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These Beautiful Chapels Around the World Are Literal Works of Art

Some 30 years in the making, Ellsworth Kelly’s chapel Austin opened in early 2018 at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Austin Texas, …

Art

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A London art gallery will soon accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment

In a UK first, a London art gallery will soon accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment for works of art.<p>Dadiani Fine Art, a gallery in …

Art

Sadiq Khan launches London Borough of Culture initiative with £1 million prize

Sadiq Khan has launched the London Borough of Culture, a new initiative that will see the 32 boroughs of the city bid for over £1 million funding for …

Chen Wenling's Grotesque Materialism

The farting bull you see above is a sculpture by Chen Wenling called "What You see Might Not Be Real," a commentary on the global financial crisis …

A Map for Finding London's Art Deco Buildings

Let this guide steer you past office buildings, theaters, Tube stations, and more.<p>Art Deco buildings are widely viewed today as attractive, historic, and worth saving. Thirty-five years ago, they were one preservation society’s hardest battle.<p>The Twentieth Century Society formed in 1979 with the …

Living Street Art: Contorted Human Bodies in Urban Spaces

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]If you were to pass a bunch of colorfully-dressed human figures crammed into a crawlspace beneath a …

Urbanism

The Real Meaning of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flowers

Tanya Barson, the show’s curator, traces the flower debate back to Alfred Stieglitz, the chatty New York gallerist and photographer who presided over a group of what the farm-raised O’Keeffe called “city men.” He was one of the first to exhibit her drawings and the first to read them in Freudian …

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Anatomy of an artwork: Phillip Lai’s Untitled, 2016

The London-based artist wants to give us a spatial experience with familiar objects<p><b>Offhand</b><p>“Often there’s an offhand quality to the work.” So says Lai about his recent output, all of which has involved objects, from lampshades to concrete blocks, arranged in an oddly poetic manner that belies and …

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The ‘Most Famous Artist’ Is F*cking With The Art World, And It’s Awesome

The modern art world is something that few people can honestly claim to understand. Generally, people want things to have a meaning — when no meaning is present, we seem all too happy to create it. Hopefully you know what you’re drawn to and what caters to your tastes, but critically acclaimed work …

Marc Fichou's Playful Installation At Chimento Contemporary

<i>Mark Fichou, installation view of Outside-In, 2016 Photo courtesy of Chimento Contemporary</i><p>Marc Fichou is a French-born, L.A. based artist who consciously defies categorization. This playful defiance makes Fichou a free spirit in the art world who refuses to be limited by restrictive definitions of …

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About

The Gallery<p>Mazzoleni was founded in Turin in 1986 by Giovanni and Anna Pia Mazzoleni and opened a Mayfair-based London outpost in October 2014. Over …

Renowned art world leader Cheyenne Westphal named Chairman of Phillips auction house

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> As part of a major expansion of the company’s contemporary art team, Phillips announced the appointment of Cheyenne Westphal as Chairman, …

The Floor of an Historic Church Transformed Into a Reflective Pool of Multi-Colored Orbs by Liz West | Colossal

<p>Reflecting the architecture of the former St. John’s Church in North Lincolnshire, UK is Liz West‘s site-specific pool of over 700 multi-colored …

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Art Sales: London celebrates photography

Photography is the focus of the London art market next week. Five auction houses are staging specialised sales, with Phillips celebrating the 100th anniversary of Vogue magazine, MacDougall’s branching out into Russian photography with the help of respected dealer and art adviser Zelda Cheatle, and …

Distorted portraits: Georg Baselitz's ghostly oil works at White Cube

There’s a hint of the megalomaniac in Georg Baselitz’s art. In recent years his output has accelerated, as if he is battling to keep up with the frantic energy he projects in his work. In his latest show, ‘Wir fahren aus (We’re off)', the scale and number of his paintings, drawings and sculptures …

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The ABC of Art Criticism: Some Recent How To's

It has often been said that writing about art is like dancing about architecture. Nearly as often, it has also then been said: <i>But I</i><i>’</i><i>m going to do it</i> …

Geometric Abstract Art Today - The Return to the Angular

February 6, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

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A psychologist looked at over 50 years of research on creativity — here’s what he found

Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills.<p>Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully.<p>This involves goal setting, breaking down complex tasks into chunks, developing highly complex and sophisticated representations of possible …

Creativity

Outdoors in: graffiti artist Maser stages his first solo show at Lazarides in London

Irish-born graffiti artist Maser was given his name by mates at the pub when he was fifteen – and it just stuck.<p>This accidental moniker is now at the centre of the global public art scene. Last summer, Maser was artist in residence for the Sydney Festival, and he also exhibited last autumn at …

Oldest art fair Art Cologne marks 50th anniversary

The 50th anniversary edition of Art Cologne was a special one, bringing together more than 200 galleries from 24 countries.<p>Considering each gallery presents an average of 10 artists, that’s a total of more than 2,000 different artists in one place – a great opportunity for buyers according to Art …