One of the objectionable panels depicts a dead Native American.
'The Life of Washington' was painted in the 1930s by an artist who sought to upend a rosy narrative of US history. Now some are saying its images 'traumatize' viewers – and ought to be taken down.
US actor Kevin Spacey is escorted into Nantucket District Court in January for arraignment on a sexual assault charge. His lawyers entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
If it is wrong to censure art or refuse to display it because of its content, how can it be right to shun it because of the behaviour of the artist?
Leonardo da Vinci,
Saint John the Baptist.
On the 500th anniversary Leonardo's death and in appreciation of his rich and varied contributions, how can our educational systems inspire the same imaginative qualities in students today?
Is this face just an assembly of computer bits?
PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek/Shutterstock.com
When artificial intelligence systems try to behave like humans and make mistakes, they show their limits – but also their startling advances.
The 2002 installation ‘Rape Garage’ displayed statistics about rape, along with first-person narratives about sexual trauma.
Stefanie Bruser, Josh Edwards, Katie Grone and Lindsey Lee. Mixed media site installation at “At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman.” 2001-2002. Courtesy the Flower Archive, housed at the Pennsylvania State University Archives.
Many Renaissance-era masterworks depicted rape and sexual assault as erotic. Beginning in the 1970s, artists worked to redefine rape as a crime of aggression and act of female subjugation.
Preliminary drawing of title page for ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (New York: Harper & Row, 1963), 26:7, The Maurice Sendak Collection.
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Library. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation.
The book took eight years from conception to publication. In the earliest dummy, the monsters that millions have grown to love actually started out as horses.
An artificial image created on the Ganbreeder site.
Because a host of artists and programmers can leave their stamp on a final product, disagreements and claims of theft have ensued.
Male monks were not the sole producers of books throughout the Middle Ages.
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.
Cloud Gate, 2004. Stainless steel, 1,006 x 2,012 x 1,280 cm.
Anish Kapoor made “Cloud Gate”, a giant bean-shaped mirror in Chicago. Visitors play with the light in the city and its surroundings, where our future lays.
Artists and creatives often work in industrial spaces, which are declining in Sydney.
The loss of creative spaces to development is pricing Sydney artists out of the city. But they could be encouraged back with new cultural policies.
Mosaics by artist Chuck Close on the walls of the new 86th Street subway station on the Second Avenue line in New York.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File
In his short play from 1830, 'Mozart and Salieri,'
Russian poet Alexander Pushkin proposed that genius and evil are incompatible. Here's why this argument is worth revisiting in light of #MeToo.
In 1938, a cultural icon was born.
Pop culture, personal tragedy and heroic persistence all played a role.
Long Island City’s 5Pointz, a mecca for graffiti artists, was demolished in 2014.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
A judge in New York City just awarded graffiti artists US$6.7 million after a developer whitewashed their murals. On the surface, it seems like a huge victory for street artists. But could it backfire?
Ségou is rich in arts and crafts, and has built its famous festival around the performing arts.
Guillaume Colin & Pauline Penot/Flickr
Ségou in Mali has successfully developed its urban cultural economy in ways that's inclusive, sustainable and context-sensitive.
How an act of destruction can simultaneously become an act of creation.
Brenda Fassie performing in her hey day.
There are a few things that musicians should understand about the music industry if they are to avoid being taken for a ride.
Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs in 1980.
In 2000, Berry's longtime piano player sued him, claiming he never got any credit for songs he had co-written. Even though the case was dismissed, a St. Louis lawyer decided to investigate further.
Individual artists continue to experience the brunt of arts funding cuts.
In 1983, a groundbreaking inquiry into the economic circumstances of artists released a report containing a string of recommendations. Thirty three years on, the inquiry's chair asks, what has changed?
The Mexican artist Diego Rivera was an early contributor to the Pago en Especie program, which allows artists to pay tax with art.
Detail of the Rivera mural El hombre en cruce de caminos (1934). Wikimedia Commons
Many Australian artists eke out a living, yet government funding is generally heading backwards. Can we learn from Mexico, where artists are allowed to pay tax in paintings or sculptures in lieu of cash?