Art History

This baroness was a sexual libertine whose brilliant Dadaist poetry is being rediscovered

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was once arrested for walking down Fifth Avenue in a men’s suit<p>“Madam — I firmly stand that ground/Coitus is paramount,” …

Culture

Yale University Altered a Campus Sculpture Depicting Violence Against a Native American

Art World<p>The original sculpture showed a Puritan man pointing a musket at the Native American man.<p>,<p>As institutions across the United States …

Native Americans

Abstract art pioneer Karl Otto Götz dies, aged 103

The German artist was banned from painting by the Nazis but became an influential painter after World War II. Despite going blind towards the end of …

World News

The Time Machine: The Grand Theft of the Mona Lisa

This week, the <i>Time Machine</i> recounts how the marquis of the gates of hell engineered the “crime of the century”.<p><b>The disappearance</b><p>August 22, 1911, was …

Mona Lisa

Yumin Art Nouveau Collection / JAC Studios

<i>From the architect.</i> Danish practice JAC STUDIOS has created an exhibition using glass as the principal material to transform the interior and welcome …

Art Nouveau

Surreal Creatures from Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ Come to Life as Festive Piñatas

A master of the macabre, Hieronymus Bosch is known for his chaotic paintings of surreal scenes. One fantasy-filled piece that perfectly captures his wild imagination is <i>The Garden of Earthly Delights</i>, a triptych featuring otherworldly settings and odd hybrid creatures. Though it was created between …

Art

The magical world of Parisian mysticism – in pictures

Forget The Da Vinci Code. Why look for secret symbols in Leonardo’s paintings if they can be found in modern art? The Guggenheim show Mystical Symbolism reveals the curious world of French Symbolism that art critic Joséphin Péladan revealed in his salon exhibitions of the 1890s

Photography

How a small African figurine changed art

Folk art from Africa and the Pacific changed the modern world by pushing Western artists to be more confrontational, writes Fisun Güner.<p>A small seated figurine from the Vili people of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo was instrumental in the lives of two of the greatest artists of the …

Culture

Infrared photos of 1940s movie audiences are a candid study of American voyeurism

Imaging the spectacle like only Weegee could<p>We don’t know who they are, what films are screening, or in which Manhattan movie house. Their faces, …

Culture

Peter Adey's wonderfully digressive book explores the science and history of levitation

From flying carpets to rocket men, we have always dreamed of defying gravity<p>In the winding rooms of Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans, among Dürer’s …

Art

What Picasso Can Teach Us About Being Filmmakers

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest painters in human history, but as filmmakers, what can we learn from his philosophy on art?<p>As filmmakers, we …

Pablo Picasso

BBC - Culture - The stunning photographs that are like paintings

A generation of photographers from Germany transformed photography in the 1980s and 90s, and credit is due to their two teachers, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>It is one of the most famous images in contemporary photography: a monumental print, 2m high and more than 4m across, depicting Paris’s largest …

Art

The Unique History and Exquisite Aesthetic of Japan’s Ethereal Woodblock Prints

Celebrated for their one-of-a-kind process and distinctive aesthetic, woodblock prints have become a widely recognized and iconic form of Japanese art. Along with paintings, prints produced from the 17th century through the 19th century captured the spirit of <i>ukyio-e</i>, a genre that presented …

Illustration

5 Famous Artworks That Were Accidentally Destroyed

Artsy Editorial<p>By Mitch Sawyer<p>The art world is filled with stories of artworks lost to the ages. Alongside pieces that were never meant to last or …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Twentieth-Century American Art (Oxford History of Art)

The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss<p>This pioneering volume is a concise and brilliant study of the …

Art

Antiques Dealer Stumbles Upon Stolen $100-Million Painting

“We all felt its loss, and we all wanted it recovered."

Conservative View

Donald Trump Cares About Irreplaceable Objects, Except When He Doesn't

For someone so concerned with "beautiful statues," Trump seems to have forgotten his own track record with historic artifacts.<p>President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to condemn the removal of “beautiful statues and monuments” around the United States.<p>His remark came just days after a …

Books

The Underground Artists of World War I

When the U.S. entered World War I, the thousands of soldiers who headed to Europe were joined by combat artists attached to the American …

Conservative View

Figures From Hieronymus Bosch’s Paintings Recreated as Sculptural Piñatasby on August 17, 2017

Artist Robert Benavidez focuses on the art of piñata making in much of his sculptural practice, producing birds, sugar skulls, and paintings out of …

Artists

Photography at the Museum: a developing story

<b>Early pioneers</b><p>On 31 January 1839, photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot announced his new calotype photographic process to the Royal Society. …

History

Ace x NOMOS Orion 100 Years of 'De Stijl' Introduced

De Stijl<p>De Stijl (literally translates as ‘the style’) is a Dutch art movement most famous for work by Mondriaan (‘Composition with lines’) and …

Watches

Transcendence in Ordinary Domestic Life

Tastes change, but we often think that some artists, and especially some masterpieces, defy time. Not true. Vermeer, now on everyone’s list of immortals, was unheralded until the 19th century. Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684), his contemporary and fellow Dutchman, had to wait even longer for …

Opinion

The women who captured John Singer Sargent’s attention

They hold your eye, the women in John Singer Sargent’s paintings. In fact, they don’t just hold it, but seize it — whether through their poise or …

Books

How Launch My Career Colorado Works | Investopedia

Another new school year begins and with it, comes a new batch of high school seniors. For these seniors, the final year of high school will fly by …

Education

NASA's Stunning New Jupiter Photo Looks Like Expressionist Art

They say that art mimics life; well, see for yourself, because NASA’s newest image of Jupiter looks like it was taken right from a museum wall or art …

Art

Weimar exhibition kicks off Bauhaus centennial

Bauhaus members wanted to revolutionize the arts by returning to artisanry and creating total works of art. Sculptor Gerhard Marcks helped shape the …

World News

Review: Listening (Yes, Listening) to the Beauty of van Gogh

The blunt title of the exquisite “Van Gogh’s Ear,” now at the Pershing Square Signature Center, does not refer to art history’s most notorious act of self-mutilation. Or not only to that.<p>Yes, there is a sequence in this animated tone poem from Ensemble for the Romantic Century that shows Vincent …

The Theatre

What to do with Confederate statues?

Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history?<p>Many places in the South – from New Orleans to …

Soviet Union

Cracking the Real da Vinci Code: Meet the Scientist Who Is Mapping Leonardo’s DNA

Art World<p>Can this scientist unlock the secrets of the Renaissance great’s genome?<p>,<p>The mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci have long captivated the art …

DNA