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Priscilla Frank is the Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post. She studied Rhetoric at Berkeley and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Follow her @badgirlpripri.

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Estes bailarinos transformam a própria casa em palco para ensaio INCRÍVEL (FOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 6:10 PM


No século 19, o pintor impressionista Edgar Degas retratou bailarinas em seus momentos de folga, se aquecendo, alongando, colocando suas calças e fazendo laços em suas sapatilhas. As desarmantes e encantadoras imagens capturam uma graça dos dançarinos frequentemente não vista -- desajeitada, torpe, desprevenida. Mesmo assim,...

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Why Coloring Could Be The New Alternative To Meditation

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 2:28 PM

Currently, six of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult coloring books. The unlikely pastime...

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This Skyscraper Of The Future Will Contain A Desert, Jungle And Glacier

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 1:38 PM

"I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one," Mexican architect Luis Barragan once said. We doubt, however, that even Barragan could possibly have predicted his poetic words would one day manifest themselves so literally. 

Poland-based urban architecture collective BOMP has crafted a futuristic...

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Whoa Man, There's A Coloring Book For Stoners

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 11:56 AM

When contemplating the activities and accessories that best compliment marijuana, certain things flock to mind: pizza, "Planet Earth," philosophical discussions about modes of perception, pizza. You might not, however, have considered channeling your inner kindergartener and getting lost in the thick lines, intricate patterns and infinite possibilities of...

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Photos Of Dancers In Their Own Homes Will Leave You Speechless

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:55 PM

In the 19th century, impressionist painter Edgar Degas depicted ballet dancers in their off moments, warming up, stretching, putting on their tights and lacing up their pointe shoes. The disarming and enchanted images captured an often unseen dimension of the graceful dancers -- awkward, clumsy, off-guard -- and...

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A Brief And Gloriously Naughty History Of Early Erotica In Art (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:36 PM

In the words of almighty queen Audre Lorde: "The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire."


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Jim Crow-Era Folk Artist Captures The Haunting Ways We Envision Death

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 5:24 PM

Somehow, James "Son Ford" Thomas's boxy, clay sculptures of skulls evoke the damp presence of death more than any genuine skull could. Rather than emulating their biological reality, Thomas creates simple yet mangled visions of our rotting bones, the kind that populate children's nightmares. 

One hundred of Thomas'...

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Photographer Chronicles Struggle With Depression Through Enchanting Self-Portaits

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 12:31 PM

It's hard to put the experience of depression into words -- the anxiety, the shame, the fragility, the loneliness. Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie described her experience in visceral terms: "My crying puzzles me, surprises me, because there is no cause. I open a book but the words form...

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An Art Museum In Los Angeles Is Killing The Snapchat Game

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 2:47 PM

Once upon a time, Snapchat was the app of choice for nudie shots and music festivals. No longer! 

Thanks to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's social media guru Lucy Redoglia, the sexting app du jour is having a renaissance, with the help of some Renaissance...

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Magical App Will Turn Ad-Filled Subway Stations Into Pop-Up Art Galleries

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 12:20 PM

Few things are more aggressively unpleasant in the early morning than walking into a subway station emblazoned with advertisements broadcasting the latest Adam Sandler comedy, summer diet pill or sexually suggestive Seamless ad. 

Thanks to an app called No Ad, you can now swap out said...

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Conservatives Do Not Like Artist's Pornographic Mandalas, No One Is Surprised

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 7:34 PM

One thing conservative politicians tend not to like is explicit artwork. One thing they really do not like is explicit artwork that evokes sacred or religious symbols. You know, like Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" or Chris Ofili's "The Holy Virgin Mary." 

The latest artist to...

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Envy All Of The Birds With This Stunning Series Of Aerial Photos

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 12:20 PM

"Once you have tasted flight," Leonardo da Vinci once said, "you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."

Leo uttered these poignant words long before the rise of photography, but we feel like the...

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What It Means To Be A 'Self-Taught Genius' In Art

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 6:51 PM

Outsider art is a hairy term. Outside of what exactly? According to whom? In 1994, in a review of the Outsider Art Fair, Roberta Smith valiantly attempted to define the expression, stipulating outsider art to be "a somewhat vague, catchall term for self-taught artists of any kind."

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12 Pieces Of Advice For Artists More Practical Than 'Follow Your Heart'

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 5:29 PM

 "Follow your heart." "Trust your gut." "Find your voice." "Stay true to your vision."

It's not that there isn't merit to these oft-touted nuggets of wisdom for aspiring artists, it's just that, sometimes, following your heart won't help you pay rent on time. 

If you're looking...

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'Whiteness Goggles' Set Out To Change How You See Cultural Appropriation

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 2:28 PM

Having a hard time understanding the meaning of appropriation? Take a look at Portland-based artist Roger Peet's handy "Whiteness Goggles" series.

In the images he created for the series, the history of violence and oppression endured by people of color quite literally becomes the...

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The Artist Behind Controversial Michael Brown Sculpture Explains Her Motivations

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 11:25 AM

Splayed on the floor of Chicago art gallery Gallery Guichard is a life-sized mannequin of Michael Brown’s dead body, face down on the ground, surrounded by police tape.

For the many Americans who have seen this image before, splashed across news...

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Musician Rhiannon Giddens Responds To Charleston Massacre With Devastatingly Beautiful Song

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:30 PM

"No matter what level privilege you have, when the system is broken everybody loses," Rhiannon Giddens explained in a statement on YouTube. "We all have to speak up when injustice happens. No matter what. And music is one of the best way[s] I know to do so."

Giddens, the explosive voice behind the bluegrass ensemble Carolina Chocolate Drops, recently released a one-take, live video of a new song entitled "Cry No More," a response to the mass shooting that took place in Charleston on June 17, 2015. 

The song, featuring Giddens' soaring vocals accompanied by a choir and frame drum, is a piercing gospel anthem for the contemporary age, communicating grief, heartbreak, pain and hope through the power of music. 

"The massacre at the AME church in Charleston is just the latest in a string of racially charged events that have broken my heart," she added. "There are a lot of things to fix in this country, but history says if we don't address this canker, centuries in the making, these things will continue to happen."

The video, directed by Harvey K Robinson, was filmed at the United Congregational Church in Greensboro, NC.

See more works of art made in response to the horrific shooting

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The Outsider Has Officially Squeezed Its Way Inside The Art World

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 2:39 PM

"Character Traits" is the summer exhibition of your wildest, wettest dreams. If, that is, you prefer adorably deformed critters to the formal aspects of picture-making; fart jokes to the histories of aesthetic order and structures; boobies to experiments in monochrome.

Which, let us be clear, I absolutely, most definitely do. 

The exhibition,...

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Street Artist Revamps Abandoned Buildings With Creepy Baroque Imagery

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 12:34 PM

"I have always been drawn to the old masters, a time when art was all about beauty," artist Ted Pim explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "Every painting, every sculpture, every piece of music strove to be beautiful."

Pim is a 28-year-old street artist, born...

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Photographer Finds Unlikely Muse In Her Bodybuilding Father

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 12:09 PM

For the past three summers, photographer Aneta Bartos has turned her camera on a somewhat unlikely subject: her dad,Zbigniew. 

If you couldn't tell from the image below, Bartos' father doesn't rock the stereotypical dad bod. That's because, since the age of 20, he's trained as a bodybuilder. According to...

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