Art & Photography Blog by Lyra Pappin

We dare you not to love Canadian John Atkinson's collection of fun, smart cartoons that he draws with his right hand, despite being left-handed.

Check 'em out and tell us your favourite. The "Caber-net" one is, um, not at aaall accurate! :) Read more
I can pretty much guarantee that this collection is much better than the classic "Dogs Playing Poker" painting your uncle's got hanging in the basement. Read more
It's hard to keep track of where nerdism turned to cool and back again, but American artist Andrew DeGraff figured out a way to sort it out - create maps of movie worlds.

So, you'll never get lost flying your Jedi Starfighter and you won't have to be a slave for Jabba the Hutt. FINALLY. Read more
American artist Scott Blake is bringing pop icons to black and white life, using barcodes from their products to create cool images. One for Oprah, for instance, uses the barcodes from her book club picks to create an ode to the lady O.

Don't let someone scan one though... you probably don't want to buy hundreds of random Oprah book picks in one fell swoop. Read more
As if wakeboarding and light painting weren't equally impressive enough on their own, these photos really amp up the already-cool factor of both.

All the trippy colours, none of the side effects. Read more
Justin Bieber said some wild things about Anne Frank this week, but in other, obviously more interesting news, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has re-opened after 10 years.

It's the national art museum, so add it to your itinerary if you're going to Holland! Read more
The heir to the Estée Lauder cosmetics fortune donated nearly over a billion dollars worth of cubist art to NYC's Met Museum. No word on whether there's a giant Rubik's Cube included... Read more
This is the thesis behind Peter Goddard’s criticism of the new exhibit on at Canada’s National Gallery in Ottawa called "The 1930s: The Making of The New Man" regarding the 1930s and Nazism.

"Unfortunately, the exhibition's desire at the very start to encompass the scientific/biological underpinnings of Nazism, Italian Fascism and Stalinism in the Soviet Union turns its opening... Read more
Robbers armed with more than artistic appreciation stole two Pablo Picasso prints "The Painter and the Model" (1963) and "Minotaur, Drinker and Women" (1933) and other Brazilian art from Sao Paolo’s Pinacoteca Museum recently.

The art is worth a combined 1 million Brazilian reals ($612,000).

The security guard and diehard fan of Picasso would have seen them, but he recently had... Read more
The author of a new book, "Dali and I: The Surreal Story", claims that many of Dali’s current work on display are actually fakes . According to Stan Lauryssens, in his later years, the painter authorized assistants to produce thousands of forgeries in his name, in order to fund his lavish lifestyle.

Apparantly, Lauryssens himself has courted controversy in the past: he claims to have penned... Read more


Lyra Pappin
Toronto, ON, Canada

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