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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2013 - 3:30 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 19, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | October 16, 2013 - 4:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 15, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 1, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | September 22, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2013 - 8:00 pm

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:…

Ami Angelowicz | September 15, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

The Mary Sue | September 14, 2013 - 9:30 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2013 - 5:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | September 2, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 31, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 27, 2013 - 9:20 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 23, 2013 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2013 - 9:00 am
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