Friday, May 14, 2021

Arts & Culture

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

Egyptian sculptor Gavin Worth creates complex sculptures made entirely out of bendable wire. These sculptures' imagery, all of which resemble line drawings, only become aparent to the viewer when viewed at the right angle. Worth believes these scultpures "engage the...
Nobel Prize–winning literary modernist T.S. Eliot would have celebrated his 125th birthday today, and though he has long since passed his legacy remains very much alive to this day. Even if you profess not to love poetry, there is...
  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...
Unless you’ve been avoiding all media and news for the past week, you no doubt know that Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney has passed away at the age of 74. Internationally recognised as the greatest Irish poet since W.B....
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...
This Friday, June 21st is an important day here in Vancouver – and across our country and world – for many reasons. Notably, it is recognized as both International Day of Yoga and Indigenous Peoples Day. While it may seem...
Think picture books are just for kids? Think again. Illuminated manuscripts are one of the oldest examples of illustrated writing and remain one of the most compelling. Brought into greater prominence when Johannes Gutenberg invented his movable type press, the earliest surviving...
Here's something cool we found based around two of our favourite topics (classic works of literature and great design, naturally): Evan Robertson, a New York-based graphic designer, has created a fantastic series of posters based on quotes written by...
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...
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is heralded as one of England’s foremost novelists, with his rich prose, remarkable characters, and vivid and detailed depictions of Victorian society. Born in 1812, Dickens witnessed first-hand the class inequalities of British society during the...

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