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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500Claude Monet died 90 years ago, but his famous water lilies still have power over viewers. What's the secret to their staying power? It might have to do with their creator's particular attachment to his garden in Giverny, France.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500In the early 1970s surrealist icon Salvador Dalí published a lavish cookbook called Les Dîners de Gala. Decades later, the book is being republished for a new and much wider audience.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500The work of art is meant to honor the victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks. Construction is already underway on Bouquet of Tulips -- but not all Parisians are pleased with the gift.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:49:00 -0500The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:40:00 -0500Skin tone is only part of the challenge for an oft-tattooed customer who wants to see herself reflected in the "human canvases" of tattoo artists.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0500The photographer, who also painted and sculpted, returned to the place of his youth every summer, chronicling the lives of old buildings and roadside businesses as they changed with age.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:47:00 -0500Clara Peeters, a 17th century Flemish painter, hid tiny self-portraits in her still life paintings. She wasn't a household name, then or now, and just 40 or so of her paintings have survived.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:52:00 -0500Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn never met in real life, but a new exhibit feels like a conversation between the two artists. Across decades and continents, Matisse influenced Deibenkorn's work.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 11:01:00 -0500As the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses approaches, an exhibit shows how Luther's treatise against the Catholic Church spread, before the advent of modern communications.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:19:00 -0500The photographer and author documented life in Nazi Germany and in Josef Stalin's gulags, as well as the arrival of Jews in Israel. She died Thursday at the age of 105.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:18:00 -0500Decades before he became a beloved children's book author, Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) created a series of whimsical sculptures he called "Unorthodox Taxidermy."
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0500Food and surrealism make bizarre bedfellows in Les Diners de Gala, first published in 1973. Now, you can get a reprint of those recipes and illustrations — and a peek into his legendary banquets.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0500A Vietnamese woman looks as if she's swimming in a sea of green fire — one of many striking images from the Siena International Photo Awards.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0500Simon Stålenhag's new book of paintings is a followup to his unique vision of a robot-and-monster haunted alternate Sweden. Each page is heavily freighted with dread, but you can't stop looking.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 06:51:00 -0500Beyond party affiliation, beyond opinions on candidates, there's another factor that influences our vote: the very ballot on which it's cast. Here's a glimpse at how that ballot gets designed.