May 6, 2021

Illustrations Reveal How Famous Artists Create Masterpieces in Very Different Studios [Interview]

We can learn so much about an artist’s practice from their studio space. These places are the site of creative magic; and sometimes, they even show up in the work itself. Jackson Pollock, for instance, had bits of his studio—including cigarette butts and nails—embedded within his paintings. Illustrator Max Dalton captures these exciting and transformative spaces in his series of paintings featuring artists in their studios.

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May 5, 2021

25 Gifts to Help Art Grads Kick Off Their Creative Careers

Picking out a present for an art school graduate can be tricky. While any graduation gift will do, why not congratulate the creative in your life with a present that will help them kick off their career? In this selection of graduation gifts for art students, you'll find colorful products that are both personal and practical. For a bit of how-to help, nothing beats art books like the career-focused Art Inc. and project-driven Creative Block.

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May 1, 2021

Artist Illustrates Her Pregnancy Journey so She Never Forgets Those Moments

Photographs may capture a moment in time, but they don't always reveal the reality of what is going on. That's why LA-based artist Amanda Oleander began painting her real-life experiences in a series of playful and relatable illustrations. From the unexpected pull of pregnancy cravings to the indescribable happiness of holding your loved one in your arms, these tender works of art celebrate the unpredictable reality of love, relationships, and pregnancy.

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April 28, 2021

Artist Sculpts Polymer Clay Into Colorful Swirling Landscapes

Sweden-based artist Alisa Lariushkina continues to find new and mesmerizing ways of using polymer air-dry clay. Inspired by famous painters like Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet, she masterfully transforms an array of Japanese air-dry clay into high-relief depictions of lush, bucolic landscapes. “I'm a self-taught artist, been working with air-dry polymer clay for about six years in my own technique,” Lariushkina explains to My Modern Met.

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