March 17, 2018

10+ Witty Webcomics You Should Read to Brighten Your Day

A post shared by Ketnipz (@ketnipz) on Sep 11, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT For many artists with a sense of humor, comics are a no-brainer when it comes to visually expressing their ideas and feelings. Taking the form of sequential images with overlaid captions and speech bubbles, the narrative art form first became popular in America and Japan during the mid-20th century.

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March 16, 2018

Interview: Painter Visualizes Powerful Women as Goddesses of the Sea

Philadelphia-based artist Lindsay Rapp creates ethereal mixed media art featuring mythical sea goddesses. Exuding enchanting qualities, Rapp’s stunning artworks are expressions of female empowerment. Her mermaid and Venus-like subjects seem perfectly at home with their surrounding ocean environment, and pose proudly while powerful waves crash around them. Describing her style as “magical impressionism,” Rapp’s pieces are rendered with expressive brush strokes in vibrant and metallic hues.

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March 14, 2018

Upcoming Exhibition Uses Frida Kahlo’s Personal Belongings to Tell Her Life Story

This summer, London's famed Victoria and Albert Museum will present Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up. Featuring a colorful collection of Kahlo's personal possessions, the highly anticipated exhibition will explore the Mexican artist's identity through authentic artifacts and intimate photographs. Featuring over 200 objects from Kahlo's home, La Casa Azul (“The Blue House”), Making Her Self Up offers “a fresh perspective on Kahlo's compelling life story.

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March 12, 2018

This Artist’s Energetic Manga-Style “Illustrations” Aren’t Drawings At All

For fans of manga art, you might look at this image of two racing cars and think it’s an illustration from the famous Initial D series by Shuichi Shigeno—a story about illegal Japanese street racing, created in the ‘90s. However, take a closer look and you’ll see that it’s actually a photograph of a diorama, created using model toy cars, hand-painted in the series’ characteristic, graphic style.

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