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HyperAllergic: What Do Classical Antiquities Look Like in Color?

Tacky and cartoony, with paint. Always made me question Greek ‘classical’ tastes. Must’ve been like living in Las Vegas or a Disney theme park.

10/31/14 • 11:45 AM • ArtsHistoryScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel dazzles thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.

The LEDs have a colour spectrum specifically designed with the pigmentation of the frescos in mind to ensure the light faithfully reflects the original colours, as the artists intended.” Someone will probably want to throw a stone at me, but I miss the patina. Easier to take in as a whole, before. Now, I’d have to spend a half hour or more looking at each individual tableau.

10/30/14 • 08:41 PM • ArtsHistoryReligionScienceTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Electric Literature: Searching for the Headless Horseman.

The Headless Horseman may have become one of America’s oldest ghosts, but his story was born in Europe and variations of him have long existed in Irish and German folklore.” Who minds? It’s so compelling.

10/30/14 • 01:43 PM • ArtsBooksHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: I Can Never Have Too Many Mechanical Pencils.

I find a 0.9mm is just a smidge thick, but near-impossible to break. So it’s become my go-to mechanical pencil.

10/29/14 • 12:24 PM • ArtsConsumptionPersonal • (6) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Tato’s dynamic aerial paintings.

Aw, these are great.

10/29/14 • 11:36 AM • ArtsHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Amazon.com: Book - The Rolling Stones.

Coming December 15. An amazing list of photographers’ work in here.

10/28/14 • 12:42 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryMusic • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MessyNessyChic: Vintage Supercars rotting away in a forest (and that’s how the owner wants it)

Painful and beautiful at the same time.

10/28/14 • 12:09 PM • ArtsHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Paris Review: Happy Halloween from Thackeray.

... with Halloween around the corner, it seems as good a time as any to present a portfolio of Thackeray at his most imaginatively unhinged.” Delightfully grotesque.

10/28/14 • 10:56 AM • ArtsBooksDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: SPAZUK fire painter.

A must-watch.

10/27/14 • 09:36 AM • ArtsMotion GraphicsNature • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WritersDigest: The Art and Craft of Wasting Time in 20 Quotes.

Of interest.  Forgive the sourcing.

10/24/14 • 12:24 PM • ArtsBooksGeneralWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Art Newspaper: Tullio’s Adam returns to view at the Met.

One of its greatest treasure, Tullio Lombardo’s life-sized marble sculpture of the nude Adam crashed to the stone floor as its medium-density plywood stand buckled and collapsed.”  Even the Art Newspaper doesn’t proof its copy.

10/24/14 • 11:30 AM • ArtsGeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Flying high with Leonardo.

Wooden models of Leonardo’s most famous flying machines.

10/24/14 • 11:19 AM • ArtsHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: “Alan Bean Plus Four”

Tom Hanks rips one out.

10/22/14 • 10:30 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Statesman: Treasure trails - how museums became diplomatic fixers.

Yes. I used to think antiquities should be repatriated; the Bamiyan Buddhas and other events of late have convinced me it is better to take mankind’s common heritage and spread it as widely as possible so we cannot lose it. So I vote ‘no’ on the Elgin marbles now.

10/22/14 • 10:21 AM • ArtsHistoryScholarlyScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Rumpus: A Girl And Her Car.

Hmmm. In the wake of the current video game-vs-women controversies, this is no longer as cool and pragmatic as it sounds. More like Neanderthal-era culture needs to be chucked in the dustbin.

10/22/14 • 10:14 AM • ArtsBooksHuman RightsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PSFK: Hemingwrite Typing Device Aimed at Distraction-Free Writing.

Brill.

10/20/14 • 07:05 PM • ArtsBooksConsumptionDesignInternet • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Yorker: The Real Amazon Warriors.

... the horse was the great equalizer, along with the bow and arrow, which meant that a woman could be just as fast, just as deadly, as a man.” Those following a certain issue in the news, should be warned.

10/20/14 • 09:36 AM • ArtsBooksHistoryScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Harvard University Press: The digital Loeb Classical Library is now online.

Here. Students of Latin and Greek rejoice.

10/17/14 • 07:47 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: The Morgan showcases one of its greatest illuminated manuscripts ... The Crusader Bible.

Neat.

10/17/14 • 07:00 PM • ArtsBooksHistoryReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Artsy.

Of interest.

10/17/14 • 10:29 AM • ArtsInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: Night on Bald Mountain: An Eery, Avant-Garde Pinscreen Animation.

What a difference seven years makes.

10/16/14 • 01:13 PM • ArtsChildhoodEntertainmentHistoryPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

JUMP FOR JOY! Photo Project: Roland Tanglao #jumpforjoyphoto of the day!

I still maintain Roland has the best smile on the interwebs.

10/16/14 • 10:34 AM • ArtsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

LRB: Adam Shatz reviews ‘Congo’ by David Van Reybrouck.

Congo’s history has been ‘epic’, except in the one respect that might have lent a redemptive cast to its many troubles: the heart of Africa is still very far from seizing control of its destiny.

10/15/14 • 12:07 PM • ArtsBooksEconomicsHuman RightsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vanity Fair: Why a Street Criminal Stole a Multi-Million-Dollar Violin.

If you look at it another way, there was something dangerous and almost deranged about it, the kind of crime Abbott and Costello might plan, after consultation with Cheech and Chong and Martin and Lewis.

10/15/14 • 11:56 AM • ArtsGeneralLawMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Glastonbury bans sale of Native American headdresses.

Appropriate. Those who make and wear tattoos know not to copy ‘real’ Maori Ta Moko designs out of respect; the Maori consider this a form of ‘identity theft’, because the patterns are family-based. Why should a similar respect not be extended to Native Americans?  Remember how much Christians love Serrano’s “Piss Christ.

10/15/14 • 11:25 AM • ArtsHistoryHuman RightsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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