Tate Britain forgoes 2020 Turner Prize to support 10 artists with £10k bursaries

Tate Britain announced today that the 2020 edition of the Turner Prize has been called off, like so many things this year, due to COVID-19. Though the Prize, which offers a top prize of £25,000 accompanied by three £5,000 prizes for each runners up, won’t go on in its usual manner, Tate Britain will instead […]

Researchers get to the bottom of why The Scream is fading

The Scream, Edvard Munch’s iconic 1910 painting, really has something to shout about now. Researchers have found that moisture from the breath of visitors is facilitating the degradation of the painting, which has seen yellow portions of its scene fade to an off-white. Housed at the Munch Museum in Oslo, the painting is one of […]

Five textile artists you should know

While textiles, as a technology has been around for tens of thousands of years, textile arts have experienced a resurgence of interest in the last century. Long-associated with craft, textile artists have pushed against the boundaries of high art, working to erase the often negative connotations of the medium. In the 1970s, textile arts – […]

The truths beneath the surface: Researchers reveal more secrets of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring

Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) has captivated audiences for centuries. It has become one of the most well-known and loved works of art and has inspired people of all walks of life. However, much like the life of Vermeer himself, relatively little is known about the painting, particularly when it comes to […]

The V&A wants your COVID-19 signs to document life in lockdown

There’s no doubt that in a few generations, the COVID-19 pandemic will be included in history books. By then, people will have moved on, living lives less directly touched by the pandemic. Recognizing the unique situation we’re in – and the products that have come from it – London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has […]

How do AR and VR art experiences compare to the real thing? Cuseum takes a closer look through neurological study.

Experiencing art looks a little different today than it did a year ago. While many were already embracing the joys of what VR and AR had to offer in the art world months ago, in the age of COVID-19, they have become integral for museums, galleries, and art enthusiasts, alike. This may have you pondering […]

Jiab Prachakul wins 2020 BP Portrait Award, this year not judged by BP rep

The BP Portrait Award, organised by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London, is among the most prestigious prizes that can be awarded to a work of portraiture. During this unusual time, the NPG took to their social media platforms this morning to digitally announce that Jiab Prachakul has won the 2020 edition of the […]