Art + Music

Displaying Art in New + Interesting Ways

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Photo courtesy: sfgirlbybay

We bet many of you are starting to get stir-crazy (and we know what that leads to). Think about displaying art creatively as you start to rearrange furniture. You can completely transform your environment without doing any shopping. Turn your […]

Netflix Cooking Shows to Binge Watch This Week

Netflix cooking shows | Chef's Table favorite binge watching | Girlfriend is Better
Chef: Jeong Kwan | Photo courtesy: Hungry Forever

Staying in much? Add one of our favorite Netflix cooking shows to your queue and add a little culture to your life. A good cooking show introduces you to new foods, interesting cultures, and fabulous cinematography. Perfect any night or […]

Ennio Morricone: 5 Favorite Film Scores

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Photo courtesy: Weltbild

Have you ever started watching a movie, only to find yourself immediately gripped by the soundtrack? Ennio Morricone is one of our favorite film composers and has repeatedly left us swimming in sound. Check out our 5 favorite film scores […]

Tarot Card Art: Illustrations Rich With Symbolism

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The Hermit by Lisa Sterle

If you have a love for mysticism, you are probably familiar with tarot cards.  Many decks contain tarot card art that can be just as personal as the reading. Artistic styles range from classic to contemporary and the devil is […]

Watercoloring For Beginners: Tricks of the Trade

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Photo courtesy: @bennykharismana via Instagram

Are you yearning for the simpler things in life? Introduce watercoloring into your week as an easy way to decompress and feed your soul. It’s an inexpensive hobby to start and with a few tips you’ll be satisfied with the […]

Mitski: In Need of a Good Cry?

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Photo courtesy: The Guardian

Looking for your next hook of melancholic music? Then Mitski Miyawaki is the perfect singer/ songwriter for you. Mitski is a unique indie rock artist whose songs deal with the struggles we face as humans. Her songs mainly focus on […]

Female Jazz Singers Warm Up Your Week

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Girlfriend: Billie Holiday | Photo courtesy: Pinterest

If you’re looking for music that will speak to your soul, jazz is the right choice 365 days a year. Our favorite female jazz singers include legends from the 30s and 40s up to today’s French jazz-pop darlings. Start adding […]

Malika Favre: Pop Art Meets OpArt

Malika Favre French Graphic Artist | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Malika Favre

If you’re a lover of trends and fashion illustration, Pop Art might be the art genre for you! One of our latest crushes is on French girl Malika Favre, a graphic artist with bold, minimal style and a terrific sense of […]

Woody Allen 101: 5 Favorite Movies

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Disclaimer: I do not struggle with separating an artist and their work. That being said, I absolutely love Woody Allen and his movies. He is such a quirky character and his love of jazz and fear of death ignite raucous […]

Kervin Brisseaux Presents: Acid Fashion

Sharam Diniz / 7 For All Mankind by Kervin Brisseaux | Digital artist | Girlfriend is Better
Sharam Diniz / 7 For All Mankind by Kervin Brisseaux

Anyone got a thing for paper dolls?  Curators of collage?  Take a look at our latest artist, Kervin Brisseaux.  His pop fashion collages are so much fun and get your creative juices flowing!  Digital illustration is one of our favorite […]

Neon Art Adds a Little Light Bright to Your Crib

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If you’re a lover of the nightlife, consider adding some sex appeal to your boudoire this month.  Mix ultra-modern neon art with vintage furnishings for a nice juxtaposition of art and decor. Here are a few of my favorites for […]

Hunt Slonem: American Artist + Fellow Cancerian

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Photo courtesy: Wandeleur

Destiny has brought us together! We had Hunt Slonem slated for today and nothing tickled me more than to find his birthday (July 18) is just 4 days after mine. Cheers to an American artist! Doing the Cancer community proud! In addition, […]

Raymond Saá: Abstract Collages By Cuba’s Finest

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Photo courtesy: Raymond Saá

One of the things we enjoy most here at Girlfriend is discovering new artists of all kinds. Raymond Saá has recently caught our eye, due to his bright and beautiful gouache collages. He has a unique method of breaking down […]

Magazine Cover Art is More Than Just Doodling

Magazine Cover Art | Ana Strumpf | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Ana Strumpf

Okay kids, for those of you who have been riding my hip-hop train, here’s another twist: magazine cover art. A new take on fashion + graffiti. This goes light years beyond a model posing in front of a graffiti wall […]

Double Exposure/ Double Vision

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Artist: Antonio Mora | Photo courtesy: Writeca

Consider finding a double exposure print and adding it to your art collection this year. Photography is everywhere and pretty much everyone is dabbling in the art form to some degree. True artists who choose digital tools to express themselves […]

Vaporwave is Dead – Sorry if You Missed it

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If you’ve seen the new Tumblr logo, then you’ve gotten your first dose of the Vaporwave sweep that’s starting to permeate mass media.  Vaporwave is ultimately a DIY movement created by mostly by millennial teens and is considered to be […]

Joan of Arc Musical by David Byrne

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David Byrne (whom I ADORE)  recently announced that he has written a new musical based on the story of Joan of Arc (“Saint Joan”).  When I heard the news, I was immediately filled with a combination of mass excitement and […]