A battle with cancer in the 1940s left artist Henri Matisse confined to a wheelchair. Poor health prevented him from painting, but didn’t stop him from creating art. Instead of using a paintbrush, he began — as he described it — “painting with scissors.”

Learn more about his cut-outs.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."
20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

"Kurt spoke to the underdog, the music freaks, the outcasts, the people fed up with top 40 and hair bands. He changed not just how music was played, but how we listened to music."

20 years after Kurt Cobain’s death, we asked Talib Kweli, The Pixies, Girl Talk, radio host John Richards and more how they remember Nirvana’s frontman.

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Animated artwork by Rebecca Mock

Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock. Apparently the animated gif back to stay, gradually more and more people are exploring this old format and customers asking for shouting. Several of these illustrations were created for the New York Times or The Warlus magazine.

Beautiful gif art. <3

The art of the subtle gif.

(via npr)

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How do you build a cathedral, school, home for refugees? If you’re the 2014 Pritzker Prize winner, you use paper.

More photos here.

Every day for 27 years, Karl Baden has captured his self-portrait against the same background, beneath the same lighting, wearing the same expression. The only thing that&#8217;s changed is time itself.
Learn more about the &#8220;king of the selfies&#8221; here.

Every day for 27 years, Karl Baden has captured his self-portrait against the same background, beneath the same lighting, wearing the same expression. The only thing that’s changed is time itself.

Learn more about the “king of the selfies” here.

What happens when technology meets classical art?
You get MIT Media Labs&#8217; &#8220;opera robots.&#8221;
Learn more.

What happens when technology meets classical art?

You get MIT Media Labs’ “opera robots.”

Learn more.

In 1951, a Renoir was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2009, it was sold at a flea market for $7.00.
Now, it&#8217;s finally on its way home.

In 1951, a Renoir was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2009, it was sold at a flea market for $7.00.

Now, it’s finally on its way home.

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Happy birthday, Georges Seurat!

Happy birthday, Georges Seurat!

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Well. These folks certainly have their Halloween costumes down.

While we figure ours out, we’ll take inspiration from some works of art because, why not?