April 21, 2019

Oxford’s Free Online Lectures Teach You How to Think Clearly During Arguments

Have you ever struggled to articulate yourself during an argument? It can be hard to get your point across during heated moments, which often leads to even more frustration and unresolved issues. But arguments aren’t always bad—they can actually be healthy if they’re dealt with in the right way. If you want to learn how, check out Critical Reasoning For Beginners: a series of free, online lectures led by Oxford University’s philosophy professor Marianne Talbot.

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April 4, 2019

Want to Get Better at Art? Here’s Why You Need to Try Still Life Drawing

Still life is an iconic subject in art history. For as long as people have been creating visual work, there has been a desire to record the things that we own. Through drawing and painting, these pieces give us viewers some insight into the lives of others. As artists they’ve got another benefit—by drawing from direct observation, it allows us to hone our skills to make us better at our craft.

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March 27, 2019

Learn to Draw Anything with These Handy Online Resources and Books

Drawing is a skill that you can practice at any point in your life. Once you know the basics, you can continually improve your abilities and challenge yourself to take on more complicated subject matter. This type of art will never go out of style, so there’s no limit to the amount of drawing ideas you can sketch over the course of decades!

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March 11, 2019

800 Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from France and Britain Available Online

Lovers of Medieval art and literature will appreciate an initiative undertaken by the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Polonsky Foundation. The trio has teamed up to make some of the illuminated manuscripts in the libraries’ collection more readily available to the public. And now, two separate websites allow easy access to 800 Medieval manuscripts created between 700 C.E. and 1200 C.E..

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