PICS: These breathtaking body painting designs from an African festival will leave you inspired

2020-01-14 13:31

The annual Equatorial Guinea Bodypainting Festival is a hub of the world's best body paint artists.

This artist purposely ruined R1.3 million worth of Chanel purses, Rolex watches and other designer items - the reason will intrigue you

2020-01-03 16:34

An artist has purposely destroyed £70 000 (over R1.3 million) worth of luxury items from Hermes handbags, to Chanel purses and Rolex watches to create the perfect pictures.

Shifts in the local art market

2019-12-17 12:19

Economic uncertainty has dampened demand on the international art market, which has been discernible at art auctions here in South Africa. Despite this, the local art market remains healthy.

Iraqi protesters are transforming a Baghdad tunnel with breathtaking anti-government murals

2019-12-12 09:32

Iraqis are transforming parts of Baghdad to protest against government corruption and a lack of basic facilities.

An artist sold a banana duct-taped to the wall for R1 million. On Sunday, someone tore the fruit off the wall and ate it.

2019-12-09 17:11

This week, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan displayed a piece of art titled "Comedian" at a gallery in Miami. Then someone ate it off the wall.

This photographer spent 9 years searching the forgotten corners of the internet for strange and beautiful photos

2019-11-10 11:18

Doug Battenhausen collects beautifully amateurish photos that he gets from defunct photo accounts on Flickr, PhotoBucket, and Webshots.

Investing in your passions

2019-10-31 15:22

Growing up, Mandla Sibeko always knew that he wanted to be an entrepreneur. Today he has made FNB Art Joburg the first black-owned art fair in the country.

Nando’s says sorry for 'racist' black people in a toaster painting, now removed from a new UK branch

2019-10-26 12:23

A brand new Nando's in Birmingham removed the painting by Nyanga artist Khaya Sineyile, saying it understood context doesn't always travel.

Curro pupil speaks: 'Stop the satanic panic, art is meant to provoke thought'

2019-10-23 19:47

The KwaZulu-Natal Grantleigh Curro pupil who produced the artwork that a pastor considered to be "demonic" has explained that his pieces are not satanic, but a critique of the "commercialisation of contemporary organised religion".

You probably had no idea that there are secret images hidden in these 14 famous works of art

2019-10-13 09:22

Some of the most famous pieces of art have secrets that are still being discovered hundreds of years after their completion. Can you spot the hidden images?

 

'Pre-school Picasso' shakes up German art world

2020-01-09 18:00

Mikail Akar doesn't flinch as the cameras click around him. Born in 2012, the German artistic prodigy has spent half his life in the limelight.

Emerging artists to look out for

2020-01-03 08:34

Young, black female artists are all the rage in the emerging art market.

See if you can spot what's wrong in these photos of crowds

2019-12-16 12:53

Photographer Pelle Cass takes hundreds of photos in a single spot and then combines them in interesting ways. See if you can spot what's wrong in these photos of crowds.

Burger King taped fast food to the wall to troll Maurizio Cattelan's R1 million duct-taped banana

2019-12-11 09:47

After a banana took the world by storm at Art Basel Miami Beach, Popeyes and Burger King joined in on the fun with parodies of the duct-taped fruit.

A photographer captures giant flocks of birds at the perfect moment so they look like mesmerizing, moving sculptures

2019-12-07 09:55

Flocks of feathered fowl in fantastical shapes are the subject of Catalan photographer Xavi Bou's spellbinding project.

14 breathtaking photos of Turkey's rainbow-coloured neighbourhoods

2019-11-02 12:51

Photographer Yener Torun captures visually pleasing shots of candy-colored buildings that stand out among traditional Turkish architecture.

The wildest costumes at Burning Man over the years

2019-10-27 08:49

Burning Man is an annual art event and pop-up community in the Nevada desert. Clothing is optional, but bikinis, body paint, and feathers are on-trend.

Letter from former Grantleigh pupil on 'demonic' art: Stop with the witch-hunt!

2019-10-24 10:31

Stop placing a target on the student's back and open your minds. Be willing to engage in these difficult conversations and don't interact with the world around us on such a superficial level, writes former Grantleigh student Kate Solomon.

Curro 'demonic' art project: Why allow artwork of Jesus as a clown, but ban display of apartheid flag? asks FF Plus

2019-10-22 21:29

The Freedom Front Plus wants to know why Jesus can be depicted as a clown in a school art project, which has upset some Christians, when the display of the old South African flag has been banned due to "sensitivity".

A man left his job and sold everything to buy a camera. Now he takes stunning photos of flowers trapped in ice that look like paintings.

2019-09-28 15:19

At age 30, Bruce Boyd decided to sell everything and buy a camera. He now takes photos of stunning floral arrangements frozen in ice.

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