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Remembering Rothko

The artist was born Marcus Rothkowitz on this day in 1903, in Dvinsk. His family left Russia and settled in Portland, OR, in 1913. It was towards the late 1940s and 1950s, that he painted the works for which he is best known for: blocks of color in luminous washes that create large, contemplative forms on canvas.<p>Rothko also spent several years concentrating on works for a chapel in Houston, reinforcing his unwavering belief in the spiritual and emotional qualities of Abstract Art. In 1970, …

82nd & Fifth: PRECAUTION by Isabel Stünkel “A lot of us are inclined to only see his cute side, but in fact there is a lot more to him than that,” says curator Isabel Stünkel about the Met’s unofficial mascot “William.” http://met.org/14DiLge Get a complete, 360-degree view of the sculpture: http://met.org/17lVM85 Hippopotamus | ca. 1961–1878 B.C. | Egypt

Gerhard Richter Painting

Mira Schendel – Exhibition at Tate Modern | Tate

Left Right<p>Mira Schendel (1919–1988) was one of Latin America's most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and …

All About Abstract Collection | Saatchi Art

Happy Labor Day to all laborers out there. "Hands Resting on Tool," 1927, by Tina Modotti

Featured Artwork of the Day: Paul Chabas (French, 1869–1937) | September Morn | ca. 1912 http://met.org/187rmGv

Katharina Fritsch on her Fourth Plinth cockerel sculpture: 'I didn't want to make fun – but I was invited'

Katharina Fritsch takes a sip of her mint tea, leans in close and – in a voice full of mischief – says: "I think the English have a great sense of …

How Francis Bacon turned to sculpture master Henry Moore for help

Both were heavyweights of 20th-century art, known for their striking images of the human form, but painter Francis Bacon and sculptor Henry Moore …

Meet Trotter: The French Bulldog That’s a Master of Disguise

Yes, we've all seen some extremely cute French Bulldogs, like the one this adorable Japanese boy cuddles up to every day, but have you seen one as mysterious as this? Meet Trotter, the black pup with over 165,000 followers on Instagram. Regularly receiving over 10,000 “likes” on his photos, Trotter …

"Big bang" by: Mirza Zupljanin acril on canvas

by Michael Cliff Kibuuka II A&P

The large, horizontal building has two levels--park level and gallery level. Its facade is 360 degrees of glass, creating an open, transparent atmosphere.

When Canada used hunger to clear the West

Twenty years ago, Saskatoon scholar Laurie Barron cautioned that stories of sexual and physical abuse at Indian residential schools should be taken with a grain of salt; he thought they were just too horrific to be believed in their entirety. But national leader Phil Fontaine's public admission of …

How Sugar Substitutes Stack Up

We put them to the test by baking cakes.<p><b>There are plenty of reasons to avoid fructose (a.k.a. sugar, the subject of the cover story in this month's issue of National Geographic magazine) and its even more vilified twin, high-fructose corn syrup.</b><p>For athletes, these sweeteners provide much-needed …

We love the surrealistic take on this pastime of the Old West. "Bluff 8" ($450) is a limited edition printmaking by Germany's Micosch Holland. Discover more work in our Black + White (And a Dash of Red) collection: http://saatol.us/1azMCJG

We love the light in this morning woodland scene. "Morning" ($1,000), which measures 35 x 45.7 inches, is an acrylic painting by Polish artist Marta Zawadzka. Browse more original art in this collection: http://saatol.us/12k9uVi

How much does gender influence the art world?

An exhibition showcasing six female abstract artists poses questions about the real impact of gender on output and perception in the art world. Professor Griselda Pollock attends 'The Nature of Women' at The Mayor Gallery for Telegraph Wonder Women.<p>The conventional story of modern art, told by …

Don't lose your head over Hirst

I really thought nothing could make me say a good word about Damien Hirst. The recent works of this artist – his talentless paintings, his anatomical …

10-year-old 'mini Monet' nears £1.5 million career earnings

A 10-year-old 'mini Monet' has sold his latest collection of paintings for more than £340,000, bringing his lifetime earnings so far to nearly £1.5 million.<p>Artistic prodigy Kieron Williamson saw 23 of his works snapped up for £242,095 in just 20 minutes by telephone and email buyers last Friday.<p>A …

Making the Circle Bigger

After my last post I got to thinking about the kinds of networks teachers create in order to stimulate thinking and their own practice. When I talked …

Dutch art heist paintings may have been burned by suspect's mother

Ash from an oven owned by a woman whose son is charged with stealing seven multimillion-pound paintings, including works by Matisse, Picasso and …

Picasso – separating truth and fiction

Picasso loved a bullfight. He liked to sit in the arena in Nimes and see blood saturate the sand. So he might enjoy the intellectual bullfight that …

Tate Britain's Painting Now exhibition: how can painting ever belong to 'now'?

Painting Now … that's a tricky concept.<p>It is the title of an exhibition Tate Britain has just announced for this autumn. Painting Now will feature …

Inspired by Nature – Photography from Anna Heimkreiter

20-year-old Anna Heimkreiter grew up in a small town close to Munich, surrounded by forests and mountains. Her surroundings have inspired her to …

On the Unintended Power of David Eun’s Asiana Crash Photo

In her seminal essay <i>On Photography</i>, Susan Sontag writes that “Photographed images do not seem to be statements about the world so much as pieces of …

Spliced Film Negative Portraits That Show the Similarities of Siblings

Back in 2011, we shared a series of “Genetic Portraits” by photographer Ulric Collette that showed portraits of various family members spliced …