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Titus Kaphar: How Can We Address Centuries of Racism In Art?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> How Art Changes Us.<p><b>About Titus Kaphar's TED Talk</b><p>Western art contains countless paintings and sculptures that reveal a painful history of racism. We can't erase that history, but artist Titus Kaphar has begun the long and hard work of amending it.<p><b>About Titus Kaphar</b><p>…

Artists

Massive flowers suddenly bloom when you stand under their shade

To spruce up Jerusalem’s Vallero Square, local architecture firm ‘HQ Architects’ decorated it with flowers – albeit a different variety you’ve never …

InterAct

Japanese Artist Creates Animal Sculptures Made From Metallic Flowers

Japanese artist Taiichiro Yoshida uses traditional metalworking techniques to create flower-encrusted animal sculptures made from bronze, copper, and silver. In Japan, the ancient craft of decorative hot metalworking began sometime during the fourth century, and it’s a skill that has been passed …

Artists

Sky-High Paper Wigs Topped With Modern Luxuries by Asya Kozina | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Asya Kozina was inspired by the decadent wigs found in Baroque and Rococo still lifes, tall masses of hair adorned with objects that …

Artists

Five Stunning Works to Ogle at This Year's Sculpture by the Sea

Here's what to look out for when wandering through the outdoor exhibition's 21st iteration.<p>Here's what to look out for when wandering through the …

Sculpture

Creative Marble and People Sculptures

Based in Amsterdam, Milena Naef comes from a family of sculptors. For this series entitled “Fleeting Parts”, the artist pay hommage to her family …

This Artist Recycles Typewriters into Guns

Eric Nado joins the history of type with the history of war in his thought provoking series of typewriter-guns.<p>Typewriters revolutionized the way we write and guns changed the wars we fight, yet it can't be denied that both are artifacts of tremendous cultural impact, despite the dramatic …

Art

Mesmerizing sculpture emits smoke-filled bubbles

Smoke-filled bubbles fall like fruits from an otherworldly tree in this beautiful installation titled New Spring.<p>Via retailer COS:<p>Celebrating Salone …

A Stunning Spiderweb of Red Thread Weaves Together Forgotten Memories

Chiharu Shiota fills a Savannah institution with crimson yarn and discarded wooden school chairs.<p>The gallery space is clouded by a red woolen web, entwining found antique wooden chairs. It's a bit like a giant spider has woven a dense crimson net, yet the scattered lines of yarn evoke movement, not …

Art

Photos of Japanese Playground Equipment at Night by Kito Fujioby on June 29, 2017

In 2005 Kito Fujio quit his job as an office worker and became a freelance photographer. And for the last 12 years he’s been exploring various …

25+ Awe-Inspiring Wire Sculptures That Elevate the Art

When it comes to contemporary sculpture, artists work with a range of mediums. In addition to conventional clay and age-old wood, today's avant-garde artists also dabble in paper, soap, and even candy art. Another unexpected material that continues to captivate contemporary sculptors is metal …

Sculpture

Playful Robotic Sculpture Imitates Traditional Chinese Dragon Dancing

The wave-like motion of the traditional Chinese dragon dance comes alive with the help of Arduino, algorithms, and robotic arms.<p>The Chinese dragon dance is the source of inspiration behind this kinetic sculpture by artist Fengyi Franklin Zhu. The traditional dance, familiar to anyone who's …

Art

Italian Artist Turns Ordinary Foods Into Intricate Works of Art

Daniele Barresi proves that playing with food can lead to beautiful results<p>An Italian expat living in Australia, Daniele Barresi is making a name for …

New Paintings Which Combine Cubist and Realist Elements by ‘Belin’by on June 22, 2017

Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón or “Belin” (previously) has long practiced photorealistic murals. It was in 2016 however, that his work began …

Beguiling nature-inspired sculptures are formed from industrial strength metals

When we think of metal sculptures, we typically conjure up images of big, monolithic works that most likely exude a quality of indestructibility. Not …

Art

This Artist Turns Leaves into Patterned Works of Art

With a fine blade, Nina Pearse creates freeform motifs from Mother Nature.<p>Taking simple leaves and cutting directly into their surfaces, Sydney-based artist Nina Pearse creates sculptures so delicate they appear to be designed by Mother Nature herself. With a fine blade, Pearse creates fluid, …

Sculpture

Artist Transforms Everyday Objects into Quirky and Surreal Sculptures

Spanish artist Jaime Pitarch puts an unconventional twist on everyday materials for his cutting-edge artworks. Based in Barcelona, Pitarch has been manipulating household items for years, transforming your common chair or wire coat hanger into a contemporary sculpture.<p>By re-contextualizing these …

Artists

Explore incredible worlds inside these landscapes carved into books

Laramée, who has an extensive background in the arts, is best known for his topographical literary sculptures that take anywhere between days to …

Art

Found Object Terrariums Capture Nature in Jars

Naoko Ito encapsulates wilderness ephemera in glass and wood.<p>Severed into a dozen pieces, an imposing tree branch is magically encapsulated in glass jars, evoking ice-covered limbs. In her <i>Urban Nature</i> body of work, artist Naoko Ito tames nature by capturing wilderness inside of glass, like found …

Art

Leo Villareal's Light Sculptures Have a Mind of Their Own

The artist gets a solo show at Pace Gallery before embarking on the world's largest public art installation.<p>Filled with glittering LED sculptures, Pace Gallery doesn't look much like the other austere Chelsea galleries on West 24th Street. In his first solo show with the gallery, New York-based …

Art

Beautiful Anatomical Illustrations Intertwine the Human Body with Nature

Oklahoma-based artist Trisha Thompson Adams gracefully adorns the human body with blossoming flowers in her striking series of floral anatomy illustrations. Though delicately rendered in an ethereal style, each piece also explores dark themes like death and mortality.<p>Created with colorful oils and …

Human Anatomy

Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

Oil Paintings

Traveling Landscapes: Miniature Ecosystems Tucked Inside Vintage Suitcases by Kathleen Vanceby on March 13, 2017

As part of her ongoing series titled Traveling Landscapes, New York-based artist Kathleen Vance constructs entire landscapes inside of old steamer …

Intricate Woodcut Sculptures Breathe New Life into Norse Myths

Dennis McNett blurs the line between printmaking and sculpture in his myth-inspired installations.<p>Vikings are famous for their wooden ships and their fantastical mythology, but a series of sculptures depicting Viking ships and Norse myths made from woodcut prints tells a different story. Dennis …

Artists

Reimagining Life With Rachel Ahern of Weird City Taxidermy

Nine-Tailed Fox (Credit: Weird City Taxidermy)<p>Rachel Ahern isn’t interested in hunting, but reimagining creatures back to life through the art of …

Taxidermy

Smashed Can Sculptures That Mimic Traditional Ming Dynasty Porcelain by Lei Xueby on March 30, 2017

Adopting traditional decorative motifs found on Ming Dynasty ceramics, Chinese artist Lei Xue sculpted these humorous smashed aluminum cans that …

Sincere, Ethereal Oil Paintings Prove "Kitsch" Isn't a Bad Thing at All

We talked to Welsh artist Richard J. Oliver about why a little kitsch can't hurt you.<p><i>In the late 19th century, Southern California attracted misfits, idealists, and entrepreneurs with few ties to anyone or anything. Swamis, spiritualists, and other self-proclaimed religious authorities quickly made</i> …

Artists

Why Photographers Don’t Get Modern Art

It’s understandable that the great unwashed masses of the larger population might not appreciate contemporary art. But you’d think that …

Artists