Category: The News

Gustave Courbet Birthday: Rebellious French Painter Turns 194

Gustave Courbet Birthday: Rebellious French Painter Turns 194

In honor of Gustave Courbet’s birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist’s life and work. We can think of few artists who embody the spirit of unbridled liberty...

Willi Sitte Dead: East German Artist Dies At 92

Willi Sitte Dead: East German Artist Dies At 92

Willi Sitte, one of East Germany’s most eminent artists and a key representative of Communism’s preferred socialist realism painting style, has died at 92. The head of the Willi Sitte Foundation, Hans-Hubert Werner, told...

Huge Street Art Murals Transform City Of Lodz In Poland

Huge Street Art Murals Transform City Of Lodz In Poland

The city of Lodz in Poland is promoting the work of street artists from around the world as a way of creating a cultural re-invigoration of this city whose population is three quarters of...

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST ALLAN ROHANE CRITE WORKS DISCOVERED IN STORAGE UNIT

AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST ALLAN ROHANE CRITE WORKS DISCOVERED IN STORAGE UNIT

A story right out of reality television has unfolded for a young couple from western Massachusetts.  Last year the couple acquired the contents of an abandoned storage locker at a Boston auction.  Little did...

Diego Velazquez Birthday: Famed Spanish Artist Turns 414

Diego Velazquez Birthday: Famed Spanish Artist Turns 414

Today we would like to celebrate the birthday of famed portrait artist and friend of Spanish royalty Diego Velazquez. The painter, who The Metropolitan Museum of Artonce described as “the most admired — perhaps the...

Erotic Embroidery: Artist Alaina Varrone Creates Tantalizing Needleworks That Are Certainly NSFW

Erotic Embroidery: Artist Alaina Varrone Creates Tantalizing Needleworks That Are Certainly NSFW

Artist Alaina Varrone turns the wholesome craft of embroidery into a tantalizing medium for erotica in her colorful NSFW needleworks. From blush-worthy nudity to eyebrow-raising sexual acts, the threaded imagery is certainly not your average chain-stitch...

Inflatable Art: The Most Incredible Pop-Able Sculptures Around The World

Inflatable Art: The Most Incredible Pop-Able Sculptures Around The World

There’s something playful about anything inflatable. Blown-up objects remind us of a birthday party balloon animals, childhood bounce houses and bubbles of Bazooka Joe. Yet when artists work with inflatable sculptures, these tokens of...

James Franco’s ‘Psycho Nacirema’ Exhibit Reimagines Hitchcock’s Iconic 1960 Thriller

James Franco’s ‘Psycho Nacirema’ Exhibit Reimagines Hitchcock’s Iconic 1960 Thriller

James Franco is going ‘Psycho’ for his most recent art exhibit, on view at London’s Pace Gallery this week. For the cinematic-inspired show, the actor performs his best Janet Leigh impersonations in a lofty reimagination...

Venice Biennale 2013 Photo Diary: Wrap-Up

Venice Biennale 2013 Photo Diary: Wrap-Up

The Venice Biennale officially opened to the public on June 1, which means the VIP crowd was long gone by the time the common people were able to take a look at the much written about...

Top 21 Celebrity Nude Photos of All Time (NSFW)

Top 21 Celebrity Nude Photos of All Time (NSFW)

                                     

Women of Color Conference – Spelman College

Women of Color Conference – Spelman College

The most successful leaders think strategically. They’ve skillfully mastered the art of building wealth, entrepreneurship and paying it forward. They’re powerful, critical-thinkers, with a drive for excellence in their professional and personal lives; and...

76ers need to take advantage of winnable game in Minnesota

76ers need to take advantage of winnable game in Minnesota

The Philadelphia 76ers can’t afford to lose too much in the second half of the season. In fact, the Sixers can barely afford to lose at all, given the slim margin of error they’ve left themselves…

Eli Broad celebrates the topping out of his new contemporary art museum in Los Angeles

Eli Broad celebrates the topping out of his new contemporary art museum in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Flanked by more than 100 construction workers, philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated the placement today of the final steel beams in the framing of...

Terry Glover, ‘Ebony’ Managing Editor, Dies At 57

Terry Glover, ‘Ebony’ Managing Editor, Dies At 57

CHICAGO (AP) — Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home. She was 57. Ebony announced on its website that Glover died on Monday. Her...