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A Brief Survey Of The Most Glorious Redheads In Art History

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts

If a bias against redheads is real, the gingers of art history have a few things to say:  "I woke up like this." (Sandro Botticelli, "The...

Rare 100-Year-Old Films Capture Monet, Degas And Renoir At Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts

Have you ever closed your eyes, clasped your hands and prayed to the almighty powers of art to transport you back in time to see your favorite creato...

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada at the Los Angeles County Museum LACMA (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.18.2015 | Arts

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to California-based artist Noah ...

People In Famous Artworks Who Just Really Have To Pee

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts

Men, women, boys, girls, cupids, cherubs -- everyone needs to take a tinkle now and again. And if a famous artist happens to document the leakage...

Good Luck Falling Asleep Next To These Terrifying Art-Inspired Stuffed Animals

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts

Every true art lover appreciates the fragile, painterly touch of 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, also known as the master of light. When ...

A Portrait of Jack Rutberg: Los Angeles Gallerist, Collector, Art World Maverick

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

"You have to be careful when you read things. Most of what you read is wrong, anyway," Jack Rutberg responded to a question I had asked regarding a magazine article about him and his gallery. "If you ever read an article about something you know about, you will be staggered at how wrong it can be."

People In Famous Paintings Who Are Too Hangry To Deal With You Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts

Sometimes, life makes you hangry. This baby is hangry. This vampire is hangrier. Saturn is hangriest. Man: "Bernice, put your clothes back on a...

Cats Are Taking Over Famous Western Artworks And We're Definitely Not Mad About It

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

The cover of Susan Herbert's new book features a pretty familiar scene -- a woman with a blue and gold turban is peering over her shoulder, a single ...

Revisiting The Radically Avant-Garde Movement Art History Forgot

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts

Have you heard of Cobra, the 20th century, post-war art movement privileging all things folk, kitsch, lowbrow, populist and "primitive"? Don't f...

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

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts

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 ...

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

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts

"Am I conveying just how intensely I love books? More eyeball, maybe? How 'bout now?" "Quick, everyone, the painter's here. Read feverishly!" "Judy...

Glorious Tumblr Provides The Nudes Of Art History With The Vibrators They've Long Desired

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

Posing nude as the subject of an iconic artwork has its ups and downs. On the upside, your voluptuous bod will be immortalized and exhibited for all t...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Toulouse-Lautrec

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

you probably don't know that Toulouse-Lautrec led a strange, short, gritty life, full of oddities and idiosyncrasies. He faced adversity, but he was by no means an angel. Here are 5 things you'd never guess about the life of this complex artist.

7 Surprising Secrets About the Real Mona Lisa

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Mystery may always swirl around this most famous of paintings and its subject, but one thing remains certain: Five centuries after a genius immortalized her, the world cannot stop looking at the Renaissance woman whom everyone recognizes -- and whose secrets we are just getting to know.

From Ansel Adams to Calvin: The Surprising Inspiration for Landscape Art

Mark Stoll | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Mark Stoll

Most of this art shows the timeless ethereal beauty of nature. It also lacks or minimizes the presence of people. The American love of the empty landscape originated among Protestants from northwestern Europe, and especially among Calvinists.

5 Famous Artists Who Once Faced Rejection

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

There will always be a critic who dislikes an artist's work. But some artists throughout history have faced more than just one dissenting voice. These artists, now studied and revered, were once criticized, ridiculed and rejected.

13 Art History Emojis We Desperately Wish Were Real

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts

This one goes out to all the art-savvy texters of the world, looking to add some of history's finest manifestations of creative expression to their O...

Your Favorite Art History Portraits Get Made Over For The Selfie Age

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts

 Read the original article on artnet News. Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, 1659, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. If you're a selfie a...

Scientists Discover Mona Lisa Isn't The Only Painted Lady Rocking The 'Mona Lisa Smile'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

The mystery of Mona Lisa's smile is probably one of the first things you learned about in art class. But it turns out Mona Lisa may not be the only pa...

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

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

"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 mor...

The Renaissance of Fashion -- Haute Couture Week July 2015

Tanya Caruso | Posted 08.05.2015 | Style
Tanya Caruso

The way many children feel on Christmas Day was the way I felt during the course of this July's Haute Couture Fashion Week. Every thing was bigger and more elaborate than I could have ever dreamed- especially in terms of silhouettes. The reason for this was due to inspiration emerging from fashions of the Northern Renaissance.

Famous Paintings Paired With BuzzFeed Headlines Are Winning Art History

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts

Sometimes, the titles of famous paintings are hilariously underwhelming. We refer to Rembrandt's memorable portrait of his son as "Titus van Rijn in ...

Art Can Inspire Faith. It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies. Renaissance Art Depictions of Jesus Did Both

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's not surprising that artworks mirrored propaganda, since the paintings were commissioned by the Church, the biggest patron, and the wealthy, who sought to impress the Church with their devotion to Jesus and the teachings of the Church. Jesus the Jew did not fit into this illusory world.

A Brief History Of Side-Eye In Medieval Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

"Kim, your cloak is so cute. Where'd you get it?" Kim: side-eye. "After careful consideration, I think Dan smells fine." Sole dissenter: side-eye. ...

Reflections on "Reflections Through Time": Meta-narratives in the Art of Ruth Weisberg

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

From an overarching standpoint, the sad detachment hallmarking Weisberg's work may imply her personal sense of isolation in longing for the past and yearning for communication with deceased artists.