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

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60 Years Of Jane Doe Portraits Give Nameless Women The Attention They Deserve

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 8:12 PM

On May 10, 1950, the body of an unidentified woman with red hair and freckles was found in Bath, West Virginia. An unnamed individual had been mushroom hunting along U.S. Route 522 when he stumbled upon the Jane Doe. Forensic experts determined that she was between 35 and 50 years...

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'소니 월드 포토그래피 어워드' 최종 후보자들의 놀라운 사진 35

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2015 | 3:15 PM

최대 규모의 국제 사진대회 '소니 월드 포토그래피 어워드'의 2015년 최종 후보자 명단이 지난 2월 발표됐다. 이번 대회를 위해 171개국에서 17만3천장이 넘는 사진이 모였다. 2007년 처음 시작된 이 대회는 이제까지 230개가 넘는 나라에서 70만장이 넘는 사진이 출품됐다.

소니 월드 포토그래피 어워드는 ▲공개 콘테스트(Open), ▲전문 사진작가(Professional), ▲청소년(Youth, 만 19세 이하),...

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Here's Gandhi As A Hipster, And Other World Leaders Turned Too Cool

(7) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 8:52 AM

Once upon a time, young designer Amit Shimoni was contemplating the state of Israeli cultural icons. He Googled a photo of Theodor Herzl, 19th century founder of the World Zionist Organization, and was surprised to see only two accurate photographs of the known figure. He compared his findings...

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This Dance Project Is Out To Prove Climate Change Is An Issue We Can't Ignore

(24) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 1:58 PM


"I know scientists are frustrated," Karole Armitage, the famed dancer and choreographer, explained over the phone. "They’ve been giving the facts for more than 25 years and it hasn’t changed behavior."

Armitage is talking about climate change, and for good reason. She's...

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Das passiert, wenn Studenten bekannte Nacktbilder nachstellen

(6) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 11:55 AM

"Nacktbilder sind gerade so richtig angesagt", witzelt der Fotograf Matthew Leifheit in einem Interview mit der Huffington Post USA. Leifheit trägt viele berufliche Titel. Darunter Bildredakteur bei "Vice" und Chefredakteur des "MATTE Magazins".

SVA: "School of Visual Arts"

Neuerdings hat er eine Position an...

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Australian Museum Is Giving Naked Fans What They Want -- Nude Art Tours

(3) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 9:46 AM

Nude. Art. Tours. At first, the trend of ogling masterpieces in the buff seems like a cleverly planned gimmick -- a promotional ploy aimed at upping the ante of arts coverage across the internet.

But when you speak to artist Stuart Ringholt, someone who's currently hosting nude art tours...

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Craft Beer Book Is Celebrating The Best Art From Breweries Around The World

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 9:28 AM

Craft beer production is up. And, according to Time, consumption is too. Whereas total U.S. beer sales, including unwavering brands like Budweiser and Miller, inched up by only 0.5% in 2014, the world of microbreweries soared upwards 18% by volume and 22% in dollars. Imbibers are embracing small...

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This Is What A $50 Million Artwork Looks Like Today

(12) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 9:25 AM

If you've been pondering what $50 million could snag you in the contemporary art world today, Sotheby's has an answer, and it looks like this:

lichtenstein the ring

Above is the work of Pop Art darling Roy Lichtenstein, who in 1962 created the comic book...

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南北戦争からアフガニスタン戦争まで アメリカ兵の栄光と苦悩(画像集)

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 6:05 AM


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La street art non è eterna. Ma questo progetto di Google sta provando a cambiare la situazione (FOTO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 5:59 AM

Se siete degli amanti degli artisti di strada, probabilmente siete abituati a vedere le vostre opere preferite sparirvi davanti agli occhi. I graffiti, gli stencil e i disegni creati con la colla di riso sono, per la loro natura, effimeri. Che siano pianificati oppure...

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(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 12:50 AM


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This Is What Happens When Art Students Recreate Famous Nude Masterpieces (NSFW)

(206) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 9:14 PM

"Nudes are hot right now," photographer Matthew Leifheit mused in an email exchange with HuffPost. Leifheit has many titles, among them VICE photo editor and editor-in-chief of MATTE Magazine. Recently, he's taken on a faculty position at the School of Visual Arts in New York City,...

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What Bacteria And Smell Have To Do With Feminism Today

(19) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 8:53 AM


Can you imagine what's it like to hand-collect bacterial specimens from 100 of your closest female friends and colleagues? According to Anicka Yi, the intrepid artist behind a new installation at New York's Kitchen space, it requires...

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Street Art Isn't Forever. But This Google Project Is Trying To Change That.

(6) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 9:02 AM

If you're a follower of street art, you get used to seeing your favorite works disappear before your eyes. The wheat pastes, graffiti and stencils that show up on walls across the globe are, by their very nature, ephemeral. Whether they're planned or spontaneous, commissioned or illicit, street artworks are...

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베를린에서 365장의 셀프 사진을 찍는 발레리노(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 4:34 AM

베를린에 사는 미카엘 저우는 사진작가이자 발레리노다. 타이완-프랑스계 미국인인 그는 베를린을 배경으로 '365 Photos'라는 셀프 포트레이트 시리즈를 찍고 있다. 모든 것은 그 혼자 계획하고 결정한다.


미카엘은 예전에 파리 거리에서도 현대무용과 발레 공연을 한 적이 있다. 지나가는 관광객들의 그의 모습을 무수히 찍어갔다. 여기에서 힌트를 얻은 그는 직접 카메라를...

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Fotógrafa brasileira retrata idosas que vivem sozinhas em Nova York (FOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 9:51 PM

“Mesmo com toda a pressa e agitação da cidade de Nova York, muitas mulheres idosas conseguem manter suas vidas com graça e ritmo próprio”, diz a fotógrafa brasileira Patrícia Monteiro, de São Paulo, em seu site.

“‘Life Ever After’ [Vida Para Sempre] documenta uma comunidade de mulheres...

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12 Street Artists From Brooklyn Celebrate The DIY Culture Of Berlin

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 11:26 AM

A new street art exhibition in Germany, aptly titled "Persons of Interest," is celebrating the spirit of two iconic art cities: Brooklyn and Berlin.

Both towns are known not just for their graffiti and street art, but for their greater DIY culture, marked by an influx of...

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The Ohio Festival That's Challenging The Misconceptions Of Classical Music

(3) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Nico Muhly. Hilary Hahn. Hauschka.

These are figures in a rising tide of classical music, a genre marked less -- these days -- by artistry stubbornly rooted in tradition, and more by experimentation and collaboration amongst musicians gleefully willing to buck expectations. One of them, Muhly, has worked with indie...

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Photographer-Dancer Mickael Jou Is Taking 365 Self-Portraits Around The City Of Berlin

(17) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 11:21 AM

Mickael Jou is a photographer. And Mickael Jou is a dancer. His project "365 Photos" succinctly captures these two passions, in a series of urban snapshots that showcase the Taiwanese-French-American flexing his ballet skills all over Berlin. What sets him apart from the herd of choreographically inclined photographers,...

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One Artist Imagines A Sci-Fi Salon, Beautifully Warped Chairs And All

(2) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Imagine you're attending a Gertrude Stein-style salon. And you've arrived at the gathering only to find yourself facing a set of chairs, beckoning you to sit, as one is wont to do at a salon. But as you grow closer to the inner sanctum, you begin to notice the strangeness...

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