Cracking good art: Chinese man creates intricate sculptures from EGG SHELLS

Cracking good art: Chinese man creates intricate sculptures from EGG SHELLSWen Fuliang uses the unorthodox material for his painstaking artistic creationsThe artist was laid off from his a wood carver and turned to his hobby of 10 years to make ends meet | UPDATED: 21:27 GMT, 25 December 2012 These pictures show the incredible sculptures carved from egg shells by Chinese artist Wen Fuliang Wen, of Shaanxi province, was laid off from his job as a wood carver and turned to the unusual and skillful form of art to make ends meet. He uses chicken, goose and duck eggshells to carve out places of interest, such as the iconic Dayan Pagoda in Xi'an. Steady hand: Chinese carver Wen Fuliang creates intricate sculptures out of egg shells Detail: The artist displays his incredible work using a magnifying glass Wen Fuliang has practiced eggshell carving for more than ten years.

Haribo gummy bears used by Johannes Cordes to make artwork

You're on candied camera! Amazing portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mona Lisa made out of GUMMY BEARS | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 24 December 2012 Through the ages, artists have created pictures in many different ways – but Johannes Cordes has had sweet success with a very unusual technique.

Underground art scene: Posters from each decade to be showcased in celebration of 150 years of the Tube

Underground art scene: Exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the Tube will feature incredible posters from each decade since 1908 Poster Art 150 will feature wall art seen in Underground stations from each decade since the early 1900sThe exhibition is the first of its type since 1963 and shows the changing art styles of the last 100 yearsThe 150 were chosen by a panel of experts from more than 3,000 in the London Transport Museum vault | UPDATED: 19:46 GMT, 24 December 2012 A new exhibition will showcase the iconic poster art that has adorned the walls of the London Underground for more than a century. Poster Art 150 – London Underground's Greatest Designs is being held at the London Transport Museum to commemorate the Tube's 150th anniversary.

Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist"s 10million tax bill

Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist's 10million tax bill Executors offer works by Edgar Egas abd Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Government panel understood to have accepted applicationMinisters will have to ratify decision and decide which museums will benefit | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 22 December 2012 With his intensely personal portraits, Lucian Freud often defied convention. And now the late artist’s estate has found an equally unorthodox way to settle his 10 million inheritance tax bill – by trading in parts of his art collection

CITV to air two full days of "old skool" shows such as Count Duckula, Art Attack and Rainbow to celebrate its 30th anniversary

Back to the old skool: CITV to air two days of classic shows such as Count Duckula and Rainbow to mark its 30th anniversaryChannel will screen over eight hours of past favourites on January 5 and 6Others include Art Attack, Press Gang, The Raggy Dolls and Children's Ward | UPDATED: 19:25 GMT, 18 December 2012 ITV bosses are to turn back the clock to celebrate 'old skool' children's shows by screening two full days of classic programmes next month. Popular shows of yesteryear such as Count Duckula, Press Gang, Art Attack and The Tomorrow People are to be brought back to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Children's ITV. Digital channel CITV will devote its schedules on January 5 and 6 to screen eight-and-a-half hours each day of past favourites.

Wlodzimierz Umaniec jailed for two years for defacing Rothko painting

Vandal who attacked Rothko painting at Tate as act of 'yellowism' jailed for two years Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, claimed vandalism was itself a piece of artCo-founder of obscure artistic movement of 'yellowism'Judge said actions were 'wholly and utterly unacceptable' | UPDATED: 17:08 GMT, 13 December 2012 Jailed: Wlodzimierz Umaniec has been sentenced to two years in prison for vandalising a Rothko painting The self-proclaimed artist who vandalised a Mark Rothko painting in what he said was an act of 'yellowism' was today sentenced to two years in prison. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, defaced the mural, worth around 5million to 9million, at the Tate Modern gallery on October 7. He has said he carried out the crime in an attempt to spread the principles of the obscure artistic movement which he helped create.

Don"t call the police, it"s only art: Bizarre mannequin "hoodies" invade the streets of Rome

Don't call the police, it's only art: Bizarre mannequin 'hoodies' invade the streets of RomeUS artist Mark Jenkins has created the street installations to 'get people to look up from their mobile phones'He has placed hooded mannequins poking out of bins, playing tug of war, and apparently fired at a darts board | UPDATED: 19:39 GMT, 9 December 2012 An army of sinister hoodies appear to have invaded Rome. But closer inspection reveals that the strange figures are in fact mannequins styled in bizarre positions

Black chalk drawing by Raphael sells for 29.7m after sparking 17-minute bidding war at auction

Black chalk drawing by Raphael sells for 29.7m after sparking 17-minute bidding war at auctionRaphael drawing sells for record price as world's biggest art collectors fought to buy itThe piece was part of a collection at the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth House It helped Raphael prepare to paint Transfiguration, a world-renowned work of art | UPDATED: 19:06 GMT, 6 December 2012 A drawing by Italian artist Raphael has fetched a record 29 million at auction – more than twice the original estimate. The black chalk piece, called Head Of A Young Apostle, became the most expensive work on paper after it sold for almost three times its estimated price at auction, auction house Sotheby’s said. It had been part of a collection at the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth House stately home in Derbyshire since the 1700s

Photos capture Stockholm"s beautiful subway system after its makeover by artists

Where have all the rats gone Photos capture Stockholm's beautiful subway system after its makeover by artists The 110 kilometre (68.3 miles) subway is the world's longest art exhibition featuring work by more than 150 artistsAround 90 of the Swedish city's 100 stations feature art works, including sculptures, mosaics and installations | UPDATED: 20:48 GMT, 29 November 2012 Travelling on a city's underground system is never expected to be an exciting experience – rather a convenient way of getting from A to B. But this could not be farther from the truth in the Swedish capital Stockholm, where artists have transformed the city's subway into a gigantic, kaleidoscopic art exhibition. Around 90 of the city's 100 subway stations have been given a dazzling makeover by over 150 artists, who have been let loose over the last 55 years.

As prices for Damien Hirst"s works plummet, pity the credulous saps who spent fortunes on his tosh

At last, the real shark is exposed: As prices for Damien Hirst’s works plummet, pity the credulous saps who spent fortunes on his tosh PUBLISHED: 00:01 GMT, 28 November 2012 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 28 November 2012 Finally! The market price for Damien Hirst’s art is falling and some of his work is being withdrawn unsold from auctions. While paintings by some of the 20th- century’s great artists such as Picasso and Matisse are still increasing in value despite the financial collapse, Hirst’s prices are down by 30 per cent since their 2008 peak and one in three of his pieces has failed to sell at all.