Arts

New York-based photographer creates beards with soap suds

You may have thought the beard bubble had burst but a photo series called “Bubbleissimo” shows why the trend’s sticking around.New York-based photographer Mindo Cikanavicius used soap suds to create these distinctive styles to show the ephemeral nature of fashion.RELATED:Presidential candidates...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 3:34am

Watching 'The Twilight Zone'? Here are 10 episodes worth your time

Every year, the Syfy channel runs a "Twilight Zone" marathon playing America's favorite televisedgrotesquerieduring the New Year holiday. This year is no different.Sure, the kids these days like Netflix's"Black Mirror." But, if you ask us, nothing beats "The Twilight Zone."The show "stands as the...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 4:50pm

Artist's marker-drawing project captures fleeting moments on the T

Cobbled together over more than a century, dressed up with art and traveled by nearly everyone from nearly everywhere, it’s a unique and dynamic beast, this train system of ours.Those willing to look up a minute from their smartphones at their platform of choice might notice there’s a lot to see to...

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 3:30pm

Photographer compares LinkedIn profile pictures with Tinder in new series

We all use some “masks” in our daily lives to adapt to situations. Belgian artist Dries Depoorter himself questioned what are the most different social networks and he made ‘Tinder In’ in which he compares the profiles of the same persons in Tinder and Linkedin to showcase the differences in...

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 6:59pm

Reversible Picasso nude sells for $67.5M

A Picasso work with a history fitting of the artist who created the piece was the highlight of a Sotheby's art sale this week that brought in more than $300 million.On Thursday, billionaire Bill Koch sold his 1901 Pablo Picasso portrait of a nude “Nightclub Singer” to Swiss dealer Doris Ammann for...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 6:14pm

Government Center murals commuting to new homes

Big rectangular windows to 1970s Boston, the murals hung for decades in Government Center, slowly collecting grime and cementing their place in the minds of Hub commuters as iconic pieces of public art.Now, they’re off to new homes, to grace the walls of T enthusiasts’ living rooms and offices with...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30pm

New Shepard Fairey mural a tribute to life after prison

The face of a woman peers out from a Philly wall in a new mural exploring themes of post-incarceration recovery, created through the Mural Arts Program's ongoing Open Source art series.Shepard Fairey, the famed L.A. artist who created the iconic Barack Obama "Hope" poster, designed the portrait of...

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 4:27am

Why buying local is key to finding art you’ll love

Most people can’t claim to know very much about art. And that’s where they make the first mistake.Art isn’t a set of facts, like knowing who painted the Mona Lisa or the ability to tease out the metaphors in Salvador Dali’s surrealist works. These rules especially break down when you get into...

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 9:00am

British photographer creates modern-day folklore portraits

For most of us, ancient folklore seems to be a thing of the past, but in Great Britain old customs are more alive than ever, thanks to festivals held throughout the country. Many of the faces and costumes from Britain’s flourishing folklore have been captured in photographer Henry Bourne’s book “...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 2:49am

Where is the job growth? Not in Philly

For years, we’ve heard that Philadelphia’s population has grown, thanks in large part to young people attracted by a vibrant and expanding arts scene.While it’s true that Philadelphia’s population has grown, a new analysis by a New York City public policy organization has cast doubt on whether...

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 2:23am

Chicago art professor creates self-portraits from emojis and selfie stick

Selfies and emojis are today’s viraliest internet trends but surprisingly the two rarely go hand in hand... until now. Pablo Garcia, an art professor from Chicago, slapped on cardboard anamorphic illusions of emojis onto his selfie stick, to capture self-portraits with a digital emoticon seemingly...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 9:19pm

Artist turns well-known faces on money into art

In the apocalyptic movies, the world turns to superheroes for salvation. But we could use their help in our own times of financial crisis, says Alessandro Rabatti. In his ‘Facebank’ series, the Italian artist transforms the well-known faces on the U.S. dollar, British pound sterling and Chinese...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 2:32am

Picasso sells for $179.4m, becomes world's most expensive painting

Bloomberg –Pablo Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘‘O’’)” sold for $179.4 million, setting a record for any artwork sold at auction.The price for the painting, sold Monday at Christie’s in New York, breaks the record held by Francis Bacon’s $142.4 million triptych since November 2013. The...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 3:19am

Check out these neat-o steampunk toys

These toys aren’t for children, but there are some adult-sized kids that really like them.Norristown-based husband and wife duo Ray and Erin Sopko are turning heads by repurposing childrens toys into steampunk-themed collectables.For those that don’t know, steampunk is a somewhat obscure style that...

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 4:28pm

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Why not check out some live music from a "Walking Dead" cast member this weekend?MUSICEmily KinneySunday, 8:30 p.m.The Sinclair52 Church St., Cambridge$15, 18+, 800-745-3000www.ticketmaster.comEmily Kinney is probably best known for playing Beth Greene on “The Walking Dead”, but she’s also a singer...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:32pm

PHOTOS: Artist Suzanne Heintz lives life with mannequins

Coloradoartist and ‘spinster’ Suzanne Heintz decided that there was only one for her to start a model family, literally – by marrying a mannequin. In her quirky series, Heintz poses with her “husband” Chauncey and “daughter” Mary-Margaret in varied scenarios, in an effort to satirize conformity and...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:58pm

Columbia student accused of rape by mattress-toting girl sues university

Reuters –A Columbia University student who officials cleared of rape allegations has filed a lawsuit claiming the school allowed his accuser to harass and defame him by permitting her to carry a mattress on her back on its New York campus as a protest.Paul Nungesser, a graduating senior at the...

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:21pm

PHOTOS: Artist cuts off half of his beard, sticks things to face

If you think the hipster beard trend is getting a bit bland, put the fun back into the fuzz (well, by half) as Adriano Alarcon did for his quirky series. The Brazilian photographer shaved off one side of his beard and accessorized half of the face with funky items like popcorn, chocolate sprinkles...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:56pm

Boston MFA cracks open a bit of history with time capsule exhibit

Relics of Boston’s colonial past -- including a George Washington medal and silver plaque believed to have been engraved by Paul Revere -- were laid out publicly for the first time Wednesday surrounded by portraits of the founding fathers who sealed them up more than two centuries ago.The Museum of...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:21pm

PHOTOS: Prado Museum in Spain has special exhibit for the blind

People with poor vision or blindness now have the chance to enjoy masterpieces, such as the Prado’s version of the Mona Lisa. Madrid’s Prado Museum recently opened ‘Hoy toca el Prado’ (Touch The Prado), an exhibit that allows blind or vision-impaired visitors to explore with their hands the copies...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:27pm