Like many artists, Marc Quinn explores the notion of self through portraiture. But his self-portraiture offers an unexpected—and squeamish—twist to the genre. In his 1991 sculpture titled Self, he began to use his body as raw material for the piece. He made a cast of his own head and filled it with 10 pints of his blood immersed in frozen silicone. To keep the piece in a solid state, its temperature is maintained at -0.
From gleaming skyscrapers to rows of townhouses, each city has its own unique identity and painter Maja Wrońska captures them...
Science and art have walked hand in hand for centuries and nothing shows this better than a new book published...
Situated near Nieuwmarkt station in Amsterdam is a hidden gem for comic fans. Founded in 1968, Lambiek is the oldest comic shop in the world. And while it is well worth taking a trip to the Netherlands to see the brick-and-mortar location, the store offers another valuable resource for anyone interested in comic art: Comiclopedia.
The kimono is an icon of traditional Japanese style and culture.
Texas-based artist Gil Bruvel captures feelings of tranquility in his ongoing series of sculptures.
French street artist Mantra brings his mother's garden to Versailles with a mural titled Where Amazement Blooms. Mantra is known for his paintings of the natural world, and for this mural, he was inspired by the plants, flowers, and insects he saw growing up. Based on photos taken in his mother's garden, the realistic mural shows butterflies perched on different flowers. The location of the mural makes the subject all the more appropriate.
For years, artist David Hockney has impressed the world with his distinctive, colorful paintings.
British artist Rebecca Louise Law creates immersive installations using real dried flowers.
Drawing may be a two-dimensional art form, but David Morrison is able to create illustrations that resemble the real-life subject. Using colored pencils as his utensil of choice, he masterfully renders different types of flora in exquisite detail. As a result, these depictions of flowers, fruits, and leaves look as though they are sitting on top of the page, and not actually drawn on it.
The Giza pyramids are the dramatic backdrop for a new installation by anonymous Spanish artist SpY.
A single tree offers a unique way to chronicle the changes that happen over the course of a year.