Arts & Culture

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

Ivan Navarro, whose sculptures often employ fluorescent tubes, is thought to be one of the most important Chilean artists. The piece depicted in the following photos is titled Death Row and was seen in "Beuys and Beyond - Teaching as...
Samuel Longhorne Clemens (1835-1910), known by the pen name Mark Twain, has been called “the father of American literature. ” In his day he was America’s most famous literary icon. A humorist, satirist, lecturer and novelist, Twain combined narrative...
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...
Northern Ireland sculptor Jacqueline Rush Lee is best known for her conceptual work with books, paper and paint. She has spent the past sixteen years crafting a meaningful and personal exploration of the book as an art medium and...
The 2014 Winter Olympics aren't the only exciting event happening in Russia right now. Yasnaya Polyana, the State Memorial and Cultural Preserve "Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy," is home to an ongoing array of linguistic, literary and artistic exhibitions! Literally translated...
A few years ago we all had a good, heartwarming belly laugh when the Double Rainbow video went viral. And while the common assumption at the time was that the man who was so intensely moved by the majesty...
Previously we talked about book-edge decoration and showed off some beautiful examples, but we only just touched on the subject of fore-edge painting. Fore-edge painting involves "secret" or "hidden" artwork that is only visible when the books' pages are...
You know that you love being an artist, and you often get compliments on your creations. Now, how to turn these warm feelings into a profitable career? It can be difficult to take that leap from casual hobbyist to...
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."...
Los Angeles artist Mike Stilkey paints and draws not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the book covers as well! Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer Stilkey creates whimsical, and...

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