Pablo Picasso once said that “sculpture is the art of the intelligence.” Indeed, sculpture has a long and storied history dating back to antiquity. In both Western and Eastern cultures, refined sculpture has been a hallmark of high culture. Whether using wood, stone, or metal, sculptors have achieved incredible results in three dimensions. And while there are plenty of marvelous sculptures that have been created over time, some have become landmarks in art history.
The macho, paint-flinging poster boys of Abstract Expressionism—Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning—are often considered the pioneers of the style.
In the grand scheme of things, our existence is a blip on the radar.
Have you ever wondered what is the tallest building in the world? Well, it is currently Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. This towering building holds the record at an impressive height of 828 meters, or 2,722 feet. With such a feat of architecture and engineering, the building is sure to be full of interesting stories and lessons to be learned.
The world wouldn’t be the place it is today without the sacrifices of those who have come before us.
World-renowned painter and sculptor Michelangelo—a star artist of the High Renaissance in Italy—remains one of the best known artists in...
When you look at a satellite map, the colors displayed range from white to deep brown. Earth's features—from icecaps to deserts—offer a seemingly infinite range of color when photographed from on high. Data scientist Erin Davis creates awesome data visualizations to help bring the “big picture” into focus.
The word crochet comes from the French term, which means “little hook.
When you think of a female hispanic artist, 9 chances out of 10, Frida Kahlo is on the top of...
Contemporary architect Zaha Hadid is one of the most revolutionary architects of our generation. Before her unexpected death at the age of 65 (when she was at the height of her career), Hadid was completing some of the most impressive projects in the world. Even now, Zaha Hadid Architects remains among the most prestigious architecture firms in the world and continues to defy expectations with column-free buildings and gravity-defying structures.
With so many vivid varieties of flowers in the world, it's no wonder that beautiful botanicals are a favorite subject...
In 1863, a French modernist painter named Édouard Manet shook up Parisian society with his painting Luncheon on the Grass.