See the Lynx’s recommendations for the week, with stories on Leonardo da Vinci’s manuscript’s available online, a new movie about Peggy Guggenheim and a story on Zuzanna Bartoszek – a rising figure in the Warsaw art scene.
By Romullo Baratto / The Arch Daily
A collaboration between the British Library and Microsoft, titled Turning the Pages 2.0, made 570 pages of Leonardo da Vinci’s’ Codex Arundel available for free online. Now anyone can navigate the writings of one of the most inventive minds of the Renaissance. In the hundreds of digitized pages are ideas for airplanes, helicopters, parachutes, submarines and automobiles, centuries before they were developed and brought to the world.
By Giulia Mutti / The AnOther
As a new film about the famed art collector hits screens, we sit down with its director to unravel the legacy of the woman who put art before her own life
ollowing the stellar success of her directorial debut, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011), Italian filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland makes her much-aniticpated return to silver screens this week with a new documentary about the life and passions of art collector Peggy Guggenheim. The film, entitled Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, recounts the New York-born collector’s extraordinary life through never-before-heard interview tapes, and conversations with relatives, artists, industry experts and extensive archival imagery.
By Beatriz Camargo / The People of Print
Magazines have become forgotten by many who are keeping up with news online, but not for us. Here’s a list of magazines which explores different areas of design: from fashion to graphics and business to printing and more. We hope you’ll agree they are as inspiring as we think.
Zuzanna Bartoszek: Poland’s fiercely independent poet, artist and muse
By Liza Premiyak / The Calvert Journal
Zuzanna Bartoszek is only 24, yet her accomplishments exceed those of a person twice her age. In the last two years, she has debuted an anthology of poems, exhibited her drawings alongside work by Kathy Acker and Bruce Nauman and, in between various modelling projects, has had a film made about her relationship with musician Wojtek Bąkowski.
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MARCIN RYCZEK: SEIZING THE MOMENT
By Magdalena Zięba
Today, in the era of digital photography, pictures appear and disappear in a dynamic dance of desire and deception. It is increasingly challenging to create surprising representations of reality, let alone ones worth remembering. Yet, there are still images out there that contain a certain dose of mystery and which do not leave us indifferent. Marcin Ryczek’s photos belong to this rare, endangered species – maybe because they reach to our subconsciousness through their formal simplicity or maybe just because they show us the very pictorial side of things and events we often perceive as ordinary.