Greek new media artist Petros Vrellis is revolutionizing conventional knitting converting El Greco’s famous portraits, consistently admired for their naturalism and psychological insight, to sophisticated knitting patterns using only a ring with pegs and a single string of thread.
Hubert de Givenchy: The Man Behind Hepburn’s $923,187 Iconic Dress
Hubert de Givenchy, the French fashion trailblazer who dressed powerful women like former First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly, died in his sleep at his home in France Saturday, on March 10, 2018.
Frida Kahlo’s Intimate Life Displayed in London
Frida Kahlo’s red-leather-booted prosthetic leg, along with some of her portraits, photographs, clothing, jewelry, and cosmetics, will travel for the first time outside her native country, Mexico, for “Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up” exhibition opening on June 16, 2018, at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” Still Haunts Us 200 Years Later
Two centuries after its original publication in London in 1818, “Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus” novel, written by 20-year-old English author Mary Shelley, is still being held up as the yardstick by which art, society, science, and technology are judged.
Ancient Greek Well at the Epicenter of Munich’s Artistic Show
Strolling through the jewellery, narrative, and performance show “Initiation 2018 // Kallichoron,” which will run from March 8th through March 11th, 2018, at Galerie Florian Trampler in Munich, Germany, the audience will be finally provided a glimpse into the victory of civilization over the hubris of inflated egos.
“The Great Tamer:” Greek Gem On Tour
“The Great Tamer” performance, conceived and directed by Greek experimental theater stage director, visual artist and choreographer, Dimitris Papaioannou, invites spectators to get out of the rut of traditional thinking through a revealing and somewhat unsettling tour running through March 29th, 2018.
The Amish: All About America’s “Plain People”
For a group that enjoys living a life of seclusion and doesn’t believe in watching television, dramatizations of their mysterious lifestyle and some Amish people themselves have been featured in many programs bringing a somewhat unwelcome focus on America’s “Plain People.”
Jeremy Bentham’s Preserved Corpse in NYC
The mummified corpse of 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham will travel to The Met Breuer in NYC for an exhibition that will run from March 21st to July 22nd, 2018.