Saturday, November 16, 2019

Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

Amazing art world news this week: The Prado Museum in Madrid has uncovered a replica of the Mona Lisa that was painted by one of Leonardo Da Vinci's pupils "at precisely the same time he was painting the original."...
Here's a new reason to appreciate William Wordsworth's poetry.  Professors at Lancaster University in the UK are now using the great romantic writer's poetry to teach managers and entrepreneurs about business. According to English professor Simon Bainbridge, Wordsworth "can...
WBALTV is reporting that it's official - Poe House and Museum curator Jeff Jerome has declared the "Poe Toaster" tradition dead. The notorious “Poe Toaster” is a man who, since the 1940's, has been mysteriously visiting Poe’s gravesite every...
We're always interested in Da Vinci-related news and any developments in the important practice of keeping art alive (no matter what form it takes) -- so this one definitely got our attention! The Guardian has reported that controversy has...
This should be interesting to anyone who shares our passions for notebook-culture and history's great artists and minds: a peek inside Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook from the early 1840’s! NPR’s Krulwich Wonders blog gives us just such a peak...
Through one-on-one mentoring and creative writing workshops, WriteGirl encourages girls to develop their creative talents in the literary arts. In workshops and mentoring sessions, young women are provided with the means to explore writing in all genres and forms. One...
Just in time for Rembrandt’s birthday is the release of a new book, Stealing Rembrandts, about the numerous Rembrandt-related heists over the last half-century – and the picture the book paints of art thieves and art theft as a...
  It’s always interesting when an unfinished creative work from an old master is released posthumously. Recent examples of this phenomenon include the publication of Lolita-writer Vladimir Nabokov’s The Original of Laura (Nabokov died in 1977 and the book, what...
No stranger to innovative and art-fuelled products here at Paperblanks, we found this new product – so-called “Literary Jewelery” – incredibly fascinating! Jeremy May creates and sells jewelery made up of pages of literary works, such as Oliver Twist...
The LA Times has an interesting article about what basically amounts to an underground bunker in Washington, DC full of “a century’s worth of the nation’s musical and cinematic legacy” – or, more specifically, 100 miles of shelves stacked...