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The Great Escapist: 1900

The Great Escapist: 1900

4 hours ago   |   Shorpy

Circa 1900. "Harry Houdini (1874-1926), full-length portrait, standing, in chains." McManus-Young Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.
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What I Learned from Seeing ‘The Eye of Sauron' in My Night Sky Photo

What I Learned from Seeing ‘The Eye of Sauron' in My Night Sky Photo

3 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

Roughly two years ago, I bought my first decent DSLR camera. I was overprotective, cleaning every bit of dust I could see and adding extra padding in my bag to avoid any...
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Rabbit, Bunny, Abstract, Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “Magic Show” Narrative Art by Santa Fe Artist Judi Goolsby

Rabbit, Bunny, Abstract, Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “Magic Show” Narrative Art by Santa Fe Artist Judi Goolsby

3 days ago   |   Daily Painters Abstract   |   3 articles

Painting this magician's bunny came out to be a little hilarious. It's how I felt when I won the rabbit at the magic show when I was about 5. Contemporary Art, Narrative...
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The Moon's Magical Mythology Captured in an Illustrated Book by David Álvarez

The Moon's Magical Mythology Captured in an Illustrated Book by David Álvarez

4 days ago   |   Colossal

In Noche Antigua an opossum and a rabbit work together-and against each other-to create and maintain the sun and the moon. The book, written in Spanish and illustrated by...
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Books News: All Souls Trilogy: Harry Potter for Grown-Ups?

4 days ago   |   NY Times

Deborah Harkness's best-selling series - brimming with magic, time travel and witches - has spawned an avid fan base, an annual convention, and now, a splashy TV adaptation.
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Turn a Broken Laptop's Screen Into a View Camera Ground Glass

Turn a Broken Laptop's Screen Into a View Camera Ground Glass

4 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

Iranian photographer Alireza Rostami loves experimenting with camera equipment, from flipping a lens element for “magic bokeh” to creating a working analog watch camera. His...
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Recorded Lectures, New Articles and More on our New Patreon!

Recorded Lectures, New Articles and More on our New Patreon!

5 days ago   |   Morbid Anatomy

We at Morbid Anatomy are beyond excited to announce the launch of our Patreon Page , where we are now publishing new, exclusive Morbid Anatomy content available nowhere...
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Capturing the Beauty of Fall in Slovenia with Photographer Karen Hutton

6 days ago   |   Peta Pixel

SmugMug Films made this 7-minute short film that follows California-based landscape photographer Karen Hutton as she captures the beauty of autumn in the tiny country of...
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‘Harry Potter' at Night: Historical Society Extends Exhibition Hours

10 days ago   |   NY Times

During the final week of a blockbuster exhibition, the museum will offer visitors a late-night Potter fix.
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Rereading Pleasure: The Curse of Chalion

Rereading Pleasure: The Curse of Chalion

11 days ago   |   Happy Catholic

I reread this because it is the book Scott and I are discussing as our opening episode of Season 9 for A Good Story is Hard to Find . Once again, I really enjoyed this tale of...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Natural Blues, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Natural Blues, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Natural Blues12x16 oil on wood panel This was inspired from a trip to the Hill Country. Willow City Loop is a wonderful drive to view the wildflowers. I guess you could say I... Read more ...

Super Moon

Super Moon

Full moon over the Tortolita Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona. Here is the super moon shortly before it turned into the super blood wolf moon! Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Fields of Solace” by...

Contemporary Abstract Painting, Fine Art For Sale “Fields of Solace” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank 24"x24"x.75" Acrylic on Cradled Panel/Available Read more ...

Natural Blues, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Natural Blues, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Natural Blues12x16 oil on wood panel This was inspired from a trip to the Hill Country. Willow City Loop is a wonderful drive to view the wildflowers. I guess you could say I... Read more ...

Daily art 2018: post mortem 1

Daily art 2018: post mortem 1

I always like to evaluate my art projects when they're finished, in part so I can figure out what to do and what not to do again. And I think on balance my 2018 daily map... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Spring Finally" by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting "Spring Finally" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

30"x30" Oil and Beeswax on Panel/Available Read more ...

Steeple. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

Steeple. 8x10 acrylic on canvas

I love the architecture of old churches. Read more ...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "WINDSWEPT...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "WINDSWEPT SURF-SKILLERN'S SEAS SERIES" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist Just love this piece, probably my new Favorite!! This piece is 5 in the Skillern's Seas Series. 39"x63"x1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped... Read more ...

Urban Sketching Victoria B.C. with Gabi Campanario

Urban Sketching Victoria B.C. with Gabi Campanario

Join the original urban sketcher, Seattle-area artist and journalist Gabi Campanario , for a fun weekend of sketching and exploration around downtown Victoria B.C., a pleasant... Read more ...

"TAKING FLIGHT" Original Angel Painting in Acrylic by Marina Petro

"TAKING FLIGHT" Original Angel Painting in Acrylic by Marina Petro

©Marina Petro"Taking Flight"10 x 8 inchesOriginal acrylic painting on gessobord panel Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!Certificate Of Authenticity... Read more ...