Art & Architecture

St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia

Art is the expression of creativity and imagination, exercised in such a way that it culminates in a perceptible work. Art is created and appreciated primarily for its aesthetic value or emotional power. The aesthetic and emotional value of certain art differs among each individual who perceives it. While "art" can refer to any creative expression and its resulting product, the term is often used to signify visual, stationary works such as paintings, sculptures and engravings, to name a few.

Architecture is the art, practice or profession of designing and constructing buildings, open areas, communities and other constructions. Like art, architecture is carried out with aesthetics in mind, but it is typically more constrained by the need for practicality and long-term functionality. Architecture also involves selecting furnishings and decorations, overseeing construction of the structure, inspecting, restoring and renovating an existing building. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The art of crocheting food

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Artist inspired late in life creates swirling, meditative sand labyrinths

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This New Jersey city is turning illegal dumps into public art hotspots

Why we still need paper maps

Canada, Norway lock horns over moose statues

Calling all kids to draw (and honor) their favorite endangered species

A cat offers the sharpest criticism of all, slashing 17th-century masterpiece

World's tallest indoor waterfall will be located in already-spectacular airport

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