Arts & Culture

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

At Paperblanks we’re no strangers to the works of Mark Twain – so we’re always pleased when he shows up in the news. For all you old-school literature fans there’s a great article in the Los Angeles Times about...
Today we wanted to share with you a video showcasing the beautiful work of Rosemary Buczek, one of the talented calligraphers who is going to be at our calligrapher event on May 18th. As announced last week, to celebrate...
The theory that, through a chain of friends and friends of friends, we can be connected with any other person on earth through a maximum of six steps, was first posited by Frigyes Karinthy. Known as Six Degrees of...
You have written something you are really proud of. You want the rest of the world to read it, too. Great! So, how to go about getting it out there? There are two routes to publishing – the traditional publishing houses...
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...
This week in Better Know an Art Movement we've got something that represented "new freedoms and a release from constraint" -- Art Nouveau! Born out of the Spirit of Reform, Rebellion and Freedom Similar to William Morris' Arts and Crafts movement...
Over 100 years after his death it seems that Oscar Wilde and his work are still as popular as ever.  Recently his handwritten poem Heart’s Yearnings sold at an auction in London for £67,250 (approx.. €80,000 or $102,000). Irish writer...
This past weekend, the George Clooney action-comedy film The Monuments Men opened in theatres. Based on Robert M. Edsel's books The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, the film tells the story...
We love libraries because they are home to books. And when said books are also home to libraries? Well, that's even better! Libraries turn up as settings, even as characters themselves, in works of art more often than you would think....
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...

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