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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Spring Flowers, 1900s. Sir Lawrence...

9 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Spring Flowers, 1900s. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema OM RA was a Dutch painter of special British denizenship. Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there.

Reinventing Ballet’s Long Form

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Binet gave a killer speech on what he wants the ballet of his generation to look like: non-hierarchical, non-heteronormative and non-subscribing to gender stereotypes.”

The Venice Film Fest Provides A Superb Showcase For Awards Bait

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“It’s back on top after a scorecard that saw successful Oscar wins for Venice premieres three years in a row: Gravity, Birdman and, last year, Spotlight. Hollywood has taken notice.”

Swan knight, how I love you, my dear old swan knight!

10 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

On this day in 1850 Wagner's Lohengrin premiered at the Staatskapelle Weimar.

How Many Decades Can A Woman Play The Ingenue On Broadway?

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“I worked with my acting teacher Harold Guskin to help me create the edgiest possible performance. We found autoerotic, neurotic, nightmarish and subliminal obsessive layers everywhere in the plot. The morning after opening night, the word ‘lovely’ appeared twice in a review describing my character. I was ‘ever-lovely’ and in ‘lovely’ voice. Nothing else.”

Required Reading

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the new African American museum, the troubles of nonprofit workers, Norton Museum's Cranach diptych, the Qatari art scene, colonial nostalgia, and more.

What It’s Like To Try To Play – But Not Caricature – The First Lady Of The United States

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The film is not campy and it’s not winking at the audience going, ‘Look! It’s the future president and first lady.’ It is rooted in authenticity.”

Max Ritvo Took The Poetry World By Storm, All While He Dealt With Terminal Cancer

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Over time, he said, his work had shifted ‘away from sort of ebullient death poetry and fighting poetry and poetry of, sort of, the bloods and the squirmies and the guts, and more toward trying to figure out what death is, and what my place in the world is.'”

Beautiful models with disabilities crashes the disabled stereotype

Many a time, disabled people are perceived as a minority (which they are) and in that group, there are women, which are a minority of their own. But the Raw Beauty Project (previously) is really showing the power of photography to empower those who would otherwise considered a minority within a minority. The project says that [...]Show More Summary

Why Are Adults Confused When Kids Totally Get It, Asks An Author

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“We are at a crossroads, trying to figure out what’s next, and in order to get to the other side, we have to wade in the water. Perhaps, this is us reckoning with our muddy past, crossing over the River Jordan. Even some of the antiquated questions being asked, some of the objectionable books that […]

When Teens Without Arts Opportunities Get To Do Shakespeare

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“It’s not about being a great actor. … It’s about studying craft, deriving a sense of strength from that craft, and feeling that you’ve grown in some way. If students get anything from this program that they can apply to any other aspect of their lives, that’s a huge success for us.”

3 Tough Photography Client Questions and How to Answer Them

Ah yes, the priceless questions photographers get from their clients. If your work involves human subjects, you may occasionally feel that you’re locked in the eternal struggle of staying true to your vision, while still making your clients happy. Show More Summary

One British Politician Pledges Extra Money For The Arts (If He Gets Elected, Of Course)

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Speaking at world’s largest arts festival in the Scottish capital, Mr Corbyn said that under his leadership Labour will draw on the country’s ‘proud cultural heritage’ and give people from all sections of society the opportunity for their ‘creativity to flourish’.”

A Bob Dylan Time Capsule

11 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Daily News series looks back at the iconic cover of singer's second LP.

Can A Neighborhood Nonprofit Succeed At Saving Langston Hughes’ Home As Harlem Arts Center?

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“We’ve been talking a lot about what it means to embrace newness but also hold on to legacy, hold on to culture, and not erase the actual places that we believe are sacred spaces of the Harlem Renaissance.”

Is putting a darkroom in a bar a good idea? Guess we are going to find out

“I’ll have a whatever’s on tap and two stacks of Ilford paper please”. I know this is not what you expect to hear in a bar. Consider this though: darkrooms are being less common, there is a renaissance for film and everyone loves beer. So why not combine a darkroom with a bar. And this [...]Show More Summary

Weekend Words: Soft

11 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

"My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music."

That '70s Class

A sixth-grade class at Mt. Rose Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, 1971-1972. (via Shorpy)

In England, A Famous Zaha Hadid Piece Goes Back Up (For Sale)

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“It is very poignant. … But all the more marvellous that this master work should be presented to remind us what an extraordinary contribution she made.”

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