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Interview: Millennial Artist Creates Beautiful Oil Paintings Inspired by Old Masters

Brooklyn-based Russian oil painter Maria Kreyn‘s Old World sensibilities seep through her paintings. The skilled figurative painter forged her own artistic path, leaving behind studies in mathematics and philosophy to pick up a brush. After time in Norway, where she apprenticed for a master painter …

Art

Everyone in New York will be talking about this artist soon

NEW YORK — A poignant utopian impulse informs the art of Bodys Isek Kingelez, the great African artist whom I suspect all of New York will be talking about this summer. Kingelez died in 2015 at 66. He made models of buildings, which he sometimes extended into elaborate cityscapes, both fantastical …

Virtual Reality

Artist Brings Rooms to Life With Impressionist-Inspired Relief Sculptures on Walls

Russian creative Goga Tandashvili adds an artistic touch to otherwise ordinary walls with his intricate bas-relief sculpture work. Using a combination of hand building and carving tools, the Russian sculptor brings nature-inspired scenes to life as they integrate seamlessly with their surroundings. …

Art

15+ Best Woodworking Art From Around the World

Woodworking has a rich place in the history of human civilization. Used for thousands of centuries, it provided early cultures a way to construct shelters, furniture, boats, and more; in doing so, it made life easier and ultimately allowed a society to advance. The art of woodworking continues …

Woodworking

Steve Wynn furious at Christie’s for damaging his Picasso masterpiece

Former casino mogul Steve Wynn is incandescent after Christie’s staff allegedly allowed a metal rod to pierce through a priceless Picasso masterpiece …

Fine Art

Once Overlooked, Impressionist Painter Berthe Morisot Is About to Be Everywhere—Here’s Why

Exhibitions<p>A new traveling exhibition will underscore Morisot's crucial role in the development of Impressionism.<p>,<p>The French Impressionist painter …

Art

René Magritte Action Figure Showcases the Surrealist Artist’s Playful Side

Avant-garde artist <b>René Magritte</b> is one of Surrealism‘s most celebrated figures. Known for playing with space, scale, and perception, the Belgian-born painter has secured a spot as one of modern art‘s most iconic artists—and, consequently, as one of Today is Art Day‘s <i>Art History Heroes</i>.<p>This fun …

Art

An Insane Paper Tests The Limits of Science by Claiming Octopuses Came From Space

Don't laugh. It's serious.<p>A summary of decades of research on a rather 'out-there' idea involving viruses from space has recently been published, and …

Biology

Teen trains artificial intelligence to paint nude portraits — with surreal results

An American teenager has trained artificial intelligence (AI) to paint nude portraits and tells Euronews he couldn’t be happier with the “strange and surreal” results.<p>Eighteen-year-old Robbie Barrat, who works at a research lab at Stanford University, is passionate about mixing AI and art.<p>After …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch as this guy breaths new life into these old damaged paintings

Julian Baumgartner from Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration restores paintings to their glorious state. Watch how mesmerizing and satisfying it is to …

Painting

Baffling optical illusion leaves people scratching their heads - why does this arrow ALWAYS point right?

PEOPLE are baffled by a spinning arrow which seemingly always points right - but it is just a trick of the mind.<p>Thousands of people have shared a …

Physics

Over Half of a French Museum's Carefully Curated Painting Collection Discovered to Be Fake

A museum dedicated to Catalan painter Étienne Terrus in his hometown of Elne in Southern France has discovered that 82 of the paintings in their …

Fine Art

Is this the future? William Cook visits Catalonia and explores how, across Europe, old industrial buildings and sites are becoming the new playgrounds for modern art<p>I’m standing in a muddy puddle in the middle of an open-cast mine in Catalonia, surrounded by workmen in hi-viz jackets and hard hats. …

Mining

Art beat: 2018’s must-see exhibitions

Time your trips with some of the art world's biggest events this year. Here are 10 chances to get cultured around the globe.

Streetwear
Art

Yayoi Kusama’s Latest Installation “Obliterates” an Entire Apartment in Red Flowers

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is a living legend thanks to her whimsical, awe-inspiring installation art. Perhaps best known for creating immersive and infinite spaces called Mirror Rooms, another facet of her career revolves around the Obliteration Room, in which viewers “obliterate” otherwise …

Art

A journey through perspective pictures with M.C. Escher

Known for his perspective pictures and geometric lithographs, M.C. Escher is one of the best known graphic artists of the 20th century. His work is …

Art

3D graffiti painted on village wall in Guizhou

This photo taken on Saturday, March 31, 2018 shows 3D graffiti painted on the wall of a house in a village in Yuping Dong Autonomous County in …

“An affective bond” by Hyuro in Scotland

The one and only Hyuro just sent us some sweet images from her latest artwork which was just completed on the streets of Aberdeen in Scotland.In town …

Scotland

PichiAvo in Santa Apolónia, Lisbon

Our friends PichiAvo just completed a large new mural in Portugal located in the district of Santa Apolónia in Lisbon.As usual with the Spanish …

Street Art

Recollected Forms: David Ellis, Kevin Umana and Matthew King @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Recollected Forms, a three-person exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artists Matthew King, …

Art

Narrative Dramas Unfold in Robert Proch’s Multi-Dimensional Glitched Paintings and Murals | Colossal

<p>Robert Proch combines the aesthetics of street art and fine art in his dizzyingly complex paintings and murals. The artist engages multiple …

Art

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Auguste Rodin

A new exhibition at the British Museum brings together pieces by ‘the father of modern sculpture’ and the Ancient Greek sculptures that so inspired …

Art

George R.R. Martin will publish Fire and Blood, the 640-page Game of Thrones history book no one asked for, this fall

Oh, did you want to read The Winds of Winter? Too bad<p>George R.R. Martin has announced that he’ll be releasing a new book in his <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series this fall — sort of. No, it’s not the long awaited <i>The Winds of Winter</i>, which promises to finally continue the saga that Martin begin back in …

TV Series

Owners of David painting rejected National Gallery’s original offer, ex-curator says

The National Gallery of Canada explored all options before deciding to auction off a work by Marc Chagall to acquire a 1779 painting by Jacques-Louis David, including making a $3-million offer that was far below its estimated value, former chief curator Paul Lang said in an interview.<p>Mr. Lang said …

Museums

Modigliani's controversial 'Nu couché' painting breaks auction record

<b>(CNN) —</b> A masterpiece that was once censored on the grounds of obscenity has now set a new auction record.<p>Sotheby's has announced that "Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)" (1917) by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, which depicts a naked French woman in repose, will lead its Impressionist & Modern …

Fine Art

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Drawing

Collecting Strategies: Invest in These 8 Works By 'Artists To Watch' Alumni

Every month, Artspace Magazine writes about up-and-coming artists with career-boosting exhibitions on view around the world in our "Artists to Watch" …

The Arts

Yippee Ki Yay Stickwork Sculptures

An exquisite grouping of structures made from 10 tons of invasive saplings.<p>Exploring this extraordinary, hands-on artwork is like being in a giant …

Sculpture