If you're a Vincent van Gogh enthusiast, you've probably heard of the Van Gogh Museum, an institution that houses the largest collection of work by the Post-Impressionist painter. In the past, Van Gogh fans would have to travel to Amsterdam to view the museum's holdings; but now, anyone can “visit” the site with the simple click of a mouse.
If you live in New York City, you'll be happy to know that your library card can now get you into...
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Hand embroidery is a famously easy craft to try. With its inexpensive materials and helpful beginner kits, even stitching novices will be able to make their first pass through the fabric with a needle and thread. The running stitch is the most basic of embroidery techniques, and that’s just the beginning.
Today, more and more art institutions are sharing their permanent collections online.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers virtual access to its famed Thomas J. Watson Library, letting users peruse 50,000 of its resources with the click of a mouse.
Like any creative field, art history has its own language.
In the age of digital, it can feel really satisfying to write something down.
With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever for photographers to create images that are not only breathtaking but also ignite our sense of wonder. Often, this is through photo manipulation in programs like Photoshop. But photographer Mathias Fast has recently introduced a fantastic photography hack that will give your images a fantastical, ethereal feel without you having to know your way around a computer. (Although it helps.)
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