Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on 16 November 1581 is a painting by the Russian artist, Ilya Repin. This piece, made between 1883 and 1885, is also referred to as Ivan the Terrible Killing His Son. This chilling scene depicts Ivan the Terrible in a state of shock and despair, cradling his bleeding son. It's believed that Ivan The Terrible murdered his son, and the painting was made using models who reenacted this infamous event. "Repin's painting has been called one of Russia's most famous paintings and is also one of its most controversial. It has been vandalized twice, in 1913 and again in 2018. It remains on display in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow (Wikipedia)" The dread-filled look in Ivan The Terrible's eyes sends a shiver down my spine every time I look in this painting.
In 1972, someone swiped this gorgeous Margaret Keane painting from a dentist's office waiting room in Honolulu, Hawaii. Last week, it was finally returned to the dentist's family, including his daughter who at age 7 was the model for one of the big-eyed children in the painting. From Heritage Auctions: A native of Tennessee, Keane… READ THE REST
British oil painter Ben Ashton creates mind-bendingly beautiful and strange oil paintings in the style of aristocratic portraits from the 18th century. His latest body of work, titled "To Our Glorious Future," is now hanging at the new location of Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery today through the end of the month. The opening night… READ THE REST
The Flyers commissioned artist Benjamin David for this intimate portrait. He told the Philly Voice: Davis said it was hard to tell how long it took him to complete the painting because he "kind of spaced out a little bit," but he estimated it was about 90 minutes. Spaced out, huh? "His gaze, his body… READ THE REST
Video conferencing has become a necessity, as working from home has grown by 173% since 2005. With all of these people working from home, virtual backgrounds during video calls have never been more important. A virtual background is the easiest way to avoid cleaning up your messy office, add some creativity to your boring work call, and… READ THE REST
Whether it's a music festival or your buddy's backyard, a little cannabis never fails to bring people together. But your purse and backpack simply aren't designed to carry delicate smoking accessories, like rolling papers or filters, and if these things get damaged, your good time is bound to be a bummer. No matter where you're… READ THE REST
Just because you know how to whip up a mean spaghetti bolognese doesn't mean you have what it takes to open a successful restaurant. The same can be said with business and software development — the two are based in somewhat different wheelhouses but go hand in hand in a wide range of industries. Whether… READ THE REST