An Experiment To Make Pigeons Into Art Critics Doesn't Go Far Enough

If you've spent your week wondering if pigeons can distinguish Picasso from Monet, get ready to have your questions answered. But the answer just makes us want more. » 1/08/15 10:46am 1/08/15 10:46am

Painting of a Mystery Man Was Hidden Under Picasso's "The Blue Room"

Curators have been studying Picasso's "The Blue Room"—one of the highlights of the artist's early 20th-century "blue period" —since 2008, and they've discovered it was painted over another work: a portrait of an unidentified man. » 6/17/14 3:57pm 6/17/14 3:57pm

Picasso's Guernica, now featuring the X-Men

Pablo Picasso's mural-sized painting Guernica commemorated the tragedy and chaos of the Spanish Civil War. Cynthia Rodgers' reinterpretation of the famous painting thrusts a very different set of subjects into that Cubist chaos: the X-Men. » 6/16/12 9:30am 6/16/12 9:30am

Can birds become art critics?

Professor Shigeru Watanabe and colleagues at Keio University, Japan, were the joint winners of the 1995 Ig Nobel psychology prize for their success in training pigeons to discriminate between the paintings of Picasso and those of Monet. » 4/30/11 7:30am 4/30/11 7:30am