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Photographer Reimagines Classical Paintings Featuring His 6-Year Old Daughter

April 16, 2014 by

Finding inspiration from classical paintings from artists such as Rembrandt, Raphael and Vemeer, Australian portrait photographer Bill Gekas, his wife Nikoleta and daughter Athena have put their family talents together to pay tribute to the old masters. Bill has always had an admiration and respect for the works by old master painters, which ... [Read More]

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Artist Creates Portrait Of Jackie Chan With 64,000 Chopsticks

April 11, 2014 by

Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname Red, is a Malaysian artist-architect, who “loves to paint without a paintbrush.” In honor of actor and martial arts master Jackie Chan’s 60th birthday, she has created this incredibly cool portrait, made of 64,000 chopsticks! “I spent a looong time thinking about what material to use for his portrait! I finally decided on chopsticks - a symbol ... [Read More]

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Is Armpit Hair The Next Big Thing?

April 9, 2014 by

A few weeks ago, Madonna created waves by posting a picture of her lengthy armpit hair on Instagram, not as a statement of natural beauty, but rather an awareness stunt for her Art for Freedom global initiative that encourages creative expression. But, the image didn’t go unnoticed by feminists cheering the 55-year old on, or by the “beauty police” who ripped her apart for the fuzz, and for her makeup ... [Read More]

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Artist Creates Magical Portraits To Help Dogs Find New Homes

April 7, 2014 by

Hungarian artist Sarolta Bán is on a mission to change the perception of and promote shelter animals in need of new homes with her project, Help Dogs with Images. Sarolta is encouraging people from around the world to upload images of homeless pets to her Facebook page. She then uses digital photo manipulation techniques to transform the original photos into ... [Read More]

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5 Things You Should Know Before Reading The Goldfinch

April 3, 2014 by

By Cynthia Hornig - I love nothing more than hunkering down with a good, meaty book and spending time with characters that take me on a journey, whatever the course may be. I’m not particularly selective or snobby when it comes to choosing books for my reading list. A self-proclaimed book glutton, I consume a large variety and can be ... [Read More]

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Color War: Exhibit & Photos Capture The Changing Meaning of Pink

April 2, 2014 by

PINK! It’s not a new topic, but recently there has been an onslaught of controversial articles about the color and how the beautiful hue has taken on new meaning when it comes to gender, marketing, identity and parenting. The conversation has infiltrated all aspects of culture, which is represented in the current exhibit Think Pink, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. ... [Read More]

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Mongolian Girl Eagle Hunter Keeps Ancient Tradition Alive

March 31, 2014 by

When photographer Asher Svidensky made his four-month trek through western Mongolia to document Kazakh eagle hunters’ lives, he discovered a new story, one that surprisingly included girls. Eagle hunting is traditionally taught to boys by their fathers when they turn thirteen. Today, it is a dying part of Mongolian culture, as more and more young men are leaving ... [Read More]

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My Cat Is A Jerk! Art Packed Children’s Book Gives Humorous Lesson In Pet Ownership

March 27, 2014 by

Meet Woman You Should Know Maeve Jopson. She’s an industrial designer, entrepreneur, and budding author who recruited five of her artist and designer friends to help illustrate her first children’s book, My Cat is a Jerk, a humorous look at the responsibilities (and rewards) of owning a pet. ... [Read More]