Art

May 27, 2018

20+ Adult Coloring Books to Help You Combat Stress

While many would consider “coloring” an activity reserved for children, some psychologists believe that coloring books can actually help adults relieve stress. It requires focus to color within the lines of an intricate pattern or picture, which in turn allows you to stay in the moment and forget about any worries you might have.

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May 26, 2018

Monochromatic Life-Size Sculptures Highlight the Innocence of Childhood

Known for his large installations, Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck is also a skilled sculptor whose desaturated figures often find their way into his immersive experiences. His life-size monochromatic sculptures often depict children in states of play, wonder, and reflection, helping build a multi-sensory experience for the viewer. Op de Beeck's sculptures are typically created from polyester, wood, and pigmented plaster.

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May 24, 2018

Monumental Masterpieces: 8 of Art History’s Most Famous Large-Scale Paintings

Great art comes in all shapes and sizes. From towering sculptures to tiny sketches, artists have produced works that play with scale throughout the history of art. While this interest in experimentation is apparent across mediums and genres, its role in painting has been particularly big—literally. Here, we take a look at some of the most famous large-scale canvas paintings, from Botticelli's mythological masterpiece to Pollock's avant-garde “action painting.

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May 24, 2018

Interview: Millennial Artist Creates Beautiful Oil Paintings Inspired by Old Masters

Brooklyn-based Russian oil painter Maria Kreyn‘s Old World sensibilities seep through her paintings. The skilled figurative painter forged her own artistic path, leaving behind studies in mathematics and philosophy to pick up a brush. After time in Norway, where she apprenticed for a master painter for several years, she came away fully embracing oil paint as her medium of choice.

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