In 1937, in one of the worst civilian casualties of the Spanish Civil War, Fascist forces bombed the village of Guernica in Northern Spain. For Pablo Picasso, the tragedy sparked a frenzied period of work in which he produced a massive anti-war mural, titled “Guernica.” How can we make sense of this overwhelming image, and what makes it a masterpiece of anti-war art? Iseult Gillespie investigates.
Why the Constitution is an inherently progressive document
A law professor on how the left can articulate a progressive vision of the Constitution.
How the smartphone is in fact the modern day painting
Smartphones have evolved into pieces of art that are meant to be savoured each and every time you lay eyes on them.
How Lucian Freud painted himself by painting others
“Nobody is representing anything," Lucian Freud once said of all art, including his own. “Everything is autobiographical and everything is a portrait, even if it's a chair." Elsewhere, the grandson of Sigmund Freud announced that, “My work is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surrou...
Dad and daughter relationships, as explained by 10 paintings.
How One Photographer Is Documenting Maternal Health in Africa
I have been following Italian social documentarian and photographer Paolo Patruno's moving photographs about motherhood and childbirth from sub-Saharan A...
What was that document that Jeremy Corbyn brandished in the TV debate?
Does Boris Johnson really want to sell our ‘NHS to the United States and big pharma?’, writes John Rentoul
Top EPA official under investigation in document destruction
A top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) political appointee is under investigation for his suspected involvement in the destruction of important documents that should have been retained,
How this Chennai student helped in documenting birds
Marsh harriers, Bonelli’s eagles, and Indian rollers... student Vikas Madhav has helped SSN College of Engineering document over 125 species of birds in their campus
So bad it's good: Why do people love these terrible paintings?
Sometimes when things go very very wrong in the right way, it can be wonderful.
How artists create 3D paintings that jump from the street 👨🎨
3D Joe and Max was founded by Joe Hill and the late Max Lowry, two artists who met in art school. They use anamorphic art techniques to create realistic 3D paintings that jump off the ground. Here's how they make their work pop! 🎨
PhotoEssay » Body Painting Artists Show Off Their Amazing Artistry in Equatorial Guinea
The first edition of the annual Equatorial Guinea Bodypainting Festival 2019 was held at the new Malabo Amusement Park.
Tracy Chevalier: why I travelled the world to see every Vermeer painting
Captivated by Girl With a Pearl Earring, the author wrote a bestselling novel telling its story. Twenty years on, she recounts her quest to all of the artist’s paintings up close
South Africa: Grade 10 Learner Sells His Paintings to Pay for School
Innocent Mukanyima wants to finish school before becoming a professional artist
How a painting of the Ku Klux Klan is causing a stir in Texas
A 30-foot panorama of modern-day klansmen has become the focus of an intense debate about appropriation and the use of historical violence in art
How Jack Kerouac left a legacy of rarely seen 'beat paintings'
Just as Kerouac’s work featured real people from his life and adventures turned into fictional pastiches, so did his art
Why sports teams and Kendall Jenner are painting everything pink
The research on this comes from the 1970s, which found one shade of pink to "have a maximal effect on reducing hyper-excitability.
How an unusual painting by Tyeb Mehta went on to break records
In 1978, cultural preservationist Aman Nath saw the painting develop from scratch
Dutch art detective recovers stolen Picasso painting after 20 years
Arthur Brand found 1938 work Buste de Femme in Amsterdam and recognised detail on back
Painting Cows To Look Like Zebras Has A Surprising Benefit
Painting stripes on cows can be amusing -- and it has serious advantages for cattle and humans, according to a study.