Exclusive: the recent discovery of probably the oldest known surviving photograph of a Māori sheds light on the remarkable subject of Taika Waititi's new film project.
Statues and monuments have been used to present a revisionist history in which empire was great while omitting the violence they subvertly celebrate.
The mosque is where men and women and children go to pray. But, according to art historian Christiane Gruber, some make room for other, non-human creatures too.
Hailing Christo as a 'genius' misses the point and diminishes the work of his wife and co-creature Jeanne-Claude.
An art historian uncovers the truth about Marthe Bonnard, for decades labelled as a jealous recluse with a neurotic need to bathe.
Social isolation has led to art masterpieces being given new life on social media, but humans have been posing as art for centuries.
Portable artworks have never before been found in the most ancient contexts of Southeast Asia-Australasia.
New multisensory approaches to presenting visual art propose solutions to barriers that limit access for marginalized audiences.
The Dutch master has intrigued art-lovers for four centuries. His strength in depicting the human experience compels audiences even after four hundred years.
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is the world's most visited artwork. Its appeal rests partly on several mysteries.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that's been around for centuries.
Engineer, artist, mathematician, thinker: Leonardo da Vinci was all these and more.
Medieval churches have often suffered fires. A look at those in Britain shows that Notre Dame can be rebuilt.
Leonardo's obsession with water flowed through his technical work, his art and his scientific ideas.
A new piece of performance art features a lookalike Ivanka Trump vacuuming crumbs. Not only is it a cutting commentary on labor and gender, but it also highlights the complicity of the viewer.
Bees can pick up unique characteristics in paintings by zipping quickly back and forth in front of them to detect abrupt changes in the brightness of an image.
When artists destroy their works, it's usually to express their disdain for critics, dealers and curators. But does this get lost in the attention, hype and money that follows?
Later this month, Christie's will be auctioning its first piece of AI art – a portrait created via machine learning.
They're silly, but the singer's statement pants are an important comment on female storytelling.
If we’re going to grasp what makes Eakins' art so tragically powerful, we should be honest about the man who made them – and the impulses that drove him.