the starry messenger

VAN GOGH | A Power Seething | by Julian Bell | Illustrated. 163 pp. New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $20. As a fledgling artist, Vincent van Gogh hired a carpenter to build a perspective frame: a wire-grid window. He used it to draw the Dutch countryside, his eyes darting between his pencil and the views through the frame….

alexander calder’s great-grandson talks to artsy about art + music

{article by: CHRISTINE KUAN  |  via: Artsy} Gryphon Rower-Upjohn is the great-grandson of the renowned artist Alexander Calder. The current exhibition “Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion” in Dusseldorf highlights the ground-breaking, yet often overlooked, experimental work in sound and music Calder did 20 years before John Cage. In this interview, I talk to Rower-Upjohn about why…