To illustrate just how beneficial the NEA’s work has been, artist and environmental engineer Tega Brain has programmed this WEBSITE that scrolls through the types of grants the NEA awarded last year alone. Check out the this article on Hyperallergic.com.
Lisa Congdon’s wistful portraits celebrate Kara Walker, Louise Bourgeois and more.
Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.
The artist was a loner and self-critical taskmaster who worked hard to stay positive. “I believe in living above the line,” Martin said. “And above the line is happiness and love.” Martin’s serene, linear paintings have found a symbiotic home inside the iconic gentle coils of the Guggenheim, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In the cacophony of current events, Martin’s work is a must-see.
Above, a video introduction to the artist from the Guggenheim Museum. Although the installation has now closed, it’s a reminder of her work and constant striving to “live above the line.”
Insightful Ted Talk by clinical psychologist Meg Jay on why 30 is not the new 20. Don’t let your life be defined by what you didn’t know or didn’t do. Awesome.
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The Elle of Eight team has been exploring the idea of how impactful art can be on a child’s development. According to a recent article in Huffington Post, art can have a tremendous influence in building life skills.
5 life skills your child will learn through art
- Social skills
- Cognitive development
- Motor development
Click here to learn more.