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X-rays of rare Degas sculptures reveal artist's secrets

<b>Scientists have used X-ray images to show that the artist Edgar Degas used everyday objects, such as bits of wine corks, to bulk out his wax sculptures.</b><p>Only three of the artist's rare beeswax creations - depicting dancers - are held in the UK.<p>Conservation scientists at the Fitzwilliam Museum in …

Art History

Kurt Schwitters | Pinc | The Met

Schwitters was associated with the "anti-art" Dada movement in Germany in the 1920s, though always maintained a sense of independence, christening …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deeper, more meaningful art-experiences with digital

Slow looking online with the Clyfford Still Museum<p>Slow looking is the practice of taking time to explore an artwork in a particular way in order to …

Museums

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

The Tragic Story Behind Picasso's Guernica, One of World's Most Famous Paintings

Exactly eighty years ago, <b>Pablo Picasso</b> took on a commission that would forever change both his career and the entire outlook of modern art. The …

Art History

Art mystery: The famed painters who vanished into obscurity

<b>Two exhibitions open this month devoted to a group of working class artists from the East End of London who became art world celebrities in the late 1920s and 1930s - only to be forgotten after World War Two.</b><p>They were known as the East London Group, and among their ranks were humble office clerks, …

London

A 4-Year Mission To Present A New Vision Of Beauty

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc spent nearly four years shooting portraits of — and collecting stories about — women from around the world.<p>The product of her vision — and her travels to 50 countries — can be seen in her book The Atlas Of Beauty,hitting shelves Tuesday.<p>The project, she says, …

Beauty

The ABC of Art Criticism: Some Recent How To's

It has often been said that writing about art is like dancing about architecture. Nearly as often, it has also then been said: <i>But I</i><i>’</i><i>m going to do it</i> …

Barbara Kruger Creates Masterful Room Wraps And Delves Into Alternate Reality in Berlin

We just spent a week in Berlin, and with art fairs, book fairs, and the opening of the Urban Nation Museum, one of the great influencers of …

Germany

Wangechi Mutu’s Exhibit Is A Reminder That There’s No Place Like Home

Inside the artist’s solo show at The Contemporary Austin<p><i>The following feature appears in the September 2017 issue of</i> NYLON.<p>“That’s always a tough one,” curator Heather Pesanti says when asked why she loves the work of the 45-year-old Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu, whose solo show …

Art

MoMA's Louise Bourgeois Exhibition Shows Her Architectural Inspiration

The sculptor, known best for her monumental steel spiders, was also an avid printmaker and illustrator<p>Louise Bourgeois, the American sculptor whose work is beloved by designers and collectors alike, has a new retrospective show at MoMA, where her prints, paintings, and illustrations will be on …

Art

Saving One of Western Art’s Most Iconic Paintings

Inside the massive, two-year museum effort to conserve The Blue Boy, Thomas Gainsborough’s famed 18th-century portrait<p>For nearly 100 years, he’s been the star attraction in the palatial portrait gallery of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, a turn-of-the-century estate …

Art

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

<b>Africa's largest gallery for contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora has opened in the South African city of Cape Town.</b><p>The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa) is set inside old grain silos on the V&A Waterfront.<p>The building has been converted by UK architect Thomas …

South Africa

Can graphic design save your life?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A cigarette oozing fat. The clinical white glow of a pillbox. The distant green of a pharmacy sign. We might overlook it, but graphic design plays a major part in our perceptions of health and medicine. Through imagery and information, designers can have a massive effect on public health, …

Architecture

Gilbert Stuart | George Washington | The Met

This portrait of President Washington, called the Gibbs-Channing-Avery portrait, is one of eighteen similar works known as the Vaughan group. The …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Suzuki Harunobu | Disguised Immortal | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Met

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Suzuki Harunobu: 200th Anniversary Exhibition," September 18, 1970–November 22, 1970.<p>New York. Queens Museum of Art. …

Japan

13-Year-Old's Film Imagines A World In Which Gender Roles Are Reversed

"Stereo" has been viewed over 1.6 million times.<p>When 14-year-old Ella Fields was assigned to make a short film as part of her participation in the Cinematic Arts Academy at Millikan Middle School in Los Angeles last year, she had to think about what she was most passionate about.<p>“One of the first …

Gender

Watch artist Flynn Talbot blend sculpture, fabric, and light

Australian-born artist Flynn Talbot is currently exhibiting Reflection Room, a large installation with cool and warm lights meant to evoke the sun …

Art

Baker Creates Cake Pops That Are Tiny Edible Sculptures on a Stick

One of the best things about baking is that anyone can do it. With some basic techniques and imagination, it’s possible to produce edible creations that enter the realm of food art. Raymond Tan, aka Ray Ray, is a self-taught baker who uses the activity as his creative outlet. “About two years ago,” …

Dessert

Love it, hate it - or just don't get it: share your pictures of public art

Send us pictures of the local sculptures and artworks that have inspired civic pride, raised eyebrows and provoked lively debate in the pub<p>Turner prize winner Rachel Whiteread is not a fan of ‘plop art’: public sculptures plonked somewhere in an apparently random and inconspicuous fashion.<p>“Art has …

Public Art

How American Artists Conquered the Global Art Market—with a Boost from the State Department

Artsy Editorial<p>By Anna Louie Sussman<p><i>American art’s seven-decade-long primacy, which began in the post-war era, has continued to the present day. The</i> …

Art History

Wind-driven art installation recreates sound of 500 galloping horses (Video)

Sound is a powerful tool -- many of us are familiar with how the mere hearing of certain sounds can evoke certain memories in our minds. In …

Art

Picture This: Using Art To Explore Math (and Math to Create Art)

It’s easy to view art and math as completely separate subjects. Right brain vs. left brain. Creative vs. analytical. Imaginative vs. practical. Right?<p>…

Artists

The Multitude of Hidden Complexity Found Within the Iconic Painting 'American Gothic'

In a rather insightful essay, Vox reporter Phil Edwards dives in Grant Wood’s rural portrait entitled “American Gothic“, which upon first appearance, …

Art

Amid Political Turmoil, the World’s Top Museums Look at Protest Art

When Jimmie Durham decorated a baby buffalo skull with feathers and paint in 1982 and installed it in a small art gallery in Manhattan’s East …

Museums

Jasper Johns review – why can’t he just keep things simple?

Royal Academy, London From the richness of his early targets and flags to the crammed canvasses of his later years, this retrospective charts the great American’s six-decade journey from master of nuance to king of conundrum<p>The idea of painting the American flag came to Jasper Johns in a dream, …

Art

Auguste Renoir | Versailles | The Met

Renouncing the informal approach of Impressionist painters during his later career, Renoir returned to more traditionally inspired motifs. This …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Banksy is back and he’s showing a little Instagram love to Basquiat

Banksy just unveiled two new works of art on his verified Instagram account. The murals, which appeared at London’s Barbican center, were inspired by the museum’s upcoming Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition. They poke fun at the venerable art institution for showcasing the work of a former graffiti …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Synchronistic Images Captured in Soviet Era Swimming Pools by Photographer Maria Svarbovaby on September 18, 2017

Photographer Maria Svarbova is fascinated by the sterile, geometric aesthetic of old swimming pools, especially those built during the Socialist Era …

Photography