Mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris cracked

Aug 6, 2017

Mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris cracked

For five centuries, statues of the 12 apostles looked down on the hordes who marveled at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, arguably the greatest Gothic edifice ever build. Standing between the chapel's spectacular stained-glass windows, one of the wonders of the medieval world, they survived the ...

French artist rocked by his week inside boulder

Mar 2, 2017

French artist rocked by his week inside boulder

A French artist emerged "a little stunned" on Wednesday from a week entombed inside a 12-ton rock and thanked it for having made him feel "so welcome." Abraham Poincheval, 44, had difficulty walking as he was helped from the stone onto a chair before being ...

French artist spending a week entombed in rock

Feb 26, 2017

French artist spending a week entombed in rock

An artist entombed inside a 12-ton rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping," insisting he would stick it out for a week. Speaking through a crack in the limestone boulder late Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed by ...

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

Jul 31, 2016

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery on Wednesday in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable because he was born ...

New York's Met showing 150 newly donated Japanese art treasures

Oct 20, 2015

New York's Met showing 150 newly donated Japanese art treasures

An exhibition of 150 important Japanese artworks is being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It includes a statue of the Buddhist deity known as Fudo Myoo by sculptor Kaikei, who lived in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The collection ...

Mystery sculpture along Nagano river generating a buzz

Feb 12, 2015

Mystery sculpture along Nagano river generating a buzz

A mystery stone sculpture that someone created along the Chikuma River in Nagano Prefecture has left some residents puzzled and others seeing it as a good opportunity to generate interest in their mountain community. The sculpture, which is now about 2 meters tall, first began ...

'Theo Jansen: Strandbeest'

/ Oct 2, 2014

'Theo Jansen: Strandbeest'

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Dutch artist Theo Jansen first started creating his signature "Strandbeest" ("Beach Animal") works in 1990. These huge objects, a combination of art and science, are made mostly out of plastic tubes and can walk by themselves using the power of the wind. Fifteen of Jansen's ...