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ARTISTS WE LOVE: Henry Ossawa Tanner

WHO: Henry Ossawa Tanner WHAT: Painter WHERE: Pennsylvania, United States WHEN: 21 June 1859 – 25 May 1937 As the first African-American painter to be recognized for his work internationally, Henry Ossawa Tanner has been called "the greatest African American painter to date" and is most well-known for his biblical works and depictions of everyday lives of African Americans. The son of a minister and former slave who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad, Tanner's passion for art started...

Six Artcast Galleries That Celebrate the Spirit of Winter

"How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!" Thomas Wentworth Higginson   The end of the holidays may be here, but Winter is here for the next few months and we are embracing it in a big way. Depending on where you are in the world, it brings a different kind of beauty than the other seasons of the year. As a belated celebration of the Winter Solstice,...

ARTISTS WE LOVE: Edward Hopper

WHO: Edward Hopper WHAT: Painter/Printmaker WHERE: New York WHEN: July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967 FAMOUS FOR: Nighthawks (1942), focusing on the interactions between people and their environments, Automat (1927), Office in a Small City (1953), and not being very fond of talking about his art (“The whole answer is there on the canvas”). Edward thrived more than other artists during the Great Depression, selling works to the Whitney Museum of American Art (where he later bequeathed his and his wife’s art collection) and the Metropolitan...

ARTISTS WE LOVE: Henri Matisse

WHO: Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse WHAT: Painter (also, printmaker, sculptor, draughtsman) WHERE: Paris, France WHEN: 31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954 Matisse is famous for revolutionizing the way that artists approach painting and sculpture. Some of his most famous works, such as Woman with a hat (1905), La Danse (1909), and Red Room (Harmony in Red) (1908), illustrate the way that his art broke preexisting bounds and challenged artists to push further than ever before. Together with other Fauvists, Matisse expressed emotion with wild, often dissonant colours, without...

Featured Gallery: Glacier National Park

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – EO wilson   Located in Montana's Rocky Mountains on the US-Canada border, Glacier National Park is an American natural treasure with boundless trails, lakes and a diverse selection of wildlife to discover. Another Artcast exclusive from our in-house production team, our new video gallery "Glacier National Park" is now streaming in both our Nature and Travel & Culture categories.     You can stream "Glacier National Park",...

ARTISTS WE LOVE: Rachel Ruysch

WHO: Rachel Ruysch WHAT: Painter WHERE: Northern Netherlands WHEN: 3 June 1664 – 12 August 1750 Rachel Ruysch is best known for her moody and dramatic still life paintings. The daughter of a celebrated anatomist, botanist, and collector (who was also the head of Amsterdam's botanical garden!), Ruysch was an expert of flowers and insects and her paintings of overflowing bouquets often depict a variety of blooms in amazing accuracy and detail. Ruysch is remembered today as one of the very few...

Featured Gallery: Yosemite National Park

We're thrilled to finally share several new exclusive video galleries on the app that we've been working on over the past several months including "Yosemite National Park". Shot across the seasons by our in-house team, this gallery explores one of the United States' most iconic national parks and all of its most popular landmarks such as El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Merced River, Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall and Half Dome just to name a few...

ARTISTS WE LOVE: Horace Pippin

WHO: Horace Pippin WHAT: Painter WHERE: Pennsylvania, USA WHEN: 22 February 1888 – 6 July 1946 Horace Pippin is best known for his striking oil paintings, which depicted the American landscapes around him and scenes from his heritage. At a young age and throughout his World War I service in the famous Harlem Hellfighters 369th infantry, Horace drew the scenes around him. As a form of rehabilitation after being shot in the shoulder, Horace continued creating art and eventually moved to oil paintings. His paintings find a unique place of maturity...

WOODSWIMMER (Video)

WOODSWIMMER by Brett Foxwell. This just might be the coolest thing you'll see all week, and it's only Monday. It's made entirely/100%/completely from wood! The sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches. We love the way that the wood comes back to life - constantly changing, morphing, and growing. Check it out below. Also, isn't "WoodSwimmer" the prefect name??   [embed]https://vimeo.com/196683500[/embed]...