Art

The art of the erotic: what sexy pictures say about us

The yearning to create is so forceful that it makes perfect sense that many artists equate the act of creation with the libido. Every sweep of charcoal, every stroke of paint and every strike of the chisel is imbued with desire. It is the shortest of steps from the compulsion to originate art to …

Marilyn Monroe

'Lost' masterpiece by Spanish artist found hanging in Welsh castle

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s 17th-century portrait had long been thought to be a copy until an art expert visited Penrhyn Castle<p>The 17th-century portrait of an austere-looking Spanish writer had hung in Penrhyn Castle for nearly 150 years, unvisited by art experts and assumed by the National Trust, …

Artists

Alice: Fine Art Portrait Photography by Evelyn Bencicova

<b>Evelyn Bencicova</b> is a multi-talented photographer, artist and visual creative based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Evelyn focuses on portraiture, she …

Photography

Modigliani’s Paris: Bohemian rhapsody

As Tate Modern prepares a new exhibition of his work, including 12 of his famous nudes, Louise Roddon explores the artist’s haunts in Montmartre and Montparnasse<p>Poor Amedeo Modigliani, what a tough life he led. I’m thinking this as I climb the steps to his last studio in Montparnasse. It’s a …

Paris

Woman catches record-breaking fish in Colorado on her vacation

A Virginia woman enjoying a chilly day out fishing on her vacation in Colorado unexpectedly reeled in a record-breaking arctic char, officials said on Friday.<p>Dr. Lindsay Regali, of Charlottesvile, was fishing at Dillon Reservoir with her husband, Luke, on Nov. 6, when she reeled in a 23.5-inch …

Fish

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" might be the …

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso | Standing Nude | The Met

Picasso likely made this watercolor immediately after finishing "Standing Nude" (67.162). Shadows that are there penciled in are here colored with …

Pablo Picasso

Rewriting the Rules of Art: Pierre Bourdieu’s “Manet: A Symbolic Revolution” - Los Angeles Review of Books

SINCE HIS DEATH in 2002, Pierre Bourdieu has remained one of the most significant and commonly cited scholars in sociology. His 1979 book <i>Distinction:</i> …

Books

New Public Transit Map Series Launches with London Underground

Your obsession with transit-oriented design has been answered with the newest map series by Blue Crow Media. The first in this series, London …

Maps

John Piper; Surrealism in Egypt: Art et Liberté 1938-48 – review

Tate Liverpool John Piper’s gift for making England glow in the dark is lost in a chaotic show. For sheer strangeness, try the Egyptian surrealists next door<p>A <b>John Piper</b> story – quite possibly the only Piper story. The much-lauded artist is commissioned to paint Windsor Castle during the second …

Avant-garde

Positive messages added to vandalised George Michael mural

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the vandalism after being caught on film covering the mural with black paint.The post Positive messages added …

Street Art

April hammers her way into the big money

November 19, 2017 12:01AM<p>THE bruises on April Pine’s body remind her that pain does pay.<p>The graduate architect has quit her job after her Sculpture …

Sculpture

Redheads: Marvelous Portrait Photography by Erika Parfenova

<b>Erika Parfenova</b> is a multi-talented photographer, artist, traveler and educator from Vologda who currently lives and works in Saint Petersburg, …

Portrait Photography

The Void at the Heart of ‘Gurlitt: Status Report’

BERN, SWITZERLAND — So the fog lifts, sort of. Still, what a mess.<p>Two coordinated exhibitions infelicitously titled “Gurlitt: Status Report,” one here in Bern, the other at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, offer up a few hundred of the more than 1,500 works squirreled away by the ghostly …

Henri Matisse

Cranbrook Art Museum opens exhibitions by artists who all operate at the intersection of art and street cult

This fall, Cranbrook Art Museum is presenting a series of exhibitions by artists who all operate at the intersection of art and street culture. The …

Keith Haring

French Artist Jean-Michel Othoniel's Work Adopts A New Architectural Dimension

An ominous, life-size six-meter-high and 15-meter-long wave composed of more than 10,000 black glass bricks swells up from the gallery’s wall and floor, towering above and almost swallowing up visitors. Weighing 25 tons, held together by a pioneering honeycomb-shaped steel structure and built …

Urine for a treat. It’s World Toilet Day today

Toilet Day is in fact a proper ‘day’, recognised by the UN. And cut the crap, it’s dead serious<p>about 6 hours ago<p>Why was Piglet staring down the …

News (Ireland)

Decades of changes seen through art

WITH age comes wisdom and insight. Six Shanghai artists, aged 60 and beyond, have joined hands to put up an exhibition of oil paintings at Shanghai …

News (China)

Colourful-Infused Impressions of Coney Island

The series Coney Island by Mexico-based photographer Salvador Cueva brings back nostalgic memories of childhood outings to carnivals and beaches. …

Coney Island

Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, St. Petersburg | Cup with cover and saucer | Russian, Saint Petersburg | The Met

Following the "porcelain mania" at the other courts of Europe, Russia's first national porcelain factory—the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory–was …

Saint Petersburg

The dotty world of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at GOMA

Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most well known artists.<p>Now 88 she has been making art work since the 1950s building on the iconic motifs in her work …

Cool, close to home, and just what you need for kids

I am an avid reader of the L.A. Times. As a father of twin girls, I am always looking for things to do with them. Please continue providing us with "cool" things to do. Really enjoy this new section of Travel; keep up the good work.<p>Jimmy Lima<p>West Covina<p>Walking while looking at one’s phone in Hawaii …

Surrealism

kit webster sculpts a matrix of light made out of 700,000 LED's

nov 11, 2017<p>smith captures often overlooked aspects of the urban environment such as graffiti and decaying buildings.<p>smith captures often overlooked …

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ and ‘Mudbound’ Vie Against Fall Box Office Hits

As "Lady Bird" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" set the specialty box office pace, we estimate "Mudbound"'s secret grosses.<p>Leading …

Entertainment

Satellite carrying NNU student project launches into space

A group of students at Northwest Nazarene University made history Saturday morning.<p>NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite system was launched into space …

Portland, OR

A Bearded Portrait Painter in 1753

British and American gentlemen of the middle and late eighteenth century didn’t wear beards.<p>Revolutionary War reenacting groups have to decide …

Category: Barometer | The Spectator

Barometer<p>The Spectator 18 November 2017 9:00 am<p>No. 2 iron English Heritage launched a crowdfunding campaign for repairs to Abraham Darby’s 1779 bridge at Ironbridge, Shropshire. This…<p>The Spectator 11 November 2017 9:00 am<p>Pennies from haven Last week’s huge leak of the ‘Paradise Papers’ has put the …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Major retrospective includes vast array of work from Robert Rauschenberg's career

A fuse was lit in the 1953 art world when Robert Rauschenberg convinced artist Willem de Kooning to allow him to erase one of his drawings; fellow …

Pop Art

”Levantes”

From October 17th, 2016 to July 15th, 2017, the Jeu de Paume presented the exhibition <i>"Soulèvements" (Uprisings)</i> in Paris. After being travelled in …

Photographie

Whimsical mechanical creatures spring to life, tell stories

These absurdist sculptures of people and animals explore the intersection of art and engineering -- and tell playful little tales while they're at it.<p>In the right hands, bits of reclaimed wood, scrap metal and old tins, plus some cranks, gears, levers and cams, can turn into exotic birds, mystical …

Surrealism