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Katherine Brooks is the Senior Arts & Culture Editor of the Huffington Post.

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Why Do We Make Art? Author Explores The Depths Of Leonardo Da Vinci's Brain To Find Out

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 8:52 PM

"The good painter has to paint two principle things, that is to say, man and the intention of his mind. The first is easy and the second difficult." Leonardo da Vinci, the man who pondered these thought centuries ago, was an innovator across art and science, who obsessed not only...

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Celebrate Picasso's Birthday By Spending $6 Million On One Of His Paintings

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 8:51 PM

Today marks the birthday of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, born on this date 133 years ago. What better way to celebrate this joyous occasion than by preparing to spend $6 million on one of his paintings?

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Pablo Picasso, Portrait de femme (Marie-Thérèse), Oil on canvas,...

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Les tatouages très réalistes de Valentina Ryabova (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 6:59 PM

Elle s'appelle Valentina Ryabova et elle est tatoueuse autodidacte à St. Saint-Pétersbourg, en Russie.

Les œuvres sur les corps de ses clients varient des portraits de leurs bien-aimé(e)s ou membres de leurs familles aux représentations très détaillées d'animaux de compagnie, mais ce n'est pas ce qui fait la spécificité des...

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This Is Picasso's 'Guernica' Recreated Entirely From LEGO

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:11 AM

The world will celebrate Pablo Picasso's 133rd birthday on October 25. So how did master model builder Veronica Watson prepare for such an occasion? She spent a day and a half recreating "Guernica" entirely from LEGO.

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An All-LEGO brick recreation of Picasso’s Guernica created by...

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Most Artists Who Make A Living From Their Work Are White, Research Says

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:10 AM

A study compiled by data gurus BFAMFAPhD reaffirms what many, many, many critics have postulated -- American artists are facing a diversity problem. As The Washington Post reported, BFAMFAPhD's research reveals that most artists making a living from their work are white. And by...

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Les tatouages très réalistes de Valentina Ryabova (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Elle s'appelle Valentina Ryabova et elle est tatoueuse autodidacte à St. Saint-Pétersbourg, en Russie. Les œuvres sur les corps de ses clients varient des portraits de leurs bien-aimé(e)s ou membres de leurs familles aux représentations très détaillées d'animaux de compagnie, mais ce n'est pas ce qui fait la spécificité des...

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Dans un futur pas si lointain, les arbres fluorescents pourraient remplacer les lampadaires (VIDÉO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 12:00 PM

D'après Daan Roosegaarde, le futur de l'art et du design va de paire avec l'innovation.

Et son nouveau projet en est la preuve.

S'inspirant du biomimétisme, Daan Roosegaarde espère transformer les arbres des rues en sources de lumière. Comme les habilités luminescentes de la méduse, du champignon ou de la...

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A Robot Named 'Pepper' Is The Future Of Electronic Orchestras

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 9:26 AM

If there's one thing classical music needs, it's more robots.

Critics have been bemoaning the death of orchestra for some time, and -- judging by the not too rosy reality faced by many of America's symphonies and philharmonics -- the general public is all but...

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L'hyperréalisme à l'encre: Les tatouages de Valentina Ryabova

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Elle s'appelle Valentina Ryabova et elle est tatoueuse autodidacte à St. Pétersbourg, en Russie. Les oeuvres sur les corps de ses clients varient des portraits de leurs bien-aimé(e)s ou membres de leurs familles aux représentations très détaillées d'animaux de compagnie, mais ce n'est pas ce qui constitue la...

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How You Expect To Feel At An Art Museum Vs. How You Really Feel

(8) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 9:09 AM

The art world can be like a guarded fortress. Its expertly decorated walls are difficult to penetrate, and once inside, you might feel like a prisoner to other people's strange beliefs. Lots of people feel intimidated by today's art in particular, with its incomprehensible "masterpieces" and slightly disturbing figureheads. We...

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하이퍼리얼리즘을 타투로 표현했다! (사진)

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 10:03 PM

자세히 들여다보지 않으면 그림인지 사진인지 분간하기 힘들 정도로 정교한 타투가 있다.


아래 인스타그램 속 그림은 러시아의 상트페테르부르크에 사는 타투 아티스트 발렌티나 라보바의 작품이다. 그녀는 좋아하는 인물, 동물, 자연을 소재로 하이퍼리얼리즘(극사실주의) 타투를 그린다. 또 그녀의 타투 작품은 하나같이 섬세한 선과 강렬한 음영을 잘 표현하고 있다.

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French President Is Definitely Okay With That Giant 'Butt Plug' Sculpture

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 3:25 PM

France's President François Hollande is A-OK with the giant "butt plug" sculpture, in case you were wondering. So Paul McCarthy can sleep softly tonight knowing that his 80-foot inflatable sex toy tree has the country's national stamp of approval.

"France will always stand beside artists, as I stand...

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Tattoo Artist Valentina Ryabova Brings Inked Hyperrealism To The Human Body

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:17 AM

Valentina Ryabova is a self-taught tattoo artist from St. Petersburg, Russia. She tends to ink familiar designs -- images that involve faces of loved ones, elaborate animal homages and decadent floral arrangements. The subjects of her tattoos are not what sets Ryabova apart though.

One look at...

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세계 건축 축제(WAF)의 경이로운 건축물 33

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 11:36 PM

세계 건축 축제(World Architecture Festival, 이하 WAF)가 올해 10월 초 열렸다. 전 세계의 혁신적인 건축물 33개가 수상을 하며 행사가 마무리됐다. 운동장만한 중국의 지역사회 도서관부터 덴마크의 해양박물관, 스페인의 초현대적인 교회까지 WAF 수상작들은 굉장한 만큼 그 종류 또한 다양했다.

수상후보는 올해 초 전 세계 50개국 400개로 시작해, 이후 27개의 부문에 걸쳐...

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Once Again, The Banksy 'Arrest' Is A Giant Hoax. Repeat: A Hoax.

(2) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Banksy has not been arrested. Let's not bury the lede here, people. The news of his incarceration is, yet again, a hoax.

If you woke up this morning to a Twitter feed filled with recycled "OMG BANKSY WAS ARRESTED/WTF BANKSY WAS NOT ARRESTED" exclamations, here's why.

This...

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Flamenco: un photographe colombien offre un autre regard sur cette danse (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Quand on évoque le flamenco et ses danseurs, on imagine en général les cascades de jupes à froufrous et les ensembles rouges vifs des danseuses. Le tissu bouge au rythme des mouvements des danseuses et le spectateur ne peut s'empêcher de se délecter à la fois de la grâce de...

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Das sind die 33 beeindruckendsten und innovativsten Gebäude des Jahres

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 9:30 AM

Beim World Architecture Festival 2014 sind 33 Gebäude mit einem innovativen Design ausgezeichnet worden.

Von einer öffentlichen Bibliothek in China, die auch als Pausenhof für Kinder dient, bis zu einer hypermodernen Kirche in Spanien – es sind Gebäude, die kaum unterschiedlicher sein könnten, aber gemeinsam haben, dass sie wirklich...

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These Are The Real Stories Behind Some Of The Most Beautiful Colors In Art

(3) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 8:39 PM

Manganese black. Yellow ocher. Vermilion. Ultramarine. These pigments sound delicious. Their names are so sharp and elegant, it's as if the terms emote more meaning than just color. We can smell logwood, taste cochineal, touch mummy brown. There is just something (quite scientifically) alluring about a perfectly saturated...

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This 80-Foot 'Butt Plug' In Paris Isn't A Giant Sex Toy, It's A Paul McCarthy Sculpture

(106) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 11:25 AM

This week in art news, Parisians are up in arms over an 80-foot "butt plug" imagined by the art world's ultimate enfant terrible, Paul McCarthy.

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Of course, the massive sculpture isn't technically a butt plug. It's a Christmas tree, simply dubbed "Tree," that's made...

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Feminist Artist Uses Needlework To Put Men's Catcalls To Rest

(6) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 9:54 AM

A catcall -- made in the moment, often hollered casually with little forethought -- lasts only a few seconds. Once a statement like "Good morning, good looking" or "Why won't you talk to me? I'm not such a bad guy" has been hurled at a passerby (probably a woman), the...

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