Rock analysis suggests France cave art is 'oldest'
Experts have long debated whether the sophisticated animal drawings in a famous French cave are indeed the oldest of their kind in the world, and a study out Monday suggests that yes, they are.
X-ray techniques help art historians verify Rembrandt sketch
Probing Question: Is art an essential school subject?
For decades, "reading, writing, and 'rithmetic" were considered the most fundamental subjects in American K-12 schools. These days, in order to boost our nation's global competitiveness, many schools and ...
Exploring tessellations beyond Escher
Prehistoric rock art maps cosmological belief
It is likely some of the most widespread and oldest art in the United States. Pieces of rock art dot the Appalachian Mountains, and research by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, anthropology professor Jan ...
Video games enter realm of art at Smithsonian
Video games have come a long way since the first simple adventures of Mario and Pac-Man and now enter the realm of art in a major exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington that celebrates ...
Using ion beams to detect art forgery
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Notre Dame nuclear physicists Philippe Collon and Michael Wiescher are using accelerated ion beams to pinpoint the age and origin of material used in pottery, painting, metalwork ...
Professor's algorithms unlock Van Gogh mysteries
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell electrical engineering professor is helping art historians do a little detective work by using computing algorithms to identify which of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings came from the ...
Rock art draws scientists to ancient lakes
Life imitates art. And sometimes science does the same.
A computer algorithm to quantify creativity in art networks
Archaeologist’s chance discovery may be Britain's earliest example of rock art
(PhysOrg.com) -- An archaeologist at the University of Bristol believes he may have discovered Britain's oldest example of rock art.
Airbus shows off a see-thru concept plane (w/ video)
Light reveals new details of Gauguin's creative process
French artist Paul Gauguin is well known for his colorful paintings of Tahitian life—such as the painting that sold recently for nearly $300 million—but he also was a highly experimental printmaker. Little ...
Louvre and Nintendo aim to make art child's play
The Louvre said Thursday it has teamed up with Nintendo to hand out 3D game consoles to guide visitors through its vast art collections, as part of a stepped up digital drive at the Paris museum.