A woman who lunged at a Gaugin painting in the National Gallery screaming "this is evil!" says she had her reasons.
Although there are many ideas about the identity of the Mona Lisa's model, the latest is noteworthy: historian Silvano Vinceti believes the painting was based on a male apprentice of Leonardo's — and his lover.
At first glance, this is just a woman with clumpy mascara, right? Wrong! Those are fly legs, and that's artist Jessica Harrison. If your day has just been going too well, click through to the video!
File under not surprising. "A huge outdoor art poster that blends Mickey Mouse's image with that of a swastika and a nude woman's body is causing a stir in Poland." Did we mention the naked woman? And the nearby synagogue?
"Mei Ling, an idle young Chinese woman, lives alone in her flat, waiting for her lover. One day, she finds a little octopus in the kitchen sink. She decides to adopt it to avoid boredom. The octopus grows up..."
This year, the Whitney Biennial features more female artists than male. Some are calling it the "women's show" - but is it?
"What with the blood-like floor and the heaps of ash-coloured concrete intestines, these works were forcing me to think about bodies and new life, and even death," writes Isabella Welch of artist Anish Kapoor. Welch is 10 years old.
In a new photography show, Alex Prager objectifies women:
Being a model is often part of the job description for an artist's child. Now, they get their say: