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The largest Michelangelo exhibition in the history of the Met opens next week

The last Michelangelo exhibition to take place in New York consisted of a reproduction of the Sistine Ceiling at the Oculus in Lower Manhattan. But …

Art

Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography review – portrait of an easily distracted genius

Walter Isaacson’s illuminating study explains why the original Renaissance man left so many paintings unfinished…<p>In 1482, Leonardo da Vinci left his homeland of Tuscany and moved to Milan. He had written to Ludovico Sforza, the city’s ruler, listing his impressive qualifications, hoping to be …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Tom Gauld's Deceptively Simple Comics Hold A Mirror To Human Hypocrisies

Politics, classic literature — nothing is safe.<p>For all those people out there seeking an artist who’s able to poke fun at classic literature, narrative structure and human foibles in six panels or fewer, meet Tom Gauld.<p>You might be familiar with him already, as his work regularly appears in The …

Graphic Novels

A Dutch sculptor spent 27 years building giant kinetic creatures

For the last 27 years, Theo Jansen – a Dutch kinetic sculpture – has been creating new forms of life out of plastic pipes. His beach creatures, …

Art

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The neglected genius

<b>It's almost 30 years since Jean-Michel Basquiat died in New York. Aged just 27, he'd been acclaimed as a major visual artist with roots in street graffiti. Now a big exhibition of his work has opened at the Barbican in London. His friend Jennifer Stein remembers working with Basquiat in the early</b> …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Remembering Basquiat through stories from those who knew him

Maripol, Fab 5 Freddy, SAMO© collaborator Al Diaz, and more, on their time spent with the late artist<p>21September 2017<p>Jean-Michel Basquiat joined the 27 Club on August 12, 1988. He died young, at the height of his success, breaking through boundaries that had marginalised countless African-American …

Art

Wassily Kandinsky Syncs His Abstract Art to Mussorgsky’s Music in a Historic Bauhaus Theatre Production (1928)

European modernity may never had taken the direction it did without the significant influence of two Russian artists, Wassily Kandinsky and Modest …

Who Painted the First Abstract Painting?: Wassily Kandinsky? Hilma af Klint? Or Another Contender?

<i>Kandinsky, Untitled, 1910</i><p>Many painters today concentrate on producing abstract work — and a fair few of those have only ever produced abstract work. …

Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard celebrated in new exhibition

For 40 years, French painters Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard shared a close friendship, discussing art and women in letters and postcards. A new …

Artists

7 best new fonts of 2017

Like any design element, we all have our favourite fonts to fall back on. But you don’t want your work to get stale. So it’s good once in a while to …

Typography

Has Banksy's identity been revealed? - CNN Style

Written by By Zoha Qamar, CNN<p>British DJ Goldie might just have spoiled one of modern art's biggest mysteries: The identity of street artist Banksy.<p>In a podcast discussing the commodification of graffiti, the musician referred to the incognito icon as "Robert," appearing to confirm popular …

Street Art

Art Collector, Gallery Owner Adam Lindemann: Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose<p>May 22nd, 2017, 6:21 AM UTC<p>On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with Adam Lindemann. He is an art collector and gallery owner with locations …

Aaron Douglas

<b>Biography</b><p>Born in Topeka, Kansas, Aaron Douglas was a leading figure in the artistic and literary movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. He is …

Incorporated

Portraits of Sleeping People Come to Life in These Embroidered Pillows

It’s hard to tell where the portrait ends and the pillow begins in these plush sculptures by Maryam Ashkanian.<p>In a crafty way to capture people in the midst of their dreams, Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian creates portraits of sleepers, which she embroiders onto fabric. and turns into pillows. The</i> …

Sculpture

The Met Just Put 375,000 Artworks In The Public Domain For Unrestricted Use

This is big.<p>On Tuesday morning, one of New York’s most prestigious art havens announced that it will place 375,000 images of its artworks in the public domain, allowing for free and unrestricted use of the collection. The works will now be licensed under Creative Commons, an American non-profit …

Museums

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

This major monographic exhibition is the largest museum retrospective to date of the work of American artist Kerry James Marshall (born 1955). …

Art

All You Need to Know About Boccioni's Unique Forms of Continuity in Space

January 29, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>Emerging from the need for breaking off with …

Sculpture

Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color Theory can be an extremely complex subject, especially if you start looking at the mathematics and physics behind the theory itself. On a more …

A stitch through time: embroidery gives 1970s objects a second life – in pictures

Over the past decade, Swedish designer Ulla-Stina Wikander has collected cross-stitch embroideries from flea markets and vintage stores; her collection now contains more than 100 designs. In 2012 she started to use these embroideries to cover household objects from the 70s: a sewing machine, a …

Sewing

Europe thought it had a monopoly on artistic genius. Hokusai proved it wrong

Japanese artists’ style was admired by Europe’s 19th-century avant-garde, but these prints and drawings reveal the inspired individuality they overlooked<p>In Jeff Wall’s 1993 photograph A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), a disparate group of people are caught in a wild breeze. They seem liberated …

Art

Ignore the snobs – Monet is a contender for the greatest artist ever

A Monet pastel gifted to the Scottish National Gallery shows how powerful the impressionist is – a genius creator of poetic symbolism<p>Who is the greatest artist of all time? Names like Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Picasso spring to mind. Yet a very strong contender has to be Claude Monet.<p>That’s …

Art History

Ornate Kinetic Sculpture Fluidly Mimics a Hummingbird's Flight

Artist Derek Hugger utilized over 400 gears, screws, and custom pieces to create <i>Colibri</i>, his latest kinetic sculpture. Taking roughly 700 hours to complete, this wooden work of art gracefully mirrors a hummingbird in motion as it mesmerizes viewers with its enchanting appearance and elegant lines. …

Sculpture

Art Masterpiece Tool Box

What is Art Masterpiece?<p>Art Masterpiece is an opportunity for you to spend time in your child’s classroom, sharing beautiful pieces of art. You give …

Adobe Acrobat

10 Lessons Pablo Picasso Can Teach You

Pablo Picasso was one of the most prolific, creative, and inspirational artists who has ever lived. Here is a man who created his own destiny — who …

Creativity

Road to nowhere: Martin Kollar's deadpan travel diary – in pictures

For his mysterious series Provisional Arrangement, award-winning Slovakian photographer Martin Kollár hints at droll, tragic stories

Books

Everything And Then Some: Celebrating The Great Joe Kubert

Some comic creators are known for their work on a specific title, some for their association with a specific character, some for particular stylistic …

Comics

The man who mows grass masterpieces

Hidden meanings in The Garden of Earthly Delights

On the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, Fiona Macdonald picks out a few choice details from his most famous painting.<p>It’s not the most auspicious of song titles. ‘The Music Written on This Dude’s Butt’, however, has one of art’s most celebrated paintings as its inspiration. After …

Art History