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Tom Waits on Tom Waits

The Wisdom & Whimsy of Waits: Golden Highlights from ‘Tom Waits on Tom Waits’ “Songs are really simple,” said Tom Waits. “You hold them in your hand. I can make one right now and finish it but because they’re so simple. It’s like bird-watching. You know, you’ve… Read More

Michael Snow Sets New Sights, 2012

Michael Snow Sets New Sights At the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto July 18 to December 9, 2012. by Sarah Milroy At 82, Toronto artist Michael Snow has savoured his share of honours, from his 1995 election to the France’s Chevalier de l’ordre… Read More

Artists In Exile: Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy

Artists In Exile: Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy Sam Kemp @SamWKemp In our Artists In Exile series, we have tended to focus on individuals who have, for whatever reason, been forced to leave their homeland. Here we have something quite different: an artist… Read More

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures

Luigi Russolo’s Cacophonous Futures  By Peter Tracy What does the future sound like? In the early 20th century, one answer rang out from Luigi Russolo’s intonarumori — lever-operated machines designed to pop, sough, shriek, and shock. Peter Tracy explores the ambitions behind Italian Futurism’s experiments with noise… Read More

Dub Anthology

One of history’s best music lists – was made by a teenager named Snoopy in the summer of 1977. In the London music newspaper Black Echoes, he published his 125 favorite albums from the golden age of dub reggae. Forty-four years later, thanks to a… Read More

depiction of a Christian McLeod Painting

The Future Perfect Exhibition on Artoronto.ca

Christian McLeod’s solo exhibition Future Perfect at Toronto’s Gallery 133 transcribes in oils a state of expectation. Over the course of his career, McLeod has codified the staccato rhythms of his paint application into shorthand, much like a stenographer moving quickly to record in… Read More

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

‘In a flower, in a beetle, every line, every form, every color has arisen from a deep necessity.’ Sophie Taeuber-Arp ‘Like music this art is tangible inner reality. She was already dividing the surface of a watercolor into squares and rectangles which she juxtaposed horizontally… Read More

‘Damn! This is a Caravaggio!’

‘Damn! This is a Caravaggio!’: the inside story of an old master found in Spain. by Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo and Sam Jones in Madrid Art dealer Giancarlo Ciaroni attempted to buy painting listed at €1,500 for €500,000 – but discovered bewildered owners already had two… Read More

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