renaissance

optical illusions

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Are Inspired by Renaissance Technology

Jonty Hurwitz makes mesmerizing sculptures using techniques pioneered by Leonardo da Vinci and other old masters.
DJ Pangburn
6.29.17
Music

Jeff Goldblum’s Renaissance Is a Goddamn Silver-Haired Light In a Dark World

Goldblum finds a way...into my heart.
Jill Krajewski
5.18.17
Internet

'Medieval Reactions' Turns Ancient Art into Hilarious Memes

Prithee! Thine best memes on thee internet are these classics-turned-share-bait.
Peter Slattery
3.13.17
Art

Famous Renaissance Paintings Are Even More Surreal as Modern Photos

Despite its beauty, Renaissance art isn’t exactly perfect in the representational diversity department. Photographer Ventiko is here to help.
Andrew Nunes
9.15.16
Art

What Do Painters' Personal Art Collections Say About Their Owners?

Artistic expression means finding the right muse for your art—maybe even a rival’s creation.
Diana Shi
6.25.16
Conservation

Painting Cover-Ups, Exposed! | Conservation Lab

Here’s a brief, multi-century tour of artworks that caused a fuss—and were swiftly buried under fresh layers of paint.
Noémie Jennifer
5.25.16
Longreads Or Whatever

Rise Craig David, Your Time is Now

Fifteen years after his first number one, the world is finally ready to accept him on his own terms.
Angus Harrison
9.22.15
Art

[Exclusive] Inside Scorpion Dagger's Real-Life GIF Book

Renaissance GIFs are now running wild IRL.
Beckett Mufson
6.8.15
Art

Take the Subway with Angels in These Classical Painting Mashups

Even gods have to commute to work in Alexey Kondakov's new photo series.
Beckett Mufson
5.18.15
Art

Venus de Milo and David: Now in Color

Illustrator Nico Ordogoiti gives classic Renaissance statues a full-color makeover.
Beckett Mufson
4.1.15
Art

Watch Robots Carve a Modern Michelangelo Masterpiece

In 'Captives #B04' Quayola uses computational processes to re-form unfinished Renaissance sculpture.
Kevin Holmes
3.17.15
Words

Britain's Railways Created the Country's Biggest Clubs and Gentrification Shut Them Down

“If King’s Cross were human it would have crow’s feet, broken veins, a beer belly, stretch marks, and a filthy cackle.”
Adam Bychawski
11.7.14
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