Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born. And many are inspired by Nigerian folklore.
Artists sometimes come up with the darnedest ideas. Thomas Thwaites is a case in point. Thwaites is a 34-year-old artist from London who decided he wanted to experience what it's like to live life as an animal.
For public art installations around the world, São Paulo artist Nele Azevedo casts human figures from ice and then lets them melt. The sight — and sound — of that melting is an experience in "impermanence," she says.
Los Angeles-based artist Ramiro Gomez has been getting a lot of attention lately for his work depicting the city’s vast immigrant workforce. But he doesn't confine his works to galleries. He brings them to the streets, where immigrant workers may be seen.
All that was left of Palestinian Rabie Darduna's house was his front door. Then graffiti artist Banksy painted on Darduna's door. Now police in Gaza have confiscated the door after Darduna says he was tricked into selling it for $175.
Thousands of scientists and engineers are hard at work at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, trying to discover the origins of the universe. Lately, however, a few teams of artists have joined them in their work.
German prosecutors are trying to sort out what to do with a 1,400-piece collection of mostly Nazi looted art that was discovered two years ago. The investigation is proving to be a challenge. Competing claims on some works have surfaced and Germany's 30-year statute of limitations on stolen art has expired. German officials have now announced they'll return most of the art.
Mexico's Maya people have a culture that is distinct, and all their own. So while the rest of Mexico goes nuts about soccer, the Mayans are more baseball people. And that love for baseball continues, even when those people move to new places, like the U.S.
The Beat Making Lab organizers have never returned to the place where they held their lab. This week, though, they're back in Ethiopia, presenting what they learned with the lab and reconnecting with the beat-makers they worked with.
The Muppets weren't just a commercial and artistic success — they were an innovation. Jim Henson, the renowned creator of the Muppets, was constantly pushing himself beyond his comfort zone, constantly pushing to do things others said couldn't be done.