We may never know what the Mona Lisa is really smiling about, but we do know that there's much more to the masterpieces of Renaissance art than the beauty that meets the eye. This magnificently illustrated guide by our very own Richard Stemp gives you the key to unlock those secrets for yourself: The Secret Language of the Renaissance.
It sent the art world crazy, and we can see why. If you haven’t already, we recommend watching the music video to “Apesh*t” by The Carters, which was filmed largely in the Louvre. The Parisian museum reportedly now has a 90-minute guided tour, taking you through 17 pieces of art depicted in the recent Beyoncé and Jay-Z video. See how many of the artworks you recognise.
To mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae and Yinka Shonibare, plus the painter-printmakers Barbara Rae and Norman Ackroyd, have been commissioned to create a set of special stamps. The only way to send your post, as of now.
The game begins in the centre of a mysterious landscape on which darkness is falling. There is no one path to take…
Bill Viola Studio and the USC Game Innovation Lab have launched “The Night Journey”; an award-winning art game available worldwide on Windows PC and Mac and via the PlayStation®Store in the US. It won an award for production the “Most Sublime Experience”. Have a look here.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
There’s been much talk lately of the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary, but what few people realise is that the very idea for the Royal Academy came to its founders during a drunken discussion in the pub one night. So it seems particularly fitting that artist Luke Edward Hall was able to go through the RA archives of past recipe cards and dinner party menus to create a series of glassware, kitchen ware and stationery with which to commemorate the RA this year. Take a look.