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News: Was Caravaggio Using a Lens?

According to art historian David Hockney, he was. Hockney claims that Caravaggio used a lens or other optical device to help paint his masterpieces, like his Bacchus on the right, the argument for which he outlines in his book, Secret Knowlege.   This view, however, is contended by Andrew Graham-Dixon, an art historian in his own right and BBC2 Culture ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Statue of Liberty

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Is Liberty Island, whereupon the Statue of Liberty sits, in New York or New Jersey? The neverending debate rages on but according to geographers, a sadly for New Yorkers, the island that is one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions, for which people will wait for hours to see and allow themselves to be patted down and searched, is in ... Read More »

News: Music, The Book

New York based photographer, author and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman is set to release yet another highly anticipated book entitled Music, a follow-up to his acclaimed Creature and Wisdom. Music explores the the process of making music, the power of music and the experience of writing, producing and performing through interviews with fifty musicians, artists, composers and producers whose genre range ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…Musica dei Popoli

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  Musica dei Popoli means music of the people in Italian and every year, for the past 30 years, this music festival has striven to bring folk music from around the world to Florence, into a culture that can be quite insular.   Hosted by the Florentine Center for Folk Traditions, this festival is one of the most popular on ... Read More »

News: Superheroes Break World Record

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  Will Ferrell and 1,580 of his closest costumed superhero friends united on Saturday, October 2nd and made heroic history as they smashed the current Guinness World Records title for Largest Gathering of Superheroes. The Mega-event was open to caped crusaders everywhere and was hosted by DreamWorks Animation to celebrate the November 5th release of MEGAMIND.   “We just broke ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Ravenna, Italy

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  Best known for holding a treasure trove of World Heritage monuments from the early Christian, Byzantine Era, Ravenna has small town charm packed centuries of history. It’s beauty has inspired poetry and literature so it is fitting that here is where Dante Alighieri (of Dante’s Inferno) was buried in 1321 after being exiled from Florence. The eight sites on ... Read More »

News: Designer Rathore Turns Painter

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Famed Indian designer Raghavendra Rathore told The Times of India over the weekend that the work of Johannes Vermeer helped to inspire him to explore the medium of art instead of fashion. “Art to me is a reflection of our times. Every emotion and the rigid landscape of life inspire the need to express thoughts on canvas and everything depends ... Read More »

News: ATP Announces New Mid-Week Fest

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  All Tomorrow’s Parties have announced a new 4-night mini-festival that’s going to take place in November in between the two weekend events being curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (December 3rd-5th) and Belle and Sebastian (Bowlie 2, December 10th-12th).   As a treat, they’ve also put together a special mixtape curated by toy designers Amos, the line up includes: ... Read More »

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