In these troubled times, it is easy to slip into the fold of our sofa in a mindless slumber. And while I have nothing against a good ol’ binge-watch, I find that it usually leaves me drained of all energy and creativity. That’s when Grayson Perry’s magnificent art club comes into the game.
(painting by Julia Gardner; Julia Gardner via Channel 4)
The 6-episode program brings you Grayson and wife Philippa in their workshop as they work on some creative endeavours. Each episode is devoted to a theme and explores not only Perry’s work but also the public’s, which had been invited to participate and send in their works. Fun, entertaining and inspiring, Grayson’s art club makes me wish there were more similar TV programs out there.
Grayson’s Art Club is available on reply on Channel 4’s website.
Good news to all French speaking egyptology fans out there: Amandine Marshall, egyptologist and author of numerous books on the subject, has decided to start her own Youtube channel called “Toutankatube“! If you want to know more about the lost civilisation of the pharaohs – but without all the conspiracy theories you inevitably end up seeing online, I would strongly recommend checking her channel out. The first video, published two weeks ago, tells you the scientific facts on how and why mummies can explode. Now if that isn’t enough to make you wish for more, then I don’t know what is.
Men, beware! You might be replaced by this happy woolly boyfriend if you are not careful enough! Single women looking for the perfect match, this might be your lucky day.
My Knitted Boyfriend is a huggable cushion made for lonely nights. He is forever smiling and will never leave you. What more can you ask for?
(via Creative Boom)
I have been listening to Sia’s album “Some People Have Real Problems” many times since its release. So much that I didn’t even notice that since then, the artist released two new albums. The latest one “1000 Forms of Fear” features this song called “Chandelier”.
Now, I know this is an art blog usually dedicated to visual arts, but THIS SONG and THIS VIDEO truly are masterpieces. The dancer in the video, Maggie Ziegler, is only 11 years old and I am sure she will have a great career.
Amazing video and amazing choreography (by Ryan Heffington).