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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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Hilarious Posters Poke Fun at Bad National Park Reviews

Illustrator Amber Share loves the outdoors. But not everyone has her same enthusiasm. She found a way to turn their bad reviews of national parks into comedy gold.

Freeports: Warehouses Filled With Art the Public Never Gets to See

It's hard to imagine, but much of the world's most beautiful art sits, rarely seen by anyone, in tax-free warehouses called freeports.

Crayola Unveils New Crayons for Kids of All Colors

Gone are the days of peach and flesh crayons. Crayola just created 24 skin tone crayons to help advance inclusion through coloring.

6 Famous Paintings That Hold Hidden Messages

Painters love to include hidden symbols and meanings inside their works, either as pointed messages to specific viewers or simply as signposts to be found by a general audience. Here are six you may have missed.

'The Last Supper': The Masterpiece Leonardo Didn't Want to Paint

Leonardo's 'The Last Supper' has had a rough history, from flaking paint to the fact that da Vinci really didn't even want to paint it.

Artist Stephen Wiltshire Draws Entire Cities From Memory

He once completed a 33-foot (10-meter) panoramic drawing of Tokyo in eight days. And he did it entirely in pen.

Art From the Heart: Portraits of Honor and Love

Art From the Heart is an ongoing project that donates portraits to families of Georgia's soldiers who have died in the line of duty.

Why Is the World So Captivated by the Mona Lisa?

Just what is it that makes us unable to look away from da Vinci's Mona Lisa?

Ruth Asawa: The Sculptor of Interlocking Lines

Interned during World War II, Ruth Asawa went on to create a body of iconic sculpture, numerous public commissions and a continuing legacy for young artists.

Salvador Dalí Is Dead, But Not Entirely

Who is the best tour guide at the newest Dalí exhibit? Salvador Dalí himself, of course.

HowStuffWorks: Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibition

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibition

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?

Quiz: 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?

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