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Autumn In The City Park In Macedonia

I photograph 1 day autumn in the city park in Skopje – Macedonia

Artist Combines Passion for Math, Nature, and Art to Create Incredible Topographical Art

Made out of thousands of tiny little triangles, these delicately thatched composites strike a pleasing visual chord through their careful balance of negative and positive space. Created by LA-based artist Katy Ann Gilmore, the organic geometric images are realized through a variety of influences …

Intricately Intertwining Snake Tattoos Using Black and White Ink

Artist Mirko Sata inks his entwined snake tattoos with dazzling intricacy, contorting the illustrated serpents into slithering twists and slippery knots that seem to pop from clients' skin. The reptiles' scales are rendered with texture that appears almost tangible through Sata's interchanging use …

Fan Art Friday #79 – Snape, Ariel, and More by Mioree

Does your day need some awesome art? I knew it would so I’ve rounded up some lovely illustrations for you in this edition of Fan Art Friday. Today’s …

Harry Potter

A sculptor’s work, seen in two and three dimensions

Any reasonably complete collection of American art over the past half century will include the work of Martin Puryear, but all too often, it feels strangely out of context when displayed. Puryear’s sculptures may be the best-made material in the room, but they are also strikingly reticent, even …

Delhi's first designer auto-rickshaw is inspired by Vincent van Gogh

If Mumbai is synonymous with <i>kaali-peeli</i> (black-and-yellow) taxis, then Delhi has its ubiquitous auto-rickshaws or autos in local parlance. The …

The Corrective Art History of Kerry James Marshall

Ahead of his retrospective 'Mastry,' the artist speaks on society and representation.<p>In the work of Kerry James Marshall, black figures are depicted in actual black pigments: ivory, mars, and carbon. “[This] establishes a kind of unequivocal fact of their presence,” the 60-year-old Chicago-based …

5 Spring Shows to See at Harlem’s Studio Museum

Check out the past and future of black contemporary art with shows by Ebony G. Patterson, Rashaad Newsome, and more.<p>The Studio Museum in Harlem has long played a critical role in fostering the careers of contemporary artists of African descent. Since 1968 the museum has been the leading place to …

Black Culture

Under the Same Sun

This photo series was created in collaboration with the Josephat Torner Foundation and ‘Stichting Afrikaanse Albino's’ to raise awareness about the circumstances of people with albinism living in Africa, specifically Tanzania.<p>In Tanzania, when you have albinism, you are thought to be evil. There …

Human Rights

Everyone's Painting Their Own Abstract Art & You Should Too

Have you ever looked at a cool painting and thought to yourself, "I could totally make that"? Don't get me wrong–if you have some extra spending …

9 New Art Exhibits You Have to See This Spring

Fill your cultural calendar with these shows in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, New York, and more—featuring everything from an epic rock 'n' roll act to antique atlases.<p>While there are plenty fashion-centric shows catching our eye this year, April has set forth a particularly interesting line-up of …

How Gordon Parks Documented Racism In America

The photographer’s A Man Becomes Invisible and Segregation Story series are on view at the Weinstein Gallery in Minnesota.<p>While on assignment for <i>Life</i>, Gordon Parks covered the chilling, brutal truth of racial and economic inequality in America. He was the magazine’s first black staff photographer, …

Black Lives Matter

Colourful, energetic paintings of country, sea and cityscapes by Josef Kote

When you reflect upon the colourful and energetic paintings of New York artist Josef Kote, you can understand why many believe his unique …

Art

The Passion of Vincent Van Gogh: How Mental Illness Transformed His Work

<b>Gail Saltz:</b> So most people are familiar with the idea that Vincent Van Gogh had mental illness. Different camps so to speak of mental illness almost …

Dark and romantic night cityscapes by Russian artist Alexei Butirskiy

If you love cities as much as Russian artist Alexei Butirskiy, then you'll appreciate his elegant cityscape paintings – almost always depicting urban …

The Origins of Visionary Art in Los Angeles | City of the Seekers

Our new column, City of Seekers examines how creative freedom has enabled LA artists to make spiritual work as part of their practices.<p>In 2009, the Los Angeles Conservancy and its Modern Committee examined LA's unique religious heritage with a one-day tour of five spiritual institutions. The …

The Strange Beauty of Soviet Sanatoria

Khoja Obi Garm is a Soviet sanatorium nestled high in the mountains of Tajikistan – a place known for its curative, radon-rich waters. When Maryam …

Swimming Pools

Banksy street art goes under hammer in Los Angeles

1 / 3<p>'Blood and Crips', a mixed-media illustration by Thellus and Banksy's aerosol-stencil 'Happy Choppers' (R/bottom), seen at Julien's Auction …