Five arts and culture links: The Lost Symbol, art history, Herman Leonard and more

By Laura Davis on Aug 22, 10 10:10 AM in Links

THIS is the first in a sporadic series of links out to interesting articles/images/videos I've discovered this week, some but not all related to Liverpool.

1. Art history Dipity timeline

There are some big gaps in this timeline - for starters the 20th century is very sparse - but it's a good way of juxtaposing the work of different artists and visualising how movements in artistic style and theory influenced one another. It also begs the question - who do we traditionally leave out of these sorts of lists? How many non-white or non-male artists are included?

2. Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol, features an etching currently on display in the Lady Lever Gallery, in Port Sunlight.

Albrecht Durer's Melancholia I is part of the Durer and Italy exhibition, which runs until September 26. In The Lost Symbol, Brown's character Robert Langdon, played by Tom Hanks in the film version of The Da Vinci Code, is back looking for Masonic codes.

3. Feature and photo slideshow in Slate magazine about Herman Leonard, the great jazz photographer who died earlier this month at the age of 87.


4. This fascinating piece from Art Info on the trend of Chinese artists opening restaurants seems fitting in the week that the winner of the inaugural John Moores Painting Prize China was announced.


5. This list of 100 people to follow on Twitter from Paste Magazine includes musicians, comedians, writers and music bloggers.


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