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BBC Two - Ways of Seeing

El santuario del cómic se hace museo

La tienda Akira, nombrada mejor del mundo con el Oscar del cómic en 2012, abre un museo con más de 40 dibujos originales<p>Un gracioso señor de bigote …

The Broad review – first exhibitions have plenty of big hitters but miss the mark

The Broad Museum in downtown Los Angeles exudes the art world equivalent of that new car smell. The building is stylish, sophisticated, and has the comforting aura of limitless financial resources. On a first walk around the place, designed by the minds behind the High Line, Diller Scofidio + …

Art

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Whiskey

"Artistect" Fuses The Styles Of Legendary Painters And Iconic Architects

Italian illustrator Federico Babina's latest series imagines a world where Picasso collaborated with Le Corbusier.<p>Italian illustrator Federico Babina has previously united famous architecture and movie posters, buildings and bands, and even created an architecture alphabet. For his latest graphic …

Art

Why the suffragettes still matter: 'they dared to act as the equals of men'

<b>Helen Lewis</b><p><b>‘The suffragettes should not be used as a reproach to modern feminists’</b><p>As political movements fade from living memory, they are pummelled and marshalled into neatness. At worst, they become a simple story of good versus evil, with all their agonised debates, bitter personal rivalries and …

Feminism

25 Most Powerful Propaganda Posters That Made All The Difference

1. "Daddy, what did you do in the Great War?", (1915).<p>In 1915 British illustrator Savile Lumley designed this famous guilt – inducing poster. Paul …

Visual Persuasion: 25 Great Propaganda Posters

By onFebruary 15, 2013 in Art History, Politics<p><b>Propaganda, at its core is simple mass communication.</b> Its goal is to influence the attitude of a …

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Patents

The best city photographers on Instagram – from Lagos to Lisbon

Our @guardiancities account showcases some of the best urban Instagrammers from around the world, each with their own unique take on the city they inhabit. We’ve hand-picked some of our favourites<p>• The best urban Instagrammers in the US<p>Unsurprisingly, here at Guardian Cities we love urban …

European Travel

BBC Taster

Taster is where you can <b>Try</b>, <b>Rate</b> and <b>Share</b> new ideas from the BBC and its partners. All content on this site is designed for people over 16, and may contain adult themes.<p>We really want your feedback to help us steer future research and development. Taster will be updated regularly as ideas come and …

Research

Sir Peter Blake allows remixes of his art on new Dazzle app

<b>A new app will allow users to remix the art of pop artist Sir Peter Blake, the first time the artist has consented to his art being used in this way.</b><p>The Dazzle It app, commissioned as part of the official cultural programme marking the First World War centenary commemoration, has been inspired by …

Art

The 100 greatest American films

BBC Culture polled film critics from around the world to determine the best American movies ever made. The results are surprising – Gone With the Wind appears at 97.<p>America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s innovations in the medium in the 1890s, the United States has …

Steven Spielberg

BBC Arts - BBC Arts - Shooting stars: Lost photographs of Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper & Vivien Leigh by 'Speedy George'

In 1986 we bought a house in Brighton, opposite the home of a nice old antiques dealer called George. My husband Roger was - is - a photographer and George made friendly noises about all the kit he carried. He had been a photographer himself once, but had given it up. "A young man's game," he said. …

BBC Arts - BBC Arts, Elmore Leonard's rules for writing

"If you want to be a writer I wish you luck. The rest is up to you." Acclaimed American crime novelist Elmore Leonard shares his writing personal tips. First broadcast on the Culture Show in October 2006.

Art, design and architecture: what to see in autumn 2015

Ai Weiwei hits Britain, Turner goes to Glasgow, the Celts invade the British Museum – and Damien Hirst has a crack at curating with the opening of his own £25m gallery<p>Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected<p>From the stately dome of the US Capitol in Washington DC to the rugged …

Jackson Pollock

Istanbul Biennial 2015: an overwhelming meditation on the tides of human misery

A floating zoo, a sinkhole-inspired film, an underwater theatre for jellyfish and paintings by Aboriginal artists are the highlights of this year’s strange, ever-surprising biennial<p>Just south of Istanbul, on the island of Büyükada in the Sea of Marmara, Leon Trotsky lived from 1929 to 1933, in …

Computer algorithm recreates Van Gogh painting in one hour

German researchers find computers can use algorithm to copy famous painting styles, including Picasso’s<p>Computers: they make everything so easy these days. They check our spelling for us and help with maths, and now machines have added painting to the list of things they are better than us …

Nature Communications

This week’s new exhibitions

William Kentridge, London<p>In leading South African artist William Kentridge’s latest animated film installations, a dancer (long-time collaborator Dada Masilo) flutters past en pointe while toting seriously heavy artillery. This sums up Kentridge’s “capital P” Political art: sharp and subtle, …

Art

The silent-era film stars who risked life and limb doing their own stunts

Buster Keaton was no stranger to landing on his backside, but even he found the Steamboat Bill Jr (1928) shoot gruelling. “I took a pretty good beating,” he said, which is quite an admission from a man almost addicted to high-risk stunts. The film, which is rereleased in UK cinemas this month, is …

Action Hero

Best of Latin American photography 2015 – in pictures

The Latin American Fotografia competition celebrates the very best photography in and about the region. The winning entries will appear in a book and an online archive (ai-ap.org) and shown in a travelling exhibition that opens in New York in November 2015

El Salvador

Discovery of Russian artist's sketch shows secret side of Soviet propaganda

Startlingly different versions of the same Russian poster, revealing an artist struggling to tone down his original vision in order to toe the party line, are revealed for the first time in an exhibition at Cambridge University library.<p>Maksim Vladimirovich Ushakov-Poskochin, born in 1893 and best …

Seven decades of Soviet propaganda – in pictures

As the Minsk History Museum in Belarus holds an exhibition celebrating the USSR, we look back at some of the best Soviet poster art<p>• Welcome to the New East network<p>• Belarus – a revolution behind the rest of Europe

Masahisa Fukase: the man who photographed nothing but his wife

The Japanese photographer focused obsessively on his wife and muse Yoko from the day they met till the day she left. Then he switched to ravens – and created the best photobook of the last 25 years<p>Masahisa Fukase is best known for his photobook The Solitude of Ravens, which was published in 1986. …

Biographies

Temples of books: The world’s most beautiful libraries

Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey writes in praise of the world’s great storehouses of knowledge – from the vaulted frescoes of Spain’s Escorial to the timber enigma of China’s National Library.<p>‘Print is dead’ has been the mantra of publishing and new media executives for so long now that a book …

Books

Banksy's Dismaland: 'a theme park unsuitable for children' – in pictures

The castle’s derelict, Cinderella’s pumpkin has crashed, and the seagulls are on the attack ... Banksy has opened a theme park called Dismaland at a disused lido in Weston-super-Mare. The show has been shrouded in secrecy for weeks, and locals had been led to believe it was a film set for a …

Banksy

Banksy: ‘I think a museum is a bad place to look at art’

<b>What is this thing?</b><p>In essence it’s a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism. A place where you can get your counterculture easily available over the counter. A theme park for the disenfranchised, with franchises available. I guess you’d say its a theme park whose big theme is – theme …

Streetwear