Posts tagged "art"

Girl Talk: So A Perfectionist Walks Into An Abstract Painting Class…

"Don't be afraid of the white canvas." I'm sitting in the Nashville community art center for my first art class in almost a decade. My art teacher is standing at the front of the room repeating this phrase over and over in her sweet, calm voice. She brought homemade cupcakes to class and brewed a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 31, 2013

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2013

Contortionists And Public Places Is A Strange And Delightful Combination

A conceptual art group called "Bodies in Urban Spaces" have taken their unique form of contortionist street art to Paris, Seoul, and New York, but their recent demonstrations in Bangor, Wales really caught my eye. I especially love seeing the contrast of their bright, modern workout gear and bendy bodies with Bangor's heavy, ancient architecture.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 26, 2013

“Performance Art” Is Now A Gay College Student Having Anal Sex In An Art Gallery

There's a stigma around virginity, so gay college student Clayton Pettet, 19, is doing his part by having anal sex inside an art gallery in front of a live audience on January 25th. Pettet's performance art will be called "Art School Stole My Virginity" and will include first-time butt sex with a friend and the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013

Milk Does A Wardrobe Good

No optical illusion here. These models are really wearing nothing but milk. Photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, who specializes in working with liquids, created this Milky Pin-Ups photo series by pouring pint after pint of milk on each model and snapping away like crazy. Each photo contains about 200 frames, and many, many gallons of dairy, to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 19, 2013

Here’s What Happens When You Make An OKCupid Profile That’s Actually Honest

Let’s be real, honesty terrifies people — probably more than almost anything else. We like to fill our social interactions with surface-level conversations about how we're "doing just fine" and save the real stuff for a select few people we trust. Even then, it’s tempting to only confide deep feelings that reflect well on u…

By: Claire Hannum / October 16, 2013

Artist Endia Beal Photographs “Black Hairstyles” On White Women

Check out these photos by artist Endia Beal, who got white women to get so-called "Black hairstyles" and then pose for portraits in a series called "Can I Touch It?" Beal, who is Black, said she wanted to challenge the notion of what baby boomers consider to be a professional appearance in the workplace.  [Colorlines,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2013

Photographer Takes Portraits Of Men Moments After They Catcall Her; The Results Are Mesmerizing

After moving to Philadelphia from Fort Collins, Colorado, artist Hannah Price started experiencing street harassment for the first time, and she came up with a novel way to respond to it: she turned her camera on the men who catcalled her. In a fascinating interview with The Morning News, Price describes how she takes the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2013

Frisky Q&A: How To Buy Art When You’re Not Rich

If you're a twenty- or thirty-something, "start an art collection" probably ranks somewhere between "buy a French winery" and "become a Bond villain" on your list of cool-but-unrealistic life goals. But guess what? Contrary to popular belief, buying a beautiful piece of art is not a luxury relegated to the super-rich. It's actually totally doable,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 1, 2013

Drawing On Cats Is the Best Idea Instagram Has Ever Seen

Fellow cat fanatics, gather 'round: The Best Thing In The World has happened. If you didn’t already think the cats on your Instagram feed were cute enough, wait until you see the idraw_on_cats project. Creator Amanda Coffelt sketches extra personality into the photos of her cat Bob and his feline friends. The quirky drawings give…

By: Claire Hannum / September 22, 2013

Beyoncé & Jay Z Pose For Carter Family Portraits … Well, Not Really

Hahaha, this Tumblr that Photoshops Jay Z, Beyoncé and their friends' faces onto great works of art is my everything. Botticelli might be rolling over in his grave, but I think "Birth Of Beyoncé" is amazing. [Carter Family Portraits] "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes is the new mama of a baby girl. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

Watch What Happens When Women Read And Masturbate At The Same Time

In photographer Clayton Cubitt's new project, Hysterical Literature, he films women sitting at a table while reading their favorite book. You might be wondering, What's "hysterical" about that? Here's what: while the women read, a magical masturbation elf under the table tries to bring them to orgasm with a vibrator. Reading and masturbating are both…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 15, 2013

Disney Princesses Dressed As Their Princes

Godohelp on DeviantArt has reimagined a number of Disney princesses if they were wearing neatly tailored versions of their male counterparts’ most iconic costumes. I’ve never seen so many pants on so many Disney princesses. Read more at The Mary Sue...

By: The Mary Sue / September 14, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Artist Jessica Lagunas Embroiders With Her Grey Hair

You can color them, you can pluck them, or you can let them grow wild atop your head like Gloria Steinem. But artist Jessica Lagunas had different ideas for her grey hair: she plucked each strand and saved them up each year and used the hairs to embroider her age on black canvas. Beginning at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

Brent The Monkey Is A More Accomplished Artist Than You

They say those that cannot paint, write. Well, not actually. But as someone with absolutely zero artistic talent, I'm in awe of this monkey's prize-winning artwork. Brent, a chimpanzee who lives at Chimp Haven in Louisiana, was awarded a $10,000 prize for his painting. Thirty-seven-year-old Brent is a retired lab monkey, who now lives at…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2013

Behold This 39-Foot-Tall, Screaming Vagina

If you're unfamiliar with her, the fearsome Hindu goddess Kali is known as the great destroyer and creator. She's often depicted on a cremation ground holding a scimitar and decapitated heads. Her powerful image inspired South African artist Reshma Chhiba to turn a former women's prison used to hold anti-apartheid activists into a giant vagina

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 31, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: New York Artist Sophia Wallace Tackles Our “Cliteracy” Problem

Artist Sophia Wallace's interest in the disconnect between women's bodies being sexualized and the lack of pleasure many of them are experiencing led her to create a "Cliteracy" installation about the "true female sexual organ" and it's virtual invisibility. "It is a curious dilemma to observe the paradox that on the one hand the female…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 30, 2013

London Artist Turns Trash Into Art

One man's trash is another man's ... trash. But trash that's actually art, too. London street artist Francisco de Pajaro uses tossed out refuse as his medium, making cheeky and sometimes thoughtful sculptures from discarded garbage bags. "Rubbish is the only legal place you can make art on the street," said de Pajaro of hi…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

Photographer’s Series Removes The Space Between Strangers

Most of the time, those of us who live in busy urban areas do our best to avoid bumping into or grazing the hands of our fellow city-dwellers. We're too afraid of being admonished for violating someone's personal space, too aware of when our own personal space feels threatened. But when given permission to actually…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2013

12 “Art Shows” I’d Rather See Than A Dick Pic Art Show

For those of you who do not live in or near New York City, here is something you need to know: Bushwick, Brooklyn is the most annoying, pretentious, gentrified neighborhood in the whole world, filled with the most annoying, pretentious gentrifiers in the whole world. I moved there once and hastily moved out less tha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013
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