10 interesting links from around the Web #035

From my daily browsing and reading time, I selected ten links that I found interesting both in the cultural and digital realms (and at their intersection). As you will see, the subjects vary from Saltburn, to Marina Abramović, to the British Museum BP issue.

  1. From David Hockney to modern horror: the enduring symbolism of the swimming pool
    On the sixtieth anniversary of David Hockney introducing the swimming pool into his painting California Art Collector (1964), we look at the enduring role of the swimming pool in art and culture
  2. The must-see exhibitions in 2024: from two Michelangelo shows in London to the Met’s most expensive painting
    We round-up the biggest shows opening each month
  3. The original Mickey is finally free for public use
    Nearly a century after debuting in black and white, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are now in the US public domain and free to use—with some caveats.
  4. How the Provocative ‘Saltburn’ Is Renewing Interest in a 400-Year-Old French Ceramicist
    The new film sees Bernard Palissy, the 16th-century Huguenot, play a subtle yet significant role.
  5. See Some of the Last Paintings Van Gogh Ever Made
    A new show at the Musée d’Orsay brings together works made during his final months.
  6. This claims to be the ‘world’s most advanced pen’ that digitises handwriting
    Nuwa just announced fresh funding for the smart pen
  7. Architects urged “not to work with the British Museum” due to BP partnership
    Activist collective BP or not BP? has called on architects not to work on the British Museum’s recently announced redevelopment masterplan as it will be funded by oil company BP.
  8. Marina Abramović’s Latest Performance Is Skincare
    The artist is present, and standing by to take your credit card information.
  9. The Line megacity “to pose a substantial risk to migratory species”
    The impact that The Line megacity in Neom could have on birds has been named among the most pressing conservation issues for 2024.
  10. A Personal List of Some of The Most Interesting Digital-Art Experiments of 2023
    Beyond headlines about A.I., there was lots of innovation, from a MoMA web3 postcard to an artist remaking ‘Big Buck Hunter.’

Image: Barry Keoghan in Saltburn (2023). Photo courtesy of MGM and Amazon Studios. © Amazon Content Services LLC.

If, during your travels through the Wild Wild Web you find a link that catches your attention, let me know. I’ll take a look and, if I also find it interesting, it will make it into the next list.

By | 2024-01-18T13:25:51+01:00 January 18th, 2024|Culture, Digital|0 Comments

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