The Artist’s Life Blog

The Artist’s Life is one of the most well-loved blogs on Artist Daily. It is where you’ll find artists, instructors, and writers sharing what’s on their minds as they go about their creative lives in the studio. From discussions on how paints come from stardust (!) to how to work through your moods in your art, the Artist’s Life proves that a day in the life of an artist is a one-of-a-kind experience filled with fun exploration and insights into the creative process.

C3686 , Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian School. Nude Woman. Study for the Mona Lisa. Pencil on brown paper, 0.72 x 0.54 m. Chantilly, musee Conde. , C3686 , Vinci Leonard De ( 1452 - 1519 ) Ec. Ital. , Etude de nue pour la Joconde ( papier brun ; pierre noire 0;72 X 0;54 ) , Chantilly . Musee Conde

Is It Really a Naked Mona Lisa?

Did Leonardo da Vinci Sketch an Unclothed Mona? Leonardo da Vinci is having an art world revival with the 500th anniversary of his death coming in 2019. There’s a Leonardo di Caprio bio pic on the horizon and a recent new biography hitting the stands. Now Parisian curators and conservators have come down on the side…

Robot art viewed less favorably than drawings made by the human hand according to a recent study out of MIT and University of London.

Do You Like Robot Art or Human Art Better?

Two Technology Studies Prove What Humans Like Most…for Now Turns out that in an era of smartphones, drones and “there’s an app for that” mentalities, human beings still put a premium on the human touch — at least in art-making. Two studies run out of the University of Leuven in Belgium found that human beings…

Bringing Back Beloved Painting from Brink of Disaster

Conservation Rescue Mission to Save a Masterpiece It’s all blue in the art world of late. Crayola unveiled its latest bluetiful hue. Blue also means, hopefully, sweet success in the conservation world as the Huntington Library launches a two-year intensive restoration of Thomas Gainsborough’s beloved pre-teen idol portrait painting, The Blue Boy. Groundbreaking Science Painted in…

Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Let Yayoi Kusama Tell You a Bedtime Story

Children’s Book Features Famed Dots & Pumpkins Artist Yayoi Kusama is the beloved Japanese contemporary artist who turns humble dots and pumpkins into icons. She is also the subject of a soon-to-be-published children’s book. Kusama’s life and story (given a G-rated treatment) inspired Museum of Modern Art curator and author Sarah Suzuki to write Yayoi Kusama:…