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cement factory loft by ricardo bofill

In 1973 ricardo bofill discovered a cement factory in barcelona, part of an industrial complex from the turn of the century, comprising over 30 …

Art & Painting

Cómo el 'ola k ase' domina tu mente

Delia Rodríguez se emocionó hace año y medio con un vídeo 'on line'. No era la única. En sólo cuatro días, aquel documental de media hora titulado …

Gallery Network

From Brooklyn to Miami and Hong Kong, we’re thrilled to introduce the newest additions to our Gallery Network!<p>7. Gaffer–Hong Kong, China<p><b>Image:</b> Walter Schels, <i>Andy Warhol, Portrait</i>, 1980, courtesy of DEAR Photography

Arte Povera

In the 1960s, group of young, anti-elitist artists were determined to break away from the status quo of the mainstream art world. This influential avant-garde movement championed a type of art that ran counter to the prevailing styles of the market and challenged the commercial tendencies of the West in the mid-1960s.

Warhol’s Celebration

Andy Warhol created this work to fund millennium celebrations for the infamous <i>Committee 2000</i>.<p>The “committee” was an informal group of 20 men (including Joseph Beuys) founded in 1982. They planned to fill a room with 2000 bottles of champagne, seal it, and then see who was still around at the end of the century to drink it. Sadly, Warhol would never see the millennium. The subject is pure Warhol - champagne glasses and confetti - optimistic symbols for a new beginning.

Q&A with Frédéric de Senarclens

We interviewed Frederic de Senarclens of Art Plural Gallery about how he selects artists to represent, his biggest sale in the past year, and how the internet has changed the art biz.

Top 20 Female Artists Fetch $1.8 Billion; Mitchell Leads

Combined, the top 20 female artists sold $1.8 billion of art, with American painter Joan Mitchell leading the list as the best-selling female artist of all time, closely followed by Mary Cassatt.

The Top 10 Artworks

Fetching US$ 22 Million, the most expensive work of art sold at auction in July was Edward Burne-Jones' <i>Love among the Ruins</i>, closely followed by an El Greco oil on canvas.<p>Check out our list of the top 10 most expensive artworks sold at auction in July.


Remembering Gustav Klimt

Today would have been the 151st Birthday of Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Klimt’s work caused controversy for its celebration of sexuality, and is now among the most expensive artworks worldwide today.<p>Klimt’s mature style is characterized by concise linear drawings, detailed patterns of gold leaf and color, and a lack of shadow in the human figure.<p>Famed for his painting <i>The Kiss</i> (1907-08), which reflects his fascination with eroticism, he is also well known for his 1907 <i>Portrait of</i> …

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Doodle For Rembrandt

<i>Rembrandt van Rijn</i>, known simply as Rembrandt, is considered to be one of the greatest painters in European art history. Born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, the Netherlands, he is celebrated today, on the anniversary of his birth, with a Google Doodle.<p>His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the <i>Dutch Golden Age</i>. It is during this time that Rembrandt created one of his most famous painting, The Nightwatch, in 1642.

Rembrandt’s Night Watch

At the heart of Amsterdam’s newly refurbished <i>Rijksmuseum</i> is its most treasured painting, <i>The Night Watch.</i> A group portrait of one of Amsterdam’s local militias, it was painted by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642, at the height of the Dutch Golden Age.<p>Today, at the anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth, this masterpiece has come to epitomize Dutch national pride.

Street Art: Banksy

Graffiti artist Banksy is one of the most well-known, if mysterious, artists working today. An international icon, Banksy is famed for his graffiti works which combine spray paint and stenciling techniques with commercial, political, and contemporary imagery, infused with ironic social commentary and humor.<p>Additionally, there are often a few pranks or performance involved in the unveiling of many of Banksy’s new works: he secretly added his own works in museums like the Tate Modern or the …

A Brief History of Rococo

After the death of <i>Louis XIV</i>, the French court moved from Versailles back to their old Parisian mansions, redecorating their homes into intimate interiors made with stucco adornments, <i>boiserie</i>, and mirrored glass.<p>Originating in Paris, Rococo painting is characterized by soft colors and curvy lines, and depicts scenes of love, nature, amorous encounters, light-hearted entertainment, and youth.

Spotlight: Zeng Fanzhi

Zeng Fanzhi is one of the most influential Contemporary Chinese painters, famed for his distinctive Expressionist style. Zeng’s earlier works, including the <i>Hospital, Meat,</i> and <i>Mask</i> series, share similarities with German Expressionism.<p>It is the <i>Mask</i> series in particular that brought Zeng into the international spotlight. The series, which spanned from 1994 to 2000, is characterized by figures wearing expressive white masks that seem to conform to the facial features underneath it.<p>Since 2006, the …

Los techos más impresionantes del mundo

En estos lugares el espectáculo está arriba. Techos y cubiertas de palacios, iglesias y museos que son una obra de arte en sí mismos. ¡Vota por tus …

Charles Correa: India's greatest architect

The "tube house" in Ahmedabad is a model of contemporary sustainable design. It is shaped such that cool air is naturally drawn through it, leaving …

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Walk Through British Art, Tate Britain, review

Tate Britain Director Penelope Curtis's rehang of the gallery's historic collection is gloriously, satisfyingly, reactionary, says Richard Dorment.<p>Anyone interested in the story of British art should pay close attention to the re-opening this week of Tate Britain’s newly renovated galleries. What …

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Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Delta Millworks guides us through the art of shou sugi ban.<p>Taking …