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From contemporary Chinese art to the future of the library

Image credit: Courtesy Thames & Hudson Wu Hung charts the astonishing history of Chinese art since the 1970s, when China emerged from the near total isolation of the Cultural Revolution to become a major participant in international exhibitions and markets. The author is Director of the Center for the Art of East Asia at the…

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A quick beginner’s guide to drawing

The basic craft of drawing is about two things: you learn to control your hand and to see. Tip: For the following 6 exercises I suggest you stick with one pen and one particular type of paper (for instance A5). Dexterity — two workouts The first two exercises are about controlling your hand. We want to build muscles and train our hand-eye-coordination. Mechanical exercises like these are great…

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How to look at the painting : “The Son of Man” by René Magritte

So I stumbled upon an image of this beautiful painting by a rather remarkable Belgian artist, that goes by the name “The Son of Man”. René Magritte is known in the artistic world for his witty portrayal of ideas through beautiful brush strokes. His paintings give an extraordinary meaning to ordinary things, which impel an individual to…

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