How to Enjoy Madrid’s Literary Quarter – The Gorgeous Barrio de Las Letras

In the “literary quarter” in Madrid, poetry spills across the streets in flattened golden letters. Bodegas serve cerveza, bitter green olives and fried potato til near the break of dawn. And nuns still keep their silence behind the red brick walls of a nunnery that’s centuries old. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
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Sketches in Line and Wash by Jeanette L. Gurney

If, like me, you’ve watched many of James Gurney’s excellent short videos on YouTube, you have undoubtedly seen Jeanette Gurney, James Gurney’s wife, playing a supporting role, often accompanying him on sketching trips and sketching in the background while he sketches or paints. Occasionally, we would get a look at her line and watercolor drawings, which I have always enjoyed, but usually only glimpses. ...
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Malik Robinson discusses the important role of dance

The Executive Director of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Chair of the Board of DanceUSA speaks about the place of the art form in our ever-changing world. – Aaron Dworkin
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‘I had designed it a little too small’: Abraham Poincheval on spending a week inside a sculpture of himself

He’s lived within a boulder, hatched a nest of hen’s eggs, and now plans to encase himself in a beehive. Is this France’s most extreme performance artist –and how does he go to the toilet? Last month, in a smart gallery in Paris, the back of a sculpture was removed and a man was lifted out. He looked around, disoriented, as his body slowly unfurled. A doctor rushed to his side and, after inspecting him, announced he was in good health. The crowd cheered. He’d been in there for seven days.Abraham...
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