Since bursting onto the contemporary art scene in the 1980s, Anish Kapoor has made a name for himself as one of today’s top sculptors. The British Indian artist crafts meditative works that span medium and message, culminating in a diverse portfolio driven by the artist’s own considerations. “I, in the end, make art for myself,” Kapoor explained.
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In 1874, several artists based in Paris banded together to hold an independent art show.
Happy April Fools’ Day!
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, remembering to find time to relax can be tough. However, this collection of creative zen gifts is guaranteed to put your mind at ease and help you take a much-needed breather. Ranging from serene decor—including a glowing lunar lamp and cactus candles—to fun, calming games (cat Jenga, anyone?), these goodies put a quirky twist on traditional relaxation products.
Today, museums around the world are working to digitize their collections.
Though famously short in stature, leprechauns have landed a big role in Irish folklore.
When you were younger, you likely wished your mom a Happy Mother’s Day with a homemade gift or handcrafted card. Often adorned with painted handprints or paste-covered macaroni, these thoughtful presents let your mom know how much you care. Inspired by this personal approach, we’ve put together a selection of DIY kits that will send your mom a message from your heart (and hands) this Mother’s Day.
For nearly 50 years, Dale Chihuly has practiced the glistening art of glassmaking.
During the Italian Renaissance, a wave of pioneering painters, sculptors, and draftsmen ushered in a golden age of art and...
In 1871, American artist James McNeill Whistler completed one of today’s most famous paintings. Known colloquially as Whistler’s Mother, Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 has captivated viewers with its understated simplicity and straightforward composition for nearly 150 years. While this piece is arguably Whistler’s most famous creation, it is not the only thing worth knowing about the artist, whose life story includes foreign homes, feuds with friends, and even fighting peacocks.
For a glimpse into fin de siècle Paris, look no further than the work of the Impressionists.
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, you’ve probably already picked out the perfect card or present for mom.