100,000-Year-Old Art Studio Found in South African Cave

Researchers in South Africa have discovered what may have been the world’s earliest artist’s studio.

A 100,000-year-old workshop used to mix and store the reddish pigment ochre has been discovered in Blombos Cave on the rugged southern coast near Cape Town. At the same site, scientists have found some of the earliest sharp stone tools, as well as evidence of fishing.

The latest find is reported in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. It includes pieces of ochre, grinding bowls, shells for storage and bone and charcoal to mix with the pigment.



The Artists who make houses Explode

At first glance, these houses looks like they could have been the victim of a dramatic gas explosion. But the beat-up homes in Houston, Texas, are in fact an elaborate traffic-stopping work of art using the homes’ own wood siding. Artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck smashed the interior walls of the homes, before nailing the wooden planking at strange angles to complete their project. Featuring several horizontal and vertical vortices which appear to ‘rip’ through the interior of the first house, the designs offer a unique view out of each of the buildings. The front of the house is designed to act as a stage, but is only meant to be a temporary exhibit.”