Posts tagged "art"

Artwork Depicting Nigella Lawson Being Strangled Is Posted On Her Ex-Husband’s Website

The image of Nigella Lawson with her then-husband’s hands around her throat is seared into my memory. If you remember, back in 2013, Lawson and businessman/art gallery owner Charles Saatchi…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: Pharrell Curates Women As Objects In Parisian Art Show

Yoko Ono’s breasts, a model’s ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if…

Lyneka Little | June 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

It Could Be Worse: You Could Be Stuck Inside A Giant Vagina Sculpture Like This American Exchange Student

American exchange students have a long, proud history of embarrassing our country while abroad. This chucklehead is no exception. An unidentified young man visiting Tubingen University in southwest…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 11:30 am

These Girls Are Using Art To Combat Street Harassment And I’m Loving It

The awesome ladies behind the non-profit Hollaback have turned to art as a method of fighting back against street harassment. Hollaback NYC held a “Girl Power” art workshop in a Brooklyn…

Claire Hannum | June 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Want: Art Socks With Famous Paintings On Them

I’d have to get creative to figure out where I would actually wear these socks, but that’s no matter. The Sock Drawer’s fun line of art socks includes the work of artists…

Claire Hannum | June 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

Remember Maya Angelou With Four Of Her Most Famous Poems

The death of Maya Angelou, a lioness of American arts and letters, marked the end of her truly extraordinary career. She leaves behind a body of work that is, quite…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Photoshopped Versions Of Famous Paintings Are Kind Of Terrifying

What would Botticelli’s Birth of Venus look like if the star of the painting had been airbrushed? If famous works of art had been created today, they might have a…

Claire Hannum | May 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY Wall Art For Non-Artists

As much as my inner Montessori teacher wants to be like, “We are all artists!”, I know that many people feel much more comfortable around an angry skunk than a paintbrush. But!

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Kudos To This Portrait Series For Not Erasing LGBTQ Identities While Proving They’re Just Like You

The Self Evident Truths Project is an ambitious undertaking to photograph portraits of 10,000 people who identify as being anywhere on the LGBTQI spectrum, or anyone who isn’t “100% straight.” According to the…

The Gloss | May 19, 2014 - 12:45 pm

14 Cool Foreign Words With No Direct English Translation, As Illustrated By Designer Anjana Iyer

“Sure, you can borrow that Junot Diaz book. It’s in the tsundoku pile on my desk.”
As a writer, I’m totally fascinated and obsessed with language, including the absence of specific words from the English…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 17, 2014 - 11:00 am

Life Dream Status: 1,600 Papier-Maché Pandas

No, Jessica, you’re not dreaming. What you’re looking at are 1,600 papier-maché pandas meant to symbolize the remaining great bears still alive in the world. Inspired by the World Wildlife…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Small Town Confuses Unity Sculpture For Giant Orgy

Art is often, if not always, open to interpretation, but sometimes those interpretations can be wildly off base from the artist’s original intent. Such is the case with Mark Chatterley’s “Blue…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 2, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Creepy Or Romantic? Man Photoshops Himself Into Girlfriend’s Childhood Photos

You can either accept that your significant other had a life before you came around — or you can be this guy.

A Chinese photographer’s new series Photoshops…

Huffington Post Weird News | April 29, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Who Wants To Sleep Inside A Realistic Brown Bear Sleeping Bag?

Camping is not for me. Mosquitoes. Sunburn. Murderers lurking in the woods. But I might consider sleeping outdoors under the stars (within 20 feet of an outlet for my iPhone,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Etsy Spotlight: A Lovey Dovey Print For The Bedroom

Hugs and kisses. X and O. All wrapped up in a charming little brush stroke print. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a tic-tac-toe enthusiast (or both!), this would be…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 20, 2014 - 11:00 am

Banksy’s Latest Takes Aim At Cellphone Addiction

Banksy’s latest work sure hits close to home, doesn’t it? The painting was posted to the artist’s website on Monday, and then the original was finally found by a number…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

These Popsicle Stick Jokes Are Really Depressing

Portland advertising mavens Jason Kreher and Matt Moore wanted to explore the dark subjects that make people laugh, and more specifically, “take something innocent and make it profane.”

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

What Art Can Learn From Porn

A few months ago, I caught wind of a bit of media flak surrounding the 2013 film Blue is the Warmest Color, a lesbian love story based on the novel by…

Huffington Post Weird News | April 6, 2014 - 11:30 am

Mindf**k: Artist Updates Vintage Ads With Modern Day Celebrities

For the past year, Paris-based art director David Redon has been contributing a few hours a week to a unique hobby: Photoshopping modern celebrities into vintage advertisements. “I like the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Home Inspiration: 20 Gorgeous Gallery Walls

One of the things I’m most excited about in regards to owning my own home is that I can put as many poorly planned nail holes in the wall as…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 4, 2014 - 10:00 am
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