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Commission an artist: 'Home is where the Art Is' (Episodes 1-5)

If you're interested in the artwork produced by artists pitching for a commission in the BBC's new afternoon show "Home Is Where the Art Is" you can find out below: What their names are  Links to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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A Valencia Apartment by Balzar Arquitectos Embraces Sculptural Minimalism

Located in one of the most iconic and prestigious building in Valencia, Spain, this recently renovated apartment by Valencia-based practice Balzar Arquitectos impresses with its abstract minimalism and sculptural fluidity.
Tags: Art, Valencia, Valencia Spain, Valencia Apartment, Balzar Arquitectos


Fascination and black squirrels in my yard!

Fascination  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330. A quick re-post of recently re-photographed "Fascination."  Also today, black squirrels in my yard! :) If you've never seen one, they're just like regular squirrels except for coloration (though they seem quicker?!) Black squirrels were originally introduced in Kent, OH by a Kent State University grounds superintendent. He and a friend acquired them in Canada. The squirrels flourished and eventually made their way from Kent to these parts. [Aut...
Tags: Art, Canada, Kent, Diane Hoeptner, Kent State University


Everlane x NYTimes: Earth Day 2019 T-shirt and...

Everlane x NYTimes: Earth Day 2019 T-shirt and sweatshirts focusing on the truth of climate change. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com) [Author: submitted]
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When The Star Of A Ring Cycle Is The Traditional Villain

At the Met, “the typically villainous Alberich — the dwarfish Nibelung of the title — is portrayed with nobility and nuance by Tomasz Konieczny, in a stunning company debut.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Alberich, Tomasz Konieczny, 04.12.19


Game of Thrones Paper Dragon

Giant fire breathing dragon from Game of Thrones tv show made out 1200 layers of A4 paper. Game of Thrones inspired giant 13-metre-long paper dragon crafted by British company Viking. Paper Dragon sculpture created in 110 hours.  Also check out: Dragon Backpack
Tags: Design, Inspiration


Night At The Museum

Sure, Hyperallergic was joking about overnights at the Met Museum, but this is real: The Louvre is offering a one-night AirBnB experience. Why? To try to make the museum “cool.” – Le Monde (France)
Tags: Art, Audience, Visual, Met Museum, 04.11.19


Gary Stewart, Who Turned Rhino Records Into An Essential Label, Has Died At 63

Stewart did a lot more than run Rhino and help get playlists onto iTunes as an Apple exec. He “advocated for lesser known, unjustly dismissed or overlooked music by artists including the Monkees, Love, Dionne Warwick, the Neville Brothers and hundreds of others, and in doing so helped reframe cultural conversations by bringing into the present recordings considered to be long past their expiration date.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Apple, Art, People, Rhino, Stewart, Neville Brothers, 04.12.19, Monkees Love Dionne Warwick


Author Beverly Cleary Just Turned 103, And Her Most Important Creation Helps Kids And Adults Make Sense Of The World

Ramona Quimby “is a plain girl in the suburbs. Nothing remarkable happens to her, no one notices her particularly, nor does she have the power to make her own magic.” And yet. – LitHub
Tags: Art, World, Words, Beverly Cleary, Ramona Quimby, 04.12.19


Brazilian President Who Says The Holocaust ‘Can Be Forgiven’ To Be Honored In A Private Event At NY Museum

The American Museum of Natural History said on Twitter that it was “deeply concerned” and “exploring its options” as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is set to be honored at a gala at the museum. “In a statement Friday, the museum said the event ‘does not in any way reflect the Museum’s position that there is an urgent need to conserve the Amazon Rainforest, which has such profound implications for biological diversity, indigenous communities, climate change, and the future health of our plan...
Tags: Art, Amazon Rainforest, American Museum of Natural History, Issues, Jair Bolsonaro, 04.12.19, NY Museum


Mathematicians Just Discovered The ‘Perfect’ Way To Multiply

Basically, this is the fastest way … so far. Things still might change, but “it splits up digits, uses an improved version of the fast Fourier transform, and takes advantage of other advances made over the past forty years.” – Quanta Magazine
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.11.19


Yeah, We Were Lied To: Emily Dickinson Was Actually A Trailblazing Rebel Artist

Molly Shannon, an actor who spent years on Saturday Night Live, didn’t think much of or about Dickinson until she got the chance to play her in a new movie. Then things changed. Shannon: “We have this story that she wanted her poems burned upon death when in reality she’s an L.G.B.T.Q. hero. She’s a model for new wave feminism, which talks about equality for all. [Screams] It makes me want to start a riot.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, Emily Dickinson, Dickinson, Shannon, Molly Shannon, 04.12.19


Yeah, We Were Lied To: Emily Dickenson Was Actually A Trailblazing Rebel Artist

Molly Shannon, an actor who spent years on Saturday Night Live, didn’t think much of or about Dicksenson until she got the chance to play her in a new movie. Then things changed. Shannon: “We have this story that she wanted her poems burned upon death when in reality she’s an L.G.B.T.Q. hero. She’s a model for new wave feminism, which talks about equality for all. [Screams] It makes me want to start a riot.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, Shannon, Molly Shannon, Emily Dickenson, 04.12.19, Dicksenson


Eloise Brodeur: Seeking Understanding Through Cows

Eloise Brodeur, “Best Friends” (2017) ~ The cow as a principal subject of painting may seem an odd choice.  But Montreal artist, Eloise Brodeur, has elevated the bovine creature to a sort of muse.   By painting images of her cows against a stark background of a single color, Brodeur suggests to her viewers that there […]
Tags: Art, Animals, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cows, Modern Art, Brodeur, Canadian Art, Eloise Brodeur


Eloise Brodeur Really Sees Cows

Eloise Brodeur, “Best Friends” (2017) ~ The cow as a principal subject of painting may seem an odd choice.  But Montreal artist, Eloise Brodeur, has elevated the bovine creature to a sort of muse.   By painting images of her cows against a stark background of a single color, Brodeur suggests to her viewers that there […]
Tags: Art, Animals, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cows, Modern Art, Brodeur, Canadian Art, Eloise Brodeur


This Is The Director Who Sued Her Government For The Chance To Show Her Film In Her Own Country

Wanuri Kahiu isn’t happy with how much trolling and nastiness she’s gotten since her film Rafiki was banned in Kenya because it positively depicted a same-sex relationship. But middle fingers up to the haters: “Days before Rafiki was banned, it was selected for Cannes. Now she has two Hollywood projects on the go: a sci-fi series for Amazon Prime, and a gig directing Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things, in a young adult drama produced by Reese Witherspoon, making her the first African woman t...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon, People, Kenya, Kathryn Bigelow, Rafiki, Millie Bobby Brown, Wanuri Kahiu, 04.12.19, Cannes Now


Happy National Poetry Month, And Please Enjoy These Cat Poems

Apparently, cat poems are a thing, and LitHub wants you to know that the cats did not write the poems (in case anyone was confused). The list starts with the 18th century English poet Christopher Smart’s “in-depth, ecstatic, truly ludicrous and wonderful consideration of his cat, whose name is Jeoffry.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Words, LitHub, Christopher Smart, 04.11.19


John Patitucci: Soul of the Bass

Keeping up with “music of quality that deserves even greater attention.” – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, John Patitucci, 04.12.19


The Power Behind The ‘Thrones’

According to the showrunners, without one woman, Game of Thrones on HBO would never have gotten far at all. Bernadette Caulfield, the executive producer, was in charge of all of this: “With its sprawling tale unfolding in a wide variety of environments, it was almost certainly the most technically complicated series ever made, at times running five units (film crews) simultaneously, on multiple continents, to complete a given season on time.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Hbo, Media, Bernadette Caulfield, 04.14.19


Propwatch: The glasses in ‘A German Life’

Dame Maggie Smith has to deal with glasses continually during her 100-minute monologue. – David Jays
Tags: Art, Dame Maggie Smith, Ajblogs, 04.14.19


James Winn, Biographer Of Queen Anne And Dryden, And A Master Of The Flute, Has Died At 71

Winn didn’t like the way that the academic world tended to get itself twisted into silos, he said, which is why he wrote about cultural life during Queen Anne’s reign, the poetry of war, Bach and the Beatles. “Professor Winn himself was certainly not a silo-dweller; when he wasn’t teaching English or writing about the Restoration, he was performing with orchestras or small ensembles, or working on a recording.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Bach, Winn, Queen Anne, 04.12.19, James Winn Biographer Of Queen Anne And Dryden


A sculptural, hand-made lamp inspired by black holes

Sculptor Art Donovan (previously) writes in about "Event Horizon," his newest lamp, inspired by black holes. Two weeks ago, I had finished this design called, "Event Horizon" to find that the subject of Black Holes and that incredible, historic image was all over the news last week. My own "E.V." was inspired by both my NASA experience and also the 2014 Christopher Nolan film, "Interstellar". That film's beautiful vision of the fictional Black Hole, "Gargantua" was dramatically and accurat...
Tags: Art, Post, Space, Christopher Nolan, News, Housewares, Nasa, Sculpture, Kip Thorne, Black Holes, Event Horizon, Gargantua, Art Donovan, Donovan New Art


This Week, A Calmer Pizza Party And Potluck To ‘Decolonize’ The Whitney

The quickest way to the heart, and all that: “The activists offered pizza and veggie dumplings to protestors and members of the museum’s staff in an action far less boisterous than in previous weeks. In return, they were greeted with a milder security team and a relatively indifferent response from the Friday free pass museum visitors.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Whitney, Visual, Calmer Pizza Party


The CIA Scheme That Brought ‘Dr. Zhivago’ To The World

OK, fine, everything we thought was good in art from the 1950s and 1960s was indeed funded by the CIA in some way. As for Dr. Zhivago, “Literary propaganda was a company-wide preoccupation. The scheme went all the way to the top.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, World, Ideas, Cia, Zhivago, 04.12.19


Google Celebrates the Bauhaus School’s 100th Anniversary with an Animated Doodle

Google has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Bauhaus school with a nice animated doodle. They write: Both a school for the arts and a school of thought, the Bauhaus was founded by architect Walter Gropius exactly 100 years ago in Weimar, Germany, gathering many of Europe’s most brilliant artists and designers with the aim of training a new generation of creatives to reinvent the world. Today’s animated Doodle celebrates the legacy of this institution and the worldwide movem...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Europe, College, Paul Klee, North Carolina, Wassily Kandinsky, Bauhaus, Facebook Twitter, White City, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Walter Gropius, Dessau, Marianne Brandt, Weimar Germany


Making Dance Out Of T.S. Eliot’s Poetry (And We Don’t Mean ‘CATS’)

How to make sense of Eliot’s “Four Quartets”? The choreographer isn’t sure, even after years of work. Pam Tanowitz: “It’s massive, it’s hard, it’s abstract. I still don’t understand the poem. … I don’t think you would ever understand it. It’s the kind of thing where you pick it up in a different headspace, age, or whatever’s going on in your life, and you get different things from it.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Dance, Eliot, Pam Tanowitz, 04.11.19


A Playwright Who’s Been Dead For 80 Years Is At The Heart Of Contemporary German Theatre

Really, why is Odon von Horvath so incredibly popular in Germany right now? Oh: “European directors have rushed to rediscover Horvath, who chronicled the struggles of ordinary people during a time of political menace and social uncertainty.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Germany, Theatre, Horvath, 04.12.19, Odon von Horvath


Parents Lead Push To Remove Sackler Name From Harvard Building

Parents who lost children to the opioid epidemic are pushing Harvard to take the Sackler name off a building that used to host the Arthur Sackler Art Museum. One: “Harvard, we want the Sackler name to come down. … This is a wonderful institution. And to be associated with the Sackler family is wrong, on every level possible. No more blood money.” – The Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, Harvard, Visual, Sackler, 04.12.19


Listen Up

Sad bangers, bedroom-pop, house-inflected bops and more this week Kaytranada feat. VanJess: Dysfunctional From CH-favorite Kaytranada, a new track featuring Nigerian-American duo VanJess. “Dysfunctional” features house influences, a precise combination of live and digital percussion, excellent vocal accompaniment and Kaytranada’s trademark bouncy, danceable energy. It’s the producer’s first release of 2019 and could be a teaser for an upcoming album—which would be his first since …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Pop, House, Indie, Island, Listenup, Collaborations, Funk, New Music, Kaytranada, Listen Up, Bedroom Pop


With Brexit In The Background, Game Of Thrones Bids Farewell To Belfast

Like New Zealand and Lord of the Rings, Belfast became a major tourist attraction thanks to its starring role across eight seasons of Game of Thrones. One local artist who spent a year making sculptures for the farewell party: “The legacy will go on for many, many years. There’s a real pride in the whole country because of Game of Thrones.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, New Zealand, Belfast, 04.13.19



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