Scientists Identify a Medieval Artist by the Blue Gemstone in Her Teeth
“The discovery of lapis lazuli in the dental calculus of an 11th-century religious woman is without precedent in the European medieval archaeological record.”
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Scientists Have Discovered The Oldest Art Store in History
The Porc-Epic cave served as a hub for powdered ochre pigment production for at least 4500 years.
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The Newest Blue Crayon Is 200 Years in the Making
...And Crayola wants your help naming it.
This Is the World’s Deadliest Color
A TED-Ed mini-documentary explains the history of poison pigments.
The World's "Mattest, Flattest Black" Acrylic Paint Is Available to All—Except Anish Kapoor
Artist Stuart Semple responds to Vantablack 2.0 with Black 2.0, making it available to anyone who wants it. Anyone, of course, but Anish Kapoor.
Pencil and Crayon Illustrations Celebrate the Small Joys of Everyday Life
A Korean artist illustrates from the heart in her visual diary of daily life.
Massive Spray Paintings Turn Tagger Tools into Fine Art Ammo
Katharina Grosse's energetic paintings owe the tagger's aerosol bottle for its unique textures.
A Striking Video Portrait of India's Holi Festival
Manoj Raj traveled to the “birthplace of Lord Krishna” to capture his subjects.
Tattoo Artist Covers Bodies with Sacred Geometry and Mythological Animals
Jaya Suartika makes the body a canvas for his fragmented mythologies, animals, and patterns.
Aerial Landscapes or Deep Space Images? Bogi Fabian's Paintings Are Both
By day, it's the Amazon River, but by night a newly formed galaxy in the glow-in-the-dark works of Bogi Fabian.