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What Happens Backstage At The World Bodybuilding Championships

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts

When they’re not flexing their carefully sculpted triceps, biceps and glutes, how do world-class bodybuilders spend their time at competitions? In 2...

What To Do With The Heirloom That No One Wants

Inga | Posted 08.18.2016 | Fifty
Inga

The picture had been embalmed undisturbed in bubble wrap for more than four decades in the back of a closet, the downside of my not having moved in 43 years. But last month, I realized that it was the 50th anniversary of the oil portrait that my father had commissioned of me in July 1966.

David Leffel at the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art

John Seed | Posted 08.15.2016 | Arts
John Seed

David Leffel’s recent retrospective exhibition, which was on view at the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University between May 14th a...

Traveling Portrait Gallery Will Capture The Faces Of Navajo Nation

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts

Bumper stickers, company logos, paid-for banners on buses ― like nearly every other surface in our public spaces today, vehicular exteriors are just...

31 Frida Kahlo-Inspired Tattoos That'll Make You Want To Get Inked

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.24.2016 | Latino Voices

If imitation is the best form of flattery, then Frida Kahlo would probably feel very flattered by these tattoos. The Mexican icon, whose birthday is ...

Bradford J. Salamon: 'Visages II' at Launch LA

John Seed | Posted 06.27.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Artist Bradford J. Salamon—a portraitist who prefers choosing his own subjects as opposed to working on commission—paints creative people he admir...

Don't Have a Fairy Godmother? Borrow One.

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I've made a practice of gleaning wisdom and support from women I admire. Because my mom was not the "in your corner" type, I learned to do this at a young age. Growing up under her tutelage forced me to figure out ways to get my need for nurturing met.

1 + 1 + 1 = Love

Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

I felt like I'd won the lottery when I was commissioned to paint this piece. Getting paid to do what makes your heart sing is a gift.

A Photo Essay About Child Abuse Prevention

Satoki Nagata | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Satoki Nagata

The parameters are simple; 30-minute sessions between photographers, Satoki Nagata, and subject take place in one gallery in downtown Chicago. The concurrent theme that ties each subject together is "child abuse prevention".

Painting The Ultimate Icon To Celebrate Her 90th Birthday: HM Queen Elizabeth II

Claire Fordham | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Claire Fordham

It was while British artist Lincoln Townley was painting Hollywood royalty as part of his Hollywood Icons series, that he first thought about capturin...

Intimacy and Photography by Buku Sarkar

Grryo | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Grryo

You can find this article and others like it on Grryo. I mostly photograph in a big slum, the largest Muslim slum, in Calcutta. Narrow alleys, no w...

Selfie Generation

Jonathan Yeo | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts
Jonathan Yeo

'Jonathan Yeo Portraits', at The Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark, is open to the public from Sunday, 20 March until Thursday, 30 June 2016.

A Love Story

G.E. Masana | Posted 03.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
G.E. Masana

I find myself agreeing with this. I believe the portrait has meaning when we're moved by the humanity of the people in the portrait. And by the raw power its story tells. Here's one such story.

Who Could Vote for Bernie or Trump?

Saverio Truglia | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Saverio Truglia

Curious myself I decided to do a photography experiment. I went to rallies for both Trump and Sanders and made straightforward portraits of attendees wherever they stood.

A Hyperrealist Artist Draws The Dying To Understand Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts

Artist Claudia Bicen spent two years meeting with, interviewing and drawing individuals approaching the ends of their lives. In order to answer an oft...

5 Lessons From Harriet Tubman in Honor of Black History Month

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Studying Harriet Tubman's life has made me a believer in praying for help. When I first began to follow her example, I had a difficult time discerning the guidance coming my way. Yet it's still possible for us to learn how to hear and carry out the internal guidance we receive.

Proud Women of Africa: Maternity Ward

Julia Gunther | Posted 02.17.2016 | Women
Julia Gunther

Co-authored by Nick Schönfeld. Someone once told me that, as a documentary photographer, you should always expect the unexpected. You can make all t...

Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France

Susan Jaques | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

"Only in painting have I found happiness," Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun confided at the end of her long, prolific career. Though Vigée Le Brun's ...

'Beauty After Breast Cancer': An Authentic, Breathtaking Look into the Lives of Survivors

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Samantha Matcovsky

Her book, Beauty After Breast Cancer, which was released in mid-November 2015, is a gorgeous coffee table book with 38 narratives accompanied by extraordinary images of breast cancer survivors. The authentic stories are uplifting and comprehensive, while possessing the vital information one needs to know after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Painting Feminism

Rebecca Campbell | Posted 01.23.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell

I'm painting portraits of every woman artist I know. It's a simple gesture. I'm painting them so they will not disappear.

Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady With a Unicorn

Susan Jaques | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

For centuries, an unsigned portrait of a beautiful young woman at Rome's Galleria Borghese remained shrouded in mystery. Now a focus exhibition at San...

Snapshots of New York's Adult Third Culture Kids

Rachel Waters | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Rachel Waters

Third Culture Kid /THərd//ˈkəlCHər/ /kid/ noun: A person raised in a culture different from that of their parents for a large part of their childh...

The Magic of Creativity

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead.

The Medium This Artist Used To Explore Blackness Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts

In the practical world, there are myriad shades of black. Anyone who's struggled with slightly mismatched black jackets and pants knows this to be tru...

Why Skype Portrait Paintings Produce Remarkable Results

Adam James Butcher | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

Unexpectedly, it was my recent relocation to Mexico from London, England, that forced me to re-evaluate that very old tradition I hold so dear to my heart, portrait painting.