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Heartbreaking drawings of home by Syrian children living in refugee camps in Turkey

The conflict in Syria is approaching its fifth year, with no end in sight. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have lost their lives, and millions have …

Upfest 2015: Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival – in pictures

Three-day event draws more than 250 artists from 25 countries to paint live on 30,000 sq ft of surfaces in Bedminster and Southville areas of Bristol

Streetwear

Joseph Cornell, Wanderlust, Royal Academy of Arts, review: 'spellbinding'

Joseph Cornell led an apparently humdrum existence, but his collages of junkshop ephemera betray a remarkable interior life<p>In one sense, the American artist Joseph Cornell led a somewhat pathetic, even quietly tragic life.<p>Born on Christmas Eve, 1903, he spent years working in the textile industry …

FR-EE announces their design for the new Latin American Art Museum in Miami

FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE have announced their concept design for LAAM, the Latin American Art Musuem, that will be located in Miami, …

Edvard Munch’s Famous Painting “The Scream” Animated to the Sound of Pink Floyd’s Primal Music

In this short video, Romanian animator Sebastian Cosor brings together two haunting works from different times and different media: <i>The Scream</i>, by …

The Original Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Manuscript, Handwritten & Illustrated By Lewis Carroll (1864)

On a summer day in 1862, a tall, stammering Oxford University mathematician named Charles Lutwidge Dodgson took a boat trip up the River Thames, …

How the Art World Changed Its Mind About Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono made her “unofficial” debut at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1971, by advertising a “one woman show” that didn’t actually …

Art

Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …

Art
Mexico

Leonora Carrington: A surreal trip from Lancashire to Mexico

<b>Artist Leonora Carrington left her life in rural Lancashire at the age of 18 to become an important figure in the surrealist movement. But how did a girl from Chorley, whose northern English roots lingered in her work, end up as one of Mexico's national treasures?</b><p>Born in 1917, Carrington led a …

Artists

Women's The Style Guide - Designer Collection

Artist of the Month: Political Art

Art has always had a long tradition of political messaging. In today's day and age of 24 hour news cycles, live camera phone coverage of events, and …

Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014

The Garden of Earthly Delights is now on leggings, in children's books, and getting name-checked by cool bands. Why?<p>The paintings of fanatical late medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch were popular for their little nightmare details: a man playing a flute made out of his own nose, or a bird-monster …

Banksy Creates a Bronx Zoo, Invader Invades NYC, Awesome Banksy GIFs

Banksy released this one late in the day, perhaps so that no one can get good photos of this one during the day? Regardless, this one, called “Bronx …

How Art and Real Estate Are Coming Together

Million-dollar Koons sculptures and designs by Schnabel—it’s all part of the collaboration between art and Miami's expanding real estate boom.<p>Jeff …

Real Estate

Art That Takes You Places: Metro Stations in Naples are Becoming Art Galleries

Ten years ago the city of Naples, Italy, decided to renew their subway stations with a bit of art and life. Under the guidance of Achille Bonto Oliva, the former Venice Biennale director, 14 stations have been redesigned, and now house over 200 works by over 100 artists and architects. Each station has its own signature style.<p>One of the most stunning stations thus far is the Metro Toledo. Designed by architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca and his firm, the space was completed in 2012 and glimmers with …

America, the banal and the bizarre: Julie Blackmon's Homegrown exhibition – in pictures

Kids recreating Abbey Road on a bleak US street, a Halloween dress rehearsal, a little girl lies in bliss beside her Sharpie … in her first solo UK show, the US photographer explores the harmony and disarray of everyday life in America in spooky, charming images. The exhibition runs from 4 …

The first ever selfie, taken in 1839 - a picture from the past

Robert Cornelius, an amateur chemist, took this self-portrait 175 years ago in the back of his family's silver-plating shop in Philadelphia. On the back, Cornelius wrote: "The first light Picture ever taken. 1839." It was one of the first Daguerreotypes to be produced in America, only a few months …

The 10 most beautiful tapestries

Art

Super Streetview: How Paul Trillo Made A 2-Mile Uber Zoom Down New York’s 5th Ave.

In NY 41×41, director Paul Trillo uses a 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone camera to zoom two miles down 41 blocks of 5th Avenue. Warning: Vertigo ahead.<p>In digital photography, there’s a direct correlation between the size of a pixel on a camera sensor and how much light it can soak up. In a …

Mobile Photography

“Statue Selfies” Are the Next Great Internet Art Trend

Art World<p>It began, as many things do, on Reddit.<p>,<p>It began, as so many monumental internet trends have, on Reddit. A user visited Ireland’s Crawford …

Internet

The hot seats: Iconic chairs

Whether designed for presidents, monarchs or patients, these 20th Century chairs have become enduring design classics. Jonathan Glancey explains why.<p><b>Paimio chair, Alvar Aalto, 1931</b><p>A favourite of museums, galleries and the studied homes of architects and designers, this lightweight, cantilevered …

Furniture

iPhone photography awards 2014 – in pictures

Smartphones have made photography more accessible than ever before, a fact celebrated by the iPhone photography awards. Now in its seventh year, the contest attracted entries from 17 countries. Here is a selection of the winning images