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Bruce Mau in conversation with Lee-Sean Huang.

Bruce Mau in conversation with Lee-Sean Huang.

"Bruce Mau wants you to know that designers are going to save the world." — The New York Times. Bruce Mau Inspire massive change and discover new ways of solving problems in life, work, and community with celebrated designer and thought leader Bruce Mau. In celebration of his new book...
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Digital museum tours to tide you over.

Digital museum tours to tide you over.

Digital museum tours to tide you over. Tate Modern (London): In what has to be a record for shortest run of a major retrospective, the Tate opened its omnibus Andy Warhol show March 12, only to shut down over pandemic concerns on March 17. The museum rallied to produce a...
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Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art.

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art.

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art. Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art offers a spectacular array of Southeast Asian paintings spanning from the 20th century to the present day, by artists from across Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar. It includes a robust selection of...
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Christie’s announces highlights.

Christie’s announces highlights.

Christie's announces highlights included in the Modern Edition: Works on Paper and Prints sale. LONDON.- Uniting the mediums of paper and print, Modern Edition: Works on Papers and Prints showcases the breadth of artistic styles of modern masters from the 1890s to the 1990s. Christie’s online-only auction, which is open for bidding from...
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Designer Paul Fortune has died.

Designer Paul Fortune has died.

Designer Paul Fortune has died. Dear friends and famous clients recall the taste-maker’s extraordinary eye, memorable and indelible imprint on the city of Los Angeles. The design world lost one of its most elegant, ingenious, and wickedly wry voices with the passing of Paul Fortune on June 14 at his...
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Arts sector fears a cultural catastrophe.

Arts sector fears a cultural catastrophe.

Arts sector fears a cultural catastrophe. The National Theatre has warned of massive economic challenges.  Britain faces a “cultural catastrophe” after the pandemic, leaders in the creative industries have warned. The sector would be hit twice as hard as the wider economy and one in five jobs is expected to...
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‘Picasso and Paper’ postponed.

‘Picasso and Paper’ postponed.

'Picasso and Paper' postponed. Cleveland Museum of Art postpones the exhibition to tentative September 22nd, 2020 opening. The Cleveland Museum of Art was to have opened its big spring exhibition on 'Picasso and Paper' today, Sunday, May 24, but the corona-virus pandemic forced a postponement. The museum now hopes to...
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Musings. Paint it by ear.

Musings. Paint it by ear.

Musings. Paint it by ear. Transforming Music into ears. I have been a musician almost all my life. I attended a school founded by a violinist who escaped to America during WWII and believed that there is no culture without musical culture. I played violoncello and was a part of...
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Durer, Hockney and Warhol lead sales at New York.

Durer, Hockney and Warhol lead sales at New York.

Durer, Hockney and Warhol lead sales at New York in Fine Art Print Fair. New York, NY.- The IFPDA Fine Art Print FairOnline 2020, the digital initiative launched on May 13th by the IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association, has yielded impressive online traffic and sales in its first week,...
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Easier than ever to traffic Middle Eastern Antiquities.

Easier than ever to traffic Middle Eastern Antiquities.

Easier than ever to traffic Middle Eastern Antiquities. The Islamic State’s eagerness to profit from antiquities focused global attention on the illicit trafficking of cultural property. Yet the world’s understanding of how such trafficking unfolds remains limited. Today, thanks to Facebook and other social media tools, it is easier than...
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Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 5

Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 5

Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 5 V – The great sailboats at the present times. Today technically surpassed the great sailboats are only visible on school ships, museums or in special exhibitions, represented the true conquest of the seas. Suffice it to recall the battle of Trafalgar with Lord...
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Art Celebration of Mother’s Day.

Art Celebration of Mother’s Day.

Art Celebration of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day has been celebrated in many cultures since antiquity with varying names and rituals. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day started in 1908 when social activist, Anna Jarvis, held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Eventually...
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Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 4

Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 4

Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 4 IV - The Vikings. Latin America in particular and Western history in general, I believe they have an eternal debt to Viking culture, because it strongly influenced the whole of Western Europe and part of the Middle East. It is understandable that...
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Fine Art Print Fair’s artists works.

Fine Art Print Fair’s artists works.

Fine Art Print Fair to include works by Andy Warhol, Alex Katz and more. IFPDA is the largest art fair celebrating 500 years of printmaking goes digital. After previously canceling its Spring 2020 Fine Art Print Fair due to the pandemic, the International Fine Print Dealers Association has moved the fair online...
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Opera Gallery ‘’American Icons’’ Exhibition.

Opera Gallery ‘’American Icons’’ Exhibition.

Opera Gallery ‘’American Icons’’ Exhibition. Spotlights Keith Haring and George Condo, among other celebrated artists of the 20th century. Although some galleries and museums across the world are preparing to reopen their spaces, Opera Gallery is launching a series of thematic and solo digital exhibitions in a new online viewing room platform. Its “American...
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Ideas and Projects to rethink spaces.

Ideas and Projects to rethink spaces.

Ideas and Projects to rethink spaces. Bars, restaurants and offices, the Municipality calls creatives and designers. The invitation to create a list of proposals to return to live the city with new safety rules and guaranteeing social distancing. Tajani: "Let's think and redesign Milan that reopens together" From spacers to vertical...
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Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 3.

Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 3.

Brief History of Maritime Navigation - Chapter 3. The Contribution of Orient and South Pacific. At this point we must clarify that Western cultures were detached from the East, not only because of the enormous distances that separated them, but for religious, cultural and above all economic reasons. Marco Polo...
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Édouard Manet, the Father of Modernism.

Édouard Manet, the Father of Modernism.

Édouard Manet, the Father of Modernism, and his most famous works. The French artist Édouard Manet is often credited with bridging the gap between two of the most important art movements of the 19th century, Realism and Impressionism. Though he once wrote that he had “no intention of overthrowing old methods of...
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Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 2

Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 2

Brief History of Maritime Navigation  – Chapter 2 The first historical reference.  When the Egyptians were able to join several trunks with vines they gave rise to the rafts, which crossed the Nile and even incorporated very primitive bows to improve speed. They sailed downstream driven by the current and went...
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Bob Dylan, a true lyrical genius.

Bob Dylan, a true lyrical genius.

Bob Dylan, a true lyrical genius. Upcoming English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations Online sale features lyrics to a song by Bob Dylan. Leonard Cohen used to tell a story. He was in Paris, having coffee with Bob Dylan, and the two were discussing Cohen’s song 'Hallelujah': “he asked...
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Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 1

Brief History of Maritime Navigation – Chapter 1

Brief History of Maritime Navigation  - Chapter 1 The first historical reference. No matter how extensive this message may be, it will always be limited by the implications that navigation had between different peoples, both socially, culturally and geo-politically, leaving aside everything that the invasions and wars meant. Let's think...
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An opportunity to remake cities.

An opportunity to remake cities.

An opportunity to remake cities. Cities from Bogota to Oakland are closing streets to make room for pedestrians and bikers. Urbanists think we'd be healthier if such changes were permanent. A Gemballa Mirage GT barrelled into a series of parked cars on a Manhattan street. The driver fled and was arrested. And...
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Chanel wardrobe goes to auction.

Chanel wardrobe goes to auction.

Chanel wardrobe goes to auction. Chanel wardrobe from one fashion collector’s private goes to auction at Sotheby’s. Sothbey’s presents more than a hundred Chanel designs in online auction. Sotheby’s Milan is unveiling 177 memorable designs by iconic French fashion house Chanel ahead of an online sale later this month. The auction presents the brand’s...
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Appreciating the Museum Mile in New York.

Appreciating the Museum Mile in New York.

Appreciating the Museum Mile. A virtual tour of New York’s Museum District. With the Metropolitan Museum shut during its anniversary, our critic strolls with a historian along a posh stretch of Fifth Avenue called Museum Mile. The Metropolitan Museum was preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary right about now. But...
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The exquisite art of Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

The exquisite art of Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

The exquisite art of Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Emily Kame Kngwarreye was an Aboriginal Australian painter who was born in 1910. Her work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Gagosian Gallery, New York (976 Madison Avenue) and the NGV Australia & The Ian Potter Centre. Emily Kame Kngwarreye's...
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Columbus Museum of Art opens”Art after Stonewall”

Columbus Museum of Art opens”Art after Stonewall”

Columbus Museum of Art opens 'Art after Stonewall ', from 1969 to 1989'. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and organized by the Columbus Museum of Art,  ''Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989'' is a long-awaited and groundbreaking survey that features more than 200 works of art and related visual...
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Inside Henry Darger ’s Outsider Art.

Inside Henry Darger ’s Outsider Art.

Inside Henry Darger ’s Outsider Art. Spangled Blengins. Boy King Islands. One is a young Tuskerhorian the other a human headed Dortherean, undated, Watercolour, pencil, and cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Henry Darger, the incredible story of how an inconspicuous janitor gained posthumous...
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Two Tigers on Gold by Victor Vasarely.

Two Tigers on Gold by Victor Vasarely.

Two Tigers on Gold, by Victor Vasarely. (1908- 1997) Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist whose work is generally associated with geometric abstraction or optical art. Vasarely's work entitled Zebra, executed in the 1930s, is considered by some as one of the earliest examples of Op-art. In 1987 the second...
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Federico Herrero ’s Paintings, ‘Poems in Space’.

Federico Herrero ’s Paintings, ‘Poems in Space’.

Federico Herrero ’s Paintings are ‘Poems In Space’. Costa Rican artist Federico Herrero really knows how to brighten up the winter blahs. The painter uses a bright palette that includes tropical pinks and pastel blues. As the artist says: “I tend to think of color as sound and volume, or...
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Swarovski to cover the Oscar 2020 stage.

Swarovski to cover the Oscar 2020 stage.

Swarovski is set to cover the Oscar 2020 stage in a spectacular display. first look at the Swarovski-covered stage created by Jason Sherwood for the 92nd Academy Awards. There’s always a reasonable expectation of spectacle at the annual Academy Awards presentation, from the fashion on the red carpet to the...
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David Adjaye designs in Los Angeles.

David Adjaye designs in Los Angeles.

David Adjaye designs a pink concrete landmark for the Webster in Los Angeles, California. The Webster's new Los Angeles outpost, designed by David Adjaye, features a rosy pink hue inside and out. The AD100 architect devised the eye-catching store with Laure Heriard Dubreuil—and it’s is just as memorable as you’d...
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Inside Kengo Kuma’s stunning new project.

Inside Kengo Kuma’s stunning new project.

Inside Kengo Kuma’s stunning new project in Phuket, Thailand. It’s the second collaboration the nature-driven Tokyo-based architect has done with Aman Resorts in as many years. Thirty-one years ago when the Ed Tuttle – designed Phuket resort Amanpuri opened, it was with supreme reverence for nature and environment. Because that...
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Britney Spears’s Artwork in France.

Britney Spears’s Artwork in France.

Britney Spears's Artwork is headed to a Gallery in France. Galerie Sympa, in the south-western village of Figeac, France, announced the show on Instagram recently. It seems that Britney Spears is cementing her status as a multi-hyphenate in the new decade. The pop singer's original artwork is set to be featured...
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Rights to improve accessibility policies.

Rights to improve accessibility policies.

Rights to improve accessibility policies. Municipality, Ledha-Craba and Fondazione Cariplo. A collaboration between the Municipality of Milan and Ledha  - League for the rights of persons with disabilities,  to improve application for assistance on accessibility issues, providing technical support to citizens who intend to break down the barriers in their...
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L’Affichomanía now at Wisconsin.

L’Affichomanía now at Wisconsin.

L'Affichomanía, the passion for French posters. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WAUSAU | WISCONSIN | USA , MARCH 7th, 2020 - MAY 31st, 2020. Showcasing the remarkable wo rk of five master printmakers, Jules Chéret, Alphonse Mucha,,Eugène Grasset, Théophile Alexandre Steinle, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "L’Affichomania: The Passion for French...
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Young Belgian Artists’ contemporary paintings.

Young Belgian Artists’ contemporary paintings.

Young Belgian Artists use Art History as a model for their contemporary paintings. These up-and-coming painters use different techniques and have different role models for their art, but all investigate modernity through a lens of traditional paintings. At a first glance, the works of Ben Sledsens, Bram Demunter and Bendt...
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The wine decanter and an unexpected parallel.

The wine decanter and an unexpected parallel.

The wine decanter and an unexpected parallel. From the time of alchemy and even until today, a hemispherical flask with a flat, long neck and support plane we call a flask is used in chemistry. It is used for many functions and among them we will only deal with the...
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A look at the Abwab pavilion in Dubai.

A look at the Abwab pavilion in Dubai.

A look at the Abwab pavilion concepts for Dubai Design Week 2019. Designs from India, the Eastern Provinces of Saudi Arabia and Lebanon will be showcased for this year's edition of the annual exhibition. Translated as ‘doors’ in Arabic, the annually remodelled Abwab exhibition is presenting its fifth edition at...
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The Snow Queen recent review.

The Snow Queen recent review.

The Snow Queen review — could this become a seasonal classic? Andrew Peasgood and Constance Devernay in The Snow Queen. There were times as Christopher Hampson’s new, full-length work for Scottish Ballet unfolded that I asked myself: “Could this become a seasonal classic?” A legitimate question, given the appealing qualities...
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