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Entries by Priscilla Frank from 04/2013

Stephen Sondheim Wins Prestigious MacDowell Medal

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Stephen Sondheim has won one of the top honors in the arts world, the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement. The MacDowell Colo...

Young Charlie Chaplin Photo Reveals He Used To Be A Total Babe (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

That smoldering gaze, those curly locks -- do you recognize this young actor before he acquired his signature looks? We'll give you a hint: he is def...

The Best Architecture And Design For Spring 2013

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Read More: Design, Arts News

Flaring up out of the waters of Copenhagen harbour with shimmering aluminium wings, the Blue Planet Aquarium is a striking addition to the waterfront....

Wave Photos By David Orias Capture California Ocean At Its Most Surreal (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

Are you hungry for summer yet? We're enjoying living vicariously through David Orias' photos of California waves, capturing the magnificent golden lig...

Antaeus Company's 'Mrs. Warren’s Profession' Carefully Avoids Stereotypes

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

George Bernard Shaw's once-scandalous 1893 drama "Mrs. Warren's Profession" can be a tough nut to crack, but thanks to the steadfast guidance of direc...

Riccardo Muti Helps The Rome Opera Restore Its Former Glory

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
Read More: Muti, Arts News

ROME -- The work was by Verdi. Three fine young singers held the Rome Opera's stage. But the spotlight, one night last month, was unmistakably on the ...

April Fool's Art: The Best Pranks In Recent History (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

Happy April Fool's Day! Whether you are celebrating the holiday by taking advantage of your most gullible acquaintances or fending off pranks, we hope...

Women In Design Call For Denise Scott Brown's Pritzker Prize Recognition... And More Arts News

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

In 1991, Robert Venturi was awarded the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize along with a reward of $100,000. However, Denise Scott Brown -- his wi...

Nude Font: Anastasia Mastrakouli Takes Body Text To Next Level With 'Naked Silhouette Alphabet' (NSFW PHOTOS)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

Anastasia Mastrakouli is taking the phrase "body text" literally. The young Greek artist crafted a typography series as graceful as it is sensual, dub...

Canaletto Found In Storage: Curator Discovers An 18th Century Masterpiece Hidden At Denver Art Museum (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

The LA Times provided us with yet another friendly reminder why we should all clean out our basements from time to time -- you may stumble upon an 18t...

April Art Exhibitions: 10 Must-See Shows This Month (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts

April is upon us, and although the notoriously drizzly month may bring with it more than its fair share of showers, at least we can take shelter in th...

Photographer Kohei Yoshiyuki Captures Voyeuristic Lurkers In 1970's Tokyo Parks (NSFW PHOTOS)

Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman Read the original story at Slate. Untitled, 1972, from the series "The Park." © Kohei Yoshiyuki. Courtesy of Yossi Mi...

Karen Wong, New Museum's Deputy Director and Director of External Affairs, On Architecture, Untapped Capital And The 'Big 5'

Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts

While perusing the hefty list of jurors for Architizer's A+ Awards, we couldn't help but pause at Karen Wong's impressive resume. As the Deputy Dir...

Louvre Gets New Leader, Jean-Luc Martinez, A Greek Antiquities Expert

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

PARIS -- France's Louvre museum is getting a new director – the man who is leading the restoration of its most famous Greek sculpture and has hi...

Madonna Selling Leger Painting At NYC Auction

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Madonna is parting with an abstract French painting she's owned for more than 20 years to support educating girls in Afghanistan, Pak...

Chuck Close's Photo Maquettes Reveal Origins Of Photorealistic Paintings (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

Chuck Close begins with a photograph, which is then overlaid with a grid and meticulously translated, cell by cell, into paint. The photo maquettes --...

Micro Art: Miniature Paintings Of Istanbul By Hasan Kale Will Leave You Speechless (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

From a single pumpkin seed to delicate butterfly wings, no canvas is too teeny for micro artist Hasan Kale. The talented -- not to mention patient -- ...

Graham Ovenden, Artist, Convicted Of Indecency And Assault... And More Arts News

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

For his series "States of Grace," artist Graham Ovenden photographed children in various states of undress at his London studio from 1972 to 1985. The...

Salvador Dalí’s Illustrations For Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ – Flavorwire

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Read More: Dante, Arts News

In 1957, the Italian government commissioned Salvador Dalí to create 100 watercolors to illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy, to coincide with the 700th ...

Devin Troy Strother Talks Beyonce, Punk Music And The Expectations Of Making 'Heavy Black' Art (PHOTOS, INTERVIEW)

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

Editor's Note: The following interview contains explicit language that some readers might find offensive. "Sometimes I'll have dinner with the coll...

Sebastien Del Grosso Combines Sketches And Digital Photography For Incredible Hybrid Portraits (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.04.2013 | Arts

There was something about Sebastien Del Grosso's hybrid sketch-photographs that immediately caught our attention. Maybe it was the playful combination...

Nathan James Is ON OUR RADAR: The Artist Talks Dark Pop, Jake Chapman And Being A Slacker In High School (INTERVIEW, PHOTOS)

Posted 04.04.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Rembrandt Flash Mob Shocks Dutch Shoppers With Live Action Rendition Of 'The Night Watch' (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts

Sorry Harlem Shake, the honor of being our favorite flash mob has been usurped by a highbrow alternative. We're happy to say giant penguin suits and r...

Haiku Reviews: From A 'Bollywood Invasion' To A 'Secret Garden' Opera (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews are regular features where we invite critics to review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tr...

'Renoir Girl' Unmasked: Buyer Of $7 Renoir Unveiled As Former Gym Teacher Marcia 'Martha' Fuqua (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts

It's not every day a former gym teacher refuses to reveal her identity to the press. But then again, it's not every day someone unknowingly purchases ...