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December 12, 2018

Exploring the Heavenly History of Angels in Art

For centuries, angels have graced works of art with their ethereal presence. Appearing as ancient statues and adorning modern murals, these winged figures have become a fixture in art history spanning medium, culture, and time. While our contemporary idea of what an angel looks like emerged in the 4th century, the existence of angel-like figures in art can be traced back thousands of years.

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December 12, 2018

This Artist Creates the Most Amazing Paper Cranes with Feathery Details

In 2015, paper artist Cristian Marianciuc set an ambitious goal for himself: to complete 1,000 origami cranes in 1,000 days. Since achieving this objective, Marianciuc has continued crafting the cranes, culminating in a growing collection of equally elaborate and increasingly experimental paper sculptures. Like the pieces he created during his 1,000-day challenge, Marianciuc’s more recent cranes showcase his eye for detail, creative use of color, and imaginative approach to traditional origami.

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December 11, 2018

Looking for Artistic Inspiration? This Book is Full of Illustration Ideas from 50 of the Best Illustrators

When in need of illustration ideas, many budding artists turn to the masters. While this tried-and-true technique is sure to inspire, sifting through the never-ending work of countless creatives can be overwhelming. In order to streamline this process, art experts Steven Heller and Gail Anderson have crafted The Illustration Idea Book, a resource that colorfully compiles “50 of the most inspiring approaches used by masters of the field from across the world.

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December 11, 2018

10 Gifts From “Oprah’s Favorite Things” List with Our Artistic Alternatives

For years, holiday shoppers have anticipated Oprah’s Favorite Things list. What first started on her iconic daytime talk show has since migrated to the place where we buy all the things—Amazon. Oprah’s Favorite Things now has its own virtual storefront that houses her 107 picks through categories like “Quirky” and “Cozy Essentials.” This makes it easier than ever to add them to your cart or put them on your wishlist.

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