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There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let's hope nobody catches him.<p>Using street "furniture" like poles or …

Art

The Story Behind Gustav Klimt’s Shimmering Symbolist Painting ‘The Kiss’

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is known for his ethereal, pattern-rich portraits. Today, several of these canvases are considered masterpieces, though <i>This Kiss</i>, a particularly exquisite piece, seems to float above the rest.<p>Featuring shimmering gold tones, stylized forms, and sentimental iconography,</i> …

Exploring the Cutting-Edge History and Evolution of Collage Art

Throughout the 20th century, creatives across many movements, mediums, and styles began to explore the practice of collage art. The inventive and innovative approach to art attracted artists due to its one-of-a-kind aesthetic and unique, pieced-together process.<p>Beginning in the modernist period and …

Fish as art, not food

One of Tokyo’s most popular summer attractions features LED light displays, impressive glass sculptures, an immersive soundscape and, most importantly, thousands of sea creatures.<p>The living art installation is the work of Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura. His<i>Art Aquarium</i> combines the movements of …

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Bodies Disintegrate in Photographic Representations of Memories

Japanese artist Yuichi Ikehata ponders the disintegration of memory in her incredibly realistic photographs.<p>Through the lens of memory, concepts of reality can be distorted to fit new interpretations. In her digital compositions which combine real models, posed in the reality, with surreal editing …

Art

Tucked in the Tuscan Countryside, an Artist’s Mystical Sculpture Park Celebrates Femininity

Niki de Saint Phalle, The Tarot Garden, Tuscany, Italy. Image via Wikimedia Commons.Upon driving into the historic Italian village of Capalbio in …

Italy

Largely Unseen $600 Million Collection Will Join Museum in Italy

He spent Sundays in his villa outside the city. Surrounded by orchids, he would eat a solitary lunch prepared by his housekeeper, and silently contemplate the collection of rare paintings, sculptures, furniture and books he had discreetly amassed over the decades of his successful business …

Art

Over 100 Museums Invite You to “Color Their Collections” with Free Adult Coloring Books

The adult coloring craze isn’t just a passing fad. Our love of filling in black-and-white line drawings goes back as far as the 18th century; it's only recently, however, that the adult coloring book trend was reinvigorated and seen as a way to unwind from our busy, connected lives. Bridging the …

Books

Metropolitan Museum of Art Now Offers Over 1,600 Free Art Books Online

In need of some summer reading? If so, look no further than the Metropolitan Museum of Art's website. What once simply provided descriptions of its world-famous permanent collection, information about its exhibitions, and a way to pick up some Met-themed merchandise now offers an extensive and …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Origins: Fine Art Photography by Maria Svarbova

Origins is a new stunning series by <b>Maria Svarbova</b>, multi-talented 29-year-old photographer and art director from Bratislava, Slovakia.<i>Early on, her</i> …

Photography

A Comics Color Artist Explains the Psychology of Pigment

In this week's Strip Panel Naked, K. Michael Russell shares what it's like to work as a professional comics color artist.<p>The color artist in comics is one of the most crucial members of the creative team when it comes to establishing the proper mood and tone of a book. While the writer and artist …

Graphic Novels

Beautiful sculptures made entirely of ribbon

Ribbonesia specializes in gathering, twisting, and tying ribbon into vibrant animals, plants, and other sculpted forms. Some are complex like this …

Sculpture

Woodblock Prints Illustrate the History and Sensuality of Japanese Baths

An exhibition of ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicts the evolution of Japanese bathing culture, even the dirty parts.<p>Bathing may be an essential part of maintaining good personal hygiene, but it's also a cultural tradition in Japan, and the progression of Japanese bathing culture can now be seen at …

Japan

Get Lost (Literally!) Inside This Memphis-Inspired Maze

We generally try to avoid getting lost, but there's at least one place where we'll make an exception. Designer Camille Walala's latest installation …

South East London

Mostar’s street art is overcoming division and destruction

Mostar’s historic buildings have been a draw for generations of tourists but the city’s walls now offer a more modern attraction – street art.<p>For the sixth year in a row, Mostar, the southern city in Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the Street Arts Festival.<p>The influence of the graffiti and mural …

Gruesome Renaissance-era visions of the apocalypse - CNN Style

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100 Artists Were Invited to Paint an Entire School Before Its Renovation

Over the course of three weeks, 100 artists were given free reign to take over a dormitory in Paris, making it their canvas. As part of the Rehab 2 festival, the graffiti artists were invited to paint the interior of a student residence at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris.<p>The space …

A Spanish pop artist gave this 19th century French castle a psychedelic makeover

An abandoned 19th century castle in the stunning Loire Valley of central France has been given a colourful makeover by Spanish pop artist, Okuda San Miguel. The work, ‘Skull in the Mirror’, is typical of Okuda’s distinctive, surrealist style; two massive, three-story skulls made up of vibrant …

Streetwear

Extremely realistic Andre the Giant sculpture will make you double take

Andre the Giant may have died almost 25 years ago, but special effects artist Trent Taft from New York City is bringing the famed wrestler back to …

Art

Art made in Auschwitz reveals the horrors inside the death camp

Art made by death camp prisoners at Auschwitz are now on display. A new exhibit at the National Museum in Krakow features 200 pieces of art, some …

Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'

Authorities in Genoa have confiscated 21 suspect artworks supposedly by Amedeo Modigliani after confirming that several paintings showcased in a major exhibition at the Doge's Palace were likely fakes.<p>Earlier this week, the foundation sponsoring the Genoa show decided to shut down exhibit three …

Fine Art

Download 200+ Belle Époque Art Posters: An Archive of Masterpieces from the “Golden Age of the Poster” (1880-1918)

Europe at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth: what a time and place to be alive. Or rather, what a time and place to be …

Art