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- From History’s Wildest Art Restoration Fails to Scarlett Johansson’s Divisive Art Comments: The Best and Worst of the Art World This WeekBEST #RestorationFails – We rounded up before-and-after comparisons of all of the so-bad-they-are good art restoration failures that have made headlines over the last few years. The results are… something to see. The Butt of a Joke Demands Credit – Artist Leah Schrager became the subject of widespread internet mockery when a photo… Read more »
- Amid the Rise of Italy’s Far Right, Curator Francesco Bonami Has Founded His Own Satirical Italian-Art-First Political Party“What if the art world starts to go bonkers?” This is the question Italian curator Francesco Bonami asked himself when thinking about the possibility of the industry following in the steps of Donald Trump or Italian right-wing Northern League politician Matteo Salvini, who, as as he puts it, have succeeded… Read more »
- Seven Artists Withdraw Their Work From the Whitney Biennial as Protest of Warren Kanders Spreads to the Museum’s Marquee ShowThis article is being updated to reflect ongoing developments. Seven prominent artists—Korakrit Arunanondchai, Meriem Bennani, Nicole Eisenman, Nicholas Galanin, Eddie Arroyo, Agustina Woodgate, and Christine Sun Kim—have asked the Whitney Biennial’s curators to remove their work from the current show. The defections began on Friday, July 19, with a letter… Read more »
- Did Archaeologists Just Find the Oldest Art Ever Made? A New Study Claims Archaic Humans Designed Patterns on Bones in ChinaAbstract patterns carved on bone fragments discovered in China could be the oldest art ever made, dating back to between 105,000 and 125,000 years ago. The marks on two bones were found at a site in Henan Province thought to be populated by Denisovans, an extinct species or subspecies of… Read more »
- After a Deadly Attack at a Kyoto Anime Studio, Donors Pledge More Than $1 Million to Support the Artist Victims and Their FamiliesAnime fans are in shock after a suspected arsonist killed at least 33 people in an attack on one of Japan’s most famous animation studios. In the day since the blaze on Thursday, a crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $1 million for survivors and the families of the unnamed… Read more »
- Art Industry News: Why Most Museums Will Probably End Up Keeping the Sackler Name on Their Walls + Other StoriesArt Industry News is normally a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, July 19. NEED-TO-READ Murakami Is Teaming Up With the Chicago Cubs – The Japanese artist is collaborating for the first… Read more »
- How Does a Gallery Stay in Business for 35 Years? Lisa Spellman on 303 Gallery’s Staying Power and the Hardest Part of Being a DealerWhen Lisa Spellman opened 303 Gallery in 1984, the name was both a literal reference to the location—the address of the building was 303 Park Avenue South—and an allusion to the model that inspired it: Alfred Stieglitz’s secret Intimate Gallery, located in Room 303 of its own building, which was… Read more »
- A New Campaign to End Unpaid Internships in the Art World Exposes a Problematic Reliance on Free LaborFor many college students, summer means an internship, a chance to gain real world experience in their chosen field that will help them get a leg up as they leave school and begin their careers. But there’s a new call for the cultural sector to put an end to unpaid… Read more »
- Scarlett Johansson Told the Painter David Salle That Art ‘Should Be Immune to Political Correctness’—and a Firestorm EnsuedThe artist David Salle recently directed a magazine shoot and interview with Scarlett Johansson that didn’t go so well for the actress. For the feature in AS IF Magazine, Johansson appears among Salle’s painted imagery, drawn from his latest body of work on view at Skarstedt in London, which reimagines cartoons from the… Read more »
- A Lawyer Allegedly Convinced His Elderly Client to Sell Him a Brancusi for a Pittance. Now, the Collector Is Suing Him for $200 MillionAn 88-year-old New York collector is suing a Philadelphia lawyer for allegedly tricking him into selling a Constantin Brancusi bronze for just $100,000, far less than what he claims it is worth. Stuart Pivar alleges that the layer, John McFadden, said he would help sell the work to the Philadelphia Museum… Read more »
The Feast Of Beltane
The Feast Of Beltane occurs in the Celtic Calendar on November the 1st in the Southern Hemisphere.
Spring is at its peak and summer is just beginning. Mother Earth has many powers or energies, which are now very active. At this time all forms of life are bursting with fertility, resulting in many new lives being created.
The Maiden Goddess is the symbol of renewal and growth and is most powerful now. She causes Jack in the Green (the Green Man) to fall in love with the Goddess of Spring (The Spring Queen), known as Flora. They consummate their marriage and this symbolises the union of Earth and Sky.
In the times when the Celts were most prevalent, there was a guaranteed influx of new life nine months after the Feast Of Beltane.
Below is the Celtic Calendar for your reference.
Imbolic (or Oimelc)
Alban Eiler (Equinox) (Northern Hemisphere)
Alban Elued (Equinox) (Southern Hemisphere)
Beltane (Northern Hemisphere)
Samhain (Southern Hemisphere)
Alban Arthuan (Solstice) (Southern Hemisphere)
Alban Heruin (Solstice) (Northern Hemisphere)
Festival of Cerridwen
Lughnasadh (Festival of Light)
Alban Eiler (Equinox) (Southern Hemisphere)
Alban Elued (Equinox) (Northern Hemisphere)
Beltane (Southern Hemisphere)
Samhain (Northern Hemisphere)
Alban Arthuan (Solstice) (Northern Hemisphere)
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