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Happy Birthday, Bob Ross!

If he were alive, TV painter Bob Ross would have turned 70 years old today. In honor of the occasion, mental_floss is dedicating their Lunchtime Quiz to the artist and his happy little trees. How much do you know about Bob Ross? Take the quiz and find out! Link

Pop Culture Paintings By Dave MacDowell

Images of the Dude abound in the newest works by painter and pop culture junkie Dave MacDowell. They’re brightly colored, tongue in cheek dedications to the gods of geekdom. Gallery 1988 is currently showing the works of Dave MacDowell at their Santa Monica location now through June 2nd, and these works look even better in person, [...]

Tamara de Lempicka’s Spock and Uhura

Tamara de Lempicka is my favorite Art Deco painter, so this image inspired by her work makes me happy. It was composed by deviantART user lymanalpha. Link -via Comics Alliance

Esref Armagan Paintings of a Blind Artist Painter

Eşref Armağan (born 1953) is a blind painter of Turkish origin. He was born both unsighted and to an impoverished family. As a child and young adult he never received any formal schooling or training; however, he has taught himself to write and print. He draws and paints by using his hands and primarily oil [...]

Women of the Venetian Renaissance

We’re doing a week of women on “Feel Art Again.” Today’s post brings you the four most prominent female artists of the Venetian Renaissance: Sofonisba Anguissola, Diana Mantuana, Maria Robusti, and Lavinia Fontana. Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) began training under Bernardino Campi when she was only 14; she later trained under Bernardino Gatti. Anguissola’s apprenticeships were unusual, [...]