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Art Collector, Gallery Owner Adam Lindemann: Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with Adam Lindemann. He is an art collector and gallery owner with locations in New York and Los Angeles. He held …

Art

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 …

Artists

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

Emerging from the need for breaking off with the past, Italian Futurism was a celebration of technology, power, and modern life. The sculpture <i>Unique</i> …

Art

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 …

Landscape Photography

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

The Remarkable Tiny Worlds Created Through the Photographic Memory of Miniaturist Dan Ohlmann

<i>“I’ve just contributed to world of dreamers”</i><p>Great Big Story takes a look at the remarkable miniature worlds crafted by the incredibly talented Dan …

"Pirate Printers" Are Using Manhole Covers to Print Urban Designs Directly onto Shirts and Totes

Who says you need a fancy printing press and machinery to create your own t-shirt designs? The Berlin collective called Raubdruckerin ("Pirate Printers") have taken to their own city streets with only a paint roller, ink, and a keen eye for geometric patterns. The group finds street fixtures—like …

I Believe Street Art Is All About The Placement

Hi! I am the UK street artist JPS and here is a small selection of my works chosen for their placement.<p>You can also see my previous post here.<p>More …

Street Art

Christo’s ‘Floating Piers’ Installation in Italy: Pictures

Italy

Is our greatest living artist sitting a little too comfortably? David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, Royal Academy — review

David Hockney may have sprung to fame as a pop artist, but he has come to be regarded as the great champion of traditional artistic values. The Sixties wonder boy, now 78 and arguably Britain’s greatest living artist, bangs on endlessly about the value of drawing and hard observation. He has …

Artists

Bob and Roberta Smith is first artist to donate to new Tate Modern

Primary school children attend special preview of new gallery before public opening<p>Bob and Roberta Smith has become the first artist to donate work to the new Tate Modern after dozens of schoolchildren ran down the slope of the Turbine Hall shouting and holding his placards which spelled out: “All …

Major collection of Nazi-confiscated posters to be sold at auction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dr Hans Sachs had a passion for posters. Smitten with the bold graphics and experimental style of early 20th century poster design, the German-Jewish dentist began a collection that spiraled into the thousands and featured the leading artists of the era.<p>So devoted was Sachs to this new and …

History

Artist creates sculptures out of pencil lead, in pictures

Sculpture

The Art of Matchsticks in Pictures

Art

This Artist's 3D Tattoos Will Practically Jump Off Your Skin

But not literally, don't worry.<p>When you're putting something on your body forever, you might want to be deliberate. On the other hand, sometimes the best artistic creations come about when you're willing to experiment and consider happy accidents.<p>It took at least two fluke occurrences for tattoo …

Tattoos

Ghostly photos show abandoned town being reclaimed by desert sand

In Melbourne, Australia, an old home filled with sand is allowing visitors to travel to an eerie corner of Africa without leaving the country.<p>The installation is the work of Australian photographer Emma McEvoy, who is using the space to show images taken during a trip to Kolmanskop, a town in …

Photography