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Old Master to Be New Movie Hero: Da Vinci Action Flick in Development

  Whether or not they’re wholly truthful, Derek Jarman’s “Caravaggio” and Robert Altman’s “Vincent and Theo” are at least faithful to the stories of the artists they portray—delivering the tone, the feeling of those real lives if not their exact details. Wonderful and effective as they are, these and other films following the histories of these great painters do lack ... Read More »

After 400 Years, Caravaggio Is Once Again Emperor of Rome

  When he died somewhere on the Tuscan coast in 1610, 38-year-old painter and provocateurMichelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had already brushed the heights of contemporary artistic fame, struggled through rejection by Roman patrons, fled the law after committing murder, and perhaps found his way back into the aristocracy’s good graces. Somewhere between this talented troublemaker’s first and second acts, death ... Read More »

Artists Hidden in Plain Sight: Guards at New York’s Met Museum Publish Arts Magazine

  As residents of a city that is home to arguably the best Modern Art museum—MoMA—the most exciting showcase of natural and historical artifacts—The American Museum of Natural History—and quite possibly the most diverse and comprehensive art museum in the world—the Met—we New Yorkers are often shockingly complacent and ignorant of the creative treasures that lie right under our noses. ... Read More »

Designer McQueen’s Final Collection is an Art Lover’s Dream

  Last season, before his sad and untimely suicide in February at the age of 40, designer Alexander McQueen offered fans an exhaustive, exhilarating SciFi vision of fashion—an outrageous, masterful collection of organic-inspired prints and alien shapes that looked to both the natural sciences and humanity’s future. Materials recalled butterfly wings and spaceships as the mix of natural and technological ... Read More »

New Jamacian Museum Holds Open Calls For Reggae Artifacts

And by “Reggae artifacts” we’re not talking about your CD of “Bob Marley: Legend” or that woven beanie you bought Freshman year. Rather, Herbie Miller, the curator of a forthcoming museum of Reggae music under development in Kingston, Jamaica is asking the public to contribute any relevant or valuable mementos relating to the island nation’s top cultural export. Already, the ... Read More »

Sunday’s Oscar Wins Continue to Bring Attention to Controversial Locations

  Let’s give one last great round of applause to the Oscar winners last night. While the show itself was a tad dull, being the creators of a travel-guide series that tours you through the world’s most famous film locations, we were thrilled by the virtual global voyage the Academy Awards offered. while James Cameron’s “Avatar” picked up scores of ... Read More »

Keeping it in The Family: The Van Goghs and The Van Gogh Museum

  We’re just a few days away from the official release of our next volume of globetrotting goodness—our “Art + Travel Europe: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”. We’re so excited about the launch of this title, which walks you through the lives of artists like Goya, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Caravaggio, and Munch through walking tours of the ... Read More »

First Wonderland: The Lost Location of the Recently Unearthed 100-Year-Old ‘Alice’

  For his new, effects-heavy “Alice in Wonderland”, Tim Burton spent a relatively short time filming real-world locations, sticking to the beautiful Antony House in Torpoint, Cornwall and the nearby Charlestown Harbour for the movie’s early scenes. Once Alice falls down the rabbit hole again it is, as you can imagine, mostly CGI-created environments and Hollywood stage sets from there ... Read More »

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