The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun

THE FIRST USPS STAMP DESIGNED BY AN ALASKA NATIVE ARTIST FEATURES A TRICKSTER RAVEN AS IT STEALS THE SUN

“Raven Story.” Image courtesy of USPS When it's released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate...

Tokyo's Kadokawa Culture Museum Houses an Arresting Kengo Kuma-Designed Bookshelf Theater

TOKYO'S KADOKAWA CULTURE MUSEUM HOUSES AN ARRESTING KENGO KUMA-DESIGNED BOOKSHELF THEATER

All images © RK, shared with permission Although it boasts more than 50,000 books, the massive library at the heart of the Kadokawa...

 
 
 
Elegantly Subversive Paintings Position Somber Women in the Throes of Domestic Struggle

ELEGANTLY SUBVERSIVE PAINTINGS POSITION SOMBER WOMEN IN THE THROES OF DOMESTIC STRUGGLE

“None of These Clocks Work ” (2020), oil on canvas, 48 x 40 inches. All images © Chidinma Nnoli, courtesy of Rele Gallery, shared with...

Fantastical Cartoons, Robotic Pets, and Vibrant Architecture Populate Digital Illustrations by Ori Toor

FANTASTICAL CARTOONS, ROBOTIC PETS, AND VIBRANT ARCHITECTURE POPULATE DIGITAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY ORI TOOR

“David and the Sphinx” In Ori Toor 's Gibberish universe, it's not uncommon to see bulbous cartoon creatures, leaves sprouting from...

 
 
 
Contorted Limbs and Bodies Disrupt the Mundane in Surreal Photographs by Cristina Coral

CONTORTED LIMBS AND BODIES DISRUPT THE MUNDANE IN SURREAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY CRISTINA CORAL

All images © Cristina Coral, shared with permission Photographer Cristina Coral has an eye for subtle alterations that transform seemingly...

Fiery Crayon Sculptures and Busts by Herb Williams Confront the Climate Crisis

FIERY CRAYON SCULPTURES AND BUSTS BY HERB WILLIAMS CONFRONT THE CLIMATE CRISIS

“First Fire.” All images © Herb Williams, by Hannah Deits, shared with permission Herb Williams addresses some of the most pressing...

 
 
 

‘BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT,' A NEW DOCUMENTARY, CELEBRATES THE RICH LEGACY OF BLACK ART

 “I saw the need to build cultural awareness by helping to revise and redefine American art,” says the renowned professor, artist,...

A Stellar Panorama Frames the Milky Way and Other Celestial Bodies Through a Snowy Forest in Poland

A STELLAR PANORAMA FRAMES THE MILKY WAY AND OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES THROUGH A SNOWY FOREST IN POLAND

Image © Łukasz Żak, shared with permission On a cold night at the end of January, astrophotographer Łukasz Żak traveled about 150 kilometers...

 
 
 
Write for Rights: An Illustrated Campaign for Amnesty International Aims to Free People Who Are Imprisoned

WRITE FOR RIGHTS: AN ILLUSTRATED CAMPAIGN FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AIMS TO FREE PEOPLE WHO ARE IMPRISONED

“Writing Carries Their Voice” (2020). All images © Amnesty International, shared with permission A new campaign for Amnesty International...

OneClock: A Modern Take on the Analog Alarm Never Plays the Same Melody Twice

ONECLOCK: A MODERN TAKE ON THE ANALOG ALARM NEVER PLAYS THE SAME MELODY TWICE

All images © OneClock Say goodbye to the days of being jarred awake by the alarm blaring from your iPhone. The creative team over at...

 
 
 
A Trio of Monumental Macramé Installations Stretch 37 Feet Across a Seaside Structure in Bali

A TRIO OF MONUMENTAL MACRAMÉ INSTALLATIONS STRETCH 37 FEET ACROSS A SEASIDE STRUCTURE IN BALI

“Mountain,” 1150 x 766 centimeters. All images © Agnes Hansella, shared with permission In just 12 days, Jakarta-based fiber artist...

Otherworldly Ecosystems Populate Dense, Cross-Hatched Illustrations by Song Kang

OTHERWORLDLY ECOSYSTEMS POPULATE DENSE, CROSS-HATCHED ILLUSTRATIONS BY SONG KANG

“Evolution of Plants,” pen and ink, 30 x 20. All images © Song Kang, shared with permission Packed with texture and depth, Song Kang...

 
 
 
Mixed-Media Portraits by Nelson Makamo Reflect Childhood Innocence and Wonder

MIXED-MEDIA PORTRAITS BY NELSON MAKAMO REFLECT CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE AND WONDER

All images © Nelson Makamo, shared with permission Nelson Makamo is known for his oversized, lively portraits of the children and teens...

‘Same Energy' is a New Visual Search Engine That Finds Related Images by Style and Mood

‘SAME ENERGY' IS A NEW VISUAL SEARCH ENGINE THAT FINDS RELATED IMAGES BY STYLE AND MOOD

Toronto-based developer Jacob Jackson just launched a simple visual search engine that's particularly adept at gathering results with...

 
 
 
Crackled, Billowing Bedsheets Disguise Miniature Ghosts by Ceramicist Lisa Agnetun

CRACKLED, BILLOWING BEDSHEETS DISGUISE MINIATURE GHOSTS BY CERAMICIST LISA AGNETUN

All images © Lisa Agnetun, shared with permission Adorable, mischievous, and undeniably spirited, the porcelain figures that Lisa Agnetun...

Pockets of Landscapes and Still Lifes Adorn Subjects in Lavish Portraits by Aniela Sobieski

POCKETS OF LANDSCAPES AND STILL LIFES ADORN SUBJECTS IN LAVISH PORTRAITS BY ANIELA SOBIESKI

Oil on panel, 8 x 10 inches. All images © Aniela Sobieski, shared with permission Aniela Sobieski is intrigued by “the human impulse...

 
 
 
Expressive Portraits, Line Drawings, and Foliage Are Superimposed into Rich Illustrations by Ana Santos

EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITS, LINE DRAWINGS, AND FOLIAGE ARE SUPERIMPOSED INTO RICH ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANA SANTOS

All images © Ana Santos, shared with permission At the center of Ana Santos 's practice is a commitment to discovery. The Salamanca-based...

A Stunning Shot of Sharks Cruising Under a French Polynesian Sunset Wins the 2021 Underwater Photographer of the Year

A STUNNING SHOT OF SHARKS CRUISING UNDER A FRENCH POLYNESIAN SUNSET WINS THE 2021 UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Category Winner. Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 © Renee Capozzola /UPY2021. All images courtesy of UPY 2021, shared with...

 
 
 
Animals of the Lunar New Year Beautifully Illustrated by Felicia Chiao in an Ongoing Series

ANIMALS OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY FELICIA CHIAO IN AN ONGOING SERIES

“Year of the Ox” (2021). All images © Felicia Chiao, shared with permission We're ushering in the Year of the Ox later this week, an...

Art and Activism Collide Throughout Montréal in Playful Street Interventions by Roadsworth

ART AND ACTIVISM COLLIDE THROUGHOUT MONTRÉAL IN PLAYFUL STREET INTERVENTIONS BY ROADSWORTH

All images © Roadsworth, shared with permission Crosswalks become perches and bike lanes morph into a monkey's ropes in Roadsworth...

 
 
 



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 ...

Francis Towne - part 8

Francis Towne - part 8

Francis Towne (1739 - 1816) was born in Isleworth, Middlesex. In 1752 he was apprenticed to a leading coach painter in London, Thomas Brookshead. In 1759 he won a design prize... Read more ...

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Psalm 10 - Plea for God's Judgment

Psalm 10 - Plea for God's Judgment

In the Psalms we read how afflictions must be borne, and what should say both during and after the affliction. Athanasius, On the Interpretation of the Psalms The psalmist... Read more ...

100 Dante Cantos - 100 Videos

Tommaso Todesca is a Goodreads friend of mine who I know as Tom LA. It turns out he's a big fan of the Divine Comedy who has been working on 100 youtube videos, one for each... Read more ...

The Black Leopard: One Man's Quest to Capture the Ultimate Wildlife Photo

The Black Leopard: One Man's Quest to Capture the Ultimate Wildlife Photo

Behind every once-in-a-lifetime photograph is a story. Sometimes these are stories of luck-of being in the right place, at the right time, with the right lens attached to your... Read more ...

What Is a Ballet Body?

With performances on pause, many dancers are rethinking their relationship to weight. Read more ...

The Louvre Turns to Merch

The famous French museum has embraced all retail opportunities in an effort to offset the economic effects of the pandemic. Read more ...

Dozens of Mushroom Characters Populate a Family Tree in Whimsically Painted...

Dozens of Mushroom Characters Populate a Family Tree in Whimsically Painted Photographs by Jana Paleckova

All images © Jana Paleckova, shared with permission An affinity for fleshy spores runs in the long line of ancestors laid out in a family tree by Jana Paleckova. The... Read more ...

Keanu Reeves Comic Book Arrives Wednesday

BRZRKR, a new comic book created and co-written by the actor, has a character who looks a lot like him. It's also receiving high orders from comic-book shops. Read more ...

Britney Spears's Father Says He Hopes She Won't Need a Conservatorship

The father's lawyer shared that opinion on CNN recently, almost a month after a documentary examining the arrangement was released. Read more ...