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Before Google Earth: A Rare Cartographic Compendium From Renaissance Europe

Long before the ubiquity of Google Maps, these colorful engravings, produced between 1572 and 1617, comprised the world's most accurate and elaborate collection of urban cartography ever made.
Long before the ubiquity of Google Maps, these colorful engravings, produced between 1572 and 1617, comprised the world’s most accurate and elaborate collection of urban cartography ever made…
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Thrills, Fantasy, and Nightmares in 150 Years of Art Inspired by Coney Island

Coney Island has a history as dizzying as any of the roller coasters, carousels, sideshows, and other frenetic attractions that have operated on its piece of Brooklyn shore.
Coney Island has a history as dizzying as any of the roller coasters, carousels, sideshows, and other frenetic attractions that have operated on its piece of Brooklyn shore.
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Digressive Essays Imagine the Inner Worlds of Paintings

When I was a child, I made obsessive drawings of schoolgirls and created elaborate personal histories for each of my characters. Imbuing my silent drawings with stories was a form of entertainment, and is, for me at least, one of the most enjoyable…
When I was a child, I made obsessive drawings of schoolgirls and created elaborate personal histories for each of my characters. Imbuing my silent drawings with stories was a form of entertainment,…
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Exact Location of Vermeer's "The Little Street" Discovered

Researchers in Amsterdam have pinpointed the long-debated location depicted in Vermeer's painting "The Little Street" using sources from 17th-century records to Google Maps, the Rijksmuseum has announced.
Researchers in Amsterdam have pinpointed the long-debated location depicted in Vermeer’s painting “The Little Street” using sources from 17th-century records to Google Maps, the R…
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The Radiance of the French Renaissance in Miniature

While the grandest glories of the French Renaissance were the elaborate castles circling Paris and adorning the Loire Valley, down in Central France a much smaller art form flourished.
While the grandest glories of the French Renaissance were the elaborate castles circling Paris and adorning the Loire Valley, down in Central France a much smaller art form flourished.
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Approaching Technology as a Second Skin

MEXICO CITY ­— Walking through Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pseudomatisms feels like being inside a cyborg or supercomputer.
MEXICO CITY ­— Walking through Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pseudomatisms feels like being inside a cyborg or supercomputer.
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With a bit too much time on my hands and a subscription to Adobe Photoshop John Seed have been playing with an idea: what will happen to traditional still life paintings when elements from contemporary life are grafted into them? Some of the answers — in visual form here — are strikingly strange and darkly funny.

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Disco Beads and Abstract Rawhides: Jeffrey Gibson's Untraditional "Nativeness"

Half a century ago, many Native American artists trying to break into the fine art market were told that their oil paintings would never sell because they were not recognizably "Indian" enough.
Half a century ago, many Native American artists trying to break into the fine art market were told that their oil paintings would never sell because they were not recognizably “Indian”…
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Dio Mio! Thieves Steal Artworks Worth $16M in Italian Museum Heist

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, thieves have stolen 17 valuable artworks from a museum.
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, thieves have stolen 17 valuable artworks from a museum.
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The Refined Sloppiness of a No Wave Cinema Gem

Eric Mitchell once described his 1978 No Wave film Kidnapped as “a 1960s underground movie happening today.”
Eric Mitchell once described his 1978 No Wave film Kidnapped as “a 1960s underground movie happening today.”
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This week in art news: Over 4,500 objects from the British Museum can now be viewed online, MoMA returns a Kirchner stolen from a Jewish collector by the Nazis, and Sotheby's prepares for a sale of Star Wars memorabilia.
This week in art news: Over 4,500 objects from the British Museum can now be viewed online, MoMA returns a Kirchner stolen from a Jewish collector by the Nazis, and Sotheby’s prepares for a s…
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