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July 15, 2016

Friday Links: Van Gogh, Pokemon Go, and Toronto’s AGO

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

It’s been a while since we featured weird stories about Van Gogh and the Mona Lisa. Please accept our apologies for the oversight and enjoy these two:

Now on to the other stuff we’ve been reading this week:

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July 8, 2016

Friday Links: the Museum of Broken Relationships and the Tiger Balm Garden

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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July 1, 2016

Friday Links: Van Gogh lookalikes, Park Avenue Cubists, and creepy dolphins

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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June 24, 2016

Friday Links: art on a deserted island, on social media, and on a freight elevator

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • A new artist residency offers a month in a deserted island accessible only by boat or seaplane. Only joint applications from artist couples or two artists “willing to tolerate each other for the duration” will be accepted.
  • In previous Friday Links we told you about the world’s ugliest color and the world’s darkest black. This week we bring you the world’s newest blue.
  • Social media is shaping the way art is produced and shown, “perhaps even motivating artists and art institutions to feature work that looks attractive on digital platforms, even if it feels flimsy in real life.”
  • What does the Sleeping Hermaphrodite motif in Greco-Roman art tell us about art, sex, and good taste?

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June 17, 2016

Friday Links: Leonardo’s Bedazzler, a robot librarian, and naughty graffiti

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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June 10, 2016

Friday Links: the world’s ugliest color, a terrible flood, and a cheeky conservator

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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June 3, 2016

Friday Links: platform shoes, space daggers, and a treasure in a “tatty” box

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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May 27, 2016

Friday Links: fake art, love books, and violent rabbits

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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May 20, 2016

Friday Links: nudes, pigeons, and whales

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

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May 13, 2016

Friday Links: the pros and cons of Instagram, selfies, and guns

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Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House, eastmanhouse.org

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • We continue to be on the lookout for anything that legitimizes our more self-indulgent interests, so we’ve fallen in love with @ArtGarments, an Instagram account that zooms in on the most fabulous fashion in art history.
  • On a less cheerful direction, here’s a comparison of the Rich Kids of Instagram to the paintings of European elites.
  • And on a tangentially related note, while attempting to take a selfie, someone knocked over a revered 126-year-old Portuguese statue, smashing it to bits.
  • Moving away from Instagram and selfies, these Russian portraits “can bring us closer to its subject than any new-fangled photograph could do.” And without breaking anything, either.
  • On a recent episode of Antiques Roadshow, an expert pronounced a clay jug to be worth “up to $50,000.” Sadly, it turned out to be someone’s high school ceramics project.

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