May 22, 2020

Teacher Missed Her Students So She Knit 23 Adorable Dolls to Represent Each of Them

Many schools are still closed due to COVID-19 lockdowns, forcing parents to homeschool their kids, and leaving many children missing their friends and routine. Teachers are another group affected by the changes. Some have had to adjust to taking their classes online—through video calls—but this doesn’t achieve the same intimacy as a traditional classroom.

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May 20, 2020

You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour of the Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum touts the largest collection of artworks from Vincent van Gogh and it has now increased its already sizable virtual footprint with a seven-part video series taking the viewer on a private tour of parts of the museum’s collection. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity helps you connect to Van Gogh’s artwork in a reverent setting accompanied by a rich musical score.

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May 18, 2020

Rijksmuseum Releases Extremely Detailed 44.8 Gigapixel Image of Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’

Perhaps Rembrandt van Rijn’s most famous painting, The Night Watch (1642), can now be seen in greater detail than ever before. You no longer have to worry about obeying the cautionary signs that line museum walkways and making sure to stand a respectable distance away from this massive piece from the Dutch Golden Age of Art; the Rijksmuseum has uploaded a fully zoomable 44.8-gigapixel (44,804,687,500 pixels) digital image of the painting in its full glory.

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May 17, 2020

Seascape Sketchbooks Blend Into the Shoreline When Held at the Horizon

No matter the weather, Azerbaijan-based artist Fidan Zaman takes to the shores of the Caspian Sea to paint the seawater and the sky. From dark, murky waters and gray clouds to turquoise waves and sunlit horizons, Zaman captures the beauty of the beach during all four seasons. Each seascape lives inside her sketchbook, but it becomes part of the landscape when she holds it up to the shoreline to photograph it.

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