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An exhibit opening in Boston explores “complexities of identity,” showcasing works of art by female photographers in Iran and the Arab world.
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More than 1,000 downloadable high-resolution images available for teaching and research at vrl.osu.edu follow the course of her career as a graduate student at the Yale School of Art to her large-scale public displays around the world.
Social practice is going mainstream as more artists focus their work on making an impact on problems like homelessness and pollution. But the question of how to judge activist art remains elusive
For over 20 years, armies of painters in Dafen Village in China have been churning out affordable knockoffs of priceless works.
A theory: in the course of long artistic careers, women are more likely than men to change form and style.
What happens when an artist’s inclinations towards her/his work conflict with her/his ability to sell and keep making it?
Steve Rose meets the artist who bared her buttocks for Yoko Ono, filmed herself having sex when movies couldn't say 'vagina', and made meat art long before Gaga
Considering the art of the painter Janet Fish, who currently has works spanning fifteen years on display at DC Moore Gallery, I found myself pulling books off the shelf by the philosopher Maurice M...
Books in the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both general and specialized audiences.
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For some artists, a work is done when it leaves the studio. Others keep tinkering in the galleries. One waits for the piece to “cry uncle”
After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — "Why aren't you married yet?" — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family...of mannequins. Over the course...
Garry Winnogrand’s contribution to street photography (he hates the term) is immeasurable and paramount. At the time of his death, he had 2,500 rolls of film undeveloped and 6,5000 developed but not yet proofed. Simply put, he was prolific with an undeniably unique vision. He also seems like he would be an entertaining person to have drinks with. Shot in the ‘70s, this video follows Winnogrand around Venice Beach as he takes photos and discuses his approach to photography.
Cindy Foley, the director of education at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, shares a unique perspective on what the visual arts can do for students—and why our kids need quality arts experiences now more than ever. For more …
Tate's new short film series, Unlock Art, offers a witty inside track on the world art. In this, A Brief History of Art Undressed, television presenter and writer Dawn O'Porter gives a whistle-stop tour of nudity in art, from its origins 25,000 years ago to the present day.
The legendary photographer Joel-Peter Witkin, previously featured here and now on view at LA’s Jack Ruthberg Gallery, weaves strange erotic narratives through his staged images, some of which take weeks to complete. His body of work reads like a love poem to the grotesque, transformi
Move over portrait photographers?
A new exhibition in New York looks back on the Nazis' devastating attack on modern art, featuring now-famous works from the original group of so-called degenerates.
yes, The Art that the nazis call "Degenerate"...
New research suggests the simple question “Are you a professional artist?” yields confusing, sometimes contradictory answers.
There’s something of a divide at It’s Nice That between those who appreciate comics and those who don’t, which is why artists like Talya are perfect for us as she dabbles in both comic book-making and brilliant illustration.
With lots of people on the web are using its images without credit or payment, Getty is betting that allowing broader free use can help the bottom line more than it harms it. But watch out: Ads may be on the way.
The Blanche Payne Regional Costume and Drawing Collection contains photographic prints, pattern drawings, watercolor paintings, and postcards that former UW faculty-member Blanche Payne collected or created on her research trips to the former Yugoslavia and various other countries during 1930 and 1936-1937.
The success of art has a lot to do with peer pressure, not necessarily quality, according to a Princeton researcher.
I put together my first selection of Forty Galleries You Should Know if You Love Paint in 2012. As with everything in life, a lot has changed in the art world over the past two years. Some of my favorite galleries have … Continue reading →
Originally featured at the annual Berlin Falling Walls conference, artists Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson collaborated to create Moon, a digital canvas...