Artwork

Artwork teaches us how to draw all sorts of objects, scenes and vistas where the world is your canvas and you can draw your own experiences.

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Nearly 400 bird species are in danger of extinction by the end of this century and The Audubon Mural Project intends to depict every one of them.

By Carrie Tatro

Opus 40 is a 6.5-acre (2.6-hectare) earthwork sculpture that was hand-cut and created by artist Harvey Fite over a 37-year period. So how did he do it?

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

From early wrapped objects to monumental outdoor projects, the work of the late artist Christo transcended the traditional bounds of painting, sculpture and architecture.

By Carrie Tatro

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Glass that glows? You bet. And that glow comes from a source you wouldn't believe. Uranium, the same radioactive ore now used to power commercial nuclear reactors.

By John Donovan

Museums are fabulous, but street art has a power and immediacy that can grab our attention, delight us and sometimes even startle us out of complacency.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

We're all at least passingly familiar with the art movements of the past – impressionism, dada, pop, cubism – but what are today's movements called? Turns out, pinning them down is a bit tricky.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

Can a piece of art be so significant that it changes the way the world sees art itself? Clearly, the answer is yes.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

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Whether it's finding out the identity of the painter Banksy or wondering who is the real "Girl with a Pearl Earring," there's no shortage of mysteries and intrigue within the world of art.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Boasting "floor to ceiling views of graffiti-strewn concrete from almost every room," Banksy's Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem welcomes visitors to the Mideast conflict with art-filled rooms under the eye of an army watchtower.

By Nathan Chandler

The Venus de Milo is one of the most recognized statues in all the world, but why does she have no arms?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Illustrator Amber Share loves the outdoors. But not everyone has her same enthusiasm. She found a way to turn their bad reviews of national parks into comedy gold.

By Cherise Threewitt

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It's hard to imagine, but much of the world's most beautiful art sits, rarely seen by anyone, in tax-free warehouses called freeports.

By Patrick J. Kiger

Gone are the days of peach and flesh crayons. Crayola just created 24 skin tone crayons to help advance inclusion through coloring.

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

Painters love to include hidden symbols and meanings inside their works, either as pointed messages to specific viewers or simply as signposts to be found by a general audience. Here are six you may have missed.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Leonardo's 'The Last Supper' has had a rough history, from flaking paint to the fact that da Vinci really didn't even want to paint it.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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He once completed a 33-foot (10-meter) panoramic drawing of Tokyo in eight days. And he did it entirely in pen.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Art From the Heart is an ongoing project that donates portraits to families of Georgia's soldiers who have died in the line of duty.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Just what is it that makes us unable to look away from da Vinci's Mona Lisa?

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Interned during World War II, Ruth Asawa went on to create a body of iconic sculpture, numerous public commissions and a continuing legacy for young artists.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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Who is the best tour guide at the newest Dalí exhibit? Salvador Dalí himself, of course.

By Loraine Fick

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" exhibition

The exhibit 'Infinity Mirrors' has been breaking records with installations just made for selfies and Instagram. But will that help museums stay relevant?

By Alia Hoyt

When people think of art, the first painting that pops in their mind is probably the Mona Lisa, but there are other important classical paintings. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about famous artists and their work!

By Alexis Robinson

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Crayons are steeped in the artwork of our childhoods. So how did these incredibly popular little sticks of wax and color actually come about? And who decides the color names?

By Oisin Curran

Artist Paul Cummins' moving Poppies sculptures continue to tour the U.K. in honor of British soldiers killed during World War I.

By Sarah Gleim