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Conversation With Court Sketch Artist Janet Hamlin

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

I met Janet Hamlin while freelancing on a TV show earlier this year. We both work as scenic artists and when I learned she is also a court sketch arti...

Join the Dance with William Kentridge at the Marian Goodman Gallery | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts

The prolific South African artist, William Kentridge, presents an array of new works at the Marian Goodman Gallery.

How Handwriting Sharpens Your Mind

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

These diversions are relatively simple to implement in everyday life; allowing the mind to wander a bit, or rest on a repetitive task-at-hand, only require minutes of our day. Perhaps the greatest thing about handwriting is that the very act of doing it forces you to focus on what's important. It is, in essence, a moment of mindfulness.

Columbia University: Wolf-Eagle Drawings

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Alison Winfield Burns

Opening night, full of students, faculty and friends. Drawings by Inupiat tribesmen, not seen in public since the 1930's. Exhibited artwork collected by Philosophy Professor Wendell Ter Bush and donated to the University in 1935.

M.C. Escher's Family Discovered A 'New' Sketch By The Beloved Artist

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.23.2015 | Arts

It's probably fitting that, 43 years after the death of M.C. Escher, the beloved Dutch artist is still surprising experts with his infinite patterns ...

Ashley Oubre's Hyperreal Drawings Embody The Unpleasant Moments We All Experience

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

When artist Ashley Oubre first began drawing, her subjects were often based on random photos she'd found online. In her own words, she was obses...

What I Learned From Drawing My Face Over And Over

By Mina Liu | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts

Growing up, I wanted to conquer a plethora of occupations. There was that time I wanted to be a fashion designer but gave up halfway through sewing m...

Meet The World's Youngest Living Master Penman

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.11.2015 | Arts

Back in the Civil War era, known to some as the "golden age of penmanship," good handwriting was your ticket to success. Nowadays, most of us have tra...

"All Flesh Is Grass" - The Memory of Richard Long

F. Scott Hess | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

There are in the lives of artists seminal figures that inspire you to be more than you were before you met them. For me that person was Richard Long, an artist and very unique professor.

The 5 Major Benefits Of Doodling

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

While coloring books for adults are something of a trend, there's another artistic outlet that requires even less effort than colored pencils and mark...

Dispatch From the Figurative Arts

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

He who would represent the human form with fidelity to nature -- with a dexterity striving to match that of the world itself -- must rehearse the depiction of the body endlessly, learning it as one learns an alphabet teeming with letters.

11 Illustrations That Remind Us Just How Adorable the Circle of Life Can Be

Alex Solis | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Alex Solis

Savage. Menacing. Ruthless. Predators get a pretty bad rap. But behind those jagged teeth, powerful jaws and razor-sharp claws, every predator has a softer side. Maybe even an adorable one.

Lights Go On: Part XXXXII -- The Power of Her Name

Thomas Bähler | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Once again I am creating by the sea. I believe that most of you are aware of the gravity of Greece upon my life. It's beginning is beyond comprehens...

Conversation with Artist Micki Pellerano

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

On the occasion of my friend Micki Pellerano's solo show at American Medium in Brooklyn, I spoke to him about the things that matter to him: drawing, growing down, experiencing pain, pop music and of course love.

Sara Boboltz

A Brief Yet Complex Color History Of Crayola Crayons | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts

Few things stir up childhood nostalgia as quickly as a fresh box of crayons. It's easy to see what makes them an appealing collectors' i...

Artists Discuss The Problem With The 'O' Word -- Outsider Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.21.2015 | Arts

Zigalia - 2011, graphite & silver ink on paper, 10"x28" "I believe that a paramount factor in the critical definition of the creative Outside...

The Pressures of PAFA's '114th Annual Student Exhibition'

ZP Heller | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
ZP Heller

The 114th Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) kicks off Friday night. For weeks, 85 graduate and undergraduate students have been feverishly finishing and framing nearly 1,000 artworks in their studios.

Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Brazilian Artist Who Helped Shape Surrealism... And Remains Unknown To This Day | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Darcilio Lima had his first art show at 10 years old. He was a crucial player in Rio's hedonistic underground art scene in the 1960s. He spent...

Stunning Illustrations Reinterpret Grimms' Fairy Tales To Highlight Their Feminist Roots

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

All Fur III, 2011-14 Gouache and chalk pastel on Arches paper, 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist. The tale of "All Fu...

Ask The Art Professor: How Do You Price Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Pricing art is always tricky, especially for new artists who don't have a track record. Once you have had the chance to sell your work in a number of contrasting venues, you'll develop a stronger awareness of what's appropriate.

Spring Break 2015

Tom Falco | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Tom Falco

It's already past Daylight Saving Time and it looks like Spring Break may be a bit freaky this year. Is this how it looks at your college?

Wildly Hyperrealistic Drawings Capture The Transformation Of The Aging Face

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts

"The question that they usually ask me is: How can a 30-year-old artist, being young, be so fascinated by the aging and wrinkles that mark each person...


Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

I met a homeless man once//who drew my picture in pencil on a subway// street people I have encountered//strangely have been the most peaceful people to me// this man who drew me// it was beautiful.

Artist John MacConnell Discusses Painting Male Nudes (NSFW)

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

I became aware of John MacConnell's Instagram account this summer and was quickly hooked.