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January 17, 2020

10 Art Books That Will Nourish Your Creative Soul This Month (January 2020)

How has your 2020 been so far? Are you well on your way to crushing your goals, or are you starting to lose steam? If you’re finding that you need a little pick-me-up to make “new year, new you” happen, try grabbing a book. Creative publications can do so much; they can teach you new skills, help you cultivate a positive mindset, and offer endless inspiration.

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January 17, 2020

Australians Get Welcome Relief as Torrential Rain Helps Ease Bushfires

Embed from Getty Images There’s finally some relief for those battling against the Australian bushfires, which have been raging since last summer. Since Thursday, an incredible amount of rain has swept over the affected areas—some of which have been facing droughts for years. While the downpours didn’t put out all of the fires—82 are still burning—it did manage to extinguish a quarter of what was blazing.

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January 16, 2020

Meet Theo van Gogh: Vincent’s Younger Brother and One of History’s Most Important Art Dealers

As a pioneer of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh is one of art history’s most well-known figures. Though the artist did not see much success during his short career, his work has attained ample attention since his death in 1890. Who was behind his posthumous fame? Arguably, it can be attributed to his younger brother, Theo, an important art dealer who introduced the modern art world to Vincent’s prolific portfolio.

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January 16, 2020

This Giant “Corpse” Flower Found in Indonesia Is the World’s Largest Bloom

Deep in the forest of West Sumatra, a strange parasitic flower bloomed just as the year came to an end. Measuring in at nearly 44 inches in diameter, this giant Rafflesia tuan-mudae is the largest bloom ever recorded. Also known as a corpse flower, it is one of 28 species in the Rafflesia genus. Its nickname comes from the incredible stench the plant gives off as it blooms.

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