Artwork

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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You Are the Art at These Museum Exhibitions!

The exhibit 'Infinity Mirrors' has been breaking records with installations just made for selfies and Instagram. But will that help museums stay relevant?

How well do you know art history?

When people think of art, the first painting that pops in their mind is probably the Mona Lisa, but there are other important classical paintings. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about famous artists and their work!

How Crayons Work

Crayons are steeped in the artwork of our childhoods. So how did these incredibly popular little sticks of wax and color actually come about? And who decides the color names?

Moving Poppy Sculpture Continues to Honor WWI Soldiers

Artist Paul Cummins' moving Poppies sculptures continue to tour the U.K. in honor of British soldiers killed during World War I.

Kintsugi: What a Broken Bowl Can Teach Us

"One can consider how we might live a kintsugi life, or 'rebirth' finding value in the cracks ... bringing to light the scars that have come from life experiences."

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

Is one of the world's greatest works of Renaissance art a roadmap to the human reproductive system?

Historical Analysis Shows #FoodPorn Predates the Instagram Era

A historical study shows that since 1500, paintings have disproportionately depicted indulgent food not commonly found in everyday meals.

Exploring the Forgotten Structures of Paris

French photographer Laurent Kronental chronicles the architecturally impressive, sometimes surreal postmodern public housing projects around Paris.

Watch This Artist Turn Water Into Van Gogh Masterpiece

Turkish artist uses ancient technique to make beautiful liquid pictures. Vincent would be proud.

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

Could the newly released app mean that the next artistic masterpiece of the 21st century will be a downloadable, immersive and interactive VR experience?

Computers Create a Rembrandt 2.0

Rembrandt may not be able to create his masterful paintings anymore, but computers can.

Adult Coloring Books: Creative and Subversive?

HowStuffWorks Now talks to the artists behind the wildly popular books and wonders if the future could hold an "Anarchist Coloring Book."

How Indoor Clouds Work

Can weather move indoors? Thanks to an artist from Amsterdam, yes. Learn how these works of climate art come to be, and whether you're likely to have indoor weather of your own anytime soon.

How Lampworking Works

In glass blowing, artists give form to their work by blowing air into hot glass. People who practice lampworking also create art from the same stuff your windows are made from. What makes lampworking unique, and how did it get its name?

How Millefiori Works

Millefiori, an Italian word meaning "thousand flowers," is a type of glass art that has been practiced for millennia. How have the years changed the way people make millefiori? Can you do it yourself?

How Surrealism Works

With its melting clocks, floating rocks and unearthly shadows, Surrealist art often leaves viewers feeling slightly disturbed and thoroughly transfixed. What was the movement all about?

How Cubism Works

Cubism represented a clear-cut, intentional break with art as visual realism. How did Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque revolutionize the way artists looked at the world?

How Salvador Dali Worked

Salvador Dali's paintings are among the most easily recognizable in the world. Oozing pocket watches, bleak expansive landscapes, erotic and grotesque nudes -- they're mind-bending exercises in subconscious exploration. But who was Dali, and how real was his eccentric life story?

How Pablo Picasso Worked

Pablo Picasso was arguably the most famous visual artist of the 20th century -- he produces tens of thousands of works and even helped start a stylistic movement. What was the artist like, and how do historians define his styles?

How Andy Warhol Worked

Despite his distaste for fame, Andy Warhol became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. From the Factory to the Velvet Underground to those infamous soup cans, Warhol left an indelible impression on the modern art world.

How Jackson Pollock Worked

One of the most well-known, and American, artists of the 20th century is undoubtedly Jackson Pollock. Even if you think of his famous "drip" technique as something so simple a child could do it, his fame has been cemented in the American consciousness.

How Henri Matisse Worked

Although people now celebrate his bright colors and abstract figures, Henri Matisse was viewed as a radical in his own time -- when he turned the art world upside down. How did a quiet man from a small town become one of the most important French painters of the 20th century?

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?

How M.C. Escher Worked

Most artists are renowned for capturing reality; M.C. Escher became famous for bending it. The creator of such visual stunners as "Relativity" and "Castle in the Air" had more in common with the mathematicians than the visual artists of his time.

How Antiques Work

Every weekend, the antique hunters come out. They prowl the aisles of shows, scrutinize the offerings at sales and occasionally even wave cards at an auction. But what makes an antique an antique? And why are they so expensive?


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