Around the Creative World


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Claude Monet – Filmed Painting Outdoors (1915): Above is the only known film footage of the French Impressionist Claude Monet, made when he was 74 years old, painting alongside a lily pond in his garden at Giverny. The footage was shot in the summer of 1915 by the French actor […]

The Only Known Film Footage of Claude Monet Painting Outdoors ...



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“Very mysterious” and “completely surrounded by secret tunnels” archaeologist Ibrahim Çetin describes the castle in which two dungeons have been found and identified as where Wallachian Prince Vlad III was held captive in the early 15th century. It was also where he was first introduced to the impaling torture which influenced […]

Archaeologists Have Found The “Mysterious” Dungeon Where Vlad Dracula Was ...



Italian makeup artist Lucia Pittalis has caught the internet’s attention with her amazing transformations, turning herself into highly-recognizable male celebrities and characters. From Scarface to Iggy Pop and Jim Morrison to Walter White, you’ll definitely want to check out this awesome work. Take a look at the slideshow below for more […]

Female Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Male Celebrities and Characters ...


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When Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to command a space mission on the International Space Station, he used social media to bring the rest of the world along with him. Now, continuing the adventure, ABC will attempt to turn Hadfield’s book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” into a […]

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield is Getting an ABC Sitcom Pilot


If you’re fascinated or inspired by the patterns found in nature then you’ll definitely want to check out these GIFs created by designer Eleanor Lutz who conveniently also has her bachelors degree in molecular biology. To create the mesmerizing and beautiful moving images Lutz used high-speed nature footage, Photoshop, and Illustrator to map the […]

Patterns Created by Animals in Flight Revealed in GIFs



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Courtney Love may be best known as the lead signer for Hole, her unstable lifestyle including her marriage to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobian, and most recently a stint on the final season of Sons of Anarchy, but now Love has added opera star to her resume after signing on to play the lead […]

Courtney Love to Star in an Opera


Were you addicted to Tetris as a kid? Did you ever play so much that you had nightmares of blocks falling from the sky in an apocalyptic disaster? Well now you can see that nightmare come to the big screen! TETRIS the movie is being made by Threshold Entertainment, the makers of […]

There Are Now Plans for a Tetris Movie [Includes Video]


If you’re all about art & apps and you’re in (or visiting) Toronto then you need to check out the Bloor St. Culture Corridor mobile app. The year-round “extraordinary wealth of cultural experiences that are so easily accessible all in one easily-walkable mile on Bloor Street West, between Bathurst and […]

Toronto’s Bloor St. Culture Corridor Launches Mobile App



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The gorgeous art covering Greek vases is well-known for its depictions of ancient life giving us a peek into how the celebrating civilization lived, played, fought, loved, and died. Now you can get an even livelier look at ancient life through animations created by Panoply. Animator Steve K. Simons, who started […]

Animating the Art of Greek Vases [Includes Videos and GIFs]


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Mr. Bean always seems to find himself in interesting situations and now that includes some of the most famous portraits throughout history. Caricature artist Rodney Pike has digitally replaced the faces in well-known artworks with that of actor Rowan Atkinson portraying his most recognizable character. From the Mona Lisa to Rembrandt, enjoy […]

Artist Inserts Mr. Bean Into Historical Portraits


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If you have a love of synthesizers or have an appreciation for old instruments then you need to check out an upcoming auction which will feature an example of the world’s first electronic synthesizer. The wood and brass device was built by Max Kohl in around 1905 following a design […]

100 Year-Old First Electronic Synthesizer is Up for Auction



Since 2012, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts has released their count which “tracks the ratio of male to female authors and critics represented in Canadian literary media” [Quill & Quire] and the numbers are now in for 2013. The 2013 CWILA Count was our biggest yet. The results reveal why […]

2013 CWILA Numbers: Tracking the Ratio of Male to Female ...



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Ello is the latest social networking site to sweep across the web and Art F City has deemed it the “first…truly artist-friendly” platform. This is the first social media site we’ve seen that’s truly artist-friendly. That’s in large part due to the design. … it features stark black text with vast swaths […]

Hello Ello: New Social Media Site Being Called the “First ...



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Take a tour of the collections held by some of the most famous museums around the world by checking out the various apps that have been released allowing art-lovers access to pieces they might not ever have the opportunity to see otherwise. Musée du Louvre   (Free/iPhone, $2.99/iPad) Discover the museum […]

Apps That Let You Visit Museums Around the World


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The air is turning colder and with it the leaves are beginning to display their magical ability to transform themselves from one beautiful colour to the next. But have you ever wondered what exactly it is that causes the dramatic transformation? Well Compound Interest has put together a lovely infographic that explains […]

The Chemistry of the Colours of Autumn Leaves


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European researchers and archaeologists have published a paper regarding what they claim are “the first known example of an abstract pattern engraved by Neanderthals.” The pattern, discovered at the southern tip of Spain in Gorham’s Cave, Gibraltar and dating to between 38,500 and 30,500 years ago, could substantially expand our understanding of the genealogy of […]

New Evidence Emerges that Neanderthals Made Art Between 38,500 and ...



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Stevie Nicks is well-known for her fashion including her signature shawls. Now, she is giving designers an opportunity to create one for her. Legendary American singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks invites fashion designers and stylists across the world to design a show-stopping shawl inspired by her mystical visual style and symbolic lyrics. If […]

You Can Design A Shawl for Stevie Nicks and Get ...


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In the ongoing trend of organizations digitizing their collections and making them freely available for use by the public (which is awesome, by the way!), the New York Public Library has put 20,000 hi-res maps online and has made them free to download and use. The new Open Access Maps project at the New York […]

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online and ...


The New York Times Arts Beat is reporting the the first Superman comic has sold for $3.2 million US in an eBay auction conducted by Pristine Comics of Federal Way, Washington. The auction “took just 48 bids to get from a 99-cent starting price to a final sale of $3,207,852.” The first […]

First Superman Comic Sold for $3.2 Million in eBay Auction