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Sicily at the British Museum: epic blockbusters of the ancient world

Ancient Greek and other treasures in show reveal how public art told a story just as an action film does today<p>Confirmation that a severed head is a good match with an unidentified torso, and that a bent leg found on the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire actually belongs to a different body, sounds …

Dick Bruna. Artist - Exhibitions – past - What’s on

Miffy for the first time amid sources of inspiration<p>More than 50 years of graphic design highlights<p>Links and affinities<p>In interviews, Dick Bruna has …

International Book Art Fair 2015 in Rotterdam

International Book Art Fair 2015<p>Van woensdag 4 tot en met zondag 8 februari 2015 vindt de eerste editie plaats van International Book Art Fair, in de …

A journey into the wonderful mind of illustrator Carll Cneut

A few years ago, I visited a market of children’s books. “Eén miljoen vlinders”, a story about growing up and falling in love, was the only book I …

The World's Darkest Children's Book Illustrator Receives Long Overdue Exhibition

In the world of children's books, writer and illustrator Tomi Ungerer is somewhat of an outsider.<p>Far from the norms of happily ever after, his stories are dark, abnormal and frightening even for many adults. In <i>The Three Robbers</i>, a trio of thieves accidentally kidnap a young orphan named Tiffany, …

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From Kids' Books To Erotica, Tomi Ungerer's 'Far Out' Life

Children's-book writer Maurice Sendak learned a lot from author and artist Tomi Ungerer. In <i>Far Out Isn't Far Enough,</i> a new documentary about Ungerer, Sendak says, "I learned to be braver than I was. I think that's why [Where The Wild Things Are] was partly Tomi — his energy, his spirit. I'm proud …

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De verbeelders

Nederlandse boekillustratie in de twintigste eeuw<p><i>De verbeelders</i> is het eerste overzichtswerk over meer dan een eeuw boekillustratie in Nederland. Een …

Spiegels

Een mooie uitleg kwam ik laatst tegen in een artikel over Junot Diáz, een Amerikaanse auteur uit de Dominicaanse Republiek die van schrijven zijn …

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Last year, the Rijksmuseum — the Dutch national museum dedicated to art and history — launched the Rijkstudio, an incredible online portal that not only allows users to browse 150,000 masterworks in their collection, but encourages them to use high-resolution downloads to create their own works of …

Animals, both real and fantastic, occupied an important place in medieval art and thought. Learn more and view a slideshow of works: http://met.org/Mh2qqN The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries) | 1495–1505 | South Netherlandish

The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Woman Mathematician

<i>“I found, in 1733, a young woman who thought as I did, and who decided to spend several years in the country, cultivating her mind.”</i> So begins the description by Voltaire in his memoirs of a relationship that would define the most productive years of his life. The most famous man in Europe had met …

The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013

After the year’s best psychology and philosophy books and best biographies, memoirs, and history books, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the finest art and design tomes published this year. (Catch up on last year’s best art books here and best design books …

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Emily Dickinson’s Poetry Set to Song by Israeli Singer-Songwriter Efrat Ben Zur

I have a documented soft spot for the intersection of music and literature, from my ongoing <i>Literary Jukebox</i> side project to favorite finds like e. e. cummings’ poetry set to song and Victorian children’s poetry adapted by Natalie Merchant. Naturally, I was instantly enchanted by <b>Robin</b> (bandcamp) — a …

A Brief History of Children’s Picture Books and the Art of Visual Storytelling

Back in the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci made the following remark about visual storytelling:<p>And you who wish to represent by words the form of man and all the aspects of his membrification, relinquish that idea. For the more minutely you describe the more you will confine the mind of the …

Clare Boothe Luce’s Advice to Her 18-Year-Old Daughter

<b>Clare Boothe Luce</b> (March 10, 1903–October 9, 1987) came of age in an era when to be as blond, athletic, and good-looking as she was came with a set of expectations quite different from what she delivered. Instead, ambitious and sharp-tongued, she emerged as a pioneering media visionary as the …

Tarkovsky’s Advice to the Young: Learn to Enjoy Your Own Company

<i>“In proportion as [a person] simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude…,”</i> Thoreau famously wrote. <i>“A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it,”</i> Don DeLillo wryly observed. Indeed, …

Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture

Forty years ago this year, BBC premiered a series of four 30-minute films written and anchored by art critic and author John Berger. Soon adapted into a book, <i>Ways of Seeing</i> (<i>public library</i>) went on to become a landmark postmodernist critique of Western cultural aesthetics, exploring not only how …

Rijksmuseum krijgt Het laatste avondmaal van Marlene Dumas

<b>Een particuliere verzamelaar, die anoniem wenst te blijven, heeft vandaag het schilderij Het laatste avondmaal van Marlene Dumas geschonken aan het</b> …

Drie musea eren de vrouw

Handvat van een spiegel in de vorm van een naakt meisje, Egypte; 18de Dynastie, ca. 1530-1292 v. Chr, brons, bruikleen Stiftung für ein …