“Breathtakingly Detailed Large-Format Photographs of Opera Houses Around the World”


Photographer David Leventi captures opera houses all over the world in breathtaking detail in his series Opera. Leventi uses large-format photography to ensure the detail of rich texture and light in his work.


April 29, 1945: U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates Dachau


“In 1944 Zoran Music was arrested by the Gestapo in Venice and deported to the concentration campo in Dachau, an experience that marked his life and his art thereafter. In 1945 he made a series of drawings depicting scenes related to the Holocaust: cremation ovens, hanged men and piles of corpses. These drawings would be the inspiration, in the 1970s, for the series Nous ne sommes pas les derniers (We Are Not the Last)…”

When we were in the camp, people would often declare that this sort of thing could never happen again. When the war is over, they said, a better world will come into being and such horrors will never recur. . . But then, as time went by, I saw the same sort of thing starting to happen again all over the world—in Vietnam, in the Gulag, in Latin America—everywhere. And I realized that what we had said in those days—that we would be the last people to experience such things—was not true: the truth is that we were not the last. – Zoran Music

Some of Zoran Music’s artwork~ http://www.tate.org.uk/art/search?aid=1685&sort=date

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/29~

What artist was apprenticed to a miniature-painter, then to a theatre-scene-painter, eventually becoming a teacher and a painter in watercolors and in oils?

What artist is best remembered as a master printer who created illustrations and compositions with his experiments in type?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/29/april-29/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/28~

The term this photographer invented to describe himself – Bildjournalist – is still the German word for photojournalist.

In 1960 this artist patented a color of his own invention, which he called International (__) Blue after himself.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/28/april-28/

Nelle Harper Lee: April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, ABC News named her their Person of the Week.

“[T]he most creative To Kill a Mockingbird book cover designs, both real and conceptual, To-Kill-A-Mockingbird-lob-006that celebrate the coming-of-age spirit of the American modern classic”~ http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/long-lost-to-kill-a-mockingbird-sequel

6de25b970ea4bbb8c7716760a4595924“[A] selection of the film’s original artwork: some of the colour lobby cards and posters from its international release”~

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, first published in 1960: list of 403 editions on Goodreads~ https://www.goodreads.com/work/editions/3275794-to-kill-a-mockingbird?per_page=100&utf8=%E2%9C%93

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/27~

Which painter and photographer with “an artist’s heart” achieved his enduring success as an inventor?

Which illustrator’s most recognizable work was not even executed by the artist himself, but were copies done by other artists?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/27/april-27/