Gustav Klimt

These biological illustrations are as profound today as they were in the 19th century

Ernst Haeckel never really cared much for medicine. His practice was open only for an hour, from 5 to 6 a.m., so he could devote himself to his true …

Illustration

These Three Words Helped Me Understand My Father’s Death

It was a goldfish named Freddy. I overfed him. He hung on best he could but in the end, he ate so much he stopped moving. My mother told me the …

Artists

A look back at Grammy fashion through the decades

On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical luminaries sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles …

Pharrell Williams

3 Days in Vienna: The Perfect Itinerary

We think that three days in Vienna is the perfect amount of time for a visit. Three days will let you see the majority of the main sights in this …

Europe

Considering the Colour Gold in Art, Fashion and Film

“There is no substitute for gold,” writes Derek Jarman in Chroma – and from Monroe’s glittering halterneck to Linklater’s favourite evening light, we …

Art

Sotheby's prepares to be dragged into international art world legal row

One of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious auction houses is being dragged into a bitter and protracted $1 billion legal battle between a Russian billionaire and an international art dealer.<p>Lawyers for Sotheby’s are preparing for Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian fertiliser and potash salesman, to use …

Fine Art

Sotheby's snags a fresh £36.5m Picasso for February auction in London

Sotheby’s will offer Pablo Picasso’s “Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter)” (1937) in its Impressionist and Modern art …

Art

The tangled history of Klimt’s ‘$170m’ Water Serpents

Details are emerging about transactions surrounding Gustav Klimt’s fine “Wasserschlangen II” (“Water Serpents II”, 1904-06/7), another of the 37 …

Artists

Here are the most exciting art exhibitions of 2018

<b>1.</b> <b>The king of pop (art)</b><p>It’s a pretty <i>off the wall</i> idea: a whole exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the king of pop. Featuring work from the …

Art

Where to Celebrate a Centennial (or 3) in 2018

It’s a big year for civic tricentennials, artistic anniversaries, wilderness salutes and one baseball birthday party where the fans will get the presents.<p>In 1718, the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville found a bit of high ground 100 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi …

Lyndon B. Johnson

Liverpool to mark Capital of Culture 'milestone' with year of events

<b>Liverpool is to celebrate a decade of "amazing success" since being European Capital of Culture with a year-long programme of "inspirational" events.</b><p>In 2008, Gustav Klimt paintings, Sir Paul McCartney and a 50ft mechanical spider all appeared in what the city council called a "game-changing …

Artists

10 Death-Obsessed Books to Satisfy Your Inner Goth

Since I was a kid, people have called me morbid for being interested in death. For the longest time I accepted this epithet, but at a certain point, …

Books

A young Goan artist explores ground zeros of modern times in his sculptural installations

Standing in front of ‘Lazaretto’, the centre piece in <i>Ground Zero: Site as Witness/ Architecture as Evidence</i>, the first solo sculptural exhibition of …

Artists

Ante-post Preview: 2000 Guineas | Newmarket May 2018

By Andrew Asquith — published 8th January 2018<p>In the first of a four-part series, Andrew Asquith takes a look at the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on …

Artists

40 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Famous Artists at Work in Their Studios

A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Our creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this …

Artists

2018 Travel Hotlist: 20 hot trends and tickets for the year ahead

<b>1. Seamless to Seattle</b><p>There's more to Seattle than Starbucks. A new direct route from Aer Lingus starts on May 18, making it easier than ever to …

News (Ireland)

Andy Warhol at The Whitney

Tania Bruguera opening MoMA Exhibitions Season 2018<p>A Cuban artist and activist, <b>Tania Bruguera</b> is placing political and social justice at the core of …

Art

Knitted Klimt

Woman in Gold is knitted… Bronze statue was cover up in Prague. Famous portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer by Gustav Klimt. Completely knitted and …

Artists

7 Things About Gustav Klimt That You Didn't Know

Let’s Start With Where All the Gold Came From<p>One of the most popular painters of all time, Gustav Klimt is well known for certain things (gold, gold …

Art History

The 10 best places celebrating anniversaries in 2018 to visit

A number of countries around the world are celebrating important anniversaries in 2018. With the year marking the 100-year anniversary of the end of …

Europe

12 Must-See Art Museum Exhibitions in 2018

One thing is for sure in 2018: there’s no shortage of good art to see. From the first major U.S. exhibition of long-overlooked abstract painter Hilma …

Art

How the modern world was shaped a century ago

2018 marks the centenary of 1918, a defining year that helped shape the modern world.<p>It was the year Great Britain and Ireland began to grant women the right to vote, after Suffragette demands lasting many years.<p>Their campaign had already seen the death of Emily Davison, who died after throwing …

Artists

Sofia Bonati's amazing ladies – in pictures

For the past couple of years, Sofia Bonati has been drawing intricate portraits of women against a backdrop of mazes and floral patterns. A self-taught artist from Argentina, now based in the UK, Bonati uses pencils, watercolours, inks, gouache and markers to portray “the intricacy of the female …

Photography

Flashback: forgotten Japanese anime a hallucinatory erotic masterpiece | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Japanese animation has long borrow­ed from Western sources, directly and indirectly. One of the more outré West-to-East anime produc­tions is …

Manga

The wonderfully weird illustrations of Artuš Scheiner

City dweller, successful fella, worked in a bank as a clerk but he thought to himself, “I want to live a life that’s a lot less monetary.” So he …

Artists

From Beyonce’s Pregnancy Photo to Brad Pitt’s Foray Into Sculpture, See 2017’s Top Celebrity Cameos in the Art World

Art World<p>Celebrities loved art in 2017.<p>& ,<p>Celebrities seemed to make more cameos in the art world this past year than ever before. There were the …

Shia LaBeouf

Two great masters—Auguste Rodin and Gustav Klimt—celebrate their centenary with a legendary showing

The 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris was a turning point in history on many accounts, but this was the first time that Auguste Rodin encountered …

Art

The Most Expensive Artworks Sold at Auction in 20171

The Most Expensive Artworks Sold at Auction in 2017<br>1. Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), sold for $450 million<br>2. Qi Baishi, Twelve Landscape Screens (1925), sold for $140.8 million<br>3. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982), sold for $110.4 million<br>4. Vincent van Gogh, Laboureur dans un champ (1889), sold for $81.3 million<br>5. Fernand Léger, Contraste de formes (1913), sold for $70 million<br>6. Andy Warhol, Sixty Last Suppers (1986), sold for $60.8 million<br>7. Gustav Klimt, Bauerngarten (1907), …

Don Hogan Charles (1938–2017)

POSTED December 26, 2017<p>Niraj Chokshi of the <i>New York Times</i> writes that Don Hogan Charles, the <i>Times</i>’ first black photographer who became well-known …

Photographers

The Year In Video Game Paintings, 2017

Another year, another crop of video game paintings doing their best to class up the place.<p>I invited my artist friend Curtis back to lend their …

Artists