Around the web: George Washington, Farrah Fawcett, and your own art doppelgänger
Some stories we’ve been reading this month:
- Coming to America: a statue of George Washington as, presumably, only Martha saw him–in the buff.
- A very brief history of the artists who dine out on their reputation.
- Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-Thon added 6,500 more women in the arts to Wikipedia.
- The Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City, Canada, is inviting people from around the world to upload their own photos to find their ancient doppelgängers. Try it yourself!
- Some of the earliest examples of images made out of words on the page are in this marvelous 9th-century manuscript known as the Aratea. We’re partial to the rabbit.
- Why do people try to destroy museum masterpieces?
- Une histoire du chapeau en art: a slide show of hats in Impressionist art. (For more, check out our own history of hat-making.)
- Why was this never on Charlie’s Angels? Farrah Fawcett was a talented painter and sculptor.
- The stats geeks at Five Thirty Eight analyzed half a million pieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and glimpsed the history of civilization.