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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.

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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.

  1. The Woman Who Theorized Color: An Introduction to Mary Gartside’s New Theory of Colours (1808)
  2. In defence of freedom in fiction
  3. ‘An engine for the imagination’: the rise of AI image generators
  4. You’re Not As Special As You Think You Are: The limits of human creativity and advances in…
  5. David Bowie on Creativity and His Advice to Artists


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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Art, including:

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Mona Chalabi

Data Editor, Guardian US. Trying to take the numb out of numbers, left with lots of ers. Email me…

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Jessica Hische

Lettering Artist & New York Times Bestselling Author mastodon:

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We can’t wait for you to see our newest exhibitions across our four galleries. Book tickets today. 🎟️💛

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Christoph Niemann

Visual storyteller


We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Art, including:

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Sensitive to Art and Its Discontents. For the latest art news, reviews, and commentary from Hyperallergic, visit ↓

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My Modern Met

My Modern Met is the big city that celebrates creative ideas. on Mastodon

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The independent critical voice in contemporary art since 1949. Sign up to our newsletter:

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Aeon is a magazine of ideas and culture. Psyche is our sister magazine focused on the human condition. Visit and for more.

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Open Culture

Find our culture posts on the other platforms, which begin with "M" and "P."

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