London’s thriving dance scene has given Alice Pennefather lots of opportunities for amazing shots this season, and here we feature a special selection of her contemporary dance... The post Winter Dance in London: a Photo Gallery appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
Behold the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction. Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for $44.4m (£28.8m) at Sotheby’s New York auction of American Art. The painting was one...Show More Summary
Tutu, n. A very short skirt worn by a ballerina, made of projecting layers of stiffened sheer material (Collins English Dictionary) … and ‘coveted by all... The post Behind the Tutu appeared first on The Ballet Bag.
An artIst remakes Whistler's historic room. A critic goes off topic.
Readers may have noticed that posting slowed down a little last week. I spent a few days up at the Maine College of Art (known as MECA) in Portland, where I gave a presentation about my work and enjoyed visiting studios of talented graduate and undergraduate students. Show More Summary
The production originated at the Royal Shakespeare Company and has also played at the American Repertory Theater.
The Nexus 6 is Google's showcase phone for Android 5.0 'Lollipop' and the first Nexus device made by Motorola. It comes with a dual-LED ring flash, a 13MP sensor with a fast F2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. DxOMark Mobile put the Nexus 6 through its image quality tests and has just published the results. Read more
At Boston Review, Cole Heinowitz writes about poet, novelist, translator, scholar, professor, activist, editor, and “signal force of cultural recovery” Ammiel Alcalay. While his work on Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, “a cooperative project he directs that publishes little-known texts by central figures of the New American Poetry,” is an articulation of [...]
Paul Chan’s Master Argument, a 2013 work made from cords, shoes, and concrete, is currently installed at the Schaulager in Basel. (Photo courtesy Greene Naftali gallery) The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss announced last night that Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize. Show More Summary
From around 1952, from what looks to be somewhere in the Northeast, comes this faded 120 Ektachrome of a Cities Service gas station. Fill it up with Premium, and we'll be in the coffee shop while the Cadillac is getting greased. View full size.
Héctor Tobar discusses "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free."
About 8 month ago, we shared an interview with Benjamin VonWong about his work in this video: It’s the story of Eliza O’Neill, since yesterday 5 years old (Happy Birthday, Eliza!). She was diagnosed one year ago with a rare terminal genetic disease, called Sanfilippo Syndrome-Type A. Her parents were told that they would have to watch her daughter fade away before [...]Show More Summary
I changed the curtains in the studio to thin white linen. I like the way they seem a bit like fog. I feel Thin lately. My thoughts are diluted by some sort of calm that has over taken me. Maybe...
"A Delicate Balance," Edward Albee's 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about emotional repression in an upper-crust WASP family, is once again a hot ticket on Broadway thanks to the new, starry revival production with Glenn Close and John Lithgow.
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will announce a $600 million fundraising effort Saturday to support building restoration and expansion and the introduction of more diverse programming, officials said. The campaign has raised about...Show More Summary
I started out thinking I'd collect a bunch of horse art GIFs in honor of ArtPrize Dallas, and in the process found a large number of GIFs of people wearing horse head masks. If this is the face of ArtPrize Dallas to come, we will be very, very interested.
It is time for another poetic form challenge. This time, we’ll be doing erasures. Click here to discover what an erasure is. Since it’s a form that uses another piece of text as source material, I’m going to ask that all entries credit their source. Also, this is the one form in which I’ll let folks submit directly to me but only if you use the subject line: WD Poetic […]
Image of the Sardinian idol from the Mediciarchive (provided by Dr. Tsirogiannis) by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-Chief In the forthcoming December 11 auction of Christie's in New York, lot 85 'A SARDINIAN MARBLE FEMALE...Show More Summary
Hey, guys! This week I've received the feedback from the folks at Pixelist about the finished prizes! Yes! We're gonna take a nice look at the final paintings, and the winnning folks will see their prizes right now! If you don't know...Show More Summary
ArtPrize is coming to Dallas. Yesterday, the Grand Rapids-based 501-c3 announced via email that they have entered into a three-year charter agreement to launch and oversee a new, independent non-profit named ArtPrize Dallas. Following...Show More Summary