Ed Wheeler Santa Classics 7

Santa Claus Invades 24 Classic Paintings

That jolly old elf Santa Claus is up to some art history shattering shenanigans this christmas. With some assistance from his little helper, photographer Ed Wheeler, Santa has found himself riding Napoleon’s horse across the alps, crossing the Delaware river, ...
Vintage Shadow Puppet Instructions 3

Vintage Instructions: Hand Shadows Create Animals

It’s hard to say when making figures using the shadows of our hands started, but it probably originated on the walls of caves lit by the dancing flames of an ancient fire. Through the ages, the art shadow puppetry progressed ...
Oriental Motifs 21

Modern Movies Go Ancient East

Coming to an ancient Turkish theater near you: Star Wars! As part of his graduation thesis, Murat Palta created this exceptionally entertaining series of movie themed illustrations based on motifs from the Ottoman Empire. His eastern take on western cinema ...
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, poster, 1910

The Bridge to Utopia: die Brücke’s Wild Expressionism

One of the most organized expressionist groups was “die Brücke” (the bridge), which was established in 1905 in Dresden by 4 young artists – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Max Pechstein. The groups name was most likely ...