Photo series charts the family unit in changing Japan

May 30, 2014

Photo series charts the family unit in changing Japan

by Mark Schilling

Family photos in Japan, especially ones taken for formal occasions such as shichi-go-san (seven-five-three) ceremonies, are often as stiffly posed as 19th-century tintypes, with Mom, Dad and Junior never cracking a smile. When American photographer Bruce Osborn began taking photos of parents and children ...

Painting certified as Dali's first surrealist work

May 25, 2014

Painting certified as Dali's first surrealist work

An oil painting sold at a Spanish antique shop over two decades ago for around €150 ($200) has been certified as Salvador Dali’s first surrealist work, which he painted as a teenager. Tomeu L’Amo, a painter and art historian, found the canvas at a ...

Acropolis sculptures get 'cosmetic surgery'

May 11, 2014

Acropolis sculptures get 'cosmetic surgery'

They are some of Greece’s most celebrated beauties. And after nearly 2,500 years, it is perhaps only fitting that they are getting a face-lift. The caryatid statues, which until the late 1970s propped up a section of the Erechtheion temple on the Acropolis, are ...

U.S. computer club unveils Warhol digital art

Apr 27, 2014

U.S. computer club unveils Warhol digital art

A dozen previously unknown works of digital art created by much-loved pop artist Andy Warhol have been discovered by a computer club at an American university in his hometown Pittsburgh. The art was found by members of the Carnegie Mellon University computer club on ...

Philippine petroglyphs threatened

Apr 21, 2014

Philippine petroglyphs threatened

On a small rock wall a short drive from Manila, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved. The 127 engravings of people, animals and geometric shapes are the nation’s oldest ...