Priscilla Frank
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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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Illusion d'optique: cette chambre arc-en-ciel vous désorientera

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Poser les yeux sur une illusion d'optique peut être désorientant. Imaginez maintenant ce que ça peut être lorsque vous y pénétrez.

Les visiteurs de l'installation artistique «WASSERSCHEIDE(DESIREALLPUTTOGETHER)», de Markus Linnenbrink, peuvent en faire l'expérience au centre d'art de Kunsthalle Nuernberg en Allemagne. De vives couleurs enveloppent ainsi totalement l'espace...

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Someone Vandalized The Jeff Koons Exhibition In The Wee Hours Of The Morning

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:58 PM

To maximize its blockbuster Jeff Koons retrospective, The Whitney stayed open for 36 hours straight this weekend, allowing viewers to meditate on pornographic paintings and balloon dogs all night long. Around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, a 33-year-old man named Christopher Johnson was arrested after spray-painting graffiti on...

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Eindrucksvolle Fotos: So radikal anders arbeiten Menschen auf der ganzen Welt

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Zur Arbeit zu gehen heißt für den einen, sich einen Anzug anzuziehen, seine Brieftasche zu schnappen und zu den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zu gehen. Für jemand anderen bedeutet es, Menschen mit nacktem Oberkörper auf der sonnigen Straße zu massieren oder Fisch auf einem überfüllten Markt zu sortieren.

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40 Contemporary African Artists Take On Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 9:59 AM

Wangechi Mutu, Yinka Shonibare, Aida Muluneh, Dante Alighieri.

These are some of the brilliant minds involved in "The Divine Comedy," a contemporary art exhibition at the the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art. One of these names, as you may have keenly ascertained, is...

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Surreal And Stunning Visions From The Largest Salt Flat In The World

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 9:49 AM

The Salar de Uyuni, located in Bolivia, is the largest salt flat in the world. Measuring in at over 4,000 square miles, the Salar was once part of a prehistoric salt lake that covered much of Southwestern Bolivia. The lake dried up, leaving a massive layer of salt crust almost...

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Art Collective Enlists Underpaid Chinese Copy Artists To Replicate Cheesy Stock Photos

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 9:43 AM

If you've ever chuckled out loud upon seeing the hilarious crop of stock photos that grace your computer screen when searching the term "artist," you will certainly appreciate "A Contemporary Portrait of the Internet Artist," the newest series from Italian art collective IOCOSE.

The hilariously bland Getty...

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Artist's Strange And Beautiful Images Challenge Our Definition Of The Selfie

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 9:35 AM

Finland-based artist Iiu Susiraja creates photographic self-portraits, known by contemporary culture at large as selfies. However, instead of posing coquettishly, with a peace sign or a kissy face, Susiraja captures herself in more unorthodox scenarios -- posing before a table with meat nailed to it or casually donning...

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An Intimate Peek Into The Offices Of New York's Many Therapists

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 8:39 PM

It didn't take long before psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmerman noticed a paradox within his particular profession. Although he worked with a wide variety of people, in theory, so much of his day was spent in isolation, holed up in his own office away from the world. This strange realization...

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These Moving Street Art GIFs Are Everything We Ever Wanted... In A GIF

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 8:39 PM

Street art, removed from the stuffy confines of a gallery's white walls and placed in the bustling city streets, could already be described as "art in motion." However, most people who'd employ such a description have likely not yet been introduced to the looping street art GIFs of an individual...

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Dreamy Polaroids Of Nude Men Show That Masculinity Has A (Lovely) Soft Side (NSFW)

(31) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 9:51 AM

In an age where photographs lie as much as they tell the truth, the Polaroid retains a particular grip on the real. For the most part, whatever this breed of camera eats up is what it spits out, at the very same moment. Yet in his newest series "Fractured," photographer...

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Over 800 Living Folk Artists Come Together For Massive Iboamerican Exhibition

(5) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Leave it to the Natural History Museum to present an art show poised to put most art-specific museums to shame. This fall, the museum brings together a massive collection of living folk artists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. And when we say massive, we mean over 800 contemporary artists...

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Met Opera Director Peter Gelb Responds To Controversy Surrounding 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

(8) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 1:07 PM

If the latest controversy in the world of opera is your thing, you're likely familiar with the heat building around John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer," a 1991 opera about the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship by Palestinian militants, and the subsequent killing of disabled American Jewish...

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This Vibrant Rainbow Room Is An Optical Illusion That Can Swallow You Up

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 9:33 AM

Even just setting your eyes upon an optical illusion can be a disorienting experience. Just imagine what it would be like to be fully engulfed within one.

That's exactly what viewers find out upon entering Markus Linnenbrink's "WASSERSCHEIDE(DESIREALLPUTTOGETHER)," which recently showed at Germany's Kunsthalle Nuernberg. Bold streaks...

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Hanksy Gives A Street Art Tour Of Detroit, Shows The City's Blooming Creative Scene

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 9:30 AM

If you've never personally stepped foot in the lovely city of Detroit -- or read up with our coverage of its culture scene, no judgment -- your understanding of the (technically) Midwestern metropolis may be boiled down to Eminem's portrayal of it in "8 Mile."

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Photography Competition Reveals The Radically Different Ways Humans Work Around The World

(6) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 10:12 AM

For one person, going to work means putting on a suit, grabbing a briefcase and heading onto public transportation. For another, heading to the job involves giving massages to shirtless customers on a sunny city street, or separating fish into baskets at a crowded market. The many places we live...

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These 12 Childhood Art Techniques Can Help Adults Relieve Stress

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 9:52 AM

Making art doesn't necessarily sound like a stress reliever. Finding inspiration, keeping concentration, finding your artistic voice -- these things demand extreme attention, time and effort. Yet there is something about expressing your creative side that can help put your mind at ease.

Most forms of art making involve...

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손으로 직접 색을 칠한 레트로 컬러사진의 환각적 아름다움(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 3:19 AM

컬러 사진이 발명되기 전에는 어떻게 컬러 사진을 만들었을까?

그 시절에는 아티스트들이 직접 사진에 색을 입혔다. 항상 자연스러운 결과물이 나온 건 아니었다. 때로는 지나치게 인공적으로 강렬한 컬러 사진이 만들어지기도 했다.


Shae DeTar Just...

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Série de fotografias 'Lost Boys' retrata a masculinidade de maneira suave e contemporânea (FOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 9:26 PM

Qualquer pessoa que já teve o privilégio de conhecer uma mulher de carne e osso, ou um homem de carne e osso, sabe que os padrões de gênero não correspondem exatamente às expectativas que temos deles. O clichê do homem como uma espécie de cowboy machão já ficou obsoleto há...

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Ces illustrations scandinaves de 1914 vont vous faire rêver

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 3:33 PM

C'est un fait: même nos rêves les plus fous et nos visions hallucinogènes arriveraient difficilement à la cheville des illustrations à la peinture à l'huile de l'artiste danois Kay Nielsen.

Le Roi est entré dans le Château, et d'abord sa reine ne l'a pas...

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Retro Hand-Painted Photographs Conjure A Distant, Psychedelic Wonderland (NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 8:31 AM

Before there was such a thing as color photography, artists would occasionally partake in hand-painting their photographs, bringing a not always natural but often arresting splash of vibrancy to an otherwise sepia palette. Of course, now that photography has evolved exponentially beyond its monochromatic origins, there's no obvious reason to...

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