Friday, February 28, 2020

Arts & Culture

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

Neat: A Greek multimedia artist is working on a project that would let people interact with -- or "manipulate the flow" of -- a Van Gogh painting (Specifically "The Starry Night," considered by many to be the artist's greatest...
How can email or a text message compare to receiving a handwritten letter from a lover?  Still feeling the Valentine’s Day spirit, we wanted to exhibit some famous “lover’s notes” written in a time when letters were the only...
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...

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