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A bird's eye view of nature: Beautiful aerial photographs reveal how wildlife looks from above

• <b>Photographer Michael Poliza moved from Hamburg, Germany to Cape Town, South Africa, 13 years ago</b>• <b><br>Started taking photographs from the air and captured</b> …

Nature Photography

The "Ugly" Shoe Trend Every Fashion Person Is Wearing Now

The “ugly-chic” pool slide trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The look—we’re talking plastic slip-ons first made popular by Adidas—re-entered …

Ancient paintings depict Chinese forerunners of Olympic sports

The Olympics originated from ancient Greece, and many different sports are covered. However, many modern Olympic sports can be traced back to ancient …

China

6 Tiny House Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You to Downsize

What is it really like to live in a micro-sized home?<p>The internet can’t get enough of tiny houses. Browsing through the #TinyHouseMovement on social media could provide us with hours of entertainment—and inspiration for downsizing in style. These little living spaces are evidence enough that …

10 Favorites: Wood-Shingled Beach Houses from the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory

It’s a staple of the New England coastline: the cedar-shingle-clad house. Here are 10 of our favorites from members of the Remodelista …

National gallery in US returns Holocaust victim's artwork sold under Nazi regime

Washington institution hands A Branch with Shriveled Leaves to heirs of Austrian woman who was declared a Jew and had to sell her assets<p>The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC has returned a 200-year-old drawing to the heirs of an Austrian woman who had to sell it during the second world war …

Art

NYC Parks Had the Perfect Response to a Rogue, Naked Trump Sculpture

@mpamer/TwitterOn Thursday morning, sculptural renderings of the Republican presidential nominee—naked—showed up in public spaces around America. The …

Donald Trump

Man buns, tattoos, wrap sunglasses; fashion trends from Rio 2016

Competing on a world stage has got to be nerve-wracking, close to pants-wetting business. But some Olympians display a certain swagger, thanks in …

Try to spot what's real in this Instagram artist's incredible optical illusions

The Korean artist, who refers to herself as a "visual illusion artist," is rapidly gaining fame for her Instagram photos and videos, which are at once confusing, trippy, and altogether very cool. At last count, Yoon had 72.7k Instagram followers.<p>Yoon uses her face and hands to create optical …

The Invisible Men and Women of Black Fashion

The erasure that talented black clothing designers once endured is fading, but minorities still account for only a tiny fraction of people in the …

Fashion Week

The Under-$100 Guide to Summer Work Attire

Looking good when it's hot out is hard enough as it is, but looking good <i>at work</i> when it's hot out? No one has the time (or money) for that, right? …

Yemen’s Banksy Uses Street Art to Fight Sectarian Violence

While elusive British artist Banksy has kept a rather low profile since his controversial New York City residency in 2013, his “Middle Eastern …

This Is What Happened When 100 Women Got Naked at the Republican National Convention

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Spencer Tunick's "Everything She Says Means Everything."<p>As the sun rises Sunday morning over the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, 100 women stand completely nude, holding large, round mirrors facing the arena. They're on an empty lot in between a …

Every Day Streets, Streets Everywhere

<i>Jon Luvelli is a "fine art documentarian" working in the street photography tradition, thus blending a variety of genres and styles into his work. A majority of his photographs have been made in Columbia, Missouri—a Midwestern college town that does not exactly style itself a hotbed of street</i> …

Get the Look: Clean, Classic & Peaceful Living

Small space or not, you will likely glean some inspiration from Morgan and Andrew's Atlanta home. They've kept their small home feeling peaceful and …

IKEA

These Paintings Take a Fairytale Turn to a Forest Far, Far Away

Enter Andy Kehoe’s nymphic fantasy world.<p>Weaving dreamy landscapes with nymphic animals tucked away in forests, multi-media artist Andy Kehoe's latest collection of paintings titled <i>Fantastical Romanticism</i> at Jonathan LeVine Gallery spins the <i></i>Romanticism tradition. An image of a dark forest draws the …

What Can We Learn from 5 Centuries of Unfinished Art?

The Met Breuer’s inaugural show, 'Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,' lays bare the artistic process.<p>For its inaugural show, The Met Breuer reflects upon broad philosophical questions that have consumed artists for centuries: When is a work of art really “finished?” Beyond that, does it even need …

The whole truth about Van Gogh's ear, and why his 'mad genius' is a myth

Madness terrified Vincent van Gogh, yet he also wondered if it was inseparable from artistic genius. In letters to his brother Theo that prove him one of the great writers as well as artists of the 19th century, he broods more than once on an 1872 painting by Emile Wauters called The Madness of …

Mental Health

Diane Arbus’s Strange and Surreal Visions of New York

A new exhibit reveals how the great photographer found inspiration in the Big Apple.<p>When Diane Arbus told her husband one day in 1955, “I can’t do it …

HOUSE TOUR: A Manhattan Loft Takes Minimalism To New Heights

They may be known for their luxe interiors for clients, but in their own loft, designers Kevin Roberts and Timothy Haynes distill their signature style to its purest expression.<p>Is it on yet?" Kevin Roberts is fiddling with the electrical cords dangling behind his platform bed. The bedroom is as …

The artist making oil paintings out of your favourite memes

Kicked out of art school in 2014 after his portrait of Adolf Hitler was seized by public prosecutors, Hagen Vogel is well aware that familiar images can be given new and dangerous power by rendering them in oils and placing them in a frame. His debut exhibition, Age of Fan Art, exercises this …

Art

Depp sells Basquiat work for $6.8 million

<i>Pork,</i> by Jean-Michel Basquiat. [Photo provided to China Daily] A painting from the collection of American actor Johnny Depp, 53, fetched $6.8 million …

Fine Art

Sculptural revolution: Sussex welcomes a playful woodland Mao

Extremely odd things are happening among the trees of the Cass Sculpture Foundation, where a giant monochrome bust of Mao Zedong has been transplanted into west Sussex woodland, with “feckless” youths congregating under it listening to loud hip-hop.<p>Elsewhere, there are plug sockets in the trees and …

Art

Is Georgia O'Keeffe overrated? - review

<b>Mark Hudson reviews a retrospective of the great American artist Georgia O'Keeffe at Tate Modern</b><p>The name Georgia O’Keeffe comes with a big, all-American fanfare. The “mother of American modernism” and the world’s most-expensive woman artist, this pioneering feminist painter is a true American icon, …

Art

Students' end-of-year artwork 2016

As part of our Students Express series, we asked you to share your end-of-year artwork. We have received hundreds of your paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. Here are some of our favourites<p>View all submissions

Art

Elderly Chinese Women Are Lying on Hot Rocks to Improve Their Health

It’s quite natural for lizards and snakes to lie on hot rocks in the scorching sun, because they have to thermoregulate, but when middle-aged and …

Middle Age