Art

Artists, designers and curators share their work, their process and their vision. Watch TED Talks from sculptors, painters, illustrators and photographers -- and those who blur the boundaries.

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Gallery: New art carved from old books

To create new art, Brian Dettmer trashes old books. The painter-turned-sculptor (TED Talk: Old books reborn as art) takes outdated reference materials such as textbooks and ency...
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The artist is in.

14 talks • 2h 52m
Why create? Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks.

Objects of desire

12 talks • 2h 45m
An iconic painting. An ancient manuscript. A cylinder with 2600 years of history. Learn about artifacts and images that have intrigued humans for centuries, and why we find them so alluring.

The power of film

12 talks • 3h 26m
12 visionary creators and curators -- from Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood -- talk about how to make movie magic.

Can you believe your eyes?

10 talks • 2h 30m
Magic tricks, optical illusions, death-defying feats, digital lies. Believe it or not.
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Talks about Art

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