Field. Oil on panel by PIX18 / Creative Machines Lab at
Columbia University

Check Out This Year's Entries to the RobotArt Competition

Thirty-eight teams have submitted almost 200 artworks painted by robots, many guided by artsy artificial intelligence

Amounts of arsenic that were deadly to children and the elderly were easily metabolized by healthy adults, which is one of the reasons it took many people so long to accept that arsenic wallpaper was bad news.

Arsenic and Old Tastes Made Victorian Wallpaper Deadly

Victorians were obsessed with vividly-colored wallpaper, which is on-trend for this year–though arsenic poisoning is never in style

So Is 'Mona Lisa' Smiling? A New Study Says Yes

Compared to other similar images, the masterpiece's mouth registered as happy to almost 100 percent of the participants

Left: Matisse's Notre Dame, a Late Afternoon, 1902. Right: Diebenkorn's Ingleside, 1963.

The Lasting Influence Matisse Had on Richard Diebenkorn's Artwork

The great American painter owed a luminous debt to the French Modernist

The Admiral, 16th century | Giuseppe Arcimboldo

A Brief History of Food as Art

From subject to statement, food has played a role in art for millennia

Whiskey? Check. Man bun? Check. Presidential presence? Check.

In This New Portrait, George Washington Trades His Curls for a Man Bun

The first president turns hipster at a new D.C. restaurant

Oil portrait of Barack Obama by Kadir Nelson

A Portrait of Obama in the Final Days of His Presidency

Commissioned for <em>Smithsonian</em> magazine, this painting shows a leader at a crossroads

A jar of the world's pinkest pink paint pigment.

This Artist Is the Only Person Banned From Using the World’s Pinkest Pink

It's a brightly colored revenge for restricting the world’s blackest black

Sonny Assu Uses Graffiti to Reassert Native Culture

The 41-year-old artist mashes decades-old depictions of indigenous peoples with modern-day style

"Wedding Dance in the Open Air"
Pieter Brueghel the Younger
1607-1614, oil on oak panel.

A Brueghel Painting Long Thought to Be Made by a Copyist Is Going on Display

Vindication for Pieter Brueghel the Younger

The newly restored "St. John the Baptist," by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Louvre Has Restored "St. John the Baptist"

To clean, or not to clean?

You, Too, Can Cook Like Surrealist Godfather Salvador Dalí

The painter’s erotically charged cookbook is getting a rare reprinting

 Woman in E by Ragnar Kjartansson, 2016

Why a Woman Is Playing the Same Guitar Chord Over and Over Again at the Hirshhorn

The absurdly comedic work of Iceland's top performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson

"The Kiss"
Gustav Klimt,

Reach Out And Touch This Version of Klimt’s “Kiss”

A 3-D printed version of the classic painting lets blind people appreciate the artwork

The room has plenty of "Hudson River light" to spark the artist in a lucky bidder and their guest.

Channel Edward Hopper With a Night in His Bedroom

Stay in the childhood home of one of history’s greatest painters

$25.5 Million Raphael Painting Discovered in Scottish Manor House

An art historian working for a BBC television show recognized a painting in a dark corner as the work of the Renaissance master

Chalk portrait of Caravaggio
Ottavio Leoni, circa 1621

Happy 445th Birthday, Caravaggio

The artist’s gory paintings have captivated art lovers for centuries

Rare Painting by a Victorian-Era Artist Found on “Antiques Roadshow”

You never know what might be lying around the attic

Dissident artist Pyotr Pavlensky appears at Moscow's Tagansky District Court on suspicion of vandalism.

Russian Burger King Campaign Isn't the First to Mix Art and Advertising

There’s a lot of back-and-forth between these worlds

Magritte apparently recycled a lost painting to create The Human Condition.

Curators Are One Piece Closer to Solving the Mystery of Magritte’s Missing Painting

<i>The Enchanted Pose</i> is coming back from the dead—one painted-over quarter at a time

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