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How Two Artists Turn Old Encyclopedias Into Beautiful, Melancholy Art

I find few things sadder than a print encyclopedia. Encyclopedias were once so stalwart and useful, sold as a stable repository of knowledge that …

Picasso's influential lovers: Vancouver exhibition explores the place where Picasso the artist and Picasso the lover meet

Pablo Picasso loved women. Lots of them.<p>But as is often the case, his romantic relationships were complicated. And his attitudes toward women could …

Texas A&M Develops Art History Video Game

Gaming<p>Faculty and students at Texas A&M University have created a video game designed to supplement a college-level art history course.<p>Students and …

The Art History of the Selfie

Although we're all guilty of snapping a few, selfies tend to catch a lot of heat for being vain or narcissistic. Luckily, we all seem to be in good …

Hundreds of Small Paper Sculptures Tell Art History Stories

Geoffrey Farmer’s paper works are on display at ICA Boston.<p>In the last 20 years of his career, the Canadian artist, Geoffrey Farmer, has made audacious paper sculptures and video installations from more than 15,000 fragments of images and sound. The “paper works,” as Framer calls them, pull from …

In Case You Didn’t Consider Star Wars a Work of Art, This Algorithm Will Make It Look Like a Van Gogh Painting

Researchers at the University of Freiburg used a technique called deep learning to successfully van Gogh everything from <i>Ice Age</i> to <i>Star Wars.</i><p><i>Produced</i> …

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How to Respectfully Take Photos in Museums and Art Galleries

Museums are always a go-to haven for inspiration and knowledge, but there’s no denying that the size of visiting crowds can get overwhelming and in …

Europe’s First Pornographic Blockbuster Was Made in the Vatican

Copies of the 16 explicit paintings were turned into a booklet that circulated throughout the continent.<p>A section from a late 18th re-reaction of the …