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3 Characteristics of a Creative Classroom

Every day educators are tasked to cultivate bright and creative minds. Yet many teachers are restricted by the environments they are provided. They …

New York City teens featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | On Our Minds

Do you live in the New York City area?<p>Do you have plans to visit the Big Apple before May 17?<p>If you answered yes to either of these questions, then …

Arts and creativity 'squeezed out of schools'

<b>Creativity and the arts are being squeezed out of schools, a major report has said.</b><p>Cultural experiences and opportunities were being closed off to youngsters, especially those from poor backgrounds, the Warwick University report said.<p>There had been a significant decline in the number of state …

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Pollution in China: Precious art from toxic waste

Artists in China are openly challenging the Communist Party over the nation’s pollution. Some are even devising solutions, reports Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore.<p>In 2013, Beijing saw a mere 25 days of ‘good’ air quality.<p>The readings, with ‘good’ defined by US standards, demonstrate the single most …

How to cook like Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Grilled grasshoppers anyone? Or stewed porpoise perhaps? These are just some of the extravagant recipes in the great French artist’s cookbook. Alastair Sooke takes a look.<p>No artist captured the bohemian underworld of 19th-Century Paris with the wit and verve of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec …

FRAME: A House Built with Exposed Concrete to Reduce Costs

With rising construction costs and a shortage of workers and materials happening in Japan due to earthquake recovery and preparation for the 2020 …

The New ‘Inspiration Pad’ Turns the Conventional Blue-Lined Notebook Upside Down | Colossal

<p>Brussels-based design and advertising firm TM led by Marc Thomasset, just released the second edition of their wildly popular Inspiration Pad. The …

Explore the Past and Present of Street Art Around the World with Google Street Art | Colossal

<p>Google’s Street View, made possible by their custom-designed panoramic camera, has become the eyes of streets large and small in almost every major …

2ndLives Bottle Caps by Coca-Cola Transform Used Bottles into Useful Objects

To promote reuse of its plastic bottles, Coca-Cola has launched 2ndLives, a line of 16 specialized bottle caps that transform used bottles into a …

A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali | Colossal

<p>Taken recently off the coast of Bali, these surreal photos are the creation of Montreal-based director and photographer Benjamin Von Wong, known for …

Huge Tortoise Sculpture Emerges from Thousands of Scrap Metal Parts

This enormous, metal tortoise is the work of Indonesian artist Sumarsono, also known as Ono Gaf, who used old and discarded junk like tools, car parts, and scrap metal to produce this amazingly detailed sculpture. To create the gigantic artwork, the 64-year-old artist first spent time collecting …

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This piece by street artist Borondo is aptly titled “Narcissus,” situated to permanently confront his own reflection in the water below.

What happens when you combine photography, painting, and land art? Some of the most fascinating landscape photos you’ll ever see. Barry Underwood uses light sources such as glow sticks or LEDs while...

What happens when you combine photography, painting, and land art? Some of the most fascinating landscape photos you’ll ever see.<p>Barry Underwood uses …

Architectural Columns Constructed from Suspended Charcoal by Seon Ghi Bahk | Colossal

<p>Currently on view at Zadok Gallery in Miami, Fiction of the Fabricated Image is the latest body of work from Seoul-based artist Seon Ghi Bahk. Of …

Historical Fine Oil Portraits on Crumpled Trash by Kim Alsbrooks | Colossal

<p>Philadelphia artist Kim Alsbrooks recreates historical oil portraits on flattened beers cans and fast food containers. Titled “My White Trash …

Why drawing needs to be a curriculum essential

Drawing has seen something of a renaissance in the last twenty years in the UK. From the Campaign for Drawing to the Drawing Research Network, from the Drawing Room to the Rabley Drawing Centre, we've witnessed a proliferation of passion, effort and energy matched by increased museum exhibitions, …

Why I Attempted to Draw Every Single Building in New York

I'm Australian, and we tend to travel a lot. As a visual person, I've always drawn rather than written as I've moved through unfamiliar places. Most …

Meet The Japanese Artist Who Threw Like Pollock And Thought Like Picasso

The great postwar artist Inoue Yuichi famously destroyed any work he thought “inferior,” As a result, Japanese collectors tend to hold onto their Yuichis.<p>But thanks to a rare sale, visitors to the Erik Thomsen Gallery in Manhattan are currently soaking in the sight of dozens of these special works …

Silence/Shapes by Filippo Minelli

In 2009, Italian artist Filippo Minelli began his research on silence. This unusual research was sparked by video footage of political …

A Redesigned, Minimalist Tape Dispenser

Oftentimes tape dispensers are clunky and take up tons of space, so Dutch designer Derk Reilink decided to redesign the traditional tape dispenser …

This Artist Only Uses Her Fingers to Paint and the Results are Amazing

In 2009 while living abroad, artist Iris Scott underwent a stroke of lucky laziness one afternoon when it was too hot outside. Scott opted not to …

Astonishingly Intricate Cut Paper Illustrations by Rob Ryan

London-based artist Rob Ryan hand crafts astonishingly intricate cut paper illustrations that often feature snippets of humorous writing on love and …

Incredibly Delicate Nature Sculptures Made Out of Translucent Woven Metal

Artist Michelle Mckinney uses translucent woven metal to create remarkably delicate leaves, butterflies, and other natural forms which she arranges …

Who Are the Most Influential Women in the European Art World?

Galleries<p>The 25 European Art World Women You Need to Know.<p>,<p>artnet News continues its celebration of the art world’s most influential women, this time …

Incredibly Dense Cityscapes Emerge from Intricate Illustrations

With great diligence and an intense eye for details, artist Benjamin Sack creates dense cityscapes using just a black 0.05 Staedtler pigment liner pen. The fictional urban worlds begin as a few buildings that grow and expand into a heavily populated sheet of paper.<p>The incredibly complex drawings …

Can culture save cities?

The idea of reviving a city’s fortunes through investment in the arts and culture draws a lot of headlines. But does it actually work? Tiffany Jenkins investigates.<p>Britain’s seaside towns are run down. The attractions of these once fashionable holiday resorts, busy and bustling with life, have, …