Visual arts
Renowned Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, whose depictions of people and objects in plump, exaggerated forms became emblems of Colombian art around the world, has died.
Collaboration between art and government sometimes breeds conflict. The postponement of a Mesa, Arizona, art exhibition over a perceived anti-police work by artist Shepard Fairey is the latest in a recent series of conflicts in city-run art shows.
Three visual artists are suing artificial intelligence image-generators to protect their copyrights and careers.
Artemisia Gentileschi’s painting skills quickly surpass her father’s. But her future as an artist in strict 17th-century Rome is tenuous at best.
Group biographies are ambitious undertakings. To weave together divergent narratives, even about the most widely known figures, is a challenging feat; To make it coalesce, the writer has to find the right balance of substance and texture.
It’s last call for New York City’s celebration of baring it all. Sunday’s Bodypainting Day will be the final edition after more than a decade of artists turning nude bodies into works of art.
The Barbie industrial complex has detonated, coating the planet in pink, sparkly fallout. For the blockbuster’s soundtrack, “Barbie The Album,” director Greta Gerwig and producer Marc Ronson corralled a set of huge artists at the top of their games and have come away with a raucous, joyous, and occa
A famous Dutch tattoo artist is inking sketches by Rembrandt van Rijn onto the skin of visitors to the building the Golden Age master once called home.
A late-life masterpiece by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt could become the most expensive painting ever sold in Europe when it is auctioned later this month.
Two giant inflatable ducks are making a splash in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, in the return of a pop-art project that sparked a frenzy in the city a decade ago.
Françoise Gilot, a prolific painter who was nonetheless more famous for her turbulent relationship with Pablo Picasso — and for leaving him — died on Tuesday in Manhattan.
A South Florida art dealer has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison in connection with a scheme involving the sale of fake Andy Warhol paintings.
A self-portrait shows a 26-year-old artist covering her face with a yellow miner’s helmet while money spills over the edge of a traditional African reed basket she holds in her lap.
A new show of works by one of Germany’s most famous living artists, Gerhard Richter, has opened at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie museum.
For years skateboarding was branded as a hobby for rebels or stoners in city streets, schoolyards and back alleys. Those days are long gone.
Artist Faith Ringgold, poetry critic Helen Hennessy Vendler and photographer Susan Unterberg will be honored this spring at the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ annual awards and induction ceremony.
The honors keep coming in for fiction writer-poet Percival Everett. On Tuesday, the prolific novelist was one of 19 new members announced for induction this spring into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the honor society that has included luminaries from Mark Twain to Toni Morrison.
France has acquired a stunning Impressionist masterpiece for its national collection of art treasures.
NEW YORK (AP) — Countless artists have taken inspiration from “The Starry Night” since Vincent Van Gogh painted the swirling scene in 1889.
The statue of a 19th-century Northern California rancher and meat-packing magnate has been decapitated leaving investigators in the state’s capital city scratching their heads to find a motive behind the vandalism.
Chance the Rapper took a trip to the Motherland that ultimately birthed an idea of creating a free concert marrying music and art in West Africa.
A new book by the million-selling children’s author and visual artist Oliver Jeffers is a blend of art and science and adventure.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia community is marking the 250th anniversary of its founding, and the local arts council is looking for artists to help with the commemoration.
MIAMI (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Los Angeles visual arts space wants to display a South Carolina statue of former vice president and slavery advocate John C.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The airport in Louisiana’s capital city is getting an art upgrade.

WBRZ-TV reports the Baton Rouge Airport has a new collaboration with the Baton Rouge Gallery — Center for Contemporary Art to display the works of about two dozen Louisiana-based artists in two concourses and in a space that was formerly used as a smokers’ lounge.
ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Vermont Law School can conceal two large murals that some members of the school community find racially offensive.
As a young man starting college, director Todd Haynes fell immediately for the Velvet Underground — the band which, musician Brian Eno famously said, didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought one went and started a band.
A new effort in Northwest Arkansas offering $10,000 incentives to new residents is part of an increasing number of philanthropy-financed projects trying to spark economic development, promote civic and cultural life, attract skilled workers, and offset declining or sparse populations.
A new show examining how some of the Nazis’ favorite visual artists were able to successfully continue their work in postwar Germany is set to open in Berlin this week.