Art

Meredith Frampton is the forgotten genius of British art

Many today have never heard of Meredith Frampton, a British artist who died in obscurity in 1984. Alastair Sooke explains why it’s time to introduce the world to his brilliance.<p>One day in 1980, a talented curator at the Tate gallery set out for the village of Monkton Deverill on the River Wylye in …

Culture

Terrifying faceless illusion makeup is straight out of a Salvador Dali painting

Squiggle brows and penis-shaped eyeliner might not be your kinda scene when it comes to daring makeup looks. But, this, err, bold makeup look by Vancouver-based makeup artist Mim Choi is one that'll turn heads wherever you go.<p>Choi's terrifying makeup look takes its inspiration from the work of …

Makeup

TripAdvisor names the top 10 museums in the world

Cultural hotspots that are worth the trip<p>When it comes to finding the best places to soak up culture, this latest museum ranking serves as a good …

Museums

The ‘Winner Takes All’ Art Market: 25 Artists Account for Nearly 50% of All Contemporary Auction Sales

Analysis<p>Here's why the market is as top-heavy as ever—and what it means for the future.<p>& ,<p>Just 25 artists are responsible for almost half of all …

Artists

Frieze frame: graphic sex and female sexuality under spotlight art fair

London show will explore works by nine radical feminists whose creations were once considered too explicit to be shown<p>Overlooked and rejected works from the 1970s and 80s depicting female sexuality, graphic sex and women as empowered objects of desire are to take centre stage at one of the world’s …

Use Pre-Stretched or Bought Canvas without Extra Gesso

Canvas is typically stretched across a wooden frame called a stretcher and may be coated with gesso before it is to be used; this is to prevent oil …

Painting

Racists Flip Out Over Artist’s 'Harry Potter' Picture With Black Hermione

But illustrator Anoosha Syed had the final word.<p>An illustrator has shut down racist internet trolls who bombarded her with abuse after she depicted <i>Harry Potter</i> character Hermione Granger as black.<p>On Tuesday, Toronto-based Anoosha Syed revealed via Twitter how she’d received a horrific backlash …

Harry Potter

The Raunchy Splendor of Mike Kuchar’s Dirty Pictures

A<i>S AN ILLUSTRATOR, MY AIM IS TO AMUSE THE EYE AND SPARK IMAGINATION</i>, wrote the great American artist and filmmaker Mike Kuchar in <i>Primal Male</i>, a book …

New York City

Jasper Johns Plans to Turn His 170-Acre Estate Into an Artists’ Retreat

Jasper Johns, America’s most acclaimed living artist, has a plan to make sure his bucolic Connecticut estate remains a creative haven long after he’s …

Business

The Tech Bros Will Not Save You

Four 2017 novels disrupt our obsession with Silicon Valley, and our romance with capitalism.<p>“We live,” declared Bernie Sanders in a 2015 speech at Liberty University, “in the wealthiest country in the history of the world.” But, he added, not everyone was benefiting: “Almost all of that wealth and …

How Alberto Giacometti's fragile world view still resonates

The life and art of Alberto Giacometti have received plenty of attention in 2017. A major exhibition of his work was held at Tate Modern in London, …

Jasper Johns review – why can’t he just keep things simple?

Royal Academy, London From the richness of his early targets and flags to the crammed canvasses of his later years, this retrospective charts the great American’s six-decade journey from master of nuance to king of conundrum<p>The idea of painting the American flag came to Jasper Johns in a dream, …

Pop Art

Once Lost, These Magisterial Old Testament Paintings Are Now Making Converts for a Spanish Master in the US

Exhibitions<p>Everything you need to know about "Jacob and His 12 Sons," now on view at the Meadows Museum.<p>,<p>In Spain, the Baroque painter Francisco de …

Meet the Cast of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Revival, Starring Michael Urie

The production, directed by Moisés Kaufman, will begin performances September 26.<p>The Second Stage Theater Off-Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein’s</i> …

Fine Art

American Graffiti: Memories of Jean-Michel Basquiat

<i>Working under the joint name of Samo, Diaz collaborated with Basquiat on his early graffiti projects in the Seventies</i><p>Jean-Michel Basquiat and I …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

A Day with Alice Neave

Get a glimpse at #TOAFtakeover, a weekly Instagram series that gives you an insight into the work and life of our artists, straight from the source. …

The Saudi artists imagining Western pop icons in Bedouin style

<b>(CNN) —</b> Clad in Bedouin attire from head to toe, "Sheikh" William of Arabia is smiling, seemingly content with having swapped Kensington Palace for a humble tent and camels.<p>American singing sensation Beyoncé, meanwhile, covered in a black veil, serves Arabic coffee, and the king of pop Michael …

Middle East

Christian Marclay’s The Clock on show at Tate Modern next year

Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video installation <i>The Clock</i> will go on show at Tate Modern for three months, starting in September 2018. Released in …

Tate Modern

Jasper Johns, Something Resembling Truth, Royal Academy, London, review: He draws attention to the extraordinary nature of the ordinary

Abstract Expressionism hit New York with a great, arms-flung-out-in-all-directions uproariousness in the 1950s. Its noisy rebelliousness seemed the …

Pop Art

Fine art, literature and sport collide in Ali Robinson’s first furniture collection

Ali Robinson’s work is informed by a variety of influences: the creative polymath studied fine art, before setting up the architecture and interior design firm Robinson van Noort with his wife in 2010. Their studio flourished, becoming known for its period interiors with contemporary touches. …

Furniture

Amateur Archaeologists in England Unearth Rare Roman Mosaic

For the past three years, amateur archaeologists and historians in southern England have been working side-by-side with volunteers to excavate …

Archaeology

Meet the eating disorder survivor whose illustrations are inspiring women to love their bodies

By , Lifestyle editor<p>Christine Yahya, known as Pink Bits on Instagram, is pretty much a body positivity icon.<p>She’s got more than 28,800 followers on …

Drawing

It Might Have Been a Masterpiece, but Now It’s a Cautionary Tale

AMSTERDAM — When the cultural historian and Piet Mondrian biographer Léon Hanssen visited the Bozar Center for the Arts in Brussels in the spring of 2016, a painting stopped him dead in his tracks.<p>It looked remarkably similar to an untitled 1923 Mondrian that the Nazis had displayed as an example …

The Arts

How Alexander Calder Became America's Most Beloved Sculptor

People everywhere are delighted by his animated abstractions, but surprisingly little is known about the artist

Fine Art

Musée Jacquemart-André opens exhibition of works from the Ordrupgaard Collection

As is the case with the Musée Jacquemart-André, the Ordrupgaard Collection was assembled by two art lovers, the Danish couple Wilhelm (1868–1936) and …

Ivanka Trump reveals her struggles with postpartum depression: 'It was a very challenging, emotional time for me'

Ivanka Trump is getting candid about motherhood.<p>In an interview premiering on Thursday, the first daughter sat down with Dr. Oz to discuss her struggles with postpartum depression. The 35-year-old has three children with husband Jared Kushner -- Arabella, 6, Joseph, 3, and Theodore, 1 -- and she …

Donald Trump

Basquiat review – the hungry chronicler of broken America

Barbican Art Gallery, London This dazzling retrospective reveals the savage sweep of Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist whose blood-spattered mouths and grinning human skulls captured the tragic arc of American history<p>If the brilliantly promising artist whose paintings delight and dazzle the eye and …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Street Artist Turns French Chateau Into Psychedelic Skull Palace

Okuda San Miguel’s colourful pop surrealism has transformed public spaces around the world. Stepping into one of the Spanish artist’s pieces is like …

Street Art

Utamaro II | The Oiran Hanaogi of Ogiya attended by Two Shinzo and Her Kamuro Yoshino | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Met

Art Museums

Valerie Solanas: 5 Things To Know About Lena Dunham's 'American Horror Story' Character

Andy Warhol's would-be assassin penned the SCUM Manifesto in 1967, which urged women to "eliminate the male sex"<p>The name Valerie Solanas conjures up …

Culture