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John Cage’s Intensely Beautiful Love Letters to Merce Cunningham

“i would like to measure my breath in relation to the air between us.”<p>Composer, writer, artist, and Zen Buddhist <b>John Cage</b> (September 5, 1912–August 12, 1992) pioneered the aesthetics of silence, but he was animated by a clamorous inner life. When he was twenty-two, while dating another young man, …

Literature
Street Photography

Manhole Cover Paintings in China: Pictures

Chinese Art

This photographer turns big cities into psychedelic worlds using Photoshop

"I started to think how the buildings would look if they were colorful," Eis told Business Insider.<p>Eis decided to use Photoshop to add bright colors to the buildings and really make them pop. "Architecture should not only be understood as something useful, but also as artwork," Eis said. "But that …

Architecture

Howard Hodgkin: 'I felt like an outcast in the art world'

The artist, famously as emotional as his vibrant works, only started to earn acclaim in his 60s – and two decades later, paints more passionately than ever<p>“I hate painting,” says Howard Hodgkin, one of the world’s greatest living painters. “Most of the time it’s irrelevant. It doesn’t mean enough, …

Block party: visionary prints of 20th-century Britain – in pictures

As Britain emerged from the trauma of the first world war, artists used daring printmaking techniques to conjure a world full of ambition and progress

Fashion Inspired by Art: Georges Seurat's "The Circus"

Get bright outfit inspiration from a famous pointillism painting.<p>42<p>SHARES<p>This week's Fashion Inspired by Art is based on <b>Georges Seurat's The Circus</b>. …

Sci-Fi Drawings Explore A World Beyond Reality And Today's Technology

Inspired by comic books, science fiction, horror movies, early video games and computer graphics, artist Jess Johnson imagines a psychedelic world outside of our cell phones.<p>Do you remember the first time you thought that maybe -- just maybe -- there was more to reality than meets the eye? Maybe …

These Handmade Wooden Cutout Sculptures Creep And Spread Like Coral Reef

Joshua Abarbanel is not your ordinary sculptor. Based out of Los Angeles, Abarbanel creates intricate wooden sculptures and installations reminiscent …

Artist Spotlight: Alejandra Atares – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

New Editorial Illustrations Incorporating Cut Paper Textures and Shadows by Eiko Ojala | Colossal

<p>Estonian illustrator Eiko Ojala (previously) brings a fantastic sense of depth and texture into his editorial illustrations by using carefully …

Seven 30-Foot-Tall Dayglow Totems Placed in the Desert by Ugo Rondinone | Colossal

<p>Situated just south of Las Vegas in the middle of the desert stands seven stacks of brightly colored boulders— forms which appear to be in a line or …

Artist David Hockney Paints Yosemite on His iPad

A collection of paintings by the renowned British artist attempt to capture the grandeur of Yosemite Valley.<p>On view until June 18 at the Pace Gallery …

Figurative Found Wood Sculptures Pierced with Hundreds of Nails by Jaime Molina | Colossal

<p>Artist Jaime Molina works in 2, 2.5, and 3 dimensions, translating his aesthetic from large-scale paintings to sculptures, while also producing …

Iranian and Cuban artists break America

Iranian and Cuban artists have featured together for the first time in the United States. Beyond US news headlines that frequently sensationalise …

Giacometti’s art channels the nervousness of an entire era

The 50th anniversary of the death of the artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) has inspired a run of exhibitions. The National Portrait Gallery …

Yayoi Kusama: ‘A letter from Georgia O’Keeffe gave me the courage to leave home’

The artist on a miserable childhood, moving from Japan to the US, and pumpkins<p>Born in Japan, Yayoi Kusama, 87, studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York in 1957. She has staged polka-dot orgies and naked anti-tax protests; her work spans painting, drawing, sculpture and performance, as …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

What's On

Prunella Clough (1919 – 1999) found beauty in the mundane and joy in the industrial landscape.<p>Intrigued by overlooked and ignored spaces, this …

No Paint Necessary: Abstract Creations Are Thread and Fabric

If talking about quilting instantly conjures up images of old retired women gossiping in a circle over their needlepoint, it’s time for you to check …

An Artist Has Made the Louvre's Pyramid Disappear

Now you see it, now you don’t. Street artist JR’s latest work has seen him shroud the large pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris with material that, …

Fashion Inspired by Art: Wifredo Lam's "The Jungle"

This Cuban artist inspires cool printed looks.<p>295<p>SHARES<p>In this week's Fashion Inspired by Art, we'll be taking a look at <b>Wifredo Lam's The Jungle</b>. …

Kiki Smith's Massive, Electronically-Woven Tapestries Touch Down in Santa Fe

A classic craft gets a digitally-enabled update in Kiki Smith's towering tapestries.<p><i>Kiki Smith, Spinners, 2014, cotton jacquard tapestry, 113 x 75 inches, edition of 10, images courtesy Peters Projects</i><p>"Textile art" conjures up images of royal Ottoman tents, or the excessive reign of Louis XIV, but …

Knitting

8 great examples of geometric art in book design

Geometric art has a long and noble history, being especially important in the ancient Greek and Islamic art traditions. More recently, geometric …

Graphic Design