Category Archives: Art Culture

Lost work of painter Vincent van Gogh discovered

A new long-lost work of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh has been discovered. It lay years in an attic in Norway, thought to be by another painter. Sunset at Montmajour was

Stolen Renoir sold at Auction for $1.6 million

A stolen oil painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir was sold at Auction in London. The painting 'Madame Valtat 1903' is of Suzanne Valtat, wife of artist Louis Valtat, and friend of

Hokusai – Private life of a Masterpiece – The Great Wave

Hokusai - Private life of a Masterpiece - The Great Wave. Katsushika Hokusai (October 31, 1760 - May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period.

Cezanne’s ‘Apples’ painting sold for $37 million

Cezanne's 'Apples' painting sold for $37 million. Cezannes 'Les Pommes' or 'Apples' sold for $37 million ($41.6 million with buyers premium) at Sotheby's last night, one of 20 works from the estate

‘Material Girl’ Madonna sells painting for $7.2 million

Sotheby's auction house in New York has sold a Fernand Leger painting owned by 'Material Girl' Madonna, for $7.2 million dollars.

How Art Made The World – More Human Than Human

How Art Made The World - More Human Than Human. Pictures of the human body fill our TV screens, magazines, billboards, almost our every waking moment. Through the ages artists have been

This is Civilization: Abstract Art

This is Civilization: Uncertainty. Art critic Matthew Collings takes a look at modern art and culture starting with artists like Paul Klee, Pete Mondrian and Pablo Picasso up through today's emerging contemporary

Mercedes Benz: Left Brain – Right Brain Ad

Mercedes Benz: Left Brain - Right Brain Ad. Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear.

Like in a dream: Amazing Fractal animation

Like in a dream: Amazing Fractal animation. Fractal animation made with Mandelbulb3D. Soundtrack by Ricardo Montalban. Jeremie Brunet originally designed it for Bryan Alvarez from UC Berkeley, for a TEDx talk about his

Matthew Collings: Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice

Matthew Collings will reappraise the Impressionists. The four stars are Courbet, Manet, Monet and Cezanne. In two hours their stories and their art will intertwine. Matt will unpack the principles of Impressionism

Matthew Collings: This Is Modern Art: Ep.3

Matthew Collings: This Is Modern Art: Ep.3. Modern art is controversial, intimidating, and bound to divide any group of people into opposing camps. But how many of us really understand it? With

Lightning in a bottle 2012

Lightning in a bottle 2012. Lightning in a Bottle is a celebration of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability and Life. It takes place annually on May 24th-28th at the Oak Canyon Ranch in

Art Thieves Steal Picasso

Art Thieves Steal Picasso. In just seven minutes flat, thieves made off with three treasured artworks from Athens's National Gallery during the early hours of Monday morning. The works, by Pablo Picasso,

Burning Man Tips & Tricks (10 parts)

Burning Man Tips & Tricks (10 parts). Every year thousands of people descend onto Black Rock to build a city in the desert from scratch. And for many of the artists and