The Port Talbot Banksy.
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Unsolicited artwork by the world famous artist can cause big problems for private building owners.
In his Quarterly Essay, Smee laments the erosion of ‘inner life’ thanks to digital technology.
Smee insists that the rich and intense visions of artists such as Cézanne or Chekhov are increasingly lost to us.
Lighting causes damage to paintings over time.
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Researchers have found a way to reduce light damage to artworks by up to 47% by optimising LEDs to prevent light from being absorbed by the artwork.
Private corporations have now become the arbiters of community standards, making decisions about what content is permissible to circulate.
Sexual subcultures create space for critical social conversations and the formation of meaningful political alliances.
The exhibition ‘Gurlitt: Status Report Nazi Art Theft and Its Consequences’, at the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland.
The discovery of an apartment crammed with art has revealed the dark history of collaboration and looting during the days of the Third Reich.
One of the plundered Benin plaques, at the British Museum.
Colonial powers plundered the heritage of countries all over the world – restitution is long overdue.
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We've had 90 years of those famous ears.
Lifetime Supply. Bee Hughes.
Art can be a powerful means to confront and subvert stigma around menstruation.
#MagicCarpet at King’s Artists – New Thinking, New Making, now on in the Arcade at Bush House, King’s College London. Photograph by Alex Lloyd, KCL.
Art is no cure all. But it can open up new spaces for us to ask new questions.
Bombarding people with scientific information has little effect. Something else is needed to jolt us out of our current climate trajectory.
Detail from Witchetty Grub Dreaming, Jennifer Napaljarri Lewis, Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu.
Courtesy of the artist
A new exhibition pairs paintings by Indigenous Australian artists with microscopic images captured by scientists. The parallels, as this gallery of pictures shows, are intriguing.
‘Psychedelic,’ an image created by the algorithm AICAN.
An algorithm named AICAN has been 'taught' the entire canon of Western art history – and now produces, titles and sells works of its own.
Mario Klingemann’s ‘Neural Glitch Portrait 153552770’ was created using a generative adversarial network.
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
Would you buy a painting created by artificial intelligence?
It might look like an unfinished piece but it's the work of artificial intelligence, the first artwork of its kind to be sold at auction.
Art with a wow factor.
Was it a marketing stunt or a critique of the market itself?
A bioengineer collaborates with artists, clinicians and patients to come up with an art exhibition with heart.
Research is changing how artists contribute to the world's knowledge base.
Infrared and visible light satellite data is recoloured to produce striking images of Australia.
The Open Air project features satellite data interpreted and coloured to produce beautiful, surreal images of Australian landforms.
Moliere Dimanche would use anything he could scrounge up – pieces of folders, the back of commissary forms, old letters – as canvases.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
Sidney Nolan’s Steve Hart dressed as a girl 1947 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947 enamel paint on composition board 90.60 x 121.10 cm.
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 National Gallery of Australia
As a bushranger in the Kelly gang, Steve Hart took to dressing as a woman and riding side-saddle to avoid detection. Sidney Nolan's painting captures Hart's adolescent cockiness, bravery, and foolhardy bluster.