January 16, 2020

Meet Theo van Gogh: Vincent’s Younger Brother and One of History’s Most Important Art Dealers

As a pioneer of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh is one of art history’s most well-known figures. Though the artist did not see much success during his short career, his work has attained ample attention since his death in 1890. Who was behind his posthumous fame? Arguably, it can be attributed to his younger brother, Theo, an important art dealer who introduced the modern art world to Vincent’s prolific portfolio.

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January 15, 2020

Japanese Artist Transforms Ordinary Rocks Into Highly Realistic Animals

Japanese artist Akie Nakata, who simply goes by Akie, has a unique way of looking at the world. While many would simply pass over a rock or a stone, Akie is able to see their potential. For the past nine years, she’s taken ordinary stones and transformed them into something magical using paint. Under her watchful eye, these rocks become highly realistic animals that fit into the palm of your hand.

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January 14, 2020

Artist Creates Amazing Sculptures With Hand-Made Textures Imitating Aquatic Life

Artist Lisa Stevens creates stunning ceramic sculptures that imitate organic motifs found in nature. Her small, decorative pieces are composed of dozens of notches and ridges made without the use of any stamps. Instead, Stevens uses a variety of small tools to achieve the crisp structure of her creations. Based in Bristol, Stevens worked as a sculptor for Aardman Animations before beginning her ceramic art practice.

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January 13, 2020

Artist Uses Her Own Thigh as a Canvas for Stunning Ink Drawings

Lately, social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest have been flooded with a renaissance of unique tattoo art. Many young people today enjoy the self-expression of adding art to their own skin, even when it’s in temporary form. Such is the case for artist Randa Haddadin, who has taken her romantic painting style to a reusable canvas—her body. Based in Dubai, Haddadin’s art explores emotions, people, and dance.

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