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Images to Inspire Your Writing

Aesthetica selects five images from the archives to inspire your creativity. These atmospheric works are rich in narrative, for a poem or short story.

Into Illusion

Mue Studio’s series ‘Somewhere in the World’ is deliberately open-ended – leaving the mind to wander and explore in expansive horizons.

Modern Mythscapes

Brussels-based artist and composer Bob Vanderbob explores the interaction of art, science and science fiction to conjure up Artificial Mythology, a modern mythscape conveying a poetic vision of the techno-human condition.

5 Trailblazing Women Architects

Aesthetica pinpoints five groundbreaking architects who have changed the landscape with their pioneering designs.

Call for Reportage

The Marilyn Stafford Foto Reportage Award has returned for 2020. The prize is looking for female photographers documenting our changing world.

Aesthetica Art Prize: 5 Painters

Painting and drawing have provided the foundations for contemporary art. The Aesthetica Art Prize demonstrates new approaches.

Pioneers of Light and Space

Aesthetica highlights the Light and Space movement – a group of trailblazing artists based in and around Los Angeles in the 1960s.

Staying Home: Art Podcasts

Staying home is essential right now, which means there’s plenty of time to discover the breadth of free cultural content.

Cultural Connections

Robert Giard made connections between LGBTQ+ cultural producers of the late 20th-century, as highlighted by Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.

Aesthetica Archives: James Casebere

James Casebere is renowned for a pioneering use of models in his constructed photographs. Aesthetica reflects on series made across 10 years.

Responding to the Moment

A new publication from Kehrer Verlag negotiates the influence of visual media in the modern world – updating iconic images for an online audience.

10 Land Artworks to Know

Aesthetica collates 10 visually striking examples of Land Art. Earthworks – pieces made in the landscape – continue to influence today’s artists.

Video Pioneers

When technology boomed in the 1960s, art changed forever. ‘Video/Art: The First Fifty Years’ explores the story of new media in the art world.

Dramatic Portraiture

The portrait has never been so prevalent. Faces have become quantifiable as data and selfies are ubiquitous. Woudt takes a classical approach.

The February / March Issue

Issue 94, the February / March edition, is now available. This issue is about developing a new narrative and disrupting the status quo.

Retro Styling

Joelle Grace Taylor combines a love of retro styling and creative direction, producing dream-like images full of energy, colour and depth.

Expanded Architecture

“We’re not here to build for other architects, we’re here to build for all of humankind.” The World’s Best Architecture’ spotlights key buildings.

Future Greats: Winners Announced

The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The 2020 winners are trailblazing talents.

Aesthetica Art Prize Winner: Rhea Storr

Rhea Storr has been awarded the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020. The filmmaker explore themes of representation and individuality

Aesthetica Art Prize Winner: Chris Yuan

The Aesthetica Art Prize reflects upon actions and developments that are changing society. This year’s Emerging Prize recipient is Chris Yuan.