December 5, 2022
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The Greek painter who changed the art world

by on February 2, 2022 0
El Greco’s “Portrait of an Old Man”, believed to be a self-portrait, 1595. Credit: public domain The Greek painter El Greco is one of the best-known artists in the entire history of Western art, as his unique, romantic and awe-inspiring works have influenced a large number of painters over the past five centuries. Although... Read More

Baku Book Center hosts presentation of book by writer Charlie MacKesy, translated into Azerbaijani (PHOTO)

by on December 2, 2021 0
BAKOU, Azerbaijan, December 2 Tendency: A presentation of the book “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by famous English author and painter Charlie MacKesy, translated into Azerbaijani, was held at the Baku Book Center, Trend reports on December 2. According to the information, the edition was published on the initiative... Read More

Quebec writer Marie-Claire Blais, once enfant terrible of French-Canadian fiction, has died at the age of 82

by on December 1, 2021 0
Revolutionary Quebec author Marie-Claire Blais, formerly known as enfant terrible of French-Canadian fiction, died in Key West, Florida, at the age of 82. News of his passing on November 30 has been confirmed by his English-language publisher, House of Anansi Press. Blais was born in Quebec in 1939. Her family was not wealthy... Read More

The Nobel Prize for Literature goes to a black writer for the first time since 1993

by on October 7, 2021 0
Zanzibar-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. “For his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the plight of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents,” the Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning. LATEST NEWS: The 2021 #Nobel prize in literature is awarded to... Read More

A forgotten flower painter, resuscitated

by on September 19, 2021 0
In George Agnew Reid’s 1889 painting “Dreaming”, the model is his wife, but she is also an artist. We don’t see the face of the now almost forgotten painter Mary Hiester Reid as she leans over a fireplace in their shared Paris studio, but the glowing embers light up her long apron and... Read More

Writer Hilton Als goes to great lengths as curator

by on September 17, 2021 0
Extract from “Untitled: Silueta Series” by Ana Mendieta (1978) Courtesy of Karma The Conservatives occupy a difficult position in terms of reputation. Their task of creating an artistic experience using the work of other people can make them sound like DJs in the art world. Yet even the most prominent conservatives are denied... Read More