The Best Articles in Art
The most useful articles and videos in Art from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Art Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Art by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Woman Who Theorized Color: An Introduction to Mary Gartside’s New Theory of Colours (1808)
- In defence of freedom in fiction
- ‘An engine for the imagination’: the rise of AI image generators
- You’re Not As Special As You Think You Are: The limits of human creativity and advances in…
- David Bowie on Creativity and His Advice to Artists
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A Brief History of Art Movements
The first piece of visual art in history is from 40,000 years ago. The need to create is a part of being human. It’s as old as our species and as innate as a...
Attempting to Recreate Goya's "Saturn Devouring His Son" in Mario Paint
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AI and Image Generation (Everything is a Remix Part 4)
#ai #aiart #imagegen The Age of AI has arrived and its first flashpoint is art. AI is revolutionizing how we create, view, and experience art, while sparking...
We Are in Space | Artist Lita Albuquerque
Subscribe to our channel for more videos on art: https://www.youtube.com/thelouisianachannel“I wanted to say my own words.” Meet the internationally renowned...
The Long Game Part 3: Painting in the Dark
Is the western world doomed? Watch my latest essay here: https://vimeo.com/157044515 "Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with…
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The Woman Who Theorized Color: An Introduction to Mary Gartside’s New Theory of Colours (1808)
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What is Generative Art?
An artwork may be generative in some ways and not in others. A piece could have generative aspects even if the artist didn’t have that intention. There are ways in which a painting could be considered…
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How to change the course of human history
Art work by Banksy (title unknown). Source: Flickr For centuries, we have been telling ourselves a simple story about the origins of social inequality. For most of their history, humans lived in tiny…
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Friedrich Nietzsche on how art can help you grow as a person
For Nietzsche, a great work of art can either veil the horrors of existence or – better yet – help us face them.
Generative AI's money game
The first winners in this money race will be the companies that own the underlying AI models.
The Beaded Masterpieces of Myrlande Constant
The master weaver writes Haitian myths anew.
The US Copyright Office says you can’t copyright Midjourney AI-generated images
The images in this comic book are “not of human authorship”
What if AI tools paid artists?
Exploring solutions and understand challenges for the controversial debate about AI art
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What is Drawing? Learn About One of the Oldest Forms of Art
Did you know drawing is related to problem solving?
The Meme That Defined a Decade
Over the past 10 years, the “This Is Fine” dog has evolved from a joke into an indictment.
David Bowie on Creativity and His Advice to Artists
“It’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations”
In defence of freedom in fiction
While we may think we have moved beyond the censorship of the past, writers' artistic freedoms are still constrained.
This Free Comic Series Is Gorgeous. You'd Never Know AI Drew It
The Bestiary Chronicles is both a modern fable on the rise of artificial intelligence and a demonstration of how shockingly fast AI is evolving.
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Why Is Everything So Ugly?
Dodging huge grilles we walk on, pulled by ugliness toward a gentrified retail strip. Here the violence of the new ugliness comes more fully into focus. The ruling class seized cities and chose to…
How does AI see your country?
Let’s take a Midjourney around the world
‘An engine for the imagination’: the rise of AI image generators
An interview with AI image generator CEO David Holz
«“in 10 years, you’ll be able to buy an Xbox with a giant AI processor, and all the games are dreams.”»
You’re Not As Special As You Think You Are: The limits of human creativity and advances in…
When it comes to art, some say that a machine will never be able to replicate the creativity of humans. However, with the advent of…
Incoherent, creepy and deceptively gorgeous: six leading British artists making art with AI
Artificial intelligence is creating increasingly sophisticated images. But what does it mean for the artworld? Gilbert and George, Gillian Wearing, Mat Collishaw, Elizabeth Price, Polly Morgan and…
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