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Art in the News

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Art in the News Crowd roars approval at Kate Bush's first concert in 35 years
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 28, 2014 (08:40:17)

Poetry News: ... in the April and May of 1979. Despite the success of the Tour of Life , a theatrical spectacle involving magicians, poetry and 17 different costume changes, it would take her three decades to go back on tour. Various theories were put forward to ...

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Art in the News Incredible portraits look just like photos - but in fact they're...
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 (16:40:33)

Poetry News: ... the expressive nature of painting as the selection of a particular word is to a poet. 'To extend the metaphor; as in poetry, it is not the correct selection of words, as much as it is their ability to co-exist harmoniously with both a semblance of ...

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Art in the News These whimsical GIFs from Smithsonian Libraries bring old books to life
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (14:05:20)

The Smithsonian Libraries Tumblr is chock-full of magical GIFs, with animation augmenting stale and static old book pages. “To me, it really recaptures some of that creativity of discovery when you’re a child and you’re looking through things for the first time, and seeing them and your imagination runs wild,” said Richard Naples..

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Art in the News D.C.- Words Take Flight in Persian Calligraphy at Sackler Gallery
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (14:01:49)

This is the first exhibition ever to focus specifically on nasta‘liq, which was used primarily to write poetry, Persia’s quintessential form of literature. With sinuous lines, short vertical strokes and an astonishing sense of rhythm, the script was an immediate success and was rapidly adopted throughout the Persian-speaking world from Turkey to India..

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Art in the News New Zealand- Artist's installation to create poetry by a hair
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (14:00:00)

Poetry News: Artist Max Bellamy's installation Post Script will be on show in a group exhibition, Sleight of Hand, at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery from August 16 to November 16. Bellamy said the work incorporated three 18th century hygrothermographs - instruments used in museums to record temperature and humidity on a chart - enclosed in three glass cases.

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Art in the News In Conversation... Anne Kennedy and Iain Sharp
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (12:00:00)

Poetry News: Anne Kennedy has had success in every genre she tackles - fiction, poetry and film.

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Art in the News British poet Attila the Stockbroker on punk rock
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (11:30:00)

Poetry News: ... visit, and the Paradiso club - once a squatted church - is a legendary presence in the scene. Did a gig there, solo poetry and with my band Barnstormer, as part of a vibrant and wide-ranging evening of spoken word and music and then headed to Peine, ...

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Art in the News A unique collaboration by Colorado artists and poets to be unveiled
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, August 14, 2014 (09:36:04)

Poetry News: ... the second work of verse, and so on. The result is a unique collection of verse and imagery, Image and Word: Art and Poetry in Conversation . This unique collaborative effort will be unveiled at the Louisville Center for the Arts at 801 Grant Avenue ...

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Art in the News Outskirts Press Presents Fandemonium Volume 4, Published by Outskirts Press
Posted by Essex68 on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (07:18:34)

Poetry News: ... Press first-hand. In April 2014, Outskirts Press once again invited friends of its Facebook community to submit poetry, short stories, excerpts, recipes or anecdotes for free publication in the 4th annual Outskirts Press Facebook anthology. The ...

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Art in the News World War I: the war that inspired innovative art
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (14:06:00)

In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. "Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers, and I'm sick beyond cure to have lived on to see it," the American author, an expatriate in London at the time, wrote to a friend.

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Art in the News Paintings and Great American Poetry on Display at Eric G. Thompson Show
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 (06:34:41)

Aug. 5, 2014 - SANTA FE, N.M. -- Eric G. Thompson’s subject matter is as simple and elegant as a haiku, but look closer and the self-taught artist’s subtle details come into focus..

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Art in the News Portrait of a Merrick artist and poet
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (16:50:13)

Mia Barkan Clarke recently presented an exhibition and poetry reading titled “Freya’s Tears” at the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts gallery in Sayville. She has worked on the series since 2011 and is expected to publish the book of her drawings and poetry within the next few months..

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Art in the News NYC museum presents major exhibition on Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchen
Posted by mamta on Friday, July 18, 2014 (15:45:31)

Poetry News: Highlights include one of Shevchenko's first poetry collections, a rare 1840 edition of "Kobzar."

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Art in the News WW1 centenary exhibition programme at Royal West of England Academy
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, July 14, 2014 (15:02:41)

Artists and academics from UWE Bristol are playing a prominent part in an exhibition programme to remember World War 1 at the Royal West of England Academy..

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Art in the News In 'Leaves of Grass - Uncut,' Patrick Scully pays tribute to Walt Whitman
Posted by mamta on Monday, July 07, 2014 (14:56:26)

Poetry News: Decades after encountering Walt Whitman's radical poetry, Patrick Scully pays tribute to him in a new dance-theater work.

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Art in the News Ming: The Golden Empire, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 (14:28:20)

The National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition on the Ming dynasty is intended, says curator Kevin McLoughlin, to be an introduction to a hugely important period in China’s history that is still relatively unfamiliar to many in the west..

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Art in the News "Canvas to Read" by Carmen Boullosa
Posted by fogglethorpe on Saturday, June 28, 2014 (15:45:00)

"Canvas to read". Carmen Boullosa defines in that way her artistic proposal untitled Despechadas, me dejaste con hormigas en el alma (Jilted; you left me with ants in the soul), which is exhibited at the Museum of Art Carrillo Gil in Mexico City..

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Art in the News Ireland- Limerick artist Jack Donovan dies aged 80
Posted by fogglethorpe on Thursday, June 26, 2014 (14:08:00)

TRIBUTES have been paid to the great Limerick artist Jack Donovan, who has passed away at the age of 80 after a short illness..

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Art in the News NY- ART: Verse vendors: Lego my Walt Whitman
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (13:30:35)

Berl’s Poetry Shop in Dumbo unveiled a three-foot bust of Walt Whitman made entirely of Legos on June 20. The shop’s co-owner commissioned the unconventional homage because the famous poet’s historical footprints are what first attracted him to the area, he said..

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Art in the News Wales- Story of forgotten 19th century poet told in powerful new photo exhibitio
Posted by fogglethorpe on Monday, June 23, 2014 (15:29:05)

Described as a ‘lost heroine of the Victorian age’ Margaret Sandbach was a 19th century poet who survived breast cancer and a mastectomy in an age before anaesthetic. This weekend a new photographic exhibition by Manuel Vason celebrates her life..

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Art in the News Belgrave St Ives opens Jessica Cooper's first solo show with the gallery
Posted by mamta on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (13:56:53)

Like the comic silence that treads a thrilling fine line; the pregnant pause in a bar of music; the short line of poetry that gathers emotion in refrain, Jessica Cooper's apparent simplicity on canvas is her most courageous and impactful tool. The ...

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Art in the News Collaborative art
Posted by mamta on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (10:17:56)

Collaborative art is definitely becoming a more of a feature locally.



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Art in the News Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe
Posted by fogglethorpe on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 (14:33:23)

The most in depth exhibition of the movement ever seen in the U.S. Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe is on view in New York at the Guggenheim Museum through September 1..

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Art in the News The 'Great Wave' that reached the West
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (14:37:03)

By the early 1860s, French intellectuals such as Charles Baudelaire and Edmond de Goncourt began to take interest. And that most internationally recognizable Hokusai print, commonly called the “Great Wave,” has now come to stand allusively for the surge of European interest in Japanese printmaking that emerged from the latter half of the 19th century..

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Art in the News Exhibition at Capitoline Museums in Rome lauds Michelangelo
Posted by fogglethorpe on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (14:24:26)

ROME - The exhibition Michelangelo. Incontrare un artista universale, covering the life and work of this colossus for all times, is to be held at the Musei Capitolini on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Rome on 18 February 1564..

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