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Artsology provides free online arts games for teens, as well as investigations into interesting topics in the arts and art history. Our goal is to make the arts fun, and to provide a springboard into a further exploration of the arts. Make sure to check out our blog as well, where we share creative ideas and events that capture our attention, and hopefully spark your creativity as well! Looking for some arts education resources you can use offline? Check out our Printables section to find arts worksheets and fun activities that will engage kids in the arts.

video about art handlers at the Met moving a 3 ton Greek sculpture

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detail of a monster in a  medieval art work at the Cloisters in NYC

Monsters in Medieval Art

A visit to the Cloisters in northwest Manhattan revealed a wide array of monsters in medieval art. Doing a little research, we found that some medieval art was meant to glorify the Crusades, which were a series of military campaigns waged by Christians against non-Christians in the 16th Century. It has been suggested that the monsters in art of this time were meant to depict non-Christian people in an extreme way, as if this would help convince viewers of the righteousness of the Christian campaigns. Click here to see more ...

detail of painting titled Wolf and Fox Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens and Workshop

On the hunt with Peter Paul Rubens

We take a detailed look at "Wolf and Fox Hunt" (1616) by Peter Paul Rubens. This massive painting, measuring 8 feet tall and over 12 feet wide, has plenty of interesting details that stand on their own, before taking a look at the overall painting. Another interesting thing about this painting is that it does not represent actual hunting techniques, as wolves and foxes are never hunted at the same time, nor would one expect to find wolves and foxes together so that they could be hunted in the exact same location. Rubens was going for high drama, so let's take a look here to see more ...

The Matisse Red Room Harmony in Red Game

The Henri Matisse Red Room Game

Can you find 5 things that are different between the two versions of Henri Matisse's painting "The Red Room (Harmony In Red)" that are displayed in this game? After you think you've figured it out, we provide an answer guide so that you can see how well you did.

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taking zoomed-in pictures of snowflakes falling on my coat sleeve

The Art of Snowflakes

It's snowing pretty hard here on this day in January, but the snowflakes seem to be coming down in very soft, fluffy bunches. Wearing a dark coat, I could see them landing softly on my sleeve, and noticed that they remained intact for several seconds before melting into the surface of the coat. I grabbed my camera, and using a "macro photography" approach (taking close-up pictures), I was able to capture the unique design of several snowflakes.

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a look at how Zeus is portrayed in sculpture in painting and art in general

Zeus: What Did He Look Like?

We look at a number of depictions of Zeus over the centuries, from various artists working in sculpture, painting, and even currency. Some of the examples include Zeus in a Greek red figure vase, Zeus as a colossol sculpture in Turkey, and a surprise flip: George Washington portrayed as Zeus!

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a look at how artists have portrayed death in art

How Artists Portray Death in Art

A look at how artists have portrayed death in their art. Artists featured include Jacques-Louis David, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, James Ensor, Gustav Klimt, Vincent Van Gogh, and Frida Kahlo.

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Grrrrr!! by Roy Lichtenstein

Beware of Dog Signs by Famous Artists

In a follow-up to our feature on Beware of Dog Signs, we have a collection of hypothetical Beware of Dog signs as created by famous artists, such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Frida Kahlo, and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Pablo Picasso vs. Henri Matisse for best artist

Picasso vs. Matisse Game

Matisse and Picasso didn't like each other's paintings at first, but they understood that they both challenged and inspired each other. Their relationship could be thought of as a rivalry, a dialogue, or a chess game ... Matisse himself once compared it to a boxing match. Artsology has decided to reinterpret it as a master battle on a tic-tac-toe board!

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online drawing tool with this Picasso Face Color Generator

Picasso Color Generator

An interactive online drawing tool, allowing you to move the Picasso face around the screen, creating a trail of color behind you ... play with it and come up with different designs, and when you're ready to start over, just click the green flag to start with a clear screen. (best played on a desktop computer with a browser that supports Flash)

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Find 6 things wrong with Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World

What's Wrong with Andrew Wyeth's painting Christina's World?

We made a few changes to Andrew Wyeth's 1948 painting titled "Christina's World," and want to see if you can determine what six things are wrong with this masterpiece? Click here or on the image to play the game.

An analysis of Van Gogh drawings to determine whether real or fake

Van Gogh Drawings: Real or Fake?

A sketchbook is found containing 65 drawings believed to be by Van Gogh, but as we look at one of the main drawings, we have some questions. Analyze this Van Gogh drawing with us as we try to determine its authenticity.

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Important Women Artists Crossword Puzzle

Important Women Artists Crossword Puzzle

The clues include first names and examples of art by some of the most-important women artists in art history.

Click here to get this printable crossword puzzle!