November 17, 2017

Artist Embroiders Portraits and Each Strand of Thread Looks Like a Brushstroke of Paint

Inspired by the works of the old masters, Russia-based artist Maria Vasilyeva creates accessories and panels that evoke the style and fine workmanship of the Renaissance. Vasilyeva’s purses, pendants, and brooches feature embroidered portraits, with each stitch appearing to resemble a paint stroke, emulating the technique of classical oil paintings.

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November 16, 2017

How Skilled Copyists Leave the Louvre with a Masterpiece Every Year

Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas. These artists are not only some of the most famous painters in art history, but they also share a common experience—copying the works of Old Masters in the Louvre. A long tradition dating back to just after the French Revolution, each year Paris' premier museum grants 250 permits to amateur and professional artists, allowing them to copy the masterpiece of their choice.

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November 13, 2017

3,500-Year-Old Stone Carving Discovery May Change Art History as We Know It

A new discovery by researchers at the University of Cincinnati is upending the way we think about the development of Western Civilization. More than one year after discovering the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze age warrior in Greece, an incredible piece of carved stone could rewrite art history. Known as the Griffin Warrior tomb, the Greek government hailed it as “most important to have been discovered in 65 years.

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November 11, 2017

Quick Guide to the Rule of Thirds for Artists and Photographers

Most creatives, from painters to photographers, will have come across the Rule of Thirds at some point. Anyone who deals in producing visually appealing work will have had this golden guideline pushed on them in order to achieve a balanced composition. But what is the Rule of Thirds? And where does it come from? What is the Rule of Thirds?

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