27.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Day: 12-Year-Old Kid Falls in Museum and Punches Hole Through $1.5 Million Painting

If you’re having a bad day today, just be glad you aren’t this kid. At an art exhibition in Taipei called “Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy tripped and fell into a 350-year-old oil painting by Paolo Porpora, putting his hand right through the artwork. The painting called “Flowers” is valued at $1.5 million. (source)

Hopefully the gallery staff have some duct tape! Photos of the damage below!

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18.08.15 by Staff

World’s Oldest Multicolor Printed Book Opened and Digitized for the First Time

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Until now, Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu (Manual of Calligraphy and Painting), was deemed too fragile to be opened, let alone viewed by the public. The 17th century compilation of 50 artists and calligraphers contains the first known instance of multicoloured printing ever, is reputed to be “the most beautiful” set of prints of its kind, and has just been made available through Cambridge University’s Digital Library. See more of the historically significant and highly anticipated images below!

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12.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Adrian Cox

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Beautiful work by St. Louis, Missouri-based artist, Adrian Cox, who we originally discovered through our Monthly Reader Submissions post (hint hint). See more of Cox’s paintings below!

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11.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Anna Madia

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Haunting portraits by France-based painter, Anna Madia. See more of Madia’s work below!

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28.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Naomi Okubo

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Wonderfully detailed paintings by Japanese artist Naomi Okubo. More images of Okubo’s work below!

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28.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lilian Garcia-Roig

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Lilian Garcia-Roig’s paintings are wonderfully dense, in both colour and texture. See more images of her latest work below.

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27.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Karen Gunderson

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Beautiful, all-black oil paintings by Karen Gunderson. Her works are only visible when the light hits them and change as the viewers move. See more of Gunderson’s “Water” images below.

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15.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Gala Bent

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Fantastic drawings by Seattle artist Gala Bent. More images from “A Chorus for the Multiverse” and “The Ether and the Mantle” below!

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