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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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'Body Utopia' Explores The Explosive Beauty Of Nonconforming Bodies

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 1:30 PM


In a recent ARTnews essay, Wangechi Mutu -- the artist of the work above -- implored her fellow feminists to not only think deeply about the amount of women artists active in the contemporary art world, but also the way women are portrayed in artworks themselves. 


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Dismaland en GIFS: el parque de Banksy en 19 imágenes

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 9:01 AM

El parque temático del momento contiene princesas muertas, trabajadores maleducados (a propósito), sombríos globos negros, un sistema de compra de entradas obsoleto, juegos de funeral, lluvia que parece no acabar nunca, un "agujero del selfie" rodeado por la nada, recordatorios no tan sutiles de la desigualdad económica y a la...

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빨강머리는 이렇게나 다양한 아름다움을 지니고 있다(화보)

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 5:43 PM

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빨강머리는 흔히 MC1R라는 유전자, 멜라노코르틴-1-수용체로 알려진 유전자의 돌연변이로 알려졌다. 일반적으로 특정 호르몬에 의해 활성화되면, MC1R은 갈색 혹은 검은색 색소를 생산하는 일련의 신호를 유발한다. 하지만 부모가 둘 다 열성 MC1R 유전자를 갖고 있으면, 수용체가 돌연변이가 되거나 강하게 대항하는데, 이때 머리카락의...

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How Artists Are Using The Selfie As A Radical Weapon For Change

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 2:00 PM


Selfies can be a lot more complicated than we think. Need proof? Long before Kim Kardashian began collecting material for Selfish, radical feminist artists like Carolee Schneemann, Ana Mendieta, Francesca Woodman and Laurie Simmons were using self-portraits -- the word "selfie" hadn't caught on yet -- to take control of...

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Όλη η «Dismaland» του Banksy σε 20 GIFs (για να μην τρέχετε μέχρι την Αγγλία)

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Το πιο διάσημο πάρκο διασκέδασης της φετινής χρονιάς περιέχει νεκρές πριγκίπισσες, προσωπικό που συμπεριφέρεται -σκόπιμα- με αγένεια στους θεατές, ζοφερά μαύρα μπαλόνια, ένα ανενεργό ηλεκτρονικό σύστημα έκδοσης εισιτηρίων, παιχνίδια με κηδείες, βροχή που μοιάζει να μη σταματά ποτέ, μια «τρύπα για selfies» που περιβάλλεται από κενό, όχι-και-τόσο-διακριτικές υπενθυμίσεις της οικονομικής...

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Photographer Wants To Open Your Eyes To The Brutal Realities Of The American Prison Complex

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 12:14 PM


"It’s a stark fact that the United States has less than five percent of the world’s population, yet we have almost 25 percent of the world’s total prison population," Hillary Clinton said in a criminal justice speech in April 2015. "The numbers today are much higher...

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Artist Snaps A Nude Self-Portrait Everyday, Challenging Our Concepts Of 'Maleness'

(2) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 4:52 PM

Warning: This article contains many a full frontal nude photo and is most likely not appropriate for work environments. 

As recently elucidated by Big Sean, Kanye West and John Legend in the hit song "One Man Can Change the World," one man can change the world. Varian Viciss just...

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David Bowie Loves Spongebob So Much He's Writing Music For His Broadway Show

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 3:05 PM

For all you simpletons who said Spongebob Squarepants was lame, let me tell you, revenge is oh. so. sweet.

The Bob himself is headed to Broadway where he'll star as the subject of his very own musical, aptly titled, "Spongebob Squarepants! The Musical." And that's not all. Glam rocker...

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Here's Banksy's Dismaland In GIFs, So You Don't Have To Make The Trip

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 12:28 PM

This year's hottest theme park features dead princesses, intentionally rude staff members, bleak black balloons, a defunct online ticketing system, funeral games, seemingly endless rain, a "selfie hole" surrounded by emptiness, not-so-subtle reminders of economic inequality and a grim reaper riding the bumper cars -- most of which is purposeful,

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Stunning Camouflage Artist Turns The Human Body Into A Canvas

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 7:33 PM


Our bodies are permeable shields, protecting our glorious, gushy insides from harm's way. They act as the barrier between our guts and veins and blood and the many wonders of the external world. Of course, get a little creative with your paint set, and this seemingly fixed blockade...

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Revisiting The Radically Avant-Garde Movement Art History Forgot

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 1:51 PM


Have you heard of Cobra, the 20th century, post-war art movement privileging all things folk, kitsch, lowbrow, populist and "primitive"? Don't feel bad, I hadn't either. For today's edition of revisiting the forgotten gems of art history, read on.


Cobra -- or CoBrA, if you prefer -- is...

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Breve historia de la censura en el arte: de 1508 hasta la actualidad

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 9:50 PM

El Real Academia Española de la Lengua (RAE) define censura como "dictamen y juicio que se hace o da acerca de una obra o escrito".

El mundo del arte —un reino poblado por obras frecuentemente aclamadas por sus características transgresoras, controvertidas y tabúes— choca por lo general,...

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Misty Copeland Makes Her Broadway Debut

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 6:00 PM

Just one week after becoming the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland...

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The Beatiful, Dark And Very Twisted Fantasies Of Surrealist Pierre Molinier

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Warning: We're serious. It gets (gloriously) dirty down there.

At the age of 50, well before his death in 1976, French photographer Pierre Molinier fashioned himself an imaginary grave. It read: "Here lies Pierre Molinier born on 13 April 1900 -- died around 1950 -- He...

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이 놀라운 바나나 아트를 보라!(화보)

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 12:10 PM

바나나는 비타민 B, C와 식이 섬유 섭취에 최고인 과일이다. 그뿐만 아니다. 사실 바나나는 좋은 아트의 재료이기도 하다.


이 바나나 아트는 '과일 아티스트'인 스테반 프루스케의 작품들이다. 그는 역사적인 예술 작품들을 바나나를 이용해서 섬세하게 다시 창조한다. 레오나르도 다빈치의 명작인 '최후의 만찬'마저도!


아래에서 그의 멋진 작품들을 감상하자....

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Photographer Explores The Beautiful Diversity Of Redheads Of Colour

(7) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 9:54 AM

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Red hair is usually the result of a mutation in a gene called MC1R, also known as a melanocortin 1 receptor. Normally, when activated by a certain hormone, MC1R sparks a series of signals that leads to the production of brown or black pigment. Yet, in...

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Esta fotógrafa explora la hermosa diversidad de los negros pelirrojos

(8) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 8:09 AM

El pelo rojo suele ser el resultado de una mutación en el gen MC1R, también conocido como receptor 1 de melanocortina. Normalmente, cuando se activa cierta hormona, el gen MC1R desencadena una serie de señales que terminan en la producción de pigmentos marrones o negros. Sin embargo, en los casos...

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For Artists With Developmental Disabilities, Dance Provides An Outlet And Inspiration

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 7:31 PM


"I like to dance. I want to dance. I have to dance.
When you do the stage, you want to dance.
It makes me feel good, it makes me feel better. 
Dancing to have fun.
Power of dancing when you do have fun.
I want...

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バナナ・アートの「最後の晩餐」が可愛い(画像集)

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 6:13 AM

バナナは、実はアート作品にも良い食材なのだ。

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How To Bring Out Your Inner Witch, According To Our Favorite Feminist Occult Artist

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 3:51 PM


Marjorie Cameron was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa in 1922. At the age of 18, she joined the Navy as a cartographer, where she honed her childhood interest in drawing into a signature artistic vision, characterized by spindly lines and delicate yet sensuous forms. After the Navy, she...

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