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Bridget Riley shares recent work in new London exhibition

Bridget Riley has a new exhibition at David Zwirner’s Grafton Street location, sharing recent work from the last four years titled, <i>Bridget Riley</i> …

Art

The Hayward Gallery is bringing Andreas Gursky's giant photographs to town

This may be his first retrospective in the UK, but make no mistake, German photographer Andreas Gursky plays with the big boys. His huge prints …

Art

Andreas Gursky on the photograph that changed everything: 'It was pure intuition'

It went against all he had been taught. But this image of Salerno harbour was a turning point for the great photographer, paving the way to his epic landscapes<p>It was 1990 and I was out driving with my family, sightseeing in and around Naples. Late in the afternoon, we came across this view over the …

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Amanda Koonlaba: Art Helps Students Become Whole

Amanda Koonlaba teaches kindergarten students in Mississippi. This post is part of the series on art in school that appears on Anthony Cody’s blog …

Education

Evan Cohen’s illustrated characters work together to travel through the panels of his comic

Evan Cohen’s latest comic sees a community of characters working together to travel through the panels of their own story. Aiming to create a kind of …

Illustration

A Woman Gracefully Demonstrates the Traditional Chinese Art of Making Paper by Hand

Vlogger Li Ziqi very gracefully demonstrated the traditional Chinese art of making paper from scratch. Throughout, Li showed each deliberate step …

Chinese Art

Newly Identified Vincent van Gogh Drawings Go on Display

Artists

HISTORY OF IDEAS - Art

6 Contemporary Artists Who Are Keeping Pop Art Alive Today

Many avant-garde art movements compose the canon of contemporary art. As the successor of modern art, the contemporary genre includes art produced today and dates back to a single, iconic movement: Pop Art. While Pop Art began in the 1950s and was popularized in the 1960s, several iconic artists …

Art

Why is it OK to copy great paintings, but not to fake them?

Last week Tate Modern got a bit of a shock. News came winging over from Italy that an exhibition of works by Modigliani which had been shown at the …

Salvator Mundi

Giant Sculpture of Polygonal Woman Symbolically Passes Through a Fence Amidst Riots

In his newest project, French artist David Mesguich struggles to reconcile his past as a graffiti writer with his current work as a contemporary artist. Indeed, as more and more graffiti and street artists gain recognition in the mainstream contemporary art world, there is a balance between the …

Art

Magritte and the subversive power of his pipe

Some think that this mysterious Magritte painting is the beginning of modern art. It inspires a lot more questions than you might think, writes Cath Pound.<p>René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe) is one of the most famous yet persistently enigmatic works in the history of art. …

Artists

The Story and Inspiration Behind Claude Monet’s Iconic ‘Water Lilies’ Series

As the primary pioneer of Impressionism and a Modern Art master, Claude Monet is known for his distinctive style and iconic oeuvre. With an interest in capturing the fleeting effects of light on his subjects, the French artist often opted to paint <i>en plein air—</i>or “outside”—in his picturesque garden. …

Artists

Google’s Free App Analyzes Your Selfie and Then Finds Your Doppelganger in Museum Portraits

The developers of the free Google Arts & Culture app have some sobering news.<p>Having the ability to virtually explore the history, back stories, and …

Martin Van Buren

Interview: Ephemeral Land Art by a Man Who Discovered His Creativity in Nature

His is the story of a road less traveled, of an artist who only found his voice and discovered his calling later in life. For British land artist Richard Shilling, the road toward becoming a well-known exponent of this ephemeral art form was unexpected and winding. It began under the inspiration of …

Creativity

10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

Typography is everywhere. It’s found on street signs, in the subway, on posters, in magazines, and of course, the Internet. It may sound a little invasive, but most typefaces you see around you have been carefully designed with an aim to express a specific feeling, brand identity, or to help …

Typography

Beautiful and Poetic Drawings on Trees

Eugenia Dudnikova is a Russian artist whose acrylic paintings are filled with a form of autumn melancholy inspired by the surrounding landscapes. The …

Illustration

human nature, a surrealist evolution of the human being into a tree by monsieur plant

in a series of uncanny tree-men-like hybrids, the artist maps an imaginative trail through the woods narrating the absorption of human rights by …

Art

Helen Maudsley on how to read art: ‘Learn to do what the picture tells you’

After a career spanning seven decades, the 90-year-old Australian artist still expects her audience to put in an effort<p>“Have you ever been pregnant?” artist Helen Maudsley asks me.<p>We are standing in a room papered with earthy pinks and purples, in front of a series of paintings peppered with an …

Art

Artist Paints Exquisite Miniature Landscapes Based on Bike Routes She’s Traveled

The habits and interests we establish when we’re younger often go on to influence our lives in powerful ways. When artist Dina Brodsky was eighteen years old, she discovered two passions that would become permanent fixtures in her life. “The first was painting,” she writes. “The second was …

Illustration

Exploring the effects of social media on art and culture, one selfie at a time

<b>(CNN) —</b> Art imitates life, life imitates art -- as social media becomes more ubiquitous than ever, we're beginning to see how the power of the virtual lens shapes the way we experience culture. A study by Kelton Global goes as far as saying the definition of culture is changing and broadening so …

Stage Design

The Fantastic Tiny Wooden Figures By Joe Iurato

New Jersey street artist Joe Iurato produces small wooden figures that are cut, painted and placed in public places such as busy intersections, …

Street Art

How many dimensions are there, and what do they do to reality? – Margaret Wertheim

Writing away at my desk, I reach my hand <i>up</i> to turn on a lamp, and <i>down</i> to open a drawer to take out a pen. Extending my arm <i>forward</i>, I brush my fingers …

Physics

Janus Helmet Mask (Wanyugo) | Senufo peoples | The Met

Zoomorphic helmet masks like the one seen here are worn by members of the all-male Senufo association known as Poro, during funerals of important …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Best quotes about art by famous artists

You've seen their work in NYC's best museums (including The Met, MoMA and the Guggenheim) as well as in galleries around town. But have you ever …

Artists

Realizing Paul Klee’s Influence on American Abstraction

Paul Klee with his cat, Fripouille, Possenhofen, (1921) (photograph by Felix Klee, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, gift of the Klee family, © …

This Artist Gives Renaissance-Style Sculptures A Goofy Modern Twist

She's been waiting 500 years to pick that nose.<p>There’s something about combining the traditional, uptight look of the Renaissance period with modern-day behavior that excites Barcelona-based artist Gerard Mas.<p>His resulting creations mix the ancient art of sculpting with satirical elements of …

Art

Tim Rollins Dies at 62; Turned Bronx Teenagers Into Art Stars

Tim Rollins, an artist and educator whose mural-like paintings inspired by literary classics brought 1980s art stardom to him and his collaborators — a shifting collective of at-risk South Bronx teenagers — died on Dec. 26 at his home in the South Bronx. He was 62.<p>The cause was hypertensive …

Bronx

Stop Trying to See All of a Museum in One Visit

When it comes to museums, our ambitions and curiosity are often larger than what our bodies and brains can handle. If you really want to <i>enjoy</i> a …

Mona Lisa