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It’s a well known fact that paintings and art, in general, are inherently subjective things.  Sure, we can talk about “famous” art, but fame does not equal quality; at the end of the day, all talks about the best or worst art of any kind come down to one basic question:  what IS art anyway?…

With the Christmas season coming, or is it already here, I thought it would be fun to do some lists relating to Christmas: Ten Gingerbread Houses You Would Live In…Then Eat. The witch’s house in Hansel and Gretel has nothing on these confectionery structures. Gingerbread Whore House Few gingerbread men will admit a visit to this…

There have been raids and robberies on galleries, museums and private states for centuries. The aim? To steal timeless masterpieces worth thousands, if not millions. Often unsellable, the thieves range from avid art enthusiasts to opportunists. It has been reported that raids on British galleries of art works and antiques total up to about £500m…

Created in 1932 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman has become one of the greatest cultural icons in American history.  Sworn to protect truth, liberty, and the American way, Superman was the last survivor of the doomed planet Krypton who came to earth as a baby.  When he grew up, he gained numerous superpowers, including super-speed,…

Perhaps no comic book writer has been more influential and highly venerated as British author Alan Moore.  Widely considered to be one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, comic book authors in history, Moore has redefined the limits and expectations of the medium.  He began working in underground British magazines like 2000AD and Warrior where he…

While it’s true that beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, it’s also true that there can be a consensus where beauty is concerned. Few people, for instance, consider a Rembrandt or Michelangelo’s David to be eyesores, so judging beauty is not nearly as subjective as one might imagine. This is as true…

America’s entrance into World War II back in 1941 triggered the golden age of pinups, pictures of smiling women in a range of clothing-challenged situations. The racy photos adorned lonely servicemen’s lockers, the walls of barracks, and even the sides of planes. For the first time in its history, the US military unofficially sanctioned this…

Since the 1960s, the Etch-a-Sketch has been a toy staple for almost every child who has grown up in America. Those more familiar with the line of Etch-a-Sketches know that other versions have come out such as the Animator in 1986, a digital Etch-a-Sketch capable of storing 12 pictures; the Animator 2000 in 1988 which…

Known to some as “avant-garde” and to others as “underground”, there is a distinct genre of film known as “experimental” that exists solely to further and explore the process of filmmaking. Usually made by artists who operate outside of the commercial mainstream, experimental films are usually made cheaply with very low budgets. They frequently contain…

In today’s world, photojournalism isn’t something that is heard or spoken of much anymore. With the Internet providing us with places such as YouTube, DeviantArt, and other online sources created just for sharing amateur photography, it’s really no surprise that photojournalism is slowly becoming a dying form of art as well as media. However, those…

Well, it’s almost Halloween, and with that time of year artists come out of the pumpkin patch. Yes, pumpkin carving and  Jack-O-Lanterns are all the rage during October. What was once a simple art form using a butcher knife or a way to scare of evil spirits,  has given way to a more sophisticated and…