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Drawn at Sea

j.frede | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts
j.frede

The oceans poured out of the skies for nearly forty centuries raining down approximately 300,000,000 cubic miles of water. Eventually the rains ceased and the Sun shone down on the Earth for the first time.

This Pulitzer Prize Author Died Unrecognized For His Artwork

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts

We thought Norman Mailer's greatest connection to the art world was the fact that his 1983 novel "Ancient Evenings" was loosely adapted into a five-an...

If 'Family Guy' Characters Were In 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 08.08.2014 | TV

One gifted artist has merged “Family Guy” and “Game of Thrones” beautifully. The hilarious "Family Guy" characters take on new life as the...

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...

7 Drawings That Prove Beauty Is Everywhere

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

These days, I'm still using drawings to process emotions and counsel myself. Recently, when I sat down with pen in hand, I found that I was writing notes to myself about beauty. My stick figures were giving me messages about the importance of seeing and cherishing beauty in the world.

10 Famous Illustrators Create Fan Art For Drake, Led Zeppelin And More

Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

Have you ever scribbled a starstruck ode to your favorite musical act, only to be supremely disappointed by your artistic efforts? Believe us, we have...

George Condo Creates Seductive Nightmares From Ink And Paper

Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts

George Condo's paintings belong in the nightmarish Baroque section of a classical museum, if that museum were situated in a Cartoon Network universe. ...

Emotions, Memories and Reflections

Michael Hafftka | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

I am drawn to painting war because I fear it, I fear losing my life or living without freedom. My parents survived the gas chambers and pogroms in which their families perished. The infinite oscillation between victor and vanquished is as present in our world as it was 2000 years ago.

Painting a Happier Picture for Children

Anthony Lake | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Anthony Lake

But before we let these haunting pictures of children's suffering create a sense of hopelessness, we should recall the wonderful things that the world has made possible for children over the last year.

Castiglione: Lost Genius

Susan Jaques | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-64) is probably the most innovative and technically brilliant Italian artist you've never heard of. Though he practiced as a painter, it's his remarkable drawings and prints that won him a century of posthumous fame, after which he fell off the map.

Alexis Rockman: Rubicon -- The Point of No Return

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.

Susie MacMurray: Notes on the Threatening Quality of Beauty

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Artist Susie MacMurray consorts with the dangerous quality of beauty, that threatening edge between the sublime and the sinister. She understands exactly how, and exactly where, tension can form an unexpected harmony.

Buying Art Online Is Here to Stay

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Fully, 71 percent of art collectors have now purchased art of some form online. Now, more than ever, art is becoming less physical, evolving into a more accepted digital-first experience. Here are some of the more noticeable advantages we're seeing from the shift toward online art.

Stop Everything: This Is NOT A Photo

Posted 08.23.2013 | Arts

Hold the phones. Stop everything. Douglas McDougall has just owned the entire internet with his next-level hyperrealistic drawings. The Scotti...

These Spiral-Happy Drawings Will Put You In A Trance

Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

Who needs a hypnotist when you have trippy artworks to lull you into a trance? Croatian artist Paolo Čerić creates some seriously disorienting works...

Mental Patient's Hybrid Drawings Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts

Charles Steffen was studying drawing, art history, and photography at the Illinois Institute of Technology when he suffered a mental breakdown in 1950...

Immeasurable Inspiration: On Robert Pruitt's Women

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 07.26.2013 | Black Voices
Gina Athena Ulysse

Robert Pruitt's Women, currently on exhibition at the Studio Museum of Harlem, is a series of 20 portraits of contemporary black women embodying such graceful restraint that they become curative in the present moment.

Myth, Hip-Hop And Sci-Fi Unite

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

Is it possible to be a shape-shifter while remaining strongly grounded at the same time? Robert Pruitt's crayon series, simply entitled "Women," shows...

LOOK: Incredible Drawings Created With A Pen

Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts

Manabu Ikeda uses a small acrylic pen and what we imagine is a significant amount of ink to create his massive, intricate drawings. The impressive art...

Artist Interview: Juliet Jacobson

Kari Adelaide | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

A black field is built up through the slow accumulation of many soft layers of graphite pencil laid in diagonal swaths. This method results in an even application of material with a skin that displays minimal surface markings.

Another Look at 'Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings From the Courtauld Gallery'

Liz Insogna | Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts
Liz Insogna

One has a sense that as we move closer and more connected globally, we're nostalgic for the variance that make each country's artistic expression all the more appealing.

Not A Photograph...

Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

Ever since our readers went bananas over the hyperrealistic works of Paul Cadden, we've been on the hunt to find other talented artists with an abilit...

When Pencils Meet Photography, Great Things Happen

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

We’ve featured Ben Heine’s surreal images on our page before, but he’s back, this time with even more epic and imaginative works. Combining phot...

Nickelodeon Artist Cartoonifies Stewart & Colbert

Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may be animated guys on their shows, but no one's seen them like this before. Nickelodeon storyboard artist and Re...

PHOTOS: Dad's Awesome School Lunch Bag Art

Posted 08.09.2012 | Parents

Derek Benson may believe he's "just the embarrassing dad" -- but we disagree and have a feeling his kids do too. The video game developer sends his...