Tchotchke: (Yiddish, of Slavic origin) a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket The kind of artworld story that the public loves popped up in the general press three weeks ago: a 22-year-old college student, browsing through his local Goodwill Store, spotted a tchotchke that took […]

LAS CRUCES, N. Mex. — Before the creation of geopolitical borders and their bloody effects on marginalized communities, the Chihuahuan Desert was already a tremendously inhospitable place. The Sierra Madre, blocking wind and humidity from the east and west, helps make the region a violent environment with extreme weather, scarce […]

In 1829, Cuba was the first nation of Latin America, and also before several European nations, to use steam ships. In 1837, Cuba became the third nation in the world, after England and the US, to build a railroad. It also had the causal effect of creating a significant Chinese […]

The restoration of the medieval church of Sóly was finally completed after two decades of research and renovation. The village of Sóly is located near Veszprém and its church was first mentioned in 1009, in the foundation charter of the bishopric of Veszprém, issued by King Saint Stephen. There is […]

“Lavenders” [7th August 2022] by Matt The Unfathomable Artist, drawing with HB, 4B and 8B pencils, signed in black ink on 280gsm 250mm x 300mm gesso primed canvas [pad], digitally edited image 3178 x 2694 pixels. I made “Lavenders” within 50 minutes. Keeping the composition and drawing simple, yet beautiful […]

“Hayfield Meadow Grasses” [16th August 2022] by Matt The Unfathomable Artist, drawing with H, HB, 4B and 8B, signed in black ink on 280gsm 250mm x 300mm gesso primed canvas [pad], digitally edited image 2683 x 3110 pixels. “Hayfield Meadow Grasses” is a pencil canvas produced from two photographs dated […]

Paul Crossley, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London has passed away on December 11th, 2019. Dr. Crossley was an eminent scholar of Gothic architecture – perhaps best known for the second and much expanded edition of Paul Frankl’s Gothic Architecture in the […]