The image is of St. Anthony being tormented by eight flying demons. The painting is on a wooden panel, 18 inches tall. And Michelangelo Buonarotti completed it in 1487-88, when he was 12 or 13 years old. It’s the earliest known work by the Italian Renaissance master.
AND THE WINNER IS: Congratulations to Tanner Ellison, a University of North Texas student, whose photo took top honors in a national student contest hosted by the Society of Publication Designers. Her photo of a slide at White Rock Lake topped more than 250 entries in the Land/Sea/Air contest. “I have always been interested in […]
The Fort Worth native began in sports journalism. Along with Dan Jenkins (they went to Paschal High School together), he eventually shaped American sports magazine writing with colorful yarns for Sports Illustrated — after having worked for the Dallas Times Herald and then the Dallas Morning News. Edwin Shrake, Jr, returned to Texas in 1969 […]
Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News ran a story about how DISD feels it must make significant cuts in the number of employment positions at the city’s vanguard and magnet schools — including 13 positions at the Booker T Washington Arts Magnet alone and even more at the TAG magnet. But relatively little follow-up has happened […]
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has announced that this October, it will present Moving In Place, an exhibition of 25 paintings by the celebrated contemporary artist Susan Rothenberg. From her start in SoHo in 1975, Rothenberg has been associated with horses, dogs, eerie landscapes and fragmented body parts — and, in general, with […]
Philip Hunter in Prospect magazine lays out the case for a “Churchill gene,” named after the British prime minister who seemed perpetually three drinks ahead of everyone else yet still seemed supercharged: Some scientists have theorized that a few creative types like William Faulkner and painter Francis Bacon have had a genetic variant, the G-variant, […]
The author of “The Border Trilogy” and No Country for Old Men won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, worth $25,000. It probably won’t sell as many copies as an Oprah appearance, though.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Texas visual artist Robyn O’Neil has won the richest art prize in North America — the Hunting Prize, sponsoring by the oil services company, Hunting PLC. The company launched the prize in 1981 to recognize an artist from the United Kingdom before moving it to Houston in 2006. More than […]
Patricia MacLachlan’s award-winning children’s novel is quite modest, its small events are told in simple language. Those are its strengths. But the original, 64-page novel simply doesn’t have enough material for a full-length musical. The creators of the show currently premiering at the Dallas Theater Center — bookwriter Julia Jordan, songwriters Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe — originally staged a version of this show in New York in 2002. Here, they’ve kept many of the same actors, designers and director, but they’ve added even more conventional musical comedy material
Guest blogger Walton Muyumba, a professor at the University of North Texas, sends along this recent interview he conducted with author Colson Whitehead. The author of Sag Harbor will be the guest of honor at tonight’s Art & Letters Live event. If you would like to attend, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will get you […]