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F**king Adorable Kittens Are Taking Over Bookstores

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts

Walk into your local bookstore and it will likely take you 2.5 seconds to find Walter Chandoha's candy-colored tome pleasantly displayed in a "what's...

A Hilarious Look At The Surprisingly Diverse World Of Black Cats

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts

Black cats get a bad rap. Despite the fact that the Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes 22 distinct cat breeds that carry a solidly inky coat,...

The 33 Best Art Books Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.03.2016 | Arts

So long, farewell, 2015. You had your ups and downs, but one thing is for certain: You provided us hungry art book fanatics with some great and beaut...

This Book Uses Art To Talk About What It Means To Be Human

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be suitable for work.  You wake up in the morning, kind of groggy, head cloudy, with a weird resi...

In An Ode To Physical Objects, Photographer Captures Everything We Touch In A Day

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

Your fluffy duvet, your raucous alarm, your partner’s lovingly worn-in T-shirt. The first thing you touch when you wake up in the morning can i...

This Artist Reminds Everyone Of The Magic Of Physical Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts

Consider the book. No, not your favorite book, the one with the plucky heroine and heart-wrenching plot twist. Not the one that’s coming out as...

Step Inside The Homes Of Famous Artists Who Live With Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.28.2015 | Arts

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your favorite artist's bedroom looks like? Have you fantasized about the sculptures and paintings that migh...

Folk-Inspired Street Artist Draws What's Inside Your Head

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts

A big eye with a dilated pupil emits blue-green rays. Above it, there's a web of words. Some of them describe desires, others are no more than jumble...

15 Deep Thoughts On Why Tattoos Are The Most Eloquent Way To Speak Without Words

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts

So you want a tattoo. Or you have a tattoo. Or you have many tattoos. Or you just don't understand why anyone would ever want a tattoo. Or you love t...

Here's What The Insides Of Sketchbooks Look Like Around The World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts

In less than a decade, the Sketchbook Project has been able to collect more than 30,000 sketchbooks offered up by individuals spanning 130 cou...

Monumental Portraits Of Ancient Trees Reveal Some Of Earth's Oldest Living Wonders

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts

To the non-phytomaniac, the word "baobab" might as well refer to a rare breed of primates or a minuscule kind of bacteria living on the edges of eyela...

9 Tips For Making Painting A Part Of Your Daily Life Next Year

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts

Painting is easy, you just have to ask the right advisees. "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary," Picasso proclaimed. "Painting is self-di...

Here Are Your Favorite Artists As Paper Dolls. Enjoy.

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts

There's nothing that excites us more than a 21st century homage to Frida Kahlo. It might sound specific, but when you feast your eyes on the great Mex...

11 Tips For Finally Starting Your Own Sketchbook

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts

It was artist Paul Klee who said, "A drawing is simply a line going for a walk." His quote aptly captures the simplicity of sketching -- an art form s...

Some Of The Most Beautifully Terrifying Images Ever Made Are Nearly 100 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts

In one frame, a beastly gorilla hovers above a partially nude woman, saliva dripping from its jowls. In another, a gaunt man is shown forcing his fing...

Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress.

The Huffington Post | Elena Santos | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts

Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respe...

10 Painters Who Are Changing Their Medium In The 21 Century

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

"FEW modern myths about art have been as persistent or as annoying as the so-called death of painting," Roberta Smith wrote back in 2010. "Too many pe...

Get Over Creative Block With An Activity Book For Adults

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts

Who says activity books are for kids? Illustrator Marion Deuchars is proving that a dictate to draw, paint or print can be just as alluring for adults...

A Typography Lover's Guide To Finding Unusual Letterforms In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Pareidolia is that curious phenomenon in which humans see faces in the most mundane places. Whether it's a cloud formation or a random arrangement of ...

This Is What Happens When You Ask Contemporary Artists To Reimagine Maps Of The World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Do you remember the last time you looked at a map? Excluding the GPS app on your mobile device, it's probably been a while since you gazed upon the fe...

46 Of New York's Most Prolific Street Artists, In One Book

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

From Bushwick to Red Hook, the late 5 Pointz to Welling Court, the Meatpacking District to Spanish Harlem, Pelham Parkway to Hunts Point, and hidden b...

The Real Mona Lisa Turns 535

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Mona Lisa's life spanned the most tumultuous chapters in the history of Florence, decades of war, rebellion, invasion, siege -- and of the greatest artistic outpouring the world has ever seen.

9 Things You Didn't Know About The World's Most Beloved Urinal Artist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste," proclaimed Marcel Duchamp, Dada master and the man behind everyo...

Meet Otchan, The Farmer Who Owns And Loves 1,200 Pigs

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Japanese photographer Toshiteru Yamaji has spent a decade snapping portraits of a rather unassuming farmer named Otchan. At first glance, the Kagawa-b...

Gorgeous Illustrations Of Famous Writers' Lives

Posted 04.28.2014 | Books

Most Hemingway fans know of his reverence for bullfighters, and affinity for spiced rum. But did you also know that his beloved pet cats had opposable...