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January 19, 2019

The History of ‘The Great Wave’: Hokusai’s Most Famous Woodblock Print

Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the world’s most celebrated works of art. A prime example of the ukiyo-e practice, this Japanese print has inspired artists and viewers for nearly 200 years. While The Great Wave is instantly recognizable, many may not know of its history, including its surprising evolution, role within a series, and even its lasting legacy. What is The Great Wave off Kanagawa? The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a yoko-e (landscape-oriented)

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January 18, 2019

15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

With January nearly over, how are your new year’s resolutions going? If you have creative goals but are having trouble making them stick, maybe an art jump start is all you need. Getting a boost is easier than you think; art and photography classes online allow you to refresh your skills or learn new things—all from the comfort of your own home. Among the thousands (upon thousands)

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January 18, 2019

Simple Portraits Reveal the Unique Personalities of the Animal Kingdom

Photographer Randal Ford believes that every animal has a story to tell. This compassionate perspective is at the core of his ongoing Animal Portrait Collection, a striking series that explores his subjects’ unique personalities and behaviors. Each revealing photograph features a single animal strategically shot against a stark black or white backdrop.

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