Thursday, April 18, 2019

Arts & Culture

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

It looks like a team of researchers is close to finding a long lost Leonardo da Vinci painting (after looking for it for almost 40 years)! The painting is Da Vinci’s The Battle of Anghiari, or, appropriately, The Lost...
http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf Check out the above video from CBS News about the recently demolished "Great Gatsby" mansion. The mansion, a 2,000-square-foot Long Island estate, was host to many grand parties in the roaring 20's and was supposedly the inspiration for Daisy...
Here's the coolest thing we've seen today, courtesy of Wired: The Archifon I. is a de-batized-Czech-chapel-turned-interactive-virtual-musical-instrument. Visitors can create audiovisual reactions off the chapel's baroque architecture by pointing laser pointers at over 100 different elements. Example: angel statues will...
Shawn Michael and Rachel Eva make up the artist working group Work of My Hands and their latest endeavor is the exploration of Electricity in Art. Their website outlines the appeal: Artwork in this collection utilizes electricity to highlight contours,...
August 9th was the 160th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, the celebrated transcendentalist's ode to living in the natural world. Part personal experiment, part social satire, Walden was a slow-burning success that has since become...
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...
George Orwell is widely regarded as a literary pioneer, and for good reason. His keen awareness of social injustice and opposition to totalitarianism, largely inspired by the time he spent in Burma as an English soldier and policeman, have...
  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...
A long-lost short story written by Charlotte Brontë has been published for the first time online. The story, entitled L'Ingratitude, was written as a homework assignment and was submitted to a tutor that was known to have inspired Brontë's...
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...

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