"Carlos Duarte knows that he's fabulous. He's got a better sense of style than half the fashionistas in New York City, and he can definitely apply makeup like nobody's business. He may only be in high school, but when he lands the job of his dreams-makeup artist at the FeatureFace counter in Macy's--he's sure that he's finally on his way to great things. But the makeup artist world is competitive and cutthroat, and for Carlos to reach his dreams, he'll have to believe in himself more than…
“Thomas Hart Benton's ‘America Today’ Mural Rediscovered" celebrates the gift of Benton’s epic mural “America Today” from AXA Equitable Life Insurance. Benton painted this mural for New York's New School for Social Research to adorn the school's boardroom in its International Style modernist building on West 12th Street. | Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889–1975). Outreaching Hands from America Today, 1930–31. #newyorkcity #bentonmural
9 Art Techniques That Anyone Can Do To Jumpstart Creativity
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” So said Sylvia Plath, and we have a feeling she was on to something. So we reached out to a few artists and art professors from New York's School of Visual Arts and asked them to let us i...
"Saul Leiter has made an enormous and unique contribution to photography. His abstracted forms and radically innovative compositions have a painterly quality that stands out among the work of his New York School contemporaries. Perhaps this is because Leiter has continued through the years to work as both a photographer and painter. His painterly sensibility reaches fruition in his painted photographs of nudes on which he has actually applied layers of gouache and watercolor." wiki
Born in New York City on January 10, 1915, Dean Dixon never wanted to be identified as an American Conductor or a Negro Conductor. He was an artist from his heart without labels beyond music. After conducting with Stoesel at the Julliard School and graduating from Columbia University, Dixon formed an orchestra in his home city in 1932. In 1941, he led the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra as their first African American conductor.
The rise and fall of a civilization in five paintings.
The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole. Having all five together in the same pin gives more impact to the meaning of the series. One of my favourite paintings on the evolution and progress of civilisation.