Francis Bacon

Review | Relics of a vanished world

‘It’s all about nostalgia now,’ writes Malcolm Garrett in his introduction to <i>Letraset: The DIY Typography Revolution</i> (Unit Editions, £55), a fond and …

Typography

Claude Lanzmann and the Brutality of Facts

Somewhere in the first hours of <i>Shoah</i>, a former SS officer in Auschwitz describes the earth trembling like a wave under the pressure of the mass …

Artists

First Presentation of the Batliner Collection at Albertina in Vienna

<b>VIENNA.-</b> In spring 2007, one of Europe’s greatest private collections of classical modern art came to the Albertina as a permanent loan from the Rita …

Art

What does childbirth feel like? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Nell Frizzell

The contractions were unrelenting – a near-total block on thought, a thick black noise filling every inch of ​my body<p>Twenty-four hours into my labour I could be found wearing a pair of XXL hi-vis trousers – the kind worn by overweight construction workers as they repave motorways – walking up and …

Opinion (UK)

The Dark Knight: How Heath Ledger’s Joker Was Born

When The Dark Knight was released in the U.S. on July 18, 2008, it was immediately clear that not only had director Christopher Nolan elevated the …

Comic Books

Work Is Job One

My children have all reached the age when it is possible for them to be paid to work. It’s the usual kind of jobs that kids do. After snowstorms, my …

Conservative View

19 Surprising Facts About The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan didn’t set out to make sequels. As the director of hit thrillers like <i>Memento</i> and <i>Insomnia</i>, his personal style never seemed to mesh …

Robin Williams

This Guy Spent a Week Inside Italian Catacombs Taking Photos of Corpses

More than 8,000 mummies line the walls of Sicily's ancient, eerie Capuchin Catacombs.<p>In 1597, the Capuchin friars of Palermo, Sicily, had a problem: The crypts they'd been using to bury their deceased brethren were overflowing. To have more space, the brothers excavated a huge underground cemetery, …

Italy

PBS Series,“The Vietnam War,” Receives Emmy Nomination. Should It?

<i>The recently announced Emmy nominations have generated new interest in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part documentary, “The Vietnam War,” nominated</i> …

Vietnam War

Religion in Art, Then and Now - Sacred Noise at Christie's

July 16, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>A significant …

Art

There's Much More to Cecil Beaton's Photography Than Just Another Pretty Face

None<br>There are some interesting roadblocks that appear at the start of most coffee table-sized books by and about a great 20th century artist that …

Art

The Serious Charm of Edward Bawden | by Jenny Uglow | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Dulwich Picture Gallery in high summer. A bus ride away from the city dust, we sit in the shade or eat lunch outside at the café. While I was there, …

Books

Lois Lambert Gallery opens an exhibition of paintings by Rikki Niehaus

<b>LOS ANGELES, CA</b><b>.-</b> Lois Lambert Gallery presents the work of artist Rikki Niehaus in her ongoing series, “Swedish Landscapes”, a collection of …

Art

The Best Universities in the World Today

When it comes to choosing a research university, you should probably, well, do your research.<p>Choose a college wisely. Consider factors such as cost, …

College & University

A Tale of Two Worlds , Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection, 1944–1989 // July 12–October 14, 2018

<b>A Tale of Two Worlds</b> <br>Experimental Latin American Art in Dialogue with the MMK Collection, 1944–1989<br>July 12–October 14, 2018<p><b>Museo de Arte Moderno de</b> …

Art

Driven by Basic Research

Are nations investing too little in basic research? In the context of the global debt crisis, several industrial countries have reduced their funding …

Innovation

Britain’s “Seaside Shelters” Nobody is Seeking

Photographer and film producer Will Scott explores the coast of Great Britain with a nostalgic lens, revealing a touristic destination forgotten along with it’s architecture<p><b>Seaside Shelter</b>, the photographic series from <b>Will Scott</b> dedicated to the seaside architecture of Great Britain, is a pictorial …

Great Britain

How Francis Bacon Informed Alexander McQueen S/S19 Menswear

The story of Sarah Burton’s Spring/Summer 2019 men’s collection for Alexander McQueen begins in Tate Britain, in the art gallery’s <i>All Too Human:</i> …

Art

Naked Truth: The Nude In Irish Art // July 13–October 28, 2018

<b>Naked Truth: The Nude In Irish Art</b> <br>July 13–October 28, 2018<p><b>Preview:</b> July 12, 5:30–7pm<p><b>Crawford Art Gallery</b><br>Emmet Place<br>Cork<br>Ireland <b><br>Hours:</b> Monday–Sunday …

Artists

Paul Manafort’s mug shot gets released—immediately becomes a meme

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, was transferred to a detention center in Alexandria, Virginia on …

Donald Trump

The Eskimo Myth

As I reviewed in my video <b>Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?</b>, the revelation that fish oil appears useless in preventing heart disease—in both heart patients …

The Brain

10 Dubious Victorian Cures From the First Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

In his work <i>Of the Epidemics</i>, the Greek physician Hippocrates encouraged doctors to “have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, …

Comic Books

Goodbye Pivot, hello pints: Paul Allen’s old art gallery reincarnating as SLU putt-putt bar Flatstick Pub

The space that formerly housed works by heavy-hitting artists from Paul Allen's private collection is being turned into a putt-putt pub, with plans …

Artists

Bare essentials

While on one hand there was a rash of scrawny, emaciated teenagers walking the runway at Saint Laurent with torsos covered in glitter, other …

India News

The 16 Best Things to Do in NYC, According to Two of the City's Rising Lifestyle Entrepreneurs (and Brothers)

Noah and Aisa Shelley spill on their favorite spots.<p>In New York City, it’s all too easy to succumb to a novelty-fueled search for the next “It” …

Entrepreneurship

Joaquin Phoenix becomes the latest Joker in the pack

<b>Gladiator star Joaquin Phoenix is to play Batman's nemesis The Joker in a stand-alone film exploring the origins of the cackling comic book villain.</b><p>Co-written and directed by The Hangover director Todd Phillips, the currently untitled film is set to begin shooting in New York this …

Comic Books

Electronic shock treatment: how dance music was born

30 years on from 1988’s Second Summer of Love, a flurry of eye-witness accounts of the rise of electronic dance music are hitting shelves.<p>The heart’s …

Opinion (UK)

Boom for Real review: Basquiat documentary captures late teens of artist who lived up to his own hype

How does the time and place in which an artist lives in their emerging years define them? This question is at the heart of Sara Driver's documentary …

Entertainment (Australia)

A Billionaire Is Suing His Art Dealer in Switzerland for Allegedly Marking Up the Prices of Art and Pocketing the Extra

Art and Law<p>The collector says he was inspired to sue after discovering the ongoing legal dispute between Dmitry Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier.<p>,<p>An …

Fine Art