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Magritte

Chicago Showdown: Facing Up to Magritte

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

I confess: growing up with art-loving parents, I never thought much of Magritte. I adored the Impressionists, Picasso, Rembrandt and a handful of ...

Thoughts on a Weekend in Venice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Marshall Fine

Venice outstripped any expectations I might have brought to the experience. It was far more cinematic than any movie could do justice to.

Faith And John Hubley's Socially-Conscious Animated Films Screening At The Museum of Modern Art's 11th International Festival of Film Preservation (Huffington Post Exclusive VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Simply put, this year's film preservation series at MOMA has got flix for every kind of movie fan. In this first of several exclusives, I've chosen to...

Manhattan Sheep Find Greener Grass in Chelsea

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

New York City has a beautiful sheep's meadow. It is fifteen grassy acres so-named in Central Park where 200 or so sheep lived for a number of gene...

Chilean Chronicles, Part III: Visiting La Chascona

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

If there was ever any shred of a doubt that Pablo Neruda, nee Neftalí Ricardo Reyes, lived an epic, fantastical life, it can be permanently eradicated by visiting La Chascona in Santiago's Bellavista neighborhood.

How Artists Survive

Juri Koll | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Artists' lives, and they way they survive, are as important as their work, because their work is the result. We get to see the work, and we can feel the life. 2013-04-03-kollpull.jpg

Which Famous Surrealist Made Commercial Posters On The Side?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

We don't know about you, but when we think of Rene Magritte we imagine bowler hats, mysterious clouds and cryptic green apples. We certainly do not th...

PHOTOS: Tintin Tracking In Comic-Crazy Brussels

Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel

When her bigger neighbors wish to bully Belgium, they joke about her love of waffles and obsession with Tintin. It seems belittling to characterize a ...

PHOTOS: This Is Not René Magritte's Birthday

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

René Magritte was born in Belgium 113 years ago today. Since then, he has pleased our eyes and tickled our minds with his poetic subversions of reali...

Artificial Coolness and Similitude: Thomas Demand's La Carte D'Apres Nature at Matthew Marks and Peter Eleey's September 11 at PS1

Catherine Spaeth | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts
Catherine Spaeth

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QUIZ: Who Painted That Pup?

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

Long before LOLCats graced the world with its presence, people looking to get a good laugh at a furry animal had to get their hands on one the old fas...

A City Awash in Art, Beer and Chocolate

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I just returned from a short trip to Belgium, my first time there, and let me tell you, it couldn't be more adventurous, intoxicating and sweet. And I mean it literally.

Magritte Painting Stolen By Armed Thieves In Daylight Raid

Times Online | David Charter, Brussels and Nico Hines | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thieves stole a painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte today in an armed daylight raid on a museum dedicated to his life and works. ...

Artist As Second Career: The Wild World Of Kathy Taslitz

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I am fascinated by artists who find themselves and their art careers later in life. Unlike, say, mathematicians and scientists who allegedly peak before 30, artists tend to mature and get better with age like a fine wine

$5 Billion Of Masterpiece Art Locked Away In Iran

Guardian | Robert Tait | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Picasso masterpiece is worth an estimated £25-30m on the international art market, but its only regular contact with the human eye is the fiercel...