Beached whale in Paris turns out to be an art piece


On Saturday morning in Paris, a sperm whale appeared on the banks of the Seine river in Paris.

Whales, which thrive in the salty waters of the oceans, don’t tend to end up 100 miles inland, washed up on the banks of fresh water rivers. Yet there it was: a whale in Paris.

Cachalot Paris ! Rien de plus normal #captainboomer

— Stéphanie Basquin (@ba_stephe) July 22, 2017

Just arrived in Paris and found a stranded whale! 🐳🌊#captainboomercollective #whale #paris #whaleparis #notredame

— Julien Kerduff (@julienkerduff) July 23, 2017 Read more…

More about Art, Animals, Paris, Activism, and Beached Whale

Captain America's fugitive beard is the real star of the 'Avengers: Infinity War' concept art


Turns out, Captain America can rock one hell of a beard. And you don’t have to just take our word for it anymore.

While Marvel Studios has yet to release any Avengers: Infinity War footage online, they have been giving out concept art posters at Comic-Con this weekend, and those posters offer an early peek at what our heroes will look like in action. 

It all started a few days ago with this official announcement from the Marvel Twitter account.

SDCC-ers, we’re giving away this #InfinityWar concept art poster at the #MarvelSDCC booth now! Stop by and grab one if you

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 20, 2017 Read more…

More about Movies, Comic Con, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers Infinity War, and Captain America S Glorious Face Mane

This free service puts all artworks at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art right in your phone

If you are an art fan or just looking to waste some time on your mobile, doing something that is a lot more sophisticated than, say, chasing Pokémons around, then the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has something you will truly love.

Apparently, the museum kicked off a service last year that allows you to get on-demand photos of pieces of art from the collection the museum holds. SFMOMA houses more than 35,000 artworks, mostly sculptures, paintings and photographs, all of which could be accessed by sending a text to 572-51.

Your text message should …

The best art & design apps for Android in 2017

With their touch screens, Android smartphones and tablets become powerful tools for every painter and designer. The six art and design apps we’ve rounded up below let you freely draw and create on your smart device, anywhere, any time. There are expert-level apps, entry-level ones, and everything in-between. Choose yours, learn it well, and you have an indispensible tool in your hands for a long time!
Infinite Painter

Download: Android (also on iOS)Price: Free

Infinite Painter is an advanced painting app with 80+ natural brush presets, …

Apple's latest iPhone ad is a masterful and touching work of art

If there is one thing Apple wants you to know about what it is as a company, that would certainly be different.
The company often points out that it is intensely focused on making great products, but there is one other aspect of Apple that makes it unique: the fact that it stands on the intersection between technology and the liberal arts much more than any other phone maker.
And it proves it time and time again.
Take this latest commercial for the Memories feature on iOS. Memories automatically …

Rich guy Leo DiCaprio surrenders priceless art in wake of embezzlement scandal


Leonardo DiCaprio may have received some very expensive paintings in a super shady way.

According to artnet, DiCaprio, a known art collector, is reportedly in the process of surrendering a $3.2 million painting and a $9 million collage to U.S. authorities in the wake of a huge embezzlement scandal.

Red Granite — the company that produced DiCaprio’s movie The Wolf of Wall Street — was co-founded by Riza Aziz, the stepson of Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, and reportedly received illicit financing from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund (also known as 1MDB fund). The fund was initially created for the purposes of economic development, but now allegedly has a hand in less noble dealings. Read more…

More about Watercooler, Art, Government, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Scandal

Retail box art for the HTC U 11 surfaces confirming the flagship model's specs?

What appears to be a portion of the art that would appear on the retail box for the HTC U 11 has been leaked. If legit, this provides us with a treasure trove of information pertaining to HTC’s next flagship phone, which is expected to be unveiled on May 16th. According to the image, the phone will feature a Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 (QHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB/6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB/128GB of native storage. A 2TB microSD slot is available for those seeking …

Tim Cook bad at cooking? Watch Apple's CEO discuss coding, art and microwaves over lunch in France

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is in Paris, that much you might have heard already. Between legal battles with the EU tax regulators, opening a new Apple store on Champs-Élysées, and placating Europe’s thousands of iOS app devs and Apple suppliers, there is plenty to talk about on the continent. 
France being France, though, we do also got a rare glimpse into Tim Cook the person, who discusses how important coding skills will be in the future, and what an inspiration France’s art and culture are for Apple over a gourmet meal, and in between admissions that …