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Artwork teaches us how to draw all sorts of objects, scenes and vistas where the world is your canvas and you can draw your own experiences.

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How Frida Kahlo Worked

Her self-portraits are unmistakable -- they feature that same dark, brooding visage, crowned by a single eyebrow. But what do they mean? And, who was the woman behind the art?


Kintsugi: What a Broken Bowl Can Teach Us

This Japanese art uses a precious metal to literally fill in the cracks of a broken pottery piece. Learn more about kintsugi at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Sistine Chapel Art Hides Secret Female Anatomy Symbols, Claims New Analysis

Did Michelangelo hide symbols for human genitals in the Sistine Chapel artwork? Learn more about a new study in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Historical Analysis Shows #FoodPorn Predates the Instagram Era

How have the depictions of food in popular culture changed over the years? Learn about food in paintings in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Exploring the Forgotten Structures of Paris

Photographer Laurent Kronental explores postmodern Parisian buildings. Learn about postmodern buildings in Paris in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Watch This Artist Turn Water Into Van Gogh Masterpiece

HowStuffWorks Now finds out more about ebru, the technique Turkish artist Garip Ay uses to create his gorgeous artwork. See more »

Google's New Tilt Brush App Makes 3-D Painting a (Virtual) Reality

The new Google app Tilt Brush lets artists paint in 3-D. Learn more about virtual reality 3-D painting in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Computers Create a Rembrandt 2.0

A team of analysts, art historians and engineers used a computer to make 'The Next Rembrandt,' a painting in the style of the Dutch master's artwork. See more »

Adult Coloring Books: Creative and Subversive?

HowStuffWorks Now talks to the artists creating adult coloring books and wonders if the future could hold an "Anarchist Coloring Book." See more »

How Indoor Clouds Work

Can weather move indoors? Thanks to an artist from Amsterdam, yes. Learn how indoor clouds work. See more »

How Lampworking Works

What makes lampworking unique? Read about the art, technique and tools behind lampworking glass at HowStuffWorks. See more »