Posts by Emma Taggart

September 25, 2018

Local Volunteers Help Artist Suspend 500,000 Flowers Inside Toledo Art Museum

British artist Rebecca Louise Law uses real flowers as her medium to create stunning, immersive installation art. Suspended with copper wire, her floating indoor gardens transform art galleries and “cocoon” the viewer in a world of mesmerizing color. For her largest installation to date, titled Community, Law had the help of local volunteers from Toledo, Ohio to install 500,000 dried and fresh flowers inside the Toledo Art Museum.

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September 22, 2018

You Can Now Download a Collection of Ancient Japanese Wave Illustrations for Free

Fans of traditional Japanese art, rejoice! There’s now an incredible online collection available featuring ancient wave and ripple designs from 1903. The black ink drawings were originally produced by the little-known Japanese artist Mori Yuzan. Despite his lack of fame, Yuzan’s artwork speaks for itself—his expressive motifs and patterns would have acted as a go-to guide for traditional Japanese craftsmen looking to adorn their swords, religious objects, ceramics, and other items with wave designs.

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September 21, 2018

20+ Creative Gifts for Anyone Who Loves Frida Kahlo

One of the most famous artists of all time, Frida Kahlo is known for her colorful canvases and extensive series of self-portraits. Her powerful artwork visualizes an honest representation of her life, celebrates her femininity and culture, and expresses her innermost feelings. She once said, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

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September 18, 2018

Japanese Teacher Creates Incredible Chalkboard Art to Inspire Students

Japanese art teacher Naohiko has found a creative way to motivate his students to take part in the junior high school’s annual sports day. The dedicated teacher spends hours creating incredible chalkboard art of well-known, inspirational characters next to words of encouragement. Using only six different chalk colors, Naohiko stayed behind after school hours to work on his artwork at night.

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