American Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in New York from Haitian and Puerto Rican parents. He was one of the most influential American painters and fascinated the art world for decades along with his good friend and iconic creative, Andy Warhol. Basquiat, the then rising star of the New York art scene, was known for his graffiti-like images and was considered to be the founder of the Neo-Expressionism Movement.
Contemporary architect Frank Gehry’s work usually makes for a recognizable character in a city skyline.
One of the most famous paintings in the world—The Kiss—was painted in the first decade of the 20th century by...
Though most influential architects are arguably not as well-known as the world's most famous artists, there are some “star architects” that become household names. One famous architect who has reached this level of fame is Frank Lloyd Wright. From the iconic Fallingwater to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Wright designed some of the most important buildings in all of American architectural history.
Iconic French painter and the founder of Impressionism Claude Monet was a prolific practitioner of expressing one’s emotions before nature.
There are a handful of architects whose legacy will live on for generations, long after they're gone.
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was an iconic painter with a lasting legacy. Born in 1907, the painter's life was one of artistic daring and political activism. During her lifetime, Kahlo achieved an impressive level of international recognition as an artist; but, her cult status as a feminist and Surrealist icon greatly developed after her death in 1954.
In the olden days, every motorist had a clunky road atlas and flimsy paper maps.
Language lovers will be thrilled to know that illustrator Bruce Worden is back to regularly updating his popular website Homophones,...
In school, calling someone smart often meant they were good at math or science, but American developmental psychologist Howard Gardner has a different conception of what makes a person bright. Instead of there being one type of intelligence, he contends that there are actually nine that we possess: naturalist (nature smart); musical (sound smart); logical mathematical (number/reasoning smart); existential (life smart); interpersonal (people smart); bodily kinesthetic (body smart); linguistic (word smart); intra-personal (self smart)