Visual Arts

camera obscura art

Camera Obscura Traces Art Through Time and Vermeer

When something has as arcane a name as “camera obscura,” you’re bound to wonder what…

artistic subcultures

‘Kilroy was Here’ in Artistic Subcultures

The world is diverse, and it’s full of subcultures that express themselves through art and…

portland pearl district

Portland’s Pearl District, The Rose City’s Creative Hub

Portland’s Pearl District, once a desolate collection of neglected warehouses and railways, is now the…

haint blue

What Does Haint Blue Mean to the South

If you don’t live in the American south, chances are that hearing the term “haint…

paint by numbers

Paint by Numbers: The Popular Foray into the Oldest Art Medium

The first patent for the paint by numbers technique was filed in 1923. But the…

tetrachromats

Tetrachromats and Trichromats: What do you see?

Remember the gold dress phenomenon? How many colors can you count in the image above?…

Yulia Tsvetkova

Yulia Tsvetkova: Censorship and Persecution for Body Positivity Art Series

Russian officials charged artist and feminist, Yulia Tsvetkova with “Gay Propoganda” and “Criminal Pornography” in…

Museums and Covid: Wiping the Dust Off our Community Assets

Museums and Kids When I was a child, Friday nights at the Boston Children’s Museum…

history of color

History of Color and Theory of Color: How Humans Make Sense of Color

Color has been around since before the big bang. However, the first pigments were created by early…

In the Studio: Meet the Artists of Riverview Station, Asheville, NC

In the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, alongside the French Broad River, stands a long, brick…