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British Museum Defines Greek Naked Ideal
Offbeat  (tags: Art, Ancient Greece, British Museum )

- 24 days ago -
The art of Ancient Greece focused unashamedly on the naked body. Female nudity was treated discreetly but the unclothed male form was everywhere.
Banksy Releases Spoof Travel Advert... for Gaza
Offbeat  (tags: Gaza, Palestinians, Gaza, Gaza Strip, art, artist, Banksy )

- 56 days ago -
Guerrilla street artist Banksy has released a satirical travel advert - for trips to the Gaza Strip.
Graffiti Artist Calls on Religions - and Parisians - to 'Coexist'
Offbeat  (tags: graffiti, art, artist, street artist, Combo )

- 61 days ago -
The attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket in January inspired him to start using the slogan "Coexist", first used by the Polish artist Piotr Mlodozeniec in 2001 in Jerusalem as a way to talk about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
Liberation Graphics: Interview With Dan Walsh of the Palestine Poster Project Archives   video
Offbeat  (tags: Art, posters, Palestine Poster Project Archives, Palestine, Israel, Zionist, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Un, Memory of the World program, Institute for Palestine Studies )

- 71 days ago -
The standard is simple: any poster in any language from any time period and any source with the word Palestine is added. From the earliest known poster, an 1898 French tourism poster illustrating Bethlehem, to Zionist posters in the 1920s and '30s, to ..
Better Homes and Gardens - Gardening: Pooktre Walkaround   video
Offbeat  (tags: pooktre, tree shaping, art, design, off-beat, interesting, unusual, Living infrastructure, Peter Cook, Becky Northey )

- 75 days ago -
Pooktre: the art of shaping a tree as it grows. Peter and Becky of Australia have invented and mastered this art. It involves the gradual shaping of a tree along a predetermined design as it grows
Young Man Quits His Job to Commit Himself to His Goal of Raising $50,000 for Steve Irwin's Zoo By Creating Beautiful Art
Offbeat  (tags: Steve irwin, quits, art, money, artist, paintings )

- 79 days ago -
Inspired by Steve Irwin, a young man has quit his job to commit himself to his goal of raising money for animal welfare through the creation of innovative paintings.
Bronze Sculptures 'May Be By Michelangelo'
Offbeat  (tags: Art, Bronze sculptures, Michelangelo )

- 80 days ago -
Two obscure bronze sculptures may actually be by Michelangelo, a team of international researchers believes.
When It Rains in Seattle, You Might See a Hidden Sidewalk Message - If You're Paying Attention
Offbeat  (tags: art, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, unusual )

- 89 days ago -
Next time you're walking on a Seattle sidewalk on a rainy day, look down. You just might see a message reveal itself. At least that's the intention of Peregrine Church, the 21-year-old magician who has created the unusual art. His stenciled messages
Italy to Spend EUR200K on Seismic-Proof Plinth for Michelangelo's David
Offbeat  (tags: Art, Earthquake )

- 122 days ago -
Michelangelo's David will be given a special, anti-seismic plinth worth 200,000 euros, to protect it from earth tremors in Florence. Safety concerns were raised following 250 tremors that rattled the region in the past few days.
The Leonardo Hidden From Hitler in Case It Gave Him Magic Powers
Offbeat  (tags: Art, portraits, Leonardo da Vinci, Hitler, WW2 )

- 176 days ago -
One of the world's most famous self-portraits is going on rare public display in the northern Italian city of Turin. Very little is known about the 500-year-old,
Plants, Animals and People Share Common Anatomy in This Incredible Artist's Work (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, art )

- 192 days ago -
Art is often less about making something pretty to look at and more about making people think. When the artist can do both, that's when their work goes to the next level.
The Hidden Art of War Underground
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Art, Underground )

- 198 days ago -
One hundred years ago the early battles of World War One were ending, and on the Western Front armies on both sides were digging in at the start of three and a half years of trench warfare.
Leonardo Da Vinci 'Painted Three Ermine Portraits'
Offbeat  (tags: art, scientists, techniques, France, discovery )

- 206 days ago -
A French scientist has revealed a major new discovery about one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, shedding new light on his techniques.
This Is Stunning! Insects Made From Recycled Paper (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, recycled paper, insects, art )

- 210 days ago -
Thank goodness for creative people. They're the ones that figure out inventive solutions to life's problems, produce beautiful things to look at and get the world talking. In the case of an advertising agency in Wettern, Belgium, they're doing all three
Artists Lights Up City Streets With Amazing Chalk Art Featuring Cute Animals and a Green Monster!
Offbeat  (tags: environment, art, animals, pictures )

- 210 days ago -
We just love how art can bring the most surreal situations to life. Whether it's a park filled with larger-than-life animals or even graffiti that makes us think about nature, art has a wonderful way of shaking up our everyday lives.

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