Kids around the world are posting art supporting Ukraine with #KidsDrawPeace4Ukraine.
It may not be sleepover camp, and there are no canoes, but kids can learn how to paint Vincent Van Gogh’s famous sunflowers in a virtual “summer camp” being offered by Staples office supplies store. There are lots of other […]
Banksy’s artwork is always One Good Thing. During the pandemic? It’s awesome. Thank you, Banksy, for doing what you do.
Banksy has done it again.
Banksy is a world-famous artist, but no one knows exactly who Banksy is–or even if Banksy is male or female.
That’s because Banksy is a “street artist.” Most of the art Banksy creates is painted on the sides of buildings, public walls and other places that are out in the open. And the art is created without anyone seeing them being created. So Banksy has remained anonymous (meaning that no one knows who it is).
Banksy’s art is “political.” That means it’s not just interesting to look at, but it makes a point about something.
One of Banksy’s most famous paintings is called Girl with Balloon. It was painted in 2002 on a wall in the UK.
Recently, a framed copy of Girl with Balloon was auctioned off (sold) for nearly two million dollars.
The poster says “take what you need.”
It’s common to see such posters on bulletin boards or telephone poles, advertising items for sale or inquiring about lost pets.
Normally, the rip-off tags would be a phone number or an address where you could buy the item.
The stars look very different today.
David Bowie, one of the world’s most famous musical artists, has passed away at the age of 69, from cancer.
Pablo Picasso was an artist who worked in early part of the 20th century. He is one of the most famous painters to have ever lived.
Recently it was discovered that underneath Picasso’s masterpiece, The Blue Room, there is another painting.
Some cave drawings in Indonesia are changing the way scientists think about early humans and art.
There are about a dozen drawings.
They are red and they are of an animal that looks like a “pig-deer” and some are tracings of people’s hands.
In 1867 when Canada was created, a towering Silver Maple tree standing in front of Alexander Muir’s house in Toronto gave him an idea.
He would write a poem and a song about the majestic tree, so common in Canada and so symbolic, to celebrate Canada’s confederation.
His song was called The Maple Leaf Forever and it has been the unofficial Canadian anthem to this day.
There is a strip of vacant stores along Eglinton Ave. W. in Toronto.
The street in front of the stores is under construction.
The stores are vacant (there is no one using them) partly because of the construction, which makes it hard for people to visit the stores to shop. And if there are no shoppers, there’s no point in opening a store.
But Toronto businessman John Kernaghan looked at the vacant storefronts and saw possibilities.