(PCM) It was very surprising for us to learn that Hubert and Jan van Eyck’s 12 panel Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece) is widely regarded as the most stolen art piece throughout history. It was robbed by Napoleon, nearly burned by Calvinists, sought after by the Nazis and that is… Read More
(PCM) We can all use some positive vibes in life every now and again, so take heed and follow the advice that is engraved upon the 2,400 year old ancient mosaic that was recently unearthed in Turkey which states “Be cheerful, live your life̶…
(PCM) A Brigham Young University student named Claire Lewis sparked a huge debate among conspiracy theorists after her assignment art project was speculated to be eggs laid on a Utah lake by an alien creature. read more
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Charles M. Schulz was born on this day November 26 in the year 1922. I am not sure that many people would list the comic strip PEANUTS as great literature, but I do. Here is a definition of great literature. Great literature not only has a great story and great characters but helps teach us… Read More
(PCM) Famous modern artist Georgia O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887 and passed away on March 6, 1986. O’Keeffe is listed among some of the most famous artist in the world and is often referred to as the “Mother of American modernism” in the art realm. She is best-known for her paintings of enlarged… Read More
(PCM) French impressionist painter Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 and would be celebrating his 175th birthday if he were alive today. It is based upon Monet’s painting “Impression, Sunrise” that the term impressionism was coined as a way to describe his particular style of art. Monet shunned the ways of the old… Read More
(PCM) Gingerbread! The very thought of it brings to mind the scents of cinnamon, cloves, allspice and let’s not forget ginger. Gingerbread is part of our culture. We, of course use it as food, but it plays a part in stories such as The Ginger Bread Man and Hansel and Gretel. We see it in […]
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(PCM) An artist by the name of Jeff Lee Johnson was recently commissioned to illustrate a rule book for a Fantasy Flight card game and one of his pieces titled “Blue Plate Special” is going viral due to all o…
(PCM) An artist by the name of Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to […]
(PCM) Frederick Wiseman’s documentary, National Gallery, debuts at the Chicago International Film Festival on October 5 and opens in New York City November 5, 2015.
National Gallery takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting.
Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as they use magnifying glasses, tiny eye-droppers, scalpels, and Q-tips to repair an infinitesimal chip.
He attends administrative meetings in which senior executives do (polite) battle with younger ones who want the museum to become less stodgy and … Read more
Shirley Temple, The Youngest, Most Sacred Monster of the Cinema in Her Time by Salvador Dalí (1939). Andy Warhol said that Dalí was an important influence on pop art. The Dalí Museam (USA) http://theDali.org/home.php 1 Dalí Blvd, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 823-3767