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Museum Selfie-ishness

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

It's difficult to say which is worse: The fact that we seem to need to document every moment of our existence or the need to put ourselves at the center of everything.

Bush Brothers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Bush brothers.

Breathe Into Your Chakra And Enjoy These Delicate Artworks Of The Occult

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

1. Breathe in through your base chakra to your solar (666) chakra. 2. Hold your breath as long as you can, comfortably, and focus on your 6th cha...

From Rodin to Reward Pathways: The Science of Art

Nina Wang | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
Nina Wang

Our experiences of art are so subjective that studying them in a scientific way seems impossible, but a growing field called neuroaesthetics is attempting to do just that.

Remembering Tom Slaughter

Jim Kempner | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts
Jim Kempner

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

Elegance and Style Dictates the Art Collection at the Park Hyatt Zurich

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Like many of the Park Hyatt hotels around the world, the Park Hyatt Zurich paid special attention to the 91 pieces in its art collection, which is hung throughout the public spaces in its 6-story building.

Sex & Nature: Evocative Paintings by Mark Henson

Jacob Devaney | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Jacob Devaney

Sex arouses the body, nature enriches the soul, and art inspires the mind. Artist Mark Henson makes love visible with a paintbrush.

Artist Documents Every Day With A Miniature 'Postcard For Ants'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts

What if you marked every day of your life with a small, independent act of creativity? Now, what if it was a really small act? Like, we're talking ant...

365 Paintings for Ants, A Miniaturist Project by Artist Lorraine Loots

Gareth Pon | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Gareth Pon

Lorraine Loots, a miniaturist painter from Cape Town, South Africa started a 365 day project on the 1st of January 2013. She decided to do one miniatu...

Painting in the Light of Chania, Crete

Margaret Tsirantonakis | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Margaret Tsirantonakis

For the past four years I have been working on watercolor/gouaches on paper during summer/fall visits to Chania, on the island of Crete where I was born. The light there is vivid, warm and intense, which influences my work.

The Cloisters: Escape the City in the City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art given over to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. With a collection of over 2,000 medieval pieces, the museum's structure is itself part of the exhibit.

This Computer Brings Internet Art Into Your Home, And It Is Stunning

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

We live in an age where art and the internet have a strange relationship. On one hand, the two are inevitably intertwined, as art on the internet -...

WATCH: The Story Behind These Funny Fat Cat Paintings

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Many cat owners are obsessive about their feline friends, but few have immortalized their pets quite like artist Svetlana Petrova. The Russian painter...

Can the Arts Save Detroit?

Leslie Tolf | Posted 07.12.2014 | Detroit
Leslie Tolf

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I became a graphic artist in D.C. Twenty years later, I was involved with the labor movement. At the time, I didn't think that there was a connection between the two, but now I'm quite sure that there is.

The Art of George W. Bush

Mike Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

jerry brown

The Naked Maja in My Camera

G.E. Masana | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
G.E. Masana

"Goya," he said, "that's who your work reminds me of." I didn't expect that coming from a client.

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.

Cubism Meets Nintendo In 8-Bit Watercolor Paintings

Posted 02.15.2014 | Arts

It's not all too often we align the modernist artistic movement that is Cubism with the middle school pastime that is Nintendo, but artist Adam Lister...

Must-see Painting Shows: February 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

There are more than two dozen New American Paintings alumni on view this month, and some of our favorites are among them.

Ethereal Portraits Capture The Beauty Of A Meditative Trance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Examining most portraits we learn certain things about the subject: the placement of their parts, the spots where wrinkles have emerged, the stories t...

Must-see Painting Shows: January 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

I looked at a lot of art while hunkering down to escape the subarctic temperatures blasting through Boston and much of the country last week. My monthly review of more than 400 gallery shows yielded close to one hundred must-see painting shows, three dozen of which involve New American Paintings' alumni.

Stories From the Bible

Michael Hafftka | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

In the forty years of my artistic career, I have been working on a series of Bible paintings. This is the first time I show them all together.

14 Painters (+2) to Watch in 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

Traditional definitions of media have become less and less important for emerging artists, and, no doubt, some of the listed artists would not consider themselves to be painters per se.

Jewish Jesus, 'Christ Killers,' and the Hidden Code of Hatred

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Just when I thought that society had gotten over the bizarre charge that Jews were collectively responsible for the death of Jesus, an equally bizarre missive has come along to challenge my complacency.

Another Miami Art Week Under Our Belts

Tom Falco | Posted 02.08.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Sometimes I think the Miami Art Week shows are more about the people than the art; you meet so many people. But, then again, it's the art that has drawn everyone together.