Essentials: 5 Great Video-Editing Mobile Apps for Artists
December 22, 2021

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. In my previous Mobile Apps for Artists article, I described how the introduction of the first Apple iPhone in 2007 forever changed how consumers, including many artists, created photographs. But perhaps even more dramatic […] Continue reading

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Spectacular Footage Captures a NASA Probe as it Touches the Sun for the First Time
December 20, 2021


NASA marked an impressive milestone when its Parker Solar Probe was the first ever to touch the sun and return earlier this year, and footage from its historic mission offers a stunning glimpse at the massive star’s upper atmosphere. The black-and-white timelapse shows a view from the probe as it hurls through a flurry of glowing bands and sparks that dart across the frame with celestial bodies panning in the background. More Continue reading

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Japan Brings Fresh Blood to the Art Scene Through TRiCERA ART
November 30, 2021

Eight hundred artists, 7,000 works from Japan and counting—a new world view takes shape By the time TRiCERA ART was born in 2018, the online art universe was already teeming with art forums of every kind. Online galleries doing millions of dollars’ worth of business in trade around the world were more than plentiful. What […] Continue reading

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The Best Art Books to Buy as Holiday Gifts
November 17, 2021

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission ’Tis the season, which means it’s time to start racking your brain for gift ideas. But if your list happens to include artists or art lovers, the choice is a no-brainer: Give them a […] Continue reading

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Spiraling Nautili Rooftops Cover a Multi-Story School Made Entirely of Bamboo in Bali
October 25, 2021

A series of monumental spiraling structures with vaulted roofs and balconies overlooking a 45,000-square-meter site in Sibang Kaja, Bali, is an innovative foray into sustainable architecture. Designed by IBUKU back in 2008, “Heart of School” is made of local bamboo and grasses that once deteriorated, can be easily removed, composted, and replaced with similar materials. The multi-story structure features thatched roofs evocative of coiled nautilus shells that sit atop three, open-air towers. It houses a high school and its administration and was a catalyst for Bamboo U, which offers courses in architecture and design using the woody material. More Continue reading

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A Visit to Wangechi Mutu’s Nairobi Studio Explores Her Profound Ties to Nature and the Feminine
July 23, 2021

Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu made history in 2019 when her four bronze sculptures became the first ever to occupy the niches of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade. Stretching nearly seven feet, the seated quartet evokes images of heavily adorned African queens and intervenes in the otherwise homogenous canons of art history held within the institution’s walls.
The monumental figures are one facet of Mutu’s nuanced body of work that broadly challenges colonialist, racist, and sexist ideologies. More Continue reading

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