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How Rejection Will Make You a Better Artist

Trying to sell your art frequently comes with a lot of rejection. Yet, persistence and lessons learned can lead you down the road to success. Here's why.

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Watch an Artist Build a Secret Studio Beneath an Overpass | Mental Floss

Artists can be very particular about the spaces where they choose to do their work. Furniture designer Fernando Abellanas’s desk may not boast the quietest or most convenient location on Earth, but it definitely wins points for seclusion.

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14 Abstract Painters to Follow on Instagram – Design*Sponge

Lately I’ve found myself drawn to abstract art, as it feels like such a boundless territory. The painter Arshile Gorky once said “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.”

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Yayoi Kusama’s Art for the Instagram Age - The Atlantic

Is Yayoi Kusama’s new participatory-art exhibit about seeking profound experiences—or posting selfies?

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Art that grows backwards: The abstract paintings of Erica Beck | Creative Boom

Having spent 12 years dependent upon technology, graphic designer [Erica Beck](www.eboriginalart.com) began to crave art that was meant to be cherishe...

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This incredible artist can paint songs using colors she sees in her head due to a neurological quirk - News - Alternative Press

Human beings are remarkable in so many different ways. Melissa McCracken, for instance, is a synesthetic artist, and you've got to see her beautiful creations.

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There’s a Cadmium-Free Paint Alternative for Artists Now

Artists will now be able to choose a more eco-friendly and health conscious paint option for yellows, reds, and oranges.

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Alternative Painting Techniques Artists Love

These painting techniques have helped to redefine the face of art’s story and have helped to create the amazing arena which is present contemporary art

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2017 SXSW Art Program Installations Announced

Announcing the inaugural SXSW Art Program, which includes a curated lineup of five installations. Learn more about this year's lineup...

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20 Pieces of Ballpoint Pen Art and Photorealistic Portraits

Explore over 20 examples of astounding photorealistic portraits that are examples of incredible ballpoint pen art from masters of pen drawing.

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The 10 Technologies That Defined Art This Year - artnwet News

Looking back at the year in art, we recall the technologies, both new and old, that have defined the look and feel of art in 2016.

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BBC - Culture - The moment that changed Picasso

A short trip to an ancient village was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked. Alastair Sooke finds out more.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Monet's 'Water Lilies' | Mental Floss

Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies' is beloved around the world, a radiant example of French Impressionism and the glory found in nature. But their path from the artist’s yard to museum walls was one paved with obstacles, perfectionism—and a lot of gardenin

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The Heir to Matisse With a Dose of California Cool - The Daily Beast

There’s nothing like seeing one of Richard Diebenkorn’s joyful Ocean Park paintings in real life—but a new catalogue of his work comes close.

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Twitter highlights female artists and their awesome illustrations · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club

#visiblewomen is a Twitter tag dedicated to bringing attention to the massive number of female artists in the field of comics, character design, and concept art.

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The best iPhone photographs of 2016 – in pictures

The winners of the 9th annual iPhone photography awards have been announced, chosen from thousands of entries from 139 countries

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Downtown L.A.'s hot art scene? It was just as happening in the '70s - LA Times

Jean Milant could have headed west when he moved his gallery and print shop from a Hollywood storefront. Instead, he decided to go east, away from the art world establishment, to set up his Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions , the esteemed artist prints

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An Art Show Explores How Jackson Pollock Learned To Drip

MoMA's survey exhibition features large-scale paintings alongside his lesser-known lithographs and drawings.

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Does ‘American Art’ Exist Anymore?

Every other year since 1895, the Venice Biennale has served as an international stage for some of the most interesting, daring artists working today. You might expect the Biennale to be a place where signs of nationalism abound in some form or another: After all, artists undergo a rigorous selection process by their respective countries before they’re sent to essentially compete against their foreign counterparts. (A jury awards a gold medal, the Golden Lion, to the best artist at the fair.)

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First look inside LACMA's Rain Room: an indoor storm where you won't get wet...honest - LA Times

On Sunday, the rains will arrive — slicing the air in great, silvery sheets, hitting the ground with a splash and a deafening whoosh .

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Gustave Caillebotte's role in Impressionist history illuminated in 'Painter's Eye' - LA Times

In the late 19th century, everyone looked on Gustave Caillebotte as a leading painter of the Impressionists. He took part in five of the eight exhibitions that the Impressionists mounted. In fact, he organized and helped finance several of the shows. One

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25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday - My Modern Met

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we…

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Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse | Co.Design | business + design

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.

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Incredible street art tours - Telegraph

Street art is now a tourism force. Here are some of the best tours on offer.

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$650m sales make Warhol top of the pop artists - News - Art - The Independent

“Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art,” Andy Warhol once said. By his own measure, the poster boy of pop art was the best artist of last year, topping international sales in 2014. A total of 1,295 works by Warhol fe

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How we restored Harvard’s Rothko murals without touching them

In 1989, I was a conservation student at the Courtauld Institute in London. During a class on varnish removal, my professor, Gerry Hedley, demonstrated how shining blue light on a picture with yellowed varnish made it seem as if the varnish had been cleaned away—returning the painting to how it originally had appeared.

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Using Levels in Photoshop to Image Correct Color and Contrast

You will learn how to colour correct your images and enhance contrast using the Levels Tool in Photoshop

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Four Smartphone Films That Are Actually Good | Magazine | WIRED

Elsa Jenna While you were using your iPhone to record your cat riding a Roomba, Hollywood types (and would-be Hollywood types) have used smartphones to create everything from heart-wrenching shorts to feature-length thrillers. There are a zillion smartpho

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Artist Recreates His Childhood Drawings As Digital Illustrations - The Poke

Netherlands-based artist Telmo Pieper that recreate a selection of his childhood drawings. See more on his Kiddie Arts page. (h/t laughin

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The World of Mad Men Through a 21st-Century Lens

Mad Men fans will just love this graphic series created by the designers at Shutterstock. Entitled Mod Men: The World of Mad Men Through a 21st-Century Lens, t…

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How Producing Art Can Keep Our Brains Functioning

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed. Though we expect the pompous Cubist was being his usual haughty self when he uttered the well known quote, his belief in art's transcendent qualities might not be too far from the scientific mark.

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Here's a wonderful new animation from a Disney animation legend

Even though I love today's 3D animation movies made with CG, there's something about seeing old fashioned hand-drawn animation that makes me feel like I'm peering into another world of breathtakingly fluid characters dancing on paper. Former D

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27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from

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Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Here's how he conduc

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Incredible street art from around the globe

If the walls of a city could talk, they'd have a lot to say.

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Injecting Paint in Bubble Wrap to Recreate Iconic Paintings

Who says bubble wrap is just for packaging or stress relief? New York-based artist Bradley Hart, known for creating amazingly realistic pixelated portraits, h…

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The 'Mona Lisa' Just Might Be History's First 3D Image, Researchers Claim

Leonard da Vinci was the original Renaissance man, dabbling in not just art, but anatomy, geology, botany, cartography, mathematics, literature and much, much more. Not only do we give him credit for masterpieces like

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Amazingly Realistic Drawings Created with Ballpoint Pens

When we first saw Portugal-based artist Samuel Silva's portrait, Redhead Girl, most of us were completely in awe of how Silva (aka VianaArts) could achieve su…

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Dozens of lost Warhol artworks discovered on 80s floppy disks

The artworks were commissioned in 1985 by Commodore, who wanted Warhol to demonstrate the graphic capabilities of its new Amiga 1000 computer.

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These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.

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Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait

For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children in Ireland held every year since 1955. Just looking at the astounding portrait above, it may come as no su

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These aren’t colored pencils. They are actually a digital drawing!

Every artist has their tool of choice. Some choose the subtle opaque of watercolors, others the bold burst of pastels. Many go old school and create with colored pencils; the humble pencil and its colored cousin are widely used all over the world and are

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    Venice frozen solid looks like a fun place to be

    Imagine Venice with all its channels frozen solid. That's what art director Robert Jahns did, using Photoshop with pretty neat results. I'd like to explore the city skating.

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      19-Year-Old Artist Draws Unbelievably Realistic Eyes Using Just Colored Pencils | Bored Panda

      Jose Vergara (a.k.a. Redosking), a 19-year-old artist from Texas, is drawing close-ups of the human eye with the sort of hyper-realistic level of detail that one would ordinarily expect from experienced masters. Vergara draws using only colored pencils, w

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        100 Years of Typewriters on One Giant Poster!

        With over 60 models featured, the poster highlights the varied, and sometimes colorful, evolution of the nostalgia icon.

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          These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

          As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas and silhouettes their shapes in a range of colors, overlapping the forms to create a single abstracted, impossible skyline.

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            Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

            A rare marriage of sports and fashion through mid-century graphic design.

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              Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

              See these amazing collages of well known paintings of cities around the world – Istanbul to Saint Petersburg, Tokyo to New York – superimposed on to Google Street View

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                Sublime mashups of present-day London with old paintings - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

                Redditer shystone took some old paintings of London and placed them in context against the modern cityscape of London to impressive effect. All the ten mas

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                  40 Stunning & Eye-Catching Band Posters You'll Love

                  Whilst tour posters are designed to promote and encourage ticket sales, they're also highly collectable - especially if they have been created for a specific gig, as opposed to a general tour. As a...

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                  Museums in Southern California offering free admission on Jan. 25

                  Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program.

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                    JFK in art: all the president's pictures

                    The night before he died, President Kennedy and his wife slept in a suite that had been turned into their own private art show. Fifty years on, the exhibition has been recreated. Charles Darwent on how America is reliving the assassination through art

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                      British sculptor's underwater creations are transformed by sea coral

                      More than 450 figurative sculptures have been installed in the underwater Museo Subacuatico de Arte since British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor co-founded it back in 2009 off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.

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                        A van Gogh’s Trip From the Attic to the Museum

                        The work, titled “Sunset at Montmajour,” was painted in Arles in 1888. For decades, it was considered a fake and consigned to an attic.

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                          San Francisco's Secret Mosaic Staircase

                          If you've ever wanted to find a hidden art gem in San Francisco, head to 16th and Moraga to discover The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. Not only will you be able t…

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                            Z Vector Takes Live Kinect Feeds To Create Stunning Video Art | TechCrunch

                            TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

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                              All Upcoming Public Programs | LACMA

                              LACMA has some amazing programs this summer!

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                                About the Museum (Getty Museum)

                                An overview of the J. Paul Getty Museum and its activities.

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                                  HOW Design Magazine: Best Magazine for Graphic, Web, Freelance Design

                                  The best design magazine for graphic, web, interactive & freelance designers! Industry advice, designer tips, in-house insight & design student help.

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                                    eBay has a new logo – What do you think?

                                    eBay takes on a sleeker image with their new logo but have they lost character? Creator of the original eBay logo, Elissa Davis says the colours of the

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