Posts tagged "art"

Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on "Jurassic Park" and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today's Lady News!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 14, 2015

Amazing Artist Paints Chuck Close-ish Portrait Of Beyonce In 60 Hours

What better way to spend your Saturday than watching this amazing time-lapsed video of not yet 20-year-old NYU art student Chris Minafo drawing a giant beautiful portrait of Beyonce! Chris calls Bey his "idol," and now he's min. Chris, can I be your BFF? I'm old and stuff but I can totally hang! Minafo said,…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

Locals Raising Funds To Topple Monstrous Lucille Ball Statue

Residents of Celoron, New York, Lucille Ball's hometown, are very unhappy with this horrifying statue that definitely does not look like the late comedienne. It looks like Paulie Walnuts from "The Sopranos" if you ask me. Anyway, the statue has been living in Celoron since 2009, but I suppose after five years they've all had…

By: Katrin Higher / April 4, 2015

Watch Tracy Emin Recreate Her Past In Tate’s Exhibition Of “My Bed”

Plus, Ikea is providing the United Nations with flat-pack refugee shelters -- awesome! Click for more in Today's Lady News...

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 31, 2015

10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it's not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

Madonna Reminisces On Her Time With Basquiat

Apparently when late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat broke up with someone, he broke up with them hard, because according to Madonna, their relationship ended with the artist taking back canvases he’d given her and painting them over with black. Even worse, when another of his ex-girlfriends tried to sell her Basquiat canvases, his sister claimed that…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

Monument Valley Will Blow Your Mind Through Your Phone

I’ve played a lot of video and computer games in my life, but most of them, I’ve just sampled - you know, I’ll play it for a half-hour, decide it’s not my thing, and then go back to the games I know I love. When I do love a game, I truly do fall i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 12, 2015

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

Hang On To Yourself: My Hair Color, David Bowie & Embracing The Weird

So now that I’ve stopped being an Earth Mother hair hippie, I have to beg the question: Do I really want to keep my natural hair color?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 9, 2015

Heartwarmer Of The Day: A Dutch Foundation Takes Cancer Patients To See Rembrandt’s Greatest Works

A woman with terminal cancer had her last big wish granted through the Amsterdam Wish Foundation, who took her to the Rijksmuseum to see an exhibition on Rembrandt.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

Bill Clinton’s National Portrait Includes A Spiteful Lewinsky Reference

You know what they say: hell hath no fury like a presidential national portrait painter who strongly condemns your extramarital affair. Good ol' boy William Jefferson Clinton learned this the hard way however, after Philadelphia painter Nelson Shanks revealed this week that his 2006 portrait of Clinton includes a multi-layered reference to the Monica Lewinsky…

By: Beejoli Shah / March 2, 2015

This Giant Gilded Clitoris Is A Work of Art, And I Don’t Mean Metaphorically

The Nashville Scene reported a delightful little story today, possibly even better than any llama car chase (one woman's opinion): a giant golden statue of a clitoris is now residing at a Tennessee university. The Scene's Arts Editor Laura Hutson wrote this most excellent description of the scene: Nashville may be It City, but Sewanee is closing…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 27, 2015

Plastic Jesus Wins The Oscars!

Which film is going to win Best Picture this year? Who cares when you have Plastic Jesus as your resident-shocking subversive installation artist! Banksy is SO 2014. If you're like me, you hold a contradictory position towards Hollywood and the Oscars. On the one hand, I LOVE the red carpet fashions, the beauty and the…

By: Katrin Higher / February 22, 2015

Melt Your Stress Away With This Enchanting Little Film

Designer Shunsuke Umiyama's latest creation is the bamboo copTer, a mobile made from a classic toy. These tiny helicopters, also known as taketambo or bamboo copters, lift into the air when spun. In Umiyama's mobile, they spin gently in the breeze, lulling the viewer's mind into forgetting the world for just a moment. If you're feeling high-strung today,…

By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Jerry Saltz’s Interview About “Street Art Throwdown” Is Exactly Why You Should Know And Love Jerry Saltz

ArtNet published an interview with Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York magazine and former judge on the reality TV art competition "Work of Art," about the newly-premiered Oxygen reality show "Street Art Throwdown." His responses were predictably hilarious and on-point, because Jerry Saltz is almost always hilarious and on-point. Some highlights: His advice to

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 21 Chalkboard Paint Crafts To Art Up Your Home

Chalkboard paint solves a lot of different problems at once: It’s a cheap and easy way to decorate, it allows you to re-decorate with the swipe of a cloth, and it can any object or space more practical or more useful. Check out these chalkboard paint tutorials for inpiration and instructions on how to make…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

Of Course Art Can Change The World, If Only The Art World Wanted It To

VICE wrote up a cool panel discussion at Bard on the subject of politically engaged art today, but it was lacking an answer to the question it posed: Can art be a form of political activism? The obvious answer is, well, yes, of course. I mean, look at Jacques-Louis David’s “The Death of Marat,” or…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

Sia’s Video Collaboration With Shia LaBeouf For “Elastic Heart” Is Damn Good Art, And Most Of The Internet Agrees

A few people on the internet think that Sia’s video for the song “Elastic Heart,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Maddie Ziegler, depicts pedophilia. Why? I don’t know. Well, I do, but it would be mean to say, so I’ll just think it. Anyway, case in point:…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

How Did Dr. Seuss Create Green Eggs And Ham?

Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic book was conceived after a dare to write a book containing 50 words or less (it comes in at 50 exactly). In this video, the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

Two More Women Are Suing Bill Cosby For Defamation

Two women have joined alleged rape victim Tamara Green in her defamation suit against Bill Cosby and his lawyer. [Death and Taxes] What lies do you believe about your vagina? [Daily Dot] More vagina news: Read about how to embrace your vagina as you age. [VICE]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015
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