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The Great Picture Book of Everything; Hokusai’s Unpublished Illustrations | #CuratorsCorner S6 Ep8

Do you know how a bear catches its lunch? What the mythical Edo period equivalent of waiting at the bus stop looks like? Can you identify Hokusai’s favourite duck? Never fear, curator Alfred Haft is going to give you the … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Grazing and Ingenious Off-Grid Living | Kottke

In this engaging video we meet Aaron Fletcher, a traveling shepherd who has been “guerrilla grazing” and living off the land for 12 years. He lets his sheep graze — with permission — public parks and side lots. Homeless by … Continue reading

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Sinuous Branches Envelop Human-Sized Nests and Large Geometric Sculptures by Charlie Baker

SEPTEMBER 17, 2021. GRACE EBERT Brooklyn-based designer Charlie Baker wrangles unruly branches and twigs into large-scale sculptures and installations that highlight the natural curvature of his foraged materials. Whether cloaking a perfectly round sphere in wood or constructing a treetop nest … Continue reading

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Routine Rhythms!

Pattern can be regular or irregular, organic or geometric, structural or decorative, positive or negative, and repeating or random. It is an interesting visual language to create attractive scenes, and has been my inspiration to create a story. The idea … Continue reading

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Look into the secret world of numerology and puzzles in Bach | Aeon Essays

The church of Pontaumur in the Auvergne, France, houses the only replica in Europe of the Arnstadt organ on which Bach composed in his early days. Photo by Philippe Dezmazes/AfP/Getty   Milton Mermikidesis reader in music at the University of … Continue reading

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Evoking Childhood Nostalgia, Color and Cartoon Commotion Burst from Kayla Mahaffey’s Paintings | Colossal

SEPTEMBER 15, 2021. GRACE EBERT “The Sweet Escape” Surrounding Black children with jumbled masses of cartoon characters, doodles, and explosions of color, Chicago-based artist Kayla Mahaffey (previously) imagines adolescent daydreams and an array of playtime inventions. She infuses her acrylic … Continue reading

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Vibrant Drawings Use Layers of Colors and Lines To Visualize Modern People | My Modern Met

By Margherita Cole on September 14, 2021 Portraits not only capture the personality of the sitter, but also the character of the era in which they were made. Denver-based artist Lui Ferreyra utilizes color, shape, and line to create striking … Continue reading

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The nearly forgotten origin myth of Hawaii’s third-gender healers, as told by one | Aeon Videos

A retelling of a Hawaiian story recalls how third-gender healers came to inhabit the islands, and keeps their power alive In Hawaiian culture, moʻolelo means story, tale or myth, but it also refers to history. Traditionally passed down through oral … Continue reading

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The Graffiti that Changed a City

The story of a housing block and two people. […] MUSIC: https://pastebin.com/bGHEqFhe Special thanks to Karim Miah.

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Mammoth Straw Creatures Populate Japanese Farmland in the Annual Wara Art Festival

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021. GRACE EBERT If you visit Japan’s Niigata Prefecture during the region’s annual rice harvest, you’re likely to find enormous tarantulas, eagles, and dinosaur-like creatures stalking the bucolic landscape. The towering sculptures are part of the Wara Art … Continue reading

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