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Art + Travel + WALL-E

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  The 2008 Disney film WALL-E became an instant classic with it’s incredible computer animation and tender story of a heroic robot. During the closing credits of the movie, art history buffs were treated to a special surprise, a historical time-line of the world’s art with WALL-E and friends incorporated as the main feature. The credits are a smorgasbord of ... Read More »

Australia’s Unexpected Record-Breaking Painting Is Charmingly Antipodean

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  Australians are a cheery lot, only apt to lose their senses of humor when we from the Northern Hemisphere point our their congenital case of good vibes. But looking at the newest painting to hold the title of Australia’s most expensive native artwork, it’s hard not to point out the it’s tongue-and-cheek attitude and what that says about the ... Read More »

Pack Your Bags and Put on Your Walking Shoes! “Art + Travel” Hits The Shelves Today

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  We’ve been touting the upcoming release of our new title, “Art + Travel Europe: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, for weeks now. Finally, this unique volume of historical backgrounds, local walking tours, museum reviews, and handy lists of fine eateries and accommodations has been released. At last, world travelers can pick up our trim, portable guidebook ... Read More »

Suicidal Statues, Coco Does Bonnaroo, and 44-Cent Abstract Expressionists

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  Don’t jump, Mr. Statue! You have so much to be inanimate for! (Gothamist)   One of the world’s most famous insomniacs, Vincent Van Gogh used to sleep on a pillow covered in camphor, which did terrible things for his health and psyche, but must have made for interesting dreams. (The Week)   Kenneth Anger is still out there making ... Read More »

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

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  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 »

SXSW Screenings, Flaming Lips Return To Film, and How To Travel With Sex Toys

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Between viewings of Vermeers and Van Goghs, catch Tulipomania at the Rijksmuseum this month. (Artdaily)   Jaunted has all the SXSW screenings you can’t afford to miss. (Jaunted)   Will Botox destroy acting as we know it? (NYMag)   Learn the “sexy” ways to carry your important valuables when traveling abroad. (Gadling)   And from the same people, learn the ... Read More »

Hold Your Horses! Video Is a Tour of Western Art in Three Minutes

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  With our upcoming “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, we do our best to bring the work of Vermeer, Van Gogh, Munch, Caravaggio, and Goya to life by touring you through the locations they inhabited and captured in oils. But we never did figure out how to make them dance. Good thing there ... Read More »

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