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Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Shouldn't the most authoritative of our cultural institutions, certainly those renown globally, be so sensitive as to represent the history of international art with the like mindedness of diplomats to mitigating the injuries historically wrought by political and cultural colonizations?

On Art That Isn't There... and Writing About It

Terence Clarke | Posted 01.27.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

A critic writing about the Mona Lisa should be able somehow to make you feel the way you feel when you are looking at the Mona Lisa. But describing an entire individual piece of art that is so ephemeral as to not be there at all is a different task.

Macabre Adventures In Denmark

Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts

Keeping company in the art world doesn't only lead to a nice leisurely lunch, it leads to whole movements; think of Braque and Picasso, or Rembrandt a...

Art Collective Brings Spain's Drinking Water Problem To Light

Posted 03.15.2012 | Arts

If you're ever touring the warm Spanish city of Madrid, you may get a little parched. That is because about 50% of the city's public drinking fountain...

VIDEO: Artist Explores Psychedelic Femininity

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

The Swiss artist talks to Adrian Searle about her new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, which features psychedelic video works and a pair of underpan...

PHOTOS: Guess The Artist: Answer Revealed!

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Earlier this week, we showed you the work of art below and asked you to guess the artist who created it. Thousands of you guessed in our poll, but onl...

Guess The Artist (The Answer May Surprise You)

Posted 08.05.2011 | Arts

Known as "the painter of light" (no, not Thomas Kinkade), this 19th century European artist was best known for his landscape paintings. Guess the arti...

Archive Of Nazi-Looted Art Goes Online

The Guardian | Sam Jones | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Despite a reputation for reaching for their revolvers at the merest mention of culture, the Nazis were among the most ruthless, avaricious and methodi...

Getty Museum To Return Painting Looted By Nazis

AP | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- The J. Paul Getty Museum says it will return a 370-year-old painting that once belonged to an art dealer who fled Holland when the Nazi...

'I Read, I Think, I Paint'

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

One could call him a technophobe, if he didn't happen to be the very antithesis. Caselli has been painting microchips, their impact on society and interpersonal, human relations since the 1950s.

WATCH: 'Mondrian's House:' An Exact Replica Of His House, Paintings In Paris Retrospective

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Aside from being a seminal European post-war artist and founder of the De Stijl movement, Piet Mondrian is one of those artists that had an all encomp...

AUCTION HOUSE EXHIBIT: Art Inspired By 'Divine Comedy' On View At Sotheby's

nytimes.com | CAROL VOGEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The line between auction houses and art galleries keeps blurring. It is no longer unusual for Sotheby's and Christie's to take over entire galleries. ...

DESIGN EXHIBITION: European Design Exhibition Coming To Milwaukee Art Museum

artdaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

MILWAUKEE, WI.- The Milwaukee Art Museum's newest feature exhibition, European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century, opens October 9, 2010. It i...

Dr. Leslie King Hammond's Artistic Vitality (VIDEO)

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Cooper

With all of Dr. King-Hammond's success, nothing may bring her more satisfaction then the gift of spreading the love that art can bring to one's life. This is something the doctor can attest to first hand.