Leisure and Arts Editor Eric Gibson on renewed interest in Edgar Degas’s 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.' Photo: National Gallery of Art
'Calder Shadows' Exhibition at the Venus Over Manhattan Gallery
Calder Shadows, which opened last week at Adam Lindemann’s Upper East Side gallery Venus Over Manhattan, is two shows in one.
Chris Burden's Installation at the New Museum
Artist Chris Burden's installations are now on the exterior of the New Museum as part of his show, "Extreme Measures." Here, the museum's director, Lisa Phillips, narrates a time-lapse video of the installation.
The Making of the Summer Reading Sculpture
A short animated stop-motion video that shows how we created the "book man" sculpture.
Turning Tyres Into Art
Amadou Fatoumata Ba is an unconventional Senegalese artist who uses old tyres as raw material for his sculptures.
Tiny Skeleton Art, Creepy or Cool?
Sculptor Isaac Cordal has placed tiny skeletal art along the streets of Chiapas, Mexico. Matt Sampson wants to know, do you think it's creepy or cool?
Man Turns Damaged Tree Into A Magnificent Work of Art
When Duane Malloroy’s tree was destroyed in a snow storm in February, he saw potential. Instead of having the willow torn down, he did something more interesting.
The artist Jeff Koons unveils his new sculpture 'Play-Doh' in a retrospective at the Whitney Museum. The sculptural enlargement took 20 years to complete.
Jeff Koons on How Art Enlightens Him
Jeff Koons is the today's most expensive living artist and is getting ready for the Whitney Museum of American Art's opening of 'Jeff Koons: A Retrospective.' Mr. Koons tells WSJ's Tanya Rivero about where his inspirations stem from and how his art helps him experience enlightenment.
The Future of Aesthetics with Dale Chihuly
American artist Dale Chihuly is renowned for his beautifully coloured sculptures. To date, his work has been on view in spaces such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and New York’s Rockefeller Center. In ‘The Future of Aesthetics’, part of the Mulsanne Visionaries series, Chihuly describes artists using teams to bring a vision to life, raising the question of what will therefore constitute art in the future.
Nudity & Anatomy: 18th-Century Statue Causes a Scandal
The Frick Collection: Houdon and Clodion are among the greatest French sculptors of the late eighteenth century, as well as the creators of works featured in the Frick's special exhibition Enlightenment and Beauty. As students in Rome in the 1760s, both were schooled in Greek and Roman culture and studied vast collections of antiquities.
Time Lapse Chainsaw Dormouse Bench Carving
Watch this time-lapse video of expert chainsaw carver 'Chainsaw Dave' as he carves a truly amazing dormouse sculpture.
Hyper-Real Sculptures and More Arts Stories
Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art houses the giant life-like sculptures of Australian artist Ron Mueck, an exhibition in Italy explores the artistic development of Gustav Klimt - and more from the world of arts.
Toad Sculpture Chainsaw Carving Time Lapse
Check out this time-lapse of expert chainsaw carver 'Chainsaw Dave,' as he carves a truly amazing sculpture of a toad, amongst other woodland friends. Commissioned by the National Trust of England for Nymans, Sussex.
Student Snaps 19th Century Statue While Snapping a Selfie
Most museums have strict rules regarding taking photos and touching the art, so one would assume you shouldn’t climb onto a sculpture and snap a selfie.
Expensive Modern Art Thrown Out By Cleaning Lady, Confused With Trash
A cleaning lady mistakenly threw away modern art in southern Italy, according to a BBC report.
Argote's Lions Animation Part of Perrotin Gallery Exhibition
A video by the artist Ivan Argote, currently part of an exhibit at the multi-national Perrotin Gallery in Paris.
Willed: The Artists
After Andrea's father died, emails and letters started pouring in about her grandfather, a famous Art Deco sculptor, and the vast collection she had just inherited.
A Monumental and Ceremonial Culture
This lecture will examine David d'Angers's monumental commissions of the 1820s and 1830s in relation to the Bourbon Restoration, the July Monarchy, and the politics of public memory. It also will consider the sculptor's relationship to the period's architects and their collaborative work on the transformation of urban space in Paris.
Cool Art Made Out of Pop Bottle Caps
Take a look a this cool art made out of pop bottle caps in the High Desert.
Using an iPhone to Control a 40-Foot Figure Sculpture
Marco Cochrane is the sculptor of the 40-foot-high "Bliss Dance" sculpture, created on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. We head to his studio to see how he built this massive, beautiful structure.
David D'Angers: Gesture Is the Language of Sculpture
Dorothy Johnson will explore the significance of David d'Angers's public and private works, from medallions and busts to statues and statuettes of famous figures. In particular, she will consider the ways in which David read and interpreted the world and the individuals who helped shape it as visible signs of a hidden language of nature and culture.
Eye Spy: Huge Eyeball in Big City
Remember the childhood game I Spy? It's taking on a whole new meaning, thanks to a new art exhibit. In the shadows of a city's soaring skyscrapers, nestled in the heart of a bustling downtown jungle of concrete and steel, your eye will spy.. a 30-foot eyeball. Don't worry; it's just a new art exhibit that's kind of looking back at you.! One man's art is another man's creepy?
Peripheral Vision 001: Eric Staller
You've never been so popular as when you're riding around the streets of San Francisco in a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle covered in 1,659 flashing lightbulbs. As the pulsing hum of electric generators comes barreling around the corner, it's enough to put a smile on the face of even the most jaded SF resident. "I'm Eric Staller," he introduces himself, as we stand outside the car for a quick interview, "and I just can't help but answer to my deepest subconscious impulses."
Diana Widmaier-Picasso: The Artist's Granddaughter
Art historian Diana Widmaier-Picasso talks to WSJ's Kelly Crow about her research into her grandfather's sculptures and her five favorite Picassos. Photo: Allison Michael Orenstein for The Wall Street Journal/2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Sandcastle World Championships
Some world-class artists and sculptors are in New Jersey to battle it out…on the beach. The World Championship Sand Sculpting Competition starts today, exhibiting more than just your standard castle.
Unraveling World's First Publication: The Diamond Sutra
Simon Winchester, best-selling author, journalist, and broadcaster, has written 21 books, including the best-seller 'The Diamond Sutra'. Known as a masterful and riveting storyteller, his most recent book is The New York Times best-seller 'The Man Who Loved China'.
Tactile Pleasure in the Work of Judith Scott
The role of touch in emotional expression is clear. A hug, a high-five, a caress can all convey feeling and help relieve stress or pain. The sensations of touch can also play an important role in the creative process of some artists, in particular artists who are hearing or sight impaired or acutely sensitive to touch, like fiber artist Judith Scott.
Incredible Lifelike Human Statues
Welcome to the weird and hyper-real world of artist Ron Mueck.
Lifelike Masks Created From DNA
An artist and PhD student in New York City prints 3D masks from the DNA evidence she finds on the street. Used objects like wads of gum, cigarette butts, and fingernails are all forensic evidence that contain traces of DNA.