August 14, 2018

8 Interesting Frida Kahlo Facts That May Surprise You

One of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, Frida Kahlo has a life story that has become almost as popular as her art. Kahlo's biography has sparked innumerable books and an Oscar-winning film. Her distinct fashion, unibrow, and marriage to Diego Rivera, a man 21 years her senior, have simply added to the intrigue sparked by her art.

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August 13, 2018

“Painting with Bob Ross” Book Teaches Readers How to Paint Like the Legendary Artist

Late American artist and television host Bob Ross has inspired artists with his can-do approach to painting for nearly 40 years. During the 11-year run of The Joy of Painting, an instructional painting program, the pop culture icon taught viewers of all skill levels how to pick up a paintbrush with confidence. Now, in addition to these popular video tutorials, Ross' fans and followers can find artistic inspiration in the new book, Painting with Bob Ross.

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August 12, 2018

How a Volcanic Eruption Preserved the Ancient Roman City of Pompeii

The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world. Located just outside of Naples in southern Italy, Pompeii is renowned for its well-preserved Roman ruins—and the disaster that ironically left them intact. Following a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, the entire city was covered by a blanket of volcanic ash. Until the 18th century, the city remained buried by this dust, leaving it untouched—and unseen—for nearly 1,700 years.

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August 11, 2018

60+ Artists Show Off the Beautifully Skillful Pages of Their Moleskine Sketchbooks

For the seventh year, Spoke Art presents The Moleskine Project—its annual collective celebrating the artist sketchbook. International artists from across the new contemporary movement were asked to place their visions on the pages of a Moleskine sketchbook. The results are currently on display at Spoke Art's New York City gallery for the first time. Over 60 artists are on show, using different mediums and techniques to produce their work.

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