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Baked Salmon with Leeks | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Baking salmon on top of a bed of leeks and fennel is an easy method for preparing the flavorful fish, and it takes less time than cooking all the components separately. Serve with roasted or mashed potatoes for a complete meal. The recipe can easily be increased to serve additional guests, making …

18-foot sculpture of man's buttocks makes Turner Prize shortlist

LONDON — The shortlist for the Turner Prize never fails to be provocative, and this year's inclusion of an 18-foot sculpture of male buttocks …

Art

Scientists accuse government of failing to release data disproving claims that burial site contains Nefertiti’s remains<p>The world of archaeology was electrified last year by the news that Tutankhamun’s tomb could contain hidden chambers possibly containing the remains and riches of Queen Nefertiti. …

Archaeology

Scientists Think They've Figured Out Why Van Gogh's Sunflowers Are Fading

The vibrant colors of many of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings—including his <i>Sunflower</i> series—have been fading over the last 100 years. Now a …

Art

Possible hidden chambers in King Tut's tomb get new radar scans

Though King Tutankhamun's tomb has been well studied, it may still hide a significant mystery.<p>In mid-March, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of two hidden chambers behind the northern and western walls of Tut's room. Experts conducted a fresh round of scans using digital …

Archaeology

5 Lessons The Dalai Lama Taught Me About Happiness

<b>I</b> was lucky enough to have the opportunity of attending a lecture, titled ‘Happiness: the power of giving & receiving’, handed down by none other …

The Surprising History of Hot Chocolate | The Art of Manliness

‘Tis the season for hot cocoa.<p>At least it is for red-cheeked children who are looking to warm up after coming in from a well-spent snow day.<p>And for …

'Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots,' in Dallas, is exciting and enlightening

Museum exhibitions don't often reverse the conventional wisdom on a major artist.<p>Incremental adjustments happen all the time, and the expansion of contextual understanding or surprising twists occur. But a 180-degree turn?<p>Not likely.<p>Yet, that's what happens in "Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots" at the …

Why art auction records keep being broken - CNN Style

Written by Abigail R. Esman, CNN<p>It's a warm evening back in mid-May. A few stray latecomers are just finding their seats as Christie's auctioneer Jussi Pylkkanen starts up the bidding. "Wonderful painting," he says. "One hundred million to open it."<p>And so it begins, the numbers rising quickly: one …

Japanese Army Creates Awesome Star Wars Snow Sculpture Using 3,500 Tons Of Snow

The Japanese Army has created and awesome Star Wars snow sculpture for the 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival using a massive 3,500 tonnes of snow.<p>The …

Happy Birthday, Basquiat

Today we’re celebrating the birthday of legendary street artist <b>Jean-Michel Basquiat</b> with a stunning collection of original art inspired by the street …

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Artist Paints Stunningly Realistic Portraits on His Hand and Stamps Them on Paper

Artist Russell Powell creates stunningly realistic portraits on an unconventional surface – his own hand. The California-based teacher merges art and the body by painting eye-catching depictions of people on his palms. Incredibly, this textured and creased surface doesn't deter him from adding …

Artist Uses Girlfriend's Back as a Canvas for Illusive 3D Artwork

20-year-old artist Natasha Farnsworth is well versed in the complex world of three-dimensional art. With acrylic paint, palette, and paintbrush in hand, the creative uses her girlfriend's back as a canvas to create optical illusions that make her Instagram followers do a double take with each new …

Mind-Blowing Photorealistic Pencil Drawing

Italy-based artist Diego Fazio, better known as DiegoKoi, is bound to blow you away with his incredible drawing skills. One of his newer pieces titled <i>Sensazioni</i> is an unbelievably hyperrealistic pencil drawing of a woman that has caused people to question the truth of its medium. Is it really done …

Body Paintings of the Ancient Wonders of the World

Trina Merry proves that body painting is truly a high artform. In the past, we've seen her present the zodiac signs and build a temple with painted …

Graffiti Legend Creates Ecuador's Tallest Street Art Mural

Graffiti and street art are celebrated among artists all around the world, including in a little country straddling the equator on South America. In …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Linear Tattoos Use One Continuous Line to Leave a Beautifully Bold Impact

Tattoo artist Mo Ganji specializes in black-and-white body art that makes a strong impact with relatively simple drawings. Opting for bold lines and stippled dots, the Berlin-based creative adorns his clients with portraits of people and animals, sometimes combining the two into an elegant image …

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Amazing Make-Up Artist Creates Super-Cute Pictures On A Unique Canvas - Her Eyes

Tal Peleg who spends hours painting the puss-inspired scenes on her face, said: “Make up, for me, is art – just using a face instead of canvas or …

Sotheby's + eBay's Online Art Auction: Contemporary Curated

Anyone who has attended a live auction can attest to the thrill of bidding wars and the chance to see rare, privately owned works. Through a collaborative online sale, known as "Contemporary Curated," acclaimed auction house Sotheby's and e-commerce hub eBay are delivering that experience on the …

Incredibly racist 'n****r in woodpile' cartoon by Dr. Seuss fails to generate any bids at Hollywood art auction

A racist cartoon drawn popular children’s artist Dr. Seuss failed to garner any bids at an art auction in California on Thursday, reports BET.<p>The …