29.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: So Yoon Lym


Amazing series featuring intricately braided cornrows by painter, So Yoon Lym. Born in South Korea and raised in Kenya, Uganda, and the United States, Lym spent her formative years studying under exiled Korean artist, Ung No Lee. See more images from “The Dreamtime” below!

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23.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Steven Chapman


Beautifully detailed paintings by San Francisco, California-based artist, Steven Chapman. Check out more images of Chapman’s recent work below!

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21.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Michael Ward


Picture perfect paintings by Costa Mesa, California-based artist, Michael Ward. Check out more of his wonderfully detailed (and slightly nostalgic) work below!

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16.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Afarin Sajedi


Incredibly arresting paintings by Iranian artist, Afarin Sajedi. See more of her surreal portraits below!

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10.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Wouter Hisschemöller


Intriguing collage-like painting style and great use of colour in these street scenes by Dutch artist, Wouter Hisschemöller. Discovered via this month’s Reader Submissions (so consider this your reminder to submit here too)! More of Hisschemöller’s paintings below!

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09.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lola Gil


Wonderful, surreal, Alice in Wonderland-vibe in these paintings by artist, Lola Gil. See more images of Lola’s work below!

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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


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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