40 facts about a groundbreaking record

The best-selling album in the world celebrates its 40th anniversary on Wednesday. Michael Jackson’s Thriller was a musical revolution in 1982. Forty facts about an iconic record. Alexander van Eenennaam30 November 202203:00 1. Jackson’s white suit on the album cover was borrowed by the photographer, Dick Zimmerman. A stylist had brought two full racks of … Read more

Banksy Accuses Guess of Stealing: What About Art Rights? | Book & Culture

Panic at the clothing brand Guess after a message from Banksy on Instagram. The artist encouraged his followers to commit shoplifting. The reason? According to Banksy, the American fashion brand had used his work on T-shirts and jackets without permission. What about artists’ rights? And when can others use their work? “Attentie winkeldieven. Ga alsjeblieft … Read more

Delft research in the Rijksmuseum

News – 30 November 2022 – Web redactie Kommunikation A smart alternative to the sandbag and an experiment with clay that will teach us more about strengthening our dikes. These are two examples of Delft research that currently hang as art on the walls of the Rijksmuseum. The pictures are part of the exhibition SUSTAINABLE … Read more

Vigilante actions against art are intolerable

In recent weeks, one classic painting after another has been doused with soup, and activists have regularly attached themselves to paintings, frames or elsewhere in museums. Usually it’s about climate activism, but the cause of these actions stems from wokism. Criminologist Bart Collard argues that wokists are better off making woke art themselves than having … Read more

Banksy accuses fashion brand Guess of stealing: what about art rights? | Book & Culture

Panic at the clothing brand Guess after a message from Banksy on Instagram. The artist encouraged his followers to commit shoplifting. The reason? According to Banksy, the American fashion brand had used his work on T-shirts and jackets without permission. What about artists’ rights? And when can others use their work? “Attentie winkeldieven. Ga alsjeblieft … Read more

Everyday Thanksgiving: The Art of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States today. A day with the family, lots of food and of course time to reflect on what you are grateful for. In recent years, Thanksgiving, like many American celebrations, has increasingly spread to the Netherlands. But why should we spend only one day reflecting on what we are … Read more

Fatoumata uses art to draw attention to violence against women

“Here is one of the paintings I made last year. This work shows the injustice girls face at home.” Fatoumata (19) is an aspiring artist and girl’s rights activist in Dakar, Senegal. She uses her paintings to speak for girls. In it, she shares the challenges girls and women face, including rape, domestic violence, menstruation, … Read more