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How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Psychology

The great big question about nanomaterials

A few years ago Arturo Keller began spending an awful lot of time working with pigskin—spreading things on it, lighting it up, heating it, looking at …

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

Science Stories

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in science …

The Art War Waged During the Great War

Two museums commemorate World War I with exhibits showcasing both the patriotic and dissenting imagery that brought the battlefield to the home front.<p>The war to end all wars was fought not only on battlefields, but on easels, drawing boards, and sketchpads.<p>2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the …

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Nightmare at the Picasso Museum

On 30 June 1972 Pablo Picasso created his last self-portrait. He had depicted himself many times before, but never like this. His face looked like a skull with stubble. Its colour was greenish-grey. The mouth was a straight slit. Only the lines under his eyes proved his features were flesh and not …

CultureZohn: Picasso Threeway, Part I, Picasso and the Camera

<i>Pablo Picasso, Nature morte au minotaure et à la palette, November 27, 1938,Private Collection © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Eric Baudouin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.</i><p>New York is newly awash in Picasso. Three concurrent exhibitions at Gagosian …

Some Reflections on Urban Public Art Today

Today, iconic public artworks, both permanent and temporary, are defining visual elements of many urban landscapes—from the LOVE sculpture (1976) in …

The Smartest Cities In The World

By Boyd Cohenlong Read<p>Over the past several years, the idea of the being “smart” has emerged as a key mechanism for cities to find innovative …

8 Things You Didn't Know About The Artist Vincent Van Gogh

The work of post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh has been widely celebrated in the time since his death, at the age of 37, in 1890. In recent years, two Academy Award-winning films featured his work -- "Lust for Life" and "Midnight in Paris" -- though the Dutch artist died believing his …

Matisse’s cut-outs: A South Seas voyage into history

Henri Matisse started making his iconic cut-outs after an illness. But it was a special journey that inspired the form they would take. Alastair Sooke reports.<p>Last month an important exhibition devoted to the swan-song of the French artist Henri Matisse opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New …

From Rodin to Reward Pathways: The Science of Art

The first time I saw Rodin's The Thinker I was nine, at the Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. It was a small, unassuming bronze cast in a room of eye-catching paintings, but there was something powerful about it. A sense that as we gallery visitors contemplated the thinker, he contemplated something …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …