Whether it was discussing Caravaggio or nudes in paintings, Sister Wendy always did so with authority and a good laugh. She was a jovial presence in my younger days, when PBS really offered wonderful educational programming. May the good Sister rest in the Bosom of Abraham now, and I, along with many others, thank her […]
Roger Scruton discusses ugliness in art and how to, if not fix the problem, then strive, at least, for better-quality art. Read more here thanks to Another City, A Journey Of Orthodox Culture.
Kazuho Imaoka has become one of my favorite painters. She was born in 1991, and has quite an amazing portfolio, which you can check out at her Tumblr page.
This looks thoroughly fascinating. Shadow puppeteer Hamid Rahmanian has a new project called “Feathers of Fire,” which is based on the Persian epic, the Shahnameh.
The Cabaret Voltaire, where Dada was launched 100 years ago to an unsuspecting public. Zürich, Switzerland, celebrates the centenary anniversary of Dada’s birth, and The Independent covers the event here.
The article dates from January 30, but for those of you who missed it, Matthew Finnie pens an article for Wired on the harsh reality of the advancement of technology. It favors nothing but the consumer and convenience. We, who love vinyl, or cassettes, or even CDs, will continually go the way of the dodo.
The Wall Street Journal do justice to the legacy of Manfred Eicher and perhaps the most amazing and success label you may never have heard of, ECM. From Stuart Isacoff’s article, a quote which sums up my personal opinion of him quite nicely: “But the most striking exception at the Grammys belongs to ECM (Editions […]