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The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you were a kid in the 1980s or 90s, you probably spent some time reading, watching, or playing with four adolescent reptilian martial arts experts with irregular DNA. To make sure I got the scoop on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell, I went straight to the source – co-creator Peter Laird – [...]

The Historical Gift Guide: 15 of the Greatest Gifts in the History of Presents

Do you have a pal who always leaves you scratching your head when it comes to gifts? Perhaps something in our Historical Gift Guide will sound like the perfect present for the person in your life who has everything—everything except a 69-carat diamond, an eagle made of beer can tabs, and fire. 1. For Friends Abroad: [...]

9 Child Prodigies (Who Actually Ended Up Doing Something)

Four-year-old Australian Aelita Andre is the talk of the international art world. She sold one painting for $24,000, and her work is currently on display at the Agora Gallery in New York. Perhaps a few decades from now, she’ll earn a spot on this list, which we first published in 2009. By Rick Chillot Being a child [...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tumblers

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tumblers – $29.95 (set of 4) Enjoy your next feast with glass tumblers inspired by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael from the NeatoShop. The Renaissance artists? Well, close. We mean the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Link | More fun Glassware & Drinkware

Artist Renditions Of TMNT

Comic artist Stephen Pfeil recently posted his interpretations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the master artists they were named for would have intended them to look. On top of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, Pfeil also explored how more contemporary artists would have depicted the turtles, including Dali, Picsaso, Monet, and Pollock. The pictures [...]

Holy of Holies: The Tribuna of the Uffizi

Today’s “Feel Art Again” is a double-header. First up was a post on the German-English artist Johann Zoffany (1733-1810); now this post delves into his painting “The Tribuna of the Uffizi.” Read both to get the full story on this talented artist. In the summer of 1772, Johann Zoffany was sent by Queen Charlotte to Florence [...]

Creating Magic: Johann Zoffany

Today’s “Feel Art Again” is a double-header. First up is this post on Johann Zoffany, followed by a post delving into his painting “The Tribuna of the Uffizi.” Read both to get the full story on this talented artist. Johann Zoffany (1733-1810) was a German-born English painter and favored portraitist of King George III and Queen [...]