In 16 years, YouTube has become a haven for art

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April 23, On This Day

Just 16 eventful years ago, on April 23, 2005, the first-ever YouTube video, titled “Me at the zoo”, was published by its co-founder Jawed Karim. Today, YoutTube is, among many different facets, a hostpot for art news, discoveries, launches, tutorials, experiments, and lots more. A quick search of some of the best art YouTube channels to follow also yields a plethora of results.

The elink Blog listicle linking us to 20 top choices also recommends the channel of Bob Ross (known for his gentle, soothing show style) as well as the official channels of world renowned museums like Guggenheim, MoMA, Tate, Getty and more.

A top 25 list from DesignHill also gives a hat tip to the stupendous Google Art Project as “a reservoir of art history and masterpieces from across the world”.

Empty Easel also recommends U.V.N. Art, among other channels, as the page of Russian contemporary realist painter Yushkevich Viktor Nikolaevich, as he renders stunningly realistic landscapes bathed in light.

Another channel that shows up across recommendations is Proko, such as on the listicle of 12 best YT art channels by Creative Bloq or another on Brush Warriors. Doling out lessons on the basics of drawing and anatomy, YouTuber and fine art painter Stan Prokopenko showcases his art as well as shares detailed and comprehensive tips to make art.

This, of course, is not even the tip of the iceberg. So, celebrate this momentous day for YT and go stream some art!

 

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