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Remembering David Armstrong, A Monumental Force In New York Photography

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

David Armstrong, the Arlington, Massachusetts-born photographer who rose to prominence alongside contemporary Nan Goldin in the late 1970s, died this ...

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

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

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 p...

Cezanne, Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, Gauguin And Toulouse-Lautrec Are In The Building

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts

ATLANTA (AP) — An exhibition at Atlanta's High Museum of Art showcases a group of impressionist and post-impressionist works amassed by a private co...

Most Artists Who Make A Living From Their Work Are White

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts

A study compiled by data gurus BFAMFAPhD reaffirms what many, many, many critics have postulated -- American artists are facing a diversity problem. A...

A Giant 'Butt Plug' Sculpture Is A-OK With France's President

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts

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 toni...

This Isn't A Giant 'Sex Toy.' It's A Sculpture By A Famous Artist.

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

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. ...

Everything You Need To Know About Rembrandt's Last 20 Years

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — There are few artists with a more famous face than Rembrandt. The Dutch master painted himself repeatedly throughout his career. Four...

A Question of Purpose - with Bob Nickas

j.frede | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Should everything an artist makes be considered as Art? Or does it require the artist to declare it as art before it is made precious? I have been t...

The Story of Art By Dimitar Solakov (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Bulgarian artist Dimitar Solakov never had a proper academical education on the history of art. One day he decided not to be ashamed of that anymore and to use it as a kind of advantage.

My Afternoon at Art/Prize in Grand Rapids

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

This afternoon I visited Grand Rapid's beautiful art museum (GRAM) for their yearly student art exhibition, Art/Prize and though I arrived somewhat frazzled, I left in a state of deep contentment.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.06

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Leaving at first light with the dew covered drawing machine lashed to the cabins roof we motoring out of Wick Harbor. Soon we were sailing under full sail south bound with an incredible sunrise off our portside.

Drawn at Sea -- Drawing no.05

j.frede | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Once out to sea we changed our bearing for south and sailed down the coast of Hoy. Its majestic cliffs were stunning and soon the famous "Old Man of Hoy" came into view.

Drawn At Sea: Drawing no.04

j.frede | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
j.frede

After lashing down the drawing machine at the ships bow we sailed out of Pierowall Marina at 9:40am, two hours later than we had intended to sail due to heavy fog.

Someone's Making A Vincent Van Gogh Musical, So We Wrote The Playbill For Them

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts

To the delight of many diehard Impressionist fans, and the chagrin of those opposed entirely to the genre of musical theater, someone in Amsterdam is ...

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.03

j.frede | Posted 11.25.2014 | Arts
j.frede

Today we sailed around the entirety of the island of Papa Westray. Onboard aside from the Clipperton Crew is IVANOV, CHAN and their young daughter.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.02

j.frede | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
j.frede

I loaded the drawing machine while we were grounded in Sanday's Otters Wick bay. Housed in its rope case and tied down to the cabins roof I suspect there will be more movement at this position on the boat.

These Disturbing 'Alien' Portraits Are More Familiar Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts

The face is one of the most analyzed, stereotyped, idolized and judged aspects of the human body. From the eyebrows to the chin, people across the glo...

Windshield Decal Semiotics and Doctrinaire Cultism in the Artwork of Brendan Donnelly

Annabel Osberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The title of Brendan Donnelly's first exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery, "How To Be A Magician In Your Spare Time," is something of a misnomer--the show has little to do with magic. However, the emptiness of the titular promise is itself an ironic trick in keeping with the artist's skepticism of magisterial charlatanry.

Drawn at Sea: Drawing no.01

j.frede | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
j.frede

At 11:23, I loaded the drawing machine with Drawing No.01, shortly after we left port.

Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries Celebrates 10th Anniversary (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries is an event that brings more than 60'000 visitors to the second largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv, to atten...

'Sea Tree' Is The Floating Green Oasis That Could Bring Nature To The City

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

“The waterfront no longer places a limitation on city expansion, in fact it is the new frontier!” So begins the description for "Sea Tree," a f...

Shinique Smith Is The Renaissance Woman Of Contemporary Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

Shinique Smith is a Renaissance woman. She studied ballet when she was just four years old. She trained at the Baltimore School for the arts, honing h...

NoPlace, Tidens Krav, and UKS in Oslo, Norway

Kari Adelaide | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

NoPlace is an artist run space organized by Jason Havneraas, Kristian Skylstad, Karen Nikgol, Hans Christian Skovholt, and Petter Buhagen. During Not Red But Green, Per Kristian Nygård constructed and grew an impressive, hilly landscape of grassy mounds, receding mysteriously into an interior room.

Defacing A Banksy Mural Could Now Set You Back $13K

AP | LINDSAY WHITEHURST | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Monday to defacing two Park City murals believed to have been done by the mysterious British ...

Kids Review Famous Paintings, Prove The Best Art Critics Are 5 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts

How important is it to introduce kids to art? According to British artist Jake Chapman, not very important at all. In an interview with The Independen...