Scientists Create a New Rembrandt Painting, Using a 3D Printer & Data Analysis of Rembrandt’s Body of Work

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All of us who saw Jurassic Park as kids, no matter how much skepticism we’d precociously developed, surely spent at least a moment wondering if science could actually bring dinosaurs back to life by pulling the DNA out of their blood trapped in amber-preserved mosquitoes.


Hear the Radical Musical Compositions of Marcel Duchamp (1912-1915)

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Abstract art, spurred into being by the emergence of photography, had by 1912 begun to face an even more technically adroit competitor for the public’s eye: film. Marcel Duchamp responded by superimposing all of the discrete moments that make up a film reel into one astonishing image that is both static and always in motion.


Watch the First 10 Seasons of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting Free Online

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Last year, we let you know that the first season of The Joy of Painting, the public-television paint-along show hosted by the neatly permed and persistently reassuring Bob Ross, had appeared free to watch online.


330 Years of Female Printmakers (1570–1900) : Download Free Prints, Visit the Exhibit

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Henrietta Louisa Koenen was born a century before the Guerrilla Girls, but her collecting habits are a strong argument for honorary, posthumous membership in the activist group.


The Met Digitally Restores the Colors of an Ancient Egyptian Temple, Using Projection Mapping Technology

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Thanks to the tireless efforts of archaeologists, we have a pretty clear idea of what much of the ancient world looked like, at least as far as the clothes people wore and the structures in and around which they spent their days.


Download the Sublime Anatomy Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci: Available Online, or in a Great iPad App

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I’ve always found anatomical drawing fascinating. At its best, it occupies an aesthetic space somewhere between mystical fine art and cutting-edge scientific observation—a space carved out during the Italian Renaissance, when the boundaries between artistic training and scientific inquiry were permeable and often nonexistent.


Download Beautiful Free Vintage Easter Cards from the New York Public Library

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‘Tis the season when bunnies temporarily upend cats as rulers of the Internet.


Harry Clarke’s Hallucinatory Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories (1923)

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As you’ve probably noticed if you’re a regular reader of this site, we’re big fans of book illustration, particularly that from the form’s golden age—the late 18th and 19th century—before photography took over as the dominant visual medium.


The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Puts Online 65,000 Works of Modern Art

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Early 20th century modernism often seems to come out of nowhere, especially when our exposure to it comes in the form of a survey of singular great works. Each sculpture, film, or painting can seem sui generis, as though left by an alien civilization for us to find and admire.

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Artists Put Online 3D, High Resolution Scans of 3,000-year-old Nefertiti Bust (and Controversy Ensues)

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Last October, two artists, Nora al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles, paid a visit to the Neues Museum in Berlin and–so the story goes–scanned the 3,000-year-old bust of Nefertiti using a hidden Kinect motion sensor.


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