May 17, 2024

First Official Portrait of King Charles Since Coronation Unveiled To Mixed Reviews

King Charles recently unveiled the first official portrait of himself since his coronation. Created by British artist Jonathan Yeo, the larger-than-life artwork measures about 8.5 by 6.5 feet. But after its presentation, this unorthodox take on royal portraiture quickly caused a stir, sparking mixed reviews from art critics and dividing members of the public. In the painting, the monarch seems to stare head-on as he poses against a backdrop of bright red brushstrokes.

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May 14, 2024

Blind Artist Creates Vibrant Mural Celebrating the Power of Music

In music, harmony refers to combining different sounds together in order to create something new and beautiful. Artist John Bramblitt draws from this poignant concept for one of his latest pieces—a mural he painted in downtown Garland, Texas. On top of sending an uplifting message about a thriving community, this piece of street art is also a testament to Bramblitt's artistry and persistence, as he is blind.

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May 12, 2024

Delicate Cut Paper Sculptures Raise Awareness About Dangers of Coral Bleaching

Artist Rogan Brown is known for taking delicate sheets of paper and turning them into gorgeous three-dimensional sculptures of coral reefs. His work is so incredible that it's hard to believe that we're not looking at images taken in nature. Brown's portfolio of work showcases endless examples of what can happen when art and conservation come together to raise awareness and inspire change. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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May 9, 2024

Original Banksy Worth $100K Is Being Sold Alongside 299 Fake Replicas for $500 Each in Art Stunt

What gives a piece of art its value? Is it the originality? Is it the concept? An artist, a curator, and a Banksy enthusiast are seeking answers to these questions with their project, The Missing Balloon. The collective purchased an original Banksy print for around $97,000. They then replicated it 299 times and are selling them all for $500 apiece. That means 299 people will receive a copy, but one will receive an original Banksy.

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