Experience an Online Interactive Documentary of ‘The night watch’ & its Secrets

What possessed the man who attacked Rembrandt’s The Night Watch with a bread knife in 1975, “jabbing two-foot-long knife marks into the surface,” as Nina Siegal writes...

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What possessed the man who attacked Rembrandt’s The Night Watch with a bread knife in 1975, “jabbing two-foot-long knife marks into the surface,” as Nina Siegal writes at The New York Times, “cutting a seven-foot-wide hole, and ripping off a section of the canvas”? This was not the first time the painting had been mangled. In 1715, just...

Artist Drawn Tattoo So Good You Don’t Even Notice It

A hyperrealistic tattoo by artist Eric Catalano has gone viral after appearing on social media. Catalano, who runs the Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio in Hecker, Illinois did the tattoo...

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A hyperrealistic tattoo by artist Eric Catalano has gone viral after appearing on social media. Catalano, who runs the Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio in Hecker, Illinois did the tattoo for free and has since been overwhelmed with requests from amputees and cancer survivors for hyperrealistic tattoos. Catalano says he does these kinds of tattoos for free every now and...

‘Lord of the Rings’ Director Colorizes Archival Film to Bring WWI Documentary to Life

Time and time again, expert restorers have proven just what a difference colorized photos can make when looking back on history. And now, acclaimed director Peter Jackson...

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Time and time again, expert restorers have proven just what a difference colorized photos can make when looking back on history. And now, acclaimed director Peter Jackson is demonstrating the powerful impact of transforming black and white film into color for his new World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. Jackson, best known for his Lord of...

When Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire Were Accused of Stealing the Mona Lisa (1911)

On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from Paris’s Louvre Museum. It was a Monday, the museum was closed and security was minimal and the thief had reportedly...

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On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from Paris’s Louvre Museum. It was a Monday, the museum was closed and security was minimal and the thief had reportedly spent the weekend plotting the heist while hiding in one of the museum’s closets. At the time, security at the Louvre was abysmal. There were less than 150 security personnel...

Portrait Paintings By Anitra Anastasia Häring

My name is Anitra Anastasia Häring, and my roots are from Latvia and North-east Asia. Language and communication plays a big role in my creativity....

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My name is Anitra Anastasia Häring, and my roots are from Latvia and North-east Asia. Language and communication plays a big role in my creativity. I find inspiration in subjects such as humans, nature, music, architecture and literature. Photography has been my profession for years and I find joy in it. Although my love for...

Contemporizing Classics

Brazilian designer Rodrigo Pinheiro, a.k.a. Paste in Place, discovered the art of collage at a young age. As a child, he would spend hours cutting up the...

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Brazilian designer Rodrigo Pinheiro, a.k.a. Paste in Place, discovered the art of collage at a young age. As a child, he would spend hours cutting up the pages of old magazines and arranging the images anew, giving life to the imaginary worlds in his mind. Today his work is heavily influenced by the visual language of fashion,...

Aja Trier Reimagined ‘The Starry Night’ With Pop Culture References

You may be familiar with Vincent van Gogh’s famous “The Starry Night” painting, but one artist’s new interpretations are giving us a whole new perspective on the...

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You may be familiar with Vincent van Gogh’s famous “The Starry Night” painting, but one artist’s new interpretations are giving us a whole new perspective on the piece. in her “Starry Night” collection, painter Aja Trier inserts pop culture references (think Snoopy, The Lion King characters, and Pokémon) against the recognizable sky. Everything started when an educational blog mistakenly shared her...

10 Times People Tried To Recreate Famous Artworks And Nailed It

Ever since last December, people have been entertaining themselves by participating in an open community project called “Take a photo of the Rembrandt type”. The...

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Ever since last December, people have been entertaining themselves by participating in an open community project called “Take a photo of the Rembrandt type”. The project’s feed on Vk.com already has more than 300 submissions, featuring people’s best attempts at replicating famous works of Classic Art. The best part is, it’s not just limited to...

A 13 years Young Albrecht Dürer Painted this Self-Portrait

Some artists achieved such astonishing results so early in their careers. Innate talent was a factor, of course. But they also started young: Picasso, Dalí,...

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Some artists achieved such astonishing results so early in their careers. Innate talent was a factor, of course. But they also started young: Picasso, Dalí, and Michelangelo were all painting by their early teens. Below is a childhood work of Albrecht Dürer, which offers a glimpse into the evolution of artistic genius. Shop These Garden of...

What Makes ‘The Night Watch’ Rembrandt’s Masterpiece

Consider a trip to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam this weekend and check out Rembrandt van Rijn’s most famous work: The Night Watch. This Dutch Golden Age painting was...

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Consider a trip to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam this weekend and check out Rembrandt van Rijn’s most famous work: The Night Watch. This Dutch Golden Age painting was made in 1642. Interestingly, the artwork is not actually depicting a night scene; Rembrandt intended it to be a portrayal of the civic guards at day-time, but years of varnish...

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