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How Art History Taught Me That I, A Woman Of Color, Could Create

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.05.2016 | Arts

Throughout elementary and junior high, I had been a straight-A student. But by high school, I had become a slacker who made an effort in the only two...

This 65-Year-Old Photographer Is Turning Herself Into Famous Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 01.13.2016 | Arts

A woman glances at you over her shoulder, wearing a headscarf and a pearl earring. Sound like a familiar image? Unlike the famous Vermeer painting, t...

Remembering Art Historian Gerald M. Ackerman

F. Scott Hess | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

To lose a dear friend leaves a hole in the life of each who loved him. Losing the well of wisdom that is a great mind leaves gaps in the fabric of civilization, one of the great tragedies of human mortality.

15 People In Art History Having A Worse Christmas Than You

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.24.2015 | Arts

The holidays can be rough. But no matter how politically ignorant your Aunt Susie is or how drunk and obnoxious your Uncle Mort is, at least you are n...

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...

Just Me and Mona -- Alone with Great Art

Rick Steves | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Italy, I've been all alone in a room full of Botticelli paintings, with Bernini's "Apollo Chasing Daphne", with Leonardo's "Last Supper", and with two masterful Davids: Donatello's and Michelangelo's. Each experience was a kind of artistic climax, leaving me craving a cigarette.

The Painted History Of Rose Quartz And Serenity, Your Pantone Colors Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

A photo posted by PANTONE (@pantone) on Dec 2, 2015 at 9:01pm PST Hear ye, hear ye. Pantone, the world's paramount color authority, has just...

Bridges of Paris: Pont Alexandre III, an Open-Air Museum

Michael Saint James | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Michael Saint James

The Pont Alexandre III is Paris's most elegant, grandiose, and sumptuous bridge: one of the most beautiful river crossings in the world. It was built ...

How To Be A Surrealist Queen, According To Near-Forgotten Artist Leonor Fini

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

"I strike it, stalk it, try to make it obey me. Then in its disobedience, it forms things I like." This is how Argentine painter Leonor Fini describe...

The Accidental Color That Changed The Course Of Art

Zócalo Public Square and The Getty | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts

True blue, royal blue, ultramarine: During the Renaissance, these were all names for the most prized of all pigments, lazurite, derived from the semip...

A Hidden Gem In Indianapolis, Indiana: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I'm a big museum person and was delighted to hear that there was a museum dedicated to Native Americans - their culture and art - on the western edge of downtown Indianapolis, in White River State Park.

Famous Paintings That Will The Scare The S**t Out Of You This Halloween

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.19.2015 | Arts

What's more frightening than a ghoul who sits on your chest as you sleep? How about a hairy gentleman with a penchant for eating offspring? A bi...

People In Famous Paintings Who Are F**king Excited About Fall

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts

"Don't mind us. We're hoarding our annual bundle of festive leaves." Larry is unavailable this fall because he's become pumpkin spice personified.&nb...

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
VernissageTV

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...