"Literally, look at me one more time because I cannot."

"We're the only two people in...

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