PINK! The pinkiest pink that ever did pink. Maybe. It's pretty damn pink.
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On Wednesdays, We Litigate Pink

Like a lot of folks, the Lab got really excited a few years ago about Vantablack, a material that absorbs 99.96% of visible light and is the “blackest black” synthetic thing outside of a black hole. Then Bean-sculptor Anish Kapoor made a deal for the exclusive rights to use it, …

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Truth is Powerful and It Prevails. ~ Sojourner Truth

“Truth is Powerful and It Prevails.” ~ Sojourner Truth Born into slavery and mother to 13 children (all but one sold to slavery) Sojourner Truth was an African American abolishionist and one of the first black women’s rights activists. She is best known for her speach, “Ain’t I Woman” in …

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Mad Art Cast #71: Pretzels in the Hortus Deliciarum

The gang is back together this week to talk about ancient encyclopedias, perspective, and things that may or may not be drawings of pretzels. Show notes: The First Encyclopedia By a Woman Listen below or find us on iTunes!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/71_Mad_Art_Cast_Episode_71_-_Pretzels_in_Art.mp3

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Mad Art Cast: Finding Hidden Faces In Paintings

Welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! Today we discuss a new technology being used to look inside and under paintings of the past and in particular Dagas’ Portrait of a Woman. Then we discuss if this is the right thing to do. Was it the artist’s decision to …

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Things To Do Instead of Stressing About American Politics (if you’re me)

As I’m sure is the case for a lot of people, I’m finding this election cycle to be incredibly stressful for one tiny-handed orange reason. It really doesn’t help that I’ve developed this terrible political news habit that’s got me refreshing news feeds multiple times per day. So I really …

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Mad Art Cast: Art Lowers Stress Even If You Suck At It and the New Blue

Welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! This week we talk about the new accidental blue hue. Also, this new blue has been added to the previously discussed Forbes Pigment Collection. aaaaaaaaaand Even bad art can reduce cortisol (the stress hormone).     http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/61_Mad_Art_Cast_Episode_61___The_New_Blue.mp3

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WIP Weekend: More Paintings

For the first time in my life I have a convenient place to paint and make art and it’s really shown in my productivity. I don’t have to go somewhere far/haul supplies up five flights of stairs/paint in my bedroom or garage/rearrange the furniture all the time because the room …

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Mad Art Cast Pigment

Hello and welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! Today we have a short episode where we chat about pigment. We touched on this topic before because artists LOVE their colors. This week we specifically talk about the Forbes collection of pigments and how that collection is art as …

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