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10 Delightful Photos Of Famous Artists And Their Cats

These photos reveal the artist’s true spirit animal, from Salvador Dalí’s ocelot to Georgia O’Keeffe’s Siamese.<p>Since the ancient Egyptians dedicated a religious sect to the cat goddess Bastet and made elaborate temples in her honor, artists around the world have paid worshipful homage to the feline …

Melbourne's famous Keith Haring mural defaced by graffiti

A 30-year-old mural by well-known New York street artist Keith Haring has been graffitied less than a year after it was painstakingly restored.<p>Thirty …

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Book

The Grand Budapest Hotel has had a spectacular 2014, winning a hanfdul of BAFTA awards and<p><i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> has had a spectacular 2014, winning a hanfdul of BAFTA awards and nominated for multiple Oscars this year. Abrams Books has released anew hardcover book celebrating the Wes Anderson …

Ralph Fiennes

Miami Art Week 2014: Smears, Swipes and Strokes

Regardless of the movement within contemporary art, process and technique translate to scene and sensation. The following works found across Miami Art Week all invoke sustained strokes, be that caked-on smears stretching across a canvas to petite tip-of-the-brush swipes. Altogether, they …

Coupled

Manchester United's Dutch pragmatism trumps Southampton's Dutch idealism

Louis van Gaal finds the key to unpick Ronald Koeman's tactics at St Mary's in the first Premier League meeting of clubs with managers from the Netherlands<p>Shortly before half-time here,<b>Louis van Gaal</b> made his move. Paddy McNair, <b>Manchester United</b>’s teenage centre half, was having a terrible time of …

Soccer

Man Goes to Jail for Punching a Hole in a Monet Painting Worth $10 Million

The idiot of the year award goes to a man who thought it'd be a good idea to punch a hole through a <b>Claude Monet</b> masterpiece.<p>While visiting the …

BMW & Art Basel Launch Art Journey Awards for Emerging Artists

BMW is no stranger to the art world. For more than 35 years, the Bavarian company has commissioned<p>BMW is no stranger to the art world. For more than 35 years, the Bavarian company has commissioned some of the world’s leading artists to create masterpieces using BMW cars as their canvas. And now, …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

Wall is Over: Art Students Whitewash Historical Street Murals

In an audacious and contentious move, a group of young artists took it upon themselves to paint over the famous John Lennon Wall in Prague, replacing …

10 Best Submissions from Readers in 2014

This year, many fine artists have shared their exciting projects with Illusion as part of our Community section. It has been our hard task to pick …

Art

Graffiti artist hits out after Cardiff council allows owl mural to be painted over

A row over a dog and an owl is being investigated by council officials – after a striking city centre mural was painted over by a charity.<p>As we …

100 Artists Reimagine Their Favorite Classic Album Covers

"Thirty Three & 1/3" is the name of George Harrison's seventh studio album, released in 1976. The series "33 1/3" is a famous collection of books dedicated to individual albums, published by Bloomsbury Publishing beginning in 2003. And "33 and a Third and a Third" is an exhibition, out this week in …