In recent years, several communities have been affected by a rise in anti-Muslim incidents and New York City is no exception. In early July of 2017, several newspapers reported on an incident that took place outside of a mosque in Hyde Park, though it is still unclear to reporters and
In 1999, Chris Ofili’s The Holy Virgin Mary gained controversy where it showed a black-descendant Virgin Mary surrounded in elephant feces and pornographic images in the background. New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani expressed outraged and threatened to cease funding of the Brooklyn Museum where the painting was being held.
Making art does not always involve the traditionally thought of materials such as a brush or canvas, sometimes it does not even involve paint. In fact, other methods are pretty common and span over a wide variety of methods and creative ideas and materials. Using the naked body as the
Rene Magritte was a surrealist artist from Belgium, whose work was well know for its thought provoking and witty nature. He challenged his audience’s perception of reality. Le Viol (aka The Rape) was painted in 1935, and is considered highly controversial. The Rape is a simple image of a woman’s
Female sexuality is, more often than not, supposed to be quiet and tamed. Sexuality is supposed to be more private and hidden for women. Society sexualizes women’s bodies for men, and if any woman is overly sexual, she is automatically considered a slut. Not everyone appreciates the incredibly beautiful nature
It sounds like the start of a bad joke: an art forger, after having stolen massive numbers of pieces, discovers that his own forgeries have also been stolen and replaced by an even worse forgery. Yet nevertheless, it happened. To summarize: Xiao Yuan, who was working at a librarian at
The work above is Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi’s floor painting for the 10th Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates) titled “Blessing Upon the Land of My Love.” The scene looks like a massacre, with pools of blood pooling around the drain and splattered on the walls. This work was installed for
An article on the Huffington Post discusses why artworks done by notorious criminals are so popular, and can bring in tons of money. One theory is that it is their notoriety that makes the art so attractive- furthermore, were it not for their crimes, would anyone view their art as