Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou

February 23, 2018

15+ Quirky Gifts Perfect for People Who Love Painting

Characterized by colorful compositions, energetic brushstrokes, and a wide range of visual styles, painting is one of the most beloved and popular forms of art. While not everyone can create an acrylic or oil masterpiece, everyone can enjoy the timeless practice with these products for people who love paintings. Transcending the traditional canvas, this selection features everything from colorful and contemporary home decor to stylish statement jewelry.

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February 19, 2018

Touching Photo of Rescued Gorilla and Her Caretaker Wins ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ Award

Year after year, we are awe-struck by the Natural History Museum‘s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Showcasing striking scenes of nature, the contest attracts photography fans and animal lovers alike. While most of 2017's winning entries were selected by a panel of judges, members of the public were also invited to voice their opinions.

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February 16, 2018

Mesmerizing Paintings Capture the Movement of Splashing Waves

Brooklyn-based artist Phoebe Sonder creates captivating seascape paintings that present the “power and vulnerability of the water's movement.” Ranging in both scale and stylistic approach, her striking series of ocean art showcases the beauty and buoyancy of splashing waves. In each energetic piece, Sonder skillfully captures the moment that splashing waves break. Even as the translucent waves crash against the coastline or slosh against each other, the paintings manage to convey a sense of calm amid the chaos.

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February 14, 2018

The History of Cupid in Art: How the God of Love Has Inspired Artists for Centuries

With his tiny wings, heart-tipped arrow, and angel-like appearance, Cupid is an iconic and instantly recognizable figure in popular culture. While, today, the cherubic character is typically seen adorning sentimental Valentine's Day cards, romantic gifts, and festive decorations, his history transcends the holiday by thousands of years. The concept of a Cupid-like character is rooted in ancient mythologies and is evident in a wide range of art from age-old cultures.

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