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Rather than digital rendering, Clark Smith uses watercolor paints and pencils to create illustrations of high-end homes. His renderings can take up to 40 hours to complete and range from $3,000-$6,000. Photo: Julie Bidwell for The Wall Street Journal
Shantell Martin: Following Her Pen
Shantell Martin, an artist known for her stream-of-consciousness drawings, moved to New York from Tokyo five years ago. She draws on people, on airplanes, and on clothing; her whimsical white button-downs are not (yet) for sale.
Art Spiegelman Tours His Retrospective
The cartoonist Art Spiegelman gives a tour of his retrospective at the Jewish Museum.
At Home with Roz Chast
Roz Chast published her first cartoon in The New Yorker in 1978. On a recent morning, we rode the train to Connecticut and stepped inside her colorful and cartoon-filled home to talk about her parrots, obsessions, collections, and cartoons.
Landscape with Charon Crossing The River Styx
Much of art history and art education has been devoted to discovering meaning in historical works of art. Holly will discuss an alternative critical path, wherein scholars need not always talk about what an artwork represents as much as what it presents. Works of art are about something far more magical, mysterious, and poetic than the transmittal of subject matter.
Henna Heads: Hair Loss Sufferers Get Beautiful Head Crowns
Women who have suffered hair loss are being given beautiful henna crowns to help overcome their confidence issues. The practice was started by Toronto based photographer Frances Darwin and has since been adopted by more than 150 artists worldwide.
Naked Contortionist Models Transformed Into Animals By Body Paint
A contortionist is transformed into a human tarantula. The super-sized spider is the handiwork of body painter Emma Fay, who used water-based paints to turn the flexible model into a giant arachnid. Fay's other realistic animal transformations include a stunning seahorse and a giraffe.
Art of VIBE: Pete McKee Animates London
Pete McKee takes his animated art to the streets of London for a wall in partnership with VIBE and Global Street Art. The Sheffield-based artist has a long history of putting an animated spin on his artwork. His comic strip-like paintings feature subjects ranging from musicians like the Beatles and David Bowie to animals and soccer fans. Here, McKee paints a portrait of his beloved canine Frank.
Sketching Superman’s Power
The illustrator John Romita Jr., a decades-long veteran of Marvel Comics is now making his DC Comics debut. His first assignment: drawing Superman.
Abandoned Masterpiece: Raphael's Great Disappointment
The Frick Collection - During the early sixteenth century, rulers and courtiers all across northern Italy commissioned portraits that not only captured their appearance but also subtly alluded to their status and accomplishments. By examining such portraits-in particular, those of the most fastidious of all patrons, Isabella d'Este-this lecture will place Parmigianino's enigmatic Schiava Turca (the subject of the special exhibition).
Art of VIBE: Michalopoulos Channels New Orleans & Music In His Art
James Michalopoulos is perhaps one of New Orleans' best known artists. His art -- modern impressionism painting and post-modern sculptures -- captures the movement, energy and liberty of NOLA. From his paintings of NOLA's creole cottages that he started doing in Jackson Square some 30 years ago to his playful sculptures, Michalopoulos shares his art insight in this special NOLA edition of Art of VIBE.
11-Year-Old To Credit For Gorgeous Animated Google Doodle
The illustration on Google's homepage on Monday may look pretty whimsical, but it's spotlighting a very serious issue: clean water. Not bad for an 11-year-old from Long Island.
Who Is the Woman Behind Parmigianino's 'Schiava Turca'?
Parmigianino's exquisite Schiava Turca (Turkish slave) is shrouded in mystery. Who is this woman whose elaborate, almost theatrical, costume inspired an early eighteenth-century writer to give the Renaissance beauty her fantastical name?
Secrets Behind Velázquez's 'Las Meninas'
In the belief that personal circumstances play an important part in shaping the work of art historians, Jonathan Brown reflects on his career as a specialist in Hispanic art. He will also take a fresh look at Las Meninas (Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid), discussing how it was understood by Velázquez's contemporaries at the court of Philip IV.
'Antiques Roadshow' Gets A Big Banksy Surprise
A Banksy work with a complex past recently surfaced on beloved television series "Antiques Roadshow," ArtNet reported.
Art of VIBE: Apex On Being Saved By Street Art
In college, San Francisco-based artist Apex dove into shallow water, broke his neck and was never suppose to walk again. It was art that got him back on his feet. Today the street artist, known for his intricate superburners and their more formal mono-chromatic offspring, isn't afraid to push the envelope using everything from jeans to the ol' concrete wall as a surface.
"My true being paints," says Apex.
The Making Of Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' Album | VIBE Digital Cover
Michael Jackson's posthumous Xscape album is truly a treat.
Out tomorrow (May 13), the nostalgic-yet-modern LP unites the likes of Timbaland, Stargate, Rodney Jerkins and Justin Timberlake to update unreleased tracks from the MJ archives.
To celebrate the release, VIBE unearths an art piece commissioned to Mr. Brainwash for the album cover—one that was ultimately not chosen for the final project—and rounds up the album collaborators for an in-depth making-of piece.
Remember the times with us.
Mr. Brainwash On The Lost Artwork From Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' Cover
Michael Jackson is the definition of iconic. So depicting the King of Pop on his stellar second posthumous LP, Xscape, was a task reserved for the heavyweights. Legendary visual artist Mr. Brainwash answered the call, and while his painting/stenciled portrayal was not chosen as the final album artwork, it's now revived as VIBE's digital cover, celebrating Michael's everlasting music.
In the above clip, Mr. Brainwash talks creating the Michael Jackson piece, and reflects on memories with MJ.
Lost Vincent Van Gogh Painting Discovered In Safe Deposit Box
A painting by Van Gogh that went missing 40 years ago might’ve finally been found.
Art of VIBE: Street Artist Ders Adds Color To Shoreditch
London-based street artist Ders is known for mixing bright colors and his smooth lines with his unique tags. A founding member of the highly regarded RT ("RepresenT") crew, Ders is usually one part of much larger scale walls that he does with his mates Vibes and Towns. Here, Ders hits a shutter alone in East London and flips his signature to SRED for a wall in conjunction with Global Street Art.
Art of VIBE: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada Scales Down For London Wall
Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is known for his larger than life canvases, often preferring acres of land for his charcoal portraits best viewed on Google Earth. The Cuban-American contemporary artist scaled down for his latest wall in London, where he painted a mural of a local resident, one of his trademarks, for street art aficionados Global Street Art. Check out footage from the first Art of VIBE and Global Street Art collaboration.
Shantell Martin Draws on Cosmo's CJ
Artist Shantell Martin stops by Cosmo to show us her art and draw on CJ and Charles.
Art of VIBE: Rene Turrek's Clean Lines Defined By His German Roots
German-born Rene Turrek was tagging up a wall in Miami's Wynwood Wall district with his street name WEST when VIBE ran into him. Turrek explains his neat process and the two sides to his artwork. "I got no picture. I got no sketch. If I do a photo realistic picture, I do it out of my brain, so I see you, save it in my brain and I start it."
Art of VIBE: Chor Boogie & His Street Romantic Voodoo Modern Hieroglyphics
Chor Boogie has been painting walls since he can remember, but he doesn't call it art or street art. "It's Street Romantic Voodoo Modern Hieroglyphics," says the Cali native. VIBE caught up with Chor Boogi while he was painting a wall titled "Tiger Blood" in the middle of Miami's Wynwood Walls district.
Artwork Stolen From Cuban Museum Worth $1.5 Million
An art dealer in Miami helped a Cuban museum discover about 70 pieces of artwork, worth $1.5 million, had been stolen.
Inside an Illustrator's Imagination
Children's book illustrator Emma Levey talks BBC News through the process of bringing imagination to the printed page.
Bristol Street Art Tours
Bristol, home to Banksy among many others is the street art capital of the UK. Much more than grafftti, Bristol artists have adapted their talents fully to the urban canvas with the support of the local authorities. Where the Wall will take you on a guided tour with information on the artists andcurrent trends.
Bristol Street Art Graffiti Workshop
Based in a community art facility in the heart of the street art zone, Where the Wall offer hands on street art workshops where you can practice all the techniques of the street artist, from tags and graffiti to stencilling a la Banksy, right under one of his most well known compositions.