Monthly Archives: April 2014

Fotofever photography fair, Paris and Brussels

Hunting new talents, catching the diversity in contemporary photography, overcoming the barriers to purchase: this is the mission of fotofever, the annual photography fair, taking place in Paris, the worldwide capital of photography, and in Brussels. Fotofever Photography Art Fair

Photographs of the French during WWI

DAYS OF WAR 1914-1918 From 21 May to 22 June 2014, the Parisienne de Photographie presents in Paris an exceptional exhibition about 120 large-format photographs, mostly unpublished since their publication in the pages of the newspaper Excelsior.This exhibition shows the…

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. Cristóbal Pera, his former editor at Random House,…

Tintin

In the early stages of the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370—when speculation was rife that the plane could have been hijacked and flown under the radar to a secret location—a lot of people pointed to the similarities with the…

Veronese

Richard Dorment It may be doubted whether, as mere painter, Paolo Veronese has ever been surpassed.” That deliciously feline “mere” in Bernard Berenson’s assessment of the Venetian master neatly pinpoints the strength and weakness of his art. For if Veronese…

Beethoven today

Richard Wigmore speaks to some of the world’s leading Beethoven conductors to understand why his music is as relevant and important today as it was 200 years ago….. Grammophone

Artists and old age

How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art Simon Schama In March 1946 Pablo Picasso paid one of his fortnightly visits to see Henri Matisse in Vence, a few miles inland from Nice. Five years after the medical crisis…

The dictatorial conductor

By Peter Phillips W.H.Auden once wrote: ‘Real artists are not nice people. All their best feelings go into their work and life has the residue’ — which puts those who aspire to be artists in a bit of a quandary.…

Portrayals of childhood in film

Age of innocence: childhood on film, by Pasquale Lannone Cinema’s fascination with childhood is as old as the medium itself, enabling filmmakers to depart from conventional modes of storytelling as they exploit an adult awareness to reflect the undoubted otherness of…

Digital arts funding

How to avoid a digital boom and bust There are plenty of grants for new digital projects but finding long-term funding could be much harder By Julia Halperin and Javier Pes The Microsoft Corporation donated more than $1.5m worth of…