aRUDE: art + kulture

CANVAS AND CAMERA

A museum curator since she was 20, Dominique de Font-Réaulx came into her own surrounded by the world’s most celebrated works of art. Rembrandt, Cézanne, Ingres, Courbet – the glorious masters of canvas are her life’s work. No doubt influenced by the compelling presence of these paintings, the Parisian-based curator and historian began exploring the effect on painters of a new medium that exploded onto the 1800s art scene: photography.

 

COLE RUMBOUGH

There is so much a singer can do to convey a story to their audience with these lyrics in an intimate cabaret room. For the audience, it transports. For the performer, it’s pure joy.

 

WILLIAM McKEEN

Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.

 

SUSAN VREELAND

Susan Vreeland has been rather prolific since “Girl in Hyacinth Blue” became her first art-related novel in 1999, publishing five more books. Four of her novels have been New York Times Best Sellers. Currently, she is well into writing a novel about painters Chagall and Cézanne.

 

UTE LEMPER

My journey is a German journey, it is based on the German repertoire, it is a dialogue that I open with this musical journey, a dialogue with the past, it’s a very complicated dialogue, about the pre-war period of the Weimar Republic.

 

MICHAEL SCALISI

I like being photographed and have been in that spot many times. I like being in movies. I also like the relationship between photographer and subject. A bond, even momentarily holds them together for as long as the image exists and perhaps further.

 

HELEN JENNINGS

I’ve seen how the industry works and been able to watch it grow. In recent years, more African fashion magazines and blogs have sprouted up, and fashion weeks flourished. The interest in African fashion just keeps getting bigger and it’s crossing over now, so it seemed to me it was time for a definitive book on the subject.

 

MUSIC n’ REVOLUTION

On a macro scale, from a bird’s eye perspective, all Revolutions look the same. They move in amorphous waves of people ebbing and flowing, armed with their hand-drawn banners, flags and fists waving, all heading toward and away from some symbolic place

 

VANESSA BRANCH

I believe that actors can become better for sure. But I do believe that it is a talent and something you are born with. That’s the same with anything though. You can go to see many doctors, some may be good and others great, or financiers, anything you can learn but some people are born with specific gifts.

 

ANNETTE PEACOCK