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.
Portrait painting is a tricky subject.
Drawing can be challenging. You can practice for decades and never feel like you’ve fully mastered it.
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.
With the proliferation of social media and smart phones, it’s hard to imagine a time before photography.
Learning to draw is one of life’s great pleasures. While many of us start (and indefinitely pause)
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!
Professional landscape photographer Anton Gorlin loves to share his tips and tricks for capturing all environments.
Ever wonder what your mom might have been reading while she was pregnant with you?
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..
You’ve got a lot of choices for tools when it comes to drawing.
With an infinite amount of online resources, owning a library card might seem a little outdated.