Art

March 30, 2020

People Recreate Works of Art With Objects Found at Home During Self-Quarantine

Like many cultural institutions, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is closed due to the spread of the coronavirus. But during this challenging time, the Getty has found a way to keep people engaged with their art—even though they can’t see it in person. They’ve challenged their social media followers to “recreate a work of art with objects (and people)” from the comfort of their own homes. And the internet did not disappoint.

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March 27, 2020

Incredibly Realistic Paintings Look Like They’re Wrapped in Plastic Film

Artist Robin Eley is a master of painting illusions. His diverse body of work has received wide acclaim for its hyperrealistic precision, with paintings exhibited in art institutions around the world. Recently, Eley has created a series of mind-boggling canvases that appear to be wrapped in clear plastic film and tape—but in reality it’s all expertly painted by Eley himself.

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March 21, 2020

12 Best Oil Paints for Beginners and Professionals

Whether you’ve just started painting or are a professional, chances are you’ve considered using oil paint. From Rembrandt to Monet, oil paint is the hallmark of the Old Masters, its slow drying time allowing artists to manipulate the medium over an extended period. In one form or another, oil paint has existed since ancient Greece, though it came into popular use during the Northern Renaissance.

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