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September 18, 2019

How Music Played a Pivotal Role in the Colorful Avant-Garde Direction of Modern Art

It’s no secret that artists often look to other creative figures, styles, and movements for inspiration. In addition to fine art influences, however, many of art history’s most prominent players also employed more personal muses. Much like Frida Kahlo‘s interest in her Mexican heritage and Salvador Dalí‘s dive into his subconscious, painter Paul Klee, for example, was influenced by his own musical background.

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September 18, 2019

This High School Senior Class Dressed Up in Costume for Their School ID Photos

The seniors at North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan have a tradition that starts their final year with a bit of fun. The soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to dress up in costume for their school ID photos—and they do not disappoint! From pop culture icons to hilarious memes, these kids make their final North Farmington IDs as memorable as the last three years were.

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September 17, 2019

Spectacular Smeared Sky Photos Are Impressionist “Paintings” for the Digital Age

Photographer Matt Molloy has something in common with Impressionist painters. For the better part of a decade, the Canadian creative has crafted sky photography that look like paintings from the defining artistic movement. Depicting daylight and nighttime, the images appear as though they were manipulated with a brush and highlight brilliant hues that are smudged into artful changes of color—just like the painters of the late 1800s.

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September 17, 2019

Winners of the 2019 British Wildlife Photography Awards Celebrate Beauty of Local Fauna

For 10 years, the British Wildlife Photography Awards have celebrated the rich ecosystems found across Britain. The 2019 winners take a diverse approach to wildlife photography; but, in their own way, they help pay homage to local fauna and prove that award-winning photography doesn’t require an exotic location. In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, the competition honors the sea by expanding its Coast and Marine category into four divisions based on the British coastline.

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