Art

May 24, 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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May 23, 2020

The Many Hats of Dr. Seuss: Political Cartoonist, Children’s Poet, and Everything in Between

When it comes to whimsy, consider Dr. Seuss an expert. Known for celebrating silliness, the American author wrote and illustrated children’s books featuring fanciful pictures and witty rhyming words. While these works have come to define Dr. Seuss’ career, penning playful books was not his only passion. Before and after titles like The Cat in the Hat hit the shelves, Dr. Seuss himself tried on many different hats.

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May 23, 2020

Hyperrealistic Watercolor Paintings Perfectly Recreate the Delicate Beauty of Flower Petals

The meticulous art of botanical illustration has a long and rich history. Before the invention of photography, artists were expected to capture species of plant life in immaculate detail, which then informed scientists, physicians, pharmacists, and other researchers. Although this scrupulous art no longer serves a scientific purpose, the study of flora continues to flourish among contemporary creatives such as Svetlana Lanse.

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May 21, 2020

Google Doodle Honors 61st Birthday of Hawaiian Singer-Songwriter Israel Kamakawiwo`ole

Google is known for honoring anniversaries, people, and events with their illustrated Google Doodles. One of the search engine’s most recent Doodles celebrates the 61st birthday of late native Hawaiian singer-songwriter and activist Israel Ka`ano`i Kamakawiwo`ole with a heartwarming animation. Widely referred to as the “Voice of Hawaii,” he is perhaps best known for his beloved rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow“—the soundtrack of the Doodle.

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