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Tamara Efrat creates smocked bags using Photoshop-like computer program

Israeli designer Tamara Efrat has combined traditional smocking embroidery with computational algorithms to create a range of patterned bags.<p>The 18 …

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Art

Tutorial: Dress shirt patchwork duvet cover

This duvet cover is made from a patchwork of repurposed dress shirts. How awesome is that!! The buttons across the opening are actually made from the …

A New Leaf Quilt Block Tutorial

Over the holiday my friend Jan, <b>Daisy Janie</b>, asked if I would join in a fun Bee Block Blog Hop she was organizing to showcase her newest collection, …

Bob Dylan Reads From T.S. Eliot’s Great Modernist Poem The Waste Land

As a recent piece in <i>The Independent</i> notes, “students of literate songwriting” are unsurprised to find references to T.S. Eliot scattered throughout …

David Bowie Releases 36 Music Videos of His Classic Songs from the 1970s and 1980s

Last month, David Bowie released <i>The Next Day,</i> his first new album in a decade. That's a long time to go without an album -- long enough that fans …

65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 …

Maya Angelou writes poem in honour of Nelson Mandela

The American writer Maya Angelou has written and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela, whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo.<p>In the poem, His Day is Done, Angelou mourns Mandela's death, praises him as a modern-day David who slew a mighty Goliath and a Gideon, who freed the South …

The Surreal Portraits of Korehiko Hino

View Gallery<p>We wanted to call these paintings "disturbing" because what appears to be grown humans with really big eyes that would really double well …

New Paintings by Andrew Salgado

We are enjoying new oil paintings by Canadian-born, London-based painter Andrew Salgado this morning, a very classical artist who creates beautiful …

The Nude Series: Roy Lichtenstein

When Roy Lichtenstein comes to mind, we are usually transported to the comic book styles and caricatures that he is well known for as opposed to nude …

Romanian Salt Mines Turned into History Museum

The Salida Turda salt mines in Romania were excavated in the 17th century and were crucial to the Romans as a source for salt and wealth. Now a …

European Travel

Nychos New Mural For Art Basel '13 - Wynwood, Miami

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• December 6, 2013<p>After Vienna last month (Covered), Nychos has now landed in Florida where he just finished his first piece …

David Walker New Mural For Art Basel '13 - Miami, USA

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• December 7, 2013<p>Our friend David Walker was also in Miami for Art Basel 2013 where he spent two days working on this …

Yang Jiechang’s “Crying Landscapes” (2002) and a triptych from Qiu Zhijie’s “30 Letters to Qiu Jiawa,” (2009) going up in our Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture Gallery for the exhibition “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China,” opening December 11. “Ink Art” is the first major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art ever mounted by the Met. http://met.org/Iqzzzd

Tracey Emin on her life and work at 50

Tracey Emin, once an ‘enfant terrible’ of British art, turns 50 on 3 July. Take a look at her interviews with the BBC over the years.<p>“People who love my work, love it,” Tracey Emin told BBC News in 2005. “People who don’t like my work think it’s sentimental and crass”.<p>It’s a neat summary of the …

Art

Can propaganda be great art?

Art with a political agenda is often considered inferior – but that’s not fair, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>“Propaganda is a much maligned and often misunderstood word,” said Joseph Goebbels in 1933. “The layman uses it to mean something inferior or even despicable. The word propaganda always has a …

Peter Doig: A voyage into the unknown

Alastair Sooke meets British painter Peter Doig to discuss his mysterious and exotic work, what it’s like to be compared to Gaugin – and how it feels to make paintings worth £6m.<p>“I really don’t know what my paintings are about,” says the visionary British artist Peter Doig. “And I don’t want to. I …

What is the purpose of public art?

A giant blue bird sculpture in London’s Trafalgar Square challenges our preconceptions about the purpose of public art, argues Alastair Sooke.<p>“Ladies and gentlemen, here it is: the big, blue… bird!” So proclaimed the Mayor of London Boris Johnson last week. On cue, assistants tugged at black drapes …