‘I inherited two of mankind’s most frightful enemies—the heritage of consumption and insanity,’ Edvard Munch wrote in his private journal. ‘Illness and madness and death were the black angels that stood at my cradle.’ In 1868, five years after his birth, Munch’s mother died of tuberculosis. His favourite sister –
18th Century painter Mathias Blumenthal moved to Norway in 1749. You’ll find beautiful examples of this ‘History and Portrait Depicter’s’ work in The Blumenthal Room or the Blumenthalrommet at Kode 3 Museum in Bergen. In 1760, Blumenthal was hired by wealthy businessman and Dutch consul Henrik Jansen Fasmer to adorn his
Under the bright, bright blue sky and the dry heat of the desert sun, the gardens of La Quinta must fight for attention. Much respect to the gardeners and homeowners whose hard work brings the beauty down to earth.
Talented Photographer Jeffrey Milstein – whom we profiled in December – is mounting a show at the Bau-Xi Toronto from March 9th to 23rd. Entitled AERIALS and shot from a helicopter, the exhibit will include photographs of transport vehicles and iconic sites like Versailles, Times Square, the Empire State Building and the
And on to London where the museum offerings for the year are ever exciting. Here’s a peek at a few exhibits that have caught our fancy. Soralla @ The National Gallery “I hate darkness,” said Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. “Claude Monet once said that painting in general
It is another exciting year of art in New York. Here are a just a few of the exhibits that have caught our interest. Andy Warhol @ The Whitney There has been much excitement about the Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again exhibit. Running until March
Indoor gallery space is enormously expensive. And what of all those people who feel too intimidated to wander into a private exhibit: ‘Do I look like someone who could afford these paintings?’ Well, Victoria has a solution to all of this: an outdoor gallery, staged in a most unintimidating laneway.
“We’re a bagpipe flashmob,” the chief piper announced as a crowd quickly gathered. “Any donations will go to Victoria Hospice.” Mark my footsteps, good my page Tread thou in them boldly Thou shall find the winters rage Freeze thy blood less coldly. Drone cords and Santa pompoms swayed as be-kilted
What are some of your favourite sounds from your day to day life? How many of those noises will no longer exist five, ten years from now? Which sounds do your miss from your childhood? In 2013, German designers Daniel Chun and Jan Derksen from Chunderksen Design built Conserve The Sound,
As you drive through the Swedish countryside, you can’t help but notice how many houses and barns are painted the same shade of red. Well, that red has a name – Falu Red or Falu Rödfärg – and historical significance. Falu Red is named for Falun, a small town outside of