Crate of Curios part 65

And just like this, 2022 is here. The weather veers from being as bleak as in Copenhagen to lovely spring-day-in-March kind and the week ahead promises to be both freezing and wet. Covid case numbers are through the roof and it feels as if we should just opt for blow-up protection spacesuits right away and get the in-between stages over with once and for all. Anyhow, people adapt to everything and surely this too shall pass. Until then, let’s get to opening this year’s first Crate.

  1. Pliny the Elder wrote in his “Chapters on the History of Art” – “She was in love with a youth, and when he was leaving the country, she traced the outline of the shadow which his face cast on the wall by lamplight. Her father filled in the outline with clay and made a model; this he dried and baked with the rest of his pottery, and we hear that it was preserved in the temple of the Nymphs until Mummius overthrew Corinth.” – The lady is question here is of course the mythical inventress of painting, the Maid of Corinth, Dibutades.

2. What’s at the bottom of the sea? Keep scrolling and find out…

3. Planning to go to Australia? Prepare yourself with this tongue-in-cheek guide.

4. We hear pretty often how successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople start their days. Let’s see for a change how 10 artists start theirs.

5. The book recommendation for this week “Art & Fear” is absolutely worth your time.

6. And to finish off for this week, a cartoon about drums by Tommy Siegel.

And that’s it for this time. Happy reading and until next week!

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