All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘art’

Shia LaBeouf Is Watching Every Single Shia LaBeouf Movie in a Row Right Now, and You Can Watch Him Do It

Today, Shia LaBeouf will watch Fury, Nymphomanic (Volumes 1 and 2), Charlie Countryman, Lawless, and likely a Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Over the next couple of days, he’ll watch a couple more Transformers movies, a Wall Street sequel, and Indiana Jones sequel, and more. If you know these movies, you know that they all have one thing in common …

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Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born artist and theorist who is known as one of the key figures in abstract art, has been given his own Google Doodle on the site’s homepage in honor of his 148th birthday. Born 1866 in Moscow, Kandinsky studied law and economics at the University of Moscow. It was when he took a job as a professor …

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Vincent Van Gogh May Not Have Killed Himself, After All

Vincent Van Gogh has enriched the lives of countless people around the world with his art since his death in 1890, but to most, the man himself remains largely a mystery. If asked, a lot of people would say that the most well-known thing about him is the fact that he cut off his own ear to send to a …

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Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Corita Kent, an artist, nun, and educator, is being celebrated on Google’s homepage today with a doodle on her birthday. She was born on November 20,1918, and passed away in 1986. Also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent and born Frances Elizabeth, Kent worked with silkscreen or serigraphy, and is credited with helping to establish it as a fine art …

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Vincent van Gogh Painting Goes For $62 Million, But Doesn’t Break Auction Record

Not many people would be willing to spend millions of dollars on a painting, even if it was created by Vincent van Gogh. But a Chinese mogul opted to spend nearly $62 million dollars in a bid to make the unique artwork his own. The Vincent van Gogh painting in question called “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies”. The …

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Sara Bareilles Sued Over Concert Ad Art

Sara Bareilles made a name for herself creating catchy pop tunes, but now the singer/songwriter is being accused of stealing another artist’s work. The New York Post is reporting that Bareilles has been sued by an artist for art used in ads for Bareilles’ most recent concert tour and album. Visual artist Maya Hayuk is suing over the backdrop Bareilles …

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David Bowie Classics to be Covered at MCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago has been chosen as the U.S. venue for the David Bowie is… exhibit, which opened to great fanfare London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The MCA exhibit is set to begin in September, and will run through January, 2015. David Bowie is… exhibits over 300 pieces, including costumes, handwritten lyrics, album artwork, set designs …

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eBay Partners With Invaluable For Live Auctions

eBay announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Invaluable to bring over 2,000 auction houses to eBay buyers. Invaluable has its own live online bidding platform letting collectors and dealers around the world bid in real time. It provides auctioneers with marketing and ecommerce solutions with Invaluable itself as well as with its AuctionZip property. It also gives them …

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Snowy Mountain Painting Worth Millions Thrown Away?

To quote R&B diva Beyonce following a technical error during one of her shows, “Somebody’s getting fired!” That somebody is of course whoever accidentally or otherwise disposed of a multi-million dollar painting that had just been sold at auction! Chinese firm Poly Auction was no doubt in the process of a lot of back-patting following their successful sale of the …

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Spring Equinox Gets A Google Doodle (And Here’s A Look Back At Some Others)

Google is celebrating the Spring Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of Spring, with an animated Google doodle. It features some ghost/Grimace-like person growing some flowers and assorted plant life before pouring water on his/herself and growing flowers out of his/her head. It’s probably easier if you just watch: Click the doodle, and you’ll be presented with one of …

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Millie Brown Has More Art In Her Vomit Than Us

Who is Millie Brown? Millie Brown puts every person claiming to have a sensitive stomach to pure, colorful shame– she might rival the guy from Man vs. Food for being the spokesperson for Stomach Problems. She was first seen vomiting colored milk in a Lady Gaga video, and you’ll probably see her barfing or with stuff dripping out of her …

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John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of the most celebrated authors in American history, and his works are often required reading in schools. Among Steinbeck’s most well-known …

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What in the Bloody Hell Is This Steve Jobs Statue?

It’s unlikely that Steve Jobs is either looking up or looking down upon the world he left in 2011. But if he is, I’m sure he’s running around in some sort of delusional panic. You can debate the legacy of Steve Jobs until you’re blue in the face, but you’d be fighting a losing battle if you said that his …

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You Too Can Make Your Own 3D Chocolate Printer

At CES, 3D Systems announced that it was entering the 3D printed food market with the ChefJet and ChefJet Pro 3D printers. After that, it announced that it was working with Nestle to develop and sell 3D printed chocolates and other confections. The technology and partnerships on display are worth millions of dollars, but one inventor proved that you can …

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Huguette Clark Art Collection to be Auctioned

An incredibly impressive art collection, owned by the mysterious late Huguette Clark, is set to be auctioned this summer after a tour to show the art, much of which hasn’t been seen in public for almost a century, according to NBC. Tour dates include London with viewing now through Feb. 4. Next is Hong Kong on April 4-9. Then in …

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The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary

Google is celebrating the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with a doodle on its homepage in the UK. The museum, established in 1753, opened to the public in 1759, and currently holds a collection of about 8 million objects. Here’s a 20-minute look, showing some of the stuff it has on display: The Museum announced a record number of …

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Ordinary Heroes: Comic Creators Go For Their Dream

The Kentucky arts scene has been bursting at the seams recently; in a state known more for bourbon, basketball, and horses than creativity, it’s refreshing to see artists who have something new to say emerge from the Bluegrass State. In recent years, Lexington, Kentucky found the burgeoning medium of street art receiving new focus thanks to PRHBTN. The Secretariat Festival …

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3D Printers Help Create Art That Would Have Been Impossible Otherwise

Over the last year, 3D printers have proven that they are versatile enough to meet the demands of both industry and design. In fact, fashion designers have already been pushing the limits of 3D printed design with shoes and dresses. Now fine art is taking a crack at what 3D printers can do and are already surpassing their wildest dreams. …

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George W. Bush Shows off His Art to World Leaders

Who knew? President George W. Bush is a painter and he’s proud enough of his work to share his art with some of the most powerful people in the free world. Some would think a 16 hour flight with a passenger list that included President Obama, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton would get …

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Walmart Has Been Selling Banksy Knockoffs

Walmart and Banksy are two names that sound odd in the same sentence, but sometimes life imitates art. The company has reportedly been selling knockoffs of some famous paintings by the street artist through a third-party vendor on their website, and recently took the items down after Banksy’s reps called them out on it. California street artist Eddie Colla says …

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Maria Callas Gets A Google Doodle (Watch Her Perform Here)

Google is celebrating famed opera singer Maria Callas with its homepage doodle today, which would have been her 90th birthday. She died from a heart attack at the young age of 53 in 1977. Callas, born in New York, is widely considered one of the most influential opera singers of the 20th century. She was a soprano, and often praised …

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Tour The Louvre On Your Nintendo 3DS

For a while now, 3DS owners who happened to be visited the Louvre could use their handheld as a sort of virtual tour guide. It was one of the more unique functionalities to come to Nintendo’s handheld but its appeal was pretty limited. Now Nintendo is bringing the Louvre experience to gamers all over the world. Nintendo announced today that …

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Farrah Fawcett Portrait in Middle of Court Debate

Farrah Fawcett, the icon of the 70’s, had her beauty immortalized in artwork that is now the center of heated debates and court proceedings. Fawcett’s Alma Mater, the University of Texas, has brought a lawsuit regarding ownership of a silkscreen picture against Ryan O’Neal, who famously shared a glamorous yet rocky and public relationship with the blonde celebrity. Though O’Neal …

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Lil’ Kim Took a Redditor’s Awesome Zombie Makeup Art and Used It to Promote Her New Song

So, Lil’ Kim has a new album coming out and has been promoting a new song called “Dead Gal Walking.” It’s making a lot of news, but unfortunately for Lil’ Kim, the reason has nothing to do with the song itself. It’s the album artwork that people are talking about – mainly the fact that it’s totally not hers. Here’s …

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Banksy Painting Donated To Thrift Store, Hits Auction

Banksy, the infamous and elusive street artist who has been making his mark on New York this month, has secretly donated a painting to a thrift store which is now up for auction to benefit a charity, and the funds are up to $300,000. Banksy is most well-known for his creative stencils, which he leaves on various surfaces around the …

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Halloween Witch Casts A Variety Of Spells Over Google Doodle

Google has tapped a “Halloween witch” for some fun with today’s homepage doodle. It’s an interactive one, which lets you choose different combinations of ingredients to drop into the witch’s brew for a variety of different spells, which let you interact with the doodle in different ways. I wouldn’t exactly call it a game, but I guess it has game-like …

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David Hockney Uses iPad to Create Art

Why is art beautiful? Nobody would necessarily answer this question the same; however, many may concede that art is beautiful because there are no boundaries in this field. If a person can envision something as beautiful, then it may be deemed as artwork. Remember the animal dung jewelry? Splashing paint? Using printed words? One of Britain’s most talented living artists, …

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Strange Photography: Artist Puts Strangers Together

In the world of visual arts, it can be difficult to do something that hasn’t been done before. Even in the field of photography, where the use of existing landscapes can be blended with computer enhancement, artists are always looking for a way to do something no one has seen before. Photographer Richard Renaldi is trying his hand at doing …

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Picasso Piece Could Be Yours For $136

Pablo Picasso’s work has become so iconic that only a rare few can afford to own one of his original pieces, but now, thousands of lucky art lovers have the chance to take home one of his cubist works for just $136, and it’s for a good cause. Picasso’s grandson, Olivier, says the piece–a work from 1914 titled “The Man …

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Banksy Piece Tagged, Graffiti Artist Beaten Up

Banksy has taken over New York in the last couple of weeks, leaving his stenciled artwork all over the place and creating little pockets of art appreciation every time someone spots the work. But for as many people as there are who want to enjoy the work, have their picture taken with it, and celebrate their own little moment in …

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