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.
“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.”
“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.”
On this day in 1850 Wagner's Lohengrin premiered at the Staatskapelle Weimar.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.'”
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
“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 […]
“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.”
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
“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’.”
Daily News series looks back at the iconic cover of singer's second LP.
“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.”
“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
"My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music."
A sixth-grade class at Mt. Rose Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, 1971-1972. (via Shorpy)
“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.”