Art

A Giant Twisting Serpent Skeleton Emerges from the Loire River in France
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Completed in 2012, Serpent d'océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping (previously) situated off the shore of the Loire River where it empties into the Bay of Biscay just outside of Nantes, France. Measuring nearly 425 feet (130 meters) in length the curving skeleton m

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, will dedicate a retrospective exhibition to the 17th-century master Johannes Vermeer for the first time in its history
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The Rijksmuseum's exhibition in 2023 will include masterpieces such as The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Mauritshuis, The Hague), The Geographer (Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main), Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid (The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin) and Woman Holding a Balance (The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC). Works never before shown to the public in the Netherlands will include the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister i…

Industrial robot continuously sweeps blood-like fluid in sun yuan + peng yu's 'can't help myself'
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In sun yuan and peng yu’s can’t help myself, an industrial robot turns and flexes restlessly, programmed to ensure that a thick, deep red liquid stays within a predetermined area. part of the the international art exhibition may you live in interesting times, curated by ralph rugoff for the 2019 venice art biennale, the robot is placed within a transparent ‘cage’, almost like a creature captured and put on display.

No Man Is an Island
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Artists Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz and Sheldon Scott keep alive the memory of the African diaspora in communities of color in the American South.

William Baillie-Grohman's *Sport in Art* (1913)
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William Baillie-Grohman’s text on the art of hunting reproduces 243 illustrations and 400 years of arcane knowledge related to the pursuit of animals.

The Connection Between Mental Illness and Creativity - Google Arts & Culture
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Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.

Following Social Media Censorship, Viennese Museums Take Their Art to OnlyFans
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Efforts to post works featuring nudity on Facebook and TikTok ended in deletion and warnings.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude
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Christo Vladimirov Javacheff (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (1935–2009), known as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, were artists noted for their large-scale, site-specific environmental installations, often large landmarks and landscape elements wrapped in fabric, including the Wrapped Reichstag, The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Running Fence in California, and The Gates in New York City's Central Park.

Vermeer's 'hidden' Cupid is the enigmatic artist's latest mystery
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A long-lost Cupid in one of Vermeer's best-known paintings has been revealed after three centuries. But it's far from the only unsolved mystery in the Dutch artist's life.

Flower Power by Fábio Gomes Trindade in Goiás, Brasil (3 artworks)
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Street Artist Fábio Gomes Trindade by Fábio Gomes Trindade in Rua Seis, Conjunto Arco Iris, Trindade, Goiás, Brasil.

Art Student's 407-Piece Hand-Carved Wooden Clock Literally Writes The Time
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The 22yr-old Suzuki Kango's "Plock" is a mechanical clock made of 400+ parts that writes the time with styluses on a board every minute.

Arête
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In discussing arête, Plato leads the examination of humankind’s quest for excellence.

Reticello
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Watch as William Gudenrath demonstrates the Reticello technique. Reticello (Italian, "glass with a small network"), is a type of blown glass made with canes ...

How To Get Better at Painting - Without Painting Anything
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John Wooden died in 2009. But if you're a basketball coach today, you're still living in his shadow. And for good reason. Wooden's record as a basketball coach for UCLA remains unmatched. He was notorious for his attention to detail, down to training his players how to put on their socks and lace

How To Make the Perfect, Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich
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Imagine the most delicious mash-up of a grilled ham and cheese sandwich and a decadent stack of buttery French toast. You’d have tender-crisp, custardy bread stuffed with sweet ham and gooey Gruyère cheese that oozes with every bite.

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