Art

May 31, 2020

How Puppetry Has Put on a Spectacular Show for Centuries and Continues to Shine

No performing art is quite as fascinating as puppetry. Blending all kinds of crafts—from acting and animating to design and doll-making—this unique practice holds a special role in the theater tradition. Since making their grand debut thousands of years ago, puppet productions have popped up in art and culture scenes around the world, making them among the oldest—and most widely celebrated—theatrical renditions in history. Want to learn all about puppetry’s story?

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May 31, 2020

Dazzling Outdoor Mirror Installations Reflect Our Connection to the World Around Us

Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad installs mirrors in unexpected places to explore our relationship with nature. Her imaginative exhibitions have sprouted around the world—from Italy to Australia to Iran—in various and exciting forms, like an open door trapped in the sand or reflective stepping stones leading a path across the desert. “For me, the use of mirrors is integral to creating a paradise,” Abedinirad explains on her website.

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May 30, 2020

Nomadic Artist Shares Her Extensive Travels Through Inky Watercolor Paintings

In 2017, Spanish artist Alicia Aradilla decided to embrace a nomadic lifestyle and travel the world. Instead of keeping a diary of her journeys, however, Aradilla began documenting the architecture, nature, and other memorable sites she saw—and continues to experience—in sketchbooks. The loose and expressive style of her miniature watercolor paintings capture the ephemeral feeling of seeing a site for the very first time. Aradilla’s annotated artwork provides engaging imagery for her large Instagram following.

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May 26, 2020

Massive Flower Arrangements Appear on NYC Streets in Support of COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

Floral designer Lewis Miller crafts massive pop-up flower arrangements that occupy New York City streets. Calling each iteration a “Flower Flash,” the stunning collection of roses, lilies, cherry blossoms, and more are an unexpected and welcome sight to the gritty backdrop of the urban environment. He’s previously dressed phone booths and trash cans with the tumbling flowers, and more recently, he’s concentrated on the area in which his abundance of blooms appear.

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