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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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'Feeling Van Gogh' Helps Visitors Who Are Visually Impaired Experience The Artist's Work

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 8:18 AM


Lay your eyes on a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece like his radiant "Sunflowers" and you'll notice the way paint is so generously layered onto the canvas, thick and spiraling, like an amply frosted cake that's remarkably true to life -- maybe...

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Yoko Ono On John Lennon's Forgotten First Love -- Drawing

(20) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 9:34 AM


"He had a habit of just giving his art away to people," Yoko Ono softly explained, in a phone interview with The Huffington Post. "He was pretty generous about that."

Yes, that humble "he" refers to John Lennon, the legendary singer, songwriter,...

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Trenton Doyle Hancock's Drawings Confront The State Of Racism In America Today

(6) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 8:24 AM


"I think for Trenton, being black and being male, to be an artist is sort of an anomaly for him," explained Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

She's speaking about Trenton Doyle Hancock, the artist at the...

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And Here's The Entirety Of 'Alice In Wonderland' In Emoji

(4) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 8:24 AM

Literature traditionalists, avert your eyes. A designer with a deep-seated passion for emoji has taken on the translation of some of the finest works in the pop culture canon into, yes, twin dancers, prayer hands and smiley poops.

Joe Hale may very well be the world's first emoji author. His...

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Leonardo Da Vinci, The Original Renaissance Man, Would Have Turned 563 Years Old Today

(4) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 4:31 PM

While to the non-art lovers of the world, April 15 is known primarily as tax day, the culture fiends among us recognize this most holy of holidays as the day a brilliant mind named Leonardo first entered the world -- 563 years ago to be exact.

Today we're celebrating...

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'Black' Artist Dresses Up As Her 'White' Ancestors, Revealing The Complexity Of Multiracial Identity

(98) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 12:23 PM


"I grew up in a North American society where up until very recently there were very specific categories for where one is placed in terms of their race and heritage," artist Stacey Tyrell explained to The Huffington Post. "The binaries that...

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This Mandala Coloring Book For Grown Ups Is The Creative's Way To Mindful Relaxation

(52) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 10:49 AM

For the unfamiliar, a mandala is a sacred symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, made from a nest of squares and circles, that represents the cosmos. As the Asian Art Museum put it: "mandalas are not just images to view, but worlds to enter -- after recreating the image...

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Heartbreaking 'Shrine For Girls' Pays Tribute To Young Female Martyrs Around The World

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 9:42 AM


Photo by Doug Schwab

"At first, it's deceptively simple," artist Patricia Cronin explained to The Huffington Post. "But then you start to think 'Oh, there really should be a girl inside this hijab.'"

"Shrine for Girls," Cronin's upcoming site-specific...

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Όταν τα παιδιά παίζουν. Αποκαλυπτικές φωτογραφίες από τα προαύλια σε σχολεία ανά τον κόσμο

(4) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:48 AM

Σχολείο, κουδούνι για διάλειμμα, δραπέτευση στο προαύλιο για λίγα λεπτά ξενοιασιάς. Η ίδια ψυχολογία για όλα τα παιδιά του κόσμου, από την Μεγάλη Βρετανία, τις ΗΠΑ και την Ιαπωνία, έως τη Λωρίδα της Γάζας και τη Σιέρα Λεόνε. Όμως οι διαφορές και οι αντιθέσεις μπορεί να είναι τεράστιες όσον αφορά...

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15 Feminist Artists Respond To The Censorship Of Women's Bodies Online

(84) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:38 AM


In March, artist and poet Rupi Kaur uploaded an image to Instagram, depicting Kaur curled up on the bed in sweats and a t-shirt. She's also on her period, and the blood has dripped through her pants onto the sheets....

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Meet Darcilio Lima, The Obscure Brazilian Artist Who Helped Shape Surrealism

(8) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 8:48 AM


Darcilio Lima had his first art show at 10 years old. He was a crucial player in Rio's hedonistic underground art scene in the 1960s. He spent a significant period of time in the 1970s in Paris, sleeping in a graveyard. Like any...

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그 나라의 현재를 보여주는 전 세계의 학교 운동장(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 9:44 PM

대부분의 사람들에게 '학교 운동장'은 미끄럼틀과 모래, 정글짐을 연상시키는 단어다. 하지만 요르단 강의 웨스트 뱅크에 사는 아이들과 영국의 사립 초등학교에 다니는 아이들이 경험하는 학교 운동장은 다를 수밖에 없다.


Inglewood High School, Inglewood, California © James Mollison


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Contemporary Art Center Shatters The Idea That Artists With Disabilities Are Outsiders

(3) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 11:19 AM


Left work by Eva Jun, right work by Jenny Sharaf

"I didn't really have expectations," artist Alicia McCarthy told The Huffington Post. "It's exactly the same as it would be meeting someone you don't know with the potential for collaborating."


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Estas pinturas hiperrealistas são tão detalhadas que dá até para sentir o gosto do mel

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 11:45 AM

Sabemos que nossos leitores amam pinturas hiperrealistas – aqueles retratos da vida cotidiana mais reais que a realidade, capturados num nível de detalhe que excede a visão normal. Em nossa humilde opinião, essa forma de arte fica divina quando acentuada com materiais convencionais que possuem texturas mais anômalas do que...

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How 100 Years Of Advertisements Created The 'White American Woman'

(43) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 9:57 AM


The images above appeared as print advertisements in the 1950s and 1960s, which Hank Willis Thomas "unbranded," removing all text and logos to reveal the message underneath.

When we digest a printed advertisement, whether it's for a skin cream or an...

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An Eye-Opening Look At School Playgrounds Around The World

(23) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 8:36 AM

For some of us, the word "playground" conjures images of slides, swings, sand boxes and monkey bars. However, for kids living in the West Bank, recess looks very different from those attending school at a prep school in the United Kingdom, or in Sierra Leone. From the structures and grounds...

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Estas 10 fotografías captan a la perfección la cautivadora belleza de Frida Kahlo

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 7:52 AM

Sus pinturas mezclan relatos de tormento personal con visiones surrealistas extraídas del subconsciente salvaje. Situadas entre el autorretrato y la mitología visual, las obras de Frida Kahlo presentan una identidad siempre cambiante. Pasando de una reina de la jungla a un niño de pecho, o de un cervatillo herido a...

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Retratos sinceros de uma fotógrafa quer que você responda: 'Qual é o seu maior arrependimento?'

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 12:42 PM

Ter largado a faculdade. Não ter dito "eu te amo" o bastante. Não escutar. Não escrever.

Estes são atos que enchem as pessoas de remorso. A fotógrafa Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi, nascida na Romênia e agora morando em Londres, ficou fascinada com esta simples, mas torturante questão: Qual é o...

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Meet Yayoi Kusama, The Woman Recently Dubbed The World's Most Famous Artist

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 10:05 AM

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Yayoi Kusama was born on March 22, 1929, in Matsumoto, Japan. At 10 years old, she began to experience hallucinations, specifically, of polka dots -- symbols that, to her, simultaneously represented earth, moon, sun and human beings. She channeled these visions into...

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