All posts tagged: VISUAL ARTS

coloring books for adults right now, including stunning and sophisticated books on fashion, travel, popular television shows, flowers, and interior design

Coloring to Calm with These Stunning Books for Adults

Along with baking, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, board games and quilting, the art of the beautiful coloring book is experiencing an even greater Renaissance during this era of stay-at-home and social distancing than it was before. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a selection of the best calming coloring books for adults right now, including stunning and sophisticated books on fashion, travel, popular television shows, flowers, and interior design. Pencils ready?

the best soothing calming beautiful jigsaw puzzles for adults

The Soothing Power of the Best Puzzles Right Now

One of the hottest items in e-commerce in the past week? Jigsaw puzzles for adults. Proof positive of the soothing power of the best puzzles for adults right now. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of some of the best puzzles for adults that are beautiful to look at and calming to assemble. 

the best entertainment to watch at home in April 2020

The Best April Entertainment Offerings to Watch at Home

In the world of arts, entertainment and culture, what are the best offerings to watch from home this month? With so many of us confined at home due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, artists and arts organizations of all kinds have adapted. Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up our top picks of the new movies, podcasts, television shows, Broadway shows, live stream concerts, and online museum exhibits – there’s an amazing number of entertainment offerings all over the world to watch at home in April 2020. 

the most beautiful and evocative paintings about spring

The Most Evocative and Beautiful Paintings about Spring

OK, we have to admit it. As much as we love snow, we’re kind of itching for the start of the spring season. So we decided to take a journey through the world of paintings to find the most influential, beautiful, famous and evocative masterpieces – both historical and contemporary – on the season of spring and the joys of springtime. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of some of the most stunning paintings we could find that will help you get in the mood for the arrival of the spring.

the most evocative and influential paintings about love and romance

The Most Evocative and Influential Paintings about Love

As Rihanna once sang, we’ve got love on the brain. So it seems to be the perfect moment to take a journey through the world of famous portraits in search of the most beautiful, moving, tender, sexy, subversive, evocative and influential works on paper about love and romance in all of its many guises and forms. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of some of the most influential and evocative paintings throughout history on the subject of love and romance. See for yourself.