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Funerals: An Important Piece of the Happiness Puzzle

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ginny Sassaman

When I am dying, I want to reflect on a full, rich life of love, service, fun, and courage. One that was as happy as possible. I want to say, "I'm satisfied," not "I wish." So bring on the funerals, and even the deviled eggs.

The Art Money 20: Which Artists Have Performed Best At Auction Since 1995?

artnet | artnet News | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Eileen Kinsella and Jonathan Yee Source: artnet Analytics. Which blue chip artists hav...

Rome Journal: The Screaming Pope

Francis Levy | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

Innocent hardly lived up to his name. Velasquez captures the power emanating from his gaze, embellishing it with a deep red background and gold throne.

Eerie Interiors

ZOOM interiors | Posted 12.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
ZOOM interiors

Halloween is one of the cheesiest traditions. That's right, cheesy. It is supposed to be scary, yet somehow it turns into a cheesefest, stinky enough to make Switzerland proud.

On William Blake's 'Newton'

Mario Livio | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Scientists are not blind to the beauty of the world. When I see an image such as the one taken by the Hubble Space Telescope that was dubbed "The Rose," I believe that I am as capable to appreciate its exquisitely complex elegance as any artist.

Disfigured Portraits That Would Make Even Francis Bacon Shudder

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts

Gazing upon a series of Nathaniel Mary Quinn's paintings feels like staring into a Ripley's-esque hall of medical oddities and botched surgeries, situ...

Terry Richardson Photos Get Even Creepier (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts

Terry Richardson is known for many things. The tired plaid shirts, the sideburns, his menacing thumbs up, a "raw" and hyper-sexualized aesthetic, the ...

It Turns Out, Your Favorite Children's Book Writer Had A Very Dark Taste In Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

When we reminisce about the late children's book author Roald Dahl, we usually conjure images of giant peaches, chocolate factories and fantastic foxe...

18 Inspiring Quotes From The Age Of Reason

Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion

The Enlightenment stands out as one of the periods in human history that profoundly impacted and advanced our understanding of the world we live in. S...

Davos Syndrome at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michael Busch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
Michael Busch

This is no future for the Met, and yet a likely one. When the next economic downturn arrives, the Metropolitan will face tough choices to avoid slipping into the red. It's an easy leap to suppose that charging admission will seem like a no brainer for Met administrators.

Portrait Of Francis Bacon's Lover Could Fetch $50 Million

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A portrait by Francis Bacon of his lover and muse is going up for auction, with an estimated price of 30 million pounds ($49.3 million...

A Record-Breaking Year at Auction: A Look Back at 2013

MutualArt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts

Leading experts to conclude that a new dawn for the art market has begun, leaving the Great Recession of 2008 in the dust

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

In Praise of Sky High Art Auction Prices

Mat Gleason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Mat Gleason

Plenty of people seem set to blame money spent at art auctions for the terrible shortcomings of society. Thinking people everywhere should be afraid when simplistic platitudes become public policy.

Ballooning Art Prices Become 'Competitions Over Whose Penis Is Larger'

Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts

A massive three-part painting by Francis Bacon sold for $142 million this week, prompting a deluge of art market speculation. Is the art market headin...

Bacon, Freud, and a Painting of Two Old Masters

David Galenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

In an era dominated by facile, superficial, precocious conceptual artists, Bacon and Freud were not young geniuses, but wise old masters, whose work gained in depth and power as they grew older, as they spent hundreds of hours making and reworking each canvas.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Francis Bacon

Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

A 1969 painting by the late Irish painter Francis Bacon sold for a whopping $142 million this week, prompting art newbies everywhere to ask, "Who is F...

Francis Bacon Painting Sets Auction World Record

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. "Three Studies of Lucian Freud...

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

This Could Fetch Up To $100 Million At Auction

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — A painting that brings together two of Britain's greatest artists could become one of the most expensive modern artworks eve...

Fact or Fiction? 9 Unusual Author Deaths

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Sometimes authors don't shuffle off this mortal coil quietly or -- for want of a better word -- normally. Sometimes they meet a sticky and untimely end, and sometimes myths build up around an author's demise and we come to accept legend as fact.

Francis Bacon's Portrayal Of Lucian Freud Heads To Auction | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK, NY.- On November 12, Christie’s New York will offer Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud, one of the most important and iconic ...

A Jeffersonian Approach to Innovation: Blending Science, the Arts, and Cultural Understanding in the Information Age

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

The sheer range and depth of Jefferson's intellectual pursuits also distinguish him as one of America's most accomplished innovators. How did Jefferson innovate, and what can today's leaders do to apply his brand of ingenuity in the Information Age?

Everything You Need To Know About Human Anatomy In One Art Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

You might be familiar with "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," the iconic painting by Rembrandt van Rijn, in which a clan of gentlemen with poo...

Don't Watch This Before Bedtime

Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts

Well, this is terrifying. Italian video artist Donato Sansone creates nightmarish video portraits, in which ghoulish faces deteriorate into constantly...