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Boardmasters Surfing Festival in England: Pictures

England

You Won't Believe These Perfect Portraits Are Actually Body Art

Asks first grade teacher Russell Powell, who needs canvas panels when you have your palm?<p>While you're stuck painting directly onto paper, Russell Powell is producing remarkably detailed portraits directly onto his hand. The first grade teacher from San Jose, California is creating a unique kind of …

The world’s art is under attack—by microbes

Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.<p>We’re used to seeing famous works of art and historical artifacts marred by the elements. They can be eroded by wind and water, faded by sunlight, or nibbled by insects. But cultural relics can also be damaged by hordes …

Microbiology

A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use, Explained

Sheer skill aside, artists must find the best materials and tools to actively translate their vision onto a canvas.<b>Saatchi Art artists employ a range</b> …

Art

There Is a Secret Villain Threatening the World’s Masterpieces. It’s Soap.

Art World<p>A mysterious chemical reaction is to blame.<p>,<p>A team of researchers are working to find a solution to an unlikely scourge that is marring the …