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The Armory Show at 100: Still a "Must See" for New Yorkers

Henry Miller | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Henry Miller

The New York Historical Society's blockbuster exhibition -- "The Armory Show at 100" -- runs through February 23. A major feature of the arts season l...

Last Chance for Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Paintings at the Frick Museum

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The fifteen paintings selected for the Frick's presentation are among the most important in the Mauritshuis's holdings.

Little-Known Facts From the World's Best Museums

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We tapped the most in-the-know tour guides and experts to tease out little-known facts behind the works at the world's greatest museums

Inventor or Artist? An Interview with Tim Jenison of Tim's Vermeer

Kristin McCracken | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Modestly successful in his lifetime, then relatively forgotten, Vermeer was rediscovered in the 19th Century. He has since become regarded as a grand master.

Interview With Shalom Tomas Neuman, Winner of Italy's Prize for Art, Giglio d'Oro 2013

Lisa Chau | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

Fusionism is expansive, inclusive. There are no limits to the combinations, of disciplines and techniques one can invent. Fusionism integrates and liberates; it creates dialogue and community.

Your Favorite Paintings Come To Life In These Disturbingly Hilarious Animations (NSFW)

Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts

This strange and hilarious video comes to us courtesy of animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker and Trudy Cooper. They took some of the world's most famous a...

10 Hyperrealistic Paintings That Will Forever Pervert Your View Of Art History (NSFW)

Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

When Gustav Courbet painted "The Origin Of The World" in 1866, he shocked the world with his realistic depiction of a nude woman's lower half. Yet the...

An Erotic History Of Humanity (NSFW)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

Contemporary artists like Jeff Koons and Sarah Lucas may have a handle on today's erotic art market, but history has had a long relationship with sexu...

Breaking the Frame: A Cinematic Immersion Into The Art and Life of Carolee Schneemann at the 51st New York Film Festival

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

On Sunday, October 6th, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., The 51st New York Film Festival presents the New York City premiere of Breaking the Frame, a lyrical film testament of the life and art of Carolee Schneemann.

Is All Of Art History Actually Inspired By David Lynch's Hair?

Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts

Breaking news, art historians both expert and amateur. The entire trajectory of art history as we know it may actually be derived from -- wait for it ...

10 Works Of Art That Will Define Our Age

Posted 12.10.2013 | Arts

Looking back over the centuries of art history, it might be easy for you to rattle off a good list of masterpieces that -- in your humble opinion -- r...

14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

From Gustav Klimt's gilded aesthetic to Hieronymus Bosch's devilish landscapes, the realm of art history has seen its fair share of radical painters. ...

Both Sides Now

John Feffer | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
John Feffer

Most people of a certain age in East-Central Europe have seen both sides of the major split of the 20th century. They grew up under Communism, and then after a certain point they suddenly were living under capitalism.

Taking the Jew Out of Jesus -- and Putting It Back

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Classical artworks washed out all traces of Judaism in the personae of Jesus, his family, and followers -- despite the fact that they were all dedicated practicing Jews throughout their lives.

Classic Paintings Get a Digital Makeover (on an iPad!)

VisualNews.com | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
VisualNews.com

It's a mashup of classical artwork and the digital age in Paul Vera-Broadbent's fascinating reworking of history. He's taken the works of past masters and redone them as faceted modern day tributes that look like they could have popped out of a video game.

Was A Long Lost Michelangelo Sculpture Finally Found?

Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

Art historians and restorers gathered excitedly in Spain last week to catch a glimpse of "San Giovannino," a sculpture which, according to the New Yor...

Repetition

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Many artists have had a bear-monomaniacal relationship with a theme, place, or subject: Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire; Josef Albers, squares; Jasper Johns, flags; Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral or haystacks or poplars; Giorgio Morandi, bottles; G. B. Piranesi, Roman ruins; or quite wonderfully, John Gibson, balls.

Women in Art: A Tale of a Revolutionary Contemporary

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Young artists like Susan Rothenberg, who came of age in the early 1970s, became frustrated with this "dead end." Rothenberg had made classic minimalist -- what she called "Gestalt" -- paintings, comprised of a few colors in geometric shapes.

The Lone Warrior: Vulkan 'Krusades' for Hip Hop

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Rapper Vulkan the Krusader has assembled a new album entitled V which he says is inspired by his fascination with films , comic books , and a nineteenth century French painting.

A New Look at Perception (Thank You, El Greco)

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.13.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The El Greco fallacy is a peculiar kind of illogical thinking, which is highly intuitive but obviously wrong once it's illuminated. It may be keeping alive one of the most popular -- but questionable -- ideas now current in the field of human perception.

RIP, Thomas McEvilley

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Despite the philosophical depth and discriminatory nuance composing the essays McEvilley published regularly in Artforum, they are also marked by a clarity that made them enthralling to read.

Ancient Graffiti Found At Colosseum

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts

ROME — A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum's only intact internal passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black, green and blue fr...

Best Art Books Of 2012

Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts

The end of 2012 is nigh, so what better way to celebrate the countdown to the new year than with the books that made this year a little more interesti...

Alexander Calder at Fondation Beyeler and Art Basel Miami Beach

VernissageTV | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

Alexander Calder's hanging mobile Snow Flurry is one of his most popular works. The delicate white kinetic sculpture is reminiscent of snowflakes. It comes from the artist's own collection and has been widely exhibited.

New Analysis Shows Cavemen Better At Animal Drawings Than Modern Artists

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 12.06.2012 | Arts

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/05/2012 05:04 PM EST on LiveScience Paleolithic people living more than 10,000 yea...