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Good place is no place

What place does utopia have in 2017? It is now half a millennium since the word was invented by Thomas More as the name of his imaginary island, located in the New World and visited by the Portuguese sailor Raphael Hythloday, who describes it, in conversation with a fictitious Thomas More, as an exemplary society. Utopia, as More coined it, means “no-place”, the prefix ou in ancient Greek connoting negation, and also “good place”, eu suggesting “well” or “good”. Utopia is nowhere, and if utopian societies can be said to have any defining characteristics, then a lack of existence in the real world is probably one of them.....

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  • Sehoun Art Gallery, Tehran

    Sehoun Art Gallery, Tehran

      Seyhoun Art Gallery, 11, 4th st., Vozara Ave. Tehran 1511717991 Iran Tel : +98 21 88 71 13 05 Telefax : +98 21 88 10 24 22 www.Seyhounartgallery.comRead More »
  • Modernity

    Modernity

    Francis O’Gorman FORGETFULNESS Making the modern culture of amnesia 192pp. Bloomsbury. £14. This is not a book about memory and forgetting, and what those things show us about life. (For …Read More »
  • Hyperreal

    Hyperreal

    Hyper Real 20 Oct 2017 – 18 Feb 2018 A levitating man, a genetically engineered baby, towering giants – welcome to humanity amplified. From astonishing lifelike sculptures to cutting-edge digital …Read More »
  • Utopia

    Utopia

    Good place is no place CHLOË HOUSTON What place does utopia have in 2017? It is now half a millennium since the word was invented by Thomas More as the …Read More »
  • The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube The New York Times critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what’s moved and delighted them on YouTube.  New York TimesRead More »
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, is the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of …Read More »

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241 APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 19TH EDITION OF THE PALOMA O’SHEA SANTANDER INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Madrid, November 27th, 2017.- The 19th Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition, which will take place between July 25th and August 5th next year, has kicked off with an outstanding number of applicants.

After the registration process was closed on November 13th, the competition has a final count of 241 applications from 44 different countries, mostly from Europe –with 116 inscriptions from different nationalities (Austria, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden..

www.concursodepianodesantander.com

See some of the most memorable art of the 20th century at Tate Modern’s comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work.

During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.

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The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1986-2016,by Martin Amis,Jonathan Cape, 368 pp, £20, ISBN: 978-0224076111

All artists, in a sense, elect their own precursors – declaring themselves for or against this or that canonical idol, promoting (as a rule) those who have proved most useful to their own self-fashioning, and banishing those from whom there is nothing worthwhile to be learned. Novelists in particular are great makers of personal pantheons – although very few novelists have been as consistently frank about their fetishes as Martin Amis....

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The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

The New York Times critics and reporters offer a glimpse of what’s moved and delighted them on YouTube. 

New York Times

Michelangelo

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, is the subject of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. During his long life, Michelangelo was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. For his mastery of drawing, design, sculpture, painting, and architecture, he was called Il Divino (“the divine one”) by his contemporaries. His powerful imagery and dazzling technical virtuosity transported viewers and imbued all of his works with a staggering force that continues to enthrall us today…..

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paul Cezanne

Cézanne Portraits

This major international exhibition brings together for the first time over fifty of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, including works which have never been on public display in the UK.

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century and his unique method of building form with colour and analytical approach to nature influenced the art of Cubists, Fauvists, and successive generations of avant-garde artists.

The National Portrait Gallery