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October 15, 2019

On a brisk fall afternoon in Brooklyn’s Red Hook, just a few blocks from the East River, a community of robots huddles, dormant and immobilized, suspended in time. The robots populate an old Norwegian seaman’s church, crouching in the corners of the...

September 24, 2019

The festival, which first opened in 2007 as a showcase of new and older Greek film productions, aims to entertain as well as educate the general public about Greek cinematographic art and all that it entails, from acting to stage design to the music...

July 16, 2019

Pigments have been with people throughout our time. If you think about the oldest cave paintings or wall paintings, which are tens of thousands of years old, they incorporate color. The artists chose color — they didn’t just scratch the wall. They us...

July 15, 2019

The leaf gets its name from financier John Pierpont Morgan (1837 - 1913), who purchased the artifact in 1912 for 30,000 francs at a Sotheby's auction in New York City. Morgan was a lover of art, science, and history, and the Morgan Leaf — which i...

July 15, 2019

Whether they understood it or not, artists have been using the basic principles of visual perception to persuade our primary sense (vision) to play along and perceive depth on a flat, two-dimensional canvas for a very long time; but, what we ultimate...

July 15, 2019

Napoleon Bonaparte: revolutionary military commander, first Emperor of France, and champion of widely influential civil codes.

Vincent Van Gogh: Dutch oil painter of starry nights and sunflowers, post-Impressionist idol, self-mutilating psychiatric pa...

July 15, 2019

“Ideograms, with their ancient history, are marvellous examples of abstract beauty, organisms of lines, of spaces filled and unfilled, of visible and invisible relations the sum-total of whose equilibrium is the result of the work of generations of a...

July 15, 2019

Joseph Pennell (1857 — 1926) was an American writer, etcher, lithographer, and artist, who produced over 5,000 drawings throughout his lifetime. Because a sizable number of his impressive illustrations were featured in popular magazines and books — m...

July 15, 2019

1892: Winsor & Newton is founded at 38 Rathbone Place | Scientist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton establish their partnership at 38 Rathbone Place, London.

June 5, 2019

When Lucy Lippard and John Chandler considered art as an idea as opposed to art as an action (or product) in their foundational essay “The Dematerialization of Art” (1967-1968), I don’t think they meant that the two were irreconcilable. Though, the e...

May 1, 2019

ARTpublika Magazine is honored to be one of the art fair’s most recognizable sponsors. On May 5th, join Liz Publika — the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the growing publication — for a digital presentation on the distinguished art and life of Frida K...

April 16, 2019

I don’t like to buy what people want right now. I always try to find what people are going to want in a few years. Like, now, I am really into buying American made cars that were never meant for the American market; there’s a 25-year rule for importi...

April 15, 2019

A Visual History of the Howdah: A photo essay | Ideal portrait of Sitti Hatun, Mehmed's second wife (late 15th century)  Artist Unknown | Jahangir, as Prince Salim, returning from a hunt (early 17th century) Artist Unknown | Howdah of the Golcond...

April 15, 2019

Battles of Barbary Pirates and Privateers: A photo essay 1538 Battle of Preveza (1866) by Ohannes Umed Behzad | A French ship and Barbary pirates (1615) by Aert Anthoniszoon  (1579 – 1620) | The Dutch in Tripoli (1670) by Lieve Pietersz Verschuier (...

January 10, 2019

Originating from the Greek word plastikos, which means to mold and to form, plastic surgery has actually been around since 1600 BCE. But, many of the contemporary cosmetic procedures evolved during the 1900s, primarily from the pioneering work of Har...

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