July 23, 2017

Unraveling the Emotional Depth of Edward Hopper’s Modern Masterpiece ‘Nighthawks’

Celebrated as a key figure of 20th century American art, lifelong New Yorker Edward Hopper held that “great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” While this intimate artistic approach is apparent in many of Hopper's masterpieces, it is particularly apparent in Nighthawks, an iconic oil painting that has helped define the Modernist movement.

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July 21, 2017

Korean Artist’s Illustrations Capture the Intimate Moments of a Couple in Love

Citing “excessive emotional sensitivity” as a source of artistic inspiration, Korean creative Yang Se Eun, or Zipcy, explores concepts of love in her work. This interest in illustrating intimacy is particularly apparent in her alluring collection of relationship drawings, which the artist has compiled into a collection aptly called Touch. Portraying the everyday moments between a young man and woman, this ongoing series of illustrations offers a glimpse into their loving relationship. Set in various (and often unspecified)

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July 18, 2017

Artist Creates “Negative Drawings” That Come to Life When Colors Are Inverted

UK-based artist Liam York creates mesmerizing portraits that appear to magically come to life when the colors are inverted. Known as “negative drawings,” the young artist's sketches showcase his experimental approach to art and his awe-inspiring drawing abilities. To create these inverted drawings, York works from photographs. He meticulously draws each depiction, employing a reversed color palette in order to reproduce each piece as a negative. Once each portrait is complete, York takes a picture of it.

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July 15, 2017

Metropolitan Museum of Art Now Offers Over 1,600 Free Art Books Online

In need of some summer reading? If so, look no further than the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website. What once simply provided descriptions of its world-famous permanent collection, information about its exhibitions, and a way to pick up some Met-themed merchandise now offers an extensive and eclectic selection of free online books. With an art historical focus, this comprehensive collection of over 1,600 full-text titles features everything from African to American art.

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