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History of Art According to Jeff Koons - Jeff Koons on Art History

Millo Mural in Fontanelle, Pescara, Italy

“Dream”, a new mural in Pescara, Italy by street artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, aka Millo.Simply known as ‘Millo’, Francesco Camillo Giorgino is …

Italy

How Matisse and the Fauvists Harnessed the Expressive Power of Color

Henri Matisse did not seem like one to rock the boat. Serious, intelligent, and embarking on a promising career after studying law in Paris, his path …

Art

47 Incredible Movies You Need To Watch If You Want To Be A Film Buff

You'll never be bored again.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

RANKED: The 17 best dystopian movies of all time

Denis Villeneuve's new addition to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is already being hailed as a visually captivating sci-fi masterpiece by critics.<p>As the "Blade Runner 2049" hype intensifies, you might want to check out some other films with heavy dystopian themes. So we made a list of the best</b> …

El escandaloso secreto del eminente doctor James Barry, que planeó irse con Francisco de Miranda a liberar a Venezuela

El 25 de julio de 1865, una empleada doméstica llamada Sophia Bishop se disponía a preparar el cuerpo de un eminente médico para los encargados de pompas fúnebres.<p>El doctor James Barry, que había alcanzado el rango de Inspector General de Hospitales Militares, el más alto rango médico en el …

The Female on Canvas: 10 Female Nudes Which Changed Art History for the Better

The great masters have always been intrigued by the human form, and thus, in their effort to capture the beauty and sensuality of the human body, …

DIE HARD Has Finally Become the Christmas Book We’ve Always Wanted

For years, <i>Die Hard</i> has been recognized as one of the all-time great action flicks, and one of the most beloved Christmas movies as well. Sure, <i>It’s a</i> …

'French Banksy' portrait on the U.S.-Mexico border is a heartbreaking comment on DACA

They say art can change the world, and certainly street artists like Banksy are doing their best for that purpose.<p>In light of Donald Trump's decision …

60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

10 stunning locations that inspired Studio Ghibli masterpieces

With a filmography that includes such beloved animated classics as <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i>, the imagination and artistry …

15 recent movies that are way better than critics say they are

And even the worst movies will usually have some defining bit that stands out. After all, who still doesn't get a little excited at the thought of pod racing from Phantom Menace, a literal Alien vs. Predator grudge match, or a tornado flying through New York filled with sharks!<p>This is what critics …

The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’

From the Coen Bros. to Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, these are the great crime films that made the cut.<p>No genre illustrates the evolution of …

Ben Affleck

Yayoi Kusama is opening her own museum in Tokyo

Yayoi Kusama is set to open her own museum, dedicated to her provocative, avant-garde work, in Tokyo.<p>The creative polymath, now 87-years-old, commissioned the lantern-like structure back in 2014, according to <i>the Spaces</i>, to house her works, though its purpose has only recently been made known. It’s …

Art

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

Did You Know You Can Stream A Ton Of Classic Films Online For Free?

When it comes to a cinematic education, it can be hard to find early films and brush up on the classics – especially on a budget. Luckily, however, …

‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin’s Top 10 Fantasy Films

With ‘Game of Thrones’ returning on Sunday for its penultimate season, the man who started it all reveals his fantasy movie favorites, from …

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

12 Lesser-Known Books By Famous Authors That Every True Book-Lover Should Read Once

As book-lovers, we all have our faves: those novels we read over and over again, the memoirs that never fail us, thrillers that leave us lingering in …

These Real-Life Locations Look Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film

The best movies of 2017 so far, ranked

Superheroes, superpigs, and all points in between.<p>It’s hard to believe, but true: 2017 is already half over.<p>The most prestigious films of the year usually come out in the fall in an attempt to make a run at the Oscars. But this year has <i>already</i> yielded a bumper crop of great movies, including three …

3,500 Salvaged Life Jackets Storm Denmark for Ai Weiwei's Latest

For World Refugee Day, Ai Weiwei placed thousands of refugee life jackets in the windows of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg.<p>Much of Ai Weiwei's recent work, apart from fighting Lego censorship, has involved collecting things left behind by refugees. In his latest large-scale installation,</i> …

15 Facts About Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl

Arguably the most popular of American painter Roy Lichtenstein's works, <i>Drowning Girl</i> is an iconic landmark of pop art. But beneath its bold lines, …

Scarlett Johansson teaches us about Jeff Koons in new doc

“The most interesting thing that Jeff did was to make every day American-style happiness.” Artist David Salle is describing Jeff Koon’s accomplishments in a new film about the artist produced by MoCA in honour of an event last month that celebrated Koons’ four-decade-long career. Best of all, it’s …

Takashi Murakami Has a Massive Retrospective Show in Chicago

The prolific Japanese artist’s new traveling exhibition showcases fifty plus artworks that span more than 30 years.<p>In his 30+ years as an artist, Takashi Murakami has developed an iconic signature style embodied by a colorful cast of characters that find themselves somewhere between adorable and …

Marcel Duchamp: Making America Great

Opinion<p>THE DAILY PIC: In the Philadelphia Museum of Art's 'Fountain' centenary, we see that Duchamp found more than its plumbing in New York.<p>,<p><b>THE</b> …

Six Directors Pick Their Favorite Films of the 21st-Century

After our chief film critics named their top 25 movies of the 21st century (so far), we asked some notable filmmakers for their favorite movies since 2000. In phone interviews and emails, they spoke about what touched them as fans or taught them as directors. Here are edited excerpts from their …

Blade Runner 2049

Celebrating the Art of Yayoi Kusama: Pictures

Henri Matisse - View of Collioure

David Cox - Rhye Sands<p>As one of the early predecessors to the Impressionist movement, <b>David Cox</b> was an English landscape painter and an important …

The Last of the Colombian Cowboys: Photos

Last of the Colombian Cowboys<p>The Llanero tradition is rooted in five centuries of culture<p><i>Photographs by</i> <b>JUANITA ESCOBAR</b> <i><br>Text and edit by</i> <b>ALEXANDRA GENOVA</b><p>…