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The Portrait and Beyond: Week 4

When an artist draws a portrait, she magically conjures a three-dimensional image using a two-dimensional rendition. She makes clever use of color and shading, juxtaposing light and dark by lifting lighted areas and pushing back the shadows. 458 more words

Sketch

Los Angeles Reflections

Alex Israel and Brett Easton Ellis, Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Catherine Opie, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

“West Hollywood”, AA|LA, Los Angeles

Type “Los Angeles” into the search box of iStockphoto.com and you will see over seventy thousand images, many of which look very much the same. 1,663 more words

Review

SPEND THE NIGHT IN ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S PALM SPRINGS HOME

The film star’s glamorous home is now available to rent for your next California vacation.

Elizabeth Taylor: Screen siren, style icon, and purveyor of great real estate. 233 more words

Beauty

Sentimental Schmaltz and Yarn-based Crimes: When Film Adaptations Fail to Deliver

I’ve just watched the film adaptation of Elizabeth Taylor’s Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont and I really wish I hadn’t. To be fair, I’ll admit that the location and the majority of the characters were remarkably similar to my imagination of them when reading the book, however, I found the film excruciating to watch. 215 more words

Reading

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

It’s interesting to watch what happens when you remove the visual flourishes that can be achieved in cinema, and leave just the actors in front of a camera, to survive on their merits.   1,883 more words

Drama