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How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts

Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into he...

Astoria Characters: The Artist With Vast Bodies of Work

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As soon as Gene Coffey rolls up the ink-black metal gate at his tony tattoo parlor, he starts talking about his art studio.

Against All Odds

Jim Calio | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Jim Calio

When she was 23 Barbara Thomas left her native Detroit and ventured to New York to try her luck in the Big Apple. One of the first things she did--out...

A Walk Through the Art Show and the Armory Show

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.07.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I have curated and hung many exhibits I am always interested to see how the artwork is presented.

Artist, Noah Buchanan, Proves that Knowledge is Power with His Immaculate Body of Work

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 02.02.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

If there is one thing that connects members of humanity to each other, it is the undeniable fact that we are composed of bones, muscle and skin. Taking this overlooked and underappreciated detail of our existence, artist, Noah Buchanan, is bringing intellect, classical training and anatomy back into the art scene.

These Are the Hottest Paint Colors for 2016 According to Bloggers

Hometalk | Posted 01.14.2016 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

If you're looking for a new color for the new year, these 26 bloggers have found the best, brightest, most striking hues to use in your home. Whether you're trying a solid coat or laying down a pattern, these paint colors are exactly what you're looking for!

Influential Abstract Painter And Sculptor Ellsworth Kelly Dies

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts

Dec 27 (Reuters) - Influential American abstract painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly died on Sunday, said an art gallery owner in New York. He was 92...

A Call From the Sirens: The Work of Steve Lyons

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

Through his many series, painter and Impasto master, Steve Lyons, captures a range of emotions, stretching from Cape Cod to Berlin, and back again.

Fernando Botero: The Million Dollar Painter

David Drake | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
David Drake

Fernando Botero Photo credit: mitunja.net Born in 1932, #FernandoBotero is a Colombian sculptor whose drawings and paintings show a deliberate ...

Painting in Provence

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In Provence, I chose the Luberon for its beauty, and for the most part, stayed in the villages to paint. The Chambres d'hotes were the most memorable and staying in the old farmhouses also provided painting material.

The Refugee Tragedy in Burçin's Paintings

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 11.05.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

"I like to watch movies. Normally I look at them in the night and I draw my inspiration from the moving pictures. Indeed, I like fantasy and science f...

Finding the inner peace

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 10.27.2015 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

The walls of Begramoff Gallery in Brussels are decorated with stunning pictures in light orange, red and mystical dark colors. And in between there is Thép Thavonsouk, the Laotian-Canadian artists, dressed in a light silk dress and glad to greet all the visitors.

This Is Portraiture For The Kardashian Era

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts

What was it to be American in the 1950s? Alive in post-war Germany? Portraiture, more than abstract, people-less canvases, forces us to weigh these qu...

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

The Transporter Refueled Actress, Loan Chabanol, Opens Her First Solo Art Exhibit in New York

Erica Simone | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

Photograph by Erica Simone If you love the big screen and/or are a savvy art collector, you will definitely want to pay attention to rising Hollywood...

The Unseen Work of Preparing an Exhibit: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Two exhibits of my work, Oil and Water and Re/Viewing the American Landscape are currently on view at Blue Water Fine Arts in Port Clyde, Maine. I've been spending summers painting in Maine for close to forty years and exhibiting there for over thirty.

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.

How I Became a Painter

Lauren Zander | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

It doesn't have to be a huge endeavor, like learning a new language or how to fly a plane. It doesn't even have to be a beloved hobby you gave up on years ago. Search your heart and ask yourself the same question I was asked at that dinner party. "If you had six weeks to learn anything, what would it be?"

10 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

Bernard Hiller | Posted 06.12.2016 | Arts
Bernard Hiller

Creativity is a muscle that must be stimulated and fed every day. We are all born with creativity and how you use it, will determine our career and our life. Artists must increase their creativity to stay relevant.

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2016 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

Thép Thavonsouk: Between Serenity and Light

Sabine Ludwig | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Sabine Ludwig

As a young boy of four Thép Thavonsouk began drawing and sketching. In the early 1950's his father travelled frequently to Paris. He would return to Laos with presents for his young son. One of the presents was a box of watercolour paints.

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Ankore: Tearing It Down and Putting It Up

Lisa Derrick | Posted 02.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Ankore roams the streets at night, looking for a wall to paint. During the day, he's a soft spoken, earnest guy from Central America who works in a factory for minimum wage; when the sun sets, he finds a wall and begins to passionately paint.

Big Eyes Will Open Christmas Day

Tony Bartolone | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

Perhaps Big Eyes is not the best-crafted piece of art. It may seem disproportionate in features and at points, tawdry and even uneven. However, not only is this film important, it is urgent.

The Art of Giving

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Over the years during the holiday season I've donated a portion of the proceeds from my print sales to support organizations that give back to the community. This year the proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the fight against Ebola.