Art

July 21, 2017

200+ Posters From the Golden Age of Graphic Design Are Now Free to Download

Today, more and more cultural institutions have started to offer free art resources to the public through online archives. From high-quality reproductions of antique photographs to museum-approved art books, these complimentary materials promote and exhibit the endless possibilities of Internet learning. Recently, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has opted to contribute to this downloadable, digitized phenomenon with Art of the Poster 1880-1918, a curated collection of posters from the “Golden Age” of graphic design.

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July 21, 2017

Artist Creates Miniature Paintings of Tiny Animals That Capture Every Cute Detail

Since 2015, self-described “tiny artist” Irene Malakhova has specialized in miniature paintings. Working in watercolors and predominantly inspired by animals, the Russian painter has recently compiled a collection of little living things for her #tiny_creaturesdays series. Malakhova's series of paintings feature a range of cuddly and cute animals, from playful kittens and puppies to baby birds and bees. Though each animal measures no more than a single square inch, every one is rendered in an extraordinary amount of detail.

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July 16, 2017

The Story Behind Gustav Klimt’s Shimmering Symbolist Painting ‘The Kiss’

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is known for his ethereal, pattern-rich portraits. Today, several of these canvases are considered masterpieces, though This Kiss, a particularly exquisite piece, seems to float above the rest. Featuring shimmering gold tones, stylized forms, and sentimental iconography, The Kiss has enchanted audiences since its completion in 1908. Today, the awe-inspiring piece is housed in Vienna's esteemed Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, though its illustrious legacy transcends Klimt's Austrian roots.

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July 14, 2017

Interview: Surreal Paintings of Women Exploring Areas Affected by Climate Change

In her new solo show, Stranger Than Earth, artist Redd Walitzki showcases her memorable and meaningful approach to portraiture. Featuring the female figure and intended as commentary on climate change, the pieces that compose the exhibition serve as both stunning surrealist portrayals and as whimsical works of activist art. Each enchanting painting incorporates a range of unexpected influences extracted from Walitzki's own experiences.

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