General relativity isn’t only a powerfully descriptive theory, but there’s a beauty in its elegance.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
The exhibition includes the kind of art not held in any Australian collection.
Sir Edwin Landseer, Rent-day in the wilderness, 1868. Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland
Anyone who has even a passing interest in art exhibitions or how culture can define a country should allocate a good few hours to contemplating these riches from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Anita Hustas performing in Melbourne.
Music is ubiquitous in our lives, but where are the spaces for boundary-pushing experimentation?
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Trace fiber from Freud’s couch under crossed polars with Quartz wedge compensator (#1), 2015, unique jacquard woven tapestry, 2.9m x 2m.
© Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
In the middle of a rose garden, on a leafy road in northwest London, nestles the Freud Museum – though the petals, in October, are tumbling. The house, at 20 Maresfield Gardens, is the proud bearer of…
Infrastruktur, Nicole Wermers, 2015 at Tramway in Glasgow.
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Shortlisted for the Turner in 1997, Christine Borland discusses the suffocating nature of the prize and its shortsighted attempts to branch out.
Can the arts be a bridge to other worlds?
Is a novella published 130 years ago our best bet for explaining the worlds of 4D and beyond?
It may seem like photographer Greg Marinovich captured a bare landscape in his photos of Marikana, but the dreary photos are filled with haunting memories of the massacre that took place there.
© Greg Marinovich
The Marikana tragedy has dominated recent South African memory and produced many different aesthetic responses.
Who, exactly, was Catherine II, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia?
Catherine II by Fyodor Rokotov. The Hermitage/ Wikimedia Commons.
Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The legacy of Catherine the Great is currently on show at the National Gallery of Victoria. But who, exactly was Catherine II, the Empress of Russia?
The selfie that (according to Jonathan Jones) would ‘turn Titian on’.
If Kim Kardashian is being peddled to us as both art and feminism, we – and she – are in really dire straits.
Do you like your coffee to have artistic flair? Recent research shows we're likely to pay more for a coffee with latte art than a mere 'flat' white.
Artists and satirists have long played around with currency. With fiscal uncertainty only on the up, artsy cash is becoming more and more prevalent.
White painter William Gilbert Gaul’s To the End (1907-1909) uses the loyal slave trope.
Black Like Us? – a new exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art – looks at how blackness has been portrayed in American art through the years.
What does Cézanne’s Bathers sound like?
Sound art is nothing new. But do we really need it to appreciate the classics?
Take a bow.
The violence of the Royal Opera House's production of William Tell should shock us - but that doesn't mean it's wrong.
Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (commonly known as Whistler’s Mother), by James McNeill Whistler (1871).
The famous portrait, usually resident in France, is on a rare tour in the US. From looking at it, one might assume its subject had a tranquil, even monotonous, life. But one would be wrong.
Activist Bree Newsome was arrested shortly after removing the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s State House grounds.
Newsome's actions can be thought of as a significant piece of performance art.
Monika Bravo, detail of the installation
Photo © Juan Luque
Latin America might have found itself on the dark side of the "digital divide" over the last 20 years or so, but this hasn’t impeded the development of digital arts there.
James with his latest work.
Conceptions of forced displacement are very often tied to the notion of "loss". But certain things do remain.
The perfect spot for artistic contemplation.
Almost immediately after the battle, Waterloo became a tourist destination for contemplative souls.
Socrates: not going gently.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. I usually begin my end of life ethics lecture with one of Dylan Thomas' best-loved…