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How To Design A Memorial For The COVID Pandemic?

Several places in Italy and Great Britain are considering the question, and a few memorials have already gone up. “[They] are not intended as sweeping monuments to the historical moment, but simple places to grieve and reflect.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Italy, Great Britain, Visual, 02.22.21


Robert Cohan, Who Brought Contemporary Dance To Great Britain, Dead At 95

“A New Yorker who performed with Martha Graham’s dance company, often partnering Graham herself, Cohan moved to London where, in 1967, he became the first artistic director of the venue The Place, as well as the London Contemporary Dance School and the company London Contemporary Dance Theatre. His partnership with the founder of those organisations, Robin Howard, changed the face of dance in the UK and brought growing audiences to bold new explorations of movement that stretched beyond ballet....
Tags: Art, UK, London, People, Graham, Great Britain, Cohan, Martha Graham, London Contemporary Dance School, Robert Cohan, 01.13.21, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Robin Howard


Money Pit: The Case Of The Buried Anglo-Saxon Treasure And The Men It Sent To Prison

In June of 2015, a pair of hobbyists carrying metal detectors came upon a hoard of extremely rare gold coins and jewelry, in astonishingly good condition, that came from the old Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia and had almost certainly been buried by the marauding Vikings who plundered it. Great Britain has fair but strict laws governing the discovery of ancient treasure — laws that these gentlemen had skirted when they stumbled on the hoard and flouted after they found it. As Rebecca Mead reports...
Tags: Art, Mercia, Vikings, Great Britain, Visual, Anglo Saxon, Rebecca Mead, 11.16.20


"Shall I be mean about British art? Okay. Realism and literature haunts almost all British art."

"I surmise that the capacious feel for language, narrative, and drama that seems to be inculcated in the British brain causes a lot of British art to fall into clever commentary, agitprop, or academicism — or be pulled back into realism. Great Britain’s is a primarily literary art; this doesn’t work well visually. I further surmise that abstraction is not foremost in the British mind. So much for my silly xenophobia. The real answer for why most public sculpture is bad — and why this keeps happe...
Tags: Art, London, Law, Sculpture, Great Britain, Jerry Saltz, Saltz, Maggi Hambling, Ann Althouse, U.K, Kitsch Feminism Jerry Saltz New York Magazine


Boris’s ‘Festival Of Brexit’ Is Now Accepting Proposals

“Critics have dubbed it a ‘festival of Brexit’ and pilloried it as a waste of £120m of public money, but the first plans for the festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland … will officially launch on Wednesday. Using the working title Festival UK * 2022 organisers have opened applications for teams who wish to be commissioned to come up with ideas for the event.” (In fact, Theresa May first proposed the arts festival, but just about everyone associates it with Boris Johnson.) – The Guardian...
Tags: Art, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Issues, Great Britain, Boris, 09.09.20


Black Artists Look Beyond ‘Protest Art’ at British Shows

The Turner Contemporary Gallery hosts an exhibit exploring the U.S. civil rights movement, as well as two installations from contemporary Black British artists who find inspiration in the local community.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Black People, Great Britain, Black Lives Matter Movement, Race and Ethnicity, Civil Rights Movement (1954-68, Turner Contemporary Gallery


Explore an Interactive, Online Version of the Beautifully Illustrated, 200-Year-Old British & Exotic Mineralogy

What if I said the problem with STEM education is that it doesn’t include nearly enough art? For one thing, I would only echo what STEAM proponents have said for years. This doesn't only mean that students should study the arts with the same seriousness as they do the sciences. But that science should be taught through the arts, as it was in the 19th century when Naturalists relied on fine art illustration. Maybe increasing complexity demands charts and graphs, but there are reasons other than ...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Education, College, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Euclid, Kottke, Werner, Durham NC Follow, Nicholas Rougeux, Rougeux, Biodiversity Heritage Library, James Sowerby


Five Art Accounts to Follow on Instagram Now

Our critic looks in on a photographer in Los Angeles, a museum in Cape Town, fierce young critics in London and culture workers who are out there fighting for beauty and justice.
Tags: Art, London, News, New York City, Los Angeles, Social Media, Cape Town, John, Smith, Great Britain, Gabrielle, Muhammad, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Zarina, Instagram Now, Los Angeles (Calif


View 250,000 British Paintings & Sculptures Free Online

A little over four years ago, discriminatory and arbitrarily confusing travel bans descended on the U.S., tearing refugee families apart and leaving thousands in diplomatic limbo. This seemed nightmarish enough at the time. But it took a viral pandemic to bring travel bans and restrictions down on the entire world, more or less, with countries appearing on bulletins that vaguely look like lists of enemies on governing bodies’ websites, including the CDC's. Likewise, almost all 27 countries that...
Tags: Google, Art, UK, Cdc, College, European Union, Paris, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Rodin, Edward Hopper, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Mark Brown, Harlow, Goodwin


A Vintage Vampire-Slaying Kit Is Up for Auction

The kit, complete with three crucifixes and a pistol, goes up for auction next week. Experts say it might not save you from the undead, but that’s beside the point.
Tags: Art, England, News, Vampires, Auctions, Antiques, Great Britain, Hansons Auctioneers (Derbyshire


The Story of America- A Very Broadway History Lesson

Happy 243rd birthday, America On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation.On this most special of days to be an American, we're giving you a crash course on the story of our nation, the only way we know how... through musical theatre. [Author: BWW Ne...
Tags: Theatre, America, Great Britain, BWW News Desk, Story of America A Very Broadway History Lesson


The ‘Yesterday’ Writing Credit Kerfuffle Is Exactly How The Film Industry Works

In other words, it doesn’t work very well for writers. The Writers Guild of Great Britain: “‘Things are stacked up, not necessarily in favour of the writer.’ It added that funding, which is much easier to get for a film with an established name onboard, makes it even harder for new writers to break through.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, Great Britain, 05.31.20


In Grayson Perry’s ‘Art Club,’ an Exhibition of Britain’s Lockdown Dreams

The artist Grayson Perry talks about his latest TV series, “Grayson’s Art Club,” which showcases art made by a British public trapped at home.
Tags: Art, Television, News, Britain, Grayson Perry, Great Britain, Perry, Grayson, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture


VIDEO: National Youth Orchestra Performs 'Ode to Joy' Around the UK

On April 17, 2020, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain staged a nationwide effort to bring music to communities kept inside their home during the coronavirus epidemic. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Great Britain, Stage Tube


Reintroducing the Eurasian Lynx to Scotland

The Eurasian lynx is so-called because it has been found in forests that stretch from Europe to central Asia, thus distinguishing it as the widest-ranging cat on our planet. Despite this, the species disappeared from Great Britain during the Middle Ages due to habitat loss and excessive hunting, according to the Journal of Quaternary Science. Now British scientists, spearheaded by the conservation group Lynx UK Trust, are pushing to have the Eurasian lynx reintroduced into the British Isles, esp...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Design, Scotland, Animals, Environment, Features, Canada, Britain, Wildlife, Conservation, United Kingdom, Nature / Environment, Great Britain, British Isles


Saving the Scottish Wildcat from extinction

In the wilds of Scotland lives the elusive Scottish wildcat, denoted scientifically as Felis silvestris grampia and colloquially as the “Highland tiger.” Considered as one of the planet’s most endangered animals, and possibly the world’s rarest feline, it is estimated that there are fewer than 50 purebred F. s. grampia individuals left, which accounts for their vulnerability. Meager population estimates, and a lifespan averaging 7 years in the wild, lead many biologists and conservationists to c...
Tags: Europe, Design, Scotland, Britain, Great Britain, Woodland, Barclay, Swa, Ruairidh, Roo, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Natural Heritage, Royal Zoological Society, David Barclay, Scottish Wildcat Action SWA, David Hetherington


Banksy Is a Control Freak. But He Can’t Control His Legacy.

He’s a master of manipulating the news media and the art market. But will he be remembered as a significant artist?
Tags: Art, News, Germany, European Union, Museums, Auctions, Banksy, Sotheby's, Graffiti, Steve, Stuttgart, Great Britain, Pest Control, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Lazarides, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart


The Grim ‘Secular Funeral’ Music Of Brexit

So this is how Great Britain’s time in the EU ends, not with a bang, but … “Edward Gregson, the British composer charged by Radio 4’s PM programme with the tricky task of composing a piece to mark the UK’s departure from the union, uses Beethoven’s theme as the basis for his ‘Notes Between Friends,’ a brief, melancholic duet for piano and cello (played by the composer and Peter Dixon, principal cello of the BBC Philharmonic). Gregson insists he has been even-handed in his treatment – the brief...
Tags: Art, Music, UK, Eu, Beethoven, Brexit, Great Britain, Peter Dixon, Edward Gregson, 01.31.20, BBC Philharmonic Gregson


Animal rights groups work to "Open Cages" of animals on fur farms

The fashion industry has recently experienced a rise in fur bans, thanks to successful pressure by animal rights advocacy groups and heightened consumer awareness. But these fur-free policies also need to extend beyond the haute couture sector to change the agriculture industry as well. This is where the work of organizations like Tušti Narvai and Open Cages come into play. In 2014, Tušti Narvai, which translates from Lithuanian as Empty Cages, was founded in Vilnius. Its English branch, Open Ca...
Tags: Europe, Design, Great Britain, Vilnius, Bloomingdale, Macy 's, Tušti Narvai, Anima International, Humane Society International U K It, International Fur Trade Federation IFTF


Genius Series: The most influential scientist of all time

Big Think has just launched its Genius Series of tees, sweatshirts, posters and more! Buy here.Our third genius is Sir Isaac Newton. His contributions to science are nearly impossible to overstate.Select Rush or Super Rush Delivery to get your order before Christmas Day! None If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants.– Isaac Newton None Isaac Newton is perhaps the most influential scientist of all time. He discovered and formulated the law of gravity, the classical laws...
Tags: Science, Design, Learning, Religion, History, Physics, Nature, Spirituality, Innovation, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Isaac Newton, Giants, Great Britain


Jonathan Miller, Acclaimed Theater Director and Writer, Dies at 85

Known for his radical restagings of classic works, Mr. Miller was also a doctor who periodically left the stage to practice medicine.
Tags: Art, Television, News, Theater, Opera, Miller, Great Britain, Jonathan Miller, Deaths (Obituaries, Jonathan (1934-


UK Conservative Party Plans £120 Million Cultural ‘Festival Of Brexit’

“The Conservative Party confirmed in its manifesto that it plans to move forward with the cultural Festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland if it wins the UK general election on 12 December. … But arts professionals have raised concerns about this proposed showcase of Great Britain’s talents, once dubbed ‘the festival of Brexit’ by the [hardline anti-EU] Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, UK, Eu, Northern Ireland, Conservative Party, Brexit, Issues, Great Britain, Jacob Rees, 11.26.19


Coca-Cola using recycled marine plastic waste in it’s latest bottle is an inspiration for FMCGs!

In 2019, the need for sustainability, recycling, and eco-friendly products has reached an all-time high. With the advanced technology that is available nowadays, letting your carbon print run amok is simply not an option anymore. And it seems like Coca-Cola has decided to hop onto the wagon as well! In 2018, a Greenpeace report showed that Coca-Cola was found to be the world’s largest corporate plastic polluter. The report consisted of a survey of 239 cleanups in 42 countries, across six conti...
Tags: Design, Coca Cola, Spain, Portugal, Recycling, Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Greenpeace, Pepsico, Mediterranean, Product Design, Great Britain, Nestle, Coca Cola COCA COLA, Green/Sustainable, Indorama Ventures


Extraordinary Black And White Photographs Of London In The Early 1950s

Between 1949 and 1953, Robert Frank continually returned to Europe from his new home in New York to take photographs in France, Switzerland, Spain, and Great Britain, photographs that show the development of his uniquely humanist, poetic, and realist eye. In 1951 and early 1952, Frank visited London – “I liked the light, I liked the fog.” – and set out to photograph the... Source
Tags: Europe, Photography, UK, New York, Design, London, Fog, Retro, 1950s, Great Britain, Robert Frank, France Switzerland Spain


As a ‘No Deal’ Brexit Looms, the Art World Prepares for the Fallout

British dealers, auctioneers and artists are bracing for the departure from the European Union. Some see advantages to life outside the bloc.
Tags: Art, Europe, News, Christie's, Sotheby's, Great Britain, Politics And Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit


Clean, On Time and Rat-Free: 9 International Transit Systems With Lessons for New York

From Tokyo to Zurich, readers told us how New York’s subway compares with the public transportation in their cities (spoiler alert: not well).
Tags: Art, Japan, New York, News, Germany, Subways, New York City, United States, Tokyo, Buses, Zurich, Railroads, Great Britain, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, London (England, Travel and Vacations


Why John Ruskin, Born 200 Years Ago, Is Having a Comeback

The Victorian art critic’s ideas about how industrialization stifled creativity and polluted the environment are just as relevant today as they were in the 19th century.
Tags: Art, News, Global Warming, Philosophy, John, Great Britain, John Ruskin, Ruskin, Books and Literature, Capitalism (Theory and Philosophy


Renewable electricity could overtake fossil fuels in Britain by next year

A new report from British power analysts EnAppSys is predicting renewable electricity will overtake fossil fuels as the main source of Great Britain’s electricity generation by next year if current trends continue. In their annual market review report for 2018, EnAppSys says that the levels of power generation from coal and gas-fired power stations fell by 6.7 percent, while generation from renewables increased 15.2 percent. If renewables do pass up fossil fuels in Great Britain in 2020, it wil...
Tags: Energy, UK, Design, News, European Union, Gas, Britain, Coal, Wind Power, Electricity, Great Britain, Green Resources, Fossil Fuel, Nuclear Plants, Renewable Electricity, EnAppSys


These are the world's top vegan cities

If traveling is a top priority for you in 2019 and you follow a vegan diet, there are some cities that are more vegan-friendly than others. Vegan website Happy Cow has compiled a list of the 10 most vegan-friendly cities in the world based on the number of fully-vegan restaurants, the number of vegan-option restaurants and their impression of overall vegan-friendliness. London At the top of the list is London, because the number of vegan restaurants in the city has exploded over the past yea...
Tags: Design, London, Berlin, Israel, Tel Aviv, Paris, Middle East, Portland, Great Britain, New York City Many, Happy Cow, Los Angeles Warsaw Toronto Prague


In Praise of Whimsical English Design

Riotous printed wallpapers and porcelain animals aren’t for everyone. But the British tradition of fanciful décor is as influential as ever.
Tags: Design, News, Furniture, Textiles, Chairs, Great Britain



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