Check Out This Cool, Natural Plant Art!

As any good artist (or kid with markers) knows, an empty wall is an excuse to create art. That’s why murals are so popular in urban spaces—that same impulse that drives your two-year-old to color on a blank wall doesn’t … Continued

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Art Pops Up in Courtney Wilson McCarthy’s Pop-Up Books

If you’re looking for the perfect way to expose (or indoctrinate) your kids to art history, Courtney Watson McCarthy may have just made your life a whole lot easier. The paper engineer and graphic designer, aside from having the coolest-sounding … Continued

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Quiz: Which Piece of Art Isn’t a Fake?

Forgery in art is a big deal. Museums’, critics’, and scholars’ reputations have been made or broken on whether or not a certain piece of art is proven to be real or fake. While some fakes are easy to spot, … Continued

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Hidden Art in Books: Fore-Edge Paintings

It’s no secret that illustrators often help turn books into more memorable treasures–there’s a reason why we know names like Dr. Seuss. Books and pictures have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. Which makes it no surprise that books with secret pictures … Continued

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Delicate Beauty: Stained Glass Gypsum Windows at al-Aqsa Mosque

When you think of stained glass windows, soaring Gothic cathedrals in France and England may come to mind, complete with intricate biblical scenes communicating morals to the masses and stunning rose windows. While both beautiful and iconic, European stained glass … Continued

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Creativity for the Open Spaces: Remembering Marta Becket

Vast, empty spaces are often fuel for an artist’s creative fire. A break from the typical hustle of any sort can often create new breakthroughs for many creatives (just ask any LA artist if a trip to the desert did … Continued

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Art in Motion: The Truck Art Project

To borrow a phrase from The Grinch (in Ron Howard’s 2000 film adaptation of the character, of course), the “glitter of commercialism” as we know it today is inundated into every part of life–but very rarely glitters. Sure, advertisements in all … Continued

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Here Are Some “Festive” Paintings for Your Holiday Season

There’s a cold breeze in the air and sleigh bells are jingling, which must mean that the holiday season is upon us! By now, you’re either up to your ears in wrapping paper, singing along to “Deck the Halls” as you … Continued

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Finallly–Art History Emojis for Grown-Ups

Ever wanted to express your feelings in text messages through images–only to have the only outlet to properly do such be an emoji? Your finger hovers over the heart-eyed one–then the grimacing one–then the nerdy one. You sigh, reluctant to … Continued

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An Art History Halloween!

There’s a crisp breeze in the air, which means that Halloween is just around the corner! Which means, if you’re like most of us, you’re struggling to come up with a last-minute costume that won’t break the bank–which can be … Continued

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