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What is vernacular art? A visual artist explains

Beauvais Lyons, University of Tennessee Vernacular art is a genre of visual art made by artists who are usually...

Islamic paintings of the Prophet Muhammad are an important piece of...

Christiane Gruber, University of Michigan Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently dismissed Erika López Prater, an adjunct faculty...

How AI is hijacking art history

Sonja Drimmer, University of Massachusetts Amherst People tend to rejoice in the disclosure of a secret. Or, at the very least, media outlets have come...

A new platform lets you buy shares of blue-chip paintings –...

Kathryn Graddy, Brandeis University In the fall of 2018, a Banksy work, “Love is in the Bin,” sold for...

Banksy and the tradition of destroying art

Preminda Jacob, University of Maryland, Baltimore County When the British street artist Banksy shredded his “Girl With Balloon” after it was purchased for US$1.4 million...

Thomas Eakins: Brilliant painter, gifted photographer … sexual predator?

Henry Adams, Case Western Reserve University The recent toppling of a string of powerful figures for sexual abuse and harassment raises the question of how...

The secret to all great art forgeries

Jeff Taylor, Purchase College State University of New York In A Forger’s Tale – convicted forger Shaun Greenhalgh’s new memoir – Greenhalgh reveals that he...

Outsider art can refashion how we think about mental illness

By Victoria Tischler, University of the Arts London Organisations such as MIND work tirelessly to raise awareness of mental health problems and real progress has...

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