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Download Over 300+ Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

Yesterday, we wrote about the Wellcome Library’s opening up of its digital archives and making over 100,000 medical images freely available online. If you’ve already made your way through this choice selection (or if the prospect of viewing a 19th century…

Filippo Brunelleschi – Linear perspective

Linear perspective, a system of creating an illusion of depth on a flat surface. All parallel lines (orthogonals) in a painting or drawing using this system converge in a single vanishing point on the composition’s horizon line. Filippo Brunelleschi (Italian:…

Amalgamma: A New Way To Concrete Architecture 3-D Printing

  A group of Masters students from the Bartlett School of Architecture has developed a new method for 3D printing concrete that combines two existing 3D printing methods, extrusion and powder bed printing, to 3D print large and structurally sound…

Confrontation and Disruption in a New Exhibition by Chinese-American Artist Xiaoze Xie

In his latest exhibition, “Confrontation and Disruption,” Chinese American artist Xiaoze Xie invites his audience to explore a fresh reading of time and memory mixed with a powerful reflection on global concerns. Xie tackles street confrontations with the police, refugees,…

Iranian Calligraphy Meets Comic Books and Western Pop Culture in Jason Noushin’s Art

In his exhibition “All Her Number’d Stars”, currently on at Susan Eley Gallery in New York City, Iranian-British artist Jason Noushin explores the dynamic interplay between the two cultures that undergird his identity. Noushin left Iran when he was 13 years old,…

How Art Can Transform The Internet

“The aesthetics of internet art… won’t conform to any that we’ve known before.” The internet has created a vast new canvas for artists seeking to explore the intersection of physical and digital spaces. In this video essay, Evan Puschak (also…

The grand gestures hiding in Parisian churches

The narrative of 18th-century French art traditionally portrays the death of Louis XIV in 1715 as marking the end of the public, state art of the grand siècle and ushering in an art that is usually characterised as aristocratic, secular,…

The Romans did not believe that to have a copy of an artwork was of any less value that to have the original.

The Romans did not believe, as we do today, that to have a copy of an artwork was of any less value that to have the original. Greek art certainly had a powerful influence on Roman practice; the Roman poet…

Art Movements

Art Movements is a weekly collection of news, developments, and stirrings in the art world. After lawyers for artist Yoshitomo Nara wrote to the Korean cosmetic company W.Lab to demand that it recall one of its products that features a…