Art

Slaver! Invader! The tour guide who tells the ugly truth about museum portraits

Was Lord Nelson a white supremacist? Was Queen Victoria a thief? Alice Procter take us on one of her Uncomfortable Art Tours, which aim to show how the empire still exerts a grip on British galleries<p>Last June, Alice Procter started running free gallery tours. She had answered a call-out from …

University College London

Modigliani sets world record with estimate in excess of $150m

Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) may fetch more than £170.4m paid for another nude in 2015<p>A Modigliani reclining nude is to be offered at auction with an estimate in excess of $150m (£108m), the highest pre-sale figure for work of art.<p>Sotheby’s announced the estimate as it unveiled the 1917 painting …

Fine Art

Remarkable Hyperrealistic Oil Painting Artworks

Incredible as they seem realistic, Australian artist Kellie Orr’s oil painting artworks are surprising in their precision, finesse and also their …

Culture

An Irish Horse Breeder Has a $150 Million Modigliani Nude to Sell

Irish bloodstock billionaire John Magnier is selling an Amedeo Modigliani nude estimated at $150 million, the most for any work of art at auction …

Fine Art

Top dogs: our canine friends through the ages – in pictures

From a pipe-smoking labrador to a future president with a puppy, Raymond Merritt’s The Dog in Photography chronicles people and their canines from 1849 to today

Photos

An Expert Flagged Two Antiquities Headed for Sale as Suspicious. What Happened Next Reveals Why the Antiquities Market Is So Treacherous

Art and Law<p>Christie's recent antiquities sale underscores just how complicated it is to prove certain works are illicit.<p>,<p>Call it a tale of two …

Archaeology

The Top 10 Fanciest Airports in the World Will Inspire Your Next Trip

When deciding where next to travel it probably doesn't often occur to you to decide based on the airport. You're only spending a few hours there after all. Well, you might find yourself questioning the importance of the airport experience when you see these fancy ones. From Zurich's fitness center …

Travel

Picasso Movie Could Add Fuel to Already Hot Market

By<p>April 23, 2018 12:22 p.m. ET<p>The film <i>Genius: Picasso</i> will be televised on the National Geographic channel beginning Tuesday, just ahead of the May …

Fine Art

Yes, if You’re a Photographer, You Are an Artist!

Dear friend, as a word of encouragement and truth: if you’re a photographer you are an artist!<p>Why are photographers artists?<p>This is my …

Street Photography

Sophia Al-Maria wins Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s new prize for artists from the Middle East

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has announced the launch of the Dunya Contemporary Art Prize. Awarded biennially, the new contemporary art …

Streetwear

Review: Glasgow International permeates city with its distinctively dystopian tentacles

There’s a distinctly dystopian feel to the main programme of the eighth Glasgow International (GI), Scotland’s largest festival of contemporary art. …

Mockups

Antiques Roadshow

<b>APPRAISER:</b><br>You brought a fascinating painting into the Roadshow today. And I believe it's by Manoucher Yektai. What do you know about the …

Living Rooms

Grease is 40 years old! See where the cast are now and what they look like!

It’s been 40 years since Sandy, Danny and all the gang graced our screens for the EPIC film <b>Grease</b> and made us long to be at Rydell High and want a …

Celebrity News (UK)

The worlds of Nendo and MC Escher to collide in major immersive exhibition

The National Gallery of Victoria today announces the blockbuster exhibition, ‘Between Two Worlds: Escher X Nendo, which will make its world debut at the Melbourne museum this December. One of design’s most in-demand studios, Nendo will create a ‘deeply immersive exhibition experience’ inspired by …

Furniture

Expressive Color-Filled Portraits of Friends and Family by Hope Gangloff | Colossal

<p>Artist Hope Gangloff captures the personalities of her friends and family in brightly colored large-scale portraits. Gangloff’s acrylic and collage …

Culture

'Astonishing, ravishing, sublime' – Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece review

British Museum, London The Frenchman made some of the best loved sculptures in the world. But his magnificent work is still no match for the Parthenon Marbles. My god, what art!<p>The British Museum’s astonishing, ravishing, sublime new exhibition – I could add a lot more superlatives and still be …

Ancient History

Artists coming together for Avengers: Infinity War Tribute

Following up our hype over the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie coming out on April 27. Are you excited? Are you going to watch it on the …

Marvel Universe

MC Escher exhibition headlines the National Gallery of Victoria in summer 2018

Off the back of their chart-topping inaugural Triennial (which drew more crowds than any other exhibition in its 157-year history), the National …

The Arts (Australia)

Paintings of the Secret Sartorial Details That Often Go Ignored

“Fashion is the field for telling very personal stories,” explains Lia Kazakou, whose evocative paintings of clothes speak volumes about those …

Painting

Editors’ Picks: 19 Things to See in New York This Week

On View<p>There are openings for David Salle, Math Bass, and a collective led by Zanele Muholi.<p>,<p><i>Each week, we search New York City for the most</i> …

Jersey City

Egyptian art claims Islamic sale’s top spot and traders face stricter rules on ivory sales

<b>Traders face stricter rules on ivory sales</b><p>The trade in antique ivory works of art is about to be severely curtailed, according to government proposals. Only portrait miniatures over 100 years old, items with no more than 10 per cent ivory content, pre-1975 musical instruments with less than 20 per …

Trading

The President and the Art of the Oil Painting

For a man forged in the noise and anger of warfare, Eisenhower painted as if he had spent his whole life yearning for tranquillity.<p>You aren’t a politician. You’ve never run for any elective office, anywhere. But because of your renown in a different field, virtually every American knows your name. …

Oil Paintings

Antonio Banderas taps into Picasso’s complicated ‘Genius’

As a teenager growing up in Malaga, Spain, Antonio Banderas felt that the people of his hometown were never able to pay proper homage to its most …

Pablo Picasso

2001: A Space Odyssey Art Exhibit

Step inside one of cinema's most enduring masterpieces with a visit to the <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> Immersive Art Exhibit. Also known as "The Barmecide …

Filmmaking

How This Artist Finds Abstract Art in Footage of Nuclear Explosions

Matt Bierner used a massive archive of nuclear tests to create strip photos that show nuclear explosions over time.<p>A few months back, the Lawrence Livermore National Lab released a treasure trove of recently declassified footage from mid-twentieth century nuclear tests. The videos were a humbling …

Abstract Art

Nine mesmerizing oil and wax paintings by Djamel Tatah on view at Ben Brown Fine Arts

French-Algerian painter Djamel Tatah makes a significant return to Ben Brown Fine Arts in London on 24 April with his second solo show, unveiling …

The Arts

Warrington Museum Welcomes New Paintings As Part Of Anniversary Celebrations

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery is proud to unveil three new exhibits as part of an exciting project to celebrate its remarkable history.<p>The museum …

Art Galleries

Drones flock, concrete hovers and lamps bloom as Studio Drift reimagines science and nature

Last December, Studio Drift unleashed <i>Franchise Freedom</i>, a formation of 300 drones fitted with a light source that went flying and flocking, as birds would, into the dark Miami night. Using computer algorithms, the studio added starling flight patterns to the drones’ software to emulate a phenomenon …

Codes of Conduct

Lively and Imaginary Worlds in Illustration

It is the various landscapes, plant life and daily activities that inspire Toronto-based illustrator Jeannie Phan. Afterwards, the latter adds to her …

Drawing

Footprints Suggest Early Humans May Have Walked Upright

TUCSON, ARIZONA—<i>The Washington Post</i> reports that evolutionary anthropologist David Raichlen of the University of Arizona led a team of researchers …

Archaeology