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Five Contemporary Photographers Interrogating Identity

A forward-thinking new exhibition at New York’s MoMA spotlights the contemporary image-makers paving the way for a new generation<p><b>Being: New</b> …

Humanities

Students speak out against Antony Gormley 'suicide' statue placed on roof of their library

Students have spoken out after their university placed a statue on the edge of the library roof, making it look like it is about to commit suicide.<p>The statue, at the University of East Anglia, is by artist Antony Gormley and has reportedly been mistaken by some students for a real person.<p>A …

Robin Rhode Draws on Everything

Since exploding onto the art scene in 2003 with his playful wall drawing performances, Robin Rhode has scribbled on just about every type of surface, while also making photographs and sculptures of objects like bikes, candles, and light blubs out of chalk and charcoal. Before debuting his new show …

Experimental class aims to reinvent life drawing

London Drawing took a residency at the Tate Modern, with the lofty aim of reinventing life drawing. Events held at the gallery took the traditionally …

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

10 best Android apps for artists

Being an artist is both fun and difficult. It’s fun because you get to create the things you’re passionate about. It can be difficult because you’re either struggling or rich. However, we live in the 21st century and technology can make life easier. In some cases, you can even create art on your …

Science and art– Talking about a new art movement

Last Friday I headed over to the GV Art Gallery in London to check out their new and ambitiously titled show Art & Science: Merging Art and Science …

A blog about science in art and art in science

Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man<p>Science and art—two fields that seem to be poles apart. In today’s culture, you are shoved into one box or another, …

From Van Gogh's cloned ear to indoor rain: 13 sculptures made by science

Art, science, and maths art have never been closer entwined than in today's sculpture. While sculptors from Leonardo Da Vinci to Henry Moore employed their scientific gifts when creating their masterpieces, today's digital technology opens up new worlds of possibility, with artists taking …

15 Feminist Artists Respond To The Censorship Of Women's Bodies Online

In March, artist and poet Rupi Kaur uploaded an image to Instagram, depicting Kaur curled up on the bed in sweats and a t-shirt. She's also on her period, and the blood has dripped through her pants onto the sheets. The image was flagged and removed from Instagram -- twice.<p>Kaur responded to the act …

Note to SELFie: One Artist's Take On Global Narcissism and Art

<i>("Self" by Antony Micallef. Image courtesy of the artist and Lazarides London)</i><p>It used to take great courage to really put oneself out there, for all the world to see. But according to an article in the Daily Mail last year, it doesn't seem to be all <i>that</i> difficult for the majority of us to snap, fix …

Dad brings kids’ fantasies to life in hilarious photos

John Wilhelm is a family man. The Swiss father loves nothing more than creating hilarious and imaginative photos of his three young daughters. “I …

Wikipedia + Feminist Epistemology

This past weekend I was invited to play a small part in the Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Babycastles, a video game/art gallery that <i>should</i> …

These forgotten women all died without anyone knowing who they were

THEIR FACES ARE contorted, twisted and pained. Some died violent deaths, others lived violent lives.<p>They’re known as Jane Does: women who died in the …

Feminism

Tumultuous Paintings Captured as Giant 80-Megapixel Photos

Jill Greenberg makes paintings, only to destroy them.<p>The artist's swirling, abstract expressionist patterns are meticulously crafted and …

Art

Twitter Tuesday: The Hair Selection

You put our hair up for <b>#TwitterTuesday!</b> We saw movements, colors, different hair sizes. It was kind of magic hair dance.<p>Here are our favorites from …

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age - Barbican exhibition review by Sean Sheehan | LensCulture

Stephen Shore, in describing his work, once spoke of ‘showing people what they were not seeing.’ In these deceptively simple words, we can find a rationale for photography’s status as an art form.<p>Shore is just one of the 18 photographers whose work is on show at London’s Barbican as part of the …

Why a charcoal of police in Ferguson is the most important artwork of 2014

2014 has produced horrific politics. Racism has returned, that hydra-headed idiot, everywhere from Missouri to Rochester, where a Ukip candidate won a byelection after openly speculating about repatriating Europeans. It is not much by way of compensation to say the year also produced a mighty piece …

Spiegelstadt: Bruges

Top 10 pensiones and guesthouses on a budget in Tuscany

Villa Rosa, Panzano, Chianti<p>You can't miss the striking, deep pink and grey house set just above the road from Panzano to Radda in the northern reaches of Chianti. Not your typical Tuscan villa, it dates from the early 1900s and has a retro feel. The 11 bedrooms are painted in warms colours and …